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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:54 pm

    New concerns – Iceland volcano: magma moving towards new volcanic system – could set off another volcano

    Posted on August 27, 2014by The Extinction Protocol

    August 2014 – ICELAND - The magma from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano could be moving towards another large volcanic system. Data recorded by a team from the University of Cambridge suggests that 50 million cubic meters of molten rock has moved in the last 24 hours. If it continues on a northern trajectory it could feed into the Askja volcanic system, potentially triggering a large eruption. Prof Bob White said: “It’s headed straight for it.” But he cautioned that volcanoes were hard to predict. “It’s moving at about 4km a day towards Askja, and if it keeps going it will get there in a few days,” he told BBC News. “We know there is a lot of molten rock sitting under the ground beneath Askja, which is a major volcanic system. If this molten rock hits that, we know it is likely to trigger it to erupt. “But who knows, it may just stop. It is still at 5km-depth, and it is possible it could freeze there and not a lot more will happen. That is perfectly plausible.” Over the last 10 days, they have detected large numbers of earthquakes, which have been moving north over a distance of about 40km. They are caused as magma flows beneath the ground, cracking the rocks as it moves.
    On Tuesday morning the Bardarbunga volcano was hit by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake, the largest since tremors began in the area last week. The team estimates that about 350 million cubic metres of magma have moved in this period, which is about twice the amount of molten rock that was blasted into the air during Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption in 2010. Prof Simon Redfern, an earth scientist from the University of Cambridge, said: “It is a huge amount of magma, creating an enormous subterranean channel of molten rock.” He said that the Lesbian – the underground “plumbing system” that carries the molten rock – could join up with other underground fissures, creating a large network of magma. Prof White added that several scenarios were possible. “One is that it erupts under the glacier,” he said. “That is bad news because this kind of eruption can drive the big ash clouds that can go up 35,000-40,000ft, and that is what happened in 2010 with Eyjafjallajokull.”
    However that scenario is looking less likely because the magma is moving beyond the thick ice of the glacier into shallower terrain beyond. If it erupts in this region, with less ice-cover, it could create “fire-fountains” – spectacular plumes of lava, which can be dangerous, but carry less ash. Prof White said: “The third scenario is that it keeps going north, it keeps feeding molten rock and it hits the Askja system and triggers that – then goodness knows what will happen. It could make a lot of disruptive ash all over Iceland.” The last time that the Askja volcano had a major eruption was in 1875. The ash-fall caused crops to fail and killed livestock, triggering a wave of migration away from the north east of Iceland. –BBC



    A series of 5.0+ magnitude earthquakes have struck the volcano – August 26, 2014


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  mudra on Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:15 am

    A Warning is issued from The Iceland Met Office: A fissure eruption has started north of Dynjujökull.

    The Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
    The eruption started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, which is located in northern Vatnajökull, just after midnight Friday, local time.
    Scientists who are in the area close to the eruption estimate that the volcanic fissure in Holuhraun is about 1 km (0.62 miles) long, according to the Iceland Civil Protection Department.
    No volcanic ash had been detected with the radar system in the area, officials said.
    The Bardarbunga volcano erupted in Holuhraun, Iceland. (Photo/University of Iceland)
    If there is a large eruption, it may seriously impact international travel, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alan Reppert said.
    "With the remains of Cristobal pushing over Iceland late in the weekend and early next week, there is a chance the winds above the volcano could push ash and debris south over the central and even western Atlantic," Reppert said. "Depending on how the storm dissolves, this may bring an even stronger push of winds southward into the Atlantic over the end of the week."

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    In this article, the most recent earthquakes at Bárðarbunga are given by maps that are updated more or less continuously. Each earthquake is represented by a circle. The size of the circle indicates the magnitude. The timing is colour coded, see the bar to the right of each map. The first two maps show earthquakes counting hours since midnight but the third one shows earthquakes since the onset of this seismic event (counting days). The date and timing of each map is in the lower right hand corner (yyyymmdd 00:00).

    read on: Arrow http://www.thebigwobble.org/2014/08/a-warning-is-issued-from-iceland-met.html?spref=fb

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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:14 pm

    43: Mexico’s Colima Volcano shaken by another explosive eruption

    Posted on January 29, 2015by The Extinction Protocol

    January 2015 – MEXICO – Mexican authorities said a volcano eruption caught on webcam blasted ash at least 13,000 feet into the air, but did not pose a danger to the public. The Colima volcano, located on the border of southwestern states Colima and Jalisco, erupted about 9:13 a.m. Wednesday and blasted ash about 13,000 feet into the air. Time-lapse video of the eruption and an earlier burst of ash Monday were recorded by a webcam placed in 2013 to monitor the volcano, which has erupted more than 40 times since the 16th century. Volcán de Colima, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted on Jan. 25, in the latest in a string of eruptions at the most active volcano in the Colima Volcanic Complex. The youngest of the complex’s three volcanoes also erupted on January 3, 10 and 14.


