Alerts Heighten, Big News Day | S0 News Dec.16.2016

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Alerts Heighten, Big News Day | S0 News Dec.16.2016

Published on Dec 16, 2016

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Magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocks New Zealand

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By Renee Duff – AccuWeather

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake jolted New Zealand early Sunday morning, generating a tsunami along the South Island’s northeast coast.

The earthquake struck 58 miles (93 km) north-northeast of Christchurch, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 14.3 miles (23.0 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.

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CME Incoming, OK Quake, Italy Tornado | S0 News Nov.7.2016

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Published on Nov 7, 2016

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday September 26, 2016

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Map of today’s active volcanoes-Volcano Discovery

Source: Volcano Discovery

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION OBS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:25/1830Z
…25 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 EXT TO N.

Colima (Western Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM SEEN IN WEBCAM AND STLT.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (25 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EM REPORTED AT 25/0615Z

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBS
…25 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IN WEBCAM ARND 25/0115Z

Lascar (Northern Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: PILOT REPORT AT 1247Z OBS VA DTG:22/1435Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 15 Sep 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 18 Sep 2016 (updated 19 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic ash emissions (updated 21 Sep 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 15 Sep 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday September 26, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (112 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 26 Sep 21:23 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 26 Sep (100 earthquakes)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:53 UTC M 3.3 / 52 km – [info] (306 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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Mon, 26 Sep 20:50 UTC M 2.8 / 48.4 km – [info] (351 km) 8 km al N de La Serena

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:35 UTC M 2.8 / 44.4 km – [info] (53 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:15 UTC M 5.2 / 30 km – [info] (68 km) SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 20:00 UTC M 2.8 / 37.8 km – [info] (172 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 26 Sep 19:41 UTC M 3.2 / 24 km – [info] (343 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 19:39 UTC M 5.1 / 60 km – [info] (324 km) Solomon Islands
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GeoAu
Mon, 26 Sep 19:04 UTC M 4.5 / 10 km – [info] (319 km) 4.5 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 19:02 UTC M 3.9 / 52.6 km – [info] (97 km) SOUTHERN IWATE PREF
I FELT IT

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NIED
Mon, 26 Sep 18:52 UTC M 4.8 / 80 km – [info] unnamed (25 km) KURIL ISLANDS
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 18:46 UTC M 2.7 / 25.2 km – [info] (231 km) TOSA BAY REGION

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NIED
Mon, 26 Sep 18:40 UTC M 3.3 / 10 km – [info] (196 km) NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
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EMSC

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Wednesday September 21, 2016

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New ash emissions from Turrialba this morning (image: Juan K Matamoros / RSN / facebook)

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Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:21/1120Z
…20 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20160920/2119Z FL270 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG:20/2120Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:21/0520Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (21 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL100 OBS VA DTG:21/0500Z

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG:21/1551Z
…20 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG:20/2227Z

Kilauea (Hawai’i): (21 Sep) Following the inflation cycle that began 2 days ago (and might be now turning into deflation), the lava lake in the Halema’uma’u summit crater has risen again into clear view from the HVO observatory. This morning, its surface was only 12 m (39 ft) below the rim.
An explosion of the lava lake was observed yesterday around 21:15 local time – probably triggered by a larger rockfall from the unstable crater walls, a fountain of incandescent material rose from the NE end of the lake to about the outer rim near the old overlook area, generating a plume of steam and ash that rose several hundred meters and quickly dissipated SW.
The two sea entries at Kamokuna remain active and well alimented; additionally, active pahoehoe breakouts are present about 2 km (1.2 mi) inland from the coast and higher up on the pali.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): After a day of relative calm, a new pulse of ash emissions occurred from the volcano this morning.
The current phase of activity at the volcano began around 13 Sep with renewed, but sporadic and weak ash emissions, but intensified drastically on 19 Sep reaching a new peak of activity (so far). Between 02:53 and 15:30 local time, the volcano produced several phases of near-continuous explosive activity with strong ash emissions, generating several ash plumes that rose more than 1000 m, drifted west into the Central Valley, causing moderate to heavy ash falls and forcing a temporary closure of the capital’s Juan Santamaria International Airport.
 
Some of the explosions were strong enough that part of the dense eruption columns collapsed into small pyroclastic flows that spread onto the crater floor. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
4 eruptive pulses on 19 Sep 2016:

…21 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONS EM
…21 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EMS AT 20/1856Z AND 20/2003Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): new fissure eruption since 11 Sep 2016 (updated 11 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Wednesday September 21, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (130 quakes)

Updated: Wed, 21 Sep 21:33 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Wed, 21 Sep (118 earthquakes)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:59 UTC M 4.2 / 88.3 km – [info] (357 km) 16 km al S de Vicuña
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GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:56 UTC M 2.5 / 19.3 km – [info] (125 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:56 UTC M 3.5 / 9 km – [info] (489 km) WESTERN IRAN
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EMSC
Wed, 21 Sep 20:52 UTC M 3.5 / 24.7 km – [info] (136 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:18 UTC M 3.0 / 32.2 km – [info] (98 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:15 UTC M 2.9 / 34.1 km – [info] (103 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:44 UTC M 2.6 / 70.6 km – [info] (56 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:37 UTC M 2.6 / 188.8 km – [info] Ngauruhoe (28 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:31 UTC M 3.2 / 11.3 km – [info] (166 km) GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)
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KOERI-RETMC
Wed, 21 Sep 19:27 UTC M 4.2 / 11.3 km – [info] (175 km) GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ) REVISE01 (2016.09.21
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KOERI-RETMC
Ambrolauri (Georgia) (183 km E from epicenter)(no details): I have felt this earthquake on the second floor,when I was sleeping, it was not strong but noticeable for me.(Racha, ambrolauri) (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Сидела на диване, бпочувствовала слабые толчки. К счастью все быстро прекратилось. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Закачалась кравать (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Обычное для этой местности и как всегда в ночное время суток. (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22:30 22.09.2016 (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22.30 (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22:30 21.09.2016. Предыдущий комментарий:ошибочно указана дата. (via EMSC)
Kutaisi (Georgia) (148 km E from epicenter)(no details): Толчок, который был ощутим, но не продолжался долго (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (102 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Покачало) (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (102 km SE from epicenter)(no details): იგრძნობოდა, თან საკმაოდ. (via EMSC)
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Wed, 21 Sep 19:19 UTC M 2.6 / 17.2 km – [info] (105 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:17 UTC M 3.3 / 41.6 km – [info] (92 km) New Zealand
I FELT IT

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GEONET (NZ)

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Prepper Relocation Part V: The True Best Places to Relocate

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Over the past two weeks, I have released a series on prepper relocation that completely changes the old conventional theories that drove prepper relocation strategies (See: http://www.lastminutesurvival.com/?s=prepper+relocation).  The key takeaway

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Friday September 16, 2016

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Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Sep 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:16/1120Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160916/0850Z FL120 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:16/0940Z

Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20160916/0906Z FL110 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:16/0900Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (15 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL080 EXT 35NM TO NE AT 15/2250Z.

 

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): new fissure eruption since 11 Sep 2016 (updated 11 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Friday September 16, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (136 quakes)

Updated: Fri, 16 Sep 20:55 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Fri, 16 Sep (122 earthquakes)
Fri, 16 Sep 20:40 UTC M 2.6 / 18.3 km – [info] (167 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 20:37 UTC M 2.8 / 27.6 km – [info] (200 km) FAR SE OFF BOSO PEN

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 20:25 UTC M 2.7 / 11.1 km – [info] (108 km) Macerata

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INGV
Fri, 16 Sep 19:50 UTC M 2.8 / 15 km – [info] (119 km) NEVADA

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EMSC
Fri, 16 Sep 19:46 UTC M 4.3 / 10 km – [info] (198 km) – 189km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada
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USGS
Fri, 16 Sep 19:35 UTC M 2.5 / 153.5 km – [info] Ibusuku (26 km) SATSUMA PENINSULA REGION

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:33 UTC M 2.6 / 15.1 km – [info] (176 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:11 UTC M 2.7 / 89.5 km – [info] (38 km) NEAR KUNASHIRI ISLAND

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:06 UTC M 2.6 / 94.6 km – [info] (31 km) 96 km al E de Tierra Amarilla

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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 19:04 UTC M 3.0 / 5.2 km – [info] (731 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:53 UTC M 2.7 / 67.1 km – [info] (124 km) 66 km al N de Quillagua

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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:50 UTC M 3.1 / 164.9 km – [info] (234 km) 96 km al O de San Juan.
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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:48 UTC M 2.6 / 3.2 km – [info] (53 km) PIRGARIP-(VAN)
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KOERI-RETMC
Fri, 16 Sep 18:38 UTC M 5.5 / 10 km – [info] (1026 km) Southwest Indian Ridge
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GFZ
Fri, 16 Sep 18:26 UTC M 3.0 / 60 km – [info] (1007 km) PORTUGAL
I FELT IT

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EMSC

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Tuesday September 6, 2016

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Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 6 Sep 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:06/1720Z
…6 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160906/0300Z FL250 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:06/0400Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION LAST OBS TO FL080 MOV NW AT 06/0220Z.

Mauna Loa (Big Island, Hawai’i): A magnitude 4.0 earthquake occurred at 2.4 km depth beneath the summit caldera of the volcano half an hour ago (04:25 am in Hawaii).
Such relatively large quakes under active volcanoes can (but not necessarily must) be precursors of new eruptions if they are being caused by magma pressurizing rock and fracturing it on its way up. Whether this particular quake is in fact caused by magma movements is impossible to know a priori without further analysis.
Mauna Loa is statistically “due” for an eruption (its last having been in 1984) and increased seismic activity and inflation over the past years have indicated an ongoing period of unrest due to gradual magma recharge.

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: OCNL VA EMS
…5 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: INCREASING ACTIVITY WITH VA EM.

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IN WEBCAM AROUND 1338Z

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED AT 06/1429Z OBS VA DTG:06/1435Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Tuesday September 6, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (96 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 6 Sep 21:41 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 6 Sep (84 earthquakes)
Tue, 6 Sep 21:22 UTC M 4.7 / 39 km – [info] (0 km) GUAM REGION
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Tue, 6 Sep 21:07 UTC M 2.5 / 120.1 km – [info] (62 km) NEMURO REGION

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Tue, 6 Sep 21:01 UTC M 4.1 / 243 km – [info] (31 km) JUJUY, ARGENTINA
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Tue, 6 Sep 20:52 UTC M 3.2 / 9.5 km – [info] (110 km) Macerata
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Teramo (Italy) (44 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Avvertito bene terzo piano (via EMSC)
Tue, 6 Sep 20:49 UTC M 3.0 / 22.3 km – [info] (122 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF
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NIED
Tue, 6 Sep 20:19 UTC M 2.8 / 11.9 km – [info] (41 km) SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF

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NIED
Tue, 6 Sep 20:15 UTC M 3.5 / 5 km – [info] (380 km) WESTERN TEXAS
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Tue, 6 Sep 19:51 UTC M 2.6 / 26.7 km – [info] (75 km) Nicaragua

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Tue, 6 Sep 19:46 UTC M 3.2 / 2.9 km – [info] Nipesotsu-Maruyama (8 km) TAISETSU MOUNTAINS REG
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NIED
Tue, 6 Sep 19:39 UTC M 3.7 – [info] (654 km) SE M SILA.ARG
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IGN
Tue, 6 Sep 19:33 UTC M 3.3 / 113 km – [info] (50 km) 44 km al SO de Mina Collahuasi
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GUG (U. Chile)

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I routinely read articles online where individuals pontificate about where the best places for preppers to live or relocate too are.  What I don’t usually see is any real cognitive

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 29, 2016

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Steam/ash plume from Etna’s Voragine this morning

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Etna (Sicily, Italy): Over the past weeks, the volcano’s activity (at Voragine and the New SE crater) has generally decreased and tremor levels are currently low.
While not entirely stopped, the emissions of hot incandescent gasses and ash, along with weak strombolian activity from the new vent in the Voragine crater have become less pronounced. Similarly, the sporadic ash emissions from the New SE, observed intermittently until at least Saturday, have ceased or become even rarer.
This could rapidly change, however.

Katla (Southern Iceland): At least one earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred this morning under the volcano, the strongest recorded for Katla in recent decades. It was felt in nearby areas.
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported two quakes, one at 01:47:02 local time at 3.8 km depth 8.1 km east of the summit (Goðabunga) followed 20 seconds later by another magnitude 4.5 quake at 0.1 km depth. Caution is required as these data are from automatic calculations which could actually in fact describe only one quake.
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During the past 48 hours, IMO has detected 48 earthquakes – most of them tiny, but including 4 of magnitudes of 3 or higher – at shallow depths under Katla.

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano, mainly effusive, remains intense. There are currently 3 active lava flows descending the steep stratovolcano: two parallel ones on the eastern-southeastern flank and a new one on the upper southwestern slope which has appeared about a week ago.
An intense thermal anomaly corresponding to the large output of lava is visible on satellite data.
Small ash plumes from strombolian activity in the summit crater have been producing plumes today that reached 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude and drifted eastwards today.

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Low-level ash emissions occur at the volcano, producing a plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude drifting west from the volcano.
The latest Terra satellite image shows a narrow plume of mostly gas and possible light ash content extending about 70 km to the west of Bougainville Island.
A moderate thermal hot spot is visible on MODIS data and has increased recently. This suggests that the volcano’s activity (effusive or mildly explosive or both) has picked up recently.

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): Strombolian activity continues in the El Agrio crater at fluctuating, generally low intensity.
Occasionally, incandescent bombs are projected higher than the crater rim and small ash plumes rise up to a few hundred meters before dissipating.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): ash emissions since 18 Aug 2016 (updated 19 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 17 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 29, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (132 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 29 Aug 20:22 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 29 Aug (118 earthquakes)
Mon, 29 Aug 20:07 UTC M 4.0 / 603 km – [info] (84 km) Banda Sea
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GFZ
Mon, 29 Aug 20:05 UTC M 3.8 / 83.4 km – [info] (43 km) MEDITERRANEAN SEA REVISE01 (2016.08.29
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Mon, 29 Aug 20:00 UTC M 2.6 / 20 km – [info] (0 km) OFFSHORE O’HIGGINS, CHILE

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Mon, 29 Aug 19:44 UTC M 3.5 / 9.9 km – [info] (39 km) AMAKUSA REGION
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NIED
Mon, 29 Aug 19:36 UTC M 3.4 / 17 km – [info] (144 km) KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
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EMSC
Mon, 29 Aug 19:25 UTC M 3.6 / 68.5 km – [info] (114 km) CENTRAL CHIBA PREF
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NIED
Mon, 29 Aug 19:22 UTC M 2.8 / 33.3 km – [info] (171 km) 8 km al N de El Tabo

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 29 Aug 19:13 UTC M 3.1 / 9.9 km – [info] (39 km) AMAKUSA REGION
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NIED
Mon, 29 Aug 19:04 UTC M 2.9 / 8.3 km – [info] (109 km) Macerata
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INGV
Mon, 29 Aug 18:56 UTC M 2.9 / 45 km – [info] (331 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE

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EMSC
Mon, 29 Aug 18:44 UTC M 2.5 / 94.3 km – [info] Adatara (21 km) – Fukushima province, Japan MID FUKUSHIMA PREF

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NIED
Mon, 29 Aug 17:54 UTC M 2.9 / 8 km – [info] Aso (11 km) – central Kyushu, Japan NE KUMAMOTO PREF
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Mon, 29 Aug 17:53 UTC M 3.3 / 5 km – [info] (604 km) OKLAHOMA
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Mon, 29 Aug 17:52 UTC M 3.3 / 8 km – [info] (109 km) CENTRAL ITALY
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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 22, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (114 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 22 Aug 21:17 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 22 Aug (101 earthquakes)
Mon, 22 Aug 20:35 UTC M 2.6 / 5 km – [info] (603 km) OKLAHOMA
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Mon, 22 Aug 20:27 UTC M 3.7 / 6.1 km – [info] Taupo (2 km) – New Zealand New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 22 Aug 20:01 UTC M 4.6 / 169 km – [info] (55 km) Banda Sea
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GFZ
Mon, 22 Aug 19:58 UTC M 2.9 / 6.4 km – [info] (726 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 22 Aug 19:51 UTC M 3.4 / 104 km – [info] (85 km) COLOMBIA
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EMSC
Mon, 22 Aug 19:33 UTC M 3.0 / 11.7 km – [info] (226 km) 74 Km SSW from Ierapetra
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NOA_HL
Mon, 22 Aug 19:23 UTC M 2.6 / 116.8 km – [info] (38 km) 50 km al NE de Calama

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 22 Aug 19:12 UTC M 3.0 / 38 km – [info] (347 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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EMSC
Mon, 22 Aug 19:11 UTC M 2.5 / 70.9 km – [info] (129 km) FAR SE OFF BOSO PEN

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NIED
Mon, 22 Aug 19:05 UTC M 2.6 / 1 km – [info] (1139 km) Offshore E of Bowen, QLD
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GeoAu
Mon, 22 Aug 18:47 UTC M 2.6 / 38 km – [info] (60 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 22 Aug 18:22 UTC M 3.6 / 149 km – [info] (234 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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EMSC
Mon, 22 Aug 18:00 UTC M 2.8 / 101.8 km – [info] (55 km) 29 km al NE de Calama

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 22 Aug 17:42 UTC M 3.1 / 5 km – [info] (57 km) AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL
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EMSC

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 15, 2016

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Eruption plume from Santiaguito’s explosion this morning (image: CONRED)

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Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged at currently low to moderate levels. The slow growth of the lava dome continues as viscous (sticky) lava accumulates in the dome. A (small) part of the inherently unstable dome collapsed yesterday morning and generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the SW valley between the dome and the remnants of the 1964 collapse scar, which forms a horse-show shaped wall around the dome.
The flow reached approx. 1500 m length and was 300-400 m wide. A second flow of similar size occurred immediately after. The resulting ash plume rose approx. 1 km.

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The volcano’s activity has picked up again. Since yesterday, webcam images show constant red glow and intense degassing as well as intermittent ash emissions some of which have also been reported by Tokyo VAAC.
Most likely, a new phase of intense strombolian activity is currently taking place at the active O-Take crater on the remote island.

Dukono (Halmahera): Continuous ash emissions have been observed during the past days. Satellite images show a plume extending into various directions (to the east today).
In short, the intense activity of the volcano (one of the most active of Indonesia) observed also during recent visits by various people seems to continue.

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Wellington VAAC reports ash plumes, mostly confined to Tanna Island, visible on satellite imagery today. This suggests that activity at the volcano is elevated at the moment. It is urrently at GeoHazard’s level 2, on a scale of 0-5 (5 being highest), meaning that “volcanic explosions remain intense, volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic gas and ashes can also affect some villages.”
Yasur is one of the few in the world with persistent strombolian activity, is elevated at the moment. We will visit the volcano again in September and report from on location.

Aoba (Vanuatu): Wellington VAAC received a pilot report of plumes of white steam and ash rising 1000 ft (300 m) above the active crater lake Voui this morning. This could suggest that perhaps some phreatic explosions have taken place, but it is far from certain whether the volcano (with almost no monitoring on ground) is about to erupt or not.
The remote location of the volcano’s large caldera and its extremely difficult make direct observations very rare.
 
According to GeoHazard, “Aoba probably should be considered at present times as the most dangerous volcano of the archipelago, due to the presence of a large lake in the main crater.”
Strong explosive eruptions have been frequent in the past, generating dangerous mud flows that left thick lahardeposits in the central part of Ambae island and up to the coastlines.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): The series of strong vulcanian explosions continues although they hve become rarer. This morning, another one occurred that produced a mushroom-shaped eruption column that rose to approx. 18,000 ft (6 km) altitude.
Partially collapsing parts of the eruption column generated moderately large pyroclastic flows on the eastern side and perhaps on the SW slope of the lava dome as well. As usual, ash falls have occurred in nearby towns and villages such as San Felipe and Mazatenango Retalulehu.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 21 Jul 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): explosive activity since 27 July 2016 (updated 28 Jul 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 1 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 15, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (107 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 15 Aug 21:20 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 15 Aug (101 earthquakes)
Mon, 15 Aug 21:12 UTC M 4.2 / 134.7 km – [info] (0 km) SOUTHERN AKITA PREF
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NIED
Mon, 15 Aug 21:02 UTC M 3.5 / 9 km – [info] (86 km) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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EMSC
Palm Springs (United States) (25 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Just rolled through, two seconds at most. (via EMSC)
Mon, 15 Aug 20:59 UTC M 3.5 / 60 km – [info] (35 km) NEAR TOKARA ISLANDS
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NIED
Mon, 15 Aug 20:33 UTC M 3.5 / 6 km – [info] (98 km) 006 km N 48? W of Sinait (Ilocos Sur)
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PHILVOLCS
Mon, 15 Aug 20:22 UTC M 2.8 / 34.1 km – [info] (131 km) E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Mon, 15 Aug 19:54 UTC M 2.5 / 14 km – [info] (87 km) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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EMSC
Mon, 15 Aug 19:43 UTC M 3.5 / 35.1 km – [info] (59 km) 150 km al SO de Puerto Natales
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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 15 Aug 19:23 UTC M 2.9 / 216.3 km – [info] Kita Yatsuga-take (16 km) EASTERN NAGANO PREF

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NIED
Mon, 15 Aug 19:21 UTC M 4.3 / 90 km – [info] (158 km) KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION
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Mon, 15 Aug 19:06 UTC M 2.7 / 55.8 km – [info] (66 km) SW IBARAKI PREF

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NIED
Mon, 15 Aug 18:44 UTC M 3.2 / 7.5 km – [info] (38 km) NW KUMAMOTO PREF
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Ark Hotel Kumamoto / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Mon, 15 Aug 18:24 UTC M 3.3 / 8.8 km – [info] (71 km) EASTERN FUKUSHIMA PREF
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NIED
Mon, 15 Aug 18:20 UTC M 3.6 / 8 km – [info] Sabancaya (22 km) Peru
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Sun/Earth Report, Love’s ‘Response’ | S0 News Aug.8.2016

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 8, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (127 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 8 Aug 19:48 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 8 Aug (111 earthquakes)
Mon, 8 Aug 19:28 UTC M 2.7 / 57 km – [info] (331 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 8 Aug 19:10 UTC M 2.9 / 74.5 km – [info] (54 km) KUSHIRO REGION

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NIED
Mon, 8 Aug 19:03 UTC M 5.1 / 10 km – [info] (270 km) Near Coast of Peru
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GFZ
san isidro lima / MMI III (Weak shaking)
/ MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
/ MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Mon, 8 Aug 18:43 UTC M 2.9 / 144 km – [info] (142 km) COLOMBIA

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EMSC
Mon, 8 Aug 18:40 UTC M 2.8 / 31.1 km – [info] (119 km) HAMANAKO LAKE REGION

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NIED
Mon, 8 Aug 18:30 UTC M 2.8 / 14.5 km – [info] (57 km) NEAR AMAMI-OSHIMA ISLAND

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NIED
Mon, 8 Aug 18:24 UTC M 2.5 / 17 km – [info] (59 km) 008 km N 29? W of Del Carmen (Surigao del Norte)

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PHILVOLCS
Mon, 8 Aug 18:20 UTC M 2.8 / 15.8 km – [info] (30 km) YAMAGUCHI PREF

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NIED
Mon, 8 Aug 18:11 UTC M 4.9 / 240 km – [info] Pagan (21 km) – Mariana Islands Mariana Islands
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GFZ
Mon, 8 Aug 18:04 UTC M 3.2 / 133.7 km – [info] (34 km) NEAR TOKARA ISLANDS
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NIED
Mon, 8 Aug 17:37 UTC M 3.1 / 9.5 km – [info] (64 km) EASTERN FUKUSHIMA PREF
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San Andreas Fault is Ready to Blow, Says Expert

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San Andreas fault

By Natural News Editors – Natural News

(NaturalNews) A leading earthquake scientist has said that the San Andreas fault in Southern California is ready to blow any day now. According to Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll”.

(Article by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, republished YourNewsWire.com.)

Latimes.com reports:

“The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said in the opening keynote talk.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054812_San_Andreas_fault_California_Earthquake.html#ixzz4G142LlGg

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Magnetic Storm Watch, Earthquake Challenge | S0 News Jul.31.2016

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Space Weather, Storms, Forecast | S0 News Jul.24.2016

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Tuesday July 19, 2016

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Glowing avalanche at Sinabung volcano yesterday night (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)

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Fuego (Guatemala): Strombolian-type explosions have increased in size and frequency during the past days. Many of the explosions ejected lava bombs to several hundred meters above the crater and caused spectacular incandescent avalanches on the upper slopes.
So far, no lava flow has accompanied the current peak of activity; whether it will continue to evolve further or is about to end is difficult to judge.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): No significant changes have occurred in the ongoing effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano. The slow lava dome growth continues to feed a prominent lava lobe on the upper ESE flank that sheds glowing avalanches.
Occasional larger collapses of this lava lobe produce more violent pyroclastic flows.
In addition, the volcano continues to produce explosions, caused by trapped, pressurized gasses contained in the magma from the upper conduit or the dome itself. These vertical explosions have been occurring at rates of one per day on average recently. This morning, an ash plume rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, i.e. approx. 2 km above the summit.

Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Mild to moderate ash emissions continue, generating a plume that rises up to 500-1000 m and drifts mostly northwest before dissipating.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The latest mapping of the active lava flow in the coastal plain shows that the leading tip was about 870 m from the coast yesterday. Most of the activity in recent days has been the overriding and widening of the lava flow field, with only little net advance of the farthest lava front towards ocean.
However, if the feeding of fresh lava through the main tube into the lava field in the coastal plain continues, and eventually establishes itself over increasing distance, it is more and more likely that the lava eventually reaches the sea. This is likely to occur in the near or medium-term future (days to weeks).

Santiaguito (Guatemala): A strong explosion (another in the ongoing series) occurred at the Caliente lava dome yesterday at 13:30 local time. According to INSIVUMEH, it generated an ash column that rose to approx. 5 km altitude, i.e. about 2500 m above the dome.

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): The volcano is showing signs of unrest that could be (but not necessarily) precursors of a new eruption. Since the beginning of the month, shallow (0-2 km depth) volcanic earthquakes of rock-fracturing type under the Dolomieu crater (the main vent of the volcano) have been more frequent, probably caused by a new magma intrusion.
The volcano observatory’s (OVPF) latest statement mentions that 111 “collapses” have occurred recently on the Dolomieu crater, the Enclos and on the lava flow of Aug-Oct 2015.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Jun 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 26 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 10 Jun 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

 

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Magnetic Storm Watch, 104 New Planets | S0 News Jul.19.2016

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Tuesday July 19, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (109 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 19 Jul 21:47 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 19 Jul (102 earthquakes)
Tue, 19 Jul 21:38 UTC M 4.2 / 6 km – [info] (229 km) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:35 UTC M 4.5 / 106 km – [info] (294 km) HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:31 UTC M 3.7 / 377.3 km – [info] (221 km) SE OFF KII PENINSULA
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NIED
Tue, 19 Jul 20:27 UTC M 2.5 / 11 km – [info] (35 km) NEAR HACHIJOJIMA ISLAND

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Tue, 19 Jul 20:05 UTC M 4.2 / 67.5 km – [info] (359 km) FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:02 UTC M 3.0 / 95 km – [info] (62 km) 33 km al N de Calama
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:01 UTC M 4.8 / 10 km – [info] (328 km) OAXACA, MEXICO
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Puerto Escondido / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Tue, 19 Jul 19:38 UTC M 4.6 / 63.8 km – [info] (316 km) FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU
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Tue, 19 Jul 19:37 UTC M 2.7 / 11.4 km – [info] (30 km) Nicaragua

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:33 UTC M 2.8 / 151 km – [info] (236 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:26 UTC M 2.9 / 44.7 km – [info] (110 km) E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:12 UTC M 3.1 / 143 km – [info] (235 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Tue, 19 Jul 19:10 UTC M 2.7 / 1.9 km – [info] (34 km) – 124km NE of Chignik Lake, Alaska
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Tue, 19 Jul 18:57 UTC M 4.0 / 10 km – [info] (86 km) 4.0 DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS
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“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

Because the pressure has been building for over a century, and simply must be released, the earthquake is not just a potential event, but a liability that is sure strike sooner or later, and models show that the magnitude could easily approach 8.0.

It could easily become every prepper’s worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity; even a modestly large earthquake could disrupt pipelines and power lines for water supply, sewage, natural gas and more for several weeks or even months… and it would only take a matter of hours and days for riots and looting to begin.

According to Phys.org, this is the disaster everyone is going to wish they prepared for:

But when the Big One hits, a recent report says, the western state is ill-prepared and local officials as well as major businesses need to face that reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.”

Drafted by a group of business and policy leaders, the report identifies several key areas that need to be addressed before a quake as strong as a magnitude 8 happens, notably aging infrastructure, water supplies and the risk of catastrophic fires… including freeways, railway lines, gas and petroleum pipelines as well as electric lines.

A major earthquake on the San Andreas, one of California’s most dangerous faults, would cut most lifelines in and out of southern California, preventing critical aid from reaching some 20 million people and hampering recovery efforts, experts say.

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“It is inevitable that we will have a big earthquake because that pressure needs to be released,” said Robert Graves, a seismologist with the USGS.

For society to come unglued at the seams and spill over into pure chaos is hardly impossible in the sprawling, superficial and highly unstable cultural combustion engine that is Los Angeles, where gangs and clashing ethnic groups will be pitted against a shallow and ill-prepared general public with no grip on reality.

Just imagine how that will play out when 10-20 million people are deprived of water sources, fuel and food:

Computer simulations by the US Geological Survey (USGS) suggest that a magnitude 7.8 quake on the southern end of the San Andreas fault would cause shaking for some two minutes, killing at least 1,800 people, injuring 53,000 and causing $213 billion in damage.

“Most of the water that we get has to cross the fault to reach us but when the earthquake happens, all of the aqueducts will be broken at the same time,” Jones, known as California’s “earthquake lady,” told AFP.

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Installing automatic shutoff valves on natural gas and petroleum gas pipelines that run near the San Andreas Fault could also help prevent major fires [because otherwise they would be widespread; either way the source of fuel and heat will be cut off].

As for maintaining communication with the outside world once the Big One strikes and disrupts energy grids, Jones said solar power could be one answer.

There are many ways to prepare for what is coming to Southern California, and may well occur in other key parts of the country.

Experts admit that services could be disrupted for several months, so serious preppers living in earthquake zones should be certain that there is a minimum 2-3 month food supply for everyone in the home, as well as 30-60 days of water, along with other typical supplies.

Tess Pennington put out a comprehensive guide to prepping for a major earthquake, including common sense tips about avoiding placing heavy objects on shelves and high places that could collapse in your home during a seismic event, as well as information about evacuation, route planning, and of course, prepping an emergency supply of food, water, medicine, supplies and backup sources of fuel and electric power:

After an Earthquake

The danger isn’t over when the shaking stops. There are many hazards that still exist. You must quickly survey the safety of your environment.

  • Look for electrical hazards like downed lines.
  • Turn off the gas and water to your home.
  • Do not use matches, lighters, camp stoves or barbecues, electrical equipment, appliances until you are sure there are no gas leaks. They may create a spark that could ignite.
  • DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do it.
  • Repair any defective electrical wiring or leaking gas connections before using those systems again.
  • If there are damages done to the ceiling or foundation, get an expert opinion about any structural defects.
  • Have well water tested before consuming it.

Emergency Evacuation

In some events, you’ll have to leave your home due to damage caused by the earthquake.

If you have to evacuate, having a 72 hour kit or bug out bag ready to go will expedite the process of leaving.  Your bag should contain all items necessary to survive for 3 days.  When preparing a bag keep the main survival points is mind (water, food, shelter, clothing).  Having a separate bug out bag for the vehicle will also come in handy in the event that you are caught on the road during a sudden emergency.

When the big one hits, it is tragic but predictable that many people’s lives will be at risk, and property damage could skyrocket. If the response is not adequate to deal with the risk, millions could be cut off from their lifelines in society.

Don’t be one of them. Anyone living near a major fault zone will wish they had prepared for this. Surely you have already begun…

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: “This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

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Preparing for the Unpredictable: Megaquake, Tsunami May Forever Alter the Pacific Northwest

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In 2011, an earthquake generated a devastating tsunami that was observed across the Pacific and caused tremendous local devastation in Japan. (Photo/Shunichi Koshimura)

By Michael Kuhne – AccuWeather

Stretching more than 600 miles (965 km) along the coastline from Vancouver Island down to California’s Cape Mendocino lies a sleeping, tectonic giant capable of causing massive devastation and drastically changing the face of the Pacific Northwest.

The Cascadia subduction zone rests beneath the waves approximately 62 miles (100 km) offshore where the oceanic Juan de Fuca Plate converges and slides under, or subducts beneath, the western edge of the North American continent.

The same fierce geologic forces which gave rise to the Cascade Range and cemented the region’s place in the Ring of Fire have also been responsible for massive earthquakes, volcanism and catastrophic tsunami events in the past.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Preparing for the Unpredictable: Megaquake, Tsunami May Forever Alter the Pacific Northwest

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Saturday July 2, 2016

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Ash plume from an explosion at Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG / instagram)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano continues to erupt with little changes overall during the past months. An explosion at the lava dome today at 13:35 local time produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1100 m above the summit.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The newest lava flows on Kilauea continue to descend the Pulama pali and reach the coastal plain, where the blocky a’a transforms into the smoother pahoehoe lava.
Our friend Canadian filmmaker Michael Dalton took a series of new images.

Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): The alert level of the volcano was raised (yellow on the USGS 4 color scale) as a new phase of activity could have started.
Seismic activity increased this morning and minor steam emissions were observed from the summit crater.
AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to ADVISORY.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 18 Jun 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 27 Jun 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 18 Jun 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 28 Jun 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 27 Jun 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 16 Jun 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 18 Jun 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 27 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday June 20, 2016

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Eruption of Santiaguito yesterday (photo: Carlos Gonzales / @stereo100xela / twitter)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Canlaon (Central Philippines): The volcano remains restless. A small explosion occurred Saturday morning at 09:19 local time.
According to PHILVOLCS, the eruption which lasted less than 30 minutes was entirely steam-driven (phreatic or hydrothermal), i.e. caused by overheated ground water flashing into steam inside the hydrothermal system overlying a (probably small) body of magma, but no magma itself was projected to the surface.
 
A small plume of ash rose approx. 400 m and caused minor ash fall in San Miguel, Gintubdan and Araal in La Carlota, Negros Occidental.
PHILVOLCS recorded ongoing inflation (sign of magma intruding at depth), small earthquakes (3 volcano-tectonic events on 17) and observed steaming from the volcano producing a plume that rose about 300 m.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano continues to erupt with little changes – effusing viscous lava at slow pace and feeding a prominent lava lobe on the SE flank.
A small collapse of parts of this last night caused an incandescent avalanche documented by avid Sinabung volcano-follower and photographer Endro Lewa.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): HVO reports no significant changes in the eruption.
The new lava flow headed to the SE from Pu’u O’o continues to advance fast. During the past week, it made progress of 1200 meters, i.e. on average almost 200 m per day.
 
Its front is currently approx. 6 km from the coast and it is headed currently towards the Royal Gardens area, where it will meet steeper ground on the Pulama pali which likely will speed up its advance before slowing down again once in the vast coastal plain. If the current advance continues, it will take about 10 days to reach the top of pali, HVO wrote. Whether and when new lava will eventually reach the ocean is impossible to predict: the road to there is still long. However, chances of this happening within the next few months are quite high and increasing.
At the summit, the lava lake inside Halemaʻumaʻu’s inner pit crater continues to circulate and spatter, and its surface is currently approx. 30 m below the crater floor. Seismic activity across the volcano has been low recently. The long-term deformation trend shows continued inflation beneath the summit and uppermost Southwest Rift Zone.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): Following a relatively calm period of 3 weeks (no significant eruptions since 25 May), a powerful vulcanian explosion occurred at the Caliente lava dome again yesterday at 09:15 local time, sending an mushroom-shaped eruption column approx. 5 km into the sky.
Pyroclastic flows descended the base of the cone and ash falls occurred in downwind areas (as usual) to the west and southwest, including the towns and villages of Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj, San Felipe Retalhuleu, El Nuevo Palmar and others. No evacuations were ordered and no significant damage was reported.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Jun 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 26 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 10 Jun 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday June 20, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (130 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 20 Jun 14:27 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 20 Jun (71 earthquakes)
Mon, 20 Jun 14:04 UTC M 3.3 / 146 km – [info] (234 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Mon, 20 Jun 13:54 UTC M 2.6 / 124.1 km – [info] Olca-Paruma (13 km) 28 km al NO de Ollagüe

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Mon, 20 Jun 13:41 UTC M 5.0 / 111 km – [info] (67 km) Vanuatu Islands
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Mon, 20 Jun 13:20 UTC M 4.5 / 1 km – [info] (636 km) SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA
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Mon, 20 Jun 13:16 UTC M 2.6 / 4.4 km – [info] Katla (7 km) – Southern Iceland 4.0 km ENE of Goðabunga
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Mon, 20 Jun 12:53 UTC M 2.6 / 134.3 km – [info] Hakone (29 km) KANAGAWA PREF

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Mon, 20 Jun 12:49 UTC M 5.2 / 40 km – [info] (127 km) LOYALTY ISLANDS
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Mon, 20 Jun 12:45 UTC M 3.4 / 134.2 km – [info] (63 km) 209 km al NO de San Fernando del Valle
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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 20 Jun 12:45 UTC M 4.6 / 143 km – [info] (64 km) Catamarca Province, Argentina
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Mon, 20 Jun 12:10 UTC M 4.7 / 10 km – [info] (234 km) Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Mon, 20 Jun 12:05 UTC M 2.8 / 64.7 km – [info] (78 km) E OFF AOMORI PREF

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Mon, 20 Jun 11:40 UTC M 3.2 / 146.9 km – [info] Ibusuku (20 km) SATSUMA PENINSULA REGION
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Mon, 20 Jun 11:18 UTC M 4.8 / 10 km – [info] (305 km) STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA
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Mon, 20 Jun 11:08 UTC M 3.8 / 18 km – [info] (277 km) OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE
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Mon, 20 Jun 10:49 UTC M 2.8 / 14.2 km – [info] (130 km) 21 km al NO de Quillagua

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday June 13, 2016

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Mushroom cloud from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (CENAPRED webcam)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The activity of the volcano has become more intense during the past days. Several ash plumes were detected by Tokyo VAAC and blight glow is intermittently visible on the webcam.
Most likely, the volcano has started another phase of intense, intermittent strombolian explosions.

Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): Access to the mountain was closed after a 26 year-old Swiss climber has been missing for 10 days now since he climbed the volcano on 3 June.
The young man who climbed the volcano without a guide was reported missing by a travel companion who had been in a different location for a few days and could notice his absence only 3 days later. Despite intense efforts, local search-and-rescue teams have so far been unsuccessful to locate the young man. It can only be speculated about his fate, but chances of his survival seem dwindling.
 
The most likely causes for the accident are lost orientation on the mountain during ascent or descent, or perhaps falling into one of the difficult-to-access steep ravines draining on the volcano’s steep slopes.

Suretamatai (Banks Islands, Vanuatu): The alert level of the volcano (also known as Vanua Lava) was recently raised a notch from 0 to 1 (on a scale of 0-4). No details about volcanic unrest are available, but presumably, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory recorded elevated seismic activity from the volcano.
Residents and tourists are reminded to stay outside of areas near the crater and in particular avoid the Sulfur River (E flank) were there is a high risk of volcanic gas emissions.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred yesterday morning at 11:17 local time, producing a mushroom-shaped ash plume that rose approx. 3 km above the summit and dispersed in westerly directions.
Today, the volcano has been mostly calm with only minor emissions mainly of steam and gas.
The activity of the volcano itself has been very stable over the past months and at overall low to medium levels only; while lava is slowly accumulating in the summit crater, this growth of the lava dome is occasionally interrupted by explosions such as this one.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 23 May 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 20 May 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): weak, dilute ash emissions from NE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash emissions (updated 1 May 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 27 Apr 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 May 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 23 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 22 May 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions, explosions with ash plumes up to 3-4 km height (updated 23 May 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday June 13, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (129 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 13 Jun 22:02 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 13 Jun (113 earthquakes)
Mon, 13 Jun 20:49 UTC M 2.6 / 7 km – [info] (391 km) SOUTHERN IRAN
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Mon, 13 Jun 20:44 UTC M 2.6 / 36 km – [info] (224 km) OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

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EMSC
Mon, 13 Jun 20:43 UTC M 2.5 / 7.1 km – [info] Kuju (12 km) NE KUMAMOTO PREF

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NIED
Mon, 13 Jun 20:41 UTC M 2.6 / 11.4 km – [info] San Cristobal (16 km) Nicaragua

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INETER
Mon, 13 Jun 19:17 UTC M 2.7 / 13.4 km – [info] (152 km) 14 Km WNW from Alonissos

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NOA_HL
Mon, 13 Jun 18:59 UTC M 2.6 / 12 km – [info] (83 km) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Mon, 13 Jun 18:47 UTC M 3.1 / 25.2 km – [info] (49 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 13 Jun 18:31 UTC M 3.9 / 130 km – [info] Morne Watt (16 km) – West Indies, Dominica 3.9 DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS
I FELT IT

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Mon, 13 Jun 18:17 UTC M 4.1 / 45.5 km – [info] (104 km) KINKAZAN REGION
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NIED
Mon, 13 Jun 17:59 UTC M 4.5 / 76.2 km – [info] (283 km) – 291km N of Tobelo, Indonesia
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USGS
Mon, 13 Jun 17:58 UTC M 4.8 / 14 km – [info] (311 km) North of Halmahera, Indonesia
I FELT IT

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GFZ
Mon, 13 Jun 17:41 UTC M 5.0 / 10 km – [info] (1487 km) WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
I FELT IT

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EMSC
Mon, 13 Jun 17:36 UTC M 3.0 / 130.3 km – [info] Aucanquilcha (27 km) 39 km al SO de Ollagüe
I FELT IT

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 13 Jun 17:20 UTC M 2.7 / 10 km – [info] (505 km) 16 km of Bojnord, North Khorasan

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IRSC

More continued coverage at Volcano Discovery: Global Earthquake Monitor – Map & List of Recent Quakes World-Wide

 

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Saturday June 4, 2016

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Ash emission from Turrialba yesterday morning (RSN)

Volcanoes Today, 4 Jun 2016: Kerinci volcano, Kliuchevskoi volcano, Michael,  Turrialba, Sakurajima, Yellowstone, Zavodovski,

Source: Volcano Discovery

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano has been very calm recently. After 2 weeks with no recorded explosions, a few relatively small ones occurred yesterday and today, producing ash plumes that rose to 7-8,000 ft (2-2.5 km) altitude.

Kerinci (Sumatra): A small eruption was seen from the volcano this morning at 07:44 local time. An ash plume from an explosion at the summit of Indonesia’s highest active volcano rose approx. 400 m from the summit crater.

Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The effusion of a lava flow on the southeastern flank of the volcano continues with little changes. A second flow branch has recently made its appearance.
For now, no significant explosive activity is present, although this could of course change quickly (as often has in the past). A strong thermal signal is visible on satellite data.

Michael (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): At least some intermittent mild eruptive activity might be continuing at the volcano.
On a recent satellite image, a weak dark line possibly indicating an ash plume can be seen.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): Following a 4 days pause in activity, new ash emissions have been occurring from the volcano again since yesterday.
Activity seems to have restarted gradually on Wednesday and became more intense yesterday morning, when a plume rising up to approx. 2000 m could be observed during clear weather. Small ash falls were noted in downwind areas.

Yellowstone (Wyoming, USA): The activity at the caldera (seismicity, deformation, degassing etc) remains at normal levels. Despite continuing rumors and fear-mongering media (unsupported by facts), there is currently no sign to believe that the so-called “supervolcano” is about to erupt violently anytime soon.
The USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) who monitors the caldera’s seismic activity, its ground deformation and other geophysical parameters very closely maintains therefore Yellowstone’s current status level at “green” = “normal” – actually, the most typical state of any of the world’s thousands of active volcanoes.
 
Yellowstone’s current observed activity underground and at the surface (mostly hydrothermal in nature, e.g. its hot mineral springs and geysers) falls well within this normal activity state and should not be sign of worry.
Info abbreviated from the latest monthly USGS/YVO report:

Zavodovski (South Sandwich Islands (UK)): Satellite images show Mount Curry volcano on Zavodovski Island has been emitting a significant gas plume.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 27 Apr 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 May 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 26 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 22 May 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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June 7: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami

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By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”.  In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously.  According to the final draft of the Cascadia Rising drill plan, those five exercises are entitled “Ardent Sentry 2016″, “Vigilant Guard”, “Special Focus Exercise”, “Turbo Challenge” and “Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore”.  The primary scenario that of all of these participants will be focusing on will be one that involves a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone followed by a giant tsunami that could displace up to a million people from northern California to southern Canada.

We have never seen such a disaster before in all of U.S. history.

Do they know something that the rest of us do not?

It is funny that they are preparing to deal with the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, because that is precisely the size of earthquake that I warned about in an article back in March.

The San Andreas Fault in southern California gets more headlines, but the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a much larger threat by far.  This fault zone is where the Juan de Fuca plate meets the North American plate, and it stretches approximately 700 miles from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California.

If a magnitude 9.0 earthquake were to strike, the immense shaking and subsequent tsunami would cause damage on a scale that is hard to even imagine right now.  Perhaps this is why FEMA feels such a need to get prepared for this type of disaster, because the experts assure us that it is most definitely coming someday.  The following comes from the official website of the “Cascadia Rising” exercise…

Continue reading at End Of The American Dream: June 7: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami

About the author:

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

Read his new book Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming.

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5 Things to Include in Your Evacuation Plan

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5 Things to Include in Your Evacuation Plan

While it may seem unlikely that something like a flood, hurricane, tornado, or wildfire would impact your neighborhood, the rate of natural disasters is actually increasing. While you can’t prevent a disaster from impacting your region, you can plan your response and evacuation plan in advance.

Your Family Needs a Plan

It doesn’t matter if you live on the East Coast, West Coast, or smack dab in the middle of the country, disaster can strike anywhere. From earthquakes on the West Coast and hurricanes on the East Coast to tornadoes in the Midwest, a natural disaster is always a possibility. Throw in things like floods and wildfires and your life very well may depend on how prepared you are.

Specifically, your family needs a disaster preparedness plan. To help keep your family safe and prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, let’s highlight some of the things that need to be included in this plan.

  1. Have an Evacuation Plan

The first key to any disaster preparedness plan involves having a specific and clear evacuation plan. This is especially true when it comes to flooding.

“Know your neighborhoods safe routes and the surrounding area,” says Lani Testa of My Plumber CA, an industry leading company with more than 25 years of experience. “Draw or write up an emergency evacuation plan and go over it with your family. Don’t forget to include your pets in your plan!”

The best way to find evacuation routes is to walk around your neighborhood and make note of elevation changes, pathways, and key intersections. If your property is located in a low area, knowing the quickest way to higher ground can literally save your life.

  1. Give Everyone Responsibilities

Every member of the family needs to have specific responsibilities during a disaster. For example, one parent may be responsible for getting the children ready, while another may be tasked with packing a bag and gathering the pets. Children can have responsibilities, too. When everyone has a role, the evacuation goes much smoother.

  1. Know Where to Go

Evacuating your home in the event of a natural disaster is one thing, but where will you go? The most irresponsible thing you can do is leave home without a plan for finding shelter and safety.

In your evacuation and preparedness plan, identify locations of nearby shelters, safe houses, and hotels. And don’t rely on GPS to get you there. Since cell phone towers and data networks may be down during a disaster, you’ll need physical maps and addresses.

  1. Take Special Needs Into Account

Sometimes evacuating your home isn’t straightforward. “Kids, infants, people with disabilities and seniors may all need special considerations while planning for an emergency,” says Katherine Boehrer of The Huffington Post. “If you or a family member need medication or special equipment, make sure you have a plan to bring it with you. Talk to your neighbors about how you can help one another in a disaster, and check on each other in case of an emergency.”

  1. Contact Information

As mentioned, your cell phone and internet-powered devices may not work during an emergency. As such, it’s important that you know the contact information of friends and relatives – both locally and out of town – so that you can reach out to them if need be.

Keep Your Family Safe

It’s your responsibility to protect your family, even in the wake of an unforeseen emergency or natural disaster. While you can’t stop a disaster, you can control how you respond. By developing a disaster plan and teaching your family how to respond, you can ensure your family is prepared for whatever happens.

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CASCADIA RISING: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami June 7-10 2016

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The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis.

 

Just in case you missed it…and you probably did…FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami next week.

Just in case you missed it…and you probably did…there is a gargantuan, 700 mile long quake-maker referred to as the Cascadia Subduction Zone that rests at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the American northwest where the seabed meets the North American tectonic plate.  According to experts, this behemoth has the potential to unleash the worst natural disaster in the history of North America should it rupture entirely.

150720_r26752-865Think that can’t possibly be true?  Surely I’m overstating the danger.  Think again.  Remember this article from The New Yorker that we shared with you a while back that warned us The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.

 

The “Cascadia” has already shown it’s power and it has a violent history.  According to this CNN story, on January 26, 1700, Cascadia unleashed one of the biggest quakes in world history that triggered a tsunami so large that it raced across the Pacific and swallowed coastal villages in Japan.  You’ve probably heard of the San Andreas fault, but it’s nothing compared to the monster that is the CSZ.  The CSZ has the potential to rip off a 9.0 magnitude quake, almost 30 times more energetic than anything the San Andreas could unleash, not to mention the subsequent tsunami that would be generated at the same time.  The CSZ holds so much more power because it is a subduction fault, whereas the San Andreas is a slip fault.  With a slip fault, the two land masses slide past one another causing an earthquake that is fairly short in duration.  In a subduction zone, one of the earth’s tectonic plates is being forced downward into the earth as the colliding plate slides over the top of the first plate.  These plates get “hung up” occasionally allowing stress to build up along the fault as the top plate is pulled down with the lower plate.  When the stress becomes too great, the top plate “snaps” back to it’s normal position releasing a tremendous….almost incomprehensible….amount of energy.  This snapping action creates a terrifyingly violent shaking that can last three to five minutes, far longer than the 15-30 seconds of shaking you may be used to in other earthquakes in California.  As if the shaking weren’t enough, as the plate “snaps” back it simultaneously lifts the ocean above it triggering a devastating tsunami.  The last time the Cascadia ruptured, the coast of the North American plate dropped about 5 feet!  Think for just a second and imagine the size and unrelenting ferocity of the tsunami wave that would have been created by that type of land mass dislocation.

According to the official flyer for the event, “Over 50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating in the four-day Cascadia Rising 2016 Exercise.”

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U.S Northern Command is getting in on the act as well, holding five other exercises simultaneously.  The final Cascadia Rising 2016 drill plan tells us those five exercises are entitled “Ardent Sentry 2016″, “Vigilant Guard”, “Special Focus Exercise”, “Turbo Challenge” and “Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore”, all of which focus on a scenario that involves a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone followed by a giant tsunami that could displace up to a million people from northern California to southern Canada.

The United States is a continental country and the Cascadia Subduction Zone represents a North American sized disaster and national threat.  Even if you do not live in the great northwest or have family that does, it would be wise to maintain a wary eye cast in that direction.  When the CSZ fully ruptures again, even if you don’t feel the shaking, every American will feel the impacts.

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This Survival Capsule Could Insulate You Against Any Disaster: “More Control Than Safe Houses”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Depending on your outlook, this could be the ultimate in survival gear.

In the wake of an extreme threat – such as a tsunami or earthquake – this capsule could be the best place to withstand the impact, no matter what.

It is water-tight. It is extremely durable. It floats, and it can withstand against the impact of super-strong winds, crashes, heat and many other factors.

For the right price, it could hold between two and ten people, protecting them from literally just about anything that could come your way.

As the London Guardian reports:

The Survival Capsule – a personal safety system in the form of a giant ball – has been designed to combat this issue.

This capsule, which features two small porthole windows so the occupants can see what is going on around them, was created to give individual groups and families more control of their survival in emergency situation than traditional ‘safe houses.’

It is designed to float so it will never be inundated by water levels rising too high, as they do in tsunami situations.

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The sphere is designed to withstand the initial impact of a natural disaster, as well as sharp object penetration, heat exposure, blunt object impact, and rapid deceleration.

Occupants are strapped in to the seats with crash-test proof seat belts and can expect to survive in spite of rampant destruction and perhaps unsurvivable conditions.

It appears that the unfortunate loss of life and vast property destruction that took place during some of the most recent tsunamis inspired the ball’s inventors to hedge against all possibilities.

Since earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events seem to be increasing right now, particularly surrounding the Ring of Fire, that could be a good thing.

Watch the video:

The test model is bright red and would be easily spotted by rescue crews once they arrive for clean-up after the event, though it could be camouflaged for those who also want to stay off the radar after a SHTF situation in which the political situation may be part of the threat.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: This Survival Capsule Could Insulate You Against Any Disaster: “More Control Than Safe Houses”

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Plasma Penetration Event, Cyclone, CHs | S0 News May 21, 2016

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By Suspicious0bservers

Published on May 21, 2016

#1 Risk to Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVgUZ…
Quake Breakthrough Papers: http://www.spaceweathernews.com/spf

http://www.Suspicious0bservers.org
http://www.SpaceWeatherNews.com
http://www.MagneticReversal.org
http://www.ObservatoryProject.com

Solar Alerts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealS0s
THE DISASTER PREDICTION APP: http://kck.st/1RO4K82

Good Videos/Articles:
The Sun is Going to Sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7whL9…
Earth’s Magnetic Reversal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIayx…
Top 6 Climate Change Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ew05…
Pause on Pausing the Pause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZH46…
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
IPCC History: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/se…

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Saturday May 21, 2016

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The pyroclastic flow observed from Alotenango. Image: CONRED

Source: Volcano Discovery

Etna (Sicily, Italy): (19 May) The second paroxysm from the Voragine summit crater ended gradually during the course of today. Bad weather prevented detailed observations for most of the time.
At the moment, the lava flow from the new vent at the eastern base of the North-East crater is still visible, but effusion has either stopped or strongly decreased.
 
ETNA UPDATE, 19 MAY 2016, 11:00 UTC (INGV Catania’s official update)
During the afternoon of 18 May 2016, the lava fountaining activity from Etna’s Voragine crater passed into a modest Strombolian activity, which continued to feed the lava overflow toward west until the late evening (see first image at left, recorded by the thermal camera at Bronte, EBT).

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): Over the past week, activity of the volcano seems to have been declining. The satellite-based observation of heat output has been decreasing, suggesting that the eruption might be waning or ending.

According to the latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from 11-17 May 2016, the eruption of “Alaid continued during 6-13 May. Satellite images showed an intense daily thermal anomaly over the volcano and a lava flow on the SW flank. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).”

Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): A weak thermal anomaly over Snow, a volcano of Chirpoi, was detected in satellite images during 9-11 and 14 May. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): In the past days, the volcano has been back to its typical activity of intermittent, but often strong vulcanian-type explosions at irregular intervals between several days or only few hours with almost no visible activity in between.
During 15-18 May, 9 explosions with ash plumes up to 15,000 ft altitude were recorded. No explosion has occurred during the past 48 hours, though.
 
JMA reported that an explosion at the Minamidake summit crater (at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano) generated an ash plume that rose 3.7 km above the crater rim.

Ruapehu (North Island): On 17 May GeoNet reported that the lake temperature of Ruapehu’s summit Crater Lake had decreased from a high of 46 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees, with some of the decrease attributed to rain and snowfall.
Moderate levels of volcanic tremor continued, and analysis of water samples collected the previous week showed no changes in the lake chemistry. During recent visits, scientists measured a larger output of volcanic gases. The Volcanic Alert Level remained at 2 (moderate to heightened unrest) and the Aviation Colour Code remained at Yellow.
(from: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 11-17 May 2016)

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): After the small explosions at the volcano on 5 and 10 May, no further unusual activity has been noted on satellite and seismic data until 14 May.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory detected “energetic steaming and highly elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater” on 15 May. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange and the Volcano Alert Level remained at Watch.” (AVO)

Colima (Western Mexico): The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged over the past months and is currently relatively low.
Growth of a small lava dome continues in the summit crater (as indicated by some glow at night) and small to moderate explosions occur at rates of a few per day. Ash plumes have been reaching 1-4 km height above the crater during the recent week.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): The current phase of intense activity at the active Caliente lava dome continues. Two more explosions occurred yesterday, at 09:34 and 09:56 local time, producing ash plumes that rose 2-3 km to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.
Loud detonations accompanied the eruptions which also generated pyroclastic flows. Ash fall occurred in up to 25 km distance to the south and southwest, in particular in the farms of El Faro, Patzulin, Monte Bello, as well as in Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj, Las Marias and other villages of the municipality of San Felipe in the department of Retalhuleu.

Fuego (Guatemala): (19 May) A relatively large pyroclastic flow (avalanche of hot debris and ash) descended from the volcano yesterday (18 May) morning at around 10:30 local time.
The unusual aspect is that it occurred during a phase of currently low activity with no active lava flow or intense explosive activity (as during the paroxysms). There seemed not to have been any precursor signs either.
The most likely cause should be a collapse of accumulated, unstable material from previous eruptions on the upper slopes, something that would not be too unusual to happen.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): The activity at the volcano has increased during the past days and ash emissions from the active crater with intermittent stronger explosions have been near-continuous since yesterday.
A more violent phase of explosive activity began this morning at 07:29 local time, producing an ash column that rose about 3000 m above the crater to approx. 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude.
 
The most energetic phase lasted about 6 minutes and produced pyroclastic flows from collapsing parts of the ash column that affected the central crater and eastern rims.
An ash plume drifted eastwards and caused moderate to light ash falls in up to 60-70 km distance. A strong smell of sulfur was reported by eyewitnesses from various towns including San Rafael and San Francisco (50 km ENE).

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): The Manizales volcano observatory reported that sporadic mild ash emissions continue to occur at the volcano, last on 17 and 18 May.
from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 11-17 May 2016:
 
“During 10-16 May seismicity at Nevado del Ruiz was characterized by long-period and very-long-period earthquakes, episodes of continuous tremor, and pulses of volcanic tremor associated with gas-and-ash emissions.
Thermal anomalies near Arenas Crater were identified in satellite images during 11-12 May. Significant amounts of water vapor and gas rose from the crater during the week. A gas, steam, and ash plume rose 1.7 km and drifted NW and W on 12 May.

Sangay (Ecuador): The mild eruption that had started in early March continues with no significant changes.
According to IGEPN, the number of tremor events and long-period earthquakes were slightly higher in March as compared to the number recorded in April and May, and the number of explosions was slightly higher in April and May.
 
Surficial activity was characterized by frequent ash emissions generated by explosive activity. Thermal anomalies on the flanks were also detected, mostly within 5 km of the summit crater, which possibly corresponded to short-range pyroclastic flows and lava flows. No abnormal sulfur dioxide emission were detected.

Cotopaxi (Ecuador): During an overflight of Cotopaxi on 10 May, scientists observed minor gas emissions rising 600 m above the crater and drifting N and NW. Glaciers remained cracked, though glacial melting observed in recent months had decreased considerably. The temperature of flank fumaroles had decreased slightly.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 4 May 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 20 May 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): weak, dilute ash emissions from NE crater (updated 19 Apr 2014)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 19 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash emissions (updated 1 May 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 27 Apr 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 May 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): increased effusive / explosive activity from Caliente dome (updated 20 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 16 May 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 13 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions, explosions with ash plumes up to 3-4 km height (updated 20 May 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Saturday May 21, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (140 quakes

Updated: Sat, 21 May 15:27 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Sat, 21 May (83 earthquakes)
Sat, 21 May 14:54 UTC M 2.9 / 72 km – [info] (304 km) New Zealand

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Sat, 21 May 14:42 UTC M 2.7 / 3 km – [info] (49 km) VALPARAISO, CHILE
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Sat, 21 May 14:36 UTC M 2.8 – [info] (1815 km) Central Ranges, Northern Territory
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Sat, 21 May 14:29 UTC M 2.7 / 20 km – [info] (154 km) Bologna

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Sat, 21 May 14:27 UTC M 3.3 / 9 km – [info] (74 km) SICILY, ITALY
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Sat, 21 May 13:48 UTC M 2.9 – [info] (1816 km) Central Ranges, Northern Territory
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Sat, 21 May 13:32 UTC M 2.7 / 10 km – [info] (396 km) 50 km of Maraveh tappeh, Golestan

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Sat, 21 May 13:06 UTC M 3.3 / 52.2 km – [info] (96 km) E OFF IBARAKI PREF
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Sat, 21 May 13:02 UTC M 3.2 / 2 km – [info] (1814 km) 3.2 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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Sat, 21 May 12:58 UTC M 3.0 / 2 km – [info] (1818 km) 3.0 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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Sat, 21 May 12:41 UTC M 3.1 / 97.6 km – [info] Tongariro (12 km) – North Island, New Zealand New Zealand
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Sat, 21 May 12:26 UTC M 3.0 – [info] (83 km) Ecuador – Morona Santiago
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Sat, 21 May 12:22 UTC M 2.8 / 2 km – [info] (1810 km) 2.8 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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Sat, 21 May 12:06 UTC M 2.7 / 21.9 km – [info] (122 km) New Zealand

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Sat, 21 May 11:58 UTC M 3.3 / 48 km – [info] (334 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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Sat, 21 May 11:34 UTC M 4.7 / 137 km – [info] (101 km) Central Alaska
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Sat, 21 May 11:26 UTC M 3.0 / 2 km – [info] (1807 km) 3.0 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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Major Eruption Imminent? Earthquake Swarms Reported At Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier And Mt. St. Helens

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Is an eruption of one or more of the major volcanoes in the northwest United States imminent?  In recent days, very large earthquake swarms have been reported at Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.  It is certainly not unusual for each of these volcanoes to experience earthquake swarms from time to time, but right now we are seeing this happen at all three volcanoes simultaneously, and this comes at a time when seismic activity along the Ring of Fire is on the rise all over the planet.  If you have followed my work for a while, then you probably already know that I have been consistently warning that an eruption of Mt. Rainier is coming, and of course Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens are exceedingly dangerous volcanoes as well.  If any one of the three were to…

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Massive Earthquake Looming As Pressure Builds On San Andreas Fault: “Wound Very, Very Tight”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Any number of disaster scenarios would seemingly bring the U.S. to a grinding halt, and wreak untold havoc upon the vulnerable population.

Worse, there seems to be an uncomfortable sense that a major event like that is long overdue.

Surely one of the most devastating would be a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault line. For several years now, experts have warned that the stress levels have reached a dangerous threshold and that the “big one” could be coming to Southern California… any time now.

Scientists have issued a dire warning that Southern California and the Los Angeles area could be in the path of a major earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or greater.

In the worst case scenario, it could destroy the Los Angeles metro area and rupture hundreds of miles of land in Southern California. A 7.9 earthquake took place back in 1857.

The Los Angeles Times is now reporting that the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll” – there is a clear and present danger:

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.

The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.

[…] “The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said in the opening keynote talk.

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The devastating potential of the fault became clear with a 1857 temblor, which had an estimated magnitude of 7.9… The quake was so powerful that the soil liquefied, causing trees as far away as Stockton to sink. Trees were also uprooted west of Fort Tejon. The shaking lasted 1 to 3 minutes.

According to the leading scientists in the study of tectonic plates and movements, earthquakes must periodically relieve plate pressure (about 16 feet worth of movement every century), but that has not happened on the San Andreas fault during that time period – in fact, the event is overdue.

If they’re right, that makes disaster all but imminent in one of the most heavily populated areas in North America.

Here is a simulation of what could occur:

The L.A. Times also noted:

A 2008 U.S. Geological Survey report warned that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault would cause more than 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries, $200 billion in damage and severe, long-lasting disruptions. Among the predicted problems: The sewer system could be out of commission for six months.

Additionally, a major, devastating quake would almost certainly interrupt transportation, shipments and commerce, perhaps for months on end. The lack of vital services (such as the sewer system, as noted above) could pose major issues to survival and the resumption of everyday life.

If you are unfortunate enough to live in Los Angeles, you may have some life issues to work out anyway, but… it would be wise to heed these warnings.

If you are caught in a major quake, it is important to avoid being trapped by collapsing buildings or flying debris. Here are some thoughts on surviving the aftermath.

The San Andreas fault is not the only troubling hotspot in the country – Old Faithful has been causing recent worry from Yellowstone, and the New Madrid fault line has DHS/FEMA concerned enough to run multi-agency nationwide drills simulating a major earthquake disaster. Meanwhile, the Ring of Fire has been causing devastation at flashpoints throughout the Pacific ring in many nations.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Massive Earthquake Looming As Pressure Builds On San Andreas Fault: “Wound Very, Very Tight

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: May 6, 2016

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Niigata-Yake-yama (Honshu): An increase in small earthquakes has been detected under the volcano located on the border between Niigata and Nagano Prefecture recently.
In addition, a slight increase in fumarolic activity on the eastern side of the summit crater was noted and some inflation of the volcanic edifice recorded.
 According to the Niigata Meteorological Observatory monitoring the volcano, the number of volcanic earthquakes has been up to 4 times that of normal background levels, with up to 23 quakes recorded on a single day. Seismic activity has been dominated by low-frequency earthquakes, which are thought to reflect internal fluid movements (gasses, hot watery solutions, as well as magma).
While the observed unrest is far from at alarming levels, they might reflect a change in the internal hydrothermal and /or magma storage system and could (but not necessarily must) be precursors to new activity at the surface.

Cleveland (Aleutian Islands, Alaska): The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised the alert level of the volcano from yellow to orange after a new explosion was detected that had occurred this morning (18:44 AKDT local time).
The size of the new eruption is unknown, but probably small; there are no direct observations of the remote volcano, but the explosion could be seen on both infrasound (air pressure) and seismic data.
“There are no recent satellite views since the detected explosion, but previous Cleveland explosions have typically produced ash emissions”, AVO wrote in its bulletin this morning.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): The volcano remains at elevated unrest and had a new small eruption yesterday noon (at 12:05 local time), producing ash emissions similar to those during the past weekend.

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 18 Feb 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): sporadic small explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 21 Mar 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 11 Apr 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 1 Mar 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 7 Apr 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake in summit crater since mid Dec 2015 (updated 3 Apr 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent explosions, steaming, ash venting (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 8 Apr 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): small strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent explosions from Caliente dome, strong degassing (updated 13 Apr 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 11 Apr 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

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Space Weather, USA Radiation | S0 News May.6.2016

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World-Wide Most Recent Earthquakes: Monday April 25, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.9) (114 quakes)

Updated: Fri, 6 May 21:02 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Fri, 6 May (95 earthquakes)
Fri, 6 May 20:57 UTC M 3.1 / 10.6 km – [info] (0 km) New Zealand
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Fri, 6 May 20:27 UTC M 3.4 / 8 km – [info] (404 km) 18 km of Saghand, Yazd
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IRSC
Fri, 6 May 19:51 UTC M 3.2 / 2.5 km – [info] Bardarbunga (3 km) – Central Iceland 3.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
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Fri, 6 May 19:46 UTC M 3.2 / 100.8 km – [info] (48 km) 8 km al E de Linares
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Fri, 6 May 19:32 UTC M 4.6 / 115 km – [info] (79 km) Mariana Islands
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GFZ
Yigo (Guam) (27 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt for 10 seconds in bed. (via EMSC)
Dededo (Guam) (32 km S from epicenter)(no details): Quick jolt. Heard it before I felt it. (via EMSC)
Tamuning (Guam) (35 km S from epicenter)(no details): The shake and sound in the shutters scare me very nuch (via EMSC)
Tamuning (Guam) (35 km S from epicenter)(no details): Woke up from bed felt for 11 seconds (via EMSC)
Tamuning (Guam) (35 km S from epicenter)(no details): First it become just a small vibration and then maybe 30 sec later the whole bed eas shaking (via EMSC)
Nimitz hill Guam / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Guam / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Fri, 6 May 19:31 UTC M 2.7 / 8.2 km – [info] Aso (15 km) – central Kyushu, Japan NE KUMAMOTO PREF
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Fri, 6 May 19:27 UTC M 3.0 / 35.2 km – [info] (80 km) New Zealand
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Fri, 6 May 17:51 UTC M 3.7 – [info] (172 km) Near Coast of Ecuador
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Fri, 6 May 17:33 UTC M 4.3 / 12 km – [info] (518 km) SOUTHERN IRAN
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Fri, 6 May 17:32 UTC M 3.2 / 9.3 km – [info] (40 km) SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF
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Fri, 6 May 17:09 UTC M 4.7 / 10 km – [info] (644 km) Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge
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Fri, 6 May 16:28 UTC M 3.2 / 32 km – [info] (69 km) ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
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Fri, 6 May 16:23 UTC M 3.8 / 54 km – [info] (154 km) 112km S 37? E of Governor Generoso (Davao Oriental)
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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.9) (118 quakes)

Updated: Wed, 27 Apr 13:50 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Wed, 27 Apr (62 earthquakes)
Wed, 27 Apr 13:36 UTC M 3.3 / 12.5 km – [info] (0 km) NW KUMAMOTO PREF
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Wed, 27 Apr 13:29 UTC M 3.3 / 22 km – [info] (146 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Wed, 27 Apr 13:16 UTC M 3.3 / 173.9 km – [info] (137 km) SADOGASHIMA IS REG
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Wed, 27 Apr 12:58 UTC M 2.8 / 40.2 km – [info] (130 km) New Zealand

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Wed, 27 Apr 12:53 UTC M 3.5 – [info] (237 km) Near…

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Tuesday April 26, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (134 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 26 Apr 13:47 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 26 Apr (73 earthquakes)
Tue, 26 Apr 13:14 UTC M 3.1 / 31 km – [info] (0 km) SOUTHERN ALASKA
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Tue, 26 Apr 13:10 UTC M 3.4 – [info] (106 km) Ecuador – Manabi
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Tue, 26 Apr 13:03 UTC M 2.7 / 14 km – [info] (79 km) 010km S 55? W of Bolinao (Pangasinan)

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Tue, 26 Apr 12:50 UTC M 2.7 / 17.7 km – [info] (267 km) MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Tue, 26 Apr 12:50 UTC M 3.9 / 10.1 km – [info] (40 km) SOUTHERN…

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 25, 2016

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Klyuchevskoi volcano this morning with what is likely a new lava flow (KVERT webcam)

Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano has intensified, in particular during the past 24-36 hours. KVERT reported that strong strombolian explosions produced an ash plume that rose to 8-9 km altitude that drifted more than 400 km to the SW.
Webcam images have been mostly unclear, but view from this evening (dawn in Kamchatka) suggest that a new lava flow might have started to descend the volcano’s flanks, which would be a typical occurrence if the magma supply rate has indeed increased. An intense thermal anomaly is being recorded on satellite data as well.
KVERT alerted this morning that the “explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.” The aviation color code was raised…

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World-Wide Most Recent Earthquakes: Mondayday April 25, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (147 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 25 Apr 13:54 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 25 Apr (91 earthquakes)
Mon, 25 Apr 13:45 UTC M 3.3 / 9.6 km – [info] (0 km) NE KUMAMOTO PREF
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Mon, 25 Apr 13:43 UTC M 2.8 / 11.8 km – [info] (41 km) NW KUMAMOTO PREF

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Mon, 25 Apr 13:21 UTC M 4.2 / 200 km – [info] (54 km) 91 km al SE de Socaire
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Mon, 25 Apr 13:14 UTC M 3.8 / 5 km – [info] (58 km) 068km N 65? E of General Luna (Surigao Del Norte)
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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 19, 2016

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View into Nyamulagira’s pit crater on 6 April 2016 (image: OVG / UN via Culture Volcan)

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Nyamuragira (DRCongo): The lava lake at the bottom of the inner pit in the volcano’s summit caldera has recently disappeared, a recent survey by scientist from the Goma volcano observatory (OVG) and UN.
It is not known when exactly this happened and how, but the thermal signal stops abruptly around 1 April, suggesting that the lake, which had appeared during 2014, drained quickly at around this date. During their overflight on 6 April, the group of scientists from OVG, UN and the Second University of Naples around D. Tedesco only saw an incandescent vent, releasing a jet of hot gasses, in the place of the lava lake.

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava…

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Coronal Holes, Quake Expected, Extreme Weather | S0 News Apr.19.2016

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World-Wide Most Recent Earthquakes: Tuesday April 19, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=3.5) (107 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 19 Apr 13:45 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 19 Apr (57 earthquakes)
Tue, 19 Apr 13:38 UTC M 4.1 – [info] (288 km) Ecuador – Manabi
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Tue, 19 Apr 13:30 UTC M 3.4 / 143 km – [info] (0 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Tue, 19 Apr 13:26 UTC M 3.7 / 9.5 km – [info] (39 km) SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF
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Tue, 19 Apr 13:16 UTC M 2.7 / 9.5 km – [info] (43 km) NW KUMAMOTO PREF
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Tue, 19 Apr 13:15 UTC M 3.4 – [info] (165 km) Ecuador…

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5 Major Earthquakes In 48 Hours As A Seismologist Warns ‘Catastrophic Mega Earthquakes’ Are Coming

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By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

Why is the crust of the Earth shaking so violently all of a sudden?  Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way.  In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude”.  If his projections are accurate, our planet could be on the precipice of a wave of natural disasters unlike anything that any of us have ever experienced before.

Since the beginning of 2016, south Asia has been hit by an unusually high number of large earthquakes, and this has scientists groping for an explanation.  The following comes from the Express

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Deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastates Ecuador

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By Brian Lada – AccuWeather

A powerful and deadly earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening, killing more than 200 people and injuring over 1,500 others.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 11.9 miles (19.2 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.

The depth and proximity to the ocean caused concern of a tsunami for a time, with waves of 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 1 meter) occurring along the coast of Ecuador.

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: April 18, 2016

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Eruption of Santiaguito on 11 April 2016

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Santiaguito (Guatemala): A violent explosion associated with a partial dome collapse occurred Monday morning at the Caliente dome. The eruption generated an ash column that rose several kilometers and a pyroclastic flow that traveled through the canyon draining from the dome complex to the SE.
Since this event, the dome has returned to normal activity with only occasional smaller explosions. Weak effusive activity continues to generate rock falls on the dome’s eastern flank.

Fuego (Guatemala): Another paroxysm (the 6th this year so far) started last night at the volcano. Intermittent strombolian explosions merged into lava fountaining reaching 400 m height and increased lava effusion has been feeding a lava flow that had reached 2 km length into the Las Lajas ravine (SE side).
In its bulletin this morning, INSIVUMEH reports strong tremor accompanying the rise of new magma. An ash plume has been rising to 5,500 m a.s.l. and drifting 25 km drifting to the S, SW and W, where ash fall is occurring. Strong shock waves from the explosions at the summit can be felt in several kilometer radius.
People in the area should avoid being near in or near river beds, particularly on the SE side, because of the likely occurrence of pyroclastic flows – glowing avalanches triggered by the partial collapse of the steep lava flow, which can reach several kilometers length and have been produced during most of the volcano’s recent similar eruptive phases.

Nyiragongo (DRCongo): The secondary vent remains active, a recent visit (on 8 April) at the volcano showed. Lava continues to be erupted from the side vent on the eastern crater floor and occasionally still cascades into the main pit with the active lava lake:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): The eruption at the volcano continues as a strong thermal heat source remains active at the summit crater; no details about the nature of the activity (perhaps a small lava lake) are currently known.
Summary 1-8 April:
KVERT reported that moderate activity at Alaid continued during 1-8 April. Satellite images showed an intense daily thermal anomaly over the volcano. A gas-and-steam plume containing minor amounts of ash drifted about 40 km SW on 1 April. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).

Chirpoi (Kurile Islands, Russia): Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over Snow, a volcano of Chirpoi, during 4-5 and 7 April. The Aviation Color Code remained at Yellow.

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions – mainly from Showa crater – have become weaker and less frequent; none have been recorded since Tuesday.
However, both Showa and Minamidake crater continue to show phases of continuous steaming/degassing with weak ash emissions, which in turn suggests probably deep-seated strombolian activity in both craters.
Summary from Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016:
JMA reported that during 4-8 April the seismic network at Aira Caldera’s Sakurajima volcano detected 4 explosions at Showa Crater, generating ash plumes that rose as high as 3.5 km above the crater rim.

Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): Darwin VAAC reported that during 6-7 April ash plumes from the volcano rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km NE and E. (Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016)

Dukono (Halmahera): Strong ash emissions continue to be observed almost daily, suggesting that the volcano’s activity (continuous strong ash venting, intermittent strombolian explosions from its main crater) has not changed significantly over the past months.

Kerinci (Sumatra): Based on a pilot observation and reports from PVMBG, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 10 April ash plumes from Kerinci rose to altitudes of 4-4.3 km (13,000-14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE and E.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The activity of the volcano has been relatively low during the past days, after the series of stronger explosions in early April had destroyed the previous lava dome. CENAPRED reported 74 weak emissions and one explosion over the past 24 hours.
Summary 6-12 April (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016):
During 6-12 April there were 38-136 emissions from Popocatépetl and as many as six explosions detected daily; some emissions corresponded with increased crater incandescence.

Fuego (Guatemala): The 6th paroxysmal eruption of the volcano in 2016 ended already this morning, after having lasted approx. 24 hours only. The volcano’s activity returned to its typical style of intermittent weak to moderate strombolian explosions.
No pyroclastic flows were generated during this latest eruptive phase, INSIVUMEH reported.

