Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So ~ May 2014



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Signs Of Change The Past Week…Or So ~ July 2013 Part 2


This is the first I’ve seen of underground fires erupting, which could mean that as the Earth continues to expand there are areas where rising magma is getting very close to the surface. It’s kind of hard to tell, but it looks like you can see the magma through one of the openings in the ground.  How will these fires interact with rising methane and hydrogen sulfide gases, and are the two related? Should be the next logical question…

 

Signs Of Change, Mid April – May 8, 2013


Wow! Gaia is really wreaking havoc, what’s really incredible is considering the massive flooding, a dam breaking, the large earthquakes and volcanic activity taking place in some of the poorest parts of the world, “relatively” few lives appear to have been lost.

Naturally my prayers go out to all the families have who lost loved ones, but when you take a look at the sheer volume of destruction in some places, IMO the death toll could’ve been considerably higher. For instance, tornado’s in Italy are rare, people there likely haven’t been taught how to take cover and stay safe in tornadic conditions; in addition, there weren’t any sirens to forewarn people in the tornado’s path either.

Earths management team has a good handle on assisting Gaia and her children through the shift with with as little loss of life as possible. Fortunately, we’re a resilient race and can be quite resourceful when faced with crisis, and lucky survivors when confronting danger. There’s no reason for fear, we’re always right where we’re supposed to be…

Also, I think it was in the second video that a helicopter cameraman catches footage of Saturn’s rings from his camera!! Very cool..

Here’s the last three weeks of “Signs of Change”…

Published on May 8, 2013

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The weather all around this planet has gone crazy this week!
Floods, wildfires, dead fish, meteors, record breaking snow storms and so much more has taking place the past week or so. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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Published on May 1, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 4

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Floods, earthquakes, meteorites crashing into houses and more has taking place the past week or so.
If you think that I’ve missed a few events you’re right. With summer getting close I don’t have the time to do alot of research. I might change this series to every two week soon so I can keep giving you some great videos with lots of info and events. I’ll keep you guys posted on that. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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Published on Apr 23, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 3

Powerful eartquakes, sandstorms, major flooding and fireballs falling from the sky has taking place the past week or so..

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Thirty homes under threat as vast swathe of coastline falls into the ocean after massive landslide on Washington State’s Whidbey Island


  • One home destroyed and 33 other properties isolated or threatened
  • Landslide broke across 500 yards on cliff side and 600 yards to the water
  • Residents reported hearing a noise ‘like thunder’ at 4 a.m. Wednesday
  • Officials do not know what caused the slide as there has not been rain

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 14:32 EST, 27 March 2013

Residents of a small island in Washington state are coming to grips with the early morning landslide that shocked their community and destroyed at least one home while endangering more than 30 others.

‘I heard something loud, looked out my window and noticed I didn’t have any trees in the front yard anymore,’ said Bret Holmes, whose home was on the edge of the cliff.

He told the News Times that he has been losing ground at his property all morning; there was previously more than 30 feet of land to the bluff’s edge but now there is just 15 feet.

Surveying the damage: Geologist Terry Swanson looks at the edge of the cliff made by the landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington todaySurveying the damage: Geologist Terry Swanson looks at the edge of the cliff made by the landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington today

Damage: The landslide that damaged 17 homes visibly disrupted the shoreline on Whidbey Island in WashingtonDamage: The landslide that damaged 17 homes visibly disrupted the shoreline on Whidbey Island in Washington

He said the land started to give way after he heard what he described as ‘a sonic boom’.

One house has been destroyed and 33 others are isolated or threatened after a 500-foot-wide landslide wiped out the ground along the coast of an island off Washington state.

Residents in Coupeville on Whidbey Island reported hearing a noise that sounded like rumbling thunder just after 4 a.m. on Wednesday as the land began to give way.

Harrowing: The sudden natural damage happened at around 4am on WednesdayHarrowing: The sudden natural damage happened at around 4am on Wednesday

Wrecked: Authorities have now forced many other nearby residents out for fear that it will spreadWrecked: Authorities have now forced many other nearby residents out for fear that it will spread

As hundreds of feet of earth slid from the edge of the island’s bluff, one house was knocked off its foundation and a road was destroyed, which left 16 homes isolated.

Another 17 homes on an uphill road are also threatened by the mudslide, which authorities have warned is still moving. It was within 10 feet of a home late on Wednesday morning.

‘It’s possible more homes could be lost. We’re trying to ensure the safety and awareness of people,’ Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Chief Ed Hartin. ‘There’s not anything we can do to stop the movement of the ground.’

Dream homes ruined: Many of the homes are summer cabins or weekend getaways and were unoccupied. Some are larger, upscale properties and others are more modest dwellingsDream homes ruined: Many of the homes are summer cabins or weekend getaways and were unoccupied. Some are larger, upscale properties and others are more modest dwellings

Analysis: Authorities are still investigating the landslide but believe it was caused by stored moisture in the mudAnalysis: Authorities are still investigating the landslide but believe it was caused by stored moisture in the mud

On the brink: Concerned residents get dangerously close to the edgeOn the brink: Concerned residents get dangerously close to the edge

Displaced: This is the home that was most dramatically displaced, and it will be difficult to get any parts of it back Displaced: This is the home that was most dramatically displaced, and it will be difficult to get any parts of it back

Sounding the alarm: Residents that heard the slide about eight miles south of Coupeville described it as sounding like thunder
Sounding the alarm: Residents that heard the slide about eight miles south of Coupeville described it as sounding like thunder

Sounding the alarm: Residents that heard the slide about eight miles south of Coupeville described it as sounding like thunder

Officials said the slide broke across 400 to 500 yards on the hillside and downhill 600 or 700 yards to the water.

‘I have no feelings whatsoever. I’m totally numb,’ resident Delia Curt told local KOMO News, though it is unclear if her current home or a home that she wanted to own was threatened by the landslide.

Authorities said no one was hurt, but that a resident in the destroyed home had a pre-existing medical condition and was taken to the local hospital.

Many of the homes are summer cabins or weekend getaways and were unoccupied. Some are larger, upscale properties and others are more modest dwellings.

Officials warned that the ground is continuing to slide and the area will be isolated for the ‘foreseeable future’.

Devastating: At least 17 homes have been evacuated on Whidbey Island following a massive landslideDevastating: At least 17 homes have been evacuated on Whidbey Island following a massive landslide

Fears: Authorities warned the land is still moving and some homes are just feet from the edge of the cliffFears: Authorities warned the land is still moving and some homes are just feet from the edge of the cliff

Mysterious: Authorities are still not certain what sparked the landslide as there was no overnight rainMysterious: Authorities are still not certain what sparked the landslide as there was no overnight rain

‘It’s massive. I wouldn’t even put a description on it,’ Chad Michael, assistant chief of Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, told the Whidbey News Times.

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said he did not know what sparked the massive slide, as there had been no rain before the land began to give way. But the area has been prone to slides in the past.

‘It must have just been moisture in the ground that accumulated,’ he told KOMO.

The News Times noted that the affected area looked at least the size of two football fields.

Teetering: A cliff is seen next to a yard following a landslide on Whidbey Island, WashingtonTeetering: A cliff is seen next to a yard following a landslide on Whidbey Island, Washington

Concerns: One house has been completely destroyed and officials warned more could be wiped outConcerns: One house has been completely destroyed and officials warned more could be wiped out

DANGER UNDERGROUND: WHAT CAUSES A LANDSLIDE?

Landslides can be triggered by gradual processes such as weathering, or by external factors including:

  • Weakening a slope by stream erosion, wave action, glaciers
  • Human activity, such as road building, can also contribute to weakening the hillside
  • Intense or prolonged rainfall or rapid snowmelt
  • Shocks or vibrations caused by earthquakes or construction

Residents continue to be evacuated and a relief center for the dozen of residents displaced by the landslide has been set up at a nearby community center.

