This genuine crop circle has been modified by the makers a day after
it was first laid, for emphasis. This is a timeline image, as most linear
images are. Clearly, in the center, something almost violent has occurred,
a sense of a vertical flip. Starting from the left, the two circle-within-a-circle
orbs show an attempt to escape, caught in the larger circle, pressed to
the side. The progression shown by the addition to this design emphases
that attempting to escape by changing position, the flip, will not work
for long. This crop circle relates to the planets caught in the cup
- Venus, Earth, and the Dark Twin. Venus will seem to be out of place and
then loom close to the Earth. The Dark Twin, which normally follows the
Earth in their shared orbit, is currently outside their shared orbit, further
out in space. It may even move ahead of the Earth, temporarily, before being
squeezed out of the cup to escape. Zeta
The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference:
All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216
feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There
are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists
say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding
carbon to the atmosphere, we'll very likely create an ice-free planet, with
an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current
58. *New National Geographic Interactive Map*
Iceberg the Size of Singapore Just Broke Off in Antarctica November
29, 2013 A massive chunk of ice, estimated at 22 miles by 12 miles, has
broken off of the continent of Antarctica. The Singapore-sized chunk of
ice broke off from Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica. We already
know that during 2012, the Arctic broke several climate records, including
a level of unprecedented warmth that created rapid ice loss. The National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned in its "The State
of the Climate in 2012" report that last year was one of the 10
hottest years since the beginning of recording global average temperatures.
Click here for video
From the BBC: "From the time it had been found that the crack had
gone all the way across in July, it had stayed iced-in because it was still
winter (in Antarctica)," explained principal investigator Grant Bigg
from the University of Sheffield. A Nasa aircraft was the first to detect
the expanding crack across the Pine Island Glacier in 2011. But in the last
couple of days, it has begun to break away and now a kilometre or two of
clear water has developed between it and the glacier. It often takes a while
for bergs from this area to get out of Pine Island Bay but once they do
that they can either go eastwards along the coast or they can circle out
into the main part of the Southern Ocean."
COMET ISON LIVES (UPDATED): Cancel the funeral. Comet ISON is
back from the dead. Yesterday, Nov. 28th, Comet ISON flew through the sun's
atmosphere and appeared to disintegrate before the cameras of several NASA
and ESA spacecraft. This prompted reports of the comet's demise. Today (Nov.
29th), the comet has revived and is rapidly brightening.
Sunspots AR1907 - AR1909 are growing, but they are not yet flaring.
Solar activity remains low.
Strong 6.5 mag. Earthquake hit the Figi Region on Nov. 23rd at a depth
of 368 km. There were no immediate reports of any damage. The Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning, explaining that the quake
was centered too far underground. This is the sixth 6.0+ magnitude earthquake
to strike the planet in the month of November.
M-CLASS SOLAR FLARES: Big sunspot AR1899 is crackling with M-class
solar flares. Because the active region is approaching the sun's western
limb, however, none of these flares are squarely Earth directed. Geoeffective
solar activity is expected remain low this weekend.
Signs in the heavens? Two comets racing towards Earth and Sun: 'unprecedented'
- November 23, 2013 NASA spotted Comet ISON coming on strong on Thursday.
An awesome set of images shows Comet Encke, its tail wriggling, along with
Mercury and Earth. Then ISON enters the field. It looks like a comet race.
It's evidence, the space agency says, that ISON is still intact and hasn't
splintered as it approaches the sun. Comet ISON is now only 5 days from
perihelion. On Nov, 28th, Thanksgiving Day in the USA, it will fly through
the sun's atmosphere little more than a million kilometers above the surface
of the sun. At closest approach, the temperature of ISON's core could rise
as high as 5000o Fahrenheit--an existential challenge for an icy comet.
No one knows if it will survive. Visit the Realtime
Image Gallery for ISON pics.
A new island had appeared in the Ogasawara Islands A volcanic
eruption in the waters south of Japan has produced a new island, and while
it's uncertain if it will last, it could become a permanent new part of
the nation's territory. On Wednesday morning, November 20 2013, the first
indications of the eruption reached the public, as Japan's coast guard issued
a warning about smoke rising from the area. Footage filmed by the coast
guard and shown on Tokyo TV showed up very shortly after. The island apparently
measures about 200 metres wide at the moment, and it joins an island chain
known as the Ogasawara Islands, which is a mostly uninhabited archipelago
about 1,000 km to the south of Tokyo. This is the second island to sprout
from ocean waters in recent times. A mud volcano was credited with creating
a small island off the coast of Pakistan after a major earthquake shook
the country's southern mountains in late September.
Mexico: The crack than two thousand meters that formed in Alto Lucero
The opening expands over 17 acres of land, which are in danger as there
have been landslides and subsidence in several areas leaving the rural acfectaciones
We (Zeta Talk)
stated that as a result of the 7 of 10 scenarios that the top of S America
would find itself 250 miles further to the west, though not all of
this would be due to movement of S America and the Caribbean and Central
America. Can we be more specific? We have described the Pacific Plate as
being composed of four plates, not one. They are folding over one another,
and thus the Pacific compresses. It is primarily the folding of the Mariana
Trench with the tilting of the Mariana and Philippine plates that create
a significant reduction in the size of the Pacific to allow the S America
roll to occur. There will be great coordination of these events during the
final sinking in Indonesia and significant rolling of the S America Plate.
What happens to Mexico during this process? Is it left where it is, to find
its connection with Central America 250 miles further to the west? When
the Mariana and Philippine plates tilt and fold this affects Mexico,
which is directly to the east. This portion of the N American continent
moves in concert with the S American roll, putting the N American continent
under an excruciating bow stress prior to its anticipated New Madrid adjustment.
This will be felt primarily in the US southwest and east through Texas,
as well as Mexico.
Indonesia is once again active with a 6.1 mag earthquake at HALMAHERA,
INDONESIA at a depth of 66 km. Nov. 19th
capital hit with RARE floods Severe flooding is being reported
in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom's capital of Riyadh, with the
government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy
rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert. Witnesses
in Riaydh, which is also the country's largest city, are reporting flooded
streets and shops. Pictures posted on Twitter show cars drowning in rainwater.
Earthquake of M7.8 Strikes in the Scotia Sea, South Atlantic One
of the largest earthquakes of 2013 to date struck on 17 November in the
south of the Atlantic Ocean. At magnitude 7.8 (M7.8) the Scotia Sea tremor
is approximately the same size as the great San Francisco earthquake of
1906 (which had an estimated magnitude of around M7.9) which the United
States Geological Survey describes as 'one of the most significant earthquakes
of all time.' Was today's Scotia Sea quake as significant? The M7.8 earthquake
is just the largest in an ongoing series of tremors to have struck along
several hundred kilometre long section of the ridge over a period of a few
days. Since 13 November, the USGS real time earthquake map records 21 earthquakes
of at least M4.5 in the area over half of these quakes have been M5.0.
The USGS also recorded a tremor of M6.8 along the same section of the plate
boundary yesterday, on 16 November. What is most peculiar is the shutdown
of the NOAA buoy system right after the Mag 7.8 quake. First the Atlantic
buoys went out, though the Pacific was still working. Then the site went
down for more than a day. It this related?
Sun exhibiting the more unusual, erratic behavior in recorded history?
Something is up with the sun. Scientists say that solar activity is
stranger than in a century or more, with the sun producing barely half the
number of sunspots as expected and its magnetic poles oddly out of sync.
The sun generates immense magnetic fields as it spins. Sunspots-often broader
in diameter than Earth-mark areas of intense magnetic force that brew disruptive
solar storms. These storms may abruptly lash their charged particles across
millions of miles of space toward Earth, where they can short-circuit satellites,
smother cellular signals or damage electrical systems. Based on historical
records, astronomers say the sun this fall ought to be nearing the explosive
climax of its approximate 11-year cycle of activity-the so-called solar
maximum. But this peak is "a total punk," said Jonathan Cirtain,
who works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as project
scientist for the Japanese satellite Hinode, which maps solar magnetic fields.
"I would say it is the weakest in 200 years," said David Hathaway,
head of the solar physics group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala. Researchers are puzzled. They can't tell if the lull is
temporary or the onset of a decades-long decline, which might ease global
warming a bit by altering the sun's brightness or the wavelengths of its
light. "There is no scientist alive who has seen a solar cycle
as weak as this one,"
4.8 magnitude earthquake hits typhoon-ravaged Philippines November
12, 2013 PHILIPPINES - A 4.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the
Philippines island of Bohol just days after a powerful typhoon left thousands
dead in the Pacific nation. The quake's epicenter was in the San Isidro
municipality of the island province, according to a USGS report. It is located
some 45 km from Tagbilaran, the provincial capital that has almost 100,000
residents. The tremor hit at the depth of about 70 km, according to early
USGS estimates. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
put the depth of the quake much less deep, at just 9 km. It said it was
an aftershock of the 7.2 magnitude quake that hit the island on October
15. No immediate casualty or damage report is available. The authorities
did not issue a tsunami alert following the quake. Last month's quake killed
22 people and displaced tens of thousands. It also caused damage to more
than 73,000 structures. Bohol Island is located just south of the path of
devastation left behind by the powerful Typhoon Haiyan, known locally
as Typhoon Yolanda. The typhoon, which was the strongest to hit the country
in decades, left an estimated 10,000 people killed and leveled thousands
of homes. Philippines declared a state of national calamity as search and
rescue operations continue.
4,300 evacuated, as eruption at Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung volcano intensifies
As many as 4,300 residents in five villages in Karo regency, North Sumatra,
were evacuated following increasing threats of volcanic ash, pyroclastic
flows and molten lava, caused by Mount Sinabung's strong eruptions on Monday.
Earthquake strikes near the East Coast of Kamchatka - 6.6 mag at a
depth of45 km. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the
coast of Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday. No one was
injured in the quake, which struck at about 7 p.m. local time (11 a.m. Moscow
time), the region's Emergencies Ministry said, but emergency workers are
surveying buildings in the area to check for damage. The earthquake shook
the ground on the peninsula up to 300 kilometers (186 miles) from the epicenter,
according to the local geophysical center of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
but did not cause a tsunami.
Rare Tropical Cyclone Strikes Somalia [Earth Observatory; 11 November
2013] Even as the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan began to emerge in
the Philippines, Somalia too experienced one of the deadliest tropical
cyclones in its history. Tropical Cyclone 3A moved over Puntland, Somalia,
on November 1011, 2013, causing flash floods that left more than 100
dead. The storm destroyed hundreds of homes and thousands of livestock,
according to news reports. Cyclones are unusual in Somalia. Tropical
Cyclone 3A is just the fifth storm to strike the country since records
began in 1966, wrote meteorologist Jeff Masters. The last cyclone to
come ashore over Somalia was Tropical Cyclone Murjan on October 25, 2012.
Rare tropical storm kills 100 in Somalia Tropical Storm Three in
the Arabian Sea made landfall in Somalia, Africa on Sunday, bringing sustained
winds of 45 mph to the coast and heavy rains inland. The rains triggered
flash floods that killed about 100 people, said President Abdirahman Mohamud
Farole. According to the International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, this is
the deadliest tropical cyclone in Somalia's history, tied with Tropical
Cyclone ARB04 of 1994. According to the International Best Track Archive
of storm tracks, only four other tropical storms have hit Somalia since
accurate satellite measurements began in 1966: Tropical Cyclone Murjan of
2012, Tropical Cyclone ARB04 of 1994, Tropical Cyclone 12A of 1994, and
Tropical Cyclone 4B of 1984.
CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class
flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on Nov. 11th. The most likely source
is active sunspot AR1890, which has already produced three X-flares since
Nov. 5th. In addition, a new flare threat is emerging over the sun's SE
limb: Sunspot group AR1895 appears to be big and potent enough to produce
some explosions of its own during the next 25 hours.
YET ANOTHER X-FLARE: Solar activity is high as sunspot AR1890
continues to produce X-class solar flares. The latest, which registered
X1 on the Richter Scale of Flares, occured on Nov. 10th at 05:15 UT. The
flare also produced a strong burst of ~300 MHz radio waves, recorded at
the Mauritius Radio Telescope on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean:
data. This is the third X-flare from AR1890 since Nov. 5th, and all three
have something in common: brevity. AR1890 tends to produce impulsive flares,
peaking sharply in a matter of minutes or less. Brief flares usually do
not produce coronal mass ejections (CMEs), but this one was an exception.
movie of the flare shows a plume of material lifting off the sun shortly
after the UV flash. Update: A faint CME associated with that plume
will probably sail south of our planet without hitting on Nov. 12th or 13th.
Haiyan: More than 10,000 feared dead in Philippines; 600,000 evacuated in
Vietnam Haiyan hit Leyte and the neighbouring island with maximum
sustained winds of around 315 kilometres (195 miles) on Friday, and generated
waves up to three metres (10 feet) high that surged deep inland. A weakened
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into northern Vietnam after devastating the Philippines,
where one of the deadliest storms in history is believed to have killed
thousands in one city alone. Some 600,000 people had been evacuated in Vietnam,
where at least six deaths were reported. The category 1 storm carried sustained
winds of 85 mph when it hit near Ha Long Bay.
Cross Fears 1,000 Deaths in Philippine Typhoon Nov. 9th MANILA
- The powerful typhoon that swept across the Philippines on Friday cut a
path of destruction through several central islands, leaving the seaside
city of Tacloban in ruins and leading to early, unconfirmed estimates of
at least 1,200 dead. Typhoon Haiyan, called Yolanda in the Philippines,
was one of the strongest storms on record when it hit land, with some meteorologists
reporting sustained winds in excess of 190 miles per hour. The Social Welfare
and Development Department reported that the storm affected 4.28 million
people in about 270 towns and cities spread across 36 provinces in the central
here for Realtime Coverage The category 5 "super typhoon"
weakened to a category 4 on Saturday, though forecasters said it could strengthen
again over the South China Sea on its course to hit Vietnam early on Sunday.
TYPHOON HAIYAN: Pix gallery of devastation -
Damage' Expected as Typhoon Strikes Philippines
MANILA, Philippines November 8, 2013 - The world's strongest typhoon
of the year slammed into the Philippines early Friday. It had been poised
to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall, a weather
expert said. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii shortly
before landfall said Typhoon Haiyan's maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers
per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph).
"195-mile-per-hour winds, there aren't too many buildings constructed
that can withstand that kind of wind," Masters said.
of dolphins dying off East Coast in 'measles' outbreak November
9, 2013 : The deadliest known outbreak of a measles-like virus in bottlenose
dolphins has killed a record number of the marine mammals along the U.S.
Atlantic coast in recent months, officials said Friday. A total of 753 bottlenose
dolphins have washed up from New York to Florida from July 1 until Nov.
3, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The figure represents a 10-fold increase in the number of dolphins that
would typically turn up dead along East Coast beaches, said Teri Rowles,
program coordinator of the NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Health and Stranding
Response Program. "Historic averages for this same time frame, same
geographic area, is only 74, so you get an idea of the scope," she
told reporters. The cause of death is morbillivirus, a form of marine mammal
measles that is similar to canine distemper and can cause pneumonia, suppressed
immune function and brain infections that are usually fatal. The virus spreads
among dolphins in close contact to one another. The death toll is also higher
than the 740-plus strandings in the last major Atlantic morbillivirus outbreak
in 1987-1988. And they have come in a much shorter time period, leading
officials to anticipate this event could get much worse. "It is expected
that the confirmed mortalities will be higher," said Rowles.
"If this plays out similar to the '87-88 die-offs, we are less than
halfway through that time frame."
snowfall in Russia Nov. 9th: Highways closed. Residents asked not
to leave their settlements. Federal highway between Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk
-on-Amur closed on Thursday due to heavy snowfall. According to the Ministry
of Emergency Situations of Russia in Khabarovsk region , the movement of
vehicles will be prohibited until further notice.
CHANCE OF FLARES: Nov. 9th Big sunspot AR1890 has quieted
since yesterday's X-flare, but this could be the calm before the storm.
The sprawling Jupiter-sized sunspot has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field
that harbors energy for strong flares. NOAA forecaters estimate a 60% chance
of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on Nov. 9th.
BIG SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: AR1890, one of the biggest sunspots of
the current solar cycle, has turned almost directly toward Earth. This raises
the possibility of geoeffective eruptions in the days ahead. NOAA forecasters
estimate a 45% chance of M-class flares and a 10% chance of X-flares on
Nov. 7th. On Nov. 5th at 22:12 UT, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR1890
erupted, producing a brief but intense X3-class solar flare. NASA's Solar
Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash: Radiation from
the flare caused a surge in the ionization of Earth's upper atmosphere--and
this led to a rare magnetic crochet. Alexander Avtanski observed the effect
using a homemade magnetometer in San Jose, California. A magnetic crochet
is a disturbance in Earth's magnetic field caused by electrical currents
flowing in air 60 km to 100 km above our heads. Unlike geomagnetic disturbances
that arrive with CMEs days after a flare, a magnetic crochet occurs while
the flare is in progress. They tend to occur during fast impulsive flares
like this one. Solar wind flowing from the coronal hole now facing
Earth could reach Earth on Nov. 10-11.
RACING TOWARD THE SUN: Comet ISON is now inside the orbit
of Earth and racing toward the sun. Last night, astronomer Alberto Quijano
Vodniza of Pasto, Colombia, recorded the comet moving through space at 103,000
mph (46 km/s). On Nov. 28th, Comet ISON will fly through the sun's atmosphere
little more than a million kilometers above the sun's fiery surface. This
raises a question: Is Comet ISON racing toward its doom? If Comet ISON does
survive its encounter with the sun, it could put on a good show for backyard
astronomers in the northern hemisphere in December.
Leonids 2013 - Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks November 16 2013
The Leonids meteor shower will be reaching its peak this year late night
on November 16, 2013 (early morning November 17, 2013). The famous meteor
shower, that appears to originate out of the constellation of Leo, is expected
to reach a peak rate of around 10-20 meteors an hour this year - quite a
bit down from the heights that the Leonids can hit, but should still make
for a pretty good show. Something to keep in mind though - there will be
a Full Moon present in the sky on the night of the peak, so the actual number
of meteors than can be easily seen will probably be on the lower end of
the predicted peak rate Read
Record snowfall in Spokane - Nov. 7th: Spokane International Airport
received 1.9 inches of snow Tuesday, enough to snap a 66-year-old daily
record by the slimmest of margins.The most snow Spokane has officially received
on Nov. 5 was 1.8 inches in 1947, according to National Weather Service
12 injured after double earthquakes strike NE China November
1, 2013 CHINA There have so far been 12 reports of
injuries after two earthquakes shook Songyuan City in northeast China's
Jilin Province on Thursday morning, local authorities said. A 5.5-magnitude
quake hit the city at 11:03 a.m. Its depth was eight km, and its epicenter
was located at 44.6 degrees north latitude and 124.2 degrees east longitude,
according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A second 5.0-magnitude
quake at a depth of six km hit the same area at 11:10 a.m, and at least
three aftershocks of 3 magnitudes or above hit the area during the afternoon.
As of 5:30 p.m., nearly 5,000 homes had been damaged in Qian Gorlos Mongol
Autonomous County and Qian'an County.
'Major' fireball spotted in U.S. Pacific Northwest: more than 200
sightings reported November 1, 2013 OREGON - A giant
fireball was spotted in the Pacific Northwest Wednesday, sparking more than
200 reports from observers. The American Meteor Society received at least
234 reports of a "major fireball event" over the Pacific Northwest
and southwestern Canada around 6 a.m. PDT. Many reports came from Oregon,
as well as Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Idaho and Montana. "A
fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than
magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the
morning or evening sky," Jim Todd from the Oregon Museum of Science
and Industry told the Oregon Coast. AMS experts say the meteor entered Earth's
atmosphere over Washington and traveled east to west, landing in the Pacific
Ocean, Fox 12 reports. Individuals that saw the fireball describe the event
as something extraordinary. "It was just amazing to see . it seemed
to come out of nowhere as we were gazing out the window at the starts and
suddenly it was streaking across the sky so BIG and long tail . gorgeous!"
Charlotte V. of Wilsonville, Ore., wrote on the AMS website. "The event
was very similar in appearance to a typical shooting star incident, however
it was much larger, brighter, & seemed much, much closer to earth,"
an observer from Beaverton, Ore., wrote. "The fireball portion was
about the same size as the full moon on a low horizon during autumn. The
tail was quite broad & lengthy, but the main ball of light shot sparkling
bursts in all directions: front, rear, top, bottom."
Rapid succession of Sun flares: The sun has erupted more than
two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material
hurtling through space and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.
This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum,
the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's activity. But this has been a
noticeably mellow solar maximum, with the sun staying fairly quiet throughout
the summer. So when our life-giving star suddenly let loose with 24 medium
strength M-class solar flares and four significantly stronger X-class flares
between Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, it felt like a surprise. Many of the
flares originated from sunspot AR1884, a particularly active region of the
sun that is currently facing Earth, almost at the center of the star. If
this region stays active, it will continue to hurl radiation and solar material
our way for about another week until it rotates out of sight. LA
Sunspot AR1884 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' class magnetic field that
harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Solar wind flowing from the a large
coronal hole could reach Earth on Nov. 5-7.
Coquimbo, Chile had a 6.6 earthquake on 10-31-13 followed by a 4.5
and a 4.2 on Nov. 1st. Chile's emergency services office said no damages
to infrastructure were reported and Chile's Navy discarded the possibility
of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was
located about 54 kilometers (33 miles) southwest of the city of Coquimbo
or about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Santiago. Its depth was 10 kilometers
Taiwan has experienced a 6.3 Earthquake followed by 5 aftershocks
in the 4.2 to 4.9 mag. range.
On October 30, 2013, a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off
Chile's southern coast. The USGS says the quake's epicenter was 336
miles (542 kilometers) west-southwest of Castro, Los Lagos. It struck Wednesday
evening off the coast of the Aysen region and at depth of 6.2 miles (10
Two Earthquakes on 10-24: South of the Fiji Islands at a mag.
of 6.0 and a depth of 60 km and a second East of the South Sandwich
Islands at a mag. of 6.7 and again a depth of 60 km.
SOLAR TSUNAMI AND RADIO BURST: Wow! what a day (Weds.) for Energy!
Our Sun let loose with a solar tsunami and radio burst from Sunspot
AR1875 which erupted today, the 22nd, at 21:29UT producing an impulsive
M$-class solar flare and a loud burst of shortwave radio static. This was
recorded by an amateur radio astronomer in New Mexico. Listen
here to the sound of it. the sound is coming in on tow radio frequencies
- 21 & 28 MHz and is best heard using stereo headphones. The release
of energy was seen as a tsunami of plasma emerging from the solar blast
ERUPTING FILAMENT AND EARTH-DIRECTED CME: During the early hours
of Oct. 22nd, a long filament of magnetism erupted on the sun: movie. The
explosion hurled a lopsided CME into space, and a new analysis suggests
it could be Earth-directed. Click to watch the movie, then scroll down for
more information: The eruption occured squarely on the Earthside of the
sun, but the CME is not squarely Earth-directed. The bulk of the ejecta
will fly north of the sun-Earth line. Nevertheless, the CME is expected
to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 24-25. It might
even merge with a pair of minor CMEs traveling ahead of it. If so, the combined
impact would be more likely to spark a geomagnetic storm. High-latitude
sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead.
COMET EXPLOSION: Almost 450 million km from Earth, Comet C/2012
X1 (LINEAR) has exploded. Amateur astronomers are reporting a 100-fold increase
in the comet's brightness compared to predictions, and the comet's atmosphere
or "coma" now resembles that of exploding Comet 17P/Holmes in
GREEN COMET, RED PLANET: Comet ISON, which will fly through the
atmosphere of the sun on Nov. 28th, is now flying past the planet Mars.
The green comet and the Red Planet are just 1o apart in the eastern sky
A 6.5 magnitude Earthquake hit the Gulf of California Saturday morning,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A preliminary report from
the USGS says the quake happened at 10:55 a.m. in the Sea of Cortez between
the western Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California Sur, about 47 miles
southwest of Etchoropo, Mexico. Other cities in Mexico close to the quake's
epicenter include: Huatabampo, about 51 miles southwest; Villa Juarez, 62
miles away; and Ahome, approximately 66 miles away. The USGS says Phoenix,
Ariz., is located approximately 507 miles from the epicenter. At this time,
there is no widespread threat of a tsunami. No damages or injuries have
Once-In-A-Decade Typhoon Heads For Japan Nuclear Plant
Tokyo (AFP) - A typhoon described as the "strongest in 10 years"
closed in on Japan on Wednesday, on a path that will take it towards the
precarious Fukushima nuclear power plant. At least 17 people have been
killed after a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's eastern coast. An island
south of Tokyo, Izu Oshima, was worst hit by Typhoon Wipha, suffering landslides
and flooding. Many people died when houses collapsed or were buried in mudslides.
At least 50 people remain unaccounted for. Work to protect the crippled
Fukushima nuclear plant was carried out but the operators say it appears
to have escaped the worst of the storm. Nearly 5 inches (12cm) of rainfall
fell in just one hour on Izu Oshima island, some 120km (75 miles) south
of Tokyo. The storm sent large volumes of earth down mountainsides and caused
rivers to burst their banks.
Now on Oct. 16th a 6.8 Earthquake has hit in the Bougainville Region,
P.N.G. at a depth of 50 km.
Oct. 15th at 113:50 PM (MT): 19 minutes ago a 4.8 earthquake hit Romania.
Earthquake of 7.2 in Bohol, Philippines at a depth of 30 km. The
death toll tops 100 in Bohol, the epicenter of the quake. Nine people were
killed in nearby Cebu province. This has been followed by other earthquakes
in the Philippines ranging from f4.6 to 5.4 in magnitude. All occuring on
Oct. 15thand 16th.
Strong earthquake hits west of Crete 10-13-13 ATHENS, Greece (AP)
A very strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck west
of the Greek island of Crete, causing minor damage, according to early reports.
The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake took place at 4:12 p.m. (1312
GMT), 68 kilometers (42 miles) west of the city of Chania, in Crete, and
279 kilometers (172 miles) south of Athens. The epicenter was 23 kilometers
(14 miles) under the sea. The earthquake was also felt in Athens.
A new 6.3 earthquake has hit off the northeast coast of New Zealand.
A large earthquake located to the south of Raoul Island has triggered several
quake alerts in New Zealand. The shallow magnitude 6.3 quake, which hit
at 10.24am at a depth of 33km, was centred just south of Raoul Island -
hundreds of kilometres north of New Zealand, GNS said.The previous recent
large quake occurred Sept. 30th measuring 6.7 magnitude. This second quake
as with the Sept. 30th is located along the Tonga Trench sitting atop a
Then today, Oct. 12th, across the seas another large earthquake of
6.0 has hit offshore Sucre, Venezuela at a depth of 75 km. A 6.1-magnitude
earthquake struck near the coast of Venezuela on Friday evening and was
felt in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the United States Geological Survey.
There were reports of moderate shaking across the region, including Trinidad,
Guyana, Grenada Venezuela. The University of the West Indies rated the quake
at a magnitude of 6.4, although UWI frequently has readings higher than
those of the USGS. The tremor's epicentre was about 33 kilometres north
of Gueiria, Venezuela, and about 86 kilometres west-northwest of Port of
Spain, according to the United States Geological Survey. It occurred at
around 10:10 PM in Trinidad at a depth of about 79 kilometres, according
to the USGS. It was the strongest earthquake in the Caribbean region in
October, the month of drastic changes in weather and of planning
for the winter coming, with lots of expectations for a childhood holiday
at the end. It helps to be planning something fun for a change. In North
America, the month will not be an easy one, as the changing season brings
with it more storms and possibly some early snow. Temperatures we see to
be less than normal for this time of year; warmer one week, dropping to
new lows the next. Be prepared for the very cold winter coming up; there
will be problems with fuel suppliers. Time to see that your portable generators
are working properly, or purchase one, if you can. See that your cars or
other modes of transportation are in good working order. Storms racing across
the continent from the Pacific and from the currents coming up from the
south wil be powerful and sometimes very dangerous. Be sure the children
have suitably heavy coats as they leave for school in the mornings. South
America's temperatures will wobble up and down, and we see a larger amount
of volcanic eruptions coming into play. The increasing amount of earthquakes
on the Asian continent are announcing some deep movements in the earth that
will make drastic changes in the surface and in the weather conditions during
the next year. Read full article here
Earthquake History - Himalayas: Among the most dramatic and visible
creations of plate-tectonic forces are the lofty Himalayas, which stretch
2,900 km along the border between India and Tibet. This immense mountain
range began to form between 40 and 50 million years ago, when two large
landmasses, India and Eurasia, driven by plate movement, collided. Because
both these continental landmasses have about the same rock density, one
plate could not be subducted under the other. The pressure of the impinging
plates could only be relieved by thrusting skyward, contorting the collision
zone, and forming the jagged Himalayan peaks. Source-USGS
Why America's Heartland is Earthquake
New research provides insight on why the New Madrid Seismic Zone
is unique and may continue to pose a higher earthquake risk than adjacent
areas in the central United States.
Massive 33-year-old interstate bridge is closed after it starts SAGGING
in the middle A 400-foot section of a bridge in Wisconsin has been closed
after a motorist noticed the bridge was beginning to sag. The Leo Frigo
Bridge suddenly began to dip forcing police to close off the span that carries
Interstate 43 over the Fox River some 120 feet below. It appears the dip
was caused by one of the pillars that holds up the bridge which sank around
two feet into the ground. The bridge, which carries 40,000 cars a day, will
be closed indefinitely. The bridge was built in 1980 and last inspected
in August 2012 when it was declared sound and renovated shortly thereafter.
Sitting on the edge of the Great Lakes, the Leo Frigo Bridge is showing
signs of the stress on the New Madrid faultline that the Zetas
have long described is happening. The Lakes themselves have shown
repeatedly that they are under stress by the numerous occurrences of
dead fish, killed by methane released by the shifting rock beneath the surface.
Another 6.1 Earthquake in the Mariana Islands Region at 33 km
in depth on 10-6-13.
Very Strong earthquake Sea Of Okhotsk on October 1, 2013-Mag
6.7 at 573 km
6.7-magnitude quake strikes remote Kermadec Islands: A 6.7-magnitude
earthquake struck the remote, uninhabited Kermadec Islands Monday, but there
was little chance of a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said. The temblor,
which hit at a depth of 34 kilometres (21 miles) at the New Zealand-administered
volcanic island group, was some 870 kilometres from the nearest major
city Whangarei, in New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey.
Pakistan,- new 6.8 Earthquake at 20 km depth on 9-28-13 Today's
powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Pakistan is believed to
be an 'aftershock' from Sept. 24th magnitude 7.7 event. However, Zahid Rafi,
director of the National Seismic Center of Pakistan, classified it as a
new earthquake. This new quake has resulted in at least 22 fatalities in
the same region which was already devastated by a tremor which left more
than 300 people dead and more than 100,000 homeless. Officials fear the
toll in Saturday's quake in Awaran, the poorest district in the southwest
province of Baluchistan, could still rise further. Another aftershock of
4.2 has also hit.
Quake kills 357, hundreds injured in Pakistan, creates new island
in sea Tue Sep 24, 2013
(Reuters) - A major earthquake hit a remote part of western Pakistan
on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and prompting a new island to rise
from the sea just off the country's southern coast. Tremors were felt as
far away as the Indian capital of New Delhi, hundreds of miles to the east,
where buildings shook, as well as the sprawling port city of Karachi in
Pakistan. The United States Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude quake
struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan's quake-prone province
of Baluchistan, which borders Iran. The earthquake was so powerful that
it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about
600 meters (yards) off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea. Television
channels showed images of a stretch of rocky terrain rising above the sea
level, with a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness
the rare phenomenon. Seismologists suspect the island is a temporary formation
resulting from a "mud volcano," a jet of mud, sand and water that
gushed to the surface as the temblor churne
Update 16:08 UTC : Another "Mud Volcano Island"
has appeared on the Makran coast. The Island emerged off the Ormara
coast, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday. According to the World
Wildlife Fund (WWF), the new island appeared near River Basil.
On Tuesday, an island had emerged off Gwadar coast which was given the
name 'Zalzala Jazeera' (island earthquake).d and pressurized that slurry
under the ocean floor.
Update 20:32 UTC : The army dispatched 300 soldiers, rescue
and medical teams and a helicopter to the worst-hit areas. Chief Minister
Abdul Malik said an emergency had been declared in Awaran, seven to eight
hours' drive from Quetta, the provincial capital. Fatalities data are varying
depending the source. In dian sources are now stating 80 dead and 80 injured.
Most Pakistani sources who have their own information channels are maintaining
the 150 number. Keep
current on updates here
Magnitude 7 quake strikes off coast of Peru, some damage reported
LIMA | Wed Sep 25, 2013 - (Reuters) - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck
off Peru's southern coast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said,
and local media reported that some homes had crumbled in a region near the
quake. The epicenter of the earthquake, which was 29 miles deep, was 29
miles south of the town of Acari in Peru's southern Arequipa region, the
USGS said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths, but a
local official reported structural damage in the province of Caraveli in
First snow of the season at Heavenly ski resort at Lake Tahoe, California
!!!! Beats last year by 3 weeks.
Solar Activity Drops to 100 Year Low - Sept 21, 2013
Prompting comparisons with the Maunder Minimum. "The current peak
in the solar cycle is the weakest for a century," says this article
in India Times. "Subdued solar activity has prompted controversial
comparisons with the Maunder Minimum, which occurred between 1645 and 1715,
when a prolonged absence of sunspots and other indicators of solar activity
coincided with the coldest period in the last millennium."
COMET ISON IN MOTION: Comet ISON is falling toward the sun for
a close encounter on Thanksgiving Day 2013. If it survives, it could become
one of the finest comets in years. At the moment ISON is still far away
and faint, but its sunward velocity is impressive--more than 72,000 mph
on Sept. 22nd. Comet ISON is now approaching Mars in the eastern sky before
sunrise. On Oct. 1st it will fly past the Red Planet at a distance on only
0.07 AU. Mars satellites and rovers are in position to snap the first close-up
pictures of the comet. Until then, browse the Comet
ISON Photo Gallery where pictures from Earth are already pouring in.
At the moment, Comet ISON is about as bright as a 14th magnitude star, which
puts it one or two magnitudes dimmer than forecasts. ISON will rival Venus
during the hours leading up to its closest approach to the Sun in November.
Comet ISON To Reign Down Fire In January 2014?
September 13, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin
Scientists are calling it the comet of the century. Newly discovered
comet ISON is due to make its spectacular appearance beginning November
2013 as it begins its close approach and whiplash around the sun.
It's what happens afterwards that could be a problem... read
More Info on
the comet and trajectory here
of the Century'? We'll soon find out
The comet ISON will make its closest pass to the sun on Nov. 28, and
there's a good possibility a spectacular light show will follow. Space scientists
are fanatically tracking a recently discovered comet that is streaking toward
the sun, waiting to see if it will live up to its hype as a possible "Comet
of the Century." Comet ISON began its journey about 10,000 years ago
when it left our solar system and started its peril-fraught approach to
the sun, according to NASA. On Nov. 28, it will make its closest pass to
the sun - within about 680,000 miles from the stellar surface, according
to Zolt Levay, imaging team lead at NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute.
If the comet survives, it could emerge glowing as brightly as the moon,
visible to the naked eye, creating a spectacular sky-watching show for us
on Earth, NASA says. It could also break up into multiple smaller comets,
each with its own bright nucleus and tail. Or it could totally disintegrate,
and we won't see anything after it passes the sun, Levay told MSN News.
According to Space.com, ISON is set to cross a key mile-marker of sorts
this month or next - the frost line, some 230 million to 280 million
miles from the sun. At this juncture, the sun's radiation will start driving
off more of ISON's water and make it appear brighter.
"Material will start to come off the comet and increase the size
of its atmosphere, the stuff around it, which reflects a lot of the light,"
Levay told MSN News.
earthquakes rock central NZ
7-21-13 A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the Cook Strait area of NZ with
numerous aftershcoks in the Seddon area.
7-19-13 A 4.3 quake hit the east coast of New Zealand tonight, following
a 4.5 magnitude quake in central New Zealand this afternoon, and a 5.7 earthquake
that rattled people in Wellington and Blenheim this morning. Geonet reported
tonight's quake was 20km east of Te Araroa, a settlement on the east coast
of the north island, near the southern edge of the Bay of Plenty. The quake
was 62km deep and hit at 11.42pm. GeoNet reported this afternoon's was of
a "strong" intensity, 35km east of Seddon, at a depth of 15km.
The quake hit at 3.21pm.The first quake struck at 9.06am and was centred
30km east of Seddon, south of Blenheim, at a depth of 8km. Rated as severe,
it turned Wellington office workers white-knuckled as it swayed high-rises
in the capital, with buildings also being rocked in Blenheim. The shallow
tremor was felt as far away as Christchurch and New Plymouth. In Wellington
it was felt as one jolt, gradually picking up in intensity, while those
in Blenheim felt two shakes.
earthquakes in Arequipa, Peru caused by Sabancaya volcano
The man in charge of monitoring the Sabancaya confirmed to the Peruvian
daily, El Comercio, that the recent wave of earthquakes in the Arequipa
region were caused by the volcano. "We´re in the sphere of influence
of the Sabancaya Volcano, so all of the earthquakes we´ve experienced
in the last few days were in fact caused by the volcano," Domingo Ramos
Palomino told the daily. He went on to explain that though there has been
increased activity around the Sabancaya, there is not enough evidence to
predict an eruption in the near future.
M 6.0 Earthquake - SOUTHERN PERU - 2013-07-17
The quake's epicenter, according to the USGS, was located 53 miles (85
km) northwest of the city of Arequipa in southwestern Peru, at a depth of
nearly 52 miles (84 km). The quake was the seventh such seismic
activity reported in the region in the last few days. Arequipa is the capital
and largest city of the province of Arequipa and reported to be the second
most populous city in the western South American country, bordering Ecuador
and Colombia in the north, Brazil in the east, Bolivia and Chile in the
south and the Pacific Ocean in the west.
May 11th: Homes in upscale California subdivision sinking into the
Eight of the houses in the Lakeside Heights development in Lakeport,
Calif, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, are now abandoned, and another
10 are under notice of imminent evacuation.
The Louisiana sinkhole at Bayou Corne is now experiencing tremors, and
growing. This sinkhole appeared on August 2, 2012 after methane bubbles
were sighted on the surface in the months prior. Clearly, the salt domes
holding petro for the US reserves were being breached. Petroleum products
were detected in the water supply at Bayou Corne, and by December, 2012
were wafting in the air, setting phone and electric poles afire in Texas.
Tremors have been increasingly recorded since March, 2013 and the sinkhole
keeps expanding in size, gaining over 3 acres in size within a month, bringing
its total size to about 15 acres.
March 13, 2013 Seisomologist Dr. Steve Horton has reported that a "spasmodic
burst" occurred at 1:34 this morning with 90+ micro earthquakes happening
overnight, according to Assumption Parish officials. A pattern has been
established that increased seismic activity is soon followed by the hungry
hole swallowing more of the parish and the size of the monster increases.
Note the location of the Louisiana sinkhole in relationship to the New
Madrid fault line. Extend the fault line toward the Gulf and you end up
in the Bayou Corne! It's a straight line shot! If the New Madrid is
destined to slip slide so that the western side of the Mississippi drops
and moves southwest, and the eastern side of the Mississippi shift northeast,
then what will happen to the salt dome reserves along the Gulf? They will
map and read more
NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth
March 4, 2013 - Scientist asked that the Relativistic Electron Proton
Telescope (REPT) be turned on early - just three days after launch - in
order that its observations would overlap with another mission called SAMPEX
(Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer), that was soon
going to de-orbit and re-enter Earth's atmosphere.Shortly before REPT turned
on, solar activity on the sun had sent energy toward Earth that caused the
radiation belts to swell.
The REPT instrument worked well from the moment it was turned on Sep.
1. It made observations of these new particles trapped in the belts, recording
their high energies, and the belts' increased size. Then something happened
no one had ever seen before: the particles settled into a new configuration,
showing an extra, third belt extending out into space. Within mere days
of launch, the Van Allen Probes showed scientists something that would require
rewriting textbooks. Read
On Feb. 13, 2013, a 5.1 mag. earthquake struck at the California-Nevada
Border Region at a depth of 12.4 km. It has been followed by many, all
shallow, earthquakes in the 2.5 - 4.0 mag. range. The epicenter area has
NO volcanic past but influencing the seismic pattern of the nearby Mammoth
Mountain volcanic field cannot be excluded.
RUSSIAN METEOR STRIKE: On Friday, February 15th at 9:30 am local
time in Russia, a small asteroid struck the atmosphere over the city of
Chelyabinsk and exploded. According to reports from news organizations and
Russian authorities, as many as 1000 people received minor injuries from
the shock wave. This is the most energetic recorded meteor strike since
the Tunguska impact of 1908.
Researchers have conducted a preliminary analysis of the event. "Here
is what we know so far," says Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid
Environment Office. "The asteroid was about 15 meters in diameter and
weighed approximately 7000 metric tons. It struck Earth's atmosphere at
40,000 mph (18 km/s) and broke apart about 12 to 15 miles (20 to 25 km)
above Earth's surface. The energy of the resulting explosion was in the
vicinity of 300 kilotons of TNT."
"A shock wave propagated down and struck the city below, causing
large numbers of windows to break, some walls to collapse, and minor damage
throughout the city," he continued. "When you hear about injuries,
those are undoubtedly due to the effects of the shock wave, not due to fragments
striking the ground. There are undoubtedly fragments on the ground, but
as of this time we know of no recovered fragments that we can verify."
earthquake and Tsunami Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) 13 people
killed, many missing
Massive Earthquake on Feb. 6, 2013 at a magnitutde of 8.0 and a depth
of 33 km. This event has been followed by a large amount of aftershocks.
Update February 10 00:00 UTC : A further 12 houses were destroyed
in the M6.8 earthquake that was felt yesterday on Friday. The picture continues
to become bleaker with most of the island of Nendo where Lata is situated
The death toll remains at 13, with over 5000 homeless. The picture will
hopefully become clearer with the first rescue and relief ship information
that should become available in the coming hours.
Update February 9 12:00 UTC : Amidst continuous, luckily somewhat
weaker aftershocks, rescue workers arrived on Ndende island on Saturday.
The Red Cross says that food, drinking water and tents are urgently needed
to support the thousands of people who became homeless after the tsunami.
The very strong aftershocks on Friday made even more damage and some houses
who did withstand the M8.0 quake collapsed on Friday.
Northeast (USA), Buried Under Snow, Tries to Dig Its Way Out Grabbing
shovels large and small, residents and emergency workers across the Northeast
struggled to dig out on Sunday after a gigantic midwinter storm left much
of the region buried under drifting snow. City streets resembled ski slopes
or mountain passes, with cars and even some houses obscured by a thick blanket
of white. More than three feet of snow fell in parts of Connecticut, and
more than two feet accumulated on Long Island and in Massachusetts, where
the storm caused coastal flooding that forced evacuations. The Weather Service
said it had reports out of New Haven County, Conn., of 36.2 inches of snow
in Oxford and 38 inches in Milford. Commack, on Long Island, got 29.1 inches,
and MacArthur Airport in Islip with 27.5 inches. In Boston, the official
accumulation was 24.9 inches, the fifth highest in city history.
On Saturday, February 9th, around 0640 UT, a magnetic filament in the
sun's northern hemisphere erupted, hurling a coronal mass ejection (CME)
toward Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the UV flash from
the underlying C2-class solar flare: The CME, which was captured in flight
by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, billowed away from the sun at
800 km/s. The bulk of the cloud looks like it will sail north of Earth.
Nevertheless, a glancing blow is possible as shown in this 3D model of the
CME prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Flight Center. High-latitude
sky watchers should be alert for auroras on Feb. 12th when the CME passes
EERIE EARTHSONG: A NASA spacecraft has recorded eerie-sounding
radio emissions coming from our own planet. These beautiful "songs
of Earth" could, ironically, be responsible for the proliferation of
deadly electrons in the Van Allen Belts EarthSongs
Big Quake Coming In Atlantic/Caribbean? 22 Pilot Whales Beached Themselves
In South Florida on 9/1/12 When whales have beached themselves in the
Pacific at various Islands, including New Zealand there will be a very large
quake within a week afterwards somewhere around that area of the world.
Will we see this pattern repeated? The USGS Map now shows 311 quakes on
the map that are 2.5 mag and higher in the Islands. The recent ones, USGS
has right under a 4 mag., they have them at 3.8, 3.9 etc. Recent update:
Pilot Whales beached themselves in Scotland too and Great White is dead
on a beach in Mass.
Quake Expert: Earth Is Cracking Up - April 15, 2012 - A leading
geologist from Romania says something is seriously wrong. I can't
disagree with the guy, have you seen the weather lately? By latey
I mean the last year and a half. We live in interesting times, and
thats not a good thing, its a chinese curse. -Mort
A leading earthquake scientist has warned that the planet could be cracking
up after a series of massive quakes in just 48 hours. Expert Gheorghe Marmureanu
- from Romania's National Institute of Earth Physics - says 39 quakes had
hit the globe within two days. The series started with two massive quakes
in Indonesia measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale rapidly followed
by three more only slightly smaller in Mexico within hours. "There
is no doubt that something is seriously wrong. There have been too many
strong earthquakes," said Marmureanu. He added: "The quakes are
a surprise that cannot be easily explained by current scientific knowledge.
With the Indonesian quake for example, statistically, there should be one
big earthquake in this part of Asia every 500 years. However, since 2004,
there were already three quakes with a magnitude of over 8, which is not
New report claims Venice sinking five times faster than previously
thought March 26, 2012 VENICE, IT So Venice is sinking.
New research by U.S. scientists suggests it is sinking more than five times
faster than experts in Venice believe. It's quite obvious to the naked eye
(or rather, to the naked ankle when it floods) that parts of Venice are
flooding more and more often. But the question remains - how long will it
take before it turns from floating jewel to a playground for divers? The
answer comes from a new research by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
at the University of California, expected to be published on Wednesday:
Venice is still sinking, and sinking at a rate of up to two millimeters
per year (0.08 inches). There's more. Not only is the city being reclaimed
by the waters that made it famous, it now looks like it's actually heading
out to sea, as if the glorious capital of the former Maritime Venetian Republic
is tired of being a tourist attraction and wants to die in the Adriatic.
According to measurements taken over 10 years, Venice is also tilting a
bit, about a millimeter or two eastward per year. While this doesn't mean
that you should buy a ticket right away in order to see Venice before it
disappears, it raises concern that not enough is being done to save it.
A complex system of moving dams around Venice that took decades and millions
of dollars to build is nearing completion. The new research could well call
into question whether these major works will actually be enough to save
the "Floating City." One of the biggest experts on the state of
Venice, Luigi Tosi, of Italy's National Research Center, pointed out that
Venice's "sinking" was actually a combination of land subsidence
and sea level rise. He said the Scripps researchers' results "tell
us nothing new." "We have published a paper back in 1992 that
arrived to the same conclusions," he said. -MSNBC
Yellowstone Supervolcano + Strange 'Rumbles' In Wisconsin Clintonville
Wisconsin -- be sure to search the terms ... "marathon wisconsin volcano"
... "caldron reservoir" .. and "lake superior volcanic"
. The nuclear power plant to the east is called the Kewaunee plant .. all
these sites have ONE thing in common... deep earth shafts... pumped or filled
full of water.... add in craton/plate pressure and a bit of deep earth magma
surge underneath the plate as it gets pushed by the Pacific unrest... and
you get underground explosions in Wisconsin near a dormant volcanic site.
Watch the YouTube Report with links to other information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TdOnEsHZrDk
Go to http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Clintonville%2C+Wisconsin+%22Booms%22&oq=Clintonville%2C+Wisconsin+%22Booms%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=youtube.12...256767l256767l0l258338l1l1l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0.
to see listing of the YouTube vdeos related to the Clintonvill, Wisconsin
questions about recent findings at Yellowstone Lake
Interstate-75 Sliding Down Embankment Southbound lanes of Interstate
75 are closed at the Jellico exit. The culprit: an earthslide near an embankment
on mile-marker 143. A part of the interstate was sliding down the 50+ foot
embankment, forcing that stretch of roadway to close. More than 15 miles
to the south, a section of embankment next to I-75 collapsed just past the
Stinking Creek exit Thursday.
Year Later: Flooding Continues: The earthquake caused properties
around the area to shift. "The land has actually sunk one and half
meters. Whereas, once you were up on your garden, now you are standing knee-deep
in water. It has just allowed the ocean to come in and cover everything,"
pole shift means new Hillsboro runway name - September 17, 2011 - The
slowly drifting location of Earth's magnetic north pole means the Hillsboro
Airport's main runway underwent a name change early this week - from 12/30
to 13/31. Runways are designated according to the points on a compass, and
the changing location of true magnetic north meant the runway sometimes
is renamed. Experts say magnetic north is slipping slowly from above the
Arctic Ocean in a north-northwestern direction toward Siberia, at about
34.2 miles per year. When the magnetic points were recalibrated, Hillsboro,
like some other airports, had to renumber its main runway. The adjustment
is the result of a natural, ongoing process. The Earth has an iron core,
and movement within its outer part is believed to be responsible for sustaining
the magnetic field used to measure the Earth's surface. This makes the Earth
like a giant magnet, but with the location of its north and south poles
always shifting around. As a result, true magnetic north, on which the workings
of a compass needle are focused, doesn't always match up with the permanently
drawn lines on the map. Thus, the location of the airport in relation to
true north has to be adjusted. Scientists believe the activity of the Earth's
core could cause massive shifts in polarity, including the north and south
poles reversing themselves. It's believed this last happened 780,000 years
ago, and took about 10,000 years to happen.
Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth's
Axis, NASA Scientist Says: March 1 (Bloomberg) -- The earthquake that
killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth's
axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Magnitude 8.8 - Offshore Maule, Chile on 2010 February 27 06:34:14 UTC
at a depth of Magnitude 8.8 - Offshore Maule, Chile 2010 February 27 06:34:14
UTC. The death toll jumped Sunday to 708, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
said, nearly doubling as rescue crews reached remote and badly damaged towns.
State television reported 350 people were killed in the coastal town of
Constitución, near the epicenter. Nearly a quarter of the globe was
put on tsunami alert after one of the most powerful earthquakes of modern
times hit South America. Chile's Interior Ministry said tsunami surges reaching
heights of 10 feet hit the nation's Juan Fernandez Islands, leaving three
people dead and 13 missing. A tremor with a magnitude of 8.8 devastated
large parts of southern Chile and sent huge waves racing at up to 400 miles
an hour across the Pacific. Isolated ocean islands were reported to have
suffered severe wave damage, and tsunami warnings were issued across a vast
area stretching from Russia and Japan through to the Philippines and New
Zealand. Its epicentre was a spot in the Pacific seabed around 75 miles
from the Chilean coastal city of Concepcion.
The worlds seismic recording stations are all recording total black (shake
lines mergining) as the whole of Earth rings like a large bell. Aftershocks
number over 118 as of Sunday, Feb. 28th at 15:26 UTC with 8 registering
over 6.0 magnitutde. The area continues to rumble with quakes of over 5
Tsunami warnings in the Pacific have been cancelled as of Sunday, Feb.
The sunspots are also continuing as the Earth is continuing to rumble.
The very large magnetic filament was to arrive near Earth on Feb. 27th-28th.
Also, there are 21 active volcanoes close to the earthquake epicentres.
It is possible that volcanic activity may increase in the area as a result
of the earthquakes. Watching Yellowstone - the earthquakes have returned
to the usual background levels.
March 3rd: Another aftershock of 6.1 magnitude struck just off the coast
of VALPARAISO, CHILE and a 6.0 mag. offshore of BIO-BIO, CHILE. The map
for this area now registers 204 quakes. The death toll is now over 800 people.
Another earthquake of Magnitude 6.3 - Antofagasta, Chile 2010 March 04
22:39:25 UTC (3:40PM MST at a depth of 105.1 km. This is 1260 km (780 miles)
N of SANTIAGO, Chile.
Thurs. March 4th: map shows 204 quakes.
The worlds seismic recording stations are all recording total black
(shake lines mergining) as the whole of Earth rings like a large bell. Aftershocks
number over 118 as of Sunday, Feb. 28th at 15:26 UTC with 8 registering
over 6.0 magnitutde. The area continues to rumble with quakes of over 5
magnitude. The seismic stations around the world are continuing to vibrate
with the harmmonics of this earthquake.
Astrologically - Saturn
was almost exactly overhead and the fateful orbit of the Moon (North and
South Nodes) exactly rising and setting.
This earthquake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South
American tectonic plates. The two plates are converging at a rate of 80
mm per year which is one of the fastest rates on Earth. The earthquake occurred
as thrust-faulting on the interface between the two plates, with the Nazca
plate moving down and landward below the South American plate. This latest
earthquake off Chile occurred just north of the 9.5 mag,1960 rupture, which
had caused a stress buildup along the fault line.
Tsunami waves in Hawaii smaller than expected: Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN)
-- A tsunami generated by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile struck Hawaii
Saturday, but an official with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the
island chain "dodged a bullet" after smaller-than-expected waves
were reported. The first waves of the tsunami were recorded on The Big Island
around noon (5 p.m. ET), 16 hours after the Chilean temblor. Gauges showed
water levels rising 3 feet in Hilo, and remaining at that level.The Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning, the highest level of a
tsunami alert, for the entire Pacific region, including countries as far
away as Russia, Japan and Australia. California and Alaska are under a tsunami
advisory. Tsunami waves came ashore along the Chilean coast shortly after
Strong earthquake, tsunami warning in south Japan: TOKYO, AP News
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off Japan's southern coast early Saturday,
shaking Okinawa and nearby islands, where a tsunami warning was issued,
Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The quake occurred off the coast of
the island of Okinawa at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) at 5:31 a.m.
Saturday (2031 GMT Friday), the agency said. It predicted a tsunami up to
6 feet (2 meters) near the Okinawan coast, warning nearby residents to stay
away from the coastline. The agency later downgraded the warning to an advisory
after observing only a small swelling of tide. There were no immediate reports
of major damage or casualties. The largest was 9 feet near the quake's epicenter.
Another wave, 7.7 feet, hit the Chilean town of Talcahuano.
A MONTH OF SUNSPOTS: February 2010 is on the verge of a three-year "first."
It's the first month since January 2007 with sunspots every single day.
It's been a long solar minimum, but solar activity is on the rise again.
Today, NASA's STEREO mission is tracking at least six active regions around
the circumference of the sun.
North Magnetic Pole Moving Due
to Core Flux: Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at
almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's
core, new research says.
CROP CIRCLES IN THE SNOW: TWO LARGEST SNOW FORMATIONS YET REPORTED
Hoeven, Holland - December 2009 -- photos by Roy Boschman Source
The Hoven snow field viewed around 1:00 am, now Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009,
showed multiple rings scooped out of the snow-covered field. This is the
largest such snow "circle" ever reported anywhere. There were
no footprints at all out in the rest of the field (other than the dike area
where the observations and photos were made) -- although clear tracks of
hares were visible in a few places. And there were also no piles of the
snow that had been removed from the rings anywhere. All of the rings were
of the same width (approx. 11 inches wide), including the "spiraled"
circle, and no ice along the edges or bottoms of any of the rings. There
was an undulating characteristic and very faint "brush-stroke"
type lines in the large rings, but these were not present in the smaller
On the 22nd another, even larger (140m long, 35 rings) snow formation
had appeared in the field next to Snow Formation #1.
By December 28th, 9 days after the first snow formation appeared, warmer
temperatures had melted most of the snow on all of the fields. The photos
taken on the 28th reveal that the rings were not present only in the snow,
they are also swirled into the grass underneath.
Since the early photos show that the snow in the rings was not removed
or compacted all the way to the ground the discovery that the rings are
also clearly visible in the grass is remarkable. Whatever caused the snow
rings also swirled the grass beneath the snow so that the formations now
look very much like typical crop circles.
In these Dec. 28th close-up photos of the first formation it is clear
that the width of the rings is much greater than that of a human foot. When
you consider the very large overall size of this formation (60m x 52m),
the fact that it occurred in -10 degrees C weather, and the number and varying
diameters of the rings as well as their mostly circular nature -- in which
we still see no flattened centers -- the "pranks with planks"
theory seems an inadequate explanation.
The largest (60m x 52m overall dimensions) formation yet reported in
snow, occurred near Hoeven: 21 simple rings, 1 tiny circle & 1 spiraled
None of the rings contain footprints or any marks in their centers, and
yet most are very circular.
Close-up shows no piled-up snow around edges of ring & no footprints.
Roy Boschman's 12/19/09 diagram of Hoeven Snow Formation #1
Snow is almost entirely melted by Dec. 28th (9 days after formation occurred).
No flattened centers were visible in any of the rings.
Roy's diagram of Snow Formation #2 in "special" field adjacent
to location of earlier Snow Formation #1.
Releases Long-Term Report Detailing Glaciers Shrinking in Alaska and Washington
- Released: 8/10/2009 8:53:28 AM - USGS
Today's Earthquake Fact: The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is the most
active seismic area in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. The
NMSZ is located in southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, western
Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. Southwestern Indiana
and northwestern Mississippi are also close enough to receive significant
shaking from large earthquakes occurring in the NMSZ.
