Strange doings all over the planet today. Explosions at the tip of India, lake inside a caldera turns very red suddenly, and of course, Indonesia is still picking up the pieces after the latest terrestrial insurrection.
Volcano-like explosion near TN border
Madurai, May 27: The authorities have ordered an investigation by scientists into the mysterious explosion of rocks and spewing of debris from the cliffs of Kondaiketti hill, about 200 km from here, on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border in Kanyakumari district on the midnight of May 25.
According to revenue officials quoting the residents of Amburi, Thekkuparai, Shenbagaparai, Mayam, Kootappu, Arugani Hill, the cliff started exploding like a volcano and spewed debris all over.
The officials said similar explosion/eruption took place in November 2000 also leading to landslips in Amburi when 38 people were buried alive. (Agencies)
How very odd that is. I couldn't find much information on line about the geology of this part of India. It is the tip which is interesting since India is an independent continent which collided with Asia at a pretty good clip, geologically speaking.
I did find some amusing religious information, though.
Kanyakumari is located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari, or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) is located on the seashore, in the town known by the same name. Kanyakumari was referred to by the British as Cape Commorin.
Kanyakumari represents the site where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation upon a rock off of the coast. A memorial built in his honor is accessible via ferry. There is also a recently built memorial to Tiruvalluvar, the author of the philosophical work Tirukkural - a treatise on the Indian way of life.
Gods and goddesses have this thing about interesting geological sites. They obviously have an eye for amazing mountains and rivers. It is no surprise that the Greek Pantheon lived on the best mountain and their chief temples were all situated in striking sites with great views. The Japanese, for example, have their deities live on top of various mountains or overlooking lovely falls and artistic landscapes. It is a good thing humans enjoy the same vistas. Imagine if our gods were like worms and wanted us to go underground...wait!
During the last Ice Age, the best place to hobnob with gods was deep inside caves! So I suppose that was the cave people's response to their own visuals. They liked caves and so did their gods.
If anyone who reads this blog has any information about this part of India, I would love to see it! Fascinating place, really. Was swept by the recent tidalwaves.
By RAY LILLEY, Associated Press Writer Sun May 28, 11:58 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A lake atop a rumbling volcano on the South Pacific island of Ambae has changed color from blue to bright red, puzzling scientists.
Mount Manaro, one of four active volcanos on the island nation of Vanuatu, has been showing signs of erupting for only the second time in 122 years.
"We are still ... trying to understand this change of color in the lake from blue to red," Geology and Mines Department director Esline Garae said by telephone Monday from Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila
Word of warning: all too many volcanists have died trying to take down data from volcanoes that decide to erupt suddenly. More often than not, these vast, powerful dragons will belch fire with little warning. I am very curious as to why the water turned red. Vanatu has had some pretty violent shakes recently including a 6.7 event just yesterday. Something is going on over there and as reader of this blog know, in previous articles, we discussed that odd geological point.
It is a sharp point in the tectonic plates, not an even curve. It is like the Australian Plate is plowing over something subterranean causing it to slice into the Pacific Plate in a very odd way.
Merapi continues to seethe and lava pouring out of only one side. It isn't the only volcano itching to relieve itself.