About a year ago, I did a blog about tectonic plates, earthquakes, and volcanoes. In that blog I relayed:
It’s been shown that glaciers weighing thousands of tons compress the earth beneath them and as they melt and become lighter are causing that same earth beneath them to spring up. Since tectonic plates overlap and cover the surface of the earth, movement of plates in one area will most assuredly cause movement in other areas. If the movement causes plates to collide, an earthquake happens. Rest assured, the tectonic plates beneath massive glaciers that are continually “losing weight” due to melt will move and so there will be more earthquakes and volcanoes. Not a rosy picture.
Rest assured we’re seeing the results of Japan’s earthquake in volcanic eruptions elsewhere, less than a year later.