Fear of Volcano eruption in Ukhrul, India


Fear of Volcano eruption in Ukhrul

SHITRU: A continuous gush of smoke and ashes from a swamp at Old Wahong village, Ukhrul has left villagers fearing natural calamity in the form of volcanic eruption any time at Shitru area.

According to the villagers, smoke radius of about 2 feet along with ashes have been gushing out from the earth’s surface at Shitru, a swampy area at Old Wahong village, since the last two weeks. Villagers and onlookers are expecting a volcanic eruption at the area in a short time. Any form of materials doused inside the earth gets easily heated producing more and more smoke.

Even the ashes released from the area are heated, village authority member Kapangkhui said. Continuous ejection of smoke and ashes has turned out to be a mystery to the villagers. However, with majority of the villagers preoccupied with cultivation of seasonal crops, and coupled with incessant rainfall, they are yet to inform State authorities about the mysterious phenomenon till date.

Yet, they are clueless and at the same time quite apprehensive in case the smokes and ashes turn out to be a prelude to a volcanic eruption. Shitru is just a half kilometre away from the residential area of the village.

Because of the proximity, major destruction could be faced in case of eruption, Kapangkhui stated. It may be mentioned that in 2013, a mud volcano erupted at the neighbouring village of New Tusom due to the shifting of tectonic plates of India and Myanmar. (Source)

http://thenortheasttoday.com/fear-of-volcano-eruption-in-ukhrul/

1,255 wild animals found dead after floods in Bhanvnagar, India


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© Source: PTI
A lioness takes her cub to a safer place after heavy rainfall caused floods at forest in Amreli on Saturday.

The forest officials have recovered carcasses of 1,255 wild animals including four lions and 1,225 blue bulls and 14 chittals from three talukas of Bhanvnagar district. These animals had swept away in river Shetrunji during flash floods last week.

Following a massive search and rescue operation, the Bhavnagar forest department on Tuesday issued a statement giving the details of the wild animal that died in the floods.

“Our 30 teams searched for wild animals dead or alive in mud filled water and muck for one week. We found bodies of total 1255 wild animals including four Asiatic lions which had swept away in flood waters and reached down-stream of Shetrunji River in Bhavnagar area,” G S Singh, deputy conservator of forests, Bhavnagar, told TOI.

Singh said that the bodies were found from Palitana, Gariyadhar and Talaja talukas of Bhavnagar.

http://www.sott.net/article/298543-1255-wild-animals-found-dead-after-floods-in-Bhanvnagar-India

30 Jun 2015 [disturbing] | China Floods: Chinese Reporter Swept Away by Flood Waters During TV Report


Note: Dramatic, disturbing footage of a reporter and the man she was interviewing suddenly being washed away as the land beneath them crumbled from the raging waters.

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Chinese authorities initiated a grade IV emergency response to torrential rain and floods in Sichuan Province on Tuesday.
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/06-30/171312….
The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction sent work teams to assist relief efforts in the southwest China province, where storms have brought floods and landslides since last week.
In Sichuan, two people were killed by landslides in Nanjiang County, which reported its worst floods since 1949. Another woman was killed by a landslide in Sichuan’s Pengxi County.
Official figures show that the disaster has forced the relocation of 132,300 people across 44 townships with 23,000 houses being completely destroyed as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Visuals: CCTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Ff3…
http://www.weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing#…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhYxC…

Japan on Volcano Alert after Mt. Hakone Eruption


Fresh layers of volcanic ash were confirmed near a newly found vent in the Owakudani valley on Tuesday morning. The Owakudani valley is a part of the range of Mount Hakone.
The Meteorological Agency has raised the eruption-alert level from 2 to 3 on its scale of 5. It is cautioning against a possible eruption that may affect a residential area near Owakudani09865432

29 Jun 2015 | Nishinoshima Volcano: JCG Conducts Seabed Survey #西之島


Note: We’re witnessing the birth of a new island land mass, if the activity continues it will eventually
someday be the home to beautiful landscapes and be home countless lifeforms. Fascinating…


http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/?id=2…
English Translation (direct translation by google):
Around Nishinoshima of a year and a half or more over a period of volcanic activity followed the Ogasawara Islands (Tokyo), survey vessel of the Japan Coast Guard, “Akihiro” (3000 tons), was conducted for the first time become the seabed survey after the eruption (the 29th , Yomiuri machine from) = Tokyo headquarters photo part Maeda Naoki shooting published June 29, 2015

California’s Drought Could Upend America’s Entire Food System


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Irrigation water in California.

AP

CLIMATE PROGRESS

On April 1, California Governor Jerry Brown stood in a field in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, beige grass stretching out across an area that should have been covered with five feet of snow. The Sierra’s snowpack — the frozen well that feeds California’s reservoirs and supplies a third of its water — was just eight percent of its yearly average. That’s a historic low for a state that has become accustomed to breaking drought records.

In the middle of the snowless field, Brown took an unprecedented step, mandating that urban agencies curtail their water use by 25 percent, a move that would save some 500 billion gallons of water by February of 2016 — a seemingly huge amount, until you consider that California’s almond industry, for example, uses more than twice that much water annually. Yet Brown’s mandatory cuts did not touch the state’s agriculture industry.

Agriculture requires water, and large-scale agriculture, like that in California, requires large amounts of water. So when Governor Brown came under fire for exempting farmers from the mandatory cuts — farmers use 80 percent of the state’s available water — he was unmoved.

“They’re not watering their lawn or taking long showers,” he told ABC’s “The Week” the Sunday after he announced the restrictions. “They’re providing most of the fruits and vegetables of America to a significant part of the world.”

