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Apocalypse
03-13-2011, 06:25 PM
http://www.timeslive.co.za/multimedia/dynamic/01702/11-02-2011-08-02-0_1702683b.jpg

Japanese volcano erupts

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says.

It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article965229.ece/Japanese-volcano-erupts

Bubba Dawg
03-13-2011, 06:56 PM
What next, Godzilla? :(

Bailey
03-13-2011, 07:13 PM
I feel sorry for the poor bastards :(


Whats next an asteroid hitting them?

Apocalypse
03-13-2011, 07:13 PM
What next, Godzilla? :(

Shhh...

Knowing their luck right now maybe...

One must ask thou. If you read the article, said the Volcano went very silent about 2 weeks ago.

So was the eruption the result of the earthquake, or the earthquake the result of the impending volcanic eruption?

Bubba Dawg
03-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Shhh...

Knowing their luck right now maybe...

One must ask thou. If you read the article, said the Volcano went very silent about 2 weeks ago.

So was the eruption the result of the earthquake, or the earthquake the result of the impending volcanic eruption?

What little I know of plate tectonics tells me volcanicaic activity and plate movement can be related. I hope it gets no worse.

namvet
03-13-2011, 08:22 PM
this keeps up and they'll have a north and south Japan

djones520
03-13-2011, 08:24 PM
Errr.... a volcano erupts in Japan almost every day. That was about an average eruption for them.

This is a non-story written by somebody hoping to prey on people who never really cared about this type of thing before.

PoliCon
03-13-2011, 08:25 PM
They live on volcanic islands that sit on top of an subduction zone. What do people expect? :confused:

Bubba Dawg
03-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Errr.... a volcano erupts in Japan almost every day. That was about an average eruption for them.

A volcano erupts in Japan almost every day....?!!!!!????? :eek:

You know, come to think of it, a guy told me that somewhere on earth, every half-second, a woman has a baby.

I said, OMG, we have to find this poor woman and help her to stop. She must be exhausted. :(

megimoo
03-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Errr.... a volcano erupts in Japan almost every day. That was about an average eruption for them.

This is a non-story written by somebody hoping to prey on people who never really cared about this type of thing before.

That's a bit of a stretch Mr.Jones !

There are 108 active volcanoes in Japan. Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) defines volcanoes that erupted in recent 10,000 years or have fumarolic activity as Active volcanoes.
JMA is continuously monitoring volcanic activities of about 30 active volcanoes with seismic and visual observations and others;

Meakandake, Tokachidake, Tarumae, Kuttara, Usu, Esan, Hokkaido-Komagatake, Iwate, Akita-Komagadake, Azuma, Adatara, Bandai, Nasu, Niigata-Yakeyama, Kusatsu-Shirame, Asama, Ontake, Hakusan, Fuji, Izu-Tobu, Izu-Oshima, Miyakejima, Kuju, Aso, Unzen, Kirishima, Sakurajima, Satsuma-Iojima, Kuchinoerabujima, Suwanosejima.

The other volcanoes are surveyed regularly by JMA. If some abnormal phenomena are detected, temporal observation stations are installed and the data are monitored by JMA.
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Major volcanic eruptions in Japan (since 1900)
Volcano Year.Month Remarks
Adatara 1900. 7 Eruption (72 persons were killed)

Izu-Torishima1902. 8 All (125) persons in the island were killed

Sakurajima1914. 1Lava flow, Strong erathquake, 58 persons were killed

Yakedake 1915. 6Taishoike was formed by the eruption
Tokachidake 1926. 5 144 persons were killed by lahar

Hokkaido-Komagadake1929. 6 Pumice flow (2 persons were killed)

Asama 1930. 8 8 persons were killed by explosion
Kuchinoerabujima 933-1934 Eruption (8 persons were killed)

Miyakejima 1940. 7 Lava flow (11 persons were killed)

Usu 1943-1945 Showa-Shinzan (lava dome) was formed

Sakurajima 1946. 1-11 Lava flow (1 persons were killed)

Asama 1947. 6-8 11 persons were killed by volcanic bombs

Myojin 1952. 9 31 persons on a ship (Kaiyo-Maru) were killed by submarine eruption

Aso 1953. 4 Explosion (6 persons were killed)

Aso 1958. 6 Explosion (12 persons were killed)

Tokachidake 1962. 6 Explosion (5 persons were killed)

Usu 1977-1978 Usu-Shinzan was formed

Aso 1979. 6-11Eruption (3 persons were killed)

