Chaiten Volcano – Eruption threatens parts of Southern Chile

Over a 1000 people have already been evacuated from the area around Chaiten in Southern Chile as Chaiten volcano contains to spew ash and other volcanic materials since it began erupting in the early hours of May 2nd.

The video clip below gives a brief overview of the status of the eruption so far:

Find out more about the eruption and the rescue / evacuation attempts which are under way by following some of the links below. Also think about the nature of the volcanic hazards involved.

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