Almonds get a lot of the attention when it comes to California’s agriculture and water, but the state is responsible for a dizzying diversity of produce. Eaten a salad recently? Odds are the lettuce, carrots, and celery came from California. Have a soft spot for stone fruit? California produces 84 percent of the country’s fresh peaches and 94 percent of the country’s fresh plums. It produces 99 percent of the artichokes grown in the United States, and 94 percent of the broccoli. As spring begins to creep in, almost half of asparagus will come from California.

“California is running through its water supply because, for complicated historical and climatological reasons, it has taken on the burden of feeding the rest of the country,” Steven Johnson wrote in Medium, pointing out that California’s water problems are actually a national problem — for better or for worse, the trillions of gallons of water California agriculture uses annually is the price we all pay for supermarket produce aisles stocked with fruits and vegetables.

Up to this point, feats of engineering and underground aquifers have made the drought somewhat bearable for California’s farmers. But if dry conditions become the new normal, how much longer can — and should — California’s fields feed the country? And if they can no longer do so, what should the rest of the country do?

“It’s Not Just A California Drought Problem, It’s A Problem With Our Whole Food System”

In 2014, some 500,000 acres of farmland lay fallow in California, costing the state’s agriculture industry $1.5 billion in revenue and 17,000 seasonal and part time jobs. Experts believe the total acreage of fallowed farmland could double in 2015 — and that news has people across the country thinking about food security.

“When you look at the California drought maps, it’s a scary thing,” Craig Chase, who leads the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative at Iowa State University, told ThinkProgress. “We’re all wondering where the food that we want to eat is going to come from. Is it going to come from another state inside the U.S.? Is it going to come from abroad? Or are we going to grow it ourselves? That’s the question that we need to start asking ourselves.”

The California Central Valley, which stretches 450 miles between the Sierra Nevadas and the California Coast Range, might be the single most productive tract of land in the world. From its soil springs 230 varieties of crops so diverse that their places of botanical origin range from Southeast Asia to Mexico. It produces two thirds of the nation’s produce, and, like Atlas with an almond on his back, 80 percent of the world’s almonds. If you’ve eaten anything made with canned tomatoes, there’s a 94 percent chance that they were planted and picked in the Central Valley.

Some crops will always be grown in California. The Napa Valley, where a history of earthquakes has resulted in 14 different microclimates perfect for wine, is a truly unique place for growing grapes. The maligned almond is a great crop for California — it needs brief, cold winters and long, dry summers, and produces more value than it uses water, something rare for crops. Realistically, there aren’t many places in the world better suited to growing almonds than California.

But a lot of the things that California produces in such stunning numbers — tomatoes, lettuce, celery, carrots — can be grown elsewhere. Before the 20th century, the majority of produce consumed in the United States came from small farms that grew a relatively diverse number of crops. Fruit and vegetable production was regional, and varieties were dictated by the climate of those areas.

“There may be reason for the citrus and some of the nuts that are uniquely suited to the Mediterranean climate, but there’s no real reason that you have to produce all the fruits and vegetables. Those were grown other places before California came in,” John Ikerd, professor emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics University of Missouri Columbia, told ThinkProgress.

Ikerd, who taught agricultural economics before becoming an advocate for sustainable farming, grew up in rural Missouri, where he estimates that the majority of the food he ate came from within 50 miles of his home. At that time, the Midwest was still covered with small and mid-sized farms growing a diverse portfolio of crops. Ikerd described a tomato cannery in the town where he grew up, built to process the tomatoes grown in the farms from the surrounding area. Orchards, too, were once plentiful throughout the Midwest, growing apples and fruit for markets both local and national.

But the tomato canneries and the orchards that Ikerd remembers have largely disappeared, replaced by fields upon fields of corn and soybeans, commodity crops that government subsidies help make the quickest, fastest way to profit in the Midwest. From 1996 until the most recent version of the Farm Bill, farmers that grew commodity crops like corn and soil were actually prohibited from also growing specialty crops like fruits and vegetables on their land. Anyone who grew a specialty crop on land meant for subsidized commodity crops would have to forfeit their subsidy and pay a penalty equal to the market value of whatever specialty crop they grew, a policy that did little to discourage farmers in the Midwest from becoming large producers of one or two commodity crops. The U.S. government spent almost $84.5 trillion dollars subsidizing corn between 1995 and 2012, and a good portion of corn crops does not make it to a plate, instead used as ethanol or feed for livestock.

Of the corn that is intended for consumption, much of it ends up as high fructose corn syrup, which is now so ubiquitous it encourages maximizing the yield of corn at the expense of agricultural diversity. From 2002 to 2012, the amount of land dedicated to growing the nation’s top 25 vegetables fell from 1.9 million acres to 1.8 million. In the same amount of time, corn production grew from 79 million acres to 97 million.

“The deeper people look at it, they’ll see it’s a deeper part of the whole,” Ikerd says. “It’s not just a California drought problem, it’s a problem with our whole food system.”

A map showing where various crops are grown across the U.S.

A map showing where various crops are grown across the U.S.

CREDIT: Bill Rankin

In 2010, the Leopold Center at Iowa State University ran some numbers to figure out what would happen if a small stretch of Midwestern farmland — just 270,000 acres — was used to grow vegetables instead of corn or soybeans. They found that diversifying even that small amount of land — basically the amount of cropland in an average Iowa county — across six Midwestern states would yield almost enough produce to supply all the residents of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota for the entire year.

But that conversion is easier said than done, according to Chase. Farming corn requires a completely different infrastructure than farming produce, and he doesn’t see farmers jumping to replace their crops and machinery with California still capable of producing fruits and vegetables. Equipment for corn or soy farming can cost upwards of $100,000, a financial commitment that encourages farmers to grow crops that are easy to plant and harvest with the machinery.