    Volcanoes rumble across the planet – current activity Jan 2015

    Posted on January 29, 2015by The Extinction Protocol

    January 2015 – VOLCANIC ACTIVITY – Bardarbunga (Central Iceland): The visible intensity of the eruption continues to decrease gradually. The Icelandic Met office conducted air-borne measurements of the lava field last week, showing that it has significantly thickened (rather than expanded laterally) during the past weeks, and is now estimated to contain approx. 1.4 cubic kilometers of lava. Effusion rates, although decreasing, are still close to an impressive 100 m³ per second.

    Fogo (Cape Verde): The eruption still continues although most of the time visible activity is very low and restricted to degassing. Minor lava effusion and sporadic flares of strombolian activity of mild to moderate size occur from time to time. Scientists from the Cabo Verde volcano observatory (OVCV) who climbed the volcano on 25 January observed small ash emissions, and published a detailed report about the most recent significant activity during 20-23 January, when explosions produced a short-lived ash plume that rose up to 1200 meters on the morning of 20 Jan, as well as a small lava flow on the following day.

    Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The eruption continues and a lava flow is active on the southeastern upper flank. A collapse of lava from the flow and violent snow-lava interaction produced a pyroclastic flow that descended to the base of the steep mountain yesterday afternoon around 17:40 local time. From webcam images, it can be estimated that the flow traveled approx 2000 meters in about 2 minutes, resulting in a mean velocity of around 16 meters per second.

    Karymsky (Kamchatka): Moderate explosive activity continues. Ash plumes from strombolian to vulcanian eruptions were reported by KVERT, reaching approx. 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifting north and later east from the volcano. Aviation color code remains “orange”.

    Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): A faint thermal signal remains visible on satellite imagery. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, weak eruptive activity likely continues in the summit crater.

    San Miguel (El Salvador): A small explosion occurred last Monday at 06:43 morning. Probably phreatic in nature, it was the first eruptive activity since minor ash emissions past July. According to MARN, falling blocks from the eruption could be heard from people in the vicinity of the volcano. No further eruptions have followed so far, and no significant temperature signal can be detected at the summit, only constant degassing reaching 150-250 m height. Seismic activity remains relatively low, but sudden explosions of small to moderate size remain a possibility.

    Sangay (Ecuador): Eruptive activity of some sort is likely in progress at the volcano. Along with pilot reports of spotted plumes relayed through the Washington VAAC, thermal signals detectable on satellite data have been more and more frequent since early January, Culture Volcan points out in his blog. It is unknown what kind of activity is occurring, but the most likely scenario is mild to moderate strombolian activity, which is typical for Sangay,- an extremely remote, but at the same time very active, that often has this type of activity. In many ways it is similar to its Kamchatka counterpart Klyuchevskoy currently in eruption as well. –Volcano Discovery


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:20 pm

    Iceland’s lava field now extends 33 square miles: Why are Earth’s volcanoes suddenly oozing so much lava?

    Posted on January 20, 2015by The Extinction Protocol

    January 2015 – HAWAII – The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports an active breakout of the Kilauea Volcano lava flow that began June 27 advanced about 120 yards toward Highway 130. An update Saturday from the Hawaii County Civil Defense said the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. However, a breakout along the north side of the flow remains active and has advanced down slope below an area near the stalled front. The leading edge of the breakout was 0.4 miles from Highway 130 and west of the Pahoa police and fire stations. The Civil Defense agency says dry weather is likely to keep brush fires a concern. –Fox 8


    Tonga underwater volcano creates new island: A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials said on Friday. The volcano, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of the South Pacific nation’s capital Nuku’alofa, rumbled to life on December 20 for the first time in five years, the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry said. It said the volcano was erupting from two vents, one on the uninhabited island of Hunga Ha’apai and the other underwater about 100 meters (328 feet) offshore.


    The ministry said experts took a boat trip to view the eruption on Thursday and confirmed it had transformed the local landscape. “The new island is more than one kilometer (0.6 mile) wide, two kilometers (1.2 miles) long and about 100 meters (328 feet) high,” it said in a statement. “During our observations the volcano was erupting about every five minutes to a height of about 400 meters (1,312 feet), accompanied by some large rocks… as the ash is very wet, most is being deposited close to the vent, building up the new island.”


    It said ash and acidic rain was deluging an area 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) around the volcano, adding: “Leaves on trees on Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai have died, probably caused by volcanic ash and gases.” A number of international flights were cancelled earlier this week amid concerns about the volcano’s ash plume but they resumed on Wednesday, with authorities saying debris from the eruption was not being thrown high into the atmosphere. “Tonga, which is almost 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) northeast of New Zealand, lies on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where continental plates collide causing frequent volcanic and seismic activity. –Discovery News


    Iceland volcano still erupting: Five months after it sparked fears of aviation disruption in Europe, this aerial footage shows the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland continuing to magnificently erupt. Seismic activity from the volcano has continued since August last year, with small earthquakes occurring daily in the area, according to a report by the Icelandic Met Office. The Holuhraun lava field is now around 85 square kilometers (33 square miles), NASA has said. 


     It is Iceland’s largest baslatic lava flow since the Laki eruption in 1783-1784, with lava flowing at an estimated 50 to 70 cubic meters per second over the last few weeks. High levels of sulphuric dioxide are still being recorded in the area, which has triggered evacuations of villages. Air exclusion zones were put in place when the volcano first began to erupt on 27 August. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe’s air space for six days. –Sky News


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  bobhardee on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:48 am

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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Tue May 12, 2015 12:48 pm


    Nicaragua’s Telica Volcano dusts town with ash – 30 eruptions reported after 8 year hiatus
    May 2015 – NICARAUGA – Nicaragua’s Telica volcano, the country’s most active, has spewed fiery rocks and gases, dusting nearby towns with ash. The volcano has registered 30 small eruptions since it rumbled to life on Thursday, the strongest yet occurring on Sunday night, according to the Nicaraguan Geological Institute. The volcano spat hot rocks, gas and ash, reaching a height of 400 meters,’ the agency said in a statement. The flaming rocks caused vegetation on the volcano’s slopes to catch fire, and fiery balls of burning foliage created a spectacle for observers. The nearby towns of Posoltega and Guanacastal were dusted in ash following the eruptions, though no major damage or injuries were reported. Telica, which is 1,061 meters high, is located in the foothills of the Maribios, about 112km northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua. The volcano last erupted in 2007. –Sky News


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Tue May 12, 2015 12:49 pm


    As Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts again, scientists warn of increased health risks, economic damage

    May 2015 – COSTA RICA – At 4:55 a.m. Sunday, ash spilled from the crater of Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano for nearly an hour. Though the ash barely left the crater, located about 67 kilometer northeast of the capital San José, the wind carried it into the Central Valley — for the umpteenth time in recent months. The eruption comes less than a week after the volcano shot a tower of ash 2.5 kilometers into the air, shutting down Juan Santamaría International Airport for the third time since March. Since Turrialba Volcano re-awoke last October, volcanic ash has dirtied homes, damaged crops and mucked up travel plans. With its frequent eruptions, the volcano has gone from an interesting diversion to a nuisance for nearby residents and visitors. And experts say the worst is yet to come. Future eruptions, they say, could jeopardize the health of humans and the environment. They could also cause serious economic damage.

    “There is a very high possibility that [the volcano] will reach a higher level of activity,” said Lidier Esquivel, the chief investigator of risk management for the National Emergency Commission (CNE). Scientists with both the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) and the National Seismological Network (RSN) expect Turrialba’s eruptions to gradually increase over the next few months until the volcano is erupting on a near weekly basis. Scientists have also confirmed that lava has reached the surface. “The volcano is already throwing lava, it is fragmented lava that is creating the ash,” Guillermo Alvarado, coordinator for volcanic and seismic threats and monitoring for the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, said during a volcano roundtable event last week.

    Alvarado said these lava fragments actually create a natural form of glass, which when inhaled can pose serious health risks to both animals and humans. Children, the elderly and people with pre-existing respiratory problems are especially at risk when breathing in ash. “At this point there have been very few serious health problems to arise, but ash can cause respiratory problems, throat problems and burning in the eyes or skin.” Esquivel said. “As more people are regularly exposed to volcanic ash, we expect to see these problems in a larger portion of the population.”

    The ash can also kill plants, contaminate water supplies and damage electronic equipment. The ash has already done its fair share of damage. Within 5 kilometers of the volcano, ash and acid rain have killed off crops, damaged homes and contaminated rivers. Three schools in the area have been forced to close each time the volcano erupts. And there have been reports of some residents developing respiratory problems. If conditions continue to worsen, the area may have to be evacuated. While the immediate vicinity of the volcano is the most vulnerable to ash damage, emergency officials are growing increasingly concerned about the rest of the country. “With the right wind, depending on the weather, some of these volcanic episodes will bring ash over San José and the surrounding metropolitan area,” Esquivel said. “This will happen more often if the eruptions increase.” –Tico Times


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    Hawaii’s Big Island shaken by twin earthquakes – volcanic lake hit record levels

    May 2015 – HAWAII – A pair of temblors rocked the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9). At 2:17 a.m. a 3.1 magnitude quake struck the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area while a second quake of 4.5 magnitude shook a minute later at 2:18 a.m. west of Pahala. The quakes were felt across the island. –Hawaii 24/7

    No changes were detected in Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions or any of the other active volcanoes on the Big Island after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported north of Naalehu Saturday morning, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. The quake was reported at 2:18 a.m. and centered about five miles north of Naalehu in the Kau District and six miles deep, according to Wes Thelen, the observatory’s Seismic Network Manager. Three aftershocks, magnitudes 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, were recorded at 3:30 a.m.

    The depth, location, and recorded seismic waves of the earthquake suggest a source on the large fault plane between the old ocean floor and overlying volcanic crust, a common source for earthquakes in this area, scientists said. –Star Advertiser

    Lava lake rises to record levels: The lava lake at a popular Hawaii tourist destination is rising to record heights. The latest eruption occurred at the Kilauea summit lava lake across from a visitors center. But never fear, said Janet Babb with the U.S. Geological Survey. The overlook at the Jaggar Museum at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is more than a mile away from the crater and officials don’t believe visitors are in danger.

    Gas building up inside the crater’s lava bed caused the dramatic eruption, which hurled molten lava and rock fragments 285 feet to the top of the rim, she said. “When a rock falls into that lake, it causes a reaction,” Babb said, “much like if you were to uncork a bottle of champagne by hitting the top off with a hammer.” –CNN



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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

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    Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan
    May 2015 – JAPAN – Mt. Fuji is located only about 25 kilometers from Mt. Hakone. While Mt. Fuji is also an active volcano, will the increased volcanic activity of Mt. Hakone have any effects on Mt. Fuji? “The magma chambers located beneath Mt. Hakone and Mt. Fuji are not connected, so there is no effect on Mt. Fuji,” said Toshitsugu Fujii, who chairs the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions. The agency has not observed any signs of impending eruption in Mt. Fuji and therefore has not raised the eruption alert level for the mountain. However, since the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in March 2011, volcanoes in the country have shown signs of increased activity. Currently, a Level 2 eruption alert, which restricts access around the volcanic vent, is in effect for 10 volcanoes, while a Level 3 alert, which restricts approach to the volcano, has been issued for three volcanoes.

    Meanwhile, on Sakurajima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, there have been 505 explosive eruptions this year, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, a number already exceeding last year’s. In light of the situation, Fujii said, “Japan might have entered an era of great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions” because, in the past, there have been large-scale volcanic eruptions before or after major earthquakes around the world. For example, a massive magnitude-9.1 earthquake occurred off Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004, and nearby Mt. Merapi erupted about one year later. In Japan, in 1707 during the Edo period, the Hoei Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 occurred in the Nankai Trough, and Mt. Fuji erupted 49 days after that.

    “Since the beginning of the 20th century, Japan’s active volcanoes have been too quiet,” Fujii said. “As there have been signs of increased volcanic activity, it is necessary to keep alert not just on Mt. Hakone, but on other volcanoes as well.” –Japan News


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Tue May 12, 2015 12:54 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyHPaPWxJRs


    - Hundreds flee Philippines’s rumbling Bulusan volcano, typhoon  
    - Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan  
    - Hawaii’s Big Island shaken by twin earthquakes – volcanic lake hit record levels  
    - Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts again



    Mt Bulusan aerial video - it's due for a big eruption


    Hundreds flee Philippines’s rumbling Bulusan volcano, typhoon

    May 2015 – PHILIPPINES – Hundreds of people fled their homes on the slopes of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Friday as authorities warned of rain-driven mudflows from an approaching typhoon that could bury them alive. Around 500 residents of farming villages around Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon province, many of them children and elderly women, boarded army trucks clutching sleeping mats and bags of clothes as Typhoon Noul (local name: Dodong) bore down on the area. Trucks sent by the local government of Irosin town in Sorsogon and by the army and police on Friday started fetching residents living within the 4-km danger zone of Mount Bulusan. “I have no choice but to evacuate. I may not be strong enough to outrun the mud flows,” 66-year-old housewife Dolores Guela told Agence France-Presse. Officials said she and her meningitis-stricken nine-year-old granddaughter would be among about 1,000 people taken to temporary shelters to wait out the wrath of Noul, which was forecast to bring heavy rains in the Bicol region from late Friday.

    The typhoon was gusting at up to 185 kph (115 mph) and experts warned debris from two recent ash explosions could rumble down the slopes of the 1,559-meter (5,115-foot) volcano. The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has placed Sorsogon as well as 10 other areas under Storm Signal No. 1. State vulcanologists subsequently raised Alert level 1 — the lowest in a five-step warning system — on Bulusan. Minor ash explosions alone would not normally prompt an evacuation, but authorities ordered one nonetheless because of the threat of mud flows, or lahar, from the approaching storm. Despite the preventive evacuation, some residents chose to stay because they said they still had to take care of their livestock and secure their belongings and harvested crops before they could eventually evacuate.

    Bulusan, on the southeastern tip of the main island of Luzon, is about 400 kilometers (249 miles) south of the capital, Manila. It is among the country’s 23 active volcanoes. Noul would be the fourth major storm or typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. The disaster-prone nation is lashed by an average of 20 each year, routinely killing hundreds of people. –Inter Askyon

    Volcano overdue for large eruption: The province of Sorsogon is preparing for a major Bulusan Volcano eruption, a probability bolstered by the volcano’s eruption pattern in recent years, said its disaster risk management chief. Raden Dimaano, head of Sorsogon’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said Bulusan is “due for an eruption.”  “If you look at the frequency of its previous phreatic explosions, they do not reach 3 years [without an eruption]. Now, it’s overdue so we are really preparing ourselves.” He explained that the last major eruption happened in 2011. Before that, there was one in 2009 and, previously, in 2007. “That span of time seems to be when it gets clogged and then it suddenly blows up,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino.

