In terms of geological periods ...
Greta wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 3:44 am
In terms of geological periods we are in the:
Phanerozoid Eon - from about the last 500m years, the age of plants and animals
Cenozoic Era - from about 70m years, the age of mammals
Quatenary Period - from about 2.5m years ago, something technical to do with ice sheets
Holocene Epoch - from about 12k years ago to today. It's also being referred to as the Holocene extinction event.
In terms of archaeological periods we are in the Information Age (from 1970 on) and the Big Data Age (2001 on).
However, if humans die out and rats evolve to replace us, when their naturalists observe major large sedimentary structures they will find a thin band infused with a strange substance. They might see our time as the Plastic Era
... the Holocene extinction event.
Apparently the tectonic plate boundary in the Hawaii area is different than Indonesia.
Krakatoa – plates colliding head on.
Hawaii – a plate rubbing over a hot spot, theorized relatively recently, so likely the science isn’t settled.
Hopefully for Hawaii, less chance of an explosion, but the molten rock flowing like honey is still cause for those stuck in paradise to endure a visit to the land-locked mainlands, at least until mother nature’s hot flash passes.
Greta wrote: ... for turning what could have been an interesting chat about real things ...
Volcanoes are real things, lives are at stake, and the opportunity for that interesting chat was passed over.
But don't worry.
I get the drift of what you're saying.