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Find Information About the Crop Circles - View Current Circles

Found this Earth Preparedness Site: Good information on root cellars, gardens, saving seeds, sheltering skills, and general good advice on self-sufficiency.

Also you will want to check out this site on preparing your home for natural disasters: - How to Prepare - Plan - Stay Informed in Emergency Situations:

CERI's Tips for Surviving an Earthquake Be Prepared for an Earthquake: Look for items in your home that could become a hazard in an earthquake. Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves. Fasten shelves to walls. Brace high and top-heavy objects. Anchor overhead lighting fixtures. Bolt down water heaters and gas appliances.

On Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the sun directly above the continental United States.

Visit our Yellowstone Caldera page for indepth information

Climate Change Data Website: Here you can find data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America's communities, businesses, and citizens. Initially, in this pilot phase, you can find data and resources related to coastal flooding, sea level rise, and their impacts. Over time, you will be able to find additional data and tools relevant to other important climate-related impacts, including risks to human health, the food supply, and energy infrastructure.

Understanding Plate Motions in Earthquakes

What Is The Richter Scale?

1 to 8 on the Richter Scale, the effects are these: 1 - quake detectable only by seismographic measurement; 2 - hanging objects swing slightly and a few people might feel the tremor; 3 - people indoors feel some vibrations; 4 - buildings tremble and glassware breaks; 5 - furniture overturns and pictures fall from walls; 6 masonry cracks, some houses cave in, windows break and chimneys fall; 7 extensive damage to dams, dikes and bridges, with many buildings collapsing; 8 - all structures receive catastrophic damage.

Japan quake shifted Earth on its axis - March 14, 2011 The magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck Japan shifted the Earth on its axis and shortened the length of a day by a hair, U.S. scientists said. It also moved Japan's coastline, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Dates of Documented Axis Shifts: ·

Mar 1964 Alaska Earthquake (Nat'l Research Council)

·Dec 2004 Indonesia Quake & Tsunami (NASA)

·Dec 2006 (SOHO & NOAA)

·July 2009 New Zealand Earthquake (The Telegraph)

·Sep 2009 South Pacifiic Earthquake (Scientific American)

·Jan  2010 Haiti (CIT)

·Mar 2010 Chile Earthquake (NASA)

·Jun  2010 Mexico Earthquake (JPL & NASA)

·Feb 2011 New Zealand Earthquake (The Telegraph)


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Four Earthquakes have hit the Greenland Sea - a 5.0 mag & a 5.4 mag followed by two 4.7 mag at a shallow depth of 2 km. This is at the top of the Atlantic Rift. Jan. 19th. You also have ongoing volcanic eruption and seismic events occurring in Iceland at the Bardarbunga caldera: Around 40 earthquakes have been detected around the caldera rim, the strongest was magnitude 4.4 yesterday evening at 22:27. Five additional events were larger than magnitude 3. About 15 events occurred in the dyke intrusion, around the eruption site and under Dyngjujökull. All of them were smaller than magnitude 1.5..

The Atlantic Rift is stretching and is the site of many more events than in past years. Our USA East Coast is also experiencing movement as noted below. The whole continent is bowing from the St. Lawrence Seaway down through San Diego. Sinkholes are opening, booming is heard, and weather is different than in the past.

Asteroid 2004 BL86, provisionally known as 2004 BL86, is a near-Earth asteroid estimated to be 440­1000 meters in diameter that will pass 3.1 lunar distances (1.2 million km) from Earth on 26 January 2015 at 16:20 UT.[4] It was discovered on 30 January 2004 by LINEAR.[1] On 26 January 2015 the asteroid will briefly peak around apparent magnitude 9 and be near the celestial equator.[5] The asteroid will come to opposition (furthest elongation in the sky from the Sun) on 27 January 2015 at 04:31 UT.[5] The Goldstone Deep Space Network will observe the asteroid during the January 2015 close approach.[6] View the orbital simulation here

Serration wave along the East Coast fault line: on 2015/01/12 in WV, MD, NJ, VA and NC - There is a fault line that runs along the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains, called the East Coast fault line. During the big 1811-1812 New Madrid quake, it was reported that church bells rang in Boston, as this is where that fault line terminates. The East Coast fault line connects to the New Madrid, and when there is slight movement it is where the jolt STOPS at the end of the line that often registers most strongly. The Connecticut swarm was thus indeed due to the restless New Madrid fault line, which Kaku knew. All this is just the start as the 7 of 10 plate movements have picked up the pace. Source:

Strong Earthquake strikes near Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand Earthquake of 6.4mag at a depth of 10 km struck on Jan. 6th amd has been followed by more than 30 aftershocks, the latest being a 4.7 mag.

5.1M earthquake strikes off the coast of North California 7 day earthquake dutchsinse forecast read article here

Mother has experienced another major shake this morning (12-8-14) with a 6.5 mag striking at the Panama-Costa Rica Border region. Many aftershocks since today's mainshock. The latest one being a M5.2 (see also seismogram here)

"Earth Has Shifted" - Inuit Elders Issue Warning To NASA And The World

The Inuits are indigenous people that inhabit the arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland and throughout history their very lives have been dependent on being able to correctly forecast weather.... and they are warning NASA and the world that global warming isn't the cause of what we are seeing with extreme weather, earthquakes and other events. The earth has shifted, tilted or as they put it, "wobbled" to the north and they all agree "Their sky has changed!"

The elders maintain the Sun doesn't rise were it used too, they have longer day light to hunt and the Sun is higher than it used to be and warms up quicker than before. The elders who were interviewed across the north all said the same thing, their sky has changed. The stars the Sun and the Moon have all changed affecting the temperature, even affecting the way the wind blows, it is becoming increasingly hard to predict the weather, something that is a must on the Arctic. The elders all agree, they believe the Earth has shifted, wobbled or tilted to the North. Watch YouTube Video

Nevada Earthquake Swarm Continues - Nov. 7, 2014 A swarm of earthquakes in a remote northwest area of Nevada that started in July this year has grown in intensity over the past several days, increasing the probability for a larger quake. During that past three months, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and U.S. Geological Survey recorded over 42 earthquakes larger than magnitude 3, and about 550 earthquakes larger than magnitude 2. Four earthquakes over a magnitude 4 have occurred since Oct. 30 with the largest event a magnitude 4.7 at 5:54 a.m. PST on Nov. 7. The activity is located about 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon and 40 miles northeast of Cedarville, California. Seismologists say the activity resembles the 1968 Adel, Oregon earthquake swarm, which also lasted several months and included three events of magnitude 5. The swarm caused moderate damage, as did another sequence of quakes in west Reno during 2008. Following any sequence of earthquakes similar to what is occurring in northwest Nevada, there is a small increase in the possibility of a larger event, according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

Nov. 17th The swarm continues with 6 more in the Denio area just today. Mammoth Lake also is still active.

Dec. 10th: Within the last 12 hours there have been 14 earthquakes in this swarm.

Click here, The Nevada Seismological Laboratory, for the listing and map of the earthquakes in the last 14 days.

Preparedness: Over the last 150 years, Nevada has ranked third in the country in the number of large earthquakes. Since the 1850s, 76 earthquakes with potentially destructive magnitudes of 5.5 or greater have occurred in Nevada. Nevada is earthquake country, and considering the number of earthquake generating faults located in the state, it is important to know how to prepare for an earthquake as well as how to take care during and after one hits. Click here for info.

Historic: The 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Pleasant Valley, Nevada on October 3, 1915 is the largest known earthquake in Nevada, since records have been kept. Read more about the 1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake from USGS.

Informative article about the Hawthorne earthquake swarm in April 2011 and another source article here


 UPSIDE DOWN RAINBOWS: 'tis the season for upside-down rainbows. Just this week, one appeared over Sumirago (Varese), Italy:

"Bright and multi-colored, it was visible from 10 a.m. until sunset," reports photographer Paolo Bardelli.

The technical name for this phenomenon is circumzenithal arc or "CZA" for short--and it's no rainbow. CZAs are formed by sunlight shining through plate-shaped ice crystals in high clouds. Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley calls it "the most beautiful of all ice haloes." First timers often describe the CZA as an 'upside down rainbow' and "someone has also likened it to 'a grin in the sky,'" he adds.

Circumzenithal arcs typically appear in late autumn and early winter when the air is icy and the sun is low. "The CZA forms only when sun is less than 32.3° high," notes Cowley. As winter solstice approaches, "upside down rainbows" will become increasingly common. Look for them! Source

M7.9 Solar Flare Observed Nov. 5th - Newly numbered sunspot 2205, now in view off the northeast limb, produced a moderately strong M7.9 solar flare at 09:47 UTC Wednesday morning. The event was associated with a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) lasting 6 minutes and measuring 229 solar flux units (SFU), along with a Type II Radio Emission with an estimated velocity of 816 km/s. Somewhat of a CME is visible in the latest LASCO C2 imagery, however due to the location near the east limb, it will likely be directed away from Earth. More to follow if necessary.

Possible Volcano Activity Alert: Authorities in southwestern Colombia have raised alert levels on Tuesday after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the border region, sparking concerns that two nearby volcanoes might erupt in a matter of days. Colombia's Geological Service have changed the alert level of two volcanoes from yellow to orange. The two volcanoes are Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles, both active on Colombia's southern border to Ecuador.

MONSTER SUNSPOT: Oct. 21, 2014 The biggest sunspot of the current solar cycle is turning toward Earth. This behemoth active region is 125,000 km wide, almost as big as the planet Jupiter. A few days ago, AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare. Since then the sunspot has almost doubled in size and developed an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field. It would seem to be just a matter of time before another strong explosion occurs. NOAA forecasters estimate at 60% chance of M-class flares and a 20% chance of X-flares on Oct. 21st.

Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken U.S. Skies This Week

Weather permitting, nearly all of North America will be able to experience a partial solar eclipse of the sun on Thursday, Oct. 23rd. Greatest eclipse, with more than four-fifths of the sun's diameter covered by the moon, will occur over the Canadian Arctic at M'Clintock Channel, an arm of the Arctic Ocean, which divides Victoria Island from Prince of Wales Island in the territory of Nunavut. The rest of North America will see less of the sun covered. In the United States, more than half of the sun's diameter will be covered north of a line extending from San Francisco to the Oklahoma panhandle. But this will occur in the mid- to late-afternoon hours - too late to dim the landscape abnormally. Local circumstances and eclipse times for the United States can be found here:

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014; Earth Movement Anomaly Similar to a 12 Earthquake off the Coast of Africa. See map here

The Great Atlantic Rift zone runs through the Atlantic Ocean encompassing both hemispheres. There has been a steady increase in earthquake activity - with 4 in the 4.8 to 5.3 mag. range in the last 2 days. This indicates a spreading action between the two sides of the Rift. We are experiencing this in the US as a bowing action which runs from the Saint Lawrence Seaway down through San Diego. There was a report last year of not being able to find a bottom to the Rift. At the top of the Rift, Iceland is having a continuing earthquake motion with a 5.4 today, Oct. 21st at a depth of 10 km. See Volcano page for updates.

Sierra Nevada Earthquake Swarm - October 13, 2014

The USGS California Volcano Observatory (CalVO) is tracking an earthquake swarm in the Sierra Nevada range south of Long Valley Caldera, about 8 miles SW of Toms Place and 15 miles SE of the town of Mammoth Lakes. Presently, the swarm, which started on Thursday October 9th, includes over fifty earthquakes of magnitude M1.0 and greater, including five between M3.0 - 3.6 that produced mild shaking in the vicinity of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. The swarm appears to be the result of movement along a regional fault structure (so-called "tectonic" earthquakes). There are no observed changes in caldera seismicity or deformation. The swarm poses no immediate threat to people or property.

Large earthquakes have risen by over 450% since 1900 but thats not the whole story!

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador killing 1

October 2014 ­ EL SALVADOR - A powerful 7.4-magnitude quake shook the Pacific coast of Central America on Tuesday, causing some damage and killing at least one person in El Salvador. The quake was deep (40 kilometers or 24 miles) but close to El Salvador's shoreline - about 64 kilometers from the municipality of Intipuca. El Salvador's Ministry of Weather and Natural Resources initially issued a tsunami warning for the coastal regions, saying the quake was felt throughout the country. It later downgraded it to a tsunami alert. The quake was later downgraded to a 7.3 by the USGS.

The mayor of San Miguel tweeted some photos that showed light structural damage to the local hospital. Crews responded to at least 12 collapsed homes. Power to the city was knocked out, but has been largely restored. At least one death was reported in San Miguel. A woman was killed when an electrical utility pole fell on her, Mayor Will Salgado said. -CNN

Powerful earthquake activity deep on the Reykjanes ridge

October 14, 2014 by Jón Frímann - During the weekend there was an earthquake activity deep on the Reykjanes ridge. Largest earthquake in the swarm had the magnitude of 5,5 . Second largest earthquake had the magnitude of 5,4, the smallest detected earthquake had the magnitude of 4,6 (EMSC information can be found here). This activity took place some 1000 km away from Iceland closest point. For that reason it is impossible to know what is happening at this location. It might an eruption that nobody is going to see or notice, or this might just be a earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge, such activity is common along the Reykjanes ridge and happens regularly.

Minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano during the weekend

October 14, 2014 - During the weekend there was a minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano. This was a minor earthquake swarm that lasted for few hours and then stopped. Largest earthquake during this period was a magnitude 3,2 earthquake. This earthquake is a bit outside the main swarm area and does not appear to be part of the earthquake swarm. No changes in harmonic tremor took place during this activity. Currently earthquake activity in Katla volcano is little and well below background levels at the moment.

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Strikes Mammoth Lakes Area

Oct. 12, 2014 - A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 struck near Mammoth Lakes Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated seismograph alert network. The quake hit shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday in an a volcanic area Southeast of Mammoth Lakes, which saw a swarm of quakes earlier this year. The quake struck an estimated depth of 7 km below the earth's surface.

Long Valley Caldera rattled by more than 1059 earthquakes in latest seismic swarm Sept. 27th

Earthquake swarm: 600 mini-quakes hit Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

A swarm of more than 600 small earthquakes have hit the Mammoth Lakes area in northern California. Most of the quakes are too small to be even felt by people. It usually takes a magnitude 3.0 quake to be felt. Since about 4 a.m on Thursday until 11 a.m. on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded more than 500 earthquakes of magnitude M1.0 and above, including 8 earthquakes between M3.0 and M3.8, which were felt locally.

MORE ASTEROID NEWS: Now that 2014 RC has passed, another even weirder asteroid is approaching Earth's neighborhood. 2002 CE26 is a binary asteroid consisiting of a primary space rock 3.5 km in diameter and a secondary approximately one-tenth as wide. What's weird is, radar data suggest that the secondary space rock might have a moon of its own. Alberto Quijano Vodniza of the University of Narino Observatory in Colombia photographed the triple system streaking through the constellation Pegasus on Sept. 2nd:At closest approach on Sept. 9th, 2002 CE26 will be 18.4 million km (0.123 AU) from Earth.

Solar Update

Sept. 8th: Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Monday. Solar activity is currently low. Regions 2157 and 2158 both continue to undergo changes in sunspot configuration and magnetic complexity. Each will remain a threat for an isolated M-Flare. All other visible regions are currently stable. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were observed during the past day.

Iceland had another 5.5 mag Earthquake at 2 km in depth on Sept. 7th at 116 km West of Hofn.

Visit our Volcano page for updates on the Iceland earthquakes and eruptions.

Mexico evacuates 2,500 as hurricane lashes coast Sept 07, 2014: More than 2,500 people were evacuated and a fishing village severely flooded as Hurricane Norbert swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday, officials said. The storm had surged to a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale but by late Saturday had lost some of its punch and was a category two system, said the US National Weather Service, packing top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h). One of the worst-hit towns was San Carlos, a fishing village of 7,000 people, which suffered severe flooding after levees protecting the community broke. In some areas of San Carlos the water was one meter (three feet) high.

