Puyehue volcano in Chile and Argentina
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Chile and Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
SIFEM (Argentina Civil Protection) on behalf of ONEMI (Chile Civil Protection); UNOSAT on behalf of UNEP/OCHA
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.
Current Development of the ash plume at 5000, 15000, 30000 and ground level
FF3D model output
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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
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
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