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June 13, 2011
Chileans living near volcano urged to stay away

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean officials ordered most residents already evacuated from homes near an erupting volcano to stay in shelters and with family and friends Sunday due to the threat of deadly landslides. The ash spread across the Pacific, prompting authorities to suspend flights in Australia and New Zealand. The Cordon Caulle volcano's activity had diminished, but there was still a threat of deadly landslides containing mud and water as well as rocks and ash thrown from the volcano, Chile's National Geology and Mines Service said in a statement. About 4,000 Chileans have been evacuated since the volcano began erupting June 4. (30 images)

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New Zealand's Mount Taranaki has a warm glow lighting the snow peak as an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano drifts across the Pacific, Sunday, June 12, 2011. Most airlines grounded more flights to and from southern Australia and New Zealand on Monday morning after an ash cloud from the Cordon Caulle volcano in southern Chile expanded overnight. AP / David Frampton


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Lightning strikes over the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, seen from the international cross border way Cardenal Samore, in southern Chile, Sunday June 12, 2011. AP / Alvaro Vidal



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The city of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina is obscured by volcanic ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano which began falling again over the city after a wind change, Saturday June 11, 2011. AP / Photos Patagonia



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A tourist watches volcanic ash float on Nahuel Huapi lake as ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano began falling again over San Carlos de Bariloche in southern Argentina, Saturday June 11, 2011. AP / Photos Patagonia



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Youths skateboard on a street blanketed in volcanic ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano which began falling again over San Carlos de Bariloche in southern Argentina, Saturday June 11, 2011. AP / Photos Patagonia



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This natural-color satellite image provided by NASA was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on Saturday June 11, 2011 of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption in Chile. In the image, the ash plume from the volcano is visible center. Some airline flights to and from New Zealand were canceled Sunday as the ash cloud from the erupting volcano in southern Chile spread. AP / MODIS



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A person looks at volcanic ashes and smoke from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano as seen from Entrelagos, in southern Chile, Friday, June 10, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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Volcanic ash floatS at Nahuel Huapi lake in the outskirts of San Carlos de Bariloche, southern Argentina, Friday June 10, 2011. AP /



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Employees of a car rental company wash cars covered by volcanic ash and sand at the airport in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, Friday, June 10, 2011. AP /



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Volcanic ashes cover part of the Puyehue Lake after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Puyehue, Chile, Friday June 10, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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A cloud of volcanic ashes and smoke from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano is seen from Entrelagos, in southern Chile, Friday, June 10, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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Eveton Souza, from Brazil, rests after spending the night at Ezeiza international airport, where flights were canceled or delayed due to a volcanic ash cloud that reached Argentina's capital grounding most air travel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, June 10, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko



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Two women rest at Jorge Newbery airport where flights were canceled or delayed due to a volcanic ash cloud that reached Argentina's capital grounding most air travel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 9, 2011. AP / Natacha Pisarenko



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Police officers watch the overflowed river Nilahue after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Los Venados, Chile, Thursday, June 9, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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A police vehicle patrols on the shore of the overflowed river Nilahue after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Los Venados, Chile, Thursday, June 9, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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A Chilean police car drives along the international border cross way Cardenal Samore, connecting Chile and Argentina, covered by snow and ashes after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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Dead fish float at the Nilahue river after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Rininahue, southern Chile, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Carlos Succo



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Border police bring supplies to Ruben Monsalve, right, at his home covered by volcanic ash in Rincon, southern Argentina, Wednesday June 8, 2011. AP / Alfredo Leiva



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A soldier helps Maria Monica Quintana, right, and her daughter Milagros Nazar Anchorena carry water to their home in La Angostura, southern Argentina, after the area was affected due to the eruption of the Chilean Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Alfredo Leiva



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Workers from the agriculture ministry marks cows at the farm of Fernando Vergara in El Caulle, Chile near the international border cross Cardenal Samore after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, Wednesday June 8, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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A Chilean police officer takes photos of a bridge covered in volcanic ash at the international border cross way Cardenal Samore after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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Members of Chile's National Emergency Office take samples of a river covered by volcanic ashes after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Puyehue, Chile near the international border cross Cardenal Samore, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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A river covered by volcanic ash and snow is seen at the international border cross way Cardenal Samore after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. AP / Roberto Candia



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People walk in a street blanketed by volcanic ash from Chile's erupting Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Villa La Angostura in southern Argentina, Tuesday June 7, 2011. AP /



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A plane is dusted in volcanic ash in San Carlos de Bariloche airport, southern Argentina, Tuesday June 7, 2011. The wind carried volcanic ash across the Andes to Argentina resulting in the closing of six airports, and the cancellation of flights in the capital city. AP / Alfredo Leiva



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Police officers stand on a road covered with ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano, near the Cardenal Samore border crossing between Chile and Argentina, some 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. AP / Alvaro Vidal



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Residents walk next to army trucks as they are evacuated from the area around the erupting Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Pichico, near Lago Ranco, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday June 7, 2011. AP / Carlos Succo



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A close-up, detailed picture shows volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano floating on a patch of water in the Gol-Gol River, near the Chile-Argentina border road Cardenal Samore, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday June 7, 2011. AP / Alvaro Vidal



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A boy riding his bike looks at a plume of smoke and ash merging from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Rininahue near Lago Ranco, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Monday June 6, 2011. AP / Carlos Succo



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Lightning strikes over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Monday June 6, 2011. AP / Francisco Negroni



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