Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next. Earlier this month, I wrote about how 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater hit Alaska in just one 24 hour period. This week, it is volcanic activity that is raising concerns. The earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens are making headlines all over the globe, and on Tuesday two major volcanoes in Alaska suddenly erupted on the exact same day…
My friends over at the More Than Just Parks project continue to crank out some amazing short films of the wonderful landscapes that make up America’s National Parks. In this three-minute clip we travel to Hawaii to take in the spectacular volcanoes that are such a dramatic and indelible part of the islands there. Here, you’ll see them as never before.
H/t reader squodgy.
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According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland’s volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption.
Katla is the most active that it’s ever been in four decades. “Katla has been unrestful since this autumn.”
The other volcanoes showing increased activity are Hekla, Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga
H/t reader kevin a.
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“The amount of deception going on to keep this information from you, it’s meant to depopulate this planet.”
“That’s the ONLY conclusion I can come to right now.”
New news headline out as NASA admits Mini Ice Age coming faster than anticipated. All continents are now showing signs of cooling. With summer snow in New Zealand, record snow in Athens, Central Asia record cold, North America record snows, Sahara desert snows, Middle East blizzard, and Australia 5X rains and desert floods. Get ready as there is no where to run.
GLOBAL FREEZING: 15-year ICE AGE to hit in just 4 years as the sun prepares to ‘HIBERNATE’
Cooling of the southern high latitudes during the Medieval Periodand its effect on ENSO http://www.academia.edu/15118247/Cool…
And we wonder what is heating the oceans?
9 Aug 2016 – “The remnants of hundreds of thousands** of deep-sea eruptions lie on the ocean floor, deep below the surface of the water,” says this article from the BBC.“Almost 70% of the Earth’s crust is believed to be produced at mid-ocean ridges such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge,” the article continues. The Earth’s crust is 4 to 6 miles (7-10km) thick.
Perhaps only days or months
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26 July 2016 – Super volcanoes can eject thousands of cubic kilometers of magma and ash into the atmosphere in a matter of days or few months. That much ash could devastate the entire planet, blocking out light and heat from the sun for years or even decades.
Unfortunately, super volcanoes give very little notice before they blow their tops, a new study in PLOS ONE has found.
H/t reader squodgy:
“We mustn’t forget that the three concentrin rings showing the last three ‘supervolcano’ incidents at Yellowstone, have been on a reducing scale in that the last one was comparatively less in area than the second and so on, indicating that logically, should number four be triggered, whilst it will be a big issue, it SHOULD be of a much lower output than previously.”
SCIENTISTS have warned that if a super-volcano were to erupt, we would not have enough time to save the planet and humanity.
Experts state that we would only have about one year warning if a mega volcano were to erupt catastrophically, putting all life on Earth at risk.
A HUGE volcano in the US is on the brink of erupting, scientists have warned.
The violent Pavlof volcano, located in Alaska, erupted earlier this year, ploughing ash 37,000 feet into the air.
It is once again showing signs of activity, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), who said that the volcano is unpredictable and won’t give much warning if it is about to blow.
AVO research geologist Robert McGimsey said: “Pavlof is one of those volcanoes that can erupt without very much in the way of precursory activities.”
The AVO has increased the volcano warning code from green to yellow.
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Long thought to be extinct, the Colli Albani Volcanic District, located just 19 miles (30 km) from downtown Rome, is waking up.
Using ground-based observations of rising land, earthquake swarms and steam vents along with satellite data to track Colli Albani’s activity, a team of researchers says the complex is overdue for an eruption.
The activity includes a four-year earthquake swarm that began in 1991, and more recently, a volcanic vent that opened near Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in 2013,
A geophysics professor from the University of Iceland has warned people not to travel up Hekla volcano in South Iceland as it could erupt at any moment.
As reported by Icelandic news website visir.is (link in Icelandic), Hekla erupted regularly ever ten years or so from 1970 to 2000 – but has now been silent for sixteen years.