Pucon Calm As Volcano Villarrica Increases Activity

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villarica volcano_Pucan Santiago Southern Chile
villarica volcano_Pucan Santiago Southern Chile

Chile’s Villarrica Volcano is about to erupt again.

The volcano, in southern Chile, is known to be one of the most dangerous in South America.
Dense columns of smoke were seen by the locals last night.
It last erupted three weeks ago with a short murmur, which led to the evacuation of thousands by the authorities. This time the mayor of Pucan is very calm about it. Scientists predict Villarrica to erupt soon.

IB Times reports: Temperatures inside its crater reached 1,000C. Nevertheless, authorities said an orange alert remains, meaning there is no risk to the general population.

Pucon mayor Carlos Barra said all that was left to do was to remain alert, adding children have been allowed to return to classes.

“There is enough previous information. We all know we have to wait and remain alert. The city is calm, children are returning to school tomorrow, so calm is returning with every day that passes,” Barra said.

The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is among the most active in South America.


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