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Mt Tongariro erupts again
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Ataahua
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Nov 21 2012, 2:21am

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The focus this week had been on Ruapehu, with vocanologists warning that an eruption is 'more likely' in the next weeks or months - then today Ruapehu's neighbour Tongariro decided to get some attention as well.

It's just ash and gas at this point - no projectiles, which is a blessing for those who were walking on the mountain today.

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Sauron: "Mine's better."

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Starling
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Nov 21 2012, 4:54am

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Now that [In reply to] Can't Post

is just total attention-seeking behaviour.
The kids who were there today will certainly have lasting memories!


dernwyn
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Nov 21 2012, 11:21am

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One group was only 750 m from it? [In reply to] Can't Post

What a spectacular thing to experience! Yes, it's a good thing it was just the ash and smoke! Shocked


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Kelvarhin
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Nov 21 2012, 11:59am

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It's just ash and gas at this point



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NottaSackville
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Nov 21 2012, 12:36pm

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I sense Warner Bros. movie marketers afoot... [In reply to] Can't Post

No "dragons" were reported cited nearby?

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alienorchid
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Nov 21 2012, 2:02pm

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In the back of my mind I have a vague memory of an ad on TV where a guy drops an ant-acid into bubbling mud pools and they stop bubbling - all the tourists are like "aww :(" and leave. I'm pretty sure it must be a NZ ad, and presumably the mud pools are Rotorua but I can't find the ad anywhere!


Aunt Dora Baggins
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Nov 21 2012, 2:53pm

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What an amazing thing to see while out hiking!


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deej
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Nov 21 2012, 5:14pm

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It wasn't that bad. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm staying at National Park Village, which is near the base of the volcanoes, and arrived about an hour before the eruption. I couldnt even see the plume of ash from where I was, and some hikers told me they were only a couple of km from it and didn't even hear anything- just saw the ash and smoke. Needless to say, they quickly moved down the mountain. :)

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dernwyn
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Nov 21 2012, 5:25pm

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Will they let anyone [In reply to] Can't Post

get close enough now, to see it, or is the eruption mostly over?

So are enjoying a bit of hiking before the big event? Smile


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NottaSackville
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Nov 21 2012, 6:01pm

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Wow - it's still really cool (?) that you were that close! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ethel Duath
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Nov 21 2012, 7:54pm

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It was taking Caradhras lessons then-- [In reply to] Can't Post

"I too am a Power in the world!"

But I think it was Smaug practicing his breathing and elocution. Not sure what happened to the voice coach, though (or if he'll ever be found).

The picture online is spectacular. Hope it doesn't do what the one in Iceland did and disrupt air traffic.


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Faenoriel
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Nov 21 2012, 7:55pm

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Have they ever erupted in a dangerous way? [In reply to] Can't Post

As in, there totally exists non-dangerous volcanic eruptions... Crazy

And as in, while NZ has been inhabitated by humans.

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Lissuin
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Nov 21 2012, 7:59pm

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The department of Conservation has closed the Tongariro track, which was not expected to be reopened for at least three days.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/...mp;objectid=10849136


DanielLB
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Nov 21 2012, 9:39pm

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If it erupts on premiere day, it is more than coincidence! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope people stay safe.

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Owain
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Nov 21 2012, 9:49pm

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Pic and a video of the eruption [In reply to] Can't Post

Click here.

Sounds like no one was hurt and there was no property damage... look's cool!

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

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Ataahua
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Nov 21 2012, 10:00pm

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There are three volcanoes [In reply to] Can't Post

in this spot of the central plateau: Tongariro, Ngauruhoe (which is part of Tongariro) and Ruapehu. Ruapehu is the most active - you can see more of its eruption history here. It's most lethal recent activity was in the 1950s when a tephra dam (caused by an eruption a few years earlier) broke, causing a lahar to wash down the Whangaehu Stream and destroy a railbridge. A train travelling at night crashed into the river and a lot of people died.

Tongariro had been inactive until a couple of months ago when it erupted with an ash plume for the first time in 100 years.

A bit of quick and dirty Maori history: Mt Taranaki was said to have been in the central plateau as well until he fought with Tongariro over the love of the bush-clad hill Pihanga. Taranaki lost, and Tongariro booted him out (and he travelled to where he is now, on the North Island's west coast). We could say that Tongariro has spotted Taranaki making eyes at Pihanga again and is showing his displeasure with ash signals...

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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silneldor
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Nov 22 2012, 12:47am

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That thing seems to be moving toward them after a bit. [In reply to] Can't Post

I would not underestimate anything there knowing the speed of that stuff and the deathly suffocating element of it. Gaging that (i am sure would be a premier experience for all there) would be an iffy thing.

But it is a mesmerizing thing isn't it? It is amazing to me understanding how old this planet is, that there is still a so a very potent/powerful pyrotechnic force at work below us.

*Sporting Colonial Blake's mannerism* "BOOM!"















grammaboodawg
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Nov 22 2012, 3:18am

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Wow! That's a great look at it! [In reply to] Can't Post

That so cool! I wonder if that took pressure off of Ruapehu? Thank you for the link :)



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Kimi
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Nov 22 2012, 3:32am

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849148

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Ataahua
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Nov 22 2012, 3:38am

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Boy they're good... [In reply to] Can't Post

:D

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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dernwyn
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Nov 22 2012, 12:26pm

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Indubitably. Yeah, they're good. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Starling
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Nov 23 2012, 5:10am

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A reporter on TV just referred to the volcano as [In reply to] Can't Post

'overwrought', which I rather liked. Cool


Faenoriel
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Nov 23 2012, 10:30pm

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In Lapland the Sámi people tell the story of Saana and Malla, two fells standing on the shores of the Lake Kilpisjärvi, a lake where Finland, Sweden and Norway meet.

Ages ago when the giants still populated the land, Malla was a maiden who wished to marry a young man called Saana. They were already celebrating their weddings, when Pertsa, a man from Sweden, came to claim Malla for himself. He and his wizards made ice to storm out of the north. The people who had gathered at the weddings fled, but Saana picked Malla up on his arms to carry her to safety. However, they weren't fast enough and they were buried under the ice sheet. The long years of the world have turned them into stone, and still they stand there by the Lake Kilpisjärvi, where Malla's tears fall into the lake. (Finland's tallest waterfall runs from Malla into Kilpisjärvi.)

Or that's how I've come to know the tale. It might be different in its original forms. However, Kilpisjärvi is my favourite place in the world, and I've been to both Malla and Saana (and the waterfall, her tears!) so the story is dear to me.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied


DanielLB
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Nov 23 2012, 10:34pm

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The Sámi have the best stories and tales [In reply to] Can't Post

And are the friendliest community I've ever been invited into.

I'm not aware of this particular one. Thank you for sharing.Smile

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Faenoriel
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Nov 23 2012, 10:38pm

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When have you been invited to Sámi community? [In reply to] Can't Post

Do tell, do tell!

Their costumes are also amazing. Uplifting brightness combined with pragticality.

But every word you say today
Gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied

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