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The Calbuco volcano, situated in a national reserve in Southern Chile, has recently erupted for the first time in 42 years, dispersing thick plumes of ash and smoke skyward and into the atmosphere, forcing the evacuation of everyone within a 24-mile radius.
Rodrigo Barrera, a witness of the eruption from a safe distance, had recorded a time-lapse of the explosion that captured the extraordinary, awe-inspiring display of beauty and destruction that fills the horizon of the Los Lagos region.
Watch the remarkable footage below.
[via Peta Pixel, images via screen grabs from YouTube]