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Mar 6, 2015

15:52:05 GMT--Volcano Activity - South-America - Chile



EDIS Number: VA-20150303-47182-CHL

Date / time: 03/03/2015 04:37:58 [UTC]

Event: Volcano Activity

Area: South-America

Country: Chile

State/County: Villarrica National Park

Location: [Villarrica Volcano]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 3000 person(s)

Damage level: N/A



Description:



Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano. The 2847-metre volcano is located in Chile's central valley about 670km south of Santiago. It's one of South America's most active, and it has a lava lake within its crater. Tens of thousands of people live nearby, and it's a popular tourist and skiing destination. National volcanic surveillance chief Luis Lara said on Monday that "there's a high chance of active eruptive activity". Meanwhile, the national emergency office says it has been preparing plans in case evacuations are necessary.



Event updates:

Situation Update No. 4 on 2015-03-05 at 15:51:58.

Situation Update No. 3 on 2015-03-05 at 04:02:36.

Situation Update No. 2 on 2015-03-03 at 13:05:00.

Situation Update No. 1 on 2015-03-03 at 12:53:43.


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