Jan 03


If the Laacher See eruption is as powerful as the last one, volcanic material could land over 600 miles away

- Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt? (Daily Mail, Jan. 2, 2012)

  • It’s similar in size to Mount Pinatubo, which in 1991 gave us the biggest eruption of the 20th century
  • Billions of tons of ash and magma would be ejected
  • Southern England would be covered in ash

A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up.

It’s lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.

This monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago, so it could blow at any time.

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Dec 26


YouTube Added: 22.12.2011

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You will see 5 of the 10 eruptions which occurred today at Sakurajima. If you were to watch the videos in extreme fast forward, the volcano would appear like a steam engine — literally giving off eruptions all day long at regular intervals.

In this video, you will see static discharge lightning, lava bomb/missiles/projectiles, and the entire mountainside covered in lava.

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Dec 05

- Powerful eruptions occurring at Ecuador volcano (The Raw Story/AFP, Dec. 4, 2011):

QUITO — There was no sign Sunday that eruptions at Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano would cease any time soon, geologists monitoring the activity said.

Experts with the Geophysical Institute (IG) said that since dawn “powerful roars and explosions sounding like cannon blasts” coming from the volcano could be heard in the area, rattling windows and shaking the ground in nearby towns.

Geologists also reported a columns “with a moderate to high load of ash” rising four kilometers (2.5 miles) above the crater. Ash was reported to have spread to a dozen nearby villages.

On Saturday, and again on Sunday, there were two eruptions in which the volcano spewed gas, ash and red-hot rock, with lava pouring some 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) below the crater.

The 5,029-meter (16,500-foot) volcano is located about 135 kilometers (84 miles) south of the capital Quito. The volcano has been active since 1999 but its thermal activity has steadily increased since November 27.

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Oct 23

- On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day (The Extinction Protocol, October 22, 2011):

SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in a yellowish haze- something that has never been observed at the volcano before. Anak Krakatau was placed on orange (level 3) status alert on September 30, 2011. –The Extinction Protocol

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Aug 07


YouTube

At least one 6.0 magnitude quake per day… volcanoes.. Mt. Etna, Cleveland, Pu’u O’o (hawaii), Stromboli volcano, Popocatépetl Mexico, Sakurajima Japan all erupting this past week !

USGS statistics say average is one every 3-5 days… that means a 33% increase (approx).

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Jul 30


YouTube

All the volcanoes in the world that have webcams list compiled HERE:

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Jul 30

- Sun Bear, Chippewa Medicine Man (1929-1992):

A volcano that will devastate the Seattle area is foretold is an ancient prophecy from Washington State’s Puyallup tribe, which says, “The time will come when Little Sister will speak, and Grandfather will answer. And the land will be swept clean to the ocean.” Sun Bear explained that Donald Matheson, a leader of the Puyallup tribe, moved his people to Idaho in 1979 because he believed it was time for this prophecy to be fulfilled. In March 1980, the mountain that we call little sister began to whisper. May 18th of 1980, the Little Sister spoke with a cubic mile of mountain that was spread over the northwest area, and many other parts of the world… “The Little Sister is called Mount St. Helens. Soon, the Grandfather is going to answer so much bigger. That one is called Mt. Rainier.” Indian prophecies also foretold worldwide environmental catastrophes such as the greenhouse effect, “changes in the seasons and in the weather, disappearance of wildlife, famine,” and the ozone hole, which was referred to as a “hole in our lodging.”


- Remote webcam now operational on Mount Rainier (The Seattle Times, July 24, 2011):

Now you can take in the views at Camp Muir on Mount Rainier, which is now the highest webcam in Washington, and the most remote in the United States.

Mount Rainier National Park says the new webcam at Camp Muir is now fully operational and available online to the public.

The images are expected to be very popular and broadly used by a wide array of interested groups.

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Jul 14


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Jun 25

Update:

- Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands


Monitor the quakes via the sites below:

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Jun 15


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Jun 05

- Puyehue volcano in Chile erupts, prompting mass evacuation (Guardian, June 5 2011):

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes after a volcano which has been dormant for decades started erupting in southern Chile.