“It’s not a land issue and it’s not a soil quality issue,” Chase said. “A lot of it is an infrastructure issue or a labor issue, particularly with those products that are so extremely labor intensive.”

Matt Kroul, co-owner of Kroul Farms in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, explains that for farmers — stereotypically a stubborn bunch — changing what’s grown can be difficult. Kroul farms 1,200 acres that have been in his family since the 1800s; for decades, his grandfather and grandmother farmed corn and soy, but the farm crisis of 1980 forced Kroul’s father to diversify their enterprise. Today, the farm produces a mix of commodity crops and seasonal produce, which it sells both directly to consumers via markets and a farmstand, and to local restaurants. Kroul feels fortunate that the farm was both small enough to be able to adapt to new crops and well-connected enough within the community to find a consumer base, but he acknowledges that in Iowa, this isn’t the case for everyone.

“You’d love to see it change, you’d love to see consumers drive that market to push more local foods,” Kroul said, but he worries that large-scale commodity farmers won’t want to change what they’ve always done. “Farmers are going to continue to grow what they’ve always grown. It’s a slippery slope in their mind to turn some acres over to vegetable and other growth.”

But Ikerd believes that the system can — and must — adapt to changing conditions. He remembers a time when fruit trees dotted the Midwest, and he also remembers watching as they were steadily replaced by large operations growing corn or soy or both. The system we have now, Ikerd says, was all built in the last 50 years. And he thinks a more sustainable system could be put in place just as quickly.

“This System Was A Fantasy”

Why do we grow so much of our produce in one place? And why California?

“There’s plenty of good soil elsewhere,” Richard Walker, professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, told ThinkProgress. “But it’s the ability to put water on [that soil] over a long, dry summer that allows you to get very quick results.”

When it comes to irrigation, California is a powerhouse. Some 9 million acres of farmland are irrigated each year, making California the state with the second-largest amount of irrigated land (behind Nebraska).

But it wasn’t always like that. Back in the early days before California’s modern agriculture — during the mining boom of the mid-1800s — the state’s primary crops were wheat and corn. Farmers grew the grain without irrigation, finding that California’s short, rainy winters, long, hot summers, and nutrient-rich soil created the perfect growing conditions without the need for extra water. By the 1890s, however, the intense grain industry had depleted the soil, and California’s farmers were forced to find another crop.

With a Mediterranean climate, California has always been particularly well-suited to growing produce. Toward the turn of the 20th century, fruit and vegetable production in the state exploded in growth, helped along by the transcontinental railroad, which could carry California’s produce — fresh, frozen, or canned — to East Coast markets where it fetched a handsome price. Between the 1880s and the 1930s, the amount of cropland dedicated to fruits and vegetables increased ten times over — and most of that depended on irrigation.

At first, irrigation projects were small, created by organizations of farmers banding together to build small local dams on small local rivers. By the 1930s, Walker says, all the best, most naturally fertile land had been developed — but demand for dependable year-round produce was only increasing, thanks to the rise of supermarkets and shrewd advertising from California agribusiness. So, farmers turned their eyes to something bigger.

“A water system grew with the rise of the state to economic prominence, from individual projects to irrigation districts and colonies to state-engineered projects,” Steven Stoll, associate professor of history at Fordham University, told ThinkProgress. “Their rising political power ensured that they would get the water they needed — no matter what.”

These big projects — sponsored by both the state and federal government — brought water to unexpected places, like the Westlands, a barren area southwest of Fresno that has historically received around eight inches of rain annually. By most accounts, the Westlands could be classified as a desert. It was instead transformed into farmland by funneling water in from San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to meet the demands of industry.

“But here is the point — the water existed. It flowed out of the Sierra up and down the Central Valley. It only needed to be captured, stored, and directed,” Stoll says. The Westlands became farmland at a certain point in the history of California agriculture where massive engineering projects were the solution to any problem. As long as water continued to flow from the Sierras, human ingenuity — and water from the Sacramento and Colorado Rivers — was all that was needed to bring that water to the fields.

“Human societies for the last 10,000 years have arisen on that same assumption — climatic stability, the continuation of certain trends indefinitely,” Stoll says. “No one could have known, or only few did, that fossil fuels had the capacity of changing those conditions.”

As Walker sees it, California agribusiness, for a long time, has dealt with problems through engineering. But now — after a century of diverting rivers — there’s simply less surface water to work with.

“It turns out that you can’t overcome all the problems with engineering,” Walker says. “You don’t even need climate change to know that this system was a fantasy.”

Alongside surface water, farmers can access groundwater, natural aquifers that have been soaking up water that falls in California — as rain or as snow — for thousands of years. Within the complicated web of water rules in California, groundwater is a complete free-for-all — anyone who taps it can use it.

In an average year, water from underground aquifers supplies California with 30 to 40 percent of the state’s water supply — in drought years, that number jumps to 60 percent. This year, that number could be as high as 75 percent.

But groundwater takes thousands of years to fill up, and California farmers are being forced to drill deeper and deeper — sometimes thousands of feet into the Earth — to find groundwater for their farms. That deep drilling is beginning to mar the California landscape, lowering water tables and causing the ground to sink. Shallow wells are being sucked dry by those with the resources to drill deeper, and communities are being deprived of their groundwater safety nets. According to the New York Times, the depletion of groundwater has terminally damaged California’s soil, lessening its ability to reabsorb and store water in the future.

