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
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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.

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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.

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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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Ring of Fire ERUPTING – Update 5

There has been much recent activity on the Pacific Ring of Fire which is a worrying indicator of earth changes. How much is this affecting global warming? The first was in Chile in late April. I am adding to this as I hear of more.

CHILE: Chile’s Calbuco Volcano erupts for third time in 8 days April 30, 2015 A huge volcano eruption fills Chilean skies. Chile’s Calbuco Volcano erupted Wednesday, April 22, sending a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Military and police forces helped evacuate more than 4,400 residents then, the Interior Ministry said. Ash and smoke shoots into the sky from the Calbuco Volcano. Authorities order people to evacuate within a 12.4-mile (20-kilometer) zone of the volcano.

The last major eruption was in the early 1960s. There was a minor eruption in 1972. Calbuco also belched out a bit of gas and smoke in 1996. The eruption could be seen clearly from Puerto Varas, a popular vacation destination. There have been no reports of deaths, missing people, or injuries, said Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo last week. A thick plume pours from the Calbuco Volcano near Puerto Montt, Chile, on Thursday, April 30.

The volcano erupted again Thursday, marking the third time since last week. About 1,500 people were evacuated this time, an Interior Ministry official said. The eruptions at the Calbuco are the first in more than four decades. Calbuco Volcano erupts again on April 30. The explosion was described as smaller than the eruptions on April 22 and April 23, CNN Chile said. Chilean officials say the eruption was preceded by a rise in seismic activity about an hour before, which sent a gray column of ash more than 9 miles (15 kilometers) into the sky. Officials have declared a state of emergency in the town of Llanquihue and the town of Puerto Octay as well as a red alert for Chile’s Lakes Region and the towns of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas.

NEW ADDITION
ECUADOR June – The volcano has been showing signs of unrest. Since mid-April this year, and particularly during May, a marked increased in earthquakes and SO2 emissions have been detected, which could be signs of a magma intrusion beneath the volcano. During May, about 3000 local earthquakes were recorded, a significant increased compared to April (628 quakes), and more than during the last seismic crisis in 2001-02. In particular, long-period earthquakes related to internal fluid movements have shown an increase in May. Most quakes were located in areas north and northeast of the volcano’s summit, at two depth layers, one at shallow 3 km and others at deeper depths of up to 14 km.
In addition, SO2 emissions have shown an increased from normal values of approx. 500 tons / day to 2500-3000 tons per day. At the crater, fumarolic activity has increased during May. During the weekend of 22 and 23 May, sulfur smell the upper northern flank was very intense. Very slight deformation has occurred on the N and NE flanks, suggesting a trend towards inflation, IGPEN reported. For now, the signs of volcanic unrest are small and there is no indication that a new eruption is imminent, but the current unrest could be a medium to long term precursor to a possible new eruption, which would be the first since 1942. –Volcano Discovery

NEW GUINEA A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea with the US Geological Survey warning people to expect aftershocks. There are no reports of deaths or damage from the earthquake, which accorded near Rabual in the East New Britain province on Thursday evening. The US Geological Survey says those living in coastal areas should be aware of possible tsunamis and stay away from the beach. See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2015/04/30/quake-hits-papua-new-guinea.html#sthash.qIZ7wbzL.8BkP03bS.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. The large earthquake struck 689km north-east of Port Moresby, the capital, at 11:44am AEST, at a depth of 63.1 km. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300km of the epicenter.
There were no immediate reports of waves being seen and no reports of damage, said Chris McKee, assistant director Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby. “The earthquake is offshore and the nearby land areas are fairly sparsely populated,” McKee said. The US Geological Survey first reported the earthquake as magnitude 7.5, later revising it to 7.4. An aftershock measuring 5.9 was recorded 10 minutes later. The quake was centered in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papua New Guinea last week – a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Friday, and a 6.7 on April 30. Neither of those quakes caused damage or generated a tsunami, but they were slightly lower in strength. Papua New Guinea sits on the Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common. The USGS has reported the magnitude of the earthquake as a 7.5 magnitude event. –Sydney Morning Herald

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—7th May Another  powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake appears to have not been as big as first estimated,” McKee said. “I think the threat from that event is basically passed now. So we’ll just wait for the next one.” Thursday’s quake (7th May) was located in a different area of Papua New Guinea than the previous three temblors that rattled the region over the past week, and was therefore an unrelated event, McKee said. Still, the area has been unusually active. “We think it’s probably something along the lines of just regional readjustment — movements in one area allow stress to be redistributed and that allows other areas to rupture,” McKee said. Betha Lorenz, owner of Rising Sun Lodge in the town of Arawa on Bougainville Island, said the quake delivered a powerful jolt, but did not appear to have caused any damage. –Washington Post

The US Geological Survey says the 7.2-magnitude quake struck on Thursday about 150 kilometres southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometres of the epicentre on the coasts of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

RUSSIA. Another volcano on the Pacific Ring of Fire erupting in May 2015 – KAMCHATKA – The Kliuchevskoi, the most powerful existing chain giants in the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka volcano, today launched clouds of gas-steam and ash to a height of seven thousand five hundred meters above the level the sea. Emissions were captured by the observatory of geophysics and volcanology, a subsidiary of the Academy of Science of Russia in the Far East.

