could giant volcano just 390 miles from london be about to erupt

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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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It's lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn, Germany, and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.
www.dailymail.co.uk...
imagine the travel caos this would couse like the icland one.




posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:20 AM
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I would be more worried if i lived next to the thing! Guess it would screw with all the Air travel through.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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Yet another sensational topic headline with nothing actually impending whatsoever!



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:32 AM
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errrr NO

The Daily Mail probably not the best sorce of news
and if its a story with europe in best to use a bucket
of salt.

Now yellow stone on the other hand.......




Yellowstone National Park's supervolcano just took a deep "breath," causing miles of ground to rise dramatically, scientists report. The simmering volcano has produced major eruptions—each a thousand times more powerful than Mount St. Helens's 1980 eruption—three times in the past 2.1 million years. Yellowstone's caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) swath of Wyoming, is an ancient crater formed after the last big blast, some 640,000 years ago


Yellow stone volcano

They probably read something like this and thought what if
one was in europe.

 
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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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No worries, the Laacher See is just one of several calderas in that region, all called mare (lat.: ocean). The last eruption was about 13.000 years ago and was about 6 times larger than Mt. St. Helens.

BTW: It not only lies about 390 miles from london, but in europes most dense populated area. London, yeah, is about part of the same continent, you could say..



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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The Mail, for once, has actually not hyped this up too much and are reporting what I can only determine is the truth. I have checked more reputable science sites and they would apear to concur with the facts as presented in the DM article.

That said, it could erupt tomorrow or in 500 years. Not worth getting to worried about until it starts giving much more urgent warning signs, which are non too apparent at the moment.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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So they care about London? What about the people living near that thing, like me?
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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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What about the bottom of Loch Ness? That's bubbling away nicely!
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by verschickter
So they care about London? What about the people living near that thing, like me?
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It's being reported in the Daily Mail which is a UK based paper - fairly sure they are just giving the UK the news, not trying to say that no one else matters



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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Well, that is another Supervolcano that is overdue. It isn't overdue as much as Yellowstone, but still hundreds of years. But Earth's volcanism is slowly decaying, and I bet lot of volcanoes are overdue.

Yellostone can't wipe out whole US, but Laacher See can wipe out whole Germany + neighboring countries. And Yellowstone can easily release its pressure through geysers, but there isn't geysers in Germany


At least now there isn't much seismic activity, I wonder where they take that earthquake activity is on rise. Latest earthquake there was on 19th of December, but it was shallow, at 8 kilometers, I guess that is in magma chamber. Many volcanoes have magma chamber at that depth. Magnitude was typical 1,8M.

Too bad they don't have observatory there(?). I would like to see seismograph/heliocorder. You can only predict eruption if you can see harmonics.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Fearmongering Gets Started in 2012: Laacher See is Not “Ready to Blow”



www.wired.com...

This guy knows his stuff!
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Well found, I gave you one of those stars



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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thank you for finding this! ...will teach me and many more to stop being so lazy and actually research forum posts before being sucked into the doomsday blurb! ..all it takes is a simple 'google' lol



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the stars, but really no need

Just glad to be of help....just save the link into fav's....they are all mostly vulcanologists, seismologists, weathermen, film makers etc on there, so they know their stuff
Rainbows with thanks
Jane



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Thebel
Well, that is another Supervolcano that is overdue. It isn't overdue as much as Yellowstone, but still hundreds of years. But Earth's volcanism is slowly decaying, and I bet lot of volcanoes are overdue.

Yellostone can't wipe out whole US, but Laacher See can wipe out whole Germany + neighboring countries. And Yellowstone can easily release its pressure through geysers, but there isn't geysers in Germany

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Too bad they don't have observatory there(?). I would like to see seismograph/heliocorder. You can only predict eruption if you can see harmonics.


Wrong, Yellowstone will wipe out most of US and partly europe/asia, if it fully erupts. One word. Sulfur
Wrong, Laacher volcano will wipe out most of Europe if it erupts.
Wrong, we have observatorys here, just search for them you will find them.

So, you were wrong



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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don't worry about not being able to fly because after all the tax that they are loading onto the price of flying
nobody will be able afford it .



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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I am a regular reader of Wired and already have it saved in my favourites



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by admiralmary
Yet another sensational topic headline with nothing actually impending whatsoever!

The Daily Mail that well known purveyor of truth ha ha.



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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last eruption was 12.900 years ago....half the presession time 25.800 years...
the presession cycle ends soon... so an option...???????

[The caldera was formed after the colossal Laacher See eruption dated to 12,900 years ago.[1][2][3] The remaining crust collapsed into the empty magma chamber below, probably two or three days after the eruption.[4] An estimated 6 km³ of magma was erupted,[5] producing around 16 km³ of tephra.[6] This massive eruption thus had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6, and was larger than the colossal 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) which also had a VEI of 6 (10 km³ of tephra erupted).}

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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This volcano is not a super volcano, though it would suck for Germany if it blew up.

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