In a one day period. 38". Incredible.
This latest Atlantic storm is the earliest 8th storm on record. Nope, no global warming on record here.
That volcano is a remnant of the west coast volcanos, and is an indication of a hotspot that has succumbed to continental drift. It is a weak point in the continent that could release at any time and create a huge hole. It is said it may have the force of 1000 volcanos erupting at once. A large part of the national park area is a giant crater formed by the last explosion, 640,000 years ago. It is so large that it can only be seen from space. It explodes regularly every 600,000 years - in between it is quiet; now it is overdue.
Modern humans did not exist last time this exploded but its effects are known - a herd of fossilized rhinos were found choked to death under the ash layer a thousand miles away. This was the first evidence of the size of the eruptions.
Once an eruption starts it will accelerate until the whole pool of magma explodes, throwing at least 1000 cubic kilometers of hot material high into the atmosphere. Talk about fire, brimstone, Sodom and Gomorrah.
This is likely to happen soon, the area north of the lake has bulged upwards by almost a metre in 50 years. One side of the lake is creeping into the forest as the land rises. This type of rapid change cannot continue for long without something giving way; every year there are hundreds of small earthquakes.
Read this about the Sumatra super volcano caldera
May explain the tsunami recently.