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Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?
Daily Mail ^ | 2nd January 2012 | Ted Thornhill

Posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:04 PM PST by george76

A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up. It's lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.

This monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago.

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Volcanologists believe that the Laacher See volcano is still active as carbon dioxide is bubbling up to the lake’s surface, which indicates that the magma chamber below is 'degassing'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; europe; germany; globalwarming; laachersee; supervolcano; uk; volcano
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:07 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

I first thought this story was about Islam in Europe.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 5:58:40 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: george76

I wonder which one caused this? “Global warming”, fracking or President George W. Bush.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv; vimto; WesternCulture; danamco; Charles Henrickson; rmlew; Atlantic Bridge; LucyT; ...

4 posted on 01/02/2012 6:01:06 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
".....which indicates that the magma chamber below is 'degassing'....

Did someone say.....'degassing?'


5 posted on 01/02/2012 6:01:50 PM PST by wolf24
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To: george76

Wired had a tidbit on this article:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/fearmongering-gets-started-in-2012-laacher-see-is-not-ready-to-blow/


6 posted on 01/02/2012 6:03:02 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Why do people keep telling me Killcult is a Religion Of Peace?)
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To: george76

I guess that would sort of obviate the problem of the European Union.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 6:04:28 PM PST by aruanan
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To: george76

So I need to start clearing out the extra bedrooms for our friends and family in Europe who are about to be refugees?


8 posted on 01/02/2012 6:05:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: george76
"Laacher See lake"

Redundant, how about Laarcher lake.

9 posted on 01/02/2012 6:06:54 PM PST by D Rider
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To: wolf24

“Meine Nase ist verstopft!”
Herr Barney Frank


10 posted on 01/02/2012 6:07:19 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: mnehring

“So I need to start clearing out the extra bedrooms for our friends and family in Europe who are about to be refugees?”

Unless the one in Yellowstone takes us out first.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 6:09:22 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: george76; gleeaikin; Fred Nerks; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; ..

Thanks george76.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 6:12:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: mnehring

” So I need to start clearing out the extra bedrooms for our friends and family in Europe who are about to be refugees?”

You don’t have to hurry though. All indications are it will blow on Dec 21.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 6:14:29 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Thanks


14 posted on 01/02/2012 6:14:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

-——carbon dioxide is bubbling up to the lake’s surface,-——

Wow if this thing blows Germany is going to owe billions in carbon credits ...../S


15 posted on 01/02/2012 6:18:12 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Popman

Or maybe they can bottle and sell it. Special sparkling water from der Laacher See.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 6:29:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SunkenCiv

Germany wipes out London with fire bombs...On Blitzen...


17 posted on 01/02/2012 6:36:41 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: george76

wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/fearmongering-gets-started-in-2012-laacher-see-is-not-ready-to-blow/


18 posted on 01/02/2012 6:38:15 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: SunkenCiv

This “super” volcano doesn’t appear to be all that super.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 6:45:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: tumblindice

Sorta like the la brea tar pits in L.a.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 6:46:14 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Yep, Klementi’s volcano blog at Wired is pretty awesome - he really savages this crappy article.

One other thing is that actually nobody has ever been able to agree on the definition of a “supervolcano” but Laacher See definitely isn’t one - the eruption 12,000 years ago was indeed enormous, but the VEI was 6 (indeed similar to Pinatubo) but that’s drastically less than a VEI 8 like Yellowstone, a genuine supervolcanic eruption.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 6:47:25 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Probably George Bush’s fault but at any rate we need to make immediate sacrifices to appease the spirits of the volcano. Live humans wearing concrete shoes must be thrown into the lake. I am sure we can agree on a list of names.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:35 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: george76

Could it become another Lake Nyos?


23 posted on 01/02/2012 7:04:20 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<0> - - -)
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To: george76

been degassing for years...

http://www.geochemsoc.org/publications/geochemicalnews/gn134jan08/goldschmidt2007excursionth.htm


24 posted on 01/02/2012 7:09:17 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Cicero
Germany is famous for its hot springs spa towns, Bad this and Bad that. Bath, England too. Except for Italy, Sicily, and the Greek islands (Santorini, for example) one seldom thinks of Europe and volcanism in the same sentence.

Oh well.

25 posted on 01/02/2012 7:21:26 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: george76
Liquid Hot Magma!


26 posted on 01/02/2012 7:25:16 PM PST by PGR88 (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: wolf24
It's due to all that hydraulic fracking.........part of the mating ritual of Homosexualis Americus.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

27 posted on 01/02/2012 7:25:32 PM PST by Viking2002 (My regular avatar shall resume upon returning from the holiday festivities......assuming it's sober.)
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To: Strategerist

One other thing is that actually nobody has ever been able to agree on the definition of a “supervolcano” but Laacher See definitely isn’t one - the eruption 12,000 years ago was indeed enormous,
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but that would coincide roughly with the Younger Dryas that was concentrated mostly in europe.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 7:25:51 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: wolf24

IMHO, any picture of that fat sodomite meat whistler which is not directly related to the subject of the thread should have a gag warning placed at least two or three comments before the picture itself. I mean you have a bunch of Freepers thinking about volcanoes, plate tectonics, the lava blowing up into the sky - and these people are thinking how neat it would have been to have been a geologist, doing all these interesting things - and they are scrolling down through the comments - and up pops a picture of that stinking bucket of pig guts - like a dead rat in the rum punch bowl. C’mon, how about a warning next time. :) :)


29 posted on 01/02/2012 7:30:08 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: smokingfrog

If the CO2 is bubbling out (which it is) it isn’t building up, which is what happens in lakes like Nyos.

