This Nabro blew off around 21h00 GMT/UTC on 12 June. It is nearly 5 days since the M2.5 major solar 'flare' I talked about here on Page 137. A
little long, but considering the Flux from that solar incident is still hitting the Earth environment and there was a minor somewhat strange spike
I would still rate this volcano as potential result triggered by that solar incident.
Since there are a few things happening worldwide; it is a good indication things might be linked.
Nabro volcano blew off in Eritrea
Near same time volcano KIZIMEN in NE Russia also blew it's caldera off at 23h50 on 12 June in a series of at least eight strong explosions. Second
eruption on 7 February to 23 March. Air traffic code now RED for NE Russia and parts of Alaska.
ChristChurch 6.0 quake;
Speed of the plumes are related to wind. The higher atmosphere wind at present is blowing towards East, the lower atmosphere is blowing West to North.
Thus this plume should be quite low - perhaps only 8,000 to 12,000 ft. BUT there wind is seldom blowing at 100 km/hr; even more rare to have such
strong winds at night over the desert. I am still jumping around all the things that are happening today, excited like 6 yr kid waking up in middle of
What is of big interest is that the ash plume remains so dense, indicating it is pushing a lot of dust into the air and air is moving very fast. This
volcano did not have ice cap, so it is not the same kind of explosions you would find in Iceland, Russia or Chile volcanoes. More likely then this
was/is a massive boooom and most likely it will not blow smoke for long time. As for LAVA flow, that could be quit big.
Nobody yet able to physically view the eruption. I only expect first teams to arrive late this afternoon. There are no roads nearby; at least for 40
km the only way would be river beds and volcanic veins. It is possible there might be two pipes that opened up. Concern is also about the smaller
series of quakes some 100 km to the South of current eruption. This COULD be a bigger incident than just this volcano; we will have to wait and watch
for next few months.
(@SKELLON noticed a secondary cloud to the North of the big ash flare)
Looking at SAT photo's: The secondary Northern cloud does not have much of a heat signature on IR while the main cloud is hot. It is more likely to
be a secondary vent opened, probably higher altitude and not as hot.
HOWEVER: we will only know that for sure once geologists reached there to look. As at present, I am not aware of any aircraft flying over that area
yet; Eritrea is very concerned about 'spies' and aircraft
Interesting on EU MET SAT (sat24.com) there seems to be a clockwise cyclonic movement in the clouds with this Nabro volcano right in the eye. If that
is true then it has a lot of heating up in the air. Might indicate strong magma flows.
'Extinct' might have been the wrong word to use. There are very few volcano's really EXTINCT.
In this particular case, this particular mountain did not had an eruption in current human memory.
Generally it is referred to 'Holocene' which is the past 12,000 years. Until as recent as about 2,500 years ago this area was lush savannah with
large human and animal population; originally known as the "Land of Kush".
There is another volcano in the same group 'DUBBI', about 23 km NE that is suspected to have four eruptions in past 300 years. It is part of what
some people (including me) believe to be same 85 km big super volcano; with Nabro as the main original caldera.
Ash from Nabro seems to be reducing though the front is now reaching to Egypt, going North to North East and even expect to enter to Israel around
midnight today Local Time.
Strange about main news media - BBC, CNN, Sky, Aljazeera; all quiet!
A few are waking up here and there; even some info still not verified or even purely wrong!
All official statements talk of Dubbi volcano, some 23 km NW from Nabro.
I suspect the eruption took place at 13.304 14.667 by looking at the last few quakes; big quakes stopped soon after eruption. On the other hand, the
earthquake closest to the SAT pictures of eruption at 21h03 is way out 20 Km North; closer to Afambo; in effect that will then be a 'new volcano'
thought there is a small vent near that epicentre.
BNO News: 25 minutes ago
An eruption is underway at the Dubbi volcano in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea, the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) said on Monday.
The chief forecaster at the VAAC in France said the eruption at the Dubbi volcano began at around 2100 GMT on Sunday evening, sending a large plume up
to 13 kilometers (8 miles) high.
IrishWeatheronLine - Best data to this moment; Congratulations Peter O'Donnell!
The Anabro (Nabro) volcano in the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea in Africa has erupted sending an ash plume more than 15 kilometres into the sky.
Part of the Afar Triangle, the stratovolcano is one of many volcanic caldera complexes in the north easternmost part of the East African Rift valley
region. It is located in the Danakil Depression, close to Eritrea’s border with Ethiopia and north of Djibouti, and has not erupted in at least 150
The volcano erupted at 2103 GMT Sunday evening. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) said Monday that the 5,331 ft volcano has resulted in a large
ash plume of up to 13 kilometres (8 miles) high.
The eruption was preceded by seven moderate earthquakes yesterday afternoon. A 5.6 magnitude quake at 9.03 signalled the start of the eruption. The
quake was centred 48 km south of the town of Edd (pop 11,259) and 199 km southwest of the city of Al-h’udaydah (pop 617,871). A 4.6 magnitude quake
followed less than 35 minutes later.
The ash cloud from the volcano could potentially cause some disruption to air traffic in the region. According to Irish Weather Online senior
forecaster Peter O’Donnell, the ash cloud is heading west towards Sudan. “The eruption happened in Nabro, a stratovolcano that has not erupted in
historic times. (some early reports mention Dubbi or Dubbo to the north but satellite imagery confirms the source as Nabro). Potentially, there could
be impacts on visibility and optics over at least parts of southern Europe and west Africa, the Middle East … but there would be no direct impacts
on Ireland from present information.”
The largest known historical eruption in Africa occurred on May 1861 when the Dubbi volcano, also located in Eritrea, showered maritime traffic in the
Red Sea with pumice and plunged coastal settlements into darkness
AS OF 11h00 FIRST NEWS CONFIRMED IN ERITREA:
Government warn people to wear masks or cover face with cloth and protect thenselves against breathing ash into lungs! 11h30 MereoSat published: Meteo
France Ash Map
Note: Eritrea was until recently France 'colony' and French is still the second official language there after Arabic.
Of all sites reporting; best info still coming from the original wistle blowers:
Congratulations to them; Armand & James!