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.
volcano just erupted in my city. scary moments, but these are some incredible images #PuertoVaras pic.twitter.com/MVU2hq5TiM— felipe (@pipeLDA97) April 22, 2015
#URGENTE: Se amplía a 20 kms el radio de exclusión en torno al volcán #Calbuco tras erupción @reddeemergencia @biobio pic.twitter.com/JWOcoa848j— Informaciones Chile (@InformacionesCL) April 22, 2015
So the volcano exploded pic.twitter.com/LNYp8HyYZU— Marce (@fxckablemichael) April 22, 2015
Probably my favorite pic so far of #Calbuco. Via IG user jofbroussain pic.twitter.com/A626kuPhDn— Tim Ballisty (@IrishEagle) April 22, 2015