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Philippines volcano threatens major eruption

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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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Philippines volcano threatens major eruption


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Philippines volcano threatens major eruption.

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Authorities have begun moving about 50,000 people from their homes as vulcanologists predict a major eruption.
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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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I know Chadwickus already has a thread on this in fragile Earth, but it has now gone to level 3 Which means they are expecting the Volcano to blow it's lid.

They are starting to evacuate 50,000 people from the danger area, the Scientists are saying it could erupt within days, but it could also die out again, better safe than sorry.

And as I said in the other thread, finally someone acts without waiting for more information, in he past there has been a stuttering before action has been taken on Pacific Islands, resulting in death, looks like this time they have a well prepared plan.
All I can say is well done to whoever made the decision.

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posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 12:50 PM
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I thought many would have been interested in a story like this, usually Volcanic incidents are a popular topic, oh well one does what one can.



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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Ive been directed to this thread and I am interested in this subject.Whats the latest have they been given the all clear or are they still at level 4. Thanks for the thread btw.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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Not sure how old this image is, but this is the little blighter in question:

veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov...

And as you can see from this (at least for now) there is a fair amount of earthquake activity in the area (a 5.4 in the middle of Luzon island for a start).

earthquake.usgs.gov...

You would think in this day and age there would be a heap of webcams up monitoring this.



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:02 AM
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filipinos have gotta be wondering why they're being pummelled by natural disasters...it's like a wrath of g_d type of deal; what would g_d find so despicable in the philippines



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 06:08 AM
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hisz.rsoe.hu...


Situation Update No. 23
On 22.12.2009 at 09:09 GMT+2

Mayon Volcano's imminent eruption will not be as explosive as the June 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo, a geologist said Tuesday. "Based on historical records, the eruption of Mayon has been characterized as small volumes of eruption. Mayon erupts much smaller volumes than Pinatubo," Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines' National Institute of Geological Sciences told ANC's Dateline Philippines. Lagmay said the biggest eruption of Mayon was in 1814, releasing several hundreds of millions of cubic meters of volcanic debris. He said the eruption was way smaller compared to Mount Pinatubo's eruption of 11 billion cubic meters in 1991. He added that Mayon Volcano's highest pyroclastic eruption was 15 to 16 kilometers column high, which is only half of Pinatubo's more than 30-kilometer column high eruption. Lagmay, meanwhile, said that despite the decline in the number of volcanic earthquakes detected from Mayon Volcano since Monday night, there was still the possibility of a hazardous eruption anytime. In its 7 a.m. Tuesday bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Mayon Volcano "continued to show an intense level of activity during the past 24 hours." It said a total of 1,266 volcanic earthquakes were detected during the 24-hour observation time, which is lower compared to Monday's 1,942. The Phivolcs said that despite the decrease, the volcano remains very restive because volcanic earthquakes have become more intense. "Many of these volcanic earthquakes were recorded at maximum deflection and have continuously occurred since 12:21 p.m., 20 December 2009 (Sunday). Harmonic tremors were still continuously being recorded," the Phivolcs bulletin said. The bulletin added that the volcano's sulfur dioxide emission rate remained "very high," measuring an average of 6,529 tons per day.


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