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2021-04-11 10:44:15 AM  
I don't think this was an intentional Austria/Australia joke. To be fair, I didn't recognize the name St Vincent when this news broke either.

For a little lockdown relief, we've been watching Caribbean house-hunting shows, and had to look up many of the places they have covered - is it a country? South American territory? European? There are a ton of islands and plenty of all of those types.
 
2021-04-11 10:47:43 AM  
Pele has awoken from slumber in the Grenadines
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2021-04-11 10:49:41 AM  
Who would have thought it would happen?
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2021-04-11 10:54:45 AM  
And don't forget the sulphur/sulfur fumes. They have to be good for you, right?
 
2021-04-11 11:04:22 AM  

yoyopro: Who would have thought it would happen?
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Jimmy Buffet did.

Volcano
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2021-04-11 11:09:55 AM  
It's kind of how many islands are made.
 
2021-04-11 11:13:36 AM  
Its the Virgin Islands. There must be a few to toss in.
 
2021-04-11 11:14:59 AM  
While one does not usually associate volcanoes with the Caribbean, I will never forget the story of one of the extremely few survivors - perhaps sole survivor of the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee on Martinique.

Imagine being in your prison cell as a whole city dies around you.

Www.Wikipedia.com/ludgersylbaris
 
2021-04-11 11:16:00 AM  
This is why Venezuela, of all places, was offering help.  They don't have exactly "global reach", so the Virgin Islands might be beyond their sphere of action.
 
2021-04-11 11:17:09 AM  

BigMax: While one does not usually associate volcanoes with the Caribbean, I will never forget the story of one of the extremely few survivors - perhaps sole survivor of the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee on Martinique.

Imagine being in your prison cell as a whole city dies around you.

Www.Wikipedia.com/ludgersylbaris


Correct link:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludge​r​_Sylbaris
 
2021-04-11 11:30:53 AM  
By Radina Gigova and Theresa Waldrop

I expect some dark humor twist, like we find out that before the eruption the island used to be home to the last surviving flock of dodos that no one knew about, brought there in 16-something-or-other by a merchant captain...
 
2021-04-11 11:38:44 AM  
I looked up this movie briefly and found that it was about a volcano in the Pacific, not the Caribbean.
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But when I read the plot synopsis, I realized...James Cameron plagiarized it for Avatar!
 
2021-04-11 11:43:17 AM  
My wife & I have photos of us standing beside this volcano. It was during a cruise excursion 8 or so years ago. The cab drove us right up to the caldera, which was just a field of bubbling, smoking molten sulfur pools fenced off from the road & parking. We spent 2 or 3 hours exploring around it... I can now say I have visited a volcano that actually erupted! Cool!
 
2021-04-11 11:57:44 AM  
I worked with a guy from Montserrat. That's it. That's my whole story.
 
2021-04-11 12:13:32 PM  
This volcano is going to weed out the REAL anti-vaxxers for sure, Not like my anti-vax mate who got jabbed as soon as it was offered. (I own him forever now)
 
2021-04-11 12:21:26 PM  
Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.
 
2021-04-11 12:23:16 PM  

morg: I worked with a guy from Montserrat. That's it. That's my whole story.


That's on my bucket list. Apparently the entire northern half is still off limits, but the rest is quite nice.
 
2021-04-11 12:24:23 PM  

RonRon893: My wife & I have photos of us standing beside this volcano. It was during a cruise excursion 8 or so years ago. The cab drove us right up to the caldera, which was just a field of bubbling, smoking molten sulfur pools fenced off from the road & parking. We spent 2 or 3 hours exploring around it... I can now say I have visited a volcano that actually erupted! Cool!


I lived in Spokane in 1980. I had a volcano come visit me.
 
2021-04-11 12:25:28 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.


Yeah, how do you know which one is which, because a mistake can be a little too exciting, if you know what I mean.
 
2021-04-11 12:28:00 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: I don't think this was an intentional Austria/Australia joke. To be fair, I didn't recognize the name St Vincent when this news broke either.

For a little lockdown relief, we've been watching Caribbean house-hunting shows, and had to look up many of the places they have covered - is it a country? South American territory? European? There are a ton of islands and plenty of all of those types.


I've seen some of those TV shows.   I would like to see the TV show that interviews these same people after hurricane season.  How's your dream home now?
Also, been to Poas Volcano NP in Costa Rica.   After the visit, I had the OMG WTF moment asking myself why I would go to an active volcano.
 
2021-04-11 12:29:08 PM  
"St Vincent and the Grenadines", but are they part of the Netherlands?
 
2021-04-11 12:35:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: It's kind of how many islands are made.


Well, when two tectonic plates love each other very much, they get together and...
 
2021-04-11 12:36:14 PM  

zimbomba67: Unsung_Hero: Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.

Yeah, how do you know which one is which, because a mistake can be a little too exciting, if you know what I mean.


Basaltic lava volcanoes, such as in Hawaii and Iceland, tend to flow more smoothly. Ok to visit. Andesitic and Rhyolitic volcanoes get constipated and go boom. Not ok to visit.
 
