Imminent eruption leads to evacuations in Chile and Argentina

Posted on May 28, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Chile, Natural Disaster, Travel News

According to a Reuters report, Chilean and Argentine authorities on Monday declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations. The volcano – located some 500 km (310 miles) south of capital Santiago, between Chile’s Bio Bio region and Argentina’s Neuquen province – has seen increasing seismic activity in recent weeks but has not erupted, Chilean authorities said. Authorities estimated that some 2,240 people will be evacuated in Chile. Read article

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