Monthly Archives: October 2016
It was years ago when I first read about Mount Teide, a YUUUUGE volcano on the island of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. An eruption of Mount Teide, the article read, would very likely produce a tsunami that could take out the USA’s eastern seaboard — and thus Washington, DC — and our flaccid, do-nothing Congress along with it.
From that moment on, I was a fan. A rabid fan of this volcano, not only because of its diabolical beauty, but because of its potential to do what the American people have not bothered to do: Bring real — and lasting — political change to America. Along with some geographic adjustments, of course.
Fittingly, in early October of 2016, an article appeared in The Sun, which delivers the following statements and other goodies for thought regarding Mount Teide:
“On Sunday 92 microquakes in Adeje and Vilaflor (towns in Tenerife) were reported — with one measuring as high as 1.5 on the Richter scale.
“Experts sent to the area have recorded an “abnormal” amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — an indicator that the volcano could blow imminently.”
Involcan said in a statement:
“We are registering an important seismic rally on the island of Tenerife.
“In principle, these earthquakes are very low magnitude, consistent with those that occur in active volcanoes.
“The number of earthquakes is provisional pending the analysis of the signals more closely, but we can qualify this activity as a seismic swarm whose pattern is an alignment with prevailing direction northeast to southwest.
“Mount Teide hasn’t erupted since 1909 but its fragile formation means that it is highly unstable.”
…and finally on to what I call the doozy:
“As an active, but dormant volcano, Mount Teide could erupt again and the lack of stability around the island has prompted some seismologists to suggest an eruption could cause a megatsunami that could hit the eastern United States.”
So there you have them, my reasons for becoming a fan of this stunning mountain. I’ve done my civic duty: I’ve voted by absentee ballot on behalf of my adopted state of Nevada from my perch here in my home state of Pennsylvania, and made my points in this anti-Trump video…but if Orange Hitler does manage to steal the White House, Tenerife — and its resident Mount Teide — will be where I hold vigil, until real change comes to America.
Care to join me? If so, please get in touch.
In parting, I leave you with the following Mount Teide haiku:
Erupt, Mt. Teide,
Bring us political change!
How I am a fan.
Erupt the vote!!!