Chile's Calbuco volcano still smoldering
Taken by surprise
The 2,003-meter (6,571-foot) tall volcano is situated around 1,000 kilometers south of the Chilean capital, Santiago, near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. The country's National Mining and Geology Service issued a high alert, restricting access to the surrounding area. Authorities said the eruption caught them by surprise, with Calbuco not being under any special form of observation.