Erupting volcano photographed from space
An image taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) of a large plume of smoke, steam and ash erupting from the Sarychev volcano on the Kuril Islands, Russia. It is thought that the eruption has caused a hole to form in the cloud layer above it. (Picture: NASA / SPL / Barcroft Media)
Source: The Telegraph
A river in southern Chile has overflowed is banks, after it was blocked by volcanic ash and mounting debris. The area around the Nilahu river has been evacuated as a result.
The raised water levels follow the eruption of a volcano in the city of Puyehue on Saturday, which sent a huge ash cloud across nearby towns and all the way to Buenos Aires, the capital of neighbouring Argentina.
The ash has also damaged swathes of crops and killed many fish.
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One of the volcanoes in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile has erupted violently, billowing smoke and ash high into the sky. On Sunday, lightning in the rising cloud provided a dazzling display.