-Hundreds in Hawaii lined up at grocery markets; while some kept surfing. :)
Surfing fanatics testing the fabulous waves
Maili Beach, Hawaii- Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006
A probable cause for yesterday’s back to back quakes: View Diagram here
"The huge and growing geological mass exerts tremendous pressure on the sea floor. That vertical pressure, which actually depresses the sea floor around the flanks of the island; naturally is released periodically through earthquakes."
While the oceanic Pacific Plate moves west towards Japan, the Philippines Plate moves eastward towards Hawaii. The Pacific Plate is being subducted and gases and molten lava are coming up through the Philippines Plate...
-Scientists, with the aid of remotely operated research submarines, are able to catch footage of an underwater flare-up (Volcanic Activity!)
-First remotely operated sub: ROPOS of March 04:
-Second vehicle: Hyper-Dolphin, in 2005…
-Third remotely operated vehicle, the Jason II, in April of 2006…
Note: The video (above) taken by Jason II; shows lava is rising in the vent so fast that a small glimpse of red glow can be seen intermittently before it crusts over or is blown apart. Credit: NOAA Vents Program.
Other posts below:
'Jolted' Fish Gave Early Warning Of Hawaii Quake
underwater volcanoes erupting simultaneously
Hawaii quake blamed on volcanic stress