Volcanic update

Yesterday (July 14, 2013) the volcano that I live on, Tungurahua, shook me out of bed at 6:45 am with perhaps its second-largest eruption of the last 50 years. It was so loud it could be heard in Guayaquil a hundred miles away. Unfortunately there were low clouds so I couldn’t see it! Here is what I missed (note that the first photo of the ash cloud is taken from Quito, 80 miles away, so far away that the volcano itself is not visible:

http://www.elcomercio.com/pais/Erupcion-volcan-Tungurahua-Ambato-ceniza-emergencia_5_955754417.html

By the way, the explosion was so strong that we didn’t get any ash–it all went high into the atmosphere and fell far away from here. Some nearby communities did get stomes rained on them. No deaths or injuries reported.

Lou Jost

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