Large columns of smoke reached more than six miles from the crater of the Puyehue volcano, which lies about 500 miles south of the capital, Santiago.

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Jun 03


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May 22

5/22/2011 — MASSIVE eruption at Iceland Volcano Grimsvotn — watch in HD

This is an airplane shot of the large eruption in Iceland yesterday afternoon. The volcano, Grimsvotn, projected a very large plume of ash high into the atmosphere, and was captured in HD by this Icelander.

movie is free for download over at the Icelandic public television website:

http://www.ruv.is/frett/nyjar-myndir-fra-grimsvatnagosinu


Keflavik airport closed after Grimsvotn volcano erupts, but ash plume not expected to cause widespread travel disruption


Ash rises from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland. Photograph: Halldora Kristen Unnarsdottir/AP

Iceland has closed its main international airport after a volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.

The airport and air traffic control operator Isavia said no flights were taking off or landing at Keflavik airport.

A spokeswoman said the ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano was covering Iceland, but “the good news is that it is not heading to Europe”. She said it was blowing north-west toward Greenland instead.

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May 15


Added: 15.05.2011

Here is the link to view all the past activity: This eruption happened yesterday.

http://volcanosakurajima.web.fc2.com/

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May 15

Hmmh.

Maybe John Hutchison was successful using frequencies to reduce and transform radiation, creating an radiation shield:

- Hutchison Gives Instructions for Earth Radiation Shield from Japanese Fallout

That would actually be really good news.

Here is John Hutchison in the Gulf of Mexico:

- Scientist John Hutchison Uses Frequency Healing to Restore The Gulf After BP Oil Spill


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May 14

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May 10



Pressure is building on the north American plate beyond the rocky mountain continental divide. As far north as the Cascadia range in the Pacific Northwest, south east to Yellowstone, then further south east to Georgia, up north to Montreal / New York …

The threat of a new madrid earthquake , in my opinion, goes up ANOTHER notch, with the signs of more activity in the north east, extending along the faults down to Arkansas.

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May 03

See also:

- THEY DID IT! James Bond ‘A View To A Kill’ Scenario Comes True: US Government Floods The New Madrid Fault!



Added: 03.05.2011

Areas of specific concern for a greater than 5 magnitude earthquake in the next two weeks are:

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May 01


Added: 30.04.2011

I haver never personally seen a “lightning” storm off a volcano that was THIS intense. Its a first for me.. and I’ve seen a LOT of volcano eruptions.

This makes the earlier video look like nothing! Something strange is going on with this particular eruption at Sakurajima.. its been active for a while, but not like this…

April 30, 2011

http://volcanosakurajima.web.fc2.com/

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Apr 30


Added: 30.04.2011

A day ago on April 28-29 .. Sakurajima Japan eruption..

Large explosion of lava, and at the same time plasma discharge, and then static discharge lightning.

VERY IMPRESSIVE!

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Apr 17

See also:

- Japan: TWO Large Explosions From Sakurajima Volcano



Added: 17.04.2011

The Sakurajima volcano erupted yesterday (the 16th of April)

Here is the Sakurajima live webcam site:

http://volcanosakurajima.web.fc2.com/

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Apr 15


Added: 14.04.2011

Direct link to Sakurajima Volcano cameras:

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Apr 12

See also:

- Yellowstone: ANOTHER 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake (4/5/2011)

- YELLOWSTONE: 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake! (04/01/2011)



This image, based on variations in electrical conductivity of underground rock, shows the volcanic plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. Yellow and red indicate higher conductivity, green and blue indicate lower conductivity. Made by University of Utah geophysicists and computer scientists, this is the first large-scale “geoelectric” image of the Yellowstone hotspot. (Credit: University of Utah.)

ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2011) — University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is even bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.

“It’s like comparing ultrasound and MRI in the human body; they are different imaging technologies,” says geophysics Professor Michael Zhdanov, principal author of the new study and an expert on measuring magnetic and electrical fields on Earth’s surface to find oil, gas, minerals and geologic structures underground.

