Chile Volcano Eruption Sends Lava Shooting Into the Sky

PHOTO: The Villarrica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, March 3, 2015.PlayLautaro Salinas/AP Photo
WATCH Chile Volcano Eruption Sends Lava Shooting Into Sky

Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted overnight, sending lava shooting into the night sky.

The amazing display was visible from miles away.

PHOTO: The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, March 3, 2015.Aton Chile/AP Photo
The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, March 3, 2015.

The volcano erupted at about 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations.

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Villarrica is one of Chile's most active volcanoes, with increased activity reported in the past month.

PHOTO: Chiles Villarrica volcano can be seen erupting, March 3, 2015.Twitter/@NGalloR
Chile's Villarrica volcano can be seen erupting, March 3, 2015.

The 9,000-foot volcano is located in Chile's central valley about 400 miles south of Santiago.

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