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  • Rex Raymond Torrecampo

    Lightning storm around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile.

  • Katnip Phillips

    Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos..the power of mother nature

  • Martha Kriley

    50 best photos from The Natural World: Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile.

  • Amber Shipley

    lightning illuminates an ash cloud that extends ten kilometres high in this june 5, 2011 eruption of puyehue volcano, near osorno in southern chile. known as a dirty thunderstorm, this phenomenon is yet to be explained by science. photos by (click pic) claudio santana, ivan alvarado, francisco negroni and carlos gutierrez. (see also: the eruption of japan’s sakurajima volcano and the eruptions in eyjafjallajokull, iceland)

  • Julia Krupp-Artman

    The definitive highest quality shot of the lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile. (Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters) # Volcano lightning is thought to occur since the ash cloud gives a extra height to the land for the lightning to conduct into and travel down, although there are other theories. Its quite a common phenomenon.

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Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano Eruption in Chile (the picture of a lightning filled cloud, usually labeled, Rome, GA, 2012, is NOT a tornado, but another view of this eruption. Volcanic clouds often produce lightning.)

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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.

Volcanic eruption / Puyehue Chile (The heat and friction of the gas/ash cloud often produces violent lightning)

oh, my! Look at the lightning at the bottom!

Lightening. I like this but I'd love to be able to hear the thunder

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This is a recent picture of the Cordon del Caulle in Chile erupting

Red smoke at Puyehue volcano eruption, Argentina Allan B