Gonzalo Llamas Sebesta recorded video as a chairlift carried him toward the erupting Nevados de Chillán volcano.
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The volcano was spewing a 5,000-foot column of dust and ash into the air.
ONEMI, the Chilean national emergency office, issued a yellow alert following the eruption. The alert indicates volcanic activity is unstable and there is the possibility of explosions.
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