Doomsday fire: Millions of volcanoes are stirring beneath the world’s oceans

In 1993, marine geophysicists aboard the research vessel Melville discovered 1,133 previously unmapped underwater volcanoes off the coast of Easter Island. Though some of the newly discovered volcanoes rose as much as one-and-a-half miles above the seafloor, their summits still remained half a mile below the water’s surface- all this in a comparatively small area of only 55,000 square miles, about the size of New York State. The geophysicists had increased the known supply of underwater volcanoes by more than ten percent just in a matter of months. That was 1993. Today, scientists estimate that there are more than three million underwater volcanoes. That’s a three followed by six zeroes! In 2007, oceanographers Hillier and Watts surveyed 201,055 submarine volcanoes. “From this they concluded an astounding total of 3,477,403 submarine volcanoes must reasonably exist worldwide,” said this article by John O’Sullivan. Hillier and Watts “based this finding on the earlier and well-respected observations of Earth and Planetary Sciences specialist, Batiza (1982) who found that at least 4 per cent of seamounts are active volcanoes.” According to Batiza’s survey, the Pacific mid-plate alone contains an incredible 22,000 to 55,000 underwater volcanoes, with at least 2,000 of them considered active. Thinking that anyone could know exactly how many volcanoes lurk beneath the surface of the ocean is ludicrous, of course. But that 3,477,403 number, coming from two well-respected oceanographers, does reinforce my point rather nicely, namely, that underwater volcanoes are heating the seas. To go from 10,000 underwater volcanoes to more than three million in less than 20 years shows how little we knew – and how little we still know – about this incredible force of nature. We know more about the moon.
 The Arctic Ocean contains far more underwater volcanoes, and displays more hydrothermal activity than scientists had suspected. Look at the Gakkel ridge. The Gakkel ridge is a gigantic underwater volcanic mountain chain stretching some 1,100 miles (1,800 km) beneath the Arctic Ocean from north of Greenland to Siberia. With its 3-mile-high summits, the Gakkel ridge, the northernmost portion of the mid-ocean ridge system, is far mightier than the Alps. If a single volcano can heat a high-mountain lake to 108 degrees in New Zealand, imagine what an eleven-hundred-mile-long chain of underwater volcanoes could do to the Arctic Ocean. –The Moral Liberal
Asphalt volcanoes are ocean floor vents that erupt asphalt instead of lava. They were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico during an expedition of the research vessel SONNE, led by Gerhard Bohrmann of the DFG Research Center Ocean Margins in 2003. In 2007, seven more such structures were discovered off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The largest of these domes lies at a depth of 700 ft (213 m). The structures were larger than a football field and about as tall as a six-story building, all made completely out of asphalt. You needn’t wonder why so many dead fish are washing up on the coast of California. Most of these asphalt volcanoes emit huge amounts of methane and, along with other submarine hydrothermal volcanic vents, they are the leading causes of hypoxia (dead-zones) in oceans, rising temperatures, ocean acidity and worsening oscillation weather patterns (El Niño/La Niña) as I mentioned in my book. -The Extinction Protocol
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48 Responses to Doomsday fire: Millions of volcanoes are stirring beneath the world’s oceans

  1. Golfdad641 says:

    Well I am going to have a few glasses of wine tonight and listen to R.E.M’s “It the end of this world”. But I am stocked and supplied for the worst :) Worst to happen I survive; best to happen; Mercy Me “I can only Imagine” ;)
    Thank you and God Bless you Alvin for this site and all of you who read and follow too!


  2. Denyse says:

    WOW !!!
    I’ve always suspected that this.

  3. frank says:

    i have always thought its not whats going on top of the earth the real story is whats going on underneath.

  4. Bob says:

    I have been looking at this website for months, and as I usually find all the articles very informative and interesting. I am starting to find some more amusing and comical. None the less, I like reading all the articles. I know this website is called the extinction protocol for a reason. I just find some of these very natural events that occur blown out of proportion. Freak snow storms, Earthquakes within hours of each other, and fish kills. Random snow events have always happen in past history, earthquakes within hours of each other is normal, and fish kills around the world are also normal events. Just because it not “normal’ does not mean its leading to a catastrophic event. I know the articles are not all written by the owner of the website I just find it weird that authors of some of these articles want to believe or incite so much fear among people. Most record keeping among the world is relatively new so we don’t exactly know what is “normal”. It is late so i might be rambling but every “oddity” that happens isn’t a catastraphe waiting to happen.

    • Michelle says:

      Hi…just want to say, I don’t believe these articles are published to “incite fear” in others…fear is internally created and experienced…and fear is a natural emotion that is not to be feared in and of itself. Eradicate fear where you can…it only gets in the way of many more important things.

      • Sunnie says:

        @ Michelle, Couldn’t have said it better myself! I feel more informed after checking in daily. I want to know what is happening to real people and communities. I seen a news report on tv that was going to tell us about the terrible flooding in the U.S. but first they wanted to know if you could guess who was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars???? That is the stuff that scares me :>)

      • Bob says:

        With titles like ‘doomsday” and “end of the world,” I guess I misread the message on how it should not incite fear in people that are reading it. Im just saying I think people forget that we have not always had our fancy technology to record data to see what is normal. Earth has been around for millions of years, so we do not know what cycles it runs through as far as earthquakes, global warming, and other things. The seisomograph has only been around since the late 1800’s.

    • A_lad says:

      Keep on researching Brother

    • Laura says:

      I love your reply

  5. REG BRIGGS says:

    Interesting reading. Makes you wonder what will happen on 21 12 2012. Did the Mayans really know something?

  6. Virginia Helies (Gen) says:

    Bob we all so hope you are right. After Christchurch in February 2011 I found an earthquake scale showing frequency of occurrence of quakes at different magnitudes yearly. The frequency of quakes from 5.0 to 5.9 was listed at 800 per year. In February 2011 there were 107, March (largely connected to Japan quake) 456 and in April 143. Adding those up to 706 gives an average of 235 per month which equates to 2,820 or more for the year if things continue the way they are going. Even if you rounded March down to 140 you are still looking at near 1700 which is a lot more than 800.

    Yesterday there were 19 plus the 6.8 or 7.1. On the Australian Geoscience site they are listed as two separate quakes at different time and different depth????
    Today so far 9 in nine hours.

    6.0 to 6.9. the yearly figure was 120 per year. There were 12 in February, 64 in March and 16 in April making 92. Averaging at nearly 31 per month making 372 for a year.

    7.0 to 7.9. yearly figure was 18. We had 2 in March and 1 in February.
    9.0 to 9.9 1 in 20 years. we have had 2 in around 6 years.

    None of us know how activity is going to continue but at the current rate is this NORMAL.

    I have been keeping a printout of list of quakes since February as my sister told me “it is just normal” and I wanted to awaken her.

    • Paul Demorest says:

      Good Morning….back in Dec 2008 an earthquake swarm began in Yellowstone National Park, so I began tracking the swarm and all earthquakes worldwide everyday via the USGS, and continued for two years….I would wake at the same time and record these events on graph paper and I placed each sheet on my wall in the computer room until they spanned the entire wall, sixteen feet of graph paper arranged in a straight line is quite a visual treat, and this year I overlayed the information, but I had a problem, the uptick has gone off the charts……

    • Bob says:

      No one can argue that there has not been more earthquakes in the past couples years but when you have massive earthquakes like we have it builds tension in other spots all around the world. So an uptick in earthquakes will happen, just like it has happened in the past years then subsided. Then another huge earthquake will happen followed by another uptick of earthquakes. I have lived through the Northridge earthquake in California which was a 6.7 earthquake but the ground acceleration was far greater than most earthquakes. In the following three years there were over 13,000 aftershocks that the media did not report on so people other than the residents had no idea they were occurring. Just like the Japan earthquake which was devastating and beyond saddening.There have been over a thousand aftershocks but people don’t realize these are normal so they freak out fron lack of knowledge. We are fortunate to have websites like this keep us informed I think you just have to remember the the media leaves out basically anything important in life and fills it with junk. So what I am getting at just because a event has happened now it may of happend 10, 100, 1000( lack of technology) years ago but we didnt hear about it.

  7. AWatchman4Him says:

    I would like to say that Frank has it right and Bob is not seeing the big picture, it is true that these things have been happening since the beginning but never and I emphasize “NEVER” have these events happened All at the same time and in great numbers. If you investigate any type of event via Internet you will find that they have all exponentially shot off the charts since about the year 2000 and even greater since the 1980’s. Earthquakes alone have shot up by 1500% since the 80’s. Dont take my word for it, check it out yourself.

  8. Tina Marie says:

    I think this article explains a lot about some of the things that have been going on that didn’t seem connected. I began wondering while reading this if the melting of the glaciers that’s been attributed to global warming is also a result of the underwater volcanic activity there. Not to dismiss the climate change theory by any means but in my mind this proves there are many factors at work we do not fully understand.

  9. gerald says:

    Skeptics were the last ones trying to get on the ARK.

    • If you’re not moved by now by what’s transpiring in the world; this message was never meant for you.

      • Bob says:

        I never said I was not moved nor did I say I did not believe Jesus is returning soon. I do believe we are on the verge of the world ending but in earths long existance will it be 5 years, 100 years, or even thousands of years. I have witnessed many of these natural disasters first hand and it is absolutely devastating. My original post was just saying looking at the big picture have events like these not happend before and does every little event have to be portrayed as a “sign”. He will come like a theif in the night it may not be as obvious as we would like to believe is all im saying.

      • Nobody knows when these events will transpire and I agree nature is not on a clock. The planet is going to do what it is going to do and conversely, there is nothing we can do about it but get out of harm’s way if we have sufficent warning when the time comes. We are told to watch nature for signs of the end with hope not fear: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” Matthew 24:33 Conversely, the generation of Noah “knew not until the flood came, and took them all away.” Matthew 24:39. The greatest danger the Bible warns about the world is relegating these changes to normal cycles that are just repeating themselves: “Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue (cycle) as they were from the beginning of the creation…whereby the world that then was, being overlowed with water perished.” 2 Peter 3:4,6

      • Bob says:

        BTW i do look at this website daily so i am very intrigued by all the information and I am glad I can get a realistic look at what is happening.

      • Glad you here and appreciate those relevant comments, Bob.

        Thanks Alvin

      • gerald says:

        There are many sayings applicable to what is happening now: “Better safe than sorry”
        “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst”

        but the one that doesn’t apply is “It’s never too late”. Time is running out and I agree with you that people should be informed and prepared! If nothing happens, then so what. But if these “signs” are correct, the world is going to drastically change in moments!!!! Thank you for your site and encouragement to be prepared to the best of one’s ability.

      • Shari says:

        I love this site because it proves to me along with all that is going on in the political realm that the earth is groaning for it’s MAKER, and so am I!!! Come Quickly Lord Yeshua/Jesus!!!

  10. Marshallrn says:

    I feel that everyone has the right to believe what ever they want. I have started a YouTube channel to help people start preparing with food and water and first aid kits, but unless I just show people how to cry and morn for lost loved one I fear there is nothing else I can do to help anyone. I have given up on those how like to see the world for what it is today. Yet I see what this beautiful world is going to be tomorrow and I’m ready for it.

    The fact is: the sun will still come out in the morning and the birds will still chirp, the oceans will still flow to the pull of the moon and lava will always reshape our planet. Yet one faithful day the ground beneath our feet is going to show us how the earth knows how to recycle it’s coasts and build it’s mountain ranges!

    Real problem: man made items will make everything much worse for us: ex. Nuclear plants, nuclear bombs, economies, weapons, societies, governments, and worst of all lack of believers. Stay safe out there.

    Check SafeTorFreak channel on YouTube! Thanks.

    • You’re right, everyone is entitled to believe whatever they choose to believe. Good luck with your timely mission Marshall. I applaud your efforts. Looks like you’ve found your calling.


  11. Sunnie says:

    I have been to this site daily for a while too. I have never once felt like anyone was trying to scare me. I have nothing to fear. I read the ending.
    I think most people here really care about our earth and humanity. I too believe we have no way to know what happened in the past, exactly. However, I am not so blind that I cannot see what could be the future. I think it is important to always be prepared. Unfortunately, there are many people who are now suffering right this very minute from these very topics we are reading about. I think they would agree that a little awareness and preparedness just may be the ticket.

    • Bob says:

      “I am not so blind” I was just stating that every weather anomaly did not have to be looked at as an end of the world scenario. I was also speaking of information not only from this site; I was speaking about information everywhere. I was just saying that it seems some people are taking certain events out of context that is all. No one knows what the future holds, maybe tomorrow every weather anomaly will stop and we will live in a perfect world. Lol not going happen. My point was that yes you can be aware of the future but there is a difference in being “aware” and living in “fear”.
      In no means was I trying to verbally call out anyone on this website or the administrator I was just stating an opinion. If you read my original post I was just saying not everything had to be related to the end of the world lol. Mother nature has a way of correcting problems on earth that may subject humans to harm but if you took out the human race it wouldnt be as bad. For example the flooding in the midwest is a horrible event but many of these places are actually go through drought which the flooding and rain will help. I live in a place that has had one of the longest drought in 90 years but recently huge storms/tornadoes/ large amounts of rainfall are correcting this issue. I just like to think outside the box sometimes Im stuck inside while it rains.
      I did not mean to offend anybodies views

  12. clvyrclovyr says:

    Hi Alvin, love the site! I am not a scientist, but some ideas that pop in my head need answers…so here’s the question; with all of this underwater activity and rising ocean levels, are they connected? Is it possible that the earth’s core is taking a deep breath, rising the ocean floor, (causing the water level to rise) before exhaling? Achoo…

    • Changes are definitely occurring at the planet’s interior as can be detected from the waning dexterity of the planet’s magnetic field and sluggish dynamo. They are connected. The oceans are in a slow boil and water expands when it is heated. Take a standard plate and put a U.S. quarter on it- now fill up a bathtub full of water and lower both in it. The quarter is about the volumetric ratio of land- to the water in the oceans and the plate is about the volumetric ratio of oceans to the amount of magma under the earth or water in the bathtub. Now you’re beginning to see what influences what and you can also see the utter ridiculousness of attributing global warming and climate change to the specks of dust (humans) on that quarter.

      • Bob says:

        This is a great perspective I thought I would ask a question. If volcanoes were to erupt underwater in a frequency enough to raise ocean temperatures/ melt ice caps. This would disrupt oceans current greatly, do you think earth will live forever in heat or do you think it could lead to another ice age? I realize this will distrupt all wildlife/plants/humans what do you think the long term effect would be on earth?

      • Bob, that’s the infinite unknown. Once you create hypoxic zones in the all the oceans and all the phytoplankton dies, you start dealing with much bigger issues than weather. The composition of your atmosphere begins changing from the billions of cubic tons of frozen methyl hydrate lying under the world’s oceans that is in danger of exsolving. Arctic permafrost also sublimates. The estimated total: 8 teragrams — that’s 8 trillion grams of methane — already is leaking into the atmosphere per year. Methane traps 20 times more heat in the atmosphere than CO2 and it has a half-life of about 7 years. Now we can look at gaseous planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune with huge concentrations of so-called toxic or green house gases in their skies and see huge concentrations of energy are present in the atmosphere which churns up terrifying earth-size cyclonic storms that never end. This is not a climate change scenario; it would only come from a catastrophic unleashing of massive amounts of methane from the oceans and permafrost from a large-scale event. The Sun would incinerate our planet under such dense atmospheric conditions- so I tend to favor the fire-scenario more than the ice one, given what’s stirring under the oceans. That doesn’t mean we won’t have partial glaciation periods across the planet because I think we will.

  13. Anthony says:

    Keep using that “coincidence” word as long as you possibly can blue pillers. We’ll be here spreading information when you decide to grow up into your astral skin.

  14. J Guffey says:

    I sure enjoy this site. So many of you offer such insight as to what is going on and how all these Earth-changing events are inertwined.

    Can hardly wait each day to visit EP and find out the latest news that you just can’t find otherwise without hours of research. In my opinbion, EP offers a more realistic compilation of information than any other site on the web.

    Most on this site seems to be very passionate about knowing the truth even though their findings might be unpleasant and sometimes frightening.