Miyakejima 1983. 10 Lava flow

Izu-Oshima 1986. 11 Lava flow

Tokachidake 1988. 12 Pyroclastic flow and lahar

Unzen 1990. 11- 1995. 2 Pyroclastic flow (44 persons were killed)

Usu 2000. 3- 2001. 9 Flank eruptions and cryptodome

Miyakejima 2000. 6- Submarine eruption, summit eruption and surge, large SO2flux

http://homepage3.nifty.com/hyamasat/japanv.html
http://homepage3.nifty.com/hyamasat/eruption.html
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NJCardFan
03-13-2011, 08:58 PM
What next, Godzilla? :(

Well, they did have a problem at a nuclear plant so who knows.

megimoo
03-13-2011, 09:11 PM
Well, they did have a problem at a nuclear plant so who knows.

Location of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

There are currently 55 operating nuclear power plants in Japan. The ten FEPC member companies own and operate 52 Light Water Reactors (LWR). Three more LWRs are operated by the private company Japan Atomic Power Corporation (JAPC). The Monju Fast Breeder Reactor (a prototype reactor which was taken off line in the 90's but expected to start up again soon) is run by the semi-governmental organization Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC). There are also two more nuclear plants currently under construction, as well as another 11 that are in advanced planning stages. One of those reactors in the planning stage will be owned and operated by another semi-private corporation, The Electric Power Development Co, Inc. (EPDC). Two reactors in Japan, JAPC's Tokai and JNC's Fugen Advanced Thermal Reactor prototype have been permanently closed.

http://www.japannuclear.com/nuclearpower/program/location.html

djones520
03-13-2011, 09:15 PM
Not a stretch at all Megi. My agency monitors every volcanic eruption in the world, because of how they can affect our mission flow.

Japan has an eruption occuring almost daily, and a volcano spitting ash just 12,000 feet into the air is hardly significant.

megimoo
03-13-2011, 09:33 PM
Not a stretch at all Megi. My agency monitors every volcanic eruption in the world, because of how they can affect our mission flow.

Japan has an eruption occuring almost daily, and a volcano spitting ash just 12,000 feet into the air is hardly significant.
Suman, ore ga warukatta.You would know better than I ?

Rockntractor
03-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Not necessarily on topic but the Leonard Geophysical Observatory borders the property where I do a lot of work.
They get irritated when I'm using the the 26 ton track excavator to break through the rock when we work up there. They have a Russian station up there too that keeps track of our compliance with treaties.

djones520
03-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Suman, ore ga warukatta.You would know better than I ?

In this case, maybe. ;)

namvet
03-13-2011, 09:49 PM
watching this on CNN. a 2nd nuke plant has blown. extent of damage unknow

also a 2nd quake with another Tsunmai on the way.

plus the volcano.

lets see. what else can we pile on ????

Rockntractor
03-13-2011, 10:00 PM
The Nikkei only fell 5% today, that to me is surprising.

ironhorsedriver
03-14-2011, 06:47 AM
I got up and turned on the news this morning, and wow. A 7.5 Earthquake off of Indonesia overnight, and a new Volcano erupting in the Phillippines. What the hell, is the crust racing on that side of the planet?

namvet
03-14-2011, 09:11 AM
official say: don't worry be happy

official mean: stick head between legs kiss ass goodbye !!!!

Sonnabend
03-15-2011, 05:44 AM
Suman, ore ga warukatta.You would know better than I ?

My neighbour's cat knows more than you. And has more sense. DJones has it pegged.

Odysseus
03-16-2011, 12:09 AM
http://www.timeslive.co.za/multimedia/dynamic/01702/11-02-2011-08-02-0_1702683b.jpg

Japanese volcano erupts
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article965229.ece/Japanese-volcano-erupts

Where is Raymond Burr when you need him?

namvet
03-16-2011, 08:01 AM
Historic Earthquakes


Tonankai. Japan
1944 December 07 04:35 UTC
Magnitude 8.1

998 deaths. More than 73,000 houses were destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquake and an additional 3,000 houses were washed away by the tsunami. The quake was felt from northern Honshu to Kyushu. A large tsunami struck the Pacific Coast of Japan from Choshi, Honshu to Tosashimizu, Shikoku. Maximum wave heights of up to 8 m (26 ft) were observed on the east coast of the Kii Peninsula, Honshu. A 0.5-m tsunami was recorded on Attu, Alaska and a small tsunami was recorded at San Diego and Terminal Island, California.

link (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1944_12_07.php)

it was wartime and thought to be allied bombings at first