"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 Carlos Ochoa on Sunday

Ubinas Volcano explosion and registers new emission of ash

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    12:52. Arequipa, oct. 25. Ubinas volcano located in Moquegua yesterday today reported another explosion and a persistent "tremórica activity" was recorded by teams Ingemmet Volcano Observatory (OVI).

    After the explosion the ashfall locations and Querapi Piscococha reported.

    Experts said the OVI continues to record solid type activity energy LP earthquakes associated with the movement and degassing of magma, which has been falling in recent days.

    Meanwhile, the eruptive process Ubinas volcano continues and is expected to occur explosions in the next days.

    Regarding monitoring Gasos OVI reported fumaroles remain at moderate levels indicating a slight increase in the degassing of Ubinas volcano.

    The OVI also reported that Sabancaya issued on the eve whitish gases, mainly water vapor, emissions reached between 500 and 1,300 meters above the volcano's summit and moved predominantly northwest.

    The Sabancaya has not recorded explosions and the dominant seismic activity today was Volcano-Tectonic earthquakes type (VT) and type of Long Period (LP) earthquake, LP earthquakes are associated with magma ascent, while the VT earthquakes are associated to break volcano rocks.

    Therefore, it follows that the solid is still in an initial phase groundwater is expected to occur subsequent days important greenhouse gas, mainly water vapor.

    Source:  http://www.andina.com.pe/agencia/noticia-volcan-ubinas-registra-nue...


Comment by Derrick Johnson on Sunday

Ioyama volcano raises fears Japan’s Sendai nuclear power facility may be at risk

FIRST it was an earthquake. Then it was a tsunami. Now Japan fears another nuclear disaster — this time because of a stirring volcano.

The Japan Times has reported a sleeping volcano next to its already damaged Sendai nuclear power facility has woken, and is beginning to shake.

The new activity comes barely a month after the sudden and unexpected eruption of Mount Ontake killed 57 hikers enjoying its until-then scenic slopes.

Volcanologists have warned that the enormous magnitude 9.0 earthquake of March 2011 may have increased the likelihood of volcanic activity throughout Japan — which sits on the “Ring of Fire” band of more than 100 volcanoes which forms the Pacific Rim.

Now the signs appear to be proving them right.

The waking of Mount Ioyama on the island of Kyushu comes after a recent warning from a prominent Japanese volcanologist about the Sendai nuclear plant’s vulnerability.

A cauldron eruption at one of several volcanoes surrounding the Sendai nuclear power plant could hit the reactors and cause a nationwide disaster, said Toshitsugu Fujii, head of a government-commissioned panel on volcanic eruption prediction.

Mount Ioyama sits virtually next door to the power plant. In recent weeks it has started experiencing tremors, the Japanese Metrological Agency’s volcano bureau says.

The implications for restarting the repaired Sendai nuclear power plant are serious.

The spectre of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which experienced a partial meltdown, continues to cause scandal and controversy.

A second such crisis would do irreparable damage to the industry.

Now Mount Ioyama has suddenly gone from the dormant end of the threat scale to the second-highest. This means the area around the crater can be regarded as dangerous, and that small-scale eruptions are likely.

Another volatile giant, Mount Sakurajima, sits some 40km from the Sendai facility. This is a very active volcano with frequent minor eruptions.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/ioyama-volcano-raises...

Comment by jorge namour on Saturday

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Big Island of Hawaii Kilauea volcano OCTOBER 24 2014

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The lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii is like “standing inside of a furnace.” ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/US/red-hot-lava-flow-edging-hawaiian-town/sto...

Home> U.S.
Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town
Oct 24, 2014, 8:13

A lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii has gained speed in recent days, advancing more than five football fields in just the last 48 hours.

Hawaii civil defense authorities and scientists are closely monitoring the lava’s progress, which is steadily encroaching on the small town of Pahoa and several Big Island subdivisions. The flow is now less than a mile from Pahoa, Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Thursday.

Oliveira said changes in topography may help slow or change the path of the red-hot lava flow, which emerged from the Kilauea volcano East Rift Zone on June 27 and has traveled roughly 11 miles since then.

PHOTO: The lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has advanced more than five football fields in the last 48 hours.

Authorities now say they are preparing for the inevitable. About 10,000 residents on the island could be affected, Oliveira said. When the lava gets too close — and Oliveira says he doesn’t yet know when that is — the plan is to give residents three to five days warning before they need to evacuate.

“We’d like to allow people adequate time to make whatever plans they need to make on a comfortable timeline,” Oliveira said.

Authorities said the lava traveled 425 yards from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. The lava devoured another 130 acres of terrain by Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency roads are already being constructed in case the lava cuts off people living in the lower Puna area. Power company officials began efforts Thursday to protect electrical transmission lines.

PHOTO: About 10,00 residents in Hawaii might be forced to evacuate their homes as lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano.

Oliveira says past efforts to slow or divert lava flows simply don’t work, and can create more problems.

Any redirecting of the flow would likely push it into another subdivision in another area, basically putting new properties at risk that would not have been at risk before,” Oliveira told ABC News.

“If we divert it, we are going to push it into someone else’s backyard,” he said.

Comment by Howard on Saturday

Thousands Evacuated Near Colombia Volcanoes (Oct 23) 

Authorities in southwest Colombia ordered the evacuation of around 12,000 people living near the Chiles and Cerro Negro volcanoes on the border with Ecuador, amid fears that recent volcanic activity may result in an eruption.

On Tuesday, Colombia’s Geological Service have changed the alert level of two volcanoes from yellow to orange.

48 hours later, it was followed up by the National Disaster Risk Management Unit’s (UNGRD) decision to evacuate more than 3,500 families belonging to indigenous reserves of Chiles , Panam and Mayasquer.

According to Carlos Ivan Marquez, the director of the UNGRD, the authorities set up an incident command post in the town of Cumbal where they have delivered 3,000 tents for the people in temporary shelters.

“In accord with the forecast given to us by the Geological Service, the change of alert level from yellow to orange means anticipated eruptions in the coming days or weeks,” Marquez told the media.

The governor of Narino, Raul Delgado Guerrero, declared state of emergency in the area, in order to facilitate rescue missions and provision of care in case of seismic or volcanic activity.

While the authorities asked the community to remain calm, the hospital network of the Nariño state issued yellow alert for 16 municipalities in the region.

Source

http://colombiareports.co/12000-people-evacuated-fear-volcanic-erup...

Comment by Howard on Friday

Powerful Explosion at Japan's Sakurajima Volcano (Oct 24) 

A particularly strong vulcanian explosion occurred this morning and produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.

Source

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/sakurajima/news/48578/Sakurajima-vo...

Comment by Howard on October 22, 2014 at 7:02am

Mount Sinabung Eruptions Likely to Continue Indefinitely (Oct 21)

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra is likely to continue erupting for quite some time.

As of 12 p.m. Monday, Mt. Sinabung had 148 temblors comprising 83 short-period quakes, 34 low-frequency and 31 mixed tremors.

Observation team member Arif Cahyo said Mt. Sinabung’s tectonic quakes showed that a large volume of magma was present, indicating that the volcano would continue to erupt for a long time.

“We cannot determine how long Mt. Sinabung will continue to erupt, but if we observe the increase in seismic activity, it will definitely be a long time,” Arif told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Arif said that Mt. Sinabung was still erupting and emitting pyroclastic flows and volcanic ash sporadically.

He said the volcano had emitted pyroclastic clouds twice on Sunday and three times on Monday.

“Until Monday noon, the volcano discharged pyroclastic flows three times that drifted as far as 2,500 meters to the south, while volcanic ash drifted up to 1,500 meters to the east,” said Arif, who voiced fear that Berastagi city would be covered by ash that had been drifting east for the past two days.

