Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Major Land Shifting Causes Landslides and Mudslides, Separating Several Areas of the South American Country!

According to Colombia's Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies, the La Nina weather system that triggered the historic deluge of storms and floods over the last year is coming to an end, and will gradually ease in June and July. Government officials, farmers and the general population can't wait for this prediction to materialize, as widespread and persistent floods has created problematic effects on the land, where a wide range of ground movements and geological phenomenon, such as landslides, landslip, rock falls, deep failure of slopes, sinkholes, and shallow debris flows have been consistently experienced.

The latest incident incident of slope instability has left several sections of the South American country separated and totally cut off.

Yopal, at around one am on Sunday 29 May, there was total closure of the road that leads to Peace Yopal Ariporo, at Kilometer 2.4, where there was a shift in the banks and the collapse of the embankment , which brought the downfall of several power poles and damage to municipal water in the capital of Casanare. The closure of this road left completely incommunicado Yopal to the northern department of Casanare, which includes the municipalities of Nunchía, Tamara, Pore, Paz de Ariporo, Hato Corozal, Sácama, Salina, Trinidad, San Luis de Palenque and Trinidad and also in Arauca department is cut off from the interior.  The mayor of Yopal said that due to the damage that the modules 2 and 3 of the treatment plant, municipal drinking water, will present a prolonged shortage of water in the locality. At the meeting of the members of the Local Committee for Disaster Prevention and sent a three-point statement which reads as follows:

1. Henceforth must make rational use of water for an indefinite shortage. 2. Traffic was suspended indefinitely with the North, Department of Casanare by blocking the road. 3. It formed a technical committee composed of City Planning, Municipal Works Department, the Water Company, Sewerage and Cleanliness of Yopal-EAAAY-CORPORINOQUIA winters and the Government, to assess and generate a diagnosis of structural damage in the affected area. Colonel Nelson Enrique Rincon Laverde, police commander of the Department of Casanare was reportedly activated the command post with all relief agencies and emergency also was declared a health emergency by the lack of potable water supply and the inability to move waste to landfill by road. The Mayor of Yopal reported an Operating Plan which includes executing works to install a bypass (step) that enables to provide at least untreated water to the inhabitants of Yopal, therefore is asking the community to make rational use of water . It is estimated that the work is carried out within a period of approximately 10 to 15 days
. - Canal CNC.

SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Comet Elenin - Etten-Leur Crop Circle Symbolism!

The latest entry in the 2011 crop circle season comes out of Etten-Leur in the Netherlands. According to Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, the pattern was found by Robbert Broeke and Ellen Gomis, photographed by Roy Boschman and reported on the 23rd of May by Nancy Talbott of BLT Research.
11 flattened circles and 5 ovals and 1 narrow ring in tall field grass. Large oval=8.8 x 7m; small ovals around ring=2 x 1.4m; ring=9.7 x 10.2m; largest circle=4.1m; smallest circle=1.4m; overall length & width approx. 30m each way. On the evening of May 23rd Ellen and Robbert had gone to dinner to celebrate Robbert's 31st birthday a few weeks previously. After dinner Robbert (back at home) began once again to experience the strong feeling that a new formation was coming. He called Ellen and asked if she would come and drive them to a field some distance away, near Etten-Leur--to a place where Robbert many years previously had had an encounter with a large "UFO" and two very tall beings (for some details of that incident and "UFO" photos we took with my camera there a few years afterward, see Part 2 of the "UFO" Photos report: http://www.bltresearch.com/robbert/ufophotos2.php). It was Robbert's feeling that the new formation would be in that same field. The "energy" in this formation was very gentle (like what Robbert says he felt in the presence of the very tall beings he met there years earlier) and as he walked through the new circles he got a message about how people have for a very long time now been "playing roles to get respect" from others, suffering almost constant anxiety about being inadequate in one superficial aspect or another....but that a process has now begun which is bringing "another sort of energy" which will "help people trust their own deep knowing," so they can "let go" of their games. He feels the need many people currently have to "hold power over others" will cease and that people will learn to recognize and respect truth and no longer be victims of poor judgment. When Robbert tells me these things I know some people will think what he says is simplistic, even childish. My more "adult" self also has terrible trouble believing that such a change might actually come about in our world of today. But I write what he tells because I can feel the possibility of his truths in his voice--and I have seen that he knows things that most of us don't.
Here is a pattern of the formation:

Here are two images of the crop circle:

According Dr. Horace R. Drew of Crop Circle Connector, this formation represents astronomical symbols and alignments of Comet Elenin and Comet C/2011 C1 McNaught. I am featuring his comments here, given our continued interest in Comet Elenin.
A series of grass circles at Etten-Leur on May 24, 2011 seem again to show astronomical symbols, but these are not easy to interpret, except in terms of five other grass pictures which have appeared in the Netherlands previously (see for example hoevan2011cl). Four of five previous pictures have seemed to describe the astronomy of comet C/2011 C1 McNaught, while one has seemed to describe the astronomy of comet C/2010 X1 Elenin.  In the new grass picture at Etten-Leur, there seem to be three distinct sets of symbols. We will analyze each set separately, according to symbolic relations suggested by the first five.  Part I seems to show a conjunction between the Moon and Venus on May 31, 2011, where the shape of the Moon has been distorted into an “oval” in order to define its path along the ecliptic:
Two other less bright planets nearby will be Mercury and Mars. Part II seems to show an extra astronomical object, possibly a comet, adding to a line of bright planets around June 3, 2011:
The three planets may be Venus, Jupiter and Mars in order of decreasing brightness (or decreasing circle size). The comet could be C/2011 C1, which will be located near Jupiter on that day (see Aerith). Although much simpler in style, this second grass diagram bears some resemblance to a much larger picture in field crops at the Sanctuary in southern England on May 28, 2011 (see Sanctuary). Part III is the most informative, and seems to show a schematic map of our inner solar system for an upcoming date of July 5, 2011, when comet C/2011 C1 has just passed Mars orbit (white circular line) on its path away from the Sun:
This third part clearly defines which comet they are talking about. One can compare orbital diagrams from NASA (see JPL Solar Dynamics) with a list of all known comets in Earth’s sky (see SpacIBM) to find that the culprit is probably C/2011 C1. A summary of astronomical symbols within all three parts of the new grass diagram at Etten-Leur is provided below:
They seem to be showing us a time series of astronomical events. First on May 31, the Moon will conjunct in Earth’s sky with Venus, close to Mercury and Mars. Secondly around June 3, some comet (perhaps C/2011 C1) will line up in Earth’s sky with three bright planets in a row, presumably Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Thirdly on July 5, comet C/2011 C1 will be located in space (not in Earth’s sky) slightly beyond the orbit of Mars, on its path away from the Sun. Why would they showing us so many images of comet C/2011 C1? It is currently quite dim near magnitude 10 on May 30. Perhaps it will “outburst” or get much brighter soon? Could any or all of these small grass pictures in the Netherlands be locally human-made? There is certainly the possibility for fakery, given their small size and low technical complexity. Yet Robbert van der Broeke, who has found them, seems to have no idea of their underlying astronomical symbolisms. Also, the second part of this new grass picture at Etten-Leur resembles a large picture in field crops at the Sanctuary in England on May 28. So we will just have to wait and see, and assess what is happening in the Netherlands several months from now, when the situation becomes more clear.
Click HERE or more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Freak Hailstorm Destroys Crops in India!

Several areas in Kullu and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh were lashed by a severe hailstorm this afternoon, causing extensive damage to crops.
The freak weather conditions continued in the region with isolated rains, thunderstorms and hailstorms, keeping farmers on tenterhooks. Apple, wheat, cherry, almond, pear, plum, apricot, stone fruits and flowers suffered due to the untimely rains. Meanwhile light showers occurred at Seobagh in Kullu which recorded 6 mm of rain while Kumarsein in Shimla and Nadaun in Hamirpur had 2 mm of rains. The day temperatures rose marginally at some places in Himachal while minimum temperatures were near normal in most parts of the state.

The maximum temperature slided by one degree in Shimla to stay at 24.4 degree while it increased by 3.5 degree at Una to settle at 38.4 degree. The day temperatures remained stable at Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Mandi, Dharamsala, Nahan and Solan while minimum night temperatures were near normal. Shimla recorded a low of 16 degree while Una and Dharmasala recorded minimum temperature at 20.5 degree, followed by Palampur 19.0 degree, Mandi 18.6 degree, Sundernagar 18.0 degree and Solan 16.6 degree.Nahan was hottest during the night with a low of 21.4 degree. The local Met office has predicted more rains and thundershowers at many places during next 48 hours.
- IBN Live

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Squadron of Three UFOs Seen Flying Over Oakland, California?!

Here's another fascinating mystery, unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen flying over Oakland, California.

