A new high-impact eruption has taken place at Papua New Guinea’s Manam volcano, at around 04:48 UTC on Jan 23. The Aviation Color Code is Red.
The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. but the height has since been revised to 15.2 km (50,000 feet) based on the movement of plumes.
The eruption is clearly ongoing despite widespread meteorological cloud in the area, the centre said 05:32 UTC.
This is the sixth high-altitude ejection in the volcano’s current eruptive period that began on Aug 26, 2018. The previous one was on Jan 11.
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 10km (32,800 feet), and into the stratosphere, have a cooling effect on the planet.
Volcanoes also erupting today, Jan 23, include: Etna, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sakurajima, Planchón-Peteroa, and Sabancaya.
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