HEADLINE – Chileans living near volcano urged to stay away


SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean officials urged residents already evacuated from homes near an erupting volcano to stay in shelters and with family and friends. 

“We are not ordering you to do anything,” Chilean vulcanologist Hugo Moreno said to a crowd of refuges. “We are merely urging you to stay away.”

About 4,000 Chileans have been evacuated since the Cordon Caulle volcano began erupting June 4.

Chilean officials wanted to make it clear that they are advising residents only. “For example,” Moreno continued, “let’s say that I tell you that a river of lava is on its way to totally destroy your village, if I were to tell you that, and I am not, then I would only be doing so as a courtesy and I would not be ordering you to stay away.  You may decide to go there and check it out for yourself. If you are that kind of person, then that’s perfectly fine.” 

Chile has more than 3,000 volcanoes along its Andean spine, and 500 of these are considered geologically active. About 60 Of these have erupted in the past 450 years.

“But I do urge you to stay away,” Moreno added. “But that’s not an order. It is just a suggestion that I very strongly make, that you stay away. But don’t stay away if you don’t want to. It’s totally your choice,” Moreno concluded.

The Cordon Caulle is located 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago.

Source: http://article/AL56


9 Responses to “HEADLINE – Chileans living near volcano urged to stay away”

  1. good to see officials recognizing inherent native wisdom in how these villages live their lives. Who is to say our western “run away from burning lava” is superior to the traditional live in harmony with our burning earth mother in the same room of the villages.


  2. I say let them go back if they want to go back. Don’t tell them what to do. The right to do stupid things against one’s interests is a right. Why should Big Brother tell them to avoid boiling lava? What’s next – ordering people not to poison themselves? People have the right to poison themselves if they want to. We have too much government telling us what to do and what to think and what to eat and how fast to drive and not to play with loaded guns and to avoid running into burning buildings etc. etc. etc.


  3. Gus Pinochet Says:

    I am totally against this lazy, laissez-faire, socialist attitude of the Chilean government. I blame Allende and his communist ways. Someone should do something about him.


  4. paulboylan Says:

    Yes. Someone should.


  5. I’ve been meaning to thank the Chileans for their ash. It was freaking awesome. The airport was shut for days!


  6. Latina hot girl Says:

    Your information Helped me Thanks you Much. I will return to my village to see this river of lava for myself.


  7. Would you like someone to accompany you? I think one or possibly all of the gentlemen here would be only too happy to assist.

    For a faster response next time, please post a photo.


  8. Is it possible that an ash cloud could produce a storm of some type?.


  9. paulboylan Says:

    Yes, I think particulate ash can help create rain.


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