Calbuco Volcano Erupts Anew; Ash Causing Concern

April 23, 2015 3:39 PM

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Calbuco Volcano Erupts Anew; Ash Causing Concern

Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns that it could contaminate water, cause respiratory illnesses and ground more flights.

The volcano erupted Wednesday afternoon for the first time in more than four decades, and then had another outburst early Thursday. No injuries are reported but one hiker remains missing.

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