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2013-07-18 01:05:46 PM
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Strayha04: dittybopper: Strayha04: I lived on Etna in Sicily for a couple years

Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

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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:

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2013-07-18 04:41:57 PM
1 votes:
So -- the worlds first national park will one day blow itself up too.
2013-07-18 03:21:35 PM
1 votes:

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 02:43:14 PM
1 votes:

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 02:19:02 PM
1 votes:

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 01:48:41 PM
1 votes:
But Mount Fiji is still hanging on:

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2013-07-18 12:51:01 PM
1 votes:

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


Did Edna ever get as big as Fuji did?:

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

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I like them apples.
 
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