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    Post  Carol on Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:09 am

    Scary, isn't it? It's not enough that humanity has to deal with natural disasters but in addition they have to deal with the man-made secret rogue government man-made disasters as well. No wonder why the country is bankrupt.


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:21 pm


    It's back! (again): Polar Vortex to bring snow chaos to Thanksgiving for most of the north…
    after Arctic blast chills the country Midwest and Northeast US hit by cold blast of Arctic air

    Unseasonably cold temperatures are threatening to dip to record lows this weekend in the northeast and midwest United States Meteorologists say that the jet stream has taken a precipitous dip southward, bringing Arctic air into the upper portions of the continental US. A small taste of winter is in store for wide swathes of the Great Plains, the Great Lakes region, Appalachia, northeast Atlantic coast, and New England.

    That means a small taste of winter is in store this weekend for wide swathes of the Great Plains, the Rust Belt-Great Lakes region, Appalachia, the northeastern Atlantic coastline, and New England.

    On Friday, temperatures dropped to the teens and single digits in the upper Midwest and Northern Plains.

    In Northern Minnesota and the Canadian border region, temperatures even fell below zero.

    International Falls, Minnesota reported a new record low for this time of year – 14 degrees below zero on Friday, according to The Weather Channel.

    Some towns in eastern North Dakota also experienced frigid temperatures hovering in the single digits.
    The forecasts for Saturday call for record low temperatures in Boston, New York, Binghamton, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh.

    Read more and view photos at link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5071881/Midwest-Northeast-hit-cold-blast-Arctic-air.html#ixzz4y668eQCA



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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:34 am


    Powerful M 7.2 earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border 212 km NE of Baghdad, kllling at least 6 and injuring many - USGS

    Dozens killed as 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region

    Date: Sunday, 12-Nov-2017 15:05:40


           7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region - USGS
           RT | Nov 12, 2017
           https://on.rt.com/8s2f

    An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit Iraq southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, according to US Geological Survey. The powerful tremor struck near the border with Iran late Sunday. The epicenter of the quake was located some 34 km below the surface, according to the USGS.

    At least six people were killed and scores injured in the western provinces of Iran, according to state TV. At least 50 people were injured in the town of Darbandikhan in Sulaymaniyah province alone, spokesperson for the suburban districts, Iqbal Mohammed, told Rudaw.

    CSEM / EMSC originally rated the quake as a 7.6 and then downgraded it to align itself with USGS' data. A total of 276 citizen responses have been recorded.

           M 7.2 - IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION - 2017-11-12 18:18:17 UTC
           https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=629693

    At least 141 people were killed and over 850 injured in Iran, said a spokesman for Iran's National Disaster Management Organization,Behnam Saeedi, but the exact number of casualties is yet to be determined. At least 97 people were killed and over 200 injured in Iran's Kermanshah province alone, according to local officials.

    Across the border in Iraq, at least four people died in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to the Kurdish health minister. At least 50 people were injured in the town of Darbandikhan in Sulaymaniyah province alone, spokesperson for the suburban districts, Iqbal Mohammed, told Rudaw.

    The epicenter of the quake was located some 25 km below the surface, according to the USGS. The earthquake was initially reported by the USGS as being of 7.2 magnitude.

    “There are no accurate figures because of increasing numbers of the injured. Some peoples’ houses have collapsed. We don’t know whether there were people inside them,” the Mayor of Darbandikhan, Nasih Mala Hassan, said as quoted by Rudaw.

    Witnesses reported on social media that they felt the shocks as far as Baghdad and Mosul. Some have spoken of having felt the tremor in Kuwait.

    Iran's state TV reported that at least eight villages were damaged in the earthquake. "The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq ... Eight villages were damaged ... Electricity has been cut in some villages and rescue teams have been dispatched to those areas," the report said.

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has tasked the country's Interior Ministry with addressing “as soon as possible the needs of residents of the country's western areas, affected by the earthquake,” his press service said.


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 am


    A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Monterey County on Monday and was felt more than 90 miles away in San Francisco, officials said. The quake hit at 11:31 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, and was followed by nine smaller aftershocks, with the largest measuring magnitude 2.8, said Annemarie Baltay, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

    There were no reports of injuries or damage.

