Volcanic Eruptions WorldWide
The Intel Hub
By Dr. Mark Sircus
June 15th, 2011
Several Latin American countries in the path of volcanic ash unleashed from a Chilean Andean crater are facing critical shortages of water, agricultural collapse, disruptions in transportation and growing risks to human and animal health.
Toxic ash clouds, seen to be dispersing toward Australia, have dumped the powdery substance across vast swathes of territory in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. And it blowing all the way around the southern hemisphere!
Qantas has cancelled Tasmania and New Zealand flights after warnings from the Australian and NZ Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAAC), with flights from Hobart, Christchurch and Queenstown to Melbourne and Sydney affected.
Chilean volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle continues to throw an ash cloud into the southern hemisphere, which has now circled the globe and threatens to affect more flights. Passengers to other airports on New Zealand’s South Island and lower North Island are also likely to be affected, with ash cloud predictions from the Wellington VAAC also covering Wellington.
Ash is forecast at 20,000-35,000 feet across the entire South Island and much of the southern North Island, including the capital, Wellington.