Friday, 30 November 2012

Mother Nature is stirring

There is definitely something happening at this time – all this volcanic and seismic activity, happening simultaneously.

"So far there have been 41 earthquakes detected today, 212 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 957 earthquakes in the past month and 17,413 earthquakes in the past year." - Guardian Express

With thanks to the Extinction Protocol, the source of the material

A 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Has Just Hit Sakhalin, Russia & 3.0 in Searles Valley, California

30 November, 2012

Sakhalin, Russia – An earthquake hit the area just South-West of Sakhalin, Russia a few minutes ago. Almost everyone feels movement. The quakes magnitude was approximately 5.2, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

You should know that earthquake that hit close or on land will cause sleeping people are awakened, doors swing open or close, dishes are broken, pictures on the wall move, small objects move or are turned over, Trees might shake, and liquids might spill out of open containers.

The 5.2 earthquake hit 282km SSW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia. Nov 28 00:42 at epicenter (21m ago, depth 38km)

Preliminary Earthquake Report in. … Location: 283.1 km (175.91 miles) SW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Sakhalin, Russia … The potential impact of the earthquake
As this report was being fashioned a 3.0 quake hit 11km E of Searles Valley, California. Though we don’t usually report on quakes below magnitude 5.0, if a quake below that margin is detected while we’re engaged in producing a report, the aggregate of seismic activity within the scope of this report will be reported.
So far there have been 41 earthquakes detected today, 212 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 957 earthquakes in the past month and 17,413 earthquakes in the past year.

Residents on alert, as Santiaguito volcano blows its top in Guatemala

Posted on November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 – GUATAMALA - 

Guatemala on alert as the Santiaguito volcano (Santa  María) dumps plumes of smoke and ash over nearby communities, coating cars and houses in grey dust. –Yahoo News 

Strong eruptionThe Santiaguito volcano, in western Guatemala, erupted today with “very strong,” with the release of smoke and ash at high altitudes, so the agency has recommended Meteorology restrict air traffic in the area. 

So far there is no need for an evacuation of the villages closest to the volcano, which is located about 227 kilometers from Guatemala City. 

 The director of the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), Eddy Sanchez, reported that the activity of the volcano at 2,550 meters, and located in the department of Quetzaltenango, started at about 5.30 local time (11.30 GMT ). Sanchez added that the sand and volcanic ash is dispersed within at least a 4 kilometers radius of the volcano.

“There is a crater collapse, pyroclastic flows, and notice has already been given to Civil Aviation to restrict air operations in that region,” said the director of the local radio Insivumeh. 

He also reported they warned the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) to take the necessary precautions. Sanchez said the eruption of Santiaguito will last for several hours and urged people to stock up surrounding drinking water because the sand and volcanic ash can contaminate streams that may be harmful to health. 

 The sand and ash has fallen in populations of the departments of Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu, where they can be affected coffee plantations, according to Sanchez. The volunteer fire departments of these two departments have declared orange alert or prevention, while experts Conrad Insivumeh and keep a constant eye on the evolution of the eruption.

 -EFE  (translated)

EMO observes intense volcanic activity on Pagan

Posted on November 29, 2012 

November 29, 2012 – MARIANA ISLANDS – 

An intense volcanic activity was monitored by the CNMI Emergency Management Office and captured through satellite images from Nov. 24, 2012, to the present. 

The volcano has been emitting steam and gas since Friday, Nov. 24, 2012. The vog shows that it’s heading south from Pagan volcano. A gas plume from Pagan has been observed in MODIS satellite images. Minor steam and gas plumes from Pagan have been seen as well. 

It is possible that the plume could be followed by an ash emission; the presence of a gas plume does not necessarily indicate that eruptive activity will occur soon. 

Pagan is not monitored with ground-based geophysical instrumentation and the only source of information is satellite observation and occasional reports from observers who visit the island. 

Also an intense earthquake was recorded at the EMO and National Earthquake Information Center yesterday at 5:34pm Saipan time. The preliminary magnitude is 5.3 on the Richter scale. It was centered some 45 km (27 miles) south of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands and 276 km (171 miles) north of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 

Based on all available data no tsunami is expected and there is no tsunami threat for the Marianas. 

Saipan Tribune

73: Kamchatka’s Plosky

Tolbachik volcano erupts for

first time in 36 years

Posted on November 29, 2012 

November 29, 2012 – KAMCHATKA, Russia 

– The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting for the first time in 36 years, according to reports of KVERT, the he volcano monitoring body for Kamchatka. 

The volcano is located on the peninsula’s eastern coast, 343 km from the region’s capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. 

A bulletin released Tuesday by the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), as cited by The Voice of Russia, described a significant explosive eruption with the potential for ash explosions up to 10 km. 

The eruption at Plosky Tolbachik was given code orange (number three on the four-tiered USGS Volcano Alert Level), meaning it “poses limited hazards.” Scientists say the volcano is obscured by clouds at now, but lava intrusions towards the volcano’s summit caldera are also probable. An ash fall was reported in the nearby village of Krasny Yar. The eruption will be closely monitored for its impact on air travel over the eastern Siberian peninsula. The Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupted only 10 times since records began in 1740. 