    Baltay said the quake occurred on the San Andreas Fault, close to an area where the Calaveras Fault branches off. The quake happened at a depth of about 4 miles. She said there was no indication that the tremor was a harbinger of a bigger earthquake. There have been 51 small earthquakes in the same general area in the past decade, including a magnitude-4.6 shaker in 2011, Baltay said. Monday’s quake was felt in Monterey, Morgan Hill, San Jose and as far north as San Francisco.

    “We felt it here,” said Steve Anderson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Monterey. “It lasted about five seconds. There was a little bump and then a rolling motion. One of my colleagues said it made him feel seasick.”


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCP4Xex2lu4
    11/14/2017 -- California Earthquake first, NOW TEXAS HIT
    -- Pacific suddenly quiet?

    check my website for the most current global earthquake update:
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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:33 pm



    Polar Vortex to return! Millions set for 'an extended period of severe winter weather'
    that will keep temperatures in the North East below average for months

    Millions of Americans will go through a colder than average winter this year, researchers believe.  
    A new report from the National Science Foundation estimates below normal temperatures for the northern and eastern U.S. after a link between fall weather in Siberia and Northern Hemisphere winters.

    The NSF found that a combination of cold and wet 'could result in an above normal snow season for parts of the northern U.S., including the large population centers of the northeastern U.S.'

    Researchers investigated the relationship between the fall Siberian snow covers and Northern Hemisphere climate variability during the winter.

    A new report from the National Science Foundation predicts an exceptionally cold winter with the return of the Polar Vortex



    The National Science Foundation estimates an above normal snow season for parts of the northern U.S. Pictured: Kennebuck, Maine in February

    'Weather affects peoples' lives and the global economy on a daily basis,' says Anjuli Bamzai, program director in NSF's climate dynamics program.

    'Improving our ability to predict cold weather and heavy snow has obvious benefits. The success of these real-time forecasts offers a way to improve our ability to anticipate such important events.'




    Temperatures averaging nearly 2 degrees below normal are expected in the Great Lakes areas for December, January and February. Pictured: Nederland Colorado in April

    The results 'suggest that the Polar Vortex will break down later this winter, potentially unleashing an extended period of severe winter weather.'
    The Polar Vortex is a massive area of cold air high up in the atmosphere that normally hovers over the poles.
    But because of a moving jet stream, parts of the vortex often jut into North America, making it uncomfortably cold for residents of the central and eastern US.
    Temperatures averaging nearly 2 degrees below normal are expected in the Great Lakes areas for December, January and February.
    However, it is predicted there will be less precipitation and slightly warmer temperatures than average across the southern U.S.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094203/Return-Polar-Vortex-bring-frigid-winter.html#ixzz4ykLv9CLZ


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:46 am


    Deadly earthquakes could hit a BILLION people next year because of the earth's slowing rotation

    Researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Montana say that even fluctuations of a millisecond could increase seismic activity.

    Slight fluctuations will release mammoth amounts of underground energy
    Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, scientists warn
    The most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regions


    Swarms of devastating earthquakes are set to arrive next year due to the slowing of Earth's rotation, scientists claim.

    Experts warn we 'had it easy this year' with just six severe earthquakes.

    Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, and the most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regions, home to around one billion people.

    Tiny changes in the speed of our planet's rotation will trigger huge seismic activity by releasing vast amounts of underground energy, experts claim - although their research has been rejected by some scientists. Swarms of devastating earthquakes are set to arrive next year due to the slowing of the Earth's rotation, scientists claim. A car lies crushed by debris from the 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran

    EARTHQUAKE SWARMS

    Researchers found five periods in the past century when there were more earthquakes than other times.

    On these five occasions, there was a 25 to 30 per cent increase in the number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above.

    These all coincided with a slowing in the rotation of the Earth, scientists found.

    Experts do not know exactly why this happens but believe minuscule variations in rotation causes a shift in the shape of the Earth's iron and nickel 'inner core'.

    This in turn changes the liquid outer core on which the Earth's tectonic plates rest.

    'The mechanism we've come up with is that as the Earth slows down it's like a skater spinning on ice. As the Earth slows down it's equatorial diameter reduces,' Dr Bilham told BBC Inside Science.

    'Its (the Earth's) waistline gets smaller, but its clothes, the tectonic plates on Earth, remain the same size, which means they get rumpled up.'

    'These tiny changes to the overall shape of the Earth are enough, if there are faults that are already ready to go ... to kind of kick them over into failure,' she said.

    The planet's rotation is slowing down because of tidal forces between Earth and the moon.  

    The side of Earth closest to the moon feels its pull the strongest, while the side farthest from the moon feels its gravity less. That difference in gravitational pull stretches the Earth, which causes tidal bulges.

    These bulges pull the moon closer or farther away from Earth by around 4cm per year.

    The moon exerts the opposite force on them, pulling them back toward it, creating friction and slowing down the planet's rotation.
    The time the Earth takes to make a complete rotation on its axis varies by about a millionth of a second per day. While the rotational rate hasn't declined evenly,  the average day has grown longer by between 15 millionths and 25 millionths of a second every year.  

    Scientists from the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Montana say that even fluctuations of a millisecond could increase seismic activity.

    'The correlation between Earth's rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year,' Dr Roger Bilham from the University of Colorado told the Observer.

    Experts, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, do not know exactly why this happens but believe minuscule variations in rotation causes a shift in the shape of the Earth's iron and nickel 'inner core'. During these periods the Earth's mantle sticks a little more to the crust, which changes how outer core flows, creating a mismatch between the speed of the solid crust and the mantle.

    Experts do not know exactly why this happens but believe minuscule variations in rotation causes a shift in the shape of the Earth's iron and nickel 'inner core' which eventually changes the liquid outer core on which the Earth's tectonic plates rest. This in turn changes the liquid outer core on which the Earth's tectonic plates rest.

    'The mechanism we've come up with is that as the Earth slows down it's like a skater spinning on ice. As the Earth slows down it's equatorial diameter reduces,' Dr Bilham told BBC Inside Science.

    'Its (the Earth's) waistline gets smaller, but its clothes, the tectonic plates on Earth, remain the same size, which means they get rumpled up.'

    'These tiny changes to the overall shape of the Earth are enough, if there are faults that are already ready to go ... to kind of kick them over into failure,' she said.

    WHY DOES EARTH'S ROTATION SLOW?

    The planet's rotation is slowing down because of tidal forces between Earth and the moon.  

    The side of Earth closest to the moon feels its pull the strongest, while the side farthest from the moon feels its gravity less.

    That difference in gravitational pull stretches the Earth, which causes tidal bulges.

    These bulges pull the moon closer or farther away from Earth by around 4cm per year.

    The moon exerts the opposite force on them, pulling them back toward it, creating friction and slowing down the planet's rotation.

    The time the Earth takes to make a complete rotation on its axis varies by about a millionth of a second per day.

    While the rotational rate hasn't declined evenly,  the average day has grown longer by between 15 millionths and 25 millionths of a second every year.

    Within this general slowing, the Earth goes through regular periods where it slows down and speeds up.

    The world's rotation changes slightly due to shifts in winds and the movement of fluid in the Earth's interior - even El Nino can affect the planet's rotation.

    These slow-downs happen around every three decades and line up with clusters of earthquakes.

    Researchers found five periods in the past century when there were more earthquakes than other times. On these five occasions, there was a 25 to 30 per cent increase in the number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above. These all coincided with a slowing in the rotation of the Earth, scientists found.


    'Next year, we should see a significant increase in the numbers of severe earthquakes.

    'We have had it easy this year. So far, we have only had about six severe earthquakes', he said. 'We could easily have 20 a year starting in 2018.'

    Since 1990, more than 80 per cent of all magnitude 7 earthquakes on the eastern Caribbean plate boundary have occurred in the five years following a maximum deceleration.

    During these periods there could be up to 30 intense earthquakes every year, while the rest of the time the average figure was around 15 quakes.

    'The Earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes', said Dr Bilham, who said the Earth began a slowdown more than four years ago.

    Researchers found delayed global seismic productivity is most pronounced at equatorial latitudes 10°N-30°S.

    Many geologists are sceptical about the findings, with some claiming the correlation between earthquake phenomenon and the Earth's rotation are fortuitous.

    'It appears to be a conference presentation and very preliminary rather than peer reviewed research, so there is no detail for us to examine,' said GNS Science communications manager John Callan.

    'It is true there have been periods of elevated rates of large earthquakes in the past 100 years. However, if you go looking for correlations with other natural phenomenon, you will almost certainly find some interesting matches.'

    This research comes just after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Iran, leaving at least 400 people killed and more than 6,000 injured.

    The quake hit 19 miles southwest of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan at around 9.20pm on Sunday, when many people would have been at home. More than 100 aftershocks followed.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5099551/Swarms-big-earthquakes-set-devastate-Earth-2018.html#ixzz4yyzvjubR


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:12 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMS4XEbXUf8
    November 20,2017 - Massive"Booms" Around the Planet/As Earth Slows Rotation.
    Major Quakes to Increase in 2018


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:58 am


    Mount Agung erupts and ash grey plume 21/11/2017 at: 17:05. The maximum height of the eruption 700 m above the summit crater. The standby status (level 3). 6-7,5 km radius were banned there is activity of the community. NOTE: THE PEOPLE ARE CALM.

    The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said in a statement that the height of the smoke reached more than 700 meters from the peak of the mountain.

    "The eruption is still ongoing. Residents should remain calm and follow the PVMBG's recommendations," it said.

    The alert level for the rumbling volcano that had forced more than 100,000 to flee was lowered late last month, though authorities said there was still a chance it could erupt.

    Volcanic activity on Mt. Agung had been slowing and the volcano's status was lowered from the highest level, danger, to the third highest level, alert, by the volcanology center.


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    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:07 am


    Mysterious 'booms' have been heard in 64 locations worldwide this year,
    and experts STILL don't know the cause of most of them

    Mysterious booms have been reported 64 times this year, in locations including Michigan, Lapland, St Ives, Swansea and Yorkshire (map showing all locations pictured).

    Alabama, November 14
    Cause: Unknown, suggested explanations include a sonic boom from an aircraft or a meteorite
    The Birmingham National Weather Service tweeted: 'Loud boom heard: we do not see anything indicating large fire/smoke on radar or satellite; nothing on USGS indicating an earthquake.'

    The service suggested that the sound was either caused by a sonic boom from aircraft, or a meteorite from the Leonid shower.

    But Nasa has since cast doubt on these explanations.

    Speaking to ABC 3340, Bill Cooke, head of Nasa's Meteoroid Environment Office, said that the boom could have been caused by a supersonic aircraft, a ground explosion, or a bolide - a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere unrelated to the Leonid shower.

    While the noise was picked up by the US Geological Survey, data suggests that the boom wasn't the result of an earthquake.

    The boom may have been caused by a military flight by a supersonic jet, although the US Air Force is yet to confirm this.

    The Bama Boom is just one of many mysterious booms heard worldwide this year.

    Idaho, November 15
    Cause:
    Unknown
    The day after the boom in Alabama, a similar noise was heard in Idaho.
    Multiple people reported hearing a loud boom over the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley around 23:00.
    Many of the reports described the sound as being similar to a sonic boom, although its cause and location remain unclear.

    Cairns, October 10
    Cause: Unknown, suggested explanations include a meteorite, a gas bottle explosion or military plane
    On October 10, a boom was heart over Cairns, Queensland that had the city baffled.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5103611/Mysterious-booms-heard-64-times-2017.html#ixzz4z5Ca2rCB


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    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 am


    What a lava-ly smile:  Eyes and a smiling mouth were spotted in the volcanic lava

    Mr Horsley, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, said: 'This was my first time to this area of Ethiopia and it was full of different images as the lava formed.

    'With a life of chasing erupting volcanoes there is always a childlike feeling as I approach a lava lake for the first time, this was no different.

    'The lava lake was low but still amazing as I photographed the churning magma beneath.

    'The heat was searing and I kept on thinking how any person could possible live in this barren landscape.
    'Hours of driving led us the most remote and isolated place I have ever been.

    'It was an incredible place, which I cannot wait to return too. A future project to fit time-lapse cameras to this volcano will bring us back early next year.'

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    Post  Carol on Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:12 pm


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_9VLNIYVFE
    POLE SHIFT HAPPENING NOW.
    Retired Military Man FACTS Extinct Level Event!



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    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:57 pm


    Bali volcano: Lava pools up in crater, ‘will certainly spill over to the slopes’


    BALI VOLCANO DANGER ZONE: Hundreds of thousands have been urged to evacuate and about 59,000 tourists were stranded in wake of the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali ...

    The Indonesian disaster agency has called on 100,000 to evacuate and expanded the danger zone after the eruption of Mount Agung. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, leaving about 59,000 tourists stranded on the Island. The closure will continue until Tuesday, but officials said they are closely monitoring the situation and will determine every six hours whether the airport should remain closed.

    Indonesian authorities on Monday expanded the established danger zone around an erupting volcano that is hurling ash 9,800 feet into the atmosphere and whose explosions could be heard over seven miles away.

    Experts said lava is welling up in the crater, sometimes reflected as a reddish-yellow glow in the ash plumes. The agency raised the volcano's alert to the highest level early Monday and expanded the danger zone to six miles. It said that a larger eruption is possible.

    Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference in Jakarta that the extension of the danger zone affects 22 villages and about 90,000 to 100,000 people. He said about 40,000 people have evacuated but others have not left because they feel safe or don't want to abandon their livestock.


    "Authorities will comb the area to persuade them," he said. "If needed we will forcibly evacuate them." About 25,000 people were already living in evacuation centers after an increase in tremors from the mountain in September sparked an evacuation.

    A villager walks as Mount Agung volcano erupts in the background in Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo - RC198B42A2D0Slideshow
    Bali volcano spews ash amid signs of imminent major eruption

    Lava rising in the crater "will certainly spill over to the slopes," Sutopo said.

    The volcano's last major eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people.

    The Indonesian disaster agency called on 100,000 to evacuate and expanded the danger zone after the eruption of Mount Agung.

    Authorities raised the alert to the highest level on Monday following the increased activity over the weekend. The move to close the airport came after tests showed the volcano’s ash had reached its airspace, making it dangerous to fly.

    Hundreds of flights were cancelled, leaving about 59,000 tourists stranded on the Island. The closure will continue until Tuesday, but officials said they are closely monitoring the situation and will determine every six hours whether the airport should remain closed.

    “We now have to find a hotel and spend more of our money that they’re not going to cover us for when we get home unfortunately,” said Canadian tourist Brandon Olsen.

    Officials at the Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement Monday that a volcanic eruption is “imminent” though the exact scale remains unclear.

    “Continuing plumes of smoke are occasionally accompanied by explosive eruptions and the sound of weak blasts that can be heard up to 12 km (seven miles) from the peak,” the statement read, according to Reuters.

    “Rays of fire are increasingly visible from night to the following day. This indicates the potential for a larger eruption is imminent,” it added.

    The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/27/bali-volcano-lava-pools-up-in-crater-will-certainly-spill-over-to-slopes.html


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    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:53 am


    Bali's rivers of fear: Terrifying pictures show tourist island being flooded
    with volcanic sludge from exploding Mt Agung
    - as 60,000 tourists remain stranded with the airport closed

    Lahar floods have already occurred in several places on the slopes,' he added, urging people to avoid nearby river areas.

    Extraordinary photos show masses of volcanic sludge surging through riverbeds as locals film the frightening scenes.

    Indonesia has raised the volcano to the highest level, as locals are told to flee for their lives and thousands of travellers are left stranded at the airport. Some locals have ignored warnings to steer clear rivers surrounding Mt Agung

    Australian travelers heading to and from Bali will face another day of disruption on Tuesday as airlines closely monitor the ash cloud.

    More than 400 flights to and from Bali were cancelled and nearly 60,000 travelers have been stranded.  

    The normally bustling airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali is a near-ghost town, dotted by anxious Australian tourists desperate to get home.

    The airport's initial closure was for 24 hours until early Tuesday, but it is expected to stay closed for another day.  

    On Monday night, tourists settled down for the night on makeshift beds on the airport's dusty floors.

    Some were considering making the more than 10-hour journey to Surabaya and catching a series of flights across Indonesia back to Australia.

    All are frustrated by what they say is a lack of updated information from their airlines about what happens next.

    The first Janeen McKay heard about flight cancellations was in a text from her brother back in Australia as she was on her way to Bali's airport.

    'I had nothing from Jetstar, they had my mobile number,' the West Australian told AAP.

    After a 12-hour wait at the airport, she's now been told she won't be able to get home until Saturday at the earliest.

    'We had a really nice time in Bali but then we get here and this has just ruined it,' Ms McKay said.

    'Why does it take five days to get us out of here? Not very happy.'


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    Post  Carol on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:34 pm


    A Mysterious Blob of Hot Rock Is Building Up Under America's Northeast

    Something is rising from the depths.
    PETER DOCKRILL 18 DEC 2017

    A vast mass of hot rock is welling up underneath Vermont and extending into other subterranean regions below New England, new research shows.

    Scientists used a network of thousands of seismic measurement devices in the largest geological study of its kind, detecting the enormous blob upwelling under Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts – and possibly elsewhere.

    "The upwelling we detected is like a hot air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England," says geophysicist Vadim Levin from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

    Since New England doesn't have any active volcanoes, the huge build-up is thought to be a geologically recent phenomenon, although in this case that means it could have slowly but steadily been growing for tens of millions of years.


    Hot rock in the mantle rising toward the surface (Vadim Levin/Rutgers University-New Brunswick


    As for whether the mass could one day erupt, that's the way these things go, the team says – although there's no point in panicking, since such an eventuality is still a long, long way off from happening.

    "It will likely take millions of years for the upwelling to get where it's going," Levin explains.

    "The next step is to try to understand how exactly it's happening."

    The team analysed the blob using Earthscope – a multi-institutional network of instruments monitoring seismic movements rippling throughout the North American continent.

    Buried in two years of data, the team zeroed in on New England, having previously identified a thermal anomaly that was hundreds of degrees Celsius hotter than its surroundings in the upper mantle about 200 kilometres (124.2 miles) below the surface, and measuring approximately 400 kilometres (248.5 miles) in diameter.

    "It is a very large and relatively stable region," says Levin, "but we found an irregular pattern with rather abrupt changes in it."

    Using new readings of seismic waves travelling through Earth's underground, the team suggests the blob is welling directly under central Vermont, but it extends into western New Hampshire and also western Massachusetts.

    The researchers acknowledge the mass may travel beyond these states, although they're unable to tell from the data they used in this study. That said, as enormous as this blob is, compared to other volcanic masses churning under the continental US, it's no giant.

    "It is not Yellowstone (National Park)-like, but it's a distant relative in the sense that something relatively small – no more than a couple hundred miles across – is happening," explains Levin.


    There's still a lot to learn about this mass and its behaviour, but the researchers say their findings challenge what we think we know about geological conditions under this Atlantic margin of North America – and how passive we wrongly assumed it to be.

    "[W]e did not expect to find abrupt changes in physical properties beneath this region," says Levin, "and the likely explanation points to a much more dynamic regime underneath this old, geologically quiet area."

    As dynamic as it looks to be, this rising blob of hot rock still has a long journey ahead if it wants to one day reach the surface and graduate to being a proper volcano.

    Whether that's an actual possibility, nobody really can say for sure just yet.

    "Maybe it didn't have time yet, or maybe it is too small and will never make it," Levin told National Geographic.

    "Come back in 50 million years, and we'll see what happens."

    The findings are reported in Geology.


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:04 pm


    Dutchsince---12/17/2017 — Fresh lava rock washing ashore in Northwest California — HD Pictures..
    Date: Monday, 18-Dec-2017

    Over the past week a series of volcanic events has taken place off the Northwest coast of California.

    First captured on visible satellite imagery, a series of volcanic plumes appeared to the West of Eureka, California , and San Francisco, CA.


    See the video recorded live as the plume was discovered.

    https://youtu.be/14O2IULen6k?t=96

    See much more including the promised HD pictures at:

    https://www.dutchsinse.com/12-17-2017-fresh-lava-rock-washing-ashore-in-northwest-california-hd-pictures/


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    Hi All-

    Irma was a contrived Weather War situation!  I do not allow this kind of crap! I literally used my mind to steer this thing from a Cat 5 to a Cat 2 by the time it got to me! I had my camper van with me at my workplace (which can sustain and did) a Weather War! My boat was fine and my camper van was fine and of course I lived through it to tell this story.  My sister fled, and took off to Georgia, really? Me, I face the music head on and if it's fake, your ass is mine!  The California fires are also contrived Weather War techo nolo gee!! Really? We're on to it! We face it, see it, name it for what it is and it loses its power!

    Okay, enough ranting, here's a video!

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    Post  orthodoxymoron on Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:05 am

    A-1, I've speculated that a single central-regime has ruled Earth for at least the past 5,000 years with a rather-nasty Matrix of Conflict (for better or worse, I know not) and what concerns me presently is that if a rival-regime which is genuinely-independent of the first-regime wages a successful takeover, the cost might be unimaginable, and the new-crew might be worse than the first. Earth-Governance might be a nasty and corrupt mess, no matter who rules who. I've also been recently speculating about the Artificial-Intelligence Governance of Earth (Past, Present, and Future). This REALLY Scares the Hell Out of Me. This is NOT What I Was Brought-Up to Believe. I HATE My Speculation, but it seems necessary to consider as many possibilities as possible, prior to formulating a Center which might Hold for a significant time-period, with the least collateral-damage. Sorry. I'm tired and rambling. Namaste and Godspeed.



