Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Weeks after sacrilegious burning of Our Lady's statue, monster volcano erupts in Chile...

May 7, 2008

Chile volcano fires ash 20 miles high
Thousands are ordered to evacuate


SANTIAGO, Chile -- The long-dormant Chaiten volcano blasted ash 20 miles into the Andean sky Tuesday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate and fouling a huge stretch of South America.

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Chile Evacuates as Volcano Ash Reaches Buenos Aires (Update1)

By Sebastian Boyd

May 7 (Bloomberg) -- More than 4,000 people living at the foot of a Chilean volcano in Patagonia were evacuated as the mountain erupted in a plume of dust and gas that stretched almost 800 miles to Argentina.

Airlines canceled flights out of the Buenos Aires airport to prevent ash damage to engines, Agence France-Presse reported, citing aviation officials.

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Chilean Leader Vows to Help Thousands as Volcano Erupts for Sixth Day

Wednesday, May 07, 2008




The Chaiten volcano poured out gas and ash for a sixth day on Wednesday as Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised support for thousands of people forced to flee their homes.

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Rodrigo Rojas, planning director at the government's Emergency Bureau, said the volcano's plume was smaller than on the previous day, when it rose about 20 miles.

Full report:,2933,354461,00.html


The Australian

Earth and sky in battle above volcano

May 08, 2008

TWO spectacular forces of nature produced an incredible brew in the skies of Chile yesterday as avolcanic eruption met a lightning storm.

Chaiten volcano

The Chaiten volcano in Chile, about 1300km south of Santiago, spews mud and ash into the sky during an electrical storm. Picture: UPI

Tonnes of dust and ash from the eruption of the Chaiten volcano poured into the night sky just as an electric storm was passing overhead.

Full article:,25197,23662743-2702,00.html

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