The San Andreas fault, California, is NOT a single, continuous fault,
but is actually a fault zone made of many segments. Movement may occur along
any of the fault segments along the zone at any time. The San Andreas fault
system is more than 1300 km (800 miles) long, and in some spots, is as much
as 16 km (10 miles) deep. This is the main fault structre that is being
watched in California.
of the Worlds Tectonic Plates & Article from National Geographic News
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a submerged mountain range, which extends from
the Arctic Ocean to beyond the southern tip of Africa, is a divergent tectonic
plate boundary. It is just one segment of the global mid-ocean ridge system
that encircles the Earth. The rate of spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
averages about 2.5 centimeters per year, or 25 km in a million years. The
Mid-Atlantic Ridge separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate
in the North Atlantic, and separates the African Plate from the South American
Plate in the South Atlantic. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge appears above sea-level
at Iceland. This offers scientists a natural laboratory for studying on
land the processes also occurring along the submerged parts of a spreading
ridge. Iceland is splitting along the spreading center between the North
American and Eurasian Plates, as North America moves westward relative to
For all the latest pictures and information on Crop Circles from around
the world, click
This is the Morgan's Hill Square Crop Circle, August2,
Ever-Unfolding Saga of Earth: Next Chapter
In this beautifully squared formation, we are once again reminded to
focus on Earth. Are the circle makers telling us that the focus during all
this celestial activity is on the Earth? And that perhaps the celestial
activity is actually initiating responses within the Earth's core that will
result in a changed earthly situation? Are we about to witness the
next chapter in the Great Story of Gaia? Will the vast unknown of the material
world begin to reveal itself to our consciousness?
eclipse- Of celestial mechanics and the Eye of God: Total solar
eclipses have struck awe or fear into hearts for millennia
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, BLUE CANCER
NEW MOON JULY 22ND - by Soluntra
On Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the
sun directly above the continental United States.
Solar Eclipse of 2009 July 22 - On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total
eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses
half of Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in India and
crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving
mainland Asia, the path crosses Japan's Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast
through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reaches
6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the
Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia,
and the Pacific Ocean.
Hand Clow AstroFlashes for her chart of the Solar Eclipse and explanation.
The Sabian symbol for this week's Solar Eclipse is intriguing:
"A Daughter of the American Revolution: The prestige and conservatism
of a long-maintained heritage."
If we look at this symbol with the idea that we are in completion mode,
we can see that it corresponds well with the themes of the Saturn-Venus
square, and what we know of the relationship patterns we are leaving behind.
The old relationship traditions where one partner plays the parent role
and the other plays the child are not likely to withstand the current waves
of energy. Visit NorthPoint Astrology view for
Jeshua explains the July 22nd Solar
ECLIPSE PICTURE: Moon's Shadow Seen From Space
ECLIPSE PICTURE: Seen From Earth
Scientists find link between
solar cycle and global climate similar to El Nino/La Nina.
Also, see the comments on the "sunspot" Crop Circle: http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/wadenhill2/comments.html
cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique 'Asperatus'
clouds seen across the world
Whipped into fantastical shapes, these clouds hang over the darkening
landscape like the harbingers of a mighty storm. But despite their stunning
and frequent appearances, the formations have yet to be officially recognised
with a name.
They have been seen all over Britain in different forms - from Snowdonia
to the Scottish Highlands - and in other parts of the world such as New
Zealand, but usually break up without producing a storm. 'It is a bit like
looking at the surface of a choppy sea from below,' said Gavin Pretor-Pinney
US to Boost Quake Detection, Under Stimulus
Cover on Great Lakes Declining - Ice cover on the Great Lakes has declined
more than 30 percent since the 1970s, leaving the world's largest system
of freshwater lakes open to evaporation and lower water levels
EXPLORE THE SUNSPOT CYCLE: Were you born under an active sun or a quiet
sun? To find out, enter your birth date in the sunspot
Again - per Nancy on ZetaTalk: "The concept of "stretch zones", also a
Zeta term, had already been introduced. Stretch zones are rock strata that
are being pulled apart during plate movement, such as the African Rift zone.
Stretching causes the area to drop, and when this occurs under cities or
buildings, causes structural havoc." As an example: March 3, 2009-
COLOGNE, Germany - Cologne's
six-story city archive building rumbled and then collapsed into a pile of
CERI's Tips for Surviving an Earthquake
Be Prepared for an Earthquake: Look for items in your home that could
become a hazard in an earthquake. Place large or heavy objects on lower
shelves. Fasten shelves to walls. Brace high and top-heavy objects. Anchor
overhead lighting fixtures. Bolt down water heaters and gas appliances.
of the Latest Earthquakes in the USA - Last 7 days Map
of the Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days Recent
Earthquakes in the World - 8 to 30 days USGS
Earthquake List for the Past Seven Days Live
Seismic Monitoring - Updated Every 30 Minutes USGS
Earthquakes of Mag. 2.5+ for 1-Day with Global Pictures for Location
to Blue Whale sounds (52 Hz whale)
List for Map Centered at 32°N, 115°W - Southern California &
List for Map Centered at 37°N, 120°W - California, Northern &
List for Map Centered at 42°N, 125°W - Northern California &
List for Map Centered at 18°N, 66°W - Puerto Rico region
List for Alaska
Interactive Map for Alaska Earthquakes
- check the box for recent earthquakes
List for Map of Australia Region
Fires - Comprehensive Coverage from BBC
Cascadia Faulth Area of the West Coast of
the USA and Canada - information
The Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean just east of the Mariana
Islands, is the deepest part of the Earth's oceans, with a maximum depth
of about 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the deepest location on the surface
of the Earth. The bottom of the trench is farther below sea level than Mount
Everest is above it.
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a submerged mountain range, which extends from
the Arctic Ocean to beyond the southern tip of Africa, is a divergent tectonic
plate boundary. It is just one segment of the global mid-ocean ridge system
that encircles the Earth. The rate of spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
averages about 2.5 centimeters per year, or 25 km in a million years. The
Mid-Atlantic Ridge separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate
in the North Atlantic, and separates the African Plate from the South American
Plate in the South Atlantic.
Earthquake Fact: At spreading zones, molten rock rises, pushing two plates
apart and adding new material at their edges. Most spreading centers are
found in oceans. The North American and Eurasian plates are spreading apart
along the mid-Atlantic ridge. Spreading zones usually have earthquakes at
shallow depths (within 30 kilometers of the surface). The most recent earthquake:
Magnitude 4.9 - NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN on 2009 April 19; Magnitude 4.6 - CENTRAL
MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE on 2009 April 14. Preceeding this was a magnitude 5.1
- on the REYKJANES RIDGE on 2009 February 21 16:53:54 UTC at a depth of
10 km. This was preceeded by a magnitude 5.0 - NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN earthquake
on 2009 February 21 15:40:36 UTC at a depth of 10 km. This is almost the
same long - latitude as the Reykjanes Ridge event.
This image, caught recently by the SOHO, the famous winged planet, Nibiru.
Earthquake Swarm Over For Now: The notable swarm of earthquakes that
started December 26, 2008, beneath Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National
Park has stopped for now and may have ceased entirely. This sequence of
more than 500 seismic events was most intense on December 27, 2008. The
sequence included sixteen events of magnitude 3 to 3.9 and approximately
70 of magnitude 2 to 3 (as of Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2009)
is warming, not cooling: Antarctica is getting warmer rather than cooling
as widely believed, according to a study published in Nature that fits the
icy continent into a trend of global warming. In western Antarctica at the
British Rothera research station, temperatures on Wednesday were 2.6 C (36.68F).
Rising temperatures in the west were partly offset by an autumn cooling
in East Antarctica. "The continent-wide near surface average is positive,"
the study said. Antarctica's ice contains enough frozen water to raise world
sea levels by 57 meters (187 ft), so even a tiny amount of melting could
threaten Pacific island states or coastal cities from Beijing to London.
Greenland is also vulnerable. Together, Greenland and West Antarctica hold
enough ice to raise sea levels by 14 meters. Ten ice sheets on the Antarctic
Peninsula have receded or collapsed since the 1990s. The Wilkins sheet is
poised to break up, held in place by a sliver of ice 500 meters (1,640 ft)
wide compared to 100 km in the 1950s.
Cracks in the Wilkins Ice Sheet
Sea Ice Decline Shakes Up Ocean Ecosystems
It's Official! - Cows
can't detect earthquakes: Swedish bovine earth-moving experiment ends
in disappointment. Swedish scientists have disappointingly discovered that
cows do not have "an innate ability to detect natural disasters",
thereby thwarting any possibility of deploying bovine imminent earthquake
detectors in seismic hotspots.
Centered at 44°N, 110°W - Yellowstone
As of Monday, January 12th this map shows 163 earthquakes for a 7-day
period. You have the full moon at perigee, the closest to Earth and a Saturn-Uranus
opposition on Sunday. This large number centered in Southern California/Baja
California suggest that major adjustment on these faults is occurring. We
may look towards Feburary for another major adjustment in the Western states.
Park Sees Incredible Earthquake Swarm
Jan 7, 2009 11:48 AM By Megan Boatwright, Local News 8 Reporter Also
watch Video at this link.
Some pretty interesting things have been happening at Yellowstone National
Park since December 26th. Over the last week geologists have recorded
more than 400 small earthquakes. Quakes in that number are called
an earthquake swarm. The incredibly long list represents 400 or more earthquakes
that have happened under the lake. "We think it's
where more magma heat and steam escaped through cracks in the crust,"
said Clayton. "That's probably what's causing the earthquakes."
He said the last time Yellowstone saw this kind of activity was close to
twenty years ago, "What's interesting about this earthquake swarm is
that it's in a very large and active volcano." "It's probably
a little bit of magma moving through fractures. There's also a lot
of ground water under Yellowstone and some of the shallower earthquakes
may be steam explosions and fractures underground,' said Clayton.
"Those can have quite a force, and send out shock waves that we record
Swarm Hits Yellowstone; Something Bigger to Come?
Small Earthquake Swarm on 9 January 2009 near northeast corner of Yellowstone
Caldera: A currently modest swarm of earthquakes began in the northeast
corner of the Yellowstone Caldera, about 10 miles (16 km) NNE of the north
end of the Yellowstone Lake swarm that was active in late December and early
January. As of 1930 MST, 10 earthquakes had been located by the University
of Utah Seismograph Stations, the largest with M= 3.3 and two other events
with M >2.0. Located depths are between 2 and 4 km.
December 30, 2008: Yellowstone National Park was jostled by a host of
small earthquakes for a third straight day Monday, and scientists watched
closely to see whether the more than 250 tremors were a sign of something
bigger to come. Swarms of small earthquakes happen frequently in Yellowstone,
located in Wyoming in the western U.S., but it's very unusual for so many
earthquakes to happen over several days, said Robert Smith, a professor
of geophysics at the University of Utah. "They're certainly not normal,"
Smith said. "We haven't had earthquakes in this energy or extent in
many years." Smith directs the Yellowstone Seismic Network, which operates
seismic stations around the park. He said the quakes have ranged in strength
from barely detectable to one of magnitude 3.8 that happened Saturday. A
magnitude 4 quake is capable of producing moderate damage.
Scientists observe unusual flurry of Yellowstone earthquakes over several
Small Earthquake Swarm on 9 January 2009 near northeast corner
of Yellowstone Caldera
A currently modest swarm of earthquakes began in the northeast corner
of the Yellowstone Caldera, about 10 miles (16 km) NNE of the north end
of the Yellowstone Lake swarm that was active in late December and early
January. As of 1930 MST, 10 earthquakes had been located by the University
of Utah Seismograph Stations, the largest with M= 3.3 and two other events
with M >2.0. Located depths are between 2 and 4 km.
Yellowstone is once again showing a swarm of small
earthquakes at this New Moon forward. As of Jan. 1, 2009 you are seeing
a swarm of 241 earthquakes...this is cause for concern. For a listing of
all the swarm occurring to-date, click
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a notable swarm
of earthquakes has been underway since December 26 beneath Yellowstone Lake
in Yellowstone National Park, three to six miles south-southeast of Fishing
Bridge, Wyoming. This energetic sequence of events was most intense on December
27, when the largest number of events of magnitude 3 and larger occurred.
This December 2008 earthquake sequence is the most intense in this area
for some years and is centered on the east side of the Yellowstone caldera.
the Full Press Release Update on Dec. 29th
For more information and web links, check with our Volcano
page here in this magazine.
You may wish to review a message from 2006 discussing Yellowstone
and Volcano_Yellowstone Grows
a scientific first, engineers drill into a subterranean pocket of molten
rock December 17th, 2008 - Engineers drilling a new well at a geothermal
site in Hawaii recently struck liquid gold - a mass of molten rock that
is giving geologists an unprecedented peek at how magma cools today and
insights into how continents might have formed billions of years ago.
analyses of satellite data show that cycles of expansion and contraction
are tied to changes in the solar wind December 16th, 2008 - Analyses
of satellite data reveal that Earth's atmosphere expands and contracts in
response to short-term variations in the solar wind.
Mother Earth continues to adjust her tectonic plates:
The USA map for the last 7 days is showing 1002 earthquakes as of Dec. 11,
2008. To see the current maps for the World and the USA, click on the above
images at top of page. Of note is that magma sloshing has been occurring.
A major quake on November 24, 2008 in Kamchatka produced a false reading
in Idaho. Not only are all Earth plates participating in an adjustment,
but the magma underneath is also participating. (see Zeta Talk Slosh Patterns) The
Earth is composed of land masses called plates. The 14 plates of the world
are as follows: The S American Plate, the Scotia Plate to the south, the
Nazca Plate just to the west of Ecuador, the N American Plate, the Juan
de Fuca Plate just to the west off the coast of Oregon, the Cocos Plate
to the west of Mexico, the Caribbean Plate, the great Pacific Plate, the
great Eurasian Plate, the Philippine Plate, the Indo-Australia Plate pushing
under the Himalayas, the Arabian Plate, the African Plate, and the Antarctica
Plate. The movement of one is now being felt by adjustments within a day
or so on the others.
Check out this crop circle pattern that was laid down on July 22, 2008
at Avebury Manor in England. It is said to be referring to the Ascension
and our solar system near Earth in December 2012. Those who have analysed
this pattern have realised it is telling us something about December 2012,
the time of the ending of the Mayan Calendar, including the arrival of a
comet that, according to the crop circle site, our astronomers are as yet
unaware of. http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2008/aveburymanor2/aveburymanor2008b.html
Ever since the Earth had Her bells rung by the 7.5 Indonesia earthquake,
you have been seeing increased earth movement at the Northern edge of the
Pacific Ring of Fire. The Aluetian chain has been shaking steadily for a
while, however, now you have a series beginning on Nov. 17th (7 quakes ranging
from 2.6 - 3.4) followed by another group on the 18th in the 3.1 magnitude
range rocking the Unimark Island Region of Alaska. Of more interest is the
new series that is going in the Artic Ocean- a series of 7 quakes ranging
from 4.7 - 5.6 as of the morning of the 18th.
Also, south of Indonesia you are seeing a series of earthquakes in Vanuatu
beginning with a 5.3 on the 17th and followed up by 4 earthquakes ranging
from 5.1 - 5.7 in magnitude by the morning of the 18th. The Banda Sea area
tossed in a 5.3 quake on the 17th - not to be left out. Puerto Rico on the
opposite side where all the plates converge continues with a series ranging
from 2.7 into the 3.0+ magnitude range. This is ongoing as of Monday, Nov.
24th. The last 7 days have seen 77 earthquakes clustered around the Santiago-San
Coastal Maine tide change a mystery: Oct. 30th - BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine-Meteorologists
are baffled by rapid tidal changes along the Maine coast, which damaged
some boats and piers. Witnesses say low tide turned and became high within
a matter of minutes on Tuesday afternoon. The changes occurred six or seven
times. The National Weather Service says reports from several locations
indicated that water levels fell and rose from 4 feet to as much as 12 feet
during the event. In a public information statement, the weather service
says the cause "remains a mystery and may never be known." It
said significant rapid rises and falls in tide levels were observed around
3 p.m. in Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Bristol. The statement said rapid
surges can be caused by the underwater movement of land, most often due
to an earthquake, or due to slumping of sediments along a steep canyon or
shelf, but no earthquakes were reported in the area Tuesday. A similar event
occurred on Jan. 9, 1926, in Bass Harbor, the statement said. (As Mother
Earth's poles wobble about, this is going to happen.) Related
Earthquakes West of Vancouver Island, B.C.: Since 25 August
22:24 UT there has been a series of earthquakes occurring about 150km west
of Vancouver Island. The largest so far has been magnitude 5.8 on 28 August
at 12:37 UT (5:37am PDT). These have generally been at a shallow depth of
2008-09-11: M=4.7 - southwest of Vancouver Island, BC
2008-09-06: M=4.3 - West of Vancouver Island, BC
2008-08-29 M=4.0-·west of Vancouver Island, BC
2008-08-28: M=5.8 - west of Vancouver Island, BC
2008-08-27: M=5.0 - west of Vancouver Island, BC
2008-08-25: M=4.2 - west of Vancouver Island
2008-07-30: M=3.4 - 54 km ESE of Victoria, BC
2008-06-01: M=3.6 - northwest of Vancouver Island, BC
Magnitude 4.4 293 km (182 mi) W of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/16 at 09:42:01
Magnitude 4.4 292 km (182 mi) W of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/14 at 06:33:49
Magnitude 3.9 254 km (158 mi) WSW of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/12 at 13:17:28
Magnitude 4.8 287 km (178 mi) W of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/11 at 23:26:29
Magnitude 4.6 285 km (177 mi) W of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/11 ay 23:13:36
Magnitude 4.5 290 km (180 mi) W of Neah Bay, WA on 2008/09/11 at 21:17:32
As you can see, the activity around the Cascadia Fault area is again
in motion. There is also increased earthquake motion in the lower So. California
area, Ocotillo and Idyllwild areas in particular.
Earth is entering a solar wind stream coming from a coronal hole and
this is causing geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. The sunspot
activity is still zero after a bit over a month into the new solar cycle.
This cycle is predicted to be 50% more active than the last one - which
saw the highest activity recorded in recent history.
Arctic Ice Hints at Warming, Specialists Say: September 6 - Leading ice
specialists in Europe and the United States for the first time have agreed
that a ring of navigable waters has opened all around the fringes of the
cap of sea ice drifting on the warming Arctic Ocean. (The New York Times)
MAY ENDANGER NEW YORK MORE THAN THOUGHT
A study by a group of prominent seismologists suggests that a pattern
of subtle but active faults makes the risk of earthquakes to the New York
City area substantially greater than formerly believed. Among other things,
they say that the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plants, 24 miles
north of the city, sit astride the previously unidentified intersection
of two active seismic zones....The researchers found concrete evidence for
one significant previously unknown structure: an active seismic zone running
at least 25 miles from Stamford, Conn., to the Hudson Valley town of Peekskill,
N.Y., where it passes less than a mile north of the Indian Point nuclear
Remember, we had this similar pattern in 2007: Series of Earthquakes
off the coast of Oregon: Located 282 miles west of Yachats, Oregon at a
depth of 6.2 miles these quakes for July 28th are 4.9, 4.7, and 4.6 mag.;
the quakes on July 27th were 5.1, 4.7, and 4.7 mag. This is on the volatile
Cascadia Fault zone - is it a beginning
of serious earthquake movement in this area? A recent TV movie showed a
cascading earthquake scenerio that began in this area that ended up with
a 10 mag. earthquake in Southern California - fantasy or a futurists view
of events? Again, a lot of earthquake activity in Alaska to also watch.
July 20th saw a 4.2 mag earthquake in the San Francisco, California area.
Correlation to Planet X and the Wobble
- is true? Discussion from the Earth Changes Bulletin by MW Mandeville
Arctic Tundra Holds Global Warming Time Bomb
August 25 - Researchers sampled tundra soils across North America and
estimate there may be almost 100 billion tons of carbon in the first meter
of soil alone equivalent to about a quarter of the amount currently
in Earth's atmosphere, or 10 years' worth of global emissions from human
activity. (Discovery News)
Ocean Dead Zones Going Global
August 14 - Like a chronic disease spreading through the body, "dead
zones" with too little oxygen for life are expanding in the world's
oceans. (Discovery News)
Sloshing Inside Earth Changes
Protective Magnetic Field
Something beneath the surface is changing Earth's protective magnetic
field, which may leave satellites and other space assets vulnerable to high-energy
radiation. The last major change in the field took place some 780,000 years
ago during a magnetic reversal, although such reversals seem to occur more
often on average. A flip in the north and south poles typically involves
a weakening in the magnetic field, followed by a period of rapid recovery
and reorganization of opposite polarity. Some studies in recent years have
suggested the next reversal might be imminent, but the jury is out on that
Huge Comet Discovered
A huge comet-like object has been spotted inside the orbit of Neptune.
The object, at least 30 miles wide, is on the return leg of a 22,500-year
journey around the sun. Catalogued as 2006 SQ372, the interloper is just
over two billion miles (3.2 billion km) from Earth, though its elongated
trek takes it to a distance of 150 billion miles (241 billion km), or nearly
1,600 times the distance from the Earth to the sun. The object is not a
threat to Earth, which is good. A comet that size would cause global devastation
deepens surrounding Kincardine area explosions
August 7, 2008 : The mystery has deepened surrounding explosions that
shook the Kincardine area last Thursday with University of Western Ontario
scientists ruling out a meteor shower. "Something pretty significant
exploded south and west of Goderich and Kincardine. It could have exploded
out in Lake Huron," said Dr. Peter Brown, associate professor in the
department of physics and astronomy at Western and the Canada Research Chair
of meteor science. Highly sensitive devices installed near Lucan by Western
to monitor low frequency sound waves detected a series of four impulses
that lasted about a minute, starting at 11:12 p.m. on July 31. Five minutes
later a low frequency rumbling was detected coming from the Kincardine area.
This incident follows the humming reported at Green Bay, Wisconsin. The
Earth is being stretched from the St. Lawrence Seaway through the Black
Hills and bowed down through the Gulf of California. Rocks make loud noises
as they readjust their positions. Under high stress, rocks "hum"
like a motor running. This humming noise has been heard from Ontario, Canada
to New York and New Mexico. The west coast of the USA bowing pressure is
seem in the large number of earthquakes from Alaska down through Baja California.
The bowing of Earth will reorient the underlaying rock stratas so they will
move in uneven patterns. Could this have caused the Wall Arch collapse?
Wall Arch collapses: Wall Arch, one of the most accessible major arches
in the Devils Garden area of Arches National Park in Utah, collapsed sometime
Monday night. The middle of the arch just collapsed under its own weight.
Geologists could not recall the last time a major arch at the park collapsed.
Deadly San Andreas Fault Longer Than Thought
July 31 - A new study looked at the size, activity, and gas chemistry
of the mud pots, which are sometimes associated with fault lines, to find
that the San Andreas Fault extends 18 miles further south than previously
believed. (National Geographic news).
Arctic Ice Continues to Thin
July 31 - In 2007 the sea ice at the North Pole was at its thinnest since
records began, according to helicopter-borne instruments used to determine
the thickness of large swathes of ice by measuring its conductivity. (New
Also there are Earth Hums occurring at Green Bay, Wisconsin similar to
humming that was active in Taos, New Mexico. No known origin has been discovered.
