Events in September 2017, including but not limited to the 8.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Mexico in early September, followed by a 7.1 magnitude on the 19th, along with the evacuations happening now where 50,000 are being forced to flee their homes amid fears Mount Agung, in Bali, could erupt at any moment, and a state of emergency that has been declared on the Vanuatu island of Ambae as the Monaro volcano continues to erupt, show that we are seeing a level of earth activity that is increasingly concerning.
Over the past weekend, Mexico was again shaken up by another 6.2 magnitude earthquake and no less than 26 smaller earthquakes have rattled California in a 24 hour period, and 176 earthquakes in a seven day period, causing some serious alarm over the much-talked about “big one” hitting along the 800-mile fissure that runs almost the length of California, called the San Andreas Fault.
“It’s a different system,” says Matthew Blackett, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at Britain’s Coventry University, “But the system that is causing these quakes in Mexico is by and large similar to what’s happening in California.” In both locations, tectonic plates are sliding past one another…. read more
We are seeing a multitude of Volcano’s coming alive after years of dormant. These Volcano’s are occurring everywhere. Below are the articles and here is a link to Interactive map of currently active volcanoes.
Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu — More than 8 000 people living near Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu were forced to evacuate over the past several days due to increase in volcanic activity.
The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has declared the State of Emergency on Ambae island on September 25, allowing public funds to be released for the emergency response to the eruption of Aoba volcano…. read more
Nearly 50 000 evacuated around Agung amid fears of eruption, Bali — Nearly 50 000 people living near Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been evacuated following an increasing unrest detected since August 10, 2017.
Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km (7.4 miles) around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not necessarily mean that an eruption will take place, nor it can give precise indications on when/if this would happen…. read more
Moderate eruption of Cleveland volcano, Alaska on September 25 — The explosion was detected by seismic and infrasound (air pressure) sensors. Nothing has been observed in satellite data so far.
Cleveland volcano is not monitored with a full real-time seismic network and this inhibits AVO’s ability to detect unrest that may lead to future activity. We are able to detect explosive activity using infrasound and limited seismic instruments on the island…. read more
Popocatepetl volcano explodes three times on Sept 23 in Mexico —
The Popocatepetl volcano registered 181 low-intensity exhalations and exploded three times on September 23, 2017.
During the night and until this morning constant emission of water vapor and gas was observed. The three explosions were recorded yesterday at 15:21 h, 16:09 h and 17:08 h…. read more
RTE: Thousands of residents were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said.
Seismic tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world’s most popular tourist spots.
“Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors,” said a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency…. read more
Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: In the past month as peace in the Middle East became a hot topic, there’s been a whole lotta shakin’ going on, Haggai 2:6-7
- Three historic hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, Maria
- Three major earthquakes: Mexico 7.1, Japan 6.1, New Zealand 6.1 and 5.1
- Three volcanoes rumbling – Mexico, Bali, and Yellowstone
- The head of the European Union wants to have a United States of Europe governed by a Super President
- President of Egypt embraced Israel’s Prime Minister (not seen since 1981)
- North Korea and Iran continue to menace the world
- Israel is striking Damascus (Isaiah 17)
And false teachers are speaking up:
- Lynne Hybels says the Church must rally around the Palestinians because the “Israeli “occupation” has so devastated them.
- Hank Hanegraaff, the “Bible Answer Man”, told his millions of listeners that there is no Rapture in the Bible and that there is only one covenant people — Christians.
- Joel Richardson is telling pastors that they should be teaching their flocks to anticipate the Antichrist.
God is reminding the nations that dividing Jerusalem will bring Judgment (Joel 3:1-2)
(Thanks to Vason and Jan from Olive Tree Views .org)
Scientists have found the first direct evidence of a so-called ‘hot zone’ feeding a supervolcano in southern Italy that experts say is nearing eruption conditions.
Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted centuries ago. The area has been relatively quiet since the 1980s when the injection of either magma or fluids in the shallower structure of the volcano caused a series of small earthquakes.
Using seismological techniques, scientists have now pinpointed the location of the hot zone where hot materials rose to feed the caldera during this period.
The study was led by Dr Luca De Siena at the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with the INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, the RISSC lab of the University of Naples, and the University of Texas at Austin. The research provides a benchmark that may help predict how and where future eruptions could strike…. read more
Italian authorities are finalising an emergency plan to evacuate 700,000 people after warnings of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption risk were expanded earlier this year.
The plan is in its final stages and will be published by the end of the month, according to officials from Italy’s southern Campania region and Department of Civil Protection.
The 25 at-risk towns are due to share their evacuation strategies in the next two weeks, and plans for seven newly identified “red zone” areas are being drawn up.
“We have to equip ourselves to be prepared,” regional president Vincenzo De Luca told Italian press, “Mount Vesuvius is a problem of gigantic proportions.”… read more
Two weeks ago, we reported that Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, had shared a report on what the Space Agency considered one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization: the Yellowstone “supervolcano.”
Following an article published by BBC about super volcanoes last month, a group of NASA researchers got in touch with the media to share a report previously unseen outside the space agency about the threat Yellowstone poses, and what they hypothesize could possibly be done about it.
“I was a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for NASA to defend the planet from asteroids and comets,” explains Brian Wilcox of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology.
“I came to the conclusion during that study that the supervolcano threat is substantially greater than the asteroid or comet threat.”…. read more
See how the ground has deformed around the Yellowstone supervolcano
- Since the swarm began on June 12, there have been over 1,562 earthquakes
- They’ve continued to monitor its activity, and largest so far was magnitude 4.4
- The quakes release uplift-causing pressure, allowing ground to sink back down
- Still, experts say the risk of an eruption remains low, with alert level at normal
As small earthquakes continue to rumble around the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming, scientists have revealed new evidence of the changes going on beneath the ground.
A new map from the US Geological Survey shows how the ground around the Yellowstone caldera has deformed over the span of two years, as the quakes release uplift-causing pressure, allowing the ground to sink back down.
This activity is typically linked to changes in magma and gases deep below the surface – but for now, the experts say there’s no cause for worry…. read more
With 8 threatening volcanoes, USGS says California deserves close monitoring
With the world’s top volcanologists heading to Portland, Ore., on Aug. 14 for the first international volcanology assembly held in the U.S. since 1989, the many famous, prominent and dangerous volcanoes of the West Coast will be the subject of field trips and much discussion.
Throughout the Cascade Range to southern California, the West Coast is home to most of the country’s highest-threat volcanoes, as ranked by the United State Geological Survey. And California has its share.
While Mount Shasta unsurprisingly tops USGS’s list of very-high threat volcanoes in California, there are seven other volcanic areas in the state that are also young, nervy, jacked up on magma and “likely to erupt.”… read more
New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between July 26 and August 1, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes.
New activity/unrest: Katla, Iceland | Moyorodake [Medvezhia], Iturup (Etorofu) Island (Japan/Russia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sangay, Ecuador | Sangeang Api, Indonesia.
Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Colima, Mexico | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Poas, Costa Rica | Sabancaya, Peru | Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Sinabung, Indonesia | Turrialba, Costa Rica… read more