Oct 10 - Two volcanoes on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula -
Shiveluch and Kluchevskaya - are now spewing massive ash clouds up to
33,000 feet (10 km) into the air, disrupting flights and blanketing a
nearby town with a thick layer of ash.
(33,000 feet high is just shy of the stratosphere.)
to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's branch in Kamchatka, the ash has
reduced visibility in the Russian town of Ust-Kamchatsk to a few feet.
Thanks to Kevin Canning for this link
See short video:
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