Friday, September 9, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: 6.7 Quake Hits Vancouver Island, Canada!

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck Vancouver Island, Canada Region at a depth of 25.9 km (16.1 miles). The quake hit at 19:41:35 UTC, Friday 9th September 2011 and was located at 49.474°N, 126.974°W. The epicentre was 138 km (86 miles) southwest of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada; 140 km (87 miles) southeast (164°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada; 212 km (132 miles) northwest (306°) from Neah Bay, WA; and 279 km (173 miles) west (276°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island at 12:41 p.m. today was felt in Metro Vancouver. The epicenter was located 135 kilometers south-southeast of the town of Port Hardy on the island, the USGS said in its assessment. The USGS reported it was at a depth of 25.9 kilometres, revising its original assessment that it was only two kilometres below the surface. No tsunami warning has been issued. The website said no there's no "destructive widespread tsunami threat" but earthquakes of this size sometimes generate locate tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometres of the earthquake epicentre. "Authorities in the region of the epicentre should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action." In the Vancouver Sun newsroom, lights swayed for a half-minute when the quake struck. There were no immediate signs of damage in downtown Vancouver. The earthquake shook buildings in the tiny Vancouver Island community of Zeballos, but there appeared to be no damage and there were no injuries. The power went down but came back quickly, said Arlene Coburn, a 38-year resident of the remote west coast community. Coburn was at the school when the earthquake hit. She said that it felt like the whole building was going to topple over, but nothing fell off the walls. "One big one, and a little tremor, and that was it," she said. "It gave [the school] a good sway." The 60 or so children that attend the Zeballos Elementary Secondary School were ushered out and across a bridge, a measure used when there's a concern of a Tsunami, said Coburn, a part-time janitor at the school. Arlene's husband Geoff said there were no injuries and no damage as far as he knew in the community of about 200 people. "There was no cause for panic," said Geoff. The quake created a slight rattling as far away as Seattle, Washington, but police in the U.S. city said there were no reports of damage. The list of cities where the quake was felt includes San Francisco and Edmonton
. - Vancouver Sun.

This 6.7 quake has taken place within the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This zone is possibly hundreds of years overdue for a major quake event, and I  have concluded that this quake may be a possible precursor for a much larger quake in the days to come along the west coast of Canada and the United States. More than likely California. I will continue observing the zone and its geologic activity and give updates when available. Many buildings within the Cascadia subduction zone are not built to withstand a quake event of the magnitude that would result from the plate slipping and relieving its pressure.

Stay tuned. More anon.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: U.S. Summer Hottest in 75 years!

The summer of 2011 was the second hottest on record for the United States, and the hottest in 75 years, government weather experts said Thursday.

Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas experienced their warmest summers ever, with several states seeing an average of more than 86 degrees, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. For meteorological purposes, summer consists of the months of June, July and August. At least 22 people died as a result of the heat wave that swept the nation earlier this summer, according to the National Weather Service. For 15 states, the average temperature ranked among their top 10 warmest, while overall, 46 of the lower 48 states saw average to above-average temperatures. Oregon and Washington were the only exceptions. Texas had the distinction of experiencing the warmest summer on record of any state in America, with an average of 86.8 degrees. Dallas residents sweltered for 40 consecutive days of grueling 100-plus degree temperatures. Oklahoma, at 86.5, also topped the previous record, of 85.2 degrees, set in Oklahoma in 1934, amid what became known as the Dust Bowl. For the month of August, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas had their warmest in recorded history, while regionally, the Southwest and South also had their warmest August ever. Only nine of the lower 48 states saw August temperatures near their average readings, while none experienced below-average temperatures.

Temperature-related energy demands soared more than 22% above the norm this summer, the largest increase since record-keeping of energy demands began more than a century ago, NOAA said. The persistently warm temperatures for the months of June through August, combined with below-average precipitation, also contributed to a record-breaking drought across the southern part of the United States. Texas was subjected to its driest summer ever, with a statewide average of only 2.44 inches of rain -- 5.29 inches below the long-term average, and more than an inch less than the previous driest summer in 1956. Neighboring Southwestern states New Mexico and Oklahoma were also drought-stricken, experiencing their second- and third-driest summers respectively. Conversely, New Jersey and California had their wettest summers ever. Meteorologists are predicting no immediate end in sight to the heat or drought afflicting the Southern states. NOAA announced Thursday that la nina, a naturally occurring climate phenomenon located over the tropical Pacific Ocean, is expected to strengthen and affect global weather patterns. Scientists attribute the extreme weather around the globe during the first half of 2011 to the weather event, and predict that the drought currently overtaking the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma is likely to persist. The extremely dry plains are a tinderbox for Texas; nearly 180 wildfires have been reported across the state in the past seven days, the Texas Forest Service Texas said. A large wildfire blazing outside Austin has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and is not near containment
. - CNN.

EARTH CHANGES: THESIS/ANTI-THESIS & SYNTHESIS - Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Warns Of A Global 'Sixth Extinction-Level Event'?!!

Yesterday, I told about the pretextual move by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, to highlight the cataclysmic chaos of Earth Changes as a stepping stone towards the introduction of extraterrestrial saviors, as part of the Thesis/Anti-Thesis and Synthesis dialectic. Today, the Prince of Wales has issued a desperate and urgent warning that unless humans transform our lifestyles to stop mass consumption, run away climate change and destruction of wildlife; then a sixth extinction-level event will occur.

In his first speech as the new President of the Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK, Prince Charles suggested 'surviving ourselves' should be a priority. Referring to himself as “an endangered species”, he warned that the world is already in the “sixth extinction event”, with species dying out at a much faster rate than at any time since the death of most of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Despite campaigning for years on global warming, he said climate change was not the only problem but merely speeding up the “rapacious” destruction of natural resources like water, land and food that humans need to survive. The Prince said if the world carries on “business as usual” then the human race itself could be in danger. “We are, of course, witnessing what some people call the sixth great extinction event – the continued erosion of much of the Earth’s vital biodiversity caused by a whole host of pressures, from the rising demand for land to the corrosive effects of all kinds of pollution," he said. “This is an important point that needs to be stressed more than it is, because its ultimate impact is plainly not at all clear to most people – without the biodiversity that is so threatened, we won't be able to survive ourselves.” Alluding to his “spiritual connection to nature”, the Prince said mankind must also protect other species from extinction. “It may not seem to make much difference economically if the swallows, swifts and house martins no longer turn up each spring, but what would life be like if we just accepted their extinction because their habitats have been destroyed?”... He said the only way to protect wildlife and ultimately the humans who rely on these ‘ecosystem services’ is to transform the world economy so that growth is not at the expense of nature.

He referred to a “sustainability revolution” that would force people to change their lifestyles so they consume less petrol, food and other resources. “History will not judge us by how much economic growth we achieve in the immediate years ahead, nor by how much we expand material consumption, but by the legacy for our grandchildren and their grandchildren,” he said. “We are consuming what is rightfully theirs by sacrificing long-term progress on the altar of immediate satisfaction. That is hardly responsible behaviour. There is an urgent need for all of us to concentrate our efforts on sustaining, nurturing and protecting the Earth’s natural capital and, moreover, reshaping our economic system so that Nature sits at the very heart of our thinking.
” - Telegraph.
Given the mythology, messianic memes and symbolism surrounding his son, Prince William, and the obvious connection to religious icons and extraterrestrial entities; it's quite obvious that we are slowly seeing a grand esoteric plan coming into fruition here, to bring forth a new humanity under the New World Order of the Ages, upon the ashes of a global catastrophe.

THE GREAT DELUGE: Severe Flooding in Santa Catarina, Brazil!

Ten towns in the state of Santa Catarina in the South of Brazil are in an official state of emergency and a further 25 are on high alert, following several days of heavy rain and flooding.

The situation looks likely to get worse, with more rain forecast for the coming days. The city of Blumenau, in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, has also been sacked by flooding. According to CIRAM (the Information Centre for Environmental Resources and Hydrometeorology in Santa Catarina), an average of more than 100mm of rain has fallen across the region in the last three days, causing rivers to rise dangerously and provoking landslides in several locations. At the time of writing, civil defense forces in Santa Catarina had declared that 489,703 people had been affected by the crisis, at least 1,314 had been left without a roof over their heads, and three people had been injured. The state government has made R$3 million available to attend to situation as it unfolds over the coming days. This comes just nine months after intense tropical rainstorms swept across southeastern Brazil, devastating Região Serrana, the scenic, mountainous region of the Rio state that includes the major cities of Petrópolis, Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo.Rio Times Online.

EXTREME & SEVERE WEATHER: Texas Wildfire Destroys 1400 Homes, Over 34,000 Acres With Vast Potential For Growth Much Further?!

The wildfire raging near Austin, Texas, has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and has "potential for growth," a fire official said Thursday.

The 34,000-acre Bastrop County fire remained 30% contained late Thursday afternoon, said County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fisher. "There's still some potential for growth in size," he said. The fire has killed two people. A search team is helping local officials scour the area for other potential victims. A line crew working to restore electricity in the area became trapped and wound up being rescued from advancing flames by helicopter, Fisher said. Victoria Koenig, spokeswoman for the Texas Forest Service, said the fire has destroyed 1,368 homes -- more than double the estimate officials gave Wednesday.About 240 other homes have been lost in other fires since Sunday, the service said. Authorities said Thursday they were allowing some of the 5,000 people who had evacuated to return to their homes. For most of the past year, scores of wildfires have been burning across the drought-stricken state. In the past week, the Texas Forest Service said it has responded to 176 fires over 126,844 acres. On Wednesday alone, the service responded to 20 new fires covering 1,422 acres. Officials were expected to enlist the help of a DC-10 tanker to fight the flames, but it cannot be used until Friday, when the decision will be made about when and where to use the resource, Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald said. "The crews that come in overnight are going to tell us those places that they still think they're going to need to treat with that," he said. The tanker, called in by the Texas Forest Service, can drop more than 11,000 gallons of retardant at a time across a swath three quarters of a mile long and 500 feet wide. Airtankers, scoopers and helicopters have assisted in efforts to battle the Bastrop fire, the forest service said. "Most of the forward progress of the fire has stopped, but significant intense burning continues in the interior," the service said Thursday. - CNN.
WATCH: Progress and frustrations in historic Texas wildfire.

EARTH CHANGES: Hurricane Katia Headed to the United Kingdom?

In one of the strangest movements ever seen by a tropical storm system, satellite imagery shows Hurricane Katia's western edge near New England today, but she's forecast to head to old England this weekend.

NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13, captured a visible image of Hurricane Katia today, Friday, Sept. 9 at 9:32 a.m. EDT sitting 525 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Katia is centered near 37.6 North and 67.5 West. It is speeding along at 21 knots and it is a Category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds near 75 knots. Katia appears quite large on the GOES-13 image and that's because her tropical-storm force winds extend 255 miles from the center, making her over 510 miles in diameter! The GOES image, created by NASA's GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. hints at an eye in Katia's center. There appears to be two small areas near the storm's center where the Atlantic Ocean can be seen on the image. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting some weakening over the next 48 hours and a transition into a post-tropical cyclone (and become like a typical low pressure system). Because Katia is already embedded into the northern hemisphere's mid-latitude westerly winds, they'll help bring her across the north Atlantic over the weekend. Katia is expected to bring the United Kingdom winds and rains by Sunday. - NASA.
Winds of 80 miles an hour and sea swells of up to 15 metres look set to hit the UK by Tuesday after Hurricane Katia changed course with its eye set for Britain. Forecasters are predicting fierce gusts of wind and monster waves to strike from late on Monday night with torrential rain battering much of the country. Katia has so far avoided land and yesterday turned north east heading away from the U.S. coast, between Bermuda and towards the UK. Weathermen say that the hurricane has been consistent during the last couple of days and it is most likely that the Northern Isles and north and north-west Scotland could be in for torrential rain. There will also be fierce south to south-westerly winds on Monday and Tuesday with most of the rest of the UK experiencing blustery conditions. Many areas will be hit by winds of 50mph with strong gusts causing large waves and swell in the order of eight to nine metres with occasional peaks of 15 metres possible. - Daily Mail.

THE DELUGE: Heavy Rains Lash & Drench Delhi, India!

Heavy showers drenched the citizens of Delhi on day, leaving many of them on the roads as traffic went haywire due to waterlogging while a minor girl lost her life when the boundary wall of a hospital collapsed.

