Friday, April 01, 2005

Super Volcano

"Super volcano" could dwarf Indonesia's earthquake catastrophes

Professor Ray Cas of Monash University's School of Geosciences said the world's biggest super volcano was Lake Toba, on Indonesia's island of Sumatra, site of both the recent massive earthquakes.

That makes sense, if the volcano is at the site of the recent earthquakes it shouldn't be surprising if an eruption occurs.

Cas told Australian media Friday that Toba sits on a faultline running down the middle of Sumatra -- just where some seismologists say a third earthquake might strike following the 9.0 magnitude quake on December 26 and Monday's 8.7 temblor.

Of course, if it happens, everyone will be surprised and act as if the possibility never entered their minds. Why didn't anyone tell us?

Why didn't you believe it could happen?

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