Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:31a.m.
White Island's threat to the mainland is an 'urban myth', says a GNS volcanologist.
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24/01/2013 11:29:25 a.m.
Joe Black wrote:
The scientists are playing the odds.
The chance of an eruption of "urban myth" proportions in their lifetime is extremely low,probably a handful of eruptions worldwide per 100yrs of that size.The best thing to do in their position(remember they have to deal in facts not speculation) is to ignore or downplay the risk.
24/01/2013 9:01:19 a.m.
Hmm, as an undergrad, when studying this volcano,there was concern expressed by experts at my uni about salt water getting in and the size of the subsequent explosion. Guess the science has a new theory at present?
23/01/2013 9:40:12 p.m.
saturn rose wrote:
some people are so sceared about all the danger that they have put them in and there selfs
23/01/2013 5:21:06 p.m.
Joe black wrote:
If its an urban legend,why the "significant concern" when the only ones at risk are island tourists who are aware of the risk when they go there.Its an illogical statement unless you know the future.
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