Volcanic hell: Japan entering new stage of geological upheaval

February 4, 2011Tokyo – “Shinmoedake, a volcano on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, erupted again as the government said it will send officials to the area to help local authorities create an evacuation plan. The 1,421-meter (4,660 feet) volcano in the Kirishima range erupted at 9:42 a.m. local time following three eruptions yesterday, sending a plume of ash and smoke as high as 3,000 meters, a branch division of the agency said in a statement. The plume was drifting east-northeast toward Miyazaki Prefecture’s Pacific coastline, the statement said. The government plans to send a group of natural disaster officials to the area as early as Feb. 7, Shigeo Ochi, an official at the Cabinet Office, said in a telephone interview today. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is maintaining a level 3 alert for Shinmoedake, indicating an eruption “may seriously affect places near residential areas.” Evacuations are carried out when the alert reaches the maximum 5. “In the case of a major eruption, if the central and local governments have an evacuation plan ready, that can ensure there’s a smooth evacuation with no loss of life,” he said. Japan Airlines Corp., All Nippon Airways Co. and Skymark Airlines Inc., Japan’s biggest discount carrier, said flights to the region may be delayed or diverted because of the ash plume. Shinmoedake erupted for the first time in 52 years on Jan. 27 and has erupted more than 10 times since, according to the JMA. The agency says a lava dome in the crater is growing and may spill out, creating a lava flow. Authorities are maintaining a restricted zone of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) around the volcano. The weather agency is also maintaining a level 3 alert for Sakurajima, 45 kilometers (28 miles) to the southwest. The volcano is among Japan’s most active, with 1,026 volcanic incidents in 2010, the most since at least 1982, according to Japan’s weather agency.” –Bloomberg
Quakes in the last 24-48 hours around Japan
  • 5.6 earthquake 45.2 km Ryuku Islands, Japan
  •  4.8 earthquake 41.8 km Kyushu, Japan
  • 5.4 earthquake 101 km Volcanic Islands, Japan
  • 4.9 earthquake 11.9 km Bonin Islands, Japan
  • 4.7 earthquake 10.0 km Bonin Islands, Japan
Japanese islands consumed in a future geological volcanic and seismic upheaval: The volcanic firestorm erupting across Japan is one more sign, like Iceland’s recent volcanic unrest, that the planet is now tilting towards geological upheaval. The magnetic reversal is accelerating and the sea-floor under the Pacific Ocean is spreading. Earthquakes are increasing around Japan and in the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Pacific plate is now experiencing increasing amounts of seismic tension. The volcanic arcs are arming submarine volcanoes with magma swells. Sea-surface temperature in the South Pacific and surrounding Indonesia is rising. We are on the eve of witnessing destructive geological changes to this planet unknown in our lifetime. Japan is entering a new stage of geological upheaval. The rest of the planet will soon follow this ominous pattern.  -TEP
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1 Response to Volcanic hell: Japan entering new stage of geological upheaval

  1. Logman says:

    Just left a comment in your new post about Japan. I live in Miyakonojo which is a town about 15 miles away from this volcano. Kirishima dominates our skyline and really is a very striking mountain. When it first erupted the wind was blowing in our direction and we got inches of ash. After a few weeks the local government borrowed some special road sweeping trucks from Kagoshima City which is 30 miles to our south. That city is located next to the active Sakurajima so theyhave these special trucks designed specifically to hover up ash from the roads. It’s been over 3 months since the main eruption and we still have piles of ash on minor roads. In fact I just swept up the last of it from our driveway yesterday.

    The volcano erupted the day after the 9.0 quake but has been quiet since. Although there is always a plume of smoke coming from the crater. And Sakurajima has been quite active lately too. The other big volcano here in Kyushu is Mount Aso in Kumamota about 40 miles to our north. If that one starts to smoke then we will be in big trouble I think.


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