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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.

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


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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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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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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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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