Wednesday 15 March 2017

Chillan volcano in central Chile eruption is followed by 700 minor earthquakes

An eruption on Tuesday at the Chillan volcano in central Chile was followed by more than 700 minor earthquakes, authorities said.
A yellow alert remains in effect for communities near Chillan, located some 417 kilometers (259 miles) south of Santiago.
Sixty-seven of the 761 temblors that followed the latest eruption were classified as volcano-tectonic events involving a movement of magma, Chile's geological service said.
The active phase Chillan entered a year ago looks likely to continue, the National Emergency Office said, prompting officials to maintain an exclusion within a 3-kilometer radius from the craters.

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