PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash and Lightning

PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash, Lava, Lightning
<< Previous   4 of 7   Next >>
In a haze of ash, Chileans navigate a road in the town of Futaleufz on May 5. Authorities began a second round of evacuations Monday as Chaitin continued erupting.

The peak has been spitting some lava, but the main concern is a possible blast of pyroclastic flowa superheated, fast-moving, low-lying mix of toxic gas and ash.

"Lava flow would not reach Chaitin [city], but hot fragments, ash, and gas could," government geologist Luis Lara told the Reuters news service.

 More Photos in the News
 Today's Top 15 Most Popular Stories
 Free Email Newsletter: "Focus on Photography"
—Photograph by Christian Brown/AP
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.