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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO??? New Zealand/Kermadec & South Pacific QUAKE/VOLCANO WATCH

 
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Large EarthQuake 6.6 mag Vanuatu 22nd dec

Published on Dec 21, 2012
Large EarthQuake 6.6 mag Vanuatu 22nd dec

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3.6 11:32:35 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 348.1 km

3.7 04:46:02 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 73.4 km

latest 3.0+ nz quakes

3.3 02:00:51 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 186.6 km

4.1 01:45:15 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 282.5 km

3.8 22:30:53 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 271.3 km

3.0 17:20:17 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 174.5 km

4.2 12:34:33 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 39.2 km

4.5 08:31:28 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 114.1 km

3.7 06:05:14 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 21.5 km

3.1 01:53:20 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 206.6 km

3.2 17:54:44 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.0 09:48:50 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 165.3 km

3.5 05:25:15 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 24.7 km

3.4 05:07:09 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 273.1 km

3.1 01:52:20 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 170.0 km

3.3 00:55:30 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 288.1 km

3.0 20:31:08 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 219.5 km

3.5 07:47:56 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 51.2 km

3.1 19:56:45 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 100.6 km

3.6 16:31:01 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 195.5 km

3.4 14:00:18 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.6 km

3.1 12:46:20 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 25.9 km

3.3 11:49:12 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 44.8 km

4.1 00:32:31 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.6 00:30:22 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 55.2 km

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Cyclone Evan - Special Report 12/17/12

Published on Dec 16, 2012
Cyclone Evan has hammered Fiji's second largest city, Lautoka, with destructive winds which have ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and sent a house flying through the air.Tourist resorts on many of Fiji's palm-fringed islands have been evacuated and authorities set up more than 60 evacuation centres ahead of the biggest cyclone in 20 years to hit the Pacific island nation.

The west of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu, had "taken a beating", Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley said.

"Lautoka city looks like a war zone - trees all over the place, roofs off buildings. It's something a lot of people there never expected. They didn't expect the cyclone to hit them to that extent," Wesley said.

"According to people on the ground ... they have never seen anything like this.

"Very, very strong winds, waves, rain, but I think what's worrying was the very, very strong winds," he said.

"For buildings to lose their roofs like that, it's a reflection of how powerful the cyclone was."

So far there had not been any reports of casualties as a result of the storm.

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6.8 2012/12/21 22:28:09 -14.382 167.260 207.9 VANUATU

4.5 2012/12/21 09:26:52 -20.151 -176.322 234.7 FIJI REGION

4.6 2012/12/21 06:23:09 -15.365 -173.012 40.3 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/21 01:45:18 -20.735 -174.105 30.7 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/20 19:38:46 -20.773 -174.089 45.1 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/19 16:02:20 -20.473 -174.332 9.9 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/19 11:51:52 -19.009 -175.660 226.5 TONGA

4.6 2012/12/19 08:03:57 -34.433 -109.269 10.0 SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.8 2012/12/18 23:56:55 -17.933 168.442 131.3 VANUATU

5.1 2012/12/17 17:46:48 -3.968 -104.037 15.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

5.1 2012/12/17 17:41:36 -4.107 -104.416 35.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.7 2012/12/17 11:28:37 -30.994 -176.589 41.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

4.7 2012/12/16 06:04:17 -10.709 166.101 153.7 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

4.7 2012/12/16 05:52:08 -33.606 -179.298 41.5 SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS

5.3 2012/12/14 16:52:38 -15.368 -178.107 10.0 FIJI REGION

4.6 2012/12/14 09:55:44 -19.029 169.541 9.9 VANUATU

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M 6.1 EARTHQUAKE - SULAWESI, INDONESIA 12/17/12