2021-04-11 12:52:18 PM  
I actually climbed that volcano a few years back.  Hot and humid subtropical conditions most of the way up, then bare, cold, windy rock at the top.  You were literally in the clouds.

Looked down into the crater... there was a bubbling lake of acid down there... rain water heated up, leaching sulphur & minerals, and getting concentrated.

The locals talk about the big eruptions in the 70's that killed a bunch of people.  They said it wasn't the ash or the lava that was the biggest problem... it was mudslides.

Afterwards I sailed back to Bequia for the Mustique music festival... good times.
 
2021-04-11 1:26:55 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: zimbomba67: Unsung_Hero: Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.

Yeah, how do you know which one is which, because a mistake can be a little too exciting, if you know what I mean.

Basaltic lava volcanoes, such as in Hawaii and Iceland, tend to flow more smoothly. Ok to visit. Andesitic and Rhyolitic volcanoes get constipated and go boom. Not ok to visit.


Didn't they have to evacuate a bunch of hikers in Iceland, just last week?
 
2021-04-11 3:02:32 PM  
Hah, got a coworker who's on a round the world sailing trip, guess which lovely island they were at this week
 
2021-04-11 3:15:22 PM  
Hope it cools us down a bit
 
2021-04-11 3:15:36 PM  

alicechaos: "St Vincent and the Grenadines", but are they part of the Netherlands?


I know about St. Vincent, but who are these two bands she's with?
 
2021-04-11 3:20:38 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.


My mom is kinda embarrassing in that regard.  "Where's the lava?  I paid to see some lava!"
 
2021-04-11 3:27:29 PM  

goodluckwiththat: Also, been to Poas Volcano NP in Costa Rica. After the visit, I had the OMG WTF moment asking myself why I would go to an active volcano.


Many people do have that on their bucket list.  Not just thrill seekers, but people who are into geology or natural wonders in general, or just curious about the world.
 
2021-04-11 3:34:23 PM  

flondrix: My mom is kinda embarrassing in that regard. "Where's the lava? I paid to see some lava!"


That made me laugh, because on my honeymoon I elected NOT to do a volcano tour because I wanted to see lava and apparently that was fairly rare for the local option.

Didn't seem worth several hours on a bus to see a smoking field of dark rock when I could be at the pool or beach or on a tour that would have more lively visuals and involve a shorter trip to get there.  If they could have given me better than 3 in 4 odds of the glowing stuff, I'd have gone.
 
2021-04-11 3:35:18 PM  
Whoever smelt it, dealt it.
 
2021-04-11 4:57:14 PM  

goodluckwiththat: OccamsWhiskers: I don't think this was an intentional Austria/Australia joke. To be fair, I didn't recognize the name St Vincent when this news broke either.

For a little lockdown relief, we've been watching Caribbean house-hunting shows, and had to look up many of the places they have covered - is it a country? South American territory? European? There are a ton of islands and plenty of all of those types.

I've seen some of those TV shows.   I would like to see the TV show that interviews these same people after hurricane season.  How's your dream home now?
Also, been to Poas Volcano NP in Costa Rica.   After the visit, I had the OMG WTF moment asking myself why I would go to an active volcano.


Don't go to Naples (Italy - the one in Florida is entirely volcano-free), Seattle, Tokyo or Yellowstone then - all are at varying degrees of risk.

It felt weird being in Yellowstone, even if the risk is remote.
 
2021-04-11 6:26:52 PM  

zimbomba67: CordycepsInYourBrain: zimbomba67: Unsung_Hero: Active volcanoes - if they're not producing full-on 'wipe out large swaths of land, coat the rest in ash' kind of activity - actually are tourist draws.

Yeah, how do you know which one is which, because a mistake can be a little too exciting, if you know what I mean.

Basaltic lava volcanoes, such as in Hawaii and Iceland, tend to flow more smoothly. Ok to visit. Andesitic and Rhyolitic volcanoes get constipated and go boom. Not ok to visit.

Didn't they have to evacuate a bunch of hikers in Iceland, just last week?


How 'bout "less dangerous to visit?" Iceland volcanoes are not the 'splodey kind. They won't kill you from 6 miles away with a 100 mph pyroclastic flow.
 
2021-04-11 8:49:18 PM  

BigMax: goodluckwiththat: OccamsWhiskers: I don't think this was an intentional Austria/Australia joke. To be fair, I didn't recognize the name St Vincent when this news broke either.

For a little lockdown relief, we've been watching Caribbean house-hunting shows, and had to look up many of the places they have covered - is it a country? South American territory? European? There are a ton of islands and plenty of all of those types.

I've seen some of those TV shows.   I would like to see the TV show that interviews these same people after hurricane season.  How's your dream home now?
Also, been to Poas Volcano NP in Costa Rica.   After the visit, I had the OMG WTF moment asking myself why I would go to an active volcano.

Don't go to Naples (Italy - the one in Florida is entirely volcano-free), Seattle, Tokyo or Yellowstone then - all are at varying degrees of risk.


It felt weird being in Yellowstone, even if the risk is remote.


