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Ecuador Volcano Poised for Major Eruption, May Be Within Days
« on: January 10, 2008, 12:24:21 PM »
Ecuador Volcano Poised for Major Eruption, May Be Within Days

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."


Just wait for it...DUmmies will blame Booooooosh, and teh algore will blame globalwarming.

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