Published on Dec 17, 2012
Magnitude
6.1
Date-Time
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 09:16:28 UTC
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 05:16:28 PM at epicenter
Location
0.709°S, 123.837°E
Depth
18.5 km (11.5 miles)
Region
SULAWESI, INDONESIA
Distances
120 km (74 miles) ENE of Luwuk, Indonesia
163 km (101 miles) SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia
251 km (155 miles) SSW of Tomohon, Indonesia
252 km (156 miles) SSW of Tondano, Indonesia

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Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu

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December 22, 2012 – VANUATU – A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Saturday, December 22, the US Geological Survey said. But no immediate tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at a depth of more than 200 kilometers at around 9:30am (2230 GMT Friday) some 130 kilometers north of Santo, USGS said. “It’s quite deep … so there’s no tsunami,” said David Jepsen, a seismologist with Geoscience Australia which measured the quake at 6.6 magnitude. I think it’s well away from (the capital) Port Vila… but it’s closer to some of the islands further to the northwest, but they would have had some moderate shaking really,” he told AFP. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive tsunami was not generated, based on the earthquake and historical tsunami data. Vanuatu lies on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates. It has been rocked by several large quakes in recent years, averaging about three magnitude 7.0 or above incidents every year without any major damage. – Rappler
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Severe Weather Warning 1 N.S.W.

Published on Dec 23, 2012
From the Bureau of Meteorology website .. www.bom.gov.au
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WIND
For people in the South West Slopes and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina Forecast Districts.
Issued at 9:32 pm Sunday, 23 December 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Mudgee, Gunnedah and Wellington.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the South West Slopes and parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina districts. Locations which may be affected include Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Tumbarumba, Griffith and Narrandera.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Illawarra, South Coast, Lower Western, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
A wind gust of 104 km/h was reported at Temora earlier this evening, as well as wind damage at Leeton.
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3.9 03:22:40 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.0 km

4.0 16:53:50 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 301.7 km

3.6 11:32:35 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 348.1 km

3.7 04:46:02 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 73.4 km

latest 3.0+ nz quakes

3.3 02:00:51 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 186.6 km

4.1 01:45:15 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 282.5 km

3.8 22:30:53 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 271.3 km

3.0 17:20:17 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 174.5 km

4.2 12:34:33 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 39.2 km

4.5 08:31:28 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 114.1 km

3.7 06:05:14 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 21.5 km

3.1 01:53:20 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 206.6 km

3.2 17:54:44 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.0 09:48:50 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 165.3 km

3.5 05:25:15 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 24.7 km

3.4 05:07:09 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 273.1 km

3.1 01:52:20 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 170.0 km

3.3 00:55:30 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 288.1 km

3.0 20:31:08 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 219.5 km

3.5 07:47:56 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 51.2 km

3.1 19:56:45 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 100.6 km

3.6 16:31:01 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 195.5 km

3.4 14:00:18 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.6 km

3.1 12:46:20 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 25.9 km

3.3 11:49:12 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 44.8 km

4.1 00:32:31 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.6 00:30:22 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 55.2 km

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Severe Weather Warning 1 N.S.W.

Published on Dec 23, 2012
From the Bureau of Meteorology website .. www.bom.gov.au
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WIND
For people in the South West Slopes and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina Forecast Districts.
Issued at 9:32 pm Sunday, 23 December 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Mudgee, Gunnedah and Wellington.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the South West Slopes and parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina districts. Locations which may be affected include Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Tumbarumba, Griffith and Narrandera.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Illawarra, South Coast, Lower Western, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
A wind gust of 104 km/h was reported at Temora earlier this evening, as well as wind damage at Leeton.
BE EXCEPTIONAL


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Severe Weather Warning 1 N.S.W.

