February 27, 2011 –TRISTAN DA CUNHA – The circular island of Tristan da Cunha is approximately 6 miles (10 km) wide with a total area of 38 mi2 (98 km2) and a coastline of 21 miles. The island group lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and was created by volcanic activity. Queen Mary’s Peak (6760 feet or 2060 meters) on Tristan da Cunha is an active volcano that last erupted in 1961, causing the evacuation of Tristan da Cunha’s residents. A swarm of earthquakes struck Tristan da Cunha on the nights of 28 and 29 July 2004. The main swarm lasted about eight hours and was located 30km below the 1961 volcano. The latest seismographs (below) show an esclation of seismic activity from the 26th to February 27, 2011. Notice the progression of activity in the graphs from left (yesterday) to present right.
There is the likelihood that this latest round of seismic activity may also pass or it could be an omen that the volcanic hotspot is now kinetic. We now feel that there is a strong possibility the volcano on Tristan may be moving closer to an event if the consistency of these harmonic tremors continues. Like recent escalated seismic and volcanic activity in Iceland, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, the Philippines, Hawaii, Japan and New Zealand, we feel this recent activity in the deep Atlantic confirms our assessment that the planet is shifting towards a catastrophic new geological epoch. Tristan would be the most remote reach of this new activity as it lies outside the Pacific Ring of Fire and therefore signals these changes are now uniform and that we may have less time left than anyone imagined before the effects, rippling under the earth’s surface, begin amplifying with even more catastrophic consequences across the planet. Magma intrusion into new substratum regions, rapid sea-floor spreading and thermal ocean expansion, increased volcanism, increased tectonic plate jostling and new fault ruptures, dynamo drag and further magnetic field declination, climate collapse, erratic jet-stream migration, increased plasma phenomena is Earth’s atmosphere are all signs the planet is on the verge of unprecedented geological change. This could also be our first major sign of trouble at the South Pole.
Perhaps this wouldn’t be quite so disconcerting if Tristan da Cunha didn’t fall into direct triangulation with two other volatile seismic flashpoints in the Southern hemisphere- Chile and the South Island of New Zeland. See planet inching closer to Geological UpheavalandSouthern hemisphere