THE RECENT ERUPTION OF THE CALBUCO VOLCANO IN CHILE IS ONE SUCH AMAZING SIGHT.
I HESITATED TO SHARE THESE UNTIL I MADE SURE NO LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST.
THIS VOLCANO HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR 42 YEARS.
The eruption was not anticipated by scientists or government authorities.
THESE PHOTOS AND VIDEO SHOW HOW QUICKLY LIFE CAN CHANGE FOR ANY OF US.
4,000+ HAVE BEEN EVACUATED AND ASH FALLOUT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
THERE WAS A REPORT OF ONE HIKER MISSING, BUT HE WAS FOUND AND RESCUED TODAY.
Thu, 23 Apr 20:10
The 21 y-o mountaineer who was missing and feared victim of the eruption has survived and has been rescued, fortunately. Together with a small group of friends, he was on excursion on the mountain when the eruption occurred last night.
During their escape, he decided to stay behind because of cramps and then lost his way, forced to spend the night in the forest, until he could make phone contact with his family this morning.
THE TEA ROOM HOPES ALL ARE SAFE.
ANOTHER CHILEAN VOLCANO...
LOCAL VILLAGERS LOOKING UP AT THE ERUPTION ON April 19, 1993, OF THE LASCAR VOLCANO IN CHILE DON'T SEEM TOO CONCERNED, AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO BELOW. I DON'T THINK I COULD BE THAT CALM LOOKING AT THOSE ASH CLOUDS.
NASA's EARTH OBSERVATORY HAS SOME ONE-OF-A-KIND VIEWS FROM SPACE OF THIS ERUPTION,
THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF EACH PHOTO IS GIVEN ON THE "PANDA" SITE.
I JUST WANTED TO PUT A FEW HERE FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T ACCESS THAT WEBSITE.
THEY ARE SPECTACULAR!
THE PHOTOS TAKEN AT NIGHT ARE ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTNING GENERATED BY THE ERUPTION.
SHORTLY AFTER THE INITIAL EXPLOSION.
AS DARKNESS FALLS.
THE AMOUNT OF ASH GENERATED CAN'T BE MEASURED.
HOW SMALL THE VILLAGE LOOKS, HOW VULNERABLE.
LARGE AMOUNTS OF ASH FALLING ON LOCALS
FLIGHTS ARE GROUNDED.
THE CHILEAN PRESIDENT HAS DECLARED THE AREA A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, SO, HOPEFULLY, ALL RESIDENTS WILL HAVE HELP CLEARING AWAY THE ASH.
VOLCANIC ASH ACTS LIKE TINY PIECES OF GROUND CLASS IN HUMAN LUNGS AND CAN BE VERY HARD ON THOSE WITH ASTHMA AND OTHER BREATHING DIFFICULTIES.
THE ERUPTION ALSO GENERATED TWO EARTHQUAKES BELOW 5.0 MAGNITUDE.
OTHER LAVA PHOTOS <CLICK HERE>
MANY OTHER SIMILAR NIGHT IMAGES <CLICK HERE>
THE PHOTO BELOW WAS TITLED :
"My Cousin In His Yard, 27 Kilometers Away From The Eruption, by Guillermo Canales."
HOPE YOU AND ALL OTHERS ARE SAFE AND WELL, YOUNG MAN!
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A LIST OF LIVE OR FREQUENTLY UPDATED WEBCAMS THAT WATCH VOLANOES ALL OVER THE WORLD HERE:
SAFE WEEKEND TO ALL.