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WHEN Yellowstone erupts, if it is anything like the last time it went, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, and western N and S Dakota will all be toast as well as parts of northern Nevada.

If it blew I'd just have to take the standard Nuclear attack position as I live in Northern Colorado


There's a Yellowstone lava bed that stretches from the Montana/Canada border to the California/Mexico border, to the middle of Louisiana.

There was an increase in seismic activity in Yellowstone a couple years back, nothing over 4.0 on the scale from what I've seen.

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Well at least with a bunch of eruptions we won't have to worry about global warming. The sulfur will cool the atmosphere.


Worry not. At my table Shadowrun and earthdawn are still linked.

meatrace wrote:
LazarX wrote:
thejeff wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:

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I definitely vote Fuji blows first. The Great Dragon Ryumyo is sleepin' in. I want my Shadowrun future.

As long as I'm good and dead before the Scourge comes back, I'm all for it.
Now that Earthdawn is officially separted from Shadowrun, it's future should be Scourge Free, unless we elect a future President with the surname Menethil.

Boooo.

Well that's about the only thing that made Shadowrun interesting to me :-/

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meatrace wrote:
LazarX wrote:
thejeff wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:

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I definitely vote Fuji blows first. The Great Dragon Ryumyo is sleepin' in. I want my Shadowrun future.

As long as I'm good and dead before the Scourge comes back, I'm all for it.
Now that Earthdawn is officially separted from Shadowrun, it's future should be Scourge Free, unless we elect a future President with the surname Menethil.

Boooo.

Well that's about the only thing that made Shadowrun interesting to me :-/

Given that they are owned by separate companies now...it was kind of inevitable.

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One might trigger the other...


yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...

Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.

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Freehold DM wrote:
This is a concern, actually. I see where you are coming from, CJ, but there's still a chance something could happen relatively suddenly.

Well All I was really saying is that it would take more than one big disaster in and of itself to lay waste to North America let alone the rest of the planet. When it happens however it will be sudden and only half expected.

I see the domino effect myself. Major droughts in one region combined with flooding and increased pressure from buildings and massive flood waters in another cause the New Madrid Fault Line to rupture in massive way. This precipitates Yellowstone to go off. Then followed by the San Andreas, San Jacinto, and Imperial Faults in southern California. This, combined with more persistent droughts and global rising waters devastates North America.

Oh wait a minute that was the short story I wrote, never mind.

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IceniQueen wrote:

WHEN Yellowstone erupts, if it is anything like the last time it went, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, and western N and S Dakota will all be toast as well as parts of northern Nevada.

If it blew I'd just have to take the standard Nuclear attack position as I live in Northern Colorado

from what I understand it would most likely stop just shy of Goodland in western Kansas. Being in South Eastern Kansas I would be fine. Of course we have been feeling Earthquakes from Oklahoma here.

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ANebulousMistress wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...
Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.

Plus they are way too far away from each other to do much triggering of said events. nice for postulation but in reality if such things could happen they already would have and we would never have been able to have had any significant civilization to begin with.

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ANebulousMistress wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...
Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.

The pressure waves of one eruption will affect the pressure status of the other.

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IceniQueen wrote:
"If it blew I'd just have to take the standard Nuclear attack position as I live in Northern Colorado"

In other words...kiss your arse goodbye.

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Crimson Jester wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...
Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.
Plus they are way too far away from each other to do much triggering of said events. nice for postulation but in reality if such things could happen they already would have and we would never have been able to have had any significant civilization to begin with.

Yes they have happened. and the one that DID happen during mankind's tenure nearly wiped us out leaving only a thousand breeding pairs that we are all descended from. It may also have been what finished off the Neanderthals.


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LazarX wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...
Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.
Plus they are way too far away from each other to do much triggering of said events. nice for postulation but in reality if such things could happen they already would have and we would never have been able to have had any significant civilization to begin with.
Yes they have happened. and the one that DID happen during mankind's tenure nearly wiped us out leaving only a thousand breeding pairs that we are all descended from. It may also have been what finished off the Neanderthals.

But not, as far as I know, the kind of triggering suggested. A pretty much regular volcano on one side of the world setting off a supervolcano on the other?

If volcanoes did that, the supervolcanoes would be going off far more often.

And the link between Toba and a population bottleneck is nowhere near as settled as you make it sound here. Toba certainly didn't finish off the Neanderthals, since they were around for 10s of thousands of years afterwards. It could have contributed to their decline.


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There's only one way to stop this madness.

Massive social networking shares of memes to get it into public awareness to call forth for a plan to be put into action.

Just like Kony.


Marthian wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Like drilling to the center of the earth and setting off a series of nukes?
What movie are we going off of? I'm thinking Austin Powers, and I'm thinking that's a horrible idea.

A terrible movie from years ago chocked full of scientific innacuracies. I think it was called "the core," but I could be mistaken.


ANebulousMistress wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Marthian wrote:

Can't the end of the world wait until I die? :( or at least get a lot of home campaigns done? I hope yellowstone doesn't erupt, I live in Idaho.

On the other hand, we've advanced in technology so much. We can send a man into space, make a atom smasher, make VTOLS, and heaven knows what else, but we are still worried about volcanic activity? I thought we would at least have something to stop it.

