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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A volcano on Montserrat shot ash some nine miles (15 kilometers) into the sky Thursday, one of its most dramatic events since a devastating 1997 eruption that drove away half the Caribbean island's population.
The partial collapse of the dome in the volcano's crater also unleashed flows of hot gas and rocks, triggering sirens for the evacuation of about 20 people from a nearby village.
Paul Cole, director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, said it appeared to be the most material ejected by the volcano in about four years. He estimated 10 percent to 15 percent of the hardened lava dome had collapsed.
"When we're looking at the lava dome now, there's a large scoop out of it that's missing," Cole said
Originally posted by Hellas
there is already a thread about this..
Originally posted by Wolf
Has it begun...
The start of the end?
Im just going to live everyday as its my last!