Volcano erupts in southern Chile
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Chileansaid the second eruption was more powerful than the first. By reports, the first eruption caused some regional panic. Emergency officials had very little time to alert local residents because of its abruptness.
The Chilean interior ministry said over 4,000 people were evacuated. The Associated Press said no-one was reported injured as a result of the eruption. But on Thursday a ministry official said they fear another eruption may occur.rose upward over six miles and has caused flight cancellations. According to Chilean health ministry sanitary planning division head Bernardo Martorell, the ash could cause and eye and skin infections. As of yesterday,
This was not the only volcanic eruption in the region in recent years. Another volcano in Southern Chile erupted in back in 2011. Due to that violent eruption, hundreds of flights were cancelled and over 3,000 people evacuated.
The 6,500 foot volcano is reportedly among the three most hazardous in Chile.
- Ensenada, Chile, 'Ghost Town' After Twin Volcanic Eruptions Blanket Area in Ash" — , April 24, 2015. "
- Ed Payne. "Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years" — , April 24, 2015