On the back of Aug 24’s “did she, or didn’t she” eruption to 70,000 foot (seemingly backed up by sat imagery HERE, but retracted by VD, among others, HERE), strong explosive activity has been continuing at Shiveluch (Kamchatka) volcano over the past few days, with “VA continuously observed in satellite imagery,” according to www.volcanodiscovery.com.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo has been warning of a large and almost-continuous volcanic ash plume rising to 34,000 feet (10.4km) over the past 48 hours, which, as of Aug 30, is moving 60 kts in an E direction .
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km), and into the stratosphere, have a direct cooling effect on the planet.
Shiveluch is an incredibly unstable stratovolcano, with a recent eruptive history littered with VEI 4s and 5s. Even still, 2019 has seen a big step-up in activity.
The KVERT observatory is warning that “major explosions” could occur at any time.
Stay tuned for updates.
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 influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift
The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity.
Volcanic eruptions –like those seen at Shiveluch of late– are only quickening the inevitable.