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« Reply #360 on: June 18, 2012, 11:50:57 AM »
Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz spews ash and gas



Plumes of smoke and ash are continuing to rise from Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano.

People living on its slopes said they had heard "strong, strange noises" coming from the summit of the 5,346m-high mountain on Friday and Saturday.

Officials say an orange alert first declared three weeks ago is still in place for areas near the summit.

More than 25,000 people died in a mudslide caused by Nevado del Ruiz in its last eruption in 1985.

Officials have distributed 30,000 face masks to residents living in areas affected by ash from the volcano.

Deadly mudslide

The airport in the nearby town of Manizales, in central Colombia, has been closed since the end of May, and will remain so until the volcano ceases to emit ash, officials said.

The Volcanic Observatory in Manizales said the plume of ash and gas had risen to a height of 2,000m (6,500ft) on Sunday.

Scientists at the observatory warned there was a risk of an eruption "within days or weeks".

Some 150 families have been evacuated from the banks of the rivers which flow down the volcano, as they were deemed to be most at risk.

In the 1985 eruption, the small town of Armero on the banks of the Lagunilla river was almost completely erased as summit glaciers and snow were melted by hot lava.

The water raced down the slopes carrying rocks, mud and vegetation in a destructive mudslide travelling at a speed of 60km/h (37mph).

Only a quarter of Armero's population survived.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18481694

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« Reply #361 on: June 20, 2012, 02:19:43 AM »
Volcano Eruption - USA

A remote Aleutian volcano that has been restless for the past year rumbled to life on Tuesday, shooting a thin cloud of ash several miles into the sky, which could pose a slight hazard to aircraft, Alaska scientists said. Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730 meter) peak on an uninhabited island 940 miles southwest of Anchorage, had an explosive eruption at about 2:05 p.m. local time, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported. A pilot flying in the area estimated that the ash cloud rose to 35,000 feet above sea level, reported the observatory, which is a joint federal-state organization that monitors Alaska's numerous active volcanoes. However, satellite imagery shows only a weak ash signal, suggesting a thin cloud that dissipated quickly, said Stephanie Prejean, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist at the observatory in Anchorage "It was just one explosion, which was very typical of the thing Cleveland has been doing in the last year," Prejean said. It is possible that the cloud rose to less than 35,000 feet, as the height was just one pilot's estimate, she said. Pilots have been advised of potential risks from Cleveland, which might explode again, Prejean said. "It could do that any time," she said.rnrnCleveland has been in an off-and-on eruptive phase since last summer. The volcano has at times oozed lava out of its summit crater, punctuated by occasional small explosions, none of which had created clouds reaching above 20,000 feet until Tuesday. Although Cleveland is one of the most active of Alaska's scores of volcanoes, there is no on-site seismic monitoring equipment. The Alaska Volcano Observatory must rely on satellite imagery, records of lightning strikes, witness reports and other evidence to determine if an eruption has taken place, Prejean said. That is in contrast to volcanoes closer to Anchorage, where the observatory has set up seismic-monitoring networks that allow scientists to see signals before eruptions happen, she said. Before Tuesday, there had been an apparent slowdown in activity at Cleveland. The Alaska Volcano Observatory three weeks ago lowered the alert level for the volcano to a "yellow" advisory from the more urgent "orange" watch status. "Obviously, it has some oomph left in it," said Tina Neal, an Alaska Volcano Observatory geologist. Meanwhile, two moderate earthquakes rattled the western Aleutians on Tuesday.rnrnThe first, registered at magnitude 6.0, hit Tuesday morning about 90 miles northwest of Attu, the westernmost island in Alaska's Aleutian chain, according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. The second, at about noon, measured at magnitude 5.7 and was centered about 65 miles northwest of Attu, the center said. There were no reports of damage in the largely uninhabited region, and no tsunami warning was issued, said David Hale, a senior watch stander at the center.

