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On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day
The Extinction Protocol ^ | 22 October, 2011 | N/A

Posted on 10/22/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT by Errant

SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in a yellowish haze- something that has never been observed at the volcano before. Anak Krakatau was placed on orange (level 3) status alert on September 30, 2011.

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TOPICS: Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: anakkrakatau; catastrophism; earthquake; eastofjava; economy; extended; indonesia; krakatau; minimum; solar; sumatra; volcano
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1 posted on 10/22/2011 8:07:25 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Ehh! What’s the worst that could happen??


2 posted on 10/22/2011 8:09:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
I don't think your recent 7.4 helped the situation much...

Btw, Thanks for an early Christmas... ;)

3 posted on 10/22/2011 8:10:39 PM PDT by Errant
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING


4 posted on 10/22/2011 8:11:13 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It depends on how many of these erupt over the next few months, years.

I hope you like cold weather...

5 posted on 10/22/2011 8:12:36 PM PDT by Errant
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To: ClearCase_guy
Ehh! What’s the worst that could happen??

Especially with a link to a place named "The Extinction Protocol".

6 posted on 10/22/2011 8:13:54 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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Anak Krakatau means Son of Krakatau


7 posted on 10/22/2011 8:21:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago

We know where it is.

8 posted on 10/22/2011 8:22:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: All
Krakatoa island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe.


An early 19th-century illustration of Krakatoa

9 posted on 10/22/2011 8:29:36 PM PDT by Errant
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To: martin_fierro
I don't think I've seen that one.

Thanks!

10 posted on 10/22/2011 8:33:02 PM PDT by Errant
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To: ClearCase_guy

A giant meteorite could hit Earth!

When Krakatoa explodes watch sea surface temps and the lower atmosphere temps drop considerably. Al will have a cow!


11 posted on 10/22/2011 8:33:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Errant
Well one thing I've learned over the years is that volcanos can be very dangerous. Did you know that not too far below the Earth's surface that the temperature is very hot? How hot? Hot enough to melt rock and I'm not kidding.

We are sitting atop an entire planet full of molten lava and someday we are all going to die.

12 posted on 10/22/2011 8:34:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: martin_fierro

At least Brian Keith survived to become Uncle Bill in Family Affair. All was not lost.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 8:35:35 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: SamAdams76
How hot?

According to Al Gore, it's MILLIONS of degrees!

And like only 2 miles below our feets.

14 posted on 10/22/2011 8:38:35 PM PDT by Errant
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To: SamAdams76

GORE: People think about geothermal energy - when they think about it at all - in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ‘cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot ...


15 posted on 10/22/2011 8:41:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Errant

I’m going to need a bigger barograph.


16 posted on 10/22/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Errant

A chip off the old [cinder] block?


17 posted on 10/22/2011 8:46:18 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Errant
seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day

Almost 3.5 tremors per minute?

18 posted on 10/22/2011 8:47:10 PM PDT by umgud
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Year Without a Summer (also known as the Poverty Year, Year There Was No Summer, and Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death[1]) was 1816, in which severe summer climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures to decrease by about 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1.3 °F),[2] resulting in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.[3][4] It is believed that the anomaly was caused by a combination of a historic low in solar activity with a volcanic winter event, the latter caused by a succession of major volcanic eruptions capped off by the Mount Tambora eruption of 1815, the largest known eruption in over 1,300 years - that killed over 100,000 people.

Year Without a Summer

Signs of unrest at the famous Tambora Caldera in Indonesia


19 posted on 10/22/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by Errant
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To: SunkenCiv

Rejoice ping.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 8:54:43 PM PDT by decimon
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To: PzLdr
:) It actually grew up from beneath the sea. There wasn't much left after Krakatoa exploded.
21 posted on 10/22/2011 8:54:56 PM PDT by Errant
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To: ClearCase_guy

Millions of degrees? Well, no one knows for a certainty, but estimates (of the hottest portions) pretty much max out at 7000c which is around 12,000f. Not even close to a million, but as still hot as Hades, no doubt.


22 posted on 10/22/2011 8:59:55 PM PDT by 7MMmag (don't hate the haters. just hate the haters who hate the haters here. got it?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
You were quoting the Goracle? Sorry, I didn't quite catch that...

My apologies.

23 posted on 10/22/2011 9:01:46 PM PDT by 7MMmag (don't hate the haters. just hate the haters who hate the haters here. got it?)
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To: Errant

.........it’s gonna blow...run away!


24 posted on 10/22/2011 9:04:43 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: martin_fierro

Uh well, Krakatoa is, or was, WEST of Java, Southeast of Sumatra.


25 posted on 10/22/2011 9:16:31 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Errant

No, it means Child of Krakatau.


26 posted on 10/22/2011 9:26:01 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Errant

I’m pretty sure when she blows I’m gonna end up with a splitting headache and ears that won’t stop ringing.