    This was verified by Louie Velasco, Science Research Analyst for the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) based in Sorsogon City. “For the past few years, that’s what has been happening in Bulusan. There are small ash explosions or phreatic eruptions followed by a big one. That’s a possibility. In 2011, that happened,” he told Rappler. Phivolcs has described Bulusan as characterized by “sporadic phreatic eruptions” during its restive periods. Alert Level 1 was raised over it following two eruptions in one week. The two eruptions lasted only 3.5 minutes and 5 minutes. Bigger eruptions, like the one that occurred in 2007, lasted for 20 minutes, thus spewing more ash and affecting more towns.

    Phreatic eruptions are steam-driven explosions that occur when water makes contact with hot rock inside the volcano, producing steam that escapes violently through the crater. This type of eruption comes without warning and is not easily detected. Thus, phreatic eruptions can occur even when no alert level is hoisted over the volcano. Sorsogon waits for the worst-case scenario as Typhoon Dodong approached, prompting weather officials to raise Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 over the province. Expected rainfall from the storm prompted Sorsogon officials to preemptively evacuate residents of Cogon in Irosin town, threatened by lahar that can be driven down Bulusan’s slopes by the rain. –Rappler


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Sat May 16, 2015 12:41 pm

    40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire
    http://www.rightsidenews.com/2015051535843/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/40-volcanoes-are-erupting-right-now-and-34-of-them-are-along-the-ring-of-fire.htm


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Sat May 16, 2015 2:56 pm

    Carol's post:
    40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire
    http://www.rightsidenews.com/2015051535843/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/40-volcanoes-are-erupting-right-now-and-34-of-them-are-along-the-ring-of-fire.htm

    For some reason the above link doesn't show up with content, Carol. This one does, with the same title:

    http://www.infowars.com/40-volcanoes-are-erupting-right-now-and-34-of-them-are-along-the-ring-of-fire/

    I found this Volcano Webcam site with images rotating every 6 seconds.
    http://www.volcanodisco[size=24]very.com/news/webcam/latest-image.html

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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Sun May 17, 2015 12:17 pm

    No problemo BB. Thanks for the help. Thubs Up

    EARTHQUAKES ON HAWAII VOLCANO COULD SIGNAL NEW ERUPTION
    BY CATHY BUSSEWITZ
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    HONOLULU (AP) -- A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.

    A lake of lava near the summit of Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island had risen to a record-high level after a recent explosion. But in the past few days, the pool of molten rock began sinking, and the surface of the lava lake fell nearly 500 feet.

    Meanwhile, a rash of earthquakes rattled the volcano with as many as 20 to 25 quakes per hour, and scientists' tilt meters detected that the ground was deforming.

    "Clearly the lava, by dropping out of sight, it has to be going somewhere," said Steven Brantley, deputy scientist in charge of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey.

    One possibility is that a new lava eruption could break through the surface of the mountain, Brantley said.

    Right now, there are two active eruptions on Kilauea. One is the eruption spewing into the lava lake in the Halemaumau Crater, which is visible in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The other is Puu Oo vent, in Kilauea's east rift zone, which sent fingers of lava toward the town of Pahoa before stopping outside a shopping center last year.

    The flurry of earthquakes that peaked in intensity Friday have been rattling Kilauea's southwest rift zone, so it's possible that a new eruption could occur southwest of the Halemaumau Crater, or even in the crater itself, Brentley said. Or, the tilting, shifting ground could lead to nothing.

    "We don't know what the outcome of this activity might be," Brantley said. "That is the challenge, is trying to interpret what this activity really means in terms of the next step for Kilauea."

    An eruption on the southwest side wouldn't pose a threat to the population, because the area is generally closed to the public and there aren't any structures.

    The earthquake activity had slowed Saturday morning, and scientists were continuing to watch the volcano closely, Brantley said.


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    Post  Carol on Tue May 19, 2015 11:32 pm

    Volcano Watch: Restless Activity Beneath Mauna Loa Continues Posted on 12:58 pm, May 15, 2015 by Earth Changes Media The recent high lava lake levels at Kīlauea Volcano have caught the attention of visitors and kama‘aina alike. But we shouldn’t forget that unrest at Mauna Loa continues.

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    Post  Carol on Fri May 22, 2015 11:56 am

    Hi Carol,

    Hope you are well.

    Do you remember what my guide told me about what will happen before Mt. Fuji finally erupts
    and Japan will sink (end)?
    My ET told me Mt. Ontake first erupts which indeed erupted September last year and then
    Mt. Asama will erupt chronologically before Mt. Fuji’s eruption.
    So basically, my ET told me to get ready to run after Mt. Asama erupts.

    Guess what?
    Mt. Asama is getting ready to erupt!!! It hasn’t erupted fully yet but they are giving us a warning now.


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    Japan volcano: Mount Shindake erupts forcing islanders to evacuate
    May 2015 – JAPAN – A volcano exploded into life Friday morning on lightly populated Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, sending smoke and ash soaring into the sky. Authorities ordered residents and visitors to evacuate. The 9:59 a.m. “explosive” eruption of the 650-meter Mount Shindake, the main peak on the island, resulted in a plume over 9 km high and a pyroclastic flow which reached the coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. All 137 islanders were confirmed safe, including a 72-year-old man who received a burn to his forehead but was able to walk unaided, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and local authorities said. Residents and visitors on Kuchinoerabu were expected to be evacuated by ferry and coast guard vessel to the nearby island of Yakushima by Friday evening, Yakushima town office said. The island 100 km south of Kyushu is usually reachable only by two ferry routes. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters, “I have instructed the relevant personnel to do all they can to ensure the safety of islanders.”

