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Volcano watch

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:10 am
by Lookfortruth
I figured with all the activity in Indonesia, we may want to keep track
Krakatau has awoken again
Indonesia's 'Child of Krakatau' volcano spews ash, smoke
The Associated Press
Published: October 27, 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The Indonesian volcano known as the "Child of Krakatau" spewed ash and smoke, prompting authorities to warn of a possible eruption, a government volcanologist said Saturday.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/ ... olcano.php

Here are a couple of sites to watch to keep updated:
http://www.volcanolive.com/volcanolive.html
http://www.intlvrc.org/

Here is are a couple links to recent threads for volcanic activity
http://fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=32605
http://fulfilledprophecy.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=31561

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:16 am
by Lookfortruth
Here is some background on the Krakatau volcano when it had a major eruption in 1883
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Volcano1883Krakatoa.html

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:59 am
by Lookfortruth
Update on Kelud and Krakatau
Nov 2, 1:57 AM EDT

Indonesian Volcano Activity Peaks

By INDRA HARSAPUTRA
Associated Press Writer


MOUNT KELUD, Indonesia (AP) -- Hundreds of deep tremors shook one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanos Friday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people because the mountain could erupt at any time, a government official said.

Tenfold the normal number of tremors rattled Mount Kelud and its crater lake was the hottest since the area was put on high alert last month, said Surono, a senior government volcanologist who goes by a single name.

"Kelud is entering its critical phase," Surono said in a telephone interview.

An underground reservoir of magma is pushing up to the surface, but is being blocked by sediment from the 1990 eruption, said scientist Mohammad Hendrasto. That intense pressure could result in "the most horrifying eruption in Kelud's history," he said.


LINK TO REST OF STORY

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:25 am
by tdye84
:eek:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:45 pm
by AndCanItBe
:eek: :eek:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:09 am
by AndCanItBe
It's erupting!

MOUNT KELUD, Indonesia - One of Indonesia's deadliest volcanos began erupting Saturday, according to seismic readings, but there was no visual confirmation because the peak was cloaked in fog, a senior government volcanologist said.


Panicked residents fled the mountain's slopes in police trucks and volcano monitors abandoned their posts Saturday, witnesses said.

Although no lava or ash could be seen, seismic readings showed Mount Kelud, in the heart of densely populated Java island, was erupting, said Saut Simatupang, a leading scientist with Indonesia's Volcanology Center.

Hundreds of underground tremors have shaken the area and the temperature of its crater lake has reached the highest level since the mountain was put on high alert several weeks ago.

In 1990, Mount Kelud killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds. In 1919, a powerful explosion that could be heard hundreds of miles away destroyed dozens of villages and killed at least 5,160.

Link

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:51 am
by Lookfortruth
All the volcano reporting stations are reporting the seismic levels were "off scale" I am praying for them today! :praying: :praying:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:14 am
by AndCanItBe
Me too!

Indonesia Catastrophies

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 am
by pretribber
Indonesia sure seems to have their share of problems ever since the sunami. Is there any biblical referance to all that has been going on there?

Indonesian volcano erupting slowly: volcanologist

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:10 am
by AndCanItBe
BLITAR, Indonesia (AFP) - A massive island that has risen from the crater lake of a steaming Indonesian volcano consists of new lava that has gradually erupted from its core, a volcanologist said Wednesday.


Mount Kelut in Indonesia's East Java has been on high alert for three weeks, with scientists fearing the peak could explode, putting at risk thousands of lives.

"The lava has been coming out through the cracks in the old lava from the 1990 eruption and created a new lava dome which is now 70 metres (230 feet) high," volcanologist Saut Simatupang told AFP.

The dome first appeared on Saturday night, when volcanologists mistakenly thought a large eruption was occurring so they abandoned their posts.

Link

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:57 am
by Lookfortruth
They are saying the new dome is 1/3 the size of the crater, all since sat! :shock:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:39 am
by Lookfortruth
They have now lowered Kelud to level 3 alert. I see they are reporting the new lava island is 1/2 the size of the crater. They are thinking the energy spent to build the dome, maybe have relieved some pressure.
http://volcanolive.blogspot.com/

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:44 am
by starjelly

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:55 am
by Lookfortruth
Starjelly! You beat me to it. :lol:
Isn't that a beautiful photo?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:34 pm
by Lookfortruth
Scientists: Land Rising at Yellowstone

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park, once the site of a giant volcano, has begun swelling up, possibly because molten rock is accumulating beneath the surface, scientists report.

But, "there is no evidence of an imminent volcanic eruption," said Robert B. Smith, a professor of geophysics at the University of Utah.

Many giant volcanic craters around the world go up and down over decades without erupting, he said.

Smith and colleagues report in Friday's issue of the journal Science that the flow of the ancient Yellowstone crater has been moving upward almost 3 inches per year for the past three years.

That is more than three times faster than ever observed since such measurements began in 1923, the researchers said.


FULL STORY

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:41 am
by AndCanItBe

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:13 pm
by AndCanItBe
Volcano erupts in Chile; about 700 flee

SANTIAGO, Chile - About 700 people were evacuated as a volcano erupted Wednesday in southern Chile, rocking the area with explosions and spewing lava and ash.

But the Llaima volcano's eruptions were slowing by Wednesday afternoon, so a larger evacuation did not appear necessary.

Ecuador Volcano Poised for Major Eruption

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:43 pm
by starjelly
Ecuador Volcano Poised for Major Eruption, May Be Within Days

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano is poised for a major eruption, a volcanologist said Wednesday. Authorities last week evacuated 10 villages from its western slopes as a precaution.

Patricia Mothes, a U.S. expert on volcanoes, said the 16,575-foot volcano, located 80 miles southeast of Quito, "is preparing to generate, in days or weeks, a great eruption."

She said that could mean pyroclastic flows — blasts of volcanic material "that descend at high speeds and burn everything in their way."

Tungurahua, which has been active since 1999, has been freeing a high level of energy since Dec. 22, Mothes told The Associated Press by telephone.

"We have indications that there may be important volumes of magma which would be liberated in an eruption," she said.

Juan Salazar, the mayor of Penipe, one of 10 villages evacuated last week from the western slopes of Tungurahua, said 3,000 acres of crops and pasture have been damaged by ash from the volcano.

There have been no lava flows since the volcano began spitting out ash in December, he said.

Villagers return by day to tend to their crops and farm animals but stay in temporary shelters outside the danger zone at night.

Salazar said the government has decided to provide new houses for 286 families that cannot return to their homes at night. He said the families would receive the keys to the houses on Feb. 9 along with small plots for growing crops.

Tungurahua erupted in July and August of 2006, causing at least four deaths. The eruptions forced the evacuation of thousands of villagers and damaged thousands of acres of crops buried under tons of ashes and lava flows.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:34 am
by AndCanItBe
Hawaii volcano explodes for first time in 84 years

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) -- An explosion atop the long-erupting Kilauea volcano rained gravel-size rocks onto a tourist lookout, road and trail before dawn Wednesday, injuring no one but forcing parts of a national park to close.

It was the first explosion in Kilauea's main Halemaumau Crater since 1924, scattering debris over about 75 acres, said Jim Kauahikaua, scientist-in-charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the Big Island.

The 4,190-foot volcano has been erupting from fissures along its side steadily for more than a quarter-century. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park draws thousands of people daily, with a visitors center and lodge near the crater rim.

No lava erupted as part of the 3 a.m. explosion. That suggests it was caused by hydrothermal or gas buildup, Kauahikaua said.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:18 pm
by AndCanItBe
Health Threat Closes Volcano National Park

HONOLULU -- Officials closed Volcano National Park late on Tuesday morning because winds are blowing sulfur dioxide from an eruption of ash and gas from Kilauea Volcano.

Officials closed the park from Kilauea Military Camp to Chain of Craters Road. They closed Chain of Craters Road, Jaggar Museum and the hotel at Volcano.

