Lightning illuminates a cloud of ash as lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile
Lightning illuminates a cloud of ash as lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile on April 23, 2015.Martin Bernetti—AFP/Getty Images
Lightning illuminates a cloud of ash as lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile
The sun illuminates ash from the Calbuco volcano
An ash-covered boat sits in the backyard of a home just north of the Calbuco volcano
Ash rises from the Calbuco volcano, seen from Puerto Varas city, just miles north of the eruption
A child's bicycle sits, covered in ash on the outskirts of Calbuco volcano, which after 40 years of inactivity, erupted
Children from Puerto Varas look on as ash rises from the Calbuco volcano
A man sweeps volcanic ash from the rooftop of his home in Puerto Varas, Chile
The entrance of a house is covered in a thick layer of ash from the eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Chile
Lava and lightning illuminate a cloud of ash during an eruption of the Calbuco volcano
Lightning illuminates a cloud of ash as lava spews from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile on April 23, 2015.
Martin Bernetti—AFP/Getty Images
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See 9 Stunning Photos From the Volcano Eruption in Chile

Apr 26, 2015

Last week's eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Chile was its first in more than four decades. Officials issued a red alert for a nearby city, Puerto Montt, and evacuated more than 1,500 people in a six-mile radius of the volcano—some 600 miles south of Santiago—as ash began to spew into the air.

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