Chile: Government declares red alert and evacuation orders Hudson volcano activity October 26, 2011, 16:46

The eviction will include a radius of 40 kms. and affect hundreds of residents of three municipalities in Region XI.
SANTIAGO .- The Vice President, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, said this afternoon the Government raised from yellow to red alert on the volcano's activity Hudson, in the Aysen region, which in the last hours has increased seismicity and ash has begun issuing .
The alert applies to the districts of Aysen, Chile Chico and Río Ibáñez. Along with the government decree ordered the measure to be evacuated the 70 people living within 40 km massif.
"If it is necessary to take new orders due to increased activity, we are going to take, what we do and most importantly, we will promptly inform the population," said Hinzpeter.
He noted that in the coming hours as the director of the National Emergency Office of Ministry of Interior (Onemi), Vicente Núñez, like other authorities in the area will be permanently delivering reports "for residents of Aysen, like the rest of country, which might have relatives that live there, are fully informed. "

Hinzpeter also instructed the Minister of Mining, Hernan de Solminihac, traveling to the Aysen region to do a flyby and then leading an emergency committee meeting after which further action will be taken depending on the evolution of volcanic activity and needs of the population.
"Yesterday, at seven in the evening and felt a major earthquake after a swarm of earthquakes, around 100 tremors at midnight (...) that gave us warning of a possible start of an eruption, the director of Sernageomin traveled to the region this morning and flew over the volcano and detect the movement of mud and stones out of the volcano and a column of a mile high. this is draining into the valley Huemules and therefore have taken all the measures the Government has announced, "said Minister of Energy
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Comment by jorge namour on October 27, 2011 at 4:32pm
Already 115 people have been evacuated from the vicinity of Hudson Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 21:49

According to the Onemi, three people refuse to leave the area set by the authorities around the massif.
SANTIAGO .- A total of 115 people had been evacuated until 21:30 hours from the 40 km radius around the Hudson, as part of the operations connected with the red alert by the increased activity at the volcano.
As reported tonight the national director of the National Emergency Office (Onemi) Vicente Nunez, three people refuse to leave the area near the volcano. Authorities hope to convince them during the day tomorrow.
Fissure in the massif

Meanwhile, there was an increase in seismic activity in the area, and a 400 meter fissure was detected in the bulk.
Until 21:30 hours, over 780 earthquakes have occurred in the area of ​​Hudson volcano, the most unnoticeable. Earthquakes occur at intervals of 20 to 25 per hour, said Nunez.
The government on Wednesday declared a red alert status in the communities of Aysen, Chile Chico and Río Ibáñez due to increased activity of the Hudson, as evidenced by the white column of gases emitted by the volcano.
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