Archive | December 29, 2016

Relatively intense activity at Stromboli volcano Eolian Islands in Italy

Stromboli’s crater terrace this morning with glow from the central vent (image: INGV Catania Pizzo webcam)
 
The activity at the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean” has been much more intense recently than during most of the year. 
 
Explosions mainly from the eastern vent (towards Stromboli village) have been observed at intervals of approx. 10 minutes, ejecting dense jets of incandescent lava to up to estimated 150 m height. 
 
Continuous glow can be seen from adjacent vents in the central crater area as well, suggesting a relatively high lava column inside the conduit.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

Intense activity continues, possible lava flows outside the caldera at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia

Hot spots on Erta Ale (MODIS data, Univ. Hawai’i)
Activity remains elevated at the volcano in the Danakil. The latest available information show simultaneous effusive activity from both the north and the south crater – the latter, which contained the famous lava lake has been overflowing and building a new lava shield that started to partially fill the summit caldera. 
 
It seems that lava flows have started to overflow even outside the caldera through the low part of the rim on the NE side (judging from satellite data).
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

MAGNITUDE 6.2 SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10007nl0#executive

Subject To Change

Depth: 72 km

Distances: 459 km S of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,322,000 / local time: 06:30:19.5 2016-12-30
288 km E of Mataram, Indonesia / pop: 319,000 / local time: 06:30:19.5 2016-12-30
183 km W of Waingapu, Indonesia / pop: 48,900 / local time: 06:30:19.5 2016-12-30
84 km S of Bima, Indonesia / pop: 67,000 / local time: 06:30:19.5 2016-12-30

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=556134

Subject To Change

Depth: 200 km

Distances: 418 km E of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,100 / local time: 08:30:19.8 2016-12-30
199 km SE of Isangel, Vanuatu / pop: 1,500 / local time: 08:30:19.8 2016-12-30

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MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 15:15, 16:45, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***
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MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 15:15, 16:45, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 30th – 31st DECEMBER 2016

**VERY URGENT**
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NOAA’s SOLAR WIND PREDICTION
VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 30th – 31st DECEMBER 2016. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
**BE ALERT**