It has been more than 40 years since Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted. But in the past 24 hours, it has exploded not once, but twice.
The first eruption set off panic within the surrounding city after a thick cloud of ash plummeted into the sky. Thousands were evacuated in the southern Chilean city, which is near the tourist town of Puerto Varas.
According to CNN, this volcano has been dormant for years and this eruption is the first for many in the region. Calbuco’s last major state of emergency due to eruption was in 1962 and again with a minor eruption in 1972.
Imagine looking out your front door to see this incredible view. Like most, the panic and chaos would instantly set in. Officials at NPR say there have been no reported injuries related to the eruptions, but the huge cloud of ash has affected those people in surrounding cities.
In moments, the cloudy ash turns warms colors of orange, pink and red.
The video footage below captures the entire eruption, and it’s truly remarkable to watch. The ruthless power of Mother Nature shocked residents and tourists alike.
Check out the time-lapse video of the eruption in the video below. It may send chills down your spine! Have you ever seen anything like it?
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