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Watch This Amazing Video that Shows the Very Second Calbuco Volcano Erupts

Impacting Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | April 24, 2015

Watch This Amazing Video that Shows the Very Second Calbuco Volcano Erupts

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Given enough time, you can pretty much find anything on the Internet, including the harrowing images of a volcano exploding in Chile.

Many around the world have witnessed nature’s awesome power in the form of the Calbuco volcano that erupted on Wednesday.

By Thursday a video would hit YouTube that purports to show the very first moments of the blast, taken by a hiker who just so happened to be filming the volcano from below its peak.

Mashable’s Jessica Plautz spotted the following video uploaded to YouTube by Walter Witt, and it features one of the more amazing chance encounters we have witnessed recently:

Roughly translated, the video’s description states: “This video captures the exact moment when the Volcano Calbuco National Reserve Llanquihue erupts.”

TravelPulse’s Brian Major followed up on the ongoing story, stating that there remains a 12-mile exclusion zone around the volcano.

Major also adds, “Authorities have evacuated 4,433 people in the Las Lagos region, with 273 remaining in shelters.”

Little did anyone know but a hiker was nonchalantly taking in the relative serenity of the area just moments before the volcano spewed ash to the surrounding locale.

A brief video that would have been a novel reminder of his jaunt through Chilean woods caught something far more unforgettable.

And, we assume, that jaunt turned into a very brisk sprint to safety the minute this hiker stopped recording.

Now a lonely moment beautifully caught on video will captivate the millions still gathering as much detail they can over the recent eruption.

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