Sunday, 26 November 2017

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level



Neptune


Fears of an imminent major eruption of Bali's Mount Agung have increased and the evacuation zone around the volcano has been widened. The Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert on the island to its highest level. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42132912




Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a volcano in Bali, Indonesia. Gunung Agung last erupted on 26 November 2017. Its 1963–1964 eruption was one of the largest and most devastating in Indonesia's history. It is still active with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. A chart for the upcoming Full Moon (also a SuperMoon) at Mount Agung is shown here. Notice that the Full Moon aligns with the meridian and squares Neptune very sharply. Neptune  is conjunct stars in the  constellation of Pegasus.

Poseidon (Roman name Neptune) was the great Olympian god of the sea, rivers, flood and drought, earthquakes, and horses. In the historical period, Poseidon was often referred to by the epithets Enosichthon, Seischthon and Ennosigaios, all meaning "earth-shaker" and referring to his role in causing earthquakes.  Legend has it that when his creation Pegasus, the Flying Horse,  stomped its feet there were earthquakes. For stars in this area, Diana Rosenberg mentions “unusually powerful earthquakes” and gives the following examples :


The gigantic eruption of Thera, Greece in the summer of 1628 BCE was preceded by Saturn transit  in this area at the Capricorn Ingress; these stars were featured as well when a severe quake “from the heart of Vesuvius” hit Pompeii in Feb 63 CE, 16 years  before  a great eruption buried the city; at the Jan 75 CE SolEcl (path over Vesuvius, 4 years 7 months before the great eruption; at the massive Lisbon earthquake of 1755, estimated at 9 on the Ritcher scale; in 1783 when Mt. Lataki, S Iceland  split open 8-mile stretch – fountains of lava erupted at a rate surpassing Niagara Falls; at the Great New Madrid, MO quake of 1811, the first (and the 2nd strongest) in a 54-day series of massive earthquakes that hit the Mississippi Valley in 1811-12; at the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee that killed 29,000 – the entire population of Martinique; at the terrible Tokyo-Yokohama 8.3 earthquake of 1923 (143,000 dead, 200,000 injured) and in 1993 when scientists studying the Galeras Volcano in Colombia were caught in a sudden eruption: 9 were killed. Mars was here at the calamitous 9.0 Japanese quake-Tsunami of 2011 that wiped out entire cities, killing tens of thousands and severely damaging Tukushima Saiichi nuclear plant.


The SuperMoon of Dec. 3 is therefore setting the stage for a possible eruption of Mount Agung. The Nov 26 eruption is probably a preview of what is about to happen in a big way. Since the progressed MC of the Full Moon chart conjoins the Sun and thereby triggers the Full Moon about 8 days later (say around Dec. 11) we can expect an 8 day window for a major eruption.

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