This might be the most beautiful footage I’ve seen this year — this is the Chilean volcano that just erupted. Its name is Volcano Calbuco, which in this video is spanish for “Amazing Video of a Chilean Volcano.”
Not really though… check this out:
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From the article at The Weather Channel:
Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting into the sky. A second eruption Wednesday night blasted red-hot rocks skyward and produced an extraordinary display of volcanic lightning.
The eruption forced authorities to evacuate 1,500 residents of Ensenada, a nearby town, as well as two smaller communities. President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of emergency.
A high alert was issued by the National Mining and Geology Service, preventing access to the area around the volcano. Calbuco is also near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, some 600 miles south of the Chilean capital, Santiago.
Parts of Argentina reported heavy ash falling after the eruption. According to analysis by Argentina’s meteorological service, the ash cloud was shot as high as 40,000 feet.