Published on Dec 23, 2012
From the Bureau of Meteorology website .. www.bom.gov.au
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WIND
For people in the South West Slopes and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina Forecast Districts.
Issued at 9:32 pm Sunday, 23 December 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Mudgee, Gunnedah and Wellington.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in the South West Slopes and parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Riverina districts. Locations which may be affected include Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Tumbarumba, Griffith and Narrandera.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Illawarra, South Coast, Lower Western, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
A wind gust of 104 km/h was reported at Temora earlier this evening, as well as wind damage at Leeton.
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Researcher says the Hawaiian Islands are slowly dissolving

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December 22, 2012 – HAWAII - Reporting in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, researchers at Brigham Young University say that the Hawaiian Islands are slowly dissolving. Eventually, Oahu’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will dwindle to little more than a flat, low-lying island like Midway. While erosion is certainly a guilty party, researchers contend that the mountains of Oahu are, in fact, dissolving from within. Researchers spent several months collecting samples of groundwater and stream water to determine which source removed more mineral material. They also put to use surface water estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey to calculate the quantity of mass that vanished from the island each year. Researchers point out that Oahu is actually rising in elevation at a slow but steady rate due to plate tectonics. “The Big Island is so large that it actually depresses the ocean crust–kind of like a dimple on a golf ball,” BYU geologist Steve Nelson told The Science Recorder via email. “Oahu is close enough to the Big Island such that as the plate drifts to the northwest, Oahu is moving up and out of the side of the dimple. Kauai is far enough away (and older) that it has moved out of the dimple. The estimate of the duration of rising is based on the time it will take for Oahu to drift to where Kauai is now.” Mr. Nelson and colleagues believe that Oahu will continue to grow for as long as 1.5 million years. Beyond that, the force of groundwater will eventually win and Oahu will begin its transformation to a flat, low-lying island like Midway. Researchers are confident that it will be a very long time before Oahu begins its descent. “I don’t think that groundwater will win out faster,” Mr. Nelson said. “The wet parts of the island are getting flushed pretty rapidly as it is. It’s good to remember that an atoll like Midway has had 20+ million years to erode to sea level. Oahu is about 1/10th that age.” Although the researchers focused on Oahu’s Koolau and Waianae mountains, Mr. Nelson believes that what is happening on Oahu is also happening on the other islands. “You can already see it on the Big Island’s northwest end–the Kohala Volcano,” said Mr. Nelson. “It has thick soils and deeply carved valleys like Oahu. Kohala is extinct, so it is no longer reforming its surface via eruptions. Processes like we have observed are occurring on most volcanic ocean islands like Samoa, Tahiti, Reunion, etc.” Mr. Nelson believes that his research will help scientists determine how different materials on the Hawaiian Islands will behave during earthquakes. “This work has direct applications to earthquake hazards–because it allows you to characterize the stiffness of the weathered material and thereby how it will respond to earthquakes,” the geologist said, adding that, “the Big Island has a significant earthquake hazard.” While learning more about earthquake hazards on the Hawaiian Islands is an important mission, Mr. Nelson admitted that his motivation lies elsewhere. “My motivation [...] is that you can also get at weathering rates by another means,” he said. “If you know the age of the bedrock and the thickness of the weathered horizon above it, the downward rate of advance of the weathering front is simply the thickness of the weathered horizon divided by the age of the bedrock.” –Science Recorder

In depth special: The birth of the Hawaiian Islands

Atlas 4D | Hawaii

Published on Mar 21, 2012
The Hawaiian Islands formed over a million years ago from a hotspot in the earth's crust. Over time, molten lava from the hotspot continued to grow and formed a chain of islands that are four times the height of Mount Everest. The once desolate islands gave birth to life from the ohia lehua plant and fruit flies, and were inhabited by Polynesian islanders who followed the migration of the pacific golden plover. Today, Hawaii is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world and home to some of the rarest types of species.

