Into the Inferno; The Volcano Thread

version

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Anyone ever seen one up close? I remember reading about those people walking the rim of one and unfortunately being caught when it erupted a while back. There's some incredible footage of a French couple who used to get right up next to the lava flow in Herzog's volcano film.

 

version

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To tie in with the football thread, I remember that volcano erupting in Iceland and disrupting Barca's travel plans for the CL final in 2011.
 

WashYourHands

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Relatives sent me a glass of ash from the 1980 St Helens eruption

Gutted as fuck, was expecting a Seattle Seahawks jersey

There’s a Grateful Dead story about playing Fire on the Mountain on the night of this event, but I doubt any cunt here wants to indulge that
 

version

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That Tommy Lee Jones film about a volcano called... Volcano... is bloody awful.

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WashYourHands

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"The third explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens occurred Thursday evening, June 12, 1980. It was preceded by a buildup of harmonic tremor similar to that which preceded the May 25th eruption. The tremor began at low levels about midday and increased in amplitude throughout the afternoon. A marked increase was noted at 7:05 p.m., and reports of an eruption cloud rising to an altitude of at least 13,000 feet were received 5 minutes later. Tremor dropped off in strength immediately after the eruptive pulse and fluctuated at moderate amplitudes for more than 2 hours.



*this is not an espousal of other shit jam bands
 

boxedjoy

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thanks to cartoons and video games, I was a teenager before I realised that the chances of me being chased by lava (or caught in quicksand) were actually much lower than I thought they would be
 

craner

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I saw the Montserrat volcano smoking from my fiance’s uncle's house. He also arranged a police escort to show us around the remains of Plymouth.
 
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william_kent

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Some good shots of the Geldingadalir eruption in Iceland on this page documenting 10 weeks of activity

My favourite is this drone shot of the lava flow, just because I can see a mythical fire breathing beast in the image...

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