AND NOW: Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead

What could possibly go wrong?


Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead (ScienceInsider, May 18, 2012):

ROME—A project to drill deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy has finally received the green light, despite claims that the drilling would put the population of Naples at risk of small earthquakes or an explosion. Yesterday, Italian news agency ANSA quoted project coordinator Giuseppe De Natale of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology as saying that the office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep.

The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project was set up by an international collaboration of scientists to assess the risks posed by the Campi Flegrei caldera, a geological formation just a few kilometers to the west of Naples that formed over thousands of years following the collapse of several volcanoes. Researchers believe that if it erupted, Campi Flegrei could have global repercussions, potentially killing millions of people and having a major effect on the climate, but that such massive eruptions are extremely rare.

Sakurajima Volcano, Japan: Pyroclastic Flow Warning

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Sakurajima Volcano, Japan: Several Impressive Eruptions, Static Lightning Discharge, Lava Covers Entire Mountainside (Video, Dec. 22, 2011)



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Warning about pyroclastic flow from Sakurajima (Fukushima Diary, Jan. 22, 2012):

A Japanese volcano in Sakurajima is becoming active.

1/22/2012, 20:44, it erupted for the 142 times of this month, which broke the historical record of September of 2011 (141 times).

Last year it erupted for 996 times. Since 2009, the eruption has become frequent more and more.

The crater is at 800m point.

Local meteorological observatory of Kagoshima warns pyroclastic flow and ash deposits.

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Is A German Super-Volcano About To Erupt?


If the Laacher See eruption is as powerful as the last one, volcanic material could land over 600 miles away

Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt? (Daily Mail, Jan. 2, 2012)

  • It’s similar in size to Mount Pinatubo, which in 1991 gave us the biggest eruption of the 20th century
  • Billions of tons of ash and magma would be ejected
  • Southern England would be covered in ash

A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up.

It’s lurking just 390 miles away underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn and is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma.

This monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago, so it could blow at any time.

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Sakurajima Volcano, Japan: Several Impressive Eruptions, Static Lightning Discharge, Lava Covers Entire Mountainside (Video, Dec. 22, 2011)


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You will see 5 of the 10 eruptions which occurred today at Sakurajima. If you were to watch the videos in extreme fast forward, the volcano would appear like a steam engine — literally giving off eruptions all day long at regular intervals.

In this video, you will see static discharge lightning, lava bomb/missiles/projectiles, and the entire mountainside covered in lava.

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Powerful Eruptions Occurring At Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano

Powerful eruptions occurring at Ecuador volcano (The Raw Story/AFP, Dec. 4, 2011):

QUITO — There was no sign Sunday that eruptions at Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano would cease any time soon, geologists monitoring the activity said.

Experts with the Geophysical Institute (IG) said that since dawn “powerful roars and explosions sounding like cannon blasts” coming from the volcano could be heard in the area, rattling windows and shaking the ground in nearby towns.

Geologists also reported a columns “with a moderate to high load of ash” rising four kilometers (2.5 miles) above the crater. Ash was reported to have spread to a dozen nearby villages.

On Saturday, and again on Sunday, there were two eruptions in which the volcano spewed gas, ash and red-hot rock, with lava pouring some 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) below the crater.

The 5,029-meter (16,500-foot) volcano is located about 135 kilometers (84 miles) south of the capital Quito. The volcano has been active since 1999 but its thermal activity has steadily increased since November 27.

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On The Brink: Tremors Increase At Anak Krakatau Volcano To 5,000 A Day

On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day (The Extinction Protocol, October 22, 2011):

SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in a yellowish haze- something that has never been observed at the volcano before. Anak Krakatau was placed on orange (level 3) status alert on September 30, 2011. –The Extinction Protocol

Global Earthquake And Volcano Update And Overview: UPTICK Continues! At Least One 6.0 Magnitude Quake Per Day (Video – 08/06/2011)


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At least one 6.0 magnitude quake per day… volcanoes.. Mt. Etna, Cleveland, Pu’u O’o (hawaii), Stromboli volcano, Popocatépetl Mexico, Sakurajima Japan all erupting this past week !

USGS statistics say average is one every 3-5 days… that means a 33% increase (approx).

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Remote Webcam Now Operational On Mount Rainier (Expecting What?)

Sun Bear, Chippewa Medicine Man (1929-1992):

A volcano that will devastate the Seattle area is foretold is an ancient prophecy from Washington State’s Puyallup tribe, which says, “The time will come when Little Sister will speak, and Grandfather will answer. And the land will be swept clean to the ocean.” Sun Bear explained that Donald Matheson, a leader of the Puyallup tribe, moved his people to Idaho in 1979 because he believed it was time for this prophecy to be fulfilled. In March 1980, the mountain that we call little sister began to whisper. May 18th of 1980, the Little Sister spoke with a cubic mile of mountain that was spread over the northwest area, and many other parts of the world… “The Little Sister is called Mount St. Helens. Soon, the Grandfather is going to answer so much bigger. That one is called Mt. Rainier.” Indian prophecies also foretold worldwide environmental catastrophes such as the greenhouse effect, “changes in the seasons and in the weather, disappearance of wildlife, famine,” and the ozone hole, which was referred to as a “hole in our lodging.”


Remote webcam now operational on Mount Rainier (The Seattle Times, July 24, 2011):

Now you can take in the views at Camp Muir on Mount Rainier, which is now the highest webcam in Washington, and the most remote in the United States.

Mount Rainier National Park says the new webcam at Camp Muir is now fully operational and available online to the public.

The images are expected to be very popular and broadly used by a wide array of interested groups.

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