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SarasotaRepub
02-14-2009, 10:35 PM
(CNN) -- A volcano near southwest Colombia's border with Ecuador erupted on Saturday, leading the government to issue a "red alert" for the region.

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/02/14/colombia.volcano/index.html)

Hmmmm...

djones520
02-14-2009, 10:46 PM
(CNN) -- A volcano near southwest Colombia's border with Ecuador erupted on Saturday, leading the government to issue a "red alert" for the region.

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/02/14/colombia.volcano/index.html)

Hmmmm...

Wasn't much of an eruption... warnings aren't even being issued for it anymore.

megimoo
02-14-2009, 10:51 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Unrest continues at Alaska's Volcano Mount Redoubt

Geologist Marianne Guffanti at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Sunday that elevated seismicity continues at the volcano, with tremors in various intensities.Geologists say a small plume of steam also is visible at Redoubt.

It's been two weeks since the observatory detected a sharp increase in earthquakes beneath the mountain about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage.Geologists have since warned that an eruption could occur.

Guffanti says an eruption is still considered likely, within days or weeks.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008722069_apakalaskavolcano.html

megimoo
02-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Fear Lurks in Chile Volcano’s Shadow

CHAITÉN, Chile — In the desolate silence of this once-vibrant town, now abandoned like a lunar landscape, the volcano still roars. A volcano eruption in May spared Chaitén, Chile, but later the river that runs by the town, swollen with volcanic material and rain, overflowed its banks, burying houses in gray mud.

Three months after erupting, for what scientists say they believe was the first time in 9,370 years, the Chaitén volcano continues to threaten to coat this formerly picturesque town with volcanic ash. The aftereffects of the eruption in May destroyed half of the town of 5,000 residents. Uncertainty about if and when they will ever be able to return to the tranquil seaside life they cherished is tearing many of them apart.

What to do with the displaced has become a problem for Chilean officials, and Chaitén, tiny though it may be, has alerted them to the need to better understand the threats posed by hundreds of potentially active volcanoes in the country.

On May 2, the volcano that bears this town’s name burst into activity, spewing hot gases and ash 12 miles into the sky. Most residents left, as some scientists warned that the volcano could be heading toward an eruption on the scale of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that in A.D. 79 wiped out the Roman city of Pompeii in less than a day.

Like Pompeii, Chaitén is only about six miles from the volcano. A Vesuvius-like explosion seems unlikely now, said Charles R. Stern, a professor of geology at the University of Colorado who specializes in geochemical evolution and volcanism in Central and South America. In May he alerted the Chilean authorities that such an explosion could happen.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/world/americas/10chile.html

SarasotaRepub
02-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Wasn't much of an eruption... warnings aren't even being issued for it anymore.

Ahhh...in other words, it's gonna blow. :D