Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby cronus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:31 am

Say you drilled, using underwater technology the Russians already possess, through into a volcanic magma chamber or adjacent to one. And filled a area close to the magma with injected heavy crude oil....for a couple of weeks? Would that be enough?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ship-s ... XE20150416

Getting the oil down on the seabed without being noticed is the hardest part, could make it look like accident...though?
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby JimC » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:03 am

It can be averted by sacrificing a virgin to the volcano gods...
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby cronus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 am

JimC wrote:It can be averted by sacrificing a virgin to the volcano gods...


Crossed wires again. It's easy to stop a volcano, I'm on about starting one up.
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby JimC » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:37 am

Easy?

Try finding a virgin sacrifice these days...
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Hermit » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:05 am

JimC wrote:Easy?

Try finding a virgin sacrifice these days...
Someone must have found one. Those evil Russkies lit the submarine volcano in April 2015.

Or maybe they are using a really, really long fuse.
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Brian Peacock » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:42 am

Could a volcano be deliberately ignited? You wish Crumple. You wish. :tea:
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Hermit » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 am

If Crumple were sitting on top of it, so would I. :razzle:
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Strontium Dog » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:07 pm

JimC wrote:Easy?

Try finding a virgin sacrifice these days...


Go to a Star Trek convention and throw a rock.
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Brian Peacock » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:50 pm

:hehe:
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby JimC » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:44 pm

Cruel, SD, very cruel... :nono:
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby mistermack » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:06 pm

cronus wrote:Say you drilled, using underwater technology the Russians already possess, through into a volcanic magma chamber or adjacent to one. And filled a area close to the magma with injected heavy crude oil....for a couple of weeks? Would that be enough?

No.
Crude oil wouldn't do much, in the absence of oxygen.
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby cronus » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:44 pm

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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Hermit » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:58 am

cronus wrote:Russkies got it covered...50/50 :blah:

https://warisboring.com/underwater-fire ... into-them/
Developing weapons that shoot darts for up to 18 metres under water is nowhere near the ability of getting a thousand tons of oil to ignite without oxygen 2000 metres below sea level.
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby cronus » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:18 am

Hermit wrote:
cronus wrote:Russkies got it covered...50/50 :blah:

https://warisboring.com/underwater-fire ... into-them/
Developing weapons that shoot darts for up to 18 metres under water is nowhere near the ability of getting a thousand tons of oil to ignite without oxygen 2000 metres below sea level.


I'm pointing out they are a ingenious nation, not put off by difficulty very easily....underwater. :read:
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Re: Could a volcano be deliberately ignited?

Postby Brian Peacock » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:25 am

This sounds like a job for SMIRCH.
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