Raises fears the Canary Island’s volcano is about to erupt.
An “ocean chimney” the size of Tasmania is pumping huge amounts of heat into the atmosphere. Headlines call the hole “mysterious,” but it doesn’t seem all that mysterious to me. I think the heat is coming from underwater volcanic activity.
“It’s shocking how little time is required to take a volcanic system from being quiet and sitting there to the edge of an eruption,” said Hannah Shamloo, a graduate student at Arizona State University.
And we wonder what is heating our seas.
“This could wipe out the East Coast of the USA if the side of the island slips off into the Atlantic,” says reader.
A plume of smoke and steam 1.2 miles (2 km) rose into the sky at 9:04 this morning.
Oregon State University researchers linked recent eruptions at Sumatra’s Mt. Sinabung to the last supervolcano eruption on Earth,
Fearing that a major eruption is imminent for at the Manaro volcano on Ambae island,
“Mount Agung eruption IMMINENT,” says headline. Incredibly, Bali’s tourism department issued a letter today reassuring travelers.
Sumatra’s deadly Mount Sinabung exploded early this afternoon, spewing ash 1½ miles (2.5 km) into the sky.