VIDEO: Chile's Calbuco Volcano wakes up after 50 years

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Apr 2015

A video compilation for the enormous eruption of Calbuco volcano, which has been inactive for more than 50 years, in the city of Puerto Montt in Chile

A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5,000 people.

There were no immediate reports of injuries after the eruptions from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile Wednesday evening and then again seven hours later, early Thursday.

A state of emergency was declared after the first eruption, and air traffic was disrupted.

Chile Volcano

Video is courtesy of MCFDTV YouTube Channel.

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