Residents Evacuate Near Villarrica volcano in Southern Chile

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The National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) and its National Network Volcanic Monitoring, through its Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (OVDAS), announced today March 3 02:30 des HL, seismic activity related volcanic tremor in the Villarrica volcano has increased so significantly, reaching values ​​of reduced maximum displacement (DR) near 400cm2. Seismic amplitudes 1400 .mu.m / s and an acoustic signal 10 Pascals.

In relation to the activity level of the crater, it has intensified now showing eruptive process more energy and continuous, which is characterized by the emission
volume of a great material from inside the volcano, composed of a column ash and particulate matter that reaches altitudes close to 3 km.

The immediate impact area is the top of the volcano but from this time evolution of the eruptive cycle is evaluated to update the hazard scenarios.

Residents living close to the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile, have been evacuated after an eruption of lava and ash on Tuesday. Report by Lomasc.