Literally, southern Chile is smokin’ as a volcano near the aadfa park is erupting. If you visit the story page at the BBC, you can see some amateur video that makes it look like quite an impressive blast.
The Llaima volcano is about 400 miles south of Santiago, so it doesn’t look like it will affect any major population centers. Those evacuated so far were about 150 tourists visiting the Conguillio National Park.
The volcano has been active for centuries and the last big eruption was in 1994. If you’re heading to this part of Chile in what is about to be high season, reroute!
[photo from The Guardian story]¬