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Ecuador's Sangay Volcano sees uptick in activity with blasts, ash emissions

Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Sangay volcano
Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Sangay volcano yesterday
Ecuador's active Sangay Volcano on Sunday registered a significant uptick in volcanic activity, including several strong explosions and ash emissions, the Geophysical Institute (IG) of Ecuador said.

Activity increased from 04:20 a.m. local time (09:20 GMT) with seismic tremors that were more intense than any "observed in the preceding months," the institute said.

Satellite images showed a large ash cloud rising up to 10 kilometers above the volcano's crater.

Sangay is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador and has been in constant eruptive activity since 1628, when it last erupted.

The volcano, located about 5,230 meters above sea level in an unpopulated region of the southern Amazonian province of Morona Santiago, began a new eruptive period in May of last year.


Guatemala volcano spews 4,700m ash cloud in major explosion

Fuego volcano in Guatemala
The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has recently undergone a major explosion, sending a cloud of ash up to 4,700 metres into the sky.

The Fuego volcano is an active volcano in Guatemala, Central America. The volcano is located on the Ring of Fire, a 40,000km horseshoe in the Pacific Ocean known for high volcanic and seismic activity. According to recent reports, volcanologists have observed an increase in activity at the Fuego volcano in recent days.

Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for "Volcano of Fire", is located in Guatemala on the Central America Volcanic Arc.

Fuego is a stratovolcano or composite volcano, and it has a conical shape.

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Kesongo mud volcano erupts with poison gas in Indonesia

Kisongo mud volcano
© YouTube/Chave Weather (screen capture)
"The phenomenon of the eruption of the Oro-oro Kesongo crater in Gabusan Village, Jati District, Blora, which spurted mud and gas, actually happened in 2013 ago.

Teguh Yudi Pristiyanto, Head of the ESDM Service for Central Java Province, South Kendeng, said that this phenomenon is referred to as a mud volcano.

"Mud Volcanoes is a phenomenon of liquid extrusion such as hydrocarbons and gases such as methane," Teguh Yudi said when contacted by detik.com , Thursday (27/08/2020).

Teguh said that currently the eruption at Oro-oro Kesongo had stopped. He said the point of eruption that occurred in 2013 was the same as that which occurred today. Previously it was reported that the first eruption of mud and gas was heard this morning at 05.30 WIB.

The head of the village of Gabusan, Parsidi, said there was a boom that made your ears ring when the incident occurred. As a result of the mud and gas bursts, four cattle herders around the site were poisoned.


20 quakes recorded in 24 hours at Taal Volcano, Philippines

Taal Volcano

Taal volcano
Twenty volcanic earthquakes were recorded at the Taal Volcano island in Batangas in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported yesterday.

State seismologists observed a weak steaming activity that reached five meters high from the vents on the main crater between 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

The volcano remains under Alert Level 1, which means it is still in abnormal condition, the agency said.

On Aug. 18, a 20-meter- high steam emission was observed from the vents of the main crater.


Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia spews new burst of hot ash

Mount Sinabung volcano spews volcanic material as seen from Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Sunday.
© Antara Foto / Reuters
Mount Sinabung volcano spews volcanic material as seen from Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Sunday.
A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday unleashed an avalanche of scorching clouds down its slopes.

Authorities are closely monitoring Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands, after sensors picked up increasing activity in past weeks.

The volcano in North Sumatra province was shooting smoke and ash more than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the air on Sunday morning, and hot ash clouds traveled 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) southeast, Indonesias Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said.

Villagers were advised to stay 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the craters mouth and should be aware of the peril of lava, the agency said. Air travel was not impacted by the ash so far, the Transport Ministry said.

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Dramatic time-lapse footage shows latest eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia

Mount Sinabung erupts again
© YouTube/SCMP Clips (screen capture)
Stunning time-lapse footage shows Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupting on August 18, 2020, sending thick plumes of ash into the air. The volcano located in North Sumatra, has erupted several times already this month. No injuries or major damage have been reported.

Comment: The volcanic activity of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung continues. Also this month: Indonesia has also seen intense seismic activity recently. From the last three days: As reported by Dr. Tony Philips recently in Space Weather Archive:
"During the next solar cycle, we could see cosmic ray dose rates increase by as much as 75%," says lead author Fatemeh Rahmanifard of the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center.
See also: Is there a connection between cosmic rays, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Civilization timelines are off

Civilization time lines are off
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
New finds that tons of grain were transported between the Fertile Crescent (Middle East) and Eastern China 5000+ years ago before trade routes were established is making academia question the official time line of history. Additionally the mega city of Nebelivka, Ukraine which was over a mile wide, housed 15,000 people and had roads 5200 years ago with industrial agriculture before animals were used to plow fields. These civilizations were Sun worshipers. Greenland melt season stops a month early in 2020.

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Italy's Mount Etna erupts spewing ash and smoke

The New Southeast Crater of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, has been seen spewing ash and smoke as volcano's activity increased recently.


Mexico's El Popo volcano blasts plumes of smoke, ash high into sky

Popocatepetl volcano

Popocatepetl volcano
Mexico's majestic Popocatepetl volcano rumbled to life on Friday (August 14), spewing smoke and ash columns some 600 meters (1968 feet) out from its crater.

The eruption occurred at 0727 local time (1227 GMT). The massive plume of gas and ash then dispersed towards the southeast, according to reports.

Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention has warned people to stay away from Popocatepetl, reporting that in the previous 24 hours it had observed more than 36 discharges from the volcano.

Popocatepetl is 5,426 meters (17,802 feet) tall and is the second-highest mountain in Mexico and the fifth-highest in North America.

Source: Reuters


Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia erupts yet again, spewing ash 2,000 meters high

Thick smoke billows up from Mount Sinabung
© Antara/Sastrawan Ginting
Thick smoke billows up from Mount Sinabung in Karo, North Sumatra. The volcano erupted on Thursday with a column of ash going up 2,000 meters into the sky.
Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, erupted again several times on Thursday, spewing out a 2,000-meter-high column of ash and smoke into the air.

The first eruption was recorded at 6:07 a.m. and continued for around 11 minutes, with a 1,000-m-high column of ash moving toward the east, the southeast and the south, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported.

The second eruption lasted for around 20 minutes starting at 1:08 p.m. as the volcano spewed a 2,000-m-high column of ash, which blew toward the east and the southeast, the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said.