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    something like a 3.9 aftershock.

    I guess there might have been several though.
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    Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

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    PAHOA Hawaii Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:42pm EDT

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    1 of 8. The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen in a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, October 26, 2014.
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    (Reuters) - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii's Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said.


    The slow-moving lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano has been advancing on the town of Pahoa for weeks, with officials warning it is hot enough to incinerate any homes, roads and businesses in its path.


    Molten lava is hotter than 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit (900 Celsius), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


    Residents of about 50 homes in the projected path of the lava, whose glowing leading edge is about 80 yards (meters) wide, have been urged to prepare to leave, and many have slowly emptied their houses of prized possessions.


    "People have their life savings in their properties here. They face losing it all," said Mike Metcalf, whose Pahoa Auto Parts business could be in the path of the lava flow, although his home is in the clear.


    The lava began bubbling out of the Kilauea volcano on June 27 and initially menaced a smaller community before turning toward Pahoa. It came to a standstill in September before resuming its meandering trudge several weeks ago.


    With its hardened top layer extending like a darkened river up the volcano's slope, the lava flow has devoured grass and trees and sometimes triggered methane explosions.
    A plume of black smoke hung near the town on Tuesday, hours after the lava crossed onto its first residential property during the night, officials said.


    The front appeared to bypass a house even as it incinerated an uninhabited building, but a finger of lava later made a break for the evacuated home and could soon destroy it, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense.
    Authorities were set to go door-to-door at several homes and businesses nearest the lava flow to urge anyone there to leave before nightfall, he told reporters.
    There have been no reports of looting, but plans were in place to bring in National Guard members to provide security.
    'VERY DIFFICULT THING'
    Authorities will not force residents to stay away from their land if lava overruns it, and some homeowners might be allowed to watch the destruction unfold. Some people have taken helicopter tours to watch the slow-moving disaster from above.
    "Entire families have been raised in these homes. It's a very difficult thing for them to see this happening, and if we can accommodate them in any way for the grieving process, we will want to do that if it's safe,” Oliveira said.
    Some homeowners threatened by the lava have insurance, while an unknown number of others do not, he said.
    The lava flow was advancing about 10 yards (meters) an hour toward Pahoa village, a historic former sugar plantation consisting of small shops and homes, with a population of about 800 people, whose businesses mostly lie south of the area in greatest danger.
    Education officials said they would close an endangered elementary school on Wednesday and shutter four more schools on Thursday. Crews have been building temporary access roads and trying to protect Highway 130, a route traveled by as many as 10,000 cars a day.
    The Kilauea volcano has erupted from its Pu'u O'o vent since 1983. The last Big Island home destroyed by lava was in Kalapana in 2012, and lava flows from the volcano destroyed more than 180 homes between 1983 and 1990.
    Hawaii state Senator Russell Ruderman, who owns a market in Pahoa, said residents have been feeling immense stress.
    "One lava flow coming through in a little spot is something you can survive, but if it continues to flow down this way for many years, then I don’t know what the future of our town will be," he said in a phone interview.
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    Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

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    PAHOA Hawaii Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:42pm EDT

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    1 of 8. The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen in a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, October 26, 2014.
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    (Reuters) - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii's Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said.


    The slow-moving lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano has been advancing on the town of Pahoa for weeks, with officials warning it is hot enough to incinerate any homes, roads and businesses in its path.


    Molten lava is hotter than 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit (900 Celsius), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


    Residents of about 50 homes in the projected path of the lava, whose glowing leading edge is about 80 yards (meters) wide, have been urged to prepare to leave, and many have slowly emptied their houses of prized possessions.


    "People have their life savings in their properties here. They face losing it all," said Mike Metcalf, whose Pahoa Auto Parts business could be in the path of the lava flow, although his home is in the clear.


    The lava began bubbling out of the Kilauea volcano on June 27 and initially menaced a smaller community before turning toward Pahoa. It came to a standstill in September before resuming its meandering trudge several weeks ago.


    With its hardened top layer extending like a darkened river up the volcano's slope, the lava flow has devoured grass and trees and sometimes triggered methane explosions.
    A plume of black smoke hung near the town on Tuesday, hours after the lava crossed onto its first residential property during the night, officials said.


    The front appeared to bypass a house even as it incinerated an uninhabited building, but a finger of lava later made a break for the evacuated home and could soon destroy it, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense.
    Authorities were set to go door-to-door at several homes and businesses nearest the lava flow to urge anyone there to leave before nightfall, he told reporters.
    There have been no reports of looting, but plans were in place to bring in National Guard members to provide security.
    'VERY DIFFICULT THING'
    Authorities will not force residents to stay away from their land if lava overruns it, and some homeowners might be allowed to watch the destruction unfold. Some people have taken helicopter tours to watch the slow-moving disaster from above.
    "Entire families have been raised in these homes. It's a very difficult thing for them to see this happening, and if we can accommodate them in any way for the grieving process, we will want to do that if it's safe,” Oliveira said.
    Some homeowners threatened by the lava have insurance, while an unknown number of others do not, he said.
    The lava flow was advancing about 10 yards (meters) an hour toward Pahoa village, a historic former sugar plantation consisting of small shops and homes, with a population of about 800 people, whose businesses mostly lie south of the area in greatest danger.
    Education officials said they would close an endangered elementary school on Wednesday and shutter four more schools on Thursday. Crews have been building temporary access roads and trying to protect Highway 130, a route traveled by as many as 10,000 cars a day.
    The Kilauea volcano has erupted from its Pu'u O'o vent since 1983. The last Big Island home destroyed by lava was in Kalapana in 2012, and lava flows from the volcano destroyed more than 180 homes between 1983 and 1990.
    Hawaii state Senator Russell Ruderman, who owns a market in Pahoa, said residents have been feeling immense stress.
    "One lava flow coming through in a little spot is something you can survive, but if it continues to flow down this way for many years, then I don’t know what the future of our town will be," he said in a phone interview.
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    I heard yesterday on the news that the lava was "flowing at the incredible speed of 6 yards an hour" and could only picture a snail stampede, trying to run on their single foot, eye stalks gazing wildly back at that lava flow coming at them.

