It’s been almost a fortnight since the first eruption of Chilean volcano Mt Puyehue, which has ended up affecting travel plans for tens of thousands of people.
Nearby South American countries have also had to cope with heavy ashfalls impacting on both the human population and livestock. About 3,500 people were evacuated during the first eruption near Osorno in Southern Chile.
New Zealand was affected this week as ash particles high up in the atmosphere affected the usual flight paths of all airlines and was considered unsafe for flying for a period of time.
We’ve included a link to a Chilean website which shows some very dramatic photography of the initial eruption.