Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Increasing Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity

I recently came across this post from Dr. Sircus' blog concerning increased earthquakes and volcanic activity. He begins by noting:
The volcanic eruptions of 2011 have been notable. Not only are more volcanoes awakening from dormancy, it also appears the eruptions have become more kinetic and the volcanoes are staying active longer and there is more than a good chance that this is having an effect on the weather. A week into November is showing no slacking off of the great disturbances shaking the earth with a new underwater volcano off the coast of Spain boiling the waters there.
He then discusses some recent volcanic activity and a summary of earthquakes in October (with links). He adds:
The planet’s most recent super-volcanic eruption happened about 74,000 years ago in Indonesia. But today a group of scientists studying a mysterious and rapidly inflating South American volcano are more than alarmed. Uturuncu is a nearly 20,000-foot-high (6,000 meters) volcano in southwest Bolivia. Scientists recently discovered the volcano is inflating with astonishing speed.
Read the whole thing.

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