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Piton de la Fournaise (La Reunion, Indian Ocean) Erupting
Posted on 09/26/2008 7:12:27 AM PDT by cogitator
Piton de la Fournaise, the Indian Ocean analog to Kilauea on the French island analog to Hawaii, started erupting on September 21. It's a cute little eruption (unlike the last one, one of Fournaise's largest), with lava fountains on the side of the crater pouring down the slope to form a pond. Picture below; the linked Web site above has to very nice videos. Turn down the volume of the top one, though.
TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Science
KEYWORDS: environment; eruption; fournaise; lava; volcano
Getting there for a close-up view involves quite a hike, it appears.
posted on 09/26/2008 7:12:32 AM PDT
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posted on 09/26/2008 7:15:09 AM PDT
I have a memory trace of such an eruption being a precursor to something very dramatic—what, exactly, I don’t recall. LOL.
posted on 09/26/2008 7:42:07 AM PDT
(POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
Yet another incredible photo. Thanks.
posted on 09/26/2008 7:44:48 AM PDT
(just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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