Chilean volcano grounds more flights as ash eruption continues

July 11, 2011CHILE – Clouds of ash spewing from Chile’s Puyehue volcano have grounded flights at airports in the capitals of Uruguay and Argentina, where a major football tournament is being held. Scores of local and international flights were delayed or cancelled in and out of Buenos Aires, regional airport authority Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 said on its web page. The Puyehue has been causing air travel mayhem since it rumbled back to life on June 4 for the first time in five decades, belching into the air a huge volume of dust and ash. Flights across South America – including hubs in Montevideo, Chile’s capital city Santiago and southern Brazil – have been hard hit as ash clouds swept around the southern hemisphere to linger over Australia and New Zealand. The flight disruptions on Friday wreaked havoc for football fans arriving in Argentina for the July 1-24 Copa America competition, which has been drawing thousands of supporters. The regional tournament is being played in several Argentine cities. In nearby Montevideo, more than 20 flights were cancelled due to the ash clouds, officials at the Carrasco International Airport said. Most of the flights were to or from Buenos Aires, but departures for places like Lima and Porto Alegre in Brazil were also cancelled. Weather experts at the airport said flights will likely remain grounded for the rest of Friday. –
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4 Responses to Chilean volcano grounds more flights as ash eruption continues

  1. Leigh Ann says:

    With all these volcanoes, rifts, and fissures emitting gasses, ash, etc. into the ocean and atmosphere — just adding to the already high levels of CO2 and other gasses out there — what does this mean for the long-term picture? It seems that we are in some very uncharted territory here as humans. The last time the planet had this much CO2 and heat was in the early stages of formation when the earth was a bubbling cauldron of volcanoes and acid rain… is it that the atmosphere is now so overheated that it can’t absorb any more heat from the interior? That would mean the whole thing is steaming like a pressure cooker. The planet is going to have to release massive heat, which would initiate a cooling process automatically by blocking out the sun…

    It is obvious that things are on a positive feedback loop now and rapidly changing. Are we ultimately headed for another ice age because of a global volcanic winter? If so, this probably means that we have to go through some stages first… like seeing the heated and expanded magma reshape the global placement of the continents/plates more rapidly (i.e. pole reversal or complete loss of crust’s stability) and witnessing the rise and expansion of the sea, inundating continental coasts and low-lying areas as well as major floods everywhere. The thing I wonder about is how suddenly things will unfold… Here, I’m thinking of how archeologists found that giant mastodon frozen in ice standing erect with food still in its mouth. That was a sudden freeze!!

    Rapid and sudden climate events have happened before… “Sudden climate flips occurred throughout the last ice age—from about 70,000 to 11,500 years ago. At the height of this glaciation, vast ice sheets blanketed much of North America, Europe, parts of Russia, and Antarctica. Periodically the ice melted, then advanced again, until the final melting—an event that marks the beginning of the modern warm (and more climatically stable) epoch known as the Holocene.

    But getting to the Holocene was a start-stop affair. It began with an abrupt warming—probably the cause of Whitlock’s suddenly altered forest. Then there was another switch, back to cold times, and yet another warming at 11,500 years. In that jump, Greenland’s surface temperature increased by 15 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 degrees Celsius) in a single decade. England warmed suddenly too, becoming a haven for certain beetles that can only live in balmier climes. And on both sides of the North Atlantic, the sudden warmth melted terrestrial glaciers thousands of years old in just a few hundred years.” from


    • skywalker says:

      one of my favourite resource books covers this topic very nicely
      its called ” when the earth nearly died” ISBN 1-85860-008-1 written by D.S. Allan & J.B. Delair published by Gateway books

      not everything we have been told by mainstream is correct and unfortunately mainstream like to tell us their “theories” , and insist on them being the true account of things.

      if i told you the answer to life the universe and everything is 42 you would be a fool to accept this at face value and not ask me to prove how i came to this definative answer 🙂


  2. penny says:

    Very well written , you are so right its a cycle were going through and somewhere is the ” tipping point” when all hell breaks loose …but when? those frozen mammoths? yep could that be us ! !its happened to them it could happen to us!!!!!!


  3. luisport says:

    Caulle is not over yet:
    “The National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) – Volcano Observatory of the Southern Andes (OVDAS), announces that today Monday July 11, 2011 at 6:41 a.m. local time (10:41 GMT) monitoring stations located near the volcanic complex Puyehue – Cordon Caulle detected an earthquake associated with rock fracturing (VT), located near the recent eruptive center.

    The location was obtained as follows:

    ORIGIN TIME: 06:41 hl (GMT – 4)
    LATITUDE: 40 ° 31.63 ’South
    LENGTH: 72 ° 07.67 ’W
    DEPTH: 3 km
    SIZE: 4.1 (local magnitude ML)
    Comments: At the time of issuing this report, have been counted at least 25 aftershocks with magnitudes less than 1.”


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