Global Volcanism Program | Database Search - "Volcanoes of the World" is a database describing the physical characteristics of volcanoes and their eruptions. This search returns a list of eruptions sorted by date. Chile's Chaiten Volcano Erupts - Three days after its surprise eruption on May 2, the Chaitén volcano of southern Chile was still pumping out dense clouds of ash. The plume extended over the Andes Mountains, across Argentina, and hundreds of kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean. Chile's Puyehue Volcano Erupts - The Atlantic Chunks of pumice from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano are held by an Argentine border police officer at the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile, on June 5, 2011.    Read More