OH FUCK!...I've heard of this and that we were near the end of the geologic cycle

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    Jan 02, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    A Spurt of Quake Activity Raises Fears in Yellowstone

    "...a wave of recent earthquake activity is raising fears that have their origins 642,000 years ago — when a Yellowstone "supervolcano" exploded so violently that it created the caldera itself. Such an explosion — 1,000 times more powerful than the explosion of Mount St. Helens in 1980 — today would not only cover most of the United States with ash but throw so much dust into the atmosphere that the world's climate could change."

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1869313,00.html?cnn=yes
  • hartfan

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    Jan 02, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    I saw a documentary about the Yellowstone supervolcano when I was young, and it scared me so much that I couldn't sleep for a week.

    I hope and pray this increase in activity is just that.
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    Jan 02, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Kind of a lot of hyperbole and misdirection in that little story. Yes, the Yellowstone hotspot is a big, significant volcanic feature, but little earthquake swarms like that happen all the time, all over the world. There's been one going this winter about 40 miles south of me, and of course, one a bit bigger than that around Mt. Saint Helens, for the last three or four years.

    What's interesting is that the earthquake monitoring network has grown much more complete in the last decade or two, and new toys like laser altimeters have come on-line too. Geologists are able to see lots more fine details of the normal workings of the earth than ever before.

    For example, these little bullseye-shaped deformations are happening all over the place, but nobody is exactly sure what they mean. (Obviously, some are associated with big, old calderas, but some aren't.) It would be kinda spooky if your home happened to be near the center of one of these...

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    Jan 02, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    GG, that's your contribution to the discussion?
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    Jan 02, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
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    Jan 02, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    I wonder if my renters insurance covers volcanic damage. Time to reread that policy...
  • Freddo

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    Jan 02, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    It will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif.

    Brady527 saidI wonder if my renters insurance covers volcanic damage. Time to reread that policy...


    I wouldn't worry about it, SFO probably wouldn't be around anyway... but Iowa would probably have oceanfront property. Invest today!

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    Jan 03, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    The Mayan calendar was based upon a cyclical understanding of nature. Death and rebirth are necessary within that system, so the apocalypse of 2012 is more like a Wednesday.

    Though, if the seismic activity continues, we are all kinda screwed. It'll be a gloomy Wednesday I imagine.
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    Jan 03, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    Ya I saw a documentary with the history channel a few years ago concerning the vault of magma under Jellystone. Luckily, the Pyroclastic Flow would kill most North Americans.

    I had a history teacher in high school say: "If World War III goes nuclear, and Hundreds of nukes are launched at the US, I'm going to the state capital step to die a painless death."

    Like my former teacher, I'd head to Chicago to die a quick painless death... and not stay around to watch the world slowly die.

    Nothing can stop the super volcano under Jellystone; only the thick-crusted region of the North American tectonic plate is protecting us from extinction. But, those plates are moving…. Slowly. No one can know for sure though, geologists are only theorizing, yet their evidence seems quite credible.
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    Jan 03, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Freddo saidIt will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif

    *snorts* yeah, and in 20 minutes your going to find brad pit on his knees servicing me!

    Mayan's just stopped at 2012, gawd..

    When 2012 comes around... live will continue..
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    Jan 03, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    If the Yellowstone Caldera blows, well, kiss North America good bye.

    No point in worrying about it. If it happens, it happens, and is just how the cookie crumbles.
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    Jan 03, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    I grew up about two hours outside Yellowstone. If it blows, it blows, and there's nothing that can really be done about the fallout aside from recruiting some new snow plow drivers.

    It's hardly an apocalyptic event--a nuclear strike is arguably worse in terms of long-term fatalities, but it will sure be a pain in the ass until the mess is cleaned up.
  • Koaa2

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    Jan 03, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    Another thing for Obama to have to deal with!
  • Freddo

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    Jan 03, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Freddo saidIt will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif

    *snorts* yeah, and in 20 minutes your going to find brad pit on his knees servicing me!

    Mayan's just stopped at 2012, gawd..

    When 2012 comes around... live will continue..


    I was being facetious, but there is always that 1/100000000000000 chance that it will happen on that date.

    Besides, life as we know it will end on March 1, 2009... according to the Onion's "Our Dumb World" Atlas. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 03, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 saidA Spurt of Quake Activity Raises Fears in Yellowstone

    "...a wave of recent earthquake activity is raising fears that have their origins 642,000 years ago — when a Yellowstone "supervolcano" exploded so violently that it created the caldera itself. Such an explosion — 1,000 times more powerful than the explosion of Mount St. Helens in 1980 — today would not only cover most of the United States with ash but throw so much dust into the atmosphere that the world's climate could change."

