Another very powerful explosion occurred at Manam Volcano on Jan 07 — the 4th (and largest) in this current eruptive period — with a discrete (individual) explosion sending ash to 55,000ft a.s.l.
According to Volcano Discovery, a continuous eruption is now reaching up to 30,000ft (9.1km), extending northeast — though the volcanic ash is difficult to discern due to a meteorological cloud, the Darwin VAAC reported 03:59 UTC, Jan 8.
This latest eruption is the 4th in the volcano’s current eruptive period, and the first since Dec 8, 2018 when ash was fired 45,000 (13.7km) feet a.s.l.:
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
We’re still waiting for the big one.
Grand Solar Minimum