The Cordon Caulle volcanic fissure in Chile, which includes a chain of four volcanoes, has erupted throwing an ash cloud 10km into the air. The National Service of Geology and Mining announced on Saturday 4th June 2011 that the eruption was a code RED – moderate eruption.
The eruption began just after midnight on Saturday morning, heralded by a flurry of 1450 earthquakes at a rate of around 60 per hour. The authorities from Los Ríos and Los Lagos flew over the affected region in the South East of the Cordon Caulle. The alert level started at Yellow.
A volcanic ash advisory notice has been issued by the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre.