5/13/2015 — 7 blasts + Large shockwave at Sakurajima Volcano in South Japan

The first blast produces a supersonic shock wave which is seen breaking the sound barrier as it also disturbs the clouds surrounding the volcano.

Seven large eruptions occurred in one days time in South Japan at Sakurajima Volcano on the same day a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Northeast coast of the mainland of the Island nation.

This comes on the heels of ELEVEN different eruptions in one days time just 4 days ago… see those 11 eruptions here:


5/13/2015 — Explosive eruption in South Japan at Sakurajima Volcano — Static Discharge Lightning

Stunning Images from Calbuco volcanic eruption

Okay what do you see? This is a column of ash & smoke from Calbuco Chile.

I see Gaia rising – some see the angel of death. It’s all a matter of interpretation.



URGENTE: Erupción del Volcán Calbuco Puerto Montt Chile Volcano Eruption 2015

UFO – OVNI grabado en Erupción de Volcán Calbuco en Chile

Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in eight days on Thursday, sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky.

2/12/2015 — HUGE Eruption in South Japan — Multiple Blasts of Lava over hours

February 12, 2015 … The largest eruption can be seen in this video at about 8min. The eruption covers the entire mountain with lava within 20 seconds or less.

Major Pacific seismic movement is underway.. as evidenced by the other volcanic eruptions occurring around the Pacific at the moment, such as Colima + Popo volcanoes in Mexico giving off multiple blasts, and Fuego volcano in Guatemala showing serious movement. Add in the borderline 7.0M earthquake which just struck Chile / Argentina, and the dormant volcanoes showing movement in the United States.

Now (Feb 12) a series of large blasts of lava has occurred at Sakurajima Volcano in South Japan (yet again).

Compared to any of the previous blasts of lava, this newest round is much larger. See the previous blast from February 7th here:


The previous large eruption began with a multiple day steaming event, immediately followed by a large blast of lava on January 25th 2015 (seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEMPS… ).

This ongoing active eruption began in earnest after the blast(s), producing an over 3 hour eruption on January 28th 2015 (seen the timelapse of the previous large eruption here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmMbx…

The previous eruptions ash cloud extended multiple kilometers in the atmosphere, and also spread multiple KM down wind from the eruption location.

The previous eruption ash cloud actually reached the West Coast of the United States, hitting Oregon and Washington state with a thin layer of ash mixed with the rain.

The ash laden rainfall on the West coast made national news..


EVERYONE still guessing where the ash came from.. now they’re saying Shivulech Volcano in Russia…

See the eruption (and record it) live here:

地震火山噴火溶岩日本 (as seen on http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com )

Sakurajima volcano has been active in the past (2011 especially), and has since calmed down over the past year, now picking back up pace with multiple eruptions occurring recently.

#japan #volcano #eruption #lava

1/24/2015 — Large Explosive Eruption in Japan at Sakurajima Volcano ~ Dutchsinse

January 23, 2015: An explosive nighttime eruption of Sakurajima Volcano in Japan was captured by the webcams monitoring this active region of South Japan. 地震火山噴火溶岩日本 (as seen on http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com )

Sakurajima volcano has been active in the past (2011 especially), and has since calmed down over the past year.

Recently, a few larger eruptions of ash have occurred, as well as a few minor lavic eruptions, however today’s most recent eruption really lets us know that the Pacific activity is increasing.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred in the West Pacific yesterday (january 23 2015), as well as the dozens of 5.0M+ earthquakes which occurred from Japan, South to New Guniea proves the West Pacific is in a state of flux.

In 2011, before the Japan 9.0M “mega-quake”, there were a series of new eruptions which occurred around the Pacific, as well as multiple impressive eruptions of Sakurajima.

In my most recent earthquake forecast, specifically named out the area around Japan to watch for increased volcanic eruption activity (in the near term) due to this new earthquake unrest showing across the entire region.

See the most recent international earthquake forecast here (Jan 22 2015):

and here (Jan 19 2015):


See the most recent earthquake forecast followup results (Jan 23 2015):

See the most recent United States earthquake forecast results here:

and here:


Since the entire region is being displaced by seismic activity, it is logical to assume that the seismic unrest happening anywhere from 350 miles depth (asthenosphere) to near surface levels, will also displace the magma chambers of sever volcanoes across the Pacific whose magma chambers reside in the area between the surface and 350 miles deep.

The area 350 miles down is showing movement, therefore everything above the area, and the adjacent areas on either flank of the deep movement will be moved as well.

Move a magma chamber, and you get an eruption.

I’d expect much more to happen in the near term , not only in Japan, but several areas around the Pacific MUST compensate either volcanically, or via larger earthquakes.

1/21/2015 — New MASSIVE lava flow in Hawaii being ignored by officials — Why?!

Aloha Everyone,

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days, but over the last week Kauai’s been hit hard with volcanic “vog” brought here by the tradewinds, many local residents have been hit hard with respiratory problems – including “yours truly”.

Now, after taking a look below at all the volcanic activity on the Big Isand, it’s no wonder we’re suffering.

Thankfully, I’m starting to feel better today :)

Why would officials downplay, and deliberately ignore an obvious large outbreak of lava flowing from Pu’u O’o in Hawaii?

#punalavaflow #puna #kilauea #volcano #eruption #pahoa #hawaii #usgs

usgs downplaying lava flow hawaii jan 21 2015
Above: (Left) screenshot of the USGS saying all is quiet on the front (true) while leaving out the huge outbreak of lava (seen in the 6 pictures on the right from the most recent helicopter flyover). Obviously the USGS and civil defense are leaving this new development out of their reports. Why omit this development?

See the outbreak for yourself, then listen to the civil defense update… and THEN read the USGS post made today basically saying all is quiet on the outbreak front (which is true), then they skip over the obvious huge new flow captured on helicopter flyover.

Here is the most recent flyover as of January 19-20 2015:

Here is another version  from today, January 21 2015 with their own music added and multiple distant views showing the new large flow:


Here is a close up HD view of the new up slope flow from January 18th 2015:

Now that you’ve seen the actual activity evidence yourself (in the above recent videos),  be sure to listen to the civil defense update issued the same day as this flyover was done!

Civil defense saying everything is stalled, with no new developments in the flow!

Do they not have access to the helicopter views?  How could they NOT know?  How could the USGS leave the new flow up slope out of their most recent update?


Below is the USGS update issued today (January 21 2015) , after I put out the flyover video, the USGS responded with this post saying everything is calm on the flow front.

Technically this is true, the flow front has stalled.  However, the truth is that 1.5 – 2 miles up slope, a new outbreak has occurred that is fairly large (as seen in the above videos and screenshots).

USGS being deliberately oblivious.  Civil Defense not giving the public information that is clearly available to them.


“January 21, 2015 — Kīlauea

Sluggish activity at leading tip of the flow



The leading tip of the most distal active portion of the June 27th lava flow remains active, but consists of small, sluggish breakouts that have not advanced a significant distance during the past two days. The leading tip of the flow remains approximately 600 meters (0.4 miles) from Highway 130.



multimediaFile-1073Above: Only a handful of small breakouts were active along the leading tip of the flow.


Above: Looking downslope at the leading tip of the flow, which is surrounded by burned vegetation.”



Puna Lava Flow and Global Volcanic Updates, Jan. 17, 2015

Worldwide volcano activity ..

Website: earthquake-report.com
Credit: Armand Vervaeck and Janine Krippner
Link: http://earthquake-report.com/2013/05/…

Puna Lava Flow heading towards Highway, Civil Defense Eruption Update – January 18, 2015

Blood-red sea as underwater volcano erupts off Tonga, ash delays flights

SYDNEY Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:43pm EST

(Reuters) – An underwater volcano off Tonga was spewing ash high into the air on Tuesday, causing several carriers to suspend air travel to the South Pacific island nation and turning the surrounding ocean blood red, residents and officials said.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65 km (40 miles) north of the capital Nuku‛alofa, was sending volcanic ash up to 4,500 meters (14,765 feet) into the air, the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) said.

The volcano, which first erupted in 2009, had been rumbling in recent weeks before exploding violently in the past few days, The New Zealand Herald newspaper reported.

