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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Calbuco Volcanic Eruption Causes Evacuation in Chile as Residents Panic

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours according to BBC NEWS.

Having lain dormant for decades, a footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometres into the air. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius. The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by surprise. Alejandro Verges, an emergency director for the region, said Calbuco had not been under any special form of observation.

Source: BBC NEWS


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