This Time-Lapse Video of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Eruption Is Breathtaking

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Calbuco, a 6,500 foot volcano in Chile, erupted twice on Wednesday, April 22, prompting the evacuation of roughly 4,000 locals and sending the media abuzz.

Calbuco is a stratovolcano, a type best known for its explosive eruptions — Krakatoa, Vesuvius and Mt. St. Helens are stratovolcanoes as well. Calbuco’s last eruption occurred in 1972, so this recent event came as a surprise to many. Luckily, citizens were given ample warning and no injuries or deaths have been reported.

Stunning videos of smoke columns and ash plumes have been circling the Internet since the event. See the jaw-dropping footage for yourself. (This one’s definitely worth watching in HD.)

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