|Volcanic Eruption in Chile|
Friday, April 24, 2015
Ashes have not reached as far north as Valparaíso, but our Valparaíso resident director is available to advise students and to provide masks if necessary. Chilean officials estimate that the ashes should clear from the atmosphere by Monday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Calbuco Volcano in Chile has erupted twice in the past 24 hours, spreading ash throughout the area and requiring the evacuation of local residents. The volcano is located in southern Chile in a sparsely populated area.
Because the volcano is about 625 miles from Santiago and about 700 miles from Valparaíso, no IFSA-Butler students were afffected by the eruption.
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