Mother is stretching and adjusting through this area from the St. Lawrence
Seaway to the Black Hill, South Dakota.
Boryoung City Crop Circle
Our report is that we had a news today for discover a very exciting crop
circles in near Chungnam Boryoung City, South Korea. This mark -§ -
is very commonly used by the legal profession in legal texts and legal codes
to set out a section of the law, or a legal regulation. This is self-evidently
very, very similar to what we see in the Korean crop glyph. It may be a
way of saying that this formation, or maybe others too, have to do with
laying down the law - whether natural law, cosmic law, galactic federation
law, spiritual law, who knows?
6/14/2008: This stunning crop circle is speaking to mankind about the current
Earth wobble, which will soon develop beyond the simple Figure 8 pattern
it has been adhering to since early 2004. The two Figure 8s are seen overlapping,
assuming first one posture and then another in an almost smooth line. This
movement is a predecessor to the severe wobble which the Earth will at some
point assume going into the 3 days of darkness. The Earth wobble, the Figure
8, will have another wobble superimposed upon it, a back and forth motion
of the globe. It has been noted that the overlapping Figure 8 is also a
symbol meaning that associated text quoted is legalese, quoting law. In
that man cannot escape the pole shift, the behavior of your home planet
Earth is only adhering to laws governing your portion of the Universe, so
Pluto gets new class - Pluto was stripped of its planet status two years
ago. "Plutoid" is the word of the moment for astronomers. It is
the new classification that has been sanctioned by th IAU for the object
that was formerly known as the "ninth planet". The IAU members
took the historic decision to redefine the Solar System to have just eight
major worlds - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and
Neptune. They relegated Pluto to a grouping that includes Ceres (the largest
asteroid), and Eris, an object slightly larger than Pluto that orbits even
further out from the Sun in an icy region known as the Kuiper Belt. The
IAU's Committee on Small Body Nomenclature has now decided that dwarf planets
that move beyond Neptune should be placed in a new sub-category, the plutoid.
of 'super-Earths' discovered - Astronomers have identified a trio of
so-called "super-Earths" - rocky planets between two and 10 times
the mass of Earth. The discovery suggests that at least one third of stars
similar to our oun Sun host these difficult-to-detect celestial bodies,
multiplying previous estimates by five.These 'super-Earths' orbit a star
known as HD 40307 some 42 light years away near the southern Doradus and
Pictor constellations. One light-year is roughly equivalent to 9.5 trillion
kilometres (6 trillion miles). Using Harps data, the astronomers also counted
a total of 45 candidate planets with a mass below 30 Earth masses. This
implies that one solar-like star out of three harbours such planets.
Field - the Hathors through Tom Kenyon
The magnetic field of earth is involved in a perturbation or morphing.
This is taking place interdimensionally, and the net effect is incremental
surges in amplitude or strength of the magnetic field. This morphing
of earth's magnetic field is like a wave that rises and falls very quickly,
and the oscillations are minute, but distinct. This is having a very strange
effect upon human consciousness, specifically your biological experience.
Many people are experiencing an increase of exhaustion and weariness.
Undersea Volcano Found Off Iceland
National Geographic News - April 22, 2008: A giant and unusual underwater
volcano lies just offshore of Iceland on the Reykjanes Ridge, volcanologists
have announced. The Reykjanes formation is a section of the Mid-Atlantic
Ridge, which bisects the Atlantic Ocean where the North American and Eurasian
tectonic plates are pulling apart.
Keep Shaking Reno; Scientists Stumped
More than 500 seismic events have rocked Reno, Nevada, in the past week
alone, sending scientists scrambling to understand whether the quakes portend
a Big One
Climate May Hit N. America, Europe Next Decade
Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News - April 30, 2008: Shifting
ocean currents could throw some cold water on global warming over the next
decade, a new study suggests.
Europe and North America may soon experience chillier temperatures, thanks
to natural North Atlantic variations that could temporarily mask the effects
of human-driven, or anthropogenic, climate change. "We believe that
ocean currents and systems could, in the short term, change global warming
patterns and even mean temperatures," said Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz
Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany. Quakes Keep Shaking Reno;
April 30, 2008: Today, NASA-funded researchers released to the general
public a new "4D" live model of Earth's ionosphere. Without leaving
home, anyone can fly through the layer of ionized gas that encircles Earth
at the edge of space itself. All that's required is a connection to the
Illinois, April 18, 2008: The magnitude 5.2 earthquake that rocked the
Midwest on Friday was felt from Kansas to Georgia.
WEST SALEM, Ill. (AP) - Residents across the Midwest were awakened Thursday
by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that rattled skyscrapers in Chicago's Loop
and homes in Cincinnati but appeared to cause no major injuries or damage.
The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem,
Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. Aftershocks could continue for
months at this strange seismic zone at the nation's center and even trigger
another big quake, a geophysicist said. The quake occurred on a northern
extension of the New Madrid fault, about 6 miles north of Mt. Carmel, Ill.
Earthquake History on Illinois
Gives Off Mysterious Low Hum
Friday , April 18, 2008, Fox News, By Charles Q. Choi: Earth gives off
a relentless hum of countless notes completely imperceptible to the human
ear, like a giant, exceptionally quiet symphony, but the origin of this
sound remains a mystery.
Swarm of Earthquakes Detected Off Central
Monday, April 14, 2008: GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Scientists listening
to underwater microphones have detected an unusual swarm of earthquakes
off central Oregon, something that often happens before a volcanic eruption
- except there are no volcanoes in the area.
Scientists don't know exactly what the earthquakes mean, but they could
be the result of molten rock rumbling away from the recognized earthquake
faults off Oregon, said Robert Dziak, a geophysicist for the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration and Oregon State University.
There have been more than 600 quakes over the past 10 days in a basin
150 miles southwest of Newport. The biggest was magnitude 5.4, and two others
were more than magnitude 5.0, OSU reported.
Information of the Oregon "Swarms" from the USGS.
An earthquake "swarm" is an episode with many earthquakes in
which the largest earthquake does not occur at the beginning of the episode
and in which the largest earthquake is not substantially larger than other
earthquakes of the episode. Earthquake swarms generally continue for weeks,
months, or even longer, without the occurrence of a substantially larger
event. Earthquake swarms sometimes (but not always) indicate volcanic
Swarm with map
Crashing waves in the deep ocean can generate enough energy to create
a seismic "hum." Image courtesy: Bruce Molnia/U.S. Geological
The latest buzz in Earth science literally comes from out of the blue-the
deep blue seas. For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific
area in the North Atlantic where microseisms, small Earth tremors created
when ocean waves traveling in opposite directions merge together, are emitted
from the depths of the ocean.
The Masters through Ruth Ryden discuss the
Earth Changes for Feburary, 2008. "There has been a slight change
in the position of the Earth in relation to the Sun, which has upset the
normal range of climates, and taken it a few degrees further from the Sun..."
Activities Triggering "Global Soil Change": Changes to Earth's
soils and surface geology brought about by people are creating a new geologic
era, the Anthropocene, some experts believe.
Earthquake activity in
the Baja California - California area is accelerating at a frightening
rate. The US Earthquake map for Feb. 14th had 1,142 quakes in a weeks period
of time! The geology of the Salton Trough and the Cerro Prieto volcano and
geothermal field shows a dynamic earth system. Approximately five million
years ago the East Pacific Rise split the Baja Peninsula from the mainland
of Mexico. This created the Gulf of California. The plate tectonic activity
along the East Pacific Rise, like a giant door swinging open, has moved
the Baja Peninsula 162 miles westward from the mainland at the southern
end of the gulf. The northern "hinge" point of this tectonic system
is in the Salton Trough. To
explore the Geology of the Salton Trough Area, click here
One Big Earthquake Triggers Another: Jan. 30, 2008 - Every so often,
one large earthquake can trigger another. These "earthquake doublets"
might happen because the first quake shifts stresses around in the Earth's
crust, triggering the second temblor
Niño at Play as Source of More Intense Regional U.S. Wintertime Storms:
January 28 - Researchers now believe that some of the most intense winter
storm activity over parts of the United States may have origins in far-flung
parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Island Ice Caps Shrink by 50 Percent Since 1950s: January 28 - A new
study has shown that ice caps on the northern plateau of Baffin Island in
the Canadian Arctic have shrunk by more than 50 percent in the last half
century as a result of warming, and are expected to disappear by the middle
of the century. (University of Colorado at Boulder press release)
Ice Loss Speeds Up, Nearly Matches Greenland Loss: January 23 - Ice
loss in Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a
speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as that
observed in Greenland, according to a new, comprehensive study by NASA and
Tied as Earth's Second Warmest Year: January 16 - NASA climatologists
have found that 2007 tied with 1998 for Earth's second warmest year in a
Mother Earth Speaks: I come forward
at this auspicious time to speak of energies that are permeating my being.
There has been much confusion and much chaos in the lives of so many. It
has appeared most unsettling, yet in fact from where I see you I see only
peace and joy....
Earth Changes - Open Forum:
Today we see that Mother Earth is acting up. She is tired of all of the
negative energy that is manifesting itself with the confines of the outer
level of this land and wishes to bring into your presence all that you came
to see during this incarnation....
Tectonic Pressure Along The Ring
of Fire: A Hathor Planetary Message Received 05/26/06 by Tom Kenyon:
As we indicated in a previous communication, there has been a likelihood
of increased geological tectonic activity. It is now upon you.
There is a marked increase in the tension along what you call the Ring
of Fire (which extends from New Zealand to Australia, up through Indonesia,
into Japan and Northern Russia and across and down the west coast of both
North and South America). Due to Earth's internal resonance, the area you
call Yellowstone National Park as well as the fault lines running on the
East Coast of the United States, as well as Greece and Turkey, are also
Some of you may feel an increase in irritability, sleep disturbances,
strange unaccountable exhaustion, headaches and nausea. Those of you who
are more sensitive may actually feel a quaking or shaking feeling at the
cellular level of the body.
Imagine the shock of growing up in a loving family with people
you call "Mum" and "Dad" and then, suddenly, learning
that you are actually adopted!
This same sense of shock came as scientists announced that the Sun, the
Moon, our planet and its siblings, were not born into the familiar band
of stars known as the Milky Way galaxy, but we actually belong to a strange
formation with the unfamiliar name of the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy!
read article here: Viewzone
Has recently increased by an
additional 26 degrees To a
Current 49.5 degree tilt
Reference the Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes for the months
of August & Sept. 2007 above
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Where will you be ten years from now? Hopefully
in the path of totality. On Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse
of the sun directly above the continental United States.
By Christopher D. Farrar, William C. Evans, Dina Y. Venezky, Shaul Hurwitz,
and Lynn K. Oliver - 2007
This a picture of Hot Creek.
Hot Creek flows through the Long Valley Caldera in a volcanically
active region of east-central California. This stretch of the creek, looking
upstream to the southwest, has long been a popular recreation area because
of the warm waters from its thermal springs. These springs, however, are
unpredictable and can suddenly erupt with violence and at boiling temperature.
Because of this danger, the U.S. Forest Service has had to close parts of
the Hot Creek Geologic Site to visitors. (USGS photo by Chris Farrar.)
The beautiful blue pools and impressive boiling fountains along Hot Creek
in east-central California have provided enjoyment to generations of visitors,
but they have also been the cause of injury or death to some who disregarded
warnings and fences. The springs and geysers in the stream bed and along
its banks change location, temperature, and flow rates frequently and unpredictably.
The hot springs and geysers of Hot Creek are visible signs of dynamic geologic
processes in this volcanic region, where underground heat drives thermal
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