Kamis, 23 April 2015

Chile volcano eruption

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago
The eruption happened at 03:00 local time (06:00GMT) 3 March.
Villarrica volcano erupting, Chile
More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the volcano's vicinity. The mayor of the nearby town of Pucon said residents had left "calmly"
Policemen stand guard at the entrance of the road that leads to the refuge of the Villarrica volcano, near Villarrica in southern Chile
The 2840m-high Villarrica is an active volcano with a lava lake in its crater.
An aerial view shows smoke and lava spewing from the Villarrica volcano south of Santiago
According to Chile's Ministry of Mining, its last major eruption was in 1985 and there have been smaller eruptions since.
Volcano Villarrica eruption
President Michelle Bachelet travelled to the area to assess the situation.
Volcano Villarrica eruption
The plume of ash reached a height of 1,000m.
Volcano Villarrica erupting
Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, March 3, 2015.
More than 100 people are thought to have died in mudflows on the slopes of the volcano during the 20th Century. 45 people were left stranded by a mudslide that swept away two small bridges over the Turbio River, Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.
A person watches ash in a river, deposited by the eruption of the Villarrica Volcano
Pucon Mayor Carlos Parra said that after 20 minutes, the volcano's activity seemed to have calmed down again.
The Villarrica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Chile volcano eruption Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Mibba Aja

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