After Peru, two volcanoes explode simultaneously in Chile – Enhanced volcanic activity around the world

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After Peru, it’s Chile!

Two volcanoes separated by only 100 kms exploded simultaneously in the Bio Bio region of Chile on November 17, 2016.

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Nevados de Chillan via Twitter

Not one, but two Chilean volcanoes erupted Thursday afternoon. This happens just one week after Peru recorded its first simultaneous eruption in the country’s history.

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The Copahue Volcano exploded twice, frightening locals living in its close proximity. But the Onemi and SERNAGEOMIN decided not to raise the alert level and maintained it at Yellow.

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The National Emergency Office reported that the activity is still dominated by weak strombolian activity restricted to the inner crater due to the slow rise of a consequent volume of magmatic volcanic material.

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This type of activity can continue for a long time oscillating between small phreatic explosions and more quiet periods.

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Copahue volcano via VK.com

Or it could suddenly transform into a cataclysmic eruption.

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Copahue volcano via VK.com

On the exact same day, almost at the same time, the volcanic complex Nevados de Chillán also had explosions with low internal energy, throwing a plume of smoke that reached approximately 300 meters.

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Nevados de Chillan via Twitter

Sernageomín also maintained the Yellow Alert for the volcano.

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