Earthquakes, Tsunamis & Volcanos

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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:56 pm

Figured it was time to start a general thread covering our active planet...and what's happening to the people who are in the path of that activity.
As noted in another thread, on Sept. 29 the island of Sulawesi was hit by a 7.5 earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami. Death toll keeps rising, now at 1,407, and survivors are in a desperate situation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as ... aba2307a7a

Now Sulawesi's Soputan volcano has erupted. :shock:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/volc ... si-n916131
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 507607002/
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ElPrado2
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:40 pm

So far, we have figured out where the South Seas and Hawaii got the idea for the hula. Someone was trying to tell about quakes.
Fiji, the Solomons, Tonga and most of that region were describing what they went through living there. Fiji's new hobby is 5.8 magnitudes and higher. Chile is going along with it's own dance routine. Turkey is doing some Arab dance with Iran and Crete. Indonesia has it's own dance routine with local volcanoes providing the rhythm section. The West Indies and Mexico are doing their own Gong show routine. Even Switzerland laughed at it. Finally, Siberia, Japan and Alaska are practicing high kicks for the Olympics.
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:06 pm

A second volcano on Sulawesi erupted this morning.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/10 ... awesi-palu
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ElPrado2
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:43 am

I have lived in the Ruyuku Islands, the tail end of southern Japan. Even they had a volcano mumbling lately. The northern half of Okinawa is volcanic. One of Okinawa's neighbors was spitting at Okinawa a couple of weeks ago. I've kept in touch with several families since we came back to the States. They emailed me about having quakes last week.šŸ˜² I was there for the ripple that was left of Alaska's quake tidal wave in '64. All we got was a foot or so of extra water on the north eastern beach.
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:24 am

And so, will the ash from all these eruptions (likely to remain in the atmosphere for months if not years) change our climate for cooler or for hotter? It will reduce the amount of sun light getting to the surface, but it also may restrict the amount of heat escaping from the overheating planet.
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ElPrado2
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 pm

Hey, it's even more fun than that! There's a guy on you tube predicting that Yellowstone is going to blow, leave a 600 mile wide crater, create a humongous lava field and turn Earth upside down! Maybe Siberia melts ... he hasn't decided where the Equator will be yet. I haven't heard what's happening to the penguins. He claims his earthquake measuring setup is better than what is used now by the international science bunch.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Haiti has been hit with a 5.9 earthquake; death toll is 12 at this time.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/07/americas ... index.html
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ElPrado2
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Anybody want a hurricane?
Michael is wandering around in the gulf. He's wet.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:49 pm

I could add "Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Typhoons" to the heading (although that would be long), or we could start a weather-disaster-related separate thread?
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ElPrado2
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:30 am

No, I just figured one more disaster would fit in. It's been a fairly easy year for us so far weather wise in terms of bluster. Florida had enough blustery weather last year to keep us subdued by Mother Nature for a bit. I'm parked in Tampa, for my sins. If I get too rowdy PM me a spanking and I'll lower the volume for a while.
Just pretty much retired and bored to tears.
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:39 pm

The last map I saw of Michael's possible path had Tampa getting hit by his eastern rain bands. So you may have some hurricane-adjacent weather coming your way to keep you from being bored. :shock:
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 pm

The map I just saw on The Weather Channel seemed to show rain bands from Michael already hitting Tampa.
Hope your night doesn't get so "interesting" that it's like the old Chinese curse: "May You Live In Interesting Times."
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:42 am

Strong earthquakes have struck Bali and Papua New Guinea.
From the linked article:
The magnitude 7.0 quake in Papua New Guinea struck about 118 kilometers (73 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9.
Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island.

And:
Earlier on Thursday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck just off the popular island of Bali, where the International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank, are holding annual meetings through Sunday.
Some tourists and residents ducked outdoors as a precaution but then went back to sleep when there was no tsunami warning.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bali-papua ... 018-10-11/
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ElPrado2
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 am

I've been living in interesting times all my life. : :D
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ElPrado2
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:55 pm

New Guinea and the Kuril Islands are having a dance contest.
New Guinea is doing the twist with a 7.0 top that Baroque Again told us about.
The Kuril Islands are not quite as hot. They are around 6.0 so far.
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