It’s No Surprise That Volcanic Eruptions Are Increasing

A picture of Ecuador's Tungurhua volcano erupting.

Explosive activity is increasing at Ecuador’s Tungurhua volcano.

It comes as no surprise that volcanoes, worldwide, are now ramping up alongside the increase in large earthquakes these days.

Two new areas to watch are the increases in activity at the super-volcanoes under Yellowstone and New Zealand.

Maps of the ancient Craton boundary in the US and of the increase in earthquakes.

Earth activity is increasing along the ancient Craton boundary in the USA. This includes Yellowstone.

Current Activity

These volcanoes have been spewing, ashing, and out-gassing over the past few years, but explosive activity is on the rise:

  1. Santa Maria, Guatemala
  2. Pacaya, Guatemala
  3. San Miguel, El Salvador
  4. San Cristobal, Nicaragua
  5. Ubinas, Peru
  6. Tungurahua, Ecuador
  7. Reventador, Ecuador
  8. Shishaldin, USA
  9. Yellowstone, USA
  10. Popocatepeti, Mexico
  11. Copahue, Chile-Argentina

Map It

If you pin point the locations of the most recent earthquake activity on top of these volcano locations, you’ll see a pattern. As the Earth moves with greater magnitude, it releases magma flowing beneath the crust, and the magma and gas rise upward through the weaker pores in the crust – volcanoes.

We are witnessing this activity today. This can be a good thing, actually, because as long as the Earth releases internal pressure, the planet maintains its balance.




10 Simple And Sane Disaster Preparations For California And The Pacific Rim

Google Earth earthquake global map.

The Pacific Rim is dangerously active today, so simple preparations are wise.

Everyone should be prepared for upcoming natural disasters knocking at the door, but if you live along the USA’s Pacific Rim, I especially suggest checking off these simple, and very sane, list items:

  1. Keep your gas tanks full; fuel stations typically shut down after a natural disaster, and if you are away from home, a full tank might get you home safely;
  2. Have cash on hand; ATMs depend on electricity, which can go down after natural disasters;
  3. Keep 2 weeks worth of bottled water stored; it is common to get very thirsty when potable water isn’t available;
  4. Have dried food on hand, especially food high in protein;
  5. Keep extra pet food in the cupboard; your pets will get hungry, too;
  6. Have several flashlights and lots of extra batteries in storage;
  7. Keep propane tanks filled and a generator handy;
  8. Have firewood and matches on hand; this can be used for heating and cooking;
  9. Fill an extra prescription of any medications you may be taking, such as insulin or birth control;
  10. Have access to a form of self-defense; hide a gun, knife, wire, rope, or a big stick.

If you have a 2 week supply of these life-support items (1 month for medications), you can more comfortably remain close to home until the power comes back on and the streets clear.

A picture of the New York City buildings.

Simply stay prepared for natural disasters, especially if you live in a big city.

No one wants to live in fear of Mother Nature, but reality is in front of us – natural disasters are on the rise all over the world, and the US is starting to experience its share of earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and severe storms.

When you and your family are prepared, then the chaos becomes more manageable, and your family is prepared for the inevitable. It is better safe than sorry …..

An Increase In Volcanic Activity Follows Recent Increase In Earthquakes

A picture of Ecuador's Tungurhua volcano erupting.

Activity Increases at Ecuador’s Tungurhua volcano.

There has been an uptick in 6.0+ earthquakes over the past weeks, and an increase in volcanic activity along these quake zones is to be expected.

Here is the recent line-up of volcanic eruptions today:

  1. Tungurahua, Ecuador
  2. Shiveluch, Russia
  3. Sinabung, Indonesia
  4. Shishaldin, USA
  5. Chirpoi, Russia
  6. Dukono, Indonesia
  7. Karymsky, Russia
  8. Kilauea, USA
  9. Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  10. Tara, Batu, Indonesia

Many volcanic eruptions can spawn wildfires, so heads up in these regions.