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Life on an active volcano

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by DonOR, Jun 11, 2018.

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  1. DonOR

    DonOR

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    Every place, every thing in life has risks. For the most part, I've really enjoyed being here for 39 years, for over 30 of those we have some kind of ongoing volcanic eruption.

    But now its really different; magma that had been relatively stationary near the summit has been moving underground, and erupting down slope, where all the news footage shows subdivisions and homes being lost. With that movement of magma, the ground has been shaking constantly for weeks on end, +400 earthquakes in the past 24 hours alone. Half the population in this district must have some degree of PTSD. Its not the end of the world, but maybe this little corner of it. Yikes!
     
  2. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    This is one of the worse aspects on living on an active volcano island, you never know when it’s going to blow – I wonder if Edinburgh is ever going to become active again?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh
     
  3. acotrel

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    Both Rabaul Harbour and the Greek island of Santorini used to be active volcanos before they exploded .
     
  4. rvich

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    Don,

    I've been wondering how you are doing over there. If you need to ship the Commando off island to protect it, let me know.

    Russ
     
  5. DonOR

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    Thanks brothers for your thoughts! as I type this reply, a small figurine of Quan Yin, the Hindu demi goddess of compassion sits on my desktop. every two or three minutes, she vibrates like a sex toy!

    About two months ago, I found a crack leaking oil at the base of my cast iron cylinders. So I took everything apart and shipped the barrels to "a&c casting rebuilders", in the San Francisco bay area. The furnace welding done there by Rick was amazing. He saved me the enormous cost of replacing an almost unobtainable part for $500, plus freight.

    Once I got the part back in May I took it to a local shop for a rebore... still waiting! Not unusual for Hawaii. I'm still in the process of breaking down and cleaning out the bottom to see whats there and what isn't.

    The chances of lava flowing in this area are somewhat remote. but if we are threatened, the first thing that gets loaded on my truck is that combat and the boxes of bits that go with it. anything else after that, I don't give a rats ass, its all insured; so is the bike but there are some things in this life money can't buy!
     
  6. grandpaul

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    Good to hear your head is screwed on straight, and tight.

    (I mean YOUR head, not the Commando's; that'll be good when it happens, as well)