facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Volcano spews smoke, ash in Argentina

Dec. 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM   |   Comments

LONCOPUE, Argentina, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Copahue volcano in Argentina spewed a large cloud of ash and smoke Saturday, prompting provincial emergency officials to issue an alert.

The Buenos Aires Herald reported that despite the yellow alert, villages in the vicinity were not evacuated.

VolcanoDiscovery.com reported a satellite photo taken at 2 p.m. local time showed the large ash plume drifting about 70 miles southeast of the volcano. The website said ash had fallen on Loncopue village about 31 miles from the volcano.

It's been more than a decade since the volcano's last eruption.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
2
Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years
3
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
4
Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges
5
Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback