Wave Of Eruptions Along Pacific ‘Ring Of Fire’ Leave 10,000s Displaced

Wave Of Eruptions Along Pacific ‘Ring Of Fire’ Leave 10,000s Displaced:

The Pacific “Ring of Fire” is living up to its name.

The 450 or so volcanoes that make up the ring outline have been unusually active this year, sparking evacuations on the Indonesian island of Bali and on the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. Parts of southwestern Japan, meanwhile, have been shaken by a series of earthquakes, unsettling the local population, in an area where the massive Pacific Plate grinds against other plates that form the Earth’s crust, creating a 25,000-mile zone where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are unusually common.

Three volcanos have either erupted, or are showing signs of an imminent eruption, across the region, according to a roundup published by the Associated Press.

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Threat Of Devastating ‘Supervolcano’ Eruption At Yellowstone Is Greater Than Previously Thought

Threat Of Devastating ‘Supervolcano’ Eruption At Yellowstone Is Greater Than Previously Thought:

Scientists from the US Geological Survey who breezily informed the public that there’s “nothing to worry about” with regards to the Yellowstone caldera, a supervolcano that should it erupt could cause potentially hundreds of thousands of deaths, should be eating their words.

Since about mid-July, the earth beneath the volcano has been shifting in a sign that magma could be rushing into the caldera’s main chamber. Since then, there have been roughly 2,500 small-scale earthquakes recorded near the volcano, the largest stretch on record. Previous estimates had assumed that the process that led to the eruption took millenniums to occur.

The same estimates that USGS based their warning on.

As the New York Times explains, the Yellowstone caldera is a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once, 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter.

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Indonesia: Tens Of Thousands Flee As Active Bali Volcano Set To Erupt

Tens Of Thousands Flee As Active Bali Volcano Set To Erupt:

In the latest example of a natural cataclysm displacing tens of thousands of people, and as reported earlier this week, the number of people taking shelter in makeshift evacuation centers on the Indonesian island of Bali has surged to around 104,000, officials said on Thursday, as residents fled the area around a rumbling, active volcano that is expected to erupt momentarily.

Mount Agung, the largest volcano on the island, located some 50 miles from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, and its tremors have increased in both intensity and strength, prompting the Balinese government to evacuate prisoners from local jails and evacuated tourists and residents away from the base of the volcano. The island’s government has declared a state of emergency, according to Reuters.

Thousands more people have been forced to flee in recent day as the government set up an exclusion zone around the volcano’s perimeter.

According to experts who spoke with the Guardian, an eruption is imminent.

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Scientists Say Italian Supervolcano Is “Becoming More Dangerous” As Magma Builds Beneath It

Scientists Say Italian Supervolcano Is “Becoming More Dangerous” As Magma Builds Beneath It:

After the long-dormant supervolcano Campi Flegrei awakened late last year, a team of scientists that has pinpointed the now-active volcano’s magma source says a potentially devastating eruption could be just around the corner.

Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted in the sixteenth century. It has been mostly quiet since then, with the exception of a few small tremors in the 1980s. Seismographic data from those rumbles allowed scientists to pinpoint the source of the magma that flooded into Campi Flegrei’s chamber and caldera, according to United Press International. The results are unequivocal: An analysis of the supervolcano’s hot zone suggests Campi Flegrei could be nearing an eruption.

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“Don’t Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano” Geologists Warn NASA

“Don’t Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano” Geologists Warn NASA:

Two weeks ago, we reported that Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, had shared a report on what the Space Agency considered one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization: the Yellowstone “supervolcano.”

Following an article published by BBC about super volcanoes last month, a group of NASA researchers got in touch with the media to share a report previously unseen outside the space agency about the threat Yellowstone poses, and what they hypothesize could possibly be done about it. 

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NASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption

NASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption:

Government officials have been closely monitoring the activity in the Yellowstone caldera.  However, scientists at NASA have now come up with an incredibly risky plan to save the United States from the super volcano.

A NASA scientist has spoken out about the true threat of super volcanoes and the risky methods that could be used to prevent a devastating eruption. Lying beneath the tranquil and beautiful settings of Yellowstone National Park in the US lies an enormous magma chamber, called a caldera. It’s responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at NASA, it’s also one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization as we know it.

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1400-Quake Swarm Prompts Question “If Yellowstone Erupted, What Would Be Left?”

1400-Quake Swarm Prompts Question “If Yellowstone Erupted, What Would Be Left?”:

Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and wipe out life on Earth.

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Mountain of God volcano eruption ‘imminent’ as scientists fear loss of historic sites

Mountain of God volcano eruption ‘imminent’ as scientists fear loss of historic sites:

A VOLCANO known as the Mountain of God could be about to erupt sparking fears it could destroy important archaeological sites.

Scientists studying the tremors of the volcano have warned it may blow ‘any second’, destroying the invaluable sites forever.

The 7,650ft volcano, also known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, is less than 70 miles from where footprints left by our ancestors 3.6 million years ago were found.

It is also close to a spot where 400 human footprints from 19,000 years ago were discovered by scientists.

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Montana Earthquake Increased “Super Volcano” Eruption Concerns

Montana Earthquake Increased “Super Volcano” Eruption Concerns:

After being hit with the strongest earthquake in 20 years, Western Montanans woke to the trembles of a 5.8 magnitude quake. Although the damage is not severe, many geological experts are now raising concerns of Yellowstone’s dormant super volcano. In the wake of this earthquake, fears have increased that it could be waking up.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported, with Reuters adding that the tremor was felt hundreds of miles away, from Missoula to Billings and some surrounding states. A swarm of over 1100 earthquakes recorded in the Yellowstone caldera over the past month, in conjunction with this recent quake in Montana has prompted scientists to voice concerns about the so far dormant Yellowstone “Supervolcano.”

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Is The Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow? Global Food Supply Would Collapse For Two Years, Causing A Mass Die-Off Of Humans

Is the Yellowstone supervolcano about to blow? Global food supply would collapse for two years, causing a mass die-off of humans:

One of the most beautiful places in the United States that every American should visit at least once in their life is Yellowstone National Park, a vast region of wildlife and geographical wonders that stretches through parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Between the massive herds of bison that can be seen grazing out in the valleys, and the incredible geysers and hot springs that have been around for thousands of years, Yellowstone really does deserve to be one of the most popular tourist locations in the country. But despite its beauty, there is an ancient monster in Yellowstone that has remained dormant for 70,000 years… and it just might be getting ready to wake up.

Since June 12 of this year, there have been over 400 earthquakes recorded in Yellowstone, the latest being a magnitude 3 earthquake that struck on Monday, June 19. Just four days earlier, Yellowstone was hit with an even larger, magnitude 4.5 earthquake. “The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” said scientists from the University of Utah in a statement. “The earthquake was reportedly felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park, and elsewhere in the surrounding region.” (Related: Scientists have been underestimating the threat of earthquakes.)

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Scientists Fear “Supervolcano” Eruption As Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

Scientists Fear “Supervolcano” Eruption As Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800:

More than 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera, a long-dormant supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park, over the last two weeks – an ominous sign that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing.

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Katla volcano earthquake activity continues

Katla volcano earthquake activity continues:

“It is unclear at the moment if this is going to result in a eruption but at the moment it is my view that chances of an eruption happening soon (maybe in matter of hours) is high.”
– Volcanologist Jón Frímann

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