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Ash from Puyehue Volcano Off Coast of Argentine Patagonia

43.5S 60.4W

August 13th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Argentina - August 12th, 2011

Ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption, which began in early June, can be observed off the coast of Argentine Patagonia in this image acquired in mid-August. In the full image, a light veil of ash can be seen further to the north, east of the Uruguay-Brazil border.

By June 18th the ash cloud had completed its first circle of the globe. An estimated one hundred million tons of ash, sand and pumice were ejected – requiring power equivalent to 70 atomic bombs.

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