Third eruption in one month for volcano in Chili

May 24, 2017 9:20 pm Last Updated: May 24, 2017 9:20 pm

The National Service of Geology and Mining said a 20-kilometer (12-mile) exclusion zone had been established around the crater, and Chilean authorities kept residents away from that zone. Gregorio Billikopf lives across Lake Llanquihue from the volcano and had photographed and videotaped the three eruptions. Billikopf, who lives in a rainy part of Chile he described as ‘like a Garden of Eden’ said the eruptions were “spectacular” but added that he didn’t think this one was as severe as the two eruptions that occurred begore this one.

“There was still smoke on and off, but nothing so dramatic as before,” said Billikopf, a retired university adviser on agricultural issues. “On a good day, I can see about eight volcanoes. “I understand that the rain that was announced for today would have been a disaster,” he added. Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy said about 1,500 people were evacuated, and security measures were made ‘contingency plans were operating.”
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