Volcanic activity world-wide 11 January 2013: new activity at Etna and Stromboli, explosion from Kizimen, elevated activity at Santiaguito
The Plosky Tolbachnik volcano has erupted for the first time since the 1970s in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
Activity continues to be elevated. Last night, the eastern lava over flow was weakly active at the outer flank of the NE cone. Strong glow over the summit, despite partially dense cloud cover, indicates that the magma column inside is high and ready to produce more lava flows.
Etna volcano: Weak strombolian activity and a small intra-crater lava flow inside Bocca Nuova’s eastern pit could be seen on a webcam image this night. Tremor remains elevated.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka continues to erupt fluid lava flows with no signs of the eruption ending soon.
Slow effusive activity and a thermal anomaly visible on satellite images continue also at nearby Bezymianny although Tolbachik’s seismic signal obscures the one from Bezymianny.
Weak intermittent explosive activity continues at Karymsky (Kamchatka).
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka) continues to have strombolian activity in its summit crater.
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): effusive and explosive activity from the growing dome continue at moderate levels.
Kizimen (Kamchatka): An explosion this Read more…
June 20, 2011 – INDONESIA – An unusual natural phenomenon is causing concern for communities living around the edge of Bali’s Lake Batur at Kintamani. On Sunday, June 19, 2011, the waters of the lake that sits in a volcanioc crater suddenly changed colors to a whitish-blue shade followed by the sudden death of thousands of fish (tilapia) living in the lake.
According to NusaBali, villagers for the lakeside community of Lintang Danu recount that the lake suddenly changed color on Sunday (June 19) morning in the areas surrounding the villages of Songan. Batur, Kedisan and Buahan. Shortly after the color change, thousands of freshwater fish floated to the surface and begin washing up on the lake’s shore. Fish farmed by villages in the shallows of the lake also died with the changing color of the lake. Local Read more…
What appears to be an enormous ash cloud rising from the eruption of a long dormant volcano named Puyehue in southern Chile on June 4, 2011, isn’t quite matching up with the location of the recorded earthquakes today in the immediate area.
“The Cordon Caulle (volcanic range) has entered an eruptive process, with an explosion resulting in a 10-kilometer-high gas column,” Chilean state emergency office said.
The thing is, for some unknown reason, as of this writing, eight earthquakes near magnitude 5 have shook the earth near the Puyehue volcano. The problem is, the earthquakes are located 20 to 40 miles away from the eruption! Very Strange Indeed. (Strange because one would think that Read more…
The reader in vulcanology at Cambridge University told a Hay audience: “That might not sound like much, but it is a lot more likely than an asteroid impact.
“The events in Japan remind us that you can have a tsunami and earthquake and a nuclear plant there as well and you can have these chain reaction events that are actually quite calamitous and they are not unimaginable.”
Examining geological, historical and archeological records, the expert took the audience on a journey back to three volcanic eruptions that have shaken the world – the 1815 Tambora volcano in Indonesia that Read more…
Flights out of Scotland cancelled as ash cloud from Iceland volcano ‘will drift over UK within hours’
A Scottish airline has cancelled 36 flights tomorrow as the ash cloud billowing from a volanco in Iceland approaches UK airspace.
Regional carrier Loganair, which flies out of Glasgow, announced that there would be no flights following a Civil Aviation Authority warning that disruption could not be ruled out.
The Met Office is predicting the plume of ash from the Grimsvotn volcano will begin to drift over parts of Scotland in the next few hours and would cover all of Ireland, Scotland and parts of northern Britain by 6am tomorrow.
Asked whether this would cause some disruption to flights, a CAA spokesman said: ‘That’s the way it’s looking certainly at the moment.’
William Hague, however, has said he does not predict the volcano will not cause the chaos seen a year ago. The Foreign Secretary has said that Britain has more information on how ash clouds move and is less likely to have to enforce a blanket flight ban.
Last April airports across the UK were shut down for five days. With school half-term holidays next week any disruption to UK airports would cause chaos for hundreds of thousands of families.
The earth’s history is one of violence.
(CHICAGO) – Russian geophysicist Pogrebnikov concurs with his colleagues at Harvard and Stanford: the earth may be in for a hell of a time.
Imagine events just short of doomsday and you’ll have a small glimpse of the global catastrophes that may lie just ahead.
Some scientists have seen this future—and the future is damn scary.
The former geologist Jim Berkland also “sees the future” on a regular basis, at least as far as earthquakes are concerned. He watches the geomagnetic field by watching aberrations in animals: odd actions, bizarre events, eerie mass deaths.
And the world’s animals are self-destructing in swarms, hordes, flocks.
The magnetite embedded in many animal’s brains make them sensitive to changes in the magnetic field. When that field is disrupted, some animals go mad. They get lost. Whales beach themselves. Birds desperately soar in confused flight and crash into each other, the ground and buildings.
Sometimes they just fall from the sky and die.
Berkland, a former USGS scientist has an 80 percent success rate predicting significant Read more…