An Air New Zealand flight between Auckland and Nuku‛alofa on Monday was diverted to Samoa and later returned to New Zealand because of the volcano, the airline said in a statement.

A return service had been scheduled to fly on Tuesday, the airline said, but had been canceled because of volcanic activity. The volcano was not disrupting flights to other regions, it said.

Regional carrier Fiji Airlines also turned around a flight to Tonga on Monday, citing safety concerns, and domestic flights were grounded in Tonga.

Residents in Tonga described a spectacular sight, with the enormous plume from the volcano shooting high into the sky and a muddy discharge underwater turning areas of the sea off the island blood red.

“I feel it is healthily letting off steam but it is growing … the base has doubled in size since December 24 when we first saw it again. And it’s getting higher,” resident Chris Egan told the Stuff.nz website.

“This one will not give up.”

There was no damage reported and New Zealand’s VAAC said the ash cloud was expected to dissipate by the end of Tuesday.

(Editing by Paul Tait)


More incredible eruption photo’s here


Cape Verde Volcano Fogo Portela Destruction 2014 – Lava zerstört Häuser von Portela Fogo, Kapverden

Destruction of houses 2014 in Cha das Caldeiras, Portela (Cape Verde Fogo island), in the second half of this video you see the lava destroying a house completely. (06-12-2014)

Zerstörung der Häuser in Portela, Cha das Caldeiras 2014 (Kapverden, Fogo). In der zweiten Hälfte dieses Videos sieht man wie die Lava ein Haus komplett zerstört. (06.12.2014)

Volcano Update January 9, 2014

Popocatepetl volcano erupts in Mexico emitting gas and ash some two miles in the sky. 12/31/14
Source: NBC News.

Jan 4, 2015 | Japan: Sakurajima Volcano Eruption [ 桜島 ]

1/09/2015 — Lava Flow breakout upslope from Pahoa — moving new direction towards Ainaloa

An update from the USGS, and the County of Hawaii has been released. The #punalavaflow is moving in a new direction taking the main bulk of the flow slightly away from the downtown marketplace , more towards Ainaloa (town).
New up close video of the lava flow has been released by the County of Hawaii shows outbreaks of the flow further up slope. The USGS has confirmed the new direction of the flow in their most recent website update here:
Quote the USGS:

“Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow has not advanced any closer to Pahoa Marketplace, but is still active. Breakouts were also active near the True/Mid-Pacific geothermal well site, and along the distal 3 km (2 miles) of the flow, where a narrow lobe has been advancing toward the north-northeast.

The north-northeast lobe is following a drainage that leads to the steepest-descent path that crosses Highway 130 about 1 km (0.6 mi) south of the Makuʻu Farmer’s Market. The flow, however, is still 3.5 km (2.2 mi) upslope from that spot and moving slowly.

Be sure to check Earthspace103’s channel for regular updates on this event and other earth changes related news:
Credit to the County of Hawaii :
Hawaii Volcano Observatory updates, and Civil Defense alerts can be found here:
and here:
Request a copy of the original video directly from:
County of Hawai‘i Standard Hours of Operation: 7:45AM – 4:30PM.
For general information and assistance, please call (808) 961-8223 or email cohinfo@co.hawaii.hi.us. TDD number is (808) 961-8521.

PAHOA VILLAGE, Cemetary Road and Downtown – Drive Through and Civil Defense Update 11/14/14

Many of us are very thankful to whomever filmed and posted this Sept video drive through of Pahoa before the lava flow crossed Cemetery Rd. The footage is already history, as is evident in the second video dated Nov 14  where the road is gone, the transfer station was breached, a home burned down and even more breakouts are occurring west of the main lava flow in non-residential areas.  I lived less than two miles due east of the main flow in Leilani Estates, a neighborhood which fortunately  appears to be safe for now. 

It’s quite surreal watching this unfold from a distance, when living in Pahoa 4yrs was profoundly healing and literally transformational in every respect. I’ve longed to go back to lend support, but $300 airfares for inter-island travel are out of the question for most of us.  But, a piece of my heart will always be there…

Much love and aloha, Annette


Took a drive in and around Pahoa Town…. September 17th 2014… Wanted to get another first hand look at the topography surrounding the area where lava may cross through… Watch In HD!

