With nearly 200 still missing in Guatemala and now at least 99 dead following the 'curtain of ashes' that blanketed the small city of Escuintla near the volcano and authorities there warning of more devastation to come after the 'Volcano of Fire' roared to life, the scene in Guatemala was a far cry from the scene in Hawaii, where the much slower moving lava is still blanketing homes, roadways and everything within its path but not leading to the same death toll and for good reason.
That sticky magma traps enough air to build up pressure until an explosive eruption occurs. In rare instances, it can form a new crater, but the eruption at Fuego came from its existing main crater.
The worst of the volcano's impacts are chain reactions following the fiery eruption. After an eruption explodes from Fuego's crater, it deposits loose rock and volcanic debris onto the volcano's slopes.
Pyroclastic flows form when the ash and rocks, some as large as boulders, form hot, fast avalanches that rapidly descend.
“They're extremely hot and extremely lethal,” says Krippner.
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While the Ring of Fire has clearly come roaring to life with Kilauea and Fuego just two of numerous volcanoes around our planet now erupting, as Mac Slavo recently reported over at SHTFPlan as is also seen and heard in the final video below, a mega-tsunami is in the East Coast of the US's future, though such a volcano-triggered disaster could still be centuries away.
However warning us within his story that the sheer number of volcanoes around the planet either now erupting or in a state of collapse indicates to some that a catastrophic collapse of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands is one day a certainty as the land surrounding it continues to weaken, it's been warned that a total collapse of Cumbre Vieja could send a massive wall of water all across the Atlantic Ocean, a wall that could come crashing down upon the US East coast. From Slavo's story:
According to research done, which focuses on the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the volcano is nearing a collapse. It continues to weaken, and at some point, it’s instability will see a chunk of the land mass still barely clinging on fall into the Atlantic Ocean. The displacement of water would cause a devastating mega-tsunami to all but demolish the heavily populated East Coast of the United States.
According to the Abstract of the research done by Steven N. Ward with the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Simon Day, with Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre, Department of Geological Sciences, University College, London, geological evidence suggests that during a future eruption, Cumbre Vieja Volcano on the Island of La Palma may experience a catastrophic failure of its west flank.
This would cause the dropping of 150 to 500 cubic kilometers of rock into the sea. Using a geologically reasonable estimate of landslide motion, the researchers model tsunami waves produced by such a collapse. Waves generated by the run-out of a 500 km3 (150 km3) slide block at 100 m/s could transit the entire Atlantic Basin and arrive on the coasts of the Americas with 10-25 m (3-8 m) height.
So how does one prepare for a tsunami? Basically, you’ll need to get out of its way.
Unfortunately, as this new story over at Strange Sounds reports, far too many people didn't get out of the way of the flow of Fuego, turning homes and entire villages into gigantic ovens and crematoriums, quite literally suffocating people under boiling ash.
When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons.
Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the past 10,000 years.
Such was the size of the eruption that its sulphurous gases would have released a stratospheric aerosol veil or dry fog that blocked out sunlight, altered atmospheric circulation patterns and cooled the Earth's surface. It caused crops to wither, bringing famine, pestilence and death.
While the Guardian story also reported that the exact location of that volcanic eruption has still not yet been determined, scientists claimed it likely brought temperatures down by 4 degrees celsius all across the Northern hemisphere with the ash cloud circling the globe. And as we reported on ANP back in February, the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia also caused mass deaths and famine thousands of miles away in the year 1816, even right here in America, as we suffered through what has since been known as the 'Year without a summer'.
Darkening the planet and changing the course of history, the eruption of Mount Tambora should be a warning to us all that just because a volcanic eruption might happen thousands of miles away doesn't mean that it won't somehow affect us here and as we reported on ANP back on May 26th and saw in the crop loss map provided by videographer Ice Age Farmer, 2018's brutally cold and seemingly never-ending-winter has already taken a toll on the world's food supply.
In a Grand Solar Minimum, cosmic rays trigger larger flash floods, hailstorms and – due to jet stream disturbance and mixing of atmospheric layers – local long-duration precipitation events (e.g. atmospheric rivers).
At the same time as the increased local flooding events occur, more cloud cover and less sea surface water heating means less evaporation of sea water, specific humidity is reduced, overall rainfall amounts are reduced, despite regional precipitation records and flooding. In general, water tends to remain in the cloud cover for longer durations. When clouds are rained out, this happens more violently, whereas the regular transport into the continents is diminished.
In Grand Solar Minimum, local droughts and crop failure can be caused not only by less rain and more winds, but simply by lower specific humidity. This may not even show up on climate records (temperature and precipitation). Such droughts will most likely be misinterpreted as drought from warming and evaporation.
As a consequence of these eruptions, increased amounts of volcanic aerosols and gases can generate global dimming and further cloud nucleation, leading to more cooling and crop failure, another feedback mechanism.
According to this June 4th story over at The Express, all of the extreme activity that we've recently been witnessing across the Ring of Fire has some experts concerned 'the big one' is on the way with the chain of volcanic and seismic unrest spanning 25,000 miles called the 'Ring of Fire' now seemingly fully awoken. With over 500 earthquakes in Hawaii recently over one day another sign of that unrest, one Hawaiian correctly warned "the world can change in seconds", a truth far too many people recently learned in Guatemala.
And while the mainstream media will attempt to cover up the arrival of solar minimum and the increase in West coast seismic activity, some geologists warn that volcanic activity is definitely on the rise, something the msm will never be able to completely cover up with 25,000 miles of potential volcanic and seismic unrest.
In the first video below from RT we learn more about the eruptions of Fuego and Kilauea with experts in Hawaii now warning that the worst is yet to come there while residents of Guatemala try to dig out while burying their dead while in the 2nd video, videographer Ice Age Farmer talks with us about the mainstream media's attempts to downplay what's now happening across the planet. And as mentioned earlier in the story, the final video below is an excellent look at 'worst case scenario' involving the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands and the very real potential that a catastrophic collapse of its western flank could send a mega-tsunami across the Atlantic Ocean and towards the East coast.
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