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MinggInb4 Candide skis on flowing lava
Ian_FitzIt's been said the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7 percent.
Sconnie7% is actually kind of scary. One large enough earthquake, and the chance of and eruption could get much larger.
HoodlivingOk lets shed some light here, 1. St. helens has had over 230 in the last month. Mt.hood has had over 140 in the last 2 weeks. 12 today, Mt. Rainer over 50 this month, Papau New guinea was hit with a 6.7 4 days ago, Chile 6 days ago a 6.9.
4 nights ago while I was in timberline lodge Working at 12:45 at night two 2.9s hit just by pucci and in between tline and meadows It made the walls rattle and could hear and feel it.
What does this mean? that the earth is shifting and things are cracking, its when the faults rupture and magma pushes inbetween the cracks causing further stress and quakes along the fault line. Mt. Hood has two types of mixing magma in it, Hot magma That is on the bottom that mixes with the cooler mellow magma up above creating an oozing type lava. What that does is create Crater rock on mt. hood which is a large lava dome.
Take a cup of milk put a straw in it and blow. it will bubble up smoothly and roll over the glass, now do that with a milkshake and you will get large chunks of shake flying around you, Now if you put warm milk into the milkshake it thins out and goes back to the gradual bubbles with less chunks. this is the same concept of the volcano bulging and venting continuously. Mt. Hoods lower magma is hotter than the above magma mixing just enough to create an ooze. The chances of it exploding are slim but possible in our lifetimes.
I have watched the earthquakes on the usgs live map daily for the last 5 months. This is pretty standard and most of these quakes are happening 3-6 miles below ground level or further.
OregonDeadIt's just the reality of the great northwest, the terrain we love is the obvious aftermath of cataclysmic events and nothing is really static.
MinggThat's actually pretty sick in a way. Aside from the devastation that would come out of an eruption, the thought of skiing the same mountain and being on entirely new terrain is kind of awesome.
OregonDeadThat is crazy that you felt one of those. I've been looking at the map and know that I was right over the epicenter of a few but never felt a thing. I heard that people usually can't feel quakes under 3.0 but I think that must be subjective. I've slept through a few big ones. One time my mom woke me up saying we were getting bombed and I didn't believe her until I saw how big the quake was on the news.
I'm operating under the assumption that Hood will have another big event that reshapes the mountain and that it could happen in my lifetime. My Dad pretty much spent his childhood at Spirit Lake and then one day boom it was gone. It's just the reality of the great northwest, the terrain we love is the obvious aftermath of cataclysmic events and nothing is really static.
HoodlivingThe real thing to look at is how This year there has been multiple Rises in eco system changes. The earth is a living thing and it will maintain homeostasis some can argue that its natural disaster and extreme calamities that keep the earth in balance by wiping out the things that are harming it. blah blah blah what I am getting at is that there is a Large increase more so than any in the last 300 years across the entire ring of fire over the last 6 months or so. Larger and more frequent quakes are occuring and the west coast is about 180 solid years over due for a big quake. I would say 80% of the Ring of fire has had some huge quakes and been very tragic. It is bound to happen to us out here. I feel like the Mtn and faults are going to go at the same time and just wreck the west coast maybe in 5 years maybe in 500 who knows.
SconnieHoly shit, I'm learning stuff on NS!haha thanks man it always interested me! That Dave Crockett video above is gnarly as all get out. The amount of sulfur ash in the air would be like trying to shove a sweatshirt in your face and start sprinting up hill ha.
You make this stuff sound much more interesting than my bland-ass teachers do.
w_skiervolcanos are actually really scary tho
1:49 is like something out of a nightmare
HoodlivingOk lets shed some light here, Mt. Hood has two types of mixing magma in it, Hot magma That is on the bottom that mixes with the cooler mellow magma up above creating an oozing type lava. What that does is create Crater rock on mt. hood which is a large lava dome.