April 7th, 2005, 06:42 PM #1
Did anybody watch the BBC documentary Super Volcano? Its about Yellowstone National Park actually being a super volcano that's ripe for eruption. Little did I know that there's actually a bigger super volcano right here in Asia! What's more disturbing is that it sits near the fault lines from the recent earthquakes!
The impact of it erupting is something like this:
"Magma would be flung 50 kilometres into the atmosphere. Within a thousand kilometres virtually all life would be killed by falling ash, lava flows and the sheer explosive force of the eruption. One thousand cubic kilometres of lava would pour out of the volcano, enough to coat the whole of the USA with a layer 5 inches thick. The explosion would be the loudest noise heard by man for 75,000 years."
Here's the news article:
01 April 2005 08:31
As Indonesians struggled to recover from the second deadly earthquake to strike them in three months, an Australian expert warned on Friday that the country faces the prospect of a "super volcano" eruption that would dwarf all previous catastrophes.
Prof Ray Cas of Monash University's School of Geosciences said the world's biggest super volcano is Lake Toba, on Indonesia's island of Sumatra, site of both the recent massive earthquakes.
Cas told Australian media on Friday that Toba sits on a fault line running down the middle of Sumatra -- just where some seismologists say a third earthquake might strike following the nine-magnitude quake on December 26 and Monday's 8,7-magnitude temblor.
Those quakes occurred along fault lines running just off Sumatra's west coast and created seismological stresses that could hasten an eruption.
Cas said Toba last erupted 73 000 years ago in an event so massive that it altered the entire world's climate.
"The eruption released 1 000 cubic kilometres of ash and rock debris into the atmosphere, much of it as fine ash which blocked out solar radiation, kicking the world back into an ice age," he said.
The scientist said super volcanoes represent the greatest potential hazard on Earth, "the only greater threat being an asteroid impact from space".
"A super volcano will definitely erupt," he said. "It could be in a few, 50 or another 1 000 years but sooner or later one is going to go off."
Other super volcanoes are found in Italy, South America, the United States and New Zealand -- where Mount Taupo could be ready for eruption.
"It has a big eruption every 2 000 years, and it last erupted about 2 000 years ago," Cas said.
The potential death toll from a super-volcano eruption "could reach the hundreds of thousands to millions and there are serious implications on climate, weather and viability of food production", Cas said.
"The big problem is a lot of the volcanoes that potentially could erupt are perhaps not monitored to the degree that they should be, and of course we learnt that lesson from the Boxing Day tsunami disaster," he said. -- Sapa-AFP
April 7th, 2005, 06:47 PM #2
50 to 1000 years, i wont bother worrying about this... kung oras mo oras mo, don't worry about it.
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April 7th, 2005, 06:48 PM #3
I guess its time to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye. :D
April 7th, 2005, 06:51 PM #4
the world will end when it will hehe, is there anything man can do to delay it? :O
how do you bend over and reach your ass with your lips? haha
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April 7th, 2005, 06:56 PM #5
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sya, sige..super volcano from one australian expert..cant wait for another mega volcano coming up..patay kung patay..basta isama na lahat mga kawatan sa gobyerno..
April 7th, 2005, 07:06 PM #6
No use worrying about it, if it's gonna blow, it's gonna blow.
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April 7th, 2005, 07:14 PM #7
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well, kung totoo man, e wala na tayong magagawa. how or what can you do to live in a scenario such as that? mukhang northern russia at north pole na lang ang medyo safe based dun sa mga lugar na nabanggit na pedeng pangyarihan. tsk tsk
April 7th, 2005, 07:37 PM #8
manila bay is a super volcano also, and corregidor is actually the remnant of it's last crater. just like taal lake, the lake was created when the then mount taal exploded and left a big hole which is now taal lake. taal island is its present day crater. in the case of manila bay, instead of a lake the sea flooded in and that is why you now have the best natural harbor in asia.
so what else is new? san ka magtatago kung wala kang pagtataguan? pag oras mo oras mo. it's just up to you if you will live the remainder of your life in fear or live it fully.
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April 7th, 2005, 07:39 PM #9
parang marami yatang mga doomsday stuff in recent days a hehe :D
April 7th, 2005, 07:45 PM #10"A super volcano will definitely erupt," he said. "It could be in a few, 50 or another 1 000 years but sooner or later one is going to go off."