Friday, October 28, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: 7.0 Quake Rocks Coast of Central Peru!

USGS Map of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Peru.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck near the Coast of Central Peru at a depth of 15 km ( 9.3 miles). The quake hit at 18:54:32 UTC, Friday 28th October 2011 and was located at 14.457°S, 75.990°W. The epicentre was 52 km ( 32 miles) south from Ica, Peru; 113 km (70 miles) south (172°) from Chincha Alta, Peru; 204 km (127 miles) west (278°) from Puquio, Peru; and 286 km (178 miles) southewast (156°) from Lima, Peru. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has registered the tremor as a 6.9 magnitude. At the time of reporting, no tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any injuries or damage at this time.

Seismicity of the region.
A strong but deep earthquake shook a sparsely populated northern jungle region on Wednesday and was felt mildly in the capital. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and was centered 50 miles north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, near the border with Brazil, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at 12:46 p.m. local time (1:46 p.m. EDT; 1746 GMT), and occurred 90 miles underground, the agency said. The deeper the quake, the less it is likely to cause damage. An unidentified local woman interviewed by Peru's Canal N television station said the earth shook "like a hammock." A police official in the regional capital of Pucallpa, Angela Romero, said there were no indications of damage. "We all went out calmly to the street," she said. Peru's Institute of Geophysics registered the quake's magnitude at 7, but an official at the institute said that because of its depth, it only felt like a 5-magnitude quake to Pucallpa's residents. The official was not allowed to be identified by name. Peru is among the world's most seismically active countries. Its most recent deadly quake occurred on Aug. 15, 2007. The 7.9-magnitude temblor killed 596 people and largely destroyed the coastal city of Pisco just south of Lima, the capital. - FOX News.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Geological Upheaval - The Sinking of Bangkok, the Most Severe Flooding in Thailand in the Last 50 Years!

"This trend [anomaly] can be observed on the whole planet which is caused by the growing number of extreme phenomena in the climate..."

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and a gem of South-East Asia, is sinking due to the most serious flood in the last 50 years. Most of the city’s 50 districts are expected to be flooded in the next three days. The peak of the flood is forecast for Saturday afternoon.

By that time the water level in the Chao Phraya river will exceed the critical point by 15cm. The authorities have already warned that this may be enough to burst the dams and locks. The worst scenario is that Bangkok will be completely flooded. In this case districts along the river and numerous canals may remain under 2m of water. Alexey Kokorin, an expert of the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Foundation, describes the reasons for this anomaly: “The same situation occurred in Ireland where a monthly rate of precipitation fell on Dublin in one day. This trend can be observed on the whole planet which is caused by the growing number of extreme phenomena in the climate. Bluntly speaking, we get two downpours instead of ten little rains. When these two downpours coincide and rave for two days on end the result is floods that we can see in Thailand and Ireland. On the whole, the number of the so-called hydro-meteorological phenomena on our planet has doubled over the last 15 years. This includes almost all natural disasters except volcano eruptions and tsunami which are not associated with hydro-meteorology. Double growth is too much and this spreading tendency is alarming, because the next 15-20 years will see another double growth.”

Urgent evacuation is being carried out in Bangkok. People are dragging their belongings to hilltops and sweeping  food and other essential commodities off supermarket shelves. Many entrances to shops and residential buildings are barricaded with sacks of sand and slag-concrete blocks. Roads out of the city are congested with cars moving mostly in the direction of Pattaya. Many people are running on foot past the strings of cars and trishaws, with goods and chattels on their shoulders. While Bangkok is in panic, everything is calm in Pattaya, Ernest Novik, a Russian realtor in Thailand, told The Voice of Russia: “The situation in Pattaya is not different from two months ago. The health resort is enjoying  the sun and the sea. Most tourists know nothing about the flood. The only sign of the calamity in the north of the country is no bottled water in the shops because bottle-making factories have stopped working. The country’s main airport in Bangkok is functioning in normal conditions. All health resorts are crowded with tourists. As for Bangkok, tourists do not stay there.”

