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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Is Volcanic activity around the world on an increase???
Maybe it's just me, but I don't pay attention to volcanoes unless they made it to news. With two stories fresh in my mind regarding volcanoes, the Kilauea eruptions reaching the sea in Hawaii and Mount Awu in Indonesia showing increase activity.
I started to wonder how common are these eruptions
... and if there has been any signifcant increase in activity and if it could be correlated at all to the venus transit.
And if there is an increase in worldwide activity, could Yellowstone be affected and possibility for an eruption in that area more probable?
Indonesian Volcano Erupts, Kills Two
Two volcanoes in separate parts of Indonesia shot forth plumes of smoke and showers of stones on Tuesday, killing two hikers and forcing the evacuation of 5,000 villagers, police and officials said.
The two hikers were killed when they were hit by hot rocks expelled by Mount Bromo in east Java, said vulcanologist Atje Purbawinata.
At least seven other hikers were injured by the blast, which sent a plume of smoke 9,900 feet into the sky, officials said.
In North Sulawesi, in the far northeast of the country, at least 5,000 villagers were evacuated from the vicinity of a second volcano, Mount Awu, after it spewed smoke and ash, local government official Barelang said.
The villagers joined about 7,000 other villagers evacauted to the nearby town of Tahuna. They had been there since Friday, when the mountain on Sangihe island first began rumbling.
"We are just waiting for the big explosion," said Barelang, who goes by a single name.