It was an unusually large eruption, said Steve Saunders of the Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO). Ash falls were so heavy that trees broke under the weight, the RVO reported.
Could affect climate.
Experts warn that it could produce a Pompeii-size eruption leading to cooling and famine.(Huge volcanic eruptions have also occurred at or near the onset of previous little ice ages.)
Europe’s most active volcano has erupted again, accompanied by more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude.
843 injured at last count
At least 43 people have been killed after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, according to government officials.. Hundreds were injured.
This is on top of the 14 feet that had been forecast to accumulate between Wednesday night and this morning.
By the way, did you know that glaciers on Mt Baker are advancing?
“Rock columns around the world only form in volcanic rock layers,” says Nick Zentner.
29 Oct 2018 – VAAC Darwin regularly reports ash plumes reaching 2-3 km (1.2 to 1.8 miles) high at the Indonesian volcano,
More than 1,400 dead from the powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami on Friday … and now this.