Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Possible California Volcanic Venting and Rifting Zone

Here is a video I made on the fly to explain why venting may be possible in the California desert, as described by Dutchsinse and some of his fans. I shot this with a Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. I explain the area where I live, from Pisgah and Amboy crater 50 miles to the north, to Mission Creek and Covington Flats Volcanos 6 to 10 miles south of my house. There are young volcanos all around my house, indeed! I don't want to make too many conclusions, but do know a few things about my local volcanos, which are many, and want to share.

I have mentioned a great deal that the Mojave desert and the Salton Sea area sports a rifting zone.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On Possible Volcanic Plumes In California

Photo of Salton Buttes Volcano, Imperial County, Calif. Taken with a Holga 120 plastic toy camera.

Check out this interesting blog about volcanic plumes! Click here. Dutchsinse on Volcanic Plumes in Californiahttp://globalrumblings.blogspot.com/2011/08/dutchsinse-full-recap-volcanic-plumes.html

In my words:

A group of 'plume chasers' are rushing out into the empty wastes of California's Mojave Desert, in the middle of the hot months, looking for signs of volcanic plumes at several sites, and many hope to actually capture images of an actual plume if one where to happen. Is there a government cover up of these possible plumes, or is this a hoax? Or, is this real? You decide.

This is very strange for me, and I want to share this. I had not known about Dutchsinse's videos and posts about possible volcanic plumes over California, Nevada and Oregon from July 23 to August 3 until the wee hours this morning. A thunderstorm kept me awake, and so I decided to surf the net on geologic things. I had already created the video on thunderstorms over the Mojave Young Volcanos, and posted that here in this blog a few hours before that. It is my previous post. During my later net surfing, I ran into Dutchsinse's videos on possible volcanic plumes.

Not knowing about the California volcanic plume question, I've suspected many of our volcanos are very much alive. Now I've just discovered that someone else has the same suspicions.

For years, I have been probing the volcanic nature of California. After the April 4, 2010, Easter Earthquake near Mexicali, my interest really perked up, for that 7.2 earthquake happened just south of the Cerro Prieto volcano. There was an odd pattern of aftershocks that drew of a lot of attention among researchers, and especially the heavy frequency of small 3 mag to 5.4 mag earthquakes within a 6 mile radius near Octotillo, CA.

I rushed out there with my professional camera equipment and starting filming things and local people, and caught a lot of cool shots. I caught on tape a bridge that's slowly being pulled apart as the ground spreads apart. The locals tell of rising ground in places, and of warm well water. This little dusty desert town is indeed within an active rifting zone, where the tectonic plates are spreading apart. But one can also consider that perhaps the ground water levels change alot do to fluctuations in rainfall amounts in the mountains above.

I still suspect that much of the rise of the ground in places is due to magma below. I suspect strongly that there is a magma chamber under Octotillo, and also feel that it had been disturbed by the 7.2 Easter Earthquake in 2010.

This lead me to start studying the three known active volcanos in Southern California that are indeed recognized by the USGS: Salton Buttes Volcano, Amboy Cinder Cone and Coso Volcanic Field.

I have observed clusters of micro-quakes and even all out earthquake swarms at both Salton Buttes and Coso, and sometimes see micro-quakes at Amboy.

And then just this morning, during the wee hours, I discover Dutchsinse's July and August 2011 posts about numerous volcanic plumes within a 12 hour period, those including Coso and Pisgah, and also a plume near where there has been an on-going earthquake swarm near Hawthorne, Nevada.

Now I'm led into some serious thinking. Is he onto something? That something being the something that I suspect, and that is - many so-called extinct volcanos are actually potentially active. There's possibly cooling semi-molten magma under these, and extensive volcanic plumbing around them.

It is indeed strange that I would observe repeated lightening strikes over my local slumbering or believed to be extinct volcanos, video some of it as best I could, and comment about thunderstorm-volcano interaction - and then discover what Dutchsinse has posted on plumes.

So watch his videos here, and go back to last nights post I made on thunderstorms and local volcanos, and then do some of your own homework and thinking. Here below he thinks its a wildfire:


And then this video where he suspects it's a volcanic plume:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thunderstorms and Lightening Strikes Over Mojave Young Volcanos. Electrical Storm Interaction With Magma?

This week, we have had micro-quakes at some young volcanos in my area, a couple at Pipes Canyon volcano, Near Landers, Ca, and three around Covington Flats Volcano, near Black Rock Canyon in the Joshua Tree National Park. Also, for two days straight, we have had very intense thunderstorms in the area, and many of the lightening strikes seem to be very close to some of the young volcanos in the area. Is this some sort of interaction between cloud and underground magma, and does this have something to do with the ionosphere, which has been very active on and off lately? I really don't know. Just thinking on it, and taking interest in the intensity of natural events right now. Of course there are tons of theories and wild notions coming out of the New Age community about Comet Elenin being a brown dwarf star, a large planet, etc, etc. Again, I have no idea, and no comment. I prefer to stick to science, but do extend a question about thunderstorm and magma interaction, and that relationship with the ionosphere. I ask all this, with the strong wish to somehow debunk the whole HAARP hysteria too. I feel this is all nature at work, and not humankind. Nature can have her intense moments in time, and we seem to be in one of those moments.