MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, May 26th 2024 - 23:31 UTC

 

 

Fearing Andes volcano eruption, Chile and Argentina order mandatory evacuation

Tuesday, May 28th 2013 - 06:00 UTC
Full article 5 comments

Chilean and Argentine authorities declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations. Read full article

Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • yankeeboy

    Again, right before ski season...
    They've barely recovered from teh last eruption
    what a shame :)

    May 28th, 2013 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Live volcanoes are fascinating, captivating things. I can highly recommend climbing the Villarrica volcano near Pucon. Besides the spectacular scenery, the experience of peering into the crater of a live volcano is surreal.

    Too bad for Argentina that most of our volcanoes dump their ash over there.

    May 28th, 2013 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Even the winds don't like Argentina :)

    May 28th, 2013 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It's a bit hilarious, because of prevalent winds, generally our volcanos dump their ash on the other side of the Andes.

    May 28th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “The Argentine municipality had previously ordered the cancellation of school classes.”

    Indoctrination was cancelled for a Geology lesson.

    May 28th, 2013 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!