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"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 - Feb 15, 2000

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Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 13, 2015 at 6:40am

Video: Dramatic Footage Shows Volcano Drama

A group of sightseers get more than they bargained for when Nicaragua's Telica volcano roared into life.

Dramatic footage has of emerged of people just metres away from Nicaragua's Telica volcano as it spewed dark clouds of ash and gas high into the sky.

The central American country's most-active volcano let out a first, loud explosion on 10 May.

Nearly 50 small gas and ash explosions together with seven microearthquakes have since been reported.

According reports nearby farming communities and homes have been covered with ash and soot from Telica - a 1,060m (3,475ft) volcano in Leon province.

Although no evacuation order has been issued, authorities are bracing for a possible escalation in volcanic activity.

"We have designed a contingency plan for people who find they need to evacuate their property and to deal with their animals," said police chief Omar Espinoza.

Source: http://news.sky.com/story/1482873/video-dramatic-footage-shows-volc...

Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 12, 2015 at 7:19am

See Chile’s Villarrica Volcano Light Up the Night Sky

May 11, 2015


 The active volcano glows through the night

The Villarrica Volcano in southern Chile is the most active volcano in South America.In March the volcano, which is located near the tourist resort Pucon, erupted and caused thousands of people to evacuate. This photograph was taken May 10, and depicts the view of the volcano from the city.

Source: http://time.com/3853890/villarica-volcano-chile-photo/

Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 12, 2015 at 7:16am

Nicaraguan volcano dusts towns in ash

Published: 6:16 pm, Monday, 11 May 2015


 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.

'It spat hot rocks, gas and ash, reaching a height of 400 metres,' 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 metres high, is located in the foothills of the Maribios, about 112km northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua.

Source: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/sthamerica/2015/05/11/nicaragu...

Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 11, 2015 at 6:58am

As Turrialba Volcano erupts again, scientists warn of increased health risks, economic damage

Lindsay Fendt

5 hours ago

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.”

TIMELINE: A history of major volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica

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.”

San José’s greater metropolitan area houses more than half of Costa Rica’s population and virtually all of the country’s industry. According to Esquivel, the city’s high concentration of electronic equipment is at great risk for damage as the presence of ash becomes more frequent.

The National Emergency Commission is preparing for the worst case scenario, where Turrialba’s explosions become much stronger, similar to those of the Irazú volcano in the 1960s, which regularly showered San José with ash. 

“We can’t predict with 100 percent certainty what will happen on any given day,” Esquivel said. “All we can do is be prepared.”

Source: http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/05/10/as-turrialba-volcano-erupts-aga...

Comment by lonne de vries on May 9, 2015 at 1:14pm

Hundreds flee from mount Karangatan activity




Hundreds of residents of Siau, Sitaro Islands regency, North Sulawesi, have fled to safer ground after Mount Karangetang erupted. Mt. Karangetang erupted at 12:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, prompting residents in Bebali subdistrict, East Siau district, in Siau, Tagulandang and Biaro (Sitaro) Islands regency to seek refuge. Thursday's eruption discharged lava and sent volcanic ash and pyroclastic flows in the direction of the Batuawang River in East Siau district. The eruption caused panic among residents, who fled the area.

Pyroclastic flows frequently occur," said Yudia by phone. He added that the volcano activity gave no signs of abating soon. "Residents are advised not to return home until further notice," he said. "This is the first time we have witnessed a massive eruption

Mt. Karangetang erupted at 12:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, prompting residents in Bebali subdistrict, East Siau district, in Siau, Tagulandang and Biaro (Sitaro) Islands regency to seek refuge.

Thursday’s eruption discharged lava and sent volcanic ash and pyroclastic flows in the direction of the Batuawang River in East Siau district. The eruption caused panic among residents, who fled the area. People initially took shelter in the Bebali subdistrict office, but moved to the East Siau district administrative office in Ulu after volcanic activity increased.
Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 5, 2015 at 6:47am

In Costa Rica, Turrialba volcano spits ash and smoke

The Turrialba volcano has spewed a fresh column of smoke and ash that reached Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, 60 kilometers away, authorities say. Its previous rumble had come just last Thursday.

The moderate eruption, which included rocks around the crater area, hit at about 2100 UTC on Monday, raising eyebrows but not great alarm about 40 miles away, in Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, the Volcanic and Seismic Center reported.

Accompanied by a strong smell of sulfur and a coating of ash falling from as high as 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) in San Jose, the eruption of the the 3,340-meter (10,950-foot) volcano lasted about a half hour.

Inactive for 130 years, Turrialba rumbled back to life in the 1990s. In late October last year, the volcano erupted with great force, spewing ash and magma.

