Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 DOOMSDAY/ASCENSION: Princess Kaoru Nakamaru of Japan Delivers Shocking Announcement For This Year - Three Days of Complete Darkness Will Engulf the Planet on December 21st?!

I am not sure what to make of the following video, but I am posting it for your discernment, given the status of the speaker and the gravity of the times that we are currently living in.

According to Princess Kaoru Nakamaru of Japan, the granddaughter of the Meiji Emperor and the Chairperson of the International Affairs Institute for World Peace, there will be some shocking developments in 2012. In her presentation for the Pythagoras Conference Global 2012, she claims contact with extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects (UFOs), and communication with an advanced civilization inside of the Earth. She further indicates that on December 21st of this year, the planet will experience three days of complete darkness, as we ascend into a fifth dimension. She also makes reference to the global elite, underground bunkers, survival and the need to "purify our spiritual condition".

WATCH: Princess details what will happen this year.

According to her official biography, the princess spent her early childhood in the Forbidden Castle in China. While at Columbia University and in graduate school, she furthered her research into international politics and since 1970, as a journalist, has interviewed kings and presidents, prime ministers and business people from many countries, and has given speeches, written books, and appeared on television as a commentator on international political affairs. In 1973, she was acclaimed in the U.S. magazine, Newsweek, as the “World’s No.1 interviewer,” and the Washington Post described her as “one of those rare women in the world with an outstanding international sensitivity.”

Her complete biography can be found HERE and on Facebook HERE.

Learn more about the Pythagoras Conference 2012 HERE.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Global Volcanism - Eruption in the Red Sea at the Zubair Archipelago (Yemen) Creates a New Island, Scientists Are Stunned?! UPDATE: First Clear Video Images of New Volcano off the Coast of Saudi Arabia!

NASA satellite images show that the eruption in the Red Sea in the Zubair archipelago has produced a new island. The island is circular, about 500 m wide and located about 1 km north of Rugged Island. It consists of fresh probably basaltic lava flows and an active vent seems to be in its center. A large steam plume, generated by evaporating sea water at the entry of lava flows into the sea is seen on the satellite image, drifting north. The island has apparently passed through an explosive Surtseyan phase very quickly, probably because the erupting basalt lava was poor in gas and because the output rate was high, so that the vent could be sealed from water access in short time.

The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
satellite captures what appears to be a plume of smoke from a new island.
Underwater volcanic activity has pushed an previously unseen island to the surface in a remote part of the Red Sea. Fishermen witnessed spewing lava fountains reaching up to 90ft tall on December 19 near the group of islands known as the Zubair Group, off the west coast of Yemen. Days later images released by NASA Earth Observatory show the underwater explosion seems to have created a new island in between the Rugged and Haycock islands. Running in a roughly northwest-southeast line, the Zubair islands poke above the sea surface, rising from a shield volcano. It is not yet clear how big or if the landmass created will be a permanent fixture of the Zubair Group of islands.

A NASA spokesman said: 'The Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite captured these high-resolution, natural-color images on December 23, 2011 , and October 24, 2007. 'The image from December 2011 shows an apparent island where there had previously been an unbroken water surface. 'A thick plume rises from the island, dark near the bottom and light near the top, perhaps a mixture of volcanic ash and water vapor.' According to the NASA Earth Observatory website, the existing ten islands poke above the sea surface, rising from a shield volcano. And as this region is part of the Red Sea Rift where the African and Arabian tectonic plates pull apart and new ocean crust regularly forms, eruptions are not thought to be unheard of but because of the remote location, they are rarely discovered. Nearby Jabal al-Tair volcanic island erupted unexpectedly in 2007, after 124 years of inactivity, killing 8 people, as well as the volcanoes of the Afar Triagle in Eritrea and Ethiopia and the volcanic fields of southern Yemen and Saudi Arabia. An underwater eruption in Magma created a new Canary Island in November. At just 70 metres from the surface the volcano and islanders are still trying to come up with a name for the new island. It is quite close to El Hierro and geologists feared if it continued to erupt it could eventually meet up with the mainland.


