posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 11:36 AM
Well, this isn't exactly correct. Scientists have known about the Alarcón Rise for yonks (according to my geologist parents).
And, what was discovered were hydrothermal vents, not a new volcano. Volcanic activity here is not news, but mapping the area and
discovering/identifying 110 hydrothermal chimneys IS news.
This was all reported on at the fall AGU (American Geophysical Union) meeting, which you can read about
Also, if you go to the original source of MBARI, you will see that the research trip began in February, the vents were identified in April 2012.
Seems the news is out now because of the report at the annual AGU meeting, and it got twisted around to be "hey look! new volcano!", which is not
What is of note, however, is that when I asked my parents what they thought of the 6.3 EQ near Baja, they said "now that IS interesting!" Typical
scientists, they wouldn't give me any good "predictions" but they did say it is being watched closely and is of concern.