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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:33 pm


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    Mount Aso in Japan erupts without warning

    September 2015 – JAPAN – A volcano located on Japan’s southern-most main island of Kyushu has erupted, sending up huge plumes of grey ash and smoke, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. The 1,592-metre Mount Aso is one of the most active peaks in Japan but is also a popular hiking spot. Authorities issued their third-highest alert and cancelled more than a dozen flights after the huge volcano shot a column of ash several thousand meters into the clear sky. there were a handful of people at a parking lot near the peak but they were evacuated safely, officials said. They said the eruption had come without warning.

    Kyushu Electric Power Co said the eruption would have no impact on its nuclear plants, one of which — the Sendai nuclear plant, roughly 160 kilometers south of Mount Aso — was restarted in August. Television footage showed black smoke boiling into the sky and ash was falling as far as 4km away, NHK national television said. Local authorities have set up a four-kilometer no-go zone around the crater. Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire” — a horseshoe-shaped band of fault lines and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific Ocean — and is home to more than 100 active volcanoes. Mount Ontake in central Japan erupted unexpectedly last year, killing 63 people, the worst volcanic disaster for nearly 90 years. In May, a remote island south of Kyushu was evacuated due to another eruption. –ABC News


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

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    Mexico’s Colima and Popocatepetl volcanoes simultaneously erupt – shooting out ash, smoke

    September 2015 – MEXICO – Colima Volcano, located in southwest Mexico, is spewing fresh smoke and ash in a series of small eruptions, according to reports Saturday. And, about 310 miles away, another volcano, Popocatepetl, has also erupted. The Colima volcano has been rumbling since July 10, when its last major eruption occurred. Also known as the Fire Volcano, Colima shot ash over 2,000 meters into the air and cloaked local villages with dust, RT.com reported. Local authorities are monitoring the volcano’s activity and have reportedly put an emergency plan into action.

    Though Colima has been touted as the most active volcano in Mexico and in North America, it has only erupted about 40 times since the 16th century. Meanwhile, the Popocatepetl Volcano — located in southern states of Puebla and Morelos — has recorded 12 exhalations, mostly of gas and vapor, according to Sky News. Nicknamed El Popo, Popocatepetl came back to life in 1994 after about 50 years of inactivity. Since then, the volcano has erupted at irregular intervals. –IB Times - http://www.ibtimes.com/mexicos-colima-popocatepetl-volcanoes-erupt-shoot-out-ash-smoke-fresh-rumblings-2094048


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  B.B.Baghor on Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:57 pm

    Embarrassment as broadcaster admits mixing film of two eruptions in Patagonia to make video that went viral



    (Quote)"The BBC has admitted that footage of a volcanic eruption screened as part of its natural history blockbuster series Patagonia:
    Earth’s Secret Paradise was faked. The scene, purporting to depict a single volcano in eruption, was actually created by splicing together
    eruptions from two separate volcanoes. One eruption took place in 2011, the other in 2015.

    The admission is likely to trigger a new row over the use of digital techniques to make documentaries more dramatic and popular, and will
    embroil the corporation in further controversy at a time when its finances and remit are under parliamentary scrutiny.

    Staff at the BBC’s Natural History Unit – which made the series – were also said to be angry about the inclusion of the doctored scene,
    which they fear could erode trust in their output. “If we falsify one scene, who is going to believe anything else in that programme or, for
    that matter, any other film that we produce,” one staff member told the Observer.

    The new row comes after a bitter battle in 2011 over the BBC’s natural history series Frozen Planet, which contained footage that was
    said to show polar bears being born in the wild when, in fact, it was filmed at a man-made den in a German animal park. Some naturalists
    defended the BBC on the grounds that the transgression was mild. As David Attenborough remarked at the time: “Filming a polar bear birth
    in the wild is virtually impossible.” For its part, the corporation denied acting improperly.

    But the latest controversy is likely to be more damaging. Several senior BBC executives will have viewed the programme before its
    transmission, and staff told the Observer that it was inconceivable that no one would have questioned how such a powerful, dramatic
    scene had been filmed. That in turn implies that executives either thought the deception was unimportant or hoped they would get
    away with it, even if it was of doubtful provenance".(end of quote)

    Source: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/03/bbc-lightning-erupting-volcano-fake-patagonia
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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  bobhardee on Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:22 pm

    10/14/2015
    He first published this information on 10/3/2015 He is talking more about earthquakes than volcanoes. However, if what he is predicting comes true, there will be both.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7TUe5uQP1E
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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  bobhardee on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:06 pm

    10/15/2015

    More about the prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEKrZi6NHss
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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 am


    Japanese volcano erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffected

    xTOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected.

    Following what they termed an "explosive eruption," Japan's Meteorological Agency raised the warning level on the peak, which experiences hundreds of small eruptions a year, to 3, meaning that people should not approach the mountain.

    "It appears that stones have been thrown about 2 km from the crater, but this area is quite far from any communities," Kazuhiro Ishihara, an emeritus professor at Kyoto University, told NHK national television.

    Television footage showed red streams of lava bursting from the side of the mountain, but Ishihara said he thought the impact of the eruption would not be that serious.

    The Sendai nuclear power station, run by Kyushu Electric Power and located on the same island, resumed operations last year after being shut down, along with all of Japan's nuclear plants, after a 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

    More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/japans-sakurajima-volcano-not-far-nuclear-plant-erupts-103358585--finance.html


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:44 am

    Dutchsinse 2/06/2016 — Craton Moving to the East — PROVED over 5 years — Utah Dormant Volcano + Flank of Mt. Rainier struck http://dutchsinse.com/2062016-craton-moving-to-the-east-proved-over-5-years-utah-dormant-volcano-flank-of-mt-rainier-struck/


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:50 am

    Earth changes intensifying: Volcanoes across the globe go ballistic as 2016 arrives
    Posted on February 8, 2016 by The Extinction Protocol
    Colima Volcano


    February 2016 – MEXICO – A volcano eruption in western Mexico has sent a spectacular plume of smoke and ash high into the air. Colima volcano is one of three that make up the Colima Volcanic Complex, near the west coast of Mexico. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and has erupted more than 40 times, including several times in the past few years. The volcano is permanently monitored by the University of Colima. –ABC

    Kilauea Volcano – Hawaii: (Jan 10, 2016) Nature’s fury was on full display as a rock fall in Hawaii cause an impressive explosion at Kilauea volcano. Volcano watchers recorded the massive explosion on Friday morning, when rocks splashed into the lake of lava at Halemaumau crater. These types of explosions are likely to occur when the lava lake level is relatively high, as it was on Friday, scientists say.

    In fact, the lake was about 100 feet below the vent’s rim right before the blast. When the lava lake is high, scientists say rocks in the vent wall heat up, expand and then become unstable causing a big section of the rocks to collapse. Fortunately, the explosion does not pose a threat to any neighboring communities. Kileaua’s ongoing eruption began way back in January of 1983. –ABC 13

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    Mount Egon – Indonesia: (Jan 19, 2016) More than 1,200 people were evacuated from their homes when a volcano in eastern Indonesia spews clouds of ash and toxic gas into the air on January 19, 2016. Officials said they had distributed thousands of gas masks to villagers around Mount Egon in eastern Flores Island as the choking fumes from the volcano intensified. All residents within three kilometers of the volcano were ordered to evacuate and roads were also closed.

    The volcano began rumbling in December of 2015 but has become more active in recent months. During its last serious eruption in 2008, Mount Egon blasted smoke and volcanic material nearly six kilometers into the atmosphere. In January 2004, the volcano erupted, forcing 6,000 people to evacuate the area. Mount Egon is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits on the Ring of Fire, a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean. –ABC

    San Miguel – El Salvador: A new phase of eruptive activity began at the volcano on January 11, 2016. Accompanied by a spike in volcanic tremor, weak to moderate ash emissions have been occurring from the main crater. This activity, the 22nd eruptive phase since Dec 2013 according to MARN, has been slowing waning since the eruption.

    Momotombo – Nicaragua: A strong vulcanian explosion occurred January 12, 2016 at 12:10 local time at the volcano. An ash plume rose approximately 3 km from the summit and it generated a small pyroclastic flow.

    Mount Makaturing – Philippines: (Jan 22, 2016) Authorities in Lanao del Sur are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the mountain forests of Butig town near Cagayan de oro City, in the Philippines on Thursday night, with the nearby Mount Makaturing volcano high on the suspect list. The magma mount is one of the most active in the Philippines and sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

    The 1,940-metre peak is believed to have erupted 10 times in the past, and could be due another as the last on record was in March 1882. According to locals, heavy smoke enveloped the area near the town as well as Alamada in Wao town and the blaze appeared “lava-like,” as it glowed from the distance throughout Thursday night and into the early hours. –Express

    Popocatepetl Volcano – Mexico: (Jan 25, 2016) Ashes from the Popocatepetl volcano have rained down on the airport of the central Mexican city of Puebla, prompting authorities to temporarily shut down operations.

    Four explosions and 39 low-intensity exhalations of ash were recorded between Sunday and Monday at the 5,452-metre volcano, according the National Disaster Prevention Centre. Puebla state civil protection department director Jesus Morales said airport operations would be closed for three hours so workers could remove ash from the runway.

    The shutdown will not affect any flights as none are due to land during that time, he said. Popocatepetl, which is 55 kilometres south-east of Mexico City, had its last major eruption in 2000, forcing thousands of people to evacuate from surrounding towns. –ABC

    Turrialba Volcano – Costa Rica: On Saturday afternoon, geologists at the Observatory on Volcanology and Seismology at the National University of Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: OVSICORI) reported a new eruption at the Turrialba Volcano, the most active colossus in our country. The volcanic event took place about ten minutes before 2:00 pm during a warm, yet extremely windy, afternoon. The seismographic sensors of the OVSICORI began stirring after 1:50 pm, at which time the scientists on duty activated their crater cameras to capture the eruption.

    In the beginning, the eruption was mostly a slow emanation of volcanic ash and noxious gases. About ten minutes into the natural event, a more powerful ejection occurred and a solid plume formed about 500 meters into the air. Thanks to the crisp weather conditions and the clear-blue afternoon skies, the eruption on the western crater was visible from the summit of the nearby Irazu volcano.

    Chemistry experts at the OVSICORI combined their observations with data from the Institute of Meteorology to provide a forecast of where the ash clouds were headed yesterday. To this effect, they used the AERMOD atmospheric dispersion modeling system to create a forecast that indicated a northwesterly direction high over Guapiles and passing over most of the Heredia province on municipal elections day. Some ash fell on the vegetation and crops of the massive Finca La Picada farm near the volcano. Elsewhere, a strong smell of sulfur was detected by neighbors in Concepcion de Heredia.

    As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, past activity from the Turrialba has disrupted daily life with school and airport closures as well as diminished farming operations; nonetheless, that does not seem to be the case at this time. –Costa Rica Star


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:08 pm

    Guatemala’s fire volcano, Fuego, spews ash on nearby towns

    February 2016 – GUATEMALA – A restive volcano near Guatemala’s capital spewed ash on nearby towns Wednesday, including on a colonial-era city popular with tourists, officials said. The overnight eruption of Fuego Volcano – whose name means “fire” in Spanish -sent ash billowing up to five kilometers (three miles) into the sky and rivers of lava up to two kilometers long, according to Guatemala’s Volcanology Institute. Light tremors were also felt up to 25 kilometers away.