Three people had to be evacuated on an all terrain vehicle and ten people had to be taken out by boat, officials said.

Those living in threatened homes could be seen walking to the edge of the cliff this morning to see just how close to the edge their properties were teetering.

Ahead of them was a massive drop strewn with mud and debris, as well as downed trees and the remnants of a coastal home.

A geotechnical engineer will arrive at the site this afternoon, which will give residents more of an idea of when they can return to their homes, officials said.

Location: The landslide occurred at Whidbey Island, which is off the coast of Washington State, on WednesdayLocation: The landslide occurred at Whidbey Island, which is off the coast of Washington State, on Wednesday

Huge landslide destroys homes and threatens others in Washington…

Destruction: One home was knocked off its foundation and swept hundreds of yards down the hillsideDestruction: One home was knocked off its foundation and swept hundreds of yards down the hillside

Debris: The home sits damaged after the landslide, which occurred early on Wednesday morningDebris: The home sits damaged after the landslide, which occurred early on Wednesday morning

Swamped: A structure is seen amid a landslide, which broke around 500 ft across a hillside on WhidbeySwamped: A structure is seen amid a landslide, which broke around 500 ft across a hillside on Whidbey

‘The road’s been cut off, the power’s been cut off and the water’s been cut off to the homes on the beach,’ Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said.

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson visited the area to see the devastation.

‘It’s a tragic loss for these property owners and this community,’ she told the News Times. ‘We just need to pull together.’

Wiped out: Other helicopter images show the swathe of land that has been affected by the slifeWiped out: Other helicopter images show the swathe of land that has been affected by the slife

Note: It’s quite apparent Earth’s Divine management team was on the job working hard, keeping people alive and moving the earth so it did little damage to homes and human life. It’s simply miraculous that no houses were buried or slid down the hill. Geologist’s are now saying earth is getting ready to make a BIG shift, they expect a big event soon…human’s are powerless to stop Gaia when she can’t take our negative vibes any longer. Life’s about love and honoring our connection to all Creation…

Unexplained ground cracks, tear earth in Arizona and Officials investigate cause behind massive earth-split in Brazil


Two related stories on Earth changes…

Unexplained ground cracks, tear earth in Arizona

March 25, 2013LUEPP, ARIZONA – It’s not something you see every day on the Navajo Nation, but a crack in the earth has been forming for a long time now and no one seems to have a clear answer. It just sits east of Flagstaff on Luepp Rd and about one mile west of Leupp gas station. It’s gotten so big, that they had to fence it in. According to the U.S. geological survey, they say earthquakes come and go in the northern parts of Arizona, which also covers the reservation, it’s not big enough to rattle down buildings but with the recent collapse of highway 89 near Page, some local residences wonder what mother nature has in mind for the vast reservation. On March 18, we reached out to the Navajo Nation land and geology department, they did not have a particular person to give us an answer, so no one was readily available to explain what that huge gash was in the earth. –Navajo Post
Geologic event collapses highway: U.S. 89 is the main road connecting Page to Flagstaff and the Valley. More than 120 feet of the highway has sunk nearly 4 feet just south of Page in the Navajo Nation, according to Dustin Krugel of ADOT.  – February 2013

