There has been a sharp increase in seismic activity despite the Sun’s relative inactivity in the way of solar flares and Earth directed CME’s.
This could be due to many things, but the most likely given the research we have done is the increased energies coming into the solar system.
We covered the scientific basis for this in the post Is This A Sign of Increased Energy Affecting The Earth? | Global Earthquake and Volcanic Activity Spiked Last Week.
- *JAPAN PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SETS UP CRISIS CENTER ON VOLCANO
The volcano is at the southerm-most tip of Japan…
- Japan Meteorological Agency raises warning level on volcano on island of Kuchinoerabujima, off southern coast of Japan’s Kagoshima, to highest level of 5 after “explosive” eruption.
- Level 5 warning calls for evacuations
- Pyroclastic flow after volcano has reached coast
Heisei 07 minutes at 27 May 29 June 10 Fukuoka District Meteorological Observatory Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory
?Please refer to the strict vigilance (correspondence of evacuation, etc.) in a residential area of ??interest.
<Pull the eruption alert level from 3 (Iriyama regulation) to 5 (evacuation)>
1. Situation and forecast alarm matters of volcanic activity
?The new Takeshi, explosive eruption occurred in 59 minutes at 09 today (the 29th). This
With the eruption, pyroclastic flow occurs, it has reached to the coast.
?Strict vigilance in Yakushima-cho Kuchierabujima residential areas the arrival of pyroclastic flow is expected (
Please refer to the correspondence) of the evacuation, and the like.
?In the following municipalities, please strict vigilance, such as evacuation in the residential areas
Kagoshima Prefecture: Yakushima-cho
?In the residential areas that stream of pyroclastic flow is imminent, strict vigilance (corresponding evacuation, etc.)
Please refer to the.
?Please follow the instructions of evacuation, etc. of Yakushima-cho.?
[Level 5 (evacuation)]: required evacuation and the like from the dangerous residential areas.
[Level 4 (evacuation preparation)]: Prepare for evacuation in the necessary residential areas warning, disaster
Required evacuation, etc. requiring assistance person.??????
[Level 3 (Iriyama regulation)]: climbing ban and Iriyama – site regulations to regulations dangerous areas
Etc.. Evacuation preparation, etc. of a disaster requiring assistance person depending on the situation.
[Level 2 (crater peripheral regulation)]: – site regulations of the crater around.
[Level 1 (normal)]: – site regulations into the crater depending on the situation.
(Note: The target area of ??evacuation and regulations, differ depending on local conditions and volcanic activity)
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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., Laguna del Maule in Chile, Italy’s Campi Flegrei – almost all of the world’s active super-volcanic systems are now exhibiting some signs of inflation, an early indication that pressure is building in these volcanic systems.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake that shook northeast Japan on Wednesday was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake that triggered a massive tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown.“We consider this morning’s earthquake to be an aftershock of the 2011 Northeastern Pacific Earthquake,” said Yohei Hasegawa, an official at the Japanese meteorological agency.The temblor, which struck just after 6 a.m. local time (5 p.m. ET Tuesday), was sparked by the Pacific tectonic plate “subducting,” or moving under, the main land plate, he added.Hasegawa warned that more tremors may be on the way.
A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage.The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Scientists already know that magnetic north shifts. Once every few hundred thousand years the magnetic poles flip so that a compass would point south instead of north. While changes in magnetic field strength are part of this normal flipping cycle, data from Swarm have shown the field is starting to weaken faster than in the past. Previously, researchers estimated the field was weakening about 5 percent per century, but the new data revealed the field is actually weakening at 5 percent per decade, or 10 times faster than thought. As such, rather than the full flip occurring in about 2,000 years, as was predicted, the new data suggest it could happen sooner.