Twenty-two earthquakes in four days have rocked a famous tourist location. This recent swarm has sparked more fears that yet another volcano could be on the verge of erupting.
Mount Teide last erupted in 1909 and is the highest mountain in Spain and a huge tourist attraction. The flurry of tremors struck the village of Vilaflor on the slopes of the 12,000-foot mountain volcano between October 28 and October 31. Mount Teide’s summit is the highest point in Spain and a major tourist attraction located in the Canary Islands. Mount Teide boasts around three million tourists visiting every year.
Several days ago, officials were monitoring a separate volcano on the Canary Islands after thousands of earthquakes rocked the La Palma island sparking fears that the Cumbre Vieja volcano would violently erupt soon. The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) have been trying to calm people over the fears that Cumbre Vieja or Mount Teide could explode.
All of the quakes near Mount Teide were relatively minor, however, with the most powerful tremor recording a magnitude of 1.4. That quake was recorded as striking at 11.05 am local time (11:05 GMT, 06:05 GMT) on Tuesday morning. But, they all took place directly beneath the surface of the volcano. According to Oregon State University, most earthquakes directly beneath a volcano are caused by the movement of magma and that places pressure on the rocks until it cracks the rock. Magma then moves into the crack and begins building pressure again. Every time the rock cracks it makes a small earthquake.
But scientists are saying that there’s still time and that everyone should remain calm. “This swarm is similar to the other Seismic Swarms Recorded in Tenerife since last June 2017 and as always important to emphasize, it does not represent any kind of concern to the population,” a representative wrote on their Facebook page. “These types of swarms are common in active volcanoes,” they wrote, explaining that it was caused by changes in the pressure in the hydrothermal system.
Lucan Duria, a physicist and volcano monitoring expert at Involcan told MailOnline there are normally two or three earthquakes every day near Mount Teide, so there was “nothing special” about recent activity.
But with all of the earthquakes swarms occurring across the globe right now, many are rightly concerned that a volcanic natural disaster coupled with an earthquake could be next.
Click bait. I have to click to find out about a “famous tourist location” that is anything but famous, except to locals. Geez, Mac, having trouble getting people to click on articles and help your revenue stream?
Well, no, you don’t have to click it. You could just as easily visit the USGS earthquake map to find out where, or do a simple search of the Interweb to find out.
Re: “famous tourist location”
There are numerous “famous tourist locations” around the world.
We may not be familiar with many of them located outside the U.S. That does not mean that people in other countries do not know about and visit these places.
When we lived in Norway, we discovered a number of NEW “famous tourist locations”.
Twitter Admits It BURIED “Podesta Email”, DNC Tweets Ahead Of The Presidential Election
“Yet another conspiracy theory is revealed as fact.”
“It was approximately one year ago, when angry tweeters alleged that Jack Dorsey et al., were purposefully censoring and “suppressing” certain content on Twitter, namely anything to do with the leaked DNC and John Podesta emails, as well as hashtags critical of Hillary Clinton while “shadow-banning” pro-Donald Trump content.
We can now confirm that at least one part of the above was true, because during today’s Senate hearing, Twitter admitted it “buried”, which is another word for censored, significant portions of tweets related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the months heading into the 2016 presidential campaign.”
“As Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reports, Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.”
I hope they all come to life,,,,
A long long long winters nap
If Cumbre Vieja goes, that could be very bad in the States, as it could trigger a tsunami which would threaten the east coast megalopolis. On second thought, that needs to be “when” not “if.” It will go eventually, like Yellowstone, but geological time frames are way outside of human ones. “Soon” could be 10,000 years from now, or tomorrow. Worth being aware of, but not losing sleep over.
If this does go, a title wave 1,000 feet high will hit the east coast of South and North America, plus the islands
Your comment at the end: “…many are rightly concerned that a volcanic natural disaster coupled with an earthquake…”
Matthew 24:4-8 speaks of earthquakes…years ago I thought it odd as earthquake are for the most part, isolated. On a hunch, I researched the original of the geological term “volcanoes” and found it was not ever used until the 2nd century. From several years ago, here’s my note on that section of scripture supporting the view that the Christian era, as a tapestry, is what Jesus is presenting to the disciples:
To date the worse famines have and still do occur, the ‘black plaque’ of Europe was the worst ever of pestilences and the worst earthquakes ever recorded (Chile, Alaska) have already happened. Interesting note, the geological term “volcano” was yet a geological term and would not have been possible to use as a reference; that said, it is possible there is more significance to earthquakes as they are predecessors (triggers) to volcanoes.
If I can see this so clearly, as I am sure, most readers do as well – The surge in volcanic activity and the worldwide implications from such activity is what Jesus is warning us about as well.
I wonder if the Spanish government would care if the islanders there decided to secede?
South Korea Says Another North Korean Missile Test Is Imminent
“There is a possibility of a new missile launch given the active movement of vehicles around the missile research institute in Pyongyang. The North will constantly push for further nuclear tests going forward, and the miniaturization and diversification of warheads,” the intelligence agency said at the briefing.
If all of you good people would refrain from jumping up and down, we will all be safer. Even if the Clintons are convicted, don’t jump up and down and cause Cumbre Viejo from sliding into the ocean.