The Calbuco Volcano in Chile Just Erupted — See the Incredible Video

April 22, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

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.

The Calbuco volcano is fairly active. It’s had at least nine eruptions since 1837. The last one was in 1972.

The volcano is located southeast of Llanquihue Lake and northwest of Chapo Lake in Chine’s Los Lagos region.

Specifically, it’s in southern Chile.