"Of course all volcanoes will explode, as this is going to be a very severe pole shift. What about the months and years preceding the pole shift? It is no secret that Mammoth Lake and the caldera of Yellowstone are warming up, and the populace has been prepared for these occurrences by the movie Volcano where there, in the middle of LA, lava is bubbling up. In fact, there is a fault line running from the approximate San Diego/LA area, up into the Sierras, and this is liable to rupture rather violently during one of the quakes that precedes the pole shift by some months. Volcanic eruptions from that area in the Sierras can be expected. Will Mount St. Helen erupt? All volcanoes that have been active within the memory of man will begin spewing and burping and oozing, and many that were not expected to become active will reactive. "   ZetaTalk



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Comment by Moderating Staff on April 22, 2015 at 6:33am

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The Number Of Volcanoes Erupting Right Now Is Greater Than The 20th Century’s YEARLY Average


Is the number of volcanic eruptions worldwide increasing?  Yes.  During the 20th century, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions globally.  That works out to approximately 35 eruptions per year.  That may sound like a lot, but according to Volcano Discovery there are 36 volcanoes erupting around the world right now.  In other words, the number of volcanoes erupting as you read this article is greater than the 20th century’s yearly average.  And all of this is part of a larger trend.  In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we had ever seen in a single year, and 2015 is already threatening to be another one for the record books.  All over the planet, volcanoes that have long been dormant are beginning to wake up, and this is greatly puzzling many scientists.  Fortunately, most of the eruptions in recent years have been relatively small.  But scientists tell us that if we do see a VEI 7 or a VEI 8 eruption today, the amount of energy that would be released would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a million nuclear bombs going off all at once, and such an eruption would completely literally transform our civilization almost overnight.

The last VEI 7 eruption that the world witnessed was in Indonesia in 1815.

According to the Express, that massive eruption resulted in a “year without summer” and created famine all over the globe…

The deadly eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia sparked what was known as the ‘Year Without Summer’ in 1815 as crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere – causing the worst famine for hundreds of years.

However, academics have warned that the chances of a similar disaster happening in the next 85 years, which could see the Earth flung back into a “pre-civilisation state”, was estimated to be as high as one in 10.

Due to dense population, an eruption which killed tens of thousands only two centuries ago would now be “cataclysmic” for today’s population, the authors warned.

“Large volcanic eruptions have the potential to impact climate, anthropogenic infrastructure and resource supplies on a global scale,” the panel of geologists, economists and climate scientists from the European Science Foundation have written in a new paper.

If you don’t think that such a thing could happen today, you should keep in mind that global food production is just barely keeping up with global food demand.  In fact, in some years the world actually eats more food than it produces.  Global food reserves are at perilously low levels, and so a “year without summer” would be absolutely cataclysmic.

And right now, some of the biggest volcanoes in the world are starting to wake up.

For example, consider what is happening at one of the most prominent volcanoes in Iceland

Small earthquake swarms occurred at shallow depths during the past days near the volcano. The quakes were located approx. 6-10 km south of Hekla volcano and at shallow depths around 5 km. The largest quakes were two magnitude 2.6 events at 4 km depth on Thursday (9 April). It is impossible to say whether the earthquakes are linked to volcanic activity and thus might be precursors of a new eruption, but Hekla is probably the most likely candidate volcano for the next eruption to occur on Iceland.

One of the country’s most active, and the most frequently erupting volcano, Hekla has been believed to be “due” and have its magma chamber filled for several years now. Known for not giving much precursory signals (and only few earthquakes), an eruption would not be a surprise at all. Hekla volcano’s last eruption was 15 years ago.

In Japan, a swarm of earthquakes around Mount Zao has authorities extremely concerned

Fears of fresh eruption of Mount Zao, a volcano that sits on the border of the Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures, rattled Japan after the country’s meteorological agency recorded 12 volcanic earthquakes on Tuesday. The seismic activity prompted warnings of a volcanic eruption, with the agency asking the public to stay safe from falling rocks in a 1.2 km radius of the volcano, The Japan Times reported.

And a massive volcano near the border between North Korea and China is showing signs of life.  If Mount Paektu were to fully erupt, scientists tell us that the energy released could potentially be equivalent to “1,000,000 nuclear weapons all going off at the same time”

More than 1,000 years ago Mount Paektu blew its top, sending tons of rock and magma spewing into the air and blanketing the much of the region in a thick layer of ash.

“It’s hard really to imagine the scale,” Oppenheimer said, “but you’re talking about something like 1,000,000 nuclear weapons all going off at the same time in terms of the energy involved.”

If an eruption of that magnitude were to happen today, it would truly be a global event.

For instance, consider the chaos that an eruption in Iceland in 1783 caused.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

In Iceland an estimated 20–25% of the population died in the famine and from fluorine poisoning after the fissure eruptions ceased.

Around 80% of sheep, 50% of cattle, and 50% of horses died because of dental and skeletal fluorosis from the 8 million tons of hydrogen fluoride that were released.

There is evidence that the Laki eruption also weakened African and Indian monsoon circulations, reducing precipitation over areas in Africa.

The resulting famine that afflicted Egypt in 1784 caused nearly one sixth of the country’s population to die out.

In Britain the summer of 1783 was known as the ‘sand summer’ because of the ash fallout and an estimated 25,000 people died due to breathing problems.

The truth is that volcanoes are far, far, far more of a threat to our climate than human activity is.  All throughout history, volcanic eruptions have instantly changed the climate in a dramatic way.

Comment by Howard on April 17, 2015 at 4:05am

Mexico's Colima Volcano Spews Giant Ash Column (Apr 15)

Mexico's Colima volcano erupted twice on Wednesday, spewing a 3.5-kilometre-high column of ash that rained down on a nearby city.

The Jalisco state civil protection agency said a "moderate" quantity of ash fell on Ciudad Guzman, a town near the western state of Colima, where the volcano is located.

A civil protection official said there were no reports of damage or injuries in the city of 100,000 people.

Officials urged the population to use masks if they venture out of their homes, remove excess ash from rooftops so they do not collapse and cover water drains.

Colima is about 690 kilometers west of Mexico City, on the border of Colima and Jalisco states.




Comment by Howard on April 16, 2015 at 4:00am

Growing Volcano Threat in Kamchatka Jeopardizes Air Traffic (Apr 13)

Shiveluch volcano has posed a threat to air traffic because its volcanic activity has been gaining force.

Ash plumes have spread 319 kilometers east of the volcano, rising high into the air above a large area of the Pacific Ocean, a source from the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysics Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told TASS on Monday.

Based on recent activity, ash clouds may reach an altitude of 10,000 meters above the sea, experts said. It was not immediately known how far the volcanic tail might spread yet.

Two eruptions within 30 minutes were registered on April 13 when the volcano discharged ashes to the altitude of five and seven kilometers, respectively.

The ashes went up into the air above the Pacific Ocean and have remained there since.




Comment by Howard on April 16, 2015 at 3:39am

Peru's Erupting Ubinas Volcano Triggers Massive Mudslide (Apr 13)

Dramatic images emerged from Peru after the erupting Ubinas volcano set off mudslides from its slopes, blocking access to the town of Ubinas.

A series of explosions that spewed gases and ash some 2,500 metres in the air in recent days was responsible for the mudslides, according to Peru's Geological Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Authorities in Peru have warned local communities to be on alert for further explosions and the emmission of ashes for the next few weeks. Local inhabitants have been advised to wear protective masks and glasses.

The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) had been conducting geogphysical measurements when the mudslide of rocks and debris began to cascade down the mountain over the weekend. The team of specialists from the South Volcano Observatory (OVS) filmed the event.

The IGP reports that the landslide was due to the combination of large ash deposits from the volcano’s emissions on April 8 and the heavy snowfalls in the days following, on April 10,11. Then as the skies cleared on April 12 and 13, the temperatures rose causing the snow to melt and therefore the mudslide to form.

Last week on April 8, the Ubinas volcano erupted causing a 2.5 km column of ash above the crater to reach more than 15 kilometers southeast, covering everything in its path.

For about 40 years the volcano had been inactive, until 2006 when it began to register more activity. Since then, seismic activity, small eruptions, rocks and ash spewing from its crater have been a common occurrence.





Comment by Howard on April 9, 2015 at 3:40am

Peru's Ubinas Volcano Explodes (Apr 8)

Ubinas erupted this morning at 4:24am, coating nearby villages in volcanic ash.

The 2.5 km column of ash is estimated to reach more than 15 kilometers to the southeast.

Escacha and Ubinas Valley can expect a layer of ash on their homes, cars, sidewalks, and buildings.

Scientific institutions advise that the local populations protect themselves with masks and goggles and to protect water resources and food to prevent contamination.

The explosion was followed by continuous ash emissions of varying intensity, accompanied by 14 hours of continuous strong volcanic tremors.




Comment by jorge namour on April 5, 2015 at 11:20pm

Turrialba Volcano Eruption April 5, 2015 - COSTA RICA

volcano eruption lasted more than an hour this Sunday

Posted by OVSICORI-A on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Colossus Ash fell in several parts of Central Valley, mainly in Curridabat and Desamparados

http://www.nacion.com/sucesos/desastres/reporta-erupcion-Volcan-Tur... VIDEO


This Sunday at 11:07 a.m. a new eruption was reported in the Turrialba volcano.

