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20 dead as unexpected tidal wave hits Indonesia beaches with no earthquake - government agency

krakatoa volcano location
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An underwater landslide in the vicinity of Krakatoa volcano is suspected.
At least 20 people have been killed as a tidal wave hit beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday night, according to the country's Disaster Mitigation Agency. Another 165 have been injured.

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said the wave was not caused by an earthquake, but was possibly the result of volcanic activity at Mount Krakatoa.


Incredible pictures capture moment Mount Etna erupts sending lava and huge columns of gas into night sky

The 700,000-year-old volcano is a huge 24 miles wide and is virtually active constantly.

The 700,000-year-old volcano is a huge 24 miles wide and is virtually active constantly.
Mount Etna in Sicily roared back into spectacular volcanic action early this morning, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava into the air.

Dramatic images show the moment molten lava began to trickle down the side of Europe's most famous volcano which is a whopping 700,000-years-old and 24 miles wide.

A huge column of gas could also be seen over the Italian volcano, which is located in the city of Catania, between both Messina and Catania.


20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity

Mount Agung as seen from Karangasem
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Mount Agung as seen from Karangasem on the resort island of Bali on Sept. 24, 2017.
The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has noted that there are 20 volcanoes with above normal levels of activity across the country.

"One of them has the status of awas [danger], two are on siaga [watch] and the remaining 17 mountains are on waspada [caution]. The awas is Mount Sinabung [North Sumatra], and the siaga are Mount Agung [Bali] and Mount Soputan [North Sulawesi]," said Kristianto, PVMBG's head of the western region volcanic mitigation subsector, as quoted by tempo.co.

Kristianto said a number of volcanoes were popular tourist destinations during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. The PVMBG has coordinated with the respective tourist area managers, he added.

"For Mount Tangkubanparahu [West Java], Dieng [Central Java], Papandayan [West Java], Gede [West Java] and Bromo [East Java], we have given the direction to remain cautious and coordinate with us at the PVMBG or with the Volcano Observation Post, which is on stand-by to provide information," Kristianto said.


Volcano erupts on Kuchinoerabu Island, Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency says a volcano erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima on Tuesday.

Mount Shindake erupted explosively shortly after 4:30 PM.

A column of volcanic ash rose 2,000 meters into the air, and large rocks were seen spewing from the crater.

A pyroclastic flow reached a distance of about one kilometer down the western slope. It is the first such flow to be observed there since May of 2015, when all residents were evacuated.


Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano roars to life with two spectacular eruptions

Eruption of Popocatepetl
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Eruption of Popocatepetl.
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano lit up the sky with a large flash from an eruption on Saturday night. The volcano spewed ash and smoke into the night sky. On Sunday morning eruption, a second eruption followed.

Comment: Popocatepetl volcano also lit up the night sky with two eruptions just over a week ago.


Indonesian volcano eruption sends ash 7,500 metres into sky

Indonesia's Soputan Volcano

Indonesia's Soputan Volcano
Mount Soputan erupts hours before 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits east of country

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, sending columns of thick ash as high as 7,500m into the sky.

Mount Soputan, located on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice on Sunday morning, said the country's national disaster agency.

Locals have been urged to wear masks in case of ash rain and to stay clear of the mountain in anticipation of hot ash and lava sliding down its slopes.

Comment: See also: 6.1-Magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron (Part 2)

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This is part two of a discussion between Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World, with ADAPT2030 (David DuByne).

The news cycle is largely distraction from increasing food prices and societal changes as Earth shifts to a cooler climate. As the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun is affecting crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet.

This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes...

Topics from the interview:
  • Magnetic Field weakening on Earth
  • Volcanic winter if a VEI6-7 occurs during the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum
  • Decreasing charge of Earth's Ionosphere leads to increased volcanic activity
  • Global Electric Circuit
  • Electric Universe
  • Late Antique Little Ice Age and SO2 in the air globally
  • Galactic Cross
  • Victor Clube
  • Continental climate in both Asia and N. America will cool faster than other parts of the globe
  • Interweaving of long term cycles coming together in our lifetimes
  • Dimensional reality splits as energetic changes sweep the spiral arm of our galaxy
  • New reality aggregating and condensing
  • Hyper-dimensional view of reality

Comment: See also: Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.


Data from Kilauea suggests the eruption was unprecedented

Kilauea lava flows
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Lava flows downhill in this image from a helicopter over Kilauea's lower East Rift Zone during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on May 19, 2018.
A very large team of researchers from multiple institutions in the U.S. has concluded that the Kilauea volcanic eruption that occurred over this past summer represented an unprecedented volcanic event. In their paper published in the journal Science, the researchers describe the sequence of events that transpired and what set them apart from other volcanic eruptions.

Kilauea, a volcano on Hawaii's big island underwent a long, drawn-out eruption over this past summer. It made headlines due to the spread of lava that destroyed many homes and changed some of the island's landscape. And it is now making news again as data from the eruption reveals that it erupted in ways that have not been seen before.

Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, and because of that, scientists have installed many sensors in and around the area in hopes of learning more about how it and other volcanoes work. Thus, the volcano's eruption in May provided massive amounts of data, offering an unprecedented view of the eruption.

The researchers discovered that the caldera did not collapse in a way that was expected. First, it deflated by approximately 500 meters. Second, it happened incrementally-62 times in all. They were also surprised to find that groundwater did not play much of a role in the explosions that resulted as the caldera collapsed-instead, they were caused by piston-type pressure resulting from each deflation.

Comment: Heaven to Hell Timeline: Kilauea's Ruthless Eruption: 18,000+ Earthquakes and so Much More


Turrialba Volcano erupts in Costa Rica

Turrialba volcano

Turrialba volcano
The Turrialba volcano experienced an important eruption in the early hours of Wednesday (December 12) morning.

Ash blew up to 500 meters above the crater during the event, causing a delay in some flights at the San Jose airport, the first time this year.


Earth's magnetic field may be headed for a cataclysm says latest French study

Earth's Magnetic Field
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We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and studies saying that Earth is probably not headed for a polar reversal at all. At the heart of these studies is the undeniable, millennia-old weakening trend in the planet's magnetic field, which, depending on your point of view, is either a temporary phenomenon that will eventually reverse itself (as it has in the past), or the harbinger of a cataclysmic breakdown of the Earth's entire magnetic shield and a subsequent flip of the magnetic poles.

The most recent study from the EDIFICE project, a geophysical research initiative based in France, claims we're headed for a cataclysm. According to Dr. Nicolas Thouveny, one of the principal investigators for EDIFICE: "The geomagnetic field has been decaying for the last 3,000 years. If it continues to fall down at this rate, in less than one millennium we will be in a critical (period)."