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Chile volcano erupts far from CFCA communities

June 13, 2011

An eruption by a long-dormant volcano in south-central Chile disrupted air traffic but had no impact on CFCA communities in that country.

CFCA-Chile serves about 5,000 children, youth and aging members in Valparaíso and surrounding areas through the administrative office in Valparaíso, about 70 miles northwest of the capital, Santiago.

The volcano, situated in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain about 575 miles south of Santiago, had been dormant for about 50 years when it erupted a cloud of ash on June 6.

The ash cloud has since drifted high enough into the atmosphere to permit some air travel to resume.

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