A volcanic eruption and the forces of nature it releases is something to behold and respect. On June 5th the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile erupted sending an ash and rock plume 6 miles into the air. The images are frightening and beautiful at the same time.

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A view is seen of the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

An aerial view shows smoke and ash from an eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno city in south-central Chile June 5, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted a popular ski resort in neighboring Argentina. Picture taken through a plane window. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A helicopter flies over smoke and ash rising from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Osorno city in south-central Chile June 5, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted a popular ski resort in neighboring Argentina. Picture taken through a plane window. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in the Patagonia region at sunrise June 5, 2011. The volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, Chilean authorities said. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in the Patagonia region at sunrise June 5, 2011. The volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, Chilean authorities said. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighbouring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighbouring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Lightning flashes around the ash plume at above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighbouring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A view of the ash plume at sunset above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Plume of ash, estimated six miles (10km) high and three mile wide is seen after a volcano erupted in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A view is seen of a cloud of ashes from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near sunset to the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 5, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighbouring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A view is seen of a cloud of ashes from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near sunset at the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 5, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighbouring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. Picture taken June 5. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A brown ash plume from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain rises above the clouds in this natural-colour image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomter (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite taken shortly after an eruption began on June 4, 2011. The volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted a popular ski resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption took place about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital Santiago. Picture taken June 4, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A plume of light-coloured ash stretches along the edge of the Andes in this natural-colour satellite image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard Terra on the morning of June 6, 2011, as the eruption at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain continues. The volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted a popular ski resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption took place about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital Santiago. Picture taken June 6, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

An ash plume (bottom) from Chile, after two days of continuous emissions at the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain, is seen in this image which combines visible and infrared imagery from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-East (GOES-East) with colour imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) taken on June 6, 2011. The ash plume extends more than 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km/1181 miles), from Chile, over the coast of Argentina, and out into the Atlantic Ocean. The volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted a popular ski resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption took place about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital Santiago. Picture taken June 6, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA GOES Project Science/Handout

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Toys are seen covered with ash from a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, 100 miles (160 km) to the west, in the Argentine resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche June 5, 2011. A volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Chiwi Giambirtone

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Ashes released from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano fall at the border Argentina-Chile Paso Cardenal Samore June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/ Gendarmeria/Handout

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Pumice rocks from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano are shown by Argentine border police at the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile, June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompting the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Gendarmeria/Handout

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A view is seen of the Lago Lacar (Lacar Lake) and a part of its coast covered with ashes from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

View of a field and the sky filled with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia region June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily traveled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A man wearing a surgical mask walks through fallen ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A resident walks through fallen ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Residents walk through fallen ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Rosehip covered in ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain are seen in the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily travelled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A car travels along a road covered with ashes near the erupting Puyehue volcano near Argentina's border June 6, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A man walks along a road covered with pumice rocks from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano near the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile, June 6, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

A man takes pictures on a road covered with pumice rocks from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano near the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile, June 6, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

The front gate of a ranch covered in ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain is seen in the mountain resort of San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia region June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily traveled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Patricio Rodriguez

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

Policemen talk on a road covered with pumice rocks from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain volcano near the Cardenal Samore border pass between Argentina and Chile, June 6, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcanic Chain Eruption

An aircraft belonging to Austral with ash on it from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain remains standred on the tarmac of the sky resort San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia June 6, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that blew over the Andes and carpeted the resort in neighboring Argentina. The eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago, in Patagonia also prompted Chilean authorities to shut a heavily traveled border crossing into Argentina. Chile's government said it was evacuating 3,500 people from the surrounding area as a precaution. Officials said the volcano was spitting molten rock, but there was no visible lava flow. REUTERS/Chiwi Giambirtone

Jun 11, 2011