Does the earth have indigestion?

Haiku again:

Ten major volcanoes have erupted along the Ring of Fire during the past few months, and the mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this. But this is a very big deal. We are seeing eruptions at some volcanoes that have been dormant for decades.

Yes, it is certainly not unusual for two or three major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire to be active at the same time, but what we are witnessing right now is highly unusual. And if the U.S. media is not concerned about this yet, the truth is that they should be.

Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 80 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire, and it runs directly up the west coast of the United States.

Against that is the weak solar max this time round:

Based on past experience, we’ve probably reached, or are very close to the maximum this cycle, and it hasn’t been a very impressive one. There have been a few large storms – a lot of activity over the last couple weeks, for example — but not many.

So there may still be a big storm coming, but we seem to be at the peak, or just passing the peak of this cycle.

3 Responses to “Does the earth have indigestion?”

  1. macheath December 3, 2013 at 08:29 Permalink

    The silence of the US media on the subject may have something to do with the fact that, while the government-backed US Geological Survey’s earthquake map encompasses the whole world, their volcano equivalent adopts a far more parochial stance and ignores everything outside US territory, the only part of the Ring of Fire where things are relatively quiet at present.

    http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/

  2. James Higham December 3, 2013 at 09:16 Permalink

    Surely we couldn’t reflect on their honesty in doing that?

  3. Hagar December 3, 2013 at 10:10 Permalink

    Not only does the USA have the threat of California sliding off the land mass, but from what I hear the Yellowstone Caldara has experienced numerous quakes recently. The crust over the caldara has also been steadily rising.

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