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NEW: VISIT my new site on Volcano activities ; begun in Oct 2010! On this page I want to create a timetable with worldwide volcano activities in 2010 and 2011. The site will also contain a list of volcanoes , a volcano map and other useful informations such as links to special reports or webcams: >just click here>>
volcano activity timetable 2010/11
- The 11 years circle of the sun(- spot) activity is going to reach its next peak in 2012 . The currently increasing sun activity lets expect heavier Earthquakes for the following years - find new earthquake forecasts and its method clicking on this side: >>


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(internal) TIME ZONES and CONVERSIONS: you must add 1 hour to the default time (UTC), if you use my world time zone calculator)  
default earthquake time is: UTC (GMT)> tzcon   *coordinate calculator- find regions, set as "longitudes or latutudes" on the earth map



find any of more the more than 700 active volcanoes on Earth volcano on Earth on my world volcano maps:.

find volcanoes , current activities and reports, but also webcams and much more . especially on my regional maps:

click here, to get to an interactive GLOBAL volcano map with names and labels .
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NORTHERN AMERICA Central America, Mexico and Caribic South America- Northern part

South America- Southern part


Africa and Arabic peninsula


Europe, Western Asia Kamchatka peninsula, Aleutian islands

Indonesia and Philippines

Japan, Mariana Islands- Kyril islands

S- W-Pacific region/ Australia

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MAIN TECTONIC ACTIVITIES IN 2011/ final review to 2011


final review to 2011 ( minor plates are included)



Earthquake activities there were rather normal in 2011 . Significant new acticvities occured in Aug 2011 on the East Atlantic coast. of the USA, Continuing new activities also where registered in nearby regions of Central USA , such as near Oklahoma


No real major or disastrous Earth quake event in South America in 2011 . Some signficiant activities were registered offshore of Columbia down to Peru at begin of the second half in 2011


The Pacific Plate and its surrounding minor Plates are generally in a grip by the Eurasian and North/ South American Plate. The seismic activity around Australian plate occures mostly in the regions Vanuatu to Fijji. Compared to the recent years the strength and frequency of the typical Earthquake activities there was rather low in 2011


The INDO Australian Plate seems to be pushed by both- the movement of the South American Plate around the Yucatan peninsula towards the Northwest and the (increasing) movement of the Eurasian plate towards the Southwest into Southwest direction against the African plate While the subduction zone along the coast of Sumatra and Java was very quiet in 2011, volcanic activities shifted from one site of the large Indonesian archipelago to the other and occured mainly on the Souther borders of the Indian tectonic plate For almost one decade, Indonesia whad been somewhat like the epicenter of the world . After March 2011 almost all major activities from there seemed to have shifted from there more than 100 km Eastward to the quadriple junction offshore of Honshu Japan, possibly pushed by an increased activity of the African plate ( yet thought to be one of the most quiet tectonic plates on Earth)



Not many geologists seem to have taken notice yet from the increasing activities around the Eurasian plate recorded since begin of 2011. Until August a large number of minor and larger Earthquakes with magnitudes up to 6.5 occured all along the subduction zone in the South of Europe reaching from the AZORES through Gibralter over Italy, Greece into Turkey and Iran. Approximately the double number events were registered in 2011 compared to 2010. The average strength of the quakes along the boundaries of the Eurasian to the African plate also increased 2011 with at least one point on the Richter scale from M 4 to 5. Europe`s active volcanoes in the Mediterranean Sea, Etna and Strombili, had regular eruption activity increasing in strength and were sveral times setv on red alert level . Greece geologists reported , to have noticed a significant activity increase also of the Santorin Volcano in 2011. Santorin is hot spot volcanon situated on the tripple conjunction of Europe with the African and Arabian plate and is the rest of a shield volcano that was torn apart by a large hydrogen explosion around 1500 BC . Volcanic magma material from that explosion was even found in the Arctic region.The explosion recorded as one of largest volcanic events in history just left a sickle of the formerly round island with a submarine crater rest in its middle ,just reaching up to sea level

As the European plate is very massive, Earthquake magnitudes of 5.0 effect equal to magnitudes of 6.0 in other subduction zones and are counted as such.

