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Toba in Sumatra a candidate for super volcano ???
India Daily ^ | Jan 6 2007 | India Daily Technology Team

Posted on 01/14/2007 3:28:48 PM PST by Beowulf9

The devastating Tusnami was precursor to what is coming in 2012. Toba in Sumatra can explode 100 times more violently than what happened 74,000 years back.

The last supervolcano to erupt was Toba 74,000 years ago in Sumatra. Ten thousand times bigger than Mt St Helens, it created a global catastrophe dramatically affecting life on Earth.

Scientists now find through extrapolation cycle study that the 74,000 years back super volcano in Toba, Sumatra was the warm up for what may be coming in 2012.

Around Toba, increasing harmonic tremors have started after the Tsunami two years back.

It would devastate the planet. Climatologists now know that Toba blasted so much ash and sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere that it blocked out the sun, causing the Earth's temperature to plummet. Some geneticists now believe that this had a catastrophic effect on human life, possibly reducing the population on Earth to just a few thousand people. Mankind was pushed to the edge of extinction.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs; mayancalendar; sumatra; toba; tsunami; volcano
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Well, not sure about the devastation of all life in 2012, Mayan calendar aside...but I do believe Sumatra's going to blow. Krakatoa, Toba, whatever.
1 posted on 01/14/2007 3:28:49 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

That would Blow......


2 posted on 01/14/2007 3:30:53 PM PST by cmsgop ( How do we know he's NOT Mel Torme?)
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To: Beowulf9

Climatologists now know that Toba blasted so much ash and sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere that it blocked out the sun, causing the Earth's temperature to plummet.

Guess that would resolve the global warming issue.


3 posted on 01/14/2007 3:32:28 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Beowulf9

So we only have about 5 years .... with so many places to go, people to see, and things to do - there's not enough time; sorry, that event will have to be rescheduled!


4 posted on 01/14/2007 3:34:19 PM PST by Ken522
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To: SunkenCiv

Catastrophism ping?


5 posted on 01/14/2007 3:34:31 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (If this city were any 'bluer', it'd be spelled 'bleu'.)
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To: Beowulf9
Late Pleostocene Human Population Bottlenecks. . . (Toba)

"The last glacial period was preceded by 1000 years of the coldest temperatures of the Late Pleistocene, apparently caused by the eruption of the Mount Toba volcano. The six year long volcanic winter and 1000-year-long instant Ice Age that followed Mount Toba's eruption may have decimated Modern Man's entire population. Genetic evidence suggests that Human population size fell to about 10,000 adults between 50 and 100 thousand years ago."

6 posted on 01/14/2007 3:34:33 PM PST by blam
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To: Beowulf9

Another headline from the same site. Hmmmm

Earth’s dynamo can malfunction in December 2012 with galactic alignment and that can require extraterrestrial help to sustain intelligent life


7 posted on 01/14/2007 3:35:41 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Beowulf9
The volume of the youngest eruption is estimated at 2,800 cubic km, making the eruption the largest in the Quaternary. Pyroclastic flows covered an area of at least 20,000 square km. Up to 1200 feet (400 m) of Young Toba Tuff is exposed in the walls of the caldera. On Samosir Island the tuff is more than 1800 feet (600 m) thick. Ash fall from the eruption covers an area of at least 4 million square km (about half the size on the continental United States). Ash from the eruption has been recovered from deep-sea cores taken in the Bay of Bengal and in India, roughly 300 miles (500 km) inland (1,900 miles, 3100 km from Toba). Rose and Chesner suggested the ash may have reached central Asia and the Middle East. Ninkovich and others (1978) estimated of the height of the eruption column to be 30 to 50 miles (50 to 80 km) for the Young Toba Tuff. Rose and Chesner, after a study of the shapes of the ash shards, concluded this estimate was too high by a factor of 5 or more.

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/southeast_asia/indonesia/toba.html

8 posted on 01/14/2007 3:35:49 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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Ten thousand times bigger than Mt St Helens last time it erupted, and next time it could be 100 times more violent than that?

....so thats....

1 million times bigger than Mt St Helens?

Oh man...

9 posted on 01/14/2007 3:36:04 PM PST by maquiladora
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To: Beowulf9

I thought it was going to be the Yellowstone supervolcano that's going to do us all in...


