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Chilean volcano third blast forecasted; ashes reach neighboring Argentine provinces

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 07:15 UTC
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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting into the sky. A second eruption Wednesday night blasted red-hot rocks skyward and produced an extraordinary display of volcanic lightning. Winds are pushing the ashes north and easr to several neighboring Argentine provinces. Read full article


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  • Klingon

    Ash is starting to arrive in BA now. I will be off to buy some air filters for my car before they run out. For those of you who have never experienced it, the ash everywhere is terrible. We have only just got over the affects from the last eruption 5 years ago.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I can't say I have experienced it but just looking at the photos and news reports I can begin to imagine how awful it is for everyone affected. The pictures of the ash a foot deep in places is horrendous. Surely it kills all the vegetation. How do animals feed? And it must create respiratory problems.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #1 I've heard that. I am supposed to fly in next week and they have cancelled flights into Ezeiza already. It's a week off though.....we'll see.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @3 Really? That seems strange. Santiago airport is still open isn't it?

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I do not know about Santiago. Though my sister in law there for a visit. Delta and United cancelled flights last night. Pre emptive or over reactive, I don't know. I think Ezeiza is open though......but I am at the mercy of my airlines. Hopefull there is not another eruption or wind shift.

    ”In the BA province Ezeiza International Airport, American Airlines (Dallas, Miami and Nueva York) and Air France (Paris) cancelled flights scheduled for today, while airport authorities continued to watch closely wind and visibility conditions.”

    From today's Herald

    A little more:

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I am sure they canceled on an abundance of caution and the planes being half empty. It looks like plane fares have dropped about 1/3 over the last year and hotels by 60%.

    I hope that the hotel owners in Bariloche and the other beautiful cities will be okay. A lot of them barely avoided bankruptcy last time this happened. I guess except CFK since all the hotel rooms in her hotels are 100% booked and paid for even when nobody uses them or have ever used them.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I've yet to fly on a half full jet to BA. The last time they were asking for volunteers to give up seats. What airline do you fly to Argentina where they dropped 60%? me because I'm cheap and poor. I'm paying more than I have in the past two years.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    There's still a chance that CFK and her corrupt Timerman and Kiciloff take their exile early then. Like the ash won't let them land in BA.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Aeroparqe and EZE were both working today when I drove through at midday.
    You could clearly see the difference between the ash cloud and blue sky, but so far nothing landing on the ground around here.
    Hopefully it will keep on going and dump on that fucktard Golfcronie's tin roof.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    6 yankeeboy
    What airline do you use Fred?
    Stork Express Airlines perhaps?

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    7. United/AA are more than 1/3 less now than last time I went.

    What is shocking are the hotel rates in BA/Recoleta, right now on Kayak there are 4 Star (Arg 4 star so really 2- 3 USA standard) for $62/night. Which means if you pay in U$ cash you could probably get it for U$45/night.

    I've stayed at Algodon Mansion and its only $377/night now! That's is an amazing deal. It is gorgeous, very private and in a great location a couple blocks from where used to live.

    I bet there will be a lot of Hotels closing the next couple of years.

    Apr 24th, 2015 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    You are confusing cheap and poor with tight Pops.....I remember about hotels...;-)

    Apr 25th, 2015 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I'm not tight with everything voice. I do drop some greenbacks on my Okumas and Shimanos
    But I also don't need hotels in Argentina....usually anyway. Do you? I also don't and can't pay 1st class to fly to Argentina.....if I could it would be most probable I would not be typing here.....unless it was for work.
    BTW. I am not in Massachusetts....I'm lying according to Stevie.

    Apr 25th, 2015 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Chile needs to purchase TCD Siroco- urgently.


    Apr 25th, 2015 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Thanks for your kind remarks. Do they teach georgraphy in the Argentine? Do the Argentines know anything about weather patterns? No thought not, you can keep the ash as we don't want it, I think the Chilenos will be rubbing their hands in glee as long as no-one gets killed.

    Apr 25th, 2015 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Santiago is far to the North and away from the ash drift cloud which has come as far as Temuco. A map in our nacional news paper:
    Santiago SCL is clear and without any problems.
    We are not rubbing our hands in glee.

    Apr 25th, 2015 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I know that but don't tell Paul/ Klingon

    Apr 25th, 2015 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    17 golfcronie
    “Do the Argentines know anything about weather patterns? No thought not, you can keep the ash as we don't want it, I think the Chilenos will be rubbing their hands in glee as long as no-one gets killed.”

    do you think all the chilenos are the same crap as you?
    do you think they do not know that those ashes affect not only southwestern argentina but also, and mainly, a big part of chile?
    do you know that, in spite that no one got killed, it affects their cattle, lands, vegetation, etc, you retarded bumpkin?

    another example of the pork stanley education system and counting...

    Apr 26th, 2015 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Did you or did you not write the following about another article on this site? and I quote “ and you don't know it, but the volcano and all that shite are from chilotolandia like england, their only exportations are scum and criminals ” Such solidarity with your neighbours is worthy of an Argentinian.

    Apr 26th, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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