Amani Hughes – April 19, 2018
A LARGE number of earthquakes have been felt beneath volcanoes across the world, sparking fears of major eruptions, so are any volcanoes erupting and could there be a violent explosion?
In Hawaii a total of 18 earthquakes have been measured under Kilauea volcano during the last 18 hours.
The largest earthquakes measured on the Big Island was a magnitude 2.2 earthquake measured on Wednesday, 6km southwest of the volcano.
In Mexico the Cerro Prieto volcano is showing an increase in activity with a magnitude 2.4 earthquake measured.
The volcano is located in the Mexican state of Baja California ad the quake measured might be volcanic in original at a depth of 12km.
Clear Lake Volcanic Field is located about 90 miles north of San Francisco and the most prominent volcanic feature is 300,000 year-old Mount Konocti.
Across the world, in Greece, a magnitude 2.7 earthquake was felt beneath the Nisyros volcano which may have been volcanic in its origin.
The Greek Island is in the Aegean and is the youngest volcano along a rift in the Southern Aegean and has experienced at least three major eruptions in the past 45,000 years.
TruNews – April 4, 2018
While New York City is rarely thought of as a hotspot for seismic activity, scientists have determined the Big Apple is overdue for a devastating earthquake that could effectively level the heart of the city.
The U.S. Geological Survey notes there are nine fault lines running through parts of the city, the largest of which begins in New Jersey and passes Central Park on its way to Roosevelt Island. Others run immediately adjacent to the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and NHL’s New York Islanders.
According to a new report released by the New York City Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation, even a 5.0-magnitude earthquake—strong, but not considered “major” on the Richter scale—could cause $39 billion in damage and create more than 30 million tons of rubble. A quake of that magnitude, based on the geological record, occurs every 100 years, but the last was in 1884.
A stronger, 7.0-magnitude quake, which occurs far less frequently, would cause more than 6,000 older buildings, most of which do not have reinforced masonry to topple. That is also due to the density of tall buildings in the city that aren’t built to withstand seismic stresses.
Strange Sounds – April 2, 2018
A strong M6.8 earthquake hit Bolivia at 13:40 UTC on April 2, 2018 at a depth of 557.2 km (346 miles) 13.1 km (8.1 miles) NNE of Carandayti. There are 120 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles) and 9 931 000 people are estimated to have felt shaking. A few hours before, a M6.1 earthquake hit South of the Fiji Islands.
A phreatic eruption occurred on April 1, 2018 at 13:42 WIB at the Sileri crater of the volcanic complex of the Dieng Plateau / Central Java in Indonesia. The eruption was accompanied by a projection of mud at 150 meters height covering an area of 50 meters by 200 meters. The eruption was preceded by a black smoke emission, but no toxic gases were released.
The Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupted twice on April 1, 2018, with plumes rising 300 and 700 meters above the crater, respectively.
Finally, the Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupted again on April 1, 2018 from two different craters simultaneously: the Minamidake and the Showa. This is the first eruption of the crater Showa since December 2017.
TheDailySheeple – March 26, 2018
Scientists say that Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest volcano, is sliding into the Mediterranean Sea. This slide could have “devastating consequences,” the scientists have warned.
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity with a lengthy history of violent eruptions. On March 16, 10 people were injured in an explosion of hot rock on the mountain, an incident captured by a BBC film crew.
And, according to Fox News, a team of British experts has discovered the giant volcano on the east coast of the island Sicily, Italy, is edging closer to the Mediterranean Sea by 0.6 inches every year which could result in collapse. Open University geologist Dr. John Murray has spent nearly 50 years studying the volcano and believes this is the first sliding of this magnitude to be recorded.
Mac Slavo – February 27, 2018
The Canary island of La Palma has been rattled by another swarm of earthquakes. This new swarm reignites fear that the Cumbre Vieja volcano could erupt just four months after a swarm of 200 earthquakes rocked the island.