“It’s a totally new and different way of imaging and looking at the volcanic roots of Yellowstone,” says study co-author Robert B. Smith, professor emeritus and research professor of geophysics and a coordinating scientist of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

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Mar 01

See also:

- Iceland Once Again Tells IMF, UK, Netherlands To ‘Go to Hell’; ‘Ice Torture’ Repayment Scheme Collapses

Here is what happens if you didn’t bail out the banksters:

- Iceland: Economy Exits Recession



A pipeline sits at the Hellisheidi geothermal energy plant, operated by Orkuveita Reykjavikur, near Hengill volcano, in Hengill, Iceland.

Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) — Europeans left stranded at airports last year as an Icelandic volcano spewed ash across the continent may soon benefit from the power that seethes beneath the remote north Atlantic island.

Iceland is doing a feasibility study into building a 1,170- kilometer (727-mile) power cable to Scotland to send some of its untapped potential 18 terawatt-hours of geothermal and hydropower — that’s enough for 5 million European homes. The project has the full backing of the government, Industry Minister Katrin Juliusdottir said in an interview.

“Icelanders live with earthquakes and volcanic activity but the benefits are that now we can monetize these powers,” said Valdimar Armann, an economist at Reykjavik-based asset manager GAMMA, who estimates annual clean-energy exports could reach about a tenth of the island’s $12 billion economy.

The island is trying to emerge from Europe’s biggest banking meltdown this century to restyle itself as one of the European Union’s main sources of renewable energy. The power cable, which would be the longest of its kind ever built, would come as the EU strives to reach its target of 20 percent clean energy by 2020. In about 20 years, Iceland’s energy revenue per capita may rival that in Norway, where oil income has made its $540 billion sovereign wealth fund the world’s second-biggest, Armann said.

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Feb 12

Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year’s event.


Lava and ash explode out of the caldera of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano Photo: REUTERS

Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island’s second largest volcano.

Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides “good reason to worry”.

He told the country’s national TV station that a low number of seismometer measuring devices in the area is making it more difficult to determine the scale and likely outcome of the current shifts.

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Nov 09

Der Spiegel reports on geologists warning of a mega-eruption. Article in German below.

In the news:

Raw Video: Mount Merapi Stirs New Fears (AP)

320000 flee volcano (The Age)

- Fears for missing children in Indonesia volcano chaos (AFP)

- Indonesia’s Mount Merapi emits fumes to 5000 meters (Xinhua)

- Death toll from Indonesian volcano rises to 153 (AP)


Riesige Magmamenge

Geologen warnen vor Mega-Eruption des Merapi


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800 Grad heiße Schwaden, binnen Sekunden verbrannte Menschen – die lautlosen, rennwagenschnellen Aschewolken des indonesischen Vulkans Merapi sind tödlich. Der größte Ausbruch könnte noch bevorstehen: Unter dem Berg schlummert offenbar ein riesiges Magmareservoir.

Die Ausbrüche des Merapi werden heftiger – und der große Knall steht möglicherweise noch bevor. Seit Tagen spuckt der indonesische Vulkan 800 Grad heiße Aschewolken. An diesem Freitag hat es den bisher heftigsten Ausbruch gegeben: 20 Kilometer weit rasten die Ströme aus Wasserdampf und Vulkanstaub gespenstisch leise bergabwärts. Die sogenannten pyroklastischen Ströme gleiten auf einem Luftkissen mit der Geschwindigkeit eines Rennwagens nahezu lautlos zu Tal – und sind tödlich: Nach wenigen Atemzügen festigt sich die Asche in der Lunge zu Zement, so dass Menschen ersticken. Die Leichen verkohlen, für Untersuchungen müssen die Körper mit Hammer und Meißel geöffnet werden.

Nachts jagen die Ascheströme meist unentdeckt abwärts, nur ein rötliches Glühen verrät manche Wolken – Schlafende bekommen von der Gefahr nichts mit. Einzig eine Warnung vor dem Ausbruch ermöglicht Menschen die Flucht vor den Todeswolken. Deshalb haben indonesische Behörden die Sperrzonen um den Vulkan immer mehr erweitert. Nun sollen alle Anwohner im Umkreis von 20 Kilometern in Flüchtlingslager gehen. Doch viele weigern sich, ihre Häuser zu verlassen.

