May 1, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano sends out new blasts of ash

The Calbuco volcano erupted again Thursday, sending dark bursts of ash and hot rock billowing 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) into the air and prompting Chilean officials to order a new evacuation of nearby residents. Thick clouds boiled out of 6,500-foot (2,000-meter) cone, bringing the ...

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again with new cloud of ash

May 1, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again with new cloud of ash

Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in eight days on Thursday, sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky, although officials said the latest eruption was less powerful than those of last week. Calbuco spewed more than 200 ...

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast

Apr 26, 2015

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast

Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights. Rodrigo Alvarez, head of the National Mining and Geology Service, told TVN television ...

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

Apr 24, 2015

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. The volcano, which last had ...

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts; nearby town evacuated

Apr 23, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts; nearby town evacuated

The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the 1,500 inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with ...

Villarrica volcano: Chile's hottest tourist spot

Apr 11, 2015

Villarrica volcano: Chile's hottest tourist spot

by Dave Bryan

The first thing you notice when getting off the bus in Pucon in Chile’s Lake District is the smell of smoke from the wood-burning stoves that are ubiquitous around town. The next thing you notice is the volcano. Located in Chile’s Lake District in ...

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Mar 26, 2015

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Chile’s government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday following flooding from heavy rain. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rains that began Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in this normally dry region. The ...

Mar 19, 2015

Shallow quake rattles southern Chile

A shallow earthquake shook the southern Chilean city of Concepcion on Wednesday, five years after a quake and subsequent tsunami hit the same area killing more than 500 people. Chile’s National Seismological Center said the latest quake struck at 3:27 pm (1827 GMT), with ...