Chilean Volcano Calbuco Erupts for the First Time in Five Decades

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The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile, and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile’s 90 active volcanos. (Photo by David Cortes Serey/AP Photo/Agencia Uno)

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Children watch the Calbuco volcano erupt, from Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The volcano erupted billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with residents of two smaller communities. (Photo by Carlos F. Gutierrez/AP Photo)

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View of the Villarrica volcano taken from Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, showing visible signs of activity on April 21, 2015. (Photo by Sebastian Escobar/AFP Photo)

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The Calbuco volcano is seen erupting from Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The volcano erupted billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with residents of two smaller communities. (Photo by Carlos F. Gutierrez/AP Photo)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano, seen from Puerto Varas city, south of Santiago, April 22, 2015. Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano, seen from Puerto Varas city, south of Santiago, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Rafael Arenas/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015 (Photo by Rafael Arenas/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Candia/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Candia/Reuters)

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Candia/Reuters)

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Smoke and lava spew from the Calbuco volcano, as seen from the shores of Lake Llanquihue in Puerto Varas, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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Smoke and lava spew from the Calbuco volcano, as seen from Puerto Varas, April 23, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky. Lightning is seen in the sky above the volcano. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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Smoke and lava spew from the Calbuco volcano, as seen from the shores of Lake Llanquihue in Puerto Varas, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Diego Main/AP Photo/Aton Chile)

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A boat is seen in a house backyard at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, April 23, 2015. An ash cloud from volcano Calbuco in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby towns in both countries. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Clothes are seen on a fence in the backyard of a house at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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A playground area is seen at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Dogs are seen on a street at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Sheep and cattle eat next to a collapsed shed and standing on ground covered with ash from Calbuco volcano in Ensenada, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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Dogs look over a fence while standing on the ground covered in ash from Calbuco volcano in Ensenada, April 23, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)

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General view of ash covered houses of Ensenada locality, on the outskirts of Calbuco volcano, which erupted this 22 April after 40 years without activity, Los Lagos region, south of Chile, on 23 April 2015. (Photo by Felipe Trueba/EPA)

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Leaves sit on ground covered by volcanic ash from Chile’s Calbuco volcano in Villa La Angostura, southern Argentina, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The volcano in Southern Chile has erupted after being dormant for about half a century on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. (Photo by Federico Grosso/AP Photo)

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A local walks as ash falls from Calbuco volcano in the Patagonian Argentine area of San Marin de Los Andes April 22, 2015. (Photo by Patricio Rodriguez/Reuters)

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Rosehips are seen covered with ash from the Calbuco volcano in the Patagonian Argentine area of San Martin de Los Andes April 23, 2015. (Photo by Patricio Rodriguez/Reuters)

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