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Volcano watch 2011

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 04:19 PM
reply to post by 1questioner

They monitor sixteen super volcanos throughout the world.

There are only 6 so called super volcanoes, as defined by having been a VEI 8 in the past. The remainder were VEI 7 and are not supervolcanoes.

As of today, they now show twelve have become active this year alone! Can anyone confirm if this is true?

I can confirm it is not true. They have not 'become' active. RSOE is quoting seismic activity in the area with no care as to whether the activity is tectonic of volcanic. You should find yourself a good site like ATS

It usually gets posted here first and accurately.

edit on 20/6/2011 by PuterMan because: Ah, the inevitable speeling erra

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:44 PM
Some Update on Nabro eruptions.

Although listed as different volcanos, I believe the whole complex is actually one single volcano with different major vents. The whole vocano; with NABRO as the main volcanic caldera stretches about 60 km from East to West and 80 km from North to South.

This is a Google Earth view of the Nabro / Aruku volcano.

This view of the Earthquakes on Nabro between 12 and 20 June 2011

This image shows the likley vents that erupted - based on earthquake data. There are probably more vents or different locations but we will only be able to see this once the ash and steam clears out. Local news media now confirms there were multiple eruption locations. How far and exactly where we do not know. This locations here are based on seismic data. It does not mean all eruptions will have large earthquakes; many eruptions might not even cause a tremor on heliocorders. These silent eruptions I propose did happen in this region and as far South as Somaliland in this past decade.

It is very likely not only the NABRO vent that erupted but also the Aruku Vent (Volcano).

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:52 PM
reply to post by 1questioner

Yes, some Super Volcano's are active; but that does not mean it will have a Super Eruption.

For instance TOBA in Indonesia is listed as a Super Volcano; but it had a number of small eruptions in recent history. Yellowstone is erupting every day - but not Super Eruptions. Don't worry, if there is a Super Eruption it could even come from any of millions of places on the world, not only possible from a listed SuperVolcano. Even should that happen all will be over fairly quickly; we will not know too much.

On the other hand, medium to big volcanos - they cause long term suffering. Right now, there are two of these in operations and a third one might be planning to erupt soon.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 02:02 AM
As seen on this crop from the latest Satelite image;

It does indeed look like ARUKU 'volcano' did also erupt.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 04:54 AM
Maybe it was because of the little economic interruption last year caused by the Iceland volcano; I am not sure. What does hit me is that the real dangerous volcanic eruptions do not get the exposures they need to warn people. If you go back in this and other threads where I posted, there were a number of cases where I referred to the Sulphur Dioxide danger that might be coming from this NABRO volcano.

It is not the Ash, it is the other gasses like SO2 and CO2 that are the real long term problems.

Unbelievable people still have wrong data!! Even now at 8 days there are still some MSM - AND Official sites that blames Dubbi; more upsetting is they many of them put the eruption time at 21h00 or later. The big blow was very clearly around 20h30 with eruption already started some two hours earlier.

Never the less; here is what I hope will give the world their wake-up shock: The Sulphur emissions form this NABRO was the highest ever recorded by NASA satellites. These NE African volcanoes are really bad boys as in "Creators of Horror".

This latest satellite image I obtained directly from the Gome 2 satellite shows the spread of the SO2 cloud from Nabro. Notice the area in Red is above any ever recorded - NASA will now need to adjust their scale. OK here is the serious business. In this image you can see the actual high SO2 levels; interesting to compare that to the overall SO2 emissions from the Chile Volcano that got main news attention.

Where did it go? Well Nabro's fine ash from the initial blow and the SO2 is already stretching all over Middle East, India, Himalaya, China and right past Japan; now heading for the good old USA. It will do the same as Chile - go all round the world. though the ash cloud is very small, the amount of Sulphuric Dioxide and CO2 from Nabro is still over the RED top of the scales.

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:09 AM
Just for interest; here is a few archive shots of same sat image: SO2 spreading from NABRO

The gray areas without images is because Satelite did not scan or images were too distorted to get reasonable data.

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 07:37 AM
reply to post by Aromaz

Nabro yes
Aruku I don't think so.

To me it looks like (red "cloud") stuff from the Nabro eruption being blown south-westish.

Do you have any udpates, sat pics or whatever about what's going on east of Nabro?
You posted a couple of days ago a sat pic where it seemed we had 2, may be 3 vents open.

There could be although be something south from the Nabro eruption. We see a small white with a cyan blue small "cloud" in the middle. It's probably just the pic but you never know.