Two weeks ago, the wind carried volcanic ash east, paralyzing trading activities as many shops were forced to close. A week later, the wind shifted to the west in the direction of the three districts of Payung, Tiganderket and Kuta Buluh. Currently, pyroclastic clouds are drifting to the east in the direction of Berastagi city.

Arif said his office had yet to recommend that the volcanic’s status be raised from alert level 3 (caution) as it considered the situation relatively safe for residents living beyond a 3-km radius of the volcano peak.

Sinabung has been erupting for the past year and has shown no signs of stopping. Fourteen people have been killed and tens of thousands of residents forced to take shelter elsewhere.

North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho said his administration had proposed to the central government that the current eruptions be categorized as a national disaster, as demanded by a number of provincial legislators.

However, Gatot said the proposal had not been approved by the central government as a number of criteria had not been meet, such as the number of fatalities and material losses caused by the eruptions.

“The provincial administration has conveyed the proposal, but the central government has not approved it,” Gatot told the media when he attended security preparations for the new president’s inaugural celebration at Merdeka Square in Medan on Monday.

The prolonged eruptions have taken away the livelihoods of people living around the volcano, which started erupting in September last year.

The supply of agricultural products in the regency, which is known for its oranges, has sharply decreased as volcanic ash has blanketed thousands of hectares of farmland.

Sources

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/21/volcano-s-eruptions-c...

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tourists-return-despite-eruptions...

Comment by Howard on October 21, 2014 at 5:14am

7 Weeks of Continuous Eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano (Oct 20) 

Nearly 7 weeks have passed since the Holuhraun lava eruption began. The eruption is continuing with few changes. The eruption is showing no signs of slowing down.

The eruption is considered the largest in Iceland for centuries, despite Eyjafjallajökull’s headline-grabbing eruption in 2010, which was surprisingly paltry in comparison – because of how it grounded flights across southern Europe.

By October 1, Bardarbunga had already ejected more sulfur dioxide than any other Icelandic volcano in several hundred years.

Source

http://rt.com/news/197600-eruption-volcano-iceland-video/

Comment by Derrick Johnson on October 20, 2014 at 8:35am

Mayon lava dome gets bigger


READY TO EXPLODE.The lava dome of restive

Mayon Volcano has grown to the size of a
10-storey building and the authorities are
being urged to be stricter in implementing the
danger zones around the volcano.
PHIVOLCS PHOTO

THE lava dome that has formed at the crater of Mayon volcano is now as large as a 10-storey building and is already visible to the naked eye, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Saturday.

Science research specialist  Riza Villeza of the Phivolcs Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division estimated the lava dome to have a volume of 855,854 cubic meters at a height of 45 meters.

The lava dome started to sneak up from the hollow crater last August 12 when Phivolcs raised the monitoring alarm to Alert Level 2. Phivolcs raised the alert status to Level 3 last September 15.

“Actually, Mayon is not really the perfect cone that it is renowned for. There is a big crevice at its summit. It only looks like perfect from afar,” Villeza said.

But now the lava dome has started to sneak into full view and is already visible from Legaspi City at volcano’s southeast side.

It looks like the dome of the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City and partially covers the open crater of the volcano, which stands at 2,463 meters.

The swelling increased last Wednesday when Phivolcs monitored ground deflation at the base of the volcano, indicating that the magma has started to move up to the crater.

Villeza said the ground deflation of negative 2.48 millimeters from positive 4.21 millimeters last Oct. 6 suggested that the magma at the base has started to leave its holding.

At the same time, Villeza said the low volume of gas emission suggests that the swelling lava dome has been blocking the escape of sulfur dioxide from inside the volcano.

Yesterday’s sulfur dioxide emission was measured at 259 tons per day, which is way below the peak emission of 2,360 tons per day last Sept. 6.

