In January of 2011 I was knocked off my chair with the report from the Arctic Circle in Greenland that the sun came back over the horizon two days early. That’s no small occurrence, is not something easy to make up, was not reported in the mainstream press, and only wild and stupid theories like global warming were being blamed for the event.
Now almost two years later we see that scientists have developed a computer model to identify four possible instances of true polar wander in the past. And, they say, true polar wander is happening now. That would explain this more than bizarre event in Greenland and the fact that Indian elders have been communicating about unprecedented changes in the Arctic Circle for the last few years.
True polar wander is a geophysical theory that suggests that if an object of sufficient weight on Earth—for example, a supersized volcano or other weighty land mass—formed far from Earth’s equator, the force of Earth’s rotation would gradually pull the object away from the axis around which Earth spins. A supersized volcano far from Earth’s equator would create an imbalance, in other words.
As explained at Princeton.edu: If the volcanoes, land and other masses that exist within the spinning Earth ever became sufficiently imbalanced, the planet would tilt and rotate itself until this extra weight was relocated to a point along the equator.
We have many things threatening us these days, not the least of which is the weather above ground and the weather (earthquake activity) below ground. I have been following the reports from around the world that indicate that things are shifting quickly in terms of weather, natural disasters, strange happenings, solar activity and the like. Eathquakes and volcanic activity seem to be increasing dramatically as the last few weeks have shown.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that early Tuesday morning local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit off of Japan’s eastern coast. Originating from a depth of 9.7 kilometers (6 miles), it was centered about 96 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, in the northeast region of the country that was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. The quake probably gave some frightful flashbacks to those of Japan’s Tohoku region who survived last year’s disaster. The tsunami disaster that took tens of thousands of lives and washed away entire coastal cities was caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake just over a year and a half ago and led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years in Fukushima Prefecture. Another tidal wave and it could be toast for the northern hemisphere if Fukushima gets completely destroyed.
On September 30, 2012 a strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck along the coast of Colombia at a depth of 162.1 km (100.7 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) S (176°) from Popayan, Colombia and 345 km (214 miles) from QUITO, Ecuador. According to USGS statistics, about 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 occur each year but there have been five such high-intensity earthquakes reported across the planet in the last 45 days.