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 ...

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Mar 16, 2015

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Firefighters have contained a huge forest blaze that had threatened the picturesque Chilean port city of Valparaiso, officials said Sunday, adding the government plans to charge those responsible for the fire. One person died and thousands were evacuated on Saturday from around the UNESCO ...

Mar 8, 2015

Peru recalls ambassador from Chile over alleged spy case

Peru’s government announced Saturday it is recalling its ambassador from Chile, demanding a response to allegations that the neighboring nation has been spying on it. The statement by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes more than two weeks after the government said that three members ...

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

Mar 4, 2015

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the ...