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Europe’s Mount Etna and Nicaragua’s Momotombo both erupted spectacularly in this first week of December, 2015. http://earthsky.org/earth/two-powerful-volcanos-erupted-december-2015-mount-etna-momotombo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occurring between 2:20am and 3:10am UTC, the eruption saw a sustained lava fountain reach heights of over 1 kilometer, although some jets of hot material made it as high as 3 km above the summit of the volcano. The large volcano boasts five craters in total and is estimated to have been active for some 2.5 million years.

Ash fell onto the nearby villages Linguaglossa, Francavilla di Sicilia, Milazzo, Messina, and Reggio Calabria, and resulted in the closure of at least one airport.

Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mount Etna, has erupted in spectacular fashion, filling the sky above Sicily with flame, lightning, and a gigantic ash cloud. Mount Etna has been mostly quiet for two years, but after intensifying volcanic activity in recent weeks, things came to a head with the dramatic eruption you can see in the video above. http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-italy-s-mount-etna-erupts-with-spectacular-natural-fireworks

 

And another volcano came to life:

 

 

 

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano erupted after 110 years of inactivity. Momotombo – a stratovolcano in not far from the city of León, Nicaragua – erupted for the first time since 1905. INETER reported that the volcano generated a gas-and-ash plume that rose 1 kilometer above the crater and drifted southwest. An impressive lava fountain along with a dark ash plume was reported over the area near Lake Managua. More explosions followed, and ash plumes rose 300 meters (about 1,000 feet) into the air. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, including La Concha, Los Arcos, Flor de la Piedra, La Paz Centro, and León. Wired reported on December 2:Local reports suggest that people started feeling tremors and noticing steam plumes from Momotombo over the past few weeks. Then, late on Monday night, a new eruption began, sending incandescent volcanic debris cascading down the slopes of the volcano. By morning, the activity had waned, though a strong steam plume can still be spotted coming from the volcano on the INETER webcam pointed at Momotombo. At least six communities around Momotombo reported ash fall and as a precaution, schools in the region have been closed.

 

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I lived on the slopes of Mt Etna for a year as a child. Frightening thing to see when it erupts. In fact my father's village was covered in lava and moved down the mountain and rebuilt a couple of times at least. Ive seen the hardened wall of lava that stopped right at the train station.

So like everything else, humans are missing the point of reading the signs - they can't see that building a village on the slopes of a volcano is historically not a good idea, regardless of the fertility of the ground.

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10.15.2012 Meeting today's adversities with Courage...... WE LIVE in a time of adversities. The earth has been inundated with disasters. Earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods, volcanoes, tornadoes, typhoons, and hurricanes have wreaked havoc on humankind. In addition, family problems and personal dilemmas have brought fear and sorrow. It is so true that “time and unforeseen occurrence” befall us all.—Eccl. 9:11. Conclusion of article: 2 corinthians 4: 17 "For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting."  We are living in momentous times. May we be prepared to helpour spiritual brothers and sisters or to be helped in case of emergency. 

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