    Strong gusts of wind could carry the clouds of “fine ash particles” to Guatemala City, 45 kilometers distant, said David de Leon, a spokesman for the government’s disaster coordination service. But thus far authorities were maintaining a yellow alert and were not ordering evacuations. However schools in the vicinity were ordered closed. De Leon said the ash had so far fallen on three towns — including Antigua Guatemala, a small, UNESCO-listed city dating back nearly five centuries and which served as the capital until the 18th century. Antigua’s Spanish colonial history and many language schools are a draw for foreign tourists. Fuego Volcano is 3,763 meters (12,346 feet) high and has been active for a long while. In February 2015, it erupted powerfully, prompting an alert and the closure of Guatemala City’s airport. –9News http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/11/08/45/guatemalas-fire-volcano-spews-ash-on-nearby-towns


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

    Post  Carol on Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:40 am

    Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano, is still stirring
    Posted on February 29, 2016


    February 2016 – HAWAII – Despite not being in the headlines, Mauna Loa continues to be in a state of unrest based on seismic and deformation monitoring data. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s improved seismic network began to detect increasingly frequent, small earthquakes on Mauna Loa as early as 2013. Renewed inflation of the volcano was detected by HVO’s GPS network and also with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) in 2014. Based on the elevated rates of earthquakes and persistent inflation, the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa was elevated from Normal to Advisory on September 15, 2015. According to the USGS Alert-Notification System for Volcanic Activity, an Advisory level indicates that the volcano is showing signs of unrest above known background levels, but does not mean that an eruption certain. Another period of Mauna Loa unrest in 2004–2005 included inflation and anomalous seismicity, but did not result in an eruption.

    Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted 33 times since 1843. These eruptions occurred within the volcano’s summit caldera (Mokuʻāweoweo), along one of its two rift zones (Northeast and Southwest), or from radial vents located on the north and west flanks of the volcano. All historical eruptions started at the summit of Mauna Loa and then either remained in the summit area or migrated down one of the rift zones. Of the 33 eruptions, about half remained within the summit area and about half moved down a rift zone. Mauna Loa’s two most recent eruptions occurred in 1975 (summit) and 1984 (summit and Northeast Rift Zone). Both eruptions were preceded by at least a year of elevated seismicity. Satellite technology was not as advanced then, so there are no GPS or InSAR records for either of these eruptions.

    The current locus of inflation and earthquakes is within the uppermost parts of Mauna Loa’s Southwest Rift Zone and the southern summit area. However, should an eruption occur, it is not clear if it would remain in the summit or move into one of the volcano’s rift zones. The risk to communities downhill of a Mauna Loa eruption depends on where the eruption occurs and if, and how far, erupting fissures migrate down a rift zone. As is often the case during volcanic unrest around the world, the current activity at Mauna Loa has not followed a steady, predictable trend. Overall, earthquake rates remain above normal background levels. But, a closer look at the seismic record reveals that earthquakes have occurred at higher rates for weeks to months, separated by quieter periods of a week or so. This crude episodic pattern may point to an unsteady influx of magma into the inflating area southwest of the summit caldera, with more magma intruding during times of higher earthquake rates.

    An interesting change in the current unrest began in the fall of 2015, when, according to InSAR and GPS measurements, the main source of inflation on Mauna Loa moved from beneath the summit caldera to an area slightly farther southwest on the volcano. Along with this change in deformation, earthquakes beneath the summit caldera ceased. Currently, most of the earthquakes occurring on Mauna Loa are within the volcano’s uppermost Southwest Rift Zone region. –Big Island Now http://bigislandnow.com/2016/02/26/volcano-watch-mauna-loa-earths-largest-active-volcano-is-still-stirring/


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    Re: Global Volcano Watch

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    Volcano warning issued for Mt. Io in southwestern Japan
    Posted on February 29, 2016


    February 2016 – JAPAN – The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Sunday of a possible small eruption at Mt. Io, which straddles the southwestern prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima, after observing an increase in volcanic earthquakes. The local government in Ebino city declared a 1-kilometer no-entry zone around the crater of Mt. Io, part of the Kirishima mountains.

    Volcanic activity has intensified at the 1,317-meter volcano since last year. The agency said no visible signs of eruption or crustal movement have been observed, but there have been 37 volcanic temblors by midday Sunday. –Asian Review http://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Volcano-warning-issued-for-Mt.-Io-in-southwestern-Japan


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    Post  Carol on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:55 am

    The Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time on Sunday.
    Royce Snapp / Courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory


    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time. The agency says the eruption also led to tremors on the ground. The USGS raised the volcano alert level to "Warning" and the aviation warning to "Red." The agency says the volcano, which is about 4.4 miles in diameter, has had 40 known eruptions and "is one of the most consistently active volcanoes in the Aleutian arc."


    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alaska-s-pavlof-volcano-spews-ash-20-000-feet-air-n546406


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    Post  Carol on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:44 pm


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    3/28/2016 -- Large eruption in South Japan at Sakurajima Volcano -- HD

    Published on Mar 28, 2016
    March 26, 2016 into March 27th (1 day ago) Just before Pavlof volcano in Alaska began erupting, a very large blast occurred at Sakurajima Volcano in South Japan, followed by several other blasts overnight.

    Tourists were fairly close to the volcano when it sent off the first blast, also captured on JMA webcams (links below). Luckily for the tourists, the blasts pyroclastic flow (and ash fallout) blew in the opposite direction.

    If the wind was blowing towards the tourists, this may have been an entirely different story involving injuries. It might not be too wise to be in close proximity to this active volcano.


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    Post  Carol on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:14 pm


    Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla

    Posted on April 16, 2016

    Massive volcano in North Korea may be waiting to blow



    Calming Fears: Experts doubt quake will impact volcanoes 


    in Japan’s Kyushu region



    Apr 18, 1:00 PM EDT
    MEXICAN VOLCANO SPEWS ASH ON NEARBY TOWNS
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla directly to the east, forcing closure of the city's airport.


    Officials there are urging to people to wear masks to avoid inhaling the fine grit that has covered houses and cars. It can cause respiratory problems and damage car and plane engines.


    Mexico's national disaster prevention agency reports that the eruption began around 2:30 a.m. (3:30 EDT; 0730 GMT) Monday, hurling glowing rock as far as a mile (1.5 kilometer from the crater. Ash rose nearly two miles (3 kilometers) above the crater.



    About 25 million people live within 62 miles (100 kilometers) from the crater of the 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) stratovolcano. It's been periodically erupting since 1994.


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    Calming Fears: Experts doubt quake will impact volcanoes in Japan’s Kyushu region

    Posted on April 16, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – JAPAN – The Kyushu region is home to many active volcanoes, but experts believe Thursday’s powerful earthquake in Kumamoto Prefecture is unlikely to trigger significant volcanic activity in the region. Active volcanoes in the region include Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture and Mt. Unzen in Nagasaki Prefecture. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, heightened activity was detected at volcanoes including Mt. Hakone, which sits on the border of Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures. However, experts doubt Thursday’s earthquake will trigger such a phenomenon, as it was not a large-scale earthquake that had an impact over a wide area, and therefore is unlikely to have any connection to these volcanoes.
    The closest volcano to the quake’s origin is Mt. Aso, which is about 35 kilometers away. The volcanic alert level for Mt. Aso is 2, meaning people should not approach the crater. “An active fault moved at quite a shallow depth,” said Toshitsugu Fujii, chairman of the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions and a professor emeritus at University of Tokyo. “Magma didn’t set off this earthquake. Therefore, there is very little possibility of it having any effect on the magma under Mt. Aso.” This view was echoed by Kazuhiro Ishihara, deputy chair of the committee.
    “Mt. Aso has always been active, so even if there’s a temporary increase in slight tremors, a major eruption won’t happen anytime soon,” said Ishihara, a professor emeritus at Kyoto University. “There’s no need to worry, provided people remain outside the restricted area.” Ryusuke Imura, an associate professor at Kagoshima University and an expert in volcanic geology, also doubted there would be any connection between the earthquake and volcanic activity. “But the volcano needs to be continually monitored, just in case,” Imura said. –The Nation
    Seismic activity could move east, and trigger more quakes in active faults
    Seismologists fear that the series of earthquakes rattling Kyushu could trigger temblors in other active faults in the southwestern island, which extend eastward into central Japan. A number of active faults dot the so-called Beppu-Shimabara Rift, which traverses Kyushu Island from east to west, extending to the Median Tectonic Line. This is the nation’s longest tectonic line, and it spans about 1,000 kilometers from the Kanto Plain through Gunma, Nagano, Wakayama, and Tokushima prefectures to Kyushu Island in southern Japan. Ichiro Kawasaki, professor emeritus of seismology at Kyoto University, said: “The epicenter (in the latest series of quakes that began April 14) is gradually moving eastward. When a fault moves, it tends to move other faults that run on an extended line.”
    He explained that when an earthquake occurs, other faults around it are exerted to different pressure, which could trigger other quakes. That view was echoed by Kazuro Hirahara, a Kyoto University professor of seismology and head of the Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction. “The epicenter of the earthquake in Oita Prefecture, (which occurred early on April 16) is about 100 kilometers from that of the Kumamoto quakes, and therefore it is hard to think that the quake was an aftershock,” he said, adding that there was a possibility the Beppu-Haneyama fault zone in the prefecture may have been stimulated.
    “Quite frankly, there is no telling what may happen in the days ahead,” he said. “If some part in the Median Tectonic Line moves, there is a chance it could have an impact on the predicted Nankai Trough Earthquake in the long run.” Shinji Toda, a Tohoku University professor of earthquake geology, pointed out that the seismic activity could also move southward. –ASAHI
    Absolute panic – region swaying ever hour: Kumamoto prefecture continues to experience as many as 165 aftershocks. “I feel every aftershock,” said Yoshizumi, who was working from the city hall building in Kumamoto. “It’s swaying here every hour.” Japanese media reported a small scale eruption of Mt. Aso on Saturday morning. It was unclear whether it’s related to the earthquake, according to the Japan’s meteorological agency. –CNN


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    Post  Carol on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:19 pm

    Massive volcano in North Korea may be waiting to blow

    Posted on April 16, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – NORTH KOREA – An enigmatic and dangerous giant sleeps on the border between China and North Korea. It’s quiet now, but a millennium ago, the volcano called Mount Paektu exploded with a fury rivaling the largest eruptions in recorded human history, hurling crackling rocks and ash as far away as Japan. Despite that violent outburst, Mount Paektu—or Changbai, as it’s called in Chinese—remains fundamentally mysterious. Few outside the region are even aware it exists. And no one knows if, or when, the 9,000-foot-tall (2,740-meter-tall) peak might erupt again. Now, armed with an array of seismometers and almost unprecedented access to North Korea, an international team of scientists is working to peer beneath Mount Paektu. Inscribed in those shifting layers of Earth are crucial clues about the possibility of future eruptions.
    “Is there magma down there? Is there melt that could potentially lead to an eruption? All the stuff that’s driving volcanic eruptions lives in the subsurface,” says Kayla Iacovino of the U.S. Geological Survey, coauthor of a study appearing today in Science Advances that describes Mount Paektu’s subsurface anatomy. Unlike most volcanoes on Earth, Mount Paektu isn’t located where tectonic plates collide. It’s parked in the middle of a plate, at least 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) away from the massive subduction zone that created the Japanese islands. Simply put, Mount Paektu shouldn’t really be there.
    “That’s one of the big mysteries,” Iacovino says. For North Koreans, Mount Paektu is sacred. It’s their national emblem, and it is believed to be the birthplace of the founder of the first Korean kingdom. Small villages are sprinkled on its flanks, and in the summer, the surrounding area is covered in blueberries. Higher up, hot springs and gassy vents hint at the mountain’s still beating volcanic heart, and a pool called Heaven Lake sits in the crater at its summit. On the Chinese side of the mountain, there’s a national park that is a popular destination for tourists and hikers. “It’s a gorgeous place,” says Iacovino, who worked on the mountain in August 2013.
    In many ways, Mount Paektu is pretty idyllic. But between 2002 and 2005, that tranquility came to a rumbling halt as a swarm of earthquakes shook the mountain’s slopes. Like a restless giant, though, whatever rumbled beneath the volcano rolled over and went back to sleep. Although it’s been slumbering since then, that seismic swarm was enough to alarm the normally reclusive North Korean government, which started speaking with neighboring countries and reaching out to the West. It was also enough to pique the interest of seismologist James Hammond, who was invited to study the slumbering beast. “It is a volcano with a dramatic past, showed some recent activity, and we do not know much about it,” says Hammond, of the University of London.
    What Lies Beneath
    After years of negotiations and bureaucratic wrangling, Hammond and a team of scientists finally had permission to enter North Korea and image the volcano’s subsurface, working alongside local colleagues. They arrived on the mountain in 2013 and deployed six solar-powered seismometers in a line stretching some 37 miles (60 kilometers) from end to end. For two years, those seismometers recorded the jiggles and shakes of earthquakes around the world, which sent seismic waves bouncing around Earth’s interior and making the planet ring like a bell. As such waves travel through the Earth, their speed varies depending on the type of rock they’re moving through.
    When scientists collect data from a seismic array, they can use those slight variations in speed to figure out if the waves have been moving through solid rock or something more melted and gooey. Then they use all those data to piece together a picture of the layers beneath their feet. “We’re looking at where the melt—the stuff that could erupt from the surface—we’re imaging where that’s stored beneath the volcano,” Hammond says.
    The data Hammond and his team have collected are solid, says seismologist George Zandt of the University of Arizona. And the results, though not particularly surprising, are nonetheless informative: Beneath Mount Paektu is a layer of partially melted rock—a mushy mixture of liquid, gas, crystals, and rock. “That sort of confirms the idea that the volcano is quite active,” Iacovino says. “But how much of it is ‘eruptable?’ That’s a big question.” Exactly how much magma there is and the size of the partially melted reservoir are still unknowns, and Hammond says he’d like to go back and do some deeper imaging.
    It’s way too soon to say whether future eruptions are possible, but the partially melted magma suggests that whatever is fueling Mount Paektu’s outbursts isn’t quite yet done. And scientists say an explosion on the scale of the volcano’s A.D. 946 outburst could be catastrophic. “It could certainly influence things like international trade routes and commercial airline traffic, at least,” Iacovino says.
    Understanding the potential for future eruptions means keeping a close eye on the volcano and continuing to peer at the layers beneath it. “I think the risk of a destructive eruption here is very real,” says seismologist Stephen Grand of the University of Texas at Austin. “The subsurface structure can help with predicting the future, although not with any definitiveness. One would need to follow how the current situation changes with time going forward.” –National Geographic


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    Post  Carol on Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:38 pm

    What's erupting? List & map of currently active volcanoes

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    Post  Carol on Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:59 pm

    Mexico’s Popocatépetl comes to life at 2:30 in the morning with massive explosion – hurls ash over nearby town

    Posted on April 19, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – MEXICO – The volcano Popocatépetl came to life at 2:32 this morning, sending out a column of ash that fell on much of the city of Puebla and closed the airport. The National Disaster Prevention Center, Cenapred, said the volcano spewed ash to an altitude of about three kilometers above the crater. The explosion was accompanied by the emission of incandescent fragments which were reported to be landing up to 1.6 kilometers away, northeast of the volcano, which is commonly known as El Popo.
    Civil Protection authorities warned against approaching the volcano. “It is important to respect the security radius of 12 kilometers due to the danger of incandescent fragments being emitted,” said national coordinator Luis Felipe Puente via Twitter. The Puebla International Airport halted operations at about 7:00am, but expected to reopen by 1:00pm. Puebla Online reported that “practically everything remained covered in ash” this morning. Ash fall was also reported in San Andrés and San Pedro Cholula. El Popo remains under a phase 2 yellow alert. –Mexico News Daily


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    Post  Carol on Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:37 am




    The Shaking Continues: The Most Dangerous Volcano In Mexico Has Erupted In Spectacular Fashion

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/20/2016 


    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,
    More than 25 million people live in the vicinity of Mt. Popocatepetl, including Mexico City’s 18 million residents.  At 2:32 local time on Tuesday morning, the most dangerous volcano in Mexico roared to life in spectacular fashion, and this has many experts extremely concerned about what is coming next.  Popocatepetl is an Aztec word that means “smoking mountain”, and historians tell us that once upon a time entire Aztec cities were buried in super-heated mud from this volcano.  In fact, the super-heated mud flows were so deep that they buried entire Aztec pyramids.  A full-blown eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl would be a catastrophe unlike anything that modern Mexico has ever experienced before, and considering what has been happening in Ecuador, Japan and at Yellowstone over the past week, I believe that there is great reason for concern.
    The eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl very early this morning took residents of the area very much by surprise.  The following is how one Mexican news course reported the news…


    The volcano Popocatépetl came to life at 2:32 this morning, sending out a column of ash that fell on much of the city of Puebla and closed the airport.
     
