Seven volcanoes in six different countries start erupting hours of each other


Volcanoes_EruptingA new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava met sea water giving rise to plumes of steam and ash.

Almost 7,000 miles away in Mexico, the Colima volcano blew its top after a period of relative calm. A steam and ash cloud rose two miles into the sky and the grumbling of the mountain could be heard in towns a few miles away.

In Guatemala the ‘Fire Mountain’ belched out lava and sent up a moderate ash cloud causing an ash fall over nearby towns. The explosions and shock waves occurring in the volcano can be felt by residents over 6 miles away. Doors and windows are reported to be rattling, but there has been no damage so far.

In Vanuatu the Yasur volcano is giving some cause for concern. Although the explosions are quite weak the continuous ash that is coming from the mountain is starting to build up on farming land.

Over to Italy, Mount Etna is putting on quite a display. 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. 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.

In Indonesia a four mile high ash cloud is making life hard for residents. Mount Sinabung came back to life in 2010 after dormancy of hundreds of years. Occasionally coming to life after its 2010 awakening, the rumbling of the volcano prompted the evacuation of over 6000 people as scientists feared a major eruption. There has been no lava flows so far but the ash cloud is growing.

Still in Indonesia but on the island of Java this time, Mount Merapi exploded yesterday. Hundreds of people were killed when it last erupted in 2010. There is no news of casualties at this point.

So, we have eruptions big enough to prompt evacuations. Flights are canceled, and a new island pops up off the coast of Japan. I would have called that newsworthy myself but obviously I’m wrong. If I was right it would have been common knowledge right? Reports may have been on the news right?

So many volcanoes throwing so much gas, ash and particulates into the air can have an effect on climate, this is a scientific fact. I’m not saying that these volcanoes herald the start of a new ice age but the planet certainly seems to be getting a bit more active of late.

Continued large eruptions put a huge amount of particulate matter into the atmosphere, and these particles reflect sunlight away from earth and when there is enough of them the temperatures can drop.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption lowered temperatures by around 0.5°C across the Northern Hemisphere.

Considering that we are in a cooling period anyway, having so many volcanoes going off at the same time is not good. Aside from the devastating effects the lava and ash can have on the lives of those living near to them, the global impacts can be enormous.

Lost crops due to ash fall and lower temperatures can lead to hunger and famine, as happened after the Tambora eruption in 1815.

Economic losses due to lost crops and canceled flights runs into millions of dollars a day, as with the Icelandic eruption of Eyjafjallojkull (pronounced: aya fiat la u cud la) in 2010.

The spasms of the earth come without warning, but at the same time those spasms should be a wake up call to all of us that change can happen in the blink of an eye.

Better be prepared for it.

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7 thoughts on “Seven volcanoes in six different countries start erupting hours of each other

  • November 26, 2013 at 7:00 am

    There will be for sure, another disasters coming up to another places. like tidal wave, quakes, moving off an island, sinking of cities. floods,and most of all death.

  • November 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    All the more we need not only prepare for famine and disasters but more importantly to be prepared spiritually for the second coming of Jesus! We have been forewarned in the Bible in the book of Matthew chapter 24 that all these calamities are just the beginning of birth pangs. We are to expect greater devastation around the world. We are beginning to see the signs of the end of the age.

    I firmly believe now is the time to contemplate about our spiritual destiny. Have we come to a point in our spiritual journey that we are sure we have eternal life?

    The Bible says God loves us that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life. Man has a sin problem that separates him from God. The penalty of sin is death. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. For Christ died for sins once and for all, a good man on behalf of sinners, in order to lead us to God. His resurrection proves He is God, the Messiah, the only Savior. We must place our faith in Jesus Christ to save us. God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life. Whoever does not have the Son does not have life.

    I encourage everyone to pray by faith to ask Jesus to come into our heart, confess we are sinners who are worthy of eternal punishment, acknowledge that He died to pay for our sins, accept Him as our Lord and Savior, accept His gift of eternal life , ask Him to help us to live for Him and to turn away from our sins.

    Nowadays, it is right timing to be prepared not only physically but spiritually as well. What does a man profit if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?

    • December 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Amen to that!

    • December 6, 2013 at 2:32 am

      But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting king . At His wrath the Earth quakes, And Nations cannot endure His indignation . Jeremiah 10:10

  • November 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Yes this is true. I believe Jesus is coming so soon. What He forewarns us in Matthew 24:1-30 is really happening nowadays. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Super Typhoons, 7 headed snake that already appear, and a bunch of Prophets prophesying about major calamities and devastation are already happening. It is very evident in Southeast Asia or far east, and from this place to the west, the voice of God calling for repentance and turning to God is very clear. To all believers in Christ, It’s high time to heed the call and pleading of the Prophets for national prayer and intercession regardless of sect or denominations we are in. Prayers and tears may by the Grace of God withhold a bit such calamities to happen in our respective place. Otherwise, they will surely come. Just be prepared!

  • December 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    there’s only one God, worship the creator not the creation. From Deuteronomy 13 New International Version (NIV),
    13 [a]If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.


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