Calbuco volcano in southern Chile on April 22 has been operating after more than 5 decades of sleeping peacefully. Chile's emergency response office issued an order to alert and evacuate 1,500 people.
Chile's emergency response office warned red after the volcano near Puerto Varas tourist site , about 1,000 km south of Santiago, suddenly "woke up" around 18:00 on April 22 (local time). method).
Volcanic researcher Gabriel Orozco said on a local television station that the big risk is the ash and rock and hot air that the volcano erupts can destroy everything on the road at a speed of 200 - 300 km / hour.
Latam Airlines has announced cancellation of flights to and from the city near the volcanic eruption area.
About 1,500 people were evacuated from the volcanic eruption area with a radius of 20 km. Reuters quoted a resident of Puerto Varas city as saying that many people came to gas stations to buy gasoline, but they also stored water to use.
This was the first major eruption of the volcano Calbuco since 1961. Reuters said that the towns 50 km away could still see the sprayed smoke column. Chile is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and has the second largest volcanic chain in the world, including about 500 active volcanoes.