Lava Flow

About 150 people in Chile had to leave their homes for the second year running after a volcano started erupting. The Chaiten volcano had lain dormant for 9,000 years before it roared back to life last May.

Thousands of people left the area as ash covered the town and choked the river, causing flooding. People had returned to their homes, but some are having to leave again after the eruptions on Thursday. The volcano is 10km from the town.

Deputy Interior Minister Patricio Rosende said experts had seen an increase in the size of a column of ash and smoke. He said the volcano was a "time-bomb.”

Related Stories:

  • Volcanoes 101
  • Science Fair Projects
  • Tsunamis
  • Seven Natural Wonders of the World

    latest videos


    What Would You Sacrifice Into a Volcano?

    • Your younger sibling.
    • Spot or Fluffy.
    • Your O-Town CD.
    • Your toothbrush.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Amaller posted in Say Anything:
    Can anyone help me, puh lease?  :D :angel
    reply 12 minutes
    Sleazoid posted in Say Anything:
    "swirly-girly" wrote:wut kind of musician A guitarist
    reply 16 minutes
    Super mega watt cute!!!! ^~^
    reply 17 minutes
    gwapa posted in Debating:
    zayn malik <3
    reply about 1 hour
    "vir_11" wrote: ♥villain ♥ hero♥  AS ♥_♥ RS
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games