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:16 AM
Hot off the press: just posted the first two video clips even on internet about the Nabro volcic eruption. These are posted on their YouTube Channel 'QuakeSOS' Nearly 10 days after the event these breaking videos. Sorry the quality is very low, but that is what we expected from there. Might take another week to get some higher quality videos out. The first view of the Lava flow on Eritrea TV. Congratulations again to; unfortunatley no sound!

Nabro Eruption shown on ERI.TV

NABRO eruption and Evacuation

As for Eritrea there are no independent local journalists or foreign correspondents allowed in the country – so no coverage of the eruption in the media. There were some brief shots on local tv. No physical update or observations about the volcano. We will be forced to only rely on satellite images.

As for the human factor; International agencies (UN, NGO's) are not allowed to leave the capital, make independent assessments of the situation or of the people in the area neither of those relocated by the Authorities; just not allowed or possible.

edit on 22/6/2011 by Aromaz because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:18 AM
Kamchatka volcano belches out ash to 10 km above sea level

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Jun 21 (Itar-Tass) One of the major volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Shiveluch, has belched out ash to the elevation of 10 kilometers above sea level, sources at the Kamchatka affiliation of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said today. A total of two series of local seismic events lasting from 40 minutes to 60 minutes have been registered at the volcano. According to seismic surveyors, they might have been accompanied by the exuding of ash to the elevations of 6.7 kilometers and 10 kilometers respectively.

Chile's Puyehue volcano spews lava

Last week, SERNAGEOMIN chief Enrique Valdivieso said the appearance of lava would signal "the end of the eruptive process" and would not put any of the local population in danger.

Authorities had subsequently authorised the return of more than 4,000 people to their homes.

But on Tuesday, SERNAGEOMIN acknowledged that "eruptions continue" and that volcanic activity could "increase again."

Puyehue had been dormant for a half century until June 4.

The ash cloud created by the eruption threatened to put an end to the tourist season at the Argentine skiing resort of Bariloche, some 1,600km southwest of Buenos Aires and just 100km southeast of Puyehue.

Also,this Thread (at least the OP...) by Imogene72 might be worth checking out,as it concerns "Santorini" (a VEI 7) in Greece.

Although the experts said there is no need for panic, people are beginning to worry. The earthquakes are much more common than they used to be, plus there is something more... The stinch of sulphur dioxide, which accompanies volcanic activity, is very intense in Santorini, and that is not common at all for the island...

@PuterMan: I´ve given up in trying to calculate the amount of Activity and Amount of Ash that is blown up each Year,since there is not enough Data and Information for anything more than a very rough estimate,since you can only use the VEI Scala to calculate it.

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:34 AM
Funny enough exactly 35 minutes ago I walked into the office, first thing I noticed on RSOE EDIS were the latest series of very shallow quakes in Greece. So I opened Google Earth and were checking the Geology; then I heard about the video reports from Nabro.

Great link anyway. Yes when quakes even small 1.5 and 3,0 starts to get only single digit km deep I think there is reason to begin worry. Then if there are a increasing frequency and progressivly shallower there might be more reason to worry - enven in a shake prone area like Greece (or NZ)

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:23 AM
Video was already posted,but here is a lil more Info:

First Footage Emerges Of Eritrean Volcanic Eruption

Meanwhile, the eruption of the stratovolcano has created a new landmass, according to the director general of Mines at the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Mr. Alem Kibreab.

Mr. Alem said that the ash and lava emitted from the Southern Red Sea region volcano has created a new land mass measuring hundreds of square metres. The director general also disclosed that a team composed of geological and volcanic experts is conducting studies in the area.

Meanwhile, according to reports, 7 people have died while 3 people have sustained injuries due to the eruption. The Ministry confirmed that inhabitants of the area have been moved to safer locations while at the same time they are being given basic provisions.

And something concerning Katla (Waiting for PuterMan to "hear" into it if those are really HT´s)

New harmonic tremor spike in Katla volcano

Today around 16:00 UTC there was an new harmonic tremor in Katla volcano. This harmonic tremor has two sources. Hyrdothermal activity under the glacier, or magma moving deep inside Katla volcano (without creating many earthquakes in Katla volcano). It is unclear what is the case at the moment.

This spikes are so far not related to glacier floods from Katla volcano. But that sometimes also happen without an eruption being involved.

edit on 22-6-2011 by Shenon because: spelling

edit on 22-6-2011 by Shenon because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 09:06 AM
Lyttelton eruption 'not possible'

Ancient Banks Peninsula volcanoes are not going to erupt, scientists say.

