Calbuco, a volcano in southern Chile, erupted on April 22. The volcano generated a gigantic cloud made up of smoke and ash. People in the area are being evacuated.The last time Calbuco had a big eruption was about 40 years ago.
Chile sort of looks like a chili pepper – it is a long and skinny country. It has a coastline of over 6,000 km (4,000 miles), and has an average width of only about 170 km (110 miles). The crater lake of Ojos del Salado, a volcano at the Chile-Argentina border, is the world’s highest lake (at over 6,300 metres or 20,500 feet). Chile is home to one of the driest regions in the world – the Atacama Desert. Santiago is its capital.
Here is a palindrome (spells the same forwards and backwards): On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil; a fire volcano.
You can watch the eruption here.
Image Credits: C.I.M.A.T – CENTRO INFORMACIÓN MONITOREO ALERTA TEMPRANA for Calbuco’s image
Sources: Al Jazeera. BBC, CIA World Factbook, http://www.britannica.com/