Calbuco Volcano Eruption

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometres into the air.

The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius.

The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by surprise.

Alejandro Verges, an emergency director for the region, said Calbuco had not been under any special form of observation.

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+1 1. martynbiker commented 6 years ago

That is fear inspiring! would have liked to have seen a longer video.......
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-5 2. plurft commented 6 years ago

... when Mother Earth experience an orgasm <3 <3 <3
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0 3. urbaneagle commented 6 years ago

Dam Mother-nature... you awesome
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+2 4. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#1 It would have been longer if played at normal speed. :D
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0 5. ModifiedGrays commented 6 years ago

Just a couple questions:
1) How much CO2, SO2, etc did this volcano spew out in these two eruptions?
2) How does the above number compare to how much CO2/SO2/etc man produces in a day?

(I am not trying to start a global warming debate, I am genuinely curious.)
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0 6. Sizzlik (admin) commented 6 years ago

#5 Hard to tell..one is a nature event wich we cant control (just a little bit)
and the other is man made thing wich could be controlled with some effort and thinking the long run.
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0 7. ModifiedGrays commented 6 years ago

Turns out Wired has a recent article on what I was looking for:

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/volcanoes-still-not-source-increasing-carbon-dioxide-atmosphere/