10 posted on 01/14/2007 3:37:23 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (If this city were any 'bluer', it'd be spelled 'bleu'.)
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To: Beowulf9
Some geneticists now believe that this had a catastrophic effect on human life, possibly reducing the population on Earth to just a few thousand people.

Well, that would certainly solve the population problem. Planned Parenthood can relax.

11 posted on 01/14/2007 3:38:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: saganite
Guess that would resolve the global warming issue.

Start putting the miles on those SUVs people! We need to get a head start on the warming!

12 posted on 01/14/2007 3:40:48 PM PST by GATOR NAVY (Naming CVNs after congressmen and mediocre presidents burns my butt)
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To: Beowulf9
Tobal Warning.

13 posted on 01/14/2007 3:41:36 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Beowulf9

That would certainly take care of the "global warming" problem.


14 posted on 01/14/2007 3:41:36 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Well, it's 2007. Time to get ready for 2008.)
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To: Cicero

Would solve the problem with liberals too; since country boys can survive.


15 posted on 01/14/2007 3:43:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Beowulf9
A recent theory that seems quite credible is that the eruption of Toba some ~70k years ago caused a "genetic bottleneck" in homo sapiens resulting in a lack of genetic diversity (race is actually a minor difference) and early migratory routes from eastern Africa that resulted in the geographic distribution of people and cultures we see today.

More information here for the interested.
16 posted on 01/14/2007 3:43:49 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: I see my hands

Tobal Ligation!


17 posted on 01/14/2007 3:45:28 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Beowulf9

Somebody's doommed!


18 posted on 01/14/2007 3:48:48 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: Beowulf9

If one is to believe Richard Lynn, it was the glacial periods, global coolings and ice ages which led to the evolution of superior intelligence in those who survived them. In the places where there was no ice age, paleolithic IQs still obtain.


19 posted on 01/14/2007 3:52:21 PM PST by GSlob
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To: To Hell With Poverty

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/southeast_asia/Indonesia/toba.html


20 posted on 01/14/2007 3:52:46 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: saganite

India Daily, a website apparently located in New Jersey, specializes in the posting of completely fabricated stories that cite no real sources.

They had an article about secret underground UFO bases in the Himalayas.

Toba IS a supervolcano, it DID erupt 74,000 years ago...

But there isn't the remotest sign it's about to erupt, the 2004 tsunami didn't cause any change in anything there, and there isn't the slightest indication anything would happen there in 2012.

This article is worthless garbage.


21 posted on 01/14/2007 3:53:24 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: blam
Genetic evidence suggests that Human population size fell to about 10,000 adults between 50 and 100 thousand years ago."

Only the smartest (and luckiest) survived. It was a stringent way to clean out the gene pool.

22 posted on 01/14/2007 3:53:43 PM PST by glorgau
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To: b4its2late

Not me. I have insurance.


23 posted on 01/14/2007 3:55:03 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: maquiladora
Ten thousand times bigger than Mt St Helens last time it erupted, and next time it could be 100 times more violent than that?

That particular factoid is another India Daily "made up" special. Pure nonsense. There's no indication the next eruption of Toba could be 100 times more violent than it's last eruption.

24 posted on 01/14/2007 3:55:46 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Beowulf9

My granddaughter's name is Toba...


25 posted on 01/14/2007 3:56:04 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 113-118)
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To: Cicero

Yogi's just a smarter than average bear, (or he would get the hell out of there).

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/southeast_asia/indonesia/toba.html


26 posted on 01/14/2007 3:57:35 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: glorgau
"Only the smartest (and luckiest) survived. It was a stringent way to clean out the gene pool."

Think about it. The Neanderthals survived it. They were still around 27,000 years ago.

27 posted on 01/14/2007 3:59:40 PM PST by blam
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To: Beowulf9

The last Toba eruption was about 10% bigger than the biggest eruption at Yellowstone but it was 28 times bigger than smallest Yellowstone supervolcano event.

It looks to me that this India Daily website has some fascination with a 2012 doomsday. Several other links on that page of other 2012 earth-ending disasters coming.


28 posted on 01/14/2007 4:01:42 PM PST by JustDoItAlways
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To: Beowulf9

29 posted on 01/14/2007 4:03:17 PM PST by uglybiker (A bunch of radical Unitarians left a flaming question mark on my lawn!)
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To: Beowulf9

Calm down India- God aint gonna let that happen until AFTER the final battle- you're safe until then!

