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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:13 AM

Photo captures rare 'smoke ring' from volcanic eruption in Guatemala


‘They’re really quite magical,’ says volcano expert Matthew Watson

Chantal da Silva
@chantaladasilva
3 days ago



Smoke rings, like this one seen coming from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, are a relatively rare sighting

(Keith Blair)

A rare “smoke ring” has been captured blowing from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, an active stratovolcano 15 km west of the city of Antigua.

Matthew Watson, a professor of volcanoes and climate at the University of Bristol, shared a photo of the sighting on Twitter as part of a virtual “field trip” he is conducting online after having a real-life trip to Guatemala cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“What a stunning looking volcano,” he wrote in a tweet. “Fuego doesn’t disappoint, with loud Strombolian explosions and, this time, a smoke ring too,” he said.

Speaking with The Independent on Monday, Prof Watson said one of his students, Keith Blair, had captured the photo during a field trip they took around this time last year.

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A rare “smoke ring” has been captured blowing from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, an active stratovolcano 15 km west of the city of Antigua.

Matthew Watson, a professor of volcanoes and climate at the University of Bristol, shared a photo of the sighting on Twitter as part of a virtual “field trip” he is conducting online after having a real-life trip to Guatemala cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“What a stunning looking volcano,” he wrote in a tweet. “Fuego doesn’t disappoint, with loud Strombolian explosions and, this time, a smoke ring too,” he said.

Speaking with The Independent on Monday, Prof Watson said one of his students, Keith Blair, had captured the photo during a field trip they took around this time last year.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/guatemala-volcano-fuego-smoke-rings-b1802419.html

From a different Guatemalan volcano:



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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:35 AM

1. That top picture looks like a Q to me.

Oh no! It is a sign from God that Trump will be inaugurated on Mar 4th.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 02:03 AM

2. Holy smoke! Sign from Qod, instead, maybe!

Had not occurred to me, yet. You may just be right! Maybe we've all been swept into a black hole without knowing it! This would be something you'd expect in there, no doubt!

March 4! The next date of right-wing self-expression.

Thanks for the reminder! Better to be prepared.

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