You may be surprised to learn that 75 per cent of all the lava that erupts every year comes from undersea volcanoes. The surrounding water immediately cools it and a crust forms known as ‘pillow lava’. There are over 5,000 known submarine volcanoes, but some are extremely difficult to find, even with today’s technology. This is because geologists find them by listening for the tell-tale boiling water using hydrophones, but at extreme depths the pressure is too high for water to boil. The Canary Islands are all volcanic in origin, but are not unique in this respect – the Hawaiian islands are also volcanoes that built up over time and breached the surface. In hundreds of thousands of years it’ll get a new island called Lo’ihi, which is slowly forming off the south-east coast. Right now it’s around 3,000 feet beneath the surface, but it’s already been causing trouble, producing frequent earthquakes. - Daily Mail.

New Canary Island: An underwater explosion offshore the southern
coast of  El Hierro island produced this extra landmass.
UPDATE: First Clear Video Images of New Volcano off the Coast of Saudi Arabia!

The following visual presentation was taken by a patrolling Saudi Arabian Navy. It shows the frightening eruption of a new volcano, very close to the border of Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

WATCH: New volcano forms in the Red Sea.

SOLAR ACTIVITY UPDATE: Filament Eruption - Long Duration C2.0 Flare Produces a Coronal Mass Ejection (Not Earthside)!

Although NASA has placed the following update atop the Space Weather website, there are some new developments on the stellar object that we should take note of.
QUIET SUN: Despite several large spots on the Earthside of the sun, the sun's x-ray output has flatlined. Solar activity is low, and likely to remain so for the next day or so. The chance of an M-class flare today is no more than than 10%.

First, a possible Filament Eruption took place near Sunspot 1392 on Jan 5, 2012. It registered as a long duration C2.0 flare and did produce a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). Most of blast looks to be headed to the north and away from Earth. - Space Weather.

WATCH: Solar Eruption and CME.

Another movie of the Solar Eruption today, this time by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It shows a filament breaking away from the Sun and lifting off. This event produced a Coronal Mass Ejection.

WATCH: Solar Eruption Captured by SDO.

Yet another amazing video of the huge prominence lifting off the Sun on Jan 5, 2012.

WATCH: Filament Eruption / Prominence Liftoff.

Special thanks to Solar Ham.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: 2012 and the Pacific "Ring of Fire" - Seven Indonesian Volcanoes Have Been Placed in the Danger Status of Alert Level III!

The Centre of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) on Thursday declared that seven out of 127 volcanoes in Indonesia are in danger status of level III (alert), according to China’s Xinhua news agency.

The volcanoes are namely Mount Papandayan in West Java province, Mount Lokon and Mount Karangetan of North Sulawesi province, Mount Kawah Ijen in East Java province, Mount Anak Krakatau in the border of Banten and Lampung provinces, Mount Gamalama at North Maluku province and Mount Lewotolo in East Nusa Tenggara province, respectively. Out of the seven volcanoes, authorities are focusing on Mount Kawah Ijen, Mount Gamalama and Mount Lewotolo as their eruption impact is the biggest compared to others, said Head of the National Agency of Disaster Mitigation BNPB) Syamsul Muarif. He said that the BNPB and regional agencies of disaster mitigation are enhancing preparation and planning to anticipate the impact of the volcanoes activities.
Explaining further, he said that Mount Kawah Ijen contains huge danger if it erupts as it threatens as many as 9,000 people living surround the volcano. “The biggest threat of Mount Kawah Ijen is not hot cloud, flamed material launch or volcanic ash, but is within its volcanic lake containing 30 million metre cubic of water with deadly acid level,” he said, expressing disappointment that people refuse to evacuate despite several warnings. While, increasing activities of the Mount Gamalama will expose and force, 638 people to take refuge. Last year, there people were killed by cold lava flood of the volcano following heavy rain on the top of the volcano. Mount Lewotolo, with eruption type of explosive holds primary danger of volcanic bombs and hot cloud. However, Syamsul said that data shows that there has been no strong eruption that claims lives since 1660. Although Mount Lokon in the city of Tomohon of North Sulawesi has erupted on Dec 27, last year, he said such incident still does not force people to take refuge. “Mount Anak Krakatau that erupts almost every day with small intensity does not pose any danger to people as it locates in a strait connecting the islands of Java and Sumatra. The volcano, he said is in a growth phase and there is a small possibility that it erupts like what happened in 1883, triggering strong tsunami and claimed thousands of lives. - The Borneo Post.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Moderate 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Dominican Republic!

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the southern coast of the Dominican Republic without causing any reported damage or loss of life.

A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern coast of the Dominican Republic just before dawn Thursday, resulting in cracks in several buildings but no injuries or evacuations. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was six miles deep (10 kilometers) in San Jose de Ocoa province, 34 miles (55 kilometers) west of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti.
The pre-dawn temblor sent hundreds of jarred islanders running out of buildings in the Dominican Republic, located near the intersection of the Caribbean and North American tectonic plates. Civil defense official Alberto Pinales said minor cracks were reported mostly in houses and public buildings in San Jose de Ocoa, also the name of the province's capital city. - AJC.

EXTREME WEATHER: Windstorm Ulli is Latest Weather System to Batter Northwest Europe - 112mph Gale Force Winds and Heavy Rains in the Northern UK, Scotland, and Germany; Weather Warning in Sweden; Flooding Prompt Evacuations in the Netherlands as Another Windstorm - Andrea Threatens!

High winds swept across north-western Europe, arriving on Germany's North Sea coast and forecasters predicted strong winds for southern Germany on Thursday.

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide’s report on Windstorm Ulli notes that it is “passing through Scandinavia and is expected to dissipate as it moves over the Baltic Sea today. “A class 2 weather warning from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is still in force indicating the possibility of ‘danger to the public, causing major damage to property and major disruptions in essential services.’” Dr. Gerhard Zuba, senior principal scientist at AIR Worldwide, explained that “Ulli was first recognized as a named low pressure system when it was located southwest of Newfoundland on December 31st making it the last named storm of 2011. Ulli brought heavy precipitation and high winds across the UK and Europe and the system intensified significantly as it sped across the north Atlantic, eventually making landfall in Scotland with a central pressure of just 952mb.”

The storm dropped a lot of rain in Scotland, the Northern UK and Germany, causing officials to issue localized flood warnings. According to AIR, Ulli’s “stronger than forecast winds have been blamed on the presence of a sting jet, a localized strong downdraft that can develop on the southern flank of an extra-tropical cyclone and bring cold, dry air from the mid-troposphere down to the surface. “Sting jets generally cause intense, localized wind speeds, and this development may be responsible for the high gust speeds (of 106 mph [170 km/h]) recorded in the North Pennines in Scotland. Maximum wind speeds in more heavily populated areas typically reached gust speeds as high as 80 to 90 mph [128 to 144 km/h].”

AIR also pointed out that northern Europe has experienced a series of weather events over the past few months. They began with Xaver and Yoda which impacted the region in late November, and were followed by Friedhelm in early December and subsequently by both Joachim and Patrick (or Dagmar) in late December. “This clustering effect of windstorms in Europe—storms following closely on the heels of one another—is a well-studied phenomenon and is explicitly accounted for in the AIR Extra tropical Cyclone Model for Europe,” the bulletin said. Dr. Zuba explained: “The northerly route of this season’s storms is unlike that of the previous two European winter storm seasons which saw only windstorm Xynthia impact central Europe in the winter of 2009/10. The reason for this northward shift in recent storm activity is due to the apparent changing North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) from a negative to positive phase. It is well known that a positive NAO signal is correlated with higher storm activity in the Atlantic, northwest of the United Kingdom, and storms from this region affect northwestern Europe.”

