Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes after the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in 42 years.

A huge cloud of ash reaching 6 miles (10km) into the sky has carpeted the surrounding region as authorities have sought to clear people living within a 13 mile (21km) radius.

This timelapse video shows one of the first eruptions on Wednesday evening and shows just how terrifying yet beautiful the natural world can be:

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