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Volcano !

Postby Beagle » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:19 am

http://physorg.com/news91952128.html



"The Yellowstone hotspot has had a much bigger effect over a larger area with more energy than ever expected," says University of Utah geophysics Professor Robert B. Smith, who led the study, which was scheduled for publication Friday, March 2, 2007, in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth.

"We’re seeing large-scale deformation of the Earth’s crust in the western United States because of the effects of the Yellowstone hotspot," says Christine Puskas, a University of Utah geophysics doctoral student and the study’s first author.

The study was conducted by Puskas, Smith, University of Utah postdoctoral fellow Wu-Lung Chang and former Utah researcher Chuck Meertens, now at UNAVCO, a consortium that studies deformation of Earth’s crust. Measurements also were made by the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho National Laboratory, Brigham Young University, MIT and the National Geodetic Survey. Smith estimated the participants spent about $2.3 million for the 17 years of measurements.



Old Faithful isn't very faithful any more. An overdue mega-volcano is flexing it's muscles and will make Toba seem puny.

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* I named the thread this so future news about other volcanoes could be posted here, if you like. 8)
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Postby Keyvanrahmadi » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:26 am

Beagle wrote:http://physorg.com/news91952128.html



"The Yellowstone hotspot has had a much bigger effect over a larger area with more energy than ever expected," says University of Utah geophysics Professor Robert B. Smith, who led the study, which was scheduled for publication Friday, March 2, 2007, in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth.

"We’re seeing large-scale deformation of the Earth’s crust in the western United States because of the effects of the Yellowstone hotspot," says Christine Puskas, a University of Utah geophysics doctoral student and the study’s first author.

The study was conducted by Puskas, Smith, University of Utah postdoctoral fellow Wu-Lung Chang and former Utah researcher Chuck Meertens, now at UNAVCO, a consortium that studies deformation of Earth’s crust. Measurements also were made by the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho National Laboratory, Brigham Young University, MIT and the National Geodetic Survey. Smith estimated the participants spent about $2.3 million for the 17 years of measurements.



Old Faithful isn't very faithful any more. An overdue mega-volcano is flexing it's muscles and will make Toba seem puny.

From the Daily Grail

* I named the thread this so future news about other volcanoes could be posted here, if you like. 8)


$2.3Milion spent to tell us, if it goes BOOM we are all gonna be in a very very very big trouble.... :wink:

in that case, guys the heavy down pour of rain might cause flooding in some areas, and for that you all owe me £300 :P
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Postby Forum Monk » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:34 am

My check is in the mail, Keyvan.
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Postby Beagle » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:37 am

I'm the first one to complain how we spend our tax dollars - since I am one of those paying for it.

The eruption of Yellowstone will destroy the "breadbasket" of the world for an unknown number of years. If that happens, many millions of people will perish in third world countries. In fact, the economy of the world will no doubt collapse.

And I don't imagine that any other country is chipping in for that study. But I agree that we sure spread the money around.
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Postby marduk » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:39 am

in that case, guys the heavy down pour of rain might cause flooding in some areas, and for that you all owe me £300

hydrogen dioxide
its also a waste product of nuclear power
now its a pollutant in modern rainwater
an excess of it can kill you in less than three minutes
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Postby Minimalist » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:35 am

I'll keep watching the northern sky for mushroom clouds.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Beagle » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:02 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070403/ap_on_sc/egypt_ancient_eruption_5;_ylt=Av42LGD0bxDYxkCVlTEoigxFeQoB

Traces of the solidified lava foam from the eruption have been found on the island of Crete and in southwestern Turkey, but the archaeological team now believes it also reached the Sinai site where they were digging at an ancient fort 4 miles from the Mediterranean coast.

The Santorini explosion in the 17th century B.C. was devastating. It sank most of the now-Greek island and killed more than 35,000 people of a thriving Minoan community.



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Postby Minimalist » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:07 am

4 miles from the Mediterranean coast.



Pumice floats and 4 miles from the coast is well within tsunami range...especially for a blast of that magnitude.
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Postby Beagle » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:14 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6568053.stm

A group of scientists have uncovered new evidence that the island of Crete was hit by a massive tsunami at the same time that Minoan culture disappeared.

"The geo-archaeological deposits contain a number of distinct tsunami signatures," says Dutch-born geologist Professor Hendrik Bruins of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.





I've never felt that the Atlantis story rose to the level of myth. It is just a story told by Plato. He told a lot of stories. Ignatius Donnelly popularized it and created modern legend.

But if it did, this would be a big possibility. So would the Azores imo.
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Postby Minimalist » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:22 am

Except the Santorini eruption has been dated to c 1625 and Minoan culture survived for a while thereafter until done in by the Greeks. Still, there is no doubt that Crete took a heavy hit.
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Postby Beagle » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:50 am

But didn't a somewhat different culture emerge, Min, using Linear B script
I think?
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Postby Cognito » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:59 am

Except the Santorini eruption has been dated to c 1625 and Minoan culture survived for a while thereafter until done in by the Greeks. Still, there is no doubt that Crete took a heavy hit.

This is a case of Rok's "Box X" -- the destruction of Crete's northern ports, boats and trade network was enough to tip the balance towards economic decline. When that same wave hit Western Anatolia it grew to 100 feet in areas and surged inland for miles. After that, the toxic ash killed off anyone unlucky enough to breathe it. All that makes for a crappy century. :shock:
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Postby Forum Monk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:08 am

The Santorini eruption and subsequent destruction of Minoan normalcy, may have been the catalyst for the general collapse of a hypothesized global trade network discussed in several other threads.
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Postby Minimalist » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:09 am

Crete's trading partners were devastated by the wave as well except for Egypt and even Egypt promply fell into warfare between Ahmose and the Hyksos.

Yet somehow the Bronze Age civilizations managed to recover to a degree and hang on for another 4 centuries until the advent of the Sea People.
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Postby Forum Monk » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:20 am

Minimalist wrote:Yet somehow the Bronze Age civilizations managed to recover to a degree and hang on for another 4 centuries until the advent of the Sea People.


Who (re: sea peoples) may have been of the diaspora of minoan civilization. I wonder how those minoan sailors felt when they approached the smoking rim of what was once their homeland?
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