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#21 Vapor Trails

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:49 PM

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You can read about Krakatoa here.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:17 PM

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#23 NeuralClone

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:10 PM

View PostSparkyCola, on Oct 1 2009, 05:41 PM, said:

Glad your friend's ok NC!

GR: It's really amazing ain't it? :eek: Do you mean the most violent event in recorded history, or can they tell from geology?
Thanks, Sparky! I'm glad too. It certainly gave me a good scare. The chances of her being caught up in that probably weren't real high but given how close Malaysia is to Indonesia, the size of the countries in question, and the location of Kuala Lumpur in relation to Sumatra... Well, it was hard not to worry. It was definitely good to hear that there weren't any deaths in Malaysia. Not so sure about Singapore.

View PostGhost Rider, on Oct 1 2009, 05:46 PM, said:

I think the most violent in recorded history. The only thing that could end up being FAR worse is the supervolcano that makes up Yellowstone park. If THAT blew up, we might be looking at the extinction of humans, and a good portion of animals on Earth. And I believe there is another supervolcano in the south Atlantic that erupted 70,000 years ago. It almost wiped out humanity. :eek3:

Either one of these could erupt again. When? Who knows. :whatsthat: :whatsthat:
I don't know if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupting would necessarily cause humans to go extinct but it would definitely take out most of the United States. The resulting dust cloud would no doubt change the weather patterns for the entire planet for quite some time. It would certainly put many people and animals in a very difficult position. Humans are pretty resourceful though (and so are many other animals) so I think we'd be able to survive it. And by "we" I mean humans. Us Americans would mostly be goners. And Canada and Mexico would certainly be hurting too.

At least it would be quick for those caught up in the initial blast...

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:30 PM

Lone Pine??  that's near here...i didn't feel a thing.  how odd.  :blink:

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#25 Vapor Trails

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:38 PM

View PostNeuralClone, on Oct 1 2009, 07:10 PM, said:

View PostGhost Rider, on Oct 1 2009, 05:46 PM, said:

I think the most violent in recorded history. The only thing that could end up being FAR worse is the supervolcano that makes up Yellowstone park. If THAT blew up, we might be looking at the extinction of humans, and a good portion of animals on Earth. And I believe there is another supervolcano in the south Atlantic that erupted 70,000 years ago. It almost wiped out humanity. :eek3:

Either one of these could erupt again. When? Who knows. :whatsthat: :whatsthat:
I don't know if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupting would necessarily cause humans to go extinct but it would definitely take out most of the United States. The resulting dust cloud would no doubt change the weather patterns for the entire planet for quite some time. It would certainly put many people and animals in a very difficult position. Humans are pretty resourceful though (and so are many other animals) so I think we'd be able to survive it. And by "we" I mean humans. Us Americans would mostly be goners. And Canada and Mexico would certainly be hurting too.

At least it would be quick for those caught up in the initial blast...


Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I'm on the fence about whether humans will survive or not. :whatsthat: The human race has a tendency to be VERY arrogant. One example I can think of is Kansai Airport, near Japan. It's an artificial island that is supported by JACKS. Yes, JACKS.  :headshake: :wallbash: When I read about this island, I immediately thought that those who thought this was a brilliant idea must have heads bigger than Jupiter-and just as full of hot air.  :headshake: :headshake: :headshake:   Japan is right in the middle of the Pacific Ring of Fire, is a volcanic island country, and is sitting on THREE fault lines. Hmph. Let's see how it handles an undersea temblor like an 7 or above, and the tsunamis that would follow. :p~
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#26 NeuralClone

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:43 PM

Well, I'm not saying that it would be a walk in the park for those that do survive. ;) I'm just saying that I think animals in general (which includes humans) are more resourceful when it comes to survival than you're giving them credit for. It's really hard to say whether we'd die off or not. I do know that it wouldn't be very pleasant for the animals that do survive.

Maybe I should move to the western US so I'll get taken out by the initial blast...
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