Volcanic & Seismic Activity 

Manam Explodes to 16.7 km 55,000 ft — Evacuation Orders Issued

Yet another high-impact eruption, and the biggest in the current eruptive period, took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea at 16:20 UTC on Jan 24. Crops have been destroyed, as has some infrastructure — including a communication tower linking the island to the mainland.

According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake was observed just northeast of the volcano approximately two hours before the start of the volcanic eruption.

Volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55,000 feet) above sea level was observed on satellite imagery taken 17:00 UTC, the Darwin VAAC reported.

This eruption comes just one day after the last high-impact eruption at Manam ejected ash 15.2 km (50,000 feet) a.s.l., and is the seventh in the volcano’s current eruptive period that began on Aug 26, 2018.

Kessy Sawang, Head of Secretariat at Manam Resettlement Authority, has sent out calls for the immediate evacuation of those living near the volcano.

The Manam Resettlement Authority noted very high temperatures caused by activity and that “water sources and food gardens were completely destroyed”.

A communications tower linking residents to the mainland was also knocked out.

The authority has indicated an urgent need for a temporary shelter in Bogia on Papa New Guinea’s mainland, and a requirement for a boat to evacuate Manam Islanders.

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.

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We’re still waiting for the big one.

Grand Solar Minimum

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