Volcanoes

Bada-BOOM! Another volcano decides to wake up now. Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador. Volcano had been sleeping for eleven years.

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)

Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

Bada-BOOM! Another volcano decides to wake up now. Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador. Volcano had been sleeping for eleven years.

Posted by TW on January 09, 2019. Watchers.news

San Miguel volcano in El Salvador, also known as Chaparrastique, continues its eruptive process which started on January 3, 2019, emitting relatively small amounts of gas and ash up to 500 meters (1 640 feet) in height.

Between 16:00 local time on January 7 and 10:00 LT, January 8, the degassing and seismicity at the volcano fluctuated between low and high periods, Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET) said in their special report released January 8, 2019.

A sudden change in these parameters would be an indicator of a process of depressurization that could induce higher energy eruptive activity. These changes could occur suddenly, it warned.

The values of the seismic vibration (RSAM) kept fluctuating between 123 and 201 units in 24 hours ending 18:00 LT, January 8, with an average of 145 units per hour, values considered above normal.

Image captured by a drone flying over the volcano at 12:00 LT, January 7 shows a pulse of gases coming out of the crater and ash-laden atmosphere, typical of a magmatic degassing process without pressurization.

Local observers report gas emissions and small ash emissions rising from the top of the volcano.

The analysis of the current situation indicates that San Miguel continues its eruptive process which started on January 3, 2019. Populated areas west of the volcano, like El Carreto, La Piedra and Piedra Azul, could receive some amounts of ash and gas.

In the case of a sudden increase in activity, the most likely scenario continues to be approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) high eruptive column. Ash could fall in the municipalities of San Rafael Oriente, San Jorge and Chinameca, SNET said.

Ballistic projectiles, included in this scenario, could reach distances up to 3 km (1.8 miles) around the crater. There is also a possibility that lava flows could be generated.

Authorities are urging residents, tourists and climbers to stay from the crater.

A strong and sudden eruption took place at the volcano on December 29, 2013, after 11 years of quiescence. Eruption column was estimated rising up to 9 km (29 500 feet) and civil alert status for the area around the volcano was raised to yellow.

According to local press, ashfall was expected in the town of Chinameca and Civil Protection has begun evacuations of families residing within a radius of 3 km (1.8 miles) around the volcano.

Geological summary

The symmetrical cone of San Miguel volcano, one of the most active in El Salvador, rises from near sea level to form one of the country’s most prominent landmarks. The unvegetated summit of the 2 130-m-high (7 000 feet) volcano rises above slopes draped with coffee plantations.

A broad, deep crater complex that has been frequently modified by historical eruptions (recorded since the early 16th century) caps the truncated summit of the towering volcano, which is also known locally as Chaparrastique.

Radial fissures on the flanks of the basaltic-andesitic volcano have fed a series of historical lava flows, including several erupted during the 17th-19th centuries that reached beyond the base of the volcano on the north, NE, and SE sides.

The SE-flank lava flows are the largest and form broad, sparsely vegetated lava fields crossed by highways and a railroad skirting the base of the volcano. The location of flank vents has migrated higher on the edifice during historical time, and the most recent activity has consisted of minor ash eruptions from the summit crater.

Featured image credit: SNET/MARN

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