Volcanoes Ramping Up Worldwide

The eruption of Santiaguito volcano

Eruption of Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala (webcam image: INSIVUMEH, annotated by Blog Culture Volcan)

Santiaguito Volcano – Guatemala

A major eruption occurred August 22, 2013. The top part of the Caliente lava dome collapsed and produced a series of relatively large pyroclastic flows and explosions. Ash plumes rose to elevations of 4 km (13,000 ft) in altitude.

The pyroclastic flows affected mainly the south, southeast and NNE sides of the volcano, but volcanic bombs from explosive activity were ejected up as far as 500 m (1,600 ft).

Fuego volcano – Guatemala

Fuego Volcano Guatemala

As seen at night, Fuego’s increasing lava is flowing toward Taniluya, Guatemala and Ceniza Canyon.

A surge of activity occurred overnight on August 19, 2013. Two active lava flows are heading towards Taniluya (on the western flank) and the Ceniza Canyon (on the southern flank). The lava flows have increased to 600 and 800 m (2,600 ft) in length, respectively.

Numerous incandescent avalanches are detaching from the lava flow fronts, and glowing blocks of rock are reaching past the vegetation limits.

Explosive activity from the summit crater has remained weak, with only few strombolian type explosions with incandescent bombs ejected up to 150 m (500 ft), and ash plumes rising up to 400 m (1,300 ft) in height.

Sakurajima Volcano

Strong explosions are occurring at Sakurajima Volcano – NASA

Sakurajima Volcano – Japan

On August 21, 2013, Sakurajima had at least eight explosions with ash plumes rising up to 4.5 km (15,000 ft) altitude that drifted over Kagoshima city causing ash fall. The volcano has been in an elevated state of activity during the past weeks. A significant hot spot suggests that magma levels are high in the crater, and significant amounts of  hot, fresh deposits are visible on the flanks of the volcano.

The next day on August 22, 2013, a very large explosion occurred (one of the largest this year). It produced a mushroom shaped ash column that rose about 6 km (20,000 ft) in altitude that drifted over Kagoshima.

Kizimen Volcano – Kamchatka, Russia

The lava dome continues to grow at the top of the volcano, and rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows can be seen glowing from the volcano. Ash plumes are intensifying at the volcano, and webcams have spotted a new prominent spine being extruded from the top of the cone.

Iliwerung Volcano – Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

A submarine eruption occurred Thursday, August 23, 2013 in Indonesia. The alert level of Iliwerung volcano was raised from 1 (normal) to 2 (watch) following increased seismic and visual activity from an underwater flank vent called Gunung Hobal.

Iliwerung volcano forms a peninsula on the south coast of Lembata (Lomblen) Island, East Indonesia. Mount Hobal (Gunung Hobal) is a submarine flank vent of Iliwerung located about 800 m (2.600 ft) off the coast. Iliwerung has had several historic eruptions during which several temporary islands were formed.

White Island Volcano – New Zealand

A picture of the White Island volcano

Phreatic explosion at White Island, August 23, 2013 (GeoNet webcam)

A small phreatic or hydrothermal eruption occurred in the active crater, Tuesday August 20, 2013. The explosion lasted for about 10 minutes and produced a steam plume mixed with small amounts of ash that rose about 4 km (13,000 ft).

 Many More

There are many more volcanoes increasing in activity worldwide. The point to remember at this time is that the size of one eruption is not what changes our planet’s climate – it’s the number of volcanoes erupting at the same time.

Temps Reach 90 Degrees In Siberia, Russia – In July

A cartoon of a North Pole sign in a mound of snow.

It was 90 degrees in Siberia, Russia this July.

It was 90 degrees in Siberia last week – in July. The record was actually set in 1993 when temps reached 92 degrees in Alaska.

This is hot for the top of the world. And, this heat is melting the polar ice.

Is the ice at both the North and South Poles melting because of “global warming” or because the poles are shifting and the Earth’s axis is wobbling?


Pole Shifts

It’s inevitable that an increase in volcanoes, earthquakes, violent storms, global warming, and melting frozen sheets of ice will combine to “set the scene” for a major shift at the poles. It’s an Earth cycle that has happened at least five times before, and the last big polar shift was 65 million years ago.

We haven’t seen a dinosaur since …

Pure Energy

When the Earth’s axis is unstable, pure energy ricochets from the equator to the poles, and this sets off a planetary rocking motion, which, in turn, amplifies tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires and volcanoes around the globe.

Planetary movement always weakens the protective forces of the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field, and this allows meteors to rain in like a cosmic hailstorm. Comets, asteroids, and volcanic ash smother the skies.

What’s Ahead?

Earth question symbol represented by a world globe model with a geographic shape of a mark questioning the state of the environment the international economy and political situation.

No one really knows what changes are ahead.

The continents are moving into the North Polar Region today, and as they get closer together, the weight at the North Pole gets heavier. At the same time, the Earth’s rotation is widening and slowing down, and this makes the Earth increasingly unstable.

The warning signs are ever present that a polar shift actually began decades ago, but we are just now realizing this. Bizarre weather changes and violent storms have opened our eyes to the global shifts under our noses.

The current, bizarre climate we are experiencing globally is but a small sample of what a full-blown climate change will bring. There are bigger changes ahead in weather patterns, rainfall rates, the growing season, and global storm patterns.

You never know what the weather in Siberia will be these days … one thing we do know is that it will different.




8.3 Quake Hits Northern Russia

A picture of the Earth with an earthquake crack going down the USA and S America

Increase in earthquake activity.

After days of earthquake swarms near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off Russia’s eastern coast in the Sea of Okhotsk on Friday May 24, 2013.

Large quakes have been bouncing back and forth from the northern polar regions to the southern polar regions, with a 5.2 striking west of Macquarie Island, south of Australia, a 5.1 on the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and 5.8 south of Fiji. Over 403 earthquakes have occurred around the world this week.


A picture of Chirinkotan volcano in the Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia

Chirinkotan volcano in the Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia

Volcanic eruptions are increasing. Chirinkotan volcano south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly has increased in activity; the Cleveland volcano in Alaska and Mexico’s Popcatepeti volcano southeast of Mexico City have had increasing eruptions sending smoke and ash into the atmosphere as high as 1.5 miles (2.5 km).

There is no doubt that Earth activity has increased over the past few days, and expect more to come.

The Earth is definitely on the move.