It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
11/10/2011 20:42 – Joan Martí, a researcher at the CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra) and secretary of the ‘Asociación Internacional de Vulcanología’ (International association of vulcanology) has stated that “As the magma approaches the coast of El Hierro, it could trigger an explosive eruption if it occurs at a depth of less than 200 metres but would not be dangerous if appropriate safety measures are taken”. It is thought that the magma could be following a fault under the sea bed which is known to run underneath the island and could currently be looking for another way to escape to the surface. Scientists have observed that the magma is currently moving towards the centre of the island.
11/10/2011 19:47 – Carmen Lopez from IGN (National Geographic Institute) has said that a new eruption closer to the coast would be ‘more explosive’. The El Roquillo tunnel will remain closed. The president of the Council of El Hierro has said that it is unknown how long the evacuation from La Restinga will last.
11/10/2011 18:49 – The president of the Government is currently meeting with experts and ministers in La Moncloa to discuss the El Hierro situation.
11/10/2011 18:10 – As a precaution, all maritime transport has been prohibited in the danger zone around the epicentre of the eruption off the south coast of El Hierro.
11/10/2011 18:02 – The military arrive at the sports venue where the residents of La Restinga have been evacuated to. The total population of La Restinga has now been evacuated.
An earthquake swarm occurred at El Hierro volcano in July 2011 with 720 earthquakes measured in a week. The earthquakes were measured between magnitude 1-3, and most were at a depth of 5-15 km. The swarm occurred at El Golfo in the northwest of the island at the location of a landslide that created a 100 metre high tsunami about 50,000 years ago. The earthquakes were continuing at the end of September and some evacuations were ordered for people living near the volcano.
An undersea eruption began off the coast of El Hierro Island, Canary Islands on 10th October 2011. Initial reports placed the eruption site a few kilometres off the south coast of the island at a depth of about 450 m. The eruption was only been confirmed from seismic activity.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by intergalactic fire
I would like to see the videos.
BTW, the image on this site: planoinformativo.com... is from the Tonga eruption in 2009.
11/10/2011 ALERTA MAXIMA Tremor de gran potencia en aumento desde la madrugada del día anterior, posibilidad de que salga una boca eruptiva en tierra. Evacuación de La Restinga
'Ballooning' of the island
Officials will meet again in the afternoon with officials from the emergency services for more information about the 'bulge' that has occurred on the island, a parameter that is deemed essential to know the evolution of the process.
Steven N. Ward Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz California, USA
Simon Day Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre, Department of Geological Sciences, University College, London, UK
I’ve been puzzling over the GPS data. www.ign.es... Most of the GPS data point to a marked movement of most of Hierro compared with its western end. The GPS shows an accumulated separation of about 35mm between H103 (the western GPS site) and H102 to its east, which are maybe 10km apart. I conclude that the GPS data reflects a big shift of most of Hierro to the North West but the western end of Hierro staying stationary along with H103 on it. Interesting that this zone of maximum motion, between H103 and H102, is above the central focus of the deep EQs so beautifully depicted in GeoLurking’s 3D displays.