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Friday, December 23, 2005

She’s Gonna Blow!

Posted by on December 23 at 12:27 PM

It looks like a volcano in Alaska may erupta big one, near Alaska’s most populated region.

…scientist and officials warned on Thursday of the risk of clouds of ash and a tsunami from a possible eruption…. If Augustine does erupt, that could result in grounded flights, school closures and even evacuations, officials said. It is also possible that there will be a landslide from the volcano into the waters of Cook Inlet, causing a tsunami, they said.

Such an event occurred in 1883, when a wave believed to be 20 feet high hit the Native Alutiiq village of Nanwalek, 50 miles east of Augustine.

The Gods are angry. I’m afraid there’s only one thing we can do to appease them. We gotta toss this guy into the volcano: