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2013-07-18 10:13:43 AM
Fuji?

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I like them apples.
 
2013-07-18 10:18:19 AM
I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?
 
2013-07-18 10:23:10 AM

RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?


The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.
 
2013-07-18 10:31:14 AM

dittybopper: RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.



I think that, at least for earthquakes, it might loosen the fault line enough to let it go haywire.
 
2013-07-18 10:32:31 AM

dittybopper: RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.


Gojira.
 
2013-07-18 10:43:18 AM

Nogrhi: dittybopper: RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.

Gojira.


Crap. Forgot to pick up some oxygen destroyer at Walgreens this morning.
 
2013-07-18 11:07:32 AM

RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?


Maybe, but how many nuclear bombs do you have available? Consider that the holes made by underground nuclear tests are measurable in small fractions of a mile. And you'll need to keep doing it along the entire fault.
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.116667,-116.05&q=loc:37.116667,-11 6 .05&hl=en&t=m&z=15

Or maybe you'd rather inject water, to lubricate the fault. Figure out how much water you'd need for the San Andreas Fault, particularly because it is both long and extends basically through the entire crust. And you'll need to replenish the water, because rock (even molten rock) absorbs water in various ways. Now, which other faults do you ignore?

Then there's the fact that the first lubrication will release all the accumulated tension, and you get blamed for the result. Once that's over with, you have to keep lubricating it forever.
 
2013-07-18 11:11:32 AM

WelldeadLink: Then there's the fact that the first lubrication will release all the accumulated tension, and you get blamed for the result.


Yep, it's called child support.
 
2013-07-18 11:33:16 AM

WelldeadLink: Once that's over with, you have to keep lubricating it forever.


As someone married to a post-menopausal woman, I can attest to the inconvenience of this.
 
2013-07-18 12:01:39 PM
So basically, Mt Fuji may soon treat Tokyo like a girl in a JAV film...
 
2013-07-18 12:23:54 PM

Boojum2k: WelldeadLink: Then there's the fact that the first lubrication will release all the accumulated tension, and you get blamed for the result.

Yep, it's called child support.


And... just shot Shiner Bock out of my nose.
Thanks.
 
2013-07-18 12:38:17 PM
If it blows up will they enact sanctions against god?
 
2013-07-18 12:43:09 PM
When it blows up do we have the right to ignore all the "Oh, the humanity!!11!!" stories?

/Building giant cities next to a volcano seems like a bad idea.
 
2013-07-18 12:44:15 PM

TXEric: And... just shot Shiner Bock out of my nose.
Thanks.


You're drinking Shiner at noon? Good. Because Shiner's a damn fine beer.
 
2013-07-18 12:47:29 PM

fickenchucker: /Building giant cities next to a volcano seems like a bad idea.


I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years. It was kind of fun being constantly reminded that the volcano could blow at any moment and see the remnants of the last eruption all around you.

/Two years and not so much as a spittle of lava.
 
2013-07-18 12:51:01 PM

Strayha04: I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years


Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

i3.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-18 12:57:45 PM

dittybopper: Strayha04: I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years

Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

[i3.photobucket.com image 640x480]


i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-18 01:00:17 PM
The terrorists have won.
 
2013-07-18 01:05:37 PM
The John Birch Society was right. World Heritage sites are part of a UN plot to destroy. Get US out of the UN before Glacier National Park gets it.
 
2013-07-18 01:05:46 PM

Strayha04: dittybopper: Strayha04: I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years

Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

[i3.photobucket.com image 640x480]

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See, "Etna", the name of the volcano, is close to the female name "Edna".  I've been using the character of Akiko Fuji from the Japanese kaiju series "Ultraman" as a stand-in for the volcano known as Mount Fuji.

BTW, the actress who played her, Hiroko Sakurai, didn't age too badly:

images.wikia.com
 
2013-07-18 01:32:48 PM
The suicide forest in on Mt. Fuji.
Perhaps they could offer up more human sacrifices to the mountain gods?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2127414/The-suicide-forest-J ap an-Mystery-Mount-Fuji-beauty-spot-100-bodies-year.html
 
2013-07-18 01:36:33 PM

dittybopper: Strayha04: dittybopper: Strayha04: I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years

Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

[i3.photobucket.com image 640x480]

[i.qkme.me image 604x453]

See, "Etna", the name of the volcano, is close to the female name "Edna".  I've been using the character of Akiko Fuji from the Japanese kaiju series "Ultraman" as a stand-in for the volcano known as Mount Fuji.

BTW, the actress who played her, Hiroko Sakurai, didn't age too badly:

[images.wikia.com image 500x375]


Definitely flew over my head. I would, however, love to give you a high five for that.
 
2013-07-18 01:46:01 PM

Strayha04: TXEric: And... just shot Shiner Bock out of my nose.
Thanks.

You're drinking Shiner at noon? Good. Because Shiner's a damn fine beer.


You gawdamm right!
*urp*
 
2013-07-18 01:48:41 PM
But Mount Fiji is still hanging on:

www.wweek.com
 
2013-07-18 02:19:02 PM

Nogrhi: dittybopper: RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.

Gojira.


Counterpoint: Tessmacher Peaks
 
2013-07-18 02:36:04 PM

Strayha04: fickenchucker: /Building giant cities next to a volcano seems like a bad idea.

I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years. It was kind of fun being constantly reminded that the volcano could blow at any moment and see the remnants of the last eruption all around you.

/Two years and not so much as a spittle of lava.


You should have run up to Naples and seen Vesuvius; it's usually smoking, at least a little, every day.
 
2013-07-18 02:43:14 PM

Fano: Nogrhi: dittybopper: RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

The risk is that you'll unleash that which you seek to relieve.  After all, history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.

Gojira.

Counterpoint: Tessmacher Peaks


Giant Fuji has breasts that are orders of magnitude larger than Miss Tessmacher's.  Cause, you know, she's like 150 feet tall.
 
2013-07-18 02:47:00 PM
Tokyo is 125+ km away from Mt Fuji... is it really in danger if it erupts??
 
2013-07-18 03:00:01 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Strayha04: fickenchucker: /Building giant cities next to a volcano seems like a bad idea.

I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years. It was kind of fun being constantly reminded that the volcano could blow at any moment and see the remnants of the last eruption all around you.

/Two years and not so much as a spittle of lava.

You should have run up to Naples and seen Vesuvius; it's usually smoking, at least a little, every day.


I did. Spent quite a bit of time in the city just outside of Pompeii (Scafati, I think). Naples is crap though. It's one of most disgusting cities I've ever visited, hands down.

/I was in the Navy and traveled all around there.
 
2013-07-18 03:21:35 PM

Grither: Tokyo is 125+ km away from Mt Fuji... is it really in danger if it erupts??


Actually, the center of Tokyo is about 100 km away from Fujiyama, and the greater Tokyo metropolitan area is as close as 50 or 60 kilometers from the peak.

An eruption like the one in 1707 could spread a few inches of ash over Tokyo, depending on the wind, which would be really difficult to deal with (the ash, not the wind).


/Just measured it in Google Earth.
//Probably 125+km away by *ROAD*.
 
2013-07-18 04:09:43 PM

RexTalionis: I'm no vulcanologist or geologist, but I've always wondered - would it be possible to mitigate super-massive earthquakes or volcanic eruptions if we do something like a controlled detonation along a fault line or within a volcano to relieve some of the building stress within them so that the following eruption or quake wouldn't be as violent?

Let's ask this guy.  He tried to flood the San Andreas fault...


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-18 04:41:57 PM
So -- the worlds first national park will one day blow itself up too.
 
2013-07-18 11:31:34 PM
Japan radiation readings

If Fuji goes sky high, so will the fallout into the atmosphere.
 
2013-07-19 02:51:25 AM
I hope Mother Earth fulfilled its quota of natural disasters for Japan back in 2011.

Also, this is Fuji:

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Wow - the internet sucks.  That's the best and only picture I could find of Yoda on the internet.

Yes, Fuji was played by Yoda.  Yoshio Yoda.  (he's the one on the left.)
 
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