52: Calbuco Volcano erupts in Chile – volcano erupts with no warning after 42 years of silence

Colbuco Volcano
April 2015CHILE The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the 1,500 inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with residents of two smaller communities. The National Mining and Geology Service issued a high alert, barring access to the area around the volcano, which lies near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, a little more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Chile’s capital, Santiago. “For us it was a surprise,” said Alejandro Verges, regional emergency director of the Los Lagos region where the eruption took place. He said Calbuco wasn’t under any special form of observation. Authorities said a large amount of ash was observed but no hot rocks or lava had been seen by late in the day.
 The Education Ministry canceled school in communities near the volcano and at least three flights to Puerto Montt were canceled. The 6,500 foot (2,000-meter) Calbuco last erupted in 1972 and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile’s 90 active volcanoes. Villarica, one of South America’s most active volcanoes, erupted in southern Chile last month, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes and forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The 9,000 foot (2,847-meter) volcano sits above the small city of Pucon. Tourists flock there for outdoor activities, including hiking around the volcano. “This is clearly a much larger eruption than the one we saw with the Villarica some weeks ago and therefore we need to take bigger and faster measures,” Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said. He said that the government was sending water in case resources get contaminated by ash and that police and military officers had been deployed to ensure safety and help with evacuations. –ABC
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11 Responses to 52: Calbuco Volcano erupts in Chile – volcano erupts with no warning after 42 years of silence

  1. Yellow Bird says:

    here’s the Peoples’ Instagram Record:
    unbelievable images! especially the shot with the city in foreground, offers perspective on the size of this humongous ash cloud…


  2. Yellow Bird says:

    alvin, what are your theories as to why North America’s craters are still remaining conspicuously silent? not that i’m hoping they reawaken….


    • The time is coming when they will awaken – we will soon see a more robust, geologically animated planet.


      • Yellow Bird says:

        oh yes, i believe as you do… only wondering by what anomalous wonder has our portion of the Fire Ring not reawakened allready? by what mysterious blessing do our Giants yet continue to sleep?
        yes, the days are short and getting shorter,
        Peace and Courage to endure the dark time ahead… and afterward, Joy of the Endless Day with our Great CREATOR!


  3. vigyanayak says:

    May God Bless natives residing around this volcano. Do we need to revisit Mayan Calendar prophecy? They made calendar, based on their geographical location (West), and also seem to be based upon Jupiter’s revolution around sun (11.86 Years). Should we wait further to open our eyes, and mind…


    • vigyanayak says:

      Whatever might be the case, danger to humanity is imminent due to quick successions of natural disasters. We have to be careful and wait for August 2023, When 2 Super Moon falls within same month. Probably best bet for that month will be Indian Tectonic plate, due to it’s geographical alignment.


      • vigyanayak says:

        Just now we felt earthquake tremors for very long within Indian tectonic plate (tremors are not regular in National Capital Region – India). Things are really shaky these days…


  4. Yellow Bird says:

    someone finally found a Calbuco Webcam!


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