Jun 7, 2011
From evening of June 4, southern Chile’s puyehue volcanoes began to erupt and continually sent enormous volcanic ash and dust into the atmosphere as high as 10 km.
Authorities have already issued red alert, which is the highest alert level at this volcanic region. Authorities said they had evacuated about 600 people around the volcano. Earthquake experts before the eruption had recorded more than a dozen small earthquakes. In the past 6 hours, there’re 230 times of various degree earthquakes per hour. There’re no injuries reported.
The volcano is located in 1,000 kilometers south of Chile’s capital Santiago. Chile has the world’s second largest volcanic cluster, second only to Indonesia. Volcano Puyehue is located in the Andes 2240 meters above sea level.