The Chaiten volcano broke its 9000 year silence when it erupted in Chile this week, see incredible photo as it spewed lava, and ash into lightning filled skies.

Below is an incredible photograph taken by Carlos Gutierrez/UPI/Landov, taken during May 3, 2008 eruption of Chile’s Chaiten volcano.

see a larger, full screen version of this picture in the original photo post and article at Chile’s Las Ultimas Noticias, here, or read this national geographic article with picture in English, here.

Chile's Chitain Volcano breaks 9000 year silence
Photograph by Carlos Gutierrez/UPI/Landov