Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia at a depth of 29 km (18 miles), the quake hit at 08:00:04 UTC Wednesday 6th July 2011. The epicenter was 249 km (154 miles) northwest of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect and there are no reports of any damage as yet.
These amazing pictures from the United States show a wall of dust moving through the city of Phoenix in Arizona. Sandstorms like this happen during the region's monsoon season, which is underway. They occur over desert land and can reach thousands of feet into the air, spurred by strong winds. The dense cloud dramatically reduced visibility, grounding flights at a major airport and leaving thousands without electricity.
WATCH: Dust Storm Over Phoenix.
Produced by the American film producer, author, and political lecturer G. Edward Griffin; along with Michael Murphy and Paul Wittenberger, the following video presentation of the documentary What in the World Are They Spraying examines objectives behind the deliberate spraying of chemical and biological agents at high altitudes over large populations. Is this a deliberate and clandestine program directed by governmental officials, agencies and scientists; or is this part of a sinister eugenics program - a chemtrail conspiracy theory or just an hoax?
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, not dissipating, but staying in the sky for hours, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze, unless they are too busy staring at their cell phone... Our innate intelligence tells us these are not mere vapor trails from jet engines, but no one yet has probed the questions: who is doing this and why. Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather coupled with HAARP, slow-killing everyone on earth, fulfilling the globalists plan for depopulation, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water — all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. Although officials insist that these programs are only in the discussion phase, evidence is abundant that they have been underway since about 1990. The effect has been devastating to crops, wildlife, and human health. We are being sprayed with toxic substances such as Barium and Aluminum without our consent and to add insult to injury, they are lying to us about it. - Reality Zone.Read more HERE at the official Facebook page.
WATCH: What In The World Are They Spraying.
A tsunami alert has been issued, following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, that struck the Kermadec Islands Region at a depth of just 1 km ( - .0 .6miles). The quake hit at 07:03:15 UTC Wednesday 6th July 2011. The epicenter was 163 km (101 miles) east of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands. There are currently no reports of any damage as yet.
The tsunami warning was issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is in effect for the Kermadec Islands, Tonga and New Zealand. The bulletin applies to areas within and bordering the Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas, except for Alaska, British Columbia, and the states of Washington, Oregon and California.
According to the Japanese Seismic Monitors, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan at a depth of 18.2 km (11 miles). The quake hit at 15:15:01 UTC Wednesday 6th July 2011. The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) South East Iwaki, Honshu, Japan. No tsunami watch, warning or advisory is in effect and there are no reports of any damage as yet. The tremor was registered as a 5.6 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
PLANETARY TREMORS: MAJOR ALERT - Magma Movement, Buildup And Unusual Activity Seen Around Mount Hekla Volcano, Iceland?!
Meters around Mt. Hekla in southern Iceland have shown “unusual activity” in recent days. The Public Safety Commission has been alerted.
According to RÚV Public Radio there is no reason for action as of now. The movements have been recorded in five very precise meters that have been placed around Mt. Hekla in recent years. Professor Páll Einarsson says that these movements are seen in all five meters and even though the evidence is not conclusive they are thought to show magma movement under the volcano. It has now been eleven years since Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most famous volcano, erupted. In the years since then the mountain is said to have slowly expanded because of magma buildup. The last eruption in Hekla came on February 26 2000 and then earthquakes started an hour and a half before the outbreak of the magma. As of now there is no cause for any activity on behalf of the Public safety commission. - Iceland Review.
Scientists are monitoring unusual underground activity that could signal an eruption at the Hekla volcano in southern Iceland. University of Iceland geophysicist Pall Einarsson said Wednesday that magma appears to be moving deep beneath the volcano. He says that does not necessarily mean an eruption is imminent. But scientists expect Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, to erupt soon. In the past few decades, Hekla has erupted about every 10 years, most recently in February 2000. Iceland, in the remote North Atlantic, is a volcanic hotspot. In April 2010, ash from an eruption of its Eyjafjallajokul volcano grounded flights across Europe for days, disrupting travel for 10 million people. In May, the Grimsvotn volcano erupted, causing minor disruption to air travel. - CBC.
