Evening Photo – Chilean Eruption

A volcano in Chile that has laid dormant for more than 40 years has suddenly erupted, causing a thick plume of ash to cloud the sky while thousands of people living in its shadow were forced to flee.

Volcano Calbuco, in the country’s south, is believed to be among the three most dangerous of Chile’s 90 active volcanoes, but was not under any special observation before it suddenly sprung into life at around 6pm local time.

An estimated 1,500 people were forced to flee the nearby town of Ensenada after the eruption, while several smaller townships were also cleared.

Chile Volcanoe 2

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    90 active volcanoes in Chilé? Damn, that is something else.

    Speaking of Chilé: I have a few bags of “Europe’s Best” brand frozen berries in my freezer and, like always, they are labeled ‘Product of Chilé’.

    “Europe`s Best”…..

    They only place in the Western Hemispere further away from Europe than Chilé is probably Antarctica. 😉

    EDIT: http://www.healthcastle.com/local_foods_fake.shtml

    • BillyHW

      Haha, Europe’s best spinach comes from China.

    • Truth in advertising!

  • Frances

    When Mother Nature starts PMS-ing, watch out.

  • simus1

    Volcanoes hate “earth day” and stupid leftists.

    • tom_billesley

      They’re global warming deniers.

    • Ha!

  • eMan14

    Such an ominous vision.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Love the carbon emissions!

    • AlanUK

      Oh goody!
      More plant food!!
      The photos from the Daily Mail are the best I’ve seen so far. The story backing it? A bit banal.