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Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Indonesia's Mag 7.4 quake has caused the Barren Island volcano India's only active volcano to erupt according to geologists

The Barren Island volcano eruption 1995 credit Wikipedia

The Barren Island volcano, India's only active volcano, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has begun to spew lava and ash.
Geologists observe that the eruption could be linked to the recent earthquake that rocked Indonesia. According to officials from the Geological Survey of India (GSI), the eruption was first recorded on September 25 when satellite images confirmed the spewing of lava or pyroclastic material and ash on the north flank of the island.
"There have been many cases of volcanic eruptions which were preceded by earthquakes of mild intensity.
They could be linked, and the source of the trigger may be the same, as the location of Sulawesi earthquake is not very far away.
But it may also be separate and simultaneous events and the source may be different.
Only a detailed field study can reveal the cause of the eruption," said Tapan Pal, director, PSS, GSI, northeast region.
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, which monitors earthquakes and releases bulletins have recorded magnitude between 4.3 and 4.9 in the Indonesian region in the days preceding the eruption.
As for a possible cause of the eruption recorded in the end of September, Pal explained, "That entire zone is tectonically quite active.
Indian plate is subducting below Burma plate and the Indonesian plate is subducting under the Australian plate.
When the subduction is continuous, the oceanic crust melt and migrates upwards until it erupts."
The last recorded volcanic eruption on Barren Island was in February 2016.
The GSI official, who has continuously monitored the volcanic region between 2005 and 2011 said the 2005 eruption occurred almost a year after the 2004 tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake in Indonesia.


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