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Barujari volcano erupts in central Indonesia sending ash column 2 km high

© West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Mitigation Agency
Thick volcano ash emanates from the crater of Mount Barujari, a sub-volcano of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Mount Barujari in West Nusa Teggara province of central Indonesia erupted on Tuesday, with ashes potentially enveloping a nearby city and disturbing international flight, a disaster agency spokesman said.

The eruption took place at 14:45 local time with a column of ash rising up to 2 km in the sky, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency told Xinhua via phone.

The ash tends to spread to southwest of the crater and fall down on the provincial capital of Mataram city and hamper flight at the Lombok international airport, Sutopo said.

Authorities are preparing more than 300,000 masks for local people, he added.

Indonesia, an archipelago country home to over 16,500 islands, has 129 active volcanoes.

Source: Xinhua

Seismograph

3.9 magnitude earthquake at Katla Volcano, Iceland

© Páll Stefánsson
Katla volcano.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 hit Mýrdalsjökull glacier at 1:30 pm today, mbl.is reports. A few aftershocks have registered, but there is no sign of volcanic activity in the area, according to the Icelandic Met Office.

The source of the quake was the south side of the Katla volcano caldera, which is under the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The area is being monitored day in and day out by the Icelandic Met Office.

There was less seismic activity in Mýrdalsjökull glacier last week than during the previous week. On August 29, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 registered in the northern part of the Kaltla volcano caldera. Those were the largest quakes to hit the area since 1977.

Dollars

Climate Swindle - Who wants to be a carbon trillionaire?

© Corbett Report
Eat your heart out, Al Gore. Being a carbon billionaire is so passé now that we're in the age of the $100 trillion climate swindle. So the real question is who (or at least which corporate front) will be the first carbon trillionaire? Will it be a carbon eugenics promoting Rockefeller or a global government promoting Rothschild, or a carbon divesting Saudi government, or one of the shady hedge funds that are spearheading weather derivatives and other Enron-developed financial instruments to try to cash in on the carbon fraud?

Whatever the answer, one thing is for certain: you won't see this question asked (let alone answered) in the establishment gatekeeping press. Instead you will see endless iterations of the accusation that anyone who disbelieves in the woo woo pseudoscience of climate catastrophism is funded by the very Big Oil oiligarchs who stand to benefit from the debunked climate scare.

Both mainstream press and pseudo-alternatives religiously trot out hit pieces from attack sites like Desmogblog to smear scientists and avoid actual scientific debate (which, for the record, the alarmists always lose). Conveniently left out of this chapter-and-verse reliance on Desmogblog is the fact that it is a PR front itself whose primary benefactor is a convicted money launderer. More to the point, they can't even research or accurately report on the most basic facts. I should know; when I started my ClimateGate.tv website with a free WordPress template and about $5/month of GoDaddy hosting they produced a laughable article claiming that the website was a tv station that was being funded by Big Oil.

No, there's not time at all in the mainstream press to raise even the slightest question about the hundreds of billions that are already being pumped into the carbon scam from government and institutional investors around the world or the tens of trillions that are expected to be spent in the coming decades. Instead, all of the media coverage is focused on the other side of the issue: who funds those who critique this (demonstrably incorrect) "consensus" on global warming?

A perfect case in point is the "exposé" that was published in the LA Timesand InsideClimate News last year alleging that Exxon had the entire global warming puzzle solved as far back as the 1970s...and then actively worked to cover up that information. Never mind that they didn't actually withhold any of their research or findings from the public, and never mind their conclusion (namely, that the massive uncertainty surrounding climate variables meant that they had no clear picture of what is actually happening in the climate) was neither well-informed nor cause for panic; the narrative was already set.

A massive "#ExxonKnew" campaign was organized around the reports and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's claim that he would organize a posse of state AGs to investigate and prosecute Exxon for...something. Unsurprisingly, that campaign has disintegrated, not least because "investigators simply don't know what a climate model is."

Attention

Turrialba volcano erupts for third time this week in Costa Rica

© Kent Gilbert
Volcanic ashes emanating from Turrialba volcano during an eruption is seen from San Gerardo de Irazu in the province of Cartago, Costa Rica, on Sept 20, 2016.
Costa Rica's central Turrialba Volcano on Thursday erupted for the third time this week, sending a plume of ash and gas more than 2,000 meters above the crater.

This latest eruption occurred at 3:20 a.m. (09:20 GMT), Costa Rica's volcano and earthquake monitoring agency Ovsicori said.

Turrialba's strongest eruption to date was just before noon on Monday, when it spewed ash some 4,000 meters into the sky. Earlier that day, it has a smaller eruption.

