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A Unique - One and Only Volcano Erupting- Fluid Lava possibly coming from near Earth's Core

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posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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Very interesting scientific information is out today, about the ongoing erupting Nyiragongo Volcano in Africa. Scientist say the lava coming out, is like no other lava from anyother volcano in the world. It is a very fluid liquid and they are speculating, it is coming from near the Earth's Core.

link to article: www.rochester.edu...


Nyiragongo, an active African volcano, possesses lava unlike any other in the world, which may point toward its source being a new mantle plume, says a University of Rochester geochemist. The lava composition indicates that a mantle plume—an upwelling of intense heat from near the core of the Earth—may be bubbling to life beneath the soil of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The findings are presented in the current issue of the journal Chemical Geology.

"This is the most fluid lava anyone has seen in the world," says Asish Basu, professor of earth science at the University of Rochester. "It's unlike anything coming out of any other volcano. We believe we're seeing the beginning of a plume that is buoying up the entire area and contributing to volcanism and earthquakes."

Scientists believe mantle plumes can last hundreds of millions of years, and that their heat can create phenomena such as Yellowstone National Park or the string of Hawaiian Islands. Basu says Nyiragongo's frequent eruptions may be the birthing pains of a similar plume and the possible beginning of new large-scale geological formations in the region.

But it is Nyiragongo, says Basu, that is being fed directly from the plume. Another volcano, Nyamuragira, just 15 miles to the north of Nyiragongo displays much more conventional lava compositions. Basu says this is because Nyamuragira is being fed from the edge of where the plume's . is pooling, mixing in elements of melted crust and upper mantle, whereas Nyiragongo is being fed directly from the plume's main body.


Here is anothe link to overall information about the volcano:
www.geo.arizona.edu...


Eruptive History

1977
Drained lava lake, killed over 1,000 people because of fast moving flows

1994
Rwandan refugees fleeing during eruption caused a lot of destruction

2002
Lava flows through downtown Goma, reaches Lake Kivu, only to ~150 km depth

2002 - present
Constant activity, seismic tremors, smaller eruptions




posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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interesting stuff.... What implications, if any does this have for the area?
The start of major new geological structures?? I'm guessing it's still going to take a very long time for anything to form?

oh, and the first link doesn't work for me...


good thread.



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Hey, I checked both links, they worked for me.

The lava from reading the information, is very "fluid" and moves much faster than normal lava. What is interesting, is the implication that this volcano has a "direct" route to the Earth's Core........



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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60 miles per hour lava flow . If you saw it in a movie , you`d thing the special effects were over -done .



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 10:48 PM
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Any news about pics of video. i want to see this stuff flow.
can't wait to hear more.



posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 10:58 PM
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Hey, you wanted vid...... so I have found one... will look for more with actual flowing lava.

This one is very interesting, I like the music too. The people are very brave to be at the mouth of the volcano, it does show the lava at the bottom.




posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by questioningall
Hey, you wanted vid...... so I have found one... will look for more with actual flowing lava.

This one is very interesting, I like the music too. The people are very brave to be at the mouth of the volcano, it does show the lava at the bottom.



Wow ... its beautiful.

What a peculiar animal we are, nonchalantly gazing into the open wounds of the Earth , oblivious to to the dangers ~ lost in its awesome power.



That piece of music never fails to give me the shivers , one of the few pieces which does not invoke images of "products" for me...... damn those advertising agencies



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:37 AM
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"The people are very brave to be at the mouth of the volcano, it does show the lava at the bottom. "
Or very stupid..the gases can knock you unconsious in a minute, never mind it erupting at any time.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:42 AM
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Thanks
, link is working now, must have been my comp....
that video is pretty amazing, what is it about volcanoes that is so alluring?....
I'd love to go and see a lava lake for myself but I would be so very afraid. I've heard tales of volcanologists and tourists alike who have been killed by the awesome power of volcanoes. eternally fascinating and horrifically destructive in equal measure.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:42 AM
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Nassim Haramein suggests that volcanos are in fact stargates, as they are manifestations of the geometric fractals that are at the base of physics. This would make them a low frequency analog to the sunspots we see erupting regularly on our star. Some volcanos have a lot of UFO activity reported, that much adds up. They are also clearly energy manifestations. There is a lot of plausability to his theories, and he has as good a shot at pulling off a Global Unified Theory as anyone I have read up on.

