Things are heating up all over - a new volcano erupts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    very colorful and not in HI.

    this one is Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala.

    I haven't sen any coverage in the US as yet, but many have already died.


    Before you roll your eyes, this eruption could impact the US.

    Now - can you guess why I say this?
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  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    More unwashed, uneducated, unskilled, unwilling and all around undesirable masses gathering at out boarders?
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I haven't seen any video on the MSM, but did read about it during my normal news reading. IMO a natural disaster is a valid reason to be a refugee,
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I would think you would be more concerned about air quality. DKR is correct, this will impact us. Also, if you like coffee then you should be concerned. Guatemala sells many of their crops to us (corn, bananas, sugar)
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  5. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I'm not really a coffee drinker.
    You forgot the most important crop, cocane and canibis.

    It looks like it's going to be a very low magnitude eruption. It shouldn't be injecting a noticeable amount of ash or SO2 into the upper atmosphere.
    Unless this is just the boring opening act.
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  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    On one hand the threat of having Temporary Protected Status (TPS) laid on the folks from Guatemala is a real issue.

    as for trade -
    • Guatemala was the United States' 52nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

    • U.S. goods imports from Guatemala totaled $3.9 billion in 2016, down 4.4% ($183 million) from 2015, but up 26.9% from 2006. U.S. imports from Guatemala are up 25.5% from 2005 (pre-FTA).

    • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: edible fruit & nuts (bananas, plantains) ($1.1 billion), knit apparel ($1.1 billion), woven apparel ($280 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($268 million), and precious metal and stone (silver, gold) ($249 million).
    • The US exports more to Guatemala - there is a 2.5 bn$ surplus in our favor....
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  8. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    In the news yellow stones steam boat geyser is erupting more frequently now .
    Scientists are afraid to speculate over what this means , but in light of current events no matter where you life have your BOB ready .And don't forget a quality dust mask or 2 .
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  10. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    Prayers out for the people of Guatemala.

    The rest we can deal with as it comes
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  11. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    The latest reports now say at least 100 known dead, with over 300 missing and presumed dead....

    Pyroclastic flows. Death at near supersonic speeds....

    A pyroclastic flow (also known as a pyroclastic density current or a pyroclastic cloud)[1] is a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic matter (collectively known as tephra) that moves away from a volcano reaching speeds of up to 700 km/h (430 mph). The gases can reach temperatures of about 1,000 °C (1,830 °F).
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  12. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The "ring of fire", influenced by the Pacific Tectonic Plate. We will see disturbances all around, but there's no real need to be alarmed unless we see a steady increase in seismic amplitude and severity across the rim. I do know Hawaii has has steadily increasing quakes recently, but I haven't checked into other areas. I do know Ben over at S.O. is watching and the alerts will be ready of there's anything important to announce. There really are truly gigantic forces at play , here. There are literally hundreds of volcanoes we're talking about.

    Very good documentary on the subject:
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  14. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Every where i lived in california has some geological activity .
    I have mixed feelings of concern and curiosity .
    Being ready to move at a moment's notice is one thing, where to go is another.
    Almost every where on the planet has it's challenges , best IMO to be where I can make a difference in the event of an emergency.
  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Portland actually has several small dormant volcanoes within it's city limits. One even has a small crater you can drive right up to. Maybe, just maybe...
  16. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Don't tease me... o_O
  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Smack in the middle of the Portland Metro area, too
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  18. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Temporary housing for Hawaii volcano evacuees. each, eeerr -massive, 10 x 12 foot shelter is for a family.

    (Temporary homes being built for Kilauea evacuees)

    These are considered temporary - for "up to" 90 days. Given the volcano has been venting for over 4 weeks, I find that assessment to be - hopeful.

    Local construction teams ponied up build these for their friends & Neighbors.
  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    This is why I don't live near any known volcanoes.
  20. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Its not so much the volcano as the ash that fallows .
    So no matter where you live ,depending on the winds there is a chance on can still be snowed on. Un like snow it doesn't melt, it's weight just accumulates worst is if it rains on top of the ash .
    The losses in agriculture alone would be devastating ,not to mention live stock .
    I'd like to say I live where the ash is least likely, however I like being prepared.
    It's why I like having a swamp cooler and several other means to filter air .
    Failing to prepare for the unusual, is failing to survive it .
    One may not live where a chemical spill has ever happened. that does not mean it can't happen.
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