PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash and Lightning

PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash, Lava, Lightning
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Seen from space on May 3, the plume from the Chaitin volcano drifts across the Andes mountains, Chile's eastern border, and the width of Argentina.

Argentine officials reported ash fall over a wide area in that country, though nothing compared with the roughly 6-inch-deep (15-centimeter-deep) ash reported around the Chilean town of Chaitin, where many residents had to be evacuated by boat.

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