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    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:33 am

    Life is easier to negotiate when one sets fear behind him/her.

    The same can be said for worry.

    Isn't odd how words are just words attempting to convey an emotional state of being.

    If one were to take all the words away then what?

    Deep inner abiding peace?

    Bliss?


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    Re: Earth Changes from September 2017 - to present / Biblical Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Volcanic Activity, Fires, Snow Ice Storms

    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:10 am


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blqU3jifk5M

    12/19/2017 -- 50,000 foot high Volcanic blast in Northwest Pacific - Midwest USA M4.0 as expected
    A very large eruption has occurred at Bezymianny Volcano located in Kamchatka Russia in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.Cloud mass is now drifting east towards Alaska. This one is one of the smaller outlets for a massive magma chamber in that area, at least as potentially globally devastating as Yellowstone if the whole thing went up. This may be a precursor. Will be watching this area closer for the next few months. Depending on the size and height of this one, we could be seeing a full .5 C degree drop in global temps. Volcanic Ash is natures way of neutralizing the metals and chemicals they dump from the sky. It's healthy for the earth.


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    http://www.emsd.ru/ts/alldemo.php?id=3
    Here you can see the volcanic complex and the quakes associated with the eruptive event.


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    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:09 am

    Professor of biology and environmental studies at New York University Michael Rampino discussed the latest findings from geoscientists on "neocatastrophism," which is the science behind major planetary upheavals and extinctions. Previous geological thought suggested that planetary changes happen gradually over long periods, but "the history of the Earth is much more cataclysmic," he said. From time to time, great catastrophes occur stemming from either inside the earth with volcanic eruptions, or from space with impacts of asteroids and comets. These events, he noted, have changed the course of evolutionary history. For instance, the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a 6-mile object hit the Earth-- yet this paved the way for mammals to thrive and evolve, he explained.

    The most significant mass extinction event, he continued, took place 250 million years ago with a volcanic eruption in Siberia-- the outpouring of lava covered the size of Texas and led to a lethal global warming with 96% of species dying out. Rampino considers asteroids to be the biggest threat we currently face, and there have been a lot of near misses in recent years. If a huge asteroid, traveling at around 50,000 mph, hit the planet, the impact would be the equivalent of a magnitude 11 earthquake, he cited. If we can forecast an asteroid impact, we could potentially equip a rocket with a nuclear weapon or something else to nudge the deadly object out of its path, he stated.

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    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:10 pm



    (KMSP) - International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill! According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909.




    Unforgiving cold snap will engulf eastern two-thirds of the nation through New Year’s Day
    http://www.fox9.com/weather/international-falls-record-low

    The cold snap that descended on much of the nation from the Rockies eastward on Christmas Eve is predicted to become further entrenched and even more biting in the coming days. The worst of the cold may grip the central United States from Saturday through New Year’s Day, when temperatures may fall more than 30 degrees below normal. Then it may spill eastward. Some of the cold could be record-challenging if the most extreme forecasts are correct.



    Arctic cold grips Canada, northern United States

    While Toronto reported temperatures of minus 15 C (5 F) and Ottawa minus 25 C, the coldest spot in Canada was minus 42.8 C in Armstrong, Ontario, according to Environment Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued "when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia," the government agency said.


    Mystery as BLUE snow covers St Petersburg with locals fearing bizarre phenomenon is due to toxic chemicals
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5215781/Mystery-bizarre-BLUE-snow-covers-St-Petersburg.html#ixzz52UP0qUgQ

    Samples were taken to a laboratory for analysis and an investigation into the incident has been launched. Some believed the snow was a result of the demolition of the city's chemical-pharmaceutical research institute. According to local media, experts said the colours could have been caused by cobalt, a metallic element, or methylene blue, a substance used in some medical treatments. Samples were taken to a laboratory for analysis and an investigation into the incident has been launched. In February 2015, blue snow also occurred in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, some 1,500 miles to the east of St Petersburg. An investigation was carried out which revealed that the blue colour was due to food colouring used in Easter eggs.