I waited tables in Yellowstone during summer breaks from college, and every time a small quake hit, we all wondered, "Is this it?"

Seeing Pompeii was fascinating, a city preserved in ash. When you see the plaster casts of the bodies of dead Pompeiians, it really makes the tragedy seem fresh and horrifying.  The raw power of volcanoes is amazing. I've only been to two--Dominica and Etna, and the steam reeking of hydrogen sulfide--like the hot pools in Yellowstone--seemed like the breath of Hell. I missed seeing the Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines by a year, sadly.
 
2021-04-11 9:06:16 PM  

BorgiaGinz: BigMax: goodluckwiththat: OccamsWhiskers: I don't think this was an intentional Austria/Australia joke. To be fair, I didn't recognize the name St Vincent when this news broke either.

For a little lockdown relief, we've been watching Caribbean house-hunting shows, and had to look up many of the places they have covered - is it a country? South American territory? European? There are a ton of islands and plenty of all of those types.

I've seen some of those TV shows.   I would like to see the TV show that interviews these same people after hurricane season.  How's your dream home now?
Also, been to Poas Volcano NP in Costa Rica.   After the visit, I had the OMG WTF moment asking myself why I would go to an active volcano.

Don't go to Naples (Italy - the one in Florida is entirely volcano-free), Seattle, Tokyo or Yellowstone then - all are at varying degrees of risk.


It felt weird being in Yellowstone, even if the risk is remote.

I waited tables in Yellowstone during summer breaks from college, and every time a small quake hit, we all wondered, "Is this it?"

Seeing Pompeii was fascinating, a city preserved in ash. When you see the plaster casts of the bodies of dead Pompeiians, it really makes the tragedy seem fresh and horrifying.  The raw power of volcanoes is amazing. I've only been to two--Dominica and Etna, and the steam reeking of hydrogen sulfide--like the hot pools in Yellowstone--seemed like the breath of Hell. I missed seeing the Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines by a year, sadly.


I never really thought about it until the horrifiyg event in New Zealand.  the tourists were trapped.
 
2021-04-11 9:33:47 PM  
just remember, st vincent is on the eastern boundary for the caribbean tectonic plate.  according to wikipedia, there are 17 active volcanoes along that edge.
 
2021-04-11 9:45:20 PM  

RonRon893: My wife & I have photos of us standing beside this volcano. It was during a cruise excursion 8 or so years ago. The cab drove us right up to the caldera, which was just a field of bubbling, smoking molten sulfur pools fenced off from the road & parking. We spent 2 or 3 hours exploring around it... I can now say I have visited a volcano that actually erupted! Cool!


Mnt St. Helens in Oregon!
 
2021-04-11 11:21:27 PM  

BigMax: While one does not usually associate volcanoes with the Caribbean, I will never forget the story of one of the extremely few survivors - perhaps sole survivor of the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee on Martinique.

Imagine being in your prison cell as a whole city dies around you.

Www.Wikipedia.com/ludgersylbaris


The Mount Pelee eruption is so fascinating because it came SOoooo close to media, in terms of technology.
That, and Méliès' animation, thought lost until 2007.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eru​p​tion_of_Mount_Pelee
 
2021-04-12 1:08:02 AM  

BorgiaGinz: I waited tables in Yellowstone during summer breaks from college, and every time a small quake hit, we all wondered, "Is this it?"


At a panel at a SF convention, several scientists were asked about their pet peeves in science fiction.  A geologist chose Yellowstone supervolcano eruptions.  I asked if that was because it couldn't erupt again, and she said it could, but it would take a very long time (in human terms) to get from its current state into a "could erupt any day now" state, so stories set "15 minutes into the future" that feature surprise Yellowstone eruptions are bogus.

Of course, that's just one geologist's opinion.
 
2021-04-12 1:54:13 PM  

flondrix: BorgiaGinz: I waited tables in Yellowstone during summer breaks from college, and every time a small quake hit, we all wondered, "Is this it?"

At a panel at a SF convention, several scientists were asked about their pet peeves in science fiction.  A geologist chose Yellowstone supervolcano eruptions.  I asked if that was because it couldn't erupt again, and she said it could, but it would take a very long time (in human terms) to get from its current state into a "could erupt any day now" state, so stories set "15 minutes into the future" that feature surprise Yellowstone eruptions are bogus.

Of course, that's just one geologist's opinion.


Yeah, what do they know!
 
2021-04-12 2:49:33 PM  

zimbomba67: flondrix: BorgiaGinz: I waited tables in Yellowstone during summer breaks from college, and every time a small quake hit, we all wondered, "Is this it?"

At a panel at a SF convention, several scientists were asked about their pet peeves in science fiction.  A geologist chose Yellowstone supervolcano eruptions.  I asked if that was because it couldn't erupt again, and she said it could, but it would take a very long time (in human terms) to get from its current state into a "could erupt any day now" state, so stories set "15 minutes into the future" that feature surprise Yellowstone eruptions are bogus.

Of course, that's just one geologist's opinion.

Yeah, what do they know!


I meant, you might want to get a second geologist's opinion.
 
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