Mount St. Helens may erupt soon!

page: 1
0
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join

posted on Sep, 26 2004 @ 09:52 PM
link   
SEATTLE Sept. 26, 2004 A strengthening series of earthquakes at Mount St. Helens prompted seismologists Sunday to warn that the once-devastating volcano may see a small explosion soon.

"The key issue is a small explosion without warning. That would be the major event that we're worried about right now," said Willie Scott, a geologist with the USGS office in Vancouver.

The quakes were tiny at first, but on Saturday and Sunday there were more than 10 temblors of magnitude 2.0 to 2.8, the most in a 24-hour period since the last dome-building eruption in October 1986, Scott said.

abcnews.go.com...

I hope if this does have an eruption, that they would have time to warn all the residents of that area.Is anyone from the area? Have you been warned of anything?




posted on Sep, 26 2004 @ 09:55 PM
link   
What's wrong with a few cubic kilometers of potash in the atmosphere? It keeps down the oh-so-threatening global warming.

[edit on 26-9-2004 by taibunsuu]



posted on Sep, 26 2004 @ 09:58 PM
link   
*notes that it will be considered a terroist attack* Just kidding, but in all seriousness if it DOES happen I think the people will have a good warning before.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 05:56 AM
link   
Seems like Mt. St. Helens is not the only restless volcano these days...

Volcanoes Hazards Updates

Excerpts from above link:

"MAUNA LOA VOLCANO
0545 September 26
Sunday morning sees no changes at Mauna Loa. Since early July 2004, an increasing number of earthquakes has been recorded from beneath Mauna Loa. From week to week, the numbers fluctuate but remain well above the norm. Through the third week of September, more than 560 earthquakes were centered beneath Mauna Loas summit caldera and the adjacent part of the southwest rift zone."

ALASKA VOLCANOES:

"MOUNT SPURR VOLCANO
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Elevated levels of seismicity continue to be recorded at Mt. Spurr volcano.
This week, about 68 earthquakes were located within 30 km of the summit,
with an average of approximately 10 events per day."

"MOUNT VENIAMINOF VOLCANO
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Low-level seismic tremor and intermittent tremor bursts continue to be
recorded at Mount Veniaminof Volcano."

"SHISHALDIN VOLCANO
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Low-level seismic tremor continues to be recorded at Shishaldin Volcano."


"KAMCHATKA, Russia:
SHEVELUCH and KARYMSKY: ORANGE
KLYUCHEVSKOY and BEZYMIANNY: YELLOW"


Note:
Color Code YELLOW means: "volcano is restless; eruption may occur"
Color Code ORANGE means: "volcano is in eruption or eruption may occur at any time"
Color Code RED means: "significant eruption is occurring or explosive eruption expected at any time"


And then there are ongoing activity here:
Etna, Italy
Fuego, Guatemala
Pacaya, Guatemala
Santa Maria, Guatemala
Soufrire Hills, Montserrat
Tungurahua, Ecuador
Asama, Japan
...And Kilauea as well



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 06:09 AM
link   
Supposedly just a possible dome building eruption correct? No widepsread damge is expected from what all the sites say. Nothing to be alramed about but a very interesting subject for me cause I was 4 years old playing in my friends yard in Idaho when the ash from the original eruption came down like it was snowing.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 06:26 AM
link   

Originally posted by Huria86
*notes that it will be considered a terroist attack*


Gaia-bin-Earth flying a loaded volcano into Mt. St. Helens ?

I can see that, yeah lets invade someone! YEEE-HAW!!



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 06:31 AM
link   

Originally posted by Chuckster
Nothing to be alarmed about...


Oh yeah? This is recent data is from Mt. St. Helens :



The current warning says:
"Several causes are possible, but most point toward an increased probability of explosions from the lava dome if the level of current unrest continues or escalates."...
Judge for yourself, this page will show recent "unrest" : Earthquake List for Map US2-45.47.-123.-121

[edit on 2004/11/4 by Hellmutt]


E_T

posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 09:22 AM
link   
Well, those diagrams really suggest that dome might be going to grow little in near future... or "fly to the air".


BTW, using Mauna Loa's eruptions as any kind of indicator for general volcanic activity is pointless, its kind of volcanoes can erupt years continuously.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 09:51 AM
link   
I'm guessing it'll probably cool back down again, every few years it tends to make a noise anyway.

Still, it's one to watch.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 03:23 PM
link   

Originally posted by E_TBTW, using Mauna Loa's eruptions as any kind of indicator for general volcanic activity is pointless, its kind of volcanoes can erupt years continuously.


Excellent point, and I should add another: They're very different TYPES of volcanos and thus will behave in very different ways.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 04:06 PM
link   
AT time there have been up to 2 earthquakes every two minutes for hours at a time.

Also, they started small, the last was a 2.2, last hour.

Maybe two weeks to a month be for she gets mad?



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 04:11 PM
link   

Originally posted by Byrd

Originally posted by E_TBTW, using Mauna Loa's eruptions as any kind of indicator for general volcanic activity is pointless, its kind of volcanoes can erupt years continuously.


Excellent point, and I should add another: They're very different TYPES of volcanos and thus will behave in very different ways.


Good to know that.
All of a sudden it seemed like the whole world was going "volcano".
And with a "Yellowstone major eruption" long overdue, I was kind of worried there for a minute...
Right now it does seem like "Little sister" (St.Helens) is going to blow though.
Although we cant know for sure until it actually happens.
I guess we can say she is "speaking" at least.
"When Little sister speaks, Grandfather will answer"...



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 08:52 PM
link   
Well regardless of "how" they behave it does appear that they ARE behaving. I'm interested to see how this evolves.



posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 08:57 PM
link   
If this does happen will it be good or bad for the global warming thing?



posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 01:57 AM
link   

Originally posted by Huria86
If this does happen will it be good or bad for the global warming thing?


If it is good, we might as well start polluting as much as we can...




posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 02:04 AM
link   
Well this is getting more serious then I once thought...Keep an eye out anyone around there



posted on Sep, 28 2004 @ 06:56 PM
link   
If anything blows around here that I'm worried about it's Rainier!



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 05:00 AM
link   
This cant be good.
The earthquake page have been edited.
I saw alot of quakes there yesterday (big ones).
Now the most recent quakes have been removed.
As well as the page is not updating any quakes anymore.

The volcanocam showing only "dust".

The Mt. St. Helens page says this:
"Mount St. Helens Seismicity Information NOTE: September 2004 earthquake lists are not complete - many more earthquakes have occurred, and our processing is backlogged."

EDIT: Everything is back to normal now.
Except that the earthquakes have increased a lot,
both in strength and frequency.

[edit on 2004/10/1 by Hellmutt]



posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 05:24 AM
link   
msnbc.msn.com...

i saw 3 scientist working at the mountain on TV say that "a explosion is imminant"

wow....i hope they arent using stop action cameras this time (bank cameras)


E_T

posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 05:51 AM
link   

Originally posted by Hellmutt
The volcanocam showing only "dust".

Camera might show something else instead just plain noise if there wouldn't be dark.

Well... actually there's silhouette showing "under noise" if you look accurately.





top topics
 
0
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join