“Something’s Wrong With The Earth’s Core!” – ‘Trumpets Of Apocalypse’ And Mysterious Booms Across Planet Finally Solved?


January 11, 2015hqdefault.jpgBy Live Free Or Die – All News Pipeline

The mind-opening video below just released by the Josh Tolley YouTube channel/radio show finally helps to explain the HUGE uptick in Earthquakes around the planet, mysterious booms heard in America and elsewhere across the world as well as the mass die-off of birds that have taken the internet by storm; a government whistleblower has come forth and told a reporter that there is SOMETHING WRONG with the Earth’s core!

Reporter Linda Moulton Howe of Earth Files joins Josh in this video that finally helps to explain the ‘Trumpets of Apocalypse’ heard across the entire planet as well as the mysterious ‘loud booms’ that have mystified residents from the East Coast to the West, yet as many YouTube commenters say, can be also easily explained by prophecy.

Warning us that multiple booms and metallic grinding sounds and unusual seismic activity happening now has their origins deep within the Earth’s core and strongly tied to a ‘pole shift’ now occurring deep within,  we learn our planet’s magnetic field is decreasing 10X faster than normal and if Linda’s government whistleblower is correct, 2015 and going forward will be a time for all of the ages.

http://www.allnewspipeline.com/Whistleblower_Earth_Core_Wrong.php

“Earth Has Shifted” – Inuit Elders Issue Warning To NASA And The World


By Susan Duclos

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The Inuits are indigenus 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.

In the first video below I go over an article over at The Big Wobble Almanac and in the videos following that, we see some of the extreme weather events being attributed to this “wobble.”

In the article it states that NASA scientists and experts are “worried” by the information the Inuit Elders are providing for them.

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http://www.allnewspipeline.com/Inuits_Issue_Warning_Earth_Has_Shifted.php

Earthquake swarm in Nevada desert intensifying


Javier Panzar
The LA Times
Fri, 07 Nov 2014


A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes that has been striking a corner of the Nevada desert near the Oregon border for months has intensified in recent days, prompting new warnings from seismologists.

About 750 earthquakes, mostly magnitude 2.0 to 3.0, have struck the area about 50 miles southeast of Lakeview, Ore., since the swarm started in July, said Ian Madin, chief scientist for Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

The temblors have been growing steadily stronger with time. Six earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater have struck the area since Tuesday and about 40 have struck in the last 24 hours, Madin said.

“This week it has just gone crazy,” Madin said.

The swarm is beneath an uninhabited part of the Nevada desert near the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, but officials are telling the public, especially the almost 2,300 residents of Lakeview, to develop earthquake plans if they haven’t already.

“If you are not ready for an earthquake, now is an awfully good time to get ready for an earthquake,” said Alison Ryan, a spokeswoman for the department.

Scientists believe groundwater is slowly percolating along the faults and building up pressure, making movement on the faults much easier, said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington.

“It doesn’t necessarily mean anything big is coming, but it does raise the risk there will be a bigger quake in the future,” he said. “Ninety-nine percent of the time nothing too dramatic happens, but every now and then there is a good pop and everyone asks why we didn’t predict it.”

KPIX Video coverage here.

Comment: For more on what’s really going on with the increasing earth changes, their cosmic origins and humanity’s role in them, read Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.

“While official science portrays the crazy weather, more frequent sinkholes, increased meteor fireball activity, and intensifying earthquakes as phenomena that are unrelated, research put together by Pierre and Laura strongly suggests that all this (and more!) is intimately connected and may stem from a common cause.

In times past, people understood that the human mind and states of collective human experience influence cosmic and earthly phenomena. How might today’s ‘wars and rumors of wars’, global ‘austerity measures’, and the mass protest movements breaking out everywhere play into the climate ‘changing’?”