    The National Disaster Prevention Center, Cenapred, said the volcano spewed ash to an altitude of about three kilometers above the crater.
     
    The explosion was accompanied by the emission of incandescent fragments which were reported to be landing up to 1.6 kilometers away, northeast of the volcano, which is commonly known as El Popo.
    But words cannot really describe just how spectacular this eruption was.  If you are interested, you can view video footage of the moment when Popocatepetl erupted right here…

    Meanwhile, seismologists all over the globe are speculating about which area of our planet may be hit next.
    For example, scientists in India believe that the tremendous amount of tectonic strain that has built up out there could ultimately produce a magnitude 8 or magnitude 9 earthquake, and they are convinced that this quake “can come at any time”…


    A subduction process similar to the one that caused the Ecuadorean quake is happening under the Himalayan region as well, where the Indian plate is getting inside the Chinese landmass.
     
    This northward push has been creating a huge amount of tectonic strain in the region, making it particularly prone to earthquakes.
     
    Scientists believe there is so much energy stored in the area that an earthquake of magnitude greater than 8, possibly even 9, would be needed to release it. This earthquake can come at any time.
    Here in the United States, some experts are deeply concerned that the west coast is particularly vulnerable.  One of those experts is former USGS scientist Jim Berkland.  The following is what Wikipedia has to say about him…


    Jim Berkland studied geology at the University of California, Berkeley earning the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958. Thereafter he worked for the United States Geological Survey while pursuing graduate study. In 1964, he took a position at the United States Bureau of Reclamation.[3] After further graduate study, he taught for a year at Appalachian State University, 1972–1973, then returned to California to work as County Geologist for Santa Clara County from 1973 until he retired in 1994.[4]
    During a recent interview with Bobby Powell, Berkland explained that most “megaquakes” take place either during a new moon or a full moon, and he pointed to the San Andreas Fault and the Cascadia Subduction Zone as areas that he is particularly concerned about at the moment…


    Is “The Big One” imminent? Famed USGS scientist Jim Berkland, the man who predicted the Loma Prieta “World Series Earthquake,” has a terrifying warning for the West Coast of the US in the wake of massive earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan that have left hundreds dead, awakened volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” and kicked off earthquake swarms in Hawaii, Arizona, and Yellowstone National Park.
     
    Beware the new and full moons,” Berkland says in this exclusive interview. The “maverick geologist” says that 20 of the last 25 “megaquakes” have occurred on the dates of new and full moons, the result of “equinoctal tides,” extreme gravitational forces that cause solid earth to expand and contract much as ocean tides rise and fall.
     
    Berkland says that he is particularly worried about the San Andreas Fault in the LA Basin and the Cascadia Subduction Zone along the coast of Oregon and Washington State, where a long overdue earthquake would undoubtedly be accompanied by a massive tsunami that could kill thousands and cause billions of dollars in property damage.
    Even though I recently wrote a major article about the vulnerability of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, I want to make it clear that I am not forecasting that any particular disaster will hit any particular area at any particular time.
    But what we can say with certainty is that the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  Our world is being pummeled by dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater, and as you read this article a total of 38 volcanoes are erupting worldwide.
    And it is quite interesting to note that in 1906 there were major earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan that preceded the historic San Francisco earthquake.
    On January 31st, 1906 an enormous magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, and that was followed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Japan on March 17th.
    Of course most Americans know about the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit San Francisco on April 18th of that year, but most people don’t understand that it came in the context of these other major quakes.
    Could we be witnessing a similar pattern today?


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    Post  Carol on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:50 pm



    Smoke rises from a reported eruption of the Sakurajima (Super Volcano) in Kagoshima, Japan ( April 29 )
    Sakurajima (Japanese: 桜島, lit. "Cherry Blossom Island") is an active composite volcano (stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula.
    The volcanic activity still continues, dropping large amounts of volcanic ash on the surroundings. Earlier eruptions built the white sands highlands in the region. As of September 2015, the volcano is under a Level 3 (orange) alert by the Japan Meteorological Agency, signifying the volcano is active and should not be approached. The most recent eruption started on February 5, 2016.
    Sakurajima is a composite mountain. Its summit has three peaks, Kita-dake (northern peak), Naka-dake (central peak) and Minami-dake (southern peak) which is active now.
    Kita-dake is Sakurajima's highest peak, rising to 1,117 m (3,665 ft) above sea level. The mountain is located in a part of Kagoshima Bay known as Kinkō-wan. The former island is part of the city of Kagoshima. The surface of this volcanic peninsula is about 77 km2(30 sq mi).
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    Post  Carol on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:14 pm