Russian tour operators are not planning to cancel any trips to Thailand so far. Meanwhile, the number of casualties in the country is approaching 400 and the number of missing people is not given. Streams of water and mountain mud torrents have washed away at least 800,000 buildings, so the number of casualties can increase. Vladimir Semyonov, an expert of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, gives an unfavourable forecast: “The rainy season, which was to be over in September, is likely to continue in November. It is hard to say what comes next. All guesses can only be speculative and very uncertain. Rain will continue in December but floods are not only caused by rain. They are associated with the condition of the soil and the irrigation system, which is rivers and dams. The flood is likely to continue through November, so Thailand is not the best place for a holiday in the near future.” The Russian Embassy, on its part, recommends Russians to think twice before visiting that country. It is recommended to avoid provinces affected by the flood, which make up almost half of the country’s territory. There is no information about casualties among Russian businessmen, journalists or tourists. The Russian Embassy keeps in touch with the authorities and police of Thailand so as to receive timely information about the developments in the situation and possible casualties among Russians. - Voice of Russia.
WATCH: Bangkok floods spark mass exodus.

WATCH: Slow-moving tsunami like floods across Thailand.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Monumental Earth Changes - Turkey Quake, 575 Dead, 2,500 Injured, 7,700 Buildings Damaged & 550 Aftershocks!

Rescuers, working under floodlights, pulled a 13-year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building early Friday, over 100 hours after a massive earthquake leveled many buildings in eastern Turkey, killing at least 575 people.

A 13-year-old boy was pulled from a collapsed building without injury on Friday, five days after Turkey's powerful earthquake struck, and state-run TV said he survived by drinking rain water that seeped through cracks in the wreckage around him. The boy, Ferhat Tokay, also used shoes under his head as a pillow and peered through a tiny gap in the wreckage to see when it was day or night outside, his uncle said. Tokay was discovered early Friday morning, soon after rescue workers from Azerbaijan had sent the uncle and other relatives away from the site to get some rest, saying there was no chance of finding the missing boy alive. "He didn't even have a scratch on him!" the uncle, Sahin Tokay, told NTV television. "He was hungry on the first day, but the hunger pangs later disappeared."

The 7.2 magnitude quake leveled about 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 575 people and leaving about 2,500 injured and thousands of homeless. Authorities say another 5,700 buildings are now unfit for habitation. The government's crisis management center said 187 people have been freed from the rubble alive. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said search and rescue efforts were continuing "in small sections" of Ercis, the hardest-hit area. "Hopefully we will be successful in pulling out survivors there too," he told reporters. But news from one of those sites was gloomy. Rescuers recovered the body of a missing father whose 2-week-old baby girl had been pulled alive from the rubble with her mother and grandmother on Tuesday. Ferhat Tokay was working in a shoe shop on the ground floor of a multistory building in the town when the quake hit. State-run Anatolia news agency said he kept alive by drinking water that reached him in the wreckage during heavy rains. - MSNBC.
WATCH: Turkish teenager pulled alive from quake debris.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) the  number of aftershocks since the initial tremor on Sunday is 550.

The latest earthquake list update from EMSC.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Geological Upheaval - The Sinking of Vietnam, Unprecedented Deluge of Rising Sea Water Covers Saigon!

"... umbilical flooding... there the water level rise of one meter... storm surges rise abnormally... unusually high tides rise... "

In the following translated report from Khoahoc, a devastating tale is told of the highly unusual and abnormal wave of water that has engulfed Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. In previous reports, I have highlighted the geological changes in Vietnam, illustrating in the exponential increase in sinkholes and landslides; the subsidence of land where the usual catalyst of heavy rains and/or widespread flooding was not evident. This report and the pictures that accompanies it, provides further proof of what is developing into a monumental crisis across Vietnam and the Asian continent.

In 2 consecutive days over the "umbilical flooding" on the city suffered storm surges rise abnormally. Thousands of Saigon in a frantic sea phen. Recorded at Luong Dinh Cua (An Khanh Ward, District 2) on 27/10 at 17h pm, rising tides caused heavy flooding both routes. There the water level rise of 1m. During nearly 1km long distances on Luong Dinh means hundreds of stalls, the road to push the wading. Local people said that in two days, the area has suffered three waves of unusually high tides rise. The time of rising tides is also true at peak hours, dedicated workers and students out of the circulation which travel very difficult. Many students are quite small still need to pump the water to find their way home. Some other parents to pick up but also to push the bike.

