Friday, May 6, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 6.1 - East Coast of Honshu, Japan!

Yesterday, I reported on the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck off the east coast of Honshu in Japan and I indicated that there seems to be increasing volatility growing along the Pacific "Ring of Fire." Today, the same region of eastern Japan was hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake rattled the disaster-raved area at 14:58:21 UTC and was located at 38.173°N, 144.040°E. It had a distance of 276 kilometres northeast of the Tokyo, the capital. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. Japan is currently recovering from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck the island nation on March 11th and triggered a huge tsunami. The current death toll lies above 26,000.

This increased volatility on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" can be clearly seen on the most recent earthquake list from the USGS.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Precursors To An Imminent Disaster In America - Mysterious Swarm Of Pilot Whales Stranded Off Florida's Coast?!

It is believed that animals have a keen sense, developed in their avoidance of predators and ability to locate preys, that helps them to detect imminent or pending disasters. Scientists and experts theorizes that this is due to the sensing of the vibrations of the planet or the changes in the air or gases released by the Earth. Whatever the reason is, animals have been known to swarm, collect or move to a different area from their usual gathering spot prior to a devastating disaster such as an earthquake, tsunami or floods. This fact was noted in the 2004 tsunami, where an earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Asia and East Africa, but didn't cause any mass die-off of animals.

Bearing that in mind, yesterday, a group of pilot whales was stranded, mysteriously off the coast of Florida.
Marine mammal rescuers are responding to a mass stranding of pilot whales off the lower Florida Keys. Marine Mammal Conservancy chairman Art Cooper said Thursday evening that at least 15 pilot whales are in three separate areas in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters near Cudjoe Key. One is believed to be a calf. The U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and MMC also are helping. Cooper says responders are trying to gather the whales and move them to one location. He says it's not known why the whales stranded, adding that there are no visible injuries to the marine mammals. Cooper says he had requested additional personnel support and resources from other organizations. - Huffington Post.

COMET ELENIN: "The Last Card" of Thesis, Anti-Thesis & Synthesis - Chinese Scientists says that Comet Elenin has a Massive UFO Fleet Formation in its tail as NASA declares that Elenin Is affecting Earth?! Planet X, Osama bin Laden, ET Invasion & the Apocalypse Equation?!

In February, I reported on the the news of the arrival of the Comet Elenin and the possibilities that its trajectory could wreak havoc on the Earth. The  comet was first discovered by Leonid Elenin, a Russian astronomer, late last year. According to a January 11th article in SpaceObs, Elenin will come close to the Earth in the middle of September this year and will reach maximum brightness in the middle of October, when it has already passed conjunction with our Sun.
The eccentricity is greater than one, which means the comet has a hyperbolic orbit. The perihelion date is September 9, 2011 with a precision of +/- 1.7 days. The perihelion distance is 0.4762 (+/-0.008 a.u.). Changes in the orbit did not favorably affect estimates of the maximum brightness of the comet; now it is estimated at mag. 6-8. So the comet will be accessible for observations by binoculars and spotting scopes, but it is possible that it will also be observable with the unaided eye by people located far from city lights in places where the atmosphere is also stable and transparent. The maximum brightness of the comet will be ten days after perihelion, but at that moment the comet will not be observable from Earth – it will be at conjunction with the Sun. After the comet emerges from conjunction, by the beginning of October, the brightness of the comet will have already have slowly begun to fade. The come will come closest to the Earth, a distance of 0.27 a.u. (40.5 million km.), in the middle of October. By the end of the year, the brightness of C/2010 X1 may fall to mag. 14-16, in other words, the practical limit for visual observations in larger amateur telescopes. In moderate-sized telescopes equipped with color CCD cameras, the comet will be observable for another whole year after its closest approach to the Earth.

I also made several comments on the various symbolism associated with Elenin, several of which, has exploded through the blogosphere into the Internet memestream. I wrote:

What is interesting here, is that the perihelion falls on September 11, 2011. 9/11. What is really weird is that in Jewish Gematria, the word "ELENIN" is equal to 119, the reverse of 911 , where E=5, L=20, E=5, N=40, I=9, and N=40. In addition, ELENIN is a clear fractal for NINE and ELEVIN.
Additionally, Elenin's orbit resembles that of the purported theories of
Planet X or Nibiru, a planet-sized object that cyclically enters our  Solar System on a elliptical orbit, eventually bringing about a doomsday scenario on Earth and the inner parts of the Solar System. It must make you wonder about NASA's obvious silence on the matter and the recently released story about the star Betelgeuse becoming a Supernova this year and the creation of a second sun in our skies, especially considering the symbolism from Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel "2010: Odyssey Two," and film adaptation "2010: The Year We Make Contact" where our Sun, Sol, is accompanied by a new Sun, Lucifer, following the explosion of the planet Jupiter by an alien technology.

What is also fascinating is that Elenin's maximum brightness is estimated to be seen in October or in November. Noted Mayan expert, Dr. Carl Johan Calleman believes that the Mayan Creation Cycles will end on October 28, 2011 as opposed to the popularly-held view of December 21, 2012.
Another equally compelling reason why December 21, 2012 cannot be the true date of completion of creation is that this day is 4 Ahau in the Tzolkin count. Since the Long Count consists of exactly 7200 Tzolkin rounds then the true end of creation must fall on a day that is 13 Ahau in the Tzolkin count so that the Tzolkin rounds even out. If we want to find out what is the real date of ending of the creation cycles we must therefore look for a day around the year 2012, which is 13 Ahau in the Tzolkin count. The inscriptions in Palenque, written about a thousand years after the Long Count was devised in Izapa, seem to indicate that the date of relevance is October 28, 2011, which in fact is 13 Ahau in the Tzolkin count. - Calleman.
Another popular belief is the 11:11 phenomenon, where it is theorized that humanity will reach a new level of consciousness on 11:11 of the winter solstice of December 21, 2012. Is it possible that what is really been referred to here is really November 11 of 2011, since that date is seen as: 11/11/11?
"It is known that the Unconscious, whether personal or collective works by means of pictures or images, speech being a comparatively recent development. [...] Magic [...] speaks to the subconscious mind of man through the archaic images of its symbols and rituals, and thereby produces those 'changes in subconscious' which the magician seeks." - W. E. Butler, Magic: It’s Ritual, Power and Purpose.

Let's take this even further, in the 1998 science-fiction disaster movie Deep Impact, an Extinction-Level Event (ELE) is created when a 7 miles and 11 kilometres wide comet nearly destroyed the Earth. The first three letters of the word ELENIN is ELE. The protagonist and the first person that discovers the comet is called Leo Biederman, played by Elijah Wood. Now, LEO is a Zodiac sign, derived from the Latin Leo and the Greek Leon and is symbolized by the Lion. Interestingly, LION is represent in Jewish Gematria with the same exact value as ELENIN - 119, where L=20, I=9, 0=50 and N=40.

Amazing, huh?

"Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger, I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth." - President Barack Obama, speaking at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, 2008.

What's more, as we have documented here on numerous occasions, the African-American actor Morgan Freeman plays the President of America in the film, during this cataclysmic period. Is it a coincidence then that the current President is Barack Obama, a black man, as well? In the film the Freeman character ushers in a spacecraft called The Messiah to destroy the comet. Speaking of Messiah, it is believed in some quarters that the historical figure that has come be known as Jesus Christ, was actually born on September 11. In real life, since his ascendancy to the White House, Obama has been associated with the disclosure of extraterrestrials. Recently, a Chinese news agency declared that Obama would reveal the extraterrestrial presence this year. The dominant view in ufology and exopolitics is that these extraterrestrials will help to save Earth's ecology from destructive Earth changes and incoming comets or asteroids. Whether real or imagined, the current news headlines is pointing to it, the subtextual language from popular culture is heralding it, the exopolitical community is calling for it, and the masses have been neurologically programmed to yearn for it. It is what it is - the burgeoning reality of the imminent, momentous and pervasive convergence with the extraterrestrial narrative. Dr. Carol Rosin's testimony, based on the predictions of the late scientist Dr. Werner Von Braun, says it all.

The eleventh chapter of the book of Revelation in the Bible is commonly referred to as the chapter of the Two Witnesses, a story about two entities that appears during the reign of the Anti-Christ in the Biblical tribulation period. According to Christian theologians, the witnesses represents either a combination of the Old Testament prophets Elijah and Moses or Elijah and Enoch. In either case, the resonance with Elijah Woods is quite obvious.

The eleventh verse of that chapter reads as follows:
But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
If I'm right, in my opinion that, religion is really the anthropomorphization or "occultification" of stars and planetary objects, then, is it possible that this verse is referring to the observation of a second light in Earth's sky that accompanies our Sun? Is Elenin, that second light?