    N. Sulawesi volcano spews lava 2 kilometers

    Posted on April 29, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – INDONESIA – North Sulawesi’s Mount Karangetang, which erupted on Wednesday, has continued to emit ash into the sky on Thursday. The volcano, located in Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Islands regency, North Sulawesi, sent hot lava as far as 2 kilometers from its crater when it erupted around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday. “Mt. Karangetang has erupted again. There had been no volcanic activity in the last few days before it erupted on Wednesday afternoon,” said Abed Anthoni, a resident of Bebali sub-district, East Siau district.
    He said East Siau residents did not consider yesterday’s eruption to be out of the ordinary, but remained alert in carrying out their daily activities. “I told my wife and our children that we have to anticipate the potential for greater eruptions,” Abed said. Sitaro Disaster Mitigation Agency ( BPBD ) head Bob Chalton Wuaten said the lava from Mt. Karangetang started flowing at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. “It went toward the Kahetang River, around 2,000 meters from the crater. The new dome on its peak collapsed during the eruption, causing the hot lava flow,” he said.
    Bob added that Mt. Karangetang’s volcanic alert status remained at Level 2, indicating the need for caution, despite Wednesday’s eruption. “We call on all residents in Boro, Tararone subdistrict, East Siau district, to stay alert because the potential for the volcano to spew pyroclastic clouds is still huge. The peak of Mt. Karangetang cannot be monitored visually because it is still shrouded with thick ash plumes,” said Bob. –Jakarta Post


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    Post  Carol on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:15 pm

    Is Snake River Plain’s volcano a bigger threat to America than Yellowstone?

    Posted on April 28, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – IDAHO – For those that thought Yellowstone super-volcano was one of the biggest natural threats to the USA, think again. Eruptions at Snake River Plain in Idaho were “significantly larger” than geologists had previously thought. Scientists from the University of Leicester discovered there were a staggering 12 massive eruptions over the course of four million years, beginning 12 million years ago.
    The massive eruptions helped to form the 100 kilometer-wide Snake River Basin, with one of the most powerful eruptions occurring 8.1 million years ago. The eruption’s volume exceeded 1,900 km3 and created a 1.3km thick caldera. Furthermore, the Snake River Plain is situated on the Yellowstone Hotspot track, a region which spans from Nevada, through Oregon and Idaho and then to Wyoming where Yellowstone Volcano is located.
    Dr Tom Knott from the University of Leicester, said: “While it is well-know that Yellowstone has erupted catastrophically in recent times perhaps less widely appreciated is that these were just the latest in a protracted history of numerous catastrophic super-eruptions that have burned a track along the Snake River eastwards from Oregon to Yellowstone from 16 Ma to present.
    “The size and magnitude of this newly defined eruption is as large, if not larger, than better known eruptions at Yellowstone, and it is just the first in an emerging record of newly discovered super-eruptions during a period of intense magmatic activity between eight and 12 million years ago.” –Express
    Several volcanic rift zones traverse the Snake River Plain. Volcanic rift zones are weak areas where the earth’s crust has been stretched and thinned and fissures have developed. Magma under pressure follows these fissures to the surface.
    The most extensive system of fissures on the Snake River Plain is called the Great Rift, which passes through Craters of the Moon. This volcanic rift zone is 60 miles long and from 1.5 to five miles wide. At Craters of the Moon it is characterized by short surface cracks, more than 25 cinder cones, and is the point of origin of over 60 lava flows. Geologists believe that the formation of the Great Rift is related to Basin and Range type faulting.
    Eruptions at Craters of the Moon
    Most of the lava flows exposed at Craters of the Moon erupted between 2,000 and 15,000 years ago. These flows were deposited during eight eruptive periods, each separated by periods of relative calm. This cycle of eruptions interspersed with periods of calm is associated with the buildup of pressure as magma accumulates beneath the surface. Strain increases until the resistance of the earth’s crust is overcome, magma rises to the surface, and an eruption takes place. As soon as the magmatic pressure dissipates, the eruption ceases until the pressure can build once more.
    What Does the Future Hold?
    If what geologists tell us proves to be true, it is likely that there will be another eruption at Craters of the Moon. By studying the flows that make up the Craters of the Moon lava field, geologists have been able to determine an eruptive pattern that indicates the area is merely in a stage of dormancy. They believe that past eruptions conform to a predictable time schedule and that the eruptive cycle will begin again within the next 1,000 years. –NPS


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    Post  Carol on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:17 pm

    New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupts for the first time in three years

    Posted on April 28, 2016by The Extinction Protocol

    April 2016 – NEW ZEALAND – The Bay of Plenty’s volcanic White Island has erupted, depositing ash on the island’s crater floor. GeoNet volcanologist Agnes Mazot said the minor eruption happened between 9.30 and 11pm on Wednesday night. By 11pm the seismic activity had returned to normal. Mazot said this was the first time the volcano had blown since 2013. GeoNet scientists had noticed a reduction in water levels of the volcano’s Crater Lake during the past couple of weeks so they were aware something was going on. However, these type of eruptions were unpredictable, she said. –Stuff


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    Post  Carol on Fri May 06, 2016 1:45 pm

    Mount St Helens is recharging 36 years after 'deadliest blast in US history’: Volcano’s replenished magma stores are setting off a series of earthquakes, warn scientists



    • Scientists detected more than 130 small magnitude quakes since March
    • The earthquakes are steadily increasing, with up to 40 occurring per week
    • This behaviour indicates that Mount St Helens is slowly recharging 
    • But so far, scientists say there have been no signs of an imminent eruption

    By CHEYENNE MACDONALD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 11:33 EST, 6 May 2016 UPDATED: 12:48 EST, 6 May 201


    Since March of this year, scientists have detected more than 130 small magnitude earthquakes beneath Mount St. Helens, with up to 40 occurring per week.


    This behaviour indicates that the volcano is steadily recharging – but while it may sound alarming, the experts say they haven’t yet spotted any signs of an imminent eruption. 




    Washington’s notorious volcano is best known for its ‘cataclysmic’ 1980 eruption, which brought devastation and destruction that stretched on for miles, and visible ash fall nearly 1000 miles away. The event killed 57 people and blasted more than 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain. Now, scientists say its recharging


    THE NEW ACTIVITY 

    Beginning on March 14, 2016, scientists have detected low magnitude earthquakes from 1.2 to 4 miles beneath Mount St. Helens.

