Another earthquake!

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  1. Rodd

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    Then maybe a lahar if the side of the crater lake blows out?
     
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    either way they are fudged,.....along with a lot of others,......
     
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    you have friends?????:oops:o_O:confused:..........you're paying them right?,........:rolleyes:
     
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    have I posted this already?,....Apologies if I have,.....A Tsunami did reach Burtland but luckily it was small,......
     
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    No, it was a geotechnical term for a violent, blow the side out of the mountain, intense heat blast. Maybe I have my wires crossed as I have tried to find the term to no success. Basically they say for Mt Taranaki it would be like a small nuclear blast of heat and earth matter blasted across the western face to wipe out the town of Stratford, I'm keen, haha.
     
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    Alpal Gold Member
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    No need for the barbe that day then,.......
     
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    Plinian?
    The US Geological Survey defines Plinian eruptions as "large explosive events that form enormous dark columns of tephra (rock fragments including ash) and gas high into the stratosphere".
    Taranaki probably the NZ volcano most at risk of large eruption in next 50 years
     
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    Thanks @Rodd . Maybe I got the terminology wrong or thought it to be named something else from when I read the article in the local newspaper. I give first prize to @Alpal with his Pyroclastic flow answer. As mentioned in the link in the article above, they mention a pyroclastic flow as "A cloud of gas, ash, and rock dust as hot as 600 degrees celsius travelling hundreds of kilometers an hour". Sheeez, that is not something to look forward to. Patty does complain it is too cold living here in Stratford and would like to move somewhere a bit warmer. maybe she just needs a wee pyroclastic blast to warm her up, haha.
     
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    Just move to sunny Queensland, Australia and all of her problems are solved!! :cool::)

    Or maybe they just begin . . .
     
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    No thanks. beautiful place up in Sunshine Coast area but tooooo damn hot. Brother and family lived at Maloolaba and BliBli last 20 years. They are Aussie citizens, changed from Kiwi, bloody traitors, haha.
     
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    And humid and too many strange looking bugs that bite!,........not to mention cane toads and snakes as well as being considerably closer to a Sydney biker, @JuanPoopalot !!!:eek::eek::oops:o_O:(:confused:,.........good to see you have standards Muz,......just like me,......I heard there was a cane toad in Sydney recently,........was on a Springfield!!:cool::p:Do_O;)
     
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    Relax Juan,......only joking,........;):(
     
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    Actually I follow Queensland in the Rugby League State of Origin series each year (we used to live up there and neither of us come from Sydney originally).

    Anyhow, players and followers of the Qld team are called cane toads!! We play New South Wales each year in a 3 game series and the playing standard of the series is world class - some say its the best Rugby League in the world.

    So ..... guilty! I am a cane toad ... and I ride a Springfield - so you got me on both counts!

    By the way the NSW players and followers are called cockroaches. I think I prefer the Qld version . . .

    P.s. the real cane toads are continuing their march through the country. Huge pests and yet another stupid biological experiment gone wrong. They were introduced into the Qld sugar cane fields to control a destructive beetle - and now they are taking over. They are poisonous for other animals to eat, so they march on unhindered. Arrrggghhhh!!!
     
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    AFL rules Buddy!!! I was invited to a game in Melbourne back in 1977 just after I arrived in the country,.....one of my workmates took pity on me and said come down to Melbourne with me and we’ll watch an AFL match,.....A what match I said, never having heard of it before,....well, we got to Melbourne to his brothers place and were greeted with,....Hey! You’re just in time, we have got the fish and chips and just about ready to start the porn movies!” ,.......Yes they were,.....porn that is but I must admit I was a little embarrassed by the fact that there were a large number of women in the room too,.....enjoying it as much as the men,......don’t get me wrong I am not a prude. After all I had been overseas to Singapore with the Army and porn movies were not unknown to me,.....

