My heart was quivering the other day for the one I love most in this world is traveling for the next two weeks and I have a sinking feeling that something catastrophic is going to happen in the world and that we will be apart when that happens. When I say catastrophic I am not playing around with that word.
Somewhere, or perhaps even in many places at once, we are going to see the earth ripped asunder in a way that will probably make Fukushima look like a picnic. Unfortunately it’s not just my heart that is quivering; it is the crust of our planet that has suddenly become unsettled, throwing us into the rapids of the unknown.
My wife of course thinks I am being dramatic because I have been sitting in anticipation of these types of events for the past two years. But what has been happening this past week is pushing the line into the red zone and we literally have volcanoes all over the world blowing their stacks. Two days later I am calm but wish I could say the same for our planet.
We now have the 49th volcano erupting this year and the year is young. Ecuador’s Sangay volcano unleashed a 2 km ash cloud the other day and if you don’t believe in global cooling it’s a good time to start because of the enormous amounts of ash and gaseous chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Since starting this essay, as you will see below, we have had another eruption making a grand total of 50 for the year. Perhaps before this is published it will be 51.
You think I am crying or worrying too much? We just had an earthquake scientist warning that the planet could be cracking up after a series of massive quakes in just 48 hours. 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 within hours by three more in Mexico only slightly smaller. “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 have already been three quakes with a magnitude of over 8, which is not normal.”
A fierce earthquake from the Nicobar Islands could strike over Songkran, sending a tsunami crashing into the Andaman Coast, an expert warned yesterday after finding that the 8.6-magnitude Sumatran tremor three days ago was exceptionally deep. “Whenever there is a quake rooted in the [Earth’s] mantle, a following quake will be likely in the next few days,” said Professor Thanawat Jaruphongsakul, a senior seismologist at Chulalongkorn University. Click here for a complete list of earthquakes occurring between April 11, 2012 and April 16, 2012 throughout the planet.
April 19, 2012 – PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Mount Lamington is a stratovolcano in the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea and it just woke up yesterday. Local community of Popendetta reported smoke and ash emission on March 25. After a long quiescent period, the volcano sprang suddenly to life in 1951, producing a powerful explosive eruption during which devastating pyroclastic flows and surges swept all sides of the volcano, killing nearly 3,000 people.
April 19, 2012 – CANADA – “Everybody is talking about the earthquakes,” says David Blair, a retired science teacher and lifetime McAdam resident from his home on Old Harvey Road, just east of downtown. “You’ll be out and about and people will say, ‘Did you feel the one last night, or did you feel the one this morning? Some people will say yes, others might say no. It really depends on what you are doing.”
“April 17, 2012 – ANTARCTICA – A shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the Sandwich Islands around the Scotia tectonic plate. This is the third major 6.0+ magnitude earthquake to strike the planet in 16 hours. The earthquake is only one of the latest in a growing cluster of large quakes to strike the planet along plate boundaries after the massive 8.6 and 8.2 lateral slip-fault quakes off the coast of Sumatra set the entire planet reeling,” reports The Extinction Protocol.
April 17, 2012 – Russia’s Shiveluch volcano spewed ash up to 9,500 meters (31,000 ft)—its most powerful eruption this year.
“The shocking number of earthquakes that have rattled the globe, especially along tectonic plate boundaries, since the double 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes struck off the coast of Northern Sumatra on April 11, could be early indication the planet may be shifting towards a new catastrophic model. Romania’s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, told the Bucharest Herald: “There is no doubt something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes.”
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“I said in my book: ‘If you keep seismically shaking the Earth, like a bottle of soda, its structural integrity eventually will become compromised and it will start to fracture like an egg. In this case, the fracturing will be thermal dissipation by hyper-volcanism, mega-thrust earthquakes, and greater tectonic boundary plate agitation around volcanic arcs and subduction zones… If this is what’s indeed happening, the pressure will continue to build in the interior of the planet until it eventually destabilizes all tectonic plates in a spectral pattern of continuous seismic oscillation. Every earthquake generates and emits enough kinetic energy through the earth to potentially trigger more seismic disturbances,’” writes Alvin Conway, author of the book, The Extinction Protocol.
