Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town


PHOTO: A lava flow is threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii.

A lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii has gained speed in recent days, advancing more than five football fields in just the last 48 hours.

Hawaii civil defense authorities and scientists are closely monitoring the lava’s progress, which is steadily encroaching on the small town of Pahoa and several Big Island subdivisions. The flow is now less than a mile from Pahoa, Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Thursday.

Oliveira said changes in topography may help slow or change the path of the red-hot lava flow, which emerged from the Kilauea volcano East Rift Zone on June 27 and has traveled roughly 11 miles since then.

PHOTO: The lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has advanced more than five football fields in the last 48 hours.

ABC News
PHOTO: The lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has advanced more than five football fields in the last 48 hours.

Authorities now say they are preparing for the inevitable. About 10,000 residents on the island could be affected, Oliveira said. When the lava gets too close — and Oliveira says he doesn’t yet know when that is — the plan is to give residents three to five days warning before they need to evacuate.

“We’d like to allow people adequate time to make whatever plans they need to make on a comfortable timeline,” Oliveira said.

PHOTO: The ABC News crew stands by the lava flow in Hawaii.

ABC News
PHOTO: The ABC News crew stands by the lava flow in Hawaii.

Authorities said the lava traveled 425 yards from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. The lava devoured another 130 acres of terrain by Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency roads are already being constructed in case the lava cuts off people living in the lower Puna area. Power company officials began efforts Thursday to protect electrical transmission lines.

PHOTO: About 10,00 residents in Hawaii might be forced to evacuate their homes as lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano.

ABC News
PHOTO: About 10,00 residents in Hawaii might be forced to evacuate their homes as lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano.

Big Island residents are used to living with one of the world’s most active, and sometimes destructive, volcanos. Since the current eruption began in 1983, unstoppable lava flows have added 500 new acres to the island and destroyed at least 181 homes, a visitor center, a church and a community center, according the National Park Service.

Oliveira says past efforts to slow or divert lava flows simply don’t work, and can create more problems.

PHOTO: Molten lava can be seen in between the cracks of these rocks in Hawaii.

ABC News
PHOTO: Molten lava can be seen in between the cracks of these rocks in Hawaii.

“Any redirecting of the flow would likely push it into another subdivision in another area, basically putting new properties at risk that would not have been at risk before,” Oliveira told ABC News.

“If we divert it, we are going to push it into someone else’s backyard,” he said.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/red-hot-lava-flow-edging-hawaiian-town/story?id=26420794

9/16/2014 — (1080p HD) AMAZING Volcanic Eruption and Lava Flows in Iceland


Watch in HD if possible! (original version was lower resolution).

Amazing video released by the RUV (Icelandic Geologic Agency). Showing several minutes worth of lava flows occurring at Icelands Bardarbunga Volcano. The first two weeks of September proving phenomenal for anyone who studies volcanism.

Full website post with links here:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/916…
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Last week, a TORNADO formed over the lava flows, producing a toxic, boiling hot vortex of Sulfur Dioxide. Watch that video here:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/909…

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Bardarbunga Volcano still going stong, currently picking up in intensity..

Watch the live stream here:

http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams…

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The Icelandic Geologic Agency (RUV) has provided multiple HD videos of these impressive lava flows occurring from a new volcanic fissure which opened up a few miles from the original Bardarbunga caldera.

All videos publicly accessible here:

http://www.ruv.is/

http://www.ruv.is/frett/video-of-the-…

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This video is a repost.

This original video was FLAGGED DOWN by “euronews”, falsely claiming they “own” the rights to the public RUV Icelandic agency lava footage. I’ve made 100% sure this footage is public domain, released by RUV itself (the icelandic version of the USGS).

It was my most popular video this month, took down. Last month, they took down the Mexico crack / fissure in the ground video, my most popular video last month. Meanwhile everyone elses video showing the same thing still stands (and they’re even running ads on their videos no less!)