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 18 Feb 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): sporadic small explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 21 Mar 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 11 Apr 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 1 Mar 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 7 Apr 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake in summit crater since mid Dec 2015 (updated 3 Apr 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent explosions, steaming, ash venting (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 8 Apr 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): small strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent explosions from Caliente dome, strong degassing (updated 13 Apr 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 11 Apr 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

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BIG M6 Solar Flare, New Earth-like Planet | S0 News Apr.18.2016

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Published on Apr 18, 2016

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Volcanoes Today, 13 Apr 2016: Suwanose-jima Volcano

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Glow from Suwanose-jima’s active crater last night

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Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The strombolian activity at the volcano’s O-take crater continues to be relatively intense.
VAAC Tokyo reports low-level ash plumes at approx. 6,000 ft and incandescence from the activity can be seen from neighboring islands.

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 18 Feb 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): sporadic small explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 21 Mar 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 1 Mar 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 7 Apr 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake in summit crater since mid Dec 2015 (updated 3 Apr 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent explosions, steaming, ash venting (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 8 Apr 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): small strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent explosions from Caliente dome, strong degassing (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 26 Mar 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

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Space Weather, Major EU Articles | S0 News Apr.12.2016

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Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Tuesday, 12 April 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (149 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 12 Apr 14:00 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 12 Apr (82 earthquakes)
Tue, 12 Apr 13:24 UTC M 3.3 / 27 km – [info] (124 km) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:49 UTC M 2.8 / 8 km – [info] (141 km) CAGLAYAN-DINAR (AFYONKARAHISAR)
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:42 UTC M 4.7 / 111 km – [info] (47 km) Halmahera, Indonesia
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GFZ
Tue, 12 Apr 12:42 UTC M 4.6 / 105.9 km – [info] (59 km) – 53km SSE of Tobelo, Indonesia
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:41 UTC M 4.7 / 10 km – [info] (287 km) Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:38 UTC M 3.2 / 73.4 km – [info] (317 km) New Zealand
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:34 UTC M 2.8 / 69 km – [info] (36 km) KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

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Tue, 12 Apr 12:33 UTC M 3.8 / 100 km – [info] (36 km) TARAPACA, CHILE
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Tue, 12 Apr 12:29 UTC M 4.0 / 49.2 km – [info] (318 km) FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU
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NIED
Tue, 12 Apr 12:11 UTC M 2.5 / 5.8 km – [info] (106 km) KARACAM-SOMA (MANISA)

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Tue, 12 Apr 12:07 UTC M 4.9 / 10 km – [info] (1511 km) West of Macquarie Island
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GFZ
Tue, 12 Apr 11:56 UTC M 2.5 / 36 km – [info] (57 km) 006 km N 34? W of Paluan (Occidental Mindoro)

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Tue, 12 Apr 11:37 UTC M 2.5 / 10.5 km – [info] (177 km) FINDIKKOY-(KUTAHYA)

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KOERI-RETMC
Tue, 12 Apr 11:24 UTC M 5.1 / 10 km – [info] (402 km) W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia
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GFZ
Tue, 12 Apr 11:21 UTC M 2.6 – [info] (919 km) ALBOR
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Tue, 12 Apr 11:11 UTC M 2.7 / 41.6 km – [info] (95 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 12 Apr 10:34 UTC M 3.3 / 40.4 km – [info] (129 km) E OFF IBARAKI PREF
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Study: 7 Million In America’s Heartland Facing New, Dangerous Earthquake Threat

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Study: 7 Million In The Heart Of America Now Facing New Earthquake Threat

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Seven million Americans could be in danger from man-made earthquakes created by fracking, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has concluded.

Incredibly, the risk from fracking-induced damaging quakes in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas is now similar to what it is for natural quakes in California.

Around seven million people in six states — Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas — are in danger from fracking quakes, new USGS research indicates. Significantly, the data is referencing damaging earthquakes, and not simply quakes that are felt but cause no problems.

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“In the past five years, the USGS has documented high shaking and damage in areas of these six states, mostly from induced earthquakes,” Mark Petersen of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project said. “Furthermore, the USGS ‘Did You Feel It?’ website has archived tens of thousands of reports from the public who experienced shaking in those states, including about 1,500 reports of strong shaking or damage.”

The USGS released a statement saying that people “living in areas of higher earthquake hazard should learn how to be prepared for earthquakes” – a warning that people in few of the six states thought they’d ever need to address.

“By including human-induced events, our assessment of earthquake hazards has significantly increased in parts of the US,” Petersen said. “This research also shows that much more of the nation faces a significant chance of having damaging earthquakes over the next year, whether natural or human-induced.”

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Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Apr 2016: Popocatepetl Volcano, Bromo, Turrialba, Sangay, Sakurajima

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Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): During the past days, the volcano has been in a very active state again, producing multiple and relatively strong vulcanian explosions that showered the upper crater area with incandescent bombs and generated ash plumes that rose up to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.
It seems that along with the recent increase in explosions, most activity has again returned to the Showa crater.

Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): New ash emissions resumed at the volcano again since yesterday. A plume of steam and moderate ash content been rising a few hundred meters and drifting approx. 40 km into westerly directions over East Java.
No additional details about the activity from the volcano observatory are currently available.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The volcano had a relatively strong explosion yesterday evening at 20:31 local time. It produced a 2 km ash column and ejected incandescent fragments that landed in to up to 3.5 km distance on the eastern and southeastern flanks, igniting some bush fires on the upper slopes of the volcano.
An overflight on Saturday with the help of a Federal Police helicopter showed that yet another cycle of dome growth and destruction has recently completed at El Popo (and a new one is about to begin): during their survey, CENAPRED scientists observed that the most recent lava dome, which had been growing since January and lately contained up to approx. 2 million cubic meters of lava, was missing, obviously destroyed by the volcano’s recent series of explosions. In its place, a new inner crater approx. 50 m deep and 325 m in diameter was seen. Likely, the near future will see another dome growing inside it.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): A small, probably phreatic eruption occurred at the volcano’s crater yesterday morning at 09:00 local time. The explosion, which lasted 30 seconds, produced a small dense ash plume that quickly dissipated.
Link: Video of the eruption (OVSICORI-UNA / facebook)

Sangay (Ecuador): The most recent (so far mild) summit eruption of the volcano continues. A steam and ash plume rising several 100 m above the crater and extending approx. 10 km west from the summit was reported this morning by VAAC Washington and can also be found on the occasional social media picture. No close-by observations are currently available (Sangay is one of the most remote and difficult-to-access active volcanoes in South America).
Seismic data show rhythmic small bursts likely from strombolian explosions in the summit crater, whereas satellite-based spectrometers detected the presence of a strong heat source at the crater, possibly from a lava flow, since 22 March.
As Culture Volcan observed, the intense heat radiation thus appeared several weeks AFTER the first known onset of mild explosive activity, and thus, is an indication that something changed around that date, producing significantly more heat. The easiest explanation would be the appearance of a new lava flow (or a small lava lake) inside the crater, or perhaps on the upper flank.

Villarrica (Central Chile): A small lava lake is active inside the volcano’s summit crater. Vigorous degassing produces violent convection and occasional explosions that eject liquid lava spatter outside the inner pit crater.
Link: Video of lava lake (Lago Villarrica / facebook)

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 18 Feb 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): sporadic small explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 21 Mar 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 1 Mar 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu’u ‘O’o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): ash emissions, weak strombolian activity (updated 11 May 2015)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake in summit crater since mid Dec 2015 (updated 3 Apr 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent explosions, steaming, ash venting (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): small strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent explosions from Caliente dome, strong degassing (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 26 Mar 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Apr 2016: Popocatepetl Volcano, Bromo, Turrialba, Sangay, Sakurajima,…

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Earthquakes, Supernova, Rogue Planet | S0 News Apr.7.2016

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Quake Breakthrough Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlWop…
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Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Thursday, 7 April 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (126 quakes)

Updated: Thu, 7 Apr 13:52 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Thu, 7 Apr (81 earthquakes)
Thu, 7 Apr 13:43 UTC M 3.6 / 383.8 km – [info] (0 km) New Zealand
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Thu, 7 Apr 13:40 UTC M 4.8 / 646 km – [info] (343 km) Fiji Islands Region
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Thu, 7 Apr 13:25 UTC M 2.9 / 112.3 km – [info] (243 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 7 Apr 13:24 UTC M 4.3 / 10 km – [info] (180 km) Talaud Islands, Indonesia
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GFZ
Thu, 7 Apr 12:59 UTC M 3.3 / 1 km – [info] (54 km) 019 km N 42? W of Bambang (Nueva Vizcaya)
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Thu, 7 Apr 12:58 UTC M 2.5 / 138.1 km – [info] (70 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 7 Apr 12:58 UTC M 3.1 / 194.4 km – [info] (69 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 7 Apr 12:54 UTC M 3.2 / 40 km – [info] (912 km) STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
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EMSC
Thu, 7 Apr 12:54 UTC M 3.2 / 10 km – [info] (902 km) ALBOR
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IGN
Thu, 7 Apr 12:36 UTC M 2.6 / 38.1 km – [info] (81 km) SE OFF OSUMI PEN

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Thu, 7 Apr 12:22 UTC M 5.0 / 96 km – [info] (238 km) Near Coast of Venezuela
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Saint George’s (Grenada) (191 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Short 3 to 5 second trembly shake (via EMSC)
Saint George’s (Grenada) (191 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Laying on the couch and felt like someone was shaking it for about 5 seconds but dog did not react. (via EMSC)
(Trinidad and Tobago) (143 km E from epicenter)(no details): At first, I wasn’t sure it was an earthquake since I felt like I was losing my mind from an all-nighter, but then I saw the water in my water bottle shook and I sat here in my chair wondering if I was sleeping. I was thinking of to DCH(Drop Cover and Hold on), thinking to myself not to underestimate this earthquake since the tremors lasted for about 20 seconds. Or at least it felt like 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Trinidad and Tobago) (135 km E from epicenter)(no details): quake had buildings shaking from east to west.. this occurred a similar time to sept 2009 quake 6.2 durinh thats day another one felt same day at 230pm (via EMSC)
Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) (127 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt very mild for about 8 seconds (via EMSC)
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) (120 km E from epicenter)(no details): Shook lightly for about 3-4 seconds, was able to look at my watch and count. I knew what was happening , but the last few seconds intensified and shook more vigorously (via EMSC)
Diego Martin Trinidad / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Instit / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (254 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte (via EMSC)
(Trinidad and Tobago) (126 km E from epicenter)(no details): Short and strong (via EMSC)
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Thu, 7 Apr 12:15 UTC M 2.9 / 32 km – [info] (402 km) OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Thu, 7 Apr 12:10 UTC M 2.6 / 22 km – [info] (336 km) OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Thu, 7 Apr 12:03 UTC M 2.5 / 58.6 km – [info] (67 km) FAR S OFF BOSO PENINSULA

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NIED

Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Thursday, 7 April 2016

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Volcanoes Today, 5 Apr 2016: Popocatépetl Volcano, Turrialba, Villarrica

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Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The volcano had a relatively strong explosion yesterday evening at 20:31 local time. It produced a 2 km ash column and ejected incandescent fragments that landed in to up to 3.5 km distance on the eastern and southeastern flanks, igniting some bush fires on the upper slopes of the volcano.
An overflight on Saturday with the help of a Federal Police helicopter showed that yet another cycle of dome growth and destruction has recently completed at El Popo (and a new one is about to begin): during their survey, CENAPRED scientists observed that the most recent lava dome, which had been growing since January and lately contained up to approx. 2 million cubic meters of lava, was missing, obviously destroyed by the volcano’s recent series of explosions. In its place, a new inner crater approx. 50 m deep and 325 m in diameter was seen. Likely, the near future will see another dome growing inside it.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): A small, probably phreatic eruption occurred at the volcano’s crater yesterday morning at 09:00 local time. The explosion, which lasted 30 seconds, produced a small dense ash plume that quickly dissipated.
Link: Video of the eruption (OVSICORI-UNA / facebook)

Villarrica (Central Chile): A small lava lake is active inside the volcano’s summit crater. Vigorous degassing produces violent convection and occasional explosions that eject liquid lava spatter outside the inner pit crater.
Link: Video of lava lake (Lago Villarrica / facebook)

Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Volcanoes Today, 5 Apr 2016: Popocatepetl Volcano, Turrialba, Villarrica

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Earth and Sun are Active, Grand Filaments | S0 News Apr.5.2016

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Top 6 Climate Change Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ew05…
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Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Tuesday, 5 April 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (135 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 5 Apr 13:51 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 5 Apr (71 earthquakes)
Tue, 5 Apr 13:29 UTC M 3.4 / 10 km – [info] (266 km) Poland
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GFZ
Tue, 5 Apr 13:29 UTC M 3.4 / 2 km – [info] (298 km) 3.4 POLAND
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EMSC
Tue, 5 Apr 13:24 UTC M 2.7 / 38.4 km – [info] (139 km) E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Tue, 5 Apr 12:20 UTC M 3.6 / 140 km – [info] (101 km) COLOMBIA
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EMSC
Tue, 5 Apr 12:12 UTC M 5.0 / 18 km – [info] (562 km) Southeastern Uzbekistan
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GFZ
Bukhara / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Bed vibrated for approx 1 min.
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (310 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Было немного страшно. (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (310 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Я думал мне показалось (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (308 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Слегка, быстро (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (306 km NE from epicenter)(no details): В районе Олмазар, города Ташкента,на 4м этаже не так сильно почувствовали. Но неприятно! Я их боюсь( (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (306 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Не успели почувствовать (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (305 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Немного совсем малые толчки. Северо – запад Ташкент (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (303 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt 2-3 light jolts in Tashkent at 5th floor of the office building (via EMSC)
Тошкент (Uzbekistan) (301 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Слегка трясло (via EMSC)
Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (158 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was scary (via EMSC)
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Tue, 5 Apr 11:55 UTC M 4.1 / 68 km – [info] (81 km) Near Coast of Peru
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GFZ
Tue, 5 Apr 11:42 UTC M 3.0 / 143.8 km – [info] (39 km) NORTHERN MIYAZAKI PREF
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NIED
Tue, 5 Apr 11:31 UTC M 3.0 / 2 km – [info] (406 km) ALBANIA
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EMSC
Tue, 5 Apr 11:31 UTC M 3.0 / 23.9 km – [info] (382 km) 84 Km NW from Corfu
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NOA_HL
Tue, 5 Apr 11:25 UTC M 3.8 / 199 km – [info] (60 km) POTOSI, BOLIVIA
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Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Tuesday, 5 April 2016

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Volcanoes Today, 4 Apr 2016: Masaya volcano, Etna, Nyiragongo

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Etna (Sicily, Italy): Activity remains low at the volcano. Only weak, intermittent ash emissions with decreasing tendency continue to occur from the NE crater. However, they carry no signs that could indicate fresh lava, and likely consist of older fragmented rock material only.
Surface temperatures and seismic activity are low.

