Talk:El Chichón

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Needs expansion[edit]

Its eruption affected the global atmosphere, and was one of the volcanic eruptions of the 20th-century which had the strongest effects on the atmosphere (behind Pinatubo). A lot of information could be added from an article in the Nov. 1982 National Geographic. The nearest town was Pichucalco (see Municipalities of Chiapas). AnonMoos (talk) 09:16, 1 January 2008 (UTC)



what the heck is this volcano made of? -- 02:23, 3 December 2008 Koreanchic

Earth and stone, I presume... AnonMoos (talk) 08:02, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

loads more info on a quick google search looks like it's vei 5, it will take a while to plough through the majority of articles to get the facts though.

interesting?[edit]

Couples Reported Trying to Buy Children Left Homeless by Volcano

3.5 magnitude precursor earthquake

five eruptions in a week

casualties[edit]

the List_of_volcanic_eruptions_by_death_toll claims this volcano killed 3500 people, but this article only states ~2000 so I wonder if there is more info. EdwardLane (talk) 15:57, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

ok this looks like the best link I can find at the moment it suggests 2000 dead. EdwardLane (talk) 16:08, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
OK now really good solid data on the whole eruption - earthquakes etc etc - in the form of

The 1982 eruption of El Chichón volcano,

Mexico: Eyewitness of the disaster

. De la Cruz-Reyna and A. L. Martin Del Pozzo Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico Received: July 3, 2008; accepted: October 14, 2008

"El" Chichonal?[edit]

No, it was never called "el Chichonal" since "el" is spanish and Chichonal is Mayan. In fact it wasn't called "El Chichon" until the spanish speaking news media started reporting on it after the 1982 eruption. I want to change "El Chichonal to "Chichonal" as it was and is still called in the region. Senor Cuete (talk) 23:24, 20 March 2012 (UTC)Senor Cuete