I had hoped and prayed that Chile would have erupted in a national wave of reparation for the burning of the Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the National Patroness of Chile, last month.
Instead the Chaiten volcano erupted, spreading deadly consequences in Chile and in neighboring Argentine.
Here's a recent story on the devastation:
Patagonia facing threat of Pompei-like disaster
May 14 2008 by Steffan Rhys, Western Mail
THE Welsh colony of Patagonia was last night facing the immediate threat of an earthquake after geologists warned that the enormous Chaiten volcano in neighbouring Chile has a 50% chance of imploding.
There were also fears that an earthquake could cause the region’s San Martin reservoir to break its dam, releasing millions of gallons of water towards the town of Trevelin, which has a population of around 6,500.
Should the volcano collapse, Patagonia would be left in a state of “permanent night” for several days. For the full story, please go here: