Volcanic Eruptions this Year
Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles south of the capital, Santiago, Chile
Several Latin American countries in the path of volcanic ash unleashed from a Chilean Andean crater are facing critical shortages of water, agricultural collapse, disruptions in transportation and growing risks to human and animal health. Toxic ash clouds, seen to be dispersing toward Australia, have dumped the powdery substance across vast swathes of territory in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. And it’s blowing all the way around the southern hemisphere!
Qantas has cancelled Tasmania and New Zealand flights after warnings from the Australian and NZ Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAAC), with flights from Hobart, Christchurch and Queenstown to Melbourne and Sydney affected. Chilean volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle continues to throw an ash cloud into the southern hemisphere, which has now circled the globe and threatens to affect more flights. Passengers to other airports on New Zealand’s South Island and lower North Island are also likely to be affected, with ash cloud predictions from the Wellington VAAC also covering Wellington. Ash is forecast at 20,000-35,000 feet across the entire South Island and much of the southern North Island, including the capital, Wellington.
June 11, 2011 – CHILE – Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic eruption heats Nilahue River – leads to death of 4.5 million fish. The river has turned into a black slime.
The volcanic firestorm erupting across the world is a sign that the planet is now tilting towards geological upheaval. The magnetic reversal is accelerating and the seafloor under the Pacific Ocean is spreading. Earthquakes are increasing around Japan and in the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Pacific plate is now experiencing increasing amounts of seismic tension. We are on the eve of witnessing destructive geological changes to this planet unknown in our lifetime.
Below you are going to see pictures of a series of volcanoes that have been blowing their stack mostly in the last few months but some go back to early in the year. These are only the visible volcanoes though; there are thousands of underwater volcanoes. We see some possible evidence of one as fish are continuing to die in large numbers in the Arabian Gulf waters, reports Al-Mustaqbal daily. Kuwaiti expert on the impact of climate changes on Kuwaiti marine environment, Dr. Thamer Al-Rasheedi, said test results showed a remarkable rise in temperature of seawaters compared to the previous years.
A large number of fish died in Kuwaiti waters recently due to decrease in oxygen levels in the water. Currently there are many fish die-offs that are plaguing the world with no one putting up any kind of comprehensive explanation. Seems to me the inner earth is exploding up incredible amounts of toxic materials into the atmosphere and waters, materials from our planet’s bowels and this stuff just does not sit too well with biological life.
MEXICO CITY — The Popocatepetl volcano, June 4, 2011
Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Russia,
March 12, 2011
Poisonous gases spewing from Mount Dieng in Central Java,
June 5, 2011
Etna volcano in southern Italy, May 12, 2011
Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala, May 7, 2011
Tungurahua volcano – Banos, Ecuador April 26, 2011
Shinmoedake volcano Southern Japan, March 13, 2011
MANILA, Philippines —Mount Bulusan’s ash explosion
May 26, 2011
Mount Kirishima volcano in Japan, January, 2011
Most Recent Eruption
During the late afternoon on Sunday, June 12 2011, a series of moderate earthquakes struck the Afambo, Eritrea area. The moderate earthquakes were followed by two strong 5.7 earthquakes. The Anabro (Nabro) volcano in the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea in Africa then erupted sending an ash plume more than 13 kilometers (8 miles) into the sky.
And today as I finish this essay a series of powerful tremors rattled the quake-prone New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, destroying buildings and sending boulders tumbling down hillsides nearly four months after a quake killed 181 people.
There are multiple major volcanic eruptions going on and the pace of eruptions has been accelerating in the past two to three months sending one towering plume of volcanic ash and gas after another high into the atmosphere. These images above all show huge plumes of sulfur dioxide spewing into the air. As their eruptions continue, sulfur dioxide levels will increase as well as sun-blocking particles that will have a cooling and polluting affect.
Sulfur dioxide is a major air pollutant and has significant impacts upon human health. In addition, the concentration of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere can influence the habitat suitability for plant communities as well as animal life. Sulfur dioxide emissions are a precursor to acid rain and atmospheric particulates.