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Smoke billows from a new islet off the coast of Nishinoshima,
a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain off the coast of Tokyo.
The Japanese coastguard and earthquake experts said a volcanic eruption
 raised the new island in to the seas on Wednesday. It is around 600ft in diameter

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start date July 20, 2011

today's date November 25, 2013

updated February 2, 2014

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Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Older Neighbor
In Pacific Ocean

As a seafloor volcano continues to erupt in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, a newborn island has swallowed its neighbor whole, images from space show.

In November 2013, a baby volcanic island rose from the sea out of a volcanic blast in the Bonin Islands about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Tokyo, on the western edge of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a hotbed of seismic activity. Named Niijima, the newcomer boiled the sea and spewed steam, ash and lava fragments into the air.

Some thought the small black cone — which sprouted just offshore of a larger volcanic island called Nishino-shima — might slip back into the sea, vanishing under pounding waves. But Niijima kept growing


A new volcanic island, called Niijima, emerged from the ocean on Nov. 20, 2013.

Now a satellite image taken March 30, 2014, by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 shows that Niijima has actually overtaken Nishino-shima.

Together, the conjoined islands measure about 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) across, officials with NASA's Earth Observatory said. The landmass has also tripled in height since December, now rising more than 196 feet (60 m) above sea level.

The smashed-together islands mark the top of a giant submarine volcano that had not erupted since a major outpouring in 1973 to 1974, according to the JapaneseCoast Guard. Lava flows are now most active in the southern portion of the new landmass, and plumes of ash continue to rise, with tiny particles seeding a stream of white cloud puffs overhead.


"The intermittent, pulsing shape of the cloud stream might be a reflection of the volcanic eruption itself," officials with NASA's Earth Observatory wrote. "Strombolian explosions are essentially bubbles of lava and gas rising from Earth's interior in pulses. Underwater, sediment appears to be stirred up in a green plume that stretches eastward from the island."

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Indonesia volcano erupts again; kills at least 14

Feb 1st 2014 6:24PM

Indonesia Volcano Erupts
An Indonesian boy runs while playing as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air during an eruption, at a farm in Sibintun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The volcano has sporadically erupted since September, forcing thousands of people who live around it slopes to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

MOUNT SINABUNG, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said.

Among the dead on Mount Sinabung were a local television journalist and four high-school students and their teacher who were visiting the mountain to see the eruptions up close, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. At least three other people were injured, and authorities feared the death toll would rise.

Sinabung in western Sumatra has been erupting for four months, sending lava and searing gas and rocks rolling down its southern slopes. Authorities had evacuated more than 30,000 people, housing them in cramped tents, schools and public buildings. Many have been desperate to return to check on homes and farms, presenting a dilemma for the government.

On Friday, authorities allowed nearly 14,000 people living outside a five-kilometer (three-mile) danger zone to return home after volcanic activity decreased. Others living close to the peak have been returning to their homes over the past four months despite the dangers.

On Saturday, a series of huge blasts and eruptions thundered from the 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano, sending lava and pyroclastic flows up to 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) away, Nugroho said. Television footage showed villages, farms and trees around the volcano covered in thick gray ash.

Following the eruption, all those who had been allowed to return home Friday were ordered back into evacuation centers.

"The death toll is likely to rise as many people are reported still missing and the darkness hampered our rescue efforts," said Lt. Col. Asep Sukarna, who led the operation to retrieve the charred corpses some three kilometers (two miles) from the volcano's peak.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Mount Sinabung is among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia and has sporadically erupted since September.

In 2010, 324 people killed over two months when Indonesia's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, roared into life. As now in Sinabung, authorities struggled to keep people away from the mountain. Scientists monitor Merapi, Sinabung and other Indonesian volcanos nonstop, but predicting their activity with any accuracy is all but impossible.

The latest eruptions came just a week after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited displaced villagers in Sinabung and pledged to relocate them away from the mountain. Villagers are attracted to the slopes of volcanoes because the eruptions make for fertile soil.

Sinabung's last major eruption was in August 2010, when it killed two people. Prior to that it had been quite for four centuries.


Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.



Volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean creates a new ISLAND off coast of Japan


PUBLISHED: 06:47 EST, 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 EST, 21 November 2013


A powerful volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a new island off the coast of Japan. 

The new island is 600ft in diameter and appeared next to a small, uninhabited island in the Pacific called Nishinoshima. 

The mass of rock was forced from the sea following an eruption on Wednesday in a region dubbed Ring of Fire – a hub of seismic activity situated 620 miles south of Tokyo.


Although the area regularly experiences earthquakes and eruptions, they are rarely as powerful as the one that happened earlier this week. 

In fact, the forming of the new island is the first time the phenomenon has happened in almost 30 years. 

Video footage showed smoke billowing from part of the ocean around the Ogasawara island chain on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Japanese coastguard later confirmed it was coming from the new islet.

This chain is made up of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands.

The islet is made up of volcanic lava and rocks forced from the ocean floor. Volcanologists claim the temperature of the rocks could be as high as 1,000°C. 