    In just the last eight weeks, there have been more than 130 earthquakes, mostly of magnitudes .5 or less.


    The largest so far has been a magnitude 1.3.


    Scientists say the earthquakes have been steadily increasing in numbers, with up to 40 occurring per week.


    So far, though, there have not been any atypical gas emissions, increases in ground inflation, or shallow seismicity. 


    This means that there are currently no signs of a potential eruption.

    Washington’s notorious volcano is best known for its ‘cataclysmic’ 1980 eruption, which brought devastation and destruction that stretched on for miles, and visible ash fall nearly 1,000 miles away.


    The event has come to be known as one of the 'deadliest eruptions in US history'. 


    It reawakened in 2004, spewing steam and ash up to 10,000 feet into the air.


    This activity continued until January 2008, and five months later, scientists concluded Mount St. Helens had gone to sleep.


    Now, the volcano is once again  recharging.


    Beginning on March 14 of this year, scientists with the United States Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano Observatory have detected low magnitude earthquakes from 1.2 to 4 miles beneath Mount St. Helens.


    In just the last eight weeks, they say, there have been more than 130 earthquakes, mostly of magnitudes .5 or less.



    In just the last eight weeks, they say, there have been more than 130 earthquakes, mostly of magnitudes .5 or less. The largest so far has been a magnitude 1.3. In the graph above, magnitude is indicated with increasing circle size




    A similar pattern was seen at the volcano between 2013 and 2014, and, according to the USGS, recharging can go on for many years before an actual eruption takes place. They point to the activity at Mount St. Helens from 1987-2004, when the volcano slowly recharged for nearly 20 years


    The largest so far has been a magnitude 1.3.


    The ‘earthquake swarm’ located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is steadily becoming more frequent, but the tremors are not strong enough to be felt at the surface.


    As the volcano recharges, ‘most of the action is happening far beneath our feet,’ explains Erik Klemetti, an assistant professor of Geosciences at Denison University, in Wired’s ‘Eruptions’ blog.
    While the volcano appears to be sleeping, magma is pushing its way upward.


    The scientists predict that the rising magma is applying stresses to the surrounding crust, pushing fluids through the cracks and spurring the small earthquakes.


    So far, though, there have not been any atypical gas emissions, increases in ground inflation, or shallow seismicity.


    This means that there are currently no signs of a potential eruption.
    A similar pattern was seen at the volcano between 2013 and 2014, and, according to the USGS, recharging can go on for many years before an actual eruption takes place.





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    The images above show some of the aftermath of the 1980 eruption. Pictured left, a jogger more than 350 miles away from the site wears a mask to avoid breathing ash. On the right, fallen trees are shown along a logging road near the south fork of the Toutle River in Washington state

    They point to the activity at Mount St. Helens from 1987-2004, when the volcano slowly recharged for nearly 20 years.

    In September 2004, the volcano awakened with a swarm of tiny, shallow quakes.

    Beginning on October 1, the first of the small eruptions launched volcanic ash and gases into the air.


    This continued over the next three years, creating a lava dome in the volcano’s crater.

    Mount St. Helens has been quiet since 2008, but as of two years ago, scientists have confirmed that the volcano has slowly but surely begun to recharge. 

    THE CATACLYSMIC ERUPTION OF MOUNT ST. HELENS, 1980

    On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington erupted.


    The cataclysmic event killed 57 people and blasted more than 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain.


    The eruption was trigged by a magnitude 5+ earthquake, which was accompanied by a debris avalanche.

    This abruptly removed the pressure at the top of the volcano, allowing hot water to quickly become steam, expanding ‘explosively,’ according to USGS.

    A wave of decreasing pressure travelled down the volcano to the magma reservoir lying below. The magma then began to rise and bubble, creating a massive eruption which lasted for nine hours.


    The debris avalanche travelled westward as far as 14 miles down the North Fork Toutle River valley, with a total volume equal to 1 million Olympic swimming pools.

    And, the lateral blast devastated the surrounding area nearly 19 miles west to east, and 12.5 miles to the north.

    In less than 15 minutes after the blast of hot material began, an eruption cloud had reached a height of more than 15 miles.

    Roughly 520 million tons of ash were blown across the United States, causing complete darkness in Spokane, Washington – 250 miles away from the volcano.


    The cloud circled the Earth in 15 days. 


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3577368/Mount-St-Helens-recharging-36-years-deadliest-blast-history-Volcano-s-restored-magma-stores-setting-series-earthquakes-warns-scientists.html#ixzz47u18Hn2r 


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    Post  Carol on Sat May 07, 2016 11:06 am

    Earthquake swarms a warning sign Mount St. Helens Volcano is recharging, USGS Says


    Posted on May 7, 2016
    May 2016 – WASHINGTON – Scientists have detected a swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes beneath Mount St. Helens since last month, an occurrence that has researchers believing it’s recharging its batteries for another eruption.  According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), …Continue reading →


    Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupting three times an hour


    Posted on May 7, 2016
    May 2016 – SAN JOSE – The Turrialba volcano in central Costa Rica is erupting three times per hour, the National Seismological Network reported Friday. While volcanic activity remains at the same level of recent days, the tremors accompanying the … Continue reading →



    Alert level raised for Cleveland Volcano in Aleutians after explosion
    Posted on May 7, 2016May 2016 – ALASKA – The Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands is again under a heightened alert level from the Alaska Volcano Observatory, after researchers there recorded an explosion Thursday evening. The observatory issued a statement raising the eastern … Continue reading →


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