This 9-Mile-High Volcano Explosion Is Breathtaking
Aug 24, 2015
This was the biggest eruption in the Calbuco volcano since 1961 when a similar incident sent an ash column seven to nine miles high into the heavens.
On April 22, 2015 the Calbuco volcano in Los Lagos, Chile erupted for the first time in 40 years. During the 90-minute long eruption the volcano created a pillar of ash that stretched 9.3 miles into the sky. From the ground onlookers could only clearly see about 6 miles of the plume before it began to mix with the awe-inspiring cloud of ash created in the atmosphere above the explosion site.