All of a sudden, the world seems to be experiencing an increase in volcanic activity. Experts are trying to assure everyone that there is no cause for concern, but the evidence is mounting and it is difficult to ignore the unusual nature of what is happening.
The emergence of a new island from the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Japan’s Iwo Jima island is just one example of the unusual volcanic activity taking place. Images from the European Space Agency have revealed the birth of this new landmass, the result of an underwater volcanic eruption. The eruption began on October 21, with activity intensifying over the next 10 days. Large lumps of rock were thrown into the air, and a jet of gas and ash shot over 160 feet almost vertically above the water’s surface.
This event is just one of many that are causing concern. In Iceland, the town of Grindavík is being evacuated due to thousands of earthquakes that have raised concerns about an imminent volcanic eruption. More than 4,000 earthquakes have struck the region, with at least 1,000 recorded within the magma tunnel, leading to fears that a volcanic eruption may be imminent.
In the United States, Mount St. Helens has been rattled by 400 earthquakes since mid-July, with magma flowing through chambers deep underground as the volcano recharges. There are concerns that these earthquakes could lead to another massive explosion, similar to the 1980 eruption that left 57 people dead.
Meanwhile, in Italy, the supervolcano known as Campi Flegrei has been experiencing seismic activity, with more than 3,450 earthquakes recorded so far this year. Experts fear that the volcano, which has been active for 39,000 years, could be reawakening after generations at rest. The area is currently in a state of positive bradyseism, with the ground moving upward and a surge in earthquakes rattling nerves.
All of this is happening at a time when the sun has unleashed an enormous coronal mass ejection, sparking a geomagnetic storm that is set to hit the Earth. The charged particles from this event will interact with the atmosphere to emit green and red colors over the poles.
These events raise the question of whether the scientific “experts” are correct in their assurances that nothing unusual is happening, or if those sounding the alarm about cataclysmic times are right. Only time will reveal the truth about what is happening with the world’s volcanic activity. But the evidence is mounting, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the signs of unusual and potentially dangerous events taking place around the globe.