Big Island Morning Lava Flow Update – Wednesday, Sept. 24


Note: In August the neighborhood I lived in on the big island, Leilani Estates was hardest hit by hurricane Iselle. Now, two months later lava encroach’s upon the area. Needless to say, I’m soooo grateful for the guidance and direction to move residence to Kauai last January. Right now, the lava movement appears to be taking a break but residents in the area must be a bit unnerved right now. Sending prayers top Pele to cool the flow…


 

(ABOVE PHOTO) Still image taken from video shot by Mick Kalber of a Sept. 22 overflight aboard Paradise Helicopters

NEWS BRIEFS

  • The leading surface lava flow has not advanced since yesterday, according to a civil defense overflight this morning.
  • The small breakout flow upslope along the north flank of the leading edge has moved 100 yards since yesterday. Its heading northeast and does not pose an immediate threat to area communities, civil defense reports.

PRIMARY SOURCES

This map was posted by Hawaii County Civil Defense on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Close-up insert on top, wide out below. Full map can be found on the Civil Defense Active Alert website.

Courtesy Hawaii County Civil Defense. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 24

Courtesy Hawaii County Civil Defense. Posted Wednesday, Sept. 24

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2014/09/24/morning-lava-flow-update-wednesday-sept-24/

Dutchsinse 9/21/2014 ~ Glacier breaks off Mt. Shasta Volcano in North California – Lahar mud flow


Glacier breaks off Mount Shasta Volcano in North California — Lahar mud flow …… Full post with links here:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/921…

September 21, 2014

A lahar mud flow occurred from the Southeast flank of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.

The professionals are vexed at the moment, however I have a suspicion that some will soon realize this is related to volcanic / seismic activity in the region.
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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano impressive lava video:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/916…

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Fracking induced (man made) earthquakes:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/?s=…
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Mount Saint Helens magma chamber recharging:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/512…

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Yellowstone confirmed rising fast:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/410…

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Salton Sea confirmed to be recharging its magma chamber, and elevated to “active” status:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/327…

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Philippines volcano Mt. Mayon erupted this week:
http://nypost.com/2014/09/17/volcano-…

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Indonesias Mt. Slamet erupting now:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/raw-v…

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New Lava flows in Hawaii prompt Civil Defense Alerts 2nd week of September 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn_6V…

Unknown orange/red glow over Pacific Ocean – August 24, 2014


 Note: Beautiful photos! From what I can determine, this was a major undersea volcanic eruption, flanked by the northern lights in the skies. There’s a large chain of volcano’s that have been erupting over the last couple years in Eastern Russia which are probably connected the same a magma pool under the ocean. In addition, in the last few days there have been major earthquakes on the pacific rim that were likely influenced by an earthbound G2 class solar flare last week, then 2 smaller M-class flares followed 3-4 days later and another M5 flare on the 24th.

As a result of all the solar energy in the atmosphere, last week a Russian astronaut from the ISS said he’s never seen aurora borealis so big, bright and beautiful. Apparently these pilots witnessed a rare combination event…

I was talking with a close friend today about the suns energy over the last week, how hard it’s been to integrate… He’s also been slammed with energy, like being hit with a fire hose. So the earth is feeling the same thing and releasing the pressure thru the valves. It’s all good because it’s shifting things to cleanse and move to a higher level.

Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career.
After about 5 hours in flight we left Japan long time behind us and were cruising at a comfortable 34.000ft with about 4,5 hours to go towards Alaska.
We heard via the radio about earthquakes in Iceland, Chile and San Francisco, and since there were a few volcanos on our route that might or might not be going off during our flight, we double checked with dispatch if there was any new activity on our route after we departed from Hongkong.
Then, very far in the distance ahead of us, just over the horizon an intense lightflash shot up from the ground. It looked like a lightning bolt, but way more intense and directed vertically up in the air. I have never seen anything like this, and there were no flashes before or after this single explosion of light.
Since there were no thunderstorms on our route or weather-radar, we kept a close lookout for possible storms that might be hiding from our radar and might cause some problems later on.I decided to try and take some pictures of the night sky and the strange green glow that was all over the Northern Hemisphere. I think it was sort of a Northern Lights but it was much more dispersed, never seen anything like this before either. About 20 minutes later in flight I noticed a deep red/orange glow appearing ahead of us, and this was a bit strange since there was supposed to be nothing but endless ocean below us for hundreds of miles around us. A distant city or group of typical Asian squid-fishing-boats would not make sense in this area, apart from the fact that the lights we saw were much larger in size and glowed red/orange, instead of the normal yellow and white that cities or ships would produce.
The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow. In a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water.
The only cause of this red glow that we could think of, was the explosion of a huge volcano just underneath the surface of the ocean, about 30 minutes before we overflew that exact position.
Since the nearest possible airport was at least 2 hours flying away, and the idea of flying into a highly dangerous and invisible ash-plume in the middle of the night over the vast Pacific Ocean we felt not exactly happy. Fortunately we did not encounter anything like this, but together with the very creepy unexplainable deep red/orange glow from the ocean’s surface, we felt everything but comfortable. There was also no other traffic near our position or on the same routing to confirm anything of what we saw or confirm any type of ash clouds encountered.