    A weather agency official told a news conference that there is a risk of a second eruption and associated pyroclastic flows. So far, he said, the pyroclastic flows had not struck the populated Maeda district. Located about 100 km south of the southern tip of Kyushu, Kuchinoerabu has only about 100 full-time residents. Some of those believed to have been present at the time were short-term visitors. The prefectural government said 141 people in all, from 78 families, were required to evacuate. The evacuation warning came after the weather agency upgraded its alert for the island to the highest level of 5, up from the previous level of 3, which imposed limits on climbing the volcano. The prime minister’s office in Tokyo set up a response team at its crisis management center, and the Japan Coast Guard dispatched a large patrol ship to the area. Kuchinoerabu has repeatedly witnessed eruptions and earthquakes, some of them deadly. Mount Shindake erupted in 1841, destroying villages and claiming many lives, while a series of eruptions from late 1933 to early 1934 left eight people dead and 26 injured.

    Until Friday, the volcano’s most recent eruption had been on Aug. 3 last year. That eruption prompted 87 people, including some individuals visiting on business, to leave the island the following day. Experts had recorded unusual activity for about a decade leading up to last year’s eruption, and the latest blast could be a relatively large, prolonged one, said Associate Professor Ryusuke Imura of Kagoshima University. Meanwhile, the eruption on Sept. 27 last year of Mount Ontake in central Japan was the nation’s worst postwar volcanic disaster, claiming the lives of hikers near the summit. Fifty-seven people were confirmed dead, but six individuals remain missing, presumed buried under ash and rock.

    The hot-spring district of Mount Hakone near Tokyo has seen its ground level rise by up to 15 cm in two weeks this month, as sulfurous steam gushes from vents in the mountain’s flank. Kagoshima Prefecture’s Mount Sakurajima erupted explosively in August 2013, unleashing a plume that reached an altitude of 5 km. The same mountain had 178 small eruptions in March alone and last week one resulted in a plume 4.3 km high.60: Japan’s Mount Shindake volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island. –Japan Times


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    Mt. Sinabung eruptions, residents’ woes continue
    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/28/mt-sinabung-eruptions-residents-woes-continue.html

    May 2015 – INDONESIA – Monitoring officials have warned residents to remain alert as Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra continues with intense volcanic activity. A local chief reported that ongoing eruptions had taken a mental toll on residents, with two people being sent to mental institutions. The volcano erupted twice early on Wednesday, at 1:21 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., and sent hot clouds southward. The Sinabung observation station recorded at least 87 tectonic quakes and lava flow from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. Observation station staff member Deri Alhidayat said the volcanic intensity over the past few days had shown a significant increase, evident from the tectonic quakes occurring thus far. “Tectonic shock waves have been detected almost every day. As many as 20 tectonic and volcanic quakes have taken place today alone,” said Deri on Wednesday. He added the eruptions were expected to continue for a long time.

    He urged residents living around the mountain to raise their awareness until the government issued an official announcement on the volcano’s status. Residents in Karo regency, especially those living around the volcano, are said to be depressed as the volcano has continued to erupt for almost five years with no sign of stopping. Pelin Sembiring, the chief of Guru Kinayan village, which is also affected by the eruption, said many residents had suffered from depression from the impacts of the eruptions. Two of his residents had to be treated at the Simalingkar mental hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, for severe depression as all their belongings had been destroyed and their farms, which they relied upon as a source of income, had been damaged by volcanic ash and pyroclastic flows. “Many residents are mentally depressed because they couldn’t stand facing the impacts of the eruption disaster which prevails up until now,” said Pelin.

    Pelin also complained about a lack of government attention for victims, who have to fend for themselves to survive. “It has already been nine months since we, from seven relocated villages, have not received living allowances,” said Pelin, adding the last time they had received living allowances was in August 2014. Each of the victims was supposed to receive Rp 6,000 (50 US cents) in addition to 0.4 kilograms of rice daily. North Sumatra provincial council deputy speaker Ruben Tarigan, a Karo community figure, expressed concern over the lack of attention from the government. “This year, the North Sumatra provincial administration only earmarked Rp 1.5 billion to deal with eruption victims,” said Ruben. Karo Regent Terkelin Brahmana said the budget for disaster mitigation this year was smaller compared to last year. “Last year, the Karo regency administration allocated Rp 12 billion to deal with eruption victims, but the amount dropped to Rp 3 billion this year,” said Terkelin.

