Calbuco volcano erupting – Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted in a breathtaking 4K timelapse.
It was the chance of a lifetime for filmmaker Martin Heck and his crew when, in pursuit of a film of the neighbouring Osorno volcano in Chile, Calbuco erupted to everyone’s surprise.
The crew scrambled to set up cameras wherever they could find a clear view and kept them rolling, much to the delight of everyone who gets to now see the awesome majesty of this geological event from a safe distance.
Calbuco is located partly in Puerto Varas Commune and partly in Puerto Montt Commune. It lies 49 km from the city of Puerto Varas and 69 km from Puerto Montt.
Its name is thought to come from the Mapuche words “kallfü” (blue) and “ko” (water), meaning “blue water”.
It shares the name with Calbuco Island in nearby Reloncaví Sound as well as the city and commune of Calbuco, although it is not located there.
Calbuco is a city and commune in southern Chile administered by the Municipality of Calbuco. Administratively Calbuco belongs to the Llanquihue Province of Los Lagos Region.
The origin of the city was the Spanish Fort Calbuco founded in 1603 and became later an important fish market. The archaeological site of Monte Verde lies within the commune.
Calbuco Island is part of the commune and contains the city of Calbuco. There are thirteen other islands in the commune: Huar, Puluqui, Chidhuapi, Tabón, Mayelhue, Lín, Quenu, Quihua, Huapi Abtao, Chaullín, Caicué o lagartija, Tautil and Queullín.
More stories: here