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4.7 2012/12/23 22:19:32 -18.996 168.390 15.2 VANUATU

4.5 2012/12/23 09:47:27 -12.137 167.058 246.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

4.6 2012/12/23 05:11:45 -17.137 168.450 206.8 VANUATU

5.2 2012/12/23 00:29:55 -13.080 167.113 211.0 VANUATU

4.9 2012/12/22 07:53:01 -20.304 169.535 133.0 VANUATU

6.8 2012/12/21 22:28:09 -14.382 167.260 207.9 VANUATU

4.5 2012/12/21 09:26:52 -20.151 -176.322 234.7 FIJI REGION

4.6 2012/12/21 06:23:09 -15.365 -173.012 40.3 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/21 01:45:18 -20.735 -174.105 30.7 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/20 19:38:46 -20.773 -174.089 45.1 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/19 16:02:20 -20.473 -174.332 9.9 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/19 11:51:52 -19.009 -175.660 226.5 TONGA

4.6 2012/12/19 08:03:57 -34.433 -109.269 10.0 SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.8 2012/12/18 23:56:55 -17.933 168.442 131.3 VANUATU

5.1 2012/12/17 17:46:48 -3.968 -104.037 15.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

5.1 2012/12/17 17:41:36 -4.107 -104.416 35.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.7 2012/12/17 11:28:37 -30.994 -176.589 41.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

4.7 2012/12/16 06:04:17 -10.709 166.101 153.7 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

4.7 2012/12/16 05:52:08 -33.606 -179.298 41.5 SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS

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Volcanic Alert Bulletin WI-2012/17 - White Island Volcano

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20 December 2012, 1:00 pm - No change to Lava Dome on White Island; Volcanic Alert remains at Level 2; Aviation Colour Code remains Orange

GNS Science volcanologists report that the lava dome on White Island has not changed in the last 10 days. On 10 December they had noticed a spiny lava dome at White Island in a small crater formed as a result of eruptions in August. Yesterday they visited again and confirmed there was no sign of it growing.

“On Wednesday we were able to get a really clear view of the spiny lava dome. By comparing the photos we took with previous ones we are reasonably sure that it is not growing, and there have been no major changes to its surface”, said GNS Science volcanologist Steve Sherburn.

They also used an Infra-Red thermometer to measure temperatures of the dome and the surrounding water. Several small lakes now occupy parts of where a large lake was before August. “The highest I got from the dome was 187 C while the hot lake to the south was at least 71 C and upwelling strongly, whereas the cool lake on the north side of the dome was only 35 C” reported GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott.

Comments from tour operators at White Island suggest the dome has been visible for about a month. How long the dome has been growing is unknown, but possibly since the ash eruption in early August.

Lava domes are usually formed by magma that has lost most of its gases so that it is very sticky. This causes the magma to pile up over the volcanic event and form a dome. Lava domes are common at some volcanoes, but have never been seen before at White Island. Magma last reached the surface at White Island in 2000. At that time it was erupted explosively as molten rocks called volcanic bombs, rather than forming a dome.

The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2 (minor eruptive activity) and the Aviation Colour Code remains Orange.

Background
The Volcanic Alert Level ranges from 0 to 5 and defines the current status at a volcano. Level 2 indicates minor eruptive activity.

Aviation Colour Codes are based on four colours and are intended for quick reference only in the international civil aviation community. Code Orange indicates that a volcanic eruption is under way with no or minor ash emission.

Volcanoes can erupt in many different ways. They can erupt explosively like Tongariro earlier this year when rocks and ash were hurled into the sky. They can erupt effusively with lava flows like Ngauruhoe in 1954 or in Hawaii. A lava dome is a type of effusive eruption.

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More on #Ambae volcano, Vanuatu. volcanolive.com/ambae.html

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#Ambae volcano, #Vanuatu. Satellite images show sulphur dioxide plume over volcano on 24 December 2012, extending NW.

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#Copahue volcano, Argentina/Chile. Satellite shows sulphur dioxide plume extending to Atlantic coast. 23 December 2012.

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#Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador. Eruptions continue with elevated seismicity. 23 December 2012.

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Strombolian eruptions occurring at #Copahue volcano, Argentina/Chile on 23 December 2012. Aviation code RED.
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#Copahue volcano, Chile/Argentina. Ash emissions dissipated over Atlantic. Sulphur dioxide plume remains. 24 December 2012.

