Originally posted by oozyism
Flight chaos as volcano death toll rises to 138
Yet this flight chaos at least as far as yesterday was only International flights. Local ones were still running OK.
AIRLINES cancelled flights into Indonesia's capital yesterday after a volcano hundreds of miles to the west unleashed its most powerful eruption
in a century, incinerating villagers as they fled a searing gas cloud.
Very sensationalist reporting. Yes of course the loss of life is regrettable, but if you look around you will see that most of these people died
because they failed to heed the instruction to evacuate. Merapi is not actually not doing anything more than was expected.
Bulusan volcano emits steam, ash
Of course you have to pick the more sensational of the two reports. Try
from the geologists. Does
not sound quite as scary does it.
This is the list of potentially active volcanoes in the Philippines
Like Indonesia they have a few that go off from time to time.
Grimsvotn: Is Another Icelandic Volcano About to Erupt?
Nope. Not yet anyways. Tremor dropped off and the jokullhlaup is coming to an end. There was an increase in tremor today:
but it is subsiding and I think was possibly because of a couple of quakes
on top of Grimsvotn today.
Russia's Shiveluch volcano erupts
It is in Kamchatka, which like Indonesia is one of the most volcanically active regions of the earth. There is always a volcano going off in
Kamchatka. This is neither unusual or surprising.
Russia2 - This Is Not Snow
So what do you think?
Is it Volcano season?
Nothing to see, move along.
Now we have the Australian in the video.
Yes there will be an 'event' in Greece or Crete. I would be very very surprised if there was not. In the last 7 days there have been 91 'events'
ranging from mag 2.0 to mag 3.8. Historically this area is more likely to have a big one in Jan/Feb and 2011 is when it is due (sort of)
Regarding a volcano around lat 12 deg, how extremely convenient that his video was posted the same day that Bulusan spouted a bit of ash, and Bulusan
happens to be at lat 12 deg.
6.8 in Nepal. I doubt it but time will tell.
Yellowstone? Not a chance. Not in your or my lifetime.
Australia? That report is a little sensationalist as all tend to be these days
The voluminous Newer Volcanics province covers a broad 15,000 sq km area of SE Australia with nearly 400 small shield volcanoes and explosive
vents of Tertiary-to-Holocene age. Volumetrically the vast proportion of volcanic products consist of flat-lying lava flows, although the most
prominent features of the volcanic field are the numerous small scoria cones, tuff rings, and maars that rise above the lava plain. Several vents were
active during the Holocene; another vent (Mount Tower) is now considered to be of late-Pleistocene age. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene eruptions are
characterized by small volume and low explosivity, forming a series of scoria cones, maars, tuff rings, and major valley filling lava flows. The
youngest dated eruptions took place at Mount Schank and Mount Gambier about 5000 years ago, when explosive activity formed several maars and
associated lava flows.
My friend you would do well to worry more about your home country. There is far more chance of danger there.
edit on 7/11/2010 by PuterMan
because: Digital Dyslexia rools KO