Officials investigate cause behind massive earth-split in Brazil

March 26, 2013BRAZIL – The cause of massive land collapse in Brazil is being investigated. The prosecutor Douglas Roberto Ribeiro de Magalhaes Chegury is investigating responsibility for environmental disasters in the cities of Santo Domingo and Campos Belos, Goias in the Northeast. Since yesterday (14/3), and surveys are being carried out by the technical-skills expert prosecutors in places, where there were the disasters generated by the collapse of land. This information will educate the public civil inquiries which proceed through the Prosecutor’s Office and Justice of São Domingos Campos Belos to liability for damages. According Chegury in early February, shortly after becoming aware of the environmental disaster in the Serra Geral, which divides the states of Goiás, Tocantins and Bahia, the civil investigation was initiated public. The prosecutor even been to the crash site and collected samples of water and land that could be contaminated with chemicals and pesticides. With the collapse, the flood of mud, stones and earth opened up a crater approximately 7 km, changing in almost 200 meters to the east of the Mosquito River, a major Northeastern Goiás and Tocantins Southeast. The prosecutor also informed that another investigation was initiated in Santo Domingo for determining liability for environmental damage over the Serra Geral, similar to what happened in Upper Landing. On site, there was a landslide that hit the east of the São Vicente, which passes Terra Ronca State Park, the most extensive areas of environmental preservation of Goiás, with approximately 60 000 hectares, endangering fish species endangered and Sao Vicente cave complex. – Mp.gov (translated)

At least 15 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides


Our prayers go out to all the injured and to families who lost loved ones, to all the suffering villagers struggling to survive the chaotic earth changes rocking the islands in the SW Pacific Ring of Fire. It’s impossible to imagine the difficulty they’re experiencing or the depths of their despair…

BBC News
Mon, 18 Feb 2013
Indonesia flood

© AP
Search-and-rescue teams are in the areas affected by the landslide.

Flooding and landslides in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi have left at least 15 people dead, officials say.

On Sunday thousands of people fled their homes in the provincial capital Manado and surrounding areas to escape the floods.

The water was up to 2m (6ft 6in) deep in some places, a government official told Reuters news agency.

Rescue teams and residents are digging through debris to search for survivors.

Bulldozers and other equipment are being sent to affected areas.

The bodies pulled from the mud on Sunday included those of three children, North Sulawesi police chief Brig-Gen Dicky Atotoy told the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

Residents say they were cleaning debris from a previous landslide when mud and rocks fell down the hills.

“It was horrible. We were immediately fleeing, but some failed and (were) buried in the ground,” local official Lucky Sumakud told AP.

 

Peru, Chile and Bolivia hit by floods





Torrential rain has been creating havoc along the Pacific coast side of South America, with flooding causing the deaths of at least six people in Peru.

In the southern city of Arequipa, thousands of people were left without electricity and drinking water.

In Bolivia, nearly 9,000 families across the country were affected by flooding, said the authorities.

A downpour in the Andean region of Chile has also led to fresh water shortages in the capital, Santiago.

Authorities say four million people were affected by the cuts to freshwater supplies caused by landslides near San Jose de Maipo.

They reportedly contaminated two rivers that supply the city’s water plants.

Aguas Andinas water company said it would start restoring the supply on Saturday night and expected to bring it back to normal by Sunday afternoon.

Last week, even Chile’s Atacama desert, one of the driest places in the world, suffered with heavy rain.

Three weeks ago, another contamination of the river Maipo left at least two thirds of the 5 million residents of the capital without water.

In Peru, authorities have declared a state of emergency in Arequipa.

The national meteorological service said that the bad weather brought down the equivalent of three months of rain in about seven hours.

“It’s a record of records. There are no records of an event of this magnitude”, the local director of the service, Sebastian Zuniga, told the Andina news agency.

At least two bodies were found in a car that submerged in the mud after a road collapsed.

More than 48,000 people are said to have been affected by the rain.

Torrential rain has also fallen over most regions in neighbouring Bolivia.

Nearly 9,000 people are said to have been affected and crops lost to the rain.

Last week, Brazil announced it would send 500 tonnes of rice to aid Bolivians hit by the natural disaster.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21399408

http://peru21.pe/actualidad/fotos-magnitud-desastre-pluvial-arequip…
http://www.larepublica.pe/09-02-2013/asi-amanecio-arequipa-despues-…
http://www.biobiochile.cl/2013/02/09/llovizna-habria-provocado-soca…
http://www.losandesonline.cl/noticias/20683/tres-casas-y-una-sede-s…

http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/7-of-10-s-america-roll-peru-chile-and-bolivia-hit-by-floods

 

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Until Jan. 29th 2013


Published on Jan 29, 2013

Signs Of Change is back with a new episode after a week layoff due to my channel being closed for a few days. Extreme flooding, earthquakes, loud booms and much more has taking place the past week or so. For more on ufos strange and extreme weather or end times events go to or subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching and stay safe!

