Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
They haven't started to evacuate anything yet, which common sense would tell me it's not that big of a deal. Plus they're not sure the amount of an
eruption. Yeah one can happen, and they can see when pressures rise and such but what they don't know is the amount of magma that will come out or the
amount of ash that will be blown into the atmosphere. To say this could be a potentially 'world changing' event is childish and clearly your one of
those doom and gloom guys.
First of all, do you have any idea of the logistics involved in evacuating 300,000+ people? Not only that, but Tokyo is next door, with a population
of 8,000,000+ so if the wind is blowing the right way and it's a big enough eruption, it could lay a catastrophic ash cloud on top of the city and
its people. Way to use common sense.
Secondly, the amount of an eruption?
The last eruption was over 300 years ago in 1707, and had cinders falling in Edo, which is the former name
. I already stated in the OP that the pressure was several times higher than the needed pressure to cause an eruption of the volcano.
Considering it hasn't erupted in 300+ years, and that there was a massive earthquake last year in the same region, and the pressure readings, I think
I will listen to the scientists which have deemed it "imminent" that it is going to erupt soon.
Third, if you can't read my previous two points and put 2+2 together, I'll spell it for you. IF the volcano goes boom, and boom is as big as expected
given the measurements (those things scientists do), and 300,000 people die, the ash cloud covers another 8,000,000+ and likely effects the rest of
the planet... I would say that it is world-changing.
Clearly, I'm childish because I believe a natural disaster that has the potential to destroy so many lives is important to be aware of.
edit on 9-9-2012 by SonOfTheLawOfOne because: (no reason given)