    Terkelin acknowledged that the budget for eruption victims was smaller this year, but would increase next year. Terkelin said he and Vice Governor Erry Nuradi met with National Disaster Mitigation Agency officials a few days ago in Jakarta and discussed victim handling. In the meeting, Terkelin said, he submitted a budget of Rp 6.9 trillion to the central government for the overall management of the Mt. Sinabung eruption disaster. Since an eruption in September 2013, Mt. Sinabung has never entirely stopped its activity. Thousands of residents moved away at that time, only returning home last month after the volcano showed decreased activity. The eruptions have killed at least 17 people and destroyed thousands of houses and hectares of farmland. –Jakarta Post



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x49W3LssOs
    Dutchsinse 6/03/2015 Visible on Satellite Imagery
    Arizona Volcano Alert — Steam Plumes from LONG Dormant Sunset Crater Complex in Arizona



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    Japan’s Mount Shindake volcano erupts a second time in 20 days

    Kuchinoerabu Island off Kagoshima Prefecture shortly past noon, the Meteorological Agency said. The scale of the volcano’s first eruption in 20 days was smaller than its May 29 blast but apparently took from 12:17 p.m. to around 12:47 p.m. to complete, the weather agency said. Initially, the agency had difficulty confirming the eruption because of bad weather, but a Japan Coast Guard vessel reportedly confirmed seeing small rocks falling while on patrol about 9 km east of the volcano.

    The eruption follows the volcano’s mighty blast in May, which forced the sparsely populated island’s residents to flee to neighboring Yakushima Island. Although the agency had said volcanic activity on Kuchinoerabu had halted since last month’s blast, earthquakes started rattling the area earlier this week, with 10 on Tuesday, 31 on Wednesday and seven by 9 a.m. Thursday, the agency said. Kuchinoerabu’s eruption alert remains at 5, the highest level, and residents in the area have been warned to remain alert for further eruptions. –Japan Times


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    Indonesian volcano set to blow but thousands of villagers refuse to flee

    June 2015 – INDONESIA – Thousands of villagers are refusing to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia’s most volatile volcanoes despite warnings that it is poised for a powerful eruption. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has been at the highest alert level for nearly two weeks. On Tuesday, at least 48 avalanches of hot ash barreled down its slopes, with the biggest reaching 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southeastward. The volcano in northern Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands, has also been shooting smoke and ash more than 700 meters (2,300 feet) into the air. Several thousand people, including women carrying babies in slings, have left the mountain in police trucks since Monday after the volcanic activity intensified over the weekend. Some streamed down the scorched slopes on motorcycles, their faces caked in ash.

    But Subur Tambun, who heads the local disaster mitigation agency, said only 10,000 of about 33,000 people living within the main danger zone have moved into tent camps or government buildings a safe distance from the volcano. No injuries have been reported from the recent eruptions. “The villagers insisted on tending crops,” Tambun said. “They are confident of being able to escape a major eruption. All we can do is ask them to leave.” The 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) Mount Sinabung has erupted sporadically since 2010, when it caught scientists off guard and blew after being quiet for four centuries. Last year, a powerful explosion heard hundreds of kilometers (miles) away destroyed villages around its slopes and killed at least 17 people. For days, authorities have pleaded with villagers in the main danger zone, which stretches 7 km (4 miles) to the south and southeast of the peak, to move to the temporary shelters, but have faced resistance.

    “We have lost our vegetables, but not coffee,” said Sapta Sembiring Palawi from Gambir village, about 4.7 km (3 miles) from the smoldering peak. “Coffee has let us survive and we have to take care of it now.” Palawi, a grandfather, is one of about 200 people from the village who have refused to move to government shelters. The reluctance of people to leave their homes despite danger is common in the sprawling archipelago nation. It has more volcanoes than any other country and is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the “Ring of Fire” — a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia. More than 150,000 people live along the slopes of Mount Sinabung, taking advantage of its fertile soil to grow chilies, oranges, cocoa and coffee.

    Despite warnings, some evacuees returned home Tuesday to tend their crops and livestock. “We are worried, but we have to see our house and to clean up the ash from our farm,” said Yapti Sitepu, who was evacuated to a temporary shelter on Monday. More than 2,000 people forced to move by last year’s eruption are still living in temporary houses rented by the government while they wait for permanent relocation. Their villages are now uninhabitable. –Japan Times


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    Alaska’s Cleveland volcano ‘reentering renewed period of unrest’

    June 2015 – ALASKA – Alaska’s remote Cleveland volcano is growing restless again, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Satellite images have detected elevated surface temperatures on Cleveland’s summit for the past week, and a light dusting of ash was visible in an image taken Sunday, the agency wrote on its website. “The volcano has entered a renewed period of unrest,” AVO reported, prompting the agency to raise its alert level to advisory and its aviation code to yellow. The increased temperatures are “consistent with renewed growth of the small lava dome within the summit crater,” and “the possibility of sudden explosions has increased,” AVO said.

