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Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Mar 2015: Villarrica volcano

Tuesday Mar 03, 2015 21:00 PM |

Villarrica (Central Chile): Activity increased to a paroxysmal eruption this morning, as strombolian explosions merged into sustained tall lava fountains several hundreds of meters tall, feeding lava flows on the upper slopes of the volcano.
The ash plume rose approx. 3 km above the volcano and caused moderate ash fall in nearby areas. Red alert was declared in the municipalities of Villarrica, Pucón and Curarrehue in the La Araucanía region, as well as in Panguipulli in the Los Ríos region. More than 3300 people were evacuated.
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Starry sky and large explosive eruption of Colima, photograph by Hernando Rivera.
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Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano today (MTSAT-2 image / VAAC Tokyo)
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