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Indonesian Supervolcano Showing Signs of Possible Eruption

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posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 03:29 AM
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I post this simply as a news item .. Yellowstone is certainly not the only Super volcano on planet earth...



Residents of the village of Sitoluama in the North Sumatra district of Indonesia are in a state of panic as the ground beneath their homes is becoming hot and emitting steam that smells like sulfur and gas. When you live near Lake Toba, that’s a cause for alarm since the lake fills the caldera of the Toba supervolcano which erupted around 70,000 years ago, causing the largest known eruption on Earth in the last 2.5 million years. Is Toba getting ready to blow and change the global climate again?

mysteriousuniverse.org...




posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Hopefully it will just be an Earth burp and not a massive earth fart.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:00 AM
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We could use another "Volcanic Winter", humanity needs a reset.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:03 AM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

Not for a few hundred years though we will be better prepared.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:08 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

That doesn't really work for me, i have firm plans to watch the ashes of humanity glittering in the shaky dawn of New Earth.

I'm gonna be a barbarian.

fc04.deviantart.net...



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:08 AM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

Can you do your reset a bit further away from Australia .



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

Ooo Ooo I do have my mad max style outfit ready though just incase

And my 25 classic meals made from human cookbook

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posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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I'm back, been away for a while, and the first thread i click on, is "DOOM"


But, i like a "hot" topic


Let's keep an eye on it, just...because.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:23 AM
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This is the original source article. It doesn't say, explicitly or otherwise, that the supervolcano is roaring back to life. I question MU's reasoning for insinuating that.



Merdeka.com - Villagers Sitoluama, District Laguboti, Toba Samosir, North Sumatra, troubled by unusual events. Ground beside the houses steaming hot and smelling like gas.

Suspected hazardous vapors appear on Wednesday (27/5), exactly in the yard beside the house Purasa, located about ten kilometers from Balige, Toba Samosir regency capital.

"Hot steam and smelling like gas coming out of the pores of the soil it is feared to threaten the safety of people around, so we report them to the government," said one resident, Purasa Silalahi in Sitoluama, Saturday (30/5).

Indeed, continued Purasa, since the last three weeks the temperature around the house is very hot, both day and night. In fact, ceramic floor house feels hot.

Feeling suspicious of these conditions, he intends to dig the ground next to his house and turns as deep as 50 centimeters shaped steam to heat the smoke arose from the pit excavation. Due to fear of the conditions that made excavation, the hole covered immediately returned.

"Steam and smell make us feel fear gas that can be burned, so that the findings are reported directly to the head of the local village," explains Purasa.

Village Head Sitoluama, Moppo Old Pangaribuan said hot steam disturbing residents had been reported to the Department of Environment Toba Samosir.

Admittedly, in the area of ​​research is already been there 20 years ago and there is no sign or marker that in that area there is oil.

"In the past there was a study in this area. But the results until now there is no certainty, and now suddenly appeared in the form of gas. We hope that relevant agencies can re-examining the sake of convenience of the public," said Mappo.

Meanwhile, Head of the Environment Agency Toba Samosir, Parulian Siregar said it was continuing reports of citizens discovery on discovery of disturbing the hot steam.

"We are trying to coordinate with the Department of Mines and Energy of North Sumatra and stakeholders to determine definite vapor source, including handling solutions," said Parulian.

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I'm not saying there's no link to Toba's magma chamber, that's stupid. I'm saying that like Yellowstone, the magma may be heating it up, yes. The key difference may be the depth of said chamber, but it doesn't mean it's going to pop like a zit tomorrow or next century, either. Heck, for all anyone knows, magma could have ignited a deep pocket of gas or oil & it's burning off, giving off the heat, too. Just because it wasn't detected previously doesn't mean it wasn't there -- many places in drilling history were scouted & thought to not have oil or little of it (Bakken, anyone?)
Eruption is probably not as likely as doom porners would like us to believe (right now)
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edit on 6/3/2015 by Nyiah because: Fixed link



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Thanks for the additional link.

I (for one) certainly hope it does not pop anytime during my remaining life time or my great great great great grand kids life times either..



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 05:51 AM
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I've got a stick, marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate on standby.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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I can attest to that there has not been a peep of seismic activity at Toba in quite a while, because I live monitor it nearly every day. So no, if we are going to include seismicity as a precursor for eruption, then the lack of seismic activity refutes completely the premise of this article. And as far as I know, no official agency is reporting that Toba is showing signs of an eruption. If it were, it would be all over scientific news sites, and teams of international scientists would be rushing in.

If you are going to live in the caldera of a supervolcano, things are going to get hot. Duh. That village is right on the lake, southeast side. Increased gas emissions in a localized spot has proven not to mean jack doo doo at Yellowstone for example. This is a hoax, and I would regard it as such until further notice.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Disturbing. If the floor under my house starts heating up I will be scarred s___less. However, we are in a cycle where earth should be hot right now, which will cause more and extreme events as the Crust will slip more easily in hot conditions. Earth was even hotter before than our current day without big events. On the other hand Earth still seems strong enough and will compensate. If some other telling factors will combine we just do not know.
The Scholz’s binary Star System which passed along the outer boundaries of our Solar System 70 000 year ago is missing this time around. That was the time when the Human race numbers went down considerably, causing what is called the; “Bottle-neck”. But the thing about possible extinctions events is, they are always exaggerated.
Uncle Orangutan, and cousin Chimpanzee are still around from before the Supernova event ± 340 000 years ago. The current concern seems to be the fluff (clouds) in our bubble that our Solar System are going through causing additional heat through it’s Density and Cosmic Rays bombardment affect on our Solar System. Will it be enough to trigger something massive? I don’t think so and hopefully not.

Tin-hats please and stay safe.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 07:37 AM
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Haven't heard much about Toba, but it's potentially worse than Yellowstone.

I'd say that the only way this is a possible problem is if the activity continues and ramps up big time. As in, this is the very first in the chain of events showing that the place is starting to really wake up. If we start seeing earthquakes and swarms of earthquakes and serious signs of magma movement and it all starts coming in ever increasing and amplifying rates ... then this maybe points to something serious.

Otherwise, it's just one of those strange things that happens when you live on top of an active volcanic system.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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just checked Earthquakes Today website for quakes near Sumatra. Found this....earthquaketrack.com...

A 6.0 and a 5.9 this month......

TA, do these matter?
I am new to all this though I follow you, Puterman, Muzzy.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: lovemyworld
TA, do these matter?


In regards to Toba, and in relation to this supposed story- not really. Those are all subduction zone quakes related to the plate tectonics of the Sunda Megathrust:

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: 727Sky

Hopefully it will just be an Earth burp and not a massive earth fart.
or catastrophic earth diarrhea.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

A Google search only shows one other source for this story and that's before it's news so this is most likely bullcrap.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: ICycle2

Oh yeah that sounds plausible....
Shakes head.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 09:20 AM
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thanks for the info, TA!



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