Just in time for Earth Day! Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted yesterday for the first time in forty two years. The Associated Press reports that the volcano blew a huge cloud of billowing smoke and other hazardous materials into the atmosphere over a sparsely populated section of southern Chile.
The last time Calbuco erupted was in 1972 and it is considered one the most dangerous of Chile’s 22 volcanos. The most active of South America’s volcano’s, Villarica, (also located in Chile) erupted last month in which the eruption resulted in the surrounding area to be evacuated.