It was raining heavily since early morning and the rain gauges measured 91.1 mm of showers between 4 am and 12 noon, leading to chaos on roads as improper drainage and uprooted trees led to traffic disruption. The Sun was nowhere to be seen as rains continued without a stop across the city. The rain gauges measured 36.6 mm between 4 am to 8:30 am while another 55.1 mm was recorded in the next three and half hours, the MeT Department said. September last year received the highest rainfall (332.9 mm) in ten years. The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.1 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year, as against yesterday's 26.1 degrees. The maximum was recorded at 34.2 degree Celsius yesterday. The heavy showers led to the death of a minor girl when a boundary wall of an MCD hospital in Gautam Colony of Narela collapsed at around 7:30 am. Some children on their way to school were trapped inside, they said. One of the girls was found dead inside the debris while two or three girls are feared to be trapped inside the debris. Exposing the claims of civic bodies' better preparedness this time to tackle rains, water logging and traffic problems were reported from across the city. Vehicles were seen wading through water in almost all parts of the city. - Times of India.

MASS FISH DIE-OFF: Thousands of Dead Fish in North Carolina?!

The state Division of Public Health is warning citizens to avoid eating or touching dead fish in response to numerous fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the past week.

State Health Director Dr. Jeff Engel said officials cannot say what specifically caused the fish kills, so people are being discouraged from eating any fish found dead. Engel said fish kills often result from low oxygen levels in the water, but after a hurricane and flooding, chemical contamination cannot be ruled out. He also recommended that people and animals avoid swimming in water where dead fish have been found. Many of the state's shellfish harvesting areas have been reopened since Hurricane Irene, following water sampling that indicated a return to acceptable bacteria levels. - FOX Carolina.

ANCIENT ALIENS: Season 3 - Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics!

Ancient Aliens.
The History Channel continues its popular series on extraterrestrials, alien theorists and ancient civilizations with season three of Ancient Aliens.

The following video playlist constitutes program seven, entitled Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics and runs for 44 minutes. It examines whether extraterrestrials had any influence on the plagues and epidemics that have faced mankind since ancient history.

"Scientists are continually challenged by unidentified strains of bacteria with mysterious origins. Could some of our most crippling plagues and epidemics be traced to the darkest voids of space--or even extraterrestrial intervention? During the Black Death of the Middle Ages, people reported bronze flying ships emitting a strange mist. As recently as 2011, NASA scientist Richard Hoover published evidence of life in meteorites. Is it possible that ancient aliens--as small as microbes--have shaped human history?" - The History Channel.

WATCH: Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics.

EARTH CHANGES: 3 Cyclones Churn Along American East Coast!

As I reported earlier, mass evacuations is currently under way in several states in America as Tropical Storm Lee is still causing waves and heavy rainfall. In addition, Tropical Storms Nate and Maria are threatening Puerto Rico and the Bay of Campeche. Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia is dumping a deluge of rainwater from Bermuda to the American East Coast.

