Chile's Volcano Eruption Looks Like Hell on Earth

Illustration for article titled Chile's Volcano Eruption Looks Like Hell on Earth

If you need a reminder on how fucking scary volcanoes can be, check out the explosion of Puyehue volcano in southern Chile. The volcano hadn't erupted for half a century but blew up this past weekend, painting the sky red.

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I mean seriously, this volcano looks unreal. 3,500 people were evacuated from the area and ash from the volcano even rained down in Argentina. [Denver Post via Mappeal]

Image Credit: AFP PHOTO/CLAUDIO SANTANA

Illustration for article titled Chile's Volcano Eruption Looks Like Hell on Earth

If I saw this in a movie I'd think it's too unrealistic. Well, my friend, this is real life.

Image Credit: AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno

Illustration for article titled Chile's Volcano Eruption Looks Like Hell on Earth

The cloud of ash that was created. A lot more peaceful than the red fury.

Image Credit: AFP PHOTO/Chilean Air Force

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DISCUSSION

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You'd think for a blog of techies, more information could be given as to who took the photographs, where the articles appear, and where we can find the high-res formats.

For those of you who are looking for the high res photos, this is the information I found:

The photographer's name is Francisco Negroni.

His website is: [www.francisconegroni.cl]

His flickr page is located at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/francisconegroni

3 of the high-res photos (largest I could find) are located at the following links:

[washingtonexaminer.com]

[washingtonexaminer.com]

[washingtonexaminer.com]

The article containing the photos is located at: [washingtonexaminer.com]

Enjoy guys.