26 Oct 10 - The signs were all there after scientists warned that pressure
building beneath Merapi's dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in
years. This morning, Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted - three times -
spewing volcanic material as high as 1.5 kilometres and sending heat clouds down
Television footage showed thousands of people fleeing the eruptions in panic,
some covered in white ash.
This is a triple whammy for Indonesia, coming after yesterday's powerful 7.7
magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote
islands, killing at least 113 and leaving scores missing.
Thanks to Eddie Mertin 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
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
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
I fear that we are seeing a similar increase in volcanic activity