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2171 volcano photos. DON'T_USE-THIS/RP6FMN

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3 volcanoes erupting in Papua New Guinea. #Bagana, #Langila, #Manam.

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#Heard Island volcano, Australian territory. Satellite images show hotspots at volcano 20-23 December 2012 indicating eruptions.

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Sulphur dioxide plume from #Copahue eruption in Chile reaches Tristan da Cunha in south Atlantic Ocean 2700 km ENE of volcano.

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#Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Lava lake at summit and lava flow on coastal plain. No ocean entry. 24 December 2012.

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#Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Explosions and ash emissions continue.

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#Paluweh volcano, Indonesia. Ash emissions 9000 ft altitude extending 40 nautical miles northwest on 24 December 2012.
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When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire
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December 24, 2012 – GEOLOGY - It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate. Now, researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), together with colleagues from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) have found evidence that the reverse process also occurs: Climate affects volcanic activity. Their study is now online in the international journal Geology. In 1991, it was a disaster for the villages nearby the erupting Philippine volcano Pinatubo. But the effects were felt even as far away as Europe. The volcano threw up many tons of ash and other particles into the atmosphere causing less sunlight than usual to reach the Earth’s surface. For the first few years after the eruption, global temperatures dropped by half a degree. In general, volcanic eruptions can have a strong short-term impact on climate. Conversely, the idea that climate may also affect volcanic eruptions on a global scale and over long periods of time is completely new. Researchers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) and Harvard University in Massachusetts (USA) have now found strong evidence for this relationship from major volcanic eruptions around the Pacific Ocean over the past 1 million years. They have presented their results in the latest issue of the international journal Geology. The basic evidence for the discovery came from the work of the Collaborative Research Centre “Fluids and Volatiles in Subduction Zones (SFB 574). For more than ten years the project has been extensively exploring volcanoes of Central America. “Among others pieces of evidence, we have observations of ash layers in the seabed and have reconstructed the history of volcanic eruptions for the past 460,000 years,” says GEOMAR volcanologist Dr. Steffen Kutterolf, who has been with SFB 574 since its founding. Particular patterns started to appear. “There were periods when we found significantly more large eruptions than in others” says Kutterolf, the lead author of the Geology article. After comparing these patterns with the climate history, there was an amazing match. The periods of high volcanic activity followed fast, global temperature increases and associated rapid ice melting. To expand the scope of the discoveries, Dr. Kutterolf and his colleagues studied other cores from the entire Pacific region. These cores had been collected as part of the International Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and its predecessor programs. They record more than a million years of the Earth’s history. “In fact, we found the same pattern from these cores as in Central America” says geophysicist Dr. Marion Jegen from GEOMAR, who also participated in the recent study. Together with colleagues at Harvard University, the geologists and geophysicists searched for a possible explanation. They found it with the help of geological computer models. “In times of global warming, the glaciers are melting on the continents relatively quickly. At the same time the sea level rises. The weight on the continents decreases, while the weight on the oceanic tectonic plates increases. Thus, the stress changes within in the earth to open more routes for ascending magma” says Dr. Jegen. The rate of global cooling at the end of the warm phases is much slower, so there are less dramatic stress changes during these times. “If you follow the natural climate cycles, we are currently at the end of a really warm phase. Therefore, things are volcanically quieter now. The impact from man-made warming is still unclear based on our current understanding” says Dr. Kutterolf. The next step is to investigate shorter-term historical variations to better understand implications for the present day. –Space Daily

Book quotation: “As oceans heat, glaciers melt and increases volumetric ocean mass. The expansion of the oceans, seen in rising sea levels, exacerbates oceanic pressure against the sea floor. This effect increases tidal bulge, as the moon rotates around the Earth.” -The Extinction Protocol, page 181
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the latest 3.0+ quakes in nz

4.4 08:51:21 Wed 26 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.5 08:39:44 Tue 25 Dec 2012 Depth: 10.0 km

3.1 22:06:59 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.4 19:03:26 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.9 03:22:40 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.0 km

