You going to close it again, as you usually do, but I may still get my answer (hopefully). What is "Mindobamba"? Since Google Search, for all intents and purposes, provided no results, I guess it's another word of Wells's invention. The context suggests it's some kind of volcano. The problem is volcanoes erupt, not break out. Deseases do, but deseases don't make water boil. So what did Wells mean in this passage from his short story The Country of the Blind?
Then came the stupendous outbreak of Mindobamba, when it was night in Quito for seventeen days, and the water was boiling at Yaguachi and all the fish floating dying even as far as Guayaquil; everywhere along the Pacific slopes there were landslips and swift thawings and sudden floods, and one whole side of the old Arauca crest slipped and came down in thunder, and cut off the Country of the Blind for ever from the exploring feet of men.