TITLE

Uh-Oh, Volcano!

PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;4/3/2009, Vol. 78 Issue 22, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the eruption of the Chaitén volcano in Chile. Its eruption brought out ash and lava down its sides. For the first time in 9,000 years, the volcano erupted in May 2008. This caused the destruction of the town of Chaitén which is 6 miles away from it. An estimated 5,000 residents evacuated to ensure their safety.
ACCESSION #
37136144

 

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