I suggest people take the time to watch the series I linked, as it is helping me understand the world somewhat better.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:54 AM
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Originally posted by UmbraSumus
That piece of music never fails to give me the shivers , one of the few pieces which does not invoke images of "products" for me...... damn those advertising agencies


Mate... I'm very sorry I have to do this to you, and I know this is somewhat off topic... but...



Couldn't resist!


[edit on 14/3/09 by Navieko]



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:20 AM
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Here's a semi-educated guess...

the Plume or 'hot-spot' in the African Congo
is nearly due East of the south Atlantic magnetic anomaly
where the earths magnetic field s going haywire.

i'd suggest that there is some sort of linkage or correalation between these two anamolies.

Investigative reporting & digging is urgently needed or else it is just idle speculation...instead of just being something curious....the connection could be a compelling discovery


go-for-it


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[edit on 14-3-2009 by St Udio]



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:25 AM
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There is nothing more hypnotic than watching lava. I love the music but the sound of lava has always fascinated me as well.

Great find!



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 06:41 AM
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Okay, I am on it.............. I am going to see what I can find out about how there may be a connection. The one thing, as stated in the article, there is a volcano that is 15 miles away from this one and it has "normal" lava. So this one volcano has the direct link to near the Earth's core, but not a near by one.......



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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This is a great find. But, wouldn't the volcanic in and of itself cause the magnetic? anomaly? Heat affects magnetics, couldn't the massive amounts of bulging magma in the region be causing at least some of this effect?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 08:27 AM
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How incredible beautiful no!
Not as beautiful as My Etna, but, none the less!

By the way Etna is really acting up lately!
In fact just this morning She gave the Island a shake!

Strange that, coming back from the store last night I was remarking how bright the lava was, and, how it seemed to really be flowing more than usual (She’s been flowing actively for the longest time now).
I’ll check out some info on Her and see if She might be doing anything unusual.

peace



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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Nyiraigongo's eruptions are dangerous and unpredictable also because it's not a monitored volcano despite its high activity and unique features. If it was in the USA it would have extensive coverage and realtime data monitoring accessible by everybody on the Internet. I often wish that some of these remote volcanos were under USGS supervision



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by veterator
This is a great find. But, wouldn't the volcanic in and of itself cause the magnetic? anomaly? Heat affects magnetics, couldn't the massive amounts of bulging magma in the region be causing at least some of this effect?


Actually it's not so much the heat as it is both the composition of what is upwelling it would be mainly a iron and nickel mixture.

Expansion of the inner core is thought to play an important role in the generation of Earth's magnetic field by a dynamo action in the liquid outer core. This occurs mostly because it cannot dissolve the same amount of light elements as the outer core.

If this is true and the volcano had a direct path to the core and is siphoning liquid from it you would think this would cause a very big magnetic disturbance.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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I have searched and searched for any info to link....... have come up empty, but have found many other very interesting sites, especially this one:
en.scientificcommons.org...

It is about how one thing can be linked to another, it especially talks about our magnetic field, which I am going to link in another thread, since it applies there.

It discuss the field in regards to volcanos and earthquakes, one affects the other.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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Well, one implication of more mantle plumes is the creation of yet more diamonds for the Congolese! D.R. of Congo has some big diamond mines, which were caused by plumes in the past. Congo isn't too far from the rift valley that is taking shape in Africa, in between Zambia and Mozambique (Congo borders with Zambia). The convection currents causing the rift may be helping to create such deep fissures in Congo, as the continent is being torn apart.



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