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Mount Rainier Could Be On The Brink Of A Monstrous Eruption
China Topix ^ | Jul 18, 2014 10:31 PM EDT | Arthur Dominic Villasanta

Posted on 07/24/2014 8:04:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mount Rainier, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the U.S. and in the world, is widely expected to erupt again.

The only unknown facing scientists is when the massive stratovolcano, 4,392 meters tall and located 87 kilometers southeast of Seattle in Washington state, will finally explode.

Scientists from the United States and Norway recently mapped the electric and magnetic signatures of magma flows beneath Mount Rainier (pronounced “ray-near”). They’ve also discovered a mammoth magma reservoir below the mountain that will fuel any eruption with massive magma flows.

The research found out that magma or fluid molten rock is trapped in a pool some eight kilometers below the peak. The pool seems to be some eight kilometers to 16 kilometers thick and has about the same width. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: eruption; liquidhotmagma; mountrainier; stfrm; washingtonstate
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1 posted on 07/24/2014 8:04:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I thought obama would start healing the earth.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 8:05:22 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Olog-hai

Go SEAHAWKS

(and we’re all gonna die)


3 posted on 07/24/2014 8:05:43 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if we’ll see the plume from San Diego?


4 posted on 07/24/2014 8:05:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 07/24/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Olog-hai
"Could be"

Send more grant money and it "May be". Send us a ten year grant and we'll announce what decade it may explode after the grant money stops flowing.

6 posted on 07/24/2014 8:09:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Olog-hai

If they could be a little more exact on the timing or at least a hockey stick graph of possibilities I could avoid traveling in the area.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 8:10:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: Olog-hai

And here i’ve been keeping my eye on Yellowstone...

Chain reaction time?


8 posted on 07/24/2014 8:12:46 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Olog-hai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rainier


9 posted on 07/24/2014 8:13:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why is a mountain in Wa. a “China Topix”?


10 posted on 07/24/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai
Notify the EPA.

These volcanoes emit greenhouse gases, smoke, and particulate matter well in excess of permitted emissions. In fact, one good one can emit more bad stuff than all human activity over the past 500 years.

This calls for demonstrations. Got to be stopped.

11 posted on 07/24/2014 8:15:06 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Mt. Saint Helens erupted in 1980 after only a few months of visible activity. It’s only about 50-60 miles from Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Rainier is much closer to “civilization.”


12 posted on 07/24/2014 8:17:26 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Olog-hai

We’ve known THAT for years.

They’ve got sensors, seismographs, and whatnot up the kazoo on that mountain. If anything starts moving underneath, the scientists will know. Now, whether they can interpret the signs in time...that remains to be seen.

One apocryphal story involving Mt. St. Helens ( I learned this from a park ranger/volcanologist while visiting St. Helens)....They know from volcanoes in Hawaii that they give off a certain gas before they erupt. Before the big eruption of May 18, 1980, they were looking for those gases at St. Helens, but they didn’t detect any. They had sensors sniffing the air at the crater on top...but they were looking in the wrong place.

They realized later that the gas they were looking for was seeping up into the ice and snow covering the mountain...and was present in the meltwater coming off the mountain. If they had known this, could it have been possible that a bit of a warning could’ve been given? We’ll never know. What the volcanologist also told me was that since we now know this, we’ll know what to look for at the other volcanoes in the Cascade Range.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:47 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Kenny Bunk

And that’s only one, too. There are about 1,500 of them on land, and tens of thousands of them under the ocean.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 8:22:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

WOW!

HooRay!

We need not worry about Glubull Warming ever again!!

The Mt. Rainier blowhole will meet up with the Yellowstone Caldera, and human life will no longer feel the pain.

Now, since cockroaches have been living for millions of years, and I’ve been fighting them forever, which little SOB is going to scribble his forefeeler across my mortage document and finally laugh when they take over my house???

Bastards!


15 posted on 07/24/2014 8:23:24 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Kenny Bunk

#stopourvolcanoes

Take that Mount Rainer!


16 posted on 07/24/2014 8:23:58 PM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: Kenny Bunk
In fact, one good one can emit more bad stuff than all human activity over the past 500 years.

Funny how the Warmistas never mention things like Mt. St. Helens, Krakatoa, etc etc......just like they never happened.
17 posted on 07/24/2014 8:24:41 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Noob1999

Cockroaches have two brains each (second one is in their posterior), so they might figure something out.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 8:24:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dragnet2

Wherever I go I hope there’s rum.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Ah, yes....

Volcano-Jimmy Buffet

20 posted on 07/24/2014 8:28:04 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Olog-hai

Big deal.

Volcanos blow up. It’s their job.

I lived through St. Helens - it was in interesting. The planets were aligned -— check it out. It was a massive gravity pull on the day it erupted.

None of us will ever escape the reaper.

Between then and now, please try to have fun.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Olog-hai
Cockroaches have two brains each (second one is in their posterior), so they might figure something out.

Cockroaches are Democrats?

22 posted on 07/24/2014 8:31:08 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Olog-hai

Eh, this could be handled, but if that think in yellowstone blows my impression is WE ALL GONNA DIE!


23 posted on 07/24/2014 8:31:24 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Olog-hai
Bah!
Earthquakes in this region are the main disaster waiting to happen.
24 posted on 07/24/2014 8:32:10 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: right way right

Well...yeah...that too.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 8:32:47 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: right way right

Both are tied together geologically in the region.


