Southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted twice within 24 hours this week for the first time in over 42 years. The last time the 6,500 foot volcano erupted was in 1972. It’s considered one of the most potentially dangerous among Chile’s 90 active volcanoes.
No injuries have been reported, however authorities did evacuate 1,500 residents of the nearby town of Ensenada after concerns that the dust could contaminate water and trigger respiratory illnesses.
The huge, billowing clouds caused by the eruption spewed over 23 inches of ash over the surrounding area and created some spectacular scenes.
Here’s a look at some photos of volcanoes we found on Instagram, including the Calbuco eruption.
Mount Semeru, Indonesia
Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mount Kilauea, US
Mount Etna, Italy
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Mount Ontake, Japan