Relentless rain triggered catastrophic flooding in the East on Thursday, killing at least two people in Pennsylvania and forcing the mandatory evacuation of 100,000 people in Pennsylvania. The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee swamped homes and businesses from Maryland to New England, with as much as a foot of rain recorded outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which declared a state of emergency. Around 100,000 people were evacuated from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, early on Thursday because of rising waters of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. It was expected to crest later in the day. Rivers and creeks already swollen by Hurricane Irene threatened cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and were poised to smash records. 'It's like Irene without the wind,' meteorologist Elliot Abrams on said of the waves of rain predicted to continue through Thursday. Fellow forecaster Evan Myers said: 'The combination of previous record rainfall, current tropical downpours from Lee, urban development and an already fragile watershed will lead to historic flooding in part of the North east this week.' The storm was blamed for at least two deaths in Pennsylvania. One homeowner died last night while he was trying to bail out several feet of water from his basement, and a wall fell in, said Derry Township Police Chief Patrick O'Rourke. 'We took a direct hit,' said Mr O'Rourke, noting even police had to abandon their flooded station. The second death was a 62-year-old woman whose car was swept up in rushing flood waters on Route 333 in Elizabeth township, said state police in Ephrata, Lancaster County. Driving overnight rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, soaked already soggy Philadelphia. Flooding, mudslides and rock slides closed some of the area's busiest commuter highways, including the Schuylkill Expressway and U.S. Route 1, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Railways were also shut because of flooding, including four heavily traveled commuter lines run by the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority or SEPTA. Among the New Jersey roads closed were busy Route 73, parts of Route 29 in Trenton along the banks of the Delaware River.
Three extreme weather fronts began to sweep towards the coastline. Tropical Storm Nate sprang to life in the western Gulf of Mexico last night, Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic and Hurricane Katia churned up surf along Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said. The trio of tropical cyclones came during what is traditionally the busiest part of the June-through-November hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. 'At this time of year we are essentially at the peak of the hurricane season,' said John Cangialosi, a hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Tropical Storm Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2011 hurricane season, was racing westward across the tropical Atlantic, with tropical storm watches being issued for the Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its report late Wednesday. The NHC said the government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm watch for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis and Saint Kitts in the Leeward Islands. At 11:00pm EST, Maria was located about 1,070 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and was packing maximum sustained winds of 50mph, the NHC added. Maria was moving toward the west near 23mph, and this rapid motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours, the NHC said. 'Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Maria,' the NHC said. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Nate formed in Mexico's Bay of Campeche, prompting the Mexican government to issue storm warnings for its coast from Chilitepec to Celestun. Nate was about 125 miles west of Campeche and had sustained winds of 45mph. It was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday and move slowly north and then northwest toward the Mexican coast, the U.S. forecasters said. Coastal residents in the warning area could start feeling its gusts and rain by Wednesday night, they said. 'Data from the Pemex oil rigs in the Bay of Campeche measured sustained winds of 43 mph gusting to 50 mph,' the U.S. forecasters said. Crude oil futures rebounded sharply, partly on fears that Nate could disrupt U.S. and Mexican oil and natural gas operations in the Gulf. Nearly 37 per cent of U.S. oil production in the Gulf remained offline from Tropical Storm Lee's trek through the region last weekend, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said.
Katia weakened significantly in the last two days but was still a hurricane with 80mph winds, making it a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale. It was a Category 4 at its peak. Katia was centred about 335 miles west-southwest of the island of Bermuda and was expected to pass between the eastern U.S. coast and Bermuda by Thursday. Forecasters said the core of the storm would stay out to sea but Katia was wide enough that its outer squalls could reach the shores of Bermuda, a British territory and global reinsurance hub whose 70,000 residents were under a tropical storm watch. Katia generated large swells that kicked up the surf and caused dangerous rip currents along the beaches of the Eastern United States, Bermuda and parts of the Bahamas, the forecasters said. Once past Bermuda, Katia was forecast to curve eastward over open seas where it would pose no further threat until it nears Scotland on Monday. By then it will no longer be a tropical system, but could spread out into a larger storm. 'It'll likely be a very big, significant weather system,' Cangialosi said. 'It will evolve into a classic wintertime storm by the time it gets there.'  - Daily Mail.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Mediterranean Seismic Activity - 30 Quakes in 12 Hours in Italy, Shaking in Turkey & 4.2 Mag. Quake Strikes Holland!

A seismic swarm seems to be building up in Italy and the wider Mediterranean region, as the Real Time Seismicity Report of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre shows that the south-central European state experienced 30 earthquakes in a 12 hour period.

The largest tremor during this period was a magnitude 3.7 in northern Italy, at 13:17:27 UTC, and located at 44.626°N, 10.196°E. The quake had a epicentre of  22 km (13 miles) southwest (206°) from Parma, Italy;  91 km (57 miles) west (279°) from Bologna, Italy;  103 km (64 miles) northeast (75°) from Genova, Italy; and  197 km (123 miles) northwest (294°) from San Marino.

has also experienced 6 tremors in the same period as Italy. Based on heightened activity in the west, the Turkish plate seems to be moving westward from the Karitova junction and interacting with the motion and subduction of the Mediterranean lithosphere beneath Turkey. Expect increase seismic activity in the coming days in the Mediterranean region, as the country lies on the North Anatolian (Turkish) fault zone (NAFZ), one of the world’s most important active strike-slip faults, linked to the tectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The fault zone is about 1500 km long, extending from the Karitova trip junction in eastern Turkey to mainland Greece. Lately, we have been seeing major seismic bands of activity in Greece, Spain and Italy, which illustrates that there is some form of geological deformation mechanism or upheaval that will eventually and significantly alter the evolution of the tectonic plate system, encompassing a wide and complex zone of oceanic subduction along which the African Plate subducts under the Turkish Block.

In Holland, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 96 km southeast of Amsterdam. The earthquake struck at a depth of 14.3 km (8.9 miles) and was located at 51.779°N, 5.960°E. The epicentre of the quake was 48 km (29 miles) south of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands; 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and 66 km (41 miles) northwest of Duisburg, Germany.