Saturday, May 17, 2008

Volcano continues to worry! Chile: please wake up and start doing reparation for the statue burning!

About one month ago, Our Lady of Mount Carmel's statue was burned beyond recognition by a man dressed in black in Santiago, Chile. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the Official Patroness of Chile.

Shortly thereafter, Chile's Chiaten volcano started to erupt for the first time in 9,000 years.

Reuters brings us an update:

New rumbling from Chilean volcano worries experts

Thu May 15, 2008 5:11pm EDT By Monica Vargas

SANTIAGO, May 15 (Reuters) - Chile's Chaiten volcano groaned, rumbled and shuddered on Thursday, raising new concerns among authorities, as lightning bolts pierced the huge clouds of hot ash hovering ominously above its crater.

Chile's National Emergency Office, ONEMI, said heavy ash kept shooting from the volcano in southern Chile as it generated small tremors.On the ground, heavy flooding hit the area around Chaiten as falling ash swelled rivers, overflowing their banks."There's been additional volcanic activity that we're really worried about," regional governor Sergio Galilea told reporters.

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