We reported our observations to Air Traffic Control and an investigation into what happened in this remote region of the ocean is now started.

Two photos included, hardly edited except for watermark and resize. Note that photos are taken with extremely high ISO (sensor sensitivity) so quality might be a bit poor. Also an overview of our route + marking of the location is included.

Now I’m just hoping that if a new island has been formed there, at least it can be named after me as the official discoverer. :)
That would be pretty cool!

UPDATE: Added 4 new photos and google-earth map with underwater geography
One of the photos shows our landing lights illuminating the sky ahead since we were afraid we might be encountering an ashcloud. We entered a thin layer of clouds 5 minutes after passing the red glow, but no ash was detected or encountered.

 

Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights underneath the clouds
Glowing lights underneath the clouds
Glowing lights underneath the clouds
Glowing lights underneath the clouds
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Glowing lights illuminating the nightly sky
Landinglights illuminate a thin layer of clouds after passing the lights
Landinglights illuminate a thin layer of clouds after passing the lights
The location of the sighting, as indicated by our navigation equipment
The location of the sighting, as indicated by our navigation equipment
Location of observation/possible eruption
Location of observation/possible eruption
Location of observation/possible eruption
Location of observation/possible eruption
Location of observation/possible eruption
Location of observation/possible eruption
Ocean chart with plot
Ocean chart with plot
Ocean chart with plot
Ocean chart with plot
The Ring of Fire - Pacific Rim
The Ring of Fire – Pacific Rim

 

http://www.pbase.com/flying_dutchman/pacific_eruption

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts, causing massive evacuation


GlobalPost.com

Mount Sinabung November 2013 eruption

Powerful burst of hot ash erupted from one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra, on Sunday evening, triggering massive evacuation, official disclosed here.

The eruption occurred only months after the volcano had erupted intermittently from September to February which left 15 people dead, more than 30,000 other internally displaced and a warning to aviation.

Sunday’s eruption occurred at 19:29 p.m. Jakarta time (1229 GMT) with 4,000 meter high column of ash spewed to the sky, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency said.

The hot ash slid into southeast of the crater by up to 4,500 meter, he said. “Until now, the number of evacuee chalks up to 14,382 people,” Sutopo told Xinhua via phone.

“The rise of seismic activity has been disseminated among people, hence the condition remains safe,” he added.

Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the “Pacific Ring of Fire.”

The volcano rumbled back in September 2013 after being dormant for 400 years. The Indonesian transport ministry warned flight to stay away from the path near the volcano.

http://www.sott.net/article/281129-Indonesias-Mount-Sinabung-erupts-causing-massive-evacuation

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So ~ May 2014



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKcbDIyKdw

Village evacuated as Peru’s Ubinas volcano erupts


Ubinas volcano in southwest Peru erupts, sending smoke and ash into the air. It became active again in September 2013 after lying dormant for decades

A volcano in Peru that has not erupted in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas’s wrath.

The volcano in southwestern Peru blasted back to life causing 60 villagers from Querapi, near its base, to be relocated on Saturday, Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said.

“We are readying a shelter for refugees from the blasts,” he added, noting that the whole Moquegua region was on alert.

“The volcano has been emitting a lot of ash all day, the people in the town (of Ubinas) are having some problems breathing, the mayor added. They have been given masks, he said.

Peru’s geological and mining agency (Ingemmet) said lava had been building up in recent weeks, and warned locals they should prepare for the possibility of more evacuation.

See VIDEO

Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other


A new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava met sea water giving rise to plumes of steam and ash.

