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Bouvet Volcano becoming active? (my title)
usgs ^ | 12/08/12 | usgs

Posted on 12/09/2012 9:11:37 AM PST by winoneforthegipper

MAP 5.0 2012/12/09 12:38:40 -54.038 -1.941 9.9 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 5.1 2012/12/07 01:35:09 -54.094 -1.928 17.4 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 5.1 2012/12/06 21:33:26 -54.217 -1.983 12.0 BOUVET ISLAND REGION MAP 4.9 2012/12/06 15:46:50 -54.039 -1.964 18.7 BOUVET ISLAND REGION

(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake.usgs.gov ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: bouvet; catastrophism; norway; volcano
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If this is indeed volcanic activity, it would give quite the show. Seismic location and depth would suggest magma is moving towards the surface.
1 posted on 12/09/2012 9:11:44 AM PST by winoneforthegipper
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


2 posted on 12/09/2012 9:12:26 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: winoneforthegipper

That’s not going to bother anybody.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 9:16:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Errant; machogirl

Something to watch, the Island is almost completely covered by a glacier. Ice and magma make for a great show although in this case it would be more a satellite one...lol


4 posted on 12/09/2012 9:18:00 AM PST 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

Bouvet making a blivit?


5 posted on 12/09/2012 9:21:05 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: muawiyah

Nope not a soul (least not directly) but the data and the Sat. pics could be awesome. However it is interesting to see a volcano come back to life regardless of the location...

Some back drop on Island.

http://www.volcanolive.com/bouvet.html


6 posted on 12/09/2012 9:22:24 AM PST 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
Thanks! I've had my eye on this area for the last few days now... lol

Maybe some intrepid skipper will swing by and take a few pictures/video... ;)

Any idea of when the last erruption occured?

7 posted on 12/09/2012 9:25:34 AM PST by Errant
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To: muawiyah
That’s not going to bother anybody.

"Speak for yourself, mate!"


8 posted on 12/09/2012 9:29:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: muawiyah
A recent interpretation of the Mayan calender said Bouvet Island was going to have big problems.
9 posted on 12/09/2012 9:29:46 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl
in this case it would be more a satellite one...lol

Unless Machogirl has a webcam link, lol. It not, it'd be a first! :)

10 posted on 12/09/2012 9:30:27 AM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper
This one is getting ready to blow up at just the right time. Few months back a report was published to the effect that all 'extinct' volcanos can become active again and again and again as magma wells up from the mantle and reheats their cores. Seems the cores are made of material that melts at a lower temperature than other parts of the crust.

Gave me the warm and fuzzies to realize that the half dozen ancient volcanic plugs around Northern Virginia could just turn to tuffa in a month or two and leave us with an even worse traffic jam than we have ever known.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 9:31:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Errant

Conflicting reports but at the link I gave there was an Island that vanished thought to be the works of this volcano but it’s classified only as a shield?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 9:31:30 AM PST 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: muawiyah

If any of the old volcanoes activated along the east coast...I don’t think we would care for we would have already been dust driven...lol


13 posted on 12/09/2012 9:34:08 AM PST 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

14 posted on 12/09/2012 9:35:23 AM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

Bouvet Island
Territory of Norway, South Atlantic Ocean

54.42 S, 3.35 E
summit elevation 780 m
Shield volcano

“Territory of Norway”?

Ahh, those empire building Vikings again!


15 posted on 12/09/2012 9:39:08 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Errant

Yeah a bit away from the Island but this has a volcanic signature...

Not sure just yet what to make of it.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 9:41:59 AM PST 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: BwanaNdege

Lol...Val Halla rising?


17 posted on 12/09/2012 9:43:31 AM PST 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: Errant

lol. Have a question though, if she blows and melts the glacier completely, who is Algore going to blame?

I was just looking at the “phantom islands” around Bouvet earlier this morning. Thompson Island and Saxemberg Island.
Could Bouvet have wiped them out?


18 posted on 12/09/2012 9:45:00 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl; Errant

Looks to be more associated with the Shona Hotspot however got to love the name of the ridge...lol

Shaka...lol

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v5/n10/images_article/ngeo1583-f1.jpg


19 posted on 12/09/2012 9:53:15 AM PST 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

It would help if you told us what country and hemisphere this is in.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 9:55:08 AM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: Errant; machogirl

Doing some quick reading but this book suggests the area is a Superplume!!!!

lol

http://books.google.com/books?id=X4W9aGXDa9cC&pg=PA77&lpg=PA77&dq=shona+hotspot&source=bl&ots=BRmsqEit8J&sig=kkO8CJltSP2jJCvCxZI1ReFALnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Is_EUISAPaT-0gHn_YHwCg&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=shona%20hotspot&f=false


21 posted on 12/09/2012 9:56:22 AM PST 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: omega4179

Near the Antartic southeast of Africa.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 9:58:20 AM PST 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

23 posted on 12/09/2012 10:03:40 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Now that made me laugh!....thanks!


24 posted on 12/09/2012 10:08:25 AM PST 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; Kartographer
"A recent interpretation of the Mayan calender said Bouvet Island was going to have big problems. "

Some of those damn 'Preppers' just may survive a Cosmic Winter, eh?

25 posted on 12/09/2012 10:18:37 AM PST by blam
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl
Something pretty massive happened there, and not in the too distant past!


26 posted on 12/09/2012 10:19:14 AM PST by Errant
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To: GQuagmire
Valhalla, I Am Coming
27 posted on 12/09/2012 10:22:49 AM PST by blam
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To: Errant

An explanation for the region’s formation can be found here: http://www.threeimpacts-twoevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/SIMULTANEOUS-IMPACTS7.pdf

Geologists have it all wrong. Sixty-plus years of the continental drift myth....


