posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by whatnext21
And here is a link to latest activity reporting
That's funny, and not one single WORD about what I am reporting in this thread. I dunno, it's possible no one else has caught it... But, that is
extremely unlikely. Scientists are too darn smart these days, and have too many accurate tools NOT to see it.
Seismicity, and even tremor, is not necessarily indicative of an eruption. Happens all the time at many volcanoes all over the world. But once tremor
starts, it usually raises some eyebrows, and initiates further checking, and often further testing, for ground deformation and increased gas
emissions, as well as thermal signatures, hydrothermal tests, and more. More? Yeah. Magnetic anomalies, for example. So there is lots that can be
done, and the IGN has an extensive website, with all kinds of stuff like that. I've been poking around to try and find out more. But the focus right
now is on El Hierro seismicity.
So yeah, anyone want to try and help, then poke around their site and see what you can come up with regarding any of the above mentioned other
symptoms. If this is tremor at La Palma, which I believe it is, it still is not so strong and persistent that I am all that really worried about
anything imminent. And also, I can't say that I've seen any recent seismicity that usually accompanies such tremor- although I stress that could be
easily hidden in what is perceived to be El Hierro seismicity- unless you had access to the raw data and were looking at zoomed in waveforms where you
can see the separation of P&S waves more clearly. El Hierro is so close to make that distinction, you would really need the raw data. And I don't
have access to that. Scientists would though.
Since tremor usually indicates some kind of fluid or gas movement, these events could be indicative of a deep intrusion, under or near La Palma, and
the addition of more magma/gas. Could be it is related somehow to what's going on at El Hierro.