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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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www.arirang.co.kr...



And here in Korea, experts are taking another look at Korea's iconic volcano, Baekdu Mountain. It hasn't erupted in more than a century, but some geologists think it could be due for an eruption. We have our Han Da-eun joining us today in the studio to tell us more. Hello Da-eun!



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Baekdu Mountain, also known as Changbai Mountain in China, is a volcanic mountain on the border between North Korea and China, located at 42°00′24″N 128°03′18″E / 42.00667°N 128.055°E / 42.00667; 128.055. At 2,744 m (9,003 ft), it is the highest mountain of the Changbai mountain range to the north and Baekdudaegan mountain range to the south. It is also the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula and Manchuria.


according to the North Korea and china this one can erupt within 3 to 4 years from now .

www.koreatimes.co.kr...

Mountain Baekdu, a dormant volcano on the border between North Korea and China, is showing signs of a possible eruption in the near future, experts warned Tuesday. "Baekdu could erupt anytime soon," said geologist Yoon Sung-hyo at Pusan National University, who has monitored the nation's highest mountain (2,744 meters) for any changes. "A variety of indicators are backing this scenario. The thing we should try to predict is when. It's clear it's imminent."


weather or not this next eruption will be another caldrea forming eruption nobody knows ... but i believe it ..

unfortuneitly these people are keeping this news hush hush for some reason as i cant find anything more recent .
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Nice find Alysha. Here is some more information


In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could be ten to a hundred times greater than that caused by the April 2010 eruptions in Iceland. Volcanic ash from Baekdu could cause massive disruption to flights, hinder plant growth and interfere with the functioning of high-precision devices. The 1 billion tons of water on Baekdu’s summit could cause a flood in the already impoverished North, causing several thousands to flee.

Baekdu is the highest mountain both in South and North Korea, straddling the border with China. In light of recent topographical signs and satellite images reporting Baekdu’s increasingly frequent activity, experts have warned that the mountain's active core may erupt in the near future. Several South Korean experts have set the date as early as 2012 or 2014. Baekdu last erupted in 1903.



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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Here are some more recent articles:

February 11, 2011


North Korea has started preparing for a possible eruption of Mt. Baekdu, Radio Free Asia reported Wednesday. Quoting sources in Ryanggang Province, North Korea, the station said two geography professors of Kim Jung-suk University of Education involved in a Mt. Baekdu expedition team have recently been to Pyongyang to attend a seminar on Mt. Baekdu volcanic activity.
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The radio station said fears of an eruption were also behind the sudden suspension of the Mt. Baekdu tourism railroad project, slated for completion by 2012, and that of a mammoth tourism and athletics facility for winter sports nearby, to be completed the same year.


Source: N.Korea 'Preparing for Eruption of Mt. Baekdu'

And another one:
March 03, 2011


The Korea Meteorological Administration announced plans on Wednesday to use the Cheollian weather satellite to monitor volcanic activity on Mt. Baekdu on the North Korea-China border to deal with a possible eruption.


Source: Seoul to Watch Mt. Baekdu for Signs of Eruption



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by Anmarie96
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Nice find Alysha. Here is some more information


In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could be ten to a hundred times greater than that caused by the April 2010 eruptions in Iceland. Volcanic ash from Baekdu could cause massive disruption to flights, hinder plant growth and interfere with the functioning of high-precision devices. The 1 billion tons of water on Baekdu’s summit could cause a flood in the already impoverished North, causing several thousands to flee.

Baekdu is the highest mountain both in South and North Korea, straddling the border with China. In light of recent topographical signs and satellite images reporting Baekdu’s increasingly frequent activity, experts have warned that the mountain's active core may erupt in the near future. Several South Korean experts have set the date as early as 2012 or 2014. Baekdu last erupted in 1903.



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thank you annemarie!

what this thread is lacking is a direct link to the observatory for this volcano... and yes there are fears that the next one could be another caldrea forming one .. at least my fears ....



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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On October 1, 2006, a Russian satellite found the surface temperature of the mountain notably higher than before. The finding came just days after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear bomb test in its northern region, indicating the test was a catalyst reactivating the magma, analysts said.


:shk:

Or was it that they just had not checked temperature recently "before," and just happened to check temperature days after the NK nuke test? Why does someone always have to politicize stuff? Besides, nukes create small quakes. Not 9.0's that have the capacity to aggravate conditions. I don't buy that at all.


"The amount of volcanic ash from the most violent eruption nearly 1,000 years ago was enough to cover the entire the Korean peninsula to a height of 1.2 meters," he said, citing scientific studies. "Baekdu's caldera contains nearly two billion tons of water. If it evaporates into the air all of a sudden mixed with volcanic ash of a major eruption, it would be blown to the east and consequently engulf Vladivostok in Russia and Hokkaido in northern Japan."


So does that qualify this as a supervolcano? Maybe not directly, but darn close. It is believed to have had a VEI 7 eruption not that long ago in 969. Reunification under 4 feet of ash?


S&F, good post.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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good question!!!

im sure they have taken more recent tempts of the volcano we just need to find it

damn i cant find the obvservatory for this baby.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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It seems that China built an observatory. Good luck accessing their information!
I'm still looking though...