You can listen to or read the transcript of the SOTT editor’s interview with the authors here.

http://www.sott.net/article/288646-Earthquake-swarm-in-Nevada-desert-intensifying

2nd CME, Fiji M7.1 EARTHQUAKE ~ 11/1/14


Contrary to BP’s narrative, even though it’s a turbulent ride the suns energy is VERY beneficial to the shift. It’s activating our DNA codes and helping Earth to purge, cleanse and clear all the negative energy’s coming from the collective as we purge our “stuff”, and the sun’s activity is helping clear density stored within Gaia over the last epoch. The best way to integrate this energy is to take frequent grounding breaks throughout the day to remain centered and focused. The Earth is doing the best she can to move us through the shift with minimal injury, loss of life and damage to infrastructure.

12.0 Earthquake Anomaly Off West Coast of Africa!


Note: Unless this was a clearing, cleansing energetic event of some sort…this anomaly goes in the X Files for future reference, clarity and hindsight on events to come. At this time with limited data to work with, it’s hard to say what happened…

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http://www.undergroundworldnews.com
This anomaly appears in the same region that we caught HAARP Activity Last Year! They are up to something on These Islands. As far as an explanation..? Yal Tell Me!

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

Dutchsinse 9/21/2014 ~ Glacier breaks off Mt. Shasta Volcano in North California – Lahar mud flow


Glacier breaks off Mount Shasta Volcano in North California — Lahar mud flow …… Full post with links here:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/921…

September 21, 2014

A lahar mud flow occurred from the Southeast flank of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.

The professionals are vexed at the moment, however I have a suspicion that some will soon realize this is related to volcanic / seismic activity in the region.
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Monitor earthquakes nationally, and internationally here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com
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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano impressive lava video:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/916…

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Fracking induced (man made) earthquakes:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/?s=…
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Mount Saint Helens magma chamber recharging:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/512…

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Yellowstone confirmed rising fast:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/410…

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Salton Sea confirmed to be recharging its magma chamber, and elevated to “active” status:

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/327…

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Philippines volcano Mt. Mayon erupted this week:
http://nypost.com/2014/09/17/volcano-…

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Indonesias Mt. Slamet erupting now:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video/raw-v…

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New Lava flows in Hawaii prompt Civil Defense Alerts 2nd week of September 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn_6V…

Six Critically Injured, 120 Treated At Napa Hospital Following 6.0 Earthquake


Posted: 08/24/2014 11:14

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa ruptured water mains and gas lines, left two adults and a child critically injured, upended bottles and casks at some of Napa Valley’s famed wineries and sent residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

At an afternoon press conference, officials at Napa’s Queen of the Valley hospital said that 120 individuals had been treated, with six patients injured critically.

Dazed residents too fearful of aftershocks to go back to bed wandered at dawn through Napa’s historic downtown, where the quake had shorn a 10-foot chunk of bricks and concrete from the corner of an old county courthouse. Bolder-sized pieces of rubble littered the lawn and street in front of the building and the hole left behind allowed a view of the offices inside.

College student Eduardo Rivera, 20, said the home he shares with six relatives shook so violently that he kept getting knocked back into his bed as he tried to flee.

“When I woke up, my mom was screaming, and the sound from the earthquake was greater than my mom’s screams,” Rivera said.

While inspecting the shattered glass at her husband’s storefront office in downtown Napa, Chris Malloy, 45, described calling for her two children in the dark as the quake rumbled under the family’s home, throwing heavy pieces of furniture 3 or 4 feet and breaking them.

“It was shaking and I was crawling on my hands and knees in the dark, looking for them,” she said, wearing flip flops on feet left bloodied from crawling through broken glass.

President Barack Obama was briefed on the earthquake, the White House said. Federal officials also have been in touch with state and local emergency responders. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County, directing state agencies to respond with equipment and personnel.

Napa Fire Department Operations Chief John Callanan said the city has exhausted its own resources trying to extinguish six fires, some in places with broken water mains; transporting injured residents; searching homes for anyone who might be trapped; and answering calls about gas leaks and downed power lines.

Two of the fires happened at mobile home parks, including one where four homes were destroyed and two others damaged, Callanan said.

The earthquake sent 120 people to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, where officials set up a triage tent to handle the influx. Most had cuts, bumps and bruises received either in the quake, when they tried to flee their homes or while cleaning up, hospital CEO Walt Mickens said. Three people were admitted with broken bones and two for heart attacks.

The child in critical condition was struck by part of a fireplace and had to be airlifted to a specialty hospital for a neurological evaluation, Callanan said.

The earthquake is the largest to shake the Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the USGS said. That temblor struck the area on Oct. 17, 1989, during a World Series game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, collapsing part of the Bay Bridge roadway and killing more than 60 people, most when an Oakland freeway fell.

Sunday’s quake was felt widely throughout the region. People reported feeling it more than 200 miles south of Napa and as far east as the Nevada border. Amtrak suspended its train service through the Bay Area so tracks could be inspected.

Napa City Manager Mike Parness said at an afternoon news conference that 15 to 16 buildings were no longer inhabitable, and there was only limited access to numerous other structures, mostly ones with broken windows. Officials say they are still assessing buildings in the area.

In Napa, at least three historic buildings were damaged, including the county courthouse, and at least two downtown commercial buildings have been severely damaged. A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at a high school, and crews were assessing damage to homes, bridges and roadways.

“There’s collapses, fires,” said Napa Fire Capt. Doug Bridewell, standing in front of large pieces of masonry that broke loose from a turn of the century office building where a fire had just been extinguished. “That’s the worst shaking I’ve ever been in.”

Bridewell said he had to climb over fallen furniture in his own home to check on his family before reporting to duty.

The shaking emptied cabinets in homes and store shelves, set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses and talking about damage inside their homes.

Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman J.D. Guidi said close to 30,000 lost power right after the quake hit, but the number was down just under 19,000, most of them in Napa. He says crews are working to make repairs, but it’s unclear when electricity would be restored.

The depth of the earthquake was just less than 7 miles, and numerous small aftershocks have occurred, the USGS said.

“A quake of that size in a populated area is of course widely felt throughout that region,” said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said cracks and damage to pavement closed the westbound Interstate 80 connector to westbound State Route 37 in Vallejo and westbound State Route 37 at the Sonoma off ramp. He says there haven’t been reports of injuries or people stranded in their cars, but there are numerous flat tires from motorists driving over damaged roads.

VIDEO link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/napa-earthquake-injuries_n_5704615.html

Associated Press writers Tom Verdin in Sacramento, Lisa Leff in San Francisco and Courtney Bonnell in Phoenix contributed to this report.

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Signs of Change, June 2014


Widespread disaster continue all around the globe as our climate unleashes relentless extremes breaking records and destroying homes and lives..
Freak, rare and extreme weather events has taken place the past month or so….

Thanks for watching and stay safe..

So much more has happen then this video shows because a lot has gone unreported. Please visit my facebook page for much more..
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawkke…

A thanks to all my sources around the world that share with me daily :)

S0 News July 5, 2014 | Solar Wind Mystery


http://www.Suspicious0bservers.org
http://www.ObservatoryProject.com
PLAYLISTS
Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Sun Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Valuable Info: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Comet Siding Spring: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
TODAY’S FEATURED LINKS:
Global Temps: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/best…
Exoplanet Oops: http://www.newscientist.com/article/d…
Solar Wind Still a Mystery: http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205/7…

Breaking News 5.2 Earthquake Hits Lordsburg New Mexico


Breaking News Event Earthquake Details.
Event Time
2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC
2014-06-28 21:59:33 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
2014-06-28 23:59:33 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

32.607°N 109.151°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities
50km (31mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
83km (52mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
136km (85mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
144km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
288km (179mi) ESE of Phoenix, Arizona

Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So ~ May 2014



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKcbDIyKdw

Gaia: Helping to Clear the Inner and Outer Earth Debris


The following note from Judith Kusel totally aligns with my note below on the Yellowstone earthquake update :)

Another wave of clearing and cleansing is upon us, and works with the ancestral lines, and all the debris we have collected over many thousands of years.
It is bringing in the mass clearing of the collective consciousness of mankind – the self-destructive tendencies which have been our Archilles heel for so long.
Old patterns of trauma, woe, of self-hate, etc. all that has to dissolve, in order for the new to arise.
This is pure vortex energy and is starting to spin faster.
It is now working with the core earth energies, as the earth is now going to spin faster. As she already has an increased wobble from the shifting of poles, this means that this spinning will start affecting us immensely on all levels.
So be prepared for more changes, and changes, and some more.
I just love this!
We are being revamped, inside and out!
(Judith Kusel)

3/26/2014 Yellowstone Magma Chamber Animals Leaving Yellowstone? What Do They Know We Don’t Know?


Note: It’s been a few months since I closely followed earthquake monitoring, since then global seismic activity has continued to rise in tandem with the rising consciousness tsunami. As people around the world wake up, the “system” fights back. In the process the planet responds to cleanse, purge and clear out the chaos manifesting within the consciousness of billions of people as they move through the shift into a new paradigm. These changes are natural and nothing to fear, the consciousness of Mother Earth is moving humanity through planetary change as smoothly as possible.

Staying positive, grounded with the Earth and in alignment with your inner core BE-ing will guide you through any upheaval your region may experience. Much love to all!

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friend Tom Lupshu just released the 1st video below in which he warns us that nearly one quarter of the northern elk herd at Yellowstone National Park are missing according to the annual winter count. We learn that biologists aren’t sure if there has been a stunning decline in the herd to account for these missing numbers or if there are other factors at play. Tom also shares with us that helium releases are now at 1000 times above normal while a complete media blackout also exists.

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Animals Leaving Yellowstone? What Do They Know We Don’t Know? by TAT’S 2 MIN NEWS

 

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While it has been said that animals often give us warnings far ahead of earth changing events, Yellowstone recently witnessed herds of bison running for their lives on the public roadways (as shown in the 2nd video below) that WERE NOT being chased or rounded up. Are these animals now detecting something potentially vast and deadly? The Yellowstone Supervolcano is the only thing there that would fit the bill. Tom warns that we should watch these animals and watch them very closely as they will always give us a heads up before an event. Are all of these events signs that the Yellowstone caldera is about to blow?

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TODAY:

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Event Time

  1. 2014-03-26 23:59:00 UTC
  2. 2014-03-26 17:59:00 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-03-26 15:59:00 UTC-08:00 system time

Location

44.803°N 110.779°W depth=7.2km (4.5mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 30km (19mi) ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana
  2. 99km (62mi) SSE of Bozeman, Montana
  3. 135km (84mi) NE of Rexburg, Idaho
  4. 176km (109mi) NNE of Ammon, Idaho
  5. 221km (137mi) SSE of Helena, Montana

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Event Time

  1. 2014-03-26 19:14:36 UTC
  2. 2014-03-26 13:14:36 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-03-26 11:14:36 UTC-08:00 system time

Location

44.804°N 110.772°W depth=6.4km (4.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 30km (19mi) ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana
  2. 99km (62mi) SSE of Bozeman, Montana
  3. 135km (84mi) NE of Rexburg, Idaho
  4. 176km (109mi) NNE of Ammon, Idaho
  5. 221km (137mi) SSE of Helena, Montana

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3/26/2014 — Volcanic Earthquakes — Yellowstone and California — Animals giving warning?

 

 

Over the past 48 hours, a noticeable increase in seismic activity has occurred across the Western United States.

 

Specifically, a swarm of earthquakes has occurred extending from the Western edge of the Yellowstone magma chamber, now Eastward into the center of the National Park itself.

 

This building pressure is now manifesting as multiple 3.0M+ earthquakes, all at a 3.0mile or greater depth inside the Yellowstone magma chamber.