Interestingly, I went to go look at some academic papers on the eruption 12,000 years ago - the ash and pyroclastic flows temporarily damned the Rhine in two places, and would have completely flooded the city of Koblenz; and then after the dam broke a 30+foot wave went down the Rhine.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 7:33:03 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: surfer
A visit to the Laacher See volcano is incomplete without descending down a stair case tunnel ( <120 steps) to the ancient underground excavations of the Mendig lava flow (a tephrite), which were used for the production of millstones since Roman times. More recently, the cellars were utilized by breweries, one of which still produces a delicious "Volcano Beer". The day ended cheerfully with beers and food in the patio of the brewery.

Field work can be a bitch!

31 posted on 01/02/2012 7:33:39 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: george76

Dang, I have six trips to Europe scheduled this year..


32 posted on 01/02/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by onehipdad (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Strategerist

kowabunga!


33 posted on 01/02/2012 7:43:50 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<0> - - -)
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To: ThomasThomas
"Unless the one in Yellowstone takes us out first."

THAT was MY first thought, also!

34 posted on 01/02/2012 7:47:34 PM PST by goodnesswins (Happy New Year.....may it be better than the last!)
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To: Viking2002

LOL you owe mw a new keyboard Vike!!


35 posted on 01/02/2012 8:02:28 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Viking2002

LOL you owe me a new keyboard Vike!!


36 posted on 01/02/2012 8:02:46 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46
Don't blame me if you can't hold down your liquor. It's enough that I struggle to to hold down my lunch at the thought of it. That picture of Bawney wearing an XL tee shirt over his XXXL man boobs in a Congressional photo last week is proof enough that he wants about 250,000,000 Americans to puke on their collective shoes. And he's downright arrogant about it. His day of reckoning is coming. Book it.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

37 posted on 01/02/2012 8:49:18 PM PST by Viking2002 (My regular avatar shall resume upon returning from the holiday festivities......assuming it's sober.)
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To: george76
t's lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 8:53:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bedford Forrest; All

You are quite correct. I owe you and all who view this thread a sincere apology.

Your post made me laugh out loud, but the way... :) :)


39 posted on 01/02/2012 9:01:05 PM PST by wolf24
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To: wolf24

“..monster something erupting...?” /hopeful Barney


40 posted on 01/02/2012 9:05:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: george76

Every so often the Germans have to destroy Europe. About due, I think.

As the old joke goes, “Why are there trees along the Champs d’Elysees? So the Germans can march in the shade...”


41 posted on 01/02/2012 9:21:36 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Nutrionally, you are what you eat. Politically, you are who you endorse.)
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To: ckilmer; Strategerist; SunkenCiv; decimon; no-to-illegals; All

You are right, Laacher See was big like Pinatubo, not hemongous like Yellowstone or Toba. However, look what Pinatubo did to our weather for several years. Terrible snow and ice in the US east and 500 year flooding in the Mississippi valley. Then too look what a few puffs in Iceland did to air transport in the past year.

I suspect that Laacher See was either triggered by the strike of a super boloid around 12,800 years ago (SC time for the Firestone book), or it was enabled by the melting of the ice sheet between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago which caused the land to rise and change underground pressure conditions in northern Europe. Vesuvius also did some big things around that time frame too.


42 posted on 01/02/2012 10:51:34 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: EternalVigilance; george76; All

The way the winds blow, Germany is far more likely to have revenge on Moscow than on Paris or London if this ever blows. ;-)


43 posted on 01/02/2012 10:55:15 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: D Rider
"Laacher See lake" Redundant, how about Laarcher lake.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 11:00:16 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: george76

I know some guys who will spray vinegar on it, maybe that will help.


45 posted on 01/02/2012 11:45:51 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: mnehring

About to send an email to my niece in Vienna. “Come home.... NOW!”


46 posted on 01/03/2012 4:52:58 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Unless the one in Yellowstone takes us out first.

Or the one in North Dakota ... in has not gone off for millions of years and is believed dormant, but one never knows.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 5:14:50 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: george76
Volcanologists believe that the Laacher See volcano is still active as carbon dioxide is bubbling up to the lake’s surface,

Mother Nature must be a Republican. She obviously hates clean air and water.

48 posted on 01/03/2012 5:17:32 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: aruanan

The most appealing prospect to me is relief of the pressure that might cause Yellowstone to blow


49 posted on 01/03/2012 5:20:20 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Oztrich Boy

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50 posted on 01/03/2012 5:21:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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