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Activity increases at ten volcanoes

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29 Oct 10 - Here are the eight where the status has been increased to Level II: 

  • Mount Sinabung, in Karo, North Sumatera

  • Mount Talang, Solok, West Sumatera

  • Mount Anak Krakatau, Lampung (Child of Krakatau Volcano)

  • Mount Papandayan, Garut, West Java

  • Mount Slamet, Tegal, Central Java

  • Mount Dieng, Wonosobo, Central Java

  • Mount Semeru, Lumajang, East Java

  • Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java

Level II status or “Caution” means there is increasing activity above normal level and that there has been seismic activity. 

And here are two more:

29 Oct 10 - Increased activity is also building up at the Galunggung volcano in Tasikmalaya, West Java. Heri Supartono, head of the Galunggung monitoring post, said that the volcano had triggered 34 earthquakes this month.

“In September, there were only four volcanic earthquakes,” Heri said.

The 2,167-meter high volcano has erupted three times between 1822 and 1983.

Another volcano, Dempo, at Pagaralam, South Sumatra, also showed signs of increased activity.

“There have been tens of volcanic or tectonic earthquakes,” Slamet, the head of Dempo monitoring post, told state news agency Antara on Friday.

See entire articles status.html
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Thanks to Wanda for this link


Why do I keep mentioning volcanoes?

Because ice ages correlate with huge increases in volcanic activity.

Here's a quote from Not by Fire but by Ice:

"Polarity reversals, equinoctial precession, and ice ages, all march to the same drummer. As do extinctions, new species appearance, volcanism, and rising land. Toss in the specter of massive floods, 30-story tsunami (tsunami is both singular and plural), and radioactivity falling on your head, and you've got the picture."

Just look at the last three magnetic reversals (kya stands for thousands of years ago):

34 kya - Lake Mungo magnetic reversal. Intensive volcanism. 

23 kya - Mono Lake magnetic reversal. Major volcanism. The Mono Lake event actually straddles a layer of ash (Liddicoat).

11.5 kya - Gothenburg magnetic reversal. Worldwide volcanism (Lamb). Mexican volcanism Afirmly@ dated at 11,580 " 70 years (Street-Perrott). Germany=s West Eiffel fields erupt (Lamb). Mount St. Helens ash interlayered with Lake Missoula flood deposits, indicating simultaneous events (Chernicoff). Glacier Peak, Washing­ton, erupts (Dawson). Alaskan volcanism of tremendous proportions. In Alaska and Siberia, ash lies interspersed through the piles of mammoth bones them­selves. (Hibben). Mt. Katla, Iceland, erupts (Dawson).

I fear that we are seeing a similar increase in volcanic activity right now.






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