Calbuco Volcano in Chile erupts for second time in 24 hours, also affecting towns in Argentina

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the second time in 24 hours, and the president has declared a state of emergency. A red alert has been issued for the towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, popular tourist destinations. The exclusion zone has been expanded to a 20-kilometer (12 mile) radius around the volcano, and about 4,000 residents are being evacuated.

In neighbouring Argentina, the towns of Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura are affected by the volcanic ash. Emergency measures for Bariloche have been put in place since ash clouds are expected, and residents have been told to stay indoors. If you have an flight to this area, check with your airline for any changes or delays since the Bariloche airport will be affected.