Earthquake activity in New York, Quebec and Yellowstone today!


Not sure what Dutchsinse means when he says “It’s breaking up folks, didn’t think it’d happen so fast…”, but when you factor in that USGS is deleting events altogether or downplaying the magnitudes then it’s difficult to determine exactly how much activity is taking place. Considering the fact I personally watched the USGS delete a 6.5 quake that happened 160 miles off the coast of Hilo, HI in Dec, I don’t put much of anything past them in covering up the extent of earthquakes taking place right now.

There’s a massive media black out on the earth changes unfolding and why it’s happening because they don’t want people to panic, and they do have a point.  But, if they would have planned for this day 40-50 years ago like the Chinese did when they built entire towns and cities that are sitting uninhabited,  there would be no need to worry about panic and people would’ve had time to learn about whats unfolding and why.  Of course HAARP is pushing things along, but ultimately Mother Earth is the one who’s in charge and with one flip of the poles we’re knocked back to the stone age and She can rest for a few thousand years to heal once again.

But, I digress, with the so-called Supermoon that’s upon us we’re likely to see an increase in seismic activity over the next few days. You can always feel the effect of any full moon starting about 3 days before, then for 3 days after the energy will linger. And with this being such a close moon the effects upon the earth are expected to be magnified, and from what they’re showing it looks like seismic activity is definitely heightening.

From Dutchsinse, March 16,2011

Check out yellowstone!! wow! And 2 back to back 3.7 and 4.3 magnitude in Canada / New York border region!! California and Mount Saint Helens!

http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/daythumbs.php

and here is the intellicast earthquake view:

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMapFull.aspx

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Earthquake Warning for March 19-22 and April 17-18


Saturday, 12 March 2011, 6:40 pm
KEN RING’S EARTHQUAKE WARNING FOR 20 MARCH 2011 IN NZ

If what Ken Ring says is true, the forecast catch includes Taupo and Auckland, which will affect the Waikato River, expecting 14 Dams within this catchment to collapse, which will flood out lowlands of Hamilton – Ngaruawahia – Huntly between 17-22 March 2011, and a month following this.

The Methodology
For those that don’t know, the theory on the forecasting of earthquakes is a combination of unique factors all occurring at the same time, they relate to:
– Perigee (closest earth moon distance for the month)
– Moons Phase (full moon or new moon)
– King Tide (around the time of the king tide which varies in duration and strength)
– Moon Distance from earth (being a bigger impact the closest the moon is to the earth)
– Other Solar Influences

On the graph below you can see the pattern of earthquake timings. As can be seen, the potential for another is indicated around the 20th March. We suggest to give or take a few days because this doesn’t occur on one single day, rather it is a short period of time where a trend may be occurring.

We may note that stronger earthquakes occur when all unique factors are happening at once, particularly with larger king tides and closer perigees (closest distance from earth to moon for the month). It is worth noting that the moon will be the closest to the earth for the whole year on the 20th March, and the closest since 1993 and won’t be as close again until 2016. This does not mean it is massively closer than at other closest-perigees in recent years, only that it is among the closer dates.

The top 25 earthquakes are listed below where they have occurred in Christchurch. The table does not include the hundreds of smaller quakes that occur between king tides. Smaller events that come within a day or so may be considered aftershocks, as waves may be after a large tide. But larger shakes that happen a month later may be considered as new events.

April may be the last month in this sequence because after that, the moon starts to move further away, in terms of earth – moon distance, and loses gravitational influence. Also solar factors e g the Jupiter / Saturn opposition, which cause increased radiation that affect earth’s magnetic field, diminish. There are therefore two main periods to be vigilante around, 19-21 March and 17-18 April, after which perhaps people might consider returning to the area to rebuild. There may still be smaller tremors later, but with less potential for the same scale of destruction.