Meanwhile, the Albay provincial government asked Phivolcs to help mark the danger zones around the restive volcano to guide patrol teams and also deter residents from returning to their homes.

“In order for us to be assured that they refrain from going back to their respective houses we have established choke points and foot patrols at the strategic locations around the volcano to serve as deterrent to those who still insist in returning back,” Albay Gov. Joey Salceda wrote Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr.

“However, the (primary) problem arising during apprehension the lack of permanent marker delineating the danger zone hence creating arguments during apprehension,” Salceda said.

Source: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/10/19/mayon-lava-dome-gets-bigger/

Comment by jorge namour on October 13, 2014 at 11:45pm

Sinabung - INDONESIA 13 OCTOBER 2014 at 16h41

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Plume Sinabung this October 13 at 4:41 p.m. - via Twitter

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Copahue
- ARGENTINA CHILE

OCTOBER 12 2014

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Webcam Copahue today 12h local time

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Saturday is recorded an increase in the pen of the ashes of copahue, which amounted to 3.600 meters tall, and a color ' grey dark evidence of the presence of material particulado, together with an seguidilla of sismos additional ', Was in a report of the service National geology and mining ( sernageomin ), That led to raise the alarm of yellow to alert orange technique.

' has been observed clearly changes, I saw the column referring to smoke, which is a dark ', He explained grandón

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Comment by Derrick Johnson on October 12, 2014 at 6:15am

Smoking Alaska mountain no volcano, so why's it smoldering?

A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle.

People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even during the coldest days of winter. Scientists thought a likely cause for the smoldering mountaintop was an oily rock deposit that somehow caught fire.

Linda Stromquist, a geologist for the National Park Service, has been trying to untangle the mystery of the Windfall Mountain Fire that burns above the Tatonduk River. She is one of few people to set foot on the warm flank of the mountain.

Flammable oil shale?

Stromquist and other professionals looked at geologic maps of the area and guessed the mountain might have a base of flammable oil shale that would explain the smoking. She grabbed a few samples of rock during a two-hour trip to the mountain in a helicopter.

"The pilot was worried about clouds of sulfur dioxide, and so was I," Stromquist said. "It was hot and steamy and smelly, kind of volcano-like."

Carl Stapler, a ranger at nearby Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, called Windfall Mountain "the Yukon-Charley volcano." Though he was joking, the steaming hill could pass for a summit surrounding the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.

Windfall Mountain is not a volcano, Stromquist said.

What is it then? Windfall Mountain is not feeding a coal seam fire, common throughout the world and recorded in Healy and a few other spots in Alaska. Coal can burst into flames with nothing more than the heat of the sun.

Samples Stromquist plucked during her visit to the mountain haven't helped explain the fire.

"Why is it continuing to burn when our samples show not-remarkable levels of organic carbon [like coal and peat]?" Stromquist said. "And there's no obvious combustion mechanism, either."

Elevated temperatures

Pat Sanders, a ranger at Yukon-Charley based in Eagle, said she heard a distant explosion in late September 2012, right before people smelled bitter smoke. Stromquist checked for a record of lightning strikes at that time and found none.

Anupma Prakash is an expert on coal fires who has studied them around the world, including Healy. Interested in the Windfall Mountain Fire, the professor at UAF’s Geophysical Institute encouraged graduate student Christine Waigl and undergraduate intern Kristen Stilson to review satellite images of Windfall Mountain. They found that during the five years before the fire, the mountain had higher temperatures than the surrounding hills and boreal forest.

"The area has had elevated temperatures for a while, which makes it easier for a fire to start," Prakash said.

Stromquist has shared information on the mountain with a half dozen geologists, including two men who wrote their doctoral theses on rocks of the area. The meeting of minds might solve the mystery of Windfall Mountain. Or it might not, she said.

"Science is like that — you can't tie it up with a bow most of the time."

Science writer Ned Rozell works for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Used with permission.

Source: http://www.adn.com/article/20141011/smoking-alaska-mountain-no-volc...

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