Last fall, the California legislature addressed the problem of overpumping groundwater, passing a bill that forces communities to regulate the extraction of water from underground aquifers. It was a big moment, the first time in the state’s history that anyone had dared to place restrictions on groundwater use. But it was also a bill that, in a lot of ways, fell short of actually fixing the problem: communities are given years, decades even, to formulate their plans for replenishing and conserving groundwater, meaning that many of the effects of the bill won’t be felt until 2040.

“There’s no more water in the system,” Walker says. “That’s what they have to realize. Where’s the water you’re going to pump this year? It’s not there.”

Taking Pressure Off California With A Regionalized Food System

In 2013, the USDA published a report looking at the impact of climate change on the United State’s agriculture — a comprehensive overview of available literature meant to serve as an input to the National Climate Assessment. Climate change, the report concluded, would fundamentally alter the way that crops and livestock are raised in this country. Crops that depend on irrigation would be especially vulnerable as both increasing temperatures and changing precipitation patterns place stress on water resources.

“Some U.S. agricultural systems, such as those currently operating at their southern marginal limit or those that currently depend on irrigation, will have to undergo more transformative changes to remain productive and profitable,” the report read.

California has a finite amount of water to split between a seemingly infinite number of needs: from drinking water to residential lawns, swimming pools to protected streams, almond trees to alfalfa sprouts. For decades, irrigation and ground water have been enough to transform otherwise unsuitable areas into productive farmland. The Midwest could specialize in commodity crops because specialty crops could be — and were — grown easier elsewhere.

Climate change is altering that balance. Though evidence connecting the current drought to climate change is the subject of debate, studies show that man-made climate change certainly won’t help the situation. A recent study out of Stanford found that human emissions increase the probability of the low-precipitation, high-temperature conditions that have made this drought so tough. Another study from NASA also found that if emissions continue to increase, the American Southwest has an 80 percent chance of facing a multi-decade megadrought from 2050 through the end of the century.

Mike Hamm, director of the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, hopes that those projections — of more frequent and longer-lasting droughts — don’t come true. He hopes that California can still produce as many fruits and vegetables in 30 years as it does now — but he also thinks that, to safeguard our food system, we need to move toward a more regionalized system of production.

“We need California production as long as and as much as it can be contained, and we need to regionalize production of fruit and vegetables as much as we can, in part to take water pressure off of California and in part to take pressure off of developing countries where we get fruits and vegetables from,” Hamm told ThinkProgress. Michigan, Hamm says, is already fairly well-situated for regional, diverse produce. Places like Iowa, that have seen their land consumed by large commodity farms, would face a more difficult transition.

“They neither have the land that is producing it, nor do they have the human capital,” Hamm says. “On the other hand, historically, in a place like Iowa, they had a very diverse agriculture with a lot of fruits and vegetables, which says that they have the climatic and environmental capacity to do it.”

To switch from a single crop to a diverse portfolio might seem daunting, but it’s change that has already begun to happen elsewhere. Thirty years ago, late spring would have signaled the beginning of the growing season for the most predominant crop in western North Carolina: tobacco, which had been grown in the region since the late 1600s. Federal quotas instated as part of the New Deal assured farmers a minimum price for their product in exchange for a set yield, a program that gave small farmers a measure of security for growing a high-value but labor-intensive crop. In 2002, the tobacco industry in North Carolina accounted for $800 million — roughly 12 percent of the state’s agricultural revenue.

That all changed in 2004, when quotas were phased out as part of a President George W. Bush’s American Jobs Creation Act.

“It was a big change, like a hurricane coming through,” Charlie Jackson, executive director of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), told ThinkProgress, explaining that three decades ago, western North Carolina had some 7,000 tobacco farms — according to the 2012 census, that number is down to 94.

But farming didn’t disappear in western North Carolina — instead, it transitioned, diversifying to produce fruits and vegetables for local markets with the help of ASAP. From 2002 to 2012, the number of farms in the area fell from 12,212 to 10,912, but the number of farms selling produce directly to the local community increased from 740 farms to 1,190. Instead of sales dropping with the decline of the tobacco industry, sales to consumers actually grew over $5,000 during that time. According to an ASAP report, by switching from tobacco to produce, farmers in the southern Appalachia’s could provide local communities with almost 40 percent of their yearly fruit and vegetable needs.

If the tobacco quotas had remained in place, Jackson says, the switch to regional produce farming might have been slower. “My guess is that there would still be a lot of farms growing tobacco,” he said.

Western North Carolina, in a way, was already primed for the transition to supplying diverse produce to the region. Because of the area’s mountainous geography, farms were already small, and they occupied different climatic regions, from 1,000 to 5,000 feet in altitude. Farmers in North Carolina hadn’t invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in specialized farming infrastructure, so they were more free, in a sense, to adapt to the changes ushered in by the end of tobacco quotas.

“It’s really an interesting thing, where something that could have been disastrous ends up being transformative,” Jackson said.

So will the California drought be disastrous, or transformative? Ask John Ikerd what he thinks, and he leans toward transformation.

“I’m not really pessimistic. If we decide we want to change agriculture, I think it’s quite conceivable that we can recreate this whole food system,” he said. “We just need to wake up to the fact that we’ve got a problem and start working on it. Once we do that, the solutions are there.”

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/californias-drought-could-upend-americas-entire-food-system/

Aurora borealis glows in central Virginia, seen as far south as Texas (Photos) and apparent “Sphere Alliance” message confirmation


Note: These images come from American Kabuki’s blog where a lady named Denise claims to have contact with beings from the Sphere Alliance who apparently communicated about “pink energy’s” not long before these photo’s were taken. I haven’t been following the conversations, so follow the like below if you would like to learn more.

It’s been suspected for quite some time now, that intelligence operatives were planted in the One People’s community in Morroco – which Bill was a high ranking member of. Whether or not Denise (or Bill) are credible contacts I can’t say for sure, as always use discernment.

One thing is for sure, these are absolutely beautiful images coming in from parts of the USA that rarely, if ever see the Aurora Borealis dancing across the night sky…enjoy!

Looks like Denise got “a hit” and the message from the Sphere Alliance was verified…and on scehduled!  Also got a private double confirmation in an email from Denise of whom she is talking to… which I may write up later… so fun! -AK

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/06/23/aurora-borealis-glows-in-central-virginia-seen-as-far-south-as-texas-photos/

Aurora borealis glows in central Virginia, seen as far south as Texas (Photos)
By Angela Fritz June 23 at 10:30 AM

A gorgeous aurora was seen on Cape Cod, Mass. last night. (Chris Cook via spaceweather.com)

A series of coronal mass ejections over the past few days have hurled bursts of solar gas and magnetic field at our planet, sparking a severe geomagnetic storm and pushing the aurora borealis deep into the Lower 48.

On Monday night, the northern lights were photographed in states that rarely get to witness the optical manifestation of a solar storm. The Northeast was brimming with hues of green, pink and purple, but photographers in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas and even Texas.

[Solar eruptions trigger severe geomagnetic storm]

If you happened to head outside around 1:30 a.m. in central Virginia, you might have caught this view. A very dark sky was needed to see the aurora down here, but David Murr in Louisa, Va., shared some great northern lights with us.

Another shot from The Plains, Va.:

Georgia:

West Virginia:

Arkansas:

On the Appalachian Trail near the Massachusetts-Connecticut border:

Breaking: Scores Injured in Massive Taiwan Water Park Explosion


Ed Note: When I saw this story I immediately visited JumpingJackFlashHypothesis.blogspot.com/ to see if this story was posted and could be related to Earth’s ever increasing methane/hydrogen sulfide expulsion. But unfortunately no stories from June 27th were published yet. Yet, peruing thru the events that took place on June 26th listed under “Fires and Explosions” it’s not hard to surmise Taiwan’s water park explosion was ignited by natural causes.

Yet I find it quite interesting how the fire is barely extinguished and reporters are claiming the explosion was linked to a “white powder”- when there’s absolutely been no time to carry-out an official investigation.

FYI…I’ve been following the above website since 2012. Over the last three years I’ve witnessed an exponential increase in the number of events listed under all categories and from my observations,  this appears to the number one threat to life on earth “as we know it” because isn’t linked to specific areas and regions of the world.

The frozen Methane/Hydrogen Sulfide gaseous glaciers have been part of the earths substrata for millions of years, at this time they’re melting faster at an exponential  rate as ice turns to slush, and slush to liquid gas. Hydrogen Sulfide which is heaviest than H2O, rises to the surface and lays over the surface of low lying areas and waterways, snuffing out every living thing it comes into contact with. Hence, mass fish kills are linked to H2O expulsions in lakebed’s, ocean’s and rivers.  . Methane is lighter than H20 and rises into the atmosphere, which has been suspected of causing mass bird kills, is depleting the Ozone layer and creating climate change feedback loops which are escalating out of control…as humans attempt to mitigate problems created by man, with chemtrails and other geoengineering schemes.

There’s also a concerted effort by “the system” to suppress the earths gaseous expulsion phenomenon. Besides the fact you see very little information or fear mongering on this subject and the writer of the blog and his links have been banned from God Like Productions forum. I’ve also had to re-post several articles under the Earth Changes “Methane Hydrate” category several times over the last couple years.

Obviously officials at the highest levels are aware of these hazardous threats, but it’s difficult to determine if local authorities are aware of this very serious problem…yet.

Whenever an event or explosion occurs officials are quick to give the public a suspected cause, then they move forward with little or no follow-up on the results of the investigation “Keep moving folks, nothing to see here…”. Which begs the question: Are local officials just as unaware as the general public, or is there a concerted effort by civil engineers at the grass roots level to keep this knowledge suppressed to prevent fear and panic, when they should be making the public aware of the dangers and preventative measures which could save lives and property. I seriously doubt news reporters or meteorologists have a clue since they’re given scripts to read and the information they’re exposed to in relation to planetary changes and conditions is highly controlled.

Knowing what we’ve learned about the Wigner Effect caused by radiation leaking from Fukushima which causes metal fatigue and problems with hydraulics (brakes), combined with threats of explosions and also problems with hydraulics presented by the hydrogen sulfide expulsion; the public would be well advised to keep your distance from amusement park rides, water parks and take preventative measures to avoid hazardous conditions. Below are links with basic information on Earths gaseous expulsion phenomenon, what to look for and how you can mitigate the potential problems before they arise.

What is happening

http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html

Information Links

http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/p/info-links.html

FAQ’s Preventative Measures

http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/p/q-is-there-anything-i-can-do-to-prolong.html

Hope this information helps and is of service to everyone who reads this…

Much love, blessings and aloha to all! {~A~}

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Published on Jun 27, 2015

More than 200 people were injured — scores of them seriously — after flammable powder apparently exploded in midair at a recreational water park in Taiwan, the East Asian nation’s official Central News Agency reported.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06…
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/27/asia/ta…

Massive Vortex – Denison Dam, Lake Texoma | Jun, 2015 Flooding


Note: Ummm, the question to ask is where is all the water going? My first impression was this is the result of toooo much fracking which caused “fractures” in the substrata. Add to that all the water weight from recent flooding and it appears Oklahoman’s (Texas too) may be facing serious geologic changes in the near future. No fear, just be prepared folks.

