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40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire

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By Michael Snyder, on May 14th, 2015


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 volcanic eruptions per year.  So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year.  And of course we are witnessing a tremendous amount of earthquake activity as well.  Nepal was just hit by the worst earthquake that it had seen in 80 years, and scientists are telling us that the Himalayas actually droppedby an astounding 3 feet as a result of that one earthquake.  How much more does our planet have to shake before people start paying attention?

Of course the things that we have been seeing lately are part of a much larger long-term trend.  Seismic activity appears to have been getting stronger over the past few decades, and now things really seem to be accelerating.  The following is how one news source recently summarized what we have been witnessing…

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If it seems like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes are happening more frequently,that’s because they are. Looking at global magnitude six (M6) or greater from 1980 to 1989 there was an average of 108.5 earthquakes per year, from 2000 to 2009 the planet averaged 160.9 earthquakes per year: that is a 38.9% increase of M6+ earthquakes in recent years. Unrest also seems to be growing among the world’s super-volcanoes. Iceland (which is home to some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet), Santorini in Greece, Uturuncu in Bolivia, the Yellowstone and Long Valley calderas in the U.S.

But of course most Americans are never going to care about any of this until it starts affecting them personally.

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Nature at work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Having gone through an eruption myself and I was always fascinated by them in geography class(during the eruption at school doing geography was even WAY MORE INTERESTING as we NOW had an active volcano to live with AND DISCUSS! HEH!)

One more thing that came to mind...

 

 

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Nature at work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Having gone through an eruption myself and I was always fascinated by them in geography class(during the eruption at school doing geography was even WAY MORE INTERESTING as we NOW had an active volcano to live with AND DISCUSS! HEH!)

One more thing that came to mind...

 

 

You forgot to actually read the article. 

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The ring of fire is rocking today...again!

There was  a 6.0 earthquake that hit southern Sumatra, Indonesia about an hour ago.

depth of 152 km

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Nature at work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Having gone through an eruption myself and I was always fascinated by them in geography class(during the eruption at school doing geography was even WAY MORE INTERESTING as we NOW had an active volcano to live with AND DISCUSS! HEH!)

One more thing that came to mind...

 

 

​Oh you beat me to the punch line! This thread just cries out for some Johnny Cash.

 

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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

The screen shot below shows all of the 2.5+ and above earthquakes that occurred between May 9, 2015 to May 15, 2015, surrounding the "Ring of Fire," which is where about 90%of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur, according to Wiki


http://allnewspipeline.com/images/ringoffire.jpg


(Screen shot from The Event Chronicle)

Not only is there tremendous earthquake activity shaking the earth in these locations, but according toThe Economic Collapse Blog, using information obtained from Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and 34 of them are along the Ring of Fire. To give context to what this means, they explain "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 volcanic eruptions per year.  So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year.

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"But of course most Americans are never going to care about any of this until it starts affecting them personally."

That is true for just about everybody else in the world, too. People who live in EQ zones know to secure items, keep shoes, keys and flashlights available all the time. Then, there are herds of sheep that know it and don't do it.

What can you do against a force like that? Other than hide? Quakes are sudden and fast, you're lucky if you can be outside away from falling things.. Duration is extremely important and most don't talk much about that. You need teams of people to assess buildings for safe re-entry. EQs have a way of making people NOT want to go back inside.

I think the govt. took notice of the New Madrid fault awhile back and there were some drills and preps done through govt. agencies. But when it all comes down to it, the best advice is not to rely on the government to save you.

Volcanoes give a bit more warning and people can be evacuated.

This activity reminds me of this and is scary to think the crust could just fall away like that.

 

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"But of course most Americans are never going to care about any of this until it starts affecting them personally."

That is true for just about everybody else in the world, too. People who live in EQ zones know to secure items, keep shoes, keys and flashlights available all the time. Then, there are herds of sheep that know it and don't do it.

What can you do against a force like that? Other than hide? Quakes are sudden and fast, you're lucky if you can be outside away from falling things.. Duration is extremely important and most don't talk much about that. You need teams of people to assess buildings for safe re-entry. EQs have a way of making people NOT want to go back inside.

I think the govt. took notice of the New Madrid fault awhile back and there were some drills and preps done through govt. agencies. But when it all comes down to it, the best advice is not to rely on the government to save you.

Volcanoes give a bit more warning and people can be evacuated.

The people elsewhere in the world aren't the targets for the mass of advertisements on that article's page. Doom sells.

There are things anyone can do to prepare for an earthquake. Bug out bags (even if you don't have to go anywhere they still have what you really need), temporary living arrangements, moving away from the coasts (tsunami avoidance). 

You can do a bit more with a "normal" volcano since those almost never happen suddenly or without warning. There is time to make decent plans for evacuation, supplies, et cetera...

However, there really is no way to plan for a "Super Volcano" unless you are a billionaire, and if that super volcano is Yellow Stone, the earth may be fucked in more ways than a simple "volcanic winter". If the eruption occurs when there is a normal west-to-east-wind there are 3 nuclear power plants in the 6"-2' ash-fall zone and another 11 in the 2 & 1/2"-6" ash-fall zone. You can add another 41 or so in the 1/2"- 2 &1/2" zone.

The holding ponds and any above ground water sources for their coolant water will be fucked. The ones in the 6"-2' zone would certainly go critical unless they directly tapped into aquifers for their water source. (The irony would be that one of the plants has a GE Fukushima-style reactor)

If Yellow Stone blows, I am not running, hiding, or praying. I will be partying. An End of My World Party of epic proportions is already in the planning stages.

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Five Volcanoes Erupt In Indonesia, Blanketing Skies In Ash

"Our evaluation showed there is no extraordinary natural phenomenon that triggered simultaneous eruptions of the five volcanoes," Surono said, adding that all the eruptions are natural and normal occurrences in a nation with about 130 active volcanoes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/indonesia-volcanoes_55af9c08e4b0a9b948530afa?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Nothing to see here...just 5 volcanoes going off simultaneously.

http://img.huffingtonpost.com//asset/scaleFit_630_noupscale/55af9dd6180000250037683b.jpeg

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Volcano forces fresh shutdown of Bali airport

Ash spewing from a volcano closed the airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Wednesday (Jul 22) for the third time this month, forcing the cancellation of flights and stranding tourists during peak holiday season.

Mount Raung on Indonesia's main island of Java, which has been rumbling for weeks, sent an ash cloud floating over Bali that closed the island's Ngurah Rai airport, the transport ministry said.

Two small airports on Java serving domestic routes were also shut down, it added. "Due to volcanic ash from Mount Raung, the Ngurah Rai airport is temporarily closed again from midday (1pm, Singapore time)," ministry spokesman J A Barata told AFP. "We don't know when it will reopen, we will monitor the situation."

Volcanic ash from Raung had already closed Bali's international airport two times this month, between Jul 9 and 12, forcing almost 900 flights to be cancelled or delayed and creating a backlog that took days to clear.

The shutdown on Bali, a top holiday destination that attracts millions of visitors from around the world to its palm-fringed beaches every year, has come during one of the busiest times of the year for the tourist industry.

The latest shutdown will also cause major disruption for domestic tourists, as millions are making their way back home after going away for last week's Muslim holiday of Eid.

Australian airlines Virgin Australia and Jetstar said they were cancelling flights on Wednesday to and from Bali, a favourite holiday destination for Australians. It was not immediately clear how many flights would be cancelled by the new airport closure.

Indonesian government vulcanologist Gede Suantika said Raung was shooting out ash 3,000 metres into the air on Wednesday, and the wind was blowing it southeast towards Bali.

Air traffic is regularly disrupted by volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, which sits on a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean and is home to the highest number of active volcanoes in the world at around 130.

The main concern for airlines regarding volcanic ash is not that it can affect visibility but rather that it could damage aircraft, as ash turns into molten glass when it is sucked into jet engines, according to experts.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/volcano-forces-fresh/2000138.html

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