"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 Howard on August 31, 2014 at 10:01pm

New Eruptions at Southern Japan's Suwanosejima Volcano (Aug 31)

The volcano entered a more active phase on Sunday. Several (strombolian-type) explosions and phases of constant ash venting have occurred since yesterday, producing ash plumes of 1-2 km height.



Comment by Howard on August 30, 2014 at 3:12am

Poás Volcano in Costa Rica Spews Gas and Water During 3 Eruptions (Aug 27)

Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano let loose on Wednesday, spewing gas and water more than 300 feet into the air, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported. Seismologists registered three consecutive phreatic eruptions starting at 2:45 p.m. They lasted 3 minutes.

According to an OVSICORI press release, phreatic eruptions, while common, cannot be predicted with precision, and they can pose a danger to volcanologists who work close to the crater lake. Debris is rarely a concern, but living things close to the crater lake can be suffocated by the  gas-saturated cloud emitted from the volcano after an eruption.

Volcanologists say they have occurred sporadically since 2006 and could continue for several more years.

Poás is located a short drive from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela.




Comment by alexix on August 29, 2014 at 9:25am

Iceland volcano: Red alert for aviation industry after eruption

Airlines have been placed of red alert once again after a volcanic eruption in Iceland this morning.

The small eruption in the Holuhraun area, just north of the Bardarbunga volcano, comes after almost two weeks of earthquakes in the region, and an earlier sub-glacial eruption.

The estimated 1km fissure eruption prompted the Icelandic Met Office to raise the aviation warning code to its highest level, but no volcanic ash has been detected.

First pictures of the new eruptive fissure, taken from a helicopter of the Icelandic Coast Guard were released. They show a row of spatter cones and small lava flows that were erupted from the fissure, about 900 m long and located 5 km from the northern edge of the Dyngjuköll glacier.

Recent volcanic activity in Iceland has raised worries of an eruption causing chaos for air travel, as it did in 2010 when an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe’s airspace for six days.

This morning's eruption just after 0000 GMT took place in a lava field not covered by ice.

The risk of an ash cloud is highest in case of a sub-glacial eruption.

Iceland’s National Crisis Coordination Centre said: "The Icelandic Met Office has raised the aviation colorcode over the eruption site to red and the Icelandic Air Traffic Control has closed down the airspace from the earth up to 18000 feet."

"No volcanic ash has been detected with the radar system at the moment....Seismic eruption tremor is low indicating effusive eruption without significant explosive activity."

The red warning code indicates that an eruption is imminent or underway, with a risk of ash.




Comment by Carlos Ochoa on August 29, 2014 at 8:27am

PNG volcano Tavurvur eruption may disrupt Australian flights

AUGUST 29, 2014 6:46AM

A MAJOR volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea this morning could disrupt flights to and from Australia.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin is monitoring the ash cloud from Tavurcur on PNG’s East Britain Island, which is slowly drifting southwest.

Senior meteorologist Ian Shepherd said they were watching the cloud closely and providing advice to airlines.

“The volcanic eruption reached the top of the atmosphere at 50,000 feet which is the same height as which planes travel,” said Mr Shepherd.

“It’s too early to say at this point if the ash cloud will reach Australia but it was a significant eruption.”

He said the cloud was identifiable on satellite imagery but it was not possible to gauge its size.

Cyndee Feals, also from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin, said the ash cloud was drifting southeast and had the potential to disrupt air travel.

“The ash was initially blowing to the southwest but has now turned to the southeast and we expect it to clip the edge of Australian airspace later today, but we don’t expect ash over Australia,” she said.

Planes may be forced to take alternate routes with the ash forecast to move towards the Solomon Islands and then Vanuatu, she added.

Ash clouds have played havoc with Australian aircraft in the past with the eruption of a Chilean volcano in 2011 grounding hundreds of flights.

Tavurvur, on the tip of New Britain island in the country’s east, erupted sending lava into the air and causing panic among locals. It has previously erupted in 1937, 1994, 2006 and again last year.

Source:  http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/png-volcano-tavurvur-e...


Comment by Howard on August 28, 2014 at 4:03am

Ecuador's Tungurahua Volcano Erupts 3 Times in 3 Weeks (Aug 19)

Experts are monitoring the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador after the latest eruption.

Ash was blown 28,000 feet (five miles) into the air and was reported to be drifting west.

The eruption was the latest in a series of moderate to strong explosions at the volcano after a period of relative calm.

The first was on July 29, then on August 4 and August 19.

Some of the blasts have sent shock waves which have caused the windows and roofs of homes in nearby areas to vibrate.

Tungurahua, which means 'Throat of Fire' in the local Quechua language, is located in the Andes 87 miles (140km) south of the capital Quito.



Comment by jorge namour on August 28, 2014 at 1:31am

Bárðarbunga - updated information- ICELAND AUGUST 27 2014

5.6 100km WNW of Hofn, Iceland 2014-08-26 23:50:39 UTC-03:00 5.0 km

5.2 111km WNW of Hofn, Iceland 2014-08-26 21:16:30 UTC-03:00 8.1 km


Volcano Monitor
about an hour ago

Earthquakes caused cracks in the glacier near Bardarbunga.