27 posted on 10/22/2011 9:34:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Errant

Interesting. With such frequent and heavy volcanic activity recently along with heading back into the minimum of this extended minimum, the weather will be interesting, indeed, in about 3-4 years. Thanks for the heads up. ...much work to do at over 9,000 feet.


28 posted on 10/22/2011 10:07:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: ClearCase_guy; Errant; airborne; SunkenCiv
"Ehh! What’s the worst that could happen?? "

Are you sure you want to know?

Late Pleostocene Human Population Bottlenecks. . . (Toba)

The last glacial period was preceded by 1000 years of the coldest temperatures of the Late Pleistocene, apparently caused by the eruption of the Mount Toba volcano. The six year long volcanic winter and 1000-year-long instant Ice Age that followed Mount Toba's eruption may have decimated Modern Man's entire population. Genetic evidence suggests that Human population size fell to about 10,000 adults between 50 and 100 thousand years ago. The survivors from this global catastrophy would have found refuge in isolated tropical pockets, mainly in Equatorial Africa. Populations living in Europe and northern China would have been completely eliminated by the reduction of the summer temperatures by as much as 12 degrees centigrade.

29 posted on 10/22/2011 10:15:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: Errant
I'm watching this one too:

Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Getting Restless

30 posted on 10/22/2011 10:20:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: Errant
Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death (The Infamous 'Year Without Summer')
31 posted on 10/22/2011 10:24:27 PM PDT by blam
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Al having a cow...I’d pay to see that. I have seen goats have kids, but never a man have a cow...


32 posted on 10/22/2011 10:32:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: blam

Thanks, blam. ...getting ready, right now, by putting a rock bed over the water line from the well (gravity-fed, six feet deep, runs down the hill). The rock bed will be covered and heat-able from the bottom.


33 posted on 10/22/2011 10:50:05 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: mplsconservative

He also survived long enough to commit suicide. Very sad when anyone does this.


34 posted on 10/22/2011 11:35:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: JimSEA

Uh well, Krakatoa is, or was, WEST of Java, Southeast of Sumatra.


You are right! Was/is just below the Southern tip of Sumatra. ....I wonder why that old film I once saw had the title EAST of Java?


35 posted on 10/23/2011 1:07:54 AM PDT by octex
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To: Errant

“I hope you like cold weather...”

LOL, but not LOL at the same time. The first thing I thought about, too.


36 posted on 10/23/2011 2:35:15 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: blam

There’s another one in Bolivia: Uturuncu ....and it’s bulging vertically about one to two centimeters per year.

Rapidly inflating volcano creates growing mystery:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44976093/ns/technology_and_science-science


37 posted on 10/23/2011 4:53:52 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Lockbar

I’ve been buying up long underwear from Cabela’s and I live in Louisiana... ;)


38 posted on 10/23/2011 5:52:52 AM PDT by Errant
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To: familyop

If you’re on the West side of the range, there could be record snow falls! How do you deal with that?


39 posted on 10/23/2011 5:56:56 AM PDT by Errant
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To: blam

Thanks for the links to the excellent articles. Keeping my eye on Katla as well and will be adding to my woodpile! ;)


40 posted on 10/23/2011 5:59:17 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Cold Heart
I’m going to need a bigger barograph.

LOL

41 posted on 10/23/2011 6:01:23 AM PDT by Errant
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To: blam; winoneforthegipper
Continuing activity at El Heirro...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDIoi8-yIYY

42 posted on 10/23/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT by Errant
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To: SamAdams76

Its a good thing we pass on in this world...it isn’t home..


43 posted on 10/23/2011 6:26:14 AM PDT by aces
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To: umgud
Almost 3.5 tremors per minute?

I think that's a good thing. Anything that relieves even minor amounts of pressure and potential energy could help prevent a massive blast like Krakatau. Clearly, a lot of movement is going on beneath Anak Krakatau. Let's hope it's enough to lessen whatever large event that may be coming.

44 posted on 10/23/2011 6:26:14 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: SumProVita
"Uturuncu is surrounded by one of the most dense concentrations of supervolcanoes on the planet, all of which fell silent some one million years ago."

Hmmmmm.

45 posted on 10/23/2011 6:30:16 AM PDT by blam
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To: Errant
"I’ve been buying up long underwear from Cabela’s and I live in Louisiana... ;) "

That'll keep you warm so that you can starve to death.
Food, food...

46 posted on 10/23/2011 6:33:57 AM PDT by blam
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To: ClearCase_guy; Errant; blam

And in other news -

Powerful Earthquake Collapses Buildings In Turkey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2796693/posts


47 posted on 10/23/2011 6:40:57 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: 7MMmag

” - - - hot as Hades, no doubt.”

Funny you should mention that.


48 posted on 10/23/2011 6:54:39 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: blam

Toba gave us toothpaste, a lot of people don’t know that. ;’)


49 posted on 10/23/2011 7:10:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon; blam; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks decimon and blam.


50 posted on 10/23/2011 7:11:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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