Downtown Pahoa starts around the 7:32 mark… Post office and downslope? at 9:33 ….mahalos for watching.

Civil Defense Eruption Update – November 14, 2014
Big Island Video News

Oct 25  Flyover of Pahoa lava flow. At the very beginning of the video a rainbow appears to end/begin at the transfer station, where the flow burned thru the fencing and melted a little asphalt before coming to a stop. Interesting synchronicity to note.  Almost as tho the rainbow laid energetic protection down at the station as a stopping point…

Never underestimate the magic of the land on these magnificent isles, where nature is vibrantly alive with consciousness.

Morning Lava Update, Thursday, Nov. 13 ~ Big Island News

Note: The transfer station below was fairly new, it opened a year or so after I moved there in 2010. It’s a nice facility for local residents, with any luck it’ll just get grazed with a good singe and they won’t have to build a new one.

Right now, it looks like the recycle stations taking a hit and lava’s encroaching from behind one of the two main trash receptacles..

(ABOVE PHOTO) UPDATE: New photos show lava entering the transfer station on Thursday morning, courtesy Ena Media Hawaii (Nov. 13, 2014)


  • Civil defense reports the three breakouts remain active and continue to advance uplsope of the stalled flow front.
  • The breakout near the transfer station continues to fill into the driveway area to the rear and south side of the facility and is burning the asphalt road material.
  • Smoke conditions are currently moderate to heavy, and blowing in a north northeast direction towards the Ainaloa, Hawaiian Paradise Park and Keaau areas.
  • UPDATE: Post Office Road in Pahoa has been reopened to two way traffic.

Lava continues to enter transfer station area. Photo courtesy Ena Media Hawaii on Nov. 13, 2014.

The view from above Apa'a Street looking downslope towards Pahoa Village. Photo courtesy Ena Media Hawaii on Nov. 13, 2014.

View over the flow field looking upslope. The transfer station is seen near the center of the photo. Courtesy Ena Media Hawaii on Nov. 13, 2014.


10/29/2014 ~ New Eruption at Bárðarbunga Volcano in Iceland ~ Miles across Caldera

Note: A better perspective instead of a massive eruption would be to visualize Gaia slowly releasing the pressure to avoid a cataclysmic event. That’s what she’s been doing up until now, she appears to be maintaining balance as she moves through cleansing all the negative energy stored in her Earth body stemming from very dense human consciousness levels over the last several thousand years.

Breaking news out of Iceland.. a NEW eruption (new volcanic fissure) has opened up miles away from the original volcanic rift which formed near the Bardarbunga caldera.

website post with links here:

October 29, 2014 — This 3hr time lapse video (sped up 40X) from 5pm – 8pm (Iceland local time) shows the new volcanic plume rising very close to the stationed webcam.


The new volcanic fissure must be forming along the slopes of the mountain top which the webcams reside upon. I would say this new fissure forming is rather unexpected, due to its proximity to the cameras.

This new fissure is currently melting the icesheet / snow / glacier above it, causing large amounts of steam to rise, mixed with volcanic gas.. forming a plume of dark smoke/steam reaching out across the volcanic basin of Bardarbunga.

No “glow” from the new rupture is visible (yet), however unless the lava below stops rising, we can be certain this new rift will behave like the original rupture has over the past 2 months.

Having a new fissure forming miles away from the original (and still heavily active) rupture, which is seen glowing in the background, is something we need to keep watch upon.

If any more areas begin to rupture, we might be looking at a large scale eruption following the weakening of the crust above the magma chamber showing such large scale unrest.

See the eruption as it began in September 2014 here:



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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.


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:


Last week, a TORNADO formed over the lava flows, producing a toxic, boiling hot vortex of Sulfur Dioxide. Watch that video here:



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

Watch the live stream here:



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:




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


  • 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.


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


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:


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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Monitor earthquakes nationally, and internationally here:

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano impressive lava video:



Fracking induced (man made) earthquakes:


Mount Saint Helens magma chamber recharging:



Yellowstone confirmed rising fast:



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



Philippines volcano Mt. Mayon erupted this week:


Indonesias Mt. Slamet erupting now:



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


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