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Chile’s Puyehue Volcano Erupts, Grounding Flights in Chile and Argentina

   This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  This weekend, the Puyehue volcano in Southern Chile erupted after 50 years of inactivity, spewing spoke and ash more than 6 miles into the air. Thousands of people have already been evacuated from the area and – as with the Iceland eruption from late May – NASA has photographed the smoke and ash from above:…

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Another Volcanic Eruption Belches Smoke over Iceland

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  After last April’s eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjalajökull volcano, millions of travelers were stranded from canceled flights due to the ash floating across Europe’s airspace. This week, another (slightly easier to pronounce) volcano in Iceland has erupted. After 7 years of relative inactivity, Grímsvötn burst back to the stage, shooting a huge plume of smoke 11 miles skyward….

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