At around 6 p.m. (local time) yesterday, Chile’s Calbuco Volcano came to life, spewing a massive column of ash and smoke into the air.
Authorities quickly established an evacuation zone for anybody living within a 20km (12.4-mile) radius of the volcano; some 4,000 were evacuated.
According to Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo, there have been no deaths, injuries or reports of missing persons so far. It has been 42 years since Calbuco last erupted.
Check out a few incredible pictures and videos (including an awesome time-lapse) of the eruption below:
Close-ups of ash plume: