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Extra! Chilean Eruption

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Diario Austral, March 4, 2015

The Villarrica volcano, one of the most active in southern Chile, erupted Tuesday, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people from the region.

The eruption was the strongest since 1985, sending plumes of ash up to 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) into the air for about 20 minutes, before calming down, allowing residents to return to their homes.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: Diario Austral, also known as El Diario Austral de Los Rios is a Chilean daily newspaper, founded in Valdivia in 1982.

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