Earthquake swarms a warning sign Mount St. Helens Volcano is recharging, USGS Says

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May 2016 WASHINGTONScientists have detected a swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes beneath Mount St. Helens since last month, an occurrence that has researchers believing it’s recharging its batteries for another eruption.  According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), since March 14, there have been more than 130 earthquakes detected by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. There have also been many more quakes that were too small to find.
The tremors mainly had low magnitudes of 0.5 or less, with the largest clocking in at 1.3. The rates of earthquakes have been steadily climbing, reaching almost 40 quakes per week. The good news is, all of these occur at a depth between 1.2 to 4 miles below Earth’s surface and are too small to be felt above ground. With all the rattling being done under our feet, the Washington volcano still appears to be silent.
In order to understand what exactly volcanoes do in this time of repose, you have to “look at the evidence of changes in the magmatic system recorded in the crystals that are brought up during an eruption,” Denison University assistant professor of geosciences Erik Klemetti writes for Wired. Viewing these records shows intrusions of new magma occurring frequently, even when the volcanic system might not erupt for 100,000 years, Wired also reports.
The quakes underneath Mount St. Helens are volcano-tectonic in nature, which indicates a slip on a small fault, according to USGS. These usually take place in active an hydrothermal and magmatic system, which means it’s surrounded by hot gasses, hot water and, of course, magma. As the volcano slowly recharges, the magma chamber is likely imparting its own stresses on the Earth’s crust around and above it. This stress pushes fluid through cracks, which creates the small tremors.
Though the idea of Mount St. Helens doing some kind of volcanic boxer shuffle to prepare for another eruption is worrisome, scientists say that this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to blow anytime soon. “The current pattern of seismicity is similar to swarms seen at Mount St. Helens in 2013 and 2014; recharge swarms in the 1990s had much higher earthquake rates and energy release,” states USGS. “No anomalies games, increases in ground inflation or shallow seismicity have been detected with this swarm, and there are no signs of an imminent eruption.”
Between 1987 and 2004, researchers observing Mount St. Helens noted that recharge can go on for many years under a volcano without an explosion. However, this means that the currently brewing magma is likely stopping to crystallize and interact with residue from previous eruptions as it works its way towards the surface , according to Wired. While a big recharge event is crucial for the system to get ready for the next eruption, researchers continue to question what it’ll be that pulls the trigger. –Weather

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5 Responses to Earthquake swarms a warning sign Mount St. Helens Volcano is recharging, USGS Says

  1. Doug H. says:

    There are internet reports the seismic signatures of the recent southern Japan earthquakes were not a natural signature but that of an explosion, (man made). The centers of these events were very close to existing military installations. Can anyone here confirm or debunk these observations.
    Thanl you
    Doug. H.


  2. Charlotte King says:

    Well this is one that I can’t ignore so need to share my thoughts on this one. I have been picking up St Helens since early to mid March and I believe the reports show the activity increase began in March as well. I can only say one thing I know for sure. This Lady, St Helens, will not have any kind of a major increase in activity without my knowing it at least 4 days in advance.
    The symptoms are classic. Migraines, back of head pains, L side, and vertigo and for me, I experience swelling on my forehead, usually off to one side or the other but the swelling has also been in the center… I know, anyone can say anything but I want to show you that I am not just saying this. I have included the header for one of my earthquake updates with the portion that references St Helens.

    From: charlotte []
    Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:22 AM
    To: ‘charlotte’

    Also noted that my forehead is swollen along the side of my R ear/brow area. The swelling is about 2 inches long. This is classic for a precursor for activity at St Helens. She always gets active in March…. This does not mean a major event or an eruption but what it does mean is that there is some activity building in the area of the mountain. It could be as low as a 3.0 or higher.

    So in answer to all the emails I have rec’d with the link for the USGS and St Helens activity, I will repeat again. I will know when and if the mountain gets more activity, goes into harmonics, has a dome building or explosive eruption at least 1-4 days or more before anything happens.
    Even in CO sitting in the basement of the US Bureau of Standards Magnetic Testing Labs where I was sent for testing by the US Government. I was chatting with a doctor and all the sudden grabbed the back of my head and said OWWW and they said what is that? I said ” Its St Helens, its gone into Harmonic Tremors ” They asked how I knew and I said I just know. They were skeptical.
    So I said, call them, check me out I gave them the number in Vancouver WA and they called and asked the person on the phone if St Helens was in harmonics? They were told NO. I said hand me the phone, which I put on speaker, and I asked for the US Forest Service person who was on duty. I got him and asked him, is St Helens in harmonics? He said no, I asked him to check it out and he put me on hold and came back and said, ” I was wrong, St Helens just went into harmonic tremors ” I asked how long ago and he said within 5 minutes which was just about the time I was hit with the major pain in the back of the head. So if I am able to pick it up from 1,312 miles away instantly, there is no doubt in my mind that I can pick it up from my location now only a mere
    130 miles. In the past I have found that when St Helens acts up I pick it up 1-4 days in advance, 12 hours again in advance and 4 minutes in advance and real time happenings.

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    • Yellow Bird says:

      i am on Charlotte’s mailing list, and i can vouch she has been talking about physically experiencing her St Helens warning signs for at least the last couple months…
      right on target you are again, Char

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  3. Yellow Bird says:

    gotta love the way they forgot to mention her small temper fit 2004 – 2008


  4. Yellow Bird says:

    how’s this one for a little change of pace, Alvin?

    in the Words of the Bard
    “…and now, for Something Completely Different.”
    lol, its nice to have something to giggle about for a change ;}


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