What do the mysterious smoking volcanic hole at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and the mysterious smoldering mountain top in Alaska have in common? For one thing, they both appeared suddenly – one overnight and the other with a loud boom.
On Aug 24, 2013, a volcanic geyser erupted overnight at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, one of Europe’s busiest airports. A crater, measuring about 6 ft. wide by 3 ft. deep, formed in the middle of a roundabout, close to the perimeter fence — less than 900 yards from the end of a runway. Hot clouds of smelly gas spewed 15 feet into the air from the hole.
Initial reports suggested the stench is from rotting organic matter trapped underground; however, one expert believes the stench is from a toxic mix of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane.
With regard to Italy and the Pole Shift, the Zetas of ZetaTalk, say it has several strikes against it because it rides atop or near fault lines and is home to many large volcanoes. The Zetas say that during Pole Shift, as tectonic plates move, the sloshing ocean will wash over Italy’s narrow peninsula, hot ash from erupting volcanoes will be carried hundreds of miles, and new volcanoes will ooze lava from previously unknown locations.
Late one Sept day last year, Pat Sanders, a ranger at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Interior Alaska, heard a distant explosion. A few weeks later, a fire was spotted about 25 miles northeast of Eagle, a town of less than 100. An over flight of the area on Oct 15, revealed a jagged, black smoldering pit on a Windfall Mountain peak. The fire, which has burning ever since, has spread from 5 acres to about 30 acres.
What really concerns Eagle residents is the yellow smoke and sulfur stench that waft through town when the wind is right — namely, sulfur dioxide (SO2), an air pollutant that can result from volcanic eruptions. In high doses, sulfur dioxide is toxic, and even in low concentrations.
Sanders has taken a progression of pictures since Oct, and she finds the changes in the landscape to be dramatic. The caldera, dubbed the “Tatonduk slump and fire,” has tripled in size since it was first photographed.
Aerial photos suggest that a volcano is forming. Huge orange rocks and yellow sulfur stream smoke, and extreme heat rises from fissures in the ground. National Park Service geologist Linda Stromquist, measured the temperature at one fissure at 545 deg F.
Per the Zetas, Alaska is expected to fare better than Italy during the geological changes brought about by the Pole Shift — where it is now in a cold climate, it will move into a very temperate location.
Both Italy and Alaska sit on tectonic plate boundaries, places of volcanic activity where plates are pushed together or pulled apart. Italy contends with the Eurasian and African Plate boundary, while Alaska is on the receiving end of the Pacific Plate as it slides laterally past southeast Alaska and collides with the North American Plate.
The Zetas have said that when the African plate rolls and drops, the Mediterranean floor in that area will find itself unsupported. Something appears to be moving under or around the Mediterranean Sea. Could the African Plate have begun its roll?
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