According to AIR, residential building stock in the areas affected by Ulli is predominantly of masonry construction. For commercial exposures, however, the construction type is approximately 50 percent masonry with the remaining construction split between steel frame and reinforced concrete. As a result AIR concludes that “little structural damage to these construction types is expected for wind speeds of the order widely experienced from Ulli although damage to cladding, signage, and some isolated roof covering damage could occur.” However, AIR also pointed out that “although structural damage is expected to be limited, there have been some reports of roof tile damage. A brickwork facade in Sheffield crumbled, scattering rubble through the streets. Throughout the region, uprooted trees and fallen branches are a major concern.” According to AIR, the system passed into northern Germany on Tuesday night maintaining moderate wind speeds and the threat of flooding.  The greater threat, however, is yet another low pressure system currently tracking close to Ulli’s path. Windstorm Andrea is expected to pass over the UK on Thursday. In advance of the storm’s arrival, the Met office has issued yellow warnings for rainfall levels. - Insurance Journal.
Meanwhile, Dutch villagers have been asked to leave their homes and farms because strong winds and heavy rain have led to fears of coastal flooding.
Some farmers in Tolbert in the northern province of Groningen refused to leave their cattle, despite reports that an inland dyke was at risk of breaking. There are flood warnings for the Dutch west coast. Gales have also battered the UK, Belgium, France and Germany. Winds of up to 178kmh (111mph) were recorded in northern England.

In Germany, winds of 133kmh were recorded as high water levels on the River Rhine raised concern in Cologne and weather forecasters warned of heavy snow over higher ground. The Oeresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark was closed for part of Thursday morning. In Belgium, forecasters issued a code orange alert for the whole country, indicating the risk of severe weather and damage. Northern provinces in The Netherlands have had a month's average rainfall in recent days and the strong winds have hampered attempts to drain areas of reclaimed land. Water companies say they have pumped millions of gallons into the sea. Eleven ships were prevented from docking at the Rotterdam container terminal because of high water levels. - BBC.
WATCH: Winds cause disruption around UK.

WATCH: BBC Weather Forecast.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Mount Etna Spews Out Volcanic Ash in First Eruption of 2012 - Europe's Highest Active Volcano Rumbles Back to Life, Releases Column of Ash up to 5,000 Metres Above Sea Level!

Catania inhabitants witnessed a big cloud of smoke rising from Sicily's Mount Etna Thursday morning, in the volcano's first eruption of the year. The eruption was powerful and clearly visible, even from a distance, according to several news reports.

Europe's highest active volcano has rumbled back to life. Italy's Mount Etna on the Mediterranean island of Sicily has released a column of ash up to 5,000 metres (over 16,000 feet) above sea level. Lava was also seen flowing from a new crater according to the Catania Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. Officials have held a crisis meeting at the nearby Catania airport but for the moment flights have not been halted. - BBC.
A column of hot ash spewed high into the sky from Italy's Mount Etna on the Mediterranean island of Sicily on Thursday, as Europe's highest active volcano rumbled back to life, officials said. Officials held a crisis meeting at the nearby Catania airport but for the moment flights have not been halted. The volcano spent out a column of ash up to 5,000m above sea level and lava was also seen flowing from a new crater on the south-east side of the summit toward the uninhabited Valle del Bove region, according to the Catania Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. Etna rumbled back to life on Wednesday night. - Straits Times.
WATCH: Etna erupts violently.

DELUGE: Widespread Flooding and Landslides in Southeast Brazil - More Than 10,000 People Are Homeless, Over 3,000 Homes Have Been Destroyed, 66 Towns Under a State of Emergency, With Several Casualties!

More than 10, 000 people are homeless and several have been killed in floods and landslides in southeast Brazil. During 2011, more than two million people have been affected by rains nationwide and 800 people have died.

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in south-eastern Brazil have killed at least six people and forced thousands from their homes. A total of 66 towns cities in Minas Gerais state have declared a state of emergency. In the town of Ouro Preto two taxi drivers died when a bus station was destroyed by a landslide.

