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Volcano: we're 5000 years overdue
September 20, 2009
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September 21, 2009.

Article from: AAP

AS if bushfires, drought and floods aren't enough, Australians have now been warned to watch out for volcanoes.

A scientist has warned an eruption is "well overdue" and says there are hundreds of volcanoes that could cause trouble, from South Australia and Victoria through to Queensland.

But it doesn't seem too urgent - an eruption is already 3000 years overdue.

Melbourne geologist Bernie Joyce wants "eruption response plans" drawn up. He says there are 400 volcanoes in Victoria and South Australia, and almost as many in Queensland.

"A significant eruption seems well overdue," said Prof Joyce, who has been associated with the University of Melbourne.

"These geo-hazards are real and they must be given much more focus by emergency management authorities.

"We can't say with 100 per cent certainty that a significant volcano will strike tomorrow, next week, next year, or even 100 years down the track."

Prof Joyce takes a long-term view, as geologists tend to do. He says there has been a volcanic eruption about every 2000 years in Australia, but the last one was 5000 years ago.

Prof Joyce will on Thursday be awarded the Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division)'s Selwyn Medal.

September 21, 2009
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volcano's will give warning signs long before eruptions. If they arn't right next to big cities what is ther to worry about?

September 21, 2009
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If it all goes chk chk B00M rath then you can come over to my joint till everything is ok mate..High adventures in WA

What ever happened to our other mate,forgot his name now..not quaneeri,maybe mael knows ..damn its right on my tounge i just cant get it..damn it

September 21, 2009
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Dreadful

September 21, 2009
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We're way overdue for a massive supervolcano eruption.
We're way overdue for an ice age.
We're way overdue for a massive comet and/or asteroid impact.

Makes you wonder..WHY we are so overdue?
Is someone/thing protecting us?
Giving us a chance to evolve?

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

September 21, 2009
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I like Jimmy Buffett's take on the volcano thing. 😎

Hey bionic, maybe we're way overdue to get researchers that don't try to scare people to get funding, and politicians that won't jump on their bandwagon. If you think about it, they keep 'accidentally' leaving off the word hypothesis when making public statements.

September 21, 2009
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"greeney2" wrote: volcano's will give warning signs long before eruptions. If they arn't right next to big cities what is ther to worry about?

"greeney2" wrote: volcano's will give warning signs long before eruptions. If they arn't right next to big cities what is ther to worry about?

Earthquaks.

Lost of earthquakes around Australia lately.

Earthquakes & Tsunamis.

http://www.articlesextra.com/toba-super ... onesia.htm

http://undara.com.au/lava-tubes/tunnels ... nderworld/

NZ's Taupo is another super volcano ready to blow.

It once sent a tsunami 100km into Australia's east coast, stopped only by the Blue Mountains-Great Divide.

Taupo erupts roughly every 2000 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.....ng_of_Fire

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