Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Chilean volcano

Chaiten volcano in the southern Patagonia region began erupting on Friday 3rd May for the first time in 450 years, taking surprising everyone.
An ash cloud from the volcano caused disruption as far away as Argentina.
Chile is one of the most volcanic countries on Earth, with more than 100 active volcanoes.

Video here and BBC one here.

Thousands of people in southern Chile have been forced to leave their homes after a long-dormant volcano erupted unexpectedly.See pictures here. This is a nice and short newsround article here. And another one here.

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