5 volcanoes simultaneously erupt in Indonesia: shroud skies with dark ash clouds

Indonesian Volcano erupting 5
July 2015 INDONESIA Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago several days ago, forcing three airports to close. More airports have since closed due to the ash clouds. Mount Raung on Java Island blasted ash and debris up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air after rumbling for several weeks, government volcanologist Surono said. Ash erupted also from Gamalama and Dukono mountains on the Moluccas islands chain, Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island and Mount Karangetang on Siau island, darkening the skies, Surono said.A total of more than 13,000 people have been evacuated due to the volcanic eruptions since last month, mostly from around the slopes of Sinabung in Tanah Karo District, added Surono, who uses a single name.
“Our evaluation showed there is no extraordinary natural phenomenon that triggered simultaneous eruptions of the five volcanoes,” Surono said, adding that all the eruptions are natural and normal occurrences in a nation with about 130 active volcanoes. Transport Ministry spokesman Julius Adravida Barata said Jember and Banyuwangi airports closed late Tuesday and Bali’s international airport was closed for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting flights. Media reports said 37 flights to and from Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport were cancelled. An eruption of Raung early this month sparked chaos as the airport in the tourist hotspot of Bali and four other airports in the region were shutdown, stranding thousands of holiday-goers.
Last week, the ministry closed Sultan Babullah airport in North Maluku’s Ternate town after eruptions at Gamalama and Dukono sent volcanic ash up to 1,700 meters (5,570 feet) into the sky. Indonesia, a chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood-prone plains, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. –ABC News
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11 Responses to 5 volcanoes simultaneously erupt in Indonesia: shroud skies with dark ash clouds

  1. Yellow Bird says:

    7.0 in PNG (or Indonesia, depending how its recorded) 7/27 21:41utc

    don’t know if there’s a tsunami watch

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  2. Yellow Bird says:

    great relief: NO TSUNAMI WATCH.
    but it has to be devastating all the same…

    it struck Irian Jaya, the area best known for large pythons and the devastating 1981 EQ event. This one is being reported 7.0 to 7.2 depending on Seismic center. USGS calls it 7.0, whereas Indonesia’s Seismic Reporting Center has deemed it 7.2 … at this level it does make a difference.
    either way, its several percentages higher than the terrible 6.8 of 1981.

    but, one potential good thing is this time the epicenter was right offshore, rather than dead under the center of the island. hopefully that will have prevented a similar level of tragedy being repeated

    today’s quake:
    http://inatews.bmkg.go.id/new/index.php

    for reference, Wiki’s article on the 1981 quake:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irian_Jaya_earthquake

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  3. this is amazing isn’t it?

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  4. nickk0 says:

    ‘“Our evaluation showed there is no extraordinary natural phenomenon that triggered simultaneous eruptions of the five volcanoes,” Surono said, adding that all the eruptions are natural and normal occurrences in a nation with about 130 active volcanoes. ‘

    I would like to know — Statistically speaking — What is the normal ‘track record’ of how many volcanoes are ‘eruptive’ at any one time ??

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  5. Dennis E. says:

    Regardless. You take a pig, bath it, put clothes on it and call it Ralph. It is still a pig and will do what a pig does.
    This part of the world is very unsettled in regard to reported earth changes and as Alvin has written in his first book, significant earth changes would begin in the far east and move westward.
    It is possible that in the near future earth change events in this area may require resettlement
    of the population before a disaster unfolds if they even have the chance.

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  6. Beano says:

    Don’t they worship idols and stuff down there?

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  7. Nelson says:

    Time to buy extra food and water; don’t forget the popcorn. This is going to get good. This planet is fragile at best.

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  8. Wiseguy says:

    Hello Alvin, finally my dream come true, I’m moving in a region called the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada. I’m moving there because it will be a protected area. Some well known prophecies are saying that this region will be a safe place when the major earth changes will happen. I believe that climate will be tougher and tougher, so with a fireplace and natural spring water, I will be ok. It’s not the main reason I’m moving there, it’s nature, sports, ski, cycling, etc… But something inside me keep telling me strongly to move there for years… God bless you all😉

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