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:NewUnderwaterMap:
ENLARGE:
[link to i1220.photobucket.com]

New underwater map a small cone is growing on the flank of the former active one and is now 75 meters “small”
(found on Jon'S Blog)
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Good morning
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
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I'm sticking here...not going anywhere. I realize the 'big event' happening may be unlikely, but it is also possible. Anyone in an area that would be affected would be wise to at least keep an ear/eye on the happenings in the Canaries. IMHO
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I keep managing to post after being signed out (without realizing it). Sorry. Anyway this was my post and is exactly how I feel about it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
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El Hierro – The Volcano that could
[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]
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El Hierro – The Volcano that could
[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]
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ah big thx luishf

added this blog
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El Hierro – The Volcano that could
[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]
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ah big thx luishf

added this blog
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You don't know it? It's great! Thank's for karma!hf
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El Hierro – The Volcano that could
[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]
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Thanks Luisport. Interesting read.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.
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:NewUnderwaterMap:
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[link to i1220.photobucket.com]

New underwater map a small cone is growing on the flank of the former active one and is now 75 meters “small”
(found on Jon'S Blog)
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Thanks for posting big guy...she seems to be getting more active!
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We're actually at 16 quakes for the day so far with 8.5 hours left to go!

[link to www.01.ign.es]

There have been 2 quakes in the 2.0+ range and most all of these quakes have been in the 10km range. In addition, they've almost all been in the south near the eruption area.
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earthquake-report

Update 15/02 – 19:11 UTC
- 3 more earthquakes : we will from now on only change the number in the title.
Nobody knows what will happen next but CAP science center in La Restinga and IGN Madrid, who is following up the instruments via data link, will certainly be on a higher alert than normal.

Update 15/02 – 17:52 UTC
- 4 more earthquakes ! , which brings the total of listed earthquakes to 20 today, the most since many months !
- we have still a minimum HT signal which means that the eruption is still hoing
- NO jacuzzi or even stirring area anymore.
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El Hierro – The Volcano that could
[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]
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'What one should look at is the 0.59Hz tremor given by EOSO and EGOM stations. That is probably the tremor from the deep feeding tube. It might even be from the mantle plume.'
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23 quakes thus far already today! Something is happening folks. No increase whatsoever in the harmonic tremor and the jacuzzi is practically silent. What do you think is happening? I think we're seeing an expansion in either the magma chamber or the magma tubes. And...we may see surface strength giving way to the long duration events on Hierro. [link to www.01.ign.es]
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note...we've had another 2.0, that makes 3 at the 2+ range today. [link to www.01.ign.es]
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All of this activity and yet the seismograph is basically flat lined. Remember...it was believed early on the Hierro is siting on top of 50,000 sq. Meters of magma. That is crucial in realizing why many quakes aren't showing up on the seismo on Hierro. It's masking, dampening and drowning out their signals. [link to www.01.ign.es]
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So... Should those of us on the East Coast be ready to leave at a moment's notice again? hiding
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AC...not until you see a 4.5 or bigger. Even then...just pay attention, we will keep this thread updated as often as possible.
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23 quakes thus far already today! Something is happening folks. No increase whatsoever in the harmonic tremor and the jacuzzi is practically silent. What do you think is happening? I think we're seeing an expansion in either the magma chamber or the magma tubes. And...we may see surface strength giving way to the long duration events on Hierro. [link to www.01.ign.es]
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''Magma

In the beginning we saw pretty much reactivated old evolved magmas and semi solid rocks being erupted, after that followed a long phase of what probably was reactivated rhyolitic mush. That would explain all the ash in the water (suspended tephra) that we saw back then. Now all of that is probably cleared away and we have an unevolved stream of basalts comparatively low on gasses being ejected. This basalt is of deep origin as evidenced by the UrTh (Uranium/Thorium) content in the samples that has been collected from the surface.''

[link to volcanocafe.wordpress.com]

so, basically, a flood basalt eruption?

i'm wondering what this much hotter magma COULD do to those cliffs, right above it.
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It could be the adipose (correct word?) of the Canaries. The New Zealand and New Guinea regions have been having some 6.0 quakes recently. Possibly connected? There's also a volcano going off in West Africa right now...not too far from the Canaries. Could be connected?
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It could be the adipose (correct word?) of the Canaries. The New Zealand and New Guinea regions have been having some 6.0 quakes recently. Possibly connected? There's also a volcano going off in West Africa right now...not too far from the Canaries. Could be connected?
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[link to www.antipodemap.com]

the antipode is east of Australia.

