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Could Sinabung eruption be start of more?

Indonesian volcano lies only 30 km from Toba



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29 Aug 10 - "My hunch is that this explosion might be the start of more," says geologist Dr. Erik Klemetti, who "spends most of his
professional time thinking about magma."

Sinabung on Sumatra erupting on August 29, 2010.

Look especially at the comments, such as this one:

this erupting vulcano lies only 30 km or so from the supervulcano Toba... i wonder why nobody worries about that...

wikipedia says:

Lake Toba is the site of a supervolcanic eruption that occurred 69,000-77,000 years ago, a massive climate-changing event. The eruption is believed to have had a VEI intensity of 8. It is believed to be the largest explosive eruption anywhere on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba catastrophe theory to which many anthropologists and archeologists subscribe, it had global consequences, killing most humans then alive and creating a population bottleneck in Central Eastern Africa and India that affected the genetic inheritance of all humans today.

Posted by: peter van rooij


More pre-eruption pictures available at Panoramio.
Zoom the map out to locate further images.
Thanks to Eddie Mertin for these links

     "Looks like another eruption, this time to at
       least 20,000 feet," says Eddie. "See in comments."







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