Unnamed officials have been quoted as saying continuing earthquake activity around Canterbury, indicating a volcanic eruption is brewing, has been "hushed up".

Others say the water in Lyttelton Harbour has heated up as a consequence of volcanic activity, and in some parts the water is already too hot to touch.

Some of the country's top earthquake and volcano experts are now determined to quash the gossip before it scares even more people.

Natural Hazards Research Platform manager Kelvin Berryman, of GNS Science, said a Banks Peninsula eruption was "just not possible".

Experts warn Chile volcano could explode again

SANTIAGO — Chilean experts warned Wednesday that a "cork" of lava could lead to another explosion at the Puyehue volcano, which has caused major flight disruptions from Argentina to Australia.

Seismic activity has declined, with two tremors of a magnitude of around 2.5 recorded every hour on Tuesday, compared with several hundred of a magnitude of four or five in the hours preceding the initial June 4 eruption.

But Chile's National Service of Geology and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN), which monitors volcanic activity, said the volcano had to be kept on red alert because of the possibility of another explosion.

This Thread is a lil quite lately...

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 06:59 AM
Um, this youtube user claims that this is a volcano errupting in Lincoln in the UK. I am not agreeing with them, just posting the video for review. I'm sure someone can debunk it quick enough, I mean, there's no mad scattering of people for starters. But still, here is the video just uploaded to youtube.

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 09:52 AM
reply to post by Acidtastic

This particular volcanic eruption was started by a car battery.

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 10:28 AM

Awesome. Who'd have thought that a "volcano" would have been started by a car battery

Man vrs Nature. Who will win. You decide........

I knew it was BS, but it had to be posted for the lulz.
edit on 25/6/2011 by Acidtastic because: tooooo drunk to spell

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by Shenon

Natural Hazards Research Platform manager Kelvin Berryman, of GNS Science, said a Banks Peninsula eruption was "just not possible".

Guess it will probably happen then if the scientists say it is not possible!

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by PuterMan

Yeah,thought the same thing...If Scientists say "Don´t Worry" ,then something is definitely going on...

Anyway,did you look at the "HT´s" from Katla? What are they?

Oh,and another one

Phivolcs warns against activity near 3 volcanoes

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned against any activity near the Taal, Mayon and Bulusan volcanoes as rockfalls and ash explosions may occur due to bad weather.

In its 8:00 a.m. bulletin, Phivolcs said that while Taal volcano was still on alert level 2, magma could be seen rising towards the surface as shown by the continuing high emission rate of carbon dioxide being released in the main crater lake and sustained seismic activity.

Phivolcs advised the public to stay away from the main crater, Daang Kastila Trail and Mt. Tabaro, as sudden hazardous steam driven explosions may occur and high concentrations of toxic gases may accumulate, which are lethal to humans and animals.

Phivolcs reiterated that the entire volcano island remains a permanent danger zone.
On the other hand, Mayon volcano and Bulusan volcano are under alert level 1.

Oh,and do you know this Site already? If not,you´re welcome

posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by Shenon

I had seen that site but thanks for reminding me again. I had intended to add it to my links and had not done so. Your post reminded me.

posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 06:18 PM
And here is another one.

Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano More Active Experts Notice

The Turrialba volcano has been more active in recent days, spewing out greater emission of gases and with sound that appears similar to a jet engine.

"The gas column is more abundant, the noise is more noticeable in parts that were it is not usual", said Eliecer Duarte, volcanologist for the OVSICORI.

Duarte and other specialists visited the colossus on Thursday and found that the lake that formed in the western crater "blocked" the escape of gas which means they now soar over the entire crater.

"It is a process we have not seen before. The gases are distributed by sector but now gas is emanating 360-degrees around the crater", said Duarte.

Though after looking for Info,it seems that one is erupting since Jan. 4,2010...Hope its interesting anyway

Turrialba (3340 m) is the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volcanoes. It is a large stratovolcano with a complex of 3 summit craters and its flanks mostly covered by farmland and forest. vegetation. After its previous eruption in 1866, signs of unrest started in 2006 and new phreatic activity began on Jan 4, 2010.

And to finish that post,here is a new Image of Grimsvötn after the Eruption (Image taken: June 11,2011) from

posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 06:26 PM

Originally posted by Shenon

Nice photo find!

I wonder what happened to science that was so sure they know everything.

Lately I see a lot of puzzling remarks;

"It is a process we have not seen before"
"Totally unexpected"
"Not behave according to the model we have"
"Need to change the model"
"Strange behaviour"

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