4.0 16:53:50 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 301.7 km

3.6 11:32:35 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 348.1 km

3.7 04:46:02 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 73.4 km

3.3 02:00:51 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 186.6 km

4.1 01:45:15 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 282.5 km

3.8 22:30:53 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 271.3 km

3.0 17:20:17 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 174.5 km

4.2 12:34:33 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 39.2 km

4.5 08:31:28 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 114.1 km

3.7 06:05:14 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 21.5 km

3.1 01:53:20 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 206.6 km

3.2 17:54:44 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.0 09:48:50 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 165.3 km

3.5 05:25:15 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 24.7 km

3.4 05:07:09 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 273.1 km

3.1 01:52:20 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 170.0 km

3.3 00:55:30 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 288.1 km

3.0 20:31:08 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 219.5 km

3.5 07:47:56 Wed 19 Dec 2012 Depth: 51.2 km

3.1 19:56:45 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 100.6 km

3.6 16:31:01 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 195.5 km

3.4 14:00:18 Tue 18 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.6 km



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#Copahue volcano, Chile/Argentina. Ash emissions dissipated over Atlantic. Sulphur dioxide plume remains. 24 December 2012.

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2171 volcano photos. DON'T_USE-THIS/RP6FMN

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3 volcanoes erupting in Papua New Guinea. #Bagana, #Langila, #Manam.

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#Heard Island volcano, Australian territory. Satellite images show hotspots at volcano 20-23 December 2012 indicating eruptions.

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Sulphur dioxide plume from #Copahue eruption in Chile reaches Tristan da Cunha in south Atlantic Ocean 2700 km ENE of volcano.

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#Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Lava lake at summit and lava flow on coastal plain. No ocean entry. 24 December 2012.

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#Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Explosions and ash emissions continue.

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#Paluweh volcano, Indonesia. Ash emissions 9000 ft altitude extending 40 nautical miles northwest on 24 December 2012.
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Happy Christmas 2012
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Published on Dec 24, 2012
also added an old Christmas song i wrote and roughly recorded back in 1994. I recorded it in my bedroom almost twenty years ago. ( its a very early recording so not perfect, but its a Christmas song to share with you).. Have a beautiful Christmas. ...message for youtube, "I own the song and copyright".

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Magnitude 4.4, Wednesday, December 26 2012 at 8:51:21 am (NZDT) automatic
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Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID 2012p972508
Universal Time December 25 2012 at 19:51:21
NZ Daylight Time Wednesday, December 26 2012 at 8:51:21 am
Latitude, Longitude -36.90, -179.64
Intensity ? strong
Focal Depth 9 km
Magnitude 4.4
Location 195 km east of Te Araroa

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Happy Christmas 2012
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also added an old Christmas song i wrote and roughly recorded back in 1994. I recorded it in my bedroom almost twenty years ago. ( its a very early recording so not perfect, but its a Christmas song to share with you).. Have a beautiful Christmas. ...message for youtube, "I own the song and copyright".


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5.1 2012/12/26 05:17:26 -24.228 -178.985 457.1 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

4.9 2012/12/26 02:58:24 -20.628 -178.570 589.9 FIJI REGION

4.9 2012/12/24 12:01:19 -10.882 165.987 62.7 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

4.5 2012/12/24 06:30:12 -20.518 169.275 23.3 VANUATU

4.7 2012/12/23 22:19:32 -18.996 168.390 15.2 VANUATU

4.5 2012/12/23 09:47:27 -12.137 167.058 246.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

4.6 2012/12/23 05:11:45 -17.137 168.450 206.8 VANUATU

5.2 2012/12/23 00:29:55 -13.080 167.113 211.0 VANUATU

4.9 2012/12/22 07:53:01 -20.304 169.535 133.0 VANUATU

6.8 2012/12/21 22:28:09 -14.382 167.260 207.9 VANUATU

4.5 2012/12/21 09:26:52 -20.151 -176.322 234.7 FIJI REGION

4.6 2012/12/21 06:23:09 -15.365 -173.012 40.3 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/21 01:45:18 -20.735 -174.105 30.7 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/20 19:38:46 -20.773 -174.089 45.1 TONGA