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Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Until Jan. 15th, 2013


Published on Jan 15, 2013

Extreme weather events carry on here in 2013. Earthquakes, flooding strange noise phenomenon, record highs and lows and much more has taking place the past week or so. For more on these events go to or subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching here and be safe!

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Flooding, landslides bring misery to parts of Alaska


September 22, 2012ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska. Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area. But there has been no report of major injuries. Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding. The Red Cross has established three shelters in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and helped with another in Seward. Weather problems are not confined to Southcentral Alaska. Zidek says a landslide has blocked access from the village of Chenega to its airport, and state transportation officials are working to restore access. And an assessment team is in Tanacross to evaluate damage from Sunday’s wind storm. –SAC Bee
Widespread flooding: Residents of the Alaska tourist town of Talkeetna have been asked to leave because of the threat of flooding from the rain-swollen Talkeetna River. It’s beginning to look like an island,” Renamary Rauchenstein, a resident, said in an interview on Friday. “It’s rising pretty fast.” Flooding from heavy rains is causing problems over a wide part of Alaska, from Talkeetna, near the base of Mount McKinley, to the port town of Seward, about 150 miles to the south. Many roads were closed or washed out, and landslides were reported. Gov. Sean Parnell toured the area around Talkeetna by helicopter on Friday and landed to talk to some of the residents who fled their homes. The governor declared a state disaster for the areas hit by the flooding. Talkeetna, about 75 miles north of Anchorage, is the last stop for climbers heading to Mount McKinley. It also has an eclectic population and has long been purported to be the inspiration for the Alaska town in the 1990s television series “Northern Exposure.” The flooding and high winds have interrupted some passenger and freight train traffic since Tuesday, said Stephenie Wheeler, a spokeswoman for Alaska Railroad. Trains scheduled to travel north of the Anchorage suburb of Wasilla have been canceled at least until Monday. Crews were dealing with washouts and bridge damage in several areas along a 70-mile stretch of railway.  Overnight rain totals ranged from 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches north of Anchorage in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, David Streubel, a National Weather Service hydrologist, said on Friday. The Talkeetna River was four feet above flood level and within a foot of its record stage of 17.4 feet, Mr. Streubel said. Talkeetna officials said a levee west of town had been breached in two or three places. Water covered 35 percent of the town on Friday, said Mary Brodigan, the borough spokeswoman. Ms. Rauchenstein planned to stay in her home despite the advice to evacuate. “Even if the power is out,” she said, “it’s not very cold this time of year, and we got a two-story building.” –NY Times
contribution Susan

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/flooding-landslides-brings-misery-to-parts-of-alaska/

Virgen mudslide video – probably the best ever debris flow video


 

Heavy rainfall hit the village of Virgen in Tirol, Austria about two weeks ago causing powerful mudflow.

This remarkable video catches the speed and power of these mudflows remarkably well. Note also the pulsing behaviour that they show, which is characteristic of these types of landslides, and also the very long wavelength standing waves that the flows created.

Dave Petley,Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom, who posted this video on his TheLandslideBlog, points that this is probably the best ever debris flow video. We must agree on that.

Virgen in Osttirol, is set in the region Hohe Tauern Osttirol, Tirol in Austria. It is set at 1200 above sea level, between the Grossglockner and the Grossvenediger mountain – Lasörling mountain chain.

VIDEO:

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/08/20/virgen-mudslide/

Submitted by Kevin 8/28/12

 

Watch Swiss Alps mountainside disappear


Swiss Broadcasting

May 17, 2012

A landslide in the Swiss Alps caused 300,000 cubic meters of rock to slide down a mountainside.

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Submitted by Kevin, thank you!