The volcano, located in the province of Cartago, 37 km east of the capital San Jose, has registered intermittent eruptions since late last year.

Ovsicori says the volcanic material expelled is falling mainly to the west of the crater, in the direction of the country's Central Valley, which is home to Costa Rica's most densely populated cities, including the capital.


Arrow Up

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts twice in one day, ash cloud spews 4 km into sky

© Facebook/Nethanel's Brenes
The spectacular volcanic eruption grounded flights in Costa Rica.
The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country's main airport yesterday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky.

The San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for safety reasons because the volcanic ash could cause problems for planes, the civil aviation authority said.

Airport sources said eight approaching flights were diverted as the order was given, some to the north of the country and others to El Salvador.

Turrialba erupted twice, first at dawn and again just before noon.

The second eruption sent an ash cloud 4,000 meters into the air.

The volcano is located 35 kilometres from the capital.


Moon

Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch spewed a 7-km column of ash in the air

© ITAR-TASS
Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Shiveluch volcano (3,283m) is the northernmost active volcano in the Eastern Range on the Kamchatka Peninsula

The northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka, Shiveluch, has spewed a seven-kilometer ash column in the air, the local department of the Geophysical Service at the Russian Academy of Sciences told TASS on Monday.

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Attention

Mount Bulusan spews ash 1.5 kilometer high in the Philippines

© Crisanto Gamis
Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon spews a 1.5-kilometer high ash column in a steam-driven or phreatic explosion
Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon, Bicol spewed a 1.5-kilometer- high ash column Friday afternoon, in a steam-driven explosion.

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in Sorsogon, the phreatic explosion occurred at approximately 4:54 p.m. Friday, and lasted for close to four minutes.

The dark gray ash plume expelled by the volcano drifted towards the northeast, causing ash to fall in Casiguran, Juban, Barcelona, and Gubat.

Alert Level 1, indicating abnormal activity, remains over Bulusan Volcano, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its 6 p.m. notice.

This indicates that hydrothermal processes are underway beneath the volcano, which may lead to more steam-driven eruptions, the agency said.


It also reminded the public not to enter the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ).

Attention

Scientists warn of magma buildup inside Japan's Sakurajima volcano

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Southwestern Japan's Sakurajima volcano is seen erupting on February 15, 2011. New research suggests a much larger, more violent eruption is likely to happen within the next 25 years.
Researchers are worried Japan's Sakurajima volcano could be primed for a violent eruption. A new study suggests magma is filling the volcano's reservoir and pressure is building. The stage is set, scientists warn, for a repeat of Sakurajima's deadly 1914 eruption. The natural disaster killed 58 people, with lava flows from the stratovolcano lasting several months.

The overflow of magma filled the narrow strait separating the volcanic island from southwestern Japan's Osumi Peninsula, causing flooding in the city of Kagoshima, which has since been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern World."

Recently, a team of researchers from the University of Exeter and University of Bristol developed a new method for imaging the underground plumbing system that supplies Sakurajima with its molten rock.

The results of their imaging survey were published this week in the journal Scientific Reports.

"What we have discovered is not just how the magma flows into the reservoir, but just how great the reservoir is becoming," lead researcher James Hickey said in a news release.

Attention

Kilauea volcano lava lake level fluctuates amid increased seismic activity

© USGS
Zoomed in view of the spattering at the south edge of the lava lake. Note the black high-lava mark from this morning on the wall just behind the spattering.
After an "exceptionally high" lava level at the summit of Kīlauea volcano on Saturday, inflation switched to deflation late yesterday afternoon and the lava lake dropped.

Deflation continued overnight and stopped this morning, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Sunday morning. The lava lake dropped down to 66 feet below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater this morning.

"It is likely that the summit will begin to inflate, and the lava lake will begin to rise again, sometime today," scientists noted.

Yesterday, the summit lava lake rose to its highest level since May 2015, and earthquakes were also on the rise in vicinity. At one point the lava lake was within 16 feet of the rim. The sloshing lava was clearly visible from Jaggar Museum within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


Comment: Earlier this year the Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone, part of the Kilauea volcano, unleashed its largest volume of lava in the past 500 years. Lava also flowed into the ocean for the first time since 2013.


Fire

Volcano erupts on French island of Réunion

© YouTube/RT (screen capture)
Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace), one of the world's most active volcanos, erupts on Sunday on the French island of Réunion. This is the second time the volcano has erupted this year.

Piton de la Fournaise is classified as a shield volcano because of its low profile and multiple lava flows when it erupts. No one was injured in the eruption.