After the series of earthquakes in Villarrica volcano, organizations They are carrying out work to update data given the possibility that houses have been built in a volcanic risk area.
Municipal teams, in coordination with the National Emergency Office (Onemi), are working on an update regarding houses that would have been erected in areas of volcanic risk and that, therefore, are not officially registered in the communes under Yellow Alert due to the activity of the Villarrica volcano.
The regional director of Onemi in La Araucanía, Janet Medrano, specified that since 2017, and based on the latest official map that exists to date validated by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the location of properties that could they are built in high risk areas.
The information is being collected in coordination with other agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service (SII ), the INE and the Seremi de Vivienda y Urbanismo, which will allow updated data to be incorporated into emergency plans.
The Villarrica volcano, meanwhile, maintains a activity above its base level, with an increase in earthquakes of tectonic volcano origin, which led to the activation of a Yellow Alert on November 8 for the communes of Villarrica, Pucón and Curarrehue in La Araucanía, as well as Panguipulli in the region of Los Ríos, especially due to the town of Coñaripe.
In addition, there is the prohibition of approaching 500 meters from the crater, which has ejected pyroclastic material and evi shows how shallow the lava lake is.