September 12, 2011
Canary Islands Government To Begin Evacuating!
EARTHQUAKE SWARM - MEGA Tsunami Conditions Forming!!!
UPDATE! Canary Islands government begins relocation project to evacuate and relocate citizens in response to massive amounts of earthquakes over the past 7 weeks.
"The Scientific Committee, met this morning at the request of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Security of the Canary Islands Government, decided to relocate the population of El Hierro directly, the most important conclusions from information gathered by seismic and volcanic National Geographic Institute (IGN) and the Institute of the Canary Islands volcanological (non-tip) on the earthquakes recorded on the island since last July."
Map of situation: El Heirro would be completely inundated by a tsunami from La Palma. AND...El Hierro is creating it's own dangerous situations right now with the massive earthquake swarm that began in July and is still going strong.
Analysis of earthquakes and tsunami possibilities on all Canary Islands.
Thought that maybe a comparison would be valuable. An area where we know earthquakes are very active...the state of California...had only 52 quakes yesterday. California is roughly 1500 times the size of this island so...to have nearly 200 in a 24 hour period is really something phenomenal! Only 490 in Nevada and California combined in the last 7 days. In comparison, there's been approximately 733 in the past week. That doesn't come close to the previous week in El Hierro though...1878 quakes in that previous week. And remember...that's all happening in a VERY concentrated area!
Alaska is also very active...over there we saw 242 quakes in the past week. And, Alaska is also something like 6,000 times the size of El Hierro Island and is EXTREMELY active seismically.
El Hierro is 104 square miles.
California is 163,395 square miles
Alaska is 663,267 square miles
People...this is a LOT of shaking for a very small area!"
"The number of daily earthquakes recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands (Spain), El Hierro, has increased considerably in recent days. The Instituto Volcanologico de Canarias has also reported a 1cm inflation over part of the island’s volcano following on from GPS analysis.
The total number of tremors recorded during the past five weeks has now exceeded 4200, according to the Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN).
The majority of the earth tremors range between 1 and 3 magnitude. More than 431 earthquakes, including one measuring 3.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale, were recorded on Monday (22 August) alone."
This is very noteworthy. This much activity means that the Canary Islands may be coming back to life! We have gone through the possibility of a tsunami created by a massive quake or volcanic explosion on those islands here on GLP. This MAY be just the event needed to initiate the conditions needed to cause this to happen! Check out this youtube video where scientists discuss the way this may in fact happen. VERY informative.
Explanation of how Canary Island quake could lead to a MASSIVE MEGA TSUNAMI that would wipe out entire U.S. East Coast