Saturday, December 4, 2010

The power of a volcano

As you know the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland began erupting in March of 2010.

And, amongst the usual ‘eruptee’ (is there such a word) things that volcanos spew out, a most unusual object was recently spewed.

It is not so much the object itself (a rock) that is unusual, for rocks are commonly erupted along with ash, lava, gasses, etc.

Rather it is the size of the rock that is so amazing.

The rock weighs 1,000 tons.  

Let’s see. 1 ton equals 2000 pounds.

So this rock weighs 2 million pounds????  WOW.

Want to see what a 2 million pound rock looks like? Then, HERE’S THE LINK