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I would loved to see a volcanic eruption someday...  




Volcano erupting in Nicaragua -- read here.


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Me too. It would be extremely cool.

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I wish I was retired.  I would offer to go to Chile with you, to watch Copahue.

Check out this Google Image search for Volcano in Chile.  Unbelievable!

Sometimes I wish I had become a volcanologist.
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Since I was a kid, I've wanted to be in a typhoon. Think I might change my mind if one was on the way!

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I wish I was retired.  I would offer to go to Chile with you, to watch Copahue.

Check out this Google Image search for Volcano in Chile.  Unbelievable!

Sometimes I wish I had become a volcanologist.

Bad link.   :;):

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I wish I was retired.  I would offer to go to Chile with you, to watch Copahue.

Check out this Google Image search for Volcano in Chile.  Unbelievable!

Sometimes I wish I had become a volcanologist.

Bad link above.  Fixed it for ya.  Click here.  Yes.  Pretty amazing.


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Try the Big Island, Kilauea  has been erupting since about 1983, so I like your odds.

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Since I was a kid, I've wanted to be in a typhoon. Think I might change my mind if one was on the way!

Not to minimize people's suffering and all -- but growing up in Taiwan which gets hit by at least a few typhoons every summer --  the winds and rains are a thrill to any kid -- not to mention days off from school.   :D

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Try the Big Island, Kilauea  has been erupting since about 1983, so I like your odds.

:)

Just googled it... I need to go there!  Wow.


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Here's their report:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

One of the features of that peaks lava type are lava linear fountains forming walls of flame thrown up into the sky. At night from a helicopter ride its unbelievable. Those fountains aren't constant so there's some chance involved with seeing them.

Plan B is a RHIB ride off the coast along where the lava flows into the ocean. Again night is best.
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Here's their report:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

One of the features of that peaks lava type are lava linear fountains forming walls of flame thrown up into the sky. At night from a helicopter ride its unbelievable. Those fountains aren't constant so there's some chance involved with seeing them.

Plan B is a RHIB ride off the coast along where the lava flows into the ocean. Again night is best.

Thanks, HSF, bookmarked and added to list.   :D

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In 2005 the wife and I walked on some of the youngest land on earth, created by Kilauea.  Much of it is gone now, claimed by the sea.  That was an eerie, exciting and humbling experience.  Not an eruption with a bang, but an awesome force of nature none the less.





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I've seen "fire on the ocean" -- but only on Nat Geo.  Hope to see it in person one day.  Thanks. Llama.

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I would loved to see a volcanic eruption someday...  




Volcano erupting in Nicaragua -- read here.

that's on my list too

And the one's in Hawaii don't really "erupt" they just kinda ooze.
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I think that an explosive eruption is something that seems like it would be cool to observe... but if you actually observed one you'd just $!@# your pants.

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... but if you actually observed one you'd just $!@# your pants.

Maybe.  But that's also why I parachuted once.  Those twenty seconds or so... when only one jumper remained ahead of me and then it would be my turn...  THAT was the scariest moment of my entire life to date.  I will never parachute again, no sir, but I will always remember the thrill.   :;):


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Since I was a kid, I've wanted to be in a typhoon. Think I might change my mind if one was on the way!

Probably kind of like being in a hurricane ... just depends on which part you're in as to how bad it seems!  :O

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Cajun:

They are the same phenomena:

East - typhoon
Indian Ocean - cyclone
West - hurricane


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Now this looks really cool!!  Sadly, it's in a "no go" zone.  :(



Source:  National Geographic.


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Interactive map of active volcanoes in the US:

http://www.nationalatlas.gov/dynamic/dyn_vol-us.html


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I guess as long as you don't end up in your own little Pompeli.
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I can understand that! That would be cool... Growing up, we had some spectacular weather, including winds of 90+. Neato stuff looking up in the eye of a hurricane! A tornado is what I haven't seen and would love to chase one down on of these days...
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Hey Ben, Orygawn is not the missing link.  Oh, I went back and reread what you typed, you said bad link....totally agree with that. :p


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