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Jay H
05-30-2006, 11:21 AM
Might look silly as the preview I saw had a lot of CGI but saw a preview last night about a program on the History Channel called Mega-disasters... This one is about Mt Rainier blowing it's lid.... Might be interesting or might be silly looking. Either way, should be informative in someway!

I think it's at 9pm EDT, but the program is listed as "mega-disasters"

Jay

sardog1
05-30-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the tip.

The threat from lahars and other unpleasantries from a Rainier eruption is real enough. At least one of the local communities has installed warning sirens and conducts evacuation drills in the schools.

The geologists' favorite pasttime is speculating on just how far the flow will flow when it comes. A look at this map of Rainier hazard zones (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Rainier/Publications/FS065-97/FS065-97_map.pdf) will show why.

DougPaul
05-30-2006, 06:37 PM
The threat from lahars and other unpleasantries from a Rainier eruption is real enough. At least one of the local communities has installed warning sirens and conducts evacuation drills in the schools.
Don't even have to wait for an eruption. When I first visited Rainier ('60s?) the Nisqually Valley showed the scars of a sizable muddy outburst flood which had scoured the valley in 1947.

The following search will bring up a bunch of reports:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Nisqually+mud+flow&btnG=Google+Search

Doug

Jay H
05-31-2006, 07:16 AM
Of Course, I posted this show and missed it anyway. :) Wonder if it was any good?

Jay

Jay H
06-01-2006, 09:43 AM
History channel lists some rebroadcasts if you missed the show, like I did:

http://www.historychannel.com/megadisasters/?page=episodes

Jay

jjo
06-04-2006, 11:53 PM
I just saw an ad for that today!! Shots in the preview were amazing!! Plan to watch...