In the spreading zone to the North American continent in North Europe Earthquakes activities in 2011 even were more intensive than in all recent 5 years together . Numerous larger seismis shocks were registered on the boundary of the North American and Eurasia plate in 2011 mainly during the Arctic summer. All occured exactly on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plate from the Norway latidude through Iceland up to the Eastern coast of Greenland and seem to creep more and more Northwards. Major seismic shocks up to M 4.9 ( volcanic "tremors") were also measured near to the Iceland volcanoes of Grimssvoetn, Hekla and Katla in 2011 yet and are believed to be sign of an upcoming large an d major eruption While Katla does not show any significant signs of an eruption on the surface yet, in July 2011 the increasing activity in its interior suddenly melted the ice cap above the crater and the melting water rushing down form its flanks destroyed a bridge.

Some Seismic shocks with magnitudes up to M 4.6 o also were measured along the continental shelf of Scandinavia since 2011.,those were stronger to the North than to the South. There is no known active volcano around. As I have in suspect, this can only be an indicator for some new or old brake between Iceland and Norway, which may extend already further to the South ( either towards the Atlantic ridge or even between Great Britain and Scandinavia.

The most interesting as well as unprecendented event in 2011 was and is the sudden activity of the El Hierro shield volcano, that forms the most Southern island the Canary islands. More than 10.000 seismic tremor shocks were registered between June and September 2011 South East and North West of the island, before a new subsea volcano Southeast of La Restinga began to erupt.

read my report. on the following page: click here.



Activities also increased along the entire Atlantic ridge. Africa is usually the most quiet and slow tectonic plate of all. In the South an old equatorial brake off from the African continent begins at the horn of Africa/ arfur depression and stretches from there 6000 km into Southwest direction. This spreading process suddenly increased from some millimeters per year to meters per year early in 2005 , soon after the megaquake of M 9.6 had occured SW of Sumatra on 2004-12-26. This increased tectonic movement seems to create the regularly observed Seaquakes up to M 6.0 on the S- Mid Atlantic ridge and pressures towards Central and South America with an effect onto the Caribean Plate. The Northern Atlantic at least is surely known to be a spreading zone. What concerns the Southern Atlantic ridge,I won´t be sure about anymore! I don`t know much about, but guess, the Atlantic as such was almost quiet since thousands of years. Nevertheless, earthquake activities are known to be extremely seldom in and along the Atlantic , tzhey usually occure if then on its boundaries to Africa and the Carribbean . The last one known in the 20 Century was the Agadir quake in 1960, which had a magnitude of not much more than M 6.0 , but lasted for several minutes, during these it leveled the entire town. The disastrous Quake that destroyed Haiti in 2010 again proved ,that if those earthquakes occure there, they come rather unprecedented ( without warning or prequakes) but hard with intensive movements and mostly very disastrous. IN 2011, higher activities couold be found at the Western boundaries of the Atlantic to the Carribean near to Puerto Rico with magnitudes up to M 5.9

(to find more informations about the latest CMEs, click here)




Some geologist and volcanologist have still doubt in that relationship but however must admit: Statistically, there are reliable constant coincidences ( those can be found and proven in my statistics by the links below) between CMEs impacting on Earth and volcanism and Earthquake activities. After the huge and distastrous M 9.6 Seaquake and subsequent tsunami had hit South west Asia December 26- 2004 , NASA started a program to prove whether there is a correlation between these seismic extreme seismic activities and the Sun activity and soon came up with the conclusion,. that bthere is a direct relationship. . But the evidence was not further researched by NASA...

. When I first in May 2010 searched for for data of the Sun activity to compared these with my " Earthquake statistics" it became clear with a while that there is a clear relationship . Almost one year of data collection and comparation (see for my Earthquake ststistics") showed first, there is a clear conicidence of Earthquake activity and sun activity. First I just compared the sun spot number ,the solar flux flare activities and also Coronal Holes ( as some had mentioned) . After the 9.0 seaquake in Japan on March 11- 2011 it was clearer , that indeed the socalled coronal mass ejections could be the immidiator of those huge Earthquake energies form the Sun. CMEs ar not light, but hot plasmatic Sun matter ejected into space, if enough electromagnetic energies concentrate around active sun spots or along filament to accelerate erupting sun matter above the gravuitational escape speed of the sun . A CME released from the Sun`s surface so first expands like a spring that was under pressure before. ( "Plasma"is a state of matter so hot that the subatomic particle form a kind of soup out of protons, neutrons and electrones.The hot high energetic sun plasma of a CME forms a kind of cloud in form of an expanding funnel, that - once ejected from the Sun then travels through space until. it hits any massive body there. Through the empty space it also does not losse much of its energy. Usually it takes 2- 4 days until such a CME arrives on Earth (depending on the current sun sind speed that can change from hour to hour) . Scientists obviously long time believed that the geomagnetic field would reject all of the subatomar particles including their high energies. But at least, the electromagnetic energies (cinetic energy) of arriving sun winds and CMEs easily penetrate the athmosphere and rather load up the geomagnetic field and the Earth a s such.

HONSHU/ Japan- MARCH_ 11- 2011

Two larger but (what is main important :) highly Earth directed CMEs had occured on the Sun on March 07 and 08 2011 and had arrived shortly before the frist of the many Earthquake had taken place offshore of Honshunilsand/ Japan on March 10- 2011. . I have then further explored those and similar events as well some historical event reports so far as specific solar data and archives already were available for that time. ( first data were available for the public after 2001. 1996 SoHO- the pioneer of all later satellite based Solar spacecraft observatories was lounched and still submits data necessary for CME detection and space weather prediction

Almost all volcano eruptions and major Earthquakes I examined have a clear coincidence with CME impacts on Earth. . Thus examining the major events for more than one year I can can say now , that with all researched CME impacts , volcanic and seismic activities increased each time on a global or regional sacale. With a probability of 100 % always one or more major Sea or Earthquake will follow any significant CME impact on Earth. On this I based my " experimental volcano and Earthquake forecast". You find all about that project by the start page of my project with the following links:

When I started with my research in May 2010 I did not no about this NASA statement published by BBC: (BBC) Is Solar activity to blame for Japan's massive earthquake?


Filament eruptions are likely the strongest eruptions on the Sun. They release long duration intensive sun wind streams in all directions , those were measured on the GOES magnetometer as a rise in the magnetic density to almost the double of the normal values, even if the major CME core passed the Earth. . This geomagnetic field density ( measured in nanoTesla) which must be interpretatealso as the electromagnetic energy level of the geomagnetical field. This actucal electromagnetical load or overload is likely the indicator or even the source of the observed typica effects , CME impacts- due to all recent statistics I have made-immidiately have on on the planet itself: increasing volcano activities/sudden strongs storms and other amplified weather parameters/ stronger Earthquakes in the aftermath.

NOAA/ NASA with its main task to protect civil and military satellites from damages- never had observed this geomagnetic field density ,but only the socalled planetery "K" and "A" indices, those represent just the fluctuations in the geomagnetic field ( stronger fluctuations with higher amplitudes are called" geomagnetic storm") . These magnetometer values are provided by the satellites ACE (interplanetray magnetic field) and GOES (terrestrial gemoagnetic field) . As its is just not possible to send satellites to an orbit so close to the Sun, in order to retrieve exact measurements on the exact size and arrival time of CMEs, these magnetometers are the only valuable instruments those deliver reliable data on CME impacts such as their strength and energetic impacts. Recently NASA/ NOAA declared it wants to base their future space weather prediction more or exclusively on these magnetometer values. The problem is: If these CME data become available, the CME just neeeds another appr. 15 - 30 minutes- to Earth and prewarnings might therefor be too late and fail.


