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Topic: ~ Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos, Mayhem, etc! ~
Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Subject: ~ Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos, Mayhem, etc! ~
Date Posted: Sep 12 2007 at 4:00am


~ Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos, & Mayhem, etc! ~

An 8.2 earthquake is a significant event on this Planet.

One just hit Indonesia within the last few hours.

A tsunami warning has been issued. The epicenter is near the regions of SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

130 km (80 miles) SW of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia
410 km (255 miles) SW of Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
620 km (385 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
695 km (435 miles) SSW of SINGAPORE

And just minutes ago, a second quake of 6.0 is being reported,
and a second Tsunami warning has been issued.

Here's the data from USGS (U.S. Geological Survey)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hear.php - Magnitude 8.2 - SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

and here...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/">
U.S. Geological Survey Recent Earthquakes Latest World

Lets hope that there is no resulting Tsunami.

Here is some news just beginning to appear

Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=nation_world&id=5653918 - (ABC News - Read here )
"(Indonesia-AP, Sep. 12, 2007) - Officials have issued a tsunami warning for wide areas of
the Indian Ocean region and Australia after a powerful earthquake in Indonesia..."

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www.Earthquake.usgs.gov also provides this info:

~ Time of EarthQuake in other Time Zones ~

SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:10:26 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 06:10:26 PM local time at epicenter
North America:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 08:40:26 AM (NDT) - Newfoundland Daylight (St. John's)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 08:10:26 AM (ADT) - Atlantic Daylight (Halifax)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 07:10:26 AM (AST) - Atlantic Standard (San Juan)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 07:10:26 AM (EDT) - Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 06:10:26 AM (EST) - Eastern Standard (Jamaica)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 06:10:26 AM (CDT) - Central Daylight (Winnipeg, Chicago, Mexico City)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 05:10:26 AM (CST) - Central Standard (Regina, Costa Rica)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 05:10:26 AM (MDT) - Mountain Daylight (Calgary, Denver Mazatlan)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 04:10:26 AM (MST) - Mountain Standard (Phoenix)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 04:10:26 AM (PDT) - Pacific Daylight (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Tijuana)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:10:26 AM (AKDT) - Alaska Daylight (Anchorage)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 02:10:26 AM (AHDT) - Aleutian Daylight (Adak)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 01:10:26 AM (HST) - Hawaii Standard (Honolulu)
South America:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 06:10:26 AM - Bogota, Quito, Lima
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 07:10:26 AM - Caracas, Manaus, La Paz, Santiago
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 08:10:26 AM - Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
Europe:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:10:26 PM - London, Lisbon
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 01:10:26 PM - Madrid, Rome, Berlin, Warsaw
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 02:10:26 PM - Kiev, Istanbul, Athens
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:10:26 PM - Moscow, St. Petersburg
Africa:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:10:26 AM - Casablanca, Abidjan
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:10:26 PM - Algiers, Lagos, Kinshasa
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 01:10:26 PM - Lusaka, Cape Town
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 02:10:26 PM - Cairo, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Asia:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 02:10:26 PM - Ankara, Damascus, Riyadh
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 02:40:26 PM - Tehran, Mashhad
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:10:26 PM - Baghdad, Muscat
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:40:26 PM - Kabul
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 04:10:26 PM - Samara, Baku, Tashkent, Karachi
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 04:40:26 PM - Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 05:10:26 PM - Yekaterinburg, Almaty, Dhaka
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 06:10:26 PM - Novosibirsk, Bangkok, Jakarta
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 07:10:26 PM - Krasnoyarsk, Beijing, Manila, Singapore
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 08:10:26 PM - Irkutsk, Seoul, Tokyo
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 09:10:26 PM - Chita, Guam
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 10:10:26 PM - Vladivostok
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:10:26 PM - Magadan
Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 12:10:26 AM - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Australasia/Oceania:
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 07:10:26 PM - Perth
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 08:40:26 PM - Darwin, Adelaide
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 09:10:26 PM - Port Moresby, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 10:10:26 PM - Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:10:26 PM - Fiji, Auckland, Christchurch
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 12:10:26 AM - American Samoa
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 01:10:26 AM - Tahiti
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 12 2007 at 7:26am
2:00pm Eastern News
Voice of America is reporting...

Powerful Earthquake Hits Indonesia
By Nancy-Amelia Collins
Jakarta
12 September 2007

"A powerful earthquake struck off western Indonesia killing at least nine people, destroying several buildings and triggering a small tsunami. VOA's Nancy-Amelia Collins in Jakarta has more...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-09-12-voa33.cfm - Voice Of America

Remember:
"In December 2004, a powerful 9.1 earthquake triggered a tsunami off the coast of Sumatra island that killed over 160,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh province."

"After the December 2004 tsunami, a tsunami alert system was put in place to warn people of potential tsunamis. The Indonesian presidential spokesman Andi Mallerangeng says the system seems to be working."




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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 12 2007 at 7:41am
If you'll recall back in 2004...
This is what happened...



A growing wave, traveling, from an earthquake far away...
and what started out so seemingly calm grew to a monster
that killed hundreds of thousands in 2004 -
(229,866 people lost, including 186,983 dead and 42,883 missing.}


This picture...

from this video...
-Tsunami in Phuket Thailand in 2004, -




(Caution - this is raw, unedited graphic footage
of what happens in 15 minutes of a Tsunami -
the sea first calmly recedes in Sunset Bay...
then returns... relentlessly.)



and in Sri Lanka
December 26,2004...



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Update 2008...

I wanted to add this video to this post

— Tsunami na Indonésia-Missões na Indonésia —


...So very sad.

"Back on December 26th, 2004, a powerful 9.1 earthquake triggered a tsunami off the coast of Sumatra Island ..."

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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Sep 12 2007 at 3:58pm
You know Geno. . .
 
I've thought about these things a lot, being by the ocean.
 
There is a huge fault line offshore, that runs parallel to the beach here in the San Diego area.
 
I always told my son, since he was little, that if ever the water recedes, don't get curious. . . get the hell out of there, and head for very high ground. . . don't look back. . . look to take pictures. . . or any of that bs. . . just keep moving on up.
 
I used to dive. . . doing environmental studies, etc.  I've seen that falult line. . . WOW what a drop.  Very frightening underwater.
 
The power of just a foot of water, especially moving very quickly is mind boggling.  There's nothing within our general comprehension that alerts us successfully to how this "little wave" can be such a killer.
 
Even the videos that you posted, can't really capture why it's so devastating.  It's unfortunately something that has to be experienced first hand to be believed.
 
Great post, Gene.  You did it AGAIN!!
 
Mixey 


Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Sep 13 2007 at 4:48am
Some Tsunami waves can reach speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
They can be a foot high, or 100 feet high.
If you have ever tried to pick up a 5 gallon can of water, you know how heavy 5 gallons of water is.A One square foot container contains over 7 gallons of water. One square foot=seven gallons.
Imagine how much weight, and how many gallons of water are within a wave that is ten feet high, and maybe 30 feet across at the base, that
is a mile long. The energy contained in this wave is staggering.
toad


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 13 2007 at 5:58am
Mixey and Toad.

Yes, the power of water flowing or moving is a nearly unstoppable force, and imagine the long waveforms that these waves travel in are moving at up to 500 miles per hour. Frightening!

Here's the latest from BBC News:

— Rescuers assess quake-hit Sumatra —

"There are fears some people may be still trapped in the rubble
Relief teams are assessing the damage on Indonesia's island of Sumatra which was hit by two massive earthquakes.
At least nine people are known to have been killed and some 40 injured in the undersea tremors and a series of aftershocks on Wednesday and Thursday."

"Tsunami warnings were repeatedly issued and lifted, as many people ran inland fearing a repeat of the 2004 tsunami..."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6993354.stm#map - BBC News (continued here)

"You could see the road as if it was waving, people could hardly walk
so they just lay flat on the road"
reports Zulkifli Lubis (Bengkulu journalist)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6992499.stm">

for more pictures from BBC News (click here)




And MIXEY... You wrote:
"I used to dive. . . doing environmental studies, etc. I've seen that fault line. . . WOW what a drop. Very frightening underwater.

I do remember You telling me about this before, it must be awesome to see and "feel" while diving, and in light of the potential that this fault has the power to do... frightening. I hope for all of us that it remains as dormant as possible for a very long, long time!

...and it's been pretty busy in Your neck of the woods lately too...

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/">
– USGS Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada –

(((Yikes, 4 more earthquake events got added to this map while I was typing this!)))

~Yo "Blinky", keep an extra ear to the ground just in case,*lol*
and stay safe out there on our beloved, sunny "Left Coast", will Ya!~
~Smiles & MuchLove,~
Geno


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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Sep 13 2007 at 7:27pm
Great thread gene and everyone Clap
 
S. P. A. T.


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 21 2008 at 1:09pm
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jPQdqakkoBk_KMQ6S-rZfw43_Y2gD8UV0RDG0 - — Northeastern Nevada Hit by 6.0 Quake —
1 hour ago
WELLS, Nev. (AP) — Windows shattered and building facades and signs fell, but no one was seriously injured when a powerful earthquake shook this rural northeastern town on Thursday.
The quake, which had an estimated magnitude of 6.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., struck at 6:16 a.m., and was centered in a sparsely populated area 11 miles southeast of Wells near the Nevada-Utah line.... http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jPQdqakkoBk_KMQ6S-rZfw43_Y2gD8UV0RDG0 - (continued here)

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/">
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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Feb 26 2008 at 3:04am
WOW Geno...
 
I didn't feel it here in San Diego.
 
I wonder if Soul Sister got rocked in Las Vegas.
 
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 26 2008 at 10:17am

Mixey!

...this one happened back on the 19th, also.

"A moderate earthquake occurred at 2:41:29 PM (PST) on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.
The magnitude 5.0 event occurred 25 km (15 miles) NW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico."
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/ci14351140.html - Baja California /Mexico Quake or here for the Quakes of the last week...
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html - Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada - Last 7 Days (Click here)


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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Feb 27 2008 at 9:43am
Geno... The link isn't working.
 
lol
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 04 2008 at 11:14am
Hi Mixey,
You are correct!
That one link did go away...

It appears that some of the quake info is harder to find after "7 days" has passed... Go figure!
Oh well,,, as I posted above... here's the "Earth Quakes of the Last 7 Days" from Your neck of the woods and for Everybody on the Southern Left Coast of This Planet...


http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html - — Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada of The Last 7 Days —

and here...

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ -
—Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada- Index Map —

... and... may they ALWAYS be small ones!

Smiles,
Geno

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 04 2008 at 11:54am
Great Info here, and this is interesting too!

http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/Roots_SoCal_2007.pdf -
— Putting down roots in earthquake country —

and this also...

http://www.data.scec.org/clickmap.html - — Clickable map of Historic Quakes of Southern California —
"Below is a clickable map of southern California, with epicenters of historic earthquakes (as far back as 1812) ..."





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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Mar 04 2008 at 12:05pm
Thanks Geno. . .
 
I had fun playing around with those links. 
 
We must be in a pretty safe pocket here.
 
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 04 2008 at 12:10pm
Mixey!

i agree with You... that is exactly what it seems like where You are... all around Ya, but not "directly" there.

Those links are interesting, aren't they.... I wanted to take that How Prepared Are You test, and of course add fun answer/options to the choices... like

(d) yes, plenty of emergency beer, wine, cigs and cigars on hand to last (3) days
*lol*



and wow... look at the pictures in this black & white slide show http://www.data.scec.org/chrono_index/kerncoun.html - here of the railroad tracks and tunnel. Amazing.





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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Sep 29 2009 at 4:11pm
OMG!!
I think Samoa has been hit by a tsunami!!
Anybody following this???
 
Mixey


Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Sep 29 2009 at 4:42pm
Here's is a current report just in...
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8281616.stm?lsf - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8281616.stm?lsf
 
Mixey


Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Sep 29 2009 at 4:50pm
WOW!! American Samoa has really been hit!  Ths will probably affect a lot of areas... Fiji... and other Islands.
 
The 8.3 earthquake lasted for 3-5 minutes.  OMG!
 
 
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 29 2009 at 7:50pm
SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:48:11 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 06:48:11 AM local time at epicenter
... that is ...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:48:11 AM (PDT) - Pacific Daylight Time (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Tijuana)



