Featured Story

The Mountain of Blue Fire

Nature has a way of continually surprising us and inspiring awe within us, and it seems there are just as many fantastical wonders t...


Full evacuation ordered around Chile volcano

Breaking Earth News
Chile, S.A.
Volcanic Alert

Image Above:
Ash from the Chaiten volcano has even been blown over the Andes mountains and into parts of Argentina. These residents of Esquel, Argentina, used surgical masks Monday to get around.

SANTIAGO, Chile - The Chaiten volcano spewed lava and blasted ash more than 12 miles into the sky on Tuesday, prompting a total evacuation of the provincial capital and other settlements.

President Michelle Bachelet interrupted a speech in the capital to announce that "the volcano is exploding so a total evacuation of the town of Chaiten has been ordered."

Rains following the eruption have carpeted surrounding areas in ash and mud. Hard hit is Chaiten, a small provincial capital of wooden houses and cobblestone streets just 6 miles from the volcano in southern Chile.

Story Continues

Click Image to View Video: Thousands Flee Volcano

Share this article
Copyright © 2016 Great Red Comet-Earth Science Chronicles • All Rights Reserved.
Template Design by BTDesigner • Powered by Blogger
back to top