    Thought for today: Even if we don’t know all the facts yet, it doesn’t change their existance.

  15. The largest question facing the human race is not when will you learn, but when will you act on what you’ve already learned.

  16. Sheila says:

    Wow who would have thought.


  17. Rick M says:

    Let me think, for Global Warming, now called Climate Change, my Honda Civic thousands of miles away from the Arctic is causing the polar ice cap to melt (doesn’t heat rise) while lots of volcanoes in the water under the ice cap aren’t considered. Let me think, which melts faster? A pot of ice on a hot stove or that same pot just sitting in the air. Guess I need to take another physics class.

    • Gas is the worst conductor of thermal energy, as the molecules are the most sparse. The idea that the atmosphere could be warming the entire planet is ludicrous.

    • J Guffey says:

      Rick – the problem is you are using commom sense. Don’t you know you are supposed to make it sound complicated and spout off a bunch of technical terms? How in the world do you expect anyone to take you serious?

      Actually, great way to put it. Wish more common sense was factored by great, highly respected men and women come up with some of their theories.

  18. cashapprovenow says:

    WOW !!!
    I’ve always suspected that this.

  19. serena Kent says:

    These are crazy times!

  20. JULIO says:

    I salute all who try to, “MAKE A DIFFERENCE”.when it comes to getting the real-time information to the masses of what is really going on with our planet…but tell me….why do we have to struggle so hard to get this info….why are’nt more humans concerned?….this never makes the news….Are we that enslaved informationally?…thanks to all who are working so hard to help us help each other know …the real news…julio

    • And it will be getting harder to find such information in one colloquial source. This and under such sites will face growing scrutiny until they disappear altogether as sites scramble to retain viewers that are leaving new sites in droves to forums and blogs where they can interact more with the stories.

    • Sarah says:

      Because Satan has not changed since Eden, he distracts us from God, show people with their eyes, tell them what they want to hear and then they will desire with their heart and then persuade people to hide from God, “pretend he doesn’t exist, he will never know, – God hasn’t changed either, he still provides us with cover, he made the 1st sacrafice and the last, Praise God we know the end, praise God we have the one and only saviour in Jesus Christ and praise God that we have the opportunity to be a wise virgins and keep the oil in our lamps for when the bridegroom returns and thank God that he is wiser than us and his purposes will be fulfilled even if the rest of humanity wants to keep hiding!

  21. Laura says:

    Since the beginning of human history there have always been those who get a thrill out of the end of the world ( doomsday ) and those who predict when it is coming. I really like to focus on making our environment better and better and not how soon it’s going to end because I believe that we manifest with our energy, we create.

    • If energy projection was the problem; the world wouldn’t be in the terrible state its in. The only thing New Age meditative energy does is encapuslates the practioner is an actualized state where he is imperivous to what’s transpiring around him. It’s self-medication but does nothing to change the unfortunate condition of the millions who are suffering across the planet. This is the very reasons drugs have become so popular in our culture- they’re a means of escape and not dealing with reality. Just because one transcends what he precieves as ultimate reality…does not mean that experience transcends into the world to alter the reality for anyone else. The current world needs diagnosis and remedial treatment and that is something that is beyond the scope of human ability, much less it thought processes.

  22. hallelujah! finally to find somebody else to think like me! Yes, the tectonic plates are thinner on the bottom of the oceans – lots of activity is there, volcanoes and hot vents. b] the tectonic plates move same as you, one leg then the other – one cannot make 5 steps with one leg without moving the other, which means: east Pacific movement means El Nino — I

  23. hallelujah! finally to find somebody else to think like me! Yes, the tectonic plates are thinner on the bottom of the oceans – lots of activity is there, volcanoes and hot vents. b] the tectonic plates
    move same as you, one leg then the other – one cannot make 5 steps with one leg without moving the other, which means: east Pacific movement means El Nino — Indonesia, new-guinea movement, earthquakes, and other activity = La Nina. sometime is neutral = the tectonic plates are taking a rest.

    That heat from those submarine volcanoes / hot vents is getting dispersed by the currents = up-welling of warmer water from below -> more evaporation, the water ”locally” reacts to cool itself; – definitely CO2 has nothing to do with El Nino and La Nina.

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