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Hawaii Volcano (General)

by dulan drift, Friday, May 04, 2018, 17:15 (78 days ago)

This does seem to be 'The Year of the Volcano' with Kilauea erupting in Hawaii - interestingly with volcanoes there does seem to be defined sequence to their erupting - a big surge in small earthquakes being the most obvious sign.


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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/04/hawaii-evacuations-ordered-as-kilauea-v...

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by dan @, Sunday, May 06, 2018, 11:41 (77 days ago) @ dulan drift

And then there's this looming supervolcano:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/risk-of-supervolcano-eruption-big-enough-to-...

Even though the article says that this could erupt without any warnings, there has been a recent uptick in activity in the area.

A couple more leaks regarding fairly recent earthquake swarms in the area:

http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-eruption-risk-627189

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/yellowstone-national-park-supervolcano-eart...

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by dulan drift, Monday, May 07, 2018, 07:25 (76 days ago) @ dan

Hell!

At least we won't have to worry about global warming for a while

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by dan @, Monday, May 07, 2018, 11:43 (76 days ago) @ dulan drift

That's right! I read somewhere a while ago that a decrease in smog, though desirable, would increase global warming significantly. It would seem we're caught in a catch-22 situation with global warming.

Here's a good resource for Hawaii: https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

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by dan @, Monday, May 07, 2018, 12:08 (76 days ago) @ dan

This just looks like a weird spread. There's a pretty big uptick of earthquakes in central Asia and some unusual locations for quakes in N. America and other spots. Normally, this map shows earthquakes concentrated on the plates boundries on the ring of fire. Here, they're distributed more evenly than I've seen before.

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by dulan drift, Monday, May 07, 2018, 17:15 (75 days ago) @ dan

What do you think that even spread might mean Dan?

I just read a report of a 5.4 and 6.9M quake associated with the Hawaii volcano on Friday

6.9 is a big earthquake - strange that it wasn't reported until now - didn't mention anything about damage though I assume there must have been some

The Guardian article did say 31 homes have been destroyed and further eruptions are expected though they don't know where exactly

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/04/hawaii-evacuations-ordered-as-kilauea-v...

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by dan @, Monday, May 07, 2018, 17:53 (75 days ago) @ dulan drift

Most likely just a coincidence. But if it's true that there are no coincidences, then I have no idea! If you keep your eye on the world view of http://url.site25.net/6y, you'll notice patterns over time. The western zone of the Ring of Fire (Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia) will have a flurry of activity, then quiet down for a few days, then Alaska will act up. But this just looks unusual. And these are relatively large quakes distributed as well, with a lot of 5.2+. We had a 5.4 or something this morning.

And Wyoming just had another one. It probably doesn't mean anything though. Just odd.

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by dan @, Saturday, May 19, 2018, 07:49 (64 days ago) @ dulan drift

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by dulan drift, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 18:14 (62 days ago) @ dan

Cool video!

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by dan @, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 18:27 (62 days ago) @ dulan drift

Yeah, amazing stuff. A coworker of mine has a house near there. He's working in Japan and has rented his house out to geologists. That's not where this video comes from, but I get updates from him regularly.

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by dulan drift, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 16:53 (56 days ago) @ dan

Hope it's not the one in this photo...


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by dan @, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 15:36 (52 days ago) @ dulan drift

Impressive, and beautiful. Here's some video:

https://vimeo.com/272126579

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by dulan drift, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 17:44 (51 days ago) @ dan

That's incredible video - pity those poor folk living in the area wondering where the next fissure might open up

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