Trending Now: The Beautiful Eruption Of Chile's Calbuco Volcano

April 23, 2015

In the 24 hours since the eruption of Chile’s Calbuco volcano yesterday, YouTube has already seen well over a thousand videos uploaded on topic with combined views in the millions. As news organizations and local residents capture video of this once-in-a-lifetime event, YouTube’s #Popular page has collected some of the most spectacular Calbuco explosion videos in this playlist:

When Calbuco began erupting Wednesday evening, sending plumes of ash into the evening sky, it was the first time the volcano had erupted in 42 years. While there have been no reports of injuries, according to news reports, thousands have been evacuated from nearby town Ensenada and flights in the area have been canceled. Outside of Chile, much of the focus has been on the splendor created by the eruption, magnificent sunsets created, in part, by the ash that had been shot into the air.

If you’d like to know more about this volcano, YouTube’s #news page has assembled this playlist of news stories surrounding the event:

- Earnest Pettie