Aerial footage of Chile's Calbuco volcano spewing ash

Aerial footage of Chile's Calbuco volcano spewing ash

After 43 years of sleep, Chile's Calbuco volcano experienced a major eruption on April 22, 2015 ejecting ash plume up to 12.1 km. 

A 20 kilometer exclusion zone was established around the volcano and over 4 000 people within this exclusion zone were evacuated during a heavy ashfall. The towns of Ensenada, Correntoso and Lago Chapo were completely evacuated. 

Chile’s Geological Service invited Al Jazeera to overfly the volcano on April 26, which is continuing to spew tonnes of volcanic material. Their Lucia Newman reports from Ensenada, Chile:

Video credit: Al Jazeera

CNN International made the following video featuring images of drone overflights of the are affected by the eruption.

Video  credit: CNN International/

Featured image credit: Al Jazeera


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