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Aerial footage captures eruption of Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano

Flying over Manam Island Volcano

Flying over Manam Island Volcano
A volcano in Papua New Guinea's Manam Island erupted on Saturday (December 8) forcing villagers to flee.

Footage captured from a plane shows a cloud of grey smoke billowing above Manam Island.


Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano lights up night

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupted twice, giving off spectacular flashes of light followed by dazzling incandescent material spilling out of the crater and down the mountain side.


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

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Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron editors at SOTT Media and authors of "Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World" with ADAPT 2030 (David DuByne) compare what they see in the news as distraction for increasing food prices and societal changes as our Earth shifts to a cooler climate as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun which will affect 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:
  • Energetic changes being felt across our planet and how this relates to a lower activity in the Sun
  • Electric Universe
  • Jet Stream meanderings
  • Gulf Stream slow-down
  • Hurricane intensity on century cycles
  • Earthquakes
  • Magnetic field changes on Earth as the Suns magnetic field changes
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Meteor fireballs
  • Tornadoes
  • Deluges and Atmospheric Compression events
  • Sinkholes
  • Victor Clube and space debris intensifying

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


Watch: Lava spews out of Mount Etna as volcano erupts over snowy slopes

mount etna
The most active volcano in Europe has erupted again, spewing lava over its snowy slopes.

A video filmed from a resident's home shows lava spewing out of Mount Etna, Italy.

Experts say the explosions are more frequent than last week but remain small and harmless.


Strange seismic event 'shook' the planet for 20 minutes on November 11 - And no one felt it

Seismic signals originating off the coast of the small French island of Mayott
© Leo Delauncey / Mailonline
Seismic signals originating off the coast of the small French island of Mayott were detected at seismology station ranging from Chile to New Zealand.
Mysterious seismic waves picked up by monitoring stations from Madagascar to Canada were most likely caused by an underwater volcano, an earthquake expert claims.

A low-rumbling that could not be felt above ground was detected on November 11 and narrowed down the origin to a region just off the coast of the island of Mayotte.

They were similar to those typically seen after large earthquakes, which are known to travel great distances - but, no such earthquake took place.

Theories as to what caused the cryptic rumble ranged from a slow earthquake to an undetected meteor strike.

Comment: This has created a buzz in the scientific community, because seismic signals from earthquakes and volcanic eruption are 'spikier' and don't look 'harmonious' like this.
Strange seismic waves rippled around the world and scientists don't know why

Here in New Zealand, GeoNet seismologist John Ristau said he saw his contemporaries discussing the unusual activity on Twitter when it first happened.

"It is a very strange signal and it can be seen pretty much everywhere around the world. The signal is clearly not like a regular earthquake, it's more like a burst of energy."
Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

Helen Robinson, a Ph.D. candidate in applied volcanology at the University of Glasgow: "They're too nice; they're too perfect to be nature," she joked. "What baffles me is how evenly spaced out they were," she said. "I have no idea how to explain that."
Geologists Joke About 'Sea Monster' After Mysterious 30-Minute Rumble Emanates from Waters Near Madagascar

One segment of the signal also featured several high-frequency blips, each separated by roughly a minute of time, a bit like a regular, ticking clock. Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton, highlighted the phenomenon in a November 12 tweet.

"Something biggggg, yet strangely slow, sent seismic rumblings around the surface of much of the planet yesterday," he wrote. [...]

"It's like a ringing bell. If you want to get a very low frequency, a very low tone, you need that bell to be huge," Ampuero explained.
It's gotta be something cosmic. Did Earth just get 'pinged'?! (And no, not by 'aliens' - rather, by something "bigggggg" but as yet unseen...)

By the way, one week later, this happened:

Despite unusually quiet Sun, solar wind recently produced 'musical waves' in Earth's magnetic field


Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico registers 68 exhalations in 24 hours

Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) reported that in the last 24 hours, the Popocatépetl volcano registered 68 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, gas and light amounts of ash, as well as four volcanotectonic earthquakes.

Cenapred reported that the Alert Traffic Light is in Phase 2 Yellow, which is why the Popocatépetl could continue with explosive activity of low to intermediate scale, mild to moderate ash rains in nearby populations are expected, as well as possible pyroclastic flows and short range mudflows.

