Why does the volcano keep rising?
The world is watching with interest as a new eruption erupts in Chile’s Atacama desert.
It’s the biggest in recorded history, and the worst since a massive eruption in 2010 killed 1,300 people.
The volcano at Campeirantes is a massive, pyroclastic, domed crater, and scientists estimate it could rise to about 50 feet (15 meters) in height.
The ash plumes, which reach miles from the crater, have been seen by millions of people in Chile and elsewhere.
“This eruption will be a wakeup call for the world, because we have no idea how this volcano is going to behave,” said Cristian Calabresi, a geologist at the University of Chile.
The region has been the scene of some of the worst volcanic eruptions in the world.
In 2014, an 8,500-foot (2,300-meter) eruption at Campesino volcano killed at least 1,500 people, and in 2015, a similar eruption killed more than 1,400.