Copahue Volcano imminent eruption sparks mandatory evacuations

Copahue Volcano imminent eruption sparks mandatory evacuations

The National Service of Geology and Mining of the Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Mineria del Observatorio Vulcanologico de los Andes del Sur-SERNAGEOMIN) has declared a red alert at the Bio-Bio zone due to the imminent eruption of the Copahue Volcano. Consequently, the likely outburst has sparked mandatory evacuations. […]

Volcano Copahue Causes Emergency Evacuations in Chile

Volcano Copahue Causes Emergency Evacuations in Chile

This Monday, May 27th, the Chilean Geological Survey (Sernageomin) and civil authority (ONEMI) have declared “red alert”, ordering 25-km (15.5-mile) an emergency evacuation in Chile due to the predicted eruption of the Copahue Volcano. According to authorities, 2,240 people will have to evacuate their houses and workplaces in the next hours. The “red alert” means […]

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Prompting Tsunami Warning

A 6.7 Magnitude earthquake hit Chile today, prompting the authorities to evacuate a large stretch of coastline. So far no damage or casualties have been reported. “We have not received any reports of fatalities. This was a quake of medium intensity and we are still monitoring the situation,” said Núñez Vicente Núñez, head of Chile’s National […]

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