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Volcanic eruption in Chile cancels flights

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Calbuco, a volcano in Chile, erupted with no warning signs on Wednesday, April 22 and continued to throw out smoke and ash through the weekend, which led to more evacuations and flight cancelations. The volcano erupted twice on Wednesday and Thursday, throwing ash up 11 miles and covering towns close by with grey ash. Airlines have cancelled flights to Buenos Aires 1,400 km east of the volcano due to the risk of particles in the atmosphere causing problems for plane engines. Winds continued to blow the ash cloud into Argentina and air traffic was the worst on Friday. According to a Professor at Britain’s Open University, it’s not likely that the ash cloud will spread much further unless weather conditions change.

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Flights Cancelled in Chile as Volcano Erupts

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

The southern Chilean Volcano Calbuca erupted without warning on Wednesday and continues to pour ash into the sky on Thursday.  This eruption has caused the cancellation of flights coming in from nearby towns in Chile and Argentina.  The last major eruption of this volcano was in 1961 and this eruption has blown an amazing plume of ash and smoke almost 20 km into the sky.

As of Thursday, more than 4,000 people had been evacuated from the area immediately surrounding the volcano.  The primary focus of emergency services has been the small town of Ensenada, which is only 15 km from the volcano.  Flights to and from the Chilean city of Puerto Montt were cancelled, as were flights from the Argentinian city of Bariloche, where schools were also closed.  Volcanic ash can cause dangerous flying conditions and damage aircraft.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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