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Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Southern Chile

Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Southern Chile

Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile has erupted for the first time since 1972, with the last major eruption occurring in 1961 that sent ash columns 12-15 kilometers high. This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument in a high resolution infrared channel around 0515Z on April 23, 2015.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory