Fresh on the heels of Agung’s widely reported volcanic-sneeze to 15,000 feet on May 25, a much larger eruption has just taken place at the Indonesian stratovolcano — VolcanoDiscovery.com.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin has warned of a large volcanic ash plume rising to at least 30,000 feet (9.1km), or flight level 300, and moving at 20 kts in a NE direction.
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km), and into the stratosphere, have a direct cooling effect on the planet.
The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red following this latest explosion.
“The danger area is within a radius of 4 km (2.5 miles) from the summit,” said a BNPB spokesperson.
Agung is a GSM stratovolcano, easily capable of producing a level 5 eruption on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) — just as it did back in 1963 (during solar minimum of cycle 19) and 1843 (during the Dalton Minimum), according to volcano.si.edu.
And now, after five and a half decades of quiescence, the mountain is once again rocking — with this latest eruptive phase, which began in late 2017, already ranking as VEI 3.
Agung is one to watch as we continue our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum.
A powerful pop (VEI 6+) will dramatically cool the planet, almost overnight.
Stratovolcano: 3142 m (10,308 ft)
Bali, Indonesia: -8.34°S / 115.51°E
Current status: ERUPTION WARNING
Eruption list: 1808, 1821(?), 1843, 1963-64 (large Plinian eruption on March 16, 1963), 2017
For more see VolcanoDiscovery.com
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, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift