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Volcano Watch 2015/2016

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posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 06:49 PM

originally posted by: MountainEnigma
Does anyone have any updated information on what is going on at Yellowstone? I saw this in my Facebook feed. Thought I would check out what ATS was saying. I'm not finding any recent posts in the old Yellowstone thread that was on here.


Just a frame of the video catching the light at the right angle to make it seem as though the vapour has "ignited" or whatever it is they're claiming.
Volcanoes do not behave in this way. If that were erupting there would not be a 1 second flash, the place would be erupting, for hours, through multiple points.

It's nothing more than click bait.

posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 07:06 PM
a reply to: ericblair4891


Thank you for the reply. After I posted I went and did some reading.

Your explanation is exactly what I read.

As far as Yellowstone..... Who really knows.

We just need to pay attention.

Click Bait. Probably.

posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 08:20 PM
I just looked at the Yellowstone cam. It looks fine, almost less active than normal. That video was sped up and much of the reason for the weather. On super cold mornings sometimes it looks like the whole scene is white with steam. Sometimes, in the background you can see giant geysers above the tree tops. I just looked again. Calmer than normal.

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 05:40 PM
a reply to: Rocker2013

Thanks. I don't have enough knowledge about volcanoes to really know if what I was seeing was a small uptick in activity or possibly Yellowstone getting ready to blow its top. The volcano explosion posted in this thread is obvious what is going on for the average folk like myself. This other link regarding Yellowstone was posted in FB by someone I respect, but he is not any kind of volcano expert by any means so wasn't sure if he was just responding to something he read or if there was really something to this.

Thanks again!

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 05:43 PM
a reply to: ericblair4891

Thanks also for the look. Makes one wonder why someone would bother to post something that could get people all in a flurry about Yellowstone and yet nothing is going on. I even looked on USGS and it showed Green status for Yellowstone. I would think if they thought there was something going on, they would have changed the status for sure.

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 06:31 PM
There is new lava flow in Hawaii.
I know their volcanoes have activity frequently, but with the recent increase in earthquakes around the Pacific, it is worth keeping an eye on it:

Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano (1277 m (4,190 ft))
Last update: 28 Apr 2015 (new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu'u 'O'o)

Thu, 21 Apr
Thu, 21 Apr 17:23 UTC M 0.8 / 13.5 km 2 km - 4km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii
Thu, 21 Apr 16:53 UTC M 0.7 / 3.4 km 27 km - 10km SSE of Fern Acres, Hawaii
Thu, 21 Apr 14:51 UTC M 2.4 / 8 km 22 km ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Thu, 21 Apr 04:31 UTC M 1.8 / 1.2 km 2 km - 5km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii

edit on 4/21/16 by BlueAjah because: added other earthquakes

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 06:57 PM
a reply to: MountainEnigma

Now I've kind of flip a coin. Now I think it's the other way round. Only only is it quiet, it's too quiet and that's not exactly normal. I took another look to see if it was still quiet. Old Faithful is steaming and normal. But in the background there is almost nothing. Yes, there are a few spots. So I can't say nothing. Then I would be a bit more weirded out.

I'm going to watch a bit closer. Earlier today, I looked at the seismos and saw very little earthquake stuff. So, it's just plain quiet. Add to the mix, the fact that there is little to no uplift, it's weird, because in all honesty that makes it less active the normal overall.

Also, to be fair, there doesn't seem to be a live cameraperson. Usually, there's a controller working the camera and looking around the park. I'm only get a static view which means there could be more activity beyond the current range. However, it is still, reallly, reallly, quiet.

posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 09:16 AM
I've been keeping an eye on Old Faithful. Early in the morning, it's cold out so you can see the heat and steam easier. Although it's not very busy, it looks like there's many steamy areas. So, after watching a couple of days, it looks like Ole Fairthful is being faithfully normal.

Not let's go to an area of the world where the volcanoes are very busy. Central America. My obsession with Mombotombo has waned because it went back to sleep. But up the road in Guatemala has began rocking. I noticed this when there was a 6 M off shore. Over the last week, " Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): intense activity, partial collapses of the lava dome." l

I'm not saying that there is a firm connect since it has been very active in previous months. The not so firm connection can be made if you look at a longer scale and look at the whole region with Nicaragua and Mexico included.

PS. The Yellowstone Webcam has a live operator again. They are zooming in and out all over the park.

If I ever get really rich, I'm going to buy the Yellowstone Park a pole. A big old wooden, or metal, pole. I can only watch the webcam for short bursts. Because, on windy days I get sea sick. They have it on a tree and it goes up and down, and up and down. and oh my i'm woozy.

Funny thing, I've been on lots of boats for days at a time and I don't get sea sick on a boat and I love roller coasters. But I can't that webcam. And, it stitll looks very quiet.

As soon as I said that Nicaragua is quiet, I read this...

Masaya volcano (Nicaragua): lava lake continues to be very active, rises a bit

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posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 11:43 AM
Mother Nature is trolling me. As soon as I wrote that Nicaragua went back to sleep, Volcano Discovery tells me that Masaya is active and rising. Then, I go and check the webcams and I caught San Cristobal erupts. i caught it live. This eruption is no small thing since it has only steamed at best. It signals a change. I've noticed no other eruptions over the last while so this is a new development.

Yeah, I'm right. That last news listed is back from June 2015 with some steam explosions. This is new.

Here's the what the webicorders showed.

I'll be back in a minute. I'll end this post with a really kicker...

I'm back. Are you ready? Here's a shot from Conception. So what? It nowhere near San Cristobal. It's a few volcanoes north. I haven't checked distance. But it's not close by. Mombotombo is closer.

During Mombotombo's eruptive phase, the same sort of small earthquakes were happening at Conception along with the tremor at Mombotombo. I couldn't even prove related, but I thought they were connected. The earthquakes at Conception coincidentally stopped at the same time that Mombotombo went quiet again. Now, San Cristobal erupts after a quiet phase and far away Conception pops off a small earthquake.

Okay, I just looked again. Let me calm down first. Because something is up. I mean it. I guess it could explained another way. I mean, this newest thing I am seeing. I won't even write it down until I think it's actually happening. Maybe it's technical. I wish Muzzy or Puterman can join in and look to make sure it is what I think it is when I say what I think it is.

I've calmed down because it stopped. But it was there. It has tremor. I've been watching this particular webicorder for months. I am very familiar with it. I watch it because it gives a clear shot of even far away earthquakes and the near ones. Easy to read. Then I can compare it with Mombotombo and the rest of the volcanoes and the large ones in Central America. So, I think I can say it's not wind. Nor traffic, Nor something worldwide showing a long wave. Nope. It's tremor. That little earthquake can be identified as a fracture due to fluid movement. That is a fact. I've looked at the webcams which is live and see nothing. However, it is clear that San Cristobal had a major tremor and eruptive phase at the same time Conception had an earthquake associated with volcanic tremor. We have a recipe for disaster. These volcanoes have reacted to the same force. Whatever that may be. Hmmm


Humbly, I have insist this is proof. Proof of a larger force that is acting on volcanoes other than the local systems. The fellow from Wired Magazine argued that it was just coincidence that Nicaragua's volcanoes have all been hot and bothered at the same time. The linking of small earthquakes at Conception at the same times at other volcanoes shows they are linked. It has had periodic small earthquakes every other day, but we can link that to an energetic Masaya. Telica is not erupting, but it still glowing brightly at night meaning fresh lava is very near the surface.

edit on 22-4-2016 by ericblair4891 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 10:05 AM

The Russian Far East volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka erupted on Sunday, with hot ash shot miles into the air. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Eurasia's largest volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, in Russia’s Far East erupted on Sunday, shooting hot ash miles into the air, the local geophysical service said.

The volcanic ash cloud has spread over an area of almost 13,500 square feet. It has drifted 124 miles southeast toward the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate threat to the public safety. Ash was blown away from nearby towns, emergencies services in the Kamchatka region said. The 15,580-feet volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has been rumbling to life since the beginning of April. It has been almost continuously active for the past 50 years but the number of tremors and ash eruptions has been on the rise lately.

edit on 24-4-2016 by lurksoften because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 03:06 AM
Evening all, a bit of activity in NZ..

Minor White Island eruption

A volcanic bulletin released yesterday (Weds 27th April NZ) confirmed that the crater lake levels at White Island had fallen 2m but didn't note any other changes in monitored parameters, so the status remained level 1 indicating continued minor volcanic unrest.
Sometime between 9:30pm and 11:00pm last night there was a minor eruption.
GNS volcanologists flew over White Island today to assess the impacts of last night’s eruption. A dark-green ash deposit from the eruption covers at least 80% of the floor of Main Crater, and up the sides of the crater wall on both the north and south sides.

The volcanic alert had been raised to a 3 until about half an hour ago when it was lowered to a 2.

White Island last erupted in 2013, but has been in a state of unrest since.

edit on 28-4-2016 by Kelhb because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 03:24 AM
Hi all, possible apology to make in that i have some info to share but you all may already be aware! I have used search.......

Anyhow, i came across this doozy on the Snake River system, and how it is potentially far more devastating than Yellowstone. For example, 5 super eruptions compared to 1. It is also interesting to note that both Yellowstone and Snake River are part of the same hotspot plume.

