The Calbuco volcano in Chile, dormant for 43 years, just erupted!
CNN reported that the last eruption of Calbuco took place in 1972. A red alert has been issued for the towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas in southern Chile.
Calbuco is a 2,000 meter high volcano capped by a 400-500 meter wide crater. That’s about five football fields wide!
It is also one of the most dangerous and active volcanos in the world.
The first Wednesday eruption led to panic in the region. The evacuation zone is around 20 kilometers surrounding the volcano. Military and police are assisting with the evacuations.