The Chilean government decreed today "red alert" in the vicinity of Hudson volcano in the south of the southern nation, given the increase in seismic activity and the danger of a possible volcanic eruption .The information was provided Wednesday by the Chilean Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, in a press conference held at the premises of the National Emergency Office .This morning, the regional authorities had declared a "yellow alert". However, the increase of earthquakes and the pen with incandescent material about a mile high central government determined that the decree for the evacuation of residents.The "red alert" affecting the municipalities of Aysen, Chile Rio Ibanez and Men in the Aysen region, about 1950 kilometers south of Santiago, said Hinzpeter.The minister told reporters after a fly overthevolcano, could see a volcanic avalanche falling down one of its slopes and could reach one of the nearby villages.Meanwhile, the director of Onemi, Vicente Munoz, reported late Wednesday that 115 people were evacuated and living in the surrounding Andean mountains, but three people refused to leave the place."But keep constant radio contact with them,"said Munoz.
He said that while the emergency lasts no one can approach "to 40 miles around and emergency teams have been deployed in the area in case the volcano erupts enter."For its part, the mining minister, Hernan de Solminihac, that this Thursday will travel to Coyhaique to coordinate work with local authorities, undertook to deliver a new report just come to the area.The Hudson is located approximately 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean and reaches an altitude of 1905 meters above sea level and has a main crater of 500 meters.Its last eruption dates back to August 8, 1991, which affected Coyhaique, Laguna San Rafael and surrounding areas of Lake General Carrera, and remained with "preventive early warning" from the June 14, 2011.