Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Massive eruption of the 'Mountain of God' volcano in Tanzania is IMMINENT -

A massive eruption of 'Mountain of God' volcano is Tanzania (pictured) is imminent - and it could wipe out key sites in hominin history


Well maybe.  No history of eruptions is offered.  It looks to produce plenty of ash, but it does not look like a volcano likely to blow apart.  There is no surround evidence of past such events.

It will certainly begin to dump ash for a while at least.

By now we should all know to ignore local fears.  Most of these events are often thousands of years apart and far less than anticipated.  We need to learn how to measure deep lava movement and particularly volume and dynamic stress..


Massive eruption of the 'Mountain of God' volcano in Tanzania is IMMINENT - and it could wipe out key sites in human history, scientists have warned

Also known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, the 7,650ft volcano can spew super-fast lava
Scientists studying tremors of the volcano warned it may erupt 'any second'
Volcano is located close to the world's most important anthropological sites
Peak is located close to site of 400 human footprints from 19,000 years ago


PUBLISHED: 14:22 BST, 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 BST, 16 July 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4696252/Mountain-God-volcano-erupt-just-weeks.html
A massive eruption of the 'Mountain of God' volcano in Tanzania is imminent - and it could wipe out key sites in human history, scientists have warned.
Also known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, the 7,650ft (2,331m) volcano is less than 70 miles away from where footprints left by our ancestors 3.6 million years ago have been discovered.
And it is also close to a spot where 400 human footprints from 19,000 years ago have been found by scientists.
Researchers studying the tremors of the volcano have now warned it may erupt 'any second', destroying the invaluable sites forever.
A massive eruption of 'Mountain of God' volcano is Tanzania (pictured) is imminent - and it could wipe out key sites in hominin history+ 
A massive eruption of 'Mountain of God' volcano is Tanzania (pictured) is imminent - and it could wipe out key sites in hominin history
The Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, known to the Maasai people as 'Mountain of God', towers over the southern shore of Lake Natron in the village of Engare Sero.
Researchers positioned five sensors around the volcano in 2016 to monitor its activity and risk of eruption.

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