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A volcano may be responsible for the ice melting (instead of Global Warming)

A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.

Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica detected a swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 similar to those that can precede volcanic eruptions, according to a study published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

The area of activity lies close to the youngest in a chain of volcanoes that formed over several million years, and the characteristics and depth of the seismic events are consistent with those found in volcanic areas of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the Pacific Northest, Hawaii and Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, the study concludes.

The tight focus of the 1,370 tremors and their deep, long-period waves helped researchers rule out ice quakes, glacial motion or tectonic activity as causes. So, too, did their apparent depth: At 15-25 miles beneath the sub-glacial surface, they are close to the local boundary between Earth’s crust and mantle.

More: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-volcano-...

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Here Is A Video Of A New Volcanic Island Being Formed .

Off the coast of Japan, from R.T. news.

http://rt.com/in-motion/japan-volcanic-eruption-island-067/

beesting

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But...

The global warming nut jobs will say that the volcano is a result of global warming. Haven't you noticed that ANY weather is now a result of global warming. Al Gore is laughing all the way to the bank...

Scotia Sea Area Is experiencing a lot of earthquake activity.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/11/16/earthquakes-in-the-w...

Where is the Scotia Sea?

Between South America and Antarctica:

http://mapsof.net/scotia-sea

beesting

Viscosity

"Viscosity" is a word I learned in 4th grade science class when I wrote a report on volcanoes.

I guess the ice will continue to become more viscous. Spread the word.

I'm not sure there's much we can do about a volcano, besides watch it!

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

We can lobby the UN to carbon-tax Antarcticans, eh?

They can blame all those wealthy Antarcticans, whose man-made, carbon-footprint is to blame! This volcanic activity is obviously because of their greed and abusive environmental exploits.

Send Al Gore and a huge contingency of environmental politicians and scientists from around the world down there, ASAP! Tell them those wealthy Antarcticans are storing their wealth at the South Pole, and they are ready to strike a carbon-tax deal with them. Drop them off with a political promise that their formal ambassadors will be there soon, and then take flight to watch the King Penguins greet them from your cockpit window.

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildl...

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