http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2009mdbi.php"> __

``` The news was also reporting that if a wave/tsunami event were to reach the coast of California, Baja, etc., it would take about ± six (6) hours depending on water depth over the distance traveled. ```

Yikes!

Also probably not a bad idea to keep a closer eye in this one again...
http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ - — Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada —

also if You use "Google Earth"... see next post...



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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 29 2009 at 8:38pm
Mixey, Check this out!

Using Google Earth,,,

"Google Earth KML
Display real-time earthquakes and plate boundaries in Google Earth (requires version 4+). To display earthquakes, download one of our earthquake KML feeds (below) and open it in Google Earth.
Earthquakes refresh every 5-minutes. More Google Earth files » "

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/catalogs/ - M 1+ earthquakes, past 7 days (colored by age)
Updated: Wed Sep 30 02:11:19 UTC (159 kB)

i Just downloaded this "kmz", (pretty amazing) and opened it in "Google Earth"...
and here's what a screen grab of this looks like...



(((I'm looking at this now... amazing!)))
And it has all of the usual "Google Earth" zoom in/zoom out functionality!
~Geno


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 6:29am
— Samoan 8.0+ Earthquake & Tsunami —

— Samoan Tsunami —


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 11:41pm
And now this one...

- 7.6 Earthquake Cripples Indonesia -
"The September 2009 Sumatra earthquake was a 7.6 Mw earthquake which took place in Sumatra, Indonesia, at 17:16:10 local time on September 30, 2009 (10:16:10 UTC, September 30).
The quake struck at sea, and is 50 kilometres (31 mi) WNW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, 225 kilometres (140 mi) SW of Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia, 475 kilometres (295 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 960 kilometres (600 mi) NW of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.[2] At least 100-200 people have been killed as a result of the earthquake with thousands more believed to be trapped in collapsed buildings."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_2009_Sumatra_earthquake -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_2009_Sumatra_earthquake

— Earthquake Cripples Sumantra, Indonesia — (Sept 30. 2009)


also USGS data...
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqinthenews/2009/us2009mebz/ - Magnitude 7.6 - SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
2009 September 30 10:16:09 UTC - USGS -

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UPDATE: The 7.6 a few hours ago, now followed by a 6.6 in Southern Sumantra... http://quake.usgs.gov/ - http://quake.usgs.gov/

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The Big Picture - Latest Earthquakes on the Planet - Real time updated -
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/ - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Oct 01 2009 at 11:16am
And today in
California... a 5.0...
http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/">

- http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ -
Magnitude     5.0 - moment magnitude (Mw)
Time     Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 3:01:24 AM (PDT)
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:01:24 (UTC)
Distance from     Keeler, CA - 11 km (7 miles) S (174 degrees)
Cartago, CA - 17 km (10 miles) ENE (63 degrees)
Olancha, CA - 19 km (12 miles) NE (42 degrees)
Lone Pine, CA - 29 km (18 miles) SE (139 degrees)
Las Vegas, NV - 237 km (147 miles) W (276 degrees)
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Yikes!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/">
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Oct 01 2009 at 6:24pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8285679.stm">
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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Oct 04 2009 at 6:28am
This is extremely interesting Geno!! ClapClapClap
Thank you for putting it up!!  It's been keeping me up for hours.  LOL
 
Mixey
 
 


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 12 2010 at 9:33pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A fierce 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti late Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread damage around the capital, leveling countless shantytown dwellings and bringing even more suffering to a ...





Look at this list of how many earthquakes are going off and registering since Sunday:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php



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Fierce Earthquake Rocks Haiti
Wall Street Journal -
JOSé De CóRdoba, David Luhnow - ‎21 minutes ago‎
"Haiti's strongest earthquake in more than two centuries rocked the Caribbean nation on Tuesday, causing dozens of buildings to collapse and raising fears that many people have died, officials and witnesses said. ... ... " http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126333470907826737.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126333470907826737.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 14 2010 at 12:43am
What happened...


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 27 2010 at 6:54am

Earthquake in Chile... Tsunami Warnings for Hawaii as "possible tsunami wave" reported to be on route traveling across the ocean... like right now!

getting details...

http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=1z&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=chile+earthquake+2010&oq=Chile">
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/7331231/Chile-earthquake-tsunami-warnings-trigger-evacuations-across-Pacific.html -
Chile-earthquake-tsunami-warnings-trigger-evacuations-across-Pacific





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 27 2010 at 7:12am
Tsunami warning! Pacific!

http://fromtheold.com/news/pacific-tsunami-warning-center-issues-tsunami-warning-2010022716715.html - pacific-tsunami-warning-center-issues-tsunami-warning
Tsunami warnings are on almost globally, here is a warning from the
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER:
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 005
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1045Z 27 FEB 2010

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA /
COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR /
GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI /
KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA /
SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI /
AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU /
HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA /
N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES /
CHINESE TAIPEI

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0634Z 27 FEB 2010
COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
DEPTH       -   55 KM
LOCATION    - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
MAGNITUDE   - 8.8

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL        PER
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IQUIQUE CL           20.2S 70.1W 0906Z   0.27M / 0.9FT 72MIN
ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S 70.4W 0941Z   0.49M / 1.6FT 52MIN
ARICA CL             18.5S 70.3W 1007Z   0.94M / 3.1FT 44MIN
DART LIMA 32412      18.0S 86.4W 0941Z   0.24M / 0.8FT 36MIN
CALDERA CL           27.1S 70.8W 0843Z   0.45M / 1.5FT 20MIN
TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S 73.4W 0653Z   2.34M / 7.7FT 88MIN
COQUIMBO CL          30.0S 71.3W 0852Z   1.32M / 4.3FT 30MIN
CORRAL CL            39.9S 73.4W 0739Z   0.90M / 2.9FT 16MIN
SAN FELIX CL        26.3S 80.1W 0815Z   0.53M / 1.7FT 08MIN
VALPARAISO CL        33.0S 71.6W 0708Z   1.29M / 4.2FT 20MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
        IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
        VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS CONFIRM THAT A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED
WHICH COULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS THREAT. THIS CENTER WILL
CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND
SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND CAN VARY
SIGNIFICANTLY ALONG A COAST DUE TO LOCAL EFFECTS. THE TIME FROM
ONE TSUNAMI WAVE TO THE NEXT CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO AN HOUR, AND
THE THREAT CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AS MULTIPLE WAVES ARRIVE.
... http://fromtheold.com/news/pacific-tsunami-warning-center-issues-tsunami-warning-2010022716715.html - pacific-tsunami-warning-center-issues-tsunami-warning (more info)


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 27 2010 at 7:56am
—Tsunami warning! Pacific!—
Hawaii now Evacuating Coastal Areas Now-
Tsunami Warning Sirens will Sound within the Hour~



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7043637.ece">www.timesonline.co.uk

"A massive earthquake has hit the coast of Chile, killing dozens of people, flattening buildings and triggering a tsunami.

The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country’s largest in 25 years, shook the capital Santiago for a minute and half at 3:34am (6:34am GMT) today."

"A tsunami warning has been extended across 53 countries, including most of Central and South America and as far as Australia, Hawaii and Antarctica."

The wave has already caused serious damage to the sparsely populated Juan Fernandez islands, off the Santiago coast, and is now travelling across the ocean at several hundred km per hour.

The death toll in Chile has reached 78+ and is still rising according to President Michelle Bachelet, who has declared a “state of catastrophe” in the country.

Calling for calm from an emergency response centre, the outgoing president said: “We have had a huge earthquake, with some aftershocks.

“Despite this, the system is functioning. People should remain calm. We’re doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information we will share immediately.”

The quake hit near the town of Maule, 200 miles southwest of Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles underground.

The epicentre was just 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river.

In Santiago buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were brought down, but the full extent of the damage is still being determined.

Santiago airport has been shut down and will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours after the passenger terminal suffered major damage.

Chilean television is showing images of destroyed buildings and damaged cars, with rubble-strewn streets.

Dozens of people were seen roaming through the streets, some wheeling suitcases behind them and others gathering around open fires to keep warm.

Santiago resident Simon Shalders said: "There was a lot of movement. The houses were really shaking, walls were moving backwards and forwards, and doors were swinging open.”

About 65,000 British tourists visit Chile each year, according to the country’s tourist authority.

The Foreign Office has updated its travel information for people planning to go to Chile, saying: “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is in contact with our embassy in Santiago in order to establish the facts on the ground.

“Communications are sporadic. We will update this advice over the next few hours.”

In the coastal city of Vina del Mar, the earthquake struck just as people were leaving a disco, Julio Alvarez told a local radio station. “It was very bad, people were screaming, some people were running, others appeared paralyzed. I was one of them.”

Several big aftershocks later hit the south-central region, including ones measuring 6.9, 6.2 and 5.6.

The earthquake was caused by the floor of the Pacific being pushed below South American land mass.

This sudden jerking of the sea-floor displaced water and triggered a tsunami, which is now crossing the ocean at a speed of a jet plane.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru, and a less-urgent tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica."

... A spokesman said: "Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts."

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center also warned of a “potential tsunami threat to New South Wales state, Queensland state, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island".

Any potential wave would not hit Australia until Sunday morning local time, it added.

All Pacific islands including Hawaii and the Easter Islands have also received warnings.

On the Easter Islands people are now seeking higher ground before the wave strikes.

Earthquakes are relatively common in Chile, which is part of the pacific “ring-of-fire” tectonic-plate boundary, and many buildings are built to withstand tremors." ... ... ...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7043637.ece - (continued here)

also



The Weather Channel is reporting right now that:

••• Tsunami Sirens in Hawaii will sound within the hour.

••• Tsunami Warnings for Hawaii •••

••• Tsunami Advisories for California
        and The West Coast of USA, BC, Canada up to Alaska




also:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/">
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/
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also:

— SIRENS SOUNDING NOW In HAWAII —
Hawaii Live Cam:
http://livesurfcamhawaii.com/maui/waiehu.html">
livesurfcamhawaii.com/maui/waiehu.htm
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 27 2010 at 10:47am
~ Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos, etc! ~ page 2

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MSNBC is reporting:
The Tsunami (2+ foot high long wave) has been detected traveling right now across the ocean.


The Tsunami will hit Hawaii in about 4 hours from right now.

A minimum of 7 foot+ above normal seas/waves will be expected in Hawaii...
(around 4:00pm Eastern time today)
(1:00pm Pacific Time)
(11:00am Hawaii Time)
Low lying coastal areas are being evacuated.

Live CAM Picture Screen Grab at 12:30pm Eastern (7:30am Hawaii time):
http://livesurfcamhawaii.com/maui/waiehu.html">
http://livesurfcamhawaii.com/maui/waiehu.html


See previous page posts.

Update:
Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, & Alaska are also NOW under WARNINGS... changed from previous "Advisories".






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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 27 2010 at 12:29pm
http://livesurfcamhawaii.com/maui/waiehu.html">
Hawaii Live Cam Screen Grab one and a half hours before the Tsunami is expected to arrive there:


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 28 2010 at 3:32pm
LUCKI:Y... Hawaii dodged a Tsunami bullet,..



No damage, Thank Goodness, but look at this...


"Boats in Santa Cruz Harbor in California were temporarily left sitting on sand when the tsunami triggered by Saturday's earthquake in Chile hit. (Feb, 28)"

~~~~~~~~ NOTE:
Ok, thank goodness that damage was minimal here in the above videos, but take note of something that I assumed that everybody knew as a major warning sign. When you are near the water, especially in a harbor or beach area, and the water suddenly recedes and drops several feet....

... RUN TO HIGHER GROUND AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!! JUST IN CASE A HUGE WALL OF WATER MIGHT COME RUSHING BACK IN AN ATTEMPT TO SERIOUSLY DROWN YOUR ASS!!!