April 17, 2012 – PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A 6.8-magnitude quake struck off the northeast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
April 17, 2012 – CHILE – A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the port city of Valparaiso in Chile.
April 16, 2012 – GREECE – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5-magnitude on the Richter scale jolted southern Pelopponese in Greece.
April 15, 2012 – INDONESIA – Officials say a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.2 has struck off the coast of western Indonesia.
April 14, 2012 – VANUATU – A shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the seafloor off the coast of the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific.
April 14, 2012 – ANTARCTICA – A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the ocean floor of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica at the shallow depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles).
April 12, 2012 – CATANIA, IT – Mount Etna is erupting for the sixth time this year with lava and plumes of smoke and ash from a new crater on the volcano’s southeast side.
Dangerous Places to Live
Popocatépetl, the nearly 18,000-foot volcano that hovers like a sentinel on the southeastern fringe of Mexico’s capital, awakened again Sunday, April 15, 2012, punctuating an especially shaky seismic season. Popo, as the mountain is widely called, spewed at least seven exhalations overnight Saturday and through the day Sunday, sending vapor, smoke and gas billowing into the clear sky. The most serious occurred just after 9 a.m. Sunday, sending a vapor cloud a mile into the air. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center issued a precautionary warning to residents advising them to stay alert for a worsening situation and to stay at least seven miles away from the volcano’s crater. Residents are beginning to evacuate.
Though more than 40 miles from downtown Mexico City, Popo dominates the Valley of Mexico and the surrounding highlands, home to some 25 million people, most of whom would be affected by a full eruption.
Mexico City’s teeming working class suburbs now live at the base of the mountain. The city of Puebla, home to one million people, stands a few dozen miles from the volcano’s eastern slopes.
It looks like something taken straight from a horror movie. An enormous hole leading to hell, some would say. But this is not a movie. This is a real and dangerous phenomenon. New shocking images clearly show the enormous pit in Sweden is expanding. The 200-foot-wide open pit is called the “Fabiangropen” (Fabian pit) and is in the Malmberget area located in Gällivare, 75 km from Kiruna, Sweden.
Man-made earthquakes are real, they are proliferating across the U.S. Midwest, and the oil and gas industry is “almost certainly” responsible. – USGS
USGS scientists have been investigating the recent increase in the number of earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater in the midcontinent of the United States. These earthquakes are fairly small—large enough to have been felt by many people, yet small enough to have rarely caused damage. Scientists used ultra-sensitive quake-sensing technology to track mid-western tremors and watched the number of quakes jump from a steady background of 20 tremors a year to 50 in 2009, 87 in 2010 and a whopping 134 last year. Clearly, something strange was going on.
Gas drilling is on the rise around the country, especially hydraulic fracturing. Hydrofracking uses billions of gallons of water a year to crack deep rock and release natural gas. Some have suspected that fracking was causing quakes, but evidence in several parts of the country points to wastewater wells where companies dump used frack water.
The USGS believes there is little correlation between earthquakes and volcanic activity although there is evidence that some volcanoes are triggered by earthquakes and vice versa, that some earthquakes are triggered by volcanoes.
Others show evidence that earthquakes, volcanism, El Nino, and global warming phenomenon are caused by the changing location of the poles as the Earth wobbles back and forth slightly in what is called Chandler’s Wobble. The name for these correlations is called vortex tectonics.
And some like Bill McGuire of the University College London’s Hazard Research Center believe that climate change itself is causing this increased activity on earth due the earth’s crust rebounding from the last ice age and the resulting melting of glaciers, changes in weight on the earth’s crust and rising sea levels.
We can come up with any theory we want but concepts and theories pale against violent volcanic eruption and major quakes. Of course this is all very bad news for the Japanese and just about everyone else because building No. 4 at Fukushima is hanging by a thread with all its spent nuclear fuel rods suspended in space three stories up.
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