Chile raises alert for Villarrica volcano to amber

September 25, 2023 6:02 pm

[Source: Reuters]

Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service, Sernageomin, raised the alert level for the Villarrica volcano from yellow to amber, citing a gradual increase in volcanic activity.

One of South America’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica has a 200 meter-wide open crater and last erupted in 2015, sparking a mass evacuation but ultimately no injuries.

An amber alert means there is a greater probability that an eruption will take place in the coming days or weeks.

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