Fox News Weather Center

BREAKING: Calbuco Erupts, Forces the Evacuation of Thousands in Southern Chile

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted Wednesday, forcing authorities to order the evacuation of thousands living in the town of Ensenada nearby, according to the Associated Press.

Wednesday's eruption is the first in more than 42 years, the Associated Press reported.

Calbuco is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile's 90 active volcanos, according to the article.