reply to post by Olivine
I don't want to say what I think about Mt Rainier. Because I don't know. I am now just being to get used to Popo's siemo. I really only like
commenting when I think I'm right. I could tell you what's what on Yellowstone's webicorders, and I've watched the mid-west closely. But when I tried
to first watch Popo, I tried to watch Alaska to get a reference point. I couldn't. I guess you need to watch and investigate to figure out each
place's unique signatures. I mean you pulled in sonic booms or something one day. You never know. That's why I have a hard time figuring out
Santorini. I'm watching it now. But heck, who can figure out what's a giant cruise ship or tremor on a noisy tourist's island.
You should post on Quake Watch and ask Puterman, or John Vidale, or track down Westcoast. Westcoast has many threads on the Northwest. I figure I
can't watch everything. So I watch what I think is out of the normal and then watch for what I've predicted. Here at Popo, I think we'll see a phertic
(what a stupid name) explosion. I want to catch it. The key here in Mexico is water. They've been getting too much. A hurricane was blowing through
Mexico recently. The country seems cursed at the moment. I don't believe in such things. I just think coincidence happens so often, it just has to be
taken as usual, as things are not as unique as we think.
Underneath the country of Mexico is soft limestone and sediments. The City itself is sinking because they've drawn off so much water over the years.
There are huge caves and sinkholes in Mexico and Central America. And since you have vulcanism in the area as well, you have lava tubes and old magma
cambers. This mix of fire and ice will not be content to act as a big gentle geysers forever. Sooner or later, there will be an breech, a mixture, a
steam explosion (phreteci) and then a sudden release of gases. An eruption. I think Popo will have a major eruption. I am hoping to catch it. I like
capturing the pictures. It's like hunting and I don't have to shoot an animal. Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm a meat eater and I like it blood rare. (i
But first I must know when to expect something. I bit my tongue when the moon passed the sun. Or was that vise-versa. I have know begun to see
patterns in Popos activity. It is not exactly regular, but on the other hand, it is not completely erratic. It almost seems to like to vent in the
mornings. And after the sun goes down. This hasn't been a rule, but it has happened several times. Like now for instance. It's morning. Thankfully the
skies are kinda clear, and Popo has had a tremor and some serious venting. I think I see another tremor coming but not sure. The tremors seems regular
and last about an hour and a half on average.
Maybe I'm just nuttier than I know. I just now realize that my obsessions are not random. First it was Yellowstone, then it was Arkansas and now it's
Popo. Like a reporter I follow the leads and go where they take me. I am a loopy bloodhound on a trail. The trail is not volcanoes or earthquakes, and
that's where I think I get confused and miss the point. I am not following the "money", I'm following the water. In each case, the real catalyst is
Yellowstone Lake 08/09 (fluid movement)
Yellowstone West 2010 (Fluid movement)
Arkansas Waste Water Injection
Popo venting steam
Water is the key ingredient.
That giant earthquake in Japan did not kill thousands of people. The moving water did.
Oh, do you know who "Muir" is? he was an anwer in my crossword yesterday.
And up on mountains in spring, you can get ice cracking as it thaws and melts. I think Yellowstone Lake has ice quakes. This also something to look
I'll post recent shot of Popo and it's siesmo.
Just an observation that may change. At the moment, the last tremor was only about an hour. You may notice that after the main body of tremor stops
for about fourty minutes, there is a bigger burst that stops suddenly. As if the first venting wasnt' enough and there was still some gunk left in
Popo's throat to clear. If the tremor starts back up for a longer period, then I may be wrong on the whole hour and a half thing.
I'm really going to learn how to photoshop one day. Because if I could, I could put a circle on the burst at about 08:50ish after the big long tremor.
I'm thinking about it kinda like that last hairball the cat coughed up. Sorry.
I can't believe how most people became bored of Popo after the initial "scare" alert level change. I think it's amazing to just watch it. It's a time
machine. You can sit back and watch atmosphere being born. Sure, there's some CO2 in there. But look at all that steam. That's water. H20. This
volcano is breath refreshed air back into our dirty enviroment. Ya, forget the ash. No, don't. It creates wonderfully fertile lands. That's enough for
I think Popo's done purring this morning.
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