Also on these boards
June 5, 2011 | a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years. The government evacuated several thousand residents as Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles into the sky, pushing the plume toward neighboring Argentina. Authorities had already put the area around the volcano on alert after a flurry of earthquakes earlier on Saturday -- at one point, the tremors reached an average of 230 per hour.
Lava Fountain of Mt Etna Volcano in Italy. Europe's most active volcano sent streams of red hot lava high into the night sky March 2013. Fountains = series of short pulses or a continuous jet of lava. The highest lava fountains ever recorded were during the 1999 eruption of this Mount Etna in Italy, which reached heights of 2,000 meters (6,562 ft). Lava fountains of Mount Vesuvius' 1779 eruption are believed to have reached at least 3,000 m (9,843 ft). -Wikipedia Research, DdO:)
This picture released by the Chilean Air Force shows the cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile, 870 km south of Santiago, taken on June 5. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century on June 4, prompting evacuations for 3500 people as it sent a cloud of ash that reached Argentina. The National Service of Geology and Mining said the explosion that sparked the eruption also produced a column of gas 10 kilometers high, hours after warning of strong seismic activity in the area. AFP PHOTO/Chilean Air Force