Chile issues red alert over Copahue volcano | South China Morning Post
  • Tue
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Updated: 3:23pm
NewsWorld

Chile issues red alert over Copahue volcano

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 1:17am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 May, 2013, 1:25am
 

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has issued a red alert for the Copahue volcano on the border with Argentina that has become increasingly active.

The nearly 10,000-foot (2,965-meter) volcano sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province.

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

Share

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Login

SCMP.com Account

or