One of Iceland’s most feared volcanoes looks ready to erupt, experts said on Wednesday, raising fears of a new ash cloud halting flights over Europe. The Hekla volcano is close to the ash-spewing Eyjafjallajökull, which last year caused the biggest closure of airspace shut down since the Second World War, affecting more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers. “The movements around Hekla have been unusual in the last two to three days,” University of Iceland geophysicist Pall Einarsson said. While this might not necessarily mean an immediate blast, “the volcano is ready to erupt,” he stressed. “The mountain has been slowly expanding in the last few years because of magma buildup.” Another geophysicist, Ari Trausit Gudmundsson, also said the measurements around Hekla were very “unusual” and that the volcano looked ready to blow. “Something is going on,” he said. The volcano, dubbed the “Gateway to Hell” by Icelanders in the Middle Ages, is one of the country’s most active, having erupted some 20 times over the past millennium, most recently on February 26, 2000. - Telegraph.
Another power station was shut down by jellyfish today amid claims that climate change is causing a population surge among the species.
A huge swarm clogged up the Orot Rabin plant in Hadera, Israel, a day after the Torness nuclear facility in Scotland was closed in a similar incident. Hadera ran into trouble when jellyfish blocked its seawater supply, which it uses for cooling purposes, forcing officials to use diggers to remove them. The creatures also wreaked havoc in the U.S. during the country’s big holiday weekend. Almost 2,000 beach-goers were stung as they celebrated Independence Day weekend in the surf at Volusia County, Florida. Beach Patrol spokeswoman Captain Tamara Marris reported the staggering statistics but stressed that no victims were seriously injured. Amid soaring temperatures in the sunshine state, Jellyfish targeted sunseekers along a 20-mile stretch from Ormond Beach to New Smyrna Beach. The influx was thought to be down to onshore winds bringing more jellyfish into contact with bathers. - Daily Mail.
Hundreds of people evacuated a high-rise shopping mall in Seoul, Tuesday morning as it began shaking for unknown reasons, fire authorities said.
Between 300 to 500 people fled the 39-story TechnoMart mall in eastern Seoul after the upper part of the building began rocking up and down for about 10 minutes, the authorities said. There were about 3,000 people inside the building at around 10:10 a.m. when it began to move. "I fled the building with everyone else while it was shaking up and down. It almost made me feel dizzy," said Lim Joon-hee, who works on the 20th floor. The exact cause of the swaying is not known at this time, the local government office of Gwangjin District said, adding it plans to conduct a safety test on the building. As part of a safety check, district authorities briefly issued an evacuation order, which could last as long as three days. "We will immediately place the order and conduct a thorough safety examination," a district official said. The skyscraper accommodates hundreds of retailers selling electronics, housewares and books, as well as a multiplex and a number of commercial offices. - Yonhapnews.
At least six people were killed and 20 others reported missing in a landslide caused by heavy torrential rain in the past few days in Bukidnon province in Mindanao, military and civilian officials reported on Monday.
Lieutenant Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo, the regional military spokesman, said soldiers who rushed to scene for the search and rescue operations have recovered six bodies buried under tons of mud and rocks as of 4pm on Monday. Cuerpo said the tragedy occurred in a “barangay” (village) located along the national road in Valencia City in Bukidnon. Cuerpo said the teams are looking for at least 20 more reported missing, most of them residents fleeing from their homes following warnings of landslides due to the continuous torrential rain pelting the province for the past few days. However, officials expressed fear the death toll could increase amid reports more people could have been buried due to the large area affected by the landslide. In an interview with the Metro Manila-based ANC News, Bukidnon Governor Alex Calingasan reported that most of the victims resided in a hilly village located along the national road. - Gulf Today.
It seems that major earth changes in and around Australia will be escalating in the near future. A recent probe into the age of volcanoes has verified that Western Victoria and South Australia are overdue for an eruption that could potentially affect thousands of local residents.
Using the latest dating techniques, scientists from the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences and the Melbourne School of Engineering have calculated the ages of the small volcanoes in the regions and established the recurrence rate for eruptions as 2,000 years. With the last volcano eruption at Mt Gambier occurring over 5,000 years ago, scientists say the areas are overdue. The research will be presented today by Professor Bernie Joyce of the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences at the XXV International Congress of Geodesy and Geophysics, in Melbourne. “Although the volcanos in the region don’t erupt on a regular sequence, the likelihood of an eruption is high given the average gap in the past has been 2,000 years,” Professor Joyce said. “These are small eruptions and very localised but depending on the type of eruption, they could cause devastation to thousands of people,” he said.
The regions of Western Victoria and adjacent south-eastern South Australia demonstrate a history of activity by young monogenetic (single short-lived activity) volcanoes. Similar young monogenetic provinces are found in northeast Queensland. Professor Joyce and his colleagues from the University’s School of Earth Sciences have spent years cataloguing the hundreds of small volcanic cones, lava flows and craters in the regions. The distribution of activity including lava flows and ash deposits has been mapped in detail. The latest findings are due to more recent studies using a range of state of the art dating techniques, which have provided more information on the ages of the individual volcanoes, providing information about the occurrence rates. Professor Joyce said there are several kinds of eruptions which can cause damage and harm to local communities. “Among the hazards which may need to be prepared for in this closely-settled region are the localised effects of cone building leading to lava flows which run downhill towards the coast.’
"The long lasting and often extensive lava flows can travel for tens of kilometres, and so would be hazardous to modern infrastructure such as bridges, roads and railways, powerlines and pipelines, as well as being a major fire hazard on the dry grassland plains of summer in Western Victoria.” “In some cases rising magma can meet ground water and cause steam explosions. This can form wide craters and produce a lot of ash. Depending on where the eruption occurs, ash can cause huge damage to people who are down wind, clogging up streams, road and rail transport and perhaps affecting local air travel,” he said. The cause of the volcanic activity may be the movement of the Australian tectonic plate, which is moving north. “The plate is hitting up against PNG, lifting the southern margin upwards. This allows magma to move upwards towards the surface,“ Professor Joyce said. Professor Joyce said communities need to have some knowledge of what to do after an eruption. “So far we have no action plans in place if eruptions occur. If they happen close to Melbourne or Geelong it could be hugely devastating. It is more likely however, that eruptions would occur further west, closer to areas such as Colac, Port Fairy, Portland and Mt Gambier. We need to note the concerns of other cities such as Auckland in New Zealand which sits on a similar young volcanic region, with a local government which has plans in place to respond if eruptions occur,” he said. - IB Times.
Two crop circles appeared at Milk Hill, near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. The formations were reported to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, on July 6th, 2011. The circles are located just below the legendary compacted chalk drawing of a white horse along the steep slope below and between Milk Hill and Walkers Hill.
Here is a picture of the Phase 1 pattern:
Here is a picture of the Phase 2 pattern:
Here is a drawing of the two formations:
Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.
A supermarket in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is now the temporary home of a rare orange lobster that looks fully cooked.
The lobster came with a regular shipment two weeks ago. Ghislain Renaud, who works at the IGA Jean-XXIII's fish department, said he thought it was a joke when he opened the newly arrived crate of live lobsters and spotted one that was bright orange and not any of the usual shades of green or brown. "I didn't even know orange lobsters existed," he said. "I thought it was cooked." Renaud called the Quebec Aquarium and found out just how lucky he was to have received the rare lobster. Only one in about 10 million has the same natural shell colour. The rest need to be cooked to get it. Renaud, once a Montreal Expos fan, named the lobster Youppi after the ginger mascot of the former baseball club, now the mascot of the Montreal Canadiens. Youppi won't be sold anytime soon and the supermarket is trying to find a new home for it. Renaud would like the lobster to stay in the area and is waiting to see if the Centre de la Diversité Biologique du Québec in nearby Bécancour can accommodate it. If not, the crustacean will likely go to the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan. Until then, Youppi is being fed a steady diet of shrimp in his IGA holding tank. - CBC.
Deforestation rates in the Amazon, the world’s biggest rain forest, more than doubled in May as Brazilian farmers become more confident they’ll be granted amnesty for illegal logging. Almost 268 square kilometers (66,200 acres) of protected rain forest were cut down in May, up from 110 square kilometers a year ago, the National Institute for Space Research said in an e-mailed statement.
