Is the earth breaking up? In 2010, volcanoes all over the world are erupting at an alarming pace. Combined with the dramatic increase in large earthquakes that we are seeing, all of this is more than a little unsettling. Is this just an anomaly or are we entering a time of increased seismic activity? Are volcanoes along the "Ring of Fire" and elsewhere in the world going to erupt even more frequently as we get closer to 2012? Nobody knows for sure, but it certainly seems like something strange is going on. So far, most of the volcanic eruptions have been in areas that are not densely populated, but as many civilizations throughout history have learned, a significant volcanic eruption can wipe out an entire city in a single day. In fact, there are quite a few dormant "super volcanoes" throughout the world that could literally bring about the end of the world as we know it. Hopefully we won't have to deal with any of these "super volcanoes" for a while, but if dozens of smaller volcanoes keep erupting around the globe we are soon going to have some very serious problems on our hands.
The earth really does seem to be breaking up in 2010. Just consider the following list of some of the major volcanic eruptions around the globe that we have seen this year....
*Indonesia's infamous Anak Krakatau volcano has come to life and is spewing ash and flaming rocks.
*Mount Merapi in Indonesia has erupted for a third time, and locals are reporting that this most recent eruption was the loudest and the strongest one yet.
*Right now there are 22 volcanoes in Indonesia that are showing increased signs of volcanic activity.
*Two major volcanoes on Russia's Siberian Kamchatka peninsula both erupted on October 28th. The volcanoes produced ash plumes that reached heights of up to 33,000 feet, and ash clouds traveled as far as Alaska.
*A spokesperson at the Icelandic Civil Protection Department said on Monday that water now pouring from Iceland's biggest glacier could signal that a volcano underneath is about to erupt.
*Earlier this year, an eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of the giant ash cloud that it produced.
*The Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico has been continually erupting since January 2005.
*The Philippine government insists that it is prepared for a possible eruption of the Taal volcano as it begins to show signs of life.
*Costa Rica's Arenal volcano erupted in May, spewing geysers of lava, ash and toxic gases from its crater and forcing the evacuation of the national park where it is located.
*Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, which is located 50 kilometres south of Guatemala City, surprised many when it began erupting several months ago.
*A volcano in Ecuador known as Tungurahua (The "Throat of Fire") came to life earlier this year, exploding continuously throughout one crazy night.
So is all this related to the 2012 phenomenon?
Is this evidence that we are in the end times?
Could it be that human activity is causing these eruptions somehow?
Or is all of this just an anomaly that we really shouldn't be concerned about?
Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion....
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