Just days ago tourists flocked to see the emerald waters of Argentina's renowned Lake Nahuel Huapi - home to several species of trout which attract anglers from all over the world.
Today the lake is covered with huge patches of black and brown ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano which exploded into life after decades of lying dormant in south-central Chile.
Roads blanketed with volcanic pumice rocks and stones near the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile were inspected by police officers wearing masks for protection against toxic gases. www.dailymail.co.uk...
Standing on the bank, three residents of a small Chilean village watch as steam hauntingly rises from the local river.
With one using his camera to capture the spectacle, the grey-coloured water flows past, laced with stones and ash from the nearby volcano.
And the steam that hangs above the Nilahue River is caused by rocks spewing from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic eruption in the Andes of eastern Chillie.
Using satellite data, the bulletin also gives a location for the seat of the eruption: ‘New satellite images from the TerraSAR X satellite allow centre of emission of the eruption to be located more precisely. The location has been determined to be in the Los Baños area, at the headwaters of the río Nilahue, at co-ordinates 40.525º S, 72.142º W’. This puts the activity on the south flank of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, about 7.5 km from the summit.
The bulletin warns that ‘given the stability of the eruptive activity’ there is the likelihood of ‘continuing occurrence of waves of pyroclastic flows along the course of the Nilahue river, the waters of which may reach temperatures similar to those reported yesterday [45°]‘, and that ‘the heavy rain occurring in the region, along with the great accumulation of pyroclastic material (ash, pumice, flows) in the headwaters of the watercourses which originate in the volcanic complex, favour the probability of the occurrence of secondary lahars generated by the blocking of the stream beds’
The image represents sulphur dioxide concentrations within the full vertical column of atmosphere. It was generated using data from the interferometer, which was developed by the French space agency CNES for MetOp-A.
A new image shows the huge plume of sulphur dioxide that spewed from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, which lies in the Andes about 600 km south of Santiago.
Chile has more than 3000 volcanoes, of which around 80 are currently active.
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Latest footage of the Chile eruption:
The cloud of ash spewing from a volcano in Chile grounded more flights on Tuesday in South America, forcing Peru's president-elect to cross a river by boat
The Puyehue-Cordón volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. A new animation of satellite imagery just released from the NASA/NOAA GOES Project shows the ash spewing from the volcano.
The animation begins on June 24 at 0039 UTC (June 23 8:39 p.m. EDT) and runs 22 seconds. In the animation, the ash plume originally appears very thin as it blows northward. As the time series continues, the plume thickens and blows to the northwest into the Pacific Ocean. The animation ends on June 26 at 23:45 UTC (7:35 p.m. EDT).