I don't really know much about volcanoes. Are fissures a good thing in general or are they a bad sign? Do they allow pressure to be released or are they something that happen before a major eruption?
From what I understand, it's actually a bad thing. While it may seem that the fissures are relieving pressure (and they are), the problem is that lava is draining out of the main volcano down under the surrounding land. The fissures are just indicating that pressure is building. As the lava level drops, large chunks of rock inside the cone are breaking off the outer rim and they can can block up the cone. Lava heats the ground water creating steam and the pressure builds up and the blockage results in an eruption hurling those giant rocks into the air. What goes up must come down. Some rocks can be as large as a refrigerator and weigh 10,000 lbs. You don't ant to be anywhere near this thing if that happens.
Also, in this case, the fissures seem to be slicing through the east edge of the island. Kind of like a tear parallel to the coastline. At some point, the far east edge may just break off, fall into the ocean and create an enormous tsunami. I heard it has the potential to create a wave 1000 feet high. Yowza.
Just learning this stuff myself and this is what I think I have gleaned from the experts.
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Just a personal and anecdotal observation...there was a big uptick in earthquakes in Hawaii today compared to the last few days when the frequency was slowing. Not much about it in the news, but this is still a very serious event.
Edit: 100 EQ's in Hawaii in the past 24 hours @ 2:30 ET 5/25. That's a serious increase over a couple days ago.
bernie: Muslim man beats Jewish woman (65) while screaming “Allahu Akhbar” and antisemitic slogans before throwing her to her death out 3rd floor window. French courts finds man not criminally responsible due to heavy intake of marijuana. Higher court upholds it.
Apr 21, 2021 15:08:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-april-21-2021/ "Netanyahu: Bennett has cut deal with Lapid to be PM of left-wing gov’t. Yamina chair rips PM for ‘holding country hostage,’ pushing for ‘5th, 6th, 7th election,’". Two weeks until a new PM then?
Apr 21, 2021 16:34:13 GMT -6
bernie: Mike, Macron is basically saying it needs to be changed because it's wrong to not hold someone responsible just because they were on drugs. Why the courts got it wrong is beyond me.
Apr 21, 2021 18:33:43 GMT -6
yardstick: MJ calms you down. It isnt a stimulant.
Apr 21, 2021 19:15:56 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "The word assassin is often believed to derive from the word hashshashin (Arabic: حشّاشين, ħashshāshīyīn, also hashishin, hashashiyyin, or assassins), and shares its etymological roots with hashish (/hæˈʃiːʃ/ or /ˈhæʃiːʃ/; from Arabic: حشيش ḥashīsh)."
Apr 21, 2021 20:14:00 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I think you're right YS. I believe the theory was that the assassins of old may have used it as a performance enhancing drug. "it is commonly believed that Assassins were under the influence of hashish during their killings or during their indoctrination"
Apr 21, 2021 20:16:26 GMT -6
boraddict: To be a god is to be a guide. To follow a god is to follow a guide. To be your own guide is to be your own god. To follow God is to not follow yourself as a guide. Follow Jesus. My thought for the day.
Apr 21, 2021 20:50:37 GMT -6
Natalie: Good thoughts, boraddict. Yes, He's the only one worth following.
Apr 21, 2021 21:02:49 GMT -6