By Miguel Perez – AccuWeather
Following back-to-back, major eruptions of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, which occurred for the first time in 42 years on April 22, the volcano registered a third eruptive pulse, or an explosive eruptive plume, Thursday.
According to CIMAT – Early Warning Monitoring Information Center, Calbuco registered the third pulse of the eruption and forced preventive evacuations in the affected area.
“Unlike eruptions last week, winds above the volcano directed ash from Thursday’s eruption to the east-southeast of the volcano and not toward Buenos Aires and Santiago,” AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
Through a new report issued Thursday, the National Emergency Office (Onemi) gave details on the number of evacuees and the effects the new eruptive pulse produced.
Solid activity increased at 1:09 p.m. Thursday, Chilean time, according to the National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin).