Why Have 10 Major Volcanoes Along The Ring Of Fire Suddenly Roared To Life?


Ten major volcanoes have erupted along the Ring of Fire during the past few months, and the mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this. But this is a very big deal. We are seeing eruptions at some volcanoes that have been dormant for decades. Yes, it is certainly not unusual for two or three major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire to be active at the same time, but what we are witnessing right now is highly unusual. And if the U.S. media is not concerned about this yet, the truth is that they should be. Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 80 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire, and it runs directly up the west coast of the United States. Perhaps if Mt. Rainier in Washington state suddenly exploded or a massive earthquake flattened Los Angeles the mainstream media would wake up. Most Americans have grown very complacent about these things, but right now we are witnessing volcanic activity almost everywhere else along the Ring of Fire. It is only a matter of time before it happens here too.

Ring Of Fire

Sadly, most Americans cannot even tell you what the Ring of Fire is. The following is how Wikipedia defines the “Ring of Fire”…

The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. It has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes.

An easy way to think about the Ring of Fire is to imagine a giant red band stretching along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.

And yes, that includes the entire west coast of the United States and the entire southern coast of Alaska.

10 major volcanoes along the Ring of Fire have suddenly roared to life in recent months. The following are short excerpts from news reports about those eruptions…

Volcano creates new island off the coast of Japan: A dramatic volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a tiny new islet in Japan’s territorial waters, officials said Thursday, the first time in decades the nation has seen the phenomenon.

The navy spotted smoke about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Tokyo on Wednesday and Japan’s coastguard later verified the birth of the islet around the Ogasawara island chain.

Video footage showed plumes of smoke and ash billowing from the 200-metre island, and Japan’s coastguard said it was warning vessels to use caution in the area until the eruption cools off.

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia: A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, “raining down rocks” over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.

Mount Sinabung has been erupting on and off since September, but went into overdrive late Saturday and early Sunday, repeatedly spewing out red-hot ash and rocks up to eight kilometres (five miles) into the air.

Colima in Mexico: On Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Colima volcano showed two strong exhalations; ejecting lava down its slopes and ash skyward, that has reached several villages. Since last Sunday, the Volcan de Fuego de Colima was reactivated after several weeks of apparent calm and until Tuesday registered between 30 and 35 puffs per day, spewing lava down its slopes and ash that reached the people of Cheese, municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Colima, and some towns in the state of Jalisco.

Sakurajima in Japan: After a short phase of weaker activity, the volcano began to erupt more violently yesterday with a series of powerful explosions that sent ash plumes up to 15,000 ft (4,5 km). Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater.

Fuego in Guatemala: Two lava flows are active on the upper slopes of the volcano at the moment, to the Taniluya (south) and Ceniza canyon (SE). The effusive activity started on 11 Nov and increased on 18 November, reaching a length of 600 m. Constant avalanches detach from the flow fronts. At the same time, explosive activity at the summit crater remained at low to moderate levels, with strombolian explosions that produce ash plumes of up to 800 m height and incandescent jets visible from distance.

Santa María/Santiaguito in Guatemala: A phreatomagmatic (water-magma interaction driven) explosion yesterday morning produced a plume of fine ash rising to 3.2 km altitude (700 m above the lava dome) and drifted SE, causing ash fall in Finca La Florida.

Yaser in Vanuatu: Geohazards reports that the volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash emissions while explosions are relatively weak. This phase of ash emissions began on 3 November and are likely to continue into the coming days and weeks.

Popocatepetl in Mexico: The Popocatepetl volcano showcased with a layer of snow was observed throughout the morning and mid-day from the city of Puebla and columns generated by medium-intensity exhalations. According to the monitoring system of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) in the last 24 hours, the colossus presented 57 exhalations of low intensity, probably accompanied by emissions of steam and gas.

Mount Marapi in Indonesia: Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, erupted earlier Monday, shooting a cloud of black ash about 2,000 meter high, officials said.

Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula: Kliuchevskoi on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia had a busy weekend after its busy week – and a lot of the action was caught on the webcams pointed at the volcano or by satellite. For much of Friday and into Saturday (October 18-19), the volcano continued to produce some vigorous lava fountains and lava flows, mixed in with Strombolian explosions that sent bombs down the slopes of the volcano. This activity was significant enough to cause some aviation alerts even over the western Aleutian Islands.

So why is this happening?

Why is the Ring of Fire suddenly roaring to life?

And what could this mean for the United States?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

  • thomas

    your wake-up call……….


  • joe

    What does it mean to me?

    Its time to take a shit!

    • peter the painter

      why worry. Your’e already there.

  • Malconz

    It’s not just volcanoes – here in New Zealand we are getting swarms of quakes. One of our biggest cities, Christchurch, was devastated a couple of years ago, and since then we’re being rattled on a regular basis.

  • marcus

    Does the world think that by sucking out billions of barrels of oil from the earth and gas that it would not collapse the earths surface? No study has really been done on the effect of oil extraction and the Earth. perhaps oil has a purpose in lubricating the earths plates? I am not a geologist, but someday this planet may be one giant sink hole followed by the fires of hell bubbling to the surface.

    • Padre

      Or backing up a gazillion gallons of water behind dams, or putting mega-tons of concrete in set locations (cities); look at your car/truck SUV tires, see those little tiny balance weights? Not a lot compared to the whole tire, but what happens when you lose one? It may come down to simple physics in the end……..

  • Ah my guess is that maybe, just maybe, planet earth is tired of those pesky little bugs hurting her, and she is getting ready to get rid of them once and for all?

    • paul

      As it has done many times before. That is why we find metal gears in rock, or some other kind of unexplainable markings or artifacts. Some things make it through and we are bewildered. Mother gets tired of the wars, the drilling and drinking its blood in quantity. Mother is tired of reproducing it life blood time and time again to serve no purpose except for money. Oil is abiotic and most know that. It will upheave and say eff you and start all over again. The problem is we come to the same place time and time again. I think there has been many civilizations here on earth going back billions of years. And all have been wiped out by Mother. We will never learn. We are always here, we are energy..

      • don

        Are you a final fantasy character? You sure sound like one. OT; The earth Is simply gong through a cycle of slightly increased volcanic activity. The same thing was true (but in a much bigger way) right before the dinosaurs went extinct. This stuff happens, if a volcano erupts in downtown LA its not a sign from the earth that we are killing it. Its a lesson in the folly of building a huge city on the biggest fault line in the US. Besides, they have Tommy Lee Jones to save them. They’ll be fine.

  • Jerry Ecklor

    Yet another sign of the times ~

  • Dave / New Mexico

    If something historical or world ending is going to happen, I hope it does before I die. I’m bored.

  • Vitharr

    Romans 8:22
    The whole earth groans in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
    I stand at the door and knock, any one who opens for me and lets me in, i will come in and fellowship with him and him with me.
    Time is nearing its end, jesus is on his way. Dont be left behind. Accept jesus in your heart. Turn from your ways and he will heal you and give you peace, and forgive your sins. Its your choice……choose wisely!!

    • Mike

      Amen to that Vitharr!

    • Ish

      Yes you are right! And read about the Tetrad Bloom moons coming in 2014 and 2015. Time is very short. Revelation 12:5 …and the Child is caught up to the Throne of God. The Lord revealed to me that this is definitely the time of the rapture…mid trib and we are almost there. He has told me I will be left to shout the coming Kingdom of God and the return of Jesus “after the tribulation of those days” …it won’t be long. I am ready and just keep praying for people to wake up as the last 3.5 years won’t be pretty. Come Lord Jesus! Your Bride is waiting!

    • Sunny Stufflebeam


  • mary carothers

    These are indeed the birth pangs!

    • GKS

      You are exactly right Mary, these are the birthing pangs…HALLELUIA!

  • rick

    scripture says hell hath enlarged herself could it be it getting ready to take on more occupants

  • joannita

    Acts 1: ..(Christ) was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

    10They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” I I believe that Christ will come back in a worldwide volcanic cloud ash cover

    • Bernie

      I don’t think an ash cloud is needed. The twinkling of an eye is said to take only 1/100th of a second.

  • SteGre

    Mother earth is saying the earth is getting too warm and it’s time to cool it down.

  • sfj

    What most people don’t understand is that changes are happening on every planetary body in our Solar System, and yes the global governments are all aware of this, why do you think they have deployed so many probes into the outer boundries of our solar system. There is a large celestial body on it’s inward trajectory, of an elliptical path, coming from beneath our ecliptic plane and moving into our inner solar system. This explains all of our suns strange output, Jupiters spot moving, our moons orbit having shifted, our weird planetary weather. The info is out there, people just have to be diligent to research, am i’m not talking about kook science, i’m referring to the very best minds in Astronomical, planetary and Celestial sciences: Mike Brown and John Anderson of CalTech JPL, John Matese Lafiette University, etc, etc.

    • Shu

      Thank you for your intelligent comments. I shall check them out.

  • John

    The world is finding a way to balance the changes caused by human actions. Mother nature is merely giving back what it has been given to. It’s a cycle. We’ll need to face whatever it is throwing at us. My last witnessed volcano was in 1997 at Mt, Fako, Cameroon. Africa seems to be stable. God bless those around the ring of fire.