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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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1 posted on 03/13/2011 7:18:44 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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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

Considering the fact that the volcano has erupted something like 10 times since January, I don't think it matters.
2 posted on 03/13/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: KevinDavis
The 1,421-metre (4,689-feet) Shinmoedake volcano in the Kirishima range saw its first major eruption for 52 years in January. There had not been any major activity at the site since March 1.

What's going on?

3 posted on 03/13/2011 7:21:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: KevinDavis

Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns and now erupting volcanoes...what’s next for Japan?


4 posted on 03/13/2011 7:21:52 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: KevinDavis

I wonder how the Japs will rationalize these disasters?

Americans would immediately ask what did I do to deserve this?


6 posted on 03/13/2011 7:25:12 AM PDT by y6162
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To: NRG1973
The Tsunami that hit Indonesia was the wake up call. These monster quakes will continue until the plates are again comfortable with themselves.

Common sense says that THESE are the events that cause global temp changes....not man and his SUVs.

7 posted on 03/13/2011 7:26:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I reject your false statements!

OwlGorezilla has told us the debate is over and humans are to blame. Well, at least Bush is to blame....but I digress.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 7:31:36 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: GOPJ
What's going on?

It seems like the news media is having a contest to see who can tell the biggest lie.

9 posted on 03/13/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT by mountainlion
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To: KevinDavis

The Atlantis of our time?


10 posted on 03/13/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sacajaweau

If common sense were as common as the name implies, 0 would not be in office, and Pelosi, Reid et al would never have been elected.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 7:33:31 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: NRG1973
Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns and now erupting volcanoes...what’s next for Japan?

Charlie Sheen?

12 posted on 03/13/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Common sense says that THESE are the events that cause global temp changes....not man and his SUVs.

Yeah, but then Al Gore would not be able to make all that money and the scientists would not get the gorvernment grants unless they make outrageous claims about human pollution. And while they make those claims they ride in private jets, and SUV's.

13 posted on 03/13/2011 7:36:29 AM PDT by seawolf101
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To: NRG1973

“Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns and now erupting volcanoes...what’s next for Japan?”

It wouldn’t suprise me if Japan disappeared into the sea. Islands have been formed and destroyed over the course of history. That is just nature.

We may be witnessing the eradication of a culture that goes back thousands of years.

Prayers go out for the Japanese.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 7:39:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The way to end terrorism is to terrorize the terrorist)
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To: KevinDavis

Kinda’ makes you think about “John the Devine” and the “Mayans” doesn’t it? Nostradamus...pick up the white courtesy phone please.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 7:40:15 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: KevinDavis

I was wondering if the quakes would trigger volcano eruptions.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 7:42:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mountainlion

So the volcano did`nt erupt and the media just made it up? Thanks.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 7:45:11 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: KevinDavis

Good God...really?

Uh...California is next I guess...

Chile to Japan to California?


18 posted on 03/13/2011 7:46:23 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: y6162
I wonder how the Japs will rationalize these disasters?
They will humbly accept them as their inevitable fate, honor their dead, then return to life.
Americans would demand they be 100% protected from every natural disaster known to man, while hundreds of "scientists" pretend they can meet that demand if the selfish taxpayers would just give them millions MORE in gov't grants.
19 posted on 03/13/2011 7:46:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: y6162
Americans would immediately ask what did I do to deserve this?

Obama would ask what did America do to deserve this?

20 posted on 03/13/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Obammma would ask if any of his base voters were damaged. He’d send in buses, but demand that conservatives sit in the back


21 posted on 03/13/2011 7:50:35 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: KevinDavis
Saw this on a friends FB page...

____________________________________________________________________ Obama,"I can see the mushroom cloud from the ninth hole!"

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/03/just-warm-enough-for-golf-obama-back-on-the-course.html

22 posted on 03/13/2011 7:54:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Kartographer

Someone needs to Photoshop Al oGre’s head onto that pic!


23 posted on 03/13/2011 7:55:59 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Don Corleone

No.

It’s called Plate Tectonics.

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

But as I said before, some people on FR think this stuff just started happening around last Tuesday.


24 posted on 03/13/2011 7:56:41 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: GOPJ
What's going on?

Contrary to popular opinion, Earth itself is evolving.

25 posted on 03/13/2011 8:01:07 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Kartographer

I watched the 1998 American remake of Godzilla the other day.

After I saw it, and the critter was done for, 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? What would you do with it- saw it up and truck it to New Jersey somewhere?


26 posted on 03/13/2011 8:01:57 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: KevinDavis
Shinmoe Dake Erupts.
27 posted on 03/13/2011 8:04:08 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: cripplecreek
Considering the fact that the volcano has erupted something like 10 times since January, I don't think it matters.

