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Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 7/23/2015 1:00:35 PM
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Even still, the ability to watch the volcano is much different than handling an eruption. After lava, there is nothing. I wonder if we have a way of handling that!

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/19/2015 8:57:54 PM
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Candido, I am going on memory here of science articles and shows digested in the past, but my understanding is that scientists are far more adept at monitoring volcano activity and guessing when something will blow versus quakes. Then again, the real big bad eruptions 😣 some of them can happen quite unexpectedly.

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 3:59:09 PM
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Very interesting, @tomsg It's great to gain insight from someone with first-hand experience. 

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 3:55:18 PM
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They build to much better standards than in the US- even California. I  do believe, however, that some of the building standards lead to false confidence- people believe that their building will survive an earthquake when that may or may not be the case. Large buildings have the issue that they have a lot of mass and when accelerated quickly generate huge forces that are difficult to design for. The side to side earthquakes can best be designed for . The up and down ones are the real killers.

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 3:55:18 PM
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They build to much better standards than in the US- even California. I  do believe, however, that some of the building standards lead to false confidence- people believe that their building will survive an earthquake when that may or may not be the case. Large buildings have the issue that they have a lot of mass and when accelerated quickly generate huge forces that are difficult to design for. The side to side earthquakes can best be designed for . The up and down ones are the real killers.

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 12:08:33 PM
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@tomsg It must have been quite exciting. Does Tokyo build with earthquakes in mind?

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 10:44:32 AM
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There is a huge difference- Hurricanes give a few days warning and can be forecasted- volcanoes are not always predictable. Sometimes they give warnings, but not all the time.

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 6/17/2015 9:36:48 AM
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While living in hurricane territory took some getting used to, I'd guess I'd be able to live in volcano areas equally well, especially if I put in my mind the years bewtween eruptions are way more than years between hurricanes in any one area.

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 5/27/2015 9:16:33 PM
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I then have to ask, is there a chance that dormant and/or inactive volcanoes can surprise us? How much can we monitor the activity when in fact we're dealing with magma?

Re: Volcanos beauty and destruction
  • 5/27/2015 9:14:41 PM
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I love the disclaimer towards the bottom. If that much of the nation is about to get owned, I don't think we'll be too concerned with the wind's effect.

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