Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts

Ring of fire in the Pacific is active again with Hawaii’s volcano, opening fissures in urban settlements and earthquakes the biggest since 1975.

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Camino by car

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Our modern version of the Camino has taken us by car from St Jean Port de Pied to the sea, at Finisterre where the leyline goes into the sea. While our modern version is certainly less arduous than walking, there were still trials and tribulations.

We were too old to walk the Camino, I had a pacemaker and diabetes and Marion is 10 year older than I, so really we had no choice but to drive. We hired a car in France and drove from Velines in Aquitane, to Spain.

This journey will form the basis of my next book: Camino by Car which will be available as an ebook. I am just home from France and have a 1st draft written, so it will take some time. but if you are interested in reading it here are the links

These are the links to my Camino book chapters:

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More Volcanic Activity

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December 2015 – PHILIPPINES – The Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Oriental province spewed ash on Saturday afternoon, state seismologists said. In an advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said “a low-energy ash eruption” was recorded from 1:01 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Kanlaon also spewed ashes on Saturday morning starting from 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Last November 25, Kanlaon exploded for 30 minutes which prompted the Phivolcs to raise the alert level over the volcano. Phivolcs said Alert Level 1 meant that Kanlaon Volcano was at an abnormal condition and had entered a period of unrest. Phivolcs has earlier reminded local governments of Negros Oriental and the public not to enter the 4-kilometer radius permanent danger zone due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous eruptions. Kanlaon Volcano, which has an elevation 2,435 meters, has erupted 26 times, making it one of the most active volcanoes in the Central Philippines. –Inquirer

71: Ash emissions and growing unrest at East Java volcano in Indonesia
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December 2015 – EAST JAVA, Indonesia – Activity at the volcano has increased during the past two weeks. Ash emissions of fluctuating intensity began early December and have been near-continuous. On 7 December, a narrow plume extended 150 km south from the volcano. The past few days, the ash emissions have been weaker and mainly drifted westwards, causing Malang’s airport in only 30 km distance to close down temporarily. –Volcano Discovery

December 2015 – GUATEMALA – The activity at Fuego might be picking up towards a new paroxysm (eruptive phase with strongly increased effusion rate, resulting in lava fountaining and lava flows). We camped on the SW side of the volcano last night, and observed mild to strong strombolian explosions that occurred at intervals between 1 and 10 minutes. The strongest explosions sent incandescent material to heights of up to approx. 500 m and similar distances. One particularly intense explosion was accompanied by a very strong shock wave.
Although not seen directly from our location, a pyroclastic flow occurred around 10:15 (local time): we observed the co-ignimbrite ash plume rising from what was likely a collapse of a new lava flow on the southern slope. According to staff at the Panimache volcano observatory, who confirmed our observation, the pyroclastic flow could have reached a length of 7 km and seems to herald the start of the 14th paroxysm of Fuego in 2015… Following the initial sighting of the brownish ash plume, it gradually spread around the whole southern slopes and caused fine ash fall in the area lasting about 2 hours, graying all vegetation. –Volcano Discovery

January 2016 – GEOLOGY – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in the South Pacific Ocean about 650 miles (1,045 kilometers) south of the Australian island state of Tasmania, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor, which struck at about 1 p.m. Sydney time at a depth of 8 kilometers, was detected by more than 50 stations on the Australian mainland, Geoscience Australia said. No tsunami warning was issued. -Bloomberg

New Zealand: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 122 km south of Raoul Island, New Zealand at 21:29 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 17.96 km, was initially determined to be at 30.3739 degrees south latitude and 177.9706 degrees west longitude. –Manila Times


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More earthquake activity

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It seems there’s been a further spate of earthquake activity last month with a large number of small quakes on the San Ramon faultline and more on the Ring of Fire, in Chile.There’s also been a huge increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma.