Since, then, we have seen where President Obama got a new bullhorn to warn the American people of all imminent threats to the planet, continuing the symbolism from the Deep Impact film, where the character President Beck alerts the United Sates and the wider world about an incoming object threatening to destroy the entire Earth.
EAS Hierarchy.
The Federal Communications Commission today approved an order to conduct the first national test of the Emergency Alert System. The commission voted unanimously to adopt a Third Report and Order that sets forth rules for the test, to be initiated by a presidential alert from Washington to TV, radio, cable and satellite systems across the country. No President has ever triggered an emergency alert, and the system has never been tested intentionally. The date and time of the test is yet to be determined, but it will not be delayed until after the compliance deadline for implementation of the Common Alerting Protocol. All EAS participants have until Sept. 30, 2011 to implement CAP, an advanced data format intended to standardize alerts from various federal agencies. “We do not believe it is necessary to delay testing until the period for CAP compliance ends,” the FCC order states. The Federal Emergency Management Agency “anticipates continuing use of legacy EAS into the foreseeable future.” All TV and radio providers in the EAS chain will be required to participate. They must have the equipment necessary to receive and transmit a live Emergency Action Notification code relaying a presidential message to viewers and listeners. - Television Broadcast.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) heads the hierarchical structure of this EAS system and we have already seen in classified documents, requisition orders and procurement requests, where FEMA and other branches of the Federal Government are making monumental preparations for an imminent cataclysmic event.

Dr. Mark Sircus, the natural health and survivalist expert, recently wrote a very interesting piece in the Activist Post that illustrates that NASA's mathematical modeling of the comet shows that it has affected Earth severely before and will do so again, quite soon.
What you will see with mathematical precision is that every time this celestial body comes into alignment with the earth and sun we have a huge earthquake. The last three alignments produced the Japanese 9.0 quake, the one in New Zealand and before that the one in Chile. On March 11th Elenin was much farther out. When the next alignment happens it will be devastatingly close. The main point to understand is that if Elenin was just a normal comet it would not have the mass to generate a gravity pull that would affect the earth when the earth swings around into alignment.

In his piece, Sircus subtly cast doubt as to whether this Comet Elenin is real or if it is really the much-theorized Planet X or Nibiru or Dwarf Star or Death Star. There are many who believe that Elenin is a major psyop job from NASA, masking the approach of the Death Star into our solar system. Is it possible that Elenin is Planet X, one of four planets or moons orbiting the death star, better known as a brown dwarf. From what we saw on the video, based on data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the trajectory of this planetary sized comet created three planetary solar conjunctions since February 27, 2010 when the magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck in Chile. The next conjunction occurred on September 4, 2010 when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit New Zealand. The final conjuncture occurred around March 11, 2011 when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake devastated Japan. The next conjunction will occur on September 27, 2011 when Comet Elenin will be between the Earth and Sun. Then on November 22, 2011 the 5th conjunction will occur. The 6th conjunction will occur on December 21, 2012. Comet Elenin because of it's size and mass is electromagnetically interacting with our solar system as it nears the interior of Earth's orbit which has been resulting in a large scale increase in both seismic and volcanic activity.

So is Elenin, Planet X? We know that NASA had discovered a large unseen planetary body in 1983 when they sent out two unmanned Pioneer probes into space. A dead star that they label as Planet X. Several newspapers such as the New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post and Astronomy Magazine wrote in-depth articles on the new discovery. However, shortly afterwards, NASA rescinded their discovery. NASA and many astronomers had been looking for a Planet X or an undiscovered planet for many decades because they had observed that Uranus, one of the outer planets in our solar system appeared to wobble during its orbit. French astronomer, Alexis Bouvard, in 1821 first discovered this mystery. Experts asserted that only a planetary size object at least twice the size of Earth could account for the gravitational effects exerted on Uranus, so the hunt for Planet X began. Well after the 1980s nobody talked anymore about finding Planet X. NASA claimed that their was no such planet, ignored the facts, basically lied and covered up their initial discovery of Planet X. Most people had little interest at the time, so no one questioned the findings and analysis from NASA. So, the mystery of Uranus and it's wobble was forgotten.

