Chillán volcano erupts and causes evacuation in southern Chile
January 11, 2016
The Chillán volcano, located in southern Chile, erupted on Friday, so that local authorities recommended the voluntary evacuation of about 500 tourists and banned access to foothills.
« About 500 people were evacuated from their own will. Yellow warning and prohibition of approaching a kilometer radius is maintained, » said the director of the Center for Early Warning of the National Emergency Office (Onemi), Miguel Ortiz.
According to a report by the Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (OVDAS) of the National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN), « it has filed a pulse of short duration of ash from the Volcanic Complex of Nevados de Chillan« .
Also, the agency warns that possibly occurring of new ash emissions, thus maintaining the level of technical alert level to yellow for Pinto and Coihueco communities , the Bio Bio region, which is in force since December 31, 2015.
January 12, 2016. Nevados de Chillán , Chile :
Source : Sinapred .