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This blog will cover many earth changing extremities ranging from Earthquakes, Quake Swarms, Volcanic Activity/Eruptions, CME's - Coronal Mass Ejections, Solar Flares, Geomagnetic Storms, Magnetosphere Pressure plus other solar related radiation pulses, Asteroid/Meteorite Threats, Solar System Threats, Landslides, Flooding, Sink Holes, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Storms, Tsunami's, prolonged Snowfall/Ice, Heatwaves, Drought, Nuclear Fallout/Leak, Viruses, Diseases, Epidemics, Dead Mammals/Birds/Animals, Pollution Threat Levels and many more events.

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Comment by jjp on May 14, 2012 at 7:42pm

a lot of quakes in watermans corner california

near Prieto, Cerro volcano

possible due to geothermal activity but worth keeping an eye on

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 7:41pm

Hi JP,

Thanks for your update on Iceland. The graph has dramatically spiked which is greatly indicating disturbing movement. Keep the updates coming please.


Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 7:37pm

Freak hail storm in China kills 40 people -- injures 87 - 13th May 2012

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 7:09pm

40 Die In Chinese Hailstorm

Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government.

Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website.

Officials said 29,300 people had been evacuated after rain and hail battered the county for just 60 minutes late Thursday afternoon.

It had "wreaked havoc" on all of the county's 18 townships and had affected more than two-thirds of its 450,000 residents, the state-controlled Xinhua news agency reported.

"Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, farmland was destroyed, and the power supply and telecommunications services were disrupted by the extreme weather," the agency said, quoting Xu Guangyao, a senior county official.

Min county is 150 kilometres (94 miles) from Zhouqu county, where a rain-triggered mudslide killed about 1,500 people in August 2010.

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 7:00pm

Volcano Behind Atlantis Legend Re-Awakens

The volcano that may have given rise to the legend of Atlantis has awakened, researchers say.

The cataclysmic eruptions at the Greek isle of Santorini about 3,600 years ago that spewed forth about 9.5 to 14.3 cubic miles (40 to 60 cubic kilometers) of lava devastated the ancient seafaring Minoan civilization, potentially inspiring the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. From the air, the resulting caldera, or volcanic crater, appears as a small cluster within the larger collection of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

Over the next four millennia, the largely underwater caldera at Santorini has experienced a series of smaller eruptions, with five such outbursts in the past 600 years, ending most recently in 1950. After a 60-year lull, Santorini awakened in January 2011 with a swarm of tremors, each magnitude 3.2 or less, new GPS research has revealed.

Magma On The Move

Investigators had installed a GPS monitoring system in the area in 2006. These sensors keep track of their location in space, and can thus shed light on when the Earth is moving.

The scientists found that by June 2011, the 22 GPS stations had been pushed 0.2 to 1.3 inches (5 to 32 millimeters) farther from the caldera than they had been just six months earlier. The researchers then improved the existing GPS stations and installed two more GPS stations, and data from September 2011 to January 2012 showed the land near the volcano was swelling at an accelerating rate, reaching 7 inches (180 mm) of growth per year.

Computer models of the deforming Earth suggested the swelling was due to an influx of nearly 500 million cubic feet (14.1 million cubic meters) of magma into a chamber 2.5 to 3.1 miles (4 to 5 kilometers) below the surface.

The scientists note this ongoing influx of magma does not necessarily signal an impending explosion — this swelling is only a fraction of that behind the Minoan eruption. [10 Wild Volcano Facts]

"We've witnessed similar deformation events at other large calderas — Yellowstone, Long Valley California, and Campi Flegrei — without eruption," said researcher Andrew Newman, a geophysicist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "Globally, we've observed that on average, 90 percent of magmatic intrusion events do not reach the surface."

"However, we cannot say for certain that this will not erupt either," Newman told OurAmazingPlanet. "Every volcano is somewhat different, and thus we cannot yet directly relate what we've learned at other volcanoes and apply them with complete confidence to this one." And, even a small eruption can spew dangerous ash, or trigger landslides and tsunamis, the scientists cautioned.

Ongoing Monitoring

With the instruments currently monitoring Santorini, "we now have sufficient on-the-ground instrumentation to measure ongoing activity," Newman said. "This is vital, as we are capturing this period of unrest with data density sufficient to use in models that explore details of the internal structure of the magma reservoir as well as the mechanical structure of the volcano. This information will prove extremely useful for evaluating the physical parameters responsible for unrest, and potentially eruption."

The effort to tease out the volcano's inner workings has problems to contend with, though.

"Our greatest obstacle in this environment is the water itself," Newman said. The land at Santorini is mostly deforming in a region entirely underwater. Without seafloor instrumentation, "we may miss some of the most scientifically interesting results, as well as potentially the most crucial data necessary for creating imminent warnings."

The scientists detailed their findings online March 30 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

                                 Santorini (from north) - Credit Yoo Chung

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 6:52pm

U.S. – 529 Record Lows In April

Record low temps in 43 states!

324 (Broken records) + 205 (Tied Records) = 529 Total

INCLUDES FAIRFIELD, SC, which, with a low of 19 F on April 14, beat old record by 10 degrees.[]=US#records_look_up

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 6:48pm

Record-Breaking Cold For Montana





LOCATION                       FORECAST/RECORD

MISSOULA                             25 / 23 (1973)

KALISPELL                            25 / 23 (1982)


ANACONDA                           21 / 21 (1999)
DRUMMOND                         22 / 19 (1973)
EUREKA                               27 / 26 (1963)
HAMILTON                            24 / 25 (1973)
POLSON                              25 / 27 (1973)
SAINT REGIS                       25 / 23 (1968)
SEELEY LAKE                     20 / 22 (1968)
STEVENSVILLE                   23 / 21 (1946)
SUPERIOR                          26 / 25 (1919)
THOMPSON FALLS             28 / 25 (1922)
WEST GLACIER                  25 / 25 (1982)

Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 6:31pm

Some Himalayan Glaciers Are Advancing Rather Than Melting, Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking.

It challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be gone by 2035.

Although the head of the panel Dr Rajendra Pachauri later admitted the claim was an error gleaned from unchecked research, he maintained that global warming was melting the glaciers at "a rapid rate", threatening floods throughout north India.

The new study by scientists at the Universities of California and Potsdam has found that half of the glaciers in the Karakoram range, in the northwestern Himlaya, are in fact advancing and that global warming is not the deciding factor in whether a glacier survives or melts.

Dr Bodo Bookhagen, Dirk Scherler and Manfred Strecker studied 286 glaciers between the Hindu Kush on the Afghan-Pakistan border to Bhutan, taking in six areas.

Their report, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, found the key factor affecting their advance or retreat is the amount of debris – rocks and mud – strewn on their surface.

Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds

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Comment by jjp on May 14, 2012 at 6:25pm
Comment by Yamkin on May 14, 2012 at 6:13pm

Mass Fish Death Reported In Pathalam

Belt In River Periyar In India

For the second time in a week, massive fish deaths were reported from Pathalam belt in river Periyar, triggering alarm and protests.

Dead fish were found in bunches on the banks of river on Saturday morning. The local residents and councillors of Kadungalloor panchayat alerted the district Pollution Control Board officials who came and collected the samples of water and fish.

Local residents, fishermen, panchayat members and green activists of Periyar Malineekarana Virudha Samithi (PMVS) blocked the PCB officials when they came to collect the samples, in protest against the negligent attitude of the authorities in checking continuing fish deaths.

Later, police arrested the group of protesters led by panchayat members Joshy, Shiney Sajan, Geetha Sunil, Kabeer, Sudha Devi and activists of PMVS, Anwar C.I., Sainudeen Edayar and Mahesh.
According to environmental experts, low level or absence of oxygen is the major reason for the recurring fish deaths in Periyar.

A similar incident was reported on last Monday on the banks of river Periyar. Earlier, on May 3, fish deaths were reported on the banks of river Muttar, a tributary of Periyar. As per the report of the Pollution Control Board, the fish deaths were caused by lack of dissolved oxygen in river water and by entry of polluted water containing decayed waste into the river.


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