Floodwaters are also threatening hillside communities in Rio de Janeiro state that were devastated a year ago. Flooding is common in southeastern Brazil during the rainy season. Nationwide, more than 2m people have been affected by this year's rains, Brazil's civil defence force says. About 10,300 people have been evacuated, and 3,000 homes have been destroyed. Many roads have been blocked, making it difficult to get help and supplies to affected areas. - Angop.
Heavy rains in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais have caused severe flooding and left at least seven dead, three missing and some 10,000 homeless. Authorities put over 50 towns in the state on high alert for mudslides and the Civil Defence authority said that it is trying to evacuate residents living on unstable hillsides. In the city of Ouro Preto, a landslide wiped out a bus station, killing two taxi drivers who were parked outside the

The death toll in the state, which currently stands at seven, is expected to rise as authorities said three people remain missing. On the streets, some people waded in water up to their necks while others others used boats to help firefighters. One local resident who abandoned her house described the effects of the floods on her. "Today I woke up desperate. We are suffering, one can only going through this to understand. It is really tough," she said. Outside Rio de Janeiro, floods are threatening the same hillside communities that a year ago were hit by floods and mudslides which killed more than 800 people. - Telegraph.

WATCH: Severe flooding in southeast of Brazil.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Stunning Geological Changes at China's Freshwater Lake and Rivers - Dramatically Drying Up of the Riverbeds, Affecting the Lives of Almost 40 Million People and Covering Thousands of Square Kilometers!

Cracks are seen on the dried riverbed of Poyang lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, in Duchangcounty in East China’s Jiangxi province. The surface water of the lake has shrunk to less than 200 square kilometers, one-twentieth of its peak level, due to water shortages in the upperreaches of the Yangtze river.  Having experienced many geological changes, Poyang Lake is now wide in the south and narrow in the north, like a huge gourd tied on the waist of the Yangtze River.

China’s two largest fresh water lakes – Dongting Lake in Hunan and Poyang Lake in Jiangxi – are both drying up dramatically and almost 40 million people had been affected in the five provinces, the ministry said, citing reports from local civil affairs departments. Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province is the largest freshwater lake in China. It is fed by the Gan, Xin, and Xiu rivers, which connect to the Yangtse through a channel.  Sand dredging has become a mainstay of local economic development in the last few years, and is an important source of revenue in the region that borders Poyang Lake. But at the same time, high-density dredging projects have been the principal cause of the death of the local wildlife population. Dredging makes the waters of the lake muddier, and the porpoises cannot see as far as they once could, and have to rely on their highly-developed sonar systems to avoid obstacles and look for food. Large ships enter and leave the lake at the rate of two a minute and such a high density of shipping means the porpoises have difficulty hearing their food, and also cannot swim freely from one bank to the other.

Covering an area of 4,000 square kilometers, Poyang is China’s largest freshwater lake. So far it has escaped major industrial pollution, thanks to relatively slow economic development in Jiangxi. The lake is fed by five rivers and connects to the lower reaches of the Yangtze. Lake waters flow into the Yangtze during dry seasons, while in the rainy seasons Lake Poyang is replenished with floods. The yearly changes in water level also help maintain one of the most important wetlands in the world. Poyang’s dynamic ecosystem provides a unique and critical habitat for a variety of waterbirds, many of which are endangered species. About 98 percent of the world’s Siberian cranes depend on the lake for survival each winter, according to the International Crane Foundation. It is also home to more than 120 species of fish and 300 species of birds. Its precious near-natural state is now endangered by the province’s plan to build a 2.8- km-wide dam with sluice gates across the narrowest part of the channel that links Poyang and Yangtze. The reason cited by the provincial government is that the lake and surrounding areas have suffered from low water levels almost every winter in the past decade.

The seasonal decline in winter water level now starts earlier and lasts longer. In an extreme cases, parts of  Lake Poyang turned into grassland in June as central China battled the worst drought in a century. Changing climate patterns on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze, water storage behind the Three Gorges Dam, and increased water consumption by nearby communities are responsible for the frequent low water level. From 1952 to 2010, extremely low water levels (shallower than 8 meters) were recorded seven times. Six of them came after 2003, when the Three Gorges Dam started to hold back water for electricity generation according to official statistics. China’s Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest water control and hydropowerproject, is scheduled to inject water into the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in early January 2012. The dam has run steadily for nearly two months since it reached its designedhighest mark, a water level of 175 meters. Monitoring statistics show that  the water inflow into the dam was about 5,000 cubicmeters per second, equal to the water discharged to the lower reaches. The Yangtze River has its dry season each winter and spring. According to the project design,the dam will fluctuate in the dry season to release about 22.1 billion cubic meters of its storagecapacity, with emergency scheduling in some extreme conditions. The dam in central Hubei province completed its first full-capacity test last October. The Three Gorges Project was launched in 1993 with a budget equivalent to $22.5 billion. - China Daily.

