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Canary Islands
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Author:  rutsuyasun [ Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Canary Islands

Lots of shaking going on.... not good for the East Coast (of the US)

Canary Islands (Spain) 27.73°N, 18.03°W; summit elev. 1500 m

Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) reported that during 14-20 December the
submarine eruption continued S of El Hierro Island. During the beginning of the
week, high-amplitude pulses were registered in the tremor signal every 5-10
minutes. On 15 December there were two long pulses around 7 minutes each, and
after the second one the mean tremor amplitude values remained similar to those
of previous weeks.

Six seismic events were located during this period, both offshore to the N
and inland, at depths between 3 and 22 km. GPS deformation data analyses showed
stability in the horizontal components and deflation in the vertical
component. ... lcano.html

Following is a good link for detailed, almost daily reports: ... cember-18/

Although an old post , the following explains why I gave the Canary Islands a separate thread:

Scientists Warn Of Massive
Tidal Wave From
Canary Island Volcano

A computer model has been designed to show the way the tsunami will build after the volcano, called Cumbre Vieja, erupts on La Palma, at the western end of the Spanish island chain. It describes the almost unimaginable scale of an event that the scientists say could happen at any time within the foreseeable future.

Aside from Cumbre Vieja, there are other volcanos erupting in the Canary Islands, and accompanying tremors are almost constant. Worth watching....

The scientists are calling for better warning instruments to be placed on La Palma so that an impending eruption can be detected quickly enough to alert other areas that might be affected by a tsunami.

"Cumbre Vieja needs to be monitored closely for any signs of impending volcanic activity and for the deformation that would precede collapse. The collapse will occur during some future eruption after days or weeks of precursory deformation and earthquakes," Dr Day predicted.

"An effective earthquake monitoring system could provide advanced warning of a likely collapse and allow early emergency management organisations a valuable window of time in which to plan and respond," he said.

Of course, a major eruption could be decades or more away, or sooner.....

Author:  rutsuyasun [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Canary Islands

Posted by Michael Janitch (Dutchsinse) on Facebook:

El Hierro in the Canaries ... has BULGED !!! alert for possible large eruption in the Canary islands .. Europe be prepared just in case ! here is the translated article:

The island of El Hierro is raised two inches in four days
Following is a google translation of an article in Spanish.

Aerial view of the stain caused by underwater volcanic activity on the island of El Hierro

The pressure of the magma detected in El Hierro has caused in the past four days on the island deformation of four to five inches vertically and three to four horizontal, as reported by the Security Directorate of the Canary Islands.

The energy released has reached 420,000 million joules, a fact which, together with the ground deformation evidence magmatic process acceleration on the Canary Island, where there is an inflation process is centered in the area which earthquakes occur.

The General Directorate of Security, who coordinates the Civil Protection Plan Risk Volcanic Islands, said that since the beginning were found in magmatic process, last Sunday, have occurred in El Hierro over 750 earthquakes.

In the Sea of ​​Calm

The earthquake with greater magnitude of 4.0 degrees on the Richter scale, occurred on Wednesday at 18.55 hours in the Sea of ​​Calm, 2 km from the coast and 20 kilometers deep.

The seismic activity began in the Sea of ​​the Gulf (north of El Hierro) and then move to the center of the island, coinciding with the point of intersection of the ridges, to subsequently migrate to the west.

From noon on June 25 the seismicity is concentrated in an area that includes the west and the dorsal side of the Julan, and from 1200 hours on June 27 the focus of the earthquake begins to migrate towards the Sea of ​​Calm . ... ml&act=url

Author:  rutsuyasun [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Canary Islands

Posted by Michael Janitch on FB

Canary Islands are about to erupt!!! EVACUATION underway NOW! RISES 2 inches in 4 days!!

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