 

As if Yellowstone were not enough, the pressure is also translating to earthquakes occurring farther Southwest from Yellowstone, along the deformed edge of the North American Craton, extending into Central California , along the subduction zone of the North American Plate (and the Pacific Plate).

 

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yellowstone volcano california volcanic march 26 2014

 

The above screenshots show the past 2 United States earthquakes greater than 3.0M. One inside the Yellowstone supervolcano, the other at an “unnamed” volcano in California.

 


 

Video update on the current Yellowstone movement from tatoott1009 here:

 

 

 


 

The heavy earthquake activity along the West Coast of the United States , over the past few weeks, has now translated in the craton displacement that we were expecting.

 

The earthquakes inside the magma chamber at Yellowstone, and the earthquakes now occurring at dormant volcanic chains along South / Central California, mean we can expect further activity in the near term to INCREASE.

 

The increase in activity along the edge of the craton will continue into the near term future due to the overall Pacific displacement occurring internationally.

 

Until things cool off internationally in the West Pacific, we can expect sizable displacement to occur along our plate in North America.  This means, Yellowstone, Colorado, Oklahoma, and other areas along the edge of the edge of the craton need to be aware of the possibility of movement in the near term.

 

Also.. the odd man out, Southern California , near Baja, sits primed, and now showing slight volcanic chamber activity.  Expect Salton Sea and Mono Lake to be showing some movement soon.

 

Earlier this past week.. we made note of the multiple UNREPORTED earthquakes at Yellowstone..

 

http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/3252014-yellowstone-magma-chamber-earthquake-swarm-usgs-censoring-activity/

 

Move forward a few days, and the USGS is now on top of things apparently.  Either that, or the movement is now becoming undeniable.

 

In other news from the region, last week, reports of odd Bison (buffalo) movements exiting the park..

 

Were the animals trying to tell us something?

 

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Yellowstone Magma Chamber Earthquake Swarm — USGS Censoring Activity 3/25/2014

Over the past week, several reports have been coming in from viewers, telling me to check the charts in Yellowstone. People saying the charts are showing UNREPORTED activity on multiple stations across the famous Supervolcano (national park).

Indeed, activity was occurring this past week, but NOT being counted on the USGS public feeds as earthquakes.

Earthquakes at Yellowstone not being reported? What is this madness?

After checking the actual charts, indeed it is confirmed, there has been earthquake movement GREATER than 2.5M across the area, the charts do not lie……

Here are a couple examples of the activity NOT showing on public feeds as “earthquakes”.. yet clearly some actual movement is occurring : (censored?)

http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/daythumbs.php?glayout=1

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Move forward a few days, now currently March 25, 2014 — after the flurry of UNREPORTED activity — and now the USGS is showing THREE 3.0M+ events over the past 24 hours.

Coming from the Western edge of the Yellowstone Magma Chamber (click to view full size) :

yellowstone swarm march 25 2014

 

The magma chamber for the supervolcano has been found to extend further West than originally thought. Confirmed now via subterranean “soundings” taken via ground penetrating RADAR, the chamber extends as far West as the Oregon State Line.


Compare the “reported” 3.0M+ events shown on the charts below, to the charts over the past few days, shown above.

The charts above show similar sized activity. However no earthquakes were reported at Yellowstone corresponding to the charts above.

This means censorship is occurring at some point. The earthquakes on the charts earlier this week, were not reported as earthquakes to the public.

Move forward 2-3 days… March 24, 2014 .. THREE earthquakes, greater than 3.0M, now showing on the Yellowstone charts, and also being publicly admitted on the USGS feeds.

yellowstone march 24 2014 earthquakes

3.4M : http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000nnc5#summary

3.4M : http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000nndb#summary

3.1M : http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000nncj#summary


Overall, the movement at Yellowstone WAS / IS expected.

Expected? Yes.

Why?

