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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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ecuador; volcano
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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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Excellent.


21 posted on 01/10/2008 7:30:19 PM PST by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: sodpoodle

Hold on, there is a volcano currently erupting in Chile, it has been for the last 4 days

Mt Llaima, situated in the Conguillio National Park, about 650 km (400 miles) south of the capital, Santiago.

Somebody needs to figure out just how much Greenhouse Gas this and the Equadorian volcano pump into the atmosphere. I bet they put many, many more times the amount than we can ever eradicated through conservation strategies.

In other words,the GW Carbon Credit crowd are pissing up a rope when it comes to affecting world climate with their stupid conservation strategies.


22 posted on 01/10/2008 8:02:28 PM PST by Wil H
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To: Fractal Trader; 75thOVI; AFPhys; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Fractal Trader. :')
 
Catastrophism
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23 posted on 01/11/2008 12:11:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: blam
What are the odds?


24 posted on 01/11/2008 2:27:54 AM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: sodpoodle

Oh no !! All that ash in the air. Global cooling?


25 posted on 01/11/2008 2:29:43 AM PST by The Raven
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To: sodpoodle; SunkenCiv

This volcano has been erupting off and on for years now. A few years ago they completely evacuated the resort town at its base, the army occupied it to prevent looting. Eventually it calmed down, and the inhabitants were allowed back in.

Its a picture perfect volcano.

At about the same time the volcano at the edge of Quito was acting up, and they were gearing up for an eruption there, which in the end didn’t happen. Lots of ash, though.


26 posted on 01/11/2008 7:37:05 AM PST by marron
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To: marron

Thanks M.


27 posted on 01/11/2008 7:50:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: blam

Oh, well, seeing that picture, it’s obvious everything is nice and safe. ;’D


28 posted on 01/11/2008 8:23:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: blam

Tungurahua volcano photos ping


29 posted on 01/11/2008 11:31:31 AM PST by gleeaikin
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Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano may erupt
AP on Yahoo | 1/09/08 | Gonzalo Solano - ap
Posted on 01/09/2008 9:54:40 PM EST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1951191/posts

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupts
AP on Yahoo | 2/6/08 | Gonzalo Solano - sp
Posted on 02/06/2008 8:09:21 PM EST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966167/posts

Ecuador Volcano Erupts, Thousands to Be Evacuated
news.nationalgeographic.com | 02/07/2008 | Gonzalo Solano in Quito, Ecuador
Posted on 02/07/2008 4:28:23 PM EST by Red Badger
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966656/posts


30 posted on 03/05/2008 11:32:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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