Since it takes a while for international news to break through the wall of celebrity gossip and political trivia here in the US, I just learned today that a long dormant volcano in Chile began a major eruption last Friday.200805081404.jpg

While that’s interesting enough, it was this slide show of pictures of the event from a news service in that country that really grabbed my attention.

Who knew there was so much lightning associated with an erupting volcano (I’m sure someone other than me did!)? It really does look like something out of a science fiction movie.

Makes the piddly little 1.8 earthquake that got people around here chattering yesterday look pretty insignificant.