Chile volcano eruption sends lava shooting into the sky

News
HT_VOLCANO_150303_DG_4x3_992_72891

PANGUIPULLI, Chile (ABC) – Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted overnight, sending lava shooting into the night sky.

The amazing display was visible from miles away.

Slideshow Photos from the volcano eruption

The volcano erupted at about 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations.

El volcán wn! Ta la pura caga#volcanvillarrica#activao#Erupción#Chile#villarrica#costanera#chv#canal13 #tvn#mega#pucon#caburga

A video posted by Fernard Savier Toro Morales (@fernardtoro) on

Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, with increased activity reported in the past month.

The 9,000-foot volcano is located in Chile’s central valley about 400 miles south of Santiago.

Increíble!! Erupción del #Volcán #Villarrica ahora mismo en #Pucón 🌋

A video posted by Iker Alcántara (@ikeralc) on

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WATE 6 Storm Weather School

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter