A Swarm Of 700 Earthquakes Rattles Canary Islands, Sparks Speculation Of Volcanic Eruption

by | Sep 16, 2021 | Headline News | 7 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    A massive earthquake swarm has been reported around the volcanic island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain. The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) said there’s reason to believe the seismic swarm is due to magma slowly rising.

    Involcan recorded more than 700 small earthquakes on La Palma near Cumbre Vieja volcano since last Saturday.

    The largest rumble, a 3.4 on the Richter scale, was reported by Involcan on Tuesday morning. Most quakes are shallow and happen 5 to 7.4 miles down, suggesting that new magma is rising.

    “Without a doubt, the current seismic swarm represents a significant change in the activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano and is related to a process of magmatic intrusion under the island of La Palma,” Involcan warned. 

    According to The Sun, the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Volcanic Risk Emergencies (PEVOLCA) was activated due to the increased seismic activity.

    For clues about a possible eruption. Local officials reported a sensor at the volcano took a reading of the “highest Helium-3 levels in 30-years.” The gas is considered a message from the mantel and may suggest future volcanic activity.

    Cumbre Vieja volcano last erupted in 1971, considered one of the most active volcanoes of the Canary Islands. There have been fears an eruption could cause a megatsunami. Steven Ward first explained this theory in research from the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, two decades ago.

    The situation warrants close monitoring due to the possibility of volcanic activity.


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      1. For those of you not familiar with the topography of the East Coast of the USA. Folks from Colorado would most likely refer to Florida as FLAT. Folks from the West Coast would be amazed by the barrier islands adjacent & close to the East Coast contiguous land. Those barrier islands are FLAT. Long Island (a >150 mile long island ) is FLAT, compared to many places. The huge populations in low-lying areas makes the tsunami threat ominous.

        Stated by someone that resides on the coast of Hawaii. LOL.

        • It is true, east coast and southern USA are flat, the barriers are also flat, while they might cayse a wee bit of drag on the incoming wave, those places would be demolished, wiped clean or just wiped out.

          The Florida Keys, Cuba, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina Virginia coasts not to mention all the rest, especially Washington DC, Wilmington, Philadelphia, LONG ISLAND/MANHATTAN, Newark, Boston etc have a lot of low SWAMP that nature wants to be cleared out. Trump didn’t do it. So this will be a way to have that happen. Run to the hills, pure souls, and your sweet trusting animals, may IAUE be with you

      2. A tsunami that could wipe out all the people in DC? Barring the Sweet Meteor of Death, this might be our only hope.

        • Amen to that Brother!

      3. Eh, that happening within our lifetimes is a real longshot. In the meantime, there are real political problems and outright threats like COVID-1984 that need to be resolved.

        Just like Yellowstone and Campi Flegrei, these megadisasters are likely to happen maybe some day, or not at all.

        The closest known similar event in history was the Great Lisbon Earthquake (Nov. 1, 1755), which was not recorded as having done anything to North America.

        Its speculated that the Cape Ann Earthquake (Nov. 18, 1755) was in some way related but that’s never been proven.

      4. El Hierro is disturbing,
        BeInformed and I discussed this many times in days of yore. BI was of the opinion that the effects on the East coast of the US would be negligible, however my opinion differs.
        At issue is the sheer momentum (NOT energy!) since in the real World momentum is always strictly conserved whereas energy can – and does – change via various conversion processes.
        Also, the nature of a submarine landslide would – effectively – serve to generate a ‘Soliton wave’ which would propagate across the Atlantic basin without appreciable loss. Inasmuch as the total mass involved could range upwards of 100 cubic kilometers (or more) then the result would be – IMHO – very much as described in the piece above.
        Likely, Florida would be stripped bare, as would South Georgia, whereas the Carolinas and Virginia would fare better their coastal components would be equally affected. THANKFULLY, Washington DC (District of Criminals) would be erased in toto…
        as would the Cess pools which are New Jersey and also the Gomorrah of the East, New York City.
        See, there is a Silver lining in every dark cloud…


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