November 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A total of 583 small earthquakes have shaken San Ramon, California, in the last three weeks or so – more than five times the record set 12 years ago, according to the latest US Geological Survey updates. “It’s the swarm with the largest number of total earthquakes in San Ramon,” said USGS scientist David Schwartz, who is more concerned about the size of quakes than he is the total number of them. Still, the number tops the previous record set in 2003, when 120 earthquakes hit over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2.
The largest magnitude earthquake in the current swarm, which began on Oct. 13, is a magnitude 3.6. In 1990, a total of 351 earthquakes struck in Alamo, about 30 miles east of San Francisco, over 42 days, with the largest recorded at a magnitude of 4.4. But Schwartz said those numbers might be inaccurate, as technology back then wasn’t as sophisticated. Despite the nearly 600 quakes that have hit San Ramon in the last month, no injuries or damage have been reported. And the USGS noted that activity has been relatively quiet for the last couple of days. –NBC Bay Are

Chile earthquake:
Magnitude-6.8 tremor strikes area that suffered tsunami in September
by The Extinction Protocol
6.8 magnitude quake
November 2015 – CHILE – The 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the north-central Coquimbo region at a depth of 36 kilometers at 4:31am local time (6:31pm AEDT), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue an alert. The epicenter was close to the coast, 47 kilometers from the city of Ovalle and nearly 300 kilometers north of Chile’s capital Santiago. Buildings reportedly swayed in capital city of Santiago, but no tsunami alert has been issued. ONEMI, the national emergency service, initially said that there was the possibility of a “minor tsunami,” but a few minutes later called off the warning.
Chile is no stranger to earthquakes. In September, the same area of the country was hit by a magnitude-8.3 earthquake and tsunami that left 15 dead and over 16,000 homeless. In February 2010, an 8.8-magnitude quake off the southern Chilean coast killed more than 500 people and inflicted an estimated $30 billion in damage.
Chile lies on what is known as the Ring of Fire — an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The country has long put in place anti-seismic engineering systems, applying a technique known as seismic isolation, or base isolation to protect buildings from the Earth’s tremors. ONEMI has also been leading a big push to educate the population, organizing frequent drills and visiting schools to simulate earthquake situations. –ABC News

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Earthquake Alert

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We seem to have been through a quiet period as far as earthquakes are concerned in the last few months, but with the higher energy coming in on 28th Sept, we may be in for an active period again, like May 2015 was. There has been another earthquake off Fraser Is, Qld yesterday after, I wrote this.
Today 17th Sept:
A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the centre of Chile, triggering the evacuation of coastal areas and warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as New Zealand and Japan.

At least two people were killed and 10 hurt in Chile, where terrified residents rushed out onto the streets in the capital Santiago and beyond, as far away as Argentina.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the shallow offshore quake at a magnitude of 8.3 and said it hit about 230 kilometres north of Santiago, a city of 6.6 million people.

The 7.54pm on Wednesday (0854 AEST Thursday) quake had a depth of eight kilometres, the USGS said, also reporting two aftershocks, both above 6.0.

The Chilean government put the earthquake at 8.0 on the Richter scale.

Interior Minister Jorge Burgos said that the evacuation of coastal towns and cities was ordered as a precautionary measure.

The quake was felt as far away as Buenos Aires, in Argentina, about 1400 kilometres away, while a tsunami warning was initially in place for the whole of Chile and Peru’s Pacific coastline.

In Santiago, there were scenes of pandemonium as thousands fled swaying buildings, an AFP reporter said.

There were similar scenes of panic in coastal La Serena, in the north of Chile and in Argentina.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that “hazardous” tsunami waves were possible for some coasts, including above three metres the tide level along parts of Chile’s shoreline.

Tsunami waves were also possible along French Polynesia, it said, as well as smaller waves as far afield as Alaska, Japan and New Zealand.

The precautionary alert for Peru was later called off, civil defence officials said, but scared residents in the city of Ilo, close to the border with Chile, remained out on the streets and in high areas nonetheless.

In April last year, a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake in northern Chile killed six people and forced a million to leave their homes in the region around Iquique.

