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2018-05-15 10:17:12 PM  
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2018-05-15 10:30:00 PM  
Run forest run.
 
2018-05-15 10:39:40 PM  
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2018-05-15 10:47:41 PM  
Quick, call Tommy Lee Jones!
 
2018-05-15 10:57:49 PM  
"At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent."

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2018-05-15 10:59:40 PM  

bdub77: "At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent."

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The word ballistic is unnecessary.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2018-05-15 11:12:04 PM  
I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.
 
2018-05-15 11:43:14 PM  

FlyingBacon: bdub77: "At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent."

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The word ballistic is unnecessary.


Yea, but friggin awesome
 
2018-05-15 11:49:05 PM  
If you live in HI and prey for a larger lot please be a little more specific next time.


/at least the mountain god/s has some follow through
 
2018-05-16 12:02:09 AM  
Does that mean the island should evacuate? I think air traffic got shut down, however. So... Dunkirk?
 
2018-05-16 12:29:58 AM  
Need marshmellows.
 
2018-05-16 12:43:00 AM  

FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.


I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.
 
2018-05-16 01:03:41 AM  

BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.


There's a possibility of the vent clogging and pressure building. Don't know to what level, though.
 
2018-05-16 01:49:06 AM  
this is why we can't have nice things/islands
 
2018-05-16 01:51:11 AM  
This is an aviation alert. Meaning don't fly through the farking vog.

The rest of it is mmmmm ... you live on an active volcano. The locals most likely know about this already.

It's just CNN and Fark that get excited about unnatural events.

 @
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2018-05-16 01:52:21 AM  
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2018-05-16 01:53:12 AM  
If they all evacuate to Kailua-Kona the island will tip over, and the shait will come down on top of them.
 
2018-05-16 01:56:29 AM  
"sparking an "unhealthy air" advisory"

Or a day ending in y as it's known in Beijing.
 
2018-05-16 01:59:42 AM  
I saw this movie.
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2018-05-16 02:01:23 AM  

BalugaJoe: Need marshmellows.


I'd rather have marshmallows.
 
2018-05-16 02:04:47 AM  
So they are asking for a shipment of fans then?
 
2018-05-16 02:05:22 AM  

powhound: unnatural events


Wh-what? How did you find out I--?

Er, y'all got an extra U N on the front a that.
 
2018-05-16 02:05:38 AM  
My geologist daughter went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park last year and got to play with lava (she has the rock hammer to prove it).

Volcanic ash is nasty stuff. Regular ash is material that was incinerated so it's usually "soft".  Volcanic ash includes glassy and crystalline particulate matter from cooling bits of lava. It tears the shiat out of your lungs way worse than regular ash.

GTFO NOW!!
 
2018-05-16 02:06:16 AM  
take the tiki back!
 
2018-05-16 02:07:44 AM  

Helen_Arigby: powhound: unnatural events

Wh-what? How did you find out I--?

Er, y'all got an extra U N on the front a that.


Hahaha volcanos are fake news! I guess you need to be reeducated in the new and brave world!
 
2018-05-16 02:09:08 AM  
I guess it's time to make a huge list of people who signed up for "Virginity Pledges" in high school in the past year or two, and do a lottery style drawing to see who we sacrifice to the volcano gods.

/Signed a virginity pledge in 1998.
//They were giving away neat/fancy pens for a signature.
///Lost my virginity in 1998.
 
2018-05-16 02:11:24 AM  

Mister Buttons: I guess it's time to make a huge list of people who signed up for "Virginity Pledges" in high school in the past year or two, and do a lottery style drawing to see who we sacrifice to the volcano gods.

/Signed a virginity pledge in 1998.
//They were giving away neat/fancy pens for a signature.
///Lost my virginity in 1998.


I misread that.
 
2018-05-16 02:12:45 AM  

BalugaJoe: Need marshmellows.


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Don't we all.
 
2018-05-16 02:17:18 AM  
Great time to buy land. It won't get as low as this.
 
2018-05-16 02:17:36 AM  
If I recall correctly this is pretty normal during an eruption. Airplanes don't do well in volcanic ash, something about jet engines that stop working and airplanes falling out of the sky, so sending a warning to pilots to stay away makes perfectly good sense.

