Fri, February 27, 2009
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Chilean volcano erupts three times

2009-02-27 09:18:15 GMT2009-02-27 17:18:15 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Houses are buried in ashes after the eruption of Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.(Xinhua/Pedro Mendoza)

Streets are covered with ashes after the eruption of Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.(Xinhua/Pedro Mendoza)

Smoke rises from Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.(Xinhua/Pedro Mendoza)

A house is buried in ashes after the eruption of Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.(Xinhua/Pedro Mendoza)

A house is buried in ashes after the eruption of Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.(Xinhua/Pedro Mendoza)

Houses are buried in ashes after the eruption of Chaiten volcano near Chaiten town, located some 1,200 km south of Santiago, Chile, Feb. 26, 2009. The Chaiten volcano, which started erupting on Feb. 19, has buried the neighboring towns under a blanket of ashes.

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