Recent statistics also showed more and more that also strong winds and the more oftenly reported unprecendented tornadoes seem to be among the primary effects


I am observing the Sun activity since May 2010 on a daily base and try to improve my reports and forecasts due to the progress in understanding that relationship between Sun CME and their effects on Earth. In more detailled views I began during 2011 also to research- based on satellite data- how far CME main terrestrial impact regions are identical with those regions where then the largest volcanic and seismic activity takes place , resp. where the major events take place after an CME impact .( . I hope , that my tables included the related evidence- after constant development and necessary adjustments in the layout- meanwhile give a well understandable insight and overview

More about current activities on that in my environmental blog. You can also visit my Earthquake research project on my page " evaluations"






columns= highest measured amplitudes (worldwide) of that day
numbers= all worldwide measured earthquakes above 2.5 of that day
(click on the images to see them enlarged)
The green curve indicates the number of sun spots ( index left x 10)
The blue curve represents the so called " "Planetary A index".



*image above : Solar Terrestrial Activity Reportwith friendly permissiono by:

click on the single graphics to enlarge them>>

planetary constellations>

symbols/ Symbole- click to enlarge


Explanations/ Erklärungen >>

<There are two rows with each 12 graphics of each month of the year. Each month is horizontally devided into 29, 30 or 31 columns for each single day of the month

how to read the tables / Zeichenerklärungen

The graphics in the upper row : "earthquakes":

>The upper row contains columns of red or grey color . These indicate the highest measured strength / Amplitude) earthquake of that single day. The red columns indicate the stronger, singificant earthquakes above 6.0 ( Richter scale) . If there are more than one above 6.0. on that single day, the second strength is indicated in yellow, a third above 6.0 in green and a fourth one in blue color. The grey columns appear, if the highest measured earthquake on that day was below the strength of 6.0 but above 2.5.

> the numbers on these columns indicate the number of all world wide measured and resgistered earthquakes above 2.5 on that single day. Data base is from ( links on to of ths page)

on the bottom of the upper graphic you will find the sideric course of the moon,including its nodes, phases, soltices and eclipses.

The graphics in the row below: "planet constellations"

The row below contains all significant data about the nine planets and the sun such as their sideric constellation or . In the horizontal rows you find the constellations of all planets, resp their the element of region they stand, resp on that single day/ month/ year. The names of the constellation in integrated on that place in the row , when that particular planet changes into the next region , f. i., from Leo into Virgo.

> at the bottom of these lower graphics you find significant correlations between planets such as nodes- eclipses with the earth- Trigon positions, oppositions or conjunctions with the time they set in ( timezone=>



this was first a project is to compare earthquakes events with planetary constellations.

Therefore you find in the graphics also many useful informations to the real astronomical planetary constellations as well as on moon phases or eclipses. Please note: These data don`t match with the most "Astrology tables"but represent the real planetary constellations. !


Dieses Projekt diente zuerst dazu, auf statistischem Wege einen möglichen Zusammenhang zwischen Erdbeben und Planetenstellungen zu ermitteln.

Deshalb finden Sie in den Grafiken auch Hinweise auf astronomische Ereignisse (Planetenkonstellationen Mondphasen, Sonnenfinsternisse etc. Bitte beachten Sie: die Zeitangaben stimmen mit den meisten astrologischen tabellen nicht überein, da sie die wirklichen Planetenkonstellationen darstellen sollen. Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf meiner wetterseite (>start> wählen Sie die einzelnen Monate 2010

<<< last update Juli- 31-2010


This will be a new article. If you stay on the Canaries and want to latest news, just log on to ( link:) EMSC , where you can get the most recent Earth quake data for Europe and the world:

- Some new reports indicate a beginning seismic activity on the Canary Islands . In my map ( right side) you find all seismic activities as registered in 2010 by CSME.The activity seems to have began in the time when the hard earthquake with 7.1. hit in Haiti in January 2010, which was the first of its kind since decades ( or hundreds of years?) .The activity of the Carribean plate which caused that earthquake in Haiti might have been triggerd by amovement of the African plate.That refers to the discovery , that early in 2010-earthquak activity has first time shifted towards the East with activities even growing inside Europe. I will continue research on that. I am watching the developments and try to inform you about significancies.

