Satellite image detects plume drifting from Anak Krakatau

August 3, 2011INDONESIA – A newly released NASA satellite image shows an ash plume drifting from a volcano that produced one of the largest eruptions in modern history. Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa), a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, has been intermittently active for the past several decades. The island exploded in 1883, killing approximately 40,000 people, although some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from its point of origin. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe.  On July 31, 2011, a wispy ash plume rose above the volcano and drifted west (up in the below image). The natural-colour satellite image was acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard Earth Observing-1 (EO-1). Dark gray areas of Anak Krakatau are composed principally of lava flows deposited in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. These flows are topped by a young cinder cone near the center of the island. Green vegetation covers older lavas along the eastern coastline. The last significant activity at the volcano occurred in January 2011.  –The Irish Weather On-line
The alert status on Merapi volcano has also been raised from 1 to Level II according to the Badan Geologi.
contribution by Luisport
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15 Responses to Satellite image detects plume drifting from Anak Krakatau

  1. Jake says:

    Greetings Alvin-

    I have a couple quick questions if you please. First, as far as content goes, how does your book currently being offered on your website through Lulu vary from the one offered through I would prefer to order via Amazon (I have an unused gift certificate), but if the version offered on Lulu right now has new information that I might miss out on I’d surely use the gift certificate for something else.

    My second question is strictly because I am a really curious lot. Have you sent a copy of your book to George Noory? I think you would be a great guest for Coast to Coast’s listeners with all the knowledge you have on such a vast range of topics. I check Coast’s guest lineups when I think about it and try to arrange my schedule when I happen to see a guest I desire to listen to, but that’s a really rare occasion. The last six months I think I’ve listened to Coast less than five times – due to the fact that I couldn’t stay up to listen, but mostly because the guests and the topics George visits are so outrageously goofy…to each their own though. Coast could use an injection of your secular knowledge and Biblical wisdom, not to mention the sanity that you would bring to a night of programming.

    OK, I’ll hang up and listen to your answers on the radio……has a good ring to it, doesn’t it!?!

    Thanks Alvin


    • re:

      Thanks Jake. Amazon orders from Lulu but they will ship from residual inventory if they have it, which may be from several copies of the old version of the book. If you’re in the U.S.- you get free shipping until Friday in addition to your 25% discount off the sale’s price. Whatever suits you best. I have not explored Coast to Coast but would love to do a show at some point before the end of the year. I don’t think Mr. Noory is familiar with the book but we plan a press release soon and I’m confident he’ll get one. Thanks for your support both here and in the future. It’s a relevant message and I’m thrilled so many are embracing the fact that our planet is undergoing changes that are now so clearly visible. When I begin writing the book in 2009, a lot of these conditions hadn’t come to fruition yet so it was really challenging to get people to accept the concept of catastrophism and extinction as I envisioned and was outlining it. God had opened hearts and doors for the reception of the message and I know we’re all collectively grateful for that. Stay in touch…

      God bless,


  2. Jim says:

    We’ve reached “Apocalypse Equation”

    A chilling report on the phone call held between President’s Medvedev and Obama prior to the public announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed says that also discussed by the American President with the Kremlin was that the much feared time for the dreaded “Apocalypse Equation” may be now, not later.

    The “Apocalypse Equation” refers to report authored by one of the most secretive women in US intelligence circles named Audrey Tomason

    [link to] she is top left in White House Situation Room during the assault on bin Laden compound. Quoting: photo1
    who is Obama’s Director for Counterterrorism and while attending Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government wrote a master thesis [now classified by the US as “top-secret”] suggesting that it would be more humane for our world to undergo a “planned and controlled genocide” rather than to see it descend into the abyss of chaos it is now entering.

    According to Ms Tomason’s “Apocalypse Equation” the “sustainable population” of our world can only be 1.5 billion human beings, as compared to the United Nations estimate of 7 billion we will reach on October 31st of this year, and the even worse figure of 10 billion estimated by 2100.

    Ms Tomason argues in her thesis that our world’s population has been “artificially inflated” for the past nearly 100 years by a “non-sustainable” petrochemical and fossil fuel based global economy that if left “unchecked” could very well destroy all life on Earth, not just human beings.

    Independent reports, unfortunately, strongly back Ms Tomason’s dire warnings with one of the most disturbing graphics
    graphics: [link to] Quoting: photo2produced by the [link to] research group showing that, indeed, our world’s population has grown more since the use of petrochemicals than in all of its previous history.