References
A short visit to Wikipedia, or Google, requesting “moon and earthquakes”, will reveal that the theory is not made up by us, but constitutes a large body of respected scientific research worldwide. e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Wikinaut/Moon-Earthquake-Theory

Other published studies include:

Earth Tides Can Trigger Shallow Thrust Fault Earthquakes
http://www.skywise711.com/quakes/files/Science_Express.pdf
Extract: A recent study of seismicity in Japan, showed Earthquake-Tidy correlation in sub regions, with the best correlations found in regions that experienced a large earthquake. Our study shows a statistically significant increase in triggering of globally distributed large tectonic events (M>5.5) with increasing tidal stress amplitudes”

Are Earthquakes Encouraged by High Tides?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1022_041022_earthquakes_tides.html
Extract: Solid-earth tides are caused by the pull of the moon and sun’s gravity on the Earth. The Earth’s solid mass has enough elasticity that it behaves similarly to ocean tides but to a much lesser degree.

China Earthquake predicted by relationship with lunar-tide cycles and other unusual activity
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210580/earthquake.htm
Extract: “In China on February 4, 1975, the people of Haicheng were successfully evacuated right before a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the school! The decision to evacuate the city was taken primarily because of the strange behavior of animals. Most of the city was destroyed but all of the people in the city were evacuated before the earthquake. Almost 90,000 lives were saved. A retired‚ geologist from California, says that he can predict an earthquake just by counting missing pet ads in the newspaper and correlating this relationship to lunar-tide cycles. He claims to have 75% accuracy using this method. James has been saving and counting missing pet ads for many.

Evidence for tidal triggering of earthquakes from statistical analysis of global data
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2002/2001JB001577.shtml

These are what is called “peer review” articles They show the international science community is very actively linking moon positions to earthquakes. Lately the geonet sciences have also expressed the need to take care around 19-21 March, which backs us up.

This is Ken Ring’s original 230-page book. It describes the three main cycles of the Moon and how when they combine they can create extreme weather events. It contains enough to get you started.

Free Book Website: http://www.predictweather.com/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=335&type=home

Click here: http://www.predictweather.co.nz/Details.aspx?id=133.

Also a review and way to freely download from here:

http://ebooklink.net/g/download/0906362520/Predicting%20the%20Weather%20by%20the%20Moon/

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One may also want to track what is unfolding at the James Berkland website http://www.syzygyjob.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=35


Here is the 103 p-wave from the great Japan quake going RIGHT OVER the Jalisco/Acapolco area as well as the 140 going over South America:
Baja Sur & Jalisco, Acapolco & Chile, Argentina Watch: 6.0+ this supermoon
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:51:33 AM »

For general information In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth’s surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points which are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line through the centre of the Earth. Full article at Wikipedia.
http://www.antipodemap.com/

The last time the moon was this close to the earth was 16 years ago.

QUOTE
Markets, geopolitics and history aside, you can’t get there from here if you don’t get out of Mother Nature’s way. First and foremost, that means being mindful of the March 19 full moon 28° 48′ Virgo. It’s arguably the year’s most extreme SuperMoon, for a couple of reasons: it’s the closest SuperMoon of the year, occurring within an hour of lunar perigee (the Moon’s closest approach to Earth): the Moon will look huge when it rises at sunset. And being so close to the vernal equinox, this SuperMoon occurs within hours of the moment the full moon crosses the celestial equator from north to south, just as the Sun crosses in the opposite direction. That makes this a major geophysical stress window, centered on the actual alignment date but in effect from the 16th through the 22nd. Of course you can expect the usual: a surge in extreme tides along the coasts, a rash of moderate-to-severe seismic activity (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions), and most especially in this case a dramatic spike in powerful storms with heavy precipitation, damaging winds and extreme electrical activity. Floods are a big part of the picture in this case, although some of these will be dry electrical storms that spark fast-spreading wildfires.

