Explosive activity continues today, Jan 17, at both Kamchatka and Popocatépetl volcanoes.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned of a volcanic ash plume from Kamchatka rising to an estimated 20,000 ft (6100 m) or flight level 200.
Kamchatka (aka Shiveluch) volcano has been experiencing almost constant emissions reaching 10,000+ feet for the last few months.
An image from one of the eruptions earlier in January, 2019:
Explosive activity also continues at Popocatépetl volcano in central Mexico today.
The VAAC Washington recorded a volcanic ash plume rising to 21000 ft (6400 m) or FL210.
Richard’s twitter post below simply translates as: “Heading to work“
And the tweet below translates as:
Activity of the #Volcán #Popocatépetl at 23:07 hrs, seen from San Nicolás de los ranchos #Puebla. 🚦 The volcanic warning light is in yellow Phase 2.
Popocatépetl, like Kamchtka, has been emitting constant plumes of ash into the stratosphere for the last few months.
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 10km (32,800 feet), and into the stratosphere, have a cooling effect on the planet.
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:
Grand Solar Minimum