27 Oct '11, 12am

Folks have been interested in #earthquake swarm near #Hierro. Undersea #eruption shows up on @nasa space pic:

Off the coast of El Hierro, in the southwest reaches of the Canary Islands, Earth has been spewing gas and rock into the ocean. The island off the Atlantic coast of North Africa—built mostly from a shield volcano—has been rocked by thousands of tremors and earthquakes since July 2011, and an underwater volcanic eruption started in mid-October. The eruption is the first in the island chain in nearly 40 years. On October 23, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color view of El Hierro and the North Atlantic Ocean surrounding it. A milky green plume in the water stretches 25-30 kilometers at its widest and perhaps 100 kilometers long, from a large mass near the coast to thin tendrils as it spread outs to the southwest. The plume is likely a mix of volcanic gases and a blend of crushed pumice and seaflo...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76229&s...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Nov '11, 11pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Oct '11, 10pm

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