    Insane 60 Inches Of Snow Forces National Guard Onto Pennsylvania Streets
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/27/insane-60-inches-of-snow-forces-national-guard-onto-pennsylvania-streets/
    Thirty-four inches of snow fell on Christmas Day, marking an all-time record for single-day snowfall in Erie. We’ve never seen such “astronomical snow totals over the last 48 hours,” NWS Cleveland meteorologist, Zach Sefcovic, told GoErie. Cleveland’s NWS also tweeted about the insane amount of snow, which now totals almost 64 inches.




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    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 pm

    The coldest New Year on RECORD? Bitterly cold temperatures across the Midwest
    and Northeast and up to FIVE FEET of snow look set to put 2018 celebrations on ice


    The Midwest and Northeast are experiencing bitterly cold temperatures with sub-zero arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills that are expected to continue for the next several days putting New Year's celebrations on ice. The Midwest and Northeast are experiencing bitterly cold temperatures with sub-zero arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills that are expected to continue for the next several days putting New Year's celebrations on ice. With the final days of 2017 underway, forecasters are warning of frigid temperatures that could cause frostbite with as little as 30 minutes of exposure outside in the two regions. The brutal cold front is currently clobbering several states, including Illinois (left) with many of the temperatures only reaching a high in the 20s and lows in the single digits well below the freezing point.

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    Post  Carol on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:24 pm


    Plummeting temperatures could send the world into a 'mini ice age' in 2030
    and could OVERRIDE global warming, claim mathematicians

    Temperatures will start dropping in 2021, according to a mathematical model
    This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum'
    This was previously known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715

    Temperatures will start dropping in 2021, according to a mathematical model of the Sun's magnetic energy. In 2011 this image was captured showing an almost clear sun - which experts say could happen for almost a decade from 2030.

    THE SOLAR CYCLE

    Conventional wisdom holds that solar activity swings back and forth like a simple pendulum. At one end of the cycle, there is a quiet time with few sunspots and flares. At the other end, solar max brings high sunspot numbers and frequent solar storms.

    It's a regular rhythm that repeats every 11 years.

    Reality is more complicated.

    Astronomers have been counting sunspots for centuries, and they have seen that the solar cycle is not perfectly regular.

    The study says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out. The model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. It draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Researchers, led by maths professor Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University, built up on previous research that predicts magnetic waves produced by the sun.
    However, she has warned her model could not be used as proof of a mini ice age - in part because of global warming.

    'I hope global warning will be overridden by this effect, giving humankind and the Earth 30 years to sort out our pollution', she told Sky News.

    The model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022.
    During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of sync and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity.

    Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the 'mini ice age' that began in 1645, according to the results.

    Dr Zharkova published previous research on this phenomenon in 2015, and the new paper, published this year in Astronomy & Geophysics has reinforced earlier findings. This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum' - which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London's River Thames to freeze over.

    THE MAUNDER MINIMUM

    The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period starting in about 1645 and continuing to about 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time. It caused London's River Thames to freeze over, and 'frost fairs' became popular.

    This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the 'Little Ice Age' when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes.

    There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past, Nasa says.

    The connection between solar activity and terrestrial climate is an area of on-going research.

    Some scientists hypothesize that the dense wood used in Stradivarius instruments was caused by slow tree growth during the cooler period.

    Instrument maker Antonio Stradivari was born a year before the start of the Maunder Minimum. It is 172 years since a scientist first spotted that the Sun's activity varies over a cycle lasting around 10 to 12 years.
    But every cycle is a little different and none of the models of causes to date have fully explained fluctuations. Many solar physicists have put the cause of the solar cycle down to a dynamo caused by convecting fluid deep within the Sun.

    'In cycle 26, the two waves exactly mirror each other – peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the Sun,' said Dr Zharkova in 2015. 'Their interaction will be disruptive, or they will nearly cancel each other. 'We predict that this will lead to the properties of a 'Maunder minimum.'

    Dr Zharkova and her colleagues found that adding a second dynamo, close to the surface, completes the picture with surprising accuracy.

    Dr Zharkova and her colleagues derived their model using a technique called 'principal component analysis' of the magnetic field observations from the Wilcox Solar Observatory in California. They examined three solar cycles-worth of magnetic field activity, covering the period from 1976-2008. In addition, they compared their predictions to average sunspot numbers, another strong marker of solar activity.

    All the predictions and observations were closely matched.
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