26 posted on 07/24/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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magnificent mountain
27 posted on 07/24/2014 8:34:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: BBB333

“It was a massive gravity pull on the day it erupted.”

That was like Superstorm Sandy. High tide, full moon, etc.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 8:34:25 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BBB333
The planets were aligned -— check it out. It was a massive gravity pull on the day it erupted.

LOL another retard post. Aggregate gravity of "the planets" 1 trillionth of the sun and moon.

29 posted on 07/24/2014 8:35:04 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: The Free Engineer

So far so good.


30 posted on 07/24/2014 8:35:51 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall pass.")
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To: SkyDancer

Heads up if you haven’t heard about this.


31 posted on 07/24/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: Petruchio

Reverse that last, and you have it figured out...


32 posted on 07/24/2014 8:36:54 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: Olog-hai
I can tell you when it will happen. Seventh game of the World Series, Mariners up 10-2 in the top of the ninth inning, and the SOB will blow and they'll NEVER WIN IT. EVER! Seattle will be under thirty feet of smoking volcanic ash and the beer will still cost seven bucks a cup and the lines to the rest rooms will be out into the concourse.

I am not bitter.

33 posted on 07/24/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DManA

The Seattle area has become a magnet for the Chinese. Was just talking to a guy that sold his own house. Everyone that looked was from China (including Taiwan) with the exception of a couple from S. Korea, and one white guy.

85% of home sales in Bellevue (city/suburb east of Seattle) is to foreign born. And I would guess 75% of that is Chinese.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 8:40:48 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: hoagy62

Like Mt. St. Helens, the magma will not flow out of the crater on eruption. The magma in the volcanoes in the PNW is thick and barely oozes out unlike the fiery Pacific island ones. But the resulting ash/dust storm wil be tremendous!


35 posted on 07/24/2014 8:43:34 PM PDT by shotgun
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36 posted on 07/24/2014 8:45:53 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Billthedrill

If you said that the Cubs were in the world series this scenario would be more plausible.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 8:46:53 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Billthedrill

If you said that the Cubs were in the world series this scenario would be more plausible.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 8:46:55 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Petruchio

“Cockroaches are Democrats?”

No, democrats don’t have 2 brains with one in their posterior.

Democrats just keep their head up their butts so it’s easy to make the mistake.


39 posted on 07/24/2014 8:48:23 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: jocon307

“Eh, this could be handled”

True. Mount Rainier is not an explosive volcano like Mt. Saint Helens - or Yellowstone. It would heat up, lava over the top, melting the glaciers and causing a lahar that would travel down the slopes at high speeds. In the past they have been tens of feet thick and have reached Puget Sound near Tacoma. Would be a real tragedy and lots of lives lost and heavy damage. But yes - it would be handled.

Yellowstone would kill off a huge number of people worldwide over the years by destroying the breadbasket of America that provides food worldwide, and also cooling our climate for years and years limiting worldwide crop production. I don’t think it is an extinction type event, but perhaps 1/3 to 1/2 of humans would die????


40 posted on 07/24/2014 8:49:23 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Olog-hai
Mount Rainier Could Be On The Brink Of A Monstrous Eruption

A "brink" in geological time can be 10,000 years -- or one day.

41 posted on 07/24/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Olog-hai
"Mount Rainier Could Be On The Brink Of A Monstrous Eruption"

Not to be confused with:

For a moment there, I was concerned!

42 posted on 07/24/2014 8:50:40 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: blackdog

The grant is already there. The University of Utah has set up a “metal detector” type monitoring system for the mountain with the intent of giving advance warning in case of an eruption. Practical Science. Rainier is a very dangerous volcano and the UOU study found a much larger magma pool than expected. Oddly, the magma pool is mostly not directly under the mountain. Similar in that respect to Yellowstone but on a much smaller scale.


43 posted on 07/24/2014 8:51:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kenny Bunk

The SPA would have been on top of this, but their hard drive crashed.


44 posted on 07/24/2014 8:52:22 PM PDT by Defiant (4 main US grps: conservatives, useless idiots (aka RINOs), marxists and useful idiots (aka liberals))
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To: hoagy62

up the kazoo

Kazoo??

On the maps it is called a Wazoo.


45 posted on 07/24/2014 8:53:04 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Kenny Bunk

This is why over 97% of the CO2 put into the atmosphere each year comes from nature. Mankind is only responsible for a little over 2%. So even if we cut our CO2 emissions an impossible 100% it would be only a hiccup in the actual CO2 load...


46 posted on 07/24/2014 8:53:36 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 21twelve

Mount Rainier has had explosive eruptions in the past.

Nobody can predict a volcano’s behavior. Even Kilauea had an explosive eruption back in 1790.


47 posted on 07/24/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Scrambler Bob

That’s very close to the Japanese word for a volcano, “Kazan”.


48 posted on 07/24/2014 9:06:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: PLMerite
For a moment there, I was concerned!

You should be concerned anyhow if a major eruption were to occur from either Yellowstone or Mt. Rainier, energy and ash output scaled up appropriately from Mt. St. Helens. Say goodbye to wheat production, barley, dry edible beans, sugar beets, canola, flax, lentils, oats, potatoes, corn, apples, etc., etc., transportation, Seattle and Vancouver ports, power for midwest factories, melting Great Lakes ice cover in the summer and on and on.

49 posted on 07/24/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Olog-hai

No recent geologic indicators point to any activity on Ranier.

Some in Yellowstone but not WA


50 posted on 07/24/2014 9:19:56 PM PDT by Zathras
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