“Volcanic activity on the peninsula has dramatically intensified.”
Three giant volcanoes, Shiveluch, Kizimen and Plosky Talbachek, are erupting in different parts of the peninsula simultaneously, causing dozens of local earthquakes as vibrations accompanying the eruptions continue to increase.
Over the last days, Shiveluch, the biggest and most active, erupted gases several times while unceasing earth tremors send avalanches down its slopes.
Seismic activity at Stratovolcano Kizimen also by far exceeds normal. More than 80 local earthquakes have been registered near the volcano in the last 24 hours. At night a red glow could be seen in the sky above its crater. Kizimen ‘woke up’ in 2009 after the last big eruption in 1928-29 and since then its activity has only been growing.
Plosky Talbachek volcano has been erupting lava for weeks now. The flows are glowing in the nighttime, which means that more and more masses of lava continue to arrive, reported Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team.
Aviation authorities have issued an orange security level in the area.
H/T to Ice Age Now for this link and a regular reader for an e-mail tip. While a quiet sun can bring cooler climate to the planet, volcano eruptions can make the cold more intense, as the particulates block some of the sun’s energy from reaching the oceans. We are in from a much colder winter.