Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades




 
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April 23rd, 2015  
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Topic: Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades


Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash 10 kilometers (six miles) into the sky and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. Emergency measures were also in place in neighboring Argentina, where the picturesque city of Bariloche -- about 100 kilometers from the volcano -- said it was anticipating the arrival of ash clouds within hours and warned people to stay at home. Puerto Montt, over the border from Bariloche and the largest Chilean city in the area, was already blanketed in a cloud of ash. "People are very, very frightened," said Gervoy Paredes, mayor of Puerto Montt.




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