See my earthquake forecast / overview here:

Several areas in the forecast have already been hit:


Multiple earthquake monitoring links can be found here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com/

Wall of rock rises out of the ground in the Philippines: new fault triggered large quake


 

 

 
Residents stand next to a long earthen wall which formed following the Oct. 15 earthquake in Barangay Anonang in Inabanga, Bohol. Phivolcs scientists said the wall is the face of a previously unknown fault line which caused the magnitude 7.2 quake
October 24, 2013PHILIPPINESAs the magnitude 7.2 earthquake ended on Oct. 15, residents of Sitio Kumayot in Barangay Anonang heard an explosive sound like a thunderclap. Villagers watched in horrified disbelief as the ground cracked open and, with smoke and the stench of sulphur spreading, one side started to rise. The emerging wall of rock and earth missed by a hairline the toilet of baker Menecia Bautista Aparecio, 43. “We will be living forever in fear, being so close to the fault line,” said Aparecio, who fears returning to her home and now bakes her “pan Bisaya” or “pan kinamot,” a local bread, in the village chapel. The rock face, about three meters high and two kilometers long, raised fears among villagers that more cracks would appear on the ground and swallow them up. Scientists, who may declare a 300-meter permanent danger zone around the fault, described the appearance of the ground rupture as a “eureka” moment in their search for what they have long suspected was an active earthquake fault in the area. Government scientists said the appearance of the yet unnamed fault, which does not exist on the country’s map of fault lines, triggered the powerful earthquake in Central Visayas. “We are 100 percent sure that this is the generator (of the earthquake),” Teresito Bacolcol told GMA 7 as he noted that the rock face appeared near the quake’s epicenter at the boundary of Sagbayan and Catigbian towns. “When we saw (the fault), eureka! This is it.” Bacolcol led a team from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), which inspected the rock face last Monday. “We recommend that no structures should be built on top of a fault and within the five-meter buffer zone on both sides of the fault,” Phivolcs director Renato Solidum told The STAR. He also urged the local government of Bohol to revise its land use policy around the fault. -Philstar
Geologists from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found “ground zero” or the fault that triggered the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The discovery on Monday confirmed the existence of a previously unknown fault in western Bohol. The Oct. 15 earthquake claimed around 200 lives and caused major infrastructure damage, including Spanish-era churches in Bohol and Cebu. Immediately after the earthquake, Phivolcs said the tremor was caused by the movement of the East Bohol Fault. The epicenter, first reported as Carmen town, was later adjusted to the general area between Sagbayan and Catigbian towns in north central Bohol based on the distribution of aftershocks. Geologists found a 5-kilometer surface rupture that extended from barangay Anonang in Inabanga town to barangay New Anonang in Buenavista town. “That fault motion caused the earthquake,” Renato Solidum, director of Phivolcs told ABS-CBN News Channel’s Talkback yesterday morning. The ground rupture pushed the ground upward from two to three meters, cutting through mountains, roads and possibly settlement areas. Phivolcs teams are still studying the extent of the fault line which could extend 100 kilometers or longer.

Meanwhile, aftershocks recorded by Phivolcs indicate a general distribution from north Bohol to the offshores of Dalaguete, Alcoy and Boljoon towns in southern Cebu. The data was plotted on a map by Jessie Alaivar Floren, a private Geographic Informatino System expert in Cebu. Aside from structural damage, residents in southern Cebu towns of Alegria and Badian and Carcar City have complained that ground water turned to “milo” brown. “The earthquake may have disturbed the clay-limestone land formations in these areas, affecting their water table and underground water channels,” said Jun Lucero, senior geologist of the DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). Lucero told Cebu Daily News that they are now checking reports of possible liquefaction in several areas in Cebu and Bohol. Severe liquefaction could result in the sinking or submersion of lands, he  said. Areas near the river and those reclaimed from the sea are more prone to liquefaction, Lucero said. Structures in reclaimed areas, he said, should have stronger foundations and must use materials that can withstand strong ground shaking and liquefaction.  -Inquirer

 

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