According volcanologist Research Center in Geological Sciences from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Gino Gonzalez, for over an hour the colossus emanated ash, which reached several parts of the Central Valley, mainly in Curridabat and Desamparados

"The wind direction is southwest and northwest of Turrialba, so it is likely that people who are near the Irazu Volcano is receiving ashfall and also in the capital," said Gonzalez.

He added that the ash column reached 500 meters and the rash on Sunday is similar to those that occurred in early March : "On Good Friday there was a small eruption, this is one of the most important this year"

he National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported at 2 pm that the activity of Turrialba had already declined "significantly" but still "a small column of gas" remains.

The statement also notes that the CNE will keep monitoring the volcano: "This colossus is very active and therefore have to maintain stringent security measures, especially in security circles established."

He also ruled OUT the closure of an airport in the country by falling ash.


Webcam image of Villarrica- CHILE eruption 5th April 2015 17:43 GMT




Popocatepetl, MEXICO

April 4 11:30 (4 April 1730 GMT 2015


In the last 24 hours the Popocatepetl volcano monitoring system registered 37 exhalations of low intensity, accompanied by small emissions of water vapor, gas and sometimes small amounts of ash. In addition, 11 explosions were recorded, the most important ones took place yesterday at 16:14 pm of 16:43 h and at 22:20 h.

This explosions created columns up to 2 km height with a moderate ash content. Also during the morning of yesterday, at 10:39 pm, began a series of gusts of harmonic tremor ending at 1:38 p.m. the same day.
This episode has been accompanied by the continuous emission of water vapor and small amounts of ashes. According CENACOM, ash falls were reported in the city of Tetela, at the base of the volcano. After the train of explosions, seismic activity has declined and only smaller-scale explosions were present, in addition to small tremor episodes that were recorded for a total of 35 minutes. CONTINUE...

Comment by Howard on April 3, 2015 at 6:49pm

Sumatra's Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Forces Evacuations (Apr 2)

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province erupted on Thursday afternoon, spewing a column of ash by up to two kilometers into the sky and triggering an evacuation.

A powerful burst of hot ash was spread from the rumbling volcano, heading four kilometres to the south of the crater and one kilometre to the southeast, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency, Xinhua reported.

Some of villagers living near the volcano were evacuated to safer places, Sutopo said.

"Some of residents of Sibintun village have to be evacuated by force by officials to other places," he told Xinhua.

Others at the Sigrang Garang, Kutagunggung and Sukanalu villages located three kilometers away from the crater were panic-stricken as they prepared for evacuation, according to Sutopo. "The officials keep conducting patrol and monitoring at the field," he said.

Roads were damaged as a result of lava floods, Sutopo said.

The 2,475-metre Mount Sinabung had erupted on June 29 after erupting on and off from September 2013 to February 2014, which left 15 people dead and more than 30,000 others internally displaced.




Comment by Howard on April 3, 2015 at 6:41pm

3 Kamchatka Volcanoes Erupt This Morning (Apr 3)

Shiveluch - A strong explosion occurred this morning, producing an ash plume that rose to estimated 8 km altitude (VAAC Tokyo). At the time of the eruption, the volcano was in clouds. Similar explosions have occurred frequently during the past weeks.

Karymsky  -  Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continued this morning producing an ash plume that rose 3 km.  The ash cloud extended 83 km to the south-east from the volcano this morning. The volcano has intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions, sometimes strong enough to produce ash clouds visible on satellite imagery.

Zhupanovsky - A new phase of ash emissions reaching 17,000 ft (5 km) altitude took place this morning.




Comment by Howard on April 1, 2015 at 4:38am

Sumatra's Sinabung Volcano Lava Flows Increasing (Mar 30)

The volcano continues to effuse a viscous lava lobe from its summit crater.

Frequent rockfalls and pyroclastic flows occur due to partial collapses of the sticky lava masses on the steep upper slope.

Bastien Poux reports "I have been watching the Sinabung volcano for the last two weeks, there is a big lava lobe hanging at the summit, you can see it glow at night.

Debris flows are getting bigger and more frequent, usually the rocks come form the side of the lobe, where it is contact with the walls made of older formations (sign the the lobe moves forward), between 10 and 25 times a day, going down the flank to distances between 500 and 2000m in general, couple of them went to 3000m yesterday when a big piece of the frontal part of the lobe collapsed.



Comment by Howard on April 1, 2015 at 4:28am

Powerful Eruptions Continue at Mexico's Colima Volcano (Mar 31)

The volcano continues to produce strong vulcanian-type explosions, with ash plumes rising 2-3 km above the volcano.






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