Page Last updated 9.40 am GMT/UTC 1st November 2011
The mainstream news media is hardly reporting on the activity at El Hierro.
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We will try to keep this page updated as we hear, but use the above links just in case we can't.
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1/11 - Scientists have found large smoking lava in the Las Calmas sea
in front of La Restinga (earlier jacuzzi area).
- It is hard to believe that we still do not have a webcam (and/or time lapse camera) directed on the stain. Such a camera would not only be great for us followers, but also for science. People who are unfamiliar with volcanic bursts / eruptions have to know that major eruptions almost always coincide with a strong earthquake. We are sure that the island's Gov would take action if such a situation would be imminent. editor: What a strange statement!
31/10 – 23:04 UTC A 3.9 earthquake occurred at 22:06 UTC. It was the strongest earthquake today. The 3.9 earthquake was felt as a MMI IV, light shaking, earthquake.
31/10 – 20:20 UTC The muddy stain (below)looks to be more active than ever before. A satellite image would reveal a far greater stain than last week. The fact that the eruption at La Restinga increased again might be linked to the stronger earthquakes in the El Golfo area. One of the scenarios earlier discussed at jonfr.com, a dedicated amateur volcano follower discussion group, was that the La Restinga – Las Calmas – Puerto Naos eruption was feeded by deep magma movement at El Golfo.
29/10 – 16:15 UTC One of the strongest jolts of the last couple of days occurred at 15: 04 UTC and had a magnitude of 3.6 (depth 23 km). It was felt on the island as a III MMI shaking (weak shaking)
28/10: The Ramon Margalef is finally showing us the type
of evidence that we were looking for. His modern instruments deliver a
3-D Ocean floor image where the new crater and even the fresh lava flow
can be seen!
26/10: Henning from Youtube presents his theories on what may happen with the Canary Islands and shows evidence of Haarp activity too.
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Youtuber 2010TheCountdown 'Henning'
explains the Risks - 28 Oct 2011
25/10: The ship which we hoped would arrive 2 weeks earlier, has done the job where he was called for. Finding the eruption crater/fissure. The image doesnt look very spectacular but the findings are. The base diameter of the new volcano shape (as they call it) is 700 meters. It has a present height of 100 meter and a crater of 120 meter. The base of the crater is measured at a depth of 300 meter. It is the first time that the birth of an undersea volcano was mapped * This finding will facilitate the interpretation and understanding of volcanic activity in the Canary Islands
24/10 - Scientists have denied the rumors that the Las Calmas Jacuzzi was reactivated. They also said that there is no specific reason to predict a new activity phase. Red alert Earthquakes are getting stronger. On 23rd Oct - We noticed 1 earthquake at 7 km depth.
- The strongest earthquake today was a 3.0 earthquake. The shallower these quakes go the greater the concern.
23/10 - The number of volcanic earthquakes has climbed yesterday to 40, compared to 31 the day before. GeoLurking, a volcano follower specialized in plotting the volcanic earthquakes and deformation based on data he can get in the open source environment, published a new 4-D plot with updated information from the special location of all earthquakes since October 4. The progressive shifting of the epicenters towards the El Golfo – Frontera area can well be seen on this plot. Also the depth is a major factor in his plot. It clearly shows that the recent earthquake activity (Red Dots) is getting deeper but is still far away from the seafloor and island surface.
22/10 14:59 UTC: Joke Volta, the El Hierro resident reporting to Earthquake-Report.com, just returned from a visit to La Restinga (she lives in El Pinar) were she talked to the local fishermen. The fishermen told her that they have seen the Las Calmas Jacuzzi working again during the nightly hours (Puerto Naos longitude). The National Geographic Institute had a spike of tremors on Friday- a total of thirteen earthquakes in the Canary Islands, twelve of them on the island of El Hierro and one in Atlantic waters. The most notable occurred in the municipality of Frontera Hierro, reaching a magnitude of 2.6. This earthquake occurred at 10.36 pm and was felt by the population. Source: TheExtinctionProtocol
21/10 The Island is returning to some normality even though the polluted waters have now shifted to western part of the island (Frontera side). There are an increasing number of earthquakes but these are being largely ignored. The people at El Hierro are divided into 2 camps : the believers and the non-believers. The believers do think that the worst will be over as they do not feel earthquakes anymore (the earthquakes are still occurring even more than before but just below the Feel level) and as the politicians have told that the volcano is looking for his bed (read : become dormant again). The non-believers do not trust the politicians and they are thinking that they still hide something. If it is all over, why is the Red Alert still there ?
21/10 Mainstream Media are not just hiding El Hierro's Earthquake Data, they are saying it has gone asleep! What crap! USGS shows Zero at Canary Islands, RSOE shows Zero! whilst IGN records 14 quakes! on 20th Oct and 11 on the 19th Oct, so they are increasing in frequency and certainly NOT asleep. Here is the full earthquake history, scroll to the botttom for the latest.
