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Ice Cube

Antarctica melting from beneath and volcanoes begin steaming under Greenland

© Ágúst Arnbjörnsson, a pilot at Icelandair.
Plumes of steam rising from cracks in a glacier near Kulusuk, Greenland.
With all of the world media hype surrounding the iceberg that broke off of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, the MSM forgot that there were 5x bigger icebergs in 1956 and 1927 that broke off. As well underwater volcanoes are responsible for the crack, not CO2 warming. Add to this images coming from Icelandic Air pilots showing steam vents that have opened through the Greenland Ice sheet, which signals an awakening of new vents under that ice sheet. All of the increases in volcanic and tectonic activity has been predicted as our Earth and Sun enter a grand solar minimum. It is apparent in the traces of volcanic aerosols in the ice sheets that every grand solar minimum there are more volcanic eruptions.

This is what we are seeing now, but the MSM focuses on human causes for the iceberg, when they should be talking about the intensification of the Eddy minimum.



Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia, causes earthquakes

Mt Sinabung, located in Karo district, North Sumatra province, Thursday erupted at 7.20 a.m. local time, causing 386 seconds of tectonic earthquakes in some nearby areas.

Chief of National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said here that following the eruption, the volcano spewed ashes 3.5 thousand meters into the air, while discharging lava 1 thousand meters to the mountains southern region.

Earlier on Wednesday, the volcano spewed ashes 1.5 thousand meters into the air and causing six tremors, 20 volcanic earthquakes, and one tectonic earthquake.

In Wednesdays eruption, since 12 p.m. local time, the volcano spewed ashes 700 meters into the air, while releasing lava 1 thousand meters to the east and the southeast.


Klyuchevskaya volcano erupts with 6km pillar of ash in Kamchatka, Russia

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The Kamchatka filial of the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Science registered eruption and 6km pillar of ash from Klyuchevskaya volcano positioned on the peninsula, reported RIA Novosti.

'This Wednesday morning local time the volcano blasted ash in to the atmosphere and it spread on more than 60km southwest of the volcano, writes the agency.

Orange code alert for aviation danger is announced which means that local and international flights might suffer delays.

Klyuchevskaya is the highest active volcano in Euroasia, It is 4740 meteres tall and on the 3th of April 2016 became active.


Volcano erupting in front of man at crater's edge filmed at Yasur Volcano, Vanuatu

Volcano erupts in front of man

Incredible footage has emerged of a cameraman being nearly blown off the edge of an exploding volcano.

In the short video posted to newsflare.com, Kiwi film maker Geoff Mackley is setting up a camera on the edge of a volcanic crater in Vanuatu when it suddenly erupts.

"While placing a GoPro, ***t happened," Mackley posted on Facebook, along with a still shot of volcanic debris swirling around his hunched-over body.

The moment was captured by the Mackley's friend at Mt Yasur volcano, on Tanna Island, three days ago.


New eruption on the Reunion island: Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts for the third time this year

The volcano began erupting early this morning, making it the third eruption this year (after the ones in January and May).

Following an increase of earthquakes over the past days, an intense seismic crisis started 22:20 local time last night - sign of the magma moving towards the surface.

The eruption itself, when the magma reached the surface, began at around 00:50 this morning from a new fissure on the SSW slope of Dolomieu crater near the Chateau Fort cinder cone.


'Mountain of God' volcano preparing to erupt in Tanzania

© Carsten Peter, National Geographic Creative
An aerial view shows erosion on Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania.
The East African peak looms over a modern city as well as three major sites featuring signs of early humans.

An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the "Mountain of God" has been quietly rumbling—and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent.

Known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, the 7,650-foot-tall peak is the only known active volcano that belches out lava rich with a type of rock called carbonatite. This thin, silvery lava can flow faster than a person can run. (Read more about the volcano from our January 2003 issue.)

The volcano is some 70 miles from the city of Arusha and is known for its proximity to some of the world's most important paleoanthropological sites. Ol Doinyo Lengai is less than 70 miles from the famed Olduvai Gorge, a collection of 3.6-million-year-old hominin footprints at a site called Laetoli, and a "dance hall" of ancient Homo sapiens footprints at a site called Engare Sero.

Typically, the volcano's activity is confined to its summit. But occasionally, the Mountain of God can roar to life in more dramatic fashion: On September 4, 2007, the volcano belched out a plume of ash that extended at least 11 miles downwind. Lava running down the north and west flanks ignited burn scars that were visible from space.

Pumpkin 2

Ghoulish face appears in the smoke rising at Mount Vesuvius

© Albarosa Scotto de Minico
A photo of smoke billowing from Mount Vesuvius shows what appears to be a ghoulish face looming above southern Italy's famous volcano. The disturbing image was taken as wildfires force evacuations from surrounding areas.

"After millennia the monster of Vesuvius came out," Rosario Scotto Di Minico posted on Facebook along with the image, which shows a menacing face emerging from the pattern of smoke.

Speaking to RT.com he said the nightmarish image was captured on camera phone by Albarosa Scotto di Minico.

Comment: See also: Mount Vesuvius volcano engulfed in smoke as wildfires rage along its slopes in southern Italy

Arrow Up

Eruption of smoke and gas under Pueblo Viejo, Mexico; Residents fear a new volcano is forming

© YouTube-Straits Times (screen capture)
Residents in a sleepy Mexican town fear that a new volcano is bubbling under the ground after an eruption of gas and smoke emerged from a field, local media has reported.

According to reports, cracks have appeared on the ground in Pueblo Viejo in the southern state of Michoacan, with temperatures of some 250 deg C registered in the subsoil.

Local residents gathered at the site with preliminary investigations revealing that the cause of the eruption was geothermal activity from an underground swamp.

Comment: SOTT Exclusive: The growing threat of underground fires and explosions

Bizarro Earth

Montana hit by strongest earthquake in over 20 years, raising concerns that Yellowstone 'supervolcano' is slowly waking up

Following a swarm of over 1100 earthquakes recorded in the Yellowstone caldera over the past month, prompting scientists to voice concerns about a dormant Yellowstone "Supervolcano" slowly waking up, overnight these concerns escalated after a strong M5.8 earthquake hit western Montana early on Thursday morning - the strongest quake to hit the area in the past 20 years - the U.S. Geological Survey reported, with Reuters adding that the tremor was felt hundreds of miles away, from Missoula to Billings and some surrounding states.

The quake appears to be the largest to hit Montana since a slightly weaker M5.6 struck outside of Dillon a dozen years ago. By comparison, the state's largest quake which struck the West Yellowstone region 58-years ago was 7.2 magnitude.


Mexico's colossus Popocetepetl volcano erupts sending a column of smoke and ash soaring 2 kilometres into the sky

© Webcamsdemexico
Mexico's Popocetepetl volcano erupted early Sunday (2 July) morning, sending a column of smoke and ash soaring into the sky, the National Disaster Prevention Center announced. Officials said there were 136 low-intensity exhalations from the volcano recorded.

Ash fallout was reported in several towns in Mexico State, including Ozumba, Amecameca, Tlalmanalco, Chalco, Ayapango, Tenango del Aire and San Pedro Nexapa, El Sol de Mexico reported. Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of Civil Protection, said the eruption had sent a column 2 kilometres (1.2miles) into the sky.

The volcano's opening was glowing at night as it erupted, El Sol de Mexico reported.

During the day, the volcano continued to erupt, sending smoke and ash in a northeastern direction. Three eruptions were recorded with a moderate amount of ash pushed northeast of the volcano. According to El Universal, Puente also shared recommendations in light of ash fallout from the eruption.