Luckily, this DID NOT happen here in the video above, but if it did, all of the people casually walking on those bottomed out boat docks could have been easily killed.

Do people ever learn anything from paying attention to HOW nature sometimes works?

Jeez!!!


Tsunami History Lesson - Exibit A:



          

Tsunami History Lesson - Exibit B:


"This clip from Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska recounts the devastating 1964 Good Friday earthquake that generated killer tsunamis and killed 100 Alaskans, and forever altered the communities of Seward, Kodiak, Whittier, Valdez and other Alaska communities. Witnesses describe the events of that fateful day, and scientists, local officials and emergency responders discuss the steps taken to prevent the loss of life when the next big quake strikes...."



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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 28 2010 at 4:30pm
Related Tsunami Videos:

— BBC Nature: Mega Tsunami - Evidence of Destruction —



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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Feb 28 2010 at 9:19pm
What a globally destructive weekend... The Earthquake in Chile...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8540891.stm">

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8540891.stm

and on Saturday, also from the BBC
Look at ALL of this...
"At least 50 people have been killed in storms that have lashed parts of Spain, Portugal and France, officials say..."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8540762.stm?ls">

-BBC-

and more info here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7848922.stm - Storms batter Spain and France- BBC -

and Landslides...
— Floods And Landslides Kill Dozens In Portuguese Madeira —
11:25pm UK, Saturday February 20, 2010
Alison Chung, Sky News Online
At least 32 people have been killed on the Portuguese island of Madeira after severe rainstorms caused flooding and landslides.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Madeira-Dozens-Die-In-Flooding-And-Landslides-On-Portuguese-Island/Article/201002315554669?f=rss - story and video here

Weird, all of this strange weather going on this past month,
along with
Earthquakes and Tsunamis threats, Landslides, etc
in other parts of the globe.

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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Mar 01 2010 at 1:18am
         The Earth is getting Restless, Geno
 
    Maybe the leadup to the big 2012 event ? Ouch


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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Mar 27 2010 at 12:28am
Nice coverage Geno... just seeing these now! 
 
I hope it doesn't get anymore "restless" than it already is out here!
 
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Apr 04 2010 at 10:48pm
Mixey... speaking of restless... 7.2 just south of You, and You even got to feel this one, too... Yikes!
http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/">
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/ktla-earthquake,0,6948498.story?track=rss"> http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/ktla-earthquake

story continued (here)

— Caught on tape — Easter Sunday Quake 2010 ~





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Posted By: winetender
Date Posted: Apr 05 2010 at 6:18am
 Hey Mixey! Just saw this, are You okay out there? ~ Nora

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Tempt Me!


Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Apr 07 2010 at 4:23am
Hi Geno & Nora!
 
Yes... doing fine out here re the recent quakes.  They are all happening farther inland and mostly to the south of us... but we can still feel them sometimes a little.
 
When the "Easter 7.2 Quake" hit in Baja, Mexico, our chandeliers swayed back and forth a bit... not too much; and the rolling made us feel a little unsteady on our feet for about a minute.  It happened twice. 
 
My 2 kitties were on the bed for the first one, and couldn't have cared less.  When the aftershock hit, McCloud was still on the bed.  He yawned and decided to look out the window, before resuming his nap.  Jade, however was on the floor and felt it.  He looked at me for verification, and then ran and hid under the dining room table.  For about an hour, he was convinced that I caused it.  He felt safer after I gave him a little treat. Tongue
 
Thanks for keeping watch.
 
Much Love,
Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Apr 15 2010 at 6:55am
APRIL 15th 2010
Wow, it's a busy day for Planet Earth today!

in China...
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Death-Toll-from-Chinese-Earthquake-Rises-Above-600-90921424.html - Death Toll from Chinese Earthquake Rises Above 600
Voice of America - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Emergency workers in western China are struggling against freezing cold in the search for more survivors of this week's powerful earthquake that killed at least 617 people and left thousands homeless...

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in Wisconsin...
http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20100415/APC0101/100415004/1979/APCsports -
Meteor shower causes 'massive' fireball, officials believe
Appleton Post Crescent - John Lee - ‎17 minutes ago‎
"Officials think a meteor shower with an unusually large area was the cause of a huge fireball in the sky that was visible from Wisconsin and at least five other states late Wednesday..."


and see it here too:
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/fireball/2010_04_14_fireball_loop_1024x768_long.gif - www.aos.wisc.edu/fireball/2010_04_14_fireball_loop_1

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in The UK...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7593739/Britain-turns-into-no-fly-zone-due-to-volcanic-ash-cloud.html - Britain Closes Airspace as Volcanic Ash Spreads
New York Times - Julia Werdigier, Nicola Clark - ‎27 minutes ago‎
"An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland on Wednesday. By JULIA WERDIGIER and NICOLA CLARK LONDON - British civil aviation authorities ordered the closure of the country's airspace as ..."

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and on the West Coast of the US...
2378 Earthquakes listed on this map alone THIS WEEK!
(California, Nevada & Portions of Mexico 4/15/2010)
http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/">
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and, in the US... Oh Joy, Happy Tax Day, too.

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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Apr 15 2010 at 10:18am
        It looks like Shake,Rattle and Roll down
 in Mixey's neck of the woods. Yikes !
 
 toad


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Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Apr 15 2010 at 11:04am
Wow... this year must be one for the record books. Seems like it, anyway.

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Apr 15 2010 at 11:21am
Jeff & Toad...
It is strange, isn't it...
plus let's add in all of the recent record rains, record snows,
plus all the crap going on all around the globe
makes Ya wonder sometimes.

And oh yeah... more "fireballs' expected Friday night in the skies.
and wow back on the ground look at this animation of the recent quakes in California/Nevada/Baja:

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Anim/canv.html">
Click "Start Animation":
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Apr 19 2010 at 10:13am


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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Apr 19 2010 at 11:39am
          Call me crazy,but I don't want to fly
 through a sand-blaster cloud ! I know what ash/sand
 does to engines. Where's the Titanic, now that we
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 29 2010 at 8:25am
— Thousands flee volcanic eruptions in South America —



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10189801.stm -
BBC: Thousands flee volcanic eruptions
11:31 GMT, Saturday, 29 May 2010 12:31 UK

"Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as two volcanoes erupted in Guatemala and Ecuador. In Guatemala, the Pacaya volcano began spewing lava, rocks and debris on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 50 others..."

and pictures from BBC, here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10189244.stm">
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- news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america -

and some Volcano FYI:



These are all
"naturally occurring"
events,
but, damn,
it sure
"seems like"
Our Dear Mother Earth
is getting
mighty agitated & pissed off
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 29 2010 at 1:24pm

~ Volcano Time Lapse - Looking Back from 1979 to 2010 ~


NASAexplorer — May 18, 2010 — Thirty years ago, on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens roared back into major activity with a massive eruption that leveled surrounding forest, blasted away over a thousand feet of the mountain's summit, and claimed 57 human lives.

This short video shows the catastrophic eruption - and the amazing recovery of the surrounding ecosystem - through the eyes of the Landsat satellites, which have been imaging our planet for almost forty years.

See the images and read more, visit NASA's "World of Change" site:
http://http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/sthelens.php - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/



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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Jun 15 2010 at 12:34pm
         I'm curious to hear about the recent quake
 near San Diago from Mixey. It was a pretty big quake,
 and very close to her.
       Everytime I hear about these quakes being so close
 to where she calls home, I get more freeked out about
 the situation. I can't imagine what it must be like
 living in a quake zone..with nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide. Shocked
 
 toad


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jun 15 2010 at 1:49pm
Hi Toad!

I checked it out, too, right after it happened yesterday...
I spoke to Mixey a few hours just before this yesterday.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/">
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••• http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/•••


and the

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ci/14745580/us/index.html"> USGS 'Who Felt What Where When' Shake Intensity Map...
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ci/14745580/us/index.html (((Click here)))



Tuesday 4:11PM Eastern UPDATE!!!
*LOL* Toad, I just spoke to Mixey.
She said: "Yes, I felt it" and "there was no damage".