Earlier in the day, county and state officials have issued an evacuation advisory for about 2,200 Big Island residents in the Kilauea volcano area because of toxic gas.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:45 pm
by carpentersdaughter
I just got a message from a friend on godtube that they are moving people out because the ash and smoke is so thick they can't breath. She said the volcano is acting up much more then usual.

That asked for prayer. Her name is Maru..Please pray for her and her family.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:56 pm
by Salty Skipper
:eek: That volcano has been going and going for so long. I wonder if it could have a major eruption at this point vs. the steady ooze that has been going on for so long.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:59 pm
by carpentersdaughter
That's what I was wondering too.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:30 am
by OneDay
Giant Undersea Volcano Found Off Iceland
Richard A. Lovett
for National Geographic News
April 22, 2008

A giant and unusual underwater volcano lies just offshore of Iceland on the Reykjanes Ridge, volcanologists have announced.

The Reykjanes formation is a section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which bisects the Atlantic Ocean where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart.

As magma wells up from the rift between the plates, it cools to form ridges.

But it doesn't generally form giant volcanoes, said Ármann Höskuldsson, a University of Iceland volcanologist who was part of the international team that discovered the volcano last summer.

That's because mid-ocean ridges are constantly pulling apart, making it harder for large volcanoes to form without being torn asunder.

"We were doing a normal oceangoing mission, and we found a big edifice" about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of Iceland, Höskuldsson said.

The structure turned out to be an active volcano that rises about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above the surrounding sections of the ridge, coming within 1,300 feet (400 meters) of the surface.

At its base the volcano is approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) across. The peak contains a depression known as a caldera that is 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide.

That indicates that the mountain is being fed by its own magma chamber, Höskuldsson said.

"It's a higher magma production that generates the edifice."
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/pf/52527.html

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:43 am
by Downpour
Chile volcano errupts!!

The eruption of the Chaiten volcano caught local authorities by surprise, as experts say it has been dormant for at least 450 years.


Link

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:42 am
by AndCanItBe
Chile town evacuated as volcano spews lava, ash

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Officials have ordered a total evacuation of a nearby area after the Chaiten volcano spewed lava and blasted ash more than 12 miles (20 kilometers) into the sky on Tuesday.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm
by OneDay

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:43 pm
by daffodyllady
There goes another one! This time, on the eastern edge of Russia, on an island called Kamchatka, a volcano called Koryakski has blown it's top...

from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7805018.stm

Russia's Koryakski volcano on the eastern Kamchatka Peninsula has erupted sending ash 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) into the air, according to the local geophysics service.

In the past 24 hours, about 170 tremors have been registered near the volcano. The last major eruption occurred 3,500 years ago.

There are more than 150 volcanoes on the peninsula, 29 of them active.


Will it contribute more to global cooling, or to global warming?

Alaska volcano expected to erupt soon

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:12 am
by OBXBob

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:17 pm
by Tevye
Thanx Bob,
I noticed that on the news this morning.

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:02 am
by Salty Skipper
Redoubt is erupting.
http://twitter.com/alaska_avo

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:44 am
by OneDay
Hey, is it just me? It seems like this morning - volcano erupting, tornadoes, flooding. I can't wait till this summer, things are heating up... :eek:

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:45 pm
by revelation2012
Salty Skipper wrote:Redoubt is erupting.
http://twitter.com/alaska_avo


Had a dream a few months ago that something significant happened on the west coast. I was looking down at an arial view of the US and focusing on the area of Alaska. A significant event happened on the area, which showed a red dot. Then something like I lazer line went down the entire west coast from Alaska through the middle line ways through california. I seemed to get the feeling the event in Alaska triggered events in California. The Red plumb line went through the length on the state of California. The state then turned red from where the line divided it all the way to the coast. I had a feeling after dreaming it is had something to do with natural events to the land.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/41919877.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 9356.story

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090326/ap_ ... l_quake_11

Alaska Volcano Shoots Ash 25,000 Feet High

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:36 am
by OBXBob
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511964,00.html

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Observatory officials say Alaska's Mount Redoubt has spewed steam and ash up to 25,000 feet high.

