Chile Volcano Eruption Sends Lava Shooting Into the Sky

Villarrica is one of the country's most active volcanoes.

The amazing display was visible from miles away.

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.

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

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