All is well on the SoulfulPlanet Western Front... at least at this nano-second.
*LoL* (((and MIXEY, go back to Your nap!))) *LoL*
~BigSmiles,
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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Jun 16 2010 at 11:08pm
I was in Oceanside when the 5.7 quake (aftershock) hit Ocotillo at around 9:30 PM.

Ocotillo has been getting hit with a lot of aftershocks since April. It's a lightly populated desert town that's about 120 miles southeast from me.

Basically, the chandeliers swayed a little and I went back to sleep. lol

Thanks again Gene. It was fun talking with you.

Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jun 20 2010 at 1:20pm
Ok... This Is Very Interesting!!!



"...The Earth is actually growing."

...Like an expanding beach ball.
Awesome way to look at this... !
Your Thoughts on this one?
~Thanks,
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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Jun 20 2010 at 5:01pm
           Geno !
     Just when the "experts" think they have things figured out, somebody steps up and makes a huge discovery. WOW !   I am now wondering what the
"Climate change" people will think of this information.
     It kinda explains why a big chunk of Anartica ice
 broke away from the landmass down there.
       Far out information !!! Thumbs%20Up
 
 toad


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 01 2011 at 8:53am
http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/30/indiana-earthquake-the-new-madrid-seismic-zone-explained/ - Indiana Earthquake: The New Madrid Seismic Zone Explained
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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Jan 03 2011 at 7:43am
OMG! I just posted on the other thread about the dead fish and birds in AR, thinking it might be earthquake related.

I guess we're thinking along the same lines Geno.

Hope I'm wrong.

Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 10 2011 at 8:26am
~~~~Hi Mixey!

Yes, these stories have been capturing my interest, with respect to methane and or radon releases from the Earth etc...
and yet, as bizzare as it all sounds with the media hype factors added in, it appears to actually be "quite normal"... go figure! Something smells fishy here.


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110106-birds-falling-from-sky-bird-deaths-arkansas-science/ - Why Are Birds Falling From the Sky?
The ground truth about this week's bird deaths in Arkansas and elsewhere. (National Geographic)
"... At any given time there are "at least ten billion birds in North America ... and there could be as much as 20 billion—and almost half die each year due to natural causes," said ornithologist Greg Butcher, director of bird conservation for the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C.

But what causes dead birds to fall from the sky en masse? The Arkansas case points to two common culprits: loud noises and crashes. ... ..."


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Yes... but also very interesting on the Radar from AR:


— Weather radar shows something unusual around time birds fell —
http://www.todaysthv.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=740975032001">
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but wait... there's more:



http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2011/01/05/fracking-the-life-out-of-arkansas-and-be - "—Fracking the life out of Arkansas and beyond—"
January 5th, 2011   
By Rady Ananda
"...Jan. 7 UPDATE: Missing from this report is the information that the US military apparently drilled 500 deep wells in Central Arkansas to dispose of phosgene, a highly toxic gas that causes the respiratory system to explode. (As reported below, deep well drilling causes earthquakes.) According to the EU Times, Russia’s spy agency, GRU, reported that the US relocated 63,000 metric tons of phosgene from Iraq to the Arkansas' Pine Bluff Arsenal, the nation’s premier chemical and bio weapons lab. Some or most of this material was and continues to be relocated to Afghanistan. ... "

"A spokesperson for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission "said the birds showed evidence of trauma in the breast tissue, with blood clots in the body cavity and a lot of internal bleeding. All major organs were normal."

"Bioweapons expert John Wheeler threatened to expose the operation and, according to GRU, was killed for it. ~ RA... ... ... "



~~~~~ Wait... what did that just say???? ~~~~


UPDATE:

And now...today. January 10th 2011... this story just gets even more bizzare!!!!!!!!!!!


"John Wheeler's Death/ Bird Kills Linked?"
January 9th, 2011 10:33 pm ET
The death of a former Bush official has largely gone unnoticed by the media and world in general. John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, was found dead in a landfill on New Years Eve in Wilmington, DE.
http://www.examiner.com/state-of-the-world-in-national/who-killed-john-wheeler#ixzz1AeLsJYr0 - more here

and...



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Jeez! Is this all too wierd, or what???

(((I also added this post over in the "Colony Collapse Disorder" thread too.)))
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 12 2011 at 11:28am
As the... "very strange stuff", indeed!, continues....

Check This out!

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan/05/shift-of-earths-magnetic-north-pole-impacts-tampa-/ -
— "Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa Airport" —
The Tampa Tribune
Published: January 5, 2011
Updated: 01/06/2011 08:31 am

— TAMPA - Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached -- of all places -- Tampa International Airport.

The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north pole.

The closure of the west parallel runway will result in more activity on the east parallel runway and more noise for residential areas of South Tampa.

The busiest runway will be re-designated 19R/1L on aviation charts. It's been 18R/36L, indicating its alignment along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south." ... ...

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan/05/shift-of-earths-magnetic-north-pole-impacts-tampa-/ -
— "Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa Airport" —(Read More & Reference Links (click here)

Could The Rapid Dancing Away of True Magenetic North to Russia be responsible for stuff like this...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344913/Animal-death-mystery-8k-turtle-doves-fall-dead-Italy-blue-stain-beaks.html#ixzz1AqOmdqIC -
Overeating and indigestion blamed for 1,000 turtle doves falling dead in Italy with strange blue stain on their beaks
By NICK PISA
Last updated at 5:05 PM on 11th January 2011

" • Blue stain believed to be sign of poisoning or hypoxia - lack of oxygen that is precursor to altitude sickness
• Cold weather and overbreeding blamed for deaths of two 2million fish in Chesapeake Bay
• Disease behind deaths of 100,000 fish in Arkansas River
• At least nine incidents of mass animal deaths across the globe
• Hundreds of confused birds plummeted to their deaths in multiple locations in the U.S.
• Rapid movement of Magnetic North Pole towards Russia may have caused bird deaths
• Thousands of dead turtle doves that rained down on roofs and cars in an Italian town were victims of their on greed, an expert claimed today.
• Residents in Faenza described the birds falling to the ground like 'little Christmas balls' with strange blue stains on their beaks.
• Last night it emerged that 40 turtle doves had also been found dead at San Cesario near Modena, 60 miles from Faenza, and tests were also being carried out on their bodies. ... ... "


also... just last week...

"These include:
"• 450 red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings found littering a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
• 3,000 blackbirds on roofs and roads in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas
• Thousands of 'devil crabs' washed up along the Kent coast near Thanet
• Thousands of drum fish washed along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River
• Two million small fish in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
• Thousands of dead fish found floating in warm Florida creek
• Hundreds of snapper fish found dead in New Zealand
• Scores of American Coots found dead on Texas highway bridge ... ..."



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344913/Animal-death-mystery-8k-turtle-doves-fall-dead-Italy-blue-stain-beaks.html#ixzz1AqOmdqIC - Read More Here from www.dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Jan 14 2011 at 9:21am


Ok, remember this line?

"So like... What's Your Sign?"

Well, ... as the Magentic Core of the Earth changes
right beneath out feet...
I'll bet YOU might not even know that
YOUR OLD "Sign" has been changed
to a NEW SIGN!
Please make a note of it.


Look at this:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/41067464#41067464">

—(click to watch the video)—


~Wow!!!

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/new-zodiac-sign-chart-ophiuchus-jan-13-2011 -
— NEW ZODIAC SIGN CHART —

Capricorn
January 20- to February 16

Aquarius
February 16 to March 11

Pisces
March 11 to April 18.

Aries
April 18 to May 13

Taurus
May 13 to June 21.

Gemini
June 21 to July 20

Cancer
July 20 to August 10

Leo
August 10 to September 16

Virgo
September 16 to October 30

Libra
October 30 to November 23

Scorpio
November 23 to November 29

Ophiuchus
November 29 to December 17

Sagittarius
December 17 to January 20

Chart from http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/new-zodiac-sign-chart-ophiuchus-jan-13-2011 -
— www.myfoxtwincities.com —


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 11 2011 at 12:38am
Yikes!!! i was on my way to bed and just heard about this...

...moments ago...

