Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile, villages evacuated

March 3, 2015 10:39 AM

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Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending ash and lava over 3,000-feet into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities.

The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is one of South America's most active. It last erupted in 2000.

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