    anyway we hit the footy the next day,.....went to Fitzroys home ground, they were playing Carlton. It was a small ground compared to others in the city but it was packed to the gills with people in all shades of colours and in just walking in the gates I felt I was about to experience something special. Fitzroys colours of red, white and blue were everywhere and I soon realised Carltons colours were black or deep blue, ( still not sure to this day,.....). ACTUALLY THEIR COLOUR MUST BE BLUE AS THE ARE CALLED THE Carlton Blues,.....there you go,.....I figured it out!

    we were on the embankment, crushed in with thousands of other “faithfulls” waiting for the start, hell! I was excited already! Then the umpire did the strangest start I had ever seen in a game to that point,......he bounced the ball into the ground and players were jumping high to get the ball,......there was a pile of guys in a heap at which point the entire stadium erupted with a solitary word,.....”BALL,!!!”,.......I swear the hair on the back of my neck stood straight out at attention!,..........I was hooked and have been ever since,.....it is a game of four quarters, each about 30 minutes long, five minute breaks between the 1st and 2nd quarter and 3rd and 4 th quarter with a 30 minute break at half time,......Google it American and Canadian boys and girls and be amazed at the spectacle of AFL,....the noise, the colours, the excitement, the sheer passion of the fans,....if these things don’t grab you then I suspect you could be dead!

    .IVE WRITTEN A BOOK AGAIN HAVENT I?!,.....well, it’s been a while,.......enjoy your league Juan but I will stick to my Aussie Rules, which by the way is on tonight,......the next round of the women’s competition is on and believe me there are no holes barred when those girls go out to play.

    Alpal
     
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    Suddenly I'm interested.
     
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    Just watched Richmond defeat the Gold Coast Suns,......( but,.....it's a women's team!!??:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;) ), some great marking and long kicking by some of those girls, amazing really with a few high tackles thrown in,....I flinched! Can't wait till next Thursday night when the mens comp gets underway,.....Action aplenty!,.....There is a lot of AFL on utube Bud so if you want to get a glimpse of what it is all about, take a look. The game is a lot cleaner and gentler than it used to be,....Back in the 70's and 80's it was rough and tumble. If you want to see what I mean, check out the 1989 Grand Final between Hawthorn and Geelong,......In those days it was be tough or go home,......I certainly never knew exactly what took place in that game but it was both amazing and frightening that it was allowed to occur. Pretty sure the Women's games are on Utube also.
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    Thought this image was interesting,....all earthquakes in and around Burtland in the last hour,.....some big, some small,.....lots of action higher up in the Kermedec trench,.....enlarge the map to get a better perspective,....

    GeoNet Quakes - Unnoticeable and above

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    They called a 3.7 unnoticeable? Heck, that would be a serious temblor where I live. We had 2.7 here a few months ago and I felt it (in the middle of the night, 7 miles from my house.)

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    Yeah, that had me confused for a while too but what it means is that it may be a 3.7 or even a 6.1 but if it is too far away to shake Burtland they say it is unnoticeable. For example we felt the 7.4 which was a long way off the East Coast but not the 6.1 which was much closer, hence the 7.4 was classed as strong I think and the 6.1 unnoticeable. I am not a doom sayer but with the amount of volcanoes erupting (52 plus currently ) and the volume of earthquakes happening around the world I cannot help but wonder whether the planet, which is a living thing when all is said and done, is not going through some changes which may or may not have a dramatic effect on the surface of the planet in various locations. As an example I am concerned at the activity in the Kermedec Trench because any major breaks there will have carry on effects down to the Hikorangi Fault off the East Coast. The Hikorangi Fault either starts where the Kermedec Trench fault ends or is an extension of it. Time will tell I guess,....
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    100% agree mate. I was just connecting your cane toad comment to something I watch on TV. I do like Rugby League, but being born in South Australia, I was brought up on Aussie Rules. In fact I played about 25 seasons of it throughout my sporting life and retired at the ripe old age of 40. I knew it was time to retire when I started looking forward to the byes... Army footy was the toughest of all, but I got to first grade in Brisbane (SQAFL) and loved that too.

    Anyway, I am also looking forward to the start of the real season this week (male version), even if I think my Sydney Swans aren't going to do much this year.

    Carn the Swannies!!!!!

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