Here is the link

posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:11 AM

N. Sulawesi volcano spews lava 2 kilometers

North Sulawesi’s Mount Karangetang, which erupted on Wednesday, has continued to emit ash into the sky on Thursday.

The volcano, located in Siau Tagulandang Biaro ( Sitaro ) Islands regency, North Sulawesi, sent hot lava as far as 2 kilometers from its crater when it erupted around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

“Mt. Karangetang has erupted again. There had been no volcanic activity in the last few days before it erupted on Wednesday afternoon,” said Abed Anthoni, a resident of Bebali subdistrict, East Siau district.

He said East Siau residents did not consider yesterday’s eruption to be out of the ordinary, but remained alert in carrying out their daily activities.

“I told my wife and our children that we have to anticipate the potential for greater eruptions,” Abed said.

Sitaro Disaster Mitigation Agency ( BPBD ) head Bob Chalton Wuaten said the lava from Mt. Karangetang started flowing at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. “It went toward the Kahetang River, around 2,000 meters from the crater. The new dome on its peak collapsed during the eruption, causing the hot lava flow,” he said.


Small burp out of Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima, Japan

Lot more pics of it here.

Trying to locate a news article about it.....
edit on 29-4-2016 by lurksoften because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 03:34 AM
Ruapehu Crater Lake heating up

Last August Mt Ruapehu's crater lake was at its lowest temp, sitting at a cool 15 °C but since mid April the lake temp has risen from 25 °C to 40 °C , and since April 26 this temp increase has been accompanied by a volcanic earthquake swarm beneath the Crater Lake.

Looking back to April last year(2015) the lake was also in a heating phase hitting around 39 °C after briefly cooling, and was accompanied by intermittent moderate to strong levels of volcanic tremor, which were some of the strongest seen in 8 years. Those signals were similar to those in 2006 and 2007 but weaker than those recorded in 1994/1995 - years when eruptions occurred.

Volcanologists are currently uncertain of the implications of the recent observations, but at this time they don't consider them sufficient to change the alert level.

I certainly have no idea if there is anything to be concerned about but it has been awhile since the last eruption, so will be keeping an eye westward.
edit on 30-4-2016 by Kelhb because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 2 2016 @ 08:52 AM
Sunday, May 1, 2016

TURRIALBA , COSTA RICA : Costa Rica Closes Off Turrialba Volcano Due to Eruptions

Because of the constant activity of Turrialba Volcano and the arrival of tourists and curious to observe the colossus, the National Emergency Commission closed access. some access controls will be placed in the communities of La Pastora and Guarumos to avoid entering the park and its surroundings. This morning new eruptions occurred with ashfall. The first was reported at 6; 43 am and the second at 7:36 minutes. The CNE calls for the area of ​​five kilometers around the volcano, where a yellow alert remains respected.


posted on May, 2 2016 @ 12:23 PM
a reply to: Kelhb

I have to admit, I had no idea where Ruapehu Crater lake was located.

So I looked it up.

Are you in New Zealand? Muzzy is from that area I believe.

I would be interested in hearing any personal account's from the area.

I am sharing this link if anyone is interested in looking at the Webcams and chart's of monthly info.
edit on 2-5-2016 by crappiekat because: to add

posted on May, 2 2016 @ 12:41 PM

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts

Source Twitter

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:08 AM
a reply to: lurksoften

Fri, 6 May 2016, 11:40 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. [less] [read all]


Niigata Yake-Yama volcano (Honshu, Japan): seismic unrest

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).

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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 03:22 AM
a reply to: crappiekat

Hi crappiekat,
Nice to meet you!

Sure am here in NZ, perfectly placed here with the Hikurangi trench to my right and the Taupo volcanic zone to my left.

As the crow flies, we are about 100km from Ruapehu, so while not in the direct line of fire, we could see the plume from the 1995 eruption and have had ash fall here (not a great thing when you are in the horticultural industry!)

Ruapehu is still showing some activity at the moment .. earlier this week, it was thought that the lake temp had peaked , but yesterdays bulletin confirmed it hadn't and was now at 44 °C, the hottest that it's been since the new lake was established in 2000. There was also reports from a scenic flight that indicated steam and upwelling bubbles.
Apparently the volcanic tremor has also increased slightly this week, though not as much as when the lake was heating last year.
Bulletin here -

posted on May, 9 2016 @ 12:51 AM
a reply to: Kelhb
Hi Kelhb, nothing on this on TV here eh, thats a bit disappointing as usually the MSM in NZ are onto stuff like this right away.
I had no idea White Island had erupted,
and I'm supposed to be watching NZ
You can take over, I resign in shame.

TV One News showing something tonight about Ruapehu
"Scientists worried Ruapehu about to erupt !!!!"
Not what GNS say on their web site though.
On in about 10 minutes

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Edit: Na nothing new

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