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El Hierro getting worse by the day
Iceage Now ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert

Posted on 07/03/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT by Errant

“The island has now been elevated by 9 cm due to the magma pressure. Last night there was one quake of 4.4 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 18km, which was also felt on the neighbouring island of La Palma.”


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: canaryislands; catastrophism; cumbrevieja; earthquake; hierro; island; lapalma; tsunami; volcanoe
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Aproximately 10,000 people live on the El Hierro island in the Canary island chain.


1 posted on 07/03/2012 10:25:17 AM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

Latest


2 posted on 07/03/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Is that the island that is hyped about swamping the entire eastern seaboard of the US once half of it breaks off and slides into the ocean?


3 posted on 07/03/2012 10:31:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

That might be Guam per (D-GA) Rep. Hank Johnson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q


4 posted on 07/03/2012 10:34:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: alancarp

That’s the one!


5 posted on 07/03/2012 10:35:01 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: alancarp

It’s one Island over, I think.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 10:35:01 AM PDT by Errant
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To: alancarp
La Palma is the island you're looking for.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

If there are sheep on the island they better get the flock out of there.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 10:38:23 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: alancarp

no, that would be La Palma


9 posted on 07/03/2012 10:39:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Errant

If that thing blows, CO2 limits by humans will be utterly irrelevant for years. So will any reports of global warming.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 10:40:08 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Errant

Is that in the Canaries?


11 posted on 07/03/2012 10:41:12 AM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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To: Cold Heart

Ginger ale on keyboard. Thanks a lot.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Cold Heart

LOL, that’s what I’ve been saying! There is about 10K souls on board. And they are living on top of what is basically a 10,000’ mountain with an active volcano at the base and over a mile deep of water on all sides.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thanks bud!

The energy expended already surpasses last year’s ramp up and minor event...

This needs to be monitored. Plus the activity is concentrated in an area that still has some land to give to the sea...lol


14 posted on 07/03/2012 10:44:34 AM 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: steve8714
Yes, El Hierro is the most southwestern island.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Whoah there, sure looks like someone failed a lie detector!


16 posted on 07/03/2012 10:46:29 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

That’d be one a hell of a ride!


17 posted on 07/03/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT by Errant
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To: martin_fierro

Ping


18 posted on 07/03/2012 10:47:52 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Ezekiel

Hehehe, Roberts or Obama??? ;)


19 posted on 07/03/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Unlike last year’s event there is not much gassing going on....that can’t be a good sign either.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 10:48:42 AM 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: winoneforthegipper; All
If you don't have it already, this is a good link for following the latest developments: http://earthquake-report.com/2011/09/25/el-hierro-canary-islands-spain-volcanic-risk-alert-increased-to-yellow/
21 posted on 07/03/2012 10:51:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Them folks better haul a** while the hauling is good.
When it blows, there is the possibility of setting off a chain of events which could even effect the East coast.
Then we have Yellowstone doing weird stuff that nobody really understands fully.
Kind of puts the gas bubbles in Bayou Corne in proper perspective.
22 posted on 07/03/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Yep, could mean a seriously explosive eruption! From the other link, they've called a meeting to discuss possible measures that the populace will be considering.
23 posted on 07/03/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Is this where there concerns about a large tidal wave if there is a slump or land slide?


24 posted on 07/03/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sequoyah101
La Palma is the island that everyone was focusing on as far as super landslide with resulting tsunami. Not sure but El Hierro could cause similar depending upon how much landmass collapses into the ocean and which section.
25 posted on 07/03/2012 10:56:34 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

No, it’s not the volcano making the island 9 cm higher. That’s ‘Obama’ making the ocean level go down.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Errant

I’d peg this one on Roberts... Obama would have been quick to seal up his test results. :-\


27 posted on 07/03/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: The Cajun
For sure - what's the latest on the bubbles?
28 posted on 07/03/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

money quote...from your link.

María José Blanco also said that an eruption on land can be excluded at the moment but that IGN follows up the situation very consciously as all the events are going much quicker than during last years eruption.

Indeed this is ramping up very quickly and with more energy. When she goes I don’t think it will be an undersea cinder cone this time.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 10:59:21 AM 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: ichabod1

Hadn’t thought of that. ;)


30 posted on 07/03/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Ezekiel

LOL!


31 posted on 07/03/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

EL Hierro was responsible actually for the largest tsunami on the east coast.


32 posted on 07/03/2012 11:02:48 AM 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: winoneforthegipper

You’re right. It’s going to be real interesting to see where all that pressure finally gets released, and dangerous.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

I didn’t know that. I’ve just always heard it was La Palma that created the greatest tsunami and posed the biggest threat to the east coast.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

I guess I stand corrected then, thanks!


35 posted on 07/03/2012 11:08:22 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yah very few know that fact.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 11:13:59 AM 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: Cold Heart

LOL


37 posted on 07/03/2012 11:18:39 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: The Cajun

Think I’ll watch the movie 2012 tonight. ;-)


38 posted on 07/03/2012 11:19:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Errant
Haven't heard anything more, in fact talked to a friend who stopped over Sunday night from Pierre Part, kind of in the same area as Bayou Corne, and he and his wife hadn't heard anything about it until I mentioned.

He's an old oilfield guy like myself and suspected a surface gas pocket.
When I mentioned the salt dome theory, he said "Mey, dat's not good", LOL.
We worked for the same oilfield service company for 30 years.

39 posted on 07/03/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: cuban leaf
Think I’ll watch the movie 2012 tonight. ;-)

Saw it already, won't jack up your spirits too much :^)

40 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; Errant

the latest with video on the bubblin bayou!...lol


41 posted on 07/03/2012 11:33:29 AM 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: The Cajun
LOL, thanks!

I can relate. :) He's probably right though, mostly oil store in the domes in that area IIRC.

42 posted on 07/03/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

ooops...!

http://www.ksla.com/story/18933634/gas-bubbles-in-bayou-corne-and-grand-bayou-areas


43 posted on 07/03/2012 11:35:55 AM 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: The Cajun

I’ve seen it. It’s a pretty dumb story but has some great effects. It’s kinda like “Cartoons for adults”.


44 posted on 07/03/2012 11:36:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
From the vid, could be an old, long forgotten, abandoned wellhead with the *Christmas tree* missing.
Things weren't done by the book *way back when* in abandoning old wells.
45 posted on 07/03/2012 11:52:02 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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Well, it’s controversial. I’m as glued to this right now as I am FR. Here are a couple of good links to follow what’s going on for those who are interested. (It’s the comments more than the blog posts themselves.)

http://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/el-hierro-what-did-elvis-have-to-do-with-the-island/comment-page-1/#comments

(Elvis stands for “Effusive Lava Vent In The Sea”)

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/small-glacial-outburst-flood-spurr-alaska/

(other comments on previous & latest posts)

Anyway, if I remember right (from around the Merapi eruption), a couple of guys (at least) commenting on the Wired blog are govt (FEMA?). It is the alarm expressed by them that concerns me. They’re looking at it from a financial pov (cost compared to say, Katrina) not just the human tragedy aspect.

Hope this helps.


46 posted on 07/03/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: The Cajun

Don’t disagree the perplexing part is the ground shift and microquakes.


47 posted on 07/03/2012 12:35:13 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: KGeorge

OH, MAN!

I can just see Obama taking advantage of this if a catastrophe occurrs.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: winoneforthegipper

That was my confusion: El Hierro has already done this once; it’s the model for La Palma’s future... or something like that. I’m no seismologist/vulcanologist/geologist, but I watch the Discovery channel.


49 posted on 07/03/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: JRios1968; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; Slings and Arrows; mikrofon; SunkenCiv; ...
El Hierro getting worse by the day

Yeah, but I'm not dead yet.

50 posted on 07/03/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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