Masaya (Nicaragua): The activity of the volcano’s new lava lake remains very intense. Erosion by the violently degassing (“boiling”) lava continues to gradually widen the walls of the pit crater containing the lake.
The following video (taken at the end of March) gives a good impression:

Nyiragongo (DRCongo): A recent visit to the volcano showed no more (or at least no more significant) activity from the side vent on the lower terrace. The recent lava flows that had surrounded the lips of the inner crater and partially spilled into the central lava lake were seen cooling.
Source: Clint Johnston (Instagram)

Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Volcanoes Today, 4 Apr 2016: Masaya volcano, Etna, Nyiragongo

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Big Eruption, Earthspots, Lightning Strikes Twice | S0 News Apr.4.2016

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Pakistan Disaster: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016…
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Tornados, Earth-Facing Solar Quiet | S0 News Apr.1.2016

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Todays Latest Earthquakes Worldwide Friday, 1 April 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (133 quakes)

Updated: Fri, 1 Apr 14:00 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Fri, 1 Apr (85 earthquakes)
Fri, 1 Apr 13:31 UTC M 4.0 / 55 km – [info] (85 km) 58 km al SUROESTE de TAPACHULA, CHIS
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Fri, 1 Apr 13:26 UTC M 3.2 / 265.2 km – [info] Norikura (3 km) WESTERN NAGANO PREF
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Fri, 1 Apr 13:22 UTC M 4.2 / 124.3 km – [info] (42 km) TSUGARU STRAIT REGION
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Fri, 1 Apr 13:16 UTC M 3.3 / 10 km – [info] (125 km) 19 km of Anbar abad, kerman
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IRSC
Fri, 1 Apr 13:15 UTC M 3.1 / 57.1 km – [info] (40 km) NEAR AMAMI-OSHIMA ISLAND
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NIED
Fri, 1 Apr 13:14 UTC M 2.5 / 24.2 km – [info] (156 km) Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)

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INGV
Fri, 1 Apr 13:13 UTC M 3.7 / 65.9 km – [info] (77 km) TOKACHI REGION
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NIED
Fri, 1 Apr 13:11 UTC M 2.6 / 17.9 km – [info] (143 km) E OFF MIYAGI PREF

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NIED
Fri, 1 Apr 12:46 UTC M 3.0 / 4.1 km – [info] (235 km) FAR E OFF IBARAKI PREF
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NIED
Fri, 1 Apr 12:46 UTC M 3.2 / 6.3 km – [info] (78 km) – 22km ESE of Hawthorne, Nevada
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USGS
Fri, 1 Apr 12:44 UTC M 3.7 / 22.8 km – [info] (381 km) 18 km al SO de Tongoy
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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 1 Apr 12:17 UTC M 2.5 – [info] (900 km) ALBOR

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IGN
Fri, 1 Apr 12:04 UTC M 2.5 – [info] (1747 km) Syd-Finland

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Volcanoes Today, 31 Mar 2016: Stromboli Volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Soputan, Shiveluch, Makian, Kerinci, Sinabung

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Strong explosion at Popocatépetl Tuesday afternoon

Source: Volcano Discovery

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): The activity at the summit craters has been (comparably very) low recently. However, small strombolian explosions continue to occur at irregular rates of 30-60 minutes intervals, mainly from western vent.

Etna (Sicily, Italy): Intermittent weak to moderate ash emissions (presumably from older pulverized rock) have been occurring from the North-East crater, where also weak incandescence can be seen at night.
Apart from this and an incandescent fumarole on the New SE crater, no other significant activity is currently occurring at the volcano. Tremor levels have been low.

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The extrusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at moderate rate. Glowing avalanches from the active lava dome and strong degassing indicate ongoing magma supply. Occasionally, explosions and larger avalanches that turn into pyroclastic flows occur as well and generate ash plumes that rise several 1000 meters.
Last evening, Tokyo VAAC reported an eruption that sent an ash plume to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude. Whether it was caused by an explosion or avalanche is unknown – only the top of the plume was visible on webcam imagery.

Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): A new eruption is occurring from the remote volcano on Paramushir Island immediately to the south of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Since 29 March, ash emissions have been seen on satellite images. The ash plume increased yesterday, reaching altitudes of 3-4 km (9-12,000 ft) and extending up to 150-200 km into south- and southwesterly directions.
KVERT raised the Aviation Color code to orange (as many trans-Pacific flight routes pass nearby) and warns that “ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.”

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): Eruptive activity of some sort continues at the volcano. This is evidenced by a strong thermal signal detected and a gas plume extending south of the small island, both detected on satellite imagery.
Contrary to nearby Chikourachki (that started to erupt 29 March), Alaid seems not to have produced any ash recently; no such darker-colored fresh deposits can be seen on the snow-covered flanks or in the plume. This suggests that the activity, at the moment, is non-explosive and confined to the summit crater, perhaps in the form of a small active lava lake.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The volcano continues to produce explosions and occasional small to moderate pyroclastic flows.
Early on Tuesday morning, around 05:40 local time, a collapse of parts of the sticky lava lobe on the SE flank generated a pyroclastic flow that reached approx. 3 km length.

Soputan (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): In its latest report, VSI describes continuing elevated seismic activity, including shallow volcanic earthquakes and avalanches that indicate slow magma extrusion from the main vent.
Visible activity during the past weeks otherwise consisted in moderate degassing generating a plume of 20-100 m height. The volcano’s alert level is maintained at “siaga” (“alert”), or 3 on the Indonesian scale of 1-4 and recommends an exclusion zone of 4 km radius around the summit of Mt. Soputan.

Makian (Halmahera): Seismic unrest continues at the volcano with a weak tendency of increase in shallow volcanic earthquakes during the past weeks, possibly related to the ascent of a new magmatic body.
No surface changes or other alarming signs have been observed at the volcano. While an eruption is not considered likely to be imminent, VSI maintains the alert level 2 (on a scale of 1-4) and advises locals and visitors not to climb Makian’s Kie Besi volcano and stay away from the summit within a radius of 1.5 km distance.

Kerinci (Sumatra): A small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday morning around 07:00 local time. An ash plume rising a few 100 m from the summit crater was observed.
The nature of the eruption (likely a phreatic explosion) is unknown. As safety precaution, access to the volcano’s summit, Indonesia’s highest volcanic peak and a popular climbing destination, was closed.

Colima (Western Mexico): The activity of the volcano has decreased overall. Explosions have been mostly weak and relatively rare (a few per day) and the previously continuously visible glow at the summit crater, indicative of the small new lava dome, has recently been visible only during increased degassing or explosion events.
This in turn suggests that the growth of the dome has been very low or even stopped for now.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes in activity have occurred at the volcano recently despite a series of stronger explosions during the past days. One explosion on Tuesday afternoon generated an ash plume that rose up to 3.5 km, and another one during the following night was seen ejecting abundant incandescent material outside the summit crater.
During 29-30 March, CENAPRED recorded an increase of degassing events (“exhalations”) and 4 explosions (an average value), as well as two small shallow volcanic earthquakes and 30 minutes of harmonic tremor. Following the larger explosion in the afternoon of 29 Mar, the International Airport of Puebla was temporarily closed.
Bright glow from the summit crater indicates that magma slowly continues to arrive there, filling the inner crater, a process that is regularly interrupted by the explosions (that usually destroy parts of the accumulated, cake-like lava dome again).

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Intermittent ash emissions re-appeared at the volcano during the past days.
The emissions originated from several vents, involving both the Arrau crater and the new summit pits that had formed in early and late January this year.

Continue reading at Volcano Discovery: Volcanoes Today, 31 Mar 2016: Stromboli Volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Soputan, Shiveluch, Makian, Kerinci, Sinabung

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Lava World, 3rd Volcano Erupts, SWx | S0 News Mar.31.2016

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Published on Mar 31, 2016

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Discussing Earthquakes with Kongpop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCUZ…
Earth’s Magnetic Reversal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIayx…
Top 6 Climate Change Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ew05…
Pause on Pausing the Pause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZH46…
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
STARWATER Article: http://wavechronicle.com/wave/?p=1151
S0 Notes on Solar Shutdown: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/fo…
IPCC History: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/se…

Today’s Featured Links:
Lava World: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ma…
Hitomi Update: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/as…

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Volcanoes Today, 30 Mar 2016: Santiaguito Volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Pavlof, Sakurajima, Momotombo

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Spectacular explosion from Sakurajima’s Minamidake crater on 26 March (image: Naoto Yoshidome / twitter)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Over the past days, vulcanian-type explosions have again picked up in number and size, after only very few events during the first 3 weeks of March. Ash plumes rose to up to 10-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude.
The remarkable novelty is that most of the recent explosions occurred from the Minamidake crater, the volcano’s old summit vent, and not from the Showa crater on its eastern flank, which had been (an almost exclusive) protagonist during the 10 years since 2006 until very recently.

Pavlof (Alaska Peninsula, USA): A new eruption started at the volcano abruptly Sunday (27 Mar) afternoon at 16:16 local time (00:18 UTC). An explosive eruption with lava fountaining produced an ash plume that quickly rose to approx. 20,000 ft elevation (6 km) and the Aviation Color code was raised to red.
The activity continued and reached its peak over the next 24 hours, when a sustained, continuous ash plume extended more than 700 km (400 miles) to the northeast over interior Alaska, with a maximum height of 37,000 ft (9 km) altitude.
 
Lava fountaining from the summit crater was observed throughout the night by mariners, pilots, and by residents in Cold Bay, located 37 miles (60 km) to the SW.
Volcanic mudflows (lahars), generated by rapidly melting ice and snow, are likely descending on the flanks of the volcano and could present a hazard in the local river valleys.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): Activity continues at the Caliente lava dome with little changes. The volcano observatory reported strong degassing, some weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes rising up to approx. 900 m and constant block lava avalanches on the eastern and southeastern flanks of the lava dome.
The latter suggests that effusive activity has been elevated recently compared to during previous months.

Pacaya (Guatemala): Mild activity continues at the intra-crater cone of the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports a steam and gas plume rising 600 m and glow from lava visible at night.

Fuego (Guatemala): After its latest paroxysm a few days ago, activity of the volcano has returned to normal levels with intermittent (one every few hours) weak to moderate-sized strombolian explosions.
…27 Mar:
During the past week, activity at the volcano gradually increased into the 5th paroxysm in 2016, generating pulsating lava fountains, lava flows and possibly pyroclastic flows.
 
After the previous such episode in early March, the volcano had continued to produce its typical, persistent, but intermittent strombolian activity. The latter started to become more and more intense from around 22 March, and became near-constant during 24-25 March.

Momotombo (Nicaragua): A slight increase in activity occurred last week between 23-26 March, when the volcano again produced some mild to moderate explosions, some of which were strong enough to send bombs to its upper outer slopes.
During the past days, activity has again been calmer, although crater glow continues to tell the presence of fresh lava in the summit crater.

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Strong Coronal Hole, Space Weather | S0 News Mar.30.2016

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By Suspicious0bservers

Published on Mar 30, 2016

http://www.Suspicious0bservers.org
http://www.SpaceWeatherNews.com
http://www.MagneticReversal.org
http://www.ObservatoryProject.com
http://www.EarthChangesMedia.com

Solar Alerts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealS0s

Good Videos/Articles:
The Sun is Going to Sleep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7whL9…
Discussing Earthquakes with Kongpop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCUZ…
Earth’s Magnetic Reversal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIayx…
Top 6 Climate Change Problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ew05…
Pause on Pausing the Pause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZH46…
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
STARWATER Article: http://wavechronicle.com/wave/?p=1151
S0 Notes on Solar Shutdown: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/fo…
IPCC History: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/se…

Today’s Featured Links:
Oct 2015 Event: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.08863v1.pdf

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