Being planetary in scale, there’s no place on our home planet that’s beyond the range of a SuperMoon, so it wouldn’t hurt to make ready wherever you are or plan to be during the March 16-22 SuperMoon risk window. That said, possible zones of special vulnerability may be indicated by astro-locality mapping this particular SuperMoon alignment. Among these are longitudinal meridian lines defining a swath of elevated risk running through North and Central America from Chicago at the eastern edge to Winnipeg and Mexico City on the west. This same longitudinal swath crosses the poles to sketch out a similar swath in Asia, through Siberia, eastern India, Bangladesh, Nepal, western China and Mongolia. In addition, horizon arcs sweep from New Zealand through the Pacific across to the Russian side of the Bering Strait, across Greenland and Iceland, and down through northern and western Europe and west Africa.

The March 19 SuperMoon is by far the most significant storm and seismic indicator this month, but it’s not the only one. Lesser geocosmic shock windows also up the ante for unusually strong storms and moderate to severe seismic activity (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes, subsequent tsunami, and volcanic eruptions). These lesser windows include March 1-7 (surrounding the new moon on the 4th), March 23-26 (bracketing the lunar south declination peak on the 25th), and from late on the 31st on into early April.
http://www.astropro.com/forecast/predict/2011-03.html

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/astronomy/story/46417/extreme-super-full-moon-to-cause-chaos.asp
http://www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/index_map.map
http:/www.data.scec.org/recenteqs/

The Aftermath


For those of you like myself who don’t watch tv and who have no access to news coverage of the devastation in Japan, thought I’d put together a few videos of the unimaginable extent of the destruction and devastation left behind in the wake of this disaster – which also underscores the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster.

Thousands of people lost their lies who never had a chance to get out of way of the tsunami, but there are still millions who are affected and living without basic necessities after the destruction left behind from the earthquake.

This clip has some intense footage of the earthquake in progress, it went on for several minutes and people couldn’t do anything but hang on until it was over. Most of the people look stunned, disoriented and lost; for many along the coast if they were lucky enough to survive everything they know is gone.

From what I’ve heard it appears that the media and maybe even Japanese officials are underplaying the death toll, this looks much worse than the tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean several years ago that took the lives of over 250,00. This is incredible….

Short clip from the ground, it looks like a war zone…

Incredible footage from an aerial view of the waves coming in

Reports of damage in Russia’s from the Kuril Islands

Incredible devastation clip

5.4 earthquake in China leaves 25 dead and houses leveled


March 11, 2011 – CHINA – At least 25 people were killed and 250 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote area of south-west China near the border with Burma, state media reported. According to local media reports an earthquake measuring 5.8-magnitude hit Yunnan province, 225 kilometres south-west of Dali, at 12:58pm (local time). The quake hit at a depth of 34 kilometres. The earthquake toppled more than 1,000 houses and apartment buildings in China’s southwest on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 200, officials and state media said. In both areas people have been buried in the debris. Power has been cut in Yingjiang County and soldiers are heading to the scene to help with rescue attempts. A local hospital has put up 50 tents so they can treat many more injured people. Chinese authorities have warned that Yunnan Province should prepare for aftershocks. –ABC.net
“People were terrified and afraid to go to sleep,” said one resident. Prior to the quake, more than 1200 tremors were recorded in the region.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/page/2/

Amazing earthquake Liquifaction taking place live!


This is incredible video of the ground as it breaks up and moves, leaving cracks and water coming up from nowhere to form small, growing pools of water. It appears the ground he’s on was built over the ocean and Mother Nature is now putting things back to it’s normal state.

Japan Quake And Tsunami: At Least 1,000 Dead


A huge tsunami is feared to have killed at least 1,000 people as it swept over coastal Japan after the country’s biggest earthquake on record.

The massive 8.9 magnitude quake on Friday caused a 33ft wave that hit the port of Sendai city, sending ships crashing into the shore and carrying cars and buildings through streets.

Other coastal and low-lying areas in the northeastern region were inundated.

On Saturday the battered nation was slowly comprehending the sheer scale of Japan’s worst ever disaster – as fears of a nuclear nightmare emerged.

