March 11, 2011

Three Volcanoes Erupt Almost At The Same Time After Japan Earthquake!

The Weather Space news
written by Staff
Friday March 11, 2011 at 10:50am PT

Two volcanoes in Eastern Russia , Kamchatka and one other in Indonesia, have erupted around the same time as the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake on Friday.

One of the most active volcanos in Indonesia has erupted, blasting lava and hot gas down the slopes.

Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It erupted in August, killing four people.

This mountain is along the "Ring of Fire, the volcano chain surrounding the Pacific Basin.

Meteorologist Kevin Martin is the lead scientist here at and explains in his own way what may actually be happening.

"Waves from the Earthquake have been ringing the planet like bell, causing stress in all sections of the planet", Martin said. "Imagine a calm magma chamber that just needs one push, even if a few feet. This would be enough to cause instability in the chambers, causing volcanic eruptions in various locations. These three eruptions will not be the only mountains to go and other quakes worldwide will follow as the worldwide faults get disturbed.

Yuri Yamamoto, a resident from Tokyo, tells that Japan's early warning system gave Tokyo 30 seconds of a warning, proving an advanced system may actually work elsewhere and should be implemented in places like the Western Coast of the United States.

So it has been interesting to watch history unfolding across the planet, but gives our condolences to those lost and the over 88,000 people in Japan that are reported to be missing.

As for the Tsunami Prediction Center, An amazing job from them as predictions were nearly accurate as in timing and strength of the waves.

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