Indonesia’s Mount Lokon volcano erupts, spewing ash

3.5 km high

Posted on November 29, 2012 

November 29, 2012 – INDONESIA 

– Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday, spewing ash up to 3.5 kilometers to the sky, without report of fatality and evacuation, officials said. 

Head of National Volcanology Surono said that the eruption took place at 10:05 local time (0205 GMT).

 He said that the agency had asked people living near the crater to be alert. “We issued warning to the people living 2.5 kilometers from the crater,” Surono told Xinhua by phone. 

Spokesman of National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed that there was no evacuation after the eruption.

“There is still no need for evacuation,” he told Xinhua by phone. Indonesia, an archipelago country, is home to 129 active volcanoes.


Upswing in earthquakes in the Long Valley caldera region of California

Posted on November 29, 2012 

November 29, 2012 – CALIFORNIA –

 An upswing in California earthquakes has some people questioning the health of the fault lines. 

Long Valley Caldera to Mammoth Mountain are swarming at the same time. 

Earthquakes are the normal in California, however within the last week an upswing in activity has been noted. 

The Long Valley Caldera is showing signs that magma is indeed moving down there. The Long Valley Caldera is something that is dismissed due to the Yellowstone Super Volcano. 

There is evidence in the past that the Long Valley Caldera is more dangerous than Yellowstone, and just a stone’s throw away from the populated regions of Southern California. The caldera is just north of Ridgecrest off of Highway 395 and activity has been spiking within the last week. 

“We don’t think much is going on there, but it is being monitored,” said the USGS. “We have teams in the area and have just recently finished a study on the area.” 

So while no one can predict what will happen, just as Yellowstone, the Long Valley Caldera is considered a super volcano that can go off at anytime. 

 “We’ve notice an increase in 2s and 3s across California as well, with poppers across Southern California,” said  Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin. “This usually means we are going to have the stress released soon in the area. What is also interesting is Long Valley and Mammoth Mountain activity is happening at the same time. This is real interesting.” 

According to Jim Berkland, a retired geologist, Full Moons usually generate large earthquakes due to the tidal forces. There is a lunar eclipse tonight so the moon can’t get any fuller.

The Weather Space

Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia


28 November, 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A strong earthquake struck the eastern part of Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The magnitude-5.5 quake was centered 56 kilometers (35 miles) under the sea, the U.S. agency reported.

Indonesian seismologist Fauzi, who uses one name, said there was no risk of a tsunami.

Amelia Tagor, a resident of Tual, the town closest to the epicenter, said a brief tremor was felt, but no one panicked.

"We felt it for a few seconds ... but it did not disturb our activities," she said.

Small earthquake hits Cumbria in north west of England

A small earthquake has hit Cumbria, scientists have confirmed.

29 November, 2012

The British Geological Survey (BGS), who keep an eye on UK land movements, said the quake struck the village of Patterdale at 9:37pm on Wednesday.

It measured 2.1 on the scale of magnitude, making it a small quake.

The earthquake that rocked Sumatra in 2004 and triggered the Boxing Day tsunami measured over 9, and the quake that struck Chile in February 2010 measured 8.8.

Volcano in Hawaii spills lava into the ocean

28 November, 2012

Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii on November 27, 2012. A volcano on Hawaii’s largest island is spilling lava into the ocean, creating a rare and spectacular fusion of steam and waves that officials said on Tuesday could attract thrill seeking visitors if it continues.

Magnitude 5.0 - NORTHERN ALGERIA

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

36.839°N, 5.422°E
10.2 km (6.3 miles)
31 km (19 miles) ENE of Bejaia, Algeria
40 km (24 miles) NNW of BABOR - VILLE, Algeria
50 km (31 miles) NE of Barbacha, Algeria
51 km (31 miles) ENE of Amizour, Algeria
horizontal +/- 17.8 km (11.1 miles); depth +/- 3.5 km (2.2 miles)
NST=154, Nph=155, Dmin=374 km, Rmss=1.49 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Magnitude 4.4 – ALBANIA

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
40.745°N, 19.634°E
10.5 km (6.5 miles)
6 km (3 miles) NNW of Roskovec, Albania
11 km (6 miles) NE of Fier-Cifci, Albania
11 km (6 miles) NE of Fier, Albania
16 km (9 miles) N of Patos Fshat, Albania
horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 1.7 km (1.1 miles)
NST= 14, Nph= 17, Dmin=70.1 km, Rmss=0.45 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Magnitude 4.6 - SOUTH OF PANAMA

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
5.690°N, 82.588°W
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
260 km (161 miles) S of Punta de Burica, Panama
288 km (178 miles) S of Puerto Armuelles, Panama
296 km (183 miles) S of Pedregal, Panama
303 km (188 miles) S of David, Panama
horizontal +/- 10.3 km (6.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
NST= 53, Nph= 53, Dmin=489.9 km, Rmss=1.26 sec, Gp=148°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6

Large eruptions at Sakurajima Volcano – Japan

t has been a while since we've seen sizable eruptions occurring at Sakurajima Volcano in Japan. Last year (2011 going into 2012) we saw MULTIPLE eruptions per day....Quieting down through mid-2012 -- and now we see it back in action today (november 29, 2012).

This current series of eruptions, producing large ejections of lava, static discharge lightning, and lava bombs (fireballs) ejected a few KM from the caldera... ash cloud extending multiple KM down wind.

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