We are offering assistance to the Japanese… we stand ready to help and have search and rescue teams on standby

Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne

Police there say between 200 and 300 bodies have been found, with at least 349 people missing. However, Kyodo news agency estimates the death toll at more than 1,000.

Meanwhile, the threat of radiation continues to develop after faults occurred at two nuclear power plants.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it was in “full response mode” after the unit 2 reactor of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a cooling fault and thousands of residents in surrounding areas were evacuated.

Tsunami Warnings In Place: A Closer Look

The coastal power plant, northeast of Tokyo, is still partially submerged.

Japanese officials also reported that pressure was increasing inside the unit 1 reactor’s containment area and decided to vent steam vapour to lower the pressure through radiation filters.

Three reactors at the plant were operating when the earthquake hit and the water level in each of the reactor vessels remained above the fuel elements, according to the IAEA.

According to the Foreign Office over seven million households were without electricity and 11 reactors at four different power stations stopped operating after safety shutdowns.

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A state of emergency was declared after radiation fears at a nuclear reactor

Japan’s nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power said on Saturday that a second of its atomic plants in the quake-hit area was experiencing reactor cooling problems.

Although officials believed radiation would only rise about eight-fold in the containment area, Kyodo news agency said a nuclear safety panel believed it was 1,000 times above normal.

Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan wanted the evacuation zone around the stricken reactors widened to six miles as officials examined the area.

“I will go to the Fukushima nuclear power plant to grasp the situation there,” Mr Kan said.

Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011.T

Houses and cars were swept away by the force of the tsunami

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that new coolant supplies were offered to help the stricken nuclear plant.

“Japan is very reliant on nuclear power and they have very high engineering standards, but the plant came under a lot of stress with the earthquake and didn’t have enough coolant,” Mrs Clinton said.

Japanese authorities eventually decided on using domestic supplies of renewal coolant, according to Reuters.

INDOOR SHOTS AS THE QUAKE HITS

Up to four passenger trains are unaccounted for, a dam in Fukushima prefecture broke and washed away numerous homes, and a major explosion occurred at a Sendai petrochemical complex.

On Saturday morning a thick pall of smoke and flames rose from dozens of cars on fire at a car distribution lot in Fukushima, after they had been dumped in a heap by receding waters.

An airport engulfed by muddy torrents on Friday still had flowing water streaming over its runways more than 12 hours later.

Japan Quake: People take shelter as bookstore ceiling collapses in Sendai

People took shelter as bookstore ceiling collapsed in Sendai

But a ship swept away by the tsunami was later located, and all 81 aboard were airlifted to safety.

The capital Tokyo was one of several cities shaken by dozens of subsequent aftershocks – some 15 minutes apart – culminating in several large shocks on both coasts of Honshu as the weekend started.

UK ambassador to Japan David Warren, who was south of Tokyo during the main tremor, told Sky News: “It was very strong and a very long earthquake… it was frightening.”

Police in Iwate prefecture, near the epicentre, confirmed the deaths of at least 34 people after a town centre was completely demolished by the surging wave.

Japanese Prime Minister: We Must Act Fast

Mass evacuations took place after tsunami warnings were issued for the entire Pacific basin, but despite warnings from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, it spread throughout the ocean without causing major damage.

US President Barack Obama announced that although one aircraft carrier was already in Japan another carrier group was under orders to steam towards Japan.

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The US 7th Fleet flag ship, USS Blue Ridge, loaded humanitarian supplies in Singapore while en route to the region.

The Japanese government’s top spokesman, Yukio Edano, said the country was sending troops to the quake-hit areas as the self-defence force prepared 300 planes and 40 vessels for rescue operations.

The earthquake – one of the strongest ever recorded and felt 1,500 miles away in the Chinese capital of Beijing – obliterated Tokyo‘s Disneyland car park and caused large fires at sites including an oil refinery in nearby Ichihara.

For videos with incredible footage go here:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Video-Japan-Earthquake-Tokyo-Tsunami-Fears-After-79-Magnitude-Quake-Rocks-Buildings-In-Capital/Article/201103215950160

Amazing video of tsunami striking coast of Japan!


