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Quiet volcano week so far ...

Rocky Planet iconRocky PlanetBy Erik KlemettiJun 3, 2008 6:32 PM


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I've been trying to find information to post this week, but not much out their in the press this week.

I did like this article on the close relationship between Salvadoran coffee growers and Santa Ana/Ilamatepec Volcano. After being pressed into an emergency lecture yesterday here about the interactions between humans and volcanoes, this is case in point that a mere 3 years after an eruption helped wipe out their crops, coffee growers are back to planting near Santa Ana's crater. It is hard not to when the soils near the volcano are so fertile. You can see in the picture (above) how lush the vegetation is right up to the crater itself. This just shows how much risk people are willing to bear in the name of a livelihood.

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