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Now, good quality Japanese motorbikes are the best way to get around, in an ash fall. You need a good respirator, but those bikes are made to operate amongst Japan's numerous, dormant volcanoes. My neighbor, and his wife, rode through a real life Dante's Peak disaster, where they had to beg someone in a camper to let them stay out of the thickest of the ash. Their Suzuki 1000 bike was covered with ash two days later, but it washed right off. The air cleaner's paper filters took out everything and this saved their motor. I then rode my Yamaha 500 TT for a week, but I did plug up the carb. The local dealer fixed it, and we figured out that between day and night, the little vent hose coming out of my gas cap, had let enough ash siphon back in, that it plugged up my jets. So we cut the vent tube in half, and put an inline fuel filter into it. No more troubles! But I wasn't being smart, by trying to save an expensive overhaul on our 71 mustang's engine. That Ford is long gone, but my lungs are still working.
No. It has nothing to do with sea level. See below.
The big worry with this volcano is that water will start to fill the main chamber once the lava gets below sea level.
No. See below.
If that happens there will be several large explosions for an unknown period of time until the volcano collapses in on itself.
No, it hasn't. See below.
(it has happened to other volcanoes in the area)
No, it wont'. See below.
It will throw 10 ton boulders for miles.
No, it won't. See Below
It will be a huge volcanic eruption.
Not really likely. The volcano behaved in a very similar manner in 1924.
Anything can happen with that.
It was Molokai ...and it was millions of years ago when a large part of it slid off into the sea leaving tall cliffs.
originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: Phage
Well, I guess you told me, huh!
Perhaps I read false information or misunderstood what I was reading.
Wish I could remember the links to post.
Water table and sea level I can see mixing up,
however, and I will go try to find it for you,
I did read that in the past, there was another volcano that blew itself up and collapsed in on itself in Hawaii,
sealing itself forever, but also it had a huge catastrophic effect on the islands.
I will have to go find it now...
Wait.... It was the one in 1924 that I am referring to.
Perhaps it was sensationalized.
Ok, never mind, carry on.