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The mass of rock, pictured, was forced from the sea following an eruption on Wednesday in a region of the Pacific Ocean dubbed Ring of Fire. This region is a hub of seismic activity in the basin of the ocean and is often hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


The coastguard has warned sailors to use caution in the area and avoid travelling near it until the heat from the eruption cools off.  

‘Smoke is still rising from the volcanic island, and we issued a navigation warning to say that this island has emerged with ash falling in the area,’ said a spokesman for the maritime agency.


He added that the islet may not last long due to erosion, but if enough volcanic lava surfaces and solidifies it could create a new marker on the map.

Similar eruptions in the early 1970s and 80s created tiny islets in Japan's territory that have since disappeared.


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The new islet rose into the ocean near the Bonin Islands, also known as the Ogasawara chain.

This chain is made up of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands around 620 miles south of the Japanese capital, pictured

‘If this becomes a solid island, our country's territorial waters will expand,’ Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

In September a similar new island appeared off the coast of Pakistan. 

It was forced to the surface following an earthquake and was made up a mound of mud and rock 70ft high and 295ft wide.

The phenomenon on the coastline near the port of Gwadar caused astonishment when it emerged from the Arabian Sea but, like the new islet in Japan, experts said it was unlikely to last long.

Similar eruptions in the early 1970s and 80s created tiny islets in Japan's territory that have since disappeared

Experts said the islet, pictured, may not last long due to erosion, but if enough volcanic lava surfaces and solidifies it could create a new islet a new entry on the map.



In September a similar new island appeared off the coast of Pakistan. 

It was forced to the surface following an earthquake and was made up a mound of mud and rock 70ft high and 295ft wide.

The phenomenon on the coastline near the port of Gwadar caused astonishment when it emerged from the Arabian Sea but, like the new islet in Japan, experts said it was unlikely to last long.



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

7 Volcanoes erupt around the World within days of each other

By Joe Martino via Collective Evolution, 24 November 2013

Seven Volcanoes that are  thousands of miles from one another  all erupted within days of each other starting on November 17th 2013. Many of these eruptions were single day events almost as if earth was releasing energy in an intense but short purge.
Nov 17th. Possibly the most impressive eruptions took place in Italy at Mount Etna. The current eruption started a few days ago and has been getting stronger as time moves on. A massive eruption lit up the sky and disturbed residents yesterday and the ash cloud was high enough to see flights canceled. The lava flow was the biggest in years, and the town of Zafferana, which lay in its path, saw some damage. Lava diverters were put into place, and most of the town escaped unscathed.

Nov 17th. About 7,000 miles away in Mexico, the Colima volcano began erupting after a period of relative calm. In towns a few miles away, people heard the rumblings of the mountain and saw clouds of ash and steam as the volcano’s activity increased.

Nov 18th. Guatemala’s ‘Fire Mountain’ also saw increased activity as the mountain spewed lava and an ash cloud causing ash to litter the streets and houses of nearby towns. Ash wasn’t all that was seen and felt by he towns as people reported hearing explosions and feeling shock waves up to 6 miles from the volcano. Doors and windows were rattling but no damage has been reported so far.

Nov 18th. Indonesia was home of Mount Sinabung which also erupted causing a four mile high ash cloud to spew into the air which made life difficult for citizens in the area. The mountain was dormant for hundreds of years but came back to life in 2010. The recent rumbling caused the evacuation of over 6000 people as scientists feared a major eruption could occur. Although no lava flows have begun, the ash cloud is growing quite rapidly.

Nov 18th. Also in Indonesia, on the island of Java, Mount Merapi erupted. While there is little information as to what happened or what damage may have been caused, there are no reported casualties so far.

Nov 19th. Finally, in Vanuatu, the Yasur volcano began raising concern as weak explosions from the volcano began sending ash down onto nearby farmland. Although activity is weak, a close eye is being kept on the volcano in case activity increases.

Nov 21st. A submarine eruption just off the coast of Nishino-Shima Island, Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. This gave birth to a new island in the pacific ocean. The eruption was first noted by the Japanese Navy  as explosions and boiling lava met sea water giving way to plumes of steam and ash.

The new island of Niijima at Nishino-shima, south of Japan, seen on November 21, 2013

Why did all of these volcanoes suddenly become more active at a the so close to one another? The answer to that question is not yet known however it is interesting to note that according to the Smithsonian, we are currently experiencing much greater than normal amounts of active eruptions at one time. They state that normal parameters can account for up to 20 eruptions on a given day, we are currently sitting at 34.

Volcanoes are essentially release points on the earth and as pressure builds up beneath the earths surface, they release a mix of steam and gases. Sometimes volcanoes will also release rocks, molten rock and lava. Ultimately, a volcanic eruption is a release of built up energy, so one could say that the earth is releasing a great deal of built up energy at this time. This does tend to roll right along with many beliefs about a shift in consciousness taking place where both humanity and the earth will go through a series of changes ultimately reshaping the way humanity perceives the world. Since everything is energy and everything is consciousness, it could be said that this is all a part of what one might expect during this shift. At this time there is no scientific proof to go along with this especially since we don’t yet understand much about these eruptions, but I believe we are in very interesting times and not only are we changing but so is the planet. Do these eruptions relate to changes? I believe they do, but that is based on my intuition and not data I have found.

Italy’s Etna Erupting Nov 16th and 17th



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