The National Center for Disaster Prevention asked the population not to approach the volcano, and much less the crater, due to the danger involved in the fall of ballistic fragments and indicated that in case of heavy rains should move away from the bottoms of ravines by the danger of landslides and mudflows.


Thousands are urged to evacuate as erupting 'Volcano of Fire' spews lava in Guatemala

Thousands have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'. Images captured overnight show huge amounts of lava and ash spewing out

Thousands have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'. Images captured overnight show huge amounts of lava and ash spewing out
Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate after an increased eruption of Guatemala's 12,300ft 'Volcano of Fire'.

Dramatic pictures show glowing lava spewing from the summit of the volcano, located among the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepéquez in the south-central part of the country.

Disaster coordination authorities have asked ten communities to evacuate and go to safe areas.

This morning, David de Leon, spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, said monitoring of the volcano's activity yesterday showed the intensity of the eruption was being maintained.


Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei could be rumbling towards a colossal eruption

Campi Flegrei
© Flickr / Michele Costigliola
Campi Flegrei
An ancient Italian supervolcano that hasn't erupted in 500 years may be starting a stage of activity that could lead to a colossal eruption, spelling potential disaster for communities lying in its path.

Campi Flegrei may have entered a new magma cycle, according to newly released findings that suggest the feature's "subvolcanic plumbing system" is commencing "a new build-up phase." The researchers warn this could give rise "at some undetermined point in the future," to "a large volume eruption."

A large volcanic area west of Naples which has 24 volcanic craters, Campi Fieri, has "produced two cataclysmic caldera-forming eruptions and numerous smaller eruptive events over the past 60,000 years," according to the new paper. Calderas are vacant spaces left after rock explosions during eruptions.

Comment: Considering seismic and volcanic activity around the world is on the rise, the 'near future' may come sooner than the researchers think: For more on the dramatic changes happening on our planet, check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

And SOTTs monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Bread-crust bubbles: Scientists discover new type of volcanic ash

lava bread-crust bubbles
© S. Quane and B. Andrews/Smithsonian Institution
LAVA BUBBLES Researchers have discovered a new kind of ash, dubbed bread-crust bubbles, which are tiny spheres of ash no more than a millimeter in diameter that form deep underground.
Bread-crust bubble
Bred krəst ˈbəb(ə)l n.

Tiny, gas-filled beads of volcanic ash with a scaly surface.
Scientists have identified a new type of volcanic ash that erupted from a volcano in central Oregon roughly 7 million years ago. The particles are similar to larger bread-crust bombs, which form as gases trapped inside globs of lava expand, cracking the bombs' tough exterior. Bread-crust bubbles, each no more than a millimeter wide, have a distinctly crackled surface that can reveal secrets about how volcanoes erupt, researchers reported November 4 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Indianapolis.

The researchers had been sifting through other types of volcanic ash in the lab when they spotted the strange ash formations. Viewing the bits of ash through a scanning electron microscope revealed their crusty texture, indicating the gas bubbles expanded rapidly on their way up to Earth's surface, but did not pop. Analysis of the texture also indicated the bubbles' depth when they first exploded in the foamy magma. In the case of the Oregon sample, says volcanologist Ben Andrews of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the frothy ash formed roughly 500 to 2,000 meters deep - a short distance, geologically - and erupted from the volcano at a rate of about 30 to 80 meters per second.

Comment: Perhaps this will provide some insight into the different kinds of volcanic activity that has occurred on our planet, and what we can expect should we start seeing this kind of ash again.

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Volcano Ebeko on Kuril Islands, Russia spews ash 2.8 miles

Volcano Ebeko
The volcano Ebeko on Paramushir Island, in Russia's Kuril Islands archipelago, spewed out a column of ash to a height of 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles), the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's department in the Far Eastern Sakhalin Region said in a statement on Sunday.
"On November 4, the emergencies control center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's department in the Sakhalin Region received information that the Ebeko volcano was seen spewing ash to a height of up to 4.5 kilometers. The plume of ash has moved to the northeast of the volcano, to a distance of up to five kilometers," the statement read.