A new high-altitude eruption took place at Papua New Guinea’s Manam volcano at 04:25 UTC on Jan 11. The Aviation Colour Code remains red.
According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption produced a column of ash rising up to 15.2 km (50,000 feet) above sea level. The volcanic ash was observed on satellite imagery and confirmed by ground reports.
This is the fifth high-altitude ejection in the volcano’s current eruptive period. The last one was four days ago, on Jan 07.
It remains to be seen whether or not this becomes a trend in activity like in late 2004, says VolcanoDiscovery.com.
Particulate ejected to this level, the Stratosphere, will have a direct cooling affect on the planet.
Volcanoes also erupting today, Jan 11, include: Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Planchón-Peteroa, Sabancaya, and Ebeko.
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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Particulates ejected to altitudes above 10km (32,800 feet), and into the stratosphere, have a cooling effect on the planet.
We’re still waiting for the big one.
Grand Solar Minimum