6 September, 2014. Jammu & Kashmir facing 'worst flood in 60 years', death toll touches 160 The death toll in the Jammu & Kashmir floods has risen to 160 as the floods, the worst the state has seen in 60 years, affected a staggering 2,500 villages, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said as he assured help to deal with the grim situation. Rajnath Singh told reporters at the Jammu airport that "160 people have lost their lives in these floods. Floods of this magnitude have hit Jammu & Kashmir after 60 years." He said 2,500 villages were affected, out of which 450 were completely submerged.

A 6.1 mag Earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area in California at a depth of 11 km. - August 24 @ 10:20:41 UTC. The epicenter was about six miles southwest of Napa, California, and about 50 miles west-southwest of Sacramento. It was felt as far south as Santa Cruz and into Sonoma County. There were some reported power outages in Napa as well as gas leaks and downed power lines. It was the largest earthquake to strike the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta temblor of 1989, the USGS said. A little more than two hours after the quake, a shallow magnitude 3.6 tremor was reported by the USGS. The aftershock occurred at 5:47 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles.

Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains - Aug 21, 2014

Water that used to hold down land masses in California is now being lost, so some parts of the state's mountains are being uplifted by a surprising amount. Climate change is driving the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, which is contributing to sea level rise. But imagine that the same amount of water melting from Greenland each year is being lost in California and the rest of the West because of the epic drought there. What happens? The land in the West begins to rise. In fact, some parts of California's mountains have been uplifted as much as 15 millimeters (about 0.6 inches) in the past 18 months because the massive amount of water lost in the drought is no longer weighing down the land, causing it to rise a bit like an uncoiled spring, a new study shows.

Deadly Earthquake in Yunnan, China on August 6th. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.1, while the China Earthquake Networks Center reported it as a 6.5-magnitude event. The current death toll has risen to 589 with 9 people still missing. an estimated 210,000 households and almost a million residents had been affected by the earthquake. Some 12,000 homes were destroyed and 30,000 others damaged in Sunday's quake. . A very dangerous situation is currently building up for 800 people living along the riversides of the Kraal (Chinese translation) river . The normal river bed was blocked by the earthquake landslides and a lake has been forming.

Earthquakes are increasing in the UK: highest level in a decade New figures show the number of earthquakes recorded in the UK is increasing. The highest level of detections in the last decade is set to be registered for 2014, with 100 earthquakes already recorded in the first three months of the year and 149 in total up until July. Read more

Earthquakes are rising in Oklahoma: 2,300 tremors reported since January July 2014 ­ OKLAHOMA - Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma, a handful per year or so. Not anymore. So far this year, the state has experienced some 2,300 earthquakes, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, an average of more than 11 per day.

The USGS is finally admitting that the number of big earthquakes has doubled. If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you're right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.

"We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded," said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.

The USGS also says that the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern portions of the United States has quintupled over the past 30 years, and that significant earthquakes have started popping up in areas of the country that were once extremely quiet.

Check out this article: Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

Large crater appears at 'the end of the world' - July 16th - A science team is investigating a mysterious crater on the Yamal peninsula of northern Siberia. It's about 80 meters (87.5 yards) across. No cause is yet known.

Earthquake Shakes Mexico, Guatemala July 7th: A strong earthquake rocked much of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday, setting off mudslides, damaging scores of buildings and disrupting communications vital to the relief effort. At least three people died, including a newborn, and dozens were hurt, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor, which hit at about 7:23 a.m ET, was centered about a mile northeast of the town of Puerto Madero, Mexico, near the Guatemala border. The quake was deep - 37 miles below the surface. It was initially reported as magnitude-7.1, but the Geological Survey lowered the figure hours later to 6.9.

Big Bear Lake 4.6 earthquake causes rock slides, rattles San Bernardino County

July 5, 2014 The Southland was rattled Saturday morning by two earthquakes and a cluster of aftershocks that hit just north of Big Bear Lake and caused rock slides that temporarily closed Highway 18 between Snow Valley and Arctic Circle. The shaking began at 9:59 a.m. when a sharp magnitude-4.6 jolt was felt followed by some rolling. Less than a minute later, a 4.4 quake was felt in the same location followed by smaller 2.7 and 2.4 aftershocks, according to the USGS. There were reports the shaking could be felt as far away as Mexico, San Diego. Los Angeles and Huntington Beach. However, the shaking was most heavily reported in the areas surrounding the mountain city, including Redlands, Victorville, Colton, and Perris as well as Riverside. On Thursday, the USGS recorded more than 60 earthquakes in the area.

8.0 Earthquake - 24km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska June 23, 2014 Residents of the city of Adak on Alaska's Aleutian Islands evacuated the town site and gathered on a nearby hill Monday after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for part of the island chain. The earthquake recorded at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time was initially reported with a magnitude of 7.1, but that was upgraded to 8.0, Ruppert said. The quake was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island or 25 miles north Amchitka Island. The quake was recorded at a depth of 60 miles, which is relatively shallow for an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. The shallower the quake, the more likely it will be felt. The quake was followed 18 minutes later by a magnitude-6.0 aftershock, and at least three more aftershocks followed with magnitudes ranging from 4.8 to 5.9.

7.2 magnitude quake off Kermadec Islands 9:56 AM Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 The earthquake was 5km deep and occurred around 7.20am, 73km southeast of Raoul Island, according to the US Geological Survey. Raoul Island is part of the Kermadec Island arc, which sits around 800-1000km off the coast of the North Island. There were no widespread tsunami threats as a result of the earthquake, a statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. This quake is being followed by many large aftershocks.