According to the Express UK, the Spanish archipelago was struck by up to 70 small quakes, recorded between Monday and Wednesday, reaching between magnitude 1.5 and 2.6 on the Richter scale. Government officials announced more quakes were felt between 3 am and 6:30 am this morning at magnitudes of between 2.1 and 1.5. Most of them were located in the area of Los Canarios, in Fuencaliente, and in El Pueblo, Villa de Mazo, although they have also been registered in El Paso and Tazacorte.
The Canary government, however, is desperate to know why the earthquakes have begun again. They also want to know what could happen in the future.
As with every seismic event, experts stressed there is no imminent danger of an eruption and say the movements that struck at a depth of between 14 and 30 kilometers are considered “normal” for a volcanic island. Nonetheless, La Palma is being monitored closely to detect every single movement, even though they have not been felt by the public.
Tom Parfitt – March 8, 2018
A 6.8 MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck off the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea, according to disaster officials, putting the Ring of Fire on high alert.
The devastating quake hit at around 3:40am local time at a depth of six miles (10km), the US Geographical Survey (USGS) said.
Officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that, based on the current evidence, there is no tsunami threat to nearby islands.
A spokesman said: “A destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.”
No serious injuries were immediately reported following the incident this morning.
At least 55 people died in a separate earthquake in Papua New Guinea last week, although authorities fear the toll could exceed 100.
TW – March 06, 2018
The activity at Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu, just one of 20 Quaternary volcanoes making Kirishimayama volcano group, is at elevated levels since March 5 with near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material. At 11:20 UTC today, ash column was rising 3.9 km (13 000 feet) above sea level.
This volcano roared back to life on September 7, 2017 after 6 years of quiescence, coating nearby cities and towns with a thin layer of ash.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said Kirishima erupted violently several times today and some lava was rising inside a crater.
Due to the recent activity, officials restricted access to the entire mountain, and the danger zone may be expanded to a 3-km (1.8 miles) radius from the crater.
Today’s activity, the strongest since 2011, grounded more than 80 flights at the nearby Kagoshima airport.
TW – March 04, 2018
Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths.
Today’s aftershock hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) as 110th M4+ earthquake to hit the region since February 25. The quake was followed by M4.9 at 20:24 UTC.
It’s still unclear how many people died in the M7.5 earthquake due to severely disrupted transport and telecommunications, but PNG’s Red Cross said it believes the number has reached 80.
However, unofficial reports received on Saturday, March 3, mention at least 156 deaths and at least 10 villages covered in debris after massive landslides.
Mac Slavo – February 16, 2018
According to a group of seismologists who are monitoring the potentially catastrophic supervolcano, Yellowstone is “under strain.” This new report has reignited fears that the caldera could erupt at any moment.
Experts were alerted to the volcano’s strain after noticing deformation. This process, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone right now. Researchers state deformation occurs when there is a change in the amount of pressure in the magma chamber and experts are keeping an eye on the development.
Seismologists from UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, are using “Global Positioning System (GPS), borehole tiltmeters, and borehole strainmeters” to measure minute changes in deformation at Yellowstone. In an article for the Billings Gazette, David Mencin and Glen Mattioli, geodesists with UNAVCO, say “the strain signal is larger than would be expected if the crust under Yellowstone were completely solid.”
Strange Sounds – February 27, 2018
Two days ago, a M7.5 earthquake hit central Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, pictures and videos have made their ways from the deep jungle to Social Medias.
Officials are still counting and will visit hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster today. But in the meantime, the powerful and dangerous earthquake killed 31 people and injured at least 300. At least 400,000 people are suffering from damages or destructions in 4 different provinces. Widespread power outages, destroyed infrastructure and buildings are reported near the epicenter of the quake.
13 dead were found in the capital of the province of Southern Highlands Mendy and 18 in the districts of Kutuku and Bosawe. On February 27, a government helicopter will fly through hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster. Work was stopped at the Oak-Tedi mine and the Hidex gas processing plant operated by ExxonMobil to assess damages.