posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 03:48 AM
Originally posted by phoenixhasrisin
I had a question though regenmacher, does the recent volcanic activity over such a large area suggest that something big is brewing? I mean from how I
understand it, volcanic activity is confined to the immediate area surrounding a volcano, or is this not the case? Is there any cause for concern
considering that there are so many "hot-spots" showing up so suddenly right now?
Yeah, I have the same questions and can only guessitimate.
Let's look at some factors:
•The recent Burma plate subduction (9.3 tsunami quake)
•Earth's gravity field is growing at the equator.
•The Polar regions are melting.
•The Earth's climate and atmosphere are changing and warming.
•The Earth's magnetic poles are shifting,
•The Sun is stuck half way through a pole reversal and now we have an abnormal solar cycle. Yesterday an X-17+ megaflare errupted, which is the 4th
largest ever recorded.
These factors may have pushed the magma closer to the surface in the northwest US and shifted the tetonic plates. The possibility of a caldera
eruption (super volcano) seems like the probable outcome. When and will it be Long Valley, Yellowstone, or Crater Lake is a mystery.
Hot spots have been showing up for awhile (3- 5 years). In Yellowstone they have closed areas of the park to tourists since the ground temps were
exceeding 150° F and St Helen's has been puffing away to name a couple.
Calderas and Caldera Formation
Yellowstone's explosive secret
Magnetic pole shift data
But my conclusion echos Dan's,
"The honest and shortest answer is, we don't know,'' said Dan Dzurisin-USGS geologist.
[edit on 8-9-2005 by Regenmacher]