Major tsunami damage in northern Japan
after 8.9 magnitude earthquake


"Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast on Friday, triggering a 13-foot tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicentre...."
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/?hpt=T1 - Major tsunami damage in northern Japan after 8.9 magnitude earthquake

also... News about Japan happening right now, at 2:41am Eastern

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8375322/Major-tsunami-damage-in-northern-Japan-after-8.9-magnitude-earthquake.html -
Major tsunami damage in northern Japan after 8.9 magnitude earthquake
In various locations along Japan's coast, TV footage showed severe flooding, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK.
Officials were trying to assess possible damage from the quake but had no immediate details.
The quake that struck 2:46 p.m. local time was followed by a series of aftershocks, including a 7.4-magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The US Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9.
The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan. National broadcaster NHK was warning those near the coast to get to safer ground.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii.



and...


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php - USGS.GOV - Magnitude 8.9 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011 March 11 05:46:23 UTC


and... www.CNN.com


...turn on the news...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKh-QaeT6rc&feature=player_embedded


and the Tsunami...





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 11 2011 at 9:17am
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 12 2011 at 3:36am
~ Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanos, etc! ~ page 3

Oh No....




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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Mar 12 2011 at 8:09am
            Word for now is that the explosion was
 the "outer" containment building. Without cooling
 the core will burn, just like chernobyl.
      This thing is gonna get real ugly....real soon.


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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Mar 12 2011 at 4:44pm
Melting down now!

Mixey




Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Mar 13 2011 at 10:34am
Solar energy, anyone?   Smile
 
 
 
Oh... right. Never mind.    Dead


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 13 2011 at 11:49am

Raw footage without the "talking heads" news comments...


Watch this 'Full Screen' to see details clearer of the frightening power of mother nature.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iybGazO4X70 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iybGazO4X70


and...



and....

.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3AdFjklR50&NR=1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3AdFjklR50&NR=1 (watch full screen)





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 13 2011 at 12:38pm





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 13 2011 at 12:59pm



and....

Marty just pointed us to this:

WOW!!!!!!!

Published: March 13, 2011

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
Move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye, from before and after the disaster.


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html">
LOOK AT THIS!!! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html (click here)





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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 4:43am
          There has been a second explosion at
 the same reactor site as the first.
      The experts are "claiming'' that it poses no more
 risk than the first one. Time will tell the real story....
 
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12729221 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12729221   A video contained on this site shows
 the second explosion.
 
 toad


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 5:09pm
Yes, and just now...
a third reactor containment building has exploded
just moments ago....

....not good.

read this:


14 March 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12737508 -
Exposed rods spark meltdown fear (click here)
By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News

"In Tokyo, Tepco officials formally apologised for the Fukushima incident
Q&A: nuclear alert"...

"The fuel rod exposure at Fukushima Daiichi number 2 reactor is potentially the most serious event so far at the plant."

"A local government official confirmed the fuel rods were at one point largely, if not totally exposed; but we do not know for how long."

and...

"What the incident illustrates is the ad-hoc nature of the operation being mounted at Fukushima."

"An official with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which runs the site, said seawater was being pumped in both by fire engines and via the system installed to extinguish fires in the power station's turbine hall.

"Meltdown wouldn't be a good scenario, but much better it does that than explodes”

"He told BBC News that the use of this methodology had never been foreseen - it had been invented by the team on the ground at Fukushima."

"Even the mere use of seawater in this way is an extraordinary step to take."

"According to the main Japanese news agency Kyodo, the rods were exposed when the flow of seawater into reactor number 2 stopped simply because a fire pump ran out of fuel."

"With the entire region of Honshu island reportedly low on fuel and other vital supplies, a key question is whether plans are in place to keep the power station supplied with diesel."

Full Story & More here, from BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698">

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698


Yikes! This has become a
Monumental Disaster
on top of a Disaster of Biblical Proportions, squared.





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 6:35pm
Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Rocked by Third Blast; Staff Evacuated

Bloomberg - ‎49 minutes ago‎


http://www.bloomberg.com/video/67623536/">Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Rocked by Third Blast; Staff Evacuated: Bloomberg

(Click Here)

Updates:




and look at this...

Radiation From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S

http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-from-fukushima-would-take-7-days-to-reach-u-s.html -
"Radiation From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S"
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, March 14, 2011

"Prevailing wind conditions would send fallout drifting towards west coast cities"

"Radioactive particles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear facility would take around a week to reach Alaska and eleven days to reach Los Angeles, according to an Accuweather.com analysis, which highlights the fact that prevailing winds over the region would send any potential fallout from the crisis-hit plant drifting towards west coast cities in the United States...." http://www.prisonplanet.com/radiation-from-fukushima-would-take-7-days-to-reach-u-s.html - (continued here)

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 8:07pm
And now, after the Third Explosion.
it is now being reported that...
A Fourth Reactor is ON FIRE...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/15/japan-nuclear-crisis-tsunami-live">
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/15/japan-nuclear-crisis-tsunami-live
(Ongoing Updates, Click Here)



Update: Now they're reporting as of 2 minutes ago, the Fire at the Fourth Reactor (housing mostly spent fuel rods) has been put out, but suggest that radiation is leaking...

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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Mar 14 2011 at 8:32pm
I feel so badly for these people!   

Mixey


Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Mar 15 2011 at 2:04pm

I've discovered that if I try to catch the latest updates from Japan first
thing in my morning it just depresses me. I wind up in a funk.
All I see in the news images is horror on multiple levels
for the unfortunate citizens of Japan...
numerous problems that will
take years to sort out.

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 15 2011 at 11:00pm
Look what I just found (easily) in Google Earth...
Sadly, from happier days of pre-Earthquake/Tsunami of March 11th, 2011
Satelite fly by's...





and now...
back to reality...
Look at the amount of Earthquakes and aftershocks...











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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 16 2011 at 9:49am
— March 16th, 2011 —
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-sci-japan-reactor-damage-20110316,0,7701045.story">

www.latimes.com (Full story here)

"Japan increases efforts to cool damaged nuclear plants
The number of workers battling the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is doubled, but leaking radiation has hampered attempts to dump water on some areas and the situation appears to be deteriorating... ... ... " http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-sci-japan-reactor-damage-20110316,0,7701045.story -
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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Mar 16 2011 at 4:06pm
       When they pulled all but fifty of the workers
 out of that facility... you gotta know things are very
 bad there. Bringing in police type water cannons is
 a last-ditch effort to cool off these reactors, and it's
 a real serious indication that the joint is out of control.
    We could see this thing become worse than Chernobyl with regard to the loss of human life.
    To quote a old song... "The answer my friends,
  is blowin' in the wind." If the wind blows toward
 Tokyo, imagine the resulting situation. Another song
 comes to mind: "Nowhere to run to baby,Nowhere to hide."  May God bless the Japanese people at this time
 of strife. They will need your prayers.
 
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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 16 2011 at 4:22pm
Yes, Toad,

This is such an amazing nightmare, smack dab in the in the middle of a catastrophy of biblical proportions...
I feel so bad for the People of Japan,
and something tells me that it will continue to reach
far, far beyond Japan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12765859">
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(Full Story & Video from BBC - Click Here)

and...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12758559">
Water drop at Fukushima Daiichi power plant stopped -


www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-












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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 19 2011 at 11:01am
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110315-nuclear-reactor-japan-tsunami-earthquake-world-photos-meltdown/#/japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-unforgettable-pictures-wave_33291_600x450.jpg"> Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures - Nationalgeographic.com/
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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Mar 19 2011 at 3:08pm
That boat picture is nuts!! LOOK AT THAT!!!!! OMG!

Thanks for posting these Geno.

Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 20 2011 at 11:20pm
If You haven't seen this new video footage just released, you must.

Watch carefully the depth of the incoming water level above the sea wall and closest building (shown in this screen grab below),
and how quickly the water depth increases by the second...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12769741">- Japan earthquake: Moment tsunami hit Miyako City -
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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Mar 21 2011 at 9:01am
             I think nuclear plants pose a threat to all...
 wherever they are located. If we shut them all down,
 we will burn more fossil fuels..of all kinds.
     This will make us even more dependant on the oil
 interests. The oil people already own all the good
 solar tech, and the Chinese have a lock on the wind
 turbines. So now what do we do? It takes a lot
 of power to run America. What power will we use?
 
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Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Mar 21 2011 at 11:17am

We'll continue to rely on the same energy sources.  Oil. Coal. Nuclear.

There is no political will to challenge the vested interests in any
significant way.
 
The only thing that IS changing is that we are now going after all the
natural gas that is embedded in shale. Now that the Federal
Government has removed all obstacles to hydraulic fracturing, the
energy companies are sweeping through New York State and
Pennsylvania, fracking every pocket of gas in sight. If they haven't
arrived in your town yet they'll probably be there soon. They're making
a ton of money doing this, and are telling us how this will make us
more energy independant.
 
It's a shame that all the fracking is blowing vast amounts of
carcinogens down into the earth that will eventually find their way into
the water table. But I feel okay, because our politicians and energy
officials have assured us that fracking is safe, and there will be no bad
effects from this activity. Thank heavens they're watching out for us!
 
Dead
 
 


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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Mar 21 2011 at 7:01pm

Refer to this thread, regarding a petition to release all known information on the radiation levels.

There's also a video that I posted about the other nuclear facility in Japan that has problems, but people are not talking about it.

http://www.soulfulplanet.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3214 - Nuclear Power Threat... Real of Not... (Thread on Soulful Planet started by Toad)

Mixey


Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Mar 27 2011 at 8:59pm
A video I hadn't seen...

Note the height of the camera in relation to the water in the beginning and then at the end. OMG!



Mixey


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Mar 28 2011 at 10:12am
Mixey... the above link no longer exists (user deleted their account)...
here's another link to the same, exact, unbelievable video....
"110311_TUNAMI.avi"
Totally unreal and totally frightening!!!


also... same video... different link...
              

and more hard to believe pictures...
                  

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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 2:08pm
And now on a Global scale,
with the Fukushima radiation situation
getting worse by the day...



(((Huge Thank You's to Ms. Mimi Pinson in Geneva,
who pointed me to this series of videos, and interesting information,
...stuff that HAS NOT been splashed
in the News "Front & Center Topic Spotlight", lately.)))


Watch what happens here...
right after a rainfall...
Radiation Levels Right Off The Scale!!!




How can any of this be stopped???





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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Aug 23 2011 at 2:47pm


Wow!!! Earthquake!!!

This one blew right thru here at D'Street today...

— Magnitude ‎5.9 East Coast ... Richmond Virginia... up and down East Coast... DC, Philly NYC,,, past MA and south past NC ... 8/22/2011 1:51:PM Eastern —

... I was mixng an audio track for a video that Marty and I are working on... First a strange "nausea feeling" hit me a little before things got strange here ... I thought it was sub-audio freakout overload... I quickly killed the speakers... then immediately ... I saw the swaying of the gooseneck "lamp" on my Audio console above the Vu meters... it does not "sway"!!! ... then I heard the "creaking" of the building ... I jumped up and ran the hell out of here for the street hollering for Marty (downstairs) to do the same thing... we met outside in like 3 seconds and the plants on the deck were swaying back and forth slightly, too. The whole shaking event probably lasted 45 or 50 seconds or so. I reported these notes to USGS as well.
So wierd when this happens!

Making calls: The cell phones were totally jammed, but my trusty "landline' got thru to family members in PA, but I could not get through to my Dad over in NJ. He just called back... finally. Everybody is ok, but freaked out a little bit as anyone might understand. I went around and checked the building for foundation cracks and or any damage... looks good so far, thank goodness! So there Ya go... http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/station/kyw-newsradio/ - KYW News Radio is wisely telling everybody to expect some aftershocks.

Are We Having Fun Yet? *LoL*
~Gene

............ more info ..........



— 5.9 Earthquake in Virginia felt in Washington, New York City, Philly, and south to North Carolina Aug 23, 2011 —


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/">
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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/



   

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...more in a second...

interestingly a few hours earlier,,,


- Magnitude 5.3 - COLORADO
2011 August 23 05:46:19 UTC - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:46:19 AM (EDT) - Eastern Daylight Time (New York, Philly, Toronto) —










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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: Aug 23 2011 at 5:03pm
I'm so glad you and yours are safe & sound, Geno.  Hope all our other SP members in the path of the earthquake are, too.ClapHug
 
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Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Aug 23 2011 at 6:31pm
I'm still alive, dream. I experienced it too, which makes two earthquakes I've experienced in my life. Would prefer that this is the last!
 
I was about a 40 minute drive farther south than Geno, down in Wilmington Delaware, directing a pharmaceutical meeting being held in the
Hotel duPont's beautiful Gold Ballroom ... see below ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ballroom is approximately half it's height below ground level and is
situated on the front edge of the hotel building, right on 11th
Street. During general sessions we could occasionally hear the muted
sound of a large truck driving by on 11th St. and we'd feel the rumble of
it's weight as it passed. During the first few seconds of the quake hitting,
the entire tech crew, myself included, thought to ourselves "man, that's
a big-ass truck!" But the shaking continued, and after about five seconds
I realized it was an earthquake. The floor beneath our feet began rising
and falling in waves. The floor in the ballroom is hardwood flooring on top
of a concrete substructure that was originally poured onto the ground
back in 1911. But as firm and solid as this floor was, it began shaking up
and down like it was made out of rubber; it felt like it was raising up an
inch, then sinking back down two inches, then up two inches, over and
over, rapidly. It was surreal to feel a concrete sub-structure rise and fall
like a funhouse floor. 
 
At that precise moment we were in the middle of a presentation - I had
a presenter up on stage, in front of an audience of about 200. In seconds,
everybody realized what was happening. The presenter stopped talking;
everybody started to look around and talk in wonder and confusion. The
light trees in the back of the room began to sway gently, though not
alarmingly; the two enormous seventy year old chandeleers hanging from
the ceiling of the ballroom began to just barely swing, almost
imperceptably, which did worry me... lol 
 
Nobody freaked out or ran for the doors. We all just stayed there, waiting
to see if it would continue or get worse. The shaking was not a violent
sensation; what we felt was an even rhythm of waves, almost gentle, but
significant in strength. To my memory, the duration of the event was about
15 to 20 seconds.
 
Obviously, the presentation was entirely disrupted. I went to my client and
suggested we take a fifteen minute break to let everyone walk up to lobby
level just in case we needed to exit quickly, or call family members to make
sure everyone was okay. In that fifteen minutes I got an okay from hotel
security that we could continue if we wished, which we did.
 
It certainly livened up the afternoon!
 
Geno - I since talked to a few of my friends in the area and most of them
reported feeling the nausea you felt from the subsonic energy of the
quake. Oddly enough - and this didn't even occur to me at the time - I
didn't experience that! Not even being undergound, and closer to the
quake's epicenter than you! Go figure.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Aug 23 2011 at 8:12pm
Hi Dream... Thanks! Yes, all seems well at the moment.
Mother Nature sure can be amazing!

And Jeff!!! WOW!!! I was wondering where You might be working today, and if You felt this or were in "record" in some way, when it was happening.


I was mixing and "rendering" a 40:00 Min audio file program in ProTools for Marty, and since the power didn't go off it continued rendering to Aif, and hopefully finished normally. I just gave him the CD, I guess we'll know very soon if the render got messed up from "shaking" the hard drive too much in the middle of it all... if it did I'll have to run it again.

Also Jeff... that "nausea" thing was really strange... it only lasted a few seconds... and I clearly felt it a few seconds before anything was actually shaking... I immediately killed the audio volume... reacting to that sensation much like you'd kill the master volume on a big sound system that was just about to go into sub audio feedback... kinda like the same quick impulse reaction of removing your fingers from a hot stove... when I saw the gooseneck light moving side to side over the Vu stereo meters... like we were on a freaking rocking boat... and that tiny stressing, cracking sound up the walls and across the ceiling of a dead quiet room (like cellophane paper being crinkled ever so slightly) ... *LoL* that was it... I was out-a-here! Quick!

Too funny, Marty was downstairs editing on the Avid, and he thought... 'what the hell is Geno doing up there with sub-audio ...whaaat... ELF again?' *LoL* Until he heard me holler and heard the crackly sounds too... and ran out that door in a flash, too.

