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Japanese volcano erupts
Times Live ^ | 03/13/11

Posted on 03/13/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT by KevinDavis

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says.

It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.

(Excerpt) Read more at timeslive.co.za ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Japan
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; eruption; japan; japanearthquake; ringoffire; tsunami; volcano
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To: Newfy

Will do


101 posted on 03/13/2011 10:57:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: KevinDavis
It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.

10,000 estimated. I'll wait for the official final number before having a reaction.
102 posted on 03/13/2011 11:01:00 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: garbanzo

shades of Major Mataoko and “Ghost in the Shell”!


103 posted on 03/13/2011 11:02:00 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Applied Christianity;a study in spiritual fiber optics connecting God's love to man!)
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To: cripplecreek

Those eruptions over the past 2 months may have been an early warning of the earthquake to come.

The earth’s crust seems to be in unusual upheaval the past few years. It’s always active, but moreso than normal?


104 posted on 03/13/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: VanDeKoik
It's called Plate Tectonics.

It happens 24 hours a day, and seven days a week for billions of years.

Quite.

Only has more impact on our way of life because there are so many people on earth now. And so many of us choose to live at the coast and are therefore vulnerable to tsunamis.

That said....may God bless the people of Japan and help them deal with this catastrophe.

105 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:23 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: KevinDavis

Al Gore to blame on global warming in 5, 4, 3...


106 posted on 03/13/2011 11:07:25 AM PDT by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: y6162
Americans would immediately ask what did DO I do to deserve FOR this?
107 posted on 03/13/2011 11:19:12 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Tea time!)
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To: chessplayer
They will be making up stories that global warming caused volcanoes and earthquake. One story was about a first eruption in 52 years and another story on a volcano erupted 10 times this year. One story says this is just like Chernobyl except the forget to tell us that no reactor has had the containment blown open. They sure like to make things up to sell papers.
108 posted on 03/13/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT by mountainlion
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To: KevinDavis
All the ash will be directly deposited on California!

lol...

109 posted on 03/13/2011 11:21:56 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jack Deth

I remember that cartoon Anamaics I like Slappy Squirrel and Goodfeathers LOL!


110 posted on 03/13/2011 11:25:15 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SandRat

That funny cartoon who knew Godzilla like hot stuff LOL!


111 posted on 03/13/2011 11:26:42 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: ElkGroveDan

I believe that America must do everything possible to spare the Japanese from Charlie Sheen (in his present form). Bad enough we have to deal with him.


112 posted on 03/13/2011 11:36:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: KevinDavis

This has to be Bush’s Fault too....


113 posted on 03/13/2011 11:38:21 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: GOPJ

A shift in the tectonic plates, what with the (likely) subduction of these 250+ earthquakes off the coast of Japan could easily open up lava points that had sealed off. Not surprising, I should think.

I’d say “rough times right now” in Japan but that would be the understatement of the year. Just terrible.


114 posted on 03/13/2011 11:49:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: fabian
I lived in Japan for over a year as a college student. Less than one half of one percent of the population believe in Christ. I don't portend to know the mind of God in this matter, but my prayer is that the Japanese people as a whole will find Christ through this tragedy. I pray the veil will be lifted and the truth would be revealed.
115 posted on 03/13/2011 12:02:01 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: gleeaikin; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks KevinDavis.
 
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116 posted on 03/13/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: KevinDavis

It appears Japan is suffering its own localized apocalypse. They’ve suffered an earthquake, aftershocks that are the magnitude of most major quakes, a tsunami, a meltdown (with the possible of more) and now a volcanic eruption. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone and I hope the Japanese are able to survive.


117 posted on 03/13/2011 12:10:06 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: odds

:’)


118 posted on 03/13/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Are you referring to our Al Gore Ice Age.

He was almost frozen in Cozumel, Mexico. He brought some of the coldest temperatures there that has ever been recorded.

Or are you referring to the HOT AIR GENERATED BY AL GORE SPEECHES

Admittedly, the hot air from politicians like him will create a devastating heat change...

119 posted on 03/13/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: SevenofNine

Jeri Ryan, is that you?


120 posted on 03/13/2011 12:25:23 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: GOPJ

“What’s going on?”

The same things that have been going on since the beginning of time.


121 posted on 03/13/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: GOPJ

It’s possible that there is some interaction between the earthquake and volcanic magma movements. Magma might have softened rock along a fault line, or building stress may have created a channel for magma to move in.


122 posted on 03/13/2011 12:29:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: KevinDavis
I should remind people that the Home Islands of Japan are in the same geological situation as the Indonesian Archipelago--they're built up due to nearby subduction of tectonic plates. That's why Japan has many earthquakes and a lot of active volcanoes, and similar to the situation in Indonesia.

Indeed, even the famous Mt. Fuji is still classed as an active volcano even though it has not erupted in over 300 years! The majority of volcanoes in Japan are pretty much listed in the active status even now.

123 posted on 03/13/2011 12:49:37 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: chessplayer
Yes. Japan is at a majot plate boundary.

The quake generates a lot of friction between the tectonic plates, and the resulting heat will mobilize the magma. If there's enough heat, the magma will eventually erupt.

This volcano erupted in January, but there may have been smaller quakes at that time.

124 posted on 03/13/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

125 posted on 03/13/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINOs, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: proudpapa
War? China has an amazing military. And strategically, I can’t imagine a better time to attack...

And what, pray tell, would China gain from such an ill-advised adventure? They'd embroil the entire planet in a war of unprecedented devastation and misery, right at a time when their country is finally ascending as a world power.

In the end, China would be thrown right back into the miserable poverty they've endured for centuries.

I think not.

126 posted on 03/13/2011 12:56:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Anti-Hillary; All

Please stop it.. I’ll give them a prayer.. That is it..


127 posted on 03/13/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Godzilla!


128 posted on 03/13/2011 1:26:56 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (See Dick drink, See Dick drive, See Dick die... Don't be a Dick...)
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To: Riley
I started wondering what you’d do with a couple of thousand tons of irradiated lizard meat lying in the middle of the street. How do you go about cleaning that up?

You tell liberals that conservatives have been stockpiling it for retirement. They'll swoop in like vultures to redistribute it.

129 posted on 03/13/2011 1:27:45 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan ("Use the law. Obey the law. Respect the law. Fight for the law.")
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To: SevenofNine

He’ll belch fire from both ends. lol


130 posted on 03/13/2011 1:31:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: y6162
I wonder how the Japs will rationalize these disasters?

There is no rationalizing natural disasters. They happen. You rebuild and plan better for the next one.
131 posted on 03/13/2011 1:32:13 PM PDT by Terpfen (Buh-bye, Suntan Charlie.)
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To: SandRat

Talk about that ROFL you got that right


132 posted on 03/13/2011 1:55:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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whoops.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2688034/posts


133 posted on 03/13/2011 2:03:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GOPJ
Of course the changes happen in slow motion - like watching a tree grow. whatever froze the woolly mammoths wasn't in slow motion...
134 posted on 03/13/2011 2:04:50 PM PDT by genetic homophobe (Do we vote for a pro American globalist or a anti American globalist?)
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To: SevenofNine

135 posted on 03/13/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EGPWS

No, Obama would say America deserved this.


136 posted on 03/13/2011 2:31:21 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: VanDeKoik

It is getting crazy. Some of the hysteria is just overdone.

The Japanese are going through a trial of natural forces very much unlike those visited on many industrialized countries over the last several hundred years.

I will pray for their deliverance.


137 posted on 03/13/2011 2:32:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: RockinRight

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers (2 Peter 3:3).


138 posted on 03/13/2011 2:39:43 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: KevinDavis
So this eruption sequence really began in January. There is certainly a remarkable about of dramatic activity in the Pacific rim. Perhaps the Okhotsk Plate is on the move; that could possibly explain the increased volcanic activity in the south and the monster quakes in the north.
139 posted on 03/13/2011 2:43:52 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: newfreep
>>>Well, at least Bush is to blame...<<<

No, this is clearly Cheney's work. Bush doesn't have the connections with the Devil that Cheney has - Bush is too dumb to do this, Cheney is evil enough to do this - even to the United States.

...a possible front page, below the fold, NY Times article on Monday! Perhaps even an Editorial.

140 posted on 03/13/2011 2:43:52 PM PDT by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: HardStarboard

THIS volcano is in my neck of the woods - next door in Miyazaki Prefecture .


141 posted on 03/13/2011 2:53:04 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Anti-Hillary

wow, I did not know that. What do they believe in mainly? Hinduism? Materialism..?


142 posted on 03/13/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: SevenofNine

“I hear on good source that Godzilla turn down Helen Thomas for a date”

I don’t care who you are, that’s FUNNY right there!


143 posted on 03/13/2011 2:59:50 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: KevinDavis; Revolting cat!
Seems like the director who made this Japanese xenophobic disaster comedy

(in response to this other disaster film)

Scientists predict that Japan will sink within 40 years, due to subduction of a tectonic plate to the west. However, Dr. Tadokoro, who leads an oceanic scientific team that includes Toshiro, calculates that this will happen far sooner, in only 338.54 days. He presents his findings to Prime Minister Yamamoto who decides to create a new department for impending disaster relief assigning Saoro Takamori to cover the new duties, since of all his ministers she will take it seriously but also bring "heart" to the process. As further earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions devastate Japan, the government pleads with other countries to take refugees...

really got it wrong.

144 posted on 03/13/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: oh8eleven

Your point would be a good one, except that Japan has spent billions of dollars developing the most advanced earthquake early warning in the world, as well as some of the strictest building codes (each of which likely saved many lives in this quake).

To suggest that the Japanese would “humbly accept” these disasters as “inevitable” and not try to protect their citizens from these disasters is simply incorrect.


145 posted on 03/13/2011 3:11:49 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
To suggest that the Japanese would “humbly accept” these disasters as “inevitable” and not try to protect their citizens from these disasters is simply incorrect.
Wrong. First of all, you're incorrectly confusing the people's response with the government's.
Second, the Japanese people are extraordinarily pragmatic; they neither ignore nor minimize mother nature.
Fifteen years ago Kobe was almost wiped off the map, with over 6000 people dying. Unlike the Katrina "victims", you never heard a peep about how the government failed them.
146 posted on 03/13/2011 3:38:57 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NRG1973

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, sleeping together.... Mass hysteria!


147 posted on 03/13/2011 3:39:58 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Godzilla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbSryqP0nu4


148 posted on 03/13/2011 3:48:12 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: KevinDavis

Is Godzilla and Mothra coming next?

Prayers for Japan. They have had everything this past week.


149 posted on 03/13/2011 3:53:58 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: NRG1973

...what’s next for Japan?

Michelle obama is planning an outing their for some good lean steak.

hehehe

t


150 posted on 03/13/2011 3:56:08 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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