Amazing Photos of Terrifying Natural Events: Chile's Volcano

Thursday, May 8, 2008

This absolutely amazing photo of Chile's Chait�n volcano causing an outbreak of lighting was featured in National Geographic's website today. Read article here

This incredible and horrifying event, has been erupting since May 2 2008, in an agricultural area of Chile. Apparently the clouds of dust and ice that form from eruptions can cause lighting. I'm both amazed and terrified at the sight of this volcano and it's effects on everything around it. If the sight of this isn't enough to command your respect, take a look at the effects of the areas around it.

This cow isn't resting in a light dusting of snow, thats volcanic ash that is spewing on to their grazing fields.

The source of the ash, the Chait�n volcano about 75 miles (120 kilometers) away, began erupting May 2. It could continue spewing ash for weeks, experts say (full story).

Chile has evacuated at least 4,000 people and many animals and crops are threatened. If you want to learn more about this event, there are links provided below.