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Impending volcanic eruption prompts evacuation

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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 05:19 PM
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SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Chilean and Argentine authorities on Monday declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations.

The volcano - located some 500 km (310 miles) south of capital Santiago, between Chile's Bio Bio region and Argentina's Neuquen province - has seen increasing seismic activity in recent weeks but has not erupted, Chilean authorities said.

"This doesn't necessarily mean the volcano will start erupting. But according to the Sernageomin (National Geological and Mining Service), the volcano is now in a process that could culminate in an eruption, for that reason we've issued a red alert and the evacuation," Chilean Interior Minister Andres Chadwick told a nationally televised news conference.

Authorities estimated that some 2,240 people will be evacuated in Chile.



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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Interesting for more than one reason, I must say. This is ATS, so I have to point a couple of previous events in the same area.

"Chile Confirms Presence of "Unknown" Submarine in Chilean Territorial Waters".

www.abovetopsecret.com...

"Swarm of Lights Appear Over Argentina and Chile And Is Filmed From Six Cameras".

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Kinda cool


Now i hope all is safe



posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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I've always been fascinated by volcanoes.

Thanks for posting this!



posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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About my previous post, read between the lines :


Leading in world rankings: Centro de Estudios P├║blicos (CEP) and Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo (LyD) both from Santiago, Chile. It is no coincidence that the top two think tanks are based in the country which also has the best corporate culture and the freest economy in the region.


www.forbes.com...

Wonder how convenient would be an artificial mega-disaster o just the capacity to predict a natural one, for whoever has the technology. The way this game was played had changed, they used to inject puppet corrupted governments to keep the caos in Latin America.
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