WEATHER ANOMALIES: Strange and Unusual Day of Extreme Weather in the United States - Record Breaking Highs and Lows in Topsy-Turvy Temperatures!

Mark down January 4 as one strange day for weather in the United States. The extremes were topsy-turvy.

While Floridians were experiencing record low temperatures, Montanans were seeing record highs that are normal for April or October. Forecast highs in the upper 50s in Montana were expected to break records in Lewistown, Great Falls, Harve and a handful of other places, according to the National Weather Service. Similar highs were forecast Wednesday for large portions of Florida. Overnight, record lows were set in Alma  at 19 degrees (breaking record of 20 set in 2001) and Gainesville, 20 degrees (breaking record of 22 set in 1900). Record lows were tied in Jacksonville, 22 degrees (set in 1887), Tallahassee, 18 degrees (set in 1928), and Appalachicola, 26 degrees (set in 2010).

In Homestead in South Florida, farmers scrambled to protect crops from the damaging cold overnight, CNN affiliate WSVN-TV reported. On Wednesday, they were assessing any possible damage. "It's not as bad as it could've been. There's still some damage - the extent we don't know yet. With freezes, it's a little difficult. It might take a day or two to really see the effects of it," Miami-Dade Agricultural Manager Charles Lapradd told the station. In Louisiana, a flood warning was in effect for St. Mary Parish. “Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember … two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups. Turn around and don’t drown,” the weather service said.

Wednesday's extremes extend beyond the contiguous 48 states, too. Forecasters in Hawaii issued a high surf warning, with wave heights on north-facing shores of the islands expected to hit 25 to 35 feet through Thursday morning. West-facing shores could see wave heights of 15 to 25 feet, forecasters said. Meanwhile in southern Alaska, the weather service warned of dangerous winds with sustained speeds of 35 to 55 mph and gusts up to 85 mph, the strength seen in a Category 1 hurricane. One thing that's not unexpected is frigid temperatures in Alaska in January, and Bethel, Alaska, near the state's west coast was fulfilling expectations on Wednesday, with a forecast high of 15 below to 20 below zero and wind chills as low as 50 below zero, the weather service said. - CNN.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Mount Ijen in Bondowoso, East Java - Disaster Agency Preparing for Possible Eruptions!

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) says it is preparing for the worst if Mount Ijen in Bondowoso, East Java, erupts.

“The BNPB will stay alert and keep strengthening existing posts,” BNPB information chief Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told journalists in Jakarta on Tuesday. Agency chief Syamsul Maarif has instructed BNPB officials at headquarters and the regional level to remain vigilant and anticipate worst-case scenarios, Sutopo said. “We have to anticipate a possible eruption, although we don’t know whether it will erupt or not,” Sutopo added.

Three villages located near Mt. Ijen — Kali Anyar, Kali Gedang and Sumberejo — would be at the most serious risk if the volcano erupts, the BNPB said. “Local residents are prohibited visiting locations within a radius of 1.5 kilometers from Ijen’s crater, which stores 30 million cubic meters of water with an acidity level far more dangerous than accu water. People should not panic while remaining alert,” Sutopo said as quoted by Antara. The BNPB has readied Rp 466 million (US$51,260) of disaster-relief funds to cover the basic daily needs of evacuees for two weeks in the event of an evacuation. - The Jakarta Post.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around the World?!

Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.

Daytime UFO seen over Mexico. This was filmed on December 27th, 2011.

WATCH: UFO over Mexico.

This formation of unidentified bright flying objects hovering in the skies over Hermosa Beach in California was recorded on Monday, the 2nd of January, 2012.

WATCH: Unknown objects over California.

This triangle formation of unknown lights was recorded in the night sky over Netherlands on Friday, the 30th of December, 2011.

WATCH: Holland UFO formation.

UFOs captured in satellite images from NASA. This was recorded on the 2nd of January, 2011.