27th August 2014 20:50 - info from a surveillance flight

Scientists from IES and IMO on a flight to Vatnajökull tonight discovered a row of 10-15 m deep cauldrons south of the Bárðarbunga caldera. They form a 6-4 km long line. The cauldrons have been formed as a result of melting, possibly a sub-glacial eruption, uncertain when. Heightened tremor level/volcanic tremor has not been observed on IMO's seismometers at the moment. The new data are being examined.


New fractures in Holuhraun next to Dyngjujökull caused by recent earthquakes

“Hard to Explain what Happened if not Caused by an Eruption”

August 27, 2014 23:14

Rifts, about four to six kilometers long, have formed in Vatnajökull outlet glacier Dyngjujökull northeast of Bárðarbunga, as reported by RÚV, visir.is and the Icelandic Met Office. Small calderas have formed in the glacier and it cannot be ruled out that an eruption has started.

According to the Civil Protection Department, there is no indication of a flood yet, but the department's director Víðir Reynisson told RÚV television just now (at 10.20 pm) that it would be hard to explain what has occurred if not caused by an eruption.

Everyone concerned is very cautious in light of the false alarm on Saturday, but the new calderas are thought to have been formed by heat from below.

We will try to update the news as soon as reports arrive from the Icelandic Met Office and others.

More : http://icelandreview.com/news/2014/08/27/developing-news-cracks-gla...

Developing News: Cracks in the Glacier - Possible Eruption?

27, 2014 23:20

Comment by jorge namour on August 27, 2014 at 2:31am

Bárðarbunga - updated information- ICELAND
AUGUST 26 2014

5.7 116km SSE of Akureyri, Iceland 2014-08-25 22:26:08 UTC-03:00 5.0 km

2014-08-26 11:56:46.5 64.90 N 17.20 W 10 4.1 ICELAND


Volcano Monitor
10 hours ago


According to the Icelandic Met Office, approx. 50 million cubic meters of magma have been added to the current intrusion. This corresponds to an average of approx. 500-600 cubic meters a second!
Seismic activity remains high with no signs of weakening. If the intrusion breaches the surface, the most likely scenario seems to be a fissure eruption at the present location of the northern end of the dyke, i.e. immediately north of the Dyngjujökull glacier.


The earthquake this morning at the north/northwestern part of the caldera at 6 km depth at 01:26 UTC could have been the biggest in the current swarm. Estimated magnitudes range from 4.1 (IMO) to 5.7 (USGS).
The magma intrusion (dyke) north of Dyngjujokull is still migrating and stretches now approx. 10 km outside of the glacier.
It will be interesting to see what happens when it reaches the area of the Asjka fissure swarm. A possibility could be that older dykes from that one stop the propagation of the Bardarbunga intrusion, another that it activates Askja as well.


26th August 2014 17:53 - from geoscientist on duty

Just under 900 earthquakes have been detected by the network since midnight, somewhat fewer than at the same time yesterday. The intrusive dike is now about 40 km long. Most of the activity has been near the edge of the glacier. An earthquake M4.6 (EMSC M4.4) occurred at 11:56. Reports were received from Akureyri (a town in northern Iceland) that the earthquake was found there. The earthquakes are mostly on similar depth as before, i.e. 8-12 km. A few were larger than M3. Few earthquakes were located in the Bárðarbunga caldera today.


Bárðarbunga: Recent Developments.

Position of earthquakes from 16 to 08/24/2014 (for a total of more than 8,000 earthquakes in this period according to IMO) red dots represents the most recent seismic activity, blue dots the oldest - and progress of the dyke towards N

Comment by jorge namour on August 23, 2014 at 6:34pm

Bárðarbunga - updated information- ICELAND

23rd August 2014



Stay up to date on the latest news concerning the eruption at Bárðarbunga. A webcam is on site where you can follow the turn of events live.


All Roads (Do Not) Lead To Bárðarbunga

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has closed nearly all of the roads leading to Bárðarbunga. It has also closed roads that go along the banks of the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which may flood due to glacial ice melting in the event of the eruption. continue...

Comment by jorge namour on August 23, 2014 at 5:43pm

- updated information- ICELAND

23rd August 2014 14:10 - a small eruption under Dyngjujökull


The 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Photo: Jóhannes Benediktsson.



Nature & Travel
Breaking News: Eruption Started in Dyngjujökull Glacier
August 23, 2014

An eruption has occurred at the site of the volcano Bárðarbunga. At the moment, it is still a sub-glacial eruption, meaning that there is no visible evidence of it, such as a plume or smoke. For now it is beneath the surface of the Dyngjujökull​ icecap in the northern part of the Vatnajokull glacier, scientists at the Iceland Met Office say.

There has not been any need to evacuate nearby towns as the eruption is not above the surface, however the area has been blocked off for tourists and the air space in the surrounding region has been restricted.