The Internet is abuzz over an alleged UFO sighting in the night sky over Oakland, California. Three fast-moving dots of light can be seen travelling close together in a video posted on YouTube by a KevinMC360. The 'UFO squadron' shows the three lights in a triangular pattern spotted on May 26. Cynics claim the cameraman has merely captured a flock of birds, but Kevin insists the sighting was genuine.

In the film, he follows a plane as a point of reference. 'For all you bird lovers out there you can call them geese, if you like, but I will only laugh at you,' he said. The UFO video has already attracted more than 2,500 viewings. He posted it a year after claiming to have filmed 'a group of spacecraft' over Oakland. 'I got them. There was a squadron of spacecraft,' he claimed in the video, which shows five lights in a V-formation.
- Daily Mail

WATCH: Video 1 of UFO Squadron over Oakland, California.

WATCH: Video 2 of UFO Squadron over Oakland, California.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: "Winter" Snow in Shaver Lake, California!

"It's weird. It's crazy. It's normally not like this ever."

Here's another case of weather anomalies.
Memorial Day weekend was anything but ordinary for many families as rain and snow disrupted their holiday plans. Three inches of snow fell in the Shaver Lake area overnight and continued throughout the morning. The unofficial start of summer looked more like winter up near Shaver. So much so, that many families ended their holiday weekend early. People heading toward Shaver Lake Sunday experienced snow falling on their windshields and an empty lake, which is usually full of watercrafts this time of year. "It's weird. It's crazy. It's normally not like this ever," Jeremy Fairchild said. Jeremy Fairchild and his family traveled from Coarsegold to go fishing. They didn't expect this kind of weather but chose to stick with their plans anyway. "Catch em or not, it's always a good day to fish."

Ron Mills of Fresno wasn't quite as optimistic. He decided to pack up and go home, two days before the official end of his camping trip. "What wood we had left was wet and the kids, they don't, it's just hard for them to get out here and play," Ron Mills said. Mills stayed at Camp Edison just outside Shaver Lake. All 252 campsites were sold out this weekend. For some families coming here is an annual tradition. "What were you wearing last year?" "We were wearing shorts, short sleeve shirts and flip flops. We were on the boat all day. Now this year, it's snowing," Billy Goldsberry said. While many families left early, others decided to make the most of their vacation. "And we had bathing suits packed this trip cause we rented a boat, but obviously, we were wearing jackets and pants yesterday," Carla Polm said. "Did you take the boat out?" "Of course we did!" In fact, some campers say, it's not that unusual to see snow during Memorial Day weekend. "This is the second time in five years that it snowed."
We are definitely in the quickening phase of the birth pangs of these Earth changes, as we rapidly approach the tribulationary period of convergence.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Freak Hailstorm Blankets Holguin, Cuba?!

On Saturday, May 28th, several sections of Cuba was hit by a freak hailstorm. Here is a translated report of this.

This Saturday, the local residents Holguin de Las Lajas, in the municipality of Calixto Garcia, lived a remarkable day when around 05:00 pm, in the midst of a heavy rain, began a strong and prolonged hailstorm never seen in these parts. This was confirmed by correspondent Rene Cabrera Mulet, who captured the unusual image of the hailstones, some the size of a Cuban currency 20 cents, covered tens of meters across the town.

It is a phenomenon never before seen there, or by most of the inhabitants who have lived there all their lives. The storm of hail was accompanied by strong gusts of wind that toppled trees and severely affected homes, crops and cattle, in a totally agricultural. This large-scale local storm also affected other parts of the North calixteño as the villages of Head, Virginia and St. Augustine of turpentine. Immediately, local authorities were called in to the affected regions to assess the damages.
- Patria Grande.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Alert - Level 3 for Dieng Volcano, Indonesia!

The following report constitutes an update on yesterday's story of new activity and unrest at the Dieng Volcanic Complex in central Indonesia. The Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM)  had reported that the seismicity had increased to the point where a Level 2 Alert was issued. It turns out that, that has now been elevated to Level 3 with the issuing of a major evacuation order for residents in the surrounding areas.

Dieng volcano.
Authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Dieng in Central Java and have ordered the evacuation of residents living near the area after the volcano began spewing poisonous gas. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said on Monday that the alert status was raised from level 2 to level 3, which meant the volcano was showing signs of erupting. He said scientists recorded increasing volcanic activity on Sunday. “There was phreatic eruption [a steam eruption without lava] which happened at the Timbang crater, one of the active craters,” Sutopo said. He said the crater spouted jets of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide — both colorless and odorless. Mount Dieng has six craters: Sileri, Siglagah, Condrodimuko, Sikidang, Sinila and Timbang. Scientists say the latter two are the most active.
Warning sign to residents about Dieng volcano.

Sutopo added that the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) had declared a one-kilometer radius around Timbang off-limits. Several villages were covered by the danger zone. “We have evacuated 1,179 people from Simbar and Sumber villages to [a village in] Batur subdistrict,” Sutopo said. PVMBG chief Surono said on Monday that Mount Dieng’s eruption was marked by the emission of gas, which if inhaled in large amounts could be fatal. He said that in 1979, CO2 from the Timbang crater killed 149 people. During the rainy season, the greenhouse gas stays close to the surface of the earth, making it deadlier, Surono added. Muhammad Djasri, the Banjarnegara district chief, said the government on Monday declared a state of emergency in the area through to June 12. Sarkono, head of Batur subdistrict, said that although residents in the danger zone had already been evacuated, many villagers were sneaking back to the Mount Dieng area to tend to their land and livestock.
- The Jakarta Globe.

WATCH: Television report of the eruption.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: 400 Rare Saiga Antelopes in Kazakhstan!

Hundreds of endangered antelopes have been found dead in western Kazakhstan, dealing another blow to conservation efforts to save these long-nosed creatures, Kazakhstan Today reports.

A total of 442 saigas – a distinctive creature with a long, humped nose that allows it to filter air during the dusty summer months and breathe warm air during the freezing winters – have been found dead, West Kazakhstan Region Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov told a cabinet meeting on May 31. He said the deaths of 360 does and 82 calves may have been caused by an outbreak of pasteurellosis, a disease that attacks the lungs and which killed nearly 12,000 saigas in an epidemic last year.

Scientists are also investigating whether “some sort of poisoning from the flora, which is to say from the grass, is taking place,” the governor added. The saiga, which roams in remote areas of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Russia, is listed as Critically Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. The World Wildlife Fund identifies loss of habitat and poaching as threats to its existence: The horn of the male saiga is prized in Chinese medicine for use as a painkiller and antibiotic, creating a thriving and illegal trade. Kazakhstan has the largest numbers of saigas in the world, but a population which numbered over a million in the 1970s has been decimated, and last year officials estimated it at 85,000.
- Eurasia Net.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Shiveluch Volcano sends ash 9km into sky!

Yesterday, I highlighted the Shiveluch volcano eruption on the Kamchatka Peninsula in early May, that spewed ash for about half an hour, from the crater as volcanic rock descent down the slopes. I also made note of the recent eruptions of Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well. Today, comes news that the Shiveluch volcano is showing increased activity again.

An active volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula is currently spewing plumes of ash at a height of up to 9 kilometers (5.6 miles), Russian scientists reported on Tuesday. Scientists have registered two strong eruptions in the last 24 hours. The 3,283-meter (10,771-foot) Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and periodically spews ash from three to eight kilometers. Clouds of volcanic ash could pose threat to air traffic because the tiny particles can cause problems with aircraft engine turbines. There are more than 150 volcanoes on Kamchatka, and 29 of them are active. - RIA Novosti.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Major Changes at Kilauea's Pu'u O'o Volcano!

According to historical records, Kilauea's Pu`u `O`o volcano has been undergoing major changes lately, especially since its eruption started on 3 January 1983, when ground fissures opened up and long thin fountains of molten lava was released. An on-going eruption that produced a broad field of lava that covered over nearly 150 sq km, adding more than 230 hectares of new land to the island, the most voluminous in the Kilauea historic record. Eruptions that have destroyed several communities and numerous man-made structures along the south coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, including 189 houses, a National Park Service Visitor Center at Waha`ula, a church, a store, the Waha'ula Heiau (a 700 year old Hawaiian place of worship), and many other ancient Hawaiian sites.

Against this background, the following information of recent changes, should be of grave concern to residents in the area.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has released a time lapse of the lava in Kilauea's Pu'u O'o Crater. The crater, after that big fissure eruption on March 5, had no lava for several weeks.

Then, all of a sudden, lava came back to the crater floor on March 26 and has been refilling ever since. In fact, there's now a lava lake, described by volcano scientists as looking like an above-ground swimming pool.

The time lapse video captured the lava changes over the past two months.
- KHON2.

The Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report also listed the lava lakes at Kilauea as showing new activity and unrest.
HVO reported that two lava lakes at Kilauea were active during 18-24 May. The level of the summit lava lake remained mostly stable deep in the vent inset within the E wall of Halema'uma'u Crater. Lava from a vent above the south side cascaded down into the lake. A gas plume from the vent drifted SW and likely deposited very small amounts of ash nearby.

At Pu'u 'O'o crater, lava mostly from a vent near the W edge of the perched lava lake in the center of the crater floor continued to fill the lake. The lake level fluctuated and occasionally overflowed the edges or flowed through rim breaches, sending lava onto the Pu'u 'O'o crater floor.

The rim of the perched lava lake was elevated several meters higher than the surrounding crater floor, which was 52 m below the E crater rim on 11 May. On 20 May a small lobe of lava visible in the web camera appeared on the W edge of the crater floor. The (preliminary) sulfur dioxide emission rate from all east rift zone sources was 800 tonnes/day on 20 May; the emission rates were slowly increasing. Geologic Summary. Kilauea, one of five coalescing volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii, is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Eruptions at Kilauea originate primarily from the summit caldera or along one of the lengthy E and SW rift zones that extend from the caldera to the sea. About 90% of the surface of Kilauea is formed of lava flows less than about 1,100 years old; 70% of the volcano's surface is younger than 600 years. A long-term eruption from the East rift zone that began in 1983 has produced lava flows covering more than 100 sq km, destroying nearly 200 houses and adding new coastline to the island.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Mystery disease kills 300 sheep in an hour?!

The mysterious deaths of 300 sheep in the town of Qunfudha in Saudi Arabia, has left farmers, residents and officials baffled.

A Saudi farmer who went into his barn to take his 300 sheep on their daily pasturing was shocked when he found them all dead, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom said on Saturday. The farm said he checked the sheep an hour earlier and they were all alive in their barn at his far in the western town of Qunfudha.

The unnamed farmer had owned the sheep for years and they were his sole source of living for his family of 16. “Inspectors at the Ministry of Agriculture said they had taken samples from the dead sheep to determine the cause of their death,” the Arabic language daily Sabq said.
- Emirates 24/7.

EARTH CHANGES: TYPHOON SONGDA Unleashes Heavy Rainfall On Japan As The Government Issues Tsunami-Zone Landslide Alerts?!

In a earlier report on Typhoon Songda, I indicated that the week-long weather system was moving eastward over the southern regions of Japan. In this update on the progress of the storm, the following report reveals that its heavy rains triggered multiple tsunami-zone landslide alerts in the disaster-ravaged country.

Heavy rain caused by the remains of Typhoon Songda posed multiple landslide threats Monday in areas hit by the March 11 disasters, prompting local authorities to go on alert. Several areas had already been flooded by the morning and dozens of cars were trapped on overflowing roads in Sendai's Wakabayashi Ward and in the nearby city of Iwanuma, both in Miyagi Prefecture. The ground in some areas sank several centimeters during the massive quake, which shifted the island's position in the Pacific Ocean. This made many areas vulnerable for the first time to high tides and heavy rain. Shortly after 9 a.m., a blackout struck the disaster-hit town of Minamisanriku, Iwate Prefecture, where many people are still living in emergency shelters at schools.

"After the lights went out, I was horrified by my memory of the March disaster," said Yasuko Saijo, 77, who is living in one of the shelters in town. She said her home in the coastal area has been persistently flooded by seawater since the magnitude 9 earthquake. "Heavy rain this time may further damage my home," she said. East Japan Railway Co. suspended train services on the Tohoku Line between Fukushima and Ichinoseki stations in Iwate Prefecture, while the Joban Line between Watari and Iwanuma, both in Miyagi, was suspended for safety reasons. In addition, at least one bullet train run was canceled as of Monday morning on the Akita Shinkansen Line, JR East said.

The typhoon had weakened into a tropical storm off Shikoku on Sunday afternoon, but the Meteorological Agency warned that it could still cause downpours and strong winds across the country through Monday. Winds as strong as 118 kph were observed in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, the agency said. Ishinomaki and other coastal areas along the Pacific will see full tides between Tuesday and June 7, the agency said, warning of floods on a mass scale coupling with heavy rain. The storm was moving toward waters off eastern Japan, activating the front hovering over the Tohoku region, especially on the tsunami-ravaged Pacific side, the agency said.
- The Japan Times.