Jackson: Earth slide causes major damage The landslide began in early April. A crack opened at the edge of a neighborhood on the hillside and the ground moved slowly at first, no more than an inch a day.Town officials enough to evacuate more than 50 homes and apartment units in the area and several businesses, including the newly built Walgreens store, at the foot of the slide zone. On April 17, the ground suddenly dropped 10 feet, shearing one house in half and raising concern that the hillside could come down all at once in a catastrophic collapse. The landslide measures 450 feet wide, 300 to 400 feet long and up to 140 feet deep, Machan said, and contains an estimated 500,000 tons of rock and dirt.

Earthquake: M 6.7 - 88km S of Port Hardy, Canada

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake was reported off Canada's Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. But there were no tsunami concerns for the Pacific Coast, including California. The quake rocked the region around 8:10 p.m. and was located about 58 miles southwest of Port Hardy in British Columbia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was followed by two aftershocks of 5.0 and 4.2. There were no tsunami watches, warnings or advisories for the Pacific Coast, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Residents along the west coast of northern Vancouver Island reported shaking, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. The same general epicenter delivered a 6.0 magnitude quake on September 3, 2013.


SURPRISING TELECONNECTIONS: NASA's AIM spacecraft is discovering surprising "teleconnections" in Earth's atmosphere that link weather and climate across vast distances. Strange but true: The ground temperature in Indianapolis is correlated with the frequency of noctilucent clouds over Antarctica. Get the full story and a video from Science@NASA.

NASA Could Predict Sinkholes - March 22, 2014 The possibility of an early-warning system stems from new NASA research into a monstrous sinkhole that opened in Louisiana in 2012, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Two NASA researchers examined radar images of the sinkhole area near Bayou Corne. The ground near Bayou Corne began shifting at least a month before the sinkhole formed - as much as 10 inches. The NASA findings raise the possibility that engineers eventually could develop a way to predict the location of sinkholes. It would require the constant collection and monitoring of the Earth's surface with radar data collected from planes or satellites. The radar images studied by the two NASA scientists were part of the agency's ongoing effort to monitor the Louisiana coast, which is rapidly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico.

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

 (CNN) April 2, 2014 -- A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, sapping power and generating a tsunami. The quake struck about 8:46 p.m. local time, some 60 miles northwest of Iquique. It had a depth of 12.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (Go to above link to view pictures).

A 7.6-magnitude aftershock struck the region late Wednesday. There was no immediate word on damage or injuries. Although the temblor was powerful, geologists say an even larger quake could be lurking. "This magnitude, 8.2, is not the large earthquake that we were expecting in this area," said Simons. "We're expecting a potentially even larger earthquake."

Chilie Earthquake Live Updates: Chile has been rocked by multiple earthquakes over the last two days. Six people died in the quake. Almost a million people have been displaced, with evacuation procedures in neighboring states as well. Around 20 aftershocks followed the 7.8-magnitude quake. The magnitude of the aftershocks varied between 4.5 and 6.2.

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes. The Chilean quake was spawned by a straightforward dip of the Nazca plate (ocean crust undergirding the Pacific Ocean off South America's coast) as it slips eastward under the continent's crust, according to the USGS.

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4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Yellowstone: largest quake in 29 years

Source - March 31, 2014: A 4.8 magnitude quake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming near the border with Montana, the US Geological Survey said. There were several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3. The earthquake occurred 37 kilometers northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana at 6:34 am local time (1234 GMT) Sunday. The quake was centered almost in the middle of Yellowstone National Park, near the Norris Geyser Basin, said Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, NBC News reported. He added that any damage from the temblor would likely be minor, noting there are not many visitors in the park at the moment. There were no immediate reports of damage. According to USGS there were four aftershocks recorded with a magnitude from 3.1 to 3.3. The USGS said that more are expected. The secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures, the USGS said.

Cervalli stated that the quake is not expected to trigger any volcanic activity. Yellowstone National park, North America's largest volcanic field, is the home to a caldera, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Due to the volcanic and tectonic nature of the region, the caldera experiences 1 to 20 earthquakes every day, according to Yellowstone observatory. However they are very weak often measuring much less than magnitude 3. The quake on Sunday was the most powerful to hit the park since 1985. In the fall of 1985 in the northwest rim of the caldera during a three-month period of increased earthquake activity over 3000 events of magnitude 0 to 4.9 were recorded by seismologists. Geologists are closely monitoring the rise of the Yellowstone Plateau. The upward movement of the Yellowstone caldera floor between 2004 and 2008 was almost 3 inches (about 7 cm) each year, according to a University of Utah scientists report in the journal Science in November 2008. That was more than three times greater than ever observed since such measurements began in 1923. "Our best evidence is that the crustal magma chamber is filling with molten rock," said seismologist Robert B. Smith, lead author of the study and professor of geophysics at the University of Utah. "But we have no idea how long this process goes on before there either is an eruption or the inflow of molten rock stops and the caldera deflates again," he added. ?RT

URGENT: 5.0 in YELLOWSTONE ! "Super Volcano" Caldera "Unzipping"

March 30, 2014 -- (TRN) -- *** UPDATED *** A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck directly inside Yellowstone National Park possibly indicating a pending eruption of the Yellowstone SUPER volcano.  As of 12:59 PM EDT, a total of seven earthquakes have now hit Yellowstone and the pattern is sequential clockwise, around the super volcano caldera!  It appears the super volcano is "unzipping!" Read whole article here.

