Tuesday, October 10, 2017

La Palma Volcano Warning, A Major Quake In Chile The 4th In 36 Hours, 9 Volcanoes Showing Activity

La Palma volcano warning - Gran Canaria volcano threat after earthquake warning

La Palma was rocked by more than 40 seismic movements of low magnitude and intensity between 1.5 and 2.7 on the Richter scale, according to the data of the National Geographic Institute.
The biggest earthquake, recorded at around 1pm on Saturday, had a magnitude of 2.7 and took place in the area of the Natural Park Cumbre Vieja, 28 kilometres deep. 
The second largest quake, of 2.6, took place at 1.23pm on Sunday in the same area, while the third quake erupted at midnight on Monday, reaching a magnitude of 2.1, according to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan).
The earthquakes have sparked panic across the Canary Islands, with volcano experts pulled in to examine the unusual seismic activity. 
María José Blanco, director of the National Geographic Institute in the Canary Islands, said the island has "never recorded a similar swarm" and although the energy levels are low and very deep, it is different from the seismic activity they have recorded so far. 

The Ministry of Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, respecting the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Care for Volcanic Hazards, will meet with the Scientific Committee of Evaluation and Monitoring of Volcanic Phenomena, to evaluate the data obtained from monitoring stations on the island.
A scientific team of five will also visit La Palma to keep track of the tremors in situ.
Ms Blanco said the team will start to increase the number of seismic stations in the volcanic monitoring network in a bid to develop the geochemical measurements usually carried out in the island of La Palma. 
La Palma is a volcanic ocean island, which rises almost 7km above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. There is road access from sea level to the summit at 2,426metres, which is marked by rocks called Los Muchachos. 

A mag 6.3 - 36km SSW of Putre, Chile is the 5th major quake of October and the 80th of 2017, it is also the 4th major quake in the last 36 hours and along with 9 volcanoes showing activity the ring of fire is surely flexing it's muscles...

Throw in a major Coronal hole on our Sun facing Earth, see picture below, and we could be in for fireworks!

It is well known now,1 Coronal Holes and Solar activity do influence earthquake, volcano activity and hurricanes on our planet and with the ring of fire flexing it's muscles recently the next few days could be very interesting.
Last night quakes brought the months total to 4 and the 79th of 2017.

NASA space weather and quakes

The BBC pointed out in 2008: Nasa scientists have said they could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their efforts to forecast earthquakes.

Researchers say they have found a close link between electrical disturbances on the edge of our atmosphere and impending quakes on the ground below.

Just such a signal was spotted in the days leading up to the recent devastating event in China.
They have teamed up with experts in the UK to investigate a possible space-based early warning system.

Many in the scientific community remain deeply sceptical about whether such signals are indeed indicators of an approaching earthquake.

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