20/10 slight changing harmonic tremors during the last 8 hours. Since midnight IGN reported 2 earthquakes (this number can change when IGN updates her records). The number of earthquakes yesterday was the highest in number since October 10 when the active period started and 30 quakes were recorded. We advise readers to take a look at this great new animation: watch the El Mundo animation of El Hierro
19/10 08:58 UTC: Next episode in the Ramon Margalef Remote Observation
Well the good news is that the ship has been traced by our reader Xana near Porto in Portugal early this morning, but the bad news is the ROV has no camera and is only an analysing instrument which we are now told is too delicate (due to temp limits and ph sensitivity) to go to the fissure zone.. oops!
19/10 The ship Ramon Margalef which was to send a Remote Camera down to the fissure has disappeared from the radar disappeared from the radar as it was returning to port in Vigo.
18/10. Sea of the coast of El Hierro showing signs of strong Magma fissure and something like a whirlpool (see video link above). 24 Earthquakes reported on 18th. Mary's update video from 16th Oct
According to John Moore, in a recent interview with Dr. Bill Deagle on the Nutrimedical Report on 8th October 2011 they spoke of an increased possibility of a super mega-tsunami coming from the Canary Islands in the coming weeks. El Hierro's earthquake intensity starting to increase from 17 July 2011. The number of earthquakes recorded since July 17 on El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands (Spain), have exceeded 10,000 by Oct 10.
The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) advised almost 50 residents of the municipality of La Frontera to leave their homes because of landslide fears. Two units of the Spanish militarys emergency intervention unit (EMU) were also placed on standby to depart the nearby island of Tenerife to assist in the possible evacuation of hundreds of other El Hierro residents, the island has around 11,000 inhabitants.
Showing on the Mary Greeley's Youtube video from the above list, a phone call was made to USGS (Earthquake Monitoring Center) where they admitted that they were witholding Earthquake data from their website for fear of 'dumb' people causing panic. They admitted also that they would not be warning anybody officially until the Tsunami was on it's way, this will take approximately 6-8 hours to reach the US East Coast and England / Ireland, see the animation above for other countries.
Sept 29 2011 - Daily Mail Article reports Evacuations
El Hierro Volcano (Aug 6 Article): Is one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, the origins of the island date back some 100 million years when the ocean floor shifted with the movement of the Earth's mantle. The crust cracked into a three pointed star releasing flows of magma. After 3 eruptions, the island emerged from the ocean as an imposing volcano more than 2,000 meters high. It has now been over 200 years since the last eruption but El Hierro. Although being the smallest island, it has the largest number of volcanoes with over 500 open sky cones and another 300 covered by the most recent outflows. There has been uncertainty surrounding reports of a historical eruption taking place in 1793.
Meanwhile, scientific research is predicting that an eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, at La Palma in the Canary Islands would result in a massive mega-tsunami that would reach the East Coast of America.
Geological evidence suggests that during a future eruption, Cumbre Vieja Volcano on the Island of La Palma may experience a catastrophic failure of its west flank, dropping 150 to 500 km3 of rock into the sea. Using a geologically reasonable estimate of landslide motion, we model tsunami waves produced by such a collapse. Waves generated by the run-out of a 500 km3 (150 km3) slide block at 100 m/s could transit the entire Atlantic Basin and arrive on the coasts of the Americas with 10-25 m (3-8 m) height. Lateral collapses of oceanic island volcanoes rank amongst the most spectacular natural events on Earth. Although no such lateral collapse punctuates the historical past, residual debris found on the seafloor evidence their abundance in recent geological time. Moore (1964) first identified the remains of lateral collapses off the flanks of Hawaii. Since then, dozens have been recognized adjacent to island volcanoes in nearly every ocean (Moore et al. 1994; Keating and McGuire, 2000). These observations constrain not only the geography and frequency of lateral collapses, but also their magnitude (up to 5000 km3 of material), extent (to 300 km length) and ferocity (underwater speeds to 140 m/s).
The Canary Islands are believed to have been formed from a magma plume. Attention turned to the islands after a mild seismic swarm occurred in 2004. The region is seismically active and a major eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano could pose a potential tsuanami threat to the Eastern U.S. and the English Channel.
A 2001 report in the UK Independent warned: Most of the waves energy, equivalent to the combined output of Americas power stations for six months, would travel westwards to the American coast but enough would be flicked north towards the English Channel to cause catastrophic coastal damage. 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.
Were looking at an event that could be decades or a century away but there will be a degree of warning beforehand, said Simon Day, of the Benfield Greg Hazard Reseach Centre at Univeristy College London. Most of the rocky western flank of Cumbre Vieja is unstable enough to be dislodged in the next big eruption of the volcano, which is active enough to explode at least once or twice a century. Its last big event was in 1949.