Volcano Still Active, but Chile No Longer Expects 3rd Blast

April 25, 2015 9:04 PM

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Authorities downgraded the likelihood of another big eruption from the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights.

Rodrigo Alvarez, head of the National Mining and Geology Service, told TVN television that Calbuco's seismic activity had changed. He said experts now say the volcano will stay active for a while longer but they no longer expect a third strong eruption like those on Wednesday and Thursday.

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