"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 yesterday

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 Tuesday

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 Monday

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
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OCTOBER 12 2014

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Webcam Copahue today 12h local time

https://translate.google.com.co/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&...

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...

Comment by lonne de vries on October 7, 2014 at 11:30am

Popocatepetl six explosions and vent of 2 km

http://www.elsexenio.com.mx/estadosinterior/64441-registra-el-popoc...

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&a...

The Popocatepetl volcano recorded Monday morning explosion that generated a plume two kilometers above the crater, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), who warned of possible ash fall in populations located to the east in the states of Puebla and Morelos.

In total, detailed the scientific body six explosions occurred, accompanied by harmonic tremor and 110 exhalations in the last 24 hours.

Comment by Howard on October 5, 2014 at 4:19pm

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again (Oct 5)

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung has erupted, spewing burning gas and rock up to 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) into the sky.

Sunday’s eruption was one of several potentially deadly pyroclastic flows within days, caused by the collapse of the dome of solid lava on top of the crater.

In February, a pyroclastic ash cloud killed almost 20 people who could not escape the fast-moving current, which can reach speeds up to 450mph and usually travels downhill.

The 8,530ft volcano, in North Sumatra, started erupting four years ago after lying dormant for hundreds of years and has been particularly active in recent months.

More than 4,000 people who were evacuated from nearby homes during earlier eruptions are still living in emergency shelters and more are in temporary homes.

The Government is relocating some villages permanently because they are too close to the summit of Mount Sinabung but people are still attracted to its slopes for the fertile soil used for farming.

Source

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/mount-sinabung-eruptio...

Comment by Howard on October 1, 2014 at 7:12pm

Mount Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan (Sept 30)

A few days after the Ontake volcano erupted in Japan, a second volcano, Sakurajima, also threw smoke and ash into the sky Monday, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Sakurajima volcano is located 31 miles from a nuclear plant in Japan where the government has announced that operations will restart two reactors.

The Japanese government said Monday that despite the recent eruptions, will not change plans to reactivate two reactors at a nuclear plant near active volcanoes.

This decision has caused public criticism, especially after the disaster of the Fukushima plant, after the tsunami and earthquake of 2011 caused tons of radioactive water to leak into the sea.

Sources

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/mount-sakurajima-volcano-erupts-j...

http://espanol.christianpost.com/news/volcan-sakurajima-hace-erupci...

Comment by Howard on October 1, 2014 at 2:55am

25,000 Quakes at Bárðarbunga Volcano (Sept 30)

The eruption is setting records every day.

Around 25,000 earthquakes have registered on Icelandic Met Office’s equipment since August 29. The eruption is one of the largest in the world.

"We have to go back to the Lakagígar eruption (1783) to find anything similar," according to Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson.

All in all 39 quakes over 5.0 have been recorded, most of them in the rim of the Bárðarbunga crater. On Monday, a quake of magnitude 5.5 occurred, the second biggest since the beginning of the eruption.

“The flow of magma to the surface is extensive and the lava fountains are going high up in the air. The flow of poisonous gas is also unusually high. 

Ármann says he has no idea how long the eruption will last.

Iceland’s Volcanic Pollution Dwarfs All of Europe’s Human Emissions

“The sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted from the Holuhraun eruption has reached up to 60,000 tons per day and averaged close to 20,000 tons since it began,” notes Pall Stefanson, in a September 25 report for Iceland Review Online.

“For comparison, all the SO2 pollution in Europe, from industries, energy production, traffic and house heating, etc., amounts to 14,000 tons per day.”

Sources

http://icelandreview.com/news/2014/09/30/twenty-five-thousand-earth...

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/84/23/93/8423935ed48e71136b8...

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/19197-icelands-...

Comment by lonne de vries on September 28, 2014 at 12:29pm

Child dead after Sicily mud geyser eruption

http://www.thelocal.it/20140927/sicily-mud-geyser-eruption-kills-gi...

Child dead after Sicily mud geyser eruption

The sudden eruption of a mud geyser at a nature reserve in southern Sicily killed a seven-year-old girl on Saturday, Italian media reported, adding that her nine-year-old brother was missing.

The Maccalube reserve offers an unusual landscape of small mud geysers that erupt sporadically.

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