Global Warming
01- 1000 years
02- CO2
03- Positive Feedback
04- 1C Increase
05- 2C Increase
06- 3C Increase
07- 4C Increase
08- 5C Increase
09- 6C Increase
10- Accelerated Tectonics
11- Ocean Basins
12- Building Storms
13- Warmer Waters
14- Chile Axis Shift
15- Hell In The Pacific
16- Runaway Loops
17- Transition
18- Continuity of Worlds
19- Super Floods
20- Kasei Valles
21- Epicentre
22- Plate Boundaries

11 - Ocean Basins

Gas Hydrate Deposits


In relation to the Sumatran Quake it is interesting to note its proximity to huge underwater gas hydrate deposits which could contain Methane Hydrate.

57% of the world's 600 active volcanoes form islands or occupy coastal sites, while 38% are located within 250 kilometers of the coast. They could all be susceptible to the changes in the stress on the crust that will come with the rising sea-level if runaway thawing of the polar ice sheets really begins. This will lead to an increase in continental margin earthquakes, which are more likely to trigger sea-floor landslides. These sea-floor landslides are the very thing that could trigger the release of Methane Hydrate. Gas hydrates have been identified around the margins of all the ocean basins.

  Alan Lambert 2011