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Chilean volcanic ash settles in Argentina

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A view of the ash plume at sunset above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain on June 5. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.

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Residents walk through fallen ash in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina on June 6.

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Rosehip covered in ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain are seen in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina’s Patagonia region on June 6.

Patricio Rodriguez / Reuters

A man covers his face as he walks through an ash-covered street of the mountain resort of San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia region June 6. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow.

Patricio Rodriguez / Reuters

Overview of the ash-covered mountain resort of San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia region on June 6.

As more photos come in, we get more of a glimpse of the aftermath of the eruption.  Surprisingly, the ash looks peaceful like snowfall rather than dangerous and deadly.