As to the air quality, volcanic ash is basically tiny shards of glass. That's not good for the lungs if you breathe it in. You can drown in your own blood if you breathe in enough of it. That can't be a fun way to die. Hookers and blow would be a fun way to die.
 
2018-05-16 02:18:36 AM  

BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.


You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off
 
2018-05-16 02:28:50 AM  
eh, it's only the prelude to the entire island splitting in half
 
2018-05-16 02:29:47 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: If they all evacuate to Kailua-Kona the island will tip over, and the shait will come down on top of them.


Wait, aren't they supposed to turn the island?
 
2018-05-16 02:30:35 AM  

Boo_Guy: BalugaJoe: Need marshmellows.

I'd rather have marshmallows.


What a buzzkill. You're totally marshing my mellow.
 
2018-05-16 02:31:19 AM  
I propose a 45' truck full of Beano be dumped into the volcano.
 
2018-05-16 02:34:04 AM  

Badafuco: Boo_Guy: BalugaJoe: Need marshmellows.

I'd rather have marshmallows.

What a buzzkill. You're totally marshing my mellow.


I'd rather harsh your mallow.
 
2018-05-16 02:39:35 AM  

Gneisskate: Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off


Gneiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii​iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissss.
 
2018-05-16 02:41:24 AM  

whither_apophis: eh, it's only the prelude to the entire island splitting in half


You joke about that, but looking at a map of the fissures in the south side of the island, it looks like the southern piece wants to break off and tumble down. It would be a lot like the Mt. St. Helens eruption, only this would produce an epic tsunami.
/I'm not a geologist
//I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
///It looks strange to me. Seems strange, the pattern of lava flows.
 
2018-05-16 02:43:15 AM  

Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off


Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.
 
2018-05-16 02:44:25 AM  
This could get interesting.
 
2018-05-16 02:51:34 AM  
Say "Volcano F*cking no" 10 times fast.
 
2018-05-16 02:54:14 AM  

bigfire: Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off

Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.


They're igneous.
 
2018-05-16 02:55:58 AM  
/geology mode never turns off

Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.


And remember, subduction leads to orogeny. *eyebrow waggle*
 
2018-05-16 02:57:18 AM  

Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off


Username checks out.

/Don't take your education for granite.
//And don't let other Farkers give you any schist.
 
2018-05-16 03:00:23 AM  

Gneisskate: /geology mode never turns off

Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.

And remember, subduction leads to orogeny. *eyebrow waggle*


This would get awkward if it was a slip-strike event.
 
2018-05-16 03:02:51 AM  
I'm not saying this eruption is mega serious, but I think I just saw a boat approaching the island, and I'm pretty sure it's Pliny the Elder.
 
2018-05-16 03:05:14 AM  

bigfire: Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off

Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.


They are always rock hard.
 
2018-05-16 03:16:56 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I propose a 45' truck full of Beano be dumped into the volcano.


I propose 45* be dumped into the volcano, along with his voters.

/reported
 
2018-05-16 03:37:23 AM  

davidphogan: bigfire: Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off

Note to self, Geologist are never turned off.

They're igneous.


They're tuff
 
2018-05-16 03:45:25 AM  

Gneisskate: BizarreMan: FNG: I wonder if it's going to go all Mount St. Helens.  Hope not.

I believe it's a different kind of volcano.  Sure it will be ugly, but I don't think it's gonna do that.

You're right, it is a different kind of volcano.

*geologist mode on*

Kilauea is a shield volcano, and Mt. St. Helens is a composite volcano.  What this means is lava is a threat, vog is a threat, lava is a problem, massive explosion is not. Different temperatures and compositions result in different styles of eruption.  Kilauea produces lava that is both higher temperature and lower silica content than Helens, resulting in more fluid lava and less pressure buildup.

Walking up to the vents or the crater is a breathtakingly bad idea right now, but otherwise people aren't in physical danger.

/geology mode never turns off


I was led to believe that there was a real risk of "quite" large explosions right now due to water potentially spilling into the crater.   hence the lava bombs "the size of half a car" being tossed hundreds of feet in the air,  I'd say that's pretty dangerous if you're close enough.

Nice use of the slashie, btw.  It's the first time in ages I've seen someone use it correctly.

/not like this
 
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