Volcano watch

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• Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcano in Chile erupted on June 4, throwing up a cloud of ash more than six miles high. Winds pushed the ash plume eastward, causing flight cancellations and delays all over South America and then in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The cloud started its second pass over Chile in late June, triggering further airport closures.

The volcano is expected to remain active, with another large eruption possible.

• In Eritrea on June 12, Dubbi Volcano erupted for the first time, sending ash eight miles up and covering villages in Ethiopia, affecting at least 5,000 people by polluting water supplies, stopping transport and causing food shortages.

Drifting over Eastern Africa, the ash disrupted flights in Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Although the ash fell on Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkmenistan, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Egypt, it did not cause flight cancellations.

• In Iceland, the eruption of Gimsvoten Volcano that began in May is slowly ending. Keflavik International Airport and all roads have been reopened.

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• Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcano in Chile erupted on June 4, throwing up a cloud of ash more than six miles high. Winds pushed the ash plume eastward, causing flight cancellations and delays all over South America and then in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The cloud started its second pass over Chile in late June, triggering further airport closures.

The volcano is expected to remain active, with another large eruption possible.

• In Eritrea on June 12, Dubbi Volcano erupted for the first time, sending ash eight miles up and covering villages in Ethiopia, affecting at least 5,000 people by polluting water supplies, stopping transport and causing food shortages.

Drifting over Eastern Africa, the ash disrupted flights in Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Although the ash fell on Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkmenistan, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Egypt, it did not cause flight cancellations.

• In Iceland, the eruption of Gimsvoten Volcano that began in May is slowly ending. Keflavik International Airport and all roads have been reopened.