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(Yahoo)   This week's headline: Onlookers flock to Mt. St. Helens. Next week's headline: Onlookers critical of government's inability to rescue them from oncoming lava   ( divider line
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2004-10-04 04:43:26 PM  
[bartman21] The mountain is MUCH bigger in person than on tv.

I was wondering why they were making so much fuss over a mountain that was only 27" across diagonally.
2004-10-04 05:32:47 PM  
Pyroclastics go down the Valleys. What y'all don't realize is that the access roads and observatories are 800-1200 feet above the valley walls. So if you're 8.5 miles away, you're also well above the level that would be impacted by lahars/pyroclastics.

/has like 8 topos of st helens
2004-10-04 05:59:37 PM  
Nice reference!
2004-10-04 07:41:12 PM  
As for Mt. St. Helens,....with all the high tech toys our military has, why don't they just drop a "Bunker Buster" onto/into the lava dome every time the pressure rises. The bomb would probably penetrate 70 to 100 feet before detonation. It would relieve the built up pressure in the dome and sort of be like lancing a boil. It would sure eliminate the possibility of an unplanned eruption and at the same time put a lot of seismologists (sp?) out of work. The explosive device could even be a low yield nuke programmed for below surface burst thereby containing the radioactive material, as in underground testing.

Um, the lava dome is what's KEEPING the mountain from exploding.

Pick at a scab. Does it do nothing or does it bleed more?

2004-10-04 08:30:19 PM  
Drop a bunker buster in a volcano?!??!

I mean, look what happened in "Journey to the Middle of the Earth"...that's what happens when you mix military technology with mother nature.

So dropping a bomb in a volcano will bring about bad things, right? I mean, it happens in Hollywood movies and Hollywood would never exagerate (sp?) things, would they?
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