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Weird skull appears in cloud of smoke from Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is famous for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii.

That the volcano speaks to everyone’s imagination is shown in the following image depicting the stunning shape of a skull that emerged from the pattern of smoke above the famous volcano in Italy.

Image credit: Albarosa Scotto di Minico.

Speaking to RT Rosario Scotto Di Minico said that the weird skull appeared at the moment wildfires forced evacuations and that the image was taken by Albarosa Scotto di Minico who posted it on Facebook.

Meanwhile another huge fire has broken out on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius volcano near Naples. The blaze was fast approaching the town of Torre del Greco on Tuesday afternoon.

Tourists and residents have been evacuated from the area. The Italian Civil Protection Agency called the fire outbreak in the Vesuvius National Park one of the ‘most critical situations,’ as reported by the local.

 

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Massive Lightning Strikes Yellowstone’s Split Cone Geyser

How often does lightening just hit bare ground? Seems like a 1 in a million chance?

As it seems extremely unlikely it happened at Yellowstone National Park where a massive lightning struck the geyser next to Old Faithful in the Norris Geyser Basin.

Is it possible that as a result of electrons building up because of the increased magma flow mixed with water the geysers have changed into conductors?

With more than 11,000 cubic miles of magma is waiting to burst from beneath the world’s most dangerous super volcano it is the question if such a massive lightning strike can trigger the magma reservoirs closer to the surface of the volcano.

Let’s hope this lightning strike was the 1 in a million!

The event was captured by the Yellowstone Study Group on June 27, 2017.

 

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Heads Up! Yellowstone Super Volcano Hit with 4.5M Earthquake

On the heels of my article: ‘Flightradar24 shows NASA’s SOFIA monitoring Yellowstone Super Volcano’, warning about Yellowstone, we now have a decent 4.5M Earthquake striking the region. 

Today’s earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes around the epicenter of the big one.

The earthquake swarm which began on June 12 is composed of 77 events so far.

This is something to pay attention to considering NASA Is monitoring this area and we now have a decent quake.

 

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Flightradar24 shows NASA’s SOFIA monitoring Yellowstone Super Volcano!

Currently NASA put’s their SOFIA every day in the air. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is built into a converted Boeing 747SP.

SOFIA’s 2.5-meter (8.2-foot)-diameter infrared telescope will make it the world’s largest and most sensitive airborne observatory. Flying at 39,000 to 45,000 feet, it will enable scientific observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest of Earth-based telescopes.

Already four days during sunrise/sunset NASA is monitoring the sun but yesterday, June 12, 2017 flightradar24 shows that they monitoring Yellowstone National Park too.

Remember the Massive Lake of Molten Carbon the size of Mexico recently found under Yellowstone?

The molten carbonate sits beneath Yellowstone National Park, which in and of itself is a super volcano with the power of a massive eruption. The last major eruption was 640,000 years ago at Yellowstone, however if the super volcano did erupt it could cause the US to go into a volcanic winter.

If NASA puts its SOFIA in the air it’s important. This Bird of Prey doesn’t go ‘hunting’ unless there is something TO hunt, they watching something, bet on it!

 

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Strange “Alien” frequency waves detected near Ancient City Enshi, China

On April 19, 2017 a very strange seismogram signature shows up from the middle of China, near the ancient city of Enshi.

Reports of strange events throughout the world continue, like the caldera of the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rico which exploded unexpectedly on April 17, 2017.

I don’t know if UFOs were involved in the sudden eruption of the volcano but it is remarkable that two unidentified flying objects have been spotted close to another volcano (Irazu volcano) in Costa Rica days before the Turrialba volcano erupted. The sighting is reported to The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) under case nr. 83221.

But the strange vibrations/waves near the ancient city of Enshi is a real mystery as the seismogram showed a long duration frequency that has persisted for the last 24 hours and matches nothing like we’ve ever seen before on these instruments.

Either the vibrations/waves are man-made or of a natural signature… nothing really even close, it’s almost alien, really odd.

 

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Strange beam of light over Mt Etna during major eruption

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. The volcano is 10,900 3,329 meters tall with a base circumference of about 150 kilometers while historical observations of Etna’s eruptions go back as far as 3,500 years.

Strange beam of light over Mt Etna.

Now, this volcano has been highly active for the past three days, creating a visual spectacle as it spews lava, burning rocks and ash into the air, which is not without danger given the fact that a BBC team and a number of tourists have suffered minor injuries when the volcano erupted.

Lava flow mixed with steam had caused a huge explosion, which pelted the group with boiling rocks and steam. About eight people had been injured, with some evacuated from the mountain by rescue teams, see video here.

But it seems the volcano has some mysteries too as a strange beam of light appeared over the volcano during a major eruption.