Video by Edward N. Johnson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

ABOUT DENISON DAM & LAKE TEXOMA

Authorization: Flood Control Act approved June 28, 1938, Project Document HD 541, 75th Congress, 3d Session (flood control and power); Public Law 868, 76th Congress, 3d Session, approved October 17, 1940, (improving navigation, regulating flow of Red River, controlling floods, and other beneficial uses); Public Law 454, 78th Congress, 2d Session, approved September 30, 1944, (impoundment designated as Lake Texoma); Public Law 273, 83rd Congress, 1st Session, approved August 14, 1953, (Denison water supply storage); Public Law 164, 84th Congress, 1st Session, approved July 15, 1955, (construction of Willis Site Bridge); Public Law 146, 85th Congress, 1st Session, approved August 14, 1957, Project Document HD 541, 75th Congress, 3d Session, (Sherman water supply); Public Law 282, 91st Congress, 1st Session, approved July 19, 1970, (water supply dam on Big Mineral Arm); Public Law 662, 99th Congress, 2d Session, approved November 17, 1986, (added recreation as a project purpose and authorized reallocation of additional storage for water supply).

Location: On the Red River at river mile 725.9, 5 miles northwest of Denison in Grayson County, Texas.

Status: Completed

Purpose: Flood control, water supply, hydroelectric power, regulation of Red River flows, improvement of navigation, and recreation.

History of Construction: Construction began in August 1939 and was completed in February 1944. The project was first available to operate for full flood control without any restrictions in January 1944. The first hydroelectric turbine was placed on line in March 1945 and the second in September 1949. Construction of a highway bridge across Lake Texoma at the Willis Ferry site started April 24, 1958, and was completed October 30, 1960. The 5,426-foot-long bridge replaces a former crossing south of Woodville, Oklahoma, on Oklahoma State Highway 99 and Texas State Highway 91. The roadway surface is about 37 feet above the top of the power pool.

Type of Structure: The structure is a rolled earth-filled embankment with a rock-protected upstream slope. The main embankment is 15,200 feet long. The maximum height of the structures is 165 feet above the streambed. A rolled earthfill dike 5,870 feet long and 15 feet high is located in the vicinity of Platter, Oklahoma. The Cumberland levee is 23,480 feet long with a crest elevation of 647.0. Highway 75A crosses the top of the dam.

Spillway & Outlet Works: The uncontrolled spillway is a concrete, gravity, chute-type structure, 2,000 feet long, located in a saddle on the right bank. Spillway capacity at maximum pool (elevation 666.4) is 1,050,000 cubic feet per second. The outlet works consist of three 20-foot-diameter, concrete conduits through the embankment equipped with six 9- by 19-foot vertical lift gates and one emergency gate. Capacity of the outlet works is 67,500 cfs at the top of the flood control pool and 60,120 cfs at the top of the power pool. Limiting channel capacity below Denison Dam is about 60,000 cfs.

Hydrologic Data: The estimated peak discharge for the May through June 1908 flood was 470,000 cfs. The volume was 8,517,000 acre-feet which is equivalent to 4.73 inches of runoff. The peak inflow for the May 1990 flood was 300,000 cfs with a volume of 5,087,000 acre-feet. The peak inflow for the May through June 1987 flood was 315,000 cfs with a volume of 2,879,000 acre-feet. The total volume of inflow for the 1957 flood was 8,364,000 acre-feet.

Strange groaning sounds come from the sky in Long Island, New York


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I heard these odd sounds coming from the sky over Long Island today. if anybody can tell me what this noise is please comment below.

Groaning, trumpeting sounds heard in Batangas, Philippines’ sky


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Strange Sound heard at the sky of LOBO, Batangas Philippines…
Creepy sound in the sky..

Strange trumpet sound echoing through the sky in west Phoenix, Arizona


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Strange sound again tonight. Lasted about 20mins. West Phoenix/Glendale area 11:30pm 6/1/15

Strange sound echoing through the sky in west Phoenix early this morning. Not the local train! It lasted from 12:20am to 12:50am. Sounds musical. Very bizarre…..

6/20/2015 — “Super-Fractures” CONFIRMED ! Geology professionals say ‘Super-charged’ wells cause fracking earthquakes


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Above: May 7, 2015 – M4.0 earthquake strikes Venus Texas Fracking operation — Leading to the new term “super-fracture” to describe the actual process at work.

 

In my most famous (online famous lol) diatribe regarding this issue, I coined a new term that I am using to describe what is occurring at these injection well locations.

The term I came up with was “super-fracture”… causing pressure on the injection well casements.

Now the professionals come out with a breakthrough so-called “discovery”.   They have discovered that “super-charging” is causing fracking injection earthquakes.

I called it super-fracture over the past few months , now they come out with a “breakthrough” new study where they’re now calling it super-charging.

To top it all off, the team of researchers has come to the same conclusions I put out in the multiple videos!

SMH  :)

See one of the videos where I fully explain the concept of a “super-fracture” here (about 13min into the video):

Here is an epic rant video explaining the same exact thing in no uncertain terms 😀 :


Here are two articles I put out a month ago, in May 2015, talking about the “super fracture pressure” causing these earthquakes.

5/18/2015 — Dallas Texas Fracking Earthquake — Multiple events prove the “Super-Fracture” has spread

http://dutchsinse.com/5182015-dallas-texas-fracking-earthquake-multiple-events-prove-the-super-fracture-has-spread/

5/08/2015 — 4.0M earthquake strikes Texas Fracking Operation — Viewer asks “What comes next?” Answer is…

http://dutchsinse.com/5082015-4-0m-earthquake-strikes-texas-fracking-operation-viewer-asks-what-comes-next-answer-is/


Summed up, the professionals have come to the same exact conclusion that I came to previously (publicly in the multiple videos / posts).

