Volcano Erupts In Chile

The Calbuco volcano in Chile has erupted 3 times since April 22nd, with the most recent eruption being April 30th. About 1,500 people have been evacuated within a twenty kilometer radius of the volcano. Last week, whenever the original eruption happened, about 4,400 people had to be evacuated from the surrounding area, according to the Interior Ministry. During the second event, ash spread to Argentina, and new advisories say that the volcanic ash that is in the air could reach an altitude of 12,000 feet. The bright side about the third eruption is that it was not as bad as the first two. Not only people have been evacuated from the area, but farm animals as well. Salmon are a big part of the economy of Chile, so people were removing them for fear of the volcanic activity contaminating and killing them.

I decided to write about this because weather is something that has interested me for a long time. Whenever I was in grade school, I thought that I wanted to go to school for meteorology, so I still know a lot about the weather, and for some reason, it still interests me.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/30/world/chile-calbuco-volcano/index.html



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  1. Hola Rachel:
    Muchas gracias por escribir sobre la erupción del volcán en Chile. It must be terrifying when your way of live is profoundly altered due to nature changes. I hope their economy does not suffer severely because of this.


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