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(3 News New Zealand)   Earthquakes detected beneath New Zealand volcano that just happens to sit right next to one of the largest supervolcanoes on the planet   (3news.co.nz) divider line 80
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2012-07-19 11:07:00 PM
Subby, I could steal a nuke and detonate it on North American soil long before any Super Volcano erupts
 
2012-07-20 12:11:33 AM

ontariolightning: Subby, I could steal a nuke and detonate it on North American soil long before any Super Volcano erupts


Wait till subby learns what the mantle is made of...
 
2012-07-20 12:12:28 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

I love coaxing out eruptions.
 
2012-07-20 12:15:33 AM
With our human abilities, wouldnt we be the best suited to survive a drastic change of the environment?
 
2012-07-20 12:17:31 AM
We are all going to die! Yay!!!

/snark
 
2012-07-20 12:25:19 AM
All of these super duper volcanoes are due for eruption but it'll be thousands of years before they do
 
2012-07-20 12:30:59 AM
If a super volcano blew wouldn't it be best it happened in NZ anyway?
The lower southern hemisphere.. as opposed to the northern
hemisphere
 
2012-07-20 12:38:36 AM
III'''mmm nnnooottt wwwooorrriiieeeddd
 
2012-07-20 12:53:38 AM
Earthquakes detected beneath New Zealand volcano that just happens to sit right next to one of the largest supervolcanoes on the planet

Which is crossed by a secret underground rail line for transporting massive amounts of spent nuclear waste, which oddly enough passes very near a secret ancient chamber carved out by aliens for storing antimatter in magnetic containment, which is now becoming unstable due to the entropy of 14,000 years. And that sits on top of an even more secret and ancient chamber built by totally different aliens to hide a weapon that can destroy the entire universe by causing every molecule to explode at the speed of light.

It's going to be a rough week.
 
2012-07-20 12:56:10 AM
These are nothing compared with hyper and über volcanoes. Never mind super-hyper-über volcanoes.
 
2012-07-20 01:12:00 AM
Just stop monitoring them, problem solved -- Bobby Jindahl
 
2012-07-20 06:27:20 AM
They need to toss this in
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2012-07-20 06:27:58 AM
I don't know

I don't know
 
2012-07-20 06:30:09 AM
Remember friends. The GOP thinks that government funds for volcano monitoring is a waste of money.
 
2012-07-20 06:30:23 AM
The earthquakes, all measuring lower than magnitude 2.5, are clustered in a zone between Emerald Crater and the Te Maari craters, between two and seven kilometres deep.


Supervolcanoes ALWAYS rumble with tiny earthquakes. It's a naturally occuring thing. Any mass deformities to the structure or if the earthquakes get really big...well get ready for Doomsday.
 
2012-07-20 06:33:08 AM
Somebody's been watching too much History channel.
 
2012-07-20 06:39:20 AM

WizardofToast: The earthquakes, all measuring lower than magnitude 2.5, are clustered in a zone between Emerald Crater and the Te Maari craters, between two and seven kilometres deep.


Supervolcanoes ALWAYS rumble with tiny earthquakes. It's a naturally occuring thing. Any mass deformities to the structure or if the earthquakes get really big...well get ready for Doomsday.


It's always fun times living here on the ring on fire. New Zealand used to be called the shaky isles by some. We're still working on rebuilding Christchurch after last year's earthquake. A volcanic eruption would really put a dampner on things.
 
2012-07-20 06:41:41 AM

WizardofToast:
Supervolcanoes ALWAYS rumble with tiny earthquakes. It's a naturally occuring thing. Any mass deformities to the structure or if the earthquakes get really big...well get ready for Doomsday.


"Normally only two small quakes happen a year beneath Mt Tongariro. Since July 13, more than 20 have been recorded."

500 times normal activity. Might well turn out to be nothing, but that thing can go pop any time. Will make my holiday pictures from there last year more unique I guess heh
 
2012-07-20 06:45:58 AM
I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb
 
2012-07-20 06:49:46 AM
Looks like Global Shakeists ran out of money again
 
2012-07-20 06:49:53 AM

deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb


Did you live through it?
 
2012-07-20 06:50:47 AM

Head_Shot: deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb

Did you live through it?


Mostly.
 
2012-07-20 06:52:27 AM

WizardofToast: The earthquakes, all measuring lower than magnitude 2.5, are clustered in a zone between Emerald Crater and the Te Maari craters, between two and seven kilometres deep.

Supervolcanoes ALWAYS rumble with tiny earthquakes. It's a naturally occuring thing. Any mass deformities to the structure or if the earthquakes get really big...well get ready for Doomsday.


You might be right, but it's impossible to tell. There hasn't been a supervolcano eruption in a long time - certainly not within the span of modern seismology, not even within the time of human recorded history. There was one in that area a couple millennia ago, but New Zealand wasn't even inhabited yet.

There's really no way to tell if there's any warning before a supervolcano just explodes.
 
2012-07-20 06:59:32 AM

cman: With our human abilities, wouldnt we be the best suited to survive a drastic change of the environment?


Survive as a species, yes. But drastic environment changes would still suck in a big way.
 
2012-07-20 07:06:17 AM

deffuse: Head_Shot: deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb

Did you live through it?

Mostly.


I'm not sure you can confirm that on Fark without a medical license.
 