    Important to note about petroleum [otherwise known as crude oil] is that is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons that underpins the entire global economy and which without life as we know it would not exist.

    Most people believe that the major use petroleum is for the fueling of vehicles, boats and aircraft through its distillation into various fuels such as gasoline (petrol), diesel, jet fuel, and the like, but they couldn’t be more mistaken as the major use of oil is in agriculture as nearly all pesticides, and many fertilizers, are made from it.

    And the most critical fact facing our world today, as Ms Tomason’s thesis points out, is that the “oil boom” of the last century is not only over, the fight by nation-states to preserve our Earth’s dwindling supplies for themselves threatens global war on a scale never before seen in human history, and which, in fact, have already begun as the energy starved West continues to launch new wars to protect themselves from economic collapse.

    Most amazing to note about our world’s present predicament in regards to oil is that is one of the longest “slow motion train wrecks” in history as since 1956, it has been warned about.

    In fact, it was in 1956 that the great Royal Dutch Shell geoscientist Marion King Hubbert (1903-1989) warned in his presentation to the American Petroleum Institute that our world was running out of oil and that the “peak” production of oil in the United States would be reached in 1970 and for the rest of the world in the first decade of the 21st century.

    To visually illustrate his warning he created the now famous “Hubbert Curve”
    This is the curve: [link to] Quoting: photo4that since its 1956 release has proved 100% accurate with the peak of global oil discoveries occurring in 1963 and the US, indeed, reaching the peak of its production in 1970.

    At this point it is important to understand that nearly all Western governments continue to propagate their decade’s long deception to their citizens over the grave state our world is in with regards to oil and energy resources, most especially in regards to the illusion that so called “green energy” projects can sustain us.

    Nothing could be further from the truth as these “green energy” [solar, wind, geothermal, etc.] sources currently make up under .05% of total global energy production, do nothing for agriculture (the main use of oil), and to build them up to supply our world’s total energy needs would cost more money than the world has, and would take nearly 200 years to complete.

    Ms Tomason continues in her dire thesis that along with the energy and food “shocks” the global monetary systems will face collapse too as it has, likewise, been “artificially inflated” beyond “all sustainable measures” due to its link with oil production.

    Making matters worse, Ms Tomason explains, is that since the United States reached its peak oil production in 1970, it failed to “counter-balance” its economy to reflect it, opting, instead, to keep its economy “artificially inflated” by decoupling the US Dollar from the gold standard in 1972 (called the “Nixon Shock”) and allowing their currency to become, in essence, “worthless pieces of paper.”

    During the 20th century alone the US Dollar lost nearly 80% of its purchasing power
    [link to] Quoting: photo5leaving tens-of-millions of Americans jobless as their once mighty manufacturing base was shifted to lower priced overseas markets, a situation termed “catastrophic” by Ms Tomason, because the American currency is, also, our world’s only reserve currency whose deflation has ensured the destruction of “everything.”

    To understand how enormous, and dangerous, this complex economic situation has become one has to realize that the Gross National Product (GDP)
    [link to] Quoting: photo3of the entire world is just over $55 Trillion a year as opposed to over $2,000 Trillion in total debt outstanding leading to what is called “The Great Credit Contraction”
    [link to] Quoting: photo6which will, literally, evaporate all the wealth in the world virtually overnight.

    Most important to understand about what will surely be the greatest economic collapse in human history is that “mainstream” economists will tell you nothing about it, and they reason they won’t tell you is shocking, to say the least.

    After the global economic collapse of 2008, Professor of Economics Dirk Bezemer at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands conducted a survey of nearly all the world’s economists to discover why none of the “mainstream” economists (even Nobel Prize winners) failed to see what was coming. What he discovered were exactly 11 researchers
    see list of them here: [link to] Quoting: listwho accurately predicted the 2008 economic collapse and they all had one thing in common when creating their models, they included debt.

    That’s right; nearly all of the economists in the world DO NOT factor in debt when creating their economic models leaving them worthless to predict what will happen, especially those working for governments having political motivations.

    Ms Tomason, however, does include debt in her thesis and further warned that by 2011 the US Dollar “could very well begin crashing,” and which a CNBC news report is, also, saying is now underway.

