2 comments on “Volcanoes of Samoa – Part 1 of 2

  1. Pretty good shaker yesterday afternoon. Ended up being about 10 km N of Iliamna volcano, 211 km SW Anchorage. Pretty deep also, 152 km, making it an intraplate quake. P & S waves arrived first, followed by a pretty good jolt when the surface waves hit. Large quakes at a distance always announce themselves with the arrival of P & S waves. The longer the time gap between those and the surface waves, the farther the quake. The longer the quake lasts, the larger it is. This one ended up as a M 5.9, and it was every bit of that. Cheers –



  2. I meant to post this a few weeks ago. I am a Michael Crichton fan. In his book, Jurassic Park, the mathematician / chaos expert famously noted that “Life finds a way.”

    With that in mind, one of the discoveries from the Cumbre Vieja eruption in the Canaries were at least 5 hives of bees buried in volcanic ash that sealed itself from heat and fumes for at least 50 days. They ate honey during that time. To the best of my knowledge, that sort of behavior has never been observed.

    Crichton was right: Life indeed finds a way. Cheers –


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