Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a “quiet eruption”, warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days.
Lava was slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano’s crater along with a spectacular 1,000-metre (3,280-foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation’s volcanology institute said.
More than 12,000 people have been ordered to leave a seven-kilometre (four-mile) danger zone around the crater, as officials warned them of potentially destructive mudflows and toxic clouds.
“Technically, the volcano is erupting but the eruption is fairly quiet. It may escalate into a hazardous eruption,” Paul Alanis, science research specialist at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), told AFP…. more
The activity of the Agung has clearly changed during the night. After the Bali volcano clouded the air with smoke 1,500m above its summit yesterday, this early morning magmatic eruption sent a large ash plume at a height of more than 4,000 meters above the volcanic peak. The ash cloud is heading towards ENE and Lombok Island, where small ashfalls have already been reported.
Thousands of people living nearby had already been forced to flee over fears it would erupt when smoke filled the air on Tuesday. People living within 7.5km (4.5 miles) of the mountain have been told to evacuated. Bali’s airport is operating normally, but some airlines have cancelled their flights. The volcano last erupted in 1963, killing 1,600 people…. watch incredible video
Around 100 000 residents living near erupting Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been told to evacuate, officials said Monday, November 27, 2017. Late Saturday, November 25, hours the after the second phreatic eruption within a week started, Agung shifted into magmatic phase. Lahars were observed descending down the mountain on Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level back to 4 (highest) at 22:00 UTC. Residents and tourists are warned to stay away from the volcano. The Aviation Color Code is at Red, continuous volcanic ash emission is rising up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet). There are currently no airplanes coming in or out of Bali.
With a thick dark gas and ash rising more than 3 400 m (11 150 feet) above the crater, the eruption at Mount Agung continues to increase, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), said early Monday.
Continuous ash emission is sometimes accompanied by explosive eruptions, with sounds heard up to 12 km (7.4 miles) from the summit. “There is a potential for a larger eruption,” Nugroho said, adding that communities around the volcano and climbers/visitors/tourists are warned not to climb the mountain and respect the danger zone which is now expanded to all areas within a radius of 8 km (5 miles) from the crater and as far as 10 km (6.2 miles) to the north-northeast and southeast-south-southwest. This means some 100 000 people must evacuate…. read more
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