After the Earthquakes….Volcanos

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300 flee as Ecuador volcano hurls out huge rocks

‘The smallest blocks are that size of an automobile while the biggest reach the size of a truck’

Associated Press, 29 April 2011

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano hurled truck-sized pyroclastic boulders more than a mile Friday in a powerful eruption that prompted at least 300 people to flee their homes, authorities said.

Schools were closed for a third straight day as ash showered down on a dozen towns in the sparsely populated area surrounding the 16,480-foot (5,023-meter) volcano.

Thundering explosions could be heard miles from Tungurahua, which is on the Andes cordillera 84 miles (135 kilometers) southeast of Ecuador’s capital, Quito.

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A state Geophysics Institute scientist monitoring the volcano from a nearby observation post said by phone that incandescent boulders were landing up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) beneath crater level.

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Phi Beta Iota: Meanwhile, in the USA an astonishing number of levees are at risk of breaking, interest is mounting on how earthquakes might change the landmass and flood large areas, and there still is no government actually doing holistic strategic analytics.

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