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Ecuador Volcano Poised for Major Eruption, May Be Within Days
Fox News ^ | January 10, 2008 | AP and Fox News

Posted on 01/10/2008 5:40:24 PM PST by sodpoodle

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano is poised for a major eruption, a volcanologist said Wednesday. Authorities last week evacuated 10 villages from its western slopes as a precaution.

Patricia Mothes, a U.S. expert on volcanoes, said the 16,575-foot volcano, located 80 miles southeast of Quito, "is preparing to generate, in days or weeks, a great eruption."

She said that could mean pyroclastic flows — blasts of volcanic material "that descend at high speeds and burn everything in their way."

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Could be a problem.
1 posted on 01/10/2008 5:40:25 PM PST by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Bush’s etc...


2 posted on 01/10/2008 5:41:55 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: sodpoodle

Rove’s Ecuadorian Volcano Eruptor etc...


3 posted on 01/10/2008 5:43:25 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: sodpoodle
Vast Right Wing Ecuadoran Volcano Eruptor...
4 posted on 01/10/2008 5:44:40 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: itsamelman

US taxpayers, get out your wallets....


5 posted on 01/10/2008 5:45:16 PM PST by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: sodpoodle

Could be hugh and series.


6 posted on 01/10/2008 5:45:26 PM PST by bleach
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To: Pete98

Women, children, poor, transsexuals hit hardest...


7 posted on 01/10/2008 5:46:34 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: sodpoodle
Only a few months ago scientists were suggesting that the only reasonable solution to the Global Warming catastrophe was injecting large amounts of sulphur into the upper atmosphere.

Look's like Mother Nature will beat us to it.

8 posted on 01/10/2008 5:48:08 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: sodpoodle

Think of the carbon credits that mountain will have to buy!


9 posted on 01/10/2008 5:48:44 PM PST by Ingtar (I find it amazing how deciding to run for president changes a man's stands on issues)
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To: itsamelman
"transsexuals hit hardest..."

Gold lame and pyroclastic flows are just never a good mix!

10 posted on 01/10/2008 5:49:14 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: sodpoodle

Mt Tungurahua
(Click for many more pictures)

11 posted on 01/10/2008 5:49:47 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Pete98

Tungurahua has been smoking for several years, and has had a pretty impressive eruption within the past 5 years, if I recall correctly.

BTW, the current president ran on an anti-US platform. It will be interesting to see the justfication if aid should be required.


12 posted on 01/10/2008 5:51:52 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: blam

That pic...it looks more like a blow out from the side instead of the top.


13 posted on 01/10/2008 5:51:53 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Pete98
I predict much wailing and hand-wringing from the UN and their fellow travellers — followed by an eruption of cash, that flows, pyroclastically, into the pockets of connected officials. No actual aid or comfort will be provided to Ecuadorians; but, the NYTimes will wax eloquently about the valiant efforts of the UN.

Meanwhile, the U.S. will rapidly deploy a large, well equipped, well supplied, and well prepared contingent of rescue and aid workers. The NYTimes and their ilk will criticize the U.S. for some combination of: being in too big a rush & not cooperating with the international efforts still being “planned” by the U.N.; taking too long; using military ships and aircraft in a humanitarian crisis; not having enough military equipment available for the mission, because it's tied up in Iraq; wasting money; and not spending enough.

14 posted on 01/10/2008 5:58:59 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Pete98
Image hosted by Photobucket.com thank you...
15 posted on 01/10/2008 6:03:11 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: blam

I hope we don’t get an ash covered “after” picture next week.


16 posted on 01/10/2008 6:09:36 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

17 posted on 01/10/2008 6:17:57 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

That’s not too bad. I was picturing a few meters of ash, collapsing roofs etc.


18 posted on 01/10/2008 6:25:44 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: SunkenCiv

Catastrophism?


19 posted on 01/10/2008 7:03:31 PM PST by Fractal Trader (.)
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bookmark


20 posted on 01/10/2008 7:23:36 PM PST by meanie monster
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