But after 52 years of quiet. More likely it was the other way around - the volcano eruption was a precursor to the earthquake.

28 posted on 03/13/2011 8:04:16 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Riley

Order lots of barbeque sauce.

(you never heard of road kill?)


29 posted on 03/13/2011 8:06:00 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: KevinDavis
earthquakes... then a tsunamis ... and now a volcano?

what's next??

this just in....


30 posted on 03/13/2011 8:06:18 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Charlie Sheen?

Hasn’t Japan suffered enough?


31 posted on 03/13/2011 8:07:24 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: VanDeKoik
The Shinmoedake volcano has erupted after two weeks of dormancy.

VIDEO

Japan Earthquake Triggered Volcano Eruption In Russia?

The major earthquake that hit Japan today may have just triggered some volcanoes in Russia as well. While reports are still vague on the incident, there is a strong correlation between the two occurrences. In Russia, there are reports that earthquakes where felt during the eruption.

32 posted on 03/13/2011 8:07:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: VanDeKoik
It happens 24 hours a day, and seven days a week for billions of years.

Age dating of rocks from the Moon tells us that Earth's age is about 4.6 billion years.

33 posted on 03/13/2011 8:08:46 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: NRG1973
Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns and now erupting volcanoes...what’s next for Japan?

Locusts, UFOs, the Obamas, and the island tipping over from all the weight of the tsunami water?

34 posted on 03/13/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: KevinDavis

The third punch to worry about is disease. Water shortages, sewage and dead bodies everywhere.


35 posted on 03/13/2011 8:10:29 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: chessplayer
So the volcano did`nt erupt and the media just made it up?

LOL... and the earthquake was a 3.0

36 posted on 03/13/2011 8:13:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe the erruptions were the early warning of the quakes?


37 posted on 03/13/2011 8:14:52 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: OldNavyVet

You’re right - status quo for the earth is change... Of course the changes happen in slow motion - like watching a tree grow.


38 posted on 03/13/2011 8:17:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: KevinDavis

This was written in the fall of 2009, well before the events of the past week. The combination of this unprecedented disaster and the preexisting demographic problem may mean the end for Japan as we known it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/09/is_japan_a_dying_nation.html

“Is Japan Dying?”

TOKYO-LONDON — Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, I’m writing this 31,000 feet above ground level, somewhere over Siberia, on the plane back from Tokyo in that limbo time zone where it seems to be neither day nor night.

And I’m pondering the meaning of Japan’s population statistics, which make chilling reading for the newly-elected government after last Sunday’s earthquake election.

Imagine a country that knows it is shrinking. A country that knows it is ageing more rapidly than any other major industrialised nation on earth. Which has the highest proportion in the world of people over the age of 65, and the lowest ratio of under 15s. That country is Japan.

As I reported on Wednesday, on current trends, the population of Japan will have halved by the end of the century.

It is, literally, a country that is slowly dying.

According to one United Nations estimate, it’ll need to import 17 million foreign workers over the next 40 years, just to keep its economy afloat and provide enough carers to look after the elderly. (By 2050, there will be more than a million Japanese over the age of 100.)


39 posted on 03/13/2011 8:17:57 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: Sacajaweau
Common sense says that THESE are the events that cause global temp changes..

me, I vote for the sun as the source of heating and cooling.

40 posted on 03/13/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Kartographer

Or the X-Men or Flying Saucers.


41 posted on 03/13/2011 8:20:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Charlie Sheen is for our punishment only.


42 posted on 03/13/2011 8:21:51 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: KevinDavis

Ring of Fire...all interconnected.


43 posted on 03/13/2011 8:22:12 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: newfreep

44 posted on 03/13/2011 8:24:24 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: EBH

I think it went Haiti, then Chile, then New Zealand, then Japan. So if it’s moving clockwise, I think Alaska would be next.


45 posted on 03/13/2011 8:25:45 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: shadeaud

We know from New Orleans that they won’t send in buses. Unless there is a union cause to protest, the buses will remain parked.


46 posted on 03/13/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: shadeaud

We know from New Orleans that they won’t send in buses. Unless there is a union cause in need of astroturfing, the buses will remain parked.


47 posted on 03/13/2011 8:28:39 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Riley

You would have a big Cajun-style barbecue right there in the street.


48 posted on 03/13/2011 8:30:19 AM PDT by ponygirl
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To: KevinDavis

Has Japan made secret deals with Obama and now they are being punished?


49 posted on 03/13/2011 8:32:31 AM PDT by Leep
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