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Originally posted by Invariance
I was searching for pictures to contribute, but alas even my exceptional skills are lacking for this. All the photos I find are either very far away or are of ash clouds, perhaps when this dies down we'll be able to see the rift itself.
Nasa's Aqua Satellite caught the photo linked, but I have no idea how to resize it.. again more ash clouds really.
You posted this link, yet some people are still asking "where are the pics?". I guess they didn't read the thread. I agree, those photos are great!
Originally posted by Plumbduff
Some FANTASTIC pictures on here of the Volcano, lightning and ashcloud
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in Central Chile is a complex of 2 volcanoes: Puyehue volcano and the fissure system of Cordón Caulle. Puyehue volcano has a 2.4 km wide summit caldera, but historical eruptions occurred at the Cordón Caulle rift zone.
Originally posted by pianopraze
We have lived in a time of immense calm for our planet.
The forces of natures at times past have altered shown powers and forced inconceivable to our mindset.
We are lulled by the every day thinking what is now is what always has been.
The reality is that such a opening is small compared to some of the forces unleashed in times passed.
As George W. Bush surveys his empire and sees it crumbling around him, with two lost wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the U.S. public fed up with his domestic policies, apparently Dubya has decided that the best way to save his worthless hide is to run and hide in Paraguay.
Foreigners can not buy more than 1 000 ha farm, the statement said. And they will never own more than 20% of the country. A register shall be made in the coming weeks to know the exact figures of the foreign presence in Argentina.
Someone had mentioned the split that occured in Eritiea. and had looked at a map and this is the most logical expansion of that rift!
The eruption itself occurred northeast of the vents that were active during the 1960 eruption - if you look at the geologic map of the volcanic complex, you might notice that little half-circles are marked northeast of the red area that demarcates the 1960 activity. These half-circles are partially buried craters of previous eruptions, suggesting that this is not an entirely new center of activity.
This type of activity at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (and a lot of the central Andes) is not atypical - large explosive eruptions from subsidiary vents on larger volcanoes are known at Quizapu (Chile) and Hauynaputina (Peru) (and likely more).
If you're interested in the relationship between the 1960 eruption and the major Chilean earthquake of that same year, check out this article from the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. I'm sure that many people will be looking to see if there is any connection between this eruption of Puyehue-Cordon Caulle and the large Chilean earthquake of 2010.bigthink.com...