I wonder if Toad felt any of this in the Big "D" area...

Also...

This is interesting.... watch this one"...



also... interesting aside... but the "theories" are firing up again on the net blogosphere,,,
that...

...they have fired up HAARP again to try and knock out the hurricane heading for the east coast of the US, and whooops... it triggered yet another earthquake.

I wonder if we'll be watching a documentary years from now and find out that ... they did! *LoL*

Anyway... glad that everybody is ok right now.
~BigSmiles, Geno



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Posted By: toad
Date Posted: Aug 23 2011 at 9:54pm
          They said prople in Detroit East of where I live felt it, and In Windsor,Ontario..across the river from
 Detroit. I never felt a thing, but I might have been in the car driving back from where I am painting my latest ax..a few miles away. I remember feeling one, back when I was a kid in high school. It felt like a truck ran into the building on the first story. It was over so quick,
 I barley noticed it. They don't happen in my neck of the woods..nearly ever.
 
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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: Aug 24 2011 at 6:53am
JEFF!!!  What a story & description!!  I think it's great all the people with you didn't panic.  I'm not sure I could have remained as calm as all of you did.  The important thing is you are safe & O.K..Hug
 
Very rare in these parts, too, Toad.  They did say on the news it was felt as far north as Bath, Maine, which is about 40 miles south of where I live.  I'm glad you didn't feel it and you are safe, too.Hug
 
Imagine how scary it must have been for the folks in Washington & NYC so close to 9/11.  News reports said many peoples first thought was terrorism.
 
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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Aug 24 2011 at 2:55pm
Well hello there...

We are VERY happy you are all safe, thank goodness!!

I just read all of your posts to Mom. She's very impressed with all of your writing, and she reads A LOT. She said, no wonder so many people read our Soulful Planet. Having lived on both coasts, with earthquake experiences in both places, she really enjoyed all of this and related so well to it. Truly you've made our day!

We've been tracking handbagforever, our lovely spam member who has been wanting to bomb the hell out of this place over the past few nights, and I missed all of this! lol

Now are you ready for the HURRICANE? OMG!!! Please stay safe!!!!

All of your descriptions are amazing regarding the earthquake. I'm imagining the same thing Dream about what it must have been like in NYC and in Washington so close to 9/11.

I'm also thinking... so Washington can't seem to figure out how to create jobs, so mother nature has responded in their back yard.   

Stay safe everyone and thank you.

Mixey

S. P. A. T.


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Aug 25 2011 at 1:25am

*LoL* Hi MIXEY & Mixey's Mom & Everybody!!!

Yes, the fun continues on the East Coast... what a Summer
record heat, record rain, and a M5.9 earthquake and now...
for even more fun... listen to this in store for the weekend...

http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/hurricane-irene-called-extreme-threat-6584#loc=41/169/21670">
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— http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/hurricane-irene-called-extreme-threat-6584#loc=41/169/21670 —


Oh Joy!

(((Too funny, paraphrasing the Comments earlier on one of these pages,)))
one person wrote:
'...East Coast
... Hottest July ever,
...Wettest August ever,
...Largest East Coast Earthquake on record...
This is the summer that I will never forget... '

the next person wrote:
'...what's next, locusts?

the next person wrote:
...'plagues!'.



On FB... one of my friends, Aurelio Martin, posted the following:

"BREAKING NEWS! President Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line,
apparently known as "Bush's Fault".
Obama also announced that the Secret Service, at Maxine Waters’ request,
continues to investigate the quake's suspicious ties to the Tea Party.
Conservatives, however, have proven that it was caused by
the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves."



Jeez! All of these Comments kinda sum it all up! *lol*
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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: Aug 25 2011 at 7:00am
I am NOT looking forward to the hurricane.  So rare here.  I'd much rather have a blizzard than a hurricane any day.  No damage with blizzards.  Food will spoil quickly in this weather, if we lose power for any length of time.   It's going to hit Maine inland instead of on the coast.  YIKES, that almost never happens.  55 million Americans will be affected by this.  NOT COOL!!  Our weather is going crazy!!
 
 


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: Aug 25 2011 at 10:11am
Dream, Good Luck up there with this Hurricane Irene craziness...
I think we're all in for a rough time while
hoping for the best on the East Coast this weekend....
an unrelated, soaking, nasty thunderstorm just blew through here an hour ago. The ground is already saturated!

The Navy has just ordered over one hundred+ ships to steam out to sea from ports on the East Coast to get out of the way...

Anyway... back to the Earthquake for a moment... Look at this:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/snapshot-of-seismic-waves-traveling-across-virginia/">
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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/snapshot-of-seismic-waves-traveling-across-virginia/


and more info here:

Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory —
"...On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, at 1:51:04 PM EDT, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 5.8 occurred about 7 miles southwest of Mineral, Virginia, which is near Lake Anna in Louisa County. The earthquake was widely felt, with felt reports received from people as far away as Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal...."

http://www.geol.vt.edu/outreach/vtso/2011/0823-louisa/ - _http://www.geol.vt.edu/outreach/vtso/2011/0823-louisa/_

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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: Aug 25 2011 at 10:29am
This is why summer is my least favorite time of year.  The weather is too hot and himd, severe thunderstorms and tornados can cause tremendous damage.  We'll be getting those thunder boomers later today.  Excessive heat kills more people than any other type of weather.  And now, Irene is bearing down on the East Coast.  Lovely.Ouch
 
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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Aug 26 2011 at 9:49pm
I've had the weather channel on all day, thinking about all of you and remembering all of our other members out there who we haven't heard from for awhile, but I still think of them a lot.

I know Winetender is in NJ and BassenforGod is in the Carolinas I think right?

Geno, I'm thinking about you and Jeff and your families. Please let me know how you are doing if you get a minute and if the internet or phones are still working tomorrow.

Dream, I'm thinking about you up there in Maine too. Who would have thought all of you would be facing this together!!!!!

Toad... you're out of harm's way... am I right?



Mixey

S. P. A. T.


Posted By: Jeff
Date Posted: Aug 26 2011 at 10:13pm
 
Irene is going to start hitting Philly in the wee hours of Sunday morning;
come late Sunday morning we should be getting whacked with the worst of it.
I'm expecting my basement to take on water, the power to go out for
at least six hours and some big trees to fall on, or near our property.
 
Perverseley... I'm starting a week long vacation today...
 
But Maggie, Madelyn and I have supplies, and we're undaunted...  Clap
we are going to ride it out with good cheer and sass... My daughter
Madelyn rode out a Category 4 Hurricane in Mexico a couple of years ago,
and she's been breaking our balls about how everybody's freaking out
here over a "measley little Category 2 hurricane"...
 
Geno and I are essentially neighbors; I'm only a 15 minute drive
from his studio, so we'll be experiencing the same weather.
 
I'll keep you posted if the power stays on!
 
 
 


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Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Aug 27 2011 at 6:35am
It's good to hear from you Jeff!!

We've been looking at all of this, and I think that the hurricane category might give a false sense of security to some, even though there are obvious expected threats with trees falling and power lines. There might be massive flooding in areas that have never experienced this sort of thing, and God knows what the ramifications down the way might be with this.

I hope all of you are storing enough clean drinking water for more than the 3 days they are advising... just in case! (not bottled water... tap water in big enough containers so you can use it for whatever you need.

Also... fill up zip lock bags (with enough air for expansion) , with tap water (not for drinking) and put as many as you can in your freezers. If your power goes out, at least you'll keep a cold frig.

The latest information places Irene hitting your area starting Saturday evening (starting between 6-9PM) with the major part of it coming in around Sunday 2 AM.

I wonder why the map below says Sunday 2 PM??? JEEZ!


I'm glad you and Geno and Marty are keeping it together with your families... and it's cool that you have an experienced stormer on your crew.

Let us know how it's going.

We'll be keeping an eye on the path for you too Dream. I hope you're not riding this thing out by yourself. Please let us know.

Much Love to everybody!

Mixey Bruce & Char

S. P. A. T.



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