Chilean Volcano Ash Grounds Flights in Argentina


Ash from a volcanic eruption in Chile grounded flights in neighboring Argentina, officials said Tuesday.

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.

For the latest developments check CNN Latin America

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