Chile: Puyehue Volcano Erupts, Prompting Mass Evacuation

Puyehue volcano in Chile erupts, prompting mass evacuation (Guardian, June 5 2011):

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes after a volcano which has been dormant for decades started erupting in southern Chile.

Large columns of smoke reached more than six miles from the crater of the Puyehue volcano, which lies about 500 miles south of the capital, Santiago.

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