Almost 7,000 miles away in Mexico, the Colima volcano blew its top after a period of relative calm. A steam and ash cloud rose two miles into the sky and the grumbling of the mountain could be heard in towns a few miles away.

In Guatemala the ‘Fire Mountain’ belched out lava and sent up a moderate ash cloud causing an ash fall over nearby towns. The explosions and shock waves occurring in the volcano can be felt by residents over 6 miles away. Doors and windows are reported to be rattling, but there has been no damage so far.

In Vanuatu the Yasur volcano is giving some cause for concern. Although the explosions are quite weak the continuous ash that is coming from the mountain is starting to build up on farming land.

Over to Italy, Mount Etna is putting on quite a display. The current eruption started a few days ago and has been getting stronger as time moves on. A massive eruption lit up the sky and disturbed residents yesterday. The ash cloud was high enough to see flights canceled. The lava flow was the biggest in years, and the town of Zafferana which lay in its path saw some damage. Lava diverters were put into place, and most of the town escaped unscathed.

In Indonesia a four mile high ash cloud is making life hard for residents. Mount Sinabung came back to life in 2010 after dormancy of hundreds of years. Occasionally coming to life after its 2010 awakening, the rumbling of the volcano prompted the evacuation of over 6000 people as scientists feared a major eruption. There has been no lava flows so far but the ash cloud is growing.

Mount Sinabung ash cloud

Still in Indonesia but on the island of Java this time, Mount Merapi exploded yesterday. Hundreds of people were killed when it last erupted in 2010. There is no news of casualties at this point.

So, we have eruptions big enough to prompt evacuations. Flights are canceled, and a new island pops up off the coast of Japan. I would have called that newsworthy myself but obviously I’m wrong. If I was right it would have been common knowledge right? Reports may have been on the news right?

So many volcanoes throwing so much gas, ash and particulates into the air can have an effect on climate, this is a scientific fact. I’m not saying that these volcanoes herald the start of a new ice age but the planet certainly seems to be getting a bit more active of late.

Continued large eruptions put a huge amount of particulate matter into the atmosphere, and these particles reflect sunlight away from earth and when there is enough of them the temperatures can drop.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption lowered temperatures by around 0.5°C across the Northern Hemisphere.

Considering that we are in a cooling period anyway, having so many volcanoes going off at the same time is not good. Aside from the devastating effects the lava and ash can have on the lives of those living near to them, the global impacts can be enormous.

Lost crops due to ash fall and lower temperatures can lead to hunger and famine, as happened after the Tamboraeruption in 1815.

Economic losses due to lost crops and canceled flights runs into millions of dollars a day, as with the Icelandic eruption of Eyjafjallojkull (pronounced: aya fiat la u cud la) in 2010.

The spasms of the earth come without warning, but at the same time those spasms should be a wake up call to all of us that change can happen in the blink of an eye.

Better be prepared for it.

http://breakingthenewstoday.blogspot.com/2013/11/seven-volcanoes-in-six-different.html#sthash.EPJAbNEE.dpuf

New island emerged off the coast of Tokyo, Bonin Islands


                                                                                    A new island has emerged off the coast of Tokyo on October 20, 2013, as a result of underwater volcano eruption.

Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. The island emerged 1 000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands.

The last time the volcanoes in that area are known to have erupted was in the mid-1970’s. Much of the volcanic activity occurs under the sea, which extends thousands of meters deep along the Izu-Ogasawara-Marianas Trench.

Pictures taken by the Japanese coast guard showed clouds of heavy smoke, billowing steam, and waters rolling over the newly formed crater.

Video courtesy RT

The Ogasawara Islands were formed around 48 million years ago. They are a part of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc known geologically as a fore arc. They lie above a subduction zone between the Pacific Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate.

The Pacific Plate is subducting under the Philippine Sea Plate, which creates an oceanic trench to the east of the islands. The crust of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands was formed by volcanic activity when subduction began 45–50 million years ago, and is composed mostly of an andesitic volcanic rock called boninite, which is rich in magnesium oxide, chromium, and silicon dioxide.