    Roughly 940 miles southwest of Anchorage, the volcano forms the west part of uninhabited Chuginadak Island in the east-central Aleutian chain. Cleveland is one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes and has been in a near-constant state of eruption since 2006, AVO geologist Tina Neal told Alaska Dispatch News in September. A webcam showed an overcast day Wednesday on Chuginadak Island, with Cleveland escaping view. –Alaska Dispatch News


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    White alert for Ecuadorian Volcano Cotopaxi

    June 2015 – ECUADOR – National Secretary for Risk Management Maria del Pilar Cornejo confirmed today that continues the white alert for the Ecuadorian volcano Cotopaxi, in order to keep people ready in case of eruptions. Though a sudden eruption is discarded, the state of alert will stay in the surroundings of the five thousand 943 meters Colossus, located 45 kilometers to the southeast of Quito, said the Secretary. Cornejo reiterated that it is necessary to stay informed about the volcano activity, which is monitored with lahar-detection system, seismographs, GPS, electronic inclinometers, video cameras and satellites to detect hot spots. Cotopaxi is one of the world’s highest active volcanoes and it is the second highest summit in the country, after the Chimborazo volcano, with six thousand 268 meters above the sea level.

    During the past weeks, the Colossus increased seismic activity, and gas and sulphur dioxide emissions, according to the Geophysical Institute, which, despite the volcano’s history, ruled out an imminent eruption. The mountain is considered one of the most dangerous in the world due to the frequency of emissions, glacier coverage and number of population potentially exposed to the volcano’s threat. Since the beginning of the Spanish conquest, the Cotopaxi had five large explosive periods: 1532-1534, 1742-1744, 1766-1768, 1853-1854 and 1877-1880. The Cotopaxi’s outbursts can cause lahars, which could run through densely populated areas, such as Latacunga, Mulalo and Valle de los Chillos. Specialists estimate that more than 300 thousand people of Ecuador live in areas threatened by lahars, as occurred in earlier centuries. The ash expelled during the eruption Cotopaxi volcano could affect a significant part of the mountains and coastal area of Ecuador. –Prensa


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    Magnitude-5.8 Quake Shakes Buildings in South-Central Alaska
    Exhibiting signs of awakening: two volcanoes under watch in the Aleutians

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    June 2015 – ALASKA – Satellite imagery shows elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater at Cleveland Volcano, roughly 140 miles west of Dutch Harbor. John Power is the Scientist in Charge at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. “So, we’re seeing warm ground, increased thermal activity at the summit.  Some of the radar images that we have suggested that new lava has been extruded forming a small lava dome in the volcano summit crater.” Scientists at the AVO have raised the alert level for Cleveland to ‘advisory.’  The aviation color code has also been set to yellow.

    “We have heightened the alert levels at Cleveland so that folks are aware that there is the possibility of increased hazards associated with any eruptive activity that might occur beyond what’s apparently already gone on.” Cleveland volcano has been extremely active for the past decade. Power says it’s one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian Chain. But the majority of that activity has come in the way of small, long-term, low-level eruptions. A similar scenario is playing out roughly 125 miles to the east of Dutch Harbor at Mt. Shishaldin.

    “What we see there is Shishaldin has a very deep summit crater and down in the bottom there’s activity going on. We see increased temperatures again in satellite imagery and we believe that there’s active magma pooling deep inside that summit crater.” Shishaldin is the tallest volcano in the Aleutians, towering more than 9000 feet above sea level. The alert level there is currently set to ‘watch.’ The aviation color code is orange. Power says the volcano occasional emits small amounts of ash.  He says Shishaldin has been in a low-level state of eruption for over a year. Despite the recent increase in activity, Power says there’s no indication of any major eruptions from any of the volcanic centers throughout the Aleutian Chain. –Alaska Public Media

    AlaskaEarthquake reported – A moderate magnitude–5.8 earthquake has rocked south-central Alaska on, but the U.S. Geological Survey says there’s little likelihood of damage. Wednesday afternoon’s quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.6, but scientists later revised the measurement. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake isn’t expected to cause a tsunami. The quake at 2:34 p.m. caused computer monitors to sway and rattled buildings in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. The epicenter was 75 miles northwest of Anchorage and 72 miles deep. The quake was centered in a mountainous area with few people, and the USGS says most structures in the region are resistant to damage from shaking. –ABC News


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    Mexico’s Colima Volcano unleashes huge blast of ash and steam
    Colima Volcano June 23

    June 2015 – MEXICO – The Colima Volcano in Western Mexico blasted a column of ash and smoke into the air early Tuesday morning. The volcano, also known as the ‘Fire Volcano,’ is one of the most active in Mexico. It is included in the Colima Volcanic Complex, a prominent center of the Western Mexican Volcanic Belt. As of now, the renewed activity has not affected nearby cities. Colima volcano is one of the most active in Central America and one of the potentially most dangerous ones. It has had more than 30 periods of eruptions since 1585, including several significant eruptions in the late 1990s. Scientific monitoring of the volcano began about 20 years ago. Explosions continue to occur from time to time. On 16 May an ash plume rose from Colima to an altitude of 5.5 km (18,000 ft). –KGNS http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Colima-volcano-blasts-ash--309370671.html


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    DUTCHSINSE 6/30/2015 — After 800 years of silence , Mount Hakone Erupts in South Japan — 45 miles from Tokyo http://dutchsinse.com/6302015-after-800-years-of-silence-mount-hakone-erupts-in-south-japan-45-miles-from-tokyo/








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