Strong earthquake near Los Angeles (La Habra, Brea, Fullerton, La Mirada) + strong aftershock

March 28, 2014 ? A strong shallow earthquake struck in the greater Los Angeles area. Luckily no structural damage but people were scared due to the intense shaking. USGS reported a MMI VII (very strong shaking) in the direct epicenter area. Luckily no injured people. The first of a swarm of earthquakes hit the border of La Habra and Brea shortly after 8 p.m. with the 3.6 temblor. About an hour later, at 9:09 p.m., the 5.1 shock hit, followed by at least two more aftershocks in the magnitude-3 range in the next half hour. At least 20 aftershocks had been recorded by late Friday. U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said the 5.1 quake has a 5% chance of being a foreshock of a larger temblor. "There could be even a larger earthquake in the next few hours or the next few days," Jones said during a media briefing at Caltech. Experts said that based on preliminary data, the series of earthquakes appeared to have occurred on the Puente Hills thrust fault, which stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles. The fault also caused the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake. Friday night's 5.1 quake was relatively shallow, which "means the shaking is very concentrated in a small area," said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. Hauksson said the quake sequence was unusual in that the 5.1 quake was preceded by the weaker foreshock. Scientists are particularly concerned about the Puente Hills thrust fault because it goes directly underneath downtown Los Angeles. "This is the fault that could eat L.A.," seismologist Sue Hough told The Times in 2003. ?LA Times

Depth, distance reduce impact of California quake - March 10th

EUREKA, Calif.-One of the largest earthquakes to hit California in decades rattled the state's northern coast, but its depth and distance from shore reduced the impact on land, where there were no reports of injuries or damage, scientists and authorities said on Monday. The magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about 10 miles beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a magnitude-6.9, but later downgraded. By late Monday morning, it had already produced 20 aftershocks of magnitude-3.5 or larger, and more were expected over the coming days, said Keith Knudsen, deputy director of the USGS's Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, Calif.

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If All The Ice Melted - Explore the world's new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas. There are more than five million cubic miles of ice on Earth, and some scientists say it would take more than 5,000 years to melt it all. If we continue adding carbon to the atmosphere, we'll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58. *New National Geographic Interactive Map*

Malaysia Flight 066 Yet ANOTHER Malaysian plane has experienced electrical problems, over the same path, the same spot, as MH 370. MH 370 was heading NNE to Beijing, and MH 066 was heading NNE to S Korea, taking IDENTICAL paths over the water between the Malay Peninsula and the tip of Viet Nam. Here the electrical failure was not complete, the main generator crackling and causing lights to go out until an auxiliary generator took over. But note that the passengers report that a "crackling" sound was evident shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, and that one of the engines was making "weird" noises.

Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Electrical Problem - March 24, 2014 - A Malaysia Airlines flight to South Korea made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after its main electrical generator stopped working. The plane, an Airbus A330-300, landed in Hong Kong safely around 3 am, Malaysia Airlines said, and the 271 passengers on board have been transferred onto flights with other airlines. Electrical power continued to be supplied by the plane's auxiliary power unit. Hong Kong airport said it received a call at 2:30 am alerting it of the flight's urgent change of course and placed local teams on standby. The plane made its emergency landing without any problems about half an hour later.

Malaysian Airline Flight Diverted to Hong Kong - March 24, 2014 - Luisa Barbaro was on board the diverted flight MH066. The 26-year-old was finishing a week-long holiday in Kuala Lumpur and was travelling to Seoul for a business trip when an onboard announcement said the plane was going to make an emergency landing in water. One of the engines sounded really weird. When they took off she heard a funny crackling noise and she heard it again a couple of other times. Passengers put their life jackets on and there was chaos on the plane. It was plunged into darkness ­ all of the lights went out.

A Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes an Emergency Landing in Hong Kong March 24 - A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul suffered an electricity-generator failure and had to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong on Monday morning. The incident comes 16 days after the still unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Seismic Activity Detected when Plane Disappeared from Radar - March 14th

Chinese researchers had detected seismic activity near the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam when the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went off the radar. The "seafloor event" took place almost at the same time the Boeing 777 abruptly vanished from all radar screens. "The seafloor event could have been caused by the plane possibly plunging into the sea. The strength of the earthquake wave indicates the plunge was catastrophic." The group said the results are based on two seismographs that are located on the borders of Malaysia. Source

Depth, distance reduce impact of California quake - March 10th

EUREKA, Calif.-One of the largest earthquakes to hit California in decades rattled the state's northern coast, but its depth and distance from shore reduced the impact on land, where there were no reports of injuries or damage, scientists and authorities said on Monday. The magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about 10 miles beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a magnitude-6.9, but later downgraded. By late Monday morning, it had already produced 20 aftershocks of magnitude-3.5 or larger, and more were expected over the coming days, said Keith Knudsen, deputy director of the USGS's Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park, Calif.

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January 30, 2014 -- (TRN ) -- A man identifying himself as Dr. Kaplan, a Professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin, has made use of the McDonald Observatory at that school to reveal the existence of an inbound planet heading toward Earth,  and has provided the actual coordinates for the general public to see it themselves. TRN has those coordinates and reveal101 them.


February 7, 2014  10:21 PM EST  - (TRN) - Two earthquakes have struck in the ocean,  less than 20 miles away from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site in Japan.  Details here RADIATION UPDATE: The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)  announced today that radiation readings it has been giving to the public from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site have been "mistaken" for the past six months.  TEPCO says levels of the deadly radioactive material, Strontium-90, found in groundwater pouring into the Pacific Ocean, were actually 160,000 times higher than the legal limit.    TEPCO says they're "sorry" for the mistake.

