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Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving!


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#1    Hasina

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

Hawaiian Island Dissolving from Inside

The volcanic peaks of Oahu, the Hawaiian island where Honolulu sits, are slowly deteriorating from within and the island will eventually become flat and low-lying, new research shows.
But there's no need to worry in the short term: due to geological processes beneath the island it will continue rising for 1.5 million years before the mountain's dissolution catches up with it, according to the study, published recently in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Rather than being washed away by above-ground erosion, however, the mountain is more quickly breaking down on the inside, said Brigham Young University geologist and co-author Steve Nelson in a statement from the school.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

hasina you got me worried there for a second. I thought the islands where disappearing at a rapid rate. phew

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

This is not new. New Islands will be  born and the old will erode. Theres a hot caldera moving beneath Hawaii thats why it is always volcanically active. As this caldera moves beyond the old cools and erodes. Its a dynamic ecosystem. Cool Science. I liked learnin it.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

To be technical, the caldera is stationary, and the tectonic plate is moving.

EDIT: And to be more technical, it's more of a hotspot than a caldera.

Edited by socrates.junior, 23 December 2012 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

Islands come and go.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 December 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

That's my job, brief rush of a panic with a catchy headline, followed by soothing facts.

LOL.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Maybe we should put Lava-Lady on yellow alert.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

So much for another tourist destination.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

When i read the title, i wandered ''ARRRRGGGGHHH AND WHERE WOULD I BE GOING FOR MY VACATION????'. But then, i calmed down!!! :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 December 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

That's my job, brief rush of a panic with a catchy headline, followed by soothing facts.

Tell me the avatar is you, please, I'm panicking.  :w00t:


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

View Postpallidin, on 01 January 2013 - 06:52 PM, said:



Tell me the avatar is you, please, I'm panicking.  :w00t:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

If the islands were to disappear somewhere in the near future, it would most likely go underwater due to an enormous tsunami originating most likely out of an North American earthquake or perhaps caused by a piece of California breaking off and falling into the pacific ocean. Other scenarios could include drastic tectonic plate movements from within the Pacific ocean, nuclear annihilation due to the presence of the Pacific Naval command in Pearl Harbor, and last but not least, an act of god.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

When big chunks slip off we get mega tsunamis. Waves the size of multi story buildings.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

When big chunks fall off what? I think you mean that when earthquakes occur, we get tsunamis.

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