It has rumbled ever since. An eruption in early March (pictured) shut down Juan Santamaría, the main international airport, for nearly two days. Monday's eruption did not look like it would lead to flight cancellations.


UPDATE: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano erupts, forcing capital airport to temporarily close

UPDATE, 8 p.m. on Monday: 

The ash from Turrialba Volcano has forced operators of the Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside Costa Rica’s capital city of San José, to temporarily close, affecting at least seven inbound flights. According to Silvia Chaves, a spokeswoman for Aeris, the company that operates the international airport, seven inbound flights are either delayed or cancelled until further notice. That number could change in coming hours, she said. No outbound flights have yet been affected.


Comment by jorge namour on May 4, 2015 at 1:45pm

Kilauea- HAWAII: A collapse and an explosion at Overlook crater

May 4, 2015


Overlook crater - a collapse causes an explosion in the lava lake on May 3 to 1:20 p.m. - photo HVO

Overflow of lava from the crater lake Overlook on the floor of the Halema'uma'u 04/29/2015 and training "levees" - HVO Photo

The Crater Overlook saw its level of the lava lake up since 21 April 2015. Its level, having spilled over the floor of the Halema'uma'u, exceeded the level of the latter, following the building walls cooling. On May 3 in the morning, the level of the lava lake was a few meters below the edge.

A portion of the wall of the Halema'uma'u collapsed May 3, 2015, at 13:20: its impact in the lava lake has caused an explosion and a plume of spatter charged particles.

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/uploads/multimediaFile-1182.mp4 VIDEO



Kilauea , Hawai :

Activity Summary:
The summit of Kīlauea Volcano continues to inflate, and the summit lava lake rose to within about 2 m (~7 ft) of the Overlook crater rim. Seismicity beneath the summit and the upper East Rift Zone is elevated. At the East Rift Zone eruption site, widespread breakouts are active within about 8 km (5 mi) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Comment by lonne de vries on May 1, 2015 at 12:12pm

Did she blow? NW submarine volcano likely just erupted


A new seafloor observatory operated by the University of Washington is providing unprecedented detail about the possible eruption of a submarine volcano off the Northwest coast.

Beginning Thursday, April 23 — the day after the workshop ended — the new sensors recorded 8,000 small earthquakes in a 24-hour period. The volcano’s caldera, which had been swelling rapidly from an influx of magma, collapsed like a deflated balloon.

“All the alarm bells were going off,” said Oregon State University volcanologist Bill Chadwick, who along with a colleague predicted last year that the volcano would erupt in 2015. “It was very exciting.”

Comment by jorge namour on April 30, 2015 at 9:00pm

4/30/2015, 13: 30

The Calbuco Volcano erupted for the third time - CHILE

The Calbuco Volcano erupted for the third time and estimate that the ash could reach El Bolson - ARGENTINA



reported by the National Service of Geology and Mining of Chile

Chile: The National Geology and Mining (Sernageomin), run by the National Network of Chile Volcanic Surveillance, reported today that the third Calbuco volcano began eruptive pulse so the red alert is maintained at 20 kilometers around the massif. They are working to evacuate nearby villages.

For now, they consider that the ash could reach the area of ​​El Bolson, to extend toward the Atlantic coast in Peninsula Valdes as published by news portal Patagonian weather.

At 13:10, Sernageomin reported that the volcano had started his third eruptive pulse stage that had been predicted.

VAAC Buenos Aires estimated the height of the plume at 16,000 ft (5 km) altitude.


Comment by Howard on April 30, 2015 at 3:19am

Ash Fallout from Chile's Calbuco Volcano Threatens Local Water Supply (Apr 27)

A state of emergency has remained in effect for miles around Chile’s Calbuco volcano, as officials pledged to help thousands of residents faced with thick ash, the threat of contaminated drinking water and the possibility of lava flow tied to last week’s eruptions.

Chilean television showed some residents wearing masks as they tried to clean volcanic ash from the roofs of their houses and from the streets. Many of the 6,000 people who were evacuated from towns surrounding the volcano in southern Chile had not been allowed to return to their homes as of midday Monday.

Authorities also warned of possible contamination of drinking water supplies and farm crops due to the toxic content of the volcanic ash. The volcano had been inactive since the early 1970s before erupting Wednesday and Thursday.

Officials said a state of emergency remained for a 13-mile radius surrounding the 6,200-foot Calbuco volcano, about 650 miles south of the capital, Santiago, in the Los Lagos region. Rain could trigger mudslides and overflow rivers.

Chile’s National Geologic and Mining Service estimated that the volcano had so far emitted 210 millon cubic meters of ash, which covered areas in the immediate Chilean area of Los Lagos but also fell on the Argentine side of the border.




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