View Full Version : Calbuco Valcano in Chile

2015-Apr-24, 03:48 PM
"The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades."

BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32425370)

Time lapse video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MdUQY6xQG4) (Youtube)

Impressive photos (http://www.boredpanda.com/volcano-eruption-calbuco-chile/)

I briefly contemplated moving to Puerto Montt in 1997, 32 km from the mountain.

ETA: So much for previewing message. It helps to check the title too. Valcano??? Ugh. I need more coffee.

2015-Apr-24, 05:05 PM
NASA satellite images of the plume: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=85767
That article says 4,000 have been evacuated but that there are thankfully no reports of casualties.