Incredible footage of the tsunami rolling over the Japan coastline taking homes, cars, yachts and burning buildings with it while people in cars race to escape the moving mass of debris…they;re saying at an 8.9 this is the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan.

4.5 Earthquake in Hawaii, Tsunami warnings, evacuations, school closings


I just felt an earthquake while watching video’s on the Japan earthquake, the emergency sirens are going off. Checking the radio, they said the earthquake was a 4.5 magnitude right under the neighborhood I live in  near Pahoa, HI!

At this time all of the islands are under a tsunami warning, waiting for a possible wave to hit from the Japan 8.9 earthquake earlier this evening. They’re talking about the type of wave that will hit and he’s saying it’s the kind with an elevated wave, not the type like the Indian Ocean tsunami where the water recedes before the wave hits giving people some kind of advance warning.They say the tsunami will hit at 2:49am and it’s now 11:25pm, it’s so weird with all of the sirens going off every hour and they’re having evacuations in Hilo which is 20 miles north of where I live. The Hilo airport is closed and they’re even having school closures tomorrow because people are having to leave from evacuation areas   …

Fortunately I’m 2.5 miles inland and about 450 elevation, so I should be ok. It’s midnite now, the sirens are going off again and its raining. Here I sit on a little bitty island listening to the Coast to Coast theme song as George Noory closes another evening show. Very eerie vibe in the air, especially with all the talks on the radio about the deaths in Japan and tsunami warnings all around the Pacific Ocean. Tonight it definitely feels as tho the earth changes are upon us full steam ahead.

There was also a solar flare today, which means more earthquakes in the next few days…hold on folks, we’re in for a helluva ride. They’re predicting an earthquake in So California from signs like the massive fish kill in Marina Del Rey, the solar flares and a record number of missing pet reports.  So we’ll see..

Follow-up on Friday the day after: It was a long night, but it appears everything was alright and there were no major tsunami’s to hit the islands.  We’re all just weary from a long night and very little sleep…the sirens went off around 4am.

A major tsunami has struck northern Japan after a powerful 8.9 magnitude megaquake rocked the capital Tokyo.


Breaking News

7:42am UK, Friday March 11, 201

Reports have emerged of a 33ft tsunami smashing into the port in the country’s Sendai city, while cars, trucks, houses and buildings were swept away by a 13ft wave in Onahama city.

Deaths have been reported following the disaster, which has obliterated Tokyo’s Disneyland car park.

Large aftershocks continue to hit the capital of Tokyo, following a quake so strong it was felt 1,500 miles away in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Airports in the region have been closed and Tokyo’s fire department reported several people were injured when a roof caved in at a graduation ceremony in the city.

Japan tsunami map 0700map: Japan Meteorlogical Agency

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii also said a tsunami warning was in effect for Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas.

Meanwhile, a tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii.

Waves from the quake are expected to hit the coast of Taiwan at around 9.30am GMT.

In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and workers poured into the street for safety.

US Geological Survey Spokesman On Quake

TV footage showed a large building on fire and bellowing smoke in the Odaiba district of the city.

Police and coast guard officials said they were assessing possible damage from the quake.

Several quakes had hit the same region in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude one on Wednesday.

Click here for incredrible video footage of the tsunami

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Video-Japan-Earthquake-Tokyo-Tsunami-Fears-After-79-Magnitude-Quake-Rocks-Buildings-In-Capital/Article/201103215950160

Pakistan – Giant fissure opens up in ground


If you can translate what this gentleman’s saying, it would be interesting to know what he’s talking about. Sure seems to have a lot to say, please leave a comment if you understand what he’s saying.  Was there a loud bang or an earthquake that accompanied this event and exactly how long is the fissure, looks like it goes on for quite a ways.

