Volcano alert raised for Japan’s Mount Hakone after small eruption

Hakone Volcano
June 2015 JAPANAuthorities on Tuesday raised the volcano alert for Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, restricting access to the area after a small eruption at the popular tourist site. The Meteorological Agency said it confirmed volcanic ash was emitted from the area, which has been venting unusual amounts of steam in recent months. The agency said the ash deposits indicate that a small eruption occurred between Monday evening and Tuesday. Mount Hakone, about 80 km south of Tokyo, last erupted between the late 12th century and 13th century, according to experts. Volcanic activity in the area began intensifying in late April but recently showed signs of subsiding.
The alert level was raised from 2 to 3 on the 5-point scale as the agency warned that large volcanic cinders could fall in areas as far as 700 meters from where experts believe a new crater has been formed. The higher alert restricts people from entering the area. Level 2 restricts people from getting close to the crater. The alert came after an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.3 on the seismic intensity scale of 7 occurred at 6:56 a.m. Tuesday in the Yumoto district of the town of Hakone. It was the strongest quake recorded at the mountain since volcanic activity began increasing April 26, the Meteorological Agency said.
On Monday, a volcanic oscillation, which is a sign of underground movement of magma and hot water, continued for five minutes from 7:32 a.m. for the first time since late April, when Mount Hakone’s hot-spring district started to actively vent steam. The number of volcanic earthquakes at the mountain rose sharply, with 140 counted by 8 p.m. Monday. There was also an earthquake with an intensity of 1 in the Hakone-Yumoto district. No atmospheric disturbance caused by a volcanic eruption had occurred, according to gauges. Japan, one of the most seismically active regions in the world, has experienced a recent increase in earthquake and small volcanic eruptions, including one that required the evacuation of Kuchinoerabu, Kanagawa Prefecture, in late May. –Japan Times
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62: Indonesia raises alert as Mt Raung volcano erupts

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June 2015 INDONESIA Indonesian authorities on Monday (Jun 29) raised the alert level after Mount Raung in East Java erupted, causing ash to land in surrounding villages. The eruption at Mount Raung on Sunday evening was heard 20 kilometers away, and ash fall was seen in villages about 10 kilometers away from the summit. Aircraft pilots also reported seeing large amounts of ash at a height of 3,500 meters. Authorities cordoned off a two-kilometre radius around the volcano, and raised the alert level to “Siaga”, the second highest level.
The Head of Prevention and Disaster Preparedness at the local Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency added the eruption could be seen from a lookout post in Banyuwangi, East Java. Volcanologists have recorded an increase in volcanic activity and tremors on the 3,332-metre high Mount Raung since Jun 24. Apart from Mount Raung, other volcanoes for which Indonesian authorities have raised the second highest alert level are Mount Karangetang, as well as Mount Soputan and Mount Lokon in Sulawesi. –Channel News Asia
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Fear of volcano eruption in Ukhrul, as fire gushes from the ground

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June 2015 MYANMARA continuous flow of smoke and ashes from a swamp at a place near Old Wahong village of Manipur’s Ukhrul district has left villagers fearing of natural calamity in the form of volcanic eruption any time, a daily reported Tuesday. Villagers said that smoke radius of about two feet along with ashes have been seen gushing out from the earth’s surface at Shitru area, since last two weeks. Shitru is located a place border Manipur, Nagaland and Myanmar.
Villagers and onlookers feared volcanic eruption at the area in a short time. However, with majority of the villagers preoccupied with cultivation of seasonal crops, and coupled with incessant rainfall, they are yet to inform State authorities about the mysterious phenomenon till date. Yet, they are clueless and at the same time quite apprehensive in case the smokes and ashes turn out to be a prelude to a volcanic eruption. It may be mentioned that in 2013, a mud volcano erupted at the neighboring village of New Tusom due to the shifting of tectonic plates of India and Myanmar. –Nagaland Post
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Los Angeles grows nervous about the ‘big one’ as helium found leaking from faultline

Fault 2
June 2015 LOS ANGELESWhen hi-tech movies are then replicated in life – we see it as a positive step forwards. However, no-one wants to see disaster movies repeated in real-life, but it looks like LA may be on the verge of getting the ‘San Andreas’ treatment. Geologists from UC Santa Barbara have found helium leaking from the Newport-Inglewood fault in central Los Angeles increasing the potential damage of an earthquake on the mega city. This discovery comes after the US Geological Survey warned that the city is building up to a ‘big one’ in the next 30 years with chances of a magnitude 8 earthquake hitting the mega-city increasing from 4.7 to 7 per cent.
UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles was reported by MailOnline saying: ‘The results are unexpected for the area, because the LA Basin is different from where most mantle helium anomalies occur. ‘The Newport-Inglewood fault appears to sit on a 30-million-year-old subduction zone, so it is surprising that it maintains a significant pathway through the crust.’ An earthquake registering 8 on the Richter scale will produce major damage to buildings, transport and energy infrastructure…not pretty stuff. All we need now is a more accurate way to predict these monsters. –Yahoo UK
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Scientists say it’s time to monitor supervolcanoes with ground-based atomic clocks

Yellowstone Park
June 2015GEOLOGY An international team led by scientists from the University of Zurich finds that high-precision atomic clocks can be used to monitor volcanoes and potentially improve predictions of future eruptions. In addition, a ground-based network of atomic clocks could monitor the reaction of the Earth’s crust to solid Earth tides. Atomic clocks measure time with unbelievable accuracy. The best atomic clocks are so precise that they would lose less than one second over a period of 10 billion years. However, they are generally only used in laboratories. Science and industry have yet to take full advantage of their unprecedented ability to measure time. An international team including Dr. Ruxandra Bondarescu, Andreas Schärer and Prof. Philippe Jetzer from the Institute of Physics from the University of Zurich discusses potential applications for atomic clocks.
Their analysis shows that the slowdown of time predicted by general relativity can be measured by local clocks and used to monitor volcanoes. General relativity states that clocks positioned at different distances from a massive body like the Earth have different tick rates. The closer a clock is to a massive object, the slower it ticks. In a similar manner, subterranean objects influence the tick rate of local clocks that are located above the Earth’s surface. New lava filling a magma chamber beneath a volcano makes a clock located above that volcano tick more slowly than a clock that is located further away. Volcanoes are currently monitored using GPS receivers. The resulting data often has to be integrated over a period of several years before an estimate of the volume of new magma can be made. A network of local, highly precise atomic clocks may provide the same information within a few hours. This would make it possible to monitor processes inside volcanoes more closely and to make better predictions for future volcanic eruptions.
Atomic clocks can also be used to monitor the solid Earth tides. Tides occur because the Earth moves in the gravitational field of the Sun and the Moon. It reacts to this outer field by deforming, which in turn leads to ocean tides and to the ground on the continents lifting and falling regularly. The ground can rise as much as 50 cm. A global network of atomic clocks that are connected via fiber optic cables used for internet could provide continuous measurements of the Earth tides and check existing theoretical models. It would also be possible to examine any local differences in the response of the Earth’s crust to the Earth tides. The researchers hope that high precision clocks could be deployed in volcanic areas in the next few years. This is, however, subject to sufficient interest and investment from industry. “We need this additional tool to monitor magma movement under volcanoes such as the Yellowstone supervolcano, which is overdue for an explosion that would alter life on Earth as we known it”, explains Bondarescu. –Webwire
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Week-long heat wave kills 1,233 people in southern Pakistan – deadliest in country’s history