    LOL
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    What a bummer....while slow, nothing stops it. Imagine if it was coming at your house...not a damn thing you could do. I suppose you could dam it up with enough stone.
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    We were thinking... since it rolls downhill (like water and shit) why not get a dozer in there to plow a trench in a downhill direction gradually changing the direction to the water?

    Only problem might be that the stuff also cools as it goes and tends to build up, so eventually it will still over run itself and eventually climb out of the trench.
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    Couldn't it be actively doused with some cooling agent upstream? Let it stack up around the volcano, but keep it from flowing too far downstream. Or am I showing my severe lack of knowledge for all things geologic?

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    Someone (scientist) said there wasn't enough water around the island to cool it. /shrug

    I don't know if they realize the place is an island, with an ocean.
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    I was wondering the exact same thing about pumping sea water onto it.

    I'm pretty sure this was successfully done before...




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    /snort!
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    Chile's Calbuco Volcano Erupts For First Time In More Than 40 Years

    April 23, 2015

    Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted twice in 24 hours, the country's National Geology and Mining Service said early Thursday.

    The agency said it was evaluating the spectacular nighttime eruption, but indicated it was "stronger than the first one."




    About 23½ inches (60 centimeters) of ash fell in some places, according to the Ministry of Interior and Public Safety.

    Authorities issued a red alert for the towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas in southern Chile. Both are popular tourist destinations.

    A 12-mile (20 kilometer) exclusion zone was established around the crater. Military and police forces were assisting with the evacuations of more than 4,400 residents, the Interior Ministry said.


    American Helen Rodgers witnessed the volcano erupt from the Hotel Patagonico in Puerto Varas, a popular tourist destination.

    The first eruption on Wednesday set off a bit of a panic in the region.

    "At the beginning, it was small, and later, the cloud grew and later there was a huge cloud over you and true terror starts," said one Puerto Montt resident.

    Another person said: "It was impressive to see an enormous mushroom cloud, with the immense force of the volcano, and to see the ashes. At that point, there was a lot of panic, lots of chaos, traffic jams, people going to supermarkets, everyone looking for water, trying to take out money from the ATMs."

    The eruption is a first for many in the region. The last major eruption was 1962. There was a minor eruption in 1972.

    Calbuco also belched out a bit of gas and smoke in 1996.

    Alejandro Verges, regional director at the Ministry of Interior and Public Safety, said Thursday afternoon that officials are concerned there might be a third eruption.

    "The situation is relatively calm right now, although people are understandably anxious about what could happen tonight," he said.

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    Wonder what will blow up next?
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    Well, not blow up but have a good shake...

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    CCTV footage of a swimming pool in Nepal during the quake:


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    Some rather scary footage of the Mt. Everest base camp getting hit by an avalanche because of the quake!

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    It's amazing what an earthquake can do to tents.

    That said, they need to shut Everest down. The whole place is human shit and garbage. The climbers just shit everywhere, figuring the mountain will consume it...it doesn't. It all ends up at basecamp in about 5 years. It's to the point that people bring rugs to put tents on because the moment any snow gets slushy, it turns into a shitslide.

    People also thought they could just flip their turds into a crevasse...that's like putting it on a speed elevator to the bottom. The turds freeze, get encapsulated, flow with the glacier to the bottom, and give the people at base camp a nice brown surprise a few years later.

    It's really foul.

    Did you see the other pics that trashed some very famous temples? Really great stuff, lost forever.

    http://www.outsideonline.com/1965696...needs-solution
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    Mal, I love how you find the best in people.

    hehehehe

    On Nepal, Katmandu got splattered. Almost 4000 dead so far. Most of town is gone from what I am hearing.

    Pretty terrible for them.
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    Hadn't seen pics of the destroyed temples.

    I have heard about the persistent trash problem up there though. There's not only piles of spent oxygen tanks, there's dead bodies all over as well. Hell, some of them are used as land marks! Look up "green boots". Guy has been there almost 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Ruck View Post
    Hadn't seen pics of the destroyed temples.

    I have heard about the persistent trash problem up there though. There's not only piles of spent oxygen tanks, there's dead bodies all over as well. Hell, some of them are used as land marks! Look up "green boots". Guy has been there almost 20 years.
    The reality is that Nepal should simply close the mountain until it's cleaned up.

    This means the missions are 100% about bringing down garbage, including dead bodies, and not about "adventurers" shitting the summit.
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