The wind spread the ash cloud at a distance of 40 kilometers to the northeast, toward the Gulf of Ozernovskiy, and does not represent a danger for the populations, the regional Emergency Situations Ministry, in a report televised on federal channels said. However, civil defense declared code yellow -alert averagely for aviation security and recommended to travelers refrain from organizing tourist expeditions in the area of the volcano, active since 1 January. Kliuchevskoi ranks as the largest and most powerful active basaltic volcano in Eurasia, with four thousand 850 meters. Actually it gives its name to a group of giants (Kliuchevskaya) located near the east coast of the peninsula as Ploski Tolbachik, Shiveluch and Kizimen responsible for the intense seismic activity in the region since late 2012. The Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East is part of the zone of high seismic activity on the planet, the Ring of Fire. – Prensa Latina

FIJI, South Pacific – Tremors experienced in the district of Nakasaleka and Rakiraki in Kadavu have stopped. The Mineral Resources Department says a team will be going to the villages that experienced the tremors to carry out a geological investigation. Director Malakai Finau says they will try to find why it is localized. “We need to investigate so we could find out more information about the events such as the centre; the epicenter and the depths and that would help us find out the real causes of these tremors.” The tremors were experienced in the past week. Villagers reported cracks to walls of a hall and some houses in Nakasaleka. –RSOE
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NEW ZEALAND Strong quake hits NZ town of Wanaka A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck near Wanaka in New Zealand. The quake, located 30km northwest of the town, struck at 2.29pm. It was at a depth of 5km and its intensity was severe, GeoNet reports.The South Island town of Wanaka is about a 50 min drive from Queenstown

JAPAN’S “Gushing Steam” is reported to be venting throughout the Owakundani volcanic valley in Japan, about 40 miles West of Tokyo, and 23 miles East of Mount Fuji. Japanese authorities have now cut public access to the regionally famous hot springs resorts of Hakone Japan, saying there is a possibility of eruption at Mount Hakone. Mount Hakone has not had a major eruption in over 2,900 years, and the last noteworthy blast was about 700 years ago (in the 12th Century AD). (thanks to viewer Mohamad Haziq on facebook for reporting this!)

“Tokyo, May 4 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese Meteorological Agency said Monday that steam is gushing at the Owakudani volcanic valley in the Hakone hot spring resort area in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo. The agency confirmed that the steam burst had been continuing since Sunday at a hot spring facility at the valley in the town of Hakone in its joint on-site survey with the Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, it said. On Monday, the town shut down the Owakudani nature trail and part of hiking courses. While the agency keeps its volcanic alert at the lowest, normal level, it notes that steam may suddenly erupt at Okakudani as slightly increasing volcanic activities are believed to be making hot water unstable in the shallow underground, officials said. Many volcanic temblors have been measured since April 26 there, according to the officials.“

JAPAN – Mt. Fuji is located only about 25 kilometers from Mt. Hakone. While Mt. Fuji is also an active volcano, will the increased volcanic activity of Mt. Hakone have any effects on Mt. Fuji? “The magma chambers located beneath Mt. Hakone and Mt. Fuji are not connected, so there is no effect on Mt. Fuji,” said Toshitsugu Fujii, who chairs the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions. The agency has not observed any signs of impending eruption in Mt. Fuji and therefore has not raised the eruption alert level for the mountain. However, since the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in March 2011, volcanoes in the country have shown signs of increased activity. Currently, a Level 2 eruption alert, which restricts access around the volcanic vent, is in effect for 10 volcanoes, while a Level 3 alert, which restricts approach to the volcano, has been issued for three volcanoes.

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off northeastern Japan a short time ago.(reported Wed 13th May) The undersea earthquake occurred at 7:13 AM AEST on Wednesday 13 May 2015 near the east coast of the island of Honshu, Japan at a depth of almost 50 kilometers.

The quake hit 33km south east of the nearest city of Ofunato.Tremors were reported in the nation’s capital of Tokyo but no casualties or damage have yet been reported.
The quake is not expected to cause tsunami like waves and no official warnings have been issued by authorities.

Japan’s islands are situated at the conjuncture of several tectonic plates and experience a number of relatively violent quakes every year.

JAPAN – A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted about 10 a.m. (0100 GMT) in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. No injuries had been reported, although the Japan Meteorological Agency reported that pyroclastic flows from the volcano had reached the shore to the northwest. The government was surveying the island by helicopter to assess damage.
The national broadcaster NHK cited local officials as saying that 80 residents had taken refuge in a shelter on the island. About 140 people live on Kuchinoerabu island in the Ryukyu archipelago, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of the main southern island of Kyushu. Tourism and fishing are the main activities on the heavily forested, mountainous island, which is a national park. The Japan Meterological Agency raised the volcano alert level to five, the highest on its scale. Shindake also erupted in August last year for the first time since 1980. Kuchinoerabu island can be reached only by a once-a-day ferry from Yakushima island, 12 kilometers (about 7 miles) to the east, which has an airport and a population of more than 13,000 people