WATCH: Mysterious objects on NASA images.

Strange bright unidentified flying object in the daytime skies over Alanya in Turkey. This was captured on film on the 28th of December, 2011.

WATCH: UFO over Turkey.

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Deadly Landslide and Rain Ravages Mindanao - Kills 25 People on the Philippine Island!

A landslide in a remote area of the southern Philippines has killed 25 people and left more than 100 missing, the governor of the local province said Thursday.

It is the latest natural disaster to strike the island of Mindanao after a tropical storm killed more than 1,200 people there last month. The weather again appears to have played a part in Thursday's disaster, which took place in an area where small-scale miners go in search of gold. Almost constant rain since mid-December had left the soil heavily waterlogged, said Gov. Arturo Uy of Compostela Valley Province.
The landslide happened around 3 a.m., according to a statement from the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Several people injured by the landslide have been taken to local hospitals, Uy said. Search and rescue operations are continuing. The area was known to be dangerous, Uy said, noting that it had been evacuated for a period last year after a deadly landslide struck in April not far from the site of Thursday's disaster. - CNN.
WATCH: Philippines landslide kills dozens.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Geological Upheaval of Magma Causing Uplift in Oregon - Magma Pocket Behind Uplift Has a Volume of 1.76-Billion-to-2.47-Billion Cubic Feet!

Volcanic activity is causing the earth to rise in Oregon, scientists have found. Though whether such uplift is a sign of an imminent eruption remains uncertain.

As early as the summer of 1996, a 230-square-mile (600-square-kilometer) patch of ground in Oregon began to rise. The area lies just west of the South Sister Volcano, which with the North and Middle Sisters form the Three Sisters volcanoes, the most prominent peaks in the central Oregon stretch of the Cascade Mountains. Although this region has not seen an eruption in at least 1,200 years, the scattered hints of volcanic activity here have been a cause of concern, leading to continuous satellite-based monitoring. Now 14 years of data is revealing just how the Earth is changing there and the likely cause of the uplift — a reservoir of magma invading the crust 3-to-4 miles (5-to-7 km) underground.

Uplifting ground.

The European Space Agency's European Remote Sensing and Envisat radar satellites revealed that the terrain deformed in three distinct phases since this uplift began. From 1996 to 1998, the ground rose by 0.4 inches (1 cm) per year. Then, from 1998 to 2004, uplift grew to 1.2-to-1.6 inches (3-to-4 cm) annually. However, for the rest of the decade, uplift declined to only a few millimeters per year, for a total of 9.8 inches (25 cm) of uplift so far.

"The most important implication of our research is that the ground appears to still be uplifting," said researcher Susan Riddick, a geodesist at the University of Oregon. "Previous researchers believed that the ground uplift, a result of the input of magma deep in the Earth's crust, had stopped at around 2006. We found that the ground is still uplifting as of late 2010 and may still be uplifting, but at a slow rate." By analyzing precisely how the landscape was changing, the researchers suggest the magma pocket behind this uplift has a volume of 1.76-billion-to-2.47-billion cubic feet (50-million-to-70-million cubic meters), enough to fill 20,000-to-28,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Eruption monitoring.

Since the ground is still rising, "magma may still be accumulating, and as a result, this area needs to be continually monitored to determine whether or not there will be an eruption," Riddick told OurAmazingPlanet. "If there were to be an eruption, it would probably not be from a pre-existing volcano that we can see because the uplifting ground area is several kilometers from historically active volcanoes," Riddick added. "A new volcanic vent would likely form. Lava would be ejected from a vent and fall to the ground to create a cinder cone, which is a steep conical volcano made of lava fragments. We believe it would be a small eruption, because we calculated that only a relatively small amount of magma has accumulated in the earth's crust so far."

If the researchers are correct, " if an eruption were to take place, it would produce a small cinder cone, then the eruption would be localized within the Three Sisters wilderness area and would not pose a great hazard to the public in neighboring towns," Riddick said. "However, this can change if more magma accumulates at depth, which is why continual monitoring of this area is crucial." Riddick and her colleague David Schmidt detailed their findings online Dec. 17 in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. - Our Amazing Planet.