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(Scientific American)   PSA: Volcanoes have a threat level, and Mexico just raised one to Yellow 3 (which is one level below Brown 1)   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 57
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2013-05-14 03:45:26 PM

gglibertine: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I am so jealous. When I was a kid, I wanted to see a volcano so bad that I spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time trying to poke holes through the earth's crust with a stick.

Actually, I still really want to see a volcano, but I can't afford to visit Hawaii and I'm not stupid enough to get close to a less predictable one.


Have you been to Yellowstone? It's closer to you and more affordable than Hawaii, and it's technically active according to the National Park Service. (The geysers sure are!) So, really, you could easily go camping and hiking in the mouth of an active supervolcano. It probably won't erupt while you're there, though.

/Probably
 
2013-05-14 03:51:38 PM

inner ted: Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts

begged mom to let us play in it cause it looked like it was snowing


Sweet Babbling Buddha
 
2013-05-14 04:01:05 PM

dittybopper: ZAZ: If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.

You can pronounce it, and it's actually fun to say.  "Poe-poe-cat-a-petal".  I like to talk about volcanoes just so that I can say that name.

This.

 
2013-05-14 04:19:51 PM

Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts

begged mom to let us play in it cause it looked like it was snowing

Sweet Babbling Buddha


2.bp.blogspot.com
almost positive that's portland

not me - but that's how we had to go outside for a few days / weeks after
 
2013-05-14 04:23:05 PM
stupid fark

stupid no preview unless i take the time to preview which i dont care to do
 
2013-05-14 04:48:04 PM

inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old


That's freaking terrifying.
 
2013-05-15 05:40:57 PM

Trik: anyone rember what the area of damage Mt St Helens made when it blew way back when?

that volcano is only 50 miles away...


That is kind of what I was thinking. I don't know the exact range of the damage but I do recall it was an odd one as it blew sideways after a landslide, rather than up. Hell, I recall t he ash falling here in NorCal. People 10s of miles away died in the gasses. I don't know the range of pyroclastic (SP?)  flows, but I think 50 miles is pushing it for a 'normal' volcano. Still, with the 10 million in the city alone, if that thing significantly erupts and the winds are blowing the wrong way, this could end very badly! If you know anyone who lives there, I highly recommend they take vacation elsewhere, quickly.
 
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