Sunday, 5 June 2011

Geography Picture of the Day - Puyehue volcano chain

My Geography Picture of the Day, today, is an easy choice if I am honest..........
Click on the link for the news clip from the BBC, accompanied by their report
As I am sure most of you are aware, the Chilean volcano chain Puyehue has started erupting for the first time since 1960. The volcano chain is currently spewing smoke and ash high up into the sky. Around 3,500 people have been evacuated from the nearby area, which is 500 miles south of the capital, Santiago, with the area on red alert. The area has been on red alert since Chile experienced a flurry of earthquakes, with an average of 230 tremors an hour. The ash is reported to have reached neighbouring Argentina where people ahve been advised to reduce the time spent outside to a minimum and the local airport has since been closed.

1960 eruption

Current eruption
The last major eruption started on the 24th May 1960, 38 hours after the largest earthquake experienced on record, the Valdivia earthquake,

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