Like drilling to the center of the earth and setting off a series of nukes?
That movie was bad and you should feel bad.

You may have missed the invisible /sarcasm tag. It doesn't always translate well in type.

Edit: and i'm usually ashamed of my behavior. I should probably do something about that some day.


Yellowstone is not the only Super Volcano

The USA, just has the bigger meaner Super Volcanos


I thought the Core was a documentary... I wanted an unobtainium d20...

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Azure_Zero wrote:

Yellowstone is not the only Super Volcano

The USA, just has the bigger meaner Super Volcanos

The geological structure of the western edge of the North American continent looks like an ongoing traffic accident with all of the mini continents it's run into.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Marthian wrote:

Can't the end of the world wait until I die? :( or at least get a lot of home campaigns done? I hope yellowstone doesn't erupt, I live in Idaho.

On the other hand, we've advanced in technology so much. We can send a man into space, make a atom smasher, make VTOLS, and heaven knows what else, but we are still worried about volcanic activity? I thought we would at least have something to stop it.

Like drilling to the center of the earth and setting off a series of nukes?
That movie was bad and you should feel bad.

You may have missed the invisible /sarcasm tag. It doesn't always translate well in type.

Edit: and i'm usually ashamed of my behavior. I should probably do something about that some day.

Poorly transcribed sarcasm tags must be why you missed mine ;)

That movie was still bad tho.


ANebulousMistress wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Marthian wrote:

Can't the end of the world wait until I die? :( or at least get a lot of home campaigns done? I hope yellowstone doesn't erupt, I live in Idaho.

On the other hand, we've advanced in technology so much. We can send a man into space, make a atom smasher, make VTOLS, and heaven knows what else, but we are still worried about volcanic activity? I thought we would at least have something to stop it.

Like drilling to the center of the earth and setting off a series of nukes?
That movie was bad and you should feel bad.

You may have missed the invisible /sarcasm tag. It doesn't always translate well in type.

Edit: and i'm usually ashamed of my behavior. I should probably do something about that some day.

Poorly transcribed sarcasm tags must be why you missed mine ;)

That movie was still bad tho.

Oh that movie was awful. No arguement here. <- Not Sarcasm ;-)


The Core was awful, but I still enjoyed watching it.

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Sharoth wrote:
The Core was awful, but I still enjoyed watching it.

Is that the one where they jumpstart the Earth using a super hyperatomic subway train?


LazarX wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
The Core was awful, but I still enjoyed watching it.
Is that the one where they jumpstart the Earth using a super hyperatomic subway train?

SNERK!!! Yes, that about sums it up.


LazarX wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
The Core was awful, but I still enjoyed watching it.
Is that the one where they jumpstart the Earth using a super hyperatomic subway train?

Basically, yes.


The U.S. Geological Survey, University of Utah and National Park Service scientists with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory maintain that they "see no evidence that another such cataclysmic eruption will occur at Yellowstone in the foreseeable future. Recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable."

Read Closer


For a moment, it seemed like people here were mocking The Core.

But then I though "Hey, people here would never mock The Core".

So I rest easy.


Klaus van der Kroft wrote:

For a moment, it seemed like people here were mocking The Core.

But then I though "Hey, people here would never mock The Core".

So I rest easy.

I would never mock The Core. Demean, trash talk, insult, berate, or other ways of talking bad about it, then Yes I would. But mock? NEVER!!!

~grins~ It was still an enjoyable, if inaccurate, flick.


yellowdingo wrote:
ANebulousMistress wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
One might trigger the other...
Unlikely. One is a mantle plume hot spot. One is the result of subduction zone melting. Neither one cares about the other.
The pressure waves of one eruption will affect the pressure status of the other.

Based on what?

Mauna Loa and Kilauea are basically next door to each other, but seem to have zero effect on one another.


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
The problem isn't the volcano per se. Rather it's the noise which will inevitably awaken Godzilla who will then surely destroy Tokyo and any other population zone in it's grumpy just-woken-up swathe of destruction. Nothing like a swathe to send a nation back to the stone age.

What? Again?


Doesn't Godzilla destroy Tokio every couple of years anyway?

Bloody French.

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On April 11 of this year, an extraordinary cluster of earthquakes struck off Sumatra. The largest shock, magnitude 8.7, produced stronger ground-shaking than any earthquake ever recorded. And it surprised seismologists by triggering more than a dozen moderate earthquakes around the world.


There was a typhoon there today.

Scroll down to see some crazy car-flipping.


A highly regarded expert wrote:

There was a typhoon there today.

Scroll down to see some crazy car-flipping.

That car flipping video was in Okinawa, Japan's southernomst prefecture a good thousand miles from Tokyo. That video was taken in the barracks at the USMC's Camp Kinser.

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thejeff wrote:

Is there some new evidence that Yellowstone is close?

It does look like Fuji is likely to erupt soon, but I haven't seen anything to suggest a megaexplosion. It'll be devastating to the area, of course, but not "Destroy Japan and create tidal waves that destroy the whole Pacific Rim" devastating. Unless there's more evidence that I haven't seen.

And why Tasmania? What have the Tasmanians done to you?

Tasmania has a lot of japanese - its like the Japan of the Southern Hemisphere.

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