Skip to comments.Evacuations ordered at Mount Hudson in southern Chile
Posted on 10/26/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- The Chilean government on late Wednesday afternoon declared a Red Alert for the country's Aysén region after a significant increase in seismic activity at Mount Hudson, forcing nearly 100 people to evacuate.
The National Office of Emergency of Chile's Interior Ministry (ONEMI) initially declared a Yellow Alert for the area, but later raised it to Red after seismic activity continued to increase. It ordered about 100 people in a radius of 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) to evacuate.
Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter said the decision was taken after regional authorities and scientists flew over the volcano, noting that a column of white gas and some ash with a height of about 1.5 kilometer (0.9 mile) was visible. No lava was visible, but authorities pointed out there was a subglacial eruption in 1973.
The Chilean government warned it could not rule out the possibility of a major eruption within hours or days. Hinzpeter added that a Committee for Regional Emergency Operations has been formed and will begin evacuating the 97 people, who are located in the sectors of Cajón Bravo, Las Malvas, El Salto and Cupquelán. He called on the population to remain calm and stressed that the evacuation is a precautionary measure.
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Pop goes another one...lol FYi
“It ordered about 100 people in a radius of 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) to evacuate.”
Sounds like it is a pretty remote area.
It is quite remote...however a new VEI5 eruption as it is capable of will be quite messy downwind.
The caldera is covered by a glacier. It could get really interesting.
Good Point. Nothing like adding water to magma....lol
"I'm still gonna melt every city on the planet with liquid hot magma."
If it blows more global cooling is in store! What will Al and Co. do when they see the temps plunge further?
Talk about mother nature sticking a knife in the AGW debate! Granted she has been beating a dead horse but maybe with this eruption this’ll finally get rid of what very little credibility the AGWers have left.
Think it’s time to short the carbon credits stocks!
What happened to the Canary Island volcano that had major quakes earlier this month?
Thanks for that link NR. Tephra, for those who may not know the word, is a general term for volcanic ejecta -- everything from car-sized blocks of rock to razor-sharp volcanic glass ash that if breathed will slice your lungs into a bloody mess.
Cerro Hudson has the potential to be a Bad-Ass volcano! The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helen's ejected only about 0.03 cubic mile of material. I know I'm mixing measuring systems but the comparison should be obvious.
YW. anytime I see caldera mentioned.. it perks my interest too.. these babies have had major eruptions ,, maybe not recently,, but.. ya never know.
Still hummin along with a cindercone submarine style...however all signs point to a chapter 2.
Mount Hudson and Uturuncu Volcano in Bolivia (on Chili’s northern border) are on the line of the Ring of Fire. There’s some excitement in the geological community of Uturuncu growing. Looks like something is going to go boom any time.
Thanks for posting!
Yep following Uturuncu...but it’s not close to blowing though...however the inflation is very coool.
Yeah she might leave a mark....lol
"The Glacier will MELT!!! And the Polar Bears
will be stuck on the mountainside!!
DON'T YOU PEOPLE UNNERSTAND?!!"
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