Alaska Volcano Observatory geophysicist John Power says the volcano had been spewing ash about 15,000 feet into the air before it erupted Tuesday afternoon.

A broad layer of haze that could contain ash has extended from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley north of Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:17 am
by RaptureReady
Scientists Say 'Super Volcano' May Be Brewing
Beneath Mount St. Helens


A team of scientists say they have evidence that a "super volcano" may be brewing underneath Mount St. Helens, NewScientist.com reports.

Researchers say indicators suggest Mount St. Helens and other northwest volcanoes are plugged into a huge subterranean pool of magma that could one day burst to the surface in a "super" eruption.

If what they believe is true, the structure beneath the mountain would be comparable in size to the biggest magma chambers ever discovered, such as the one below Yellowstone National Park.

Scientist Graham Hill led a team of researchers that set up magnetotelluric sensors around Mount St Helens. The measurements revealed a column of conductive material that extends downward from the volcano which they found to connect to a much bigger zone of conductive material.

Not all scientists are convinced that Mount St. Helens may be capable of a giant eruption.

Magnetotellurics specialist Gary Egbert of Oregon State University in Corvallis says he's cautious over the idea of that a super volcano sits under Mt. St. Helen.

"It seems likely that there's some partial melt down there," given that it is a volcanic area, he told NewScientist.com. "But part of the conductivity is probably just water."


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526227,00.html

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:23 pm
by burien1
RaptureReady wrote:Scientists Say 'Super Volcano' May Be Brewing
Beneath Mount St. Helens


A team of scientists say they have evidence that a "super volcano" may be brewing underneath Mount St. Helens, NewScientist.com reports.

Researchers say indicators suggest Mount St. Helens and other northwest volcanoes are plugged into a huge subterranean pool of magma that could one day burst to the surface in a "super" eruption.

If what they believe is true, the structure beneath the mountain would be comparable in size to the biggest magma chambers ever discovered, such as the one below Yellowstone National Park.

Scientist Graham Hill led a team of researchers that set up magnetotelluric sensors around Mount St Helens. The measurements revealed a column of conductive material that extends downward from the volcano which they found to connect to a much bigger zone of conductive material.

Not all scientists are convinced that Mount St. Helens may be capable of a giant eruption.

Magnetotellurics specialist Gary Egbert of Oregon State University in Corvallis says he's cautious over the idea of that a super volcano sits under Mt. St. Helen.

"It seems likely that there's some partial melt down there," given that it is a volcanic area, he told NewScientist.com. "But part of the conductivity is probably just water."


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526227,00.html

:whaa:

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:05 am
by xdrifter

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Indonesia Catastrophies

Postby pretribber on Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 am
Indonesia sure seems to have their share of problems ever since the sunami. Is there any biblical referance to all that has been going on there?


yes, it is 80% muslim, and the remaining 20 is mostly hindu.


these religions are demonic.

i challenge anyone who says otherwise to go to their places of worship and observe.

christians who go out with the gospel face serious persecution.

it is a country under serious demonic oppression, the fact God is not present in their society is very easy to see.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:45 pm
by extravagantchristian
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Indonesia Catastrophies

Postby pretribber on Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 am
Indonesia sure seems to have their share of problems ever since the sunami. Is there any biblical referance to all that has been going on there?


yes, it is 80% muslim, and the remaining 20 is mostly hindu.


these religions are demonic.

i challenge anyone who says otherwise to go to their places of worship and observe.

christians who go out with the gospel face serious persecution.

it is a country under serious demonic oppression, the fact God is not present in their society is very easy to see.