[link to www.iris.edu]

quite an active area
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AC369, for a while we reviewed the idea that magma was actually making its way from La Palma to Hierro and that a giant core was actually sending magma down tubes from a point directly between Tenerife and Grand Canary Island. This study had an awesome yield of information for a couple reasons. Forgive me...I'm currently on some heavy pain meds due to a neck injury somy memory isn't working really good on names. But...there are 3 different types of volcanoes in the Canary Islands. Basaltic Shield volcanoes like Hierro, Strato Volcanoes like La Palma and one other type on Fuerteventura or Lanzarote. I can't remember the name of the type. Anyway...if they're all coming from one source between Tenerife and Grand Canary then...how does it change so quickly and completely in less than 100 miles from the origin? And...if La Palma's strato volcano is feeding Hierro's basaltic shield volcano...how is it processing the new type of magma? Well...that interaction occurred a few months ago and we saw massive magmatic explosions showing up on the seismograph. In fact, the explosive nature was so intense IGN actually had to dumb down the sensors because they were being ruined and drowned out by the magma flow and explosions. The big expectation is that this underwater volcano will soon enter a Surtseyan Eruption phase. This is when it's going to get super hairy. We had a small version of this a few months ago and boulders the size of volkswagens were seen hurled out of a 30 meter high rumble of water. Great points! Great questions!
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antipode...thank you! Adipose refers to a certain dorsal fin on our native trout here in California. Thank you :) you rock!
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A great source of info for those who are fairly new here. This explains A LOT about volcanoes [link to www.waterencyclopedia.com]
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Another highly educational link for new comers who haven't been able to survey all the info in this thread or old comers like me who have simply forgotten :) [link to en.m.wikipedia.org]
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If this is going to be anything like the runs before the October quakes and eruption...then we should soon see quakes in the low to mid 3.0 or higher. I'm assuming the 3.2 recently caused some changed that allowed the increases to start up. Another 3.2 or larger SHOULD be on its way soon!
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this graph was last updated about 5 hours ago. There could be a vast number of quakes not recorded yet over this past 5 hours. There's still almost another 50 minutes to go in this day (UTC) we could easily break 30 once all the numbers are in!
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I would totally not be suprised to see IGN add quakes to this list later. They say 23 for the day. That's amazing! [link to www.01.ign.es] If I'm looking at this right...this is the most amunt of quakes since November. This looks like the biggest day of quakes in the new year!
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The submarine eruption south of El Hierro Island could be in a process of change: While visible activity on the sea surface above the vent, as well as harmonic tremor signal (thought to be more or less proportional to erupting magma flux) have nearly ceased, the number of earthquakes under the island has increased sharply since yesterday.
On 15 February, more than 20 quakes were measured. Most of the earthquakes were very small, well below magnitude 2, and were clustered beneath the NW and SW sectors of the island at depths of around 10 km.

[link to www.volcanodiscovery.com]
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AC369, for a while we reviewed the idea that magma was actually making its way from La Palma to Hierro and that a giant core was actually sending magma down tubes from a point directly between Tenerife and Grand Canary Island. This study had an awesome yield of information for a couple reasons. Forgive me...I'm currently on some heavy pain meds due to a neck injury somy memory isn't working really good on names. But...there are 3 different types of volcanoes in the Canary Islands. Basaltic Shield volcanoes like Hierro, Strato Volcanoes like La Palma and one other type on Fuerteventura or Lanzarote. I can't remember the name of the type. Anyway...if they're all coming from one source between Tenerife and Grand Canary then...how does it change so quickly and completely in less than 100 miles from the origin? And...if La Palma's strato volcano is feeding Hierro's basaltic shield volcano...how is it processing the new type of magma? Well...that interaction occurred a few months ago and we saw massive magmatic explosions showing up on the seismograph. In fact, the explosive nature was so intense IGN actually had to dumb down the sensors because they were being ruined and drowned out by the magma flow and explosions. The big expectation is that this underwater volcano will soon enter a Surtseyan Eruption phase. This is when it's going to get super hairy. We had a small version of this a few months ago and boulders the size of volkswagens were seen hurled out of a 30 meter high rumble of water. Great points! Great questions!
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Please excuse if already posted but there's significant stuff happening. Stay safe everyone hf [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]

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