Louisiana Sinkhole

The Louisiana sinkhole at Bayou Corne is now experiencing tremors, and growing. This sinkhole appeared on August 2, 2012 after methane bubbles were sighted on the surface in the months prior. Clearly, the salt domes holding petro for the US reserves were being breached. Petroleum products were detected in the water supply at Bayou Corne, and by December, 2012 were wafting in the air, setting phone and electric poles afire in Texas. Tremors have been increasingly recorded since March, 2013 and the sinkhole keeps expanding in size, gaining over 3 acres in size within a month, bringing its total size to about 15 acres.

March 13, 2013 Seisomologist Dr. Steve Horton has reported that a "spasmodic burst" occurred at 1:34 this morning with 90+ micro earthquakes happening overnight, according to Assumption Parish officials. A pattern has been established that increased seismic activity is soon followed by the hungry hole swallowing more of the parish and the size of the monster increases.

Note the location of the Louisiana sinkhole in relationship to the New Madrid fault line. Extend the fault line toward the Gulf and you end up in the Bayou Corne!  It's a straight line shot! If the New Madrid is destined to slip slide so that the western side of the Mississippi drops and moves southwest, and the eastern side of the Mississippi shift northeast, then what will happen to the salt dome reserves along the Gulf? They will fracture! See map and read more

Sun exhibiting the more unusual, erratic behavior in recorded history? Something is up with the sun. Scientists say that solar activity is stranger than in a century or more, with the sun producing barely half the number of sunspots as expected and its magnetic poles oddly out of sync. The sun generates immense magnetic fields as it spins. Sunspots-often broader in diameter than Earth-mark areas of intense magnetic force that brew disruptive solar storms. These storms may abruptly lash their charged particles across millions of miles of space toward Earth, where they can short-circuit satellites, smother cellular signals or damage electrical systems. Based on historical records, astronomers say the sun this fall ought to be nearing the explosive climax of its approximate 11-year cycle of activity-the so-called solar maximum. But this peak is "a total punk," said Jonathan Cirtain, who works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as project scientist for the Japanese satellite Hinode, which maps solar magnetic fields. "I would say it is the weakest in 200 years," said David Hathaway, head of the solar physics group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Researchers are puzzled. They can't tell if the lull is temporary or the onset of a decades-long decline, which might ease global warming.

Mexico: The crack than two thousand meters that formed in Alto Lucero The opening expands over 17 acres of land, which are in danger as there have been landslides and subsidence in several areas leaving the rural acfectaciones .

We (Zeta Talk) stated that as a result of the 7 of 10 scenarios that the top of S America would find itself 250 miles further to the west, though not all of this would be due to movement of S America and the Caribbean and Central America. Can we be more specific? We have described the Pacific Plate as being composed of four plates, not one. They are folding over one another, and thus the Pacific compresses. It is primarily the folding of the Mariana Trench with the tilting of the Mariana and Philippine plates that create a significant reduction in the size of the Pacific to allow the S America roll to occur. There will be great coordination of these events during the final sinking in Indonesia and significant rolling of the S America Plate. What happens to Mexico during this process? Is it left where it is, to find its connection with Central America 250 miles further to the west? When the Mariana and Philippine plates tilt and fold this affects Mexico, which is directly to the east. This portion of the N American continent moves in concert with the S American roll, putting the N American continent under an excruciating bow stress prior to its anticipated New Madrid adjustment. This will be felt primarily in the US southwest and east through Texas, as well as Mexico.

Report claims Venice sinking five times faster than previously thought - March 26, 2012 ? VENICE, IT ? So Venice is sinking. New research by U.S. scientists suggests it is sinking more than five times faster than experts in Venice believe. It's quite obvious to the naked eye (or rather, to the naked ankle when it floods) that parts of Venice are flooding more and more often. But the question remains - how long will it take before it turns from floating jewel to a playground for divers? The answer comes from a new research by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, expected to be published on Wednesday: Venice is still sinking, and sinking at a rate of up to two millimeters per year (0.08 inches). There's more. Not only is the city being reclaimed by the waters that made it famous, it now looks like it's actually heading out to sea, as if the glorious capital of the former Maritime Venetian Republic is tired of being a tourist attraction and wants to die in the Adriatic. According to measurements taken over 10 years, Venice is also tilting a bit, about a millimeter or two eastward per year. While this doesn't mean that you should buy a ticket right away in order to see Venice before it disappears, it raises concern that not enough is being done to save it. A complex system of moving dams around Venice that took decades and millions of dollars to build is nearing completion. The new research could well call into question whether these major works will actually be enough to save the "Floating City." One of the biggest experts on the state of Venice, Luigi Tosi, of Italy's National Research Center, pointed out that Venice's "sinking" was actually a combination of land subsidence and sea level rise. He said the Scripps researchers' results "tell us nothing new." "We have published a paper back in 1992 that arrived to the same conclusions," he said. -MSNBC

Magnetic pole shift means new Hillsboro runway name - September 17, 2011 - The slowly drifting location of Earth's magnetic north pole means the Hillsboro Airport's main runway underwent a name change early this week - from 12/30 to 13/31. Runways are designated according to the points on a compass, and the changing location of true magnetic north meant the runway sometimes is renamed. Experts say magnetic north is slipping slowly from above the Arctic Ocean in a north-northwestern direction toward Siberia, at about 34.2 miles per year. When the magnetic points were recalibrated, Hillsboro, like some other airports, had to renumber its main runway. The adjustment is the result of a natural, ongoing process. The Earth has an iron core, and movement within its outer part is believed to be responsible for sustaining the magnetic field used to measure the Earth's surface. This makes the Earth like a giant magnet, but with the location of its north and south poles always shifting around. As a result, true magnetic north, on which the workings of a compass needle are focused, doesn't always match up with the permanently drawn lines on the map. Thus, the location of the airport in relation to true north has to be adjusted. Scientists believe the activity of the Earth's core could cause massive shifts in polarity, including the north and south poles reversing themselves. It's believed this last happened 780,000 years ago, and took about 10,000 years to happen.

Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth's Axis, NASA Scientist Says: March 1 (Bloomberg) -- The earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth's axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist said. Magnitude 8.8 - Offshore Maule, Chile on 2010 February 27 06:34:14 UTC at a depth of Magnitude 8.8 - Offshore Maule, Chile 2010 February 27 06:34:14 UTC. The worlds seismic recording stations are all recording total black (shake lines mergining) as the whole of Earth rings like a large bell. Aftershocks number over 118 as of Sunday, Feb. 28th at 15:26 UTC with 8 registering over 6.0 magnitutde. The area continues to rumble with quakes of over 5 magnitude.

Astrologically - Saturn was almost exactly overhead and the fateful orbit of the Moon (North and South Nodes) exactly rising and setting.

North Magnetic Pole Moving Due to Core Flux: Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core, new research says.


Earth's Axis Tilt


Has recently increased by an

additional 26 degrees To a

Current 49.5 degree tilt

Earthquake Information: The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is the most active seismic area in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. The NMSZ is located in southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. Southwestern Indiana and northwestern Mississippi are also close enough to receive significant shaking from large earthquakes occurring in the NMSZ.

The San Andreas fault, California, is NOT a single, continuous fault, but is actually a fault zone made of many segments. Movement may occur along any of the fault segments along the zone at any time. The San Andreas fault system is more than 1300 km (800 miles) long, and in some spots, is as much as 16 km (10 miles) deep. This is the main fault structre that is being watched in California.

Map of the Worlds Tectonic Plates & Article from National Geographic News

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a submerged mountain range, which extends from the Arctic Ocean to beyond the southern tip of Africa, is a divergent tectonic plate boundary. It is just one segment of the global mid-ocean ridge system that encircles the Earth. The rate of spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge averages about 2.5 centimeters per year, or 25 km in a million years. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate in the North Atlantic, and separates the African Plate from the South American Plate in the South Atlantic. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge appears above sea-level at Iceland. This offers scientists a natural laboratory for studying on land the processes also occurring along the submerged parts of a spreading ridge. Iceland is splitting along the spreading center between the North American and Eurasian Plates, as North America moves westward relative to Eurasia.

The Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean just east of the Mariana Islands, is the deepest part of the Earth's oceans, with a maximum depth of about 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the deepest location on the surface of the Earth. The bottom of the trench is farther below sea level than Mount Everest is above it.

Earthquake Fact: At spreading zones, molten rock rises, pushing two plates apart and adding new material at their edges. Most spreading centers are found in oceans. The North American and Eurasian plates are spreading apart along the mid-Atlantic ridge. Spreading zones usually have earthquakes at shallow depths (within 30 kilometers of the surface).

It's Official! - Cows can't detect earthquakes: Swedish bovine earth-moving experiment ends in disappointment. Swedish scientists have disappointingly discovered that cows do not have "an innate ability to detect natural disasters", thereby thwarting any possibility of deploying bovine imminent earthquake detectors in seismic hotspots.

Scientists find link between solar cycle and global climate similar to El Nino/La Nina.

Ice Cover on Great Lakes Declining, Scientists Say

Ice cover on the Great Lakes has declined more than 30 percent since the 1970s, leaving the world's largest system of freshwater lakes open to evaporation and lower water levels.

New Cracks in the Wilkins Ice Shelf - Antarctic Peninsula

In late February 2008, a large part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula disintegrated. Since then, what remained of the southern part of the shelf has been held precariously in place by a thin ice bridge connecting Charcot Island in the north to Latady Island in the south. Initially, the ice bridge was about 6 kilometers wide, but further break up during Antarctic fall and winter reduced the bridge to just 2.7 kilometers.

Arctic Sea Ice Decline Shakes Up Ocean Ecosystems

Boiling Water at Hot Creek-The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley Caldera


 Scientists Now Know: We're Not From Here!

Imagine the shock of growing up in a loving family with people you call "Mum" and "Dad" and then, suddenly, learning that you are actually adopted! This same sense of shock came as scientists announced that the Sun, the Moon, our planet and its siblings, were not born into the familiar band of stars known as the Milky Way galaxy, but we actually belong to a strange formation with the unfamiliar name of the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy!


Implications in Global Warming?

It has been postulated that this is the real reason for both global warming since higher energy levels of the Milky Way are almost certain to cause our Sun to burn hotter and emit higher energies. Indeed, temperatures have been seen to rise on virtually all the planets in our system. This seems quite apart from any local phenomenon like greenhouse gases etc. This grand turning is possibly the root cause for the discontinuation of the Mayan calendar (the most accurate on the planet) because the 'read-point' of the Pleiades star cluster, which many believe the calendar was based upon, can no longer be a constant as we begin to steer away from the earlier predictable movements.



431 - Executive Order 13575 - Establishment of the White House Rural Council

June 9, 2011 Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. To enhance the Federal Government's efforts to address the needs of rural America, this order establishes a council. There is established a White House Rural Council (Council). The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices: [25 federal agencies]. The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Council. Each executive department and agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council.


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