Earthquakes and now Mt St Helens spews!

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Breaking news about Mt St Helens, seems it is letting some big steam right now
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Do you have a link, or was this just on the news or something? I don't see anything on CNN.
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Was on local 10 Oclock news, should be on the mass media soon.............

    Looked like a large plume.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    There's visible lava seen from the KING-TV helicopters.
     
  5. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Link

     
  6. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    It is getting crazy with all these earthquakes and related problems in the past few months. Makes me think that we haven't seen the worst of it. Hope I am wrong but I can't ever remember this much activity in the past years. I am afraid I will wake up one morning and there will be another major tsunami or earthquake...Anyway, enough of my doomsday predictions...Time for some sleep...
     
  7. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it got a little dark here around 5:30. King TV did have the lava shots and I guess I heard that the smoke is up to 60,000 feet. That's pretty high!

    BEN
     
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    A most interesting development. Wonder how far it will go.

    Jordan
     
  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I hope it blows! News has been pretty slow lately, so this should help with the ratings. Blow baby blow!
     
  11. andrewm macrumors regular

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    Har!

    I haven't had a laugh that good in the last several minutes! Someone do one of those mock 'priceless' MasterCard(tm) adverts--please?
     
  12. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    These volcanos should sign up to the Kyoto treaty, oops sorry this ones in the USA.
     
  13. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Or outscource our US volcanos to countries that never had Kyoto problems, like india or china.
     
  14. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    ;) THE END IS NEAR ;)

    So it is either a sign of the end or just some Mother Earth corrective tuning. Perhaps we have damaged the planet beyond repair and it is the beginning of cascade failure. I am sure there will be more to come.
     
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    theres a rather interesting BBC drama coming out soon to run on Sunday and Monday nights. doubtless there will be people uploading it but it looks set to be a very good docu/movie.

    its all about a what-if, talking about the consequences of St.Helens erupting. there was an article in a newspaper this morning saying that people within a 500 mile radius would choke on a cement-like power, or be buried by ash, lava or the sheer explosive force would just destroy everything. the footprint of the disaster zone is quite big convering all of the west-coast of america, all the central part and bits of the east.
    you think somebody was trying to say something :p

    the rest of the world would be plunged into a cold nuclear-winter style scenario. but with stock piles and all that the majority would survive. and of course avoiding acid rain.
     
  16. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    This all started when...

    This all started with the last MS Windows upgrade..... I knew bill was drilling do the center of the earth to get a power source for longhorn!
    :p

     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    just out of curiosity.....which valcano is the largest? i know St Helens is up there, but is that the largest we have or is there another bigger one?
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, Mount Rainier in Washington is much bigger. Mt. St. Helens is about 9,700 feet tall, but Rainier is 14,410.

    There are much bigger volcanos in South America, though!
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    cool thanks for the link WordMunger...checking it out now....
     
  20. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    There was also an earthquake in South africa.....the earth is moving!!!

    DjVoTeZ
     
  21. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    BBC link

    Here´s a link to the BBC documentary. Scary stuff!
     
  22. andrewm macrumors regular

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    The Tallest?

    I have read that Mauna Loa in Hawai'i is the tallest volcano--the tallest mountain, too--in the world--when one measures its height from the sea floor.

    Can anyone fill us in on Ojos del Salado?

    Cheers,
    Andrew
     
  23. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    taller or bigger. I saw a documentary on the discovery channel i think about super volcanoes. Apparently almost the entire area of yellowstone national park is one huge volcano that has erupted at least three times in history. The power from that volcano, if it ever erupted again, would dwarf anything you'd see from mount st helens, and would have global effects. it is this volcanic activity that makes yellowstone so geothermally active.

    But, its not very tall though, but its far bigger than any other volcano in north america that I know of. its also very unlikely to erupt.
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It just seems to be an indication that Mt. St. Helen's is in an active phase. Maybe better for the residents that it releases some stream and ash in small amounts occasionally. Than to have the large blowup that occurred about 20 years ago.
     

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