reply to post by theabsolutetruth
First of all, thank you for all the links and your post. I've got most of those here somewhere...but they are scattered about.
As for the disaproval of the thread....well, I think JustMike did a great job answering that (thank you). My intent is not to fear monger and I would
NOT have started its own thread if it were not so obvious that something notable was happening. Please notice the title of this thread. I wasn't
claiming an erruption or anything else, because I didn't know and STILL don't know what was going on (and still is) with the seismos.
There are times that I will start something and then to my embaressment regret it. I am nowhere near that point (yet
) with this thread. I just
don't think there is anyway that sig could be something other than seismic in nature, and that it showed up on all the volcanos but Rainier is another
very important indicator. You certainly do not have to agree with me and I hope you are right and I am wrong!!
I also agree with JustMike that there is nothing to get too freaked out over here yet. Historically, there are many indicators to a pending
erruption, and there are also many times that a volcano will build up only to die down again and produce nothing.
I am of the agreement however, that this is yet another indicator that tensions are mounting whithin the subducation zone. I would be hard pressed to
give a good arguement for that, if it weren't for the activity showing up on so many volcanos at once, and the little swarm we seem to be having right
now of little quakes.
I will link again to the USGS quake map of washington:
Now that may not look like much, but I have been watching this area for a long time, and this many micro quakes in less than two weeks, along with the
deep tremors increase and now this...has got me paying much closer attention.
Notice the second quake this morning at saint helens. A 2.9(edit:2.1)
in a volcano is worth watching:
MAP 2.1 2011/01/26 15:33:10 46.201 -122.188 2.6 1 km ( 0 mi) W of Mount St. Helens Volcano, WA
MAP 1.9 2011/01/25 23:41:20 46.198 -122.191 2.3 1 km ( 1 mi) WSW of Mount St. Helens Volcano, WA
MAP 1.5 2011/01/25 22:43:25 46.080 -122.881 22.5 3 km ( 2 mi) N of Prescott, OR
MAP 1.8 2011/01/25 21:54:01 47.314 -122.383 27.6 3 km ( 2 mi) W of Federal Way, WA
MAP 1.2 2011/01/25 12:22:00 45.964 -122.841 21.2 5 km ( 3 mi) S of Kalama, WA
MAP 1.1 2011/01/24 22:13:55 47.085 -121.939 14.5 8 km ( 5 mi) E of Carbonado, WA
MAP 1.3 2011/01/24 11:38:06 47.721 -120.477 0.0 20 km ( 12 mi) NE of Leavenworth, WA
MAP 2.0 2011/01/24 09:16:03 47.773 -122.462 27.5 4 km ( 2 mi) SE of Kingston, WA
MAP 1.1 2011/01/24 03:59:01 46.091 -122.506 15.7 21 km ( 13 mi) N of Amboy, WA
MAP 1.6 2011/01/22 22:08:11 46.353 -122.273 16.7 18 km ( 11 mi) NNW of Mount St. Helens Volcano, WA
MAP 1.2 2011/01/22 00:34:49 46.576 -122.407 16.3 8 km ( 5 mi) NE of Mossyrock, WA
MAP 1.1 2011/01/21 13:51:15 48.168 -121.629 11.9 10 km ( 6 mi) S of Darrington, WA
MAP 1.3 2011/01/20 10:48:43 48.206 -122.208 14.8 4 km ( 2 mi) E of Silvana, WA
MAP 2.7 2011/01/20 03:04:53 46.796 -124.288 38.4 15 km ( 9 mi) W of Grayland, WA
No...no reason for doom and gloom at all anyone. Just awareness. Better to know about it in advance than to first find out when the alert goes
up....just my opinion though!
edit on 26-1-2011 by westcoast because: (no reason given)