Villarrica volcano eruption, Chile

Villarica volcano, Pucon, Chile

Villarica volcano is situated near a small city, Pucon. It lies in the central valley of Chile, south of Santiago. The volcano is an active volcanism in the South America. The volcano erupted early on Tuesday in the Chile with heavy smoke emission as lava slopes down. The volcano is about 9,000 feet in height and smoke was spewing at hundred of meters with ash. The Villarrica has a crater of about 200 meters in diameter and a lake of lava about 150 meters deep. It has a periodic eruptions every 10 to 15 years. Chile has more than 2,000 volcanoes in the Andes cordillera and about 90 of them remain active. Villarica is considered among the country's most dangerous.


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