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More Than 720 Earthquakes Recorded On El Hierro In One Week
www.irishweatheronline.com ^ | Wed Jul 27, 9:58 pm | Mark Dunphy

Posted on 07/30/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT by Errant

The volcanic activity, principally at the convergence of the three ridges, resulted in the continual expansion of the island. A mere 50,000 years ago, as a result of seismic tremors which produced massive landslides, a giant piece of the island cracked off, crashed down into the ocean and scattered along the seabed. This landslide of more than 300km3 gave rise to the impressive amphitheatre of the El Golfo valley and at the same time caused a tsunami that most likely rose over 100 metres high and probably reached as far as the American coast.

(Excerpt) Read more at irishweatheronline.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: canaryislands; catastrophism; earthquake; tsunami; volcano

1 posted on 07/30/2011 1:16:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: SunkenCiv; winoneforthegipper; TaraP

FYI


2 posted on 07/30/2011 1:18:38 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
 
El Hierro (circled) in The Canary Islands.

always drives me crazy when they don't mention the general location of a story, especially ones involving remote areas

3 posted on 07/30/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Thanks


4 posted on 07/30/2011 1:37:24 PM PDT by Errant
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks Errant.




5 posted on 07/30/2011 1:39:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Errant
Now this would clean up Washington. This would be a larger crisis than Obama would want. It sounds like the effect on the East coast of the US would be something like what was shown in the movie Deep Impact.
6 posted on 07/30/2011 1:39:20 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: sten
Same here sten, thanks for telling us.
7 posted on 07/30/2011 1:47:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Truth29
Discovery Channel Spotlight Video

Americas East Coast Mega Tsunami Canary Islands explained

8 posted on 07/30/2011 1:49:03 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Truth29
Imagine...Boston, New York and Washington all washed away, clean as a whistle...Too bad about Charleston and Savannah though.
9 posted on 07/30/2011 1:52:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: sten; Errant

Isla De La Palma also is an island worth watching as it has a massive slump on the western side of the island.
A good shock to it and we’re seeing a tsunami from it.
Thankfully, it is somewhat quiet.


10 posted on 07/30/2011 2:00:35 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Errant
http://earthquake-report.com/2011/07/28/earquake-activity-below-el-hierro-volcano-canary-islands-spain/
11 posted on 07/30/2011 2:00:52 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Errant

Thanks for posting this video. It actually looks like it illustrates the risk of a tsunami triggered by another of the Canary Islands. Maybe there is even more potential for a disaster than first thought.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 2:10:32 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Thanks for the link SVD!


13 posted on 07/30/2011 2:25:51 PM PDT by Errant
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To: sten

I got to have special liberty in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
in 1966 while aboard the USS Cony DD508. I swore if I ever got the chance I would go back there someday. It was the best place I visited in my 4 year tour.


14 posted on 07/30/2011 2:26:09 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Errant

Hey bud, thanks for the post good stuff over there...el fuego in Azore chain is another one to watch!


15 posted on 07/30/2011 3:25:13 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Truth29

Unfortunately, with a 7-8 hour warning, our overlards would be long since airborn, and out of town, when it hit.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 10:52:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Errant

The Tsunami research community has thoroughly debunked Simon Day’s claims about the size of a La Palma landslide tsunami on the East Coast. Unfortunately because it’s not what bad science documentary makers and the media want to hear, It’s not really been widely disseminated.

http://www.lapalma-tsunami.com/


17 posted on 07/31/2011 3:02:27 AM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: Errant

Haven’t heard of this one but Cumbre Vieja on La Palma has been a concern.


18 posted on 07/31/2011 5:48:01 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Strategerist
Thanks for the link!
19 posted on 07/31/2011 7:21:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant; geologist; winoneforthegipper; Steve Van Doorn; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; ...

PING

El Hierro may have had an undersea eruption overnight.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/submarine-eruption-off-of-el-hierro

Not yet certain. Spain trying to get undersea cameras onsite.

Small quakes recorded near the surface.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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Spanish site: http://www.avcan.org/ "" Where is occurring possible submarine eruption? By far not been made ​​public, but the path followed by the seismicity averaged per day, weighted by the energy released in recent days, is as follows: The last item in red for the day and according to Google Earth is just about 400 m depth on the rift or underwater chain of volcanoes south of El Hierro to about 2.8. Km away from the nearest coast. Do not confuse the averaged seismic point of the day in place of the eruption, is a graph indicative only. ""
21 posted on 10/13/2011 5:41:41 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix; winoneforthegipper; geologist; Steve Van Doorn
5th Spanish site: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/10/10/espana/1318242424.html 4th Spanish site: http://www.noticiasgrancanaria.com/ Like the above poster said people are not worried on this. Friends of mine live there and they don't fear of something big will happen. Only thing they say, Finally something happens around here And the one on La Palma, la Cumbre Vieja. If this one erupts there is nothing on a tsunami or such. There is possible tsunami if the half of the island collides into the sea. It's not directly related to a volcanic eruption. by--Intergalatic fire on ATS: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread762619/pg1&addstar=1&on=12533426#pid12533426 3rd Spanish site: http://www.rtvc.es/noticias/erupci%C3%B3n-volc%C3%A1nica-subm%C3%A1rina-a-7-kil%C3%B3metros-de-el-hierro-78044.aspx "" The president of the Cabildo, Alpidio Weapons, held that the eruption took place at that distance from the surface of iron because it means that the island can resume normal activity shortly after the reopening of the tunnels Roquille. It also urges caution to fishermen and divers who wish to conduct activities in the sea this morning activities were not recommended. Armas said the island "is in a condition, a lot better than previous days." Armas said that there is "danger" in the island so that invites to be visited because it is one of the best times of year. The president said that if confirmed in full volcanic eruption, a return to "normal" is absolute. "" 2nd Spanish site: http://noticiacanaria.visibli.com/share/f7z2Jm "" Volcanologist Juan Carlos Carracedo, recently put in a radio interview to 7.7 in the iron is taking place, "an eruption in the sea at 500 meters deep and four miles away from La Restinga". For vulcanólgo this is "the best possible scenario from the point of view of the El Hierro population", and safety. So far no official source has confirmed this, but according to testimony from citizens and residents of La Restinga, helicopters flying over the area where the rash is supposedly going underwater to confirm this fact. In addition, the coastal radio has asked all vessels to return to port and away from the above area, not to interfere in the work of scientists testing. "" http://www.avcan.org/ "" Where is occurring possible submarine eruption? By far not been made ​​public, but the path followed by the seismicity averaged per day, weighted by the energy released in recent days, is as follows: The last item in red for the day and according to Google Earth is just about 400 m depth on the rift or underwater chain of volcanoes south of El Hierro to about 2.8. Km away from the nearest coast. Do not confuse the averaged seismic point of the day in place of the eruption, is a graph indicative only. "" Article re Dr Day's contentions etc.: http://www.safety4sea.com/page/7027/3/could-a-mega-tsunami-wipe-out-the-eastern-seaboard- However, an FR omniscient expert considers Dr Day to be a clueless idiot. So evidently those reviewing and publishing Dr Day's article are also idiots.
22 posted on 10/13/2011 5:52:19 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix; winoneforthegipper; geologist; Steve Van Doorn
SORRY, DIDN'T PREVIEW

5th Spanish site:

5th Spanish site

4th Spanish site:

4th site

Like the above poster said people are not worried on this. Friends of mine live there and they don't fear of something big will happen.

Only thing they say, Finally something happens around here

And the one on La Palma, la Cumbre Vieja. If this one erupts there is nothing on a tsunami or such.

There is possible tsunami if the half of the island collides into the sea.

It's not directly related to a volcanic eruption.

by--Intergalatic fire on ATS:

ATS thread

3rd Spanish site:

3rd site

""
The president of the Cabildo, Alpidio Weapons, held that the eruption took place at that distance from the surface of iron because it means that the island can resume normal activity shortly after the reopening of the tunnels Roquille. It also urges caution to fishermen and divers who wish to conduct activities in the sea this morning activities were not recommended. Armas said the island "is in a condition, a lot better than previous days." Armas said that there is "danger" in the island so that invites to be visited because it is one of the best times of year. The president said that if confirmed in full volcanic eruption, a return to "normal" is absolute.
""

2nd Spanish site:

2nd site

""
Volcanologist Juan Carlos Carracedo, recently put in a radio interview to 7.7 in the iron is taking place, "an eruption in the sea at 500 meters deep and four miles away from La Restinga". For vulcanólgo this is "the best possible scenario from the point of view of the El Hierro population", and safety. So far no official source has confirmed this, but according to testimony from citizens and residents of La Restinga, helicopters flying over the area where the rash is supposedly going underwater to confirm this fact. In addition, the coastal radio has asked all vessels to return to port and away from the above area, not to interfere in the work of scientists testing.
""

http://www.avcan.org/

""
Where is occurring possible submarine eruption? By far not been made ​​public, but the path followed by the seismicity averaged per day, weighted by the energy released in recent days, is as follows: The last item in red for the day and according to Google Earth is just about 400 m depth on the rift or underwater chain of volcanoes south of El Hierro to about 2.8. Km away from the nearest coast. Do not confuse the averaged seismic point of the day in place of the eruption, is a graph indicative only.
""

Article re Dr Day's contentions etc.:

article about Dr Day article

However, an FR omniscient expert considers Dr Day to be a clueless idiot. So evidently those reviewing and publishing Dr Day's article are also idiots.

23 posted on 10/13/2011 5:58:39 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Been watching this closely on another forum. Pretty intense stuff!

Like potential mega-tsunami stuff.


24 posted on 10/13/2011 7:04:52 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Sounds like to me.

Others disagree.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 8:15:02 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: autumnraine

Sounds like to me.

Others disagree.


26 posted on 10/13/2011 8:15:46 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Thanks, Quix.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 8:18:05 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 10/13/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Quix

Thanks for the post, Quix!

The news on this area has been rumbling for awhile now.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Quix

If I may wear my foil hat for a moment, someone was telling me about comet elenin (?) coming close by soon and it and the planet alignments were likely to cause another huge earthquake like Tokyo and Haiti somewhere around Oct. 17th, I think? Can someone fill in the gaps for me on this? ......./foil hat


30 posted on 10/13/2011 11:29:03 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: autumnraine; Quix

autumnraine, you said: ‘Been watching this closely on another forum. Pretty intense stuff! Like potential mega-tsunami stuff.’

= = =
Thank you for your observations.

Hat-tip to Quix for bringing it to my attention.

Quix, for all of your labors, BIG THANKS.


31 posted on 10/14/2011 7:59:22 AM PDT by Joya (http://www.amazon.com/QUESTIONS-BUILDING-LOVE-Conversational-ebook/dp/B005GHDSOC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&)
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