2011 fiery underwater volcano near La Restinga on El Hierro, Canary Islands makes the sea boil green (maps, video, kmz, 3d)

El Hierro Undersea Eruption (Jacuzzi) - Presidencia del Gobierno de Canarias via Flickr

The El Hierro volcano of the Spanish Canary Island Archipelago has started bubbling again, this time under the sea. The locals have discovered with amazement that their turquoise sea has turned dirty green and bubbling like a jacuzzi. The sad part is that the boiling water seared and killed hundreds of subtropical fish shelters. The two clips below show the seas around El Hierro before and after the recent eruption.

It is quite possible that a new island will appear next to El Hierro.

Up to date details about the eruption

After the 2011 El Hierro eruption

Before the 2011 El Hierro eruption

Map of La Restinga volcanic jacuzzi near El Hierro Island, Canary Archipelago, Spain

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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