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Flights Disrupted After Volcanoes Erupt in Chile and Eritrea

File photo. Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SANTIAGO) -- Flights are being disrupted in over two continents after the eruption of volcanoes in Chile and Eritrea.

The Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle range of volcanoes erupted on June 4, emitting a plume of ash that is spreading through parts of South America. Over the weekend the ash cloud spread towards Australia and New Zealand after winds changed direction. Flights are experiencing delays or cancellations in Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand among other nations in the region.

In East Africa, after a series of earthquakes in Eritrea, the Nabro volcano erupted, causing an ash cloud over the region. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Toulouse, France issued an advisory stating that the emissions had reduced. However, the ash cloud has spread to Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and to the Middle East. Flights in the region are experiencing delays.

The ash cloud prompted Secretary Hillary Clinton to cut short her trip to Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia.

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