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Thousands flee as long-sleepy Sumatra volcano erupts (The Earth has a fever, yaknow)
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/10 | Karima Anjani

Posted on 08/29/2010 10:10:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of Indonesians were evacuated from the slopes of a volcano on Sunday after it erupted for the first time in more than 400 years, spewing out lava and sending smoke and dust 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) into the air.

Mount Sinabung, in the north of the island of Sumatra, began erupting around midnight after rumbling for several days, prompting some villagers to panic before the mass evacuation got under way.

Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific Rim of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and geological fault lines triggering frequent earthquakes around the Pacific Basin. The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

Two people died, one from breathing problems and the other from a heart attack, and two suffered injuries in road accidents as trucks, ambulances and buses were mobilized in the rescue operation.

"This is the first time since 1600 that Sinabung has erupted and we have little knowledge in terms on its eruptive patterns," said Surono, head of Indonesia's vulcanology center.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: erupts; ringoffire; sinabung; sumatra; volcano
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The Mount Sinabung volcano spews smoke in the district of Tanah Karo outside the city of Medan, North Sumatra August 29, 2010. The volcano erupted on the Indonesia island of Sumatra on Sunday for the first time in four centuries, sending smoke 1,500 metres (about 5,000 feet) into the air and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents, officials said. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva


1 posted on 08/29/2010 10:11:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

We have just the Indonesian that needs to go walk on the lava to calm that there volcano down...


2 posted on 08/29/2010 10:13:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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3 posted on 08/29/2010 10:13:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
(The Earth has a fever, yaknow)


4 posted on 08/29/2010 10:13:56 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: NormsRevenge
The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

Well yes, I would think so!

5 posted on 08/29/2010 10:15:10 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

6 posted on 08/29/2010 10:15:51 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: NormsRevenge

One of the most tectonically active regions of the planet,
without which none of us would be around to discuss it.


7 posted on 08/29/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: NormsRevenge

CNN’s Rick Sanchez could’ve predicted this... it’s warm in Indonesia, ya’ know!


8 posted on 08/29/2010 10:17:33 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: NormsRevenge
"This is the first time since 1600 that Sinabung has erupted and we have little knowledge in terms on its eruptive patterns," said Surono, head of Indonesia's vulcanology center.

Let me give them a clue then. It appears that about every 400 years or so it erupts.

9 posted on 08/29/2010 10:20:46 AM PDT by calex59
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To: NormsRevenge

Waiting on the inevitable global warming lawsuit on the wealthy nations...


10 posted on 08/29/2010 10:26:59 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s a +super-volcano” somewheres in the region that is said to be due for an eruption..could this be a precursor?


11 posted on 08/29/2010 10:28:29 AM PDT by ken5050 (The meek shall inherit the earth, but no way Kendrick Meek beats Marco Rubio)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s going to be a really cold winter. Combine the solar minimum with all the volcanoes, we might have the coldest winter in 100 years.


12 posted on 08/29/2010 10:28:46 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

right


13 posted on 08/29/2010 10:30:24 AM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: theDentist
I didn't know that there was such a industry. I thought they would be like the cowbell hanging off my old bullrope.
14 posted on 08/29/2010 10:35:10 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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Active Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, "Hot Spots" and the "Ring of Fire" - USGS


15 posted on 08/29/2010 10:35:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They better flee ... it’s million of degrees under the earth (according to Al Gore) and Sumatra isn’t in the arctic where it’s too cold for volcanoes (according to Rick Sanchez).

I have learned so much from the left wing climate experts that I know all about this sort of thing now.


16 posted on 08/29/2010 10:36:22 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No doubt it’s an anthropogenic eruption.


17 posted on 08/29/2010 10:51:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge
Coming soon to a DU near you: (spelling errors inserted for verisimilitude)

We can expect more erruptions as Out Of Control Climate Change progresses!

AGW, driven by Run Away Made Made Green House Gas emissions, is the Number One Cause of these increasing frequent eruptions!

Hot air is less dense than cool air, so the milions of miles of atmosphere over the volcanoes is suddenly putting less downwrd pressure on the lava, (ed note: DUers would not be expected to know the difference between magma and lava.) making it easier to come out of the volcanoes!

To make it worse, as the lava rises, it gets hotter because of all the AGW heating of the earth, so comes out extra hot, making the air avbove the volcanoes even lighter, letting even MORE lava out!

WE ARE DOOMED, unless we quit burning Evil Fossil Fuels, outlaw air conditioners, put a Bird-Kill-Free windmill on every house; and all begin driving Plug-In-During-Off-Peak-Only Electric Vehicles!

18 posted on 08/29/2010 10:51:18 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: NormsRevenge
We've been warned about this since 1982.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 08/29/2010 10:57:17 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Venturer

Absolutely. Mother Earth is just pissed off that George Bush was ever conceived.

Hey Leftard Lurkers, keep chanting Bush Lied, People Died and perhaps Mother will calm down.


20 posted on 08/29/2010 11:01:22 AM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve got some 1920’s Post Cards from there. The volcanoes looked scary even back then.


21 posted on 08/29/2010 11:20:12 AM PDT by Does so (The buck stops there! No, over there! No, wait, over there!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Stand by for response in the way of massive U.S. support. News at 10.


22 posted on 08/29/2010 11:34:51 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: ken5050

The super volcano you refer to is Mt. Toba.

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


23 posted on 08/29/2010 12:59:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Does so; The Comedian
I was wondering why this one was a sleeper for so long.. Not much if any mention of it.. but then look at how many have toot'd since 1900 alone..

Major Volcanoes of Indonesia

24 posted on 08/29/2010 2:11:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Global Volcanism Program

Sinabung

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-08=&volpage=photos


25 posted on 08/29/2010 2:13:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SatinDoll

Thanks..I remember seeing something on Discovery about it..along with the one under Yellowstone.


26 posted on 08/30/2010 8:46:01 AM PDT by ken5050 (The meek shall inherit the earth, but no way Kendrick Meek beats Marco Rubio)
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To: ken5050; SatinDoll
got your carbon credits cashed in yet? ;-)

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spewed a vast cloud of smoke and ash high into the air on Monday,
disrupting flights and sending thousands more people into temporary shelters. (afp.com)

27 posted on 08/30/2010 12:57:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Mount Sinabung volcano spews smoke as seen from Suka Nalu village in the district of Tanah Karo
in Indonesia's North Sumatra province August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva
28 posted on 08/30/2010 12:59:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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