5.0 2012/12/19 16:02:20 -20.473 -174.332 9.9 TONGA

4.9 2012/12/19 11:51:52 -19.009 -175.660 226.5 TONGA

4.6 2012/12/19 08:03:57 -34.433 -109.269 10.0 SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.8 2012/12/18 23:56:55 -17.933 168.442 131.3 VANUATU

5.1 2012/12/17 17:46:48 -3.968 -104.037 15.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

5.1 2012/12/17 17:41:36 -4.107 -104.416 35.7 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

4.7 2012/12/17 11:28:37 -30.994 -176.589 41.4 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

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#Kamchatka peninsula and northern #Kurile islands, Russia. 8 volcanoes on raised alert level. 24 December 2012.

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#Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico. Satellite images show small sulphur dioxide plume over volcano on 25 December.

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#Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. New lava flow breakouts on Pali, east rift zone.

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#Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador. Continuous emissions reaching 23,000 ft altitude. 25 December 2012.
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3.6 05:43:43 Thu 27 Dec 2012 Depth: 100.6 km

4.0 02:25:57 Thu 27 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.1 01:30:39 Thu 27 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.1 00:25:12 Thu 27 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.1 km

3.5 23:40:25 Wed 26 Dec 2012 Depth: 28.9 km

3.0 20:29:40 Wed 26 Dec 2012 Depth: 29.0 km

3.0 19:19:47 Wed 26 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.1 km

the latest 3.0+ quakes in nz

4.4 08:51:21 Wed 26 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.5 08:39:44 Tue 25 Dec 2012 Depth: 10.0 km

3.1 22:06:59 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.4 19:03:26 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 8.8 km

3.9 03:22:40 Mon 24 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.0 km

4.0 16:53:50 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 301.7 km

3.6 11:32:35 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 348.1 km

3.7 04:46:02 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 73.4 km

3.3 02:00:51 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 186.6 km

4.1 01:45:15 Sat 22 Dec 2012 Depth: 282.5 km

3.8 22:30:53 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 271.3 km

3.0 17:20:17 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 174.5 km

4.2 12:34:33 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 39.2 km

4.5 08:31:28 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 114.1 km

3.7 06:05:14 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 21.5 km

3.1 01:53:20 Fri 21 Dec 2012 Depth: 206.6 km

3.2 17:54:44 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 5.4 km

3.0 09:48:50 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 165.3 km

3.5 05:25:15 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 24.7 km

3.4 05:07:09 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 273.1 km

3.1 01:52:20 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 170.0 km

3.3 00:55:30 Thu 20 Dec 2012 Depth: 288.1 km

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15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into 2013

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While most of the world has been focused on other things, the Ring of Fire has been quietly waking up. Over the past couple of months, there has been a steady string of noteworthy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have occurred along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. But because none of them have happened near a highly populated area, we really haven’t heard much about them in the news.

But if activity along the Ring of Fire continues to increase, it is inevitable that a major event will happen near a major city at some point. When that happens, the entire world will be focused on the Ring of Fire once again.

Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. The entire west coast of the United States sits along the Ring of Fire and a massive network of faults runs underneath California, Oregon and Washington. Fortunately, the west coast has not experienced any devastating seismic events in recent years, but scientists assure us that will change at some point. So it is important to sit up and take notice when there are reports of increasing activity.

The following is how Wikipedia defines the “Ring of Fire”…

The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.

It runs roughly along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. Coastal residents of four different continents realize that a major event along the Ring of Fire could fundamentally change their lives in a single moment.

Nearly all of the worst earthquakes in modern history have occurred along the Ring of Fire. When the Ring of Fire is very active, it is a very big deal. That is why so many people are alarmed that the Ring of Fire seems to be entering a period of increased activity.

