The Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted on Wednesday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue warnings to locals.
The plume of smoke and ash shot about several miles into the air and could be seen from miles away.
According to AFP, Chile declared a red alert after Calbuco blew its top.
— Gata Con Tacos (@TaconesGatunos) April 22, 2015
The Calbuco volcano is fairly active. It’s had at least nine eruptions since 1837. The last one was in 1972.
— Tim Ballisty (@IrishEagle) April 22, 2015
The volcano is located southeast of Llanquihue Lake and northwest of Chapo Lake in Chine’s Los Lagos region.
— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) April 22, 2015
Specifically, it’s in southern Chile.