Massive landslide in Papua New Guinea claims 40 lives- dozens still missing


The Extinction Protocol
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:31 CST

Dozens of people are feared to have been buried in a massive landslide in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. According to VOA, at least 40 bodies have been pulled from the debris and as many as 20 others are feared missing.

The landslide struck at 7am AEDT yesterday near the Nogoli base for a ExxonMobil-led liquefied natural gas plant site, northwest of Port Moresby. One local said three villages had been covered while another report said only a handful of homes were lost. Radio Australia reported dozens of people were feared buried, quoting a Tari resident as saying about 40 people were missing.

The landslide was said to stretch about one kilometer and was 300 meters wide, and had cut a main road in the area. All Australians reported in the area have been accounted for, Radio Australia reported. ExxonMobil said its personnel were all safe. “We have been in contact with the Natural Disaster and Response Office,” ExxonMobil spokeswoman Rebecca Arnold said. “All our personnel are accounted for. We have closed down work in the surrounding area. Ms. Arnold said the landslide is not expected to hinder the project’s completion in 2014. The $16 billion LNG project is due to begin production in 2014 and will see PNG’s natural gas sold across Asia for the next 30 years – a plan projected to double PNG’s gross domestic product.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/240609-Massive-landslide-in-Papua-New-Guinea-claims-40-lives-dozens-still-missing

Philippines steps up search for flood survivors


18 December 2011

Tens of thousands on the north coast of Mindanao are now reliant on food aid

Rescuers are still searching for survivors after floods in the southern Philippines killed more than 650 people and left 800 others missing.

Naval vessels are scouring the coast along the island of Mindanao while soldiers searched swollen rivers.

Officials said many bodies remained unclaimed, suggesting entire families had been swept away.

The flash floods were triggered by a tropical storm that coincided with high tides, trapping many in their homes.

The major ports of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were among the areas worst hit on Friday night.

Almost 35,000 people were still sheltering in evacuation centres on Sunday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

The Philippine National Red Cross puts the current death toll at 652 with 808 people reported missing.

Many of the bodies were unclaimed after nearly 24 hours, raising the prospect that entire families had died, Philippines Red Cross Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang said.

“The affected area is so wide and huge and I believe they have not really gone to all areas to do a search,” she said.

Power cuts

“This thing happened so fast, it was very overwhelming.”

The navy joined the search for those who had been swept out to sea. About 60 people were reported to have been plucked from the ocean off El Salvador city, about six miles (10km) north-west of Cagayan de Oro.

Former congressman Ayi Hernandez said he and his family were at home in Cagayan de Oro late on Friday when they heard a loud “swooshing sound”.

He said the water rose to about 11ft feet (3.3m) in less than an hour, filling his home to the ceiling.

Map of Philippines

The rescue effort, boosted by some 20,000 soldiers, continued through Saturday night but was being hampered by flooded-out roads and downed power lines, officials said.

National TV showed scenes of devastation, with streets strewn with mud and piles of debris. The remains of houses lay alongside cars that had been picked up by the water and left in culverts and along riverbanks.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent condolences to the Philippines.

“The US government stands ready to assist Philippine authorities as they respond to this tragedy,” she said.

Weather experts said Tropical Storm Washi dumped more than a month of average rain in just 12 hours over Mindanao.

The BBC’s Kate McGeown in Manila said the storm took everyone by surprise.

Although the Philippines is hit by typhoons or tropical storms every year, Mindanao in the south is usually spared the worst of the damage, she adds.

Washi reached the western island of Palawan before dawn on Sunday and is moving west into the South China Sea, government forecasters said.

The storm has maximum winds of 80km/h (50mph) and is expected to move west, away from the Philippines.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-16234718

Massive landslide closes camping area in Tillamook State Forest, Oregon


 Dec. 8, 2011
Written by Statesman Journal
Photo shows the base of the massive slide that dumped trees and debris into Ben Smith Creek in the Tillamook State Forest. / Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry

A landslide has forced Oregon Department of Forestry officials to close a camping area along Ben Smith Creek in the Tillamook State Forest.

The slide has created the potential for flooded trails and camping sites.

The 18-acre slide dumped trees, earth and rocks into the stream and caused it to change course, creating the potential for a large debris flow down Ben Smith Creek into the Wilson River.

The creek runs into the Wilson just above where Oregon Highway 6 crosses the river at Lee’s Camp about 25 miles east of Tillamook.

Department geotechnical specialists have determined that the slide does not pose a risk to those driving on Highway 6 or to homes along the Wilson River.

Some trails on Ben Smith Creek have been closed by the Department of Forestry because of the potential for trail washouts and debris flows.

Signs have been posted at trailheads to warn about the safety concerns.

The upside is that wood that washes into the creek will create habitat for fish, officials said.

“These actions are part of a natural process always at work in northwest Oregon forests,” said Mike Buren, a geotechnical specialist with the department. “These changes are going on in the forest undetected by most people, especially in fall and winter.”

The Department of Forestry will monitor the slide area through the winter and spring.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111208/OUTDOORS/111208003/Massive-landslide-closes-camping-area-Tillamook-State-Forest

Billion-dollar weather disasters smash US record


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added two disasters to the list Wednesday, bringing the total to 12. The two are wildfires in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and the mid-June tornadoes and severe weather. – Reuters Photo

WASHINGTON: America smashed the record for billion-dollar weather disasters this year with a deadly dozen, and counting.

With an almost biblical onslaught of twisters, floods, snow, drought, heat and wildfire, the U.S. in 2011 has seen more weather catastrophes that caused at least $1 billion in damage than it did in all of the 1980s, even after the dollar figures from back then are adjusted for inflation.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added two disasters to the list Wednesday, bringing the total to 12. The two are wildfires in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and the mid-June tornadoes and severe weather.

NOAA uses $1 billion as a benchmark for the worst weather disasters.

Extreme weather in America this year has killed more than 1,000 people, according to National Weather Service Director Jack Hayes. The dozen billion-dollar disasters alone add up to $52 billion.

The old record for $1 billion disasters was nine, in 2008.

Hayes, a meteorologist since 1970, said he has never seen a year for extreme weather like this, calling it “the deadly, destructive and relentless 2011.”

This year’s total may not stop at 12. Officials are still adding up the damage from the Tropical Storm Lee and the pre-Halloween Northeast snowstorm, and so far each is at $750 million. And there’s still nearly a month left in the year.

Scientists blame an unlucky combination of global warming and freak chance. They say even with the long-predicted increase in weather extremes triggered by manmade climate change, 2011 in the US was wilder than they had predicted. For example, the six large outbreaks of tornadoes cannot be attributed to global warming, scientists say.

“The degree of devastation is extreme in and of itself, and it would be tempting to say it’s a sign of things to come, though we would be hard-pressed to see such a convergence of circumstances occurring in one single year again for a while,” said Jerry Meehl, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Another factor in the rising number of billion-dollar calamities: “More people and more stuff in harm’s way,” such as in coastal areas, said NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco.

“What we’re seeing this year is not just an anomalous year, but a harbinger of things to come,” with heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather, Lubchenco said Wednesday at an American Geophysical Union science conference in San Francisco.

The number of weather catastrophes that pass the billion-dollar mark when adjusted into constant dollars is increasing with each decade. In the 1980s, the country averaged slightly more than one a year. In the 1990s, it was 3.8 a year. It jumped to 4.6 in the first decade of this century. And in the past two years, it has averaged 7.5.

Other years had higher overall damage figures because of one gargantuan disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and a 1988 drought.

But this is not just about numbers.

“Each of these events is a huge disaster for victims who experience them,” Lubchenco said in an email. “They are an unprecedented challenge for the nation.”

Half the billion-dollar disasters were tornado outbreaks in one of the deadliest years on record. More than 540 people were killed in those six tragedies. In four days in April, there were 343 tornadoes in the largest outbreak on record, including 199 in one day, which is another record.

