The island of Reunion must be pleased (or Angry)
By Gary Marsh
June 12, 2019 3:29pm CST
My wife has left Mauritius to go to the neighbouring island of Reunion which is a French dependency island in the Indian Ocean about 45 minutes away from Mauritius by air. This morning I hear that there has been a volcanic eruption the volcano there has got a couple of fissures in the side of the mountain and molten lava is currently flowing. There has been some earthquake activity over the last few days which was getting stronger and the eruptions more aggressive but since the fissures opened allowing the magma to be released it seems to have calmed down again. The magma is still flowing. My daughter was quite alarmed this morning. I told her not to worry because the Volcano is at the other end of the island about 30 miles away and there are no concerns at the moment. Have you ever seen a volcano. I have seen a few. Mount Etna in Sicily which continues to smoulder, erupt occasionally. I have also seen Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii and several extinct volcanoes. I had a few errands to do this morning which I did then picked my daughter up and went to lunch in a Thai restaurant. Devil child accompanied us. I held her for a few moments while my daughter was sorting out the pushchair for her. I pulled a funny face at her and she smiled which is a blessing as opposed to bawling her head off!
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• United Kingdom
You also have some in the USA. I remember St.Helena in Washington state blew a few years ago. Also Hawaii has plenty that are always active. Pompeii and Herculaneum were totally destroyed by an eruption. Hot ash landed on them forming a cast but the heat was so strong that the body vaporised,
@garymarsh6 We are. But of course when there is a violent eruptions then and only we are not safe. So far we have had only one major violent eruption over the years. Most eruptions were not violent and damaged is only confined to its vicinity.
• United States
I think she is getting used to your face, lol My grandson didn't like his granny for a long time either, it was very deflating since the other 9 all liked me a lot!! lol I have never seen a volcano, How long will your wife be on the island?