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****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****

 
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****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
I could not believe the numbers when i saw them, damn...

The Oruanui eruption of New Zealand's Taupo volcano was the world's largest known eruption in the past 70,000 years, with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8. It occurred around 24,500 BC in the Late Pleistocene and generated approximately 430 km³ of pyroclastic fall deposits, 320 km³ of pyroclastic density current (PDC) deposits (mostly ignimbrite) and 420 km³ of primary intracaldera material, equivalent to 530 km³ of magma. The explosive force of this eruption would be greater than the combined power of all the nuclear weapons ever created by man. The eruption is divided into 10 phases on the basis of nine mappable fall units and a tenth, poorly preserved but volumetrically dominant fall unit.

Modern Lake Taupo partly fills the caldera generated during this eruption; a 140 km² structural collapse area is concealed beneath the lake, while the lake outline reflects coeval peripheral and volcano-tectonic collapse. Early eruption phases saw shifting vent positions; development of the caldera to its maximum extent (indicated by lithic lag breccias) occurred during phase 10.

The Oruanui eruption shows many unusual features; its episodic nature, wide range of depositional conditions in fall deposits of very wide dispersal, and complex interplay of falls and pyroclastic flows.


Tephra from the eruption covered much of the central North Island with ignimbrite up to 200 metres deep. Most of New Zealand was affected by ashfall, with even an 18 cm ash layer left on the Chatham Islands, 1,000 km away. Later erosion and sedimentation had long-lasting effects on the landscape, and caused the Waikato River to shift from the Hauraki Plains to its current course through the Waikato to the Tasman Sea.

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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
Pretty impressive.

But I'm sure there are far more destructive and cataclysmic volcanoes that no human has any clue about.
Embrace absolution.
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
And for what ive heard, this volcano is still active, and its a matter of time till erupts again...

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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
And for what ive heard, this volcano is still active, and its a matter of time till erupts again...

hiding

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Cool, I had better put some extra chicken wire on the roof.

Better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
everything is bigger down here
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
everything is bigger down here
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I think that was in texas...

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10/28/2010 09:24 PM
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
"I'ma let you finish...but Ron Jeremy had the biggest volcanic explosion of all time." - Kanye West (haha)
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"I'ma let you finish...but Ron Jeremy had the biggest volcanic explosion of all time." - Kanye West (haha)
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OH LAWD!
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
everything is bigger down here
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That is definitely Texas.
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
Indonesia got a 7.5 earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruption in one week.

We have had our quake.

Hope we aren't going to have a volcanic eruption.
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Re: ****Taupo Volcano(New Zealand) Had The Biggest Volcanic Explosion Of All Time(VEI8)24,500 BC!!!****
God is there no safe place on this planet?
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Heja Sverige:)))
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God is there no safe place on this planet?
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nope
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