Thursday, March 9, 2023

The "Dormant" Volcano in the Aleutians Tanaga Is Rumbling With Earthquakes and May Erupting Soon


The coasts along the Pacific Ocean are known as the “Rim of Fire”
The home of many volcanoes some dormant and some afire
In Alaska at the far end of the Aleutians Islands some 1250 miles from Anchorage
On an uninhabited island there lies a dormant volcano Tanaga where a flurry of earthquakes are moving seismic gages
A sure sign that this quiet fiery giant which has not erupted since 1914
May be getting ready to vent in an eruption its lava spleen
Not an eruption that creates a river of lava that into the ocean flows
Destroying any vegetation in its path and causing the size of the island to grow
More likely an explosion that will spew volcanic ash clouds high up into the air
A hazard to airliners whose flight plans call for them to cross over the Aleutians there
Another reminder that for Earth terra firma is more of a misname
As earthquakes move the grounds and plates slip or slide and volcanoes spew ash and flames
Unlike the eruption of Mt. St. Helens whose ash cloud blanketed cities and towns hundreds of miles awayMost likely the ash cloud will not reach our West Coast but used the Pacific as a giant ashtray

© 3/9/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

No comments:

Post a Comment