Prophecy Sign: Earthquakes and volcanoes in diverse places
As we have pointed out in recent blog entries, the number of large earthquakes above 6.0 in scale has greatly increased over the last decades. In addition to the rise in earthquakes, there is the increase in active volcanoes, especially along the so called "Ring of Fire". Some of these volcanoes are massive in scale and would have the ability to make short work of the islands they sit upon.
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger. Isaiah NIV
So, remember that volcano in Iceland? It's still erupting like crazy
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in that geologically active country since at least 1947, and continues with no sign of stopping. The volcano is also emitting clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide gases, which have made it all the way to Europe at times, thanks to northwesterly winds. The eruption is taking place in an old lava field known as Holuhraun, and according to National Geographic, the volcano has now vaulted so much molten rock to the surface that it would fill at least 740 Empire State Buildings. The total area of lava spewed out by the volcano is 64.6 square kilometers as of Oct. 28, which works out to about 25 square miles. According to Nature magazine, the volcano has emitted more sulfur dioxide gases since the eruption began in August than Europe produces in an entire year through industrial activities.
Kobe University study reminds us that Japan could be one volcanic eruption away from annihilation
Feeling a little too chipper today? Here’s something to bring you back to down to earth: According to Kobe University professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and his research staff, there is a one-percent chance that a huge, Japanese-civilization-obliterating volcanic eruption will occur sometime within the next 100 years. One percent may not sound like very much, but when you hear the kind of eruption the professor’s research refers to, you’ll understand why even that tiny number is much bigger than we’d like.
Professor Tatsumi’s study warns of the small but distinct possibility of what is known as a Plinian eruption occurring within the next 100 years in Japan. What that basically means is that a volcano will erupt, shooting ash and smoke as high as 18km (11 miles) into the air and spew out a pyroclastic flow (a super hot and very fast-moving mixture of gas and rock) that will engulf vast areas.
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