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Monday, June 6

Images From Chile Volcano

When all hell breaks loose: Lightning tears the sky apart above the glow of the Chilean volcano

A volcano that lay dormant for decades in south-central Chile has erupted for the first time in decades belching ash over six miles into the sky.
The activity from the previously dormant volcano has prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents.

Winds fanned the ash toward neighbouring Argentina, darkening the sky in the ski resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche and the city's airport has been closed.
The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles south of the capital, Santiago, also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily traveled border crossing into Argentina.

It was not immediately clear which of the chain's four volcanoes had erupted because of ash cover and weather conditions. The chain last saw a major eruption in 1960.
Local media said the smell of sulphur hung in the air and there was constant seismic activity.
'The Cordon Caulle (volcanic range) has entered an eruptive process, with an explosion resulting in a 10-kilometre-high gas column,' state emergency office ONEMI said.
The government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution.

Source of news and images: DailyMail