Mt st hekla about to arrupt agaun.

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#1 Posted by moloch999 (125 posts) -

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/19/iceland-hekla-volcano-close-to-erupting-scientist-claims/?intcmp=trending

Last time the volcano exploded it killed lots of people and lots of damage happened.

Why cannot they just throw a lot of water and snow on it so it calms down to a normal sized mountain?

#2 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

We should sacrifice someone by throwing them into the volcano.

#3 Edited by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

I've done the calculations and have concluded the sacrifice would have to be a virgin in order for this to work.

#4 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23159 posts) -
#5 Edited by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -
#6 Posted by outworld222 (2367 posts) -

Great. With all that's going on in the world, this event was lacking in progress. Cool.

#7 Posted by foxhound_fox (87408 posts) -

Why cannot they just throw a lot of water and snow on it so it calms down to a normal sized mountain?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano

You really need to learn what a volcano is and why they erupt. Intense pressure and heat build up and cause the Earth's crust to crack/rupture thus causing an explosion of incredible force. Water isn't going to help cool the underlying layers of liquid rock.

#8 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

I remember playing Lair on the PS3 and you had to get your dragon to drop bombs into the volcano to stop it from going off. True story.

#9 Posted by moloch999 (125 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

#10 Posted by foxhound_fox (87408 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

#11 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12819 posts) -

@moloch999 said:

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

Not to mention all you'll get is a steam eruption.

#12 Edited by MrGeezer (56050 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

Do you even know what happens when water is superheated? It turns into superheated steam. Combine that with the force of a volcanic eruption, and you've got a superheated wave of steam travelling across the earth at hundreds of miles per hour. Anyone in its path will have their skin and brains boils, and their heads will explode from the internal pressure in their cranial cavities.

#13 Edited by Master_Live (14077 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

Tell them moloch.

#14 Edited by moloch999 (125 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@moloch999 said:

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

Not to mention all you'll get is a steam eruption.

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

#15 Posted by konvikt_17 (22140 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@moloch999 said:

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

Not to mention all you'll get is a steam eruption.

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

[Citation Needed]

#16 Edited by br0kenrabbit (12819 posts) -

@moloch999 said:

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

Phreatic Eruption

A phreatic eruption, also called a phreatic explosion or ultravulcanian eruption, occurs when magma heats ground or surface water. The extreme temperature of the magma (anywhere from 500 to 1,170 °C (932 to 2,138 °F)) causes near-instantaneous evaporation to steam, resulting in an explosion of steam, water, ash, rock, and volcanic bombs.[1] At Mount St. Helens, hundreds of steam explosions preceded a 1980 plinian eruption of the volcano.[1] A less intense geothermal event may result in a mud volcano. In 1949, Thomas Jaggar described this type of activity as a steam-blast eruption.

#17 Posted by DRAGONPIECEZ (1463 posts) -

You're being trolled.

#18 Posted by moloch999 (125 posts) -

@moloch999 said:

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

Phreatic Eruption

A phreatic eruption, also called a phreatic explosion or ultravulcanian eruption, occurs when magma heats ground or surface water. The extreme temperature of the magma (anywhere from 500 to 1,170 °C (932 to 2,138 °F)) causes near-instantaneous evaporation to steam, resulting in an explosion of steam, water, ash, rock, and volcanic bombs.[1] At Mount St. Helens, hundreds of steam explosions preceded a 1980 plinian eruption of the volcano.[1] A less intense geothermal event may result in a mud volcano. In 1949, Thomas Jaggar described this type of activity as a steam-blast eruption.

that's why you use cold water and lots of it

#19 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12819 posts) -

that's why you use cold water and lots of it

Then explain the active undersea volcanoes in the frigged North Pacific. The Tuzo Wilson Seamounts for example.

#20 Posted by moloch999 (125 posts) -

@moloch999 said:

that's why you use cold water and lots of it

Then explain the active undersea volcanoes in the frigged North Pacific. The Tuzo Wilson Seamounts for example.

Miracles of modern science.

#21 Posted by GreySeal9 (24019 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@moloch999 said:

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

Not to mention all you'll get is a steam eruption.

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

lol. Sounds legit.

#22 Posted by moloch999 (125 posts) -

@moloch999 said:

@br0kenrabbit said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@moloch999 said:

@foxhound_fox: Pressure is caused by heat. Ice down that pressure. Just like in star trek, unless you arent on good terms with our friend mr science.

One does not "cool" seismic pressure with ice or water. Not unless you can somehow teleport the oceans underneath the crust of the Earth.

Not to mention all you'll get is a steam eruption.

Sorry, i've never seen a steam volcano. I've seen a regular old volcano, and i know if you put enough ocean water on it, it'll cool down and shrink down to a normal sized fella.

You guys need to spend more time in science classes and learning math then video games.

lol. Sounds legit.

Finally, someone body with some wit and grit to them.