June 24, 2024

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — “A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air.

Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered.

A government volcanologist said it’s possible the eruption was accelerated by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck on Friday.”

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THERE IS A REASON why so many earthquakes and tsunamis happen in Indonesia.  It lies on a dangerous intersection of the equator and 96 degrees East Longitude.  That longitude matters because the imbalanced ice mass of Antarctica, which is not perfectly centered on the rotational South Pole – is centered over 300 miles from the pole, along 96 degrees East Longitude.  The mass imbalance pushes the entire crust of the Earth towards the equator in Indonesia.  When the next POLE SHIFT occurs, the crust of the Earth will move along 96 degrees E.L.  So why aren’t there earthquakes all along that meridian of longitude?

As one approaches the equatorial bulge, the circumference of the planet gets slightly larger.  But at the equator everything changes, and to the North the circumference gets smaller.  Crust attempting to move over the bulge can expand slightly until it reaches the equator, where suddenly is gets compressed like an accordion into a narrower area as it flows North.  So the intersection under Indonesia is a critical location where one force meets huge resistance from compression – and huge earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis happen far more often than they do in the rest of the world.  Until someday, when the balance of forces preventing a pole shift changes – and the entire surface of the Earth is suddenly relocated.

 

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