The Canary islands ( mainly Lanzerote, Fuerteventura and La Palma) are particularly volcanic active. El Pico del Teide is the highest volcano in Europe but almost - but not generally- inactive. The Earthquakes measurerd in 2010 occured all around the Canaries. On different places onshore and offshore . The activity is with currently not more than 3.0 magnitudes rather low. But earthquakes and volcano activities in the Atlantis are know as very sudden and strong at low magnitudes. .The activity might be- as seen by Geologists- in general be a sign for beginning/increasing new volcanic activities on the Canaries , but also for some stronger Earthquake at any time

Seismic activities in the Atlantic region are not as usual, as they are in the Western Pacific. They are rather very seldom, but also known as quite sudden, long lasting and extremely heavy events, if they occure. As t he last known recorded quake there, an Earthquake hit 1960 the Marrocean city of Agadir,and leveled the entire city within not more than 1 Minute to the ground . Agadir itself is located on the African continent/plate some 70 miles distance from the Canaries. But- as far as known ,the Canaries stayed rather untouched by that. The quake in Haiti this year was caused by the Carribean plate subducting the South America plate. Possibly it was pushed forward by the movement of the African plate

latest data record ( may not been always up to date. for most recent information, click here: CSME


assorted texts and other particularly elder material>>

^map with registered Earthquakes in 2010 for region:Canary islands

^image: world map of earth quakes above 6.0 and current volcano activities ,those occure from : December - 21 until March -21- 2011

(click to enlarge)


Many had the idea, there could be a relation of Earthquakes to the sun`s activity. As the suns spots are an indicator for the SUN`s activity, I have added a GREEN CURVE of the suns spots to the daily earthquake map>The reason:, On begin of APRIL, a greater Sun- protuberance caused an immense Sun wind, carrying particles to the earth. Two days after there was a large earth quake in Baja California, and each day after more than 400 quakes above 2.9 were registered worldwide! First evaluations show, that Earthquakes do not directly happen synchroniously with sun spots or eruptions, but always 2 days later, when usually the particle winds of those "CME" s hit the earth. They therefore must be considered as the energy source which at least amplifies the earth quake energy or even triggers the quakes.>> the green curve displays the number of so called sun spots. ( index number left times 10>> 3,5 times 10 = 30 measured sun spots). Sun Spots are areas with higher gravity of fusion processes inside the sun , those rise up to the sun surface during periods of higher Sun activity. Along the magnetic field lines are bundled and reversed, what causes huge sun eruption ( coronal mass ejections= CME). The Sun activity ranges in a regular period of 11 years. The next " sun spot maximum will be in 2012. High energetic particles of those CMEs escape the Sun`s immense gravity and drive as sun winds also towards the Earth, where they can have many effects, such as the amplify Earth quakes. Typically, each sun spot causes forms out a more or less strong CME ( coronal mass ejection) or a protuberance ( sun flare) the blue curve represents s the so called " planetary A index. It represents the total of irritations in the Earth`s magnetic field , caused by those sun winds ( energetic mass particles) those effectively reach the Earth . A add this " Planetary a Index from Middle of April on, as it indicates more precisely, which sun winds reach the Earth and which pread from the S in other directions. to see what has more impact on the earth- the gravity distortions on the sun ( the sun spots) or the particle winds? An with three month of comparation, I would say: The gravity process ( when the sun spots form out and get visible ) seem to be two days earlier than the earthquakes. Therefore- if this will turn out to be equally in a longer evaulations, sun spots could become a very good indicator and therefor the best tool to predict Earth quakes- The earthquake seem to take place regularly about 2 days after the sun spots ( sun eruptions ) , resp. , when the sun winds of the CME ( very energetic particles) reach the earth. These particles winds impacting on the Earth must not generally or neccessarely be regarded as a trigger to any earth quakes, but they seem to have the capability to trigger, but- at least, to amplify Earth quakes .Unfortunately I have no data now from years with less sun spot activities. The Tsunami 2004 happened in a year with decreasing activity. Longer evaluations will show what evidence there is.

NASA STEREO BEACON :live picture of the sun surface


about tectonic plates:

PACIFIC plate- active as ring of fire

EURASIAN PLATE > TransAtlantic Mid-ocean ridge- ICELAND


NORTH AMERICAN plate-ancled at Yucatan, moving towards NorthWest

NORTH AMERICAN plate-ancled at Yucatan, moving towards NorthWest

Indo-Australian Plate (moving towards North West?)





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