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Puyehue volcano in Chile and Argentina

Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Type of Event:
Volcano
Location of Event:
Chile and Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
07/06/2011
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM (Argentina Civil Protection) on behalf of ONEMI (Chile Civil Protection); UNOSAT on behalf of UNEP/OCHA
Project Management:
CONAE and ONEMI

Description of the event

After the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon-Callue volcano range, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago, Chilean authorities continue to monitor the direction of ash clouds. An estimated 4,000 people have left the region.

Due to the eruption of the volcano range Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle, large columns of ash and smoke spewed from the mountains, threatening the health of residents living around the area. In Argentina, the volcanic ash fall affected Bariloche, Villa la Angostura, Neuquen and Buenos Aires.

Argentina declared a health emergency and advised people in affected areas to stay indoors.

City of Villa La Angostura (extended area)

Fusion image of Landsat 5 TM

Source: CNES
Acquired: 26/06/2011

Copyright: ASTRIUM/SPOT IMAGE 2011

Map produced by CONAE 2011

Cordon Caulle night image

Night scene of Landsat 5

Source: USGS 2011
Acquired: 26/06/2011

Copyright: USGS 2011

Map produced by CONAE 2011

Cordon Caulle new crater

SPOT 4 Image - Satellite Color Fusion Imagery - Details.

Source: CNES 2011
Acquired: 25/06/2011

Copyright: SPOT Image 2011

Map produced by CONAE 2011

Cordon Caulle new crater

SPOT 4 Image - Satellite Color Fusion Imagery - Details.

Source: CNES 2011
Acquired: 25/06/2011

Copyright: SPOT Image 2011

Map produced by CONAE 2011

Current Development of the ash plume at 5000, 15000, 30000 and ground level

FF3D model output

Download the presentation file (PDF)

Source: CONAE
Acquired: Forecast dates: 05/07/11-07/07/11

Copyright: SMN, SHN, CYTED CENIZAS 2011

Map produced by E. Collini, S. Soares, A. Folch, G. Salmuni, J. Viramonte

Details of the volcanic area at different scales
TerraSAR-X - Satellite Imagery Details

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 12/06/11

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
Map produced by CONAE

Cordon Caulle new crater
TerraSAR-X - Satellite Imagery Comparison

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 14/06/10 and 12/06/11

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Infoterra
Map produced by CONAE

Puyehue Volcanic Eruption in Chile
RADARSAT Imagery Comparison

Source: RADARSAT 1 and 2
Acquired: 01/05/04 and 08/06/11

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Chile - Puyehue Cordón-Caulle - Volcanic eruption
Location of active crater
Analysis of TerraSAR-X imagery of June 6 and 8, 2011
Scale: 1:75,000

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 06/06/11 and 08/06/11

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by ZKI

Puyehue Volcanic Eruption in Chile
TerraSAR-X - Satellite Imagery Comparison

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 14/06/2010
Post-disaster: 07/06/2011

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commerical exploitation rights: Infoterra
Map produced by CONAE

Puyehue Volcanic Eruption in Chile
ENVISAT Radar - Satellite Imagery Comparison

Source: ENVISAT
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 07/02/2011
Post-disaster: 07/06/2011

Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA)
Map produced by CONAE

Chile - Puyehue Cordón-Caulle
Volcanic eruption
Assumed location of active crater
Scale: 1:75,000

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 06/06/2011

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Map produced by ZKI