Agung Volcano On The Verge Of Blowing…Major Eruption Would Have Impact On Earth’s Climate

Volcano Agung

Volcano Agung in Bali is showing worrisome signs of a major eruption, writes German climate blogger Schneefan here. The highest level of activity with multiple tremor episodes was just recorded. You can monitor Agung via live cam and live seismogram.

The 3,000-meter tall Agung has been at the highest warning level 4 since September 21.

Schneefan writes that the lava rise has started and that “an eruption can be expected at any time.”

So far some 140,000 people have been evacuated from the area of hazard, which extends up to 12 km from the volcano. Schneefan writes:

Yesterday ground activity by far exceeded the previous high level. Quakes have become more frequent and stronger, which indicates a stronger magma flow (see green in the histogram). Since October 13 there has been for the first time a “nonharmonic trembling (tremor), which can be seen in red at the top of the last two bars of the histogram.”

The colors of the columns in the bar chart from bottom to top stand for perceptible earthquakes (blue) low earthquakes (green) surface quakes (orange). Just recently red appeared, signifying non-harmonic tremors.  The seismogram below shows what are at times longer period quakes: meaning magma is violently flowing in the volcano. Source: https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/.

Since yesterday the seismogram for AGUNG has been showing powerful rumbling (red).

The seismogram of AGUNG shows powerful tremors (level RED). The seismogram is updated every 3 minutes: Source: Seismogramm

Because Agung is located near the equator, a major eruption with ash flying up into the stratosphere would have short-term climatic impacts that could last a few years.

Agung last erupted in 1963 with an explosivity index of VEI 5, sending a plume of ash some 25 km into the atmosphere before leading to a cooling of 0.5°C. The eruption of Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 led to a global cooling of 0.5°C.

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    Sonnyhill

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    The Pinatubo eruption of 91 led to the “year of no summer” in 92. Sulfur dioxide was the culprit.

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      Guus Derksen, NL

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      No, the “year without summer” was 1816, after eruption of the Tambora in 1815.

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        Sonnyhill

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        We rarely saw the sun in 1992, cloudy and cool. My crops were not mature when frost came early that year.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    They’ll dlame the eurpution on Gloal Warming/Climate change since these nit-wits blame just about everything from burnt toast to ISIS on Global Warming/Climate Change

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      David Lewis

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      In the early days of this fraud some idiot claiming to be a scientist came up with a theory to explain this. Global warming increases the Earth’s temperature. With tectonic plates warmer, they move past each other easier. This increases the incidents of earth quaked and volcanoes. If I remember correctly, there was another theory based on warmer sea water being lighter and putting less weight on the ocean floor. I wonder who funded these studies.

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        jaypeeidiot

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        No one did these studies — probably the work of WUWT or Steve Goddard.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    I live with ina 50 mile radious of Mt Shasta and i can still remember when Mt St Helens blew back in May 20 or 21 of 1980

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