“Chile is issuing an alert over increased activity at Villarrica volcano.
The 9,000-foot (2,847-meter) volcano is located in Chile’s central valley some 400 miles (670 kilometers) south of Santiago. It’s one of South America’s most active, and it has a lava lake within its crater.
Tens of thousands of people live nearby, and it’s a popular tourist and skiing destination.
National volcanic surveillance chief Luis Lara said Monday that “there’s a high chance of active eruptive activity.”
Meanwhile, the national emergency office says it has been preparing plans in case evacuations are necessary. (AP)”
The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) has traveled to this volcano at least once per month for approximately the last year.
Over the past year, the island has grown from a small volcanic vent, and FULLY covered the other island which was nearby. This new island is also growing in height.. rising several dozen feet above sea level by the beach, and upwards of a few hundred feet towards the cone.
Compare the old photographs from a few years ago, to the new island now!
In 2013, the new island was just beginning to grow above sea level. Within 2 years time, Nishinoshima volcano covered the entire old island, and formed a new much larger land mass reaching several hundred feet above sea level.
Multiple photographs from the air show the extent of the new lava flows. Credit to the Japanese Coast Guard:
Jet aircraft just sprayed South Florida with something. Sprayed with what? That is the question of the century.
A fleet of aircraft took off from the Gulf of Mexico and flew across Florida heading out into the Atlantic ocean. The fleet of jet aircraft deposit a lingering series of “trails” as they take off , and fly out into the Atlantic.