Llaima, Chile

Eruptions on Tuesday sent lava spewing down the 10,253-foot (3,125-meter) volcano’s east side and shot a column of ash and smoke into the air that forced air traffic to be diverted in neighboring Argentina.  The volcano was calmer by Wednesday afternoon but Chile’s deputy interior minister Felipe Harboe said further eruptions were possible.

Llaima, Chile

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO FROM THE ERUPTION.

Rescue workers evacuated 54 tourists and staff from a Chilean wilderness park, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.  “At this moment I would recommend against tourism in the area,” said Carmen Fernandez, the National Emergency Office director.

Llaima is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes and is in the Araucania region in southern Chile, about 435 miles (700 km) south of the capital Santiago.

(Summarized from Reuters)

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