Volcanic Plumes in Chile

by | Jan 30, 2023

Chile’s Villarrica volcano emits steam and other volcanic gasses in this photo taken from the International Space Station on Jan. 17, 2023. The gasses come from a series of minor explosions—called Strombolian eruptions—that have been ongoing at Villarrica since October 2022.

Located along Chile’s southern Andes, Villarrica is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in South America; it typically erupts every three to six years.

Image Credit: NASA


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