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Mar 30, 2015

04:31:22 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


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. 10 on 2015-03-29 at 04:31:08.

Situation Update No. 9 on 2015-03-23 at 07:51:21.

Situation Update No. 8 on 2015-03-19 at 15:50:39.

Situation Update No. 7 on 2015-03-19 at 04:21:47.

Situation Update No. 6 on 2015-03-09 at 11:36:10.

Situation Update No. 5 on 2015-03-07 at 05:40:51.

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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