An erupting undersea volcano forms a new island, shown by its nearest neighbour, Nishinoshima, a small unihabited island in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands. Image taken on November 21, 2013 (Credit: Japanese Coast Guard)

The Ogasawara Islands may represent the exposed parts of an ophiolite that has not yet been emplaced on oceanic crust. The rocks of the Volcano Islands are much younger; Iwo Jima is a dormant volcano characterized by rapid uplift and several hot springs. Most of the islands have steep shorelines, often with sea cliffs ranging from 50 to 100 meters (160 to 330 ft) in height, but the islands are also fringed with coral reefs and have many beaches.[34] The highest point lies on South Iwo Jima, at 916 meters (3,005 ft) (Bonin Islands).

Images of an eruption taken on November 21, 2013 (Credit: Japanese Coast Guard)

Featured image: An erupting undersea volcano forms a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small unihabited island in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands. The image was taken on November 21, 2013 by the Japanese Coast Guard.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/11/21/new-island-emerged-off-the-coast-of-tokyo-bonin-islands/

New volcanic vent discovered close to airport in Rome, Italy


 

 

 

August 26, 2013 ROME, Italy Italian experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of what looks like a volcanic geyser erupting steam and gases 5 meters into the air. What appears to be a new fumarole appeared near Rome’s International Fiumicino airport Saturday morning. A vent producing small geyser-like fountains of steam, water and mud was suddenly opened in the ground near a road crossing near Fiumicino. Geologists are currently examining the phenomenon. It is still a bit unclear whether it is not a man-made accident caused by a broken pipe or similar (which might well be the case). As La Repubblica statess, first inspections however indicate that it is in fact a new natural vent. Obviously, there are also already some speculations whether it could be related to volcanic activity. The nearest possibly still active volcanic system in the area is the Monti Albani, an old but possibly not yet extinct volcanic complex located 20 km SE of the capital. Its last known activity there took place about 20,000 years ago. New volcanic activity in the suburban area of Rome itself is certainly not a completely impossible, but quite unlikely scenario. More data will be needed to shed light on this. “From Mt. Etna in Sicily up to the Alban hills around Rome, there is a good deal of volcanic activity,” Alberto Basilli, a seismologist at the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology told the Daily Telegraph. –Volcano Discovery

 

Chirinkotan Volcano erupts in Kuril Islands of Far East Russia as Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano unleashes another wave


The remote volcano in the northern Kuriles is probably in eruption, the latest SVERT report and satellite images suggest. A plume of gas and steam, and possibly some minor amounts ash was seen with the MODIS sensor onboard the NASA Terra satellite this morning. Satellite data also indicate that activity had likely already started in early May, because a small thermal anomaly can be traced back on archive pictures to 7 May. One should take into account that frequent dense cloud cover often prevents such observations, so activity could have started earlier than that. It is not known what kind of activity is occurring at the volcano. Possibilities include some minor explosive (strombolian ?) activity at the summit, or lava flows that might be reaching the sea and produce the steam plume observed. The last eruption of the volcano was (probably) in 2004. – Volcano Discovery

Eruption continues in Mexico

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano unleashed another wave of powerful exhalations and explosions in the early hours of Thursday (May 23), officials reported. Hundreds of individual exhalations reaching up to 2.5 km (1.5 miles) of smoke and ash spewed out of Popocatepetl in the latest escalation in activity. An explosion at 02:54 local time (06:54GMT) also sent fragments out over 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles), Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention reported. -WSBRADIO

 

Scientists find Yellowstone’s volcano is bigger than previously thought


 

 

