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Volcano watch 2006

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posted on May, 7 2006 @ 10:48 AM
A recent ATS thread about the Giant 'Slab' Pushing Through Mt. St. Helens (by onlyinmydreams) ...

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 10:40 PM
A volcano erupted in Russia's far east

The Bezymyanny volcano has erupted in Russia's Far East. This volcano does not pose any threat to local population but is a threat to flights as there is a huge ash cloud.

RIA Novosti: Volcano erupts on Kamchatka peninsula

Eruption expected soon - Central Java, Indonesia

Villagers near Mount Merapi, Java, Indonesia ignore evacuation warnings. They make lots of money by digging sand near the volcano. They can make the equivalent to the pay of a university graduate, so they take the risk and hope they will be able to escape when the volcano erupts. Indonesian villagers ignore evacuation warnings, cash in on volcanic lava

10 May 2006

Mount Merapi in Central Java is expected to throw up more than one million cubic metres of lava when it erupts. The lava consists mainly of rocks and sand which provide income for villagers living at the foot of the volcano. But with signs of an eruption increasing, the authorities have banned quarrying activities along the rivers.

Villagers have, however, ignored the ban, and continue to come to the quarry. Parni, a sand digger, said: "People here are used to the situation. I'm calm because most of my friends here are not panicky." The men say they'll take their chances as sand quarrying is too lucrative to stop, even temporarily. As they are stronger than the women diggers, they can earn up to US$18 a day - equivalent to the pay of a university graduate in the city. Volcanologists expect Mount Merapi to spew a higher-than-usual amount of lava comprising rocks and sand when it next erupts. That's good news for the sand diggers, but only if they manage to flee to safe quarters when the volcano finally blows its top.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on May, 12 2006 @ 07:05 AM
5.4 at Anak Krakatoa in Indonesial!!! Talk about a Volcano with a history...

Krakatoa Quake

posted on May, 13 2006 @ 12:28 AM
Alert status for Mount Merapi raised to its highest level

Mandatory evacuation of thousands of residents living near the volcano.

Photo: AP/ Purwowiyoto (SCANPIX)

ABC News Online: Indonesia issues 'red' alert over volcano

May 13, 2006

Indonesia has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi to its highest level and ordered the compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes of the volcano, a government vulcanologist said.

"This morning we raised the status of Merapi to the top alert which is the red code. Every resident has been ordered to evacuate," Subandrio, head of the Merapi section at the Centre for Vulcanological Research and Technology Development, told Reuters.

He said more lava had been spewing out of Merapi's crater as well as smoke but he could not say when the volcano would erupt.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on May, 13 2006 @ 04:36 AM
From a source a little closer to the events. Channelnewsasia (Singapore). Villagers fleeing away from the volcano pass tourists on the way up to the volcano... :shk: ... I suspect they might still be busy with their sand quarrying business too... Thousands flee homes fearing imminent eruption in Indonesia

Thousands of villagers began fleeing their homes in the path of red-hot lava flows oozing from Indonesia's Mount Merapi Saturday as officials said an eruption looked imminent. But many residents were still reluctant to leave their homes, despite a mandatory evacuation order, they said. "Merapi's alert status has been upgraded to the highest level of alert," Jilal from the volcanology office in Yogyakarta, a university town 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the volcano told AFP.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story. Volcano chasers move in as locals flee Indonesia's rumbling Merapi

On the steaming slopes of Indonesia's mount Merapi, villagers fleeing their paddy fields pass tourists on the way up. The volcano attracts or repels, it seems, depending on who you ask.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on May, 13 2006 @ 05:46 AM
More info. This is looking a little grim for the locals.

"Pyroclastic flows have started since this morning, mainly on the southern slope of the mountain,'' Superheated flowing rock, ash and gases may spread to a radius of between 8 kilometers and 12 kilometers in coming days.

posted on May, 13 2006 @ 05:53 PM
I forgot there was a thread about Mount Merapi already when I made my posts above.

Here it is: Indonesia's Mount Merapi Ready to Blow

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 07:08 AM
Many who refused to leave earlier from Mount Merapi are now fleeing, as the latest eruption sends ash and gas 2 miles down the slope.


MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) -- Clouds of deadly ash, rock fragments and hot gas surged down Mount Merapi's slopes Monday as activity intensified to the highest level since the volcano rumbled back to life weeks ago.

One eruption sent an avalanche of debris and ash rolling more than two miles down the mountain's western flank, said Ratdomopurbo, the region's chief vulcanologist. It was followed by several other huge explosions.

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 07:11 AM
Mount merapi has now started to go, and apparently the lava dome has collapsed, with lava flows down to two nearby rivers.

Lava dome collapses or explodes

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 10:51 AM
Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes of Indonesia.

Several huge explosions have taken place on the crater and scientists are warning that the mountain's growing lava dome could soon collapse with potentially catastrophic consequences.

According to Michael Ramsey (Geology Professor at the Univ. of Pittsburg), there can be weeks or months of pyroclastic flows once the lava dome collapses.

Source: CNN

It is said that many residents refused to evacuate.

I wonder if they had time to leave.

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 11:10 AM
In the ongoing ATS thread discussion in "Significant weakening in Gulf Stream detected", Landis (who asked earlier in this Volcano Watch thread) can review the 'bigger picture' possibilities.

Also, if you do a Yahoo! or Google Internet search on the terms of "global dimming" and "volcano", you can see some links to scientific discussion of these posibilities. (Think of the 1995 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Phillipines, later linked to the temporary global cooldown later in that same year.)

Current Internet resources on global dimming include the Wikipedia article on that topic and the recent U.S. PBS NOVA broadcast (with free online preview offered), soon to also have an online full transcript of the show posted:

Finally, a recent BBC article on the "A-train" of current (and one more, planned for launch in 2008) climate observation satellites in polar orbit, collecting the world's first complete dataset on global aerosol pollution and its relationship to cloud formation, helps to clarify what info is starting to be collected on these remaining important elements in climate change models:

posted on May, 15 2006 @ 11:37 AM
Yes, FutureLibrarian. I also came across a similar information with regard to the possible eruption of more than 3 other volcanoes on Earth in the next days (Galeras...) and the way it can have an effect on the Earth´s climate.

Furthermore, the Gulf Stream weakening and the Whobble´s strange behaviour is not something to left behind.

Interesting topics, without any doubt.
We should keep an eye on.

posted on May, 16 2006 @ 07:22 AM
Mount St. Helen's just had an interesting burp.

posted on May, 16 2006 @ 10:05 PM
No edit feature on this thread?!? Image in the above post is not the one I was wanting. New link below. I was watching this when it happened. Was perhaps three times bigger than the image captured, lit the whole image up like a flash. Pretty startling when not expected.


posted on May, 21 2006 @ 01:30 PM
Orange Alert for Volcano Soufriere Hills in WEST INDIES

Seems like this volcano is going off now.

A volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted Saturday, sending burning gas, volcanic rock and ashes careening down the mountain slopes and into the sea.

posted on May, 24 2006 @ 07:07 PM
Green Alert for Volcano Cleveland in ALEUTIAN IS.

Here is a bit of background on this volcano.

On 23 May, AVO reported that an astronaut aboard the International Space Station observed an ash plume from Cleveland at 1500. A plume was visible on satellite imagery at 1507 that drifted SW and reached a height of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. At 1700, an image showed the detached ash plume 130 km SW of Cleveland.

[edit on 24-5-2006 by valkeryie]

posted on May, 25 2006 @ 07:58 PM
Here is the nasa pic of the Cleveland Volcano


amazing pic,

posted on May, 28 2006 @ 04:49 PM
One of the worlds largest active volcanoes has erupted. Mount Karthala, Comoros islands

Comoros volcano spews lava, residents flee

Lava spewed from a volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore on Sunday, lighting up the sky and sending scores of frightened residents onto the streets.

Residents of Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands, said they could see lava at the top of 2,361-meter (7,746-ft) Mount Karthala, one of the world's largest active volcanoes.

Karthala last erupted in April 2005, affecting as many as 40,000 residents and forcing thousands to flee in fear of poisonous gas and a possible magma flow.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on May, 28 2006 @ 08:34 PM
Hope the Toba volcano don't erupt, because it's a super-volcano, and the last eruption was 73 000 years ago and put earth to ice age. But it sounds like he's waking up because of the two earthquakes in december 2004 and the last one of 8.7.

Last time it erupted, it unleashed 2800 cubic km of magma and it was the largest eruption in 2 millions years... Yellowstone is only 1000km3... Toba is almost 3 times this as it is 2800km3...

So let's see the next earthquake in this region, could be the last one we see.

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 12:48 PM
Is it my imagination or has there been a significant increase in volcanic activity within the past year?

[edit on 5/29/2006 by Bibliophile]

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