Sleeping volcano woke up again

Sleeping volcano woke up again

The volcano in Chile strikes again. The Calbuco, a volcano in Chile, has shown the activity for the first time during the last 42 years, rising the giant ash curtain above the Chilean city Puerto Montt.

The volcano in Chile strikes again.

The Calbuco, a volcano in Chile, has shown the activity for the first time during the last 42 years, rising the giant ash curtain above the Chilean city Puerto Montt. The powers announced an evacuation of 1,500 people from Ensenada and two smaller inhabited areas. The National Geology Service reported a high level of danger and closed access to the nearby area.

The Calbuco volcano emitting a giant ash cloud

The Calbuco volcano emitting a giant ash cloud

The head of the Los Lagos Emergency Department, Alejandro Verges, said that they were taken by surprise.

Calbuco wasn’t purposely observed

– said Verges.

Luckily, due to the official statement, no traumatized people were reported and even no hot rocks have been seen that day except a large ash cloud and a lava flow that was reported to be heading to lake Chapo. Also, the powers are sending water to the disaster area in case the local area gets soiled by the ash and local police powers were brought to the state of higher alacrity.

Giant ash cloud over Puerto Montt

Giant ash cloud over Puerto Montt

Calbuco is known for one of the biggest eruptions that took place in 1893 in Chile. In general, the 6,500 foot volcano showed activity at least 10 times since 1837. In 1893-1894 Calbuco emitted 30-cm flaming rocks to the distance of 8 km alongside with long hot lahars. One more massive eruption occurred in 1961, when Calbuco emitted two lava streams and created ash pillars 15 km high. The last activity of Calbuco before the 22 March accident was fixed more than 42 years ago, in 1972.

Today, on April 23, another, stronger impulses started. Authorities cancelled all school activities in the nearby municipalities.

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