They are calm due to the situation in the Puyehue – Caulle volcanic complex

They are calm due to the situation in the Puyehue – Caulle volcanic complex
They are calm due to the situation in the Puyehue – Caulle volcanic complex

This activity was chaired by the Secretary of Civil Protection, dependent on the Ministry of Security and Justice of Río Negro, Adrián Iribarren, accompanied by the mayor of Bariloche, Walter Cortés. There was also the presence of national representatives on the subject.

In this context, Iribarren expressed that “the change of technical alert from green to yellow does not indicate, according to specialists, that it will trigger an imminent eruptive process, but it does warrant that State agencies be more attentive.”

Later, he highlighted that “we want to leave the population calm, these are meetings where prevention is worked on, now we have more tools such as the Argentine Observatory, and coordinated work between the Province and its municipalities through Civil Protection, and in turn with the National technical teams.”

Among the topics addressed, the official commented that “the substance is to evaluate what would affect our region, which is the dispersion of ash, the impact map taking into account the map of predominant winds.”

The day was divided into presentations by Pablo Forte, SEGEMAR representative; Soledad Mele, representative of the National Parks Administration; Luciana Ortiz Luna, Secretary of Emergencies and Management of the province of Neuquén; Gonzalo García, director of Disaster Risk Management of the province of Río Negro; and the closing was in charge of Santiago Hardie, Undersecretary of Civil Protection of the Nation.

It is worth remembering that the Southern Andes Volcanological Observatory (OVDAS) of Chile and the Argentine Mining Geological Service (SEGEMAR) updated the technical alert of the volcanic complex due to an increase in seismic activity and land deformation. They clarified that “although it does not indicate an imminent eruption, it requires greater attention.”

The activity was organized by the Disaster Risk Management Directorate of the Civil Protection Secretariat of Río Negro in conjunction with the Municipality of Bariloche.

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