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The deep roots of catastrophe
Space Daily ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/12/2013 5:00:44 AM PST by Errant

A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth's core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth's most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption. But don't worry. He says it won't happen for perhaps 200 million years.

"What we may be detecting is the start of one of these large eruptive events that - if it ever happens - could cause very massive destruction on Earth," says seismologist Michael Thorne, the study's principal author and an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah.


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TOPICS: Reference; Science; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; core; earth; earthquakes; volcanoes

1 posted on 02/12/2013 5:00:55 AM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper; SunkenCiv; machogirl; The Cajun

fyi


2 posted on 02/12/2013 5:01:51 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

I better stock up on bread and milk.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 5:09:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant
Bring it on.
I've had enough!
4 posted on 02/12/2013 5:11:24 AM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: right way right; cripplecreek

LOL!


5 posted on 02/12/2013 5:16:23 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

There’s a mantel plume comin and I gotta get the bread and milk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU&feature=player_embedded


6 posted on 02/12/2013 5:19:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant
if it ever happens - could cause very massive destruction on Earth..

That's worse than somewhat massive destruction on Earth..

7 posted on 02/12/2013 6:35:46 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Errant

thanks, will read


8 posted on 02/12/2013 7:16:41 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Errant
Thanks for the ping, looks like things are going to rock and roll in the Pacific for quite a while :)
They should be getting all the earthquake caused seismic wave data they want in that area right now.
9 posted on 02/12/2013 10:40:54 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Errant

Women and minorities disproportionately affected.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 10:46:14 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Errant; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Thanks Errant.



11 posted on 02/12/2013 7:46:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Mike Darancette

LOL!


12 posted on 02/12/2013 7:47:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
You severely disappointed me with this post. I know your pings list deals quite often with scientific subject matter, but my immediate reaction to the title, The Deep Roots of Catastrophe, had me chomping at the bit in gleeful anticipation, comeuppance, that somehow Obama was about to be forcibly dispatched to the nether regions of the Kenyan hinterland sans his many multiple Medicare, Social Security cards. :-(
13 posted on 02/12/2013 8:24:00 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Errant
The earth needs a proctologist? Who knew???

Having experienced a similar situation on a personal level some years ago, I sympathize. However, after successful treatment of the piles, eruptions continued unabated and in fact, increased in frequency. That is to say, I was able to hit some high notes that were previously out of my range. :-)

14 posted on 02/12/2013 9:23:55 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: lbryce

Yeah, it was a real letdown. But hey, now everything else I ping will seem like good news. ;’)


15 posted on 02/13/2013 4:23:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
You rarely let me down, but when you do, it's easy.     ;) winking
16 posted on 02/13/2013 6:24:33 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Annnnd, I was pretty danged open-minded, since this is a volcano topic, and those lava-monkeys are a bunch of propeller-beanie losers. ;’) Present company excepted, of course.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 5:49:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

*Snort* [giggles]


18 posted on 02/13/2013 6:29:01 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: ForGod'sSake

LOL, now that you’ve brought it up, the image above could actually be construed to diagram such an aliment.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 6:30:38 PM PST by Errant
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To: SunkenCiv
lava-monkeys are a bunch of propeller-beanie losers

******Whatever LOL******

20 posted on 02/13/2013 6:52:45 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant; machogirl

Very odd place to put an earthquake....something’s not kosher with this dill!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000f7be.php#details


21 posted on 02/14/2013 3:24:46 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Agree. Isn't there an ancient and strange looking mountain range in that area?
22 posted on 02/15/2013 8:30:58 AM PST by Errant
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