Chile releases volcanic alert

14:35, September 09, 2010      

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Chile's National Office of Emergency (Onemi) on Wednesday issued an alert after a volcano in the middle-east of the country has shown signs of activity.

The Planchon, on the country's border with Argentina, was found releasing ashes in a moderate smoke line with strong underground noises earlier this week.

Onemi urged nearby cities to be on alert and keep their emergency and evacuation systems updated.

Chile is one of the countries with most volcanic activities on earth.

The Chaiten Volcano, some 1,300 km south of the capital, exploded in May 2008, which led to complete evacuation in the town with the same name.

Source: Xinhua


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