Flights were cancelled at the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, an official there said. Airports in several other cities are also affected, according to the state-run Telam news agency.
Smoke and ash shot more than six miles into the the sky when the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano complex in southern Chile first erupted Saturday afternoon. Authorities evacuated about 3,500 people from the area, the state emergency office said.
Chile is located on the so-called “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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