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Chilean Volcano Could Have Major Eruption In Hours Or Days
2011-10-28 11:41:59

A volcano in Chile has released three columns of steam and ash that combined into a cloud of over 3 miles high on Friday.

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2011-06-17 08:20:58

Since its eruption in early June, several NASA satellites have captured images of the ash plume from the eruption of the Chilean Volcano called Puyehue-Cordón Caulle and have tracked it around the world.

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2011-06-07 07:56:33

NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Volcano this week.

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2011-06-06 11:10:00

The Puyehu volcano in southern Chile continues to erupt for a second day, spewing pumice and an ash cloud six miles high and three miles wide.

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2009-04-06 06:20:40

Chile's Llaima volcano, 435 miles south of Chile’s capital Santiago, began erupting again Friday night.

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2009-02-20 11:20:00

Chile’s Chaiten volcano erupted on Thursday, sending clouds of ash into the air and area security officials have called for an evacuation of nearby towns.

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2008-12-27 11:10:00

The Chaiten Volcano, which erupted in May for the first time in thousands of years, was said by Chile's government on Friday to still not be safe and that a decision regarding the future of the town of Chaiten would be made in the coming days,

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2008-07-14 10:49:08

Life near Chile's sporadically erupting, snow-capped Llaima volcano has become increasingly difficult for local residents, as eruptions have lead to a government imposed red alert evacuation for the second ski season in a row.

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2008-05-08 00:30:00

Southern Chile’s Chaiten volcano has blanketed the entire area in a white cloud of ash that has reached as far away as Argentina. Experts say the surprise eruption of the long dormant 3,280-foot Chaiten volcano, now in its seventh day, shows no signs of letting up and could go on for months.

2008-01-02 00:55:00

A volcano in southern Chile erupted on Tuesday, spewing lava and ash, and forcing the evacuation of about 150 people, officials said.


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Mount Hudson
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Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Chaitén
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Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

Villarrica
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Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

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