Skip to comments.Japan: Water vapor column shoots 1 kilometer into air over Pacific Ocean: Report
Posted on 07/03/2005 4:23:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Sunday July 3, 12:03 AM
A 1-kilometer (3,300-foot) -high column of water vapor shot up from the Pacific Ocean off a tiny Japanese island on Saturday, indicating a possible undersea volcanic eruption, a report said.
The water vapor, resembling the steam emitted by a boiling kettle, was seen from the island of Iwo Jima by Japanese troops stationed there, Kyodo News agency said.
The vapor was roughly 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of the island, and was believed to have been caused by an erupting volcano on the ocean floor, the report said.
Japan's Coast Guard planned to dispatch aircraft to the area to conduct a survey on Sunday.
The Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of tsunami, potentially killer waves caused by undersea seismic activity or landslides.
Iwo Jima is about 1,120 kilometers (700 miles) southeast of Tokyo.
All that C02 is going to undo all the emissions savings the libs are feeling so good about driving in their prius' etc.
I tried some pillow lava one night, and it wasn't soft at all.
was this a personal problem? a drug experiment? a decorating disaster? did you get all geophysical? were you alone?
(I'll leave the more volcanic questions to your imagination)
Well, it seemed like a good idea, because I've always been a fan of hard rock.
Mothra was a metrosexual!
The Smog Monster was the scariest and funniest of all Godzilla movies until my personal favorite came out in the early 1980's. It was the short cartoon entitled Godzilla vs. Bambi.
IMO, Ultraman was the ultimate warrior: He was part toy, part ninja, and part Mr. Roboto. And every day in the early 1970s he'd come on UHF Channel 29 Philadelphia to kick serious monster butt.
Two uncles would agree with that, but they ain't here to say so.............
Didn't he take over where Speed Racer and Tobor the 8th Man left off ?
Great post. This stuff has fascinated me ever since I read "Birth of an Island" in 4th grade.
Maybe it is a huge release of undersea methane. I was listening to Art Bell last night and he had Whitley Streiber on talking about global warming releasing undersea methane and basically Streiber said in many words, "we will fart ourselves to death" if we don't do something. Streiber then went on about the US not retifying Kyoto is because the "fundimentalist Christians" are in charge. My solution, get "the mother of all Zippo lighters," load them into a B-52 and when menthane is released, light the sucker. At the very least, it will provide us with cheap, junior high style entertainment as well as a slew of "craps and giggles." B-)
Actually it was released way back in 1969!!
I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it.
But it is clear that G-d is tossing the finger at Japan.
Great post TLR. Appreciate the awesome pics.
Maybe God is really pointing it towards North Korea!
He was Ghidra in the original Japanese, but Monster Zero in the dubbed English version.
It was a memorably scary movie when I was a small boy of 7 or 8. Monster Zero he will always be for me.
Interesting. back in the 70's I took a class on the
Atomic Age...one of the options before dropping the
a-bomb on Japan was to do a "demo" blast to show them what kind of power we could make.
It was not done, we thought they might put their U.S. soldier prisoners in the area of the agreed site for the demo. Or it wouldn't work and they would think we're bluffing, or they wouldn't surrender anyway, or they would explain it away by saying we rigged the demo, by planting conventional explosives in the "demo" area...
But if we had dropped a "demo" on an island, this "volcano phenonenom" might be another explanation that could
have diluted the impact an a-bomb would have.
According to John Hersey, in the book "Hiroshima" the official Japanese explanation of the blast was conventional explosive bombs, plus dropping "magnesium" powder or filaments to light up the sky when they hit the electrical grid... that explanation lasted about 2 days.
Didn't [Ultraman] take over where Speed Racer and Tobor the 8th Man left off ?
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