Schon 122 Menschen sind in den pyroklastischen Strömen ums Leben gekommen, die meisten von ihnen an diesem Freitag.“Die Hitze umgab uns, und überall war weißer Rauch zu sehen”, sagte der 47-jährige Niti Raharjo, der mit seinem 19-jährigen Sohn vor der Gaswolke floh, der Nachrichtenagentur DAPD. “Ich sah Menschen rennen, im Dunkeln schreien, Frauen so verängstigt, dass sie ohnmächtig wurden.”

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Nov 01


Mount Merapi

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted on Monday for the third time in a week, driving the number of refugees to almost 70,000, as the death toll from a tsunami thousands of kilometers to the west rose to 431, officials said.

The fresh eruption forced a thick ash cloud around 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) into the air above Merapi, which sits on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city in Central Java, and caused panicked residents to flee villages on the slopes of the mountain for safety shelters.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that 38 people have been killed and 69,533 evacuated since Merapi began erupting last week, while Indonesia’s vulcanology agency warned that flights around Yogyakarta may be disrupted.

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Nov 01

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano in Sunda Strait, straddling East Java and Sumatra, has spewed ash and flaming rocks.

Officials raised alert levels to ‘high’ on Friday as the volcano showed signs of increased activity, producing 117 small eruptions.

Staff at the observation post in Pasauran, Banten Province are on a 24-hour watch. Residents in Pasauran have been told to stay at least two kilometres away from the volcano.

Anak Krakatau means ‘Child of Krakatau’, named so because it rose in the place of Krakatoa volcano after it blew itself apart in one of the most destructive eruptions in history in 1883. The area is a popular tourist site and many villagers farm on the slopes of nearby Ibu Krakatau (Mother of Krakatau) on the same island.

“Until now we are still on alert level but when we examined our equipment on October 27 and 28 we experienced tremors,” said Anton Priambudi, a volcanologist observing Anak Krakatau.

Several volcanos in Indonesia increased their activities recently following Mount Merapi’s eruption on Tuesday.

The eruptions came only a day after a tsunami struck the remote islands in western Indonesia.

Sat Oct 30 2010 17:55:46

Source: ITN NEWS


Alert Raised as Anak Krakatau Acts Up


Nov. 2 Jakarta — The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency on Monday warned the public to avoid the increasingly active Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.

Anton Triambudi, an official from the agency, or PVMBG, said the volcano spewed heat clouds and lava on Monday.

He said people should stay at least two kilometers away from the area to avoid being hit by scorching debris reaching temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Authorities have raised the volcano’s alert level to II, which means there is magma activity that could lead to an eruption.

If the volcanic activity escalates, Anton said the alert level could be raised to III, with IV being the highest.

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Sep 28

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Neanderthal man may have been wiped out 40,000 years ago after a volcanic eruption

European Neanderthals may have been wiped out by a catastrophic volcanic eruption over 40,000 years ago, according to new research.

A new study says that a massive explosion caused the onset of a ‘volcanic winter’ that devastated their population.

Researchers led by Liubov Golovanova of Russia’s ANO Laboratory of Prehistory in St. Petersburg report that volcanic dust deposits found in a cave in the Caucasus show that an ecological disaster was responsible.

Very few plants existed in the volcanic dust layers, the researchers discovered.

The loss of plants would have affected the population of large mammals, which were the Neanderthals’ main source of food.

The Neanderthals were replaced about 30,000 years ago by modern-day humans.

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Aug 30

Volcano erupts in Indonesia forcing thousands from homes

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Villagers watch as a plume of smoke emerges from Mount Sinabung. Photograph: Tarmizy Harva/Reyters

(Reuters) — A volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra for the first time in four centuries, sending smoke 1,500 metres into the air and prompting the evacation of thousands of residents.

There are no reports of casualties so far, and aviation in the area is unaffected.

Mount Sinabung, in the north of Sumatra, began erupting around midnight after rumbling for several days. Lava was overflowing from its crater, the head of Indonesia’s vulcanology centre told Reuters news agency. The agency has placed the volcano on red alert, its highest level.

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