Christchurch earthquake: New living hell


For people like my dad who ahh-poo upcoming earth changes, here ya go! When a natural disaster hits, it turns your life upside down in ways you can’t even imagine. Please be prepared! Even basic necessities like a working toilet are gone, imagine having to use  a bucket for your whole family. Aside from the embarrassment, discomfort and trying balance yourself over the rim, where will you empty the bucket? How many times will you be emptying that bucket? Do you even have a bucket for your poo? These are questions many haven’t even pondered yet…please learn about disaster preparedness. If this article doesn’t make you consider preparing to survive a natural disaster, nothing will…

5:30 AM Monday Mar 7, 2011

No water, homes wrecked, but toilets are worst part of it. Photo / Geoff Sloan

No water, homes wrecked, but toilets are worst part of it. Photo / Geoff Sloan

Tears flowing down his cheeks, burly Canterbury mechanic Keith Mackie was trying to explain that life’s basic necessities have been forgotten.

He was among 300 people at a community meeting in eastern Christchurch yesterday.

Mr Mackie, 54, didn’t come to complain. He came to tell national civil defence controller John Hamilton of a new problem that won’t go away – toilets, and what goes into them.

It’s a subject that has come to consume the worst-hit suburbs.

Eight adults live in Mr Mackie’s Wainoni Rd house with no water or sewerage. The power has just come back on.

“We didn’t complain. We just suck it in. After nine days we got a chemical toilet. I had to empty the chemical toilet this morning – it was chock-a-block.”

The nearest Port-a-Loo – a decent walk away – was filled to overflowing.

Mr Mackie, retching, drove around trying to find another one into which he could empty his chemical toilet. Again and again, he found the same problem.

“We’re going to have 30,000 of these chemical toilets around and they’ve got to be emptied. We have to bring back night carts or something,” he said.

As he spoke, it became too much and tears came. “I’ve seen a lot in my life, but this takes the cake.”

The meeting was the first of five held in the city yesterday. About 2000 people attended, and were asked to tell officials their problems.

Fire, police, education and welfare staff were available, but their concerns were mostly about the toilets.

They did not have enough, and those that were available were too far away and were filled to overflowing.

Residents were told all but 2000 properties would have electricity by tonight, but no time could be set for restoration of water and sewerage, as the huge amount of damage underground was thwarting repair efforts.

A 4.9 magnitude aftershock struck near Kaikoura yesterday afternoon and was widely felt on the east coast of the South Island.

Further south, five shocks of magnitude 3 and stronger shook Christchurch and surrounding regions.

The Treasury yesterday put the cost of the earthquake at $15 billion and said repairs would take four years.

The death toll was 166 last night, but is still expected to rise to about 200.

Cordons were partially lifted in the central city to let residents and business owners in. Many said they would be gathering their belongings and leaving for good.

But in the suburbs, people are not leaving. Yesterday, they attended meetings to remind officials that the city centre was not the only area affected.

St Heliers Cres resident Kevin Guy said the lack of toilets and housing threatened to send the disaster out of control. “People will die of this.”

He said elderly residents in his street tried to go to the toilet outside in yesterday morning’s rain.

“I live near a woman in her 70s who broke down crying, too embarrassed to go to the toilet in a bucket.”

Another woman who would not be named said the focus on the central city had ignored thousands of people who were living in squalid conditions.

“The dead people are important but they don’t need to go to the toilet. I do.”

At Waltham Park, Carol McCance was among residents critical of the 10-minute inspections Earthquake Commission officials were making of houses.

“They said it was habitable, and I’ve got no roof. He didn’t even want to come inside and look.”

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told the crowd at Waltham Park he hoped to create a walkway through the city centre this month which would allow people to see the damage and “grieve together”.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10710587

Residents flee Christchurch in wake of earthquake


APTOPIX New Zealand Earthquake

A search and rescue worker walks through the devastated central business district of Christchurch. Picture: Mark Baker Source: AP

THOUSANDS of residents have turned their backs on Christchurch, raising questions about the city’s future.

City officials estimate one-sixth of Christchurch’s 390,000 residents – 65,000 people — have fled, terrified by incessant aftershocks or because their workplace has been affected.