Heat Wave Pakistan June 27
June 2015 PAKISTAN A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi’s hospitals since June 20 when the heat wave struck Sindh province, where Karachi is the provincial capital.
He told The Associated Press that 1,923 patients with heat-related ailments were still being treated. “The government quickly responded by making arrangements for the treatment of heatstroke patients and the situation has improved now,” he said. Pakistan’s deadliest heat wave on record coincided with the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, when Pakistan’s Muslim majority observed a dawn-to-dusk fast. The temperatures in Karachi came down to 93 degrees Fahrenheit after reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit a week ago amid chronic power outages, which forced many residents to spend nights outdoors.
The heat wave shocked many Pakistanis just weeks after soaring temperatures caused nearly 2,200 deaths in neighboring India. On Saturday, TV footage showed a charity burying several unidentified bodies of people who died earlier this week because of the heatstroke. Pakistani television stations reported that several unidentified bodies were buried by the Edhi Foundation charity because local morgues were overflowing. –WHNT
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Torrential rain and floods kill 82 in western India

Floods India June 27
June 2015 INDIA At least 82 people have been killed in widespread flooding in the western Indian state of Gujarat, in the past three days alone, officials say. Thirty-three people have been killed in Amreli, the district worst-affected the state disaster management authority said on Friday. At least 4500 people have been affected in the district and another 4121 in Rajkot, it added. Gujarat’s Minister of Water Resources, Vijay Rupani said 13 victims in Amreli died when two houses collapsed due to the flood, reported the Indian Express newspaper. The Indian army and air force troops are involved in relief operations. Photos released by the Defence Ministry show Air Force helicopters rescuing people trapped on roof-tops or small islets, to escape overflowing rivers. According to the ministry, helicopters undertook rescue efforts and distributed nearly six tonnes of food – 15,000 food packets in Amreli alone. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in her official Twitter account appealed to the people ‘not to panic co-operate with the administration in its rescue and relief efforts.’ ‘Team Gujarat will complete the relief work in coming 4-5 days to bring back life to normalcy in the affected areas,’ Patel said. The state government has announced 400,000 rupees ($A8,143.74) to those who lost family members in the disaster. It will also distribute cash subsidies over the next few days in the most severely affected areas. ‘We have asked local administrations of the affected districts to carry out an extensive survey to determine the loss. We will provide financial aid to those who have lost crops, livestock, houses and other properties as per norms,’ Gujarat’s Health Minister Nitin Patel told India Today on Friday.  –Sky News
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Moderate 5.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Egypt and Israel

Egypt Quake
June 2015CAIRO, Egypt An earthquake was felt in several Israeli cities at precisely 6:34 PM on Saturday. Uri Frieslander of the Israeli Geological Institute said the first station to log the quake was in Eilat. The Israel Geological Survey reported that the earthquake measured a 5.2 on the Richter scale. It also reported that the epicenter was 90 kilometers south of Eilat. The American Geological Survey said it occurred on the East African Rift. Israelis reported feeling the earthquake from cities such as Be’er Sheva, Tel Aviv, Hod Hasharon, Holon, Netanya, Jerusalem, and as far north as Nazareth Illit.
David Azulai, a resident of the town of Omer in the south said: “I was working on my computer, my feet where on the ground and I started feeling the ground move. It was clearly an earthquake; my partner was in bed and felt it too. It brought me back to memories of the big quake in the 90’s. That was a serious earthquake. This time it was weak. I went to check on my partner to make sure she was alright.” Suzan from Ashkelon said; “we felt a light quake, my bed was moving about 2 minutes ago.”
There have been three earthquakes just south of the current epicenter since 1900, ranging from 6 to 7 on the Richter scale. Al Jazeera reported that the quake had been strongly felt in Cairo. Reports from Jordan say that the quake was felt in Aqaba, and some of the residents left their homes as a result. Car alarms went off in some towns in Israel. “There were four seconds of shaking,” said Roni from Eilat. “The furniture shook and the cupboards moved. We ran outside. You could feel the shaking in the whole city. On lower floors, too.” Yonatan Barnea, also an Eilat residence, said that everyone in the city left their houses and everyone felt the shaking. Residents of Kibbutz Lotan near Eilat said its cows began to move restlessly and mooing several minutes before the earthquake. –YNET
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