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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 04:06 PM
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15. Toba will never go off like that again.
At least, not in our lifetimes or the lifetimes of any subsequent generation you'll be interested in. The last Toba eruption was so destructive simply because the volcano formed a huge magma chamber which collapsed. The present Toba volcano has a magma chamber, but it's young and is far too small to generate another eruption of that magnitude. It might be dangerous in another 100k years or so, but the last eruption really took the power out of it.

Long Valley and Yellowstone are far more likely to become dangers in our lifetimes (though even those odds are small).
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  - 7.6? That won't be good. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-20-08 02:39 AM   #1 
  - Info  itsrobert   Feb-20-08 02:40 AM   #2 
  - here's a link:  orleans   Feb-20-08 02:43 AM   #3 
  - Thanks.  XemaSab   Feb-20-08 02:56 AM   #4 
  - I agree about 9-11,  Saint Etienne17   Feb-20-08 03:02 AM   #5 
  - You're absolutely right  XemaSab   Feb-20-08 03:09 AM   #6 
  - You are right, lets hope there is no tsunami this time. nt.  freedomnorth   Feb-20-08 03:13 AM   #8 
  - So when we will know if there's a tsunami?  aquart   Feb-20-08 03:21 AM   #9 
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  - Too close to Toba for my tastes.  Birthmark   Feb-20-08 06:20 AM   #11 
  - Toba will never go off like that again.  Xithras   Feb-20-08 04:06 PM   #15 
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