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El Hierro Volcano (Canary Islands) : Red alert Most spectacular video of the action so far!
Earthquake Report ^ | October 17, 2011 | Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell

Posted on 10/17/2011 2:37:07 PM PDT by Errant

Update 17/10 – 17:29 UTC : The volcano discussion panel @ jonfr.com is expecting that we are in the stage of a surtseyan eruption. The vent opened in a very shallow depth of 150 m. That means that the magma can form pillow lava so that the “building” soon reaches the surface and then continues with phreatomagmatic eruptions.

(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake-report.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canaryislands; catastrophism; earthquake; elhierro; lapalma; tsunami; volcano
Great site to follow the latest concerning volcanic activity off the coast of El Hierro, an Island in the Canary chain of islands.
1 posted on 10/17/2011 2:37:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper; TaraP

FYI


2 posted on 10/17/2011 2:38:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

El Hierro has the potential to destroy the entire East coast of the USA.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 2:42:12 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Bon mots

That would put a small damper on Obama’s weekend jaunts to Matha’s vinyards.


4 posted on 10/17/2011 2:43:53 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Bon mots

huh???.....is this hugh.....series????....do i need to shower????

link to this info???


5 posted on 10/17/2011 2:46:35 PM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Bon mots

Could change the meaning of “Occupy Wall St.” & “Occupy W.D.C.”......


6 posted on 10/17/2011 2:49:14 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Bon mots

Well that just crimps my plans. Care to elaborate?


7 posted on 10/17/2011 2:49:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bon mots
I think you are referring to Cumbre Vieja on La Palma.
8 posted on 10/17/2011 2:51:58 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Jonty30

Maybe he would be on the Martha’s golf course when it hit. Ever think of that?


9 posted on 10/17/2011 2:54:33 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: is_is
"huh???.....is this hugh.....series????....do i need to shower????"

You might want to make sure you have clean underwear on, but if it blows enough to cause the tsunami some predict and you live on the East coast, well they won't be clean for long!
10 posted on 10/17/2011 2:55:49 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bon mots
El Hierro has the potential to destroy the entire East coast of the USA.

I thought that was Cumbre Vieja, not El Hierro.

11 posted on 10/17/2011 2:58:24 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Perry and Cain I can support, but no Romney)
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To: Bon mots
Update 17/10 – 14:54 UTC : - The maritime current has changed direction and has pushed the volcanic material rich waters into the La Restinga bay (see image at right). - Everything is becoming big news in Spain, even when the impact is almost nihil. A volcanic earthquake of 2.5 (like we had several of them for many weeks is nothing special and does not deserve a big title. It makes local people even more nervous. - Scientists are convinced that the El Hierro volcano has a bigger magma chamber than the La Palma volcano (1971 La Palma eruption). The La Palma eruption went on for 24 days and released approx. 40 million cubic meters of magma. Scientist have now calculated that the amount of magma beneath the volcano should be probably (nobody is 100% sure of course as these calculations are theoretical) 50 millions cubic meters. The basis of their calculations is the deformation of the island related to the time.
12 posted on 10/17/2011 2:58:37 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Frito Magmatic ?

Something new from Taco Bell?


13 posted on 10/17/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Errant

In what order are the fears? Volcanic ash in the atmosphere, earthquake,tsunami, or damage to the local area.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 3:02:12 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Kartographer
but if it blows enough to cause the tsunami some predict

different volcano, different island.

15 posted on 10/17/2011 3:02:21 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: ctdonath2; is_is
Care to elaborate... http://www.tsunami-alarm-system.com/en/phenomenon-tsunami/occurrences-atlantic-ocean.html http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread754207/pg1 Look up el Hierro and tsunami... Google will tell you all...
16 posted on 10/17/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: ctdonath2; is_is

http://www.tsunami-alarm-system.com/en/phenomenon-tsunami/occurrences-atlantic-ocean.html

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread754207/pg1

Look up el Hierro and tsunami... Google will tell you all...


17 posted on 10/17/2011 3:18:30 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: ctdonath2; is_is

el Hierro is less likely to cause a tsunami than Cumbra Vieja, because it more recently caused a tsunami and has a debris crater to prove it... But nothing is impossible...

Better to panic and be sure... :-)


18 posted on 10/17/2011 3:30:38 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Ditter

I don’t wish the man harm, but what would likely happen is that he’d dawdle until the last minute, meanwhile, nobody would be allowed to leave the island until he was gone.

Just like the hurricane.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 3:32:29 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SunkenCiv

catastrophism ping


20 posted on 10/17/2011 3:36:33 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: cornfedcowboy
In what order are the fears?

Normally, damage to the local area with the birth of a new island just offshore or a major addition to El Hierro itself.

It's worth watching though since it could cause other volcanoes in the area to start up due to recurring earthquakes from this one (same thing occurring in Iceland). If that happens, who knows what the ultimate consequences might be.

I do know that we're seeing a major increase (> 50%) in earthquakes and active volcanoes worldwide compared to the past several decades.

21 posted on 10/17/2011 3:38:08 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Bon mots
El Hierro has the potential to destroy the entire East coast of the USA.

I think that one is el Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma.

