April 23, 2015 9:19 am
Updated: April 23, 2015 9:41 am

LOOK: Breathtaking photos, video of Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile

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WATCH ABOVE: Time lapse footage of the Calbuco volcano eruption.

TORONTO – The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 40 years, sending a massive ash cloud over a mountainous area in southern Chile.

About 1,500 people were ordered to leave their homes in a nearby town as the National Mining and Geology Service issued a high alert, blocking access to areas around the volcano.

Here’s a look at some of the breathtaking images of the volcanic eruption.

From social media:

Chile's Calbuco volcano eruption - sunset [OC] [3147 × 2189]

Calbuco´s eruption 3

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Chile Volcano Erupts

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Erupción Volcán Calbuco - Chile

Calbuco´s eruption

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calbuco volcano eruption @sunset (april 22, 2015)

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volcano calbuco . chile ,,en erupcion hoy

Erupción del Volcán Calbuco, Puerto Montt, Chile

Volcan Calbuco

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