Sakurajima Volcano Volcanic Eruption! February 09, 2013 - JAPAN - The Sakurajima volcano has entered once again a phase of more intense and frequent explosions. Since the start of the year, there has been one explosion every 4 to 5 hours on average. with ash clouds rose to altitudes as high as 10,000 feet.
JMA reported that during 28 January-1 February explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. Crater incandescence was occasionally detected. The Tokyo VAAC reported that pilots observed ash plumes at altitudes of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. during 30-31 January. Based on information from JMA, explosions during 31 January-5 February generated plumes on most days that rose to altitudes of 1.8-3 km (6,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, NW, and SE.
M 8.0 Santa Cruz Islands Earthquake Analysis Analysis Video of the large M 8.0 Earthquake Santa Cruz Islands today, looking at solar activity preceding the earthquake with related Ionospheric and GDGPS data that was caught on the 14th of November 2012.
C8.7 Solar Flare & Spectacular Eruption Feb 6, 2013
C8.7 SOLAR FLARE & SPECTACULAR ERUPTION ! A moderate C8.7 Solar Flare was reported at 00:21 UTC this morning around active region 11667. Associated with this blast is a fast moving Coronal Mass Ejection(CME) which appears to have components that are Earth directed.