22 posted on 10/17/2011 3:38:45 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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23 posted on 10/17/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: JimRed
www.rense.com/general56/tsu.htm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jlaiJRwU6Q

articles.cnn.com/.../tidal.wave_1_tidal-wave-tsunami-cumbre-vieja?_

24 posted on 10/17/2011 4:08:12 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Romney: Now ! Brand New !! The Obama Puppet Available in White !!)
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To: Errant

Thanks bud...been following this very closely over the last two weeks.

Amazing to me is the now week long harmonics....just incredible and in my opinion quite the thing to watch.

Again thanks for the Ping!


25 posted on 10/17/2011 4:40:52 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: winoneforthegipper
No problemo. Check out the big bump in the magnitude of the harmonics over the last few hours at the site. If you haven't seen this video, it's awsome!

10/15/2011 -- Sakurajima back on line -- large lava eruption

26 posted on 10/17/2011 5:20:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Good Stuff!


27 posted on 10/17/2011 5:36:06 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: Captain Beyond; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Captain Beyond.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 5:50:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Errant
Most spectacular video of the action so far!

They can't get a better phone to take the videos?

29 posted on 10/17/2011 6:23:39 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: Eaker
What did you think of the audio? lol

Someone must have been hanging out the window?

30 posted on 10/17/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

LOL

With a “pay as you go” T-Mobile!


31 posted on 10/17/2011 6:33:58 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: Bon mots
Perhaps you should actually READ the sites you posted. The first site specifically states that El Hierro caused a tsunami by collapse and that is what they are worried about with La Palma (which is what people have been trying to tell you). This eruption of El Hierro would not be a collapse.

On the second site (ATS), people debunk the myth that El Hierro would cause a tsunami if you read far enough into the thread. Why? For the above reasons.

So Again...WRONG ISLAND.

32 posted on 10/17/2011 6:47:52 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: NELSON111; Errant

Actually you could not be more wrong.

http://geomar.geo.ub.es/eurodom/documents/Massonetal01_ESR.pdf

Errant, if you have not read this paper yet, you will find it very comprehensive.


33 posted on 10/17/2011 7:13:55 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: winoneforthegipper
Thanks, saving to my library!

From the article:

The key characteristics of debris avalanches include a relatively narrow headwall and chute above 3000 m water depth on the island flanks...

I believe this applies to all the islands. If you removed the water from around El Hierro and stood on the highest peak, you'd be over 10,000' above the surrounding terrain.

34 posted on 10/17/2011 7:25:42 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Image from the site above that gives an idea of the island's underwater slope.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 7:31:21 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
exactly...people are concentrating on above surface thinking that El Hierro being already deflanked(LOL) could not create a tsunami because well there's not much left to it, but in reality there is above and below but more importantly it's history suggests that it's more than prone to collapse.

Secondly I remain severely troubled by the continuous harmonic tremor...if anything beside a full scale eruption that will weaken the earth it would be the non-stop tremor.

36 posted on 10/17/2011 7:31:48 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: winoneforthegipper
I'd be packing and moving to another Island, pronto! :)

At least the activity is south of El Hierro for now and that is most likely where a collapse would occur. If it does, it should lessen the force of a tsunami to the the other islands, northern EU countries or our East Coast?

Then again, these quakes started on the other side or underneath the island and worked themselves South until the magma vented. There could be a chance of the venting working its way back underneath the island. Imagine the catastrophe if the island split in half and one or both halves collapsed into the ocean!

37 posted on 10/17/2011 7:44:30 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Yeah I am not to worried about the tsunami generation as for a global impact however it is a real threat for Africa, the Azores, the Cape Verde's and of course the other local Islands.

As for the quakes....my understanding from a geologist in Spain is that there is about 40k Olympic sized swimming pools worth of magma pretty much just sloshing around and through the rift zone. There is no natural chamber above 15km so it's fighting pressure from beneath to empty. Interesting is that the hotspot is located right under the western most side of El Hierro.

All this added up, I think at that depth if the magma ever does find an outlet the resulting quake will be between 5 and 6 in intensity. Will that be enough to trigger a collapse? Certainly the risk is rising the longer this plays out with the volcanic tremor being present for so long.

38 posted on 10/17/2011 7:51:42 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: Errant; SunkenCiv

It seems that something will happen the next few days...

Ash particles coming up today. Ships have been ordered away from waters around La Restinga and aircraft have been banned from flying over the island’s southern tip.

http://earthquake-report.com/2011/09/25/el-hierro-canary-islands-spain-volcanic-risk-alert-increased-to-yellow/


39 posted on 11/05/2011 2:45:43 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith; gleeaikin

Thanks AdmSmith. I’d ping the Catastrophism list, but basically I’m waiting for El Hierro to put up or shut up. :’)


40 posted on 11/05/2011 5:26:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; winoneforthegipper
Thanks! Awesome videos at the site.

I turn my back for two days and now it seems like it wants to rise up out of the sea!

41 posted on 11/05/2011 7:13:09 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Tremor graphs from El Hierro have not been affected by this latest show, so I doubt this is the final manifestation.

Stay Tuned!


42 posted on 11/05/2011 7:42:15 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: winoneforthegipper
I would get the hell OFF this island. Most of the folks there think they are safe.

Take the water away and they're sitting on top of a 10,000' mountain with a volcano coming out the side of it!

43 posted on 11/05/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yah that part I do not get...historically they have time but sheesh it’s not like this is going to end well no matter what happens...lol


44 posted on 11/05/2011 8:04:13 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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