Chile’s Volcano Calbuco erupted yesterday, about 600 miles south of Santiago, forcing 4,000 people to evacuate after a red alert was issued in the area. The first one since 1972, but thankfully there are no reports of missing people, injuries, or deaths.
Knowing there are no fatalities helps to enjoy the astonishing photos that were taken from the explosion. Thousands of volcano photos were shared on social media.
— Rahul Kapil (@RahulKapil) April 23, 2015
Here is a video to show the power of Volcano Calbuco that was posted yesterday. Almost 1 million views so far.
The column of smoke you can see in these various videos and photos and ash rose more than 9 miles into the atmosphere. Below are some of the photos shared since the explosion.
— Valentina Alvarez ️ (@valentina_a_n) April 22, 2015
— Hector (@magoyfuturorey) April 22, 2015
Erupción del Calbuco en estos momentos pic.twitter.com/dO0m6bCG0S
— Macarena A (@makitalfaroagu1) April 22, 2015
There was even a visible lighting storm through the ash clouds.
— BioBioChile (@biobio) April 23, 2015
— felipe/laso dittborn (@f_lasodittborn) April 23, 2015
— Viviana Bustamante (@vivisma) April 23, 2015
— 🏋🏼avram🏋🏼 (@ALCHARIIFF) April 23, 2015