Speaking of Earthquakes.....

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gajinoz said:
I assume you're kidding!


Well, that part is correct.

I think the best I have ever had was Belhaven Brewery's St Andrew's Ale from Scotland.

Aass Brewery from Norway makes a killer Yule ale.

We used to make "Ozzie black and tans" by mixing Toth's Sheaf Stout with Coopers Real Ale. These blow away the wimpy Irish version.

There are quite a few good breweries in the US these days, but in my opinion, they tend to overdue the hops.
 
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The LaPalma volcano is thought to be the most dangerous, at present. A slump collapse caused by a build up steam pressure in the volcano heating massive quantities of absorbed water in the rock would create a Mega Tsunami, not a simplt tele (oceanwide) Tsunami. The Mt St. Helens or even Krakatau eruption would look like a belch. It would be 500m + in height and the velocity would be in excess of 500 mph.

They said the Tsunami that just hit 3 weeks ago is still rebounding back and forth across the Indian Ocean.
 
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We don't need any bloody earthquakes at the moment.

Look: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/4157429.stm


Three dead, one missing in floods

The floods saw boats used by rescue workers in Carlisle
Three people have died and one is missing after storms flooded homes and cut off power to thousands in northern England and elsewhere.
A 63-year-old man was crushed after a barn collapsed on his caravan in Cumbria, and two elderly women died in flooded properties in Carlisle.

Rescuers are searching for a man in the River Aire in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4158641.stm


Post was edited for ease of reading and scrolling. There is no need to copy/paste the whole article when a link is provided to the story. :)

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twisted bits said:
The Mt St. Helens or even Krakatau eruption would look like a belch. It would be 500m + in height and the velocity would be in excess of 500 mph.

Actually, both are just pimples compared to really large explosive volcanic eruptions. St helens put out about 1/2 cubic Km in 1980 and Krakatoa, maybe 10 cubuc Km. The largest eruptions are almost always associated with continental collapse caldera complexes. Mt Pinatubo is a small one that had the largest eruption of the 20th century at 15 cubic Km.

The largest known eruptions came from the Long Valley Caldera in Ca. which put out around 1000 cubic Km that is known as the Bishop Tuff. The Jemez Caldera in NM put out the Bandolier Tuff in excess of 500 cubic Km about 700,000 years ago and Yellowstone had a similar sized eruption. These are on the order of 1000 to 2000 times the size of St Helens and 50 to 100 times Krakatoa. Luckily, they are mostly inland and don't generate tsunamis.

Major earthquakes, are a different breed of cat than volcanos. They may rupture along tens to hundreds of miles and suddenly move one block tens to hundreds of feet WRT the other. They often happen under water and really big ones can occur at both subduction zones like the one off Sumatra (relative motion upwards on 30° to 40° dipping fault zone) or on transform zones like the San Andreas (relative motion horizontal as fault blocks move past one another). The largest quakes generally have components of both types of motion.
 
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shgeo said:
The largest known eruptions came from the Long Valley Caldera in Ca. which put out around 1000 cubic Km that is known as the Bishop Tuff. The Jemez Caldera in NM put out the Bandolier Tuff in excess of 500 cubic Km about 700,000 years ago and Yellowstone had a similar sized eruption. These are on the order of 1000 to 2000 times the size of St Helens and 50 to 100 times Krakatoa. Luckily, they are mostly inland and don't generate tsunamis.
Wouldn't such an explosion bury huge areas in ash though?
 
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tarsier said:
Wouldn't such an explosion bury huge areas in ash though?

The Bandolier Tuff eruption dropped ash as far away as eastern Kansas. There is at least one place in central New Mexico with rocks of the right age that contain amost a meter thick layer of the Bishop Tuff that erupted at least a thousand miles away. Some caldera deposits are up to a kilometer thick near the source.
 
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I can remember a small earthquake we had here in New Jersey I don't remember the year.I was working for DuPont in Parlin when it hit.I was working in a warehouse at the time & I thought a truck backed into the side of the building I found out the next day that it was a earthquake.According to the newspaper there is a fault line running through the Chessequake area in Matawan
 
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I hate to drop this into such a pool of bad news, but Plumber - I hope the Earth moves for you.

Acolyte.
 
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Acolyte said:
I hate to drop this into such a pool of bad news, but Plumber - I hope the Earth moves for you.

Acolyte.
You two planning on spending a little time together? ;) :)
 
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