posted on Jan, 25 2016 @ 10:36 AM
a reply to: intrptr
I believe the final depth was measured at around 76 miles deep. They are calling it an intermediate depth. The release of energy happened within the
plate instead of at the contact surface, which seems odd to me. Possibly something to keep a close eye on.
Funny thing about our volcanoes, I think Iliamna is the quietest of the three big ones. Redoubt blew her top and changed her face when she blew and
Augustine like to huff and puff every once in awhile. Redoubt puffs on a regular basis too. It's not unusual to see her smoking on a clear day.
Hopefully Iliamna follows the mellower neighbor's example, hahaha. Though I think I would rest easier if she started to let off some steam.
It is kind of neat to watch the Earth puff and vent. I can only imagine the geologic forces churning right under our feet. It is honestly comforting
that there are significant release valves for the pressure nearby. I would rather the little pressure releases than a huge explosion or a repeat of
the '64 earthquake that devastated Alaska.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has sensors and cams all over the place, or at least used to before funding was cut. Honestly I haven't looked in quite
That's amazing that nothing fell over for you! I can only imagine the shock of seeing the incredible damage everywhere else after escaping it
yourself. That was deceiving here. I honestly wasn't expecting to see the damage that ensued elsewhere, and this was nowhere near the Loma Prieta
We are fairly sparsely populated too, I can only see two homes from my house, both elderly neighbors. We are pretty deep in the woods. It just dawned
on me that this may have been enough to shake the bears out of bed. I'm sure that helps too, not having millions of people on top of each other. We
only have so much infrastructure to fail to begin with.