Tracing back Mount Baekdu has erupted about ten times on a regular basis since the early 1100s spewing roughly once every one hundred years.
With the last eruption having occurred in 1903 geologists warn that the time for the next eruption is drawing near.
In 1990 China created a volcanic observatory on Mount Baekdu as seismic activities around the mountain became more frequent.
And this year's 6.9 magnitude earthquake near Mount Baekdu has increased fears among Chinese and Korean experts as it could have hit magma below the central part of the mountain, which could trigger an eruption.


Source: A Volcanic Eruption Possible on Mount Baekdu

Update:
According to this article, China does not make its observatory data available online. It's from 2010 though. However, it wouldn't surprise me if China doesn't share this information publicly.


The aim of this list is to provide an easy-to-access directory of those volcano observatories across the world that have an online presence as of January 2010.


Participating Countries:


Antarctica | Chile | Colombia | Comoros | Costa Rica | Ecuador | El Salvador | France | Greece | Guadeloupe | Guatemala | Indonesia | Italy | Japan | Martinique | Mexico | Montserrat | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Philippines | Portugal | Réunion | Russia | Spain | United States of America | Vanuatu


Source: Volcano observatories
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posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Two Koreas in talks on potential volcano threat

North and South Korea held talks on Tuesday about a potential volcanic threat from the peninsula's highest mountain, in a rare interlude of cooperation after months of confrontation. The meeting at the South Korean border town of Munsan follows heightened concern about natural disasters, after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan and crippled an atomic power plant there.



ca.news.yahoo.com...

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posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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If the two Koreas are all of a sudden working together, dont you think that this could be big, I mean come on! only a month ago (or two) they were about to hold knives at each other's throats



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by Sarene
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If the two Koreas are all of a sudden working together, dont you think that this could be big, I mean come on! only a month ago (or two) they were about to hold knives at each other's throats


yeah but acording to what iv read this volcano is the only thing these two warring countries may agree on ....



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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This is why I believe the natural disasters associated with 2012, if they are real, are a good thing. The Paradigm shifts from Competition to Co-operation, much like the Russians sending aid to the Japanese a week after sabre rattling over the Kuril Islands.



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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Good points,

As i was reading your reply though, I thought, what if with all these disasters it will only encourage the cooperation of all world countries (at least the "all powerful" ones)... wouldnt that lead to a global governemnt... I mean who will coordinate all the relief efforts. And you cant just say NATO, what if a country from outside NATO or UN gets hit?

I dont usually listen to this NWO stuff, but the way you said it got me thinking...



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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I believe it does lead to one world government, but unlike most ATSers I don't see that as a negative. Waking people from their consumerist, mass media hypnotized slumber, into a higher level of consciousness is the only way this world changes. We stop seeing people as Chinese or American or Black or Asian or Christian or Jew, and start realizing we are all just humans. All equal and entitled to live a life where we have access to education, basic health care, clean water and safety. Some people will call that socialist, but I'll take socialism over the fascist, materialistic, consumerism we have now.



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Should the thread title not be changed? Baekdu is a fairly standard stratovolcano. It is NOT a supervolcano (of which Yellowstone and Mount Toba in Indonesia are the best known examples)



posted on Mar, 29 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by Essan
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Should the thread title not be changed? Baekdu is a fairly standard stratovolcano. It is NOT a supervolcano (of which Yellowstone and Mount Toba in Indonesia are the best known examples)


its listed as one and about 1000 years ago there was a eruption of a vei 7 which created a caldrea which is now a moderate size lake at the top ....



hisz.rsoe.hu...



posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Updated : March 30, 2011

www.arirang.co.kr...

Experts from Two Koreas Hold Talks on Mount Baekdu


After a long day of talks, volcanic experts from the two Koreas settled for a consensus on the necessity to collaborate in better understanding the activity inside North Korea's Mt. Baekdu.



posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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joongangdaily.joins.com...


more updates

North Korea accepted Seoul’s request yesterday to hold a second meeting on Mount Baekdu, a volcanic mountain in northern North Korea, according to the South Korean Ministry of Unification yesterday. The South Korean delegation from the first meeting on March 29 sent a statement on Wednesday requesting the two sides meet again on April 12 in Kaesong.



( and to bump my own thread)



posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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Check the volcano thread, i think I may have posted some info on this in that.
The links you have posted might be the latest that I saw. A second meeting. I find that very significant since both Koreas are pretty much still at war and the North has bombed the South earlier this year.

I see no other reason for both to meet if it wasn't a threat in the near future.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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The event coincided with the departure of a South Korean delegation to the North's city of Gaeseong earlier in the day to discuss the volcanic nature of Baekdu Mountain on the North Korea-China border. Professor Yun Sung-hyo, an expert on volcanoes and one of the presenters, said the mountain may well erupt.



latest update on these talks about the mountian



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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IMO the only way in the near future for the two Koreas to reunite without war is a Baedku eruption.

That would mean the North would be faced with either evacuate to the South or be wiped out.

So it could be a blessing.





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