GVP Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for June 15-21, 2011: Noisy Chile and Batu Tara
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Here is this week's Smithsonian/USGS Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Not a long report, but definitely full of good info.
Chile: Both Puyehue-Cordón Caulle and Planchón-Peteroa make the report this week. Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is the still very much in the news thanks to the ash that has spread across the southern hemisphere and is still causing problems with air travel. Of course, with any large eruption like this, there are the articles about how it might effect climate - and at this point, we just don't know. The NASA Earth Observatory posted a thermal image of the summit area of the volcano and you can really see the small lava flow on the flanks of the volcano.
Indonesia: While other volcanoes have made the news, Batu Tara (top left) has quietly been emitting as and briefly showing up on the Darwin VAAC as a potential hazard to flights over Indonesia. One of these days I will have to focus on Batu Tara, it might be another underappreciated volcano thanks to its almost constant low-level activity since 2007 - but not a lot is known about this lonely island volcano.
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