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volcano smoke ?

by travellingsoon Online Now Jul 25, 2007 at 2:04 PM

i am thinking of spending some time in banos, or possibly patate - so i would like to know if there is smoke there - from the volcano. and if so, how much and how often? have people complained of it hurting their eyes, or causing a chronic cough?

when i lived on the big island of hawaii, i got very sick from the volcano smoke on the kona side. it looked like the smog in los angeles, and everyone called it vog.

thank you - i appreciate your help.
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    Re: volcano smoke ?

    by peggan2244 Online Now Sep 24, 2007 at 11:11 PM

    My experience in Banos in Feb of 2006 and 2007 was that there was no noticeable problem from the volcano (Tungurahua) ash. The smoke can be seen from a distance but isn't irritating to the eyes at all. Of course, if the volcano actively erupts again as it did in Aug. 2006, well that would be a different story...

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