Estimates are that the tremor — which killed at least 166 people — destroyed one-third of the buildings in central Christchurch and left 10,000 people homeless.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has warned that although the New Zealand Government has underwritten all employees’ wages for six weeks, prospects for the CBD’s 52,000 workers are uncertain.

Hundreds of students at the University of Canterbury are being shipped to Australia to finish their studies, while thousands of schoolchildren have enrolled elsewhere, some as far away as Auckland, after some local schools warned they could be closed for a year.

“We’re leaving for an indeterminate period,” said resident Kerry Kinsman, who has to pass through police and army roadblocks just to leave her street.

“I’m sick of having earthquakes every day. In the centre, right where we live, we feel them a lot.”

While the exodus is undeniable, experts believe it will only be temporary, with the city’s location in Canterbury’s rich farming heartland and proximity to the major port of Lyttelton still strong drawcards for busin

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/residents-flee-christchurch/story-e6frf7lf-1226016730720

Seismic tension winds up plates along Central America


March 3, 2011 – PUERTO RICO – We see an unusual band of seismic disturbances perturbing the Cocos and the Caribbean plates. This does not mean a quake is likely only seismic tension and pent-up pressures produce favorable conditions for the eruption of a potential quake involving these plates. (Below) Seismographs for Domincian Republic (left) and the Yucatan (right).

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Earthquake seismic waves can trigger other seismic events across the planet


March 2, 2011 – LOS ANGELES – By studying seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February, earth scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California in the first few hours after the main shock. The observation provides an additional support that seismic waves from distant earthquakes could also trigger seismic events on the other side of Earth. The results may be found online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. It has been well known that microearthquakes can be triggered instantaneously by distant earthquakes. However, sometimes the triggered events could occur long after the passage of the direct surface waves that take the shortest path on Earth’s surface. There are several other explanations out there about how such delayed triggering occurs. Some involve the redistribution of pore fluids and triggered aseismic creep, while others simply consider them as aftershocks of the directly triggered events. But the group from Georgia Tech found something different. “From our research, we’ve concluded the delayed triggering that occurs in the first few hours after an earthquake could be caused by multiple surface waves traveling back and forth around the Earth multiple times,” said Zhigang Peng, assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. In a previous paper, also published in Geophysical Research Letters last December, Peng’s research group found that the direct surface waves of the Chilean earthquake triggered seismic activity in central California. In this new study, Peng’s group looked beyond the direct surface waves and focused on secondary and tertiary waves that return after traveling across the globe multiple times. In addition, they went beyond earthquake information published in the U.S. Geological Survey catalog and instead studied the seismographs. –Science Daily
I’ve said this for years and compiled numerous examples in my book of how seismic events were capable of triggering other seismic episodes across the planet. This is one reason why any escalation of seismic activity on this planet can be potentially dangerous. This holistic view of science is often lacking in many earth science research circles.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/earthquakes-seismic-waves-can-trigger-other-seismic-events-across-the-planet/

Correction: ACTIVE — Iceland volcano Krisuvik, 800+ quakes TODAY.. wow! No eruption since 1340!


here are the official “no eruption since 1340” numbers…

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volca…

here is the icelandic volcanism program:

http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-vo…

or view the charts YOURSELF..

http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/englishweb/t…

original source:

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Arkansas Earthquake swarms and Easter Island turbulence in the Polynesian Triangle


Easter Island- turbulence in the last leg of the Polynesian triangle

March 1, 2011 – EASTER ISLAND – Twin earthquakes have shaken the remote Pacific island region of Easter Island. A 5.1 earthquake was followed by a 6.0 which both struck at a depth of about 10 km. Interestingly enough, the disturbances along the far reaches of the Nazca plate on the island were both preceded and followed by quakes in Chile in Tarapaca and Bio Bio. Rapa Nui, or Easter Island is a volcanic hotspot as is Hawaii. The reconstructed geologic features of the remote island and its past volcanic evolution suggest that Easter Island is the expression of an end-member type of hot spot, characterized by low magmatic productivity, immature rift zones and scarce sector collapses, the opposite of what is found in the Hawaiian Islands. Within the so-called Polynesian Triangle which consists of Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island which forms the last leg of the triangle along the turbulent Nazca plate (that is currently jarring the coastal region of Chile), there has been a notable increase in seismic activity over the last 30 days. Finally, the latest planetary tremor shows the greatest seismic disturbance in the South Pacific under Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific and along the Nazca Plate which borders South America. We also see an unusual disturbance on the Samuel Brazil station.

