Photo Gallery: Chile Volcano Erupts ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 7 Columns of smoke and volcanic lightning are seen over the Puyehue volcano in Chile Sunday after a spectacular eruption a day earlier. Francisco Negroni AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 7 The volcano is located 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, but ash has spread to neighboring Argentina. Francisco Negroni AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 3 of 7 A cloud of ash from the volcano billows over Osorno in southern Chile on Sunday. The first eruption in half a century prompted the evacuations of thousands of people. Claudio Santana Getty VIEW SLIDESHOW 4 of 7 A boy on a bicycle pauses Monday to look at a plume of smoke and ash emerging from the volcano. Carlos Succo AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 5 of 7 Ash and lightning sparked by the eruption make for a dramatic display in the skies. The eruption has disrupted international air travel. Francisco Negroni AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 of 7 Stranded passengers line up at an Aerolineas Argentinas desk on Tuesday, June 7. But Tuesday afternoon the airline said it had ceased all domestic and international flights until further notice. Natacha Pisarenko AP VIEW SLIDESHOW 7 of 7 A walk through Cardinal Samore Pass, the border between Chile and Argentina, required masks to protect against volcanic ash. Claudio Santana Getty Originally published on May 23, 2012 11:46 am Photos of what's happening above the volcano range in southern Chile reflect Mother Nature at her showiest. View the discussion thread.