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« Reply #362 on: July 25, 2012, 06:10:45 PM »
7/25/12 New caldera explosion Sukarajima Volcano in Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cxwBFo_Vzw&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #363 on: August 07, 2012, 07:15:54 AM »
New Zealand volcano erupts for the first time in 115 years, per CNN. (Tongariro National Park) 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/new-zealand-volcano-eruption-tongariro-park_n_1750772.html
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« Reply #364 on: August 07, 2012, 10:39:42 AM »
New Zealand volcano erupts for the first time in 115 years, per CNN. (Tongariro National Park) 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/new-zealand-volcano-eruption-tongariro-park_n_1750772.html

Thanks for posting...heard that early this AM...very sudden and (I think) unexpected...
Will post some info in the Topic on weekly volcano reports ...
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« Reply #365 on: August 08, 2012, 10:42:10 PM »
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/08/campi-flegrei-the-massive-italian-volcano-that-will-kill-us-all-or-not/?iid=nf-article-mostpop1

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Campi Flegrei: The Massive Italian Volcano that Will Kill Us All (Or Not)
By TIM NEWCOMB @tdnewcomb | August 8, 2012 

In 79 AD the Italian volcano of Vesuvius erupted, smothering the city of Pompeii and killing thousands of Romans. Today, just across the Bay of Naples, a hidden “super volcano” threatens to kill millions in a natural disaster on par with a major meteor strike.

Or, you know, not.

The Campi Flegrei (or Phlegraean Fields) is an eight-mile-wide volcanic caldera on the outskirts of Naples, a city of nearly a million people on Italy’s western coast. A popular tourist attraction, it’s filled with lakes of boiling mud, Yellowstone-like sulphrous steam holes and small volcanic features; the name comes from the Greek word for ‘burning’ and the ancients believed the area to be the gateway to hell.

But the Campi Flegrei is a largely stable area; while geysers and small eruptions pose some danger to those who live in the immediate vicinity, these same incidents function as pressure valves, keeping the chance of a major eruption to a minimum.

Still, with the area now so heavily settled, scientists are increasingly worried about the damage such an explosion — no matter how remote the possibilty — might do.  As Reuters put it, it would be a disaster “of global proportions, with millions of people literally living on top of a potential future volcanic eruption.”

(PHOTOS: Iceland: Living With Volcanoes)

Scientists have recently announced plans to drill 2.2 miles below the surface of the caldera, hoping to install probes that will give them early warning if the area shows signs of erupting. But even this plan is causing some concerns, with opponents saying that any tampering with the Campi Flegrei could risk triggering a major eruption. In 2010 the Naples City Council banned drilling into the formation, but later reversed its decisions following safety reassurances from the scientific community.

The new study, funded by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Programme, plans to embed instruments that will increase researchers’ sensitivity to small seismic movements by 10,000 times. The plan is to gain a better understanding of the area’s geological makeup, what causes its periodic seismic activity and what the chances are of a major disaster. Caldera like Campi Flegrei “”can give rise to the only eruptions that can have global catastrophic effects comparable to major meteorite impacts,” Giuseppe De Natale, a researcher at Italy’s National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology, told Reuters.”Fortunately, it is extremely rare for these areas to erupt at their full capacity, as it is extremely rare for large meteorites to hit the earth.”

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/08/campi-flegrei-the-massive-italian-volcano-that-will-kill-us-all-or-not/?iid=nf-article-mostpop1#ixzz231ZD9sT4
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http://rudipo.blogspot.com/2010/07/visit-to-volcano-campi-flegrei.html

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Visit to the Volcano Campi Flegrei
Besides Vesuvio there is a second, much less known volcano at the gulf of Napoli, Campi Flegrei ("burning fields"). Vesuvio, Campi Flegrei and a volcano on the island of Ischia are connected deep below (20 km) with a common magma chamber, which feeds all 3 volcanos.

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« Reply #366 on: September 13, 2012, 01:52:41 PM »

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« Reply #367 on: September 15, 2012, 02:44:27 AM »
Breaking news...Guatamala Volcano forces evacuation of 33,000
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012/09/13/guatemalas-volcano-of-fire-erupts-33000-evacuated/57777654/1

Thanks for posting. With everything going on the past few days, I missed it. Going to post a weekly report soon.
More activity.
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San Cristobal volcano erupts in Chinandega, around 130 kilometers from Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday
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« Reply #368 on: September 15, 2012, 04:23:42 PM »
Interesting map showing all the active volcanoes at this time.  Sure is a whole lot ov activity going on out there!!
http://www.beyond2012zeitgeist.com/volcanoes-erupting-all-over-the-world-2012-fall/

