Chilean volcano erupts – May 2008 – How will local people cope?

A volcano known as Chaiten has erupted in Chile, having been dormant for 9000 years. Local people have been evacuated, but will they be able to return?

The eruption is part of ongoing activity along the Andes of South America, there is more information about this volcanic event here:

See NASA’s satellite photos of the event here:

You can see some footage of the eruption and how it has affected people here:

Another video of the eruptioon can be found here:


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