Friday Mr Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted, an eruption which followed a 7.7 earthquake there. Indonesia sits on the Ring of Fire, a notoriously unstable area in which the earth’s plates (crust) shift, causing the ground to rumble in a way we know as earthquakes.
Then on Saturday, eight volcanoes’ alert status was raised. The eight volcanoes are:
Mount Sinabung, in Karo, North Sumatera;
Mount Talang, Solok, West Sumatera;
Mount Anak Krakatau, Lampung (Child of Krakatau Volcano);
Mount Papandayan, Garut, West Java;
Mount Slamet, Tegal, Central Java;
Mount Dieng, Wonosobo, Central Java;
Mount Semeru, Lumajang, East Java;
Mount Bromo, Probolinggo.
Today an additional 21 Indonesian volcanoes’ alert levels were raised, along with all the geologists’ eyebrows.
Indonesia volcano shoots new blast; 21 more rumble
“Deafening explosions of hot gas rattled evacuees miles (kilometers) from an Indonesian volcano Monday, the latest eruption in a deadly week. The country reported increased rumblings at 21 other active volcanoes, raising questions about what’s causing the uptick along some of the world’s most volatile fault lines.
The government has raised alert levels of 21 other volcanos to the second- and third- highest levels in the last two months because they have shown an increase in activity, said Syamsul Rizal, a state volcanologist, said Monday. Many of those are already rumbling and belching out heavy black ash. Indonesia has several volcanos smoldering at any given time, but another government volcanologist, Gede Swantika, said that normally only five to 10 would be at the third-highest alert level — which indicates an increase in seismic activity and visible changes in the crater. It is rare for any to be at second-highest — which signifies an eruption is possible within two weeks. He said monitors noticed more volcanos were exhibiting seismic activity starting Sept. 2. Geophysicist Pall Einarsson of the University of Iceland said that such an increase could be an indication that some of the volcanos — if any are very close — could be affecting one another. He said this idea is a new one for volcanologists, but they are increasingly seeing evidence of interplay between neighboring mountains. Geologist Brent McInnes said as he hadn’t seen the raw data but would find such a rash of volcanic activity significant.”
So here is a summary of the above: they don’t know what’s happening. Even the most normal theory of ‘they are triggering each other’ is new to them…
There is talk on the internet of a seismic event that took place this morning that was felt or picked up by seismograph machines from coast to coast. I can’t nail this one down but I do find it unusual to say the least. Except, all this crustal activity is not unusual. God told us this would be happening, through Jesus, and through Isaiah. Jesus’ LONGEST answer to the disciples on any topic or any question was the Olivet Discourse. It is so named because they were atop Mount of Olives when this lengthy discussion occurred. He sat down with them and answered their query as to the signs of the end of the age in Mt 24. In verse 7-8 Jesus said: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
Isaiah 24: 19-20 says-
“The earth is broken asunder,
The earth is split through,
The earth is shaken violently.
The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard
And it totters like a shack,
For its transgression is heavy upon it,
And it will fall, never to rise again.”
When the number of volcanoes exhibiting activity is five times the normal level, when the scientists scratch their heads and say they simply do not know, when they say though that the activity indicates a plate shift, when they exclaim in their typical understated fashion with words like “significant,” and we look at the bible and KNOW that the end of the end times will be exhibiting these things, we have to believe that these are unusual times, end times. And the scientists who wonder if a major plate restructuring is ahead? We can definitely say: YES.
UPDATE: Overnight the following was posted: “An Icelandic volcano has shown signs it could be about to burst into life, just months after an eruption from another volcano caused Europe’s biggest air shutdown since World War II, experts said Monday”