28 posted on 12/09/2012 10:29:24 AM PST by mj81
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To: Errant; machogirl

Seems like this area is just ripe for action to.

Those quakes are magmatic that I am sure of.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 10:31:03 AM PST 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: mj81
Thanks! Interesting and a keeper doc. I totally agree with meteor strikes contributing to much more earth change than has been given credit. One look at the moon should convince anyone of that. I don't agree with the trough theory from oblique strikes, they seem to be quite rare on other bodies.

IMO, it's more likely the result of rapid plate drift and fracture due to the massive pressure waves generated. :)

30 posted on 12/09/2012 10:45:03 AM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper
So what ya think is causing all this increase magma flow? We're north of 70 above ground eruptions this year alone! Likely many more than that under the oceans...
31 posted on 12/09/2012 10:52:52 AM PST by Errant
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To: mj81

Fascinating. Bookmarked for further reading.


32 posted on 12/09/2012 11:06:59 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl
Another area recently shaking a lot! lol


33 posted on 12/09/2012 11:09:54 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant; winoneforthegipper

earthquake-report.com has this for volcanic activity for yesterday (re: the quakes recently north of Ridgecrest)

“Intense swarm seismicity continued overnight beneath the Coso Volcanic Field (CA). Event magnitudes ranged from M0.0 to M2.5. The activity has shallowed overall and migrated eastward from its original position beneath the rhyolite dome cluster. The dark cluster of epicenters in the upper central portion of the SCEC map represents the Coso earthquake swarm.”


34 posted on 12/09/2012 11:13:20 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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Since the Coso Volcanic Field is used for geothermal power, are the quakes there similar to The Geysers injection quakes or magma movement?


35 posted on 12/09/2012 11:21:02 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl
The activity has shallowed overall and migrated eastward

That's interesting. Sounds a lot like the activity around El Hierro

36 posted on 12/09/2012 11:23:30 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

It does.


37 posted on 12/09/2012 11:26:02 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl; The Cajun
This area should be pretty well mapped from seismic 3-D surveys, so it's strange that the experts aren't putting out more information on that. I would think they have a good idea of what's causing it.
38 posted on 12/09/2012 11:33:49 AM PST by Errant
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To: machogirl; All

North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon enters second day of eruption

39 posted on 12/09/2012 11:39:08 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Spectacular pic!


40 posted on 12/09/2012 11:42:31 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Errant

One would think so, but I wonder since much of it lies within the China Lake Weapons test center......?


41 posted on 12/09/2012 11:43:49 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl

I was almost sure you had a webcam link for it. :) That’s a beautiful part of the world for sure!


42 posted on 12/09/2012 11:45:50 AM PST by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper
This is an area that has been on my radar for months. Something odd here, as practically all of the almost daily activity is 20 - 40 miles in deep, otherwise it would be making the news, IMO.


43 posted on 12/09/2012 11:49:14 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

lol, they do have a weather station (supposedly and not of a human variety)


44 posted on 12/09/2012 11:49:19 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl

Good point! It would have an effect on availability of data.


45 posted on 12/09/2012 11:52:00 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

This area (Bouvet) reminds me of the Vela Incident. CIA declassified the docs (still a lot of it redacted).

http://www.foia.cia.gov/docs/DOC_0000037625/DOC_0000037625.pdf

http://www.foia.cia.gov/docs/DOC_0001108246/DOC_0001108246.pdf

From Wiki: The “double flash” was detected on September 22, 1979, at 00:53 GMT, by the American Vela satellite 6911, which carried various sensors that had been designed specifically to detect nuclear explosions. In addition to being able to detect gamma rays, X-rays, and neutrons, the satellite also contained two silicon solid-state bhangmeter sensors that would be able to detect the dual light flashes associated with an atmospheric nuclear explosion: the initial brief, intense flash, followed by the second longer flash.[3]

The satellite reported the characteristic double flash of a small atmospheric nuclear explosion of two to three kilotons, in the Indian Ocean between The Crozet Islands (a very small, sparsely inhabited French possession) and the Prince Edward Islands which belong to South Africa at 47°S 40°ECoordinates: 47°S 40°E. The previous 41 double flashes that the Vela satellites detected were all subsequently confirmed to be nuclear explosions.[7]


46 posted on 12/09/2012 12:07:15 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Errant

Not meteor strikes - the objects were too large. Read through the slides carefully. The rapid drift was caused by the simultaneous impacts = source of requisite force to move the continents. A massive pressure wave could have contributed to the transits of Africa and India, but the source of that wave was the impacts.

Your area of interest in the Caribbean was created by the northern object’s transit, and so the depth is no surprise because of the object’s massive size.

As I said in the previous post, geologists have it all wrong. The garbage that has been published as a consequence of accepting continental drift as scientific truth is sad though creative.... For example: Snowball Earth could not have happened.

It’s not easy creating a paradigm shift, but I am trying. The slide presentations are a repository while I pursue acceptance.


47 posted on 12/09/2012 12:31:15 PM PST by mj81
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wow, that place is literally nowhere

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e70r#summary


48 posted on 12/09/2012 2:56:04 PM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: omega4179

Yeah that’s an understatement...lol


49 posted on 12/09/2012 3:14:59 PM PST 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: machogirl; Errant

Good stuff guys thanks, I will review later tonight!


50 posted on 12/09/2012 3:15:59 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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