Chile: Puyehue Volcano 2011

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
June 4, 2011, Chile.

"Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes after a volcano which has been dormant for decades started erupting in southern Chile.

Large columns of smoke reached more than six miles from the crater of the Puyehue volcano, which lies about 500 miles south of the capital, Santiago."

These are some photos that I found interesting (gotta love Open B Shutter) as the volcano spewed ash several miles into the sky amongst lighting bolts and starry skies.

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DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
"The Chilean government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution.

Authorities put the area around the volcano on alert after a flurry of earthquakes. The National Emergency Office says it has recorded an average of 230 tremors an hour."

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DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
""The Cordon Caulle (volcanic range) has entered an eruptive process, with an explosion resulting in a 10-kilometre-high gas column," state emergency office ONEMI said.

The chain of Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanos – of which there are four – last saw a major eruption in 1960."

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