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Volcano erupts in Chile near Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt

Volcano erupts in Chile near Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt

Apr 23rd, 2015, 07:45 AM
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Volcano erupts in Chile near Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ce=CSAMedition

No reported deaths and only ash so far. Also learned on the same link that Villarica, near Pucon, erupted recently.

I visited all three towns in 2012 and hope that these are one off events and everyone stays safe.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 07:52 AM
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Certainly scary, and hopefully there isn't much damage, but amazing photos:
http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/...eId=USRTX19YM3
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 08:32 AM
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The airport at Puerto Montt is closed, as is the airport in Bariloche. If you have a flight pending, contact the airline for rescheduling. The land border at Cardenal Samoré is also closed.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 08:38 AM
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Spectacular pictures. I too was there one year ago.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 10:11 AM
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A "before" photo when we were in Puerto Varas

http://lizandrichardsa.typepad.com/p.../100_0687a.jpg
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 10:41 AM
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Elizabeth_S, that appears to be a photo of the Osorno volcano, not Calbuco.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Huentetu - you're right - thank you. Will post the proper picture shortly.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 12:32 PM
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Wow, those pictures are a-mazing! I see the ash is reaching Bariloche in Argentina. There was still ash on the hiking trails there from a different volcano in 2012.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 01:20 PM
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Wow is right.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 03:30 PM
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Incredible photos. Good that there are no reported deaths but it looks like the lives of the people in the region are going severly affected for some time to come.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 03:50 PM
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More links. Apparently the ash may reach as far as Buenos Aires!

http://www.nytimes.com/video/multime...-eruption.html

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/...e-volcano.html
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 03:54 PM
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http://www.bbc.com/weather/features/32439717

This is my favourite.
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 03:55 PM
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Sorry. I thought it was just the picture, not the blokes talking....
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Apr 23rd, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Cool set!
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Apr 24th, 2015, 05:11 AM
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Wow. I booked flights to Puerto Montt on Wednesday!
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Apr 24th, 2015, 05:17 AM
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In the BBC link they speak of 500 volcanoes with the possibility of eruption. In fact the list is of about 90, 45 of which are permanently monitored and stretch from the far north to the far south. Calbuco is #3 on the list, so not the surprise that Chaiten was. Despite monitoring, there were only minor indications of activity on Calbuco a couple of days before.
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Apr 24th, 2015, 05:49 AM
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@NoFlyZone - oh no!

Where are you flying from? I don't see a SA thread in your profile.
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Apr 24th, 2015, 12:54 PM
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Flights south from Santiago have been resuming today. Contact your airline and see what the status of your flight is.
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