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Japan: Water vapor column shoots 1 kilometer into air over Pacific Ocean: Report
AP ^ | 07/03/05

Posted on 07/03/2005 4:23:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Sunday July 3, 12:03 AM

Water vapor column shoots 1 kilometer into air over Pacific Ocean: Report

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; eruption; godzilla; godzirra; iwojima; japan; montezumasrevenge; theregoestokoyo; underwatervolcano; vapor; volcano
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Darn!

All that C02 is going to undo all the emissions savings the libs are feeling so good about driving in their prius' etc.


51 posted on 07/03/2005 1:20:43 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: SunkenCiv

pingaling


52 posted on 07/03/2005 1:29:42 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

I tried some pillow lava one night, and it wasn't soft at all.


53 posted on 07/03/2005 2:41:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ('Power corrupts and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.' -- Vint Cerf)
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To: SunkenCiv

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)


54 posted on 07/03/2005 2:45:13 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

Well, it seemed like a good idea, because I've always been a fan of hard rock.


55 posted on 07/03/2005 2:56:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ('Power corrupts and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.' -- Vint Cerf)
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To: xp38; snarks_when_bored; SIDENET; pissant; TheBigB; genefromjersey

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.


56 posted on 07/03/2005 4:10:38 PM PDT by sully777 (If anyone asks, I'm a monger-monger.)
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To: R.W.Ratikal
"When you go home Tell them for us and say For your tomorrow, We gave our today." Happy 4th of July!

Two uncles would agree with that, but they ain't here to say so.............

57 posted on 07/03/2005 4:15:49 PM PDT by litehaus
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To: sully777

Didn't he take over where Speed Racer and Tobor the 8th Man left off ?


58 posted on 07/03/2005 4:53:31 PM PDT by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: sully777
Ultraman and Johnny Sako and his Robot...everyday from 3-4 pm...UHF channel 20 in Detroit.
59 posted on 07/03/2005 5:15:43 PM PDT by Stopislamnow (Three co-equal branches? Not anymore. Sig heil mein black robed tyrant!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Great post. This stuff has fascinated me ever since I read "Birth of an Island" in 4th grade.


60 posted on 07/03/2005 5:30:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (The New York Times ~ Now 89% Fact Free!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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-)


61 posted on 07/03/2005 5:39:20 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: sully777
until my personal favorite came out in the early 1980's. It was the short cartoon entitled Godzilla vs. Bambi.

Actually it was released way back in 1969!!

Bambi Meets Godzilla


62 posted on 07/03/2005 6:23:23 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it.

But it is clear that G-d is tossing the finger at Japan.

63 posted on 07/03/2005 6:32:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; GladesGuru

Great post TLR. Appreciate the awesome pics.


64 posted on 07/03/2005 6:37:08 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe God is really pointing it towards North Korea!


65 posted on 07/03/2005 7:33:03 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: mewzilla
Er...I thought that was Ghidra? :)

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.

-ccm

66 posted on 07/03/2005 9:30:19 PM PDT by ccmay (Question Diversity)
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To: ccmay
Monster zero aint nothing compared to this!


67 posted on 07/03/2005 10:06:20 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: ccmay
Monster zero aint nothing compared to this!


68 posted on 07/03/2005 10:07:25 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Godzilla is back, and he has gas.

So9

70 posted on 07/04/2005 4:40:12 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


71 posted on 07/04/2005 8:15:14 AM PDT by Getready ((...Fear not ...))
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To: genefromjersey; Stopislamnow; qam1; xp38; snarks_when_bored; SIDENET

Didn't [Ultraman] take over where Speed Racer and Tobor the 8th Man left off ?



Speed Racer never fought monsters. But as a sidenote, SNL's TV Funhouse spoofed Speed Racer.

Speedy and Chim Chim enter the Mach in a NASCAR event. The NASCAR guys attack Speed Racer's "rice burner" and his manhood. Things get rowdy as the NASCAR guys have the upperhand. Suddenly, Speedy's crewchief summons all the japanese cartoons to join the battle. It gets ugly when the cute Pokemon demon lays waste all NASCAR combatants.

I was near tears with laughter. E! aires reruns of this year's SNL. If you can stomach the idiocy of SNL to get to TV Funhouse it's worth the effort.


72 posted on 07/04/2005 8:23:18 AM PDT by sully777 (If anyone asks, I'm a monger-monger.)
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To: vger

ROTFLOL


73 posted on 07/04/2005 8:46:55 AM PDT by sully777 (If anyone asks, I'm a monger-monger.)
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