Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

Astrophysics and extinctions: News about planet-threatening events

October 8, 2011 – Space is a violent place. If a star explodes or black holes collide anywhere in our part of the Milky Way, they’d give off colossal blasts of lethal gamma-rays, X-rays and cosmic rays and it’s perfectly … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Space Watch | 11 Comments

Christchurch, NZ rattled by more tremors

October 8, 2011 – CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – The first, a magnitude 4.8, struck at 4.1 7pm followed 10 minutes later by one measuring 3.6. At 4.32pm a magnitude 3 quake struck 10km east of Lyttleton and a magnitude 4.1 hit … Continue reading

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Strong sustained swarm now taking place at El Hierro

October 8, 2011 – CANARY ISLANDS – An intensified sustained earthquake swarm is now taking place at the Canary Islands and it appears the magma is now on the move again bubbling closer to the surface and incinerating more rock … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Landslide & geological deformation, Seismic tremors, Volcano Watch | 29 Comments

Lava build-up in Alaska volcano may portend a powerful explosive eruption

October 8, 2011 – ALASKA – Lava has reached the edge of a crater in a volcano in Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft. The Alaska Volcano … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Potential Earthchange hotspot, Seismic tremors, Volcanic Eruption, Volcano Watch | 10 Comments

Reykjanes Ridge earthquakes coincide with rise in seismic activity at Katla Volcano

October 8, 2011 – ICELAND – The Reykjanes Ridge, the part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises up to the ocean surface to the southwest of Iceland, has been hit by a series of earthquakes during the past 48 hours. … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Lithosphere collapse & fisssure, Potential Earthchange hotspot, Seismic tremors, Volcanic Eruption, Volcano Watch | 6 Comments