Friday, January 28, 2011

Volcano Erupts in Japan! Awesome Video!

Wow! Now that's what I call some explosive promotion!

Our Amazing Planet Reports:

As Mount Kirishima, a volcano on the southern island of Kyushu, began erupting on Jan. 26. A giant ash cloud poured from the volcano, prompting the Tokyo VAAC to issue an ash warning for places above 25,000 feet (7.6 kilometers).

Mount Kirishima at sleep

Volcanic material shot from the crater, triggering pyroclastic flows, according to the blog Big Think.
Kirishima ejected volcanic bombs — lava fragments that are rounded as they fly through the air — more than a mile (2 kilometers) high from its vent, according to news reports. Images of the eruption show plumes of glowing material shooting a few hundred feet in the air. A volcanic vent is a gap in the Earth's crust through which lava and volcanic gases can escape.

Now, if I could just bottle that and use it for promotion or get it to erupt on cue, I'd be rich!

See the ongoing eruption on the Kirishima webcam. (NOTE: Next video frame may take as long as 60 seconds to update)


Ira Hata said...

With all the geothermal resources available in the country, it's amazing how stupid the Japanese politicians are by pushing nuclear energy. More importantly, instead of backing simple and safe nuclear power generated from a Japanese developed solution (depleted uranium), they're utilizing dangerous light and heavy water reactors.

Indonesia has about 40,000 megawatts of geothermal resources. I wouldn't be surprised if Japan has at least half as much.


salil said...

precious stones on the sea floor,
produced at 100-1000 kilo tons......
hopefully they find them.......