April 18, 2013SALT LAKE CITY Yellowstone’s underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers reported here today (April 17) at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting. “We are getting a much better understanding of the volcanic system of Yellowstone,” said Jamie Farrell, a seismology graduate student at the University of Utah. “The magma reservoir is at least 50 percent larger than previously imaged.” Knowing the volume of molten magma beneath Yellowstone is important for estimating the size of future eruptions, Farrell told OurAmazingPlanet. Geologists believe Yellowstone sits over a hotspot, a plume of superheated rock rising from Earth’s mantle. As North America slowly drifted over the hotspot, the Yellowstone plume punched through the continent’s crust, leaving a bread-crumb-like trail of calderas created by massive volcanic eruptions along Idaho’s Snake River Plain, leading straight to Yellowstone. The last caldera eruption was 640,000 years ago. Smaller eruptions occurred in between and after the big blasts, most recently about 70,000 years ago. The magma chamber seen in the new study fed these smaller eruptions and is the source of the park’s amazing hydrothermal springs and geysers. It also creates the surface uplift seen in the park, said Bob Smith, a seismologist at the University of Utah and author of a related study presented at the meeting. 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. “This crustal magma body is a little dimple that creates the uplift,” Smith said. “It’s like putting your finger under a rubber membrane and pushing it up and the sides expand.”  A clearer picture of Yellowstone’s shallow magma chamber emerged from earthquakes, whose waves change speed when they travel through molten or solid rock. Farrell analyzed nearby earthquakes to build a picture of the magma chamber. The underground magma resembles a mutant banana, with a knobby, bulbous end poking up toward the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, and the rest of the tubular fruit angling shallowly southwest. It’s a single connected chamber, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) long, 18 miles (30 km) wide, and 3 to 7 miles (5 to 12 km) deep. Previously, researchers had thought the magma beneath Yellowstone was in separate blobs, not a continuous pocket. The shallowest magma, in the northeast, also matches up with the park’s most intense hydrothermal activity, Farrell said. The new study is the best view yet of this zone, which lies outside the youngest caldera rim. Additional molten rock, not imaged in this study, also exists deeper beneath Yellowstone, scientists think. -Yahoo

 

3/8/2013 — Large plume event — Entire state of Georgia – into MS, AL, SC, NC (watch in HD)


Published on Mar 8, 2013

dutchsinsedutchsinse

WATCH VIDEO IN HD!

thanks to Luca Milevoj !!

satellite image :
http://i.imgur.com/pwYHJjO.jpg

http://climate.cod.edu/flanis/satelli…

larger view here:

http://climate.cod.edu/flanis/satelli…

Looks like the entire edge of the craton is burning. Can’t be wildfires (too well timed) .. and control burns across millions of acres all at once? hmm. could be possible, but unlikely over that large of an area / that many states.

Something up. Draw your own conclusions.

No exaggeration .. literally.. All at once across millions of acres — Entire state of Georgia, reaching west across Alabama, and Mississippi.. south to Florida .. north to South / North Carolina.

Mt. Etna Erupted, and Astronauts Were There to Take Pictures


By Megan Garber

 2 Feb 28 2013

Earth’s fires, captured from space

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Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily on April 1, 2012. (Reuters)

Mt. Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe, and in an almost constant state of activity, regularly spewing gas, ash, and lava from the four craters at its summit. But in the early morning of February 19, the volcano became more active than normal: Explosions of bright-orange lava erupted from Etna’s southeast crater, shooting up in the air. And over the next two days, three more eruptions were recorded. Which is significant: Though Etna is active, LiveScience notes, it hasn’t erupted with successive episodes like that for more than 12 years.

The assumption: There could be more.

Indeed, on February 23, fountains of lava more than 2,600 feet tall shot out of Bocca Nuova, one of Etna’s central craters. The explosions were captured, spectacularly, on video, from a safe distance. But they were captured from another angle, as well: the outside-of-Earth one. Chris Hadfield, denizen of the International Space Station and otherworldly photographer of our planet, passed over Etna as it was spewing. And he captured this image of the ashy proceedings:

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NASA/CSA

 

Kevin Ford, Hadfield’s crewmate, caught a similar image in the form of “smoke and shadow“: [optional image description]

NASA/CSA

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/mt-etna-erupted-and-astronauts-were-there-to-take-pictures/273605/

 

Planet undergoing MASSIVE Changes


Published on Feb 8, 2013

The deadly 8.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands days ago, struck along a subduction zone, the same geologic setting responsible for the world’s most powerful earthquakes…

WEBSITE: USGS, theextinctionprotocol
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Извержение вулкана Плоский Толбачик. Камчатка ~ Powerful Russian Volcanic Activity


This is a short video with stunning photography of what appears to be the Kamchatka volcano, taken from a Russian helicopter and aerial remote.

Published on Dec 26, 2012

Полет команды AirPano.ru к работающему конусу Плоского Толбачика 17.12.2012

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