And a February 27, 2010 quake that struck just off the coast of Chile’s Maule region measured 8.8 in magnitude, making it one of the largest ever recorded.

AFP

Ring of Fire Update June

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JAPAN June 6th- Another earthquake, with a 6.4 magnitude and a depth of 13.4 kilometres, has hit off the Izu Islands in Japan this morning following Saturday’s 7.8 earthquake, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). There was no immediate tsunami warning following the quake. Saturday’s earthquake which struck off the Japanese coast, geologists said, shook buildings in Tokyo and set off car alarms – tremors were also felt in Nepal and India. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami as the earthquake was located too deep inside the earth.

TONGA June 13th A 6.3-magnitude quake has struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga, the US Geological Survey says, but there is no tsunami warning. The tremor hit at 11.07pm local time (2107 AEST) 89 kilometres east-northeast of Hihifo, Tonga, and 235 kilometres southeast of the Samoan capital Apia, USGS said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami warnings were in effect. Geoscience Australia measured the quake at 6.2 with a depth of 30 kilometres. Tonga sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity due to collisions between continental plates. – AFP – See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/content/skynews/news/top-stories/2015/06/12/6-3-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-tonga.html

Indonesia raises alert as Mt Raung volcano erupts by The Extinction Protocol

June 2015 – INDONESIA – Indonesian authorities on Monday (Jun 29) raised the alert level after Mount Raung in East Java erupted, causing ash to land in surrounding villages. The eruption at Mount Raung on Sunday evening was heard 20 kilometers away, and ash fall was seen in villages about 10 kilometers away from the summit. Aircraft pilots also reported seeing large amounts of ash at a height of 3,500 meters. Authorities cordoned off a two-kilometre radius around the volcano, and raised the alert level to “Siaga”, the second highest level. The Head of Prevention and Disaster Preparedness at the local Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency added the eruption could be seen from a lookout post in Banyuwangi, East Java. Volcanologists have recorded an increase in volcanic activity and tremors on the 3,332-metre high Mount Raung since Jun 24. Apart from Mount Raung, other volcanoes for which Indonesian authorities have raised the second highest alert level are Mount Karangetang, as well as Mount Soputan and Mount Lokon in Sulawesi. –Channel News Asia

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Michael Snyder, Right Side News 5-14-15… “40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire”

Here’s someone else concerned about the extent of volcanic activity. Wake up. We’re in a period of earth changes everyone
More earthquakes July 4th ChinaA shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang has killed at least six people, Chinese officials say.

The epicentre was in Pishan county, 164 kilometres northwest of the city of Hotan and 131 kilometres southeast of Shache, known as Yarkand in Uighur, the language of the local mainly Muslim minority.

It was 20 kilometres deep, according to the US Geological Survey, which initially gave the magnitude as 6.1. A series of aftershocks followed with the strongest measuring 4.8, it said on Friday.

The area is on the edge of the Taklamakan desert, but the civil affairs ministry said six people had died.

The state news agency Xinhua said 48 people had been injured and cited officials saying an airport in Hotan had been closed.

Li Hua, a worker at a state-owned farm in Pishan, which has a population of 258,000, mainly Uighurs, told Xinhua that he felt the quake strongly, with his fourth-floor apartment shaking for about a minute.

‘I’m feeling dizzy,’ it quoted Li as saying.

State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of items falling off shelves in a local supermarket when the quake struck, and cracked walls at a fire station.

The government is sending 1000 tents and disaster relief materials to the quake zone, the civil affairs ministry said.

The China Earthquake Network Centre gave the magnitude as 6.5.

Kauilapele's Blog

volcano_cinder_fire_coneWell, I’d seen a couple other postings in the past month that had mentioned “6 of 7 volcanoes going off”, but that was from 2013, I believe. But this one acutally DOES appear to be from NOW. So here it is.

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40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire

You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire.  If that sounds like a very high number to you, that is because it is a very high number.

As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century.  When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35…

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