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1869313,00.html?cnn=yes


    Climate changes. LOL We have all heard about the supposed global warming, possibly another ice age due to shifting axis, and now this.

    I agree that the Mayan's just stopped making their calender. They could have easily stopped it in 1982 or 2082 and the same thing would have happened. I bet anything bad that happens in 2012 will be blamed due to that calender. As if whatever happens couldn't actually be good and beneficial. Our doom and gloom society... How far in the future did they need to make their calenders anyway?

    But I digress
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    Jan 03, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    The geologic cycle isn't clock work. It could be soon, it could happen a 100,000 years from now. Don't cancel your weekend plans. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 03, 2009 5:39 AM GMT
    Freddo said
    lilTanker said
    Freddo saidIt will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif

    *snorts* yeah, and in 20 minutes your going to find brad pit on his knees servicing me!

    Mayan's just stopped at 2012, gawd..

    When 2012 comes around... live will continue..


    I was being facetious, but there is always that 1/100000000000000 chance that it will happen on that date.

    Besides, life as we know it will end on March 1, 2009... according to the Onion's "Our Dumb World" Atlas. icon_biggrin.gif

    OOOOOOOOH March 1st you say.. now if that march 1st US time or Aussie time? I should go get laid more then... I'd hate to die in desperate need of a laying.
  • Freddo

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    Jan 03, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Freddo said
    lilTanker said
    Freddo saidIt will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif

    *snorts* yeah, and in 20 minutes your going to find brad pit on his knees servicing me!

    Mayan's just stopped at 2012, gawd..

    When 2012 comes around... live will continue..


    I was being facetious, but there is always that 1/100000000000000 chance that it will happen on that date.

    Besides, life as we know it will end on March 1, 2009... according to the Onion's "Our Dumb World" Atlas. icon_biggrin.gif

    OOOOOOOOH March 1st you say.. now if that march 1st US time or Aussie time? I should go get laid more then... I'd hate to die in desperate need of a laying.


    You think that's bad... I still got my "V-card".

    Quick... somebody... before it's too late! icon_smile.gif

    ... and it could be both Aussie and US time depending on when it happens. At least I'll be asleep.
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    Freddo said
    lilTanker said
    Freddo said
    lilTanker said
    Freddo saidIt will erupt... in Dec 2012. This is the Mayan prophecy icon_eek.gif

    *snorts* yeah, and in 20 minutes your going to find brad pit on his knees servicing me!

    Mayan's just stopped at 2012, gawd..

    When 2012 comes around... live will continue..


    I was being facetious, but there is always that 1/100000000000000 chance that it will happen on that date.

    Besides, life as we know it will end on March 1, 2009... according to the Onion's "Our Dumb World" Atlas. icon_biggrin.gif

    OOOOOOOOH March 1st you say.. now if that march 1st US time or Aussie time? I should go get laid more then... I'd hate to die in desperate need of a laying.


    You think that's bad... I still got my "V-card".

    Quick... somebody... before it's too late! icon_smile.gif

    ... and it could be both Aussie and US time depending on when it happens. At least I'll be asleep.

    Well, I could cure you of that affliction, if you'd let me, but you'd regret it, all three minutes it would be.. would be regretted until the end
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:20 AM GMT
    Well looks like we're all going to die. I want to go out in the middle of an orgy. Who wants some?
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:24 AM GMT
    TheIStrat saidWell looks like we're all going to die. I want to go out in the middle of an orgy. Who wants some?

    OMG....I thought you'd never ask ....

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    Jan 03, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    Orgy at Thels!

    I'll bring the lube.
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 said
    TheIStrat saidWell looks like we're all going to die. I want to go out in the middle of an orgy. Who wants some?

    OMG....I thought you'd never ask ....

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    This is exactly what I look like when I get railed too
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    Well...

    We're Volcano-land. In fact there's an extinct volcano just a few kilometers from us with the name Kalayo, which means 'Mountain of Fire' and a supposed crater-lake another few kilometers up northwest Apo, 'The old one'.

    And when it comes to explosions, there's Pinatubo and Krakatoa around these parts. Both resulted in massive destruction but not really apocalyptic.

    If Yellowstone does explode... then icon_sad.gif I mourn for the loss of that park. It's a beautiful place from the few NG articles I've read about it.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 03, 2009 6:47 AM GMT
    Oh, good. I'm so glad I can stop worrying about the Avian flu. And the flesh eating bacteria. And Ebola.

    But, if it should come to pass, I guess we won't need to worry about our economic crisis any more! So, bad news/good news!