The following are 15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into 2013

#1 Mount Lokon, which is located in Indonesia, has erupted more than 800 times since July. On Monday, volcanic ash from the volcano reached heights of up to 10,000 feet.

#2 An “orange alert” had been issued for towns and villages near the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. On Tuesday it erupted and shot lava up to a half mile above its crater.

#3 Lava is still flowing out of the Tolbachik volcano which is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Anyone that has ever played the board game “Risk” knows where Kamchatka is located.

#4 Lava also continues to flow and ash also continues to rise from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala.

#5 On Tuesday, an ash plume more than 2.5 kilometers high had risen from the Paluweh volcano in Indonesia.

#6 There was an average of about 4 seismic events per hour at the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico on Tuesday.

#7 Scientists recently discovered “one of the world’s weirdest volcanoes” on the floor of the ocean just off the coast of Baja, Mexico.

#8 Mt. Fuji (located not too far from Tokyo, Japan) has been dormant for about 300 years, but in recent months there have been increasing signs of activity there. One study recently found that a “magma chamber under the mountain has come under immense pressure“, and one prominent scientist is warning that Mt. Fuji is due for “a big-scale explosive eruption“. Authorities were alarmed when a tunnel leading to Mt. Fuji collapsed on December 2nd, killing 9 people.

#9 Scientists are now warning that there is a very dangerous build up of magma at a large number of Japan’s 110 active volcanoes.

#10 A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia on Monday.

#11 A magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

#12 A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska in mid-November.

#13 A magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit Japan earlier this month.

#14 There has been a substantial increase in earthquake activity in the Long Valley caldera region of California, and authorities tell us that “magma is indeed moving down there“.

#15 Over one recent five-week period, more than 170 significant earthquakes were detected in one town in Chile. That town is now being called “one of the shakiest places on earth”.

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no mention above about many nz volcanoes awakening, and also the unprecedented event of 4 nz volcanoes erupting in one month, a while back

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All of those events occurred along the Ring of Fire.

So why is all of this happening?

Well, there are certainly a lot of theories out there.

In the United States, a large percentage of the population is convinced that an increase in natural disasters is evidence that we are in the “last days” described in the Bible. In fact, one recent survey found that a whopping 36 percent of all Americans believe that the increase in natural disasters that we have seen in recent years is an indication that we are in the end times…

More than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in the ‘end times’ described in the New Testament — a period of turmoil preceding Jesus’ Second Coming and the end of the world.

‘There is a significant proportion of Americans who see these phenomena through a theological lens,’ said Daniel Cox, research director at the Public Religion Research Institute, which released a poll on religion and climate change on Thursday (Dec. 13) in partnership with Religion News Service.

‘It’s hardly a fringe belief. It’s nearly four in 10 Americans who are embracing this,’ Cox said.

The conviction is particularly strong among white evangelical Protestants (65 percent), and less common among Catholics (21 percent) and the religiously unaffiliated (15 percent).

Other Americans believe that there are other causes for all of these natural disasters, and a large number of Americans are absolutely convinced that nothing unusual is happening at all.

So what do you think? Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…

This article first appeared here at the American Dream. Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Targeting a negative polarity trans-equatorial Coronal Hole (CH548). After further analysis i have isolated two areas (2-7°N latitude) and (1-6°S latitude), these features may produce one or two possible 7.0 Magnitude earthquake(s) in one of these listed locations during this watch period:

Celebes Sea, Banda Sea, Molucca Sea or Eastern Papua New Guinea
Time Frame Dec 26-28

Targeting a strong negative polarity Coronal Hole in the Southern Hemisphere, after analysis i have isolated (38-44° latitude) as an area that may produce a 6.5 magnitude earthquake during this watch in one of these listed locations:

Bio-Bio, Araucania, Los Lagos in Chile, Cabut Argentina, the North Island Of New Zealand, Cook Strait or the South Island New Zealand
Time Frame Dec 29-30