Above: Seismic anomalies under Pitcairn Island in the Pacific (left) and the Samuel station in Brazil (right).  –The Extinction Protocol

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/easter-island-turbulence-in-the-last-leg-of-the-polynesian-triangle/

Are Arkansas quakes about to intensify?[/b]

by The Extinction Protocol
February 28, 2011 (Greenbrier, AR) — The US Geological Society confirms as a 4.7 earthquake struck near Greenbrier Sunday night just after 11, followed by a 3.8 aftershock. KOLR/KSFX’s Facebook page was filled with reports from people feeling the quake as far as Ava, West Plains, and Reeds Spring, Missouri, as well as Calico Rock, Mountain View, and Flippin, Arkansas. “The couch I was sitting on felt like it was moving back and forth and the decor on the walls rattled,” says Erica Davis of West Plains. “In Hollister, my floor rumbled like crazy and my monitor was jumping,” says Judy Lockhart. “Strongest I’ve ever felt. That was creepy!” The quake struck in the midst of severe weather. Tornado and thunderstorm warnings were issued across northern Arkansas and southwest Missouri Sunday evening as a cold front moved in. “My pictures on the wall rattled in two different waves about 10 seconds apart, so I shut off the TV thinking I was listening for a tornado,” says Amber Hicks of Nixa. “Pretty neat if you ask me, not so much for the folks in Arkansas!” Shelia Maxwell, the Director of Faulkner County’s Office of Emergency Management, says that there have been no reports of damages associated with the earthquake. “We all got a pretty good shake, but no reports of damage at this time.” –Ozark First

According to the Arkansas Geological Survey, the 4.7 quake was the strongest quake to shake the state of Arkansas in 35 years after more than 800 quakes have shaken the area.
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/are-arkansas-quakes-about-to-intensify/

Iceland goes into seismic convulsion- 400 earthquakes in 24 hours


Posted on February 27, 2011 by The Extinction Protocol

2nd wave

February 27, 2011 – Iceland – After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is written and does not show any signs of slowing down at this moment. Geologist in Iceland are expecting more earthquakes in this area over the next hours and even earthquakes that are larger then ML3.0 in size. The largest earthquakes where ML3.3 and ML3.7 in size. This is automatic size by the SIL system. The depth of the earthquakes was 4.7 km and 1.1 km according to the automatic SIL system. Due to high number of earthquakes the SIL system is putting earthquakes down all around the Reykjanes Peninsula. While there might be some earthquakes there, the number is not nearly as high as can be seen on the map. The earthquakes can be located by there low quality number. Given the location and how this earthquake swarm is behaving it is my opinion that this is due to a magma is pushing up the crust in this area. But it remains a question of this is going to start a eruption or not. But the chances are growing for as long as this earthquake pattern holds up in Krísuvík volcano. If a eruption starts in Krísuvík volcano it is going to one of Hawaii type eruption, unless it is under water then it is going to be explosive for as long there is water getting into the crater. Last time there was a eruption in this area a 25 km long eruption fissure did form. For now however all that can be done is to wait and see what happens. This earthquake swarm is going to continue for the next few hours and even days. The largest earthquakes can be seen on my geophone sensors here. –Jonfr.com
Update: According to the latest reports on Jon’s blog- about 800 quakes have struck the southern portion of Iceland along the Reykjanes Peninsula

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/iceland-goes-into-seismic-convulsion-400-earthquakes-in-24-hours/