Volcano in Chile

Last year there was a large earthquake in Chile, 8.8 magnitude, and the effects of this are still being felt. The weekend (June 4) the volcanoes in a string of mountains along a stretch of Chile have erupted. Chile has raised the warning level to Red, the highest level.

This activity is not surprising given the severe earthquake that happened there last year and the volcanic eruption was preceded by a number of small but intense quakes in the area. So I guess the lesson here is that with the major quakes we have had in other regions of the world we should be aware that there could be increased volcanic activity in those areas as well.

So Japan, Indonesia and maybe the Philippines (Vanuatu?) should be on the lookout?


About echlinm

Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst/Hacker S31
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