Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica

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  1. Toroid

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    A hole the size of Maine has opened in Antarctic's winter ice cover.
    Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica Ice

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR1R4eLSAoA
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  2. Castle-Yankee54

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    I'd like it when the data is released....it should be good. So when did this open up?
     
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  3. Toroid

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    The video said it opened around 09/09/17. It also stated it opened last year & forty years ago.
     
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  4. Castle-Yankee54

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    It also said it was the height of winter.....not opening up towards the beginning of spring.
     
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  5. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    I wonder if perhaps there is volcanic activity on the ocean floor below that spot.
    When it gets very active the rising warm water melts the ice. When it is less active it ices over again.
     
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  6. Castle-Yankee54

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    I was thinking the same thing....as there are active volcanoes in Antarctica.
     
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  7. August

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    Only two volcanoes in Antarctica are active. There is Mount Erebus, which is roughly due south of New Zealand, and Deception Island, which lies about 850km south east of Cape Horn. Maybe thermal vents are responsible for this hole ?
     
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    List of volcanoes in the Antarctic region.
    A 2017 study claimed to have found a total of 138 volcanoes, of which 91 were previously unknown.[1][2] The unconfirmed volcanoes are not included in the table below.

    This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Antarctica.

    This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Antarctica.



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    A 2017 study claimed to have found a total of 138 volcanoes, of which 91 were previously unknown.[1] [2] The unconfirmed volcanoes are not included in the table below.

    Name Elevation Location Last eruption
    meters feet Coordinates
    Mount Andrus 2978 9770 75°48′S 132°20′W / 75.800°S 132.333°W Unknown
    Argo Point 360 1180 66°15′S 60°55′W / 66.250°S 60.917°W 1.4-0.9 million years ago
    Mount Berlin 3478 11,411 76°03′S 136°00′W / 76.050°S 136.000°W 8350 BCE
    Mount Bird 1800 5900 77°16′S 166°44′E / 77.267°S 166.733°E 3.8-4.6 million years ago
    Bridgeman Island 240 787 62°03′S 56°45′W / 62.050°S 56.750°W -
    Brown Peak (Sturge Island) 1524 5000 67°26′S 164°46′E / 67.433°S 164.767°E Unknown
    Coulman Island 1998 6553 73°30′S 169°36′E / 73.500°S 169.600°E -
    Deception Island 576 1890 62°58′S 60°39′W / 62.967°S 60.650°W 1970
    Mount Discovery 2681 8796 78°18′S 165°00′E / 78.300°S 165.000°E Unknown
    Mount Erebus 3794 12,448 77°32′S 167°17′E / 77.533°S 167.283°E 2015
    Mount Frakes 3654 11,998 76°48′S 117°42′W / 76.800°S 117.700°W Unknown
    Gaussberg 370 1213 66°48′S 89°11′E / 66.800°S 89.183°E Unknown
    Mount Hampton 3323 10,902 76°30′S 126°00′W / 76.500°S 126.000°W Unknown
    Mount Harcourt 1571 5153 72°24′S 170°6′E / 72.400°S 170.100°E -
    Hudson Mountains 749 2457 74°19.8′S 99°25.2′W / 74.3300°S 99.4200°W 210 BCE
    Mount Melbourne 2732 8963 74°21′S 164°42′E / 74.350°S 164.700°E 1892 ± 30 years
    Mount Morning 2723 8934 78°30′S 163°30′E / 78.500°S 163.500°E Unknown
    Mount Moulton 3078 10,098 76°06′S 135°00′W / 76.100°S 135.000°W -
    Mount Murphy 2703 8868 75°18′S 100°45′W / 75.300°S 100.750°W Late Miocene
    Mount Overlord 3395 11,142 73°12′S 164°36′E / 73.200°S 164.600°E -
    Paulet Island 353 1158 63°34.8′S 55°46.2′W / 63.5800°S 55.7700°W Unknown
    Penguin Island 180 591 62°06′S 57°55.8′W / 62.100°S 57.9300°W 1905
    Lars Christensen Peak 1755 5758 68°51′S 90°34.8′W / 68.850°S 90.5800°W Holocene
    The Pleiades 3040 9974 72°40.2′S 165°30′E / 72.6700°S 165.500°E 1050 BC ± 1000 years
    Royal Society Range 3000 9842 78°15′S 163°36′E / 78.250°S 163.600°E Holocene
    Seal Nunataks 368 1207 65°1.8′S 60°03′W / 65.0300°S 60.050°W Unknown
    Mount Sidley 4181- 4285 13,717- 14,058 77°06′S 126°06′W / 77.100°S 126.100°W -
    Mount Siple 3110 10,203 73°26′S 126°40′W / 73.433°S 126.667°W Holocene
    Mount Steere 3558 11,673 76°42′S 117°48′W / 76.700°S 117.800°W Unknown
    Mount Takahe 3460 11,352 76°16.8′S 112°04.8′W / 76.2800°S 112.0800°W 5550 BC
    Mount Terra Nova 2130 6988 77°31′S 167°57′W / 77.517°S 167.950°W Unknown
    Mount Terror 3230 10,597 77°31′S 168°32′E / 77.517°S 168.533°E -
    Toney Mountain 3595 11,795 75°48′S 115°49.8′W / 75.800°S 115.8300°W Holocene
    Mount Dimitra 2987 9797 73°27′S 164°34.8′E / 73.450°S 164.5800°E Holocene
    Mount Brown[3] 1982 6503 76°49.8′S 163°00′E / 76.8300°S 163.000°E Holocene
    Mount Christos - - 56°15′S 72°10.2′W / 56.250°S 72.1700°W 1876
    Mount Waesche 3292 10,801 77°10.2′S 126°52.8′W / 77.1700°S 126.8800°W Holocene
     
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  9. Castle-Yankee54

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    Looks like quite a few of these...(15)....are active or unknown and could possibly be active....a good list.
     
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  10. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    Yes nice list indeed.
    Another subject...but I think volcanic activity has more to do with climate change than anything else.
    Who knows how many active volcanoes exist somewhere on the ocean bottom we do not yet know about?
     
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  11. Castle-Yankee54

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    Any where along the mid-oceanic ridge are active volcanoes.....Iceland and Ascension Island are examples where they reached the surface.

    Volcanic activity ended "Snowball earth"......so it maybe helping the current short term warming trend that began with the end of the last ice age.
     
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  12. nivek

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    There is no evidence or indication of volcanic activity causing this polynia...

    A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica
     
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  13. CasualBystander

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  15. Castle-Yankee54

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    plate tectonics.....which is actually an inside force
     
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    I was thinking it could be a passing space body like Nemesis or Nibiru.
     
  18. CasualBystander

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    I'm no geologist (I checked my degree).

    However, the planetary alignment changes the stresses on the earths crust.

    Jupiter stresses its satellites so much it warms them up.

    Tidal forces affect the shape of reference geoid.

    Not sure how big the effect is. But it doesn't help any.

    Tectonic drift is mostly responsible. India is plowing into Asia so hard the Himalayas grow about 5 mm/year.

    If you take a jigsaw puzzle and forcibly rearrange the pieces you are going to tear up the edges - that's volcanic/earthquake activity. The remaining volcanos are fixed hot spots in the magma layer.

    But there is going to be some astrophysics related trend.

    The barycenter of the solar system is constantly changing and is sometimes outside the surface of the sun (IE the Sun is just another orbiting object).
     
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  19. Castle-Yankee54

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    Thanks....don't think the seismic or volcanic activity are being affected by those two alleged planets.
     
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  20. CasualBystander

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    Alleged planets can only generate alleged seismic or volcanic activity.
     
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