Brazil lawmakers are considering a bill that alters its forestry code and would forgive farmers who illegally cleared trees. The possibility that the government may ease these restrictions is encouraging more logging, said Marcio Astrini, coordinator of forest campaigns for Greenpeace International’s Brazil unit. That would hamper international efforts to fight global warming by protecting trees that absorb greenhouse gases. "Brazil’s been reducing its deforestation for the last five years and this bill comes along and now it shoots up,” Astrini said yesterday by phone. “There is only one reason why deforestation is increasing: it’s called the forestry code,” which may be changing. The bill was approved by Brazil’s lower house May 24 by a 410-63 vote. The Senate has not yet voted on it and President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to veto the legislation if it does pass. If the bill is approved in its current form, farmers won’t have to replant trees that were illegally cut prior to July 2008, an estimated 30 million hectares (74 million acres), according to a study by government research agency Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada. That’s about the size of the Philippines. Under Brazil’s current forestry code, penalties for illegal logging include fines and a requirement to replant trees. Some farmers are stepping up their illicit activities in the hope the government “will hand out further amnesties in the future,” or won’t be able to discern which trees were cut after the 2008 deadline, according to Fabio Alves, a specialist for Brasilia-based IPEA. About 35 percent of forests cleared in May were in Mato Grosso, Brazil’s biggest soy-producing state, according to Sao Jose dos Campos-based National Institute for Space Research. The world’s highest deforestation rates are in Togo, which lost 5.75 percent of its forests a year from 2005 through 2010, according to a report released in June by the International Tropical Timber Association. The rate in Brazil was 0.42 percent. - Bloomberg.
A necropsy at Charlottetown's Atlantic Veterinary College has been unable to determine why a pygmy sperm whale beached itself and died in Nova Scotia last week.
The whale was found high and dry on a beach in Shelburne Harbour, on Nova Scotia's south shore. Pygmy sperms are amongst the smallest of whales, usually about three metres long fully grown. This was a particularly large one — almost four metres long and weighing more than 200 kilograms. With the help of members of the Nova Scotia Marine Animal Response Society, fisheries officers rolled the whale back into the water half-a-dozen times. Eric MacIntosh of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said he was hopeful as he watched the whale gain strength swimming across the harbour. "In this case we were kind of thinking we had done the right thing and got the whale rescued," said MacIntosh. "The next day it was dead. It was disappointing." - CBC.
THE outbreak of Hendra virus that has killed six horses and exposed 26 people to infection has reached the outskirts of Brisbane and is the most virulent in the known history of the fruit bat-borne disease.
As the emergency spread to a property in Logan City, on the outskirts of the Queensland capital, chief veterinarian Rick Symons warned the outbreak was killing horses faster than before, and testing had indicated 30 per cent of samples from a southeast Queensland flying fox population had the virus. A 30-year-old horse died of Hendra virus on Monday night on an acreage in Park Ridge, 26km south of the Brisbane CBD, it was confirmed last night. It was the fifth property in the area to be hit by the breakout, the most severe since the emergence of the disease in 1994. A horse at Wollongbar near Lismore in northern NSW was put down last Thursday before tests confirmed it also had Hendra virus. The vet who tended the Park Ridge horse and its owner have joined the growing ranks facing a tense wait for tests results for Hendra, which has killed four of the seven people known to have contracted it from horses. Horses contract the virus from flying foxes by unknown means. It usually kills 75 per cent of horses in its acute phase. Dr Symons said the Park Ridge horse died within a day of showing symptoms -- a fast disease progression that is common to this cluster. "This Hendra virus seems to be quite fast in its action," Dr Symons said. "These incidents seem to have quick deaths rather than several days." He said there was the potential for more cases amid a threefold rise in the prevalence of the virus in samples taken from the local flying fox colony. About 30 per cent of the samples tested positive, compared with about 10 per cent in previous outbreaks. "We've detected Hendra virus at a larger level than we would expect," Dr Symons said. Since late last month six horses have died in southeast Queensland and northern NSW. Dr Symons said there was "no justification whatsoever" for stopping the movement of horses, as the outbreaks were contained to the properties. - The Australian.