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Chile, Argentina Cancel Flights as Volcanic Ash Cloud Spreads

An ash cloud from volcano Calbuco in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancelation of flights from nearby towns in both countries. The volcano, which last had a major eruption in 1961, has belched a spectacular plume of ash and smoke around 15 kilometers into the sky near Puerto Varas, some 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) south of Santiago. Flights were canceled from the Chilean city of Puerto Montt, and...

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