The End Times are here, the Rapture if upon us, and Jesus is due next Tuesday. At least that's the impression given by these snaps of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, which has sent vast clouds of ash into the sky. Authorities have evacuated 4,000 people and closed access to the area around the volcano, which lies near the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Santiago.
LATAM airlines cancelled flights to and from both cities because airborne ash can damage jet engines. No injuries are reported but the twin blast have sparked concerns that water could be contaminates, causing respiratory illnesses. The volcano erupted Wednesday afternoon for the first time in more than four decades, then had another outburst early Thursday.