PHILIPPINES – Hundreds of people fled their homes on the slopes of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Friday as authorities warned of rain-driven mudflows from an approaching typhoon that could bury them alive. Around 500 residents of farming villages around Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon province, many of them children and elderly women, boarded army trucks clutching sleeping mats and bags of clothes as Typhoon Noul (local name: Dodong) bore down on the area. Bulusan, on the southeastern tip of the main island of Luzon, is about 400 kilometers (249 miles) south of the capital, Manila. It is among the country’s 23 active volcanoes. Noul would be the fourth major storm or typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. The disaster-prone nation is lashed by an average of 20 each year, routinely killing hundreds of people. –Inter Askyon

INDONESIA – At least 465 people were evacuated from their houses in Siau Tagulandang Biaro district in North Sulawesi province on Friday following eruption of Karangetang volcano, a senior official at Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said here. Impact of the active volcano’s eruption has flattened several houses in Kora village in the region, BNPB Spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, adding that in the afternoon the volcano was still erupting lava, rocks and hot materials as far as several kilometers from the crater of the volcano.

INDONESIA – Monitoring officials have warned residents to remain alert as Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra continues with intense volcanic activity. A local chief reported that ongoing eruptions had taken a mental toll on residents, with two people being sent to mental institutions. The volcano erupted twice early on Wednesday, at 1:21 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., and sent hot clouds southward. The Sinabung observation station recorded at least 87 tectonic quakes and lava flow from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. Observation station staff member Deri Alhidayat said the volcanic intensity over the past few days had shown a significant increase, evident from the tectonic quakes occurring thus far. “Tectonic shock waves have been detected almost every day. As many as 20 tectonic and volcanic quakes have taken place today alone,” said Deri on Wednesday. He added the eruptions were expected to continue for a long time.

NEW ADDITION:
JAKARTA, Indonesia June – More than 6,000 residents living near the Mount Sinabung volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island were told to evacuate Wednesday following a sharp increase in volcanic activity. Mount Sinabung has erupted intermittently since late 2013. Sixteen people were killed and tens of thousands were temporarily displaced during an intense period of eruptions early last year. The alert for Sinabung has been raised to the highest level, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency. The lava dome at Sinabung has grown in volume to more than 3 million cubic meters, making it unstable, Mr Sutopo said.

NEW ADDITION
June 2015 – INDONESIA – Mount Sinabung blew its top Saturday sending lava and thick plumes of volcanic ash into the sky. Indonesian officials raised the alert status Friday to the highest level, urging residents who live nearby to evacuate. About 2,700 people were forced to flee their homes from the island located in the North Sumatra province. Government agencies have set up public shelters and kitchens to help those who have been evacuated.
The 2,600-metre-high volcano had been inactive for three years before showing signs of life in September, 2013. Pyroclastic flows (avalanche-like hot ash, rocks and gas) have been rushing down the sides of the mountain for the past week, Zuki told CNN. The photography student lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Malaysian island of Borneo, shaking the Mount Kinabalu region around 7:15 a.m. local time Friday. At least 12 people have died. Of the eleven people confirmed to have died, nine have yet to be identified by authorities. Zuki has been documenting Mount Sinabung’s activity since 2014, according to CNN. –The Weather Network

These activities on the Ring of Fire are signs of the earth changes predicted by channelled sources. To follow these events further link to The Extinction Protocol on WordPress.

May 2015 – GEOLOGY – Seismic tension continues to mount in the volatile Pacific Ring of Fire, with a cluster of earthquakes now being reported in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, as well as New Zealand. People in high-risk seismic regions should remain alert for the possible occurrence of moderate to large earthquake events. –TEP
https://www.theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com

This one’s on the Mid Atlantic Ridge I think which is a worrying escalation.

17th May 2015 – Réunion Island – A new eruption, so far small, began this Sunday at 13:45 from a fissure vent at the the southeast slopes of the Dolomieux crater inside the Enclos next to the Château Fort cone. An intense seismic crisis with 5-7 earthquakes per minutes started 55 minutes before the onset of the eruption, as magma pushed its way to the surface. A few minutes after the beginning of the quakes, significant deformation of the Dolomieu crater rim could be measured as well.

GALAPAGOS IS MAY 28th – Heard on the radio that another volcano is erupting in the Galapagos Islands- no further details yet

Following the second major earthquake that hit Nepal on 12 May, some scientists believe we could be seeing a seismically active period that began in 2004 and could end around 2019. However, predicting the quakes more accurately in time and space still remains a task for the future. The magnitude 9.1 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004, was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, triggering a tsunami that killed over 200,000 people. Experts like Sun Shihong, research fellow at the China Earthquake Networks Centre have in the past spoken of a 100-year cycle for earthquakes.

On 21st May a 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, but no tsunami warning has been issued.

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit on Thursday morning at a depth of 19 kilometres, some 184 kilometres from Lata and 487 kilometres from the capital Honiara.

‘Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake,’ the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

See also my Volcanos site on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/chrisdeacon/Volcanoes

Costa Rica Watch the video about the American situation.


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