Copahue erupts volcanic ash

The Chilean volcano Copahue erupted an ash cloud yesterday, which rose to an altitude of 3700 m and drifted in a southeasterly direction. Already last week there was a comparable ash emission

Copahue is located in the Bio Bio region and on the border with Argentina. The complex stratovolcano consists mainly of andesite. El Agrio is currently active from about a dozen craters. An acidic crater lake is bubbling in this crater. The Copahue is covered by a glacier. Larger volcanic eruptions threaten lahars. The alarm status is “yellow”.