It is one of the most active volcanoes in Chile and a popular tourist destination located in the Chilean Lake District and home to a National Park. The alert in the area has been raised to RED and local communities are being evacuated.
The violent eruption began last night, and was caught on camera, you can now watch it on the BBC website (egu.eu/5ARQH5) or via this alternative YouTube link (egu.eu/3HMF85).
You can also view some still images of the eruption here: egu.eu/4AC0IH
David Pyle, of the Volcanic Degassing blog, has written a post with some very useful insights into the eruptive history of this volcano. The post also includes a number of links to keep up to speed with the current activity: egu.eu/8S7W6C
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