Texas had more than a million acres burned by wildfire, a record for the state, and Oklahoma set a record for the hottest month ever in the United States. The Ohio River Valley had triple the normal rainfall, which caused major flooding along the Mississippi River.

“Too little water in the South, too much water in the North,” said Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist at the University of Victoria in Canada. “It’s a story we are hearing more and more often.”

That’s why the world has to do two things, said Princeton University geological sciences professor Michael Oppenheimer: try to slow global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and prepare better for extreme weather.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/08/billion-dollar-weather-disasters-smash-us-record.html

(California) L.A. – San Pedro Landslide Worsens, Now ‘Life-Threatening’ Hazard : 11/15/2012


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(California) L.A. – San Pedro Landslide Worsens, Now ‘Life-Threatening’ Hazard : 11/15/2012

 

(Canary Islands) Alert : El Hierro Magma Rising to Top/Center of Island : Four 2. Quakes 10/21/2011


Seems like everyone has been talking about the possibility of a landslide that would create a massive tsunami, what happens if there’s a massive eruption with the volcano on the ocean floor?  Wouldn’t that send water going in every direction, not just west bound? Appears to be a very volatile situation and one can’t help but wonder if 40,000 troops coming home isn’t part of a highly coordinated effort towards a false flag disaster event. One that might even postpone the presidential election or guarantee Obama’s re-election next year? Do they know something we don’t?

That’s a stupid question.

In the second video Mary put together a little chart showing the movement of the earthquakes from one side to the other.

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Floods and landslides leave 40 dead in Central America


Floods and landslides leave 40 dead in Central America

A flooded house in Santa Rosa, Chiquimulilla in Guatemala Guatemala has issued a “red alert” after being battered by a tropical storm.

Two storms have hit Central America, triggering floods and landslides that have left about 40 people dead, officials said.

In Guatemala alone, at least 21 people were reported killed; six died in Nicaragua, and three in El Salvador.

As rains drenched Central America, Hurricane Jova hit Mexico’s Pacific coast, leaving at least eight dead.

The United Nations said 100,000 people had been affected by flooding in Central America and Mexico.

Guatemala issued a “red alert” and reported landslides on roads and bridges badly damaged or carried away.

Tens of thousands of people there have been evacuated from their homes after three days of rain.

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said rising water levels in at least 12 rivers were threatening communities.

“I want to send a message to the people to be careful travelling on roads that are likely to collapse and get away from the river banks, because rivers are overflowing,” he said, quoted in according to the Guatemala Times.

Mountainous areas of the country are particularly vulnerable to mudslides.

Officials in El Salvador said more than 2,000 people had been evacuated from flooded areas and moved to emergency shelters.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15283869

Storms Kill Dozens in Central America


The Star PhoenixSat,

15 Oct 2011 18:53 CDT

search for victims of a landslide 170 kilometres west of Guatemala City

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Rescuers search for victims of a landslide 170 kilometres west of Guatemala City on Friday. Guatemala remains under red alert with 56.000 people affected by torrential rains.
Two storm systems left at least 38 people dead and forced tens of thousands from their homes after heavy rains battered Central America and Mexico’s Pacific coast, officials said Friday.

Guatemala alone accounted for 21 killed, according to local authorities and emergency services.

The toll in Mexico rose to eight Friday with three more reported dead from flooding and landslides in the wake of Hurricane Jova, which hit the Pacific coast as a category two hurricane Tuesday before weakening to a tropical storm.

Torrential rains destroyed and carried away bridges in Guatemala, where authorities confirmed 21 deaths and 55,000 people affected by a tropical depression, which hit Central America at the start of the week.

Two more were missing as cleanup efforts continued, rescue services said.

Rescuers recovered six bodies in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador, while Honduras and Costa Rica reported damage to property.

Mexican authorities insisted only small repairs were needed to some venues for the Pan American Games, which began Friday in Guadalajara, more than 100 kilometres from the Pacific coast.

Source: Agence France Presse