Sumatra’s incredibly active Sinabung Volcano has exploded in spectacular fashion again today, June 09, sending volcanic ash high into the atmosphere. The explosion also coincided with a minor G1 geomagnetic storm.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin is warning of a thick ash plume rising to a lofty 55,000 feet (16.7 km) — particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10 km), and into the stratosphere, have a direct cooling effect on the planet.
In addition to the ash, large pyroclastic flows have also been reported.
Sinabung woke in 2010 after centuries of quiescence, according to volcano.si.edu, with it’s eruptive phase that year registering as a 2 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI).
However, 2010’s phase turned out to be just a precursor to the long, powerful episode which began on Sept 5, 2013 and didn’t end until Jul 15, 2018 — qualifying as a VEI 4.
Mount Sinabung exploded back into life in early May, 2019, with this latest eruption ranking as the largest in years, and coming just 2 weeks after the previous 50,000+ feet ejection, on May 25.
Sinabung is certainly one to watch as we continue our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum — it appears more than capable of producing a powerful VEI 6+, which would result in a dramatic cooling of the planet, almost overnight.
Stratovolcano: 2460 m / 8,071 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia: 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: ERUPTION WARNING
Eruption list: 0810 ± 70 years, 2010, 2013-2018, 2019-ongoing
For more see VolcanoDiscovery.com
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
Today’s eruption at Sinabung occurred at the same time that a G1 geomagnetic storm (Kp5) kicked off:
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 Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift