Simultaneous Volcanic Eruptions in Central, South America.


In Guatemala, the Pacaya volcano began spewing lava, rocks and debris on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 50 others.

In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano forced the evacuation of seven villages and shut the airport and schools in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city.

There is no suggestion the upsurge in volcanic activity is related.

Interestingly, there’s a report that another volcano – this one, in Iceland – is showing signs of a possible eruption. It’s apparently going to be a Year of the Volcanos. Mind you, all of these are on different tectonic plates… which I fully expect to be told doesn’t matter, for various arcane scientific reasons. Ach, well, it saves me the time of spending four hours looking it up for myself.

Moe Lane

1 Comment

  • Bad Science says:

    I saw the volcano in Guatemala a couple of times back in the ’90s, it is visible from their international airport as puffs of smoke during the day, and little red spots at night.
    I seem to remember there was a pretty decent eruption at that volcano then, but I might be mistaken.

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