Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano#

Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano
Image courtesy of NASA., under PD

A NASA image taken on the morning of 6 June 2011 shows a large ash plume emanating from Chiles Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. Reaching an altitude of approximately 12,000 - 15,000 m (40,000 - 45,000 ft), the ash cloud drifted north along the Andes.

A shift in the prevailing winds then caused the prominent kink visible in the plume. The last major eruption in the Cordon Caulle rift zone occurred in 1960.