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Originally posted by ProjectDreamland
Thats because its a load of BS. Sorry, but I don't buy it.
Originally posted by antar
Here is a partial list of the volcanos that are erupting now:
Mnt Saint Helens
Ol Doinyo Lengai
A similar eruption took place for several months in 1926 and between July and December of 1940, resulting in the ash being deposited as far as Loliondo, which is 100 kilometres away. Several minor eruptions of lava were observed in 1954, 1955, 1958 the early 1960s.
The most recent eruption took place on the 27th of March 2006.
Volcanic activity in the mountain has caused daily earth tremors in Kenya and Tanzania beginning on the July 12, 2007. The latest to hit parts of Nairobi city was recorded on July 18, 2007 at 8.30pm (Kenyan Time). The strongest tremor has measured 6.0 on the richter scale Geologists suspect that the sudden increase of tremors is indicative of the movement of magma through the Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Suwanose Jima (yellow alert)
FUEGO Guatemala 14.47°N, 90.88°W; summit elev. 3,763 m
INSIVUMEH reported that on 8 August, a Strombolian eruption of Fuego produced gas-and-ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 4.8-5.6 km (15,700-18,400 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W and SW. Lava flows advanced and avalanches of incandescent blocks traveled down river valleys, including the Ceniza river valley to the SW. Several pyroclastic flows descended the flanks and ashfall was reported in villages to the W, SW, and S. CONRED raised the Alert Level to Orange (level 3 on a scale of 1-4) in surrounding communities on 8 August, based on a later report from INSIVUMEH. source
Originally posted by -0mega-
There's a difference between a volcano having a little leak here or there, with some ''puffs'' of gas / ash, and a volcano puking his bowels out with all its might.
Originally posted by apex
Something gives me the feeling people need to understand the alert system:
Volcano alert system
Originally posted by antar
Now I have been looking at this site for several years and have never seen this many volcano's erupting at one time. Any ideas as to why we are experiencing all at once along all of the coastal lines?
The Tennessee Valley Authority shut down one of three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant Thursday because water drawn from a river to cool the reactor was too hot, a spokesman said. The nation's largest public utility shut down Unit 2 about 5:42 p.m. CDT because water drawn from the Tennessee River was exceeding a 90-degree average over 24 hours, amid a blistering heat wave across the Southeast. "We don't believe we've ever shut down a nuclear unit because of river temperature," said John Moulton, spokesman for the Knoxville, Tenn.-based utility. He said TVA would compensate for the loss of power by buying power elsewhere. The utility announced earlier Thursday that it was imposing a fuel surcharge on customers because of lower hydroelectric power production caused by drought conditions. Two other units at the plant were operating, as well as towers to cool the water. But searing temperatures and a lack of cooler water in the upper part of the Tennessee River system made it too difficult to provide cool water for all three reactors.
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