In the next video BPearthwatch talks about the mysterious beam of light.

 

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Dangerous Super Volcano on Brink of Eruption Scientists Warn

At this moment there are 23 volcanoes erupting around the world and there is one super volcano on the brink of eruption.

Scientists warn that the deadly North Korean 9,000 feet super volcano, Mount Paektu, located on the border between North Korea and China is set to erupt and cause a global catastrophe, the likes of which would not have been seen for a thousand years.

Another reason for concern, the super volcano is not far from a North Korean nuclear test facility where the government is conducting nuclear bomb tests.

Mount Paektu is responsible for one of the most violent eruptions in human history (alongside the Hatepe eruption of Lake Taupo at around 180 AD and the 1815 eruption of Tambora).

In the year of A.D. 946, “thunders from the heaven drum” (likely the explosions from the Mount Paektu eruption) were heard in the City of Kaesong, then the capital of ancient Korea about 450 km south of the Paektusan volcano, which terrified the emperor so much that the convicts were pardoned and set free.

Volcanic ash from this eruption has been found as far away as the southern part of Hokkaidō, the northern island of Japan and even in the City of Nara (Japan), about 1100 km southeast from the Paektusan volcano, an event of “white ash rain” was recorded.

Now, based on new studies which show that the eruption could eject far more sulphur into the atmosphere than previously thought, experts believe history is about to repeat itself.

 

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500,000 lives at risk as dangerous Campi Flegrei Supervolcano is Waking Up

A supervolcano that last erupted nearly 500 years ago and spewed ash across Europe for eight consecutive days is showing signs of reawakening.

The Campi Flegrei supervolcano which is 8 miles wide lies beneath the Bay of Naples in southern Italy and contains 24 craters along with numerous geysers and vents.

There has been a recent decrease in gas pressure at the supervolcano, which combined with an increase in temperature of the hydrothermal reservoir means the magma may be approaching critical degassing pressure, scientists wrote in the journal Nature on Dec 20, 2016.

The supervolcano is Italian for “Burning Fields” and has notable eruptions that occurred 39,000 and 12,000 years ago. The first eruption caused heinous weather changes, toxic levels of sulfur in the air which caused dark red sunsets for a year, and tons acid rain.

As the volcano sits directly under more than half a million people which means that at the moment the volcano will erupt, it would put the lives of all these people at risk. For comparison, when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in ash, it killed 2,000 people.

The Italian government has raised the threat level of the supervolcano from green to yellow, meaning that it now requires scientific monitoring 24/7, according to National Geographic.

 

A Day in Pompeii:

Zero One created a stunning animation to feel the same drama and terror of the town’s citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours.

 

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Strange smiling face inside crater of volcano in Hawaii (Video)

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has been continuously erupting since 1983. On July 27, 2016 the volcano erupted again and lava from the volcano’s Pu’u O’o crater finally reached the sea for the first time since 2013.

Quote: Starting the day with a smile!

Despite the US Geological Survey has warned visitors about safety risks, the phenomenon attracted thousands of tourist’s intent on seeing the molten red mass hitting the water.

But it was not only the spectacle of the lava when it reached the sea… the volcano appears to be smiling.

Mick Kalber of helicopter tour company Paradise Helicopters who recorded the event saw something strange inside the crater what appears to be a smiley face.

He captured the remarkable smiling face inside the crater which can be seen from above the volcano’s crater.

 

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Super Volcanoes Alert: One Year Warning may precede Giant Volcanic Eruptions

Quartz crystals from Long Valley caldera reveal how gas powering super eruptions accumulates in just a year.

There would be just one year to prepare for an eruption from a super volcano, scientists have discovered. Despite taking hundreds of thousands of years to accumulate enough magma for a super eruption, researchers found the final trigger would take place over an extremely short period of time.

Super volcanoes, such as those found in Yellowstone, Lake Toba and Long Valley, have the potential to cause catastrophic destruction across the whole planet. An eruption could lead to a volcanic winter, where the sulphuric acid released blocks out the Sun’s light, causing global temperatures to plummet.

For example, Yellowstone’s magma chamber beneath Yellowstone measures some 55 miles by 20 miles and contains untold billions of cubic meters of molten rock just waiting to burst from large cauldrons beneath the surface of the park.

Currently, smoke, sulfur dioxide gas explosions and sulfur plumes popping up all around the Yellowstone magma chamber (Sulfur dioxide gas usually shows up in large concentrations before volcanic eruptions) yet strange fires events to the edge of the underground magma chamber from this super volcano.

It’s clear that there is definitely something going on in Yellowstone. All this is not to say that the Yellowstone volcano next week will erupt, but they are signs of increased underground activity and when it eventually erupts, it would not only affect the U.S. but it would affect the world.

 

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