An Khanh Market Area also had severe, the water level rise of about 60cm which the sale of small business where stagnant. Besides, households living both sides of this road was flooding the house, many people are prepared to prevent the dam from the front, but due to storm surges are the highest ever so still rushing water overflow into the house. According to locals, the water level rise due to surges in the afternoon 27/10 than 2 storm surges a day earlier. Consecutive cars slope Thu Thiem Bridge to the streets of Luong Dinh is working on "River Street" with the same scene the amphibious vehicle speed. During the afternoon rise in intensity this afternoon appeared more motorbike repair team working. The blow ri bu, push the car ... are more preferred. Out of this car to other cars pull into. From scooters to high levels of commercial vehicles often are not the "frontier" with the tide "flooded cord" to 1m deep.

Foreseeing the rising tides caused heavy flooding in the days and may be prolonged, a sales team slippers pipe appeared. Wooden table to right side of the road is filled with all kinds of shoes to cater for those in need "boots on the vehicle suspension." The rising tide is not just happening in District 2 that area at the Phan Dinh Phung Street Ward 2 and Ward 17, Phu Nhuan district also fall into the same situation. There the water was up to half a meter and smelled foul. At least, two hydrophilic vehicle has been dispatched to the area of emergency in order to "prevent flooding." By 19 pm the same day, the traffic crossing at the tide line was "covered" in the country is still reeling. - Khoahoc.
WATCH: Stunning flooding in Vietnam, where roads have become rivers and transportation is done using boats.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Red Alert Status - Mass Evacuations in Chile as Hudson Volcano in Santiago, Erupts Violently, Triggering Avalanche!

Chile said on Wednesday that it was evacuating residents from around a volcano in the country's far south after it spewed a jet of steam a kilometre into the air and seismic activity triggered an avalanche.

However, the government said the Hudson volcano, which lies around 1 600km south of the Chilean capital Santiago, comes in the wake of a string of eruptions at other volcanoes in Chile. The Hudson volcano last erupted in 1991, melting part of the glacier that sits on the crater and triggering mud flows. “We can't rule out that this volcanic activity could increase in the coming hours and produce an eruption,” said Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter. He said state emergency office ONEMI was on red alert and the government was evacuating around 100 residents from the sparsely populated area as a precaution.

In June, a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 920km south of Santiago, erupted. It had been dormant for decades. It belched an ash cloud kilometres high that blew over the Andes, carpeted a popular ski resort in neighbouring Argentina and caused havoc for air traffic for months, hurting airline profits. The ash grounded planes as far away as Australia and New Zealand. That eruption in turn came after Chile's Chaiten volcano erupted spectacularly in 2008 for the first time in thousands of years, spewing molten rock and a vast cloud of ash that reached the stratosphere. The ash swelled a nearby river and ravaged a nearby town of the same name. Chile's chain of about 2 000 volcanoes is the world's second largest after that of Indonesia. Between 50 and 60 are on record as having erupted, and 500 are potentially active. - IOL.
Chile's Hudson Volcano released three huge columns of steam and ash that combined in a cloud more than 3 miles high on Friday, threatening a much larger eruption that had authorities in Chile and Argentina on red alert. Chilean officials evacuated 119 people from the immediate area, and other nearby residents prepared to flee as melting snow and ice caused the Aysen river to overflow its banks. The steam and ash was coming from three craters, ranging from 650 feet to 1,600 feet wide, and with earthquakes shaking the mountain, a major eruption could occur within hours or days, Chile's national geology service said. Already, a plume of ash and steam spread 7.5 miles to the southeast, toward Argentina.

The Hudson Volcano has erupted twice in the last 60 years, most recently in August 1991, when it piled ash 18 inches high and killed an estimated 1.5 million sheep on the Argentine side of the Andean mountain chain. The volcano is in Patagonia, 995 miles south of Chile's capital, Santiago, and 470 miles south of the Cordon Caulle volcano that has intermittently grounded thousands of flights in South America since it began erupting months ago. Coihayque is the nearest large town in Chile to the Hudson, and just over the Argentine border, the towns of Los Antiguos and Perito Moreno were mobilizing for the worst. In a major eruption, prevailing winds could blow its ash across the continent, cutting off supply routes and air travel to far-southern Argentina. - FOX News.
WATCH: Steam cloud spews into the air in Chile.