Volcanic Eruption In Chile Forces 1,500+ People To Evacuate (Video)

Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in at least four decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky.

LiveLeak reported that “Chile’s Onemi emergency office declared a red alert following the eruption, which occurred about 1,000 km south of the capital Santiago near the tourist town of Puerto Varas. About 1,500 people were being evacuated from the region, which is sparsely populated with just a few small communities.”

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