Monday, May 27, 2013

Copahue volcano Red alert Issued in Chile

Chile issues a red alert for the Copahue volcano on the border with Argentina, with evacuation expected to begin shortly.

The nearly 10,000-ft (2,965m) volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province, has become increasingly active in recent times.

Chile's Interior and Security Minister Andres Chadwick said that the increased activity could lead to an eruption and officials will begin evacuating about 2,000 people in the area soon.