It remains to be seen what will happen as a result of this preliminary eruption. The area is being closely monitored and the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has determined that the level of emergency is now in the red phase. Locals living in nearby towns have been advised to pay close attention to updates. At this moment this is considered a small-scale eruption.


August 23, 2014 1


Stay up to date on the latest news concerning the eruption at Bardarbunga. A webcam is on site where smoke can be seen rising from the volcano.


-A small lava-eruption has been detected under the Dyngjujökull glacier.

-The Icelandic Coast Guard airplane TF-SIF is flying over the area with representatives from the Civil Protection and experts from the Icelandic Met Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences. Data from the equipment on board is expected later today.

-Data from radars and web-cameras is being received, showing no signs of changes at the surface.
-The estimate is that 150-400 meters of ice is above the area.

-The aviation color code for the Bárðarbunga volcano has been changed from orange to red.

-Some minutes ago (14:04), an earthquake occurred, estimated 4.5 in magnitude.

ntense earthquake activity continues at the Bárðarbunga volcano – a situation that has persisted since 16 August.

During the last 6 hours the dyke has propagated ~5 km to the north. The rate of earthquakes has increased such that they are happening so quickly that it is difficult for the seismologist to discern individual events. Observed high frequency tremor is interpreted to be caused by the propagation of the dyke.


gust 23, 2014 00:15

The land below Vatnajökull glacier has drifted apart by 20 centimeters (8 inches) since the seismic activity and magma flow began in Bárðarbunga volcano, which lies underneath the northwestern part of the glacier, one week ago.

“The continental drift is two centimeters per year, so this is ten times the [natural] continental drift,”

in the one week since the activity began, approximately 5,000 earthquakes have been picked up by sensors, the largest of which was of a 4.7 magnitude and hit shortly before midnight on Thursday. A 3.5 earthquake hit at 6 pm yesterday.

The large quakes are believed to be caused by the magma chamber depressurizing, by the strain from the channel the magma has formed—or both. The caldera appears to be sinking.

According to a model made by the Earth Science Institute, approximately 200 million cubic meters (7.1 billion cubic feet) of magma has been flowing underneath the glacier in the past week. “The volume has doubled in just the last two days,” stated Þóra.

Comment by jorge namour on August 22, 2014 at 5:43pm

Met Office: 25 km long dike formed- Bardarbunga - ICELAND

: 22.08.2014

Jokulsa a Fjollum glacial river, near Dyngjujokull glacier. (© RUV)


A 25 kilometer long dike intrusion has formed, north and east of the Bardarbunga caldera. Intense seismic activity continues there. Strong earthquakes have been detected in the caldera itself, but they are associated with decompression of the magma chamber beneath the caldera.

According to the Icelandic Met office (www.en.vedur.is) there are no signs that seismicity is decreasing. A 25 kilometer long dike has formed in the crust under the Dyngjujokull outlet glacier at 5 - 10 km. depth. Magma is thought to countinue to move along the dyke, possibly branching out at the NE end of the dike.

Several strong earthquakes have been detected in the Bardarbunga itself; the last one, magnitude 3,5, at around 11 GMT this morning, These events are thought to reflect an adjustment of the caldera rim, related to decompression in the caldera since the beginning of the unrest six days ago.

Land displacement measurement with GPS around the volcano show up to 14 centimeter drift since the unrest began, on August 16. Annual drift in Iceland, due to crustal plate movements, is about 2 cm.

„A new GPS station in Kverkfjöll is now running and sending data. Similar seismic instruments were installed by Kverkfjöll yesterday, as well as close to the GPS station at Hamarinn, which was set up two days ago. In addition, two seismic stations set up in Dyngjujökull yesterday are collecting data on site. This work is done in collaboration between IMO, the Institute of Earth Sciences and collaborators in the European FutureVolc research project.“ (Icelandic Met Office).

The evacuation order for the area north of Vatnajokull is still in effect. The area north of Route 1 (including Dettifoss, Hljodaklettar, Asbyrgi) is still open to the general public.

This story, by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), was updated on 22 August 2014, at13.45 GMT.



Alert volcano Bardarbunga: 3,500 shocks in a few days [3D VIDEO]
Friday, August 22, 2014

The seismic activity of the volcano Bardarbunga can be explored through a 3D video

showing the series of earthquakes that have affected the area 16 to 20 August 2014. images clearly show location, depth and date of shocks, ranging from the latest in red, then orange, yellow, light green and green (not given magnitude).

The area has been affected by more than 3,500 shocks and the volcano Bardabunga, buried under the largest glacier in Europe, does that send signals such as earthquakes and explosions threatening.'s More intense shock (magnitude 4.5) in the last 20 years has been recorded on Monday last year, and it is for this reason that Iceland's Civil Aviation Authority has issued the orange alert, the second level of danger.

"The magma is moving," said volcanologist Dave McGarvie who is very focused on the study of the volcano. No one knows exactly what will happen, but according to volcanologist there are various possibilities, including localized flooding (if the emission of lava would melt the glacier), or eruptions more or less relevant. Much depends on the thickness of the glacier and the depth of earthquakes.




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