Volcanoes Erupting All Over


The Living Force
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Etna's Southeast Crater has erupted from two vents simultaneously.

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 2, 2020 at 12:48 UTC (18 hours ago)



The Living Force
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There seems to be a big uptick in volcanic (and seismic) activity at the moment! Notably on Nov. 29th Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years.

From Strange Sounds:

More than 40 volcanoes are erupting right now with 5 major explosions in the last 3 days

Semeru volcanic eruption in Indonesia on Dec. 1st.

Semeru volcanic eruption in Indonesia on Dec. 1st.

The volcanic activity is elevated these days, with 43 volcanoes currently erupting. Some are also preparing to explode.

If that sounds 'normal' for some of you, there have been at least 5 major explosions in the last 3 days... And that's a pretty high number, I would say.

Now, discover below these latest volcanic eruptions in pictures and videos:

Sakurajima volcano, Japan - Dec. 2nd

An explosion was registered at 11:55 a.m. JST with ballistic fragments being ejected and pounding the slopes.

A large plume of ash was sent 7,000 ft (2,133 m) in the air and drifted E and small pumice and ash flows were created.

Beginning of last month, a giant fireball was seen disintegrating over this same volcanic peak.

Semeru volcano, Indonesia - Dec 1st

Semeru volcano situated on Java Island in Indonesia exploded on Dec. 1st, ejecting lava (1km-long lava flows) and a plume of ash and gas (11 km high), prompting the evacuation of 500 people.

Lahars formed at around 3:00 a.m. local time.

Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala - Nov. 30th

Well, it seems Fuego is gearing back up to life, with continuous explosions within the last few days.

Lewotolo volcano, Indonesia - Nov. 29th

More than 4000 people have been evacuated from areas adjacent to the eruption of the sleeping giant Lewotolo volcano on the Indonesian island of Lembata (Lomblen).

The strong eruption ejected a plume of gas and ash about 5 kilometers above the crater.

Telica volcano, Nicaragua - Dec 1st

In Nicaragua, a moderate eruptive activity has been observed at Telica since November 30.

Earthy ash is seen puffing out of the main crater up to an altitude of 1,500 meters above the crater and punctuated by dozens of explosions daily.

Yes, Indonesia is clearly in the eye of the cyclone with two major volcanic eruptions one right after the other. It is to note that all these volcanoes are situated on the Ring of Fire whose activity has been enhanced since the last major solar eruption of Nov. 29th.
Solar activity, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions... Everything is linked!

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Padawan Learner
This article regarding Pelee on Sott got me thinking of this prediction from Edward Cayce -

...he predicted that when we see noticeable eruptions in the long-quiet volcanoes of Vesuvius or Pelee, then three months later there will major earthquakes along the southern coast of California that will cause an inundation of the land from the Salt Lake in Utah to the southern portions of Nevada.

How long until Vesuvius awakens I wonder 🤔


The Living Force
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano has erupted this morning, producing multiple lava flows that started to descend slowly on the flanks.

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 7, 2020 at 08:44 UTC (22 minutes ago)

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): new eruption this morning

Mon, 7 Dec 2020


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Scientists may have discovered Alaska’s own Yellowstone ‘supervolcano’​

7 Dec, 2020 10:49

Geologists now fear that an archipelago of volcanic islands off Alaska may, in fact, be one giant undiscovered supervolcano similar to Yellowstone, with potentially dramatic and global consequences should it erupt.
Diana Roman of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC and her colleagues are due to present their research at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020 Fall Meeting.

Their analyses of the seismicity, localized geology, structure, and thermal and gas emissions of Mount Cleveland and five similar-sized volcanoes in the vicinity, suggest something sinister and subterranean may be lurking in the remote waters of Alaska's Aleutian Arc.

Preliminary data indicate the potential presence of a massive caldera, or collapsed section of the Earth's crust which falls into an emptied magma chamber, underneath the six stratovolcanoes are Carlisle, Cleveland, Herbert, Kagamil, Tana and Uliaga.

Carlisle Volcano © M. Harbin, University of Alaska Fairbanks, July 24, 1994

This kind of collapse can create a kind of pressure cooker effect, as the magma chamber gradually refills over time, but with a significantly reduced total chamber volume.

Geologists also suspect that the alignment and orientation of the mountains may indicate a caldera.
“We've been scraping under the couch cushions for data," Roman says. “But everything we look at lines up with a caldera in this region.”

If her and her team’s suspicions and research prove correct, it would mean that Alaska also harbors a ticking volcanic time bomb on a similar scale to Wyoming's Yellowstone supervolcano, the subject of much apocalyptic discussion in its own right.

Lion Group Geysers at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. © Jacob W. Frank/NPS/Handout via REUTERS
Alaska's Aleutian Arc chain of islands contains roughly 80 volcanos of varying size, dozens of which have erupted repeatedly in recent memory, among them mount Cleveland, which has erupted 20 times in the last 200 years.

Alone, it has regularly produced ash clouds that rise some 4.5 to 9 km (15,000-30,000 feet) above sea level, but should a supervolcanic eruption occur, it would likely impact global air travel to an unprecedented extent.


A 1944 eruption at the mountain was classified as a 'catastrophic' level three event according to the volcanic explosivity index (VEI).

Meanwhile, larger events on the VEI scale can have global consequences, with the eruption of the Okmok volcano in the Aleutian Arc speculated to have contributed to the eventual downfall of the Roman Empire over 2,000 years ago.
Researchers are aiming to conduct a more in-depth analysis of the area around the Islands of the Four Mountains, including seafloor and geological studies as well as seismic and gravitational data collection, to get a better understanding of the potential threat posed, both to North America and the world at large.

“It does potentially help us understand what makes Cleveland so active,” says lead author John Power, a researcher with the US Geological Survey at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

“It can also help us understand what type of eruptions to expect in the future and better prepare for their hazards.”


The Living Force
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The Klyuchevskoy volcano has erupted again, spewing lava over its southern slope.

Tue, 8 Dec 2020

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Dec 7, 2020


The Living Force
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Shortly after 9:30 p.m. HST, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano.

An eruption has commenced within Kīlauea’s summit caldera. The situation is rapidly evolving and HVO will issue another statement when more information is available.

Accordingly, HVO has elevated Kīlauea’s volcano alert level to WARNING and its aviation color code to RED.

Alert levels and aviation color codes are explained here: Volcanic alert-levels characterize conditions at U.S. volcanoes

HVO continues to monitor the volcano closely and will report any significant changes.

Today, in the low sky southwest, Jupiter and Saturn are very close to each other for the first time in 400 years! Jupiter (lower left) and Saturn (upper right) taken from my home in Hiratsuka at 17:30 on December 21, 2020.


The Living Force
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Etna's Southeast Crater has erupted this morning, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava into the air.

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 21, 2020

21 Dec 2020


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The Living Force
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Shiveluch volcano has erupted, spewing ash 8.5 kilometers into the sky.

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 22, 2020

22 Dec 2020


The Living Force
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Kilauea volcano continues to erupt at its summit from at least two vents.

Dec 22, 2020

22 Dec 2020

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 23, 2020
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