Sunday, June 28, 2020

Major Volcano Eruptions In Japan, Guatemala, Landslides In Indonesia

Latest Geology News: Strong Eruptions at Pacaya (Guatemala) and Nishinoshima (Japan) Volcanoes – Landslide Buries Village in Indonesia (Videos)

The activity of the Nishinoshima volcano situated in the Ogasawara Islands Archipelago SSE of Tokyo in Japan continues at elevated levels.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) observed strong explosions that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 8,500 ft (2,600 m) above the summit.Lava effusions continue to be active on the northeastern slopes of the volcano and very high thermal anomaly was observed in satellite images. 
The video below was shot on June 25th:
Meanwhile, a massive landslide swept away a mountain road and a few homes down a hill in rural Indonesia in this shocking video.
The collapse of the Trans Sulawesi Roadwas captured by a local at Battang Barat, Wara Barat District on June 26th. 
No casualties were reported.
Finally, an impressive and very photogenic eruption occurred at Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano on Friday, June 19, spewing lava and ash into the air for more than 4 days.
As shown in this article, more volcanic eruptions and extreme weather phenomena may occur in the next few years due to the Grand Solar Minimum.
Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge during which two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere (inside a single thundercloud or cloud-to-cloud) or ground temporarily equalize themselves, causing the instantaneous release of as much as one gigajoule of energy. Lightning causes thunder, a sound from the shock wave which develops as gases in the vicinity of the discharge experience a sudden increase in pressure. Scott et al, 2014, suggest … Continue reading

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