Chile’s Chaitén Volcano Erupts with Ash, Lava and Lightning

May 8, 2008 / No Comments

A volcano is the last place to be nearby when it erupts and after 9,000 years of slumber the awakening is obviously beyond words. Chile's Chaitén Volcano went off, spewing lava and ash 12 miles high into the air. As if the whole image wasn't terrible enough, the five-day eruption was accompanied by lightning and rain which carpeted the whole ...