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Byker
2021-03-06 18:50:39 UTC
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Different ocean...
"Volcanoes in southwestern Iceland have been quiet for 800 years, but the
period of rest may soon be over: More than 18,000 earthquakes have shaken
the area in just over a week, leading scientists to believe that an
eruption could be imminent."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/world/europe/earthquakes-eruption-iceland.html
That volcano is within Pompeii distances of downtown Reykjavik.
Would anyone notice if Gimli's polulation went from one to 300K?
When the Phlegrean Fields go kablooey, you won't be hearing any more whines
about global warming:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=phlegrean+fields

Speaking of Pompeii:

M I Wakefield
2021-03-07 20:38:49 UTC
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Post by Byker
Different ocean...
"Volcanoes in southwestern Iceland have been quiet for 800 years, but the
period of rest may soon be over: More than 18,000 earthquakes have shaken
the area in just over a week, leading scientists to believe that an
eruption could be imminent."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/world/europe/earthquakes-eruption-iceland.html
That volcano is within Pompeii distances of downtown Reykjavik.
Would anyone notice if Gimli's polulation went from one to 300K?
When the Phlegrean Fields go kablooey, you won't be hearing any more whines
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=phlegrean+fields
Speaking of Pompeii: http://youtu.be/41XSA5LqaSk
Thanks for posting that.

Iceland isn't slowing down:

https://www.livescience.com/iceland-earthquakes-volcanic-eruption-2021.html

"Eruptions in southwest Iceland are of a fluid rock type called
basalt. This results in slow-moving streams of lava fed from gently
exploding craters and cones," wrote McGarvie, of Lancaster University
in Lancashire, England. "In Iceland, these are warmly called 'tourist
eruptions' as they are relatively safe and predictable."
Byker
2021-03-08 18:52:28 UTC
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Post by M I Wakefield
https://www.livescience.com/iceland-earthquakes-volcanic-eruption-2021.html
"Eruptions in southwest Iceland are of a fluid rock type called basalt.
This results in slow-moving streams of lava fed from gently exploding
craters and cones," wrote McGarvie, of Lancaster University in Lancashire,
England. "In Iceland, these are warmly called 'tourist eruptions' as they
are relatively safe and predictable."
Then there are "fissure" eruptions:


https://www.wired.com/2013/06/local-and-global-impacts-1793-laki-eruption-iceland/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/8-june-1783-how-the-laki-eruptions-changed-history/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2015/06/08/this-1783-volcanic-eruption-changed-the-course-of-history/?sh=2fb606d53c80

We know what it did in the 18th Century.
Imagine it letting go in the 21st...

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