Chilean volcanic chain creates a very powerful eruption

Flame to the sky like lightning, criss-cross the sky. These amazing images show the full force of Mother Nature as a Chilean volcano erupts for the first time in 50 years. Ashes were thrown six miles up into the sky, and South America, the government ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents. Winds fanned the ash toward neighboring Argentina, darkening the sky in the ski resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche, in the center of the country, and its airport has also been closed. Eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles south of Santiago, the capital, also prompted authorities to close the busy border crossing into Argentina. It was not immediately clear what the network four volcanoes, erupted because of ash cover and weather conditions. Chain last saw a major eruption in 1960. Local media said the smell of sulfur hung in the air, and there was constant seismic activity. "Cordon Caulle (volcanic region) entered the eruptive process, with an explosion resulting in a 10-kilometer-high gas column, 'the state emergency office ONEMI said. This development is the latest volcanic activity to affect the country. Three years ago, Chile Chaiten volcano erupted spectacularly for the first time in thousands of years, spewing molten rock and a huge cloud of ash that reached the stratosphere and was visible from space.-Daily MailDaily MailDaily Mail

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