They have concluded that by backing off injection well pressure, but not fully closing down the wells, that the pressure subsides, and the super-fracture (super-charging) slows down.

Ironic they used nearly the same term, and came to the same conclusions isn’t it?!


 

Here is the main stream media article on this new “super charging” release by professionals:

Supercharged injection wells triggering more earthquakes, study finds

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150618-supercharged-injection-wells-triggering-more-earthquakes-study-finds.ece

“The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America’s heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science that looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.

It’s not so much the average-sized injection wells, but the supercharged ones that are causing the ground to shake. Wells that pumped more than 12 million gallons of saltwater into the ground per month were far more likely to trigger quakes than those that put lesser amounts per month, the study from the University of Colorado found.

Although Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and other states have seen increases in earthquakes, the biggest jump has been in Oklahoma. From 1974 to 2008, Oklahoma averaged about one magnitude 3 or greater earthquake a year, but in 2013 and 2014, the state averaged more than 100 quakes that size per year, according to another earthquake study published Thursday. Since Jan. 1, the U.S. Geological Survey has logged more than 350 magnitude 3 or higher quakes in Oklahoma.

Studies have linked the increase in quakes to the practice of injecting leftover wastewater into the ground after drilling for oil and gas using newer technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing. Recent studies have linked the damaging 2011 magnitude 5.7 quake that hit Prague, Oklahoma, to a nearby high-rate injection well.

Unlike other studies, this new University of Colorado study looked at 18,757 wells that were associated with earthquakes within 9 miles of them and the nearly 170,000 that didn’t have any quake links. Looking for the difference between the two groups, researchers determined that it was how much wastewater was pumped and how fast, said lead author Matthew Weingarten.

Even though quake-associated wells were only 10 percent of those studied, more than 60 percent of the high-rate wells — 12 million gallons or more — were linked to nearby earthquakes, the study found.

And of the 45 wells that pump the most saltwater at the fastest rate, 34 of them — more than three out of four — were linked to nearby quakes, the study found.

Physically, it makes sense because “high-rate injection creates much higher pressure over the relative time scale,” said study co-author Shemin Ge, a hydrogeology professor at the University of Colorado.

Possible other factors Weingarten and Ge looked, such as cumulative amounts of saltwater injected or depth, didn’t show up as significant in the large database.

A different study that just looked at quake-struck Oklahoma, released at the same time in the journal Science Advances, pointed more toward cumulative amounts of liquid rather than high rates. But study co-author Mark Zoback of Stanford said both papers can be right because factors might be slightly different in Oklahoma than elsewhere.

Seismologist Susan Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey called the Weingarten study both compelling and hopeful — hopeful because it means that energy drillers can change the way they inject wastewater and thereby lessen the number of earthquakes.”

http://dutchsinse.com/page/6/

6/20/2015 — SOFTBALL sized hail in South Dakota — Major supercell storm produces tornadoes + large hail


Amazing videos are surfacing from around Rapid City South Dakota following a large supercell thunderstorm outbreak yesterday – June 19, 2015.

The RADAR feed (seen below) shows the storm as it developed and progressed in a near direct line towards the RADAR station transmitter.

Literally making a direct path towards the tower, and becoming the most intense as it passed nearby the NWS office.

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See video of the event here from a dedicated group of storm chasers who I watch weekly — I recommend you subscribe to their channel immediately :

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Clearly the hailstones were very large.  Measuring near 3+ inches in diameter.

hail stones june 19 2015 south dakota

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Main stream media report on this severe weather outbreak:

6/20/2015 — MAJOR GEOLOGIC MOVEMENT IN ONTARIO CANADA — METHANE GAS GEYSER BURSTS FROM THE GROUND


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by Dutchsince

A large burst of naturally occurring methane has occurred in Lambton Shores, Ontario Canada, located about 80 miles Northeast of Detroit near the Michigan border along the shores of Lake Huron.

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Appearing more like a violent geyser eruption at Yellowstone super-volcano, this large emission of methane caught locals off guard — as this is not ‘normal’ by any means.

Officials are saying this is a ‘natural’ burst of gas from the ground, and have issued a local state of emergency – warning people to keep away from the area.

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Methane bursts are a worst case scenario according to professionals like the Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG).

Scientists have warned we would start seeing these types of methane emissions in sub-tundra areas now that the Post Glacial Rebound Effect is taking hold in earnest.

See more on AMEG here:

http://ameg.me/

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Natural gas geyser at Indian Hills golf course

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http://www.lakeshoreadvance.com/2015/06/17/natural-gas-leak-at-indian-hills-golf-course

“Indian Hills golf course staff have posted an update regarding the eruption of natural gas this week. Earlier this week the course was closed because naturally occurring gases had been observed being released from the ground in a localized area of the golf course. There continues to be no risk to the public outside of the site. The monitoring and testing will continue. The declared localized emergency remains in effect.

 ” Here is our understanding at this time. We cannot allow anyone on the golf course until we know that the situation is stable and no gas is leaking from the ground. We have all the required survey’s and tests lined up to take place today, tomorrow and over the weekend and into the start of next week. We hope to reopen by next weekend and should be able to have clear answers to exactly what happened.

 “As of 10am on Friday things are looking almost normal which is allowing us to do further tests that will ensure the publics safety.
Thanks for everyones understanding of the situation.”

 Lambton Shores Deputy Mayor Cook stated “The Municipality is continuing to work with the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, as the owners of the golf course in conjunction with experts in this area.” Residents are being asked to stay away from the immediate area until advised that the situation has been resolved.

The public may call 2-1-1 for any updates on the situation.”

