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(The Weather Channel)   Japanese volcano has largest eruption in decades, ejects giant ash plume 16,000 feet into sky which turns day into night. This MEANS something   (weather.com) divider line 32
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2013-08-19 06:21:45 AM
THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-08-19 07:42:27 AM
Time for Mothra to emerge!
 
2013-08-19 07:43:21 AM
Full on double rainbow, man.
 
2013-08-19 07:48:18 AM
we just came back from Santorini which has been HAMMERED by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes over the last 2000 years. last earthquake was in the 60s and destroyed half the buildings on the island. the little town on the northernmost tip of the island has risen by 10cm in the last year, due to lava building up underneath.

i would not live there for any money
 
2013-08-19 07:52:05 AM
Um...dude.....yer carbon footprint is like way outta bounds......
 
2013-08-19 07:56:28 AM
Sakurajima? Oh, yeah, that thing has pretty much been erupting non-stop. I have a friend who lives near there and apparently the main difference now is they wear masks because the ash is so thick.
 
2013-08-19 08:15:57 AM
not without double rainbows and two chemtrails it doesn't.
 
2013-08-19 08:16:45 AM
Yea, it means a volcano erupted.
 
2013-08-19 08:20:11 AM
Well, thankfully they have a few experience with large explosions
 
2013-08-19 08:23:43 AM
Isn't Fuji due for a pop soon too?
 
2013-08-19 08:27:27 AM
DAT ASH.
 
2013-08-19 08:32:44 AM
It means something alright. Going outa business.
 
2013-08-19 08:33:11 AM
*thinks to self - how does this effect me?*  Not looking forward to wet fall and bitter cold winter.  1992-3 was awful weather in NE US because of mount pinatubo eruption.  Majik 8 Ball says "just farkin' wait".

Oh GREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima
"On 18 August 2013, the volcano erupted from Showa crater and produced its highest recorded plume of ash since 1955, rising 5,000 metres high and causing darkness and significant ash falls on the central part of Kagoshima city. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. "
*my emphasis*
 
2013-08-19 08:40:23 AM

Marcintosh: *thinks to self - how does this effect me?*  Not looking forward to wet fall and bitter cold winter.  1992-3 was awful weather in NE US because of mount pinatubo eruption.  Majik 8 Ball says "just farkin' wait".

Oh GREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima
"On 18 August 2013, the volcano erupted from Showa crater and produced its highest recorded plume of ash since 1955, rising 5,000 metres high and causing darkness and significant ash falls on the central part of Kagoshima city. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. "
*my emphasis*


WTF? 500 eruptions in 200 some days? How much more does it take to just become one continuous eruption like Hawaii?
 
2013-08-19 08:45:32 AM
where's the apocalypse crowd?

/I'm looking at you, Mr Camping
 
2013-08-19 08:53:37 AM
This just in: Neptune AND Pele are pissed at Japan.
 
2013-08-19 08:57:24 AM
Thankfully the Japanese had some foresight and built it on an island where it can't hurt anyone.
 
2013-08-19 09:21:46 AM
GODZILLA!
 
2013-08-19 09:30:17 AM
I think it means... get the fark away from the volcano.
 
2013-08-19 09:32:24 AM

Slives: Marcintosh: *thinks to self - how does this effect me?*  Not looking forward to wet fall and bitter cold winter.  1992-3 was awful weather in NE US because of mount pinatubo eruption.  Majik 8 Ball says "just farkin' wait".

Oh GREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima
"On 18 August 2013, the volcano erupted from Showa crater and produced its highest recorded plume of ash since 1955, rising 5,000 metres high and causing darkness and significant ash falls on the central part of Kagoshima city. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. "
*my emphasis*

WTF? 500 eruptions in 200 some days? How much more does it take to just become one continuous eruption like Hawaii?


Put some stridex on it, it'll clear right up.
 
2013-08-19 09:50:07 AM

Twitch Boy: THANKS OBAMA


Are you Kidding?  This is obviously Bushes fault.  He is trying to get back at the Japanese for trying to poison him last time he was there.
 
2013-08-19 10:04:52 AM
It's a good thing that none of my relatives live around that area.
 
2013-08-19 10:12:20 AM
Twinkie metaphors!
Twinkie metaphors!
Get yer red hot Twinkie metaphors here!
 
2013-08-19 10:30:43 AM
I had a large eruption last night and ejected a giant plume too.  Coincidence?
 
2013-08-19 10:39:44 AM
And I thought the smoke and cloud cover over here was annoying...
 
2013-08-19 11:13:31 AM
it means there was a female volcano (earthquake) involved!
 
2013-08-19 11:55:36 AM

Click Click D'oh: Thankfully the Japanese had some foresight and built it on an island where it can't hurt anyone.


After the big eruption of 1914, Sakurajima is now connected to Kyushu.

www.travel-around-japan.com

Luckily Kagoshima is one of the world's most volcanically-prepared cities on the planet, including a fleet of specialty ash collecting trucks to clear the roads. Plus, culverts have been dug on the sides of Sakurajima to guide pyroclastic flows. Although, FWIW, I used to say Japan was one of the world's most tsunami-prepared countries...
 
2013-08-19 01:53:41 PM

Marcintosh: *thinks to self - how does this effect me?*  Not looking forward to wet fall and bitter cold winter.  1992-3 was awful weather in NE US because of mount pinatubo eruption.  Majik 8 Ball says "just farkin' wait".

Oh GREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima
"On 18 August 2013, the volcano erupted from Showa crater and produced its highest recorded plume of ash since 1955, rising 5,000 metres high and causing darkness and significant ash falls on the central part of Kagoshima city. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. "
*my emphasis*


The Year Without a Summer would like to tell you a story.
 
2013-08-19 02:52:55 PM

Arkanaut: DAT ASH.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Groovy.
 
2013-08-19 04:05:55 PM

Paris1127: Click Click D'oh: Thankfully the Japanese had some foresight and built it on an island where it can't hurt anyone.

After the big eruption of 1914, Sakurajima is now connected to Kyushu.

[www.travel-around-japan.com image 300x300]

Luckily Kagoshima is one of the world's most volcanically-prepared cities on the planet, including a fleet of specialty ash collecting trucks to clear the roads. Plus, culverts have been dug on the sides of Sakurajima to guide pyroclastic flows. Although, FWIW, I used to say Japan was one of the world's most tsunami-prepared countries...


That was my thoughts exactly. The people in the video, as well as the city officials cleaning up, seemed to be treating this like any other day.
 
2013-08-19 07:33:49 PM

ManRay: Marcintosh: *thinks to self - how does this effect me?*  Not looking forward to wet fall and bitter cold winter.  1992-3 was awful weather in NE US because of mount pinatubo eruption.  Majik 8 Ball says "just farkin' wait".

Oh GREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima
"On 18 August 2013, the volcano erupted from Showa crater and produced its highest recorded plume of ash since 1955, rising 5,000 metres high and causing darkness and significant ash falls on the central part of Kagoshima city. The eruption occurred at 16:31 and was the 500th eruption of the year. "
*my emphasis*

The Year Without a Summer would like to tell you a story.


thanks for that nugget - Hoo boy.
 
2013-08-19 08:03:03 PM
anime-media.com


All this, and no Sakura Wars reference?  Fark is slipping.
 
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