2012-07-20 07:09:41 AM

ImpendingCynic: WizardofToast: The earthquakes, all measuring lower than magnitude 2.5, are clustered in a zone between Emerald Crater and the Te Maari craters, between two and seven kilometres deep.

Supervolcanoes ALWAYS rumble with tiny earthquakes. It's a naturally occuring thing. Any mass deformities to the structure or if the earthquakes get really big...well get ready for Doomsday.

You might be right, but it's impossible to tell. There hasn't been a supervolcano eruption in a long time - certainly not within the span of modern seismology, not even within the time of human recorded history.


There's a theory about that.
 
2012-07-20 07:15:09 AM
Dammit, the last thing we need during a massive disaster is a bunch of 2012ers running around looking smug while they choke on volcanic ash.
 
2012-07-20 07:20:26 AM
I would enjoy the sight of smug 2012ers choking on ash.
 
2012-07-20 07:21:23 AM

pkellmey: You might be right, but it's impossible to tell. There hasn't been a supervolcano eruption in a long time - certainly not within the span of modern seismology, not even within the time of human recorded history.

There's a theory about that.


Theory, yes, but nothing observed by anyone. The buildup, if any, of small quakes preceding the eruption may have left geological evidence, but it was probably destroyed in the eruption.

The fact is we just don't know what leads up to a supervolcano going off, and even once one occurs, that's not enough data to say for certain how they all behave. Even regular earthquakes still teach seismologists new things.
 
2012-07-20 07:23:24 AM

ImpendingCynic: pkellmey: You might be right, but it's impossible to tell. There hasn't been a supervolcano eruption in a long time - certainly not within the span of modern seismology, not even within the time of human recorded history.

There's a theory about that.

Theory, yes, but nothing observed recorded by anyone.


I fixed that for you.
 
2012-07-20 07:25:42 AM

deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb


Is that what sank Numenor?
 
2012-07-20 07:39:24 AM
Mt Tongariro, just south of supervolcano Lake Taupo, was last confirmed active between 1855 and 1897.

The supervolcano didn't blow then, so I'm not about to start panicking.
 
2012-07-20 07:43:04 AM

ontariolightning: Subby, I could steal a nuke and detonate it on North American soil long before any Super Volcano erupts


Thanks for your (educated, I assume) guess.

My opinion - We don't know shiat about shiat folks, deal with it.

/Not subby
 
2012-07-20 07:49:01 AM

pkellmey: deffuse: Head_Shot: deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb

Did you live through it?

Mostly.

I'm not sure you can confirm that on Fark without a medical license.


There are three citations missing from this conversation.
 
2012-07-20 07:50:29 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Survive as a species, yes. But drastic environment changes would still suck in a big way.



Android updates could be delayed for MONTHS!
 
2012-07-20 08:00:09 AM

ontariolightning: If a super volcano blew wouldn't it be best it happened in NZ anyway?


That depends dramatically on where you live.
 
2012-07-20 08:00:20 AM

jjwars1: pkellmey: deffuse: Head_Shot: deffuse: I was standing on Ruapehu when it erupted in 1996 (or 97).
/csb

Did you live through it?

Mostly.

I'm not sure you can confirm that on Fark without a medical license.

There are three citations missing from this conversation.


I would have even accepted a seismology degree.
 
2012-07-20 08:00:55 AM
Of course volcanos erupt! It's what they do! It's their thing..!

What right have you got to try and repress volcanos, eh? You.... you..... volcanist!!
 
2012-07-20 08:09:15 AM

SmitetheRighteous: Somebody's been watching too much History channel.


Thread over.
 
2012-07-20 08:09:32 AM

ontariolightning: If a super volcano blew wouldn't it be best it happened in NZ anyway?
The lower southern hemisphere.. as opposed to the northern
hemisphere


better for who? It would be better for the planet in general if it wiped out all of america, the middle east and china. All the world problems solved in one.
 
2012-07-20 08:12:15 AM

LewDux: Looks like Global Shakeists ran out of money again


They spent it all here:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-20 08:12:46 AM
Looks like Earth is going to be a massive Spinning Wonder in the sky:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-07-20 08:15:33 AM
Mayans
 
2012-07-20 08:17:36 AM
came for LOTR references.
leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-20 08:18:45 AM

PoRL: Of course volcanos erupt! It's what they do! It's their thing..!

What right have you got to try and repress volcanos, eh? You.... you..... volcanist!!


Ha.

Seriously, to have that many eq's in a short time span after a long peiod of inactivity isn't a good sign, scoff if you will.
 
2012-07-20 08:25:44 AM
Oh my. The Jedis are gonna feel this one.

And you read it in his voice.
 
2012-07-20 08:36:09 AM

basilbrush: ontariolightning: If a super volcano blew wouldn't it be best it happened in NZ anyway?
The lower southern hemisphere.. as opposed to the northern
hemisphere

better for who? It would be better for the planet in general if it wiped out all of america, the middle east and china. All the world problems solved in one.


Except that a lot of the world's food is grown in the bread belt of America. And politically, most of Europe is no saint, either.
 
2012-07-20 08:38:05 AM
I hope I'm still alive when one of these things erupts. Shiat will be epic.
 
2012-07-20 08:38:17 AM
That's it, I'm heading to the interior of North America where there are no volcanos and a tidal surge wont get me. Forward my mail to Yellowstone, good luck you farks.
 
2012-07-20 08:40:39 AM
Xenu?
 
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