posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 04:16 AM
Originally posted by poet1b
What concerns me is that warming oceans are raising ocean levels, so what effect are these pressure having on the crust.
The Earth gets warm, oceans heat up, waters expand, super volcanos erupt.
These increases in planetary hydraulic pressures could move a lot of things around.
I don't mean to downplay the situation but your analysis is not mathematically sound. A few centimeters or even a few feet rise in global sea levels
means a negligible rise in water pressure at the sea floor.
Water pressure increase by 7.7 inch (Global sea level rise since 1870) of added dept amounts to only 0.3 psi of added pressure at the bottom of all
the world's oceans.
0.3 psi = 14.981 psi (air pressure @ sea level + water pressure at 7.7 in) - 14.7 psi (air pressure at sea level)
0.3 psi is even a small increase compared to atmospheric pressure at sea level which is 14.7 psi.
It is much more likely, an earthquake of tectonic origin awakening volcanoes.
Going back to the OP, it is true, that historically, we have cases of earthquakes of tectonic origin awakening volcanoes. Probably the most famous
example is Mt. Pinatubo, an extinct
volcano in the Philippines where it was determined that the powerful earthquake of tectonic origin awakened
it the year before it erupted.
edit on 7-7-2013 by ahnggk because: (no reason given)