PMEL in the News
Washington Climatologist Already Foresees Warm Winter
A strengthening El Nino suggests Washington will have another warm winter, possibly deepening the state’s drought, State Climatologist Nick Bond said Monday. “The odds are for a warmer and drier winter overall,” he said. “And a lower than normal snowpack at the end of it.”
Undersea Volcano Erupts a Mile Below the Surface
It’s sort of a variation on the old “If a tree falls in a forest…” quandary. 80 percent of volcanic eruptions on Earth probably go unnoticed by people, because they take place in the planet’s oceans, often at depths of thousands of feet.
Earthquakes Strike off Oregon Coast; No Tsunamis
A series of earthquakes, some with a magnitude of more than 5, have shaken the sea floor off the Oregon coast since Sunday night. None has been large enough to prompt tsunami fears.
El Niño? Yes. Gully-Washing Winter? Well, Maybe
Like a magical chant, we’re saying: “Hope rises for a strong El Niño.” Again and again. Last year, we hoped for it. Big time. In 2013, there was no Niño, but we were hoping with gusto in 2012.
No Tsunamis After 4 Earthquakes off Oregon Coast
Four shallow earthquakes hit off of Oregon's coast Sunday night and Monday morning, but weren't large enough to create a tsunami.