Oldster's View

Fight Against Maturity

Beautiful and terrifying

A cloud of smoke and ash fills the sky after the eruption of the Chaiten volcano in southern Chile. The eruption, which began May 2, spewed incandescent material and blasted ash some 20 miles into the Andean sky, forcing authorities into a complete evacuation of the area.

Link, with more pictures

May 11, 2008 - Posted by | People, Scary | , ,


  1. Looks like they might be selling tires :/


    I shudder to think of being overrun by hot magma! burning alive would suck.

    Comment by Mike | May 12, 2008

  2. We were in the edges of the ash fall from Mount St. Helens and even that was pretty scary, almost surreal. If I saw that cloud in the sky I would suddenly have urgent business a couple thousand miles away.

    Comment by oldstersview | May 12, 2008

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