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Piton de la Fournaise volcano eruptions:
1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903(?), 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908(?), 1909, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933-34, 1935(?), 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938-39, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947(?), 1948, 1948(?), 1950, 1951(?), 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955-57, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1964-65, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1975-76, 1976, 1977, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1985-88, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Feb-March), 2001 (March-April), 2001 (June-July), 2002 (Jan.), 2002 (Nov-Dec), 2003 (May) – 2004 (Jan), 2004 (May), 2004 (Aug-Oct), 2005 (Feb-March), 2005 (Oct), 2005 (Nov), 2005 (Dec)-2006 (Jan), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Oct), 2010 (Dec), 2014 (June), 2015 (Feb), 2015 (May), 2015 (Aug-Oct), 2016 (May, Sep), 2017 (Jan)
Typical eruption style: Effusive



unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve:

effusive greetings; an effusive person.


pouring out; overflowing.

tending to extrude.


pertaining to extrusion.


Also, effusive. Geology. noting or pertaining to a class of igneous rocks that have been forced out in a molten or plastic condition upon the surface of the earth.
Being untutored in these things I’d just call them volcanic, which serves to show what I know about these thing.
For instance had I known the above table was available anywhere I would have kept better notes about when I was experiencing pain.
I first became aware of a tune that I had with weather in 1976 and spent the rest of my life wondering if I was affected by demons. Even now I am not sure but it has been one hell of a ride! (apart from the depression that is. But it is nice to have an handle on it.)
Julius Caesar described us as superstitious but you can get that way (even hypochondriac) when you know something unusual  is causing you problems and you can never find out what it is.

On Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:25:09 UTC+1, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> On Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:01:56 UTC+1, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> > On Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:24:04 UTC+1, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:56:24 UTC+1, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> > > > I opened the weather charts at 05:00 today so the NA-EFS had all night long to sort itself out. It took about 10 seconds to open the chart for the 17th. There was nothing special on that except that the air masses were arranged for storms:
> > > > Low High Low
> > > > High Low High
> > > > It is a pretty simple pattern to recognise. The other significant one is two adjacent similar air masses with a blocking air mass of a different type which is a signal for magnitude > > >
> > > > Such quakes are interesting for their indications of cyclognesis in the tropics.
> > > >
> > > > The other charts opened at 5 seconds for the 18th, 11 for the 19th, 2 for the 20th, 5 for the 21st and then I gave up waiting for the chart for the 22nd, thinking it must be a broken link. From time to time the site puts the same chart up on consecutive days so I back-spaced it to check.
> > > >
> > > > The chart for the 23rd is nondescript. It is so unremarkable I can’t describe it.
> > > > I had to put my reading glasses on and play around with the forwards and backwards. Then I realised it may develop into a severe earthquake at last.
> > > >
> > > > So don’t hold your breath. It may just be an eruption at Iceland or something. My spelling is shit this morning.
> > > >
> > > > The 29th and 30th were about 5 and 6 respectively the others all opened between 2 and 4 seconds. Now for the piece of resistance:
> > > >
> > > > There were/are 4 corrections to the Atlantic chart yesterday.
> > >
> > > About five or six boxes on the Unisys page this morning. Only yellow ones, I don’t think they take those as seriously as the red ones.
> >
> > Just coming up to noon (BST) and I loaded the NA-EFS charts with no real problem. the one ofr the 26th was a bit sticky but it did open before I checked back.
> >
> > After collecting four of them I noticed that I was getting the afternoon ones. I had been given yesterdays chats. Just a few minutes earlier I realised that one of the set of bookmark tabs I open twice a day had not opened. The Iris chart of earthquakes was missing:
> > http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/?
> >
> > I thought I must have had a brain fart yesterday and dropped it but, no it was still there in its sequence. Why didn’t it open?
> > Why did my computer reboot after I had just opened it?
> >
> > I don’t believe in fairies. Nor ghosts. But sometimes things that seems paranormal appear to appear. Most likely I am mistaken or have done something that just slipped my mind.
> >
> > I am especially prone to such things during this stretch of the Julian Madden oscillation.
> > It has been the bane of my life!
> >
> > Seriously it can impact your feeling of self worth when you think that these things are only going wrong for you. If it affects your body, your hormone production process for instance as can happen with lack of sunlight (Volcanic spells are notoriously dull) it can affect your long term health.
> >
> > Some people actually look forwards to the rain the way Europeans look forwards to snow. Obviously some of us get too much of a good thing but like honey etcetera, etcetera.
> >
> > The preceding verse is interesting:
> >
> > “By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded and a soft tongue breaks the bone.”
> >
> > There is a fine line between patience and inactivity. As long as both sides know who is in charge and who is having forbearance. Take for example the rioting that took place all over America, it is still winding down but the police for the most part used an hands-off approach.
> >
> > It seems to be averting treason.
> >
> > So I will just leave my computer to sort itself out. The spell will have run out by the next updates. No doubt web servers and their ITmen will be doing the same.
> >
> > It is all working now. By the time I’d written this the latest charts had opened and the were opening immediately, all of them. I still have a nasty twinge in my shoulde though, so somewhere something interesting is happening.
> >
> > Owch… a bad one.
> > Volcanoes Today, 17 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Cleveland, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Bogoslof… and they bloody hurt too!
> https://wordpress.com/post/weathercharts.wordpress.com/5871

There is a lot more where that came from. The chevrons mark who said waht and when.

I joined a series of amateur writing groups looking for a way to improve my communication skills. I developed a bad style deliberately when I discovered sci.geo.earthquakes. The place was full of rampant muff-divers.whose sole raison d’être was to prevent any logical discussion about forecasting geo-phenomena. I discovered I had a talent for writing before I really knew what I was talking about. All I really understood was that I was going to be taking the “road less travelled”.

The result has been that apart from one or two spammers I have a blog that forecasts earthquakes which nobody reads. I once wrote to the British Army telling them about a likely ‘quake in Nepal. this brought the predictable results that I have become used to. And the last