That's so sad. Think of their poor little children who don't get to hear about Jesus.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:52 pm
by Spreading Salt
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/1 ... index.html

Evacuating approx. 50,000 out in the event it erupts. :praying:

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:49 am
by learningeachday
SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have witnessed the eruption of a deep-sea volcano for the first time ever, capturing on video the fiery bubbles of molten lava as they exploded 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean in what researchers are calling a major geological discovery.



http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD9CL8JQ80

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:41 pm
by Spreading Salt
Redoubt in Alaska is possibly waking up.

http://www.news24.com/Content/SciTech/N ... ano_waking

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:31 pm
by Spreading Salt
Iceland has an erupting volcano.

800 people being evacuated. Can you imagine being awakened at 2 am and told you have to leave! Ugh!

Please watch over this situation Yeshua. Amen.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/04 ... tml?hpt=T2

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:42 pm
by GodsStudent
I agree, Spreading Salt.....:praying: with you. Many good things can come from our prayers to the Lord.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:32 am
by denise
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8621444.stm

Dust from volcano closes Scottish airports

15 April 2010

All flights to and from Scotland's airports have been grounded as a plume of volcanic ash drifts across much of northern Europe.

Dust from the eruption in Iceland presents a serious risk to aircraft.

Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports have been shut and five EasyJet flights due to depart from Stansted Airport were cancelled.

Search and rescue helicopters are still able to fly as long as they do not need to rely on instruments.

Passengers are instructed not to travel to the Scottish airports. All arriving and departing flights are currently suspended.

(SNIP)

A BAA spokeswoman said: "Following advice from the Met Office, the National Air Traffic Service (Nats) has introduced restrictions to UK airspace this morning as a result of volcanic ash drifting across the United Kingdom from Iceland.

"These measures currently affect Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports which are closed but may also affect other parts of the UK later today.

"Passengers intending to fly today are asked to contact their airline for further information and should expect disruption in the coming hours."


Airlines also issued warnings of potential disruption.

'Unnerving experience'

An EasyJet spokeswoman said: "Following the eruption of a volcano in Iceland yesterday, an ash plume has entered UK and Scandinavian airspace overnight.

(SNIP)

Forecasters believe the ash could take a number of days to disperse.


:faint:

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:30 pm
by ToledoDebbie
They just posted pictures on MSN showing the Iceland volcano, and WOW. Not only are the erruptions still going strong, but there are lightning bolts throughout the entire ash cloud. Very strange looking, check this out:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36645958

Peace,
ToledoDebbie

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:50 pm
by Spreading Salt
That is cool!!!

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:51 pm
by burien1
Cool pics. Now that is 'hell on earth'.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:04 pm
by GodsStudent
pictures #7 (especially) and #8 really stunned me. :shock:

OOPS...they changed the picture order. The pictures are #6 and #11 now. The "beast" in #6 .....whew.

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:34 pm
by Adamantine
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD9F6UG180



For all the worldwide chaos that Iceland's volcano has already created, it may just be the opening act.
Scientists fear tremors at the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH-lah-yer-kuhl) volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano — creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe.

In fact, the last three times that Eyjafjallajokull erupted, Katla did as well.A Katla eruption would be 10 times stronger and shoot higher and larger plumes of ash into the air than its smaller neighbor, which has already brought European air travel to a standstill for five days and promises severe travel delays for days more

Re: Volcano watch

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:19 pm
by Spreading Salt
Guatemala gets a surprise eruption:

The Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash on Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual"' and "violent"' eruption, the national seismological institute said. Winds were carrying the ash in a northeasterly direction from the volcano, 2500 metres above sea level in the province of Quetzaltenango, 206km west of the capital, it said. The ash plume spread across six provinces, raising fears of damage to crops, the institute said, while classes were suspended at schools in three provinces. The national disaster reduction coordination agency CONRED increased its alert level to orange, one level below the maximum red, its director Alejandro Maldonado said. The volcanic activity propelled gray ash more than 8300m into the air, and Conred advised civil aviation authorities to ban flying within 15km of the volcano. Santiaguito's worst eruption occurred in 1929 when 2500 people were killed.

( details taken from RSOES site at http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php )