The following link does not relate to this thread http://sacredscoop.com


30 posted on 01/14/2007 4:07:08 PM PST by CottShop
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To: Beowulf9
Oh, man...DOOMED again.

And I just washed my damed car.

31 posted on 01/14/2007 4:12:03 PM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: Beowulf9

How many virgins do we need to placate it?


32 posted on 01/14/2007 4:15:10 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Beowulf9

We can contain it by asking Tipper Gore to sit on the volcano.


33 posted on 01/14/2007 4:16:14 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Beowulf9

I didn't understand from this article what made them choose 2012 as the year the volcano was going to explode so we'd all die.


34 posted on 01/14/2007 4:21:09 PM PST by Fairview
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To: SandRat
. . .country boys can survive.

Country boys would have a hard time surviving if all the animals they might shoot are dead because all the vegetation animals eat is dead. I'm willing to admit though that country boys would be the last to die.

No, I think the people who would survive this probably are those who live on the equator already.

35 posted on 01/14/2007 4:23:05 PM PST by Fairview
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To: Fairview
I didn't understand from this article what made them choose 2012 as the year the volcano was going to explode so we'd all die.

Like I said, they're just making up stuff, so they probably chose 2012 because it's already the end of the Maya long-count calendar which a lot of people have already heard of.

Was a frenzy of people on FR posting India Daily crap some months ago, had died down for a while. However, you see a wide variety of Apocalyptikook idiots citing "India Daily" on their websites on the internet, particularly their made-up story with a fake graph claiming there's been a massive increase in undersea volcanoes.

Not certain what is behind the fascination behind India Daily or why people don't realize they're just making up completely false stories - I think it's because the name "India Daily" sounds pretty boring and official, and they've hit upon hot-button topics to fake their stories about.

36 posted on 01/14/2007 4:24:39 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: To Hell With Poverty
I thought it was going to be the Yellowstone supervolcano that's going to do us all in...

Sorry folks. Gotta say it:

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!

Sooner or later.

37 posted on 01/14/2007 4:26:52 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Strategerist

I never heard of India Daily before, I just was searching the news for info on Sumatra volcano's. I've always thought we'd live to see Krakatoa blow again, and it's overdue but I never heard of Toba before. Sumatra is pretty volatile but I'm not a 'mayan calendar' kinda girl.

On the good side it would shut up the dems.


38 posted on 01/14/2007 4:34:43 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Again? The human race barely survived last time.


39 posted on 01/14/2007 4:36:21 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: blam

End of the World Ping


40 posted on 01/14/2007 4:37:15 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: Beowulf9

I'm a little unclear on this...should I take my dry cleaning in or not?


41 posted on 01/14/2007 4:44:29 PM PST by Skip Ripley
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To: Fairview

The fabled Mayan calendar ends at 2012. They ran out of years.


42 posted on 01/14/2007 4:45:09 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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"End of the World Ping."

Thanks. See post #6.

Whatever happened to Michael Rivero?

43 posted on 01/14/2007 5:11:34 PM PST by blam
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To: Strategerist
Not certain what is behind the fascination behind India Daily or why people don't realize they're just making up completely false stories - I think it's because the name "India Daily" sounds pretty boring and official, and they've hit upon hot-button topics to fake their stories about.

Does this mean that you also believe they are liars when they report about the UFO base hidden under the Himalayas?

Isn't India Daily usually spelled either "National Enquirer" or "Pravda.ru!" in English?

44 posted on 01/14/2007 5:21:40 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Beowulf9

Great pictures.


45 posted on 01/14/2007 5:30:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Beowulf9

What about Monica?


46 posted on 01/14/2007 6:00:46 PM PST by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: Beowulf9

Here's the one to worry about...or not.

47 posted on 01/14/2007 6:07:40 PM PST by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene
That's it -- I'm moving back to Cleveland!
48 posted on 01/14/2007 7:09:03 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: UnklGene
The disciples said to Jesus: Tell us how our end will be.

Jesus said: Have you then discovered the beginning that you inquire about the end?
For where the beginning is, there shall be the end.
-- The Gospel Of Thomas

49 posted on 01/14/2007 7:22:09 PM PST by onedoug
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Would the Tsunami be big enough to wipe out San Francisco and Hollywood????

Might actually be worth it........
50 posted on 01/14/2007 7:42:56 PM PST by wodinoneeye
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