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  •  The good news here (7+ / 0-)

    is that the volcano is in a generally unpopulated area, as indicated by the relatively small number of people being evacuated after what is pretty clearly a massive event.

    This is happening right in the middle of the mountains, and the prevailing winds are pushing the ash cloud into the mountain range itself.  Even if the ash does extend into Argentina, outside of Bariloche very few people live in that part of the country.

    The Chilean side is more populated, but the winds tend to come from the west and it doesn't look like Chile will be seriously affected.

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Sat Jun 04, 2011 at 05:20:56 PM PDT

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