"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 5 hours ago

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.




Comment by Howard 21 hours ago

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.”





Comment by lonne de vries on Sunday

Child dead after Sicily mud geyser eruption


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.

Comment by jorge namour on Sunday

Iceland's Bárdarbunga Volcano SEPTEMBER 28 2014


Pol­lu­tion from the Holuhraun erup­tion trav­elled as far as Paris this week. Paris mayor Anna Hi­dalgo pe­ti­tioned the French gov­ern­ment to limit traf­fic in the city, cit­ing among other things an in­crease in air pol­lu­tion be­cause of the erup­tion.


Simulation of the movement of fine particles on the 09/22/2014 the British Isles and Germany, Holland, Belgium, northern France - map Der Spiegel on line

Rear projection of fine particulate 09/24/2014, with impact on Britain


Updated information
28 September 2014 07:00 - from geoscientist on duty

During the night, no significant changes were seen in earthquake activity. Last night, at 19:32, an M5.2 earthquake occurred at the northern rim of the Bárðarbunga caldera. The largest earthquakes during the night were in the northeastern part of the caldera, at 22:51 M3.5, at 02:04 M3.4 and at 04:44 M4.1. All in all, 16 earthquakes have been detected in Bárðarbunga from midnight, the majority at the northern caldera rim. Only 5 earthquakes have been detected under Dyngjujökull, the largest about M2 in size. According to web cameras the intensity of the eruption is unchanged.


Vulcanello explodes in Sicily- ITALY, a witness: "wave of mud 20 meters high"

Saturday, September 27 2014,

"A wall of clay and mud twenty meters high" would have overwhelmed the family of three, father and two children, while he was crossing the reserves 'Macalube' of Aragon, in the province of Agrigento. The testimony comes from a group of German tourists, they also visit the reserve at the time of the explosion Vulcanello that hit the three.

The rescuers, after having rescued the man, pulled out from the debris even the seven year old girl, but for her there was nothing to be done. Continuing investigations of the child. The area was evacuated for fear of further explosions: the place of the tragedy remain only the police and fire departments.




Mud volcanoes in Sicily





Comment by Nancy Lieder on Saturday

Ichi also notes the Japan eruption.

Mt. Ontake in central Japan erupts Japan

Sep. 27, 2014 - Updated 14:18 UTC+9

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning people to stay away from Mount Ontake in central Japan following a volcanic eruption.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140927_20.html VIDEO

Comment by Kojima on Saturday

* Volcano Erupts in Japan; Injuries Reported [ABC News; Sep 27, 2014]

A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, catching mountain climbers by surprise and seriously injuring at least one person.

With a sound likened to thunder, Mt. Ontake spewed large white plumes high into the sky, sending people fleeing and covering surrounding areas in ash.

Several people were injured, including one who was unconscious, according to Japanese media reports.

The 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) peak erupted shortly before noon on a bright sunny autumn morning. In a YouTube video shown on Japanese TV, surprised climbers can be seen moving quickly away from the peak as an expanding plume emerges above and then engulfs them.

One witness, talking to Japanese broadcaster NHK, said the eruption started with large booms like thunder. It also reported that people had been evacuated from a mountain lodge.

Japan's meteorological agency raised the alert level for Mt. Ontake to three on a scale of one to five. It warned people to stay away from the mountain, saying ash and other debris could fall up to 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away.

Mt. Ontake sits on the border of Nagano and Gifu prefectures on the spine of mountains that runs down Honshu, Japan's main island.

* UPDATE 2-Erupting Japan volcano leaves seven unconscious, 250 stranded [Reuters; Sep 27, 2014]

(Adds details, PM Abe comment)

By Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito

(Reuters) - A Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and small rocks into the air and leaving seven people unconscious, eight seriously injured and more than 250 stranded on the mountain, officials and media said.

A thick, rolling, grey cloud of ash rose into the sky above Mount Ontake close to where TV footage showed hikers taking pictures. Trekkers and residents were warned of falling rock and ash within a radius of four km (two and a half miles).

"It was like thunder," a woman told broadcaster NHK of the first eruption at the volcano in seven years. "I heard boom, boom, then everything went dark."

The Meteorological Agency said the volcano, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures 200 km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted just before midday and sent ash pouring down the mountain's south slope for more than three km (two miles).

There was no sign of lava from the TV footage.

The eruption forced aircraft to divert their routes, but officials at Tokyo's Haneda airport and Japan Airlines said there were no disruptions to flights in and out of Tokyo.

NHK quoted a Nagano prefectural official as telling a government meeting that seven people were unconscious and eight people were seriously wounded.

Police said more than 250 hikers were stranded on the mountain, which is 3,067 metres high and last erupted in 2007.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who returned from the United States on Saturday, said he had issued instructions to mobilise the military to help in the rescue effort.

"Nearly 200 people are in the process of descending the mountain, but we are still trying to figure out details. I instructed to do all we can to rescue the people affected and secure the safety of the trekkers," Abe told reporters.

Nagano police sent a team of 80 to the mountain to assist the climbers who were making their way down, while Kiso Prefectural Hospital, near the mountain, said it had dispatched a medical emergency team.

"We expect a lot of injured people so we are now getting ready for their arrival," said an official at the hospital.

More than five hours after the initial eruption, the thick ash cloud showed no signs of abating, NHK TV showed.

"It's all white outside, looks like it has snowed. There is very bad visibility and we can't see the top of the mountain," Mari Tezuka, who works at a mountain hut for trekkers, told Reuters.

"All we can do now is shut up the hut and then we are planning on coming down... This is a busy season because of the changing autumn leaves. It's one of our busiest seasons." (Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski, Mari Saito, writing by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Nick Macfie)

* Mount Ontake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ontake

Comment by Howard on Saturday

Over 600 quakes in 36 Hours Near California's Mammoth Mountain Volcano (Sept 26)

The hundreds of earthquakes rattling the Mammoth Lakes region is due to volcanic unrest, according to the USGS.

The swarm of quakes — ranging from magnitude 1.0 to 3.8 — began just before 5 a.m. September 25.

“This is one of the largest earthquake swarms we’ve seen in the past decade or so,” said David Shelly, a USGS research seismologist who has been studying the volcanic system near Mammoth Lakes. “We’ll be tracking it closely.”





Comment by Howard on September 24, 2014 at 4:15pm

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra Erupts Again (Sept 24)

A powerful burst of hot ash and gravel erupted from the volcano in western Indonesia at 13:43 p.m. local time, spewing hot ash two kilometres to southeast.

All residents in three villages near the volcano are ready to be evacuated if necessary.

The eruption comes days after more than 2,000 villagers who fled their homes last year due to volcanic eruptions at Mount Sinabung returned home. 4,700 are still living in temporary shelters in the remote region.

Tens of thousands of villagers were evacuated from the slopes of the 2,460-meter volcano on Sumatra island after it sprang to life in September 2013. Daily eruptions began in November and continued for months, coating the countryside in gray ash and forcing many villagers to sell off their livestock.

Ultimately, more than 30,000 villagers living within about five kilometers of the peak were evacuated, with most taking shelter in houses of worship and event halls located in highlands towns a safe distance from the peak.

Mount Sinabung in Karo district last erupted on June 29 after erupting on and off from September 2013 to February this year, leaving 15 people dead and more than 30,000 internally displaced.




Comment by jorge namour on September 24, 2014 at 4:07pm

Sudden eruption in Russia: ashes projected 11.5 km from the volcano Šiveluč [VIDEO] Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Šiveluč (Shiveluch) in Russia, located on the peninsula of Kamchatka.

A sudden and violent eruption of the stratovolcano has affected today Šiveluč (Shiveluch) in Russia, located on the peninsula of Kamchatka. It is a volcano with explosive activity, with emission of lava andesitic rich in hornblende (rare type of lava which after cooling forms a rock called adachite). It is the northernmost volcano of the peninsula, in the north-east than in the group of volcanoes which is part of the Ključevskaja Sopka.

The explosion was spectacular, and has projected the ashes up to 11.5 km altitude.





Comment by Howard on September 24, 2014 at 4:26am

Astonishing Lava Volumes From Iceland's Bárdarbunga Volcano (Sept 23)

For the past month, Bardarbunga volcano has been churning out lava at a prodigious rate. And the eruption shows no signs of abating.

So far, the lava field has covered more than 14 square miles.

"That corresponds about to the size of Manhattan," according Rikke Pedersen, with the Nordic Volcanological Center at the University of Iceland.

Pedersen says the eruption is being caused by the spreading of the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate, which are moving apart from each other. As the plates spread, magma from Bardarbunga has started flowing into the gap — literally making Iceland expand.

Pedersen says the eruption has produced more lava than any eruption in Iceland since 1947, and it could soon surpass even that one.

If compared to an explosive eruption using the Volcanic Explosivity Index scale, the eruption has already reached the category VEI 5.

It has so far erupted about the same volume of magma as the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, enough to fill a soccer field with 2-3 km of lava!

The discharge rate was estimated to 250-350 cubic meters per second. For a full day (86400 seconds), this corresponds to a cube measuring approx. 300 m on its sides.

The subsidence of the Bardarbunga caldera continues with same rate as before, approx. 50 cm each day.

It has now subsided by almost 30 meters in total.






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