Archive | October 4, 2016

ERUPTION WARNING Panic on Tenerife as holiday island has 100 mini earthquakes leading to fears giant volcano Mount Teide will blow

Quake shock ... Map shows location of dozens of earthquakes on Sunday afternoon
Quake shock … Map shows location of dozens of earthquakes on Sunday afternoon
 
THERE are fears a volcano on the holiday island of Tenerife could ERUPT after nearly 100 mini earthquakes were recorded in just four hours at the weekend.
 
There was a huge spike in tectonic activity near Mount Teide in the early hours of Sunday, according to the Volcanology Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan).
 
It reported 92 microquakes in Adeje and Vilaflor — with one measuring as high as 1.5 on the Richter scale.
Spike ... Sunday saw a huge rise in seismic activity
Spike … September saw a huge rise in seismic activity on the island
A team of experts has been sent to the area where they recorded an “abnormal” amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — an indicator that an eruption could be imminent.
 
Most of the mini earthquakes happened deep underground — some as deep as 13km below the surface — sparking fears the famous volcano which formed the island could blow.
 
Involcan said in a statement: “We are registering an important seismic rally on the island of Tenerife.
 
“In principle, these earthquakes are very low magnitude, consistent with those that occur in active volcanoes.
 
“The number of earthquakes is provisional pending the analysis of the signals more closely, but we can qualify this activity as a seismic swarm whose pattern is an alignment with prevailing direction northeast to southwest “.
Risk ... Mount Teide, the highest point on Spanish territory, has been dormant for over 100 years
Risk … Mount Teide, the highest point on Spanish territory, has been dormant for over 100 years
Although Mount Teide is dormant — with its last eruption in 1909 — its fragile formation means that it is highly unstable.
 
Worried residents on the island have raised their fears with Involcan, suggesting that an evacuation plan should be put in place immediately.
 
Lucrecia Mesa González said: “And I wonder from my ignorance, are there any evacuation plans if necessary?
 
“We live on top of a volcano and we don’t inform people about what we should do if it is the case of an eruption.”
What if it blows? ... Residents have called for an evacuation plan to be put in place
What if it blows? … Residents have called for an evacuation plan to be put in place
Just last week Involcan researcher Pedro Hernandez warned that the Canary Islands — which welcome millions of tourists every year — could experience an eruption as regularly as once every forty years, the Express reports.
 
However, a spokesperson from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation urged calm, saying: “Due to its volcanic origin, Tenerife is continuously monitored and any seismic activity associated with magma would be detected in very early stages.
 
“It is worth pointing out that the last volcanic eruption that took place on the island happened over 100 years ago, causing no personal injuries of any kind.”
 
The collection of Spanish islands off the coast of northwestern Africa were all formed by volcanic activity.
 
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake recently hit the Italian city of Amatrice leaving hundreds injured and many dead.
 
The worst earthquake ever recorded was near Valdivia, southern Chile in 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5.
 
Experts believe a high magnitude earthquake could strike at any time along some of Earth’s major fault lines – and the scale could be apocalyptic.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 5.6 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 897 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 23:00:43.7 2016-10-04
1450 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,300 / local time: 00:00:43.7 2016-10-05
1778 km SE of Seoul, Korea, Republic of / pop: 10,350,000 / local time: 23:00:43.7 2016-10-04

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MAGNITUDE 3.9 CENTRAL ITALY

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Depth: 9 km

Distances: 119 km NE of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,564,000 / local time: 14:41:35.3 2016-10-04
61 km N of L’Aquila, Italy / pop: 68,600 / local time: 14:41:35.3 2016-10-04
37 km W of Ascoli Piceno, Italy / pop: 51,400 / local time: 14:41:35.3 2016-10-04
19 km N of Maltignano, Italy / pop: 2,600 / local time: 14:41:35.3 2016-10-04

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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Subject To Change

Depth: 20 km

Distances: 176 km SE of Kawasaki, Japan / pop: 1,307,000 / local time: 21:13:49.5 2016-10-04
152 km SE of Chiba-shi, Japan / pop: 920,000 / local time: 21:13:49.5 2016-10-04
109 km SE of Ōhara, Japan / pop: 20,300 / local time: 21:13:49.5 2016-10-04

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MAGNITUDE 3.0 FRANCE

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Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 119 km NW of Monaco, Monaco / pop: 33,000 / local time: 10:19:33.4 2016-10-04
81 km SW of Torino, Italy / pop: 866,000 / local time: 10:19:33.4 2016-10-04
59 km E of Gap, France / pop: 42,800 / local time: 10:19:33.4 2016-10-04
13 km NE of Guillestre, France / pop: 2,500 / local time: 10:19:33.4 2016-10-04

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.0 OREGON, USA

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Subject To Change

Depth: 24 km

Distances: 455 km S of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 21:29:22.6 2016-10-03
26 km N of Salem, United States / pop: 155,000 / local time: 21:29:22.6 2016-10-03
5 km NW of Woodburn, United States / pop: 24,100 / local time: 21:29:22.6 2016-10-03

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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
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  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

MAJOR ALERT AS HURRICANE MATTHEW HAS INTENSIFIED TO CATEGORY 5

Red Alert Issued
HURRICANE MATTHEW HAS INTENSIFIED TO CATEGORY 5 AS IT PASSES OVER JAMAICA, CUBA AND HAITI
***BE ALERT***

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 7th – 12th OCTOBER 2016

**VERY URGENT**
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VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 7th – 12th OCTOBER 2016. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**

GEOMAGNETIC STORM A FEW HOURS AGO Kp Index is at level 5

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM A FEW HOURS AGO

Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels

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