Natural disasters are coming fast and furious around the globe. About 6,000 people have been evacuated from the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu because of an erupting volcano.
Although the Monaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, however, sudden activity on Saturday raised fears of a major eruption. The director of Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office Shadrack Welegtabit said on Tuesday that Vanuatu would declare an emergency on the island after the volcano’s activity measure was raised to Level Four for the first time over the weekend.
Vanuatu is located about one-quarter of the way from Australia to Hawaii. It’s made up of 80 islands, about 65 of which are inhabited, and is home to around 280,000 people. The nation is considered one of the world’s most prone to natural disasters, with a half-dozen active volcanoes as well as regular cyclones and earthquakes. It rests on the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire,’ the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanoes are common.
Welegtabit also said those villagers had been moved into schools and community halls in the island’s eastern and western regions and that authorities have already planned to send a ship to the island filled with water, food, and other supplies to help those people who had been displaced. That ship is due to arrive on Wednesday.
Almost 50,000 people are currently evacuated from the island nation of Bali in Indonesia as well, due to an imminent volcanic eruption there.
“There’s ash, fire, stones, and lava being thrown out from the mouth of the volcano,” Welegtabit said. “There’s a lot of activity going on.” He also said that it’s difficult to say whether there will be a major eruption and that those who have been evacuated will just have to sit and wait for further instruction. At this time, evacuees are in limbo.
Vanuatu was also close to a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred on September 20 of this year.
Vanuatu’s Meteorology and Geohazards Department said that villagers within 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) of the volcano face the biggest risk from airborne rocks and volcanic gas. The department also warned that acid rain could damage crops across a broader area.
“With the seismic machine, we can measure what’s happening but we can’t really predict what the volcano will do next,” he said.
What? they run out of virgins to toss into the thing? Alas, the modern world and the ramifications of liberalism, huh?
Were there swarms of earthquakes and tremors in recent weeks on Vanuatu? Afterall, we’re being told the tremors and earthquakes in and around Yellowstone are harbingers of a major eruption. Or not.
You have to respect physics. Ever heard of the Age of Aquarius or that the planets are aligning? Solar systems including ours travel in three dimensions throughout the Galaxy. They do not stay in a fixed position. This is due to the collective effects of gravitational forces. The Earth has only performed a complete cycle around the Galaxy a few times since the big bang. At times during this travel the Earth sees the Galaxy as a disk from above and the other extreme it sees the Galaxy as a thin line or simply put that the planets have aligned. Physics tells us that the cumulative effects of gravity from other heavenly bodies manifests at the time of alignment. The Earths mantle is in a plastic condition with solidified pieces of crust basically floating and crashing into one another. Outside gravitational forces cause the mantle to move causing the crust to react. It is not divine intervention, it is not because we are bad people and man has nothing to do with it. We are just along for the ride while we argue with the other passengers. Some times it is bumpy some times it is smooth. Such is life on this spaceship. But there are the doubters that say there is no gravity, the Earth sucks.
When you say, “The earth has only performed a complete cycle around the galaxy a few times,” you need to add the phrase, ” insofar as humans have been able to determine,” because, some day, they are going to wake up and realize that galaxies have been around much longer than they presently suppose.
Good post Grandpa. I agree and there is evidence because the Magnetic poles are shifting more rapidly than ever before in recorded history. I expect these events to increase in both magnitude and occurance.
Not because we are bad. You’ll find out how wrong that statement is sooner than you think.
Thank you Grandpa what thought provoking post we should have more intelligent posts such as yours.
damn, that sounds a lot like when i was a 12y/old and HAD to take a ride in uncle kenny’s SS chevelle.
GrandpaSpeaks I disagree that You have to respect physics. No I just can’t do it, I do like to study if for fun but
the one’s coming up with the theories are so off the mark with the whole spontaneously coming into existence from nothing big bang theory. even the universe must follow its own rules that everything in the universe Is, was, and will be created whether it is someone or something, unless you know of an example of something that came into existence from nothing,and I have heard of the Age of Aquarius and that that the planets are aligning,… And there is no truth to either.and yes there is truth it is absolute never changes the same today tomorrow and yesterday I will give you an example of a truth, humans breathe oxygen and always have and always will weather today tomorrow or yesterday it never changes we will always as humans breathe oxygen it does not change and it’s absolutel it transcends space and time no matter where you go what time it is matter who you are or how old is applicable across the board unilaterally vertically and horizontallyand regardlessa butter you believe it or not it applies is a respecter of no personsit cannot change and will not changenor will it be changed Weather you thinking it will or not it is not relative information it is Absolute everything else outside Of truth is just Theory ie unproven and relative information
The thing is, we are in the last days Matthew 24Jesus talking about all these things happening now you have an opportunity Before things get wors. I personally want to liveI don’t want to go to hellcan you afford to take that chancewhat have you got to loose aS long as you forgive you can be forgiven anything and everything can be forgiven must be Forgiven in order to be forgiven
The risk of living in an area subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
I’ve read the no gravity exists opinions, interesting food for thought. Amazed that people would risk living so close to volcanos. “I don’t know where Ima gonna go when the volcano blows.”
The planet Nibiru just killed my landlady’s 60 year old son. It wasn’t the alcohol and drugs.
JRS, I couldn’t have said it better.
Yep. Sitting on a hot, molten rock cooled by a lot of water on top. What could possibly go wrong?
Just another day for Mother nature.
Why do we make a big deal out of this.
Live on Volcano = Burn
Live on a fault line = All shook up
Live on the ocean = Get wet.
One of my favorite Jimmy buffet songs…
Its the end of the world as we know it, its the end of the world as we know it and I am doing fine!
Headline with picture of people lined up near ATM: Puerto Rico running out of cash.
Uh….. The time to get cash out of the ATM was BEFORE the hurricane.
Like, a few days before. Cash on hand. Food. Water. Simply amazing.
Maybe we can offer Jesse and Al as a sacrifice to the Gods to silence the volcano. Better than a virgin.
Island Nation Of Vanuatu Evacuated As Volcano Erupts
Here’s a idea … don’t live next to a fk’n VOLCANO!!!
oh dear … MacSlavo you are mixing up BALI and VANUATU volcanos? iam living in Bali and there is NO eruption yet – it might happen somewhen or never … read the real news, not the rumors … please and be realistic…