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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fuego Volcano Erupts in Guatemala August 8, 2007

 

Fuego Volcano erupted yesterday in Guatemala.

The sight of it was life changing. Many people were out in the streets and on the roads looking, taking shots, and generally staring at a once-in-a-lifetime sight. One Guatemalan gentleman in his 60's told me he had never seen this kind of activity in his whole life. He was thrilled to be able to witness it.

The sound of it will remain with me for a long time. It was like grumpy thunder that just never stopped grumbling. Deep throated roaring that you could hear miles away.

Clouds moved in as evening wore on, obscuring the lava flows and eventually the cone. I haven't even seen anything like this in movies with all the whoop-dee-doo special effects man has created to create something astounding. Maybe there is a lesson to be learnt here. Mother Nature has all the special effects up her sleeve that she can pull out whenever she wants. Beats paying the prices at the theatres.

Today Fuego looks calm, though she is shrouded in clouds. Everyone here in Antigua is still looking upward to see if there will be anymore angry rumblings from the volcano gods.

3 comments:

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Thanks for the chronicle of the eruption of Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano). Your photo is fabulous too.

You have a couple of typos: Fuego is misspelled in the title, and Volcano in the labels.

Myself said...

Thank you ... corrections made.

Dean said...

I was in Antigua on a mission trip and saw the eruption also. I didn't have a tripod so wasn't able to capture images like you have. Any chance of getting the higher res images you have? thx, Dean ricerice@cinci.rr.com