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Calbuco is a stratovolcano in southern Chile, located southeast of Llanquihue Lake and northwest of Chapo Lake, in the Los Lagos Region, and close to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. With an elevation of 2,015 meters above sea level, the volcano and the surrounding area are protected within the Llanquihue National Reserve.

The most recent eruption, a major VEI 4 event, happened with little warning on April 22–23, 2015, followed by a smaller eruption on April 30. This was Calbuco’s first activity since 1972.

Calbuco Volcano Eruption (April 2015)

Source: wikipedia

Calbuco volcano (Chile) erupts – amazing video

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice and the people have been evacuated. It is the first eruption of the stratovolcano in 42 years; results in huge ash cloud over a mountainous area in the south of Chile.

The amazing footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometers into the air.

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