A volcano erupting is often viewed as a phenomenal and awe-inspiring feat of nature. However, it gets a bit more astonishing when it occurs after more than 40 years of inactivity. Last night Chile’s Calbuco volcano caused 1,500 people to be displaced from their homes, when it discharged a boundless degree of lava from its top.
The towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas were under siege from the volcanic effects. There are several tourist attractions tied to both towns. Local and national officials struggled to evacuate all the occupants of the towns in the outlining areas. With their best efforts, the scene was still very chaotic, incorporating traffic and panic.
However, one witness stated, “It was impressive to see an enormous mushroom cloud, with the immense force of the volcano, and to see the ashes.” There’s no doubt that this momentous transpiration was astounding, but scary all the same.