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« Reply #369 on: September 15, 2012, 09:10:56 PM »
Interesting map showing all the active volcanoes at this time.  Sure is a whole lot ov activity going on out there!!
http://www.beyond2012zeitgeist.com/volcanoes-erupting-all-over-the-world-2012-fall/

Enlightenme, pretty interesting!

http://www.beyond2012zeitgeist.com/volcanoes-erupting-all-over-the-world-2012-fall/

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« Reply #370 on: September 18, 2012, 07:06:50 AM »
http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/09/18/two-volcanic-eruptions-at-mount-gamalama-indonesia-alert-level-3-of-4/

Two volcanic eruptions at Mount Gamalama, Indonesia - alert level 3 of 4
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Two separate explosions occurred at Gamalama volcano on Ternate Island, Indonesia on September 16, 2012 at 13.22 and 14.15 local time. Volcano Discovery reported that the eruption followed an increase in seismic activity and triggered PVMBG to raise the alert level to 3 (out of 4) "Siaga"....

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« Reply #371 on: September 19, 2012, 07:05:09 AM »
Gamalama spews ash  0:44

Video:  http://youtu.be/FsTCc5epMNM

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/mount-soputan-volcano-erupts-indonesia_n_1893269.html

Mount Soputan Volcano Erupts In Central Indonesia, Spewing Ash
09/18/12 10:04 AM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- One of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted, shooting ash and smoke nearly 1 1/2 kilometers (one mile) into the sky.

State volcanology official Kristianto says Mount Soputan on central Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted Tuesday afternoon.

Kristianto, who uses one name, says there is no plan for an immediate evacuation since the nearest villages are outside the danger area of about 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) from the crater.

Mount Soputan is about 1,350 miles (2,160 kilometers) northeast of Jakarta. It last erupted in July last year, causing no casualties.

Indonesia straddles the "Pacific Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines around the Pacific Basin. It has more active volcanoes than any other nation.

Another mountain, Gamalama, erupted last week on the Molucca Islands.   

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« Reply #372 on: October 03, 2012, 04:52:42 AM »
I don't know if this site has been previously listed, but it sure provides some interesting statistics, especially for last year and this year.  First three links are for 2010 and 2012.
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/volcano_survey_archive_%20Oct_2010-%20June-_2011.html
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/global_volcano_activity_statistics_%20july-december_2011.html
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/global_%20volcano_watch_archive_%20Jan%2001%20-%20June%2030%20%202012.html

That info takes us through June 2012.  Still trying to locate something that gives statistics for through September 2012.

http://www.volcanodb.com/

And some additional volcanic increase statistics:
http://www.iceagenow.com/Volcanic_activity_increasing_worldwide.htm
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« Reply #373 on: October 03, 2012, 08:13:58 AM »
I don't know if this site has been previously listed, but it sure provides some interesting statistics, especially for last year and this year.  First three links are for 2010 and 2012.
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/volcano_survey_archive_%20Oct_2010-%20June-_2011.html
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/global_volcano_activity_statistics_%20july-december_2011.html
http://alien-homepage.de/archives/weather/volcano/volcano_watch/global_%20volcano_watch_archive_%20Jan%2001%20-%20June%2030%20%202012.html

That info takes us through June 2012.  Still trying to locate something that gives statistics for through September 2012.

http://www.volcanodb.com/

And some additional volcanic increase statistics:
http://www.iceagenow.com/Volcanic_activity_increasing_worldwide.htm

Enlightenme, thanks for posting this very important info. I will try to get a grip on the stats for posting in the Board on record-breaking earth changes...
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« Reply #374 on: October 03, 2012, 08:20:36 AM »
Jim Farmer just posted some really good info. RE:  What's happening with research
on the increase in volcanic activity.
We can join the discussion there: http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=3155.495#lastPost

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Latest headlines since the previous list in this topic, most recent first, from "The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond" at http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/ :

NASA radar to study volcanoes in Alaska and Japan
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/nasa-radar-to-study-volcanoes-in-alaska-and-japan/

67: Explosive eruption reported at Japan’s Suwanosejima volcano
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/67-explosive-eruption-reported-at-japans-suwanosejima-volcano/

$1 billion dollar project underway to drill into Earth’s mantle
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/1-billion-dollar-project-underway-to-drill-into-earths-mantle/

 

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