Koblenz - The scene of Germany's famous Laacher See lake looks picturesque and serene but underneath the calm surface of the waters lies a potential killer that could devastate a good portion of Europe. The last time the Laacher See super-volcano erupted 12,000 years ago, it deposited ash across much of Europe. On July 30, 2010, a 5.6 earthquake struck the region and that likely signaled an awakening of the giant sleeping caldera. That Laacher See is a potentially active volcano has been proven by seismic activities and heavy thermal anomalies under the lake. Carbon dioxide gas from magma still bubbles up at the southeastern shore, and scientists believe that a new eruption could happen at any time. Today the region near Koblenz was shaken by a swarm of 7 earthquakes beginning with a 4.5 magnitude quake which erupted at a depth of 6 km. Across the planet, the giant dormant volcanoes, one by one, are being stirred from their long and ancient slumber. Earth is on the precipice of major geological change. See pages 134-135 in my book for the full Laacher See super-volcano story.

* 4.5 quake 6 km - Germany
* 3.2 quake 11 km - Germany
* 2.4 quake 12 km - Germany
* 3.7 quake 20 km - Germany
* 2.1 quake 20 km - Germany
* 3.4 quake 12 km - Germany
* 2.0 quake 10 km - Germany