    Upon the collapse of the US Dollar, Ms Tomason asserts in her thesis, the entire global economy will crash plunging billions of human beings, including hundreds-of-millions in Western nations, into the lowest scale of “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” [link to]
    [link to]
    Quoting: photo7

    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation that, basically, states human beings will first strive for “Basic Needs” (survival) before they’ll seek “Safety Needs” (comfort), and once having those needs met will strive next for “Psychological Needs”, “Self-Actualization” and, finally, “Peak Experiences.”

    Ms Tomason states in her thesis that any population suffering an economic collapse and reverting to “Basic Needs” will be “ungovernable” and pose “tremendous risks” to the state leading to “wholesale breakdown of law and order.”

    Ms Tomason further argues in her “Apocalypse Equation” thesis that since the collapse of civilization as we know it is “inevitable,” world leaders should consider the
    possibility of “mass genocide” to reduce our world’s population to a more “sustainable level commensurate with our Earth’s resources.”

    The chilling genocidal scenario envisioned by Ms Tomason begins with a “limited nuclear conflict” targeted at major population centers, but designed to limit the fallout of radiation. Next would be the release of toxic chemical and biological agents she suggests could be blamed on “terrorist entities” to be followed by forced mass migration of populations to more “sustainable living environments.”

    Ms Tomason envisions these “sustainable living environments” as being large population centers with mass transit systems where no personal vehicles would be allowed and the rural areas would be completely depopulated except for government run agricultural “systems.”

    Prior to the initiation of these apocalyptic events Ms Tomason argues for the establishment of government run and protected “concentration camps” where “persons of worth” can be protected while the masses of their fellow citizens die by the millions and billions. Those deemed “persons of worth” would include scientists, doctors, technical specialist, etc.

    Most unfortunately for all human beings is that Ms Tomason’s “Apocalypse Equation” now appears to be the accepted paradigm of our world’s leaders who see no other option if our Earth is to survive, and leading one to hope that the “gods” will return much sooner than later if anything is to be saved at all.
    Quoting: Apocalypse Equation



    • NickK0 says:

      Very interesting information – even if this is not good news.
      I’ll be reading up on this for sure.

      That being said, we don’t need Krakatau to blow up again, for mankind to be facing multiple calamities. 😦 There are plenty of potential crises, coming to a head.

      – Nick


  3. kingkevin says:

    and another one wakes up. The amount of volcanoes showing qactivity is extremely odd. It’s just one after the next. Really makes u keep ur eyes open


    • MIKR says:

      Yeah..another volcanoe awakens, again. I think most of us ‘here’,.. have had our eyes open for awhile hmmm. I know how you feel about the “it’s just one after the next”. Thanks to quite a few intelligent people, staying real about the facts as they unfold and letting others know, I get a sense of ‘certainty’ as to what is happening with these certain significant times now and ahead. Thanks to Alvin and others’


  4. luisport says:
    FYI……it’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō …..looking well???……. a picture is worth a
    thousand works


  5. I don’t know anything about him.


  6. c/o Luisport

    August 3, 2011 at 11:54

    new flood coming from the eastern-most Skaftá crater IMO staff says. I on the other hand think that this is related to the small eruption Jon detected last night.

    interesting times ahead…..
    I think more melt water is coming through from Vatnsjokull.
    I know the tide is ebbing but this looks really more powerful than usual.
    Also another 0.9 quake at depth 7.4 Km near Askja Volcano
    All very interesting but as yet I think nothing too active here and not related to Hamarinn.


  7. NickK0 says:

    ‘Dutchsince’ has become famous for his ‘HAARP conspiracy’ theories.

    My take is that his ‘theory’ is a bit paranoid, and not backed up by any solid science, that I am aware of.

    I respect his right to free speech, however, whether he be right, or wrong.

    – Nick


    • Swan says:

      Hi there. Two earthquakes in France reported this early morning. Radio France mentioned a 4.5 magnitude for the heaviest of the two. No damage or casualty reported but this magnitude is quite rare here. It follows a tremor in the channel between UK and France last month. It may further move south. Let’s see how things develop these upcoming weeks in Italy and surrounding mediterranean area.


  8. Swan says:

    hi. my post was not a reply but a general comment following the krakatau article. sorry for the mistake, typing fron iphone at airport…


  9. Luca says:

    My iPad diasater alert has volcano alerts popping up almost everyday, some I have never heard of until now. So many…


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