Cause of natural gas bubbles in Lambton Shores thought to be natural

http://www.theobserver.ca/2015/06/18/cause-of-natural-gas-bubbles-in-lambton-shores-thought-to-be-natural

“Municipal officials in Lambton Shores declared a “localized state of emergency” Thursday, one day after a natural gas leak at a local golf course bubbled and released methane gas.

Doug Cook, the town’s deputy mayor, announced the state of emergency for the Indian Hills Golf Course and surrounding subdivision following a meeting of the Municipal Emergency Control group.

Gas has continued to leak into the air since Wednesday morning, and with no indication of when it might stop.

“We’re hoping it will dissipate in the near future,” Cook told The Observer. “There may be more radical steps to take if not, but at this point, there’s not much we can do.”

Firefighters and Lambton OPP responded to reports shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday from a nearby First Nations group of a strange odour coming from a creek.

The golf course was evacuated when the leak was discovered, and access to Indian Hill Trail West remains restricted, said Const. Travis Parsons, the OPP’s community services and media relations officer.

Cook said the evacuation was a precautionary measure and there is no risk to the public outside the gas leak site.

The cause of the leak is under investigation and is assumed to be naturally occurring gas venting to the surface. If that’s the case, it would be a rare incident since natural gas is usually found in pockets deep into the ground.

Natural gas, used as an energy source for heating, cooking, and power generation, is flammable when it mixes with air at certain concentrations.

Union Gas accompanied the firefighters to the site and determined the leak was indeed natural gas and contained methane, according to Andrea Stass, Union Gas’ manager of media relations. The utility company does not have any natural gas pipelines in the area, she added.

Representatives from the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Natural Resources are working in tandem to monitor the leak, but are not responsible for testing or determining the cause of the gas bubbles.

“Our focus is making sure the sampling work is done to determine the cause,” said environment ministry spokesperson Kate Jordan. “Once we have that or further information, that will really help us to determine what the appropriate next steps are.”

That responsibility falls to the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation who technically own the land. It also falls within the municipality. As such, the First Nation has hired a consultant to determine where the gas is coming from.

The environment ministry did a review of the area for any possible sources of methane, but found nothing, Jordan said.

While there is a commercial sewage treatment plant on the golf course that sends treated “effluent” back to the creek, the ministry concluded “there is no indication that the sewage treatment plant or its effluent could be contributing to the methane release.”

The ministry also determined there is no possibility that the methane would present a health risk to people outside the immediate area, Jordan said. The municipality’s drinking water is safe.

“While signs may point to this being a naturally occurring gas leak, this has not been confirmed definitively,” Jordan said.

But Cook said with no possible sources of man-made pollutants releasing the methane, the consensus and “best opinion” is the gas leak is natural.

He added he had never heard of a naturally occurring gas leak before. Stass from Union Gas said she had heard of one other case in over 15 years working with the Chatham-based utility.

Lambton Shores, the First Nation and its consultant, as well as Ministry of the Environment officials are meeting again Friday. Until then, the state of emergency remains in effect and the public is advised to avoid the area.”

http://themillenniumreport.com/2015/06/methane-gas-geyser-bursts-from-the-ground-ontario-canada/

6/20/2015 — California’s Pisgah Volcano (East of Los Angeles) hit by rare earthquake


California’s Pisgah volcano has been hit by a rare earthquake.

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Many of my viewers might remember this location from another series of events in 2011.. when Pisgah crater gave off a large plume , which was detected on RADAR, and settled out over downtown Los Angeles.

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Plumes appeared again in 2012, but blew in a different direction:

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Information on this current June 20, 2015 Pisgah earthquake:

Magnitude/uncertainty 2.6 ml± 0.2
Location/uncertainty 34.696°N 116.244°W± 0.2 km
Depth/uncertainty 3.8 km± 0.5
Origin Time 2015-06-20 20:22:14.730 UTC
Number of Stations 23
Number of Phases 35
Minimum Distance 8.60 km (0.08°)
Travel Time Residual 0.16 sec
Azimuthal Gap 60°
FE Region Southern California (43)

6/21/2015 — Deep M6.5 earthquake in the West Pacific — Asthenosphere movement showing yet again


Link submitted by Linda, mahalo!

After a period of relative “calm” in the Asthenosphere , which lasted approximately 1 week, over the past few days we have now seen TWO deep earthquakes below Fiji / Tonga in the West Pacific.

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The Asthenosphere is an area of semi-melted magma located below the plates / lithosphere / Earth’s crust.

As we have seen in the past, when there is deep movement in the Asthenosphere, the activity is usually followed up by SHALLOW earthquake activity in a nearby adjacent area within a few days of the deep event.

Here is a video explanation of the Asthenosphere movement:

Thus, we need to watch the nearby adjacent areas to these two deep M6.0+ earthquakes for possible shallow larger seismic activity over the next several days.

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Information on the current M6.5 earthquake from the USGS:

Magnitude 6.5 Mb
Location/uncertainty 20.300°S 178.300°W± 0.0 km
Depth/uncertainty 573.0 km± 0.0
Origin Time 2015-06-21 21:28:17.000 UTC
Number of Stations 23
Number of Phases 23
Minimum Distance 493.00 km (4.43°)
Travel Time Residual 1.21 sec
Azimuthal Gap 82.8°
FE Region Fiji region (181)

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Information on the other deep M6.0 event from June 17, 2015:

Magnitude/uncertainty 6.0 mwb± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 20.405°S 178.911°W± 8.5 km
Depth/uncertainty 653.0 km± 4.2
Origin Time 2015-06-16 06:17:00.580 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 160
Minimum Distance 434.59 km (3.90°)
Travel Time Residual 1.25 sec
Azimuthal Gap 38°
FE Region Fiji region (181)

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