Chaitén, pre-eruption: The dome-filled caldera of Chaitén volcano is seen in an aerial view from the south taken prior to an eruption in 2008.
Chaitén, pre-eruption: The dome-filled caldera of Chaitén volcano is seen in an aerial view from the south taken prior to an eruption in 2008.Courtesy Eric Manríquez T. (Instituto Geográfico Militar).
The massive volcanic eruption in Chaiten, Chile, has now passed a month's worth of spewwing ash and rock into the sky. Here's a great photo of the eruption going in its fourth week. People and farm animals were evacuated in the opening weeks of the eruption. Now, emergency workers are evacuating salmon on a fish farm that could become contaminated from toxic materials in the ash mixing with their fish farm water.

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