Now, according to official figures, the estimated size of Comet Elenin's nucleus is 3-4 kilometres (km). The estimated size of the coma is said to be around 70,000 km and the tail is estimated to be around 900,000 km at this time, according to the discoverer Leonid Elenin. Given the size of its nucleus, and the gravitational and electromagnetic impacts during previous planetary and Sun alignments, is Elenin really a comet? The alignments had triggered off huge earthquakes, with two of them being the largest earthquakes for each year and the last being the 5th largest on record. On the second conjunction or alignment, Earth was opposite the Sun during the alignment with Elenin, which is why I believe the earthquake wasn't as strong. Whenever the Earth is at the centre of the alignment with Elenin and the Sun the effects are more intense as with the Chile and Japan quakes. The next alignment, Elenin will be in the centre between the Earth and Sun and only about .23 AU from the Earth. These types of effects upon the Earth could have only been created by a very massive object. Elenin, if I recall correctly was over 6 AU away from the earth when it triggered the Chile earthquake last year which happened on the exact date of the alignment! That is six times farther away than the Earth is from our Sun. How could a small 3-4 km sized comet trigger such a huge earthquake? We don't see that happening with other comets, at least not that we are aware of. So the logical conclusion, given all of the facts is that this so called Comet Elenin, whose coma is said to be 70,000 km wide and its tail almost a million km long has a much larger mass and nucleus than is being reported.

Also, as Elenin is racing towards the centre of our solar system, its electromagnetic effects are getting stronger and creating more adverse events upon the Earth with an ever increasing rise in earthquakes, active volcanoes and severe weather. Elenin's effects are getting more and more pronounced especially since it just broke through the Ecliptic plane on March 4th of this year. That means that the effects of Elenin will be more profound because her alignments are now more tightly fixed and she is much closer to the Earth, which is why the Japan earthquake happened three days before the alignment. Also, there isn't just one Planet X. There appears to be a least four planets that are orbiting the dead star, however Elenin appears to be the only one coming close to our planet and the interior of our orbit. There are also two other comets which will be appearing later this year at the same time as Comet Elenin will makes it's visible presence known late August into September. They are Comet Honda and Comet Levy.

I have never doubted that there maybe a Planet X lurking in our solar system, but I was skeptical that such a planet would ever makes it's way into the interior of our orbit and impact our planet. However the recent computer findings from NASA at their Jet Propulsion Lab, which predicts the pathway or trajectory of comets and also shows past alignments, leaves no doubt for me that Elenin is most likely very huge and is exerting tremendous Earth effects and possible electromagnetic effects which would explain what is happening with our magnetic anomalies on earth and also triggering large earthquakes.

The aforementioned announcement about the star Betelgeuse and the recent discovery of our solar system's largest planet "Tyche" found at the far reaches of the Oort cloud, only illustrates NASA deception. NASA has been telling us that "Tyche" is a gas planet is made of hydrogen and helium and that it's existence is responsible for the unexpected increase in comets entering higher than expected and from the opposite direction that most comets travel. The thing of it is, is that this actually isn't a new discovery, "Tyche" had been discovered back in the early 1980s, as I mentioned previously. So one must ask, why all of a sudden bring up the topic after 3 decades? What are they trying to hide? Is something else coming in later this year or in the near future which will have us looking to the sky? Who are they trying to fool? Why all the talk about a planet, a 1000 AU's or farther away and not even mention anything in the mainstream news media about an incoming Comet Elenin later this fall? We have talk about Betelguese possibly going supernova and seeing two suns in the near future and we also have a weakening magnetic field and a growing South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly that is growing rapidly but no word about it in the mainstream news media. We have all these animal deaths, volcanoes going off globally, severe global flooding, a huge increase in earth quakes and severe winter weather and below normal temperatures globally and yet no explanations from the mainstream media yet FEMA is preparing for a major event and Michio Kaku is warning us about Yellowstone going off and major earth quakes possible in the near future but no explanation is given for these warnings.

What's more, if NASA is trying to cover-up the truth about this large planetary object, then you only need to look to the Sun and the geomagnetic storms that streams for it as it enters reactionary mode to the approach of this object. If you look at the pattern of large earthquakes, magnitude 7 and upwards, appearing within about 24 -36 hours after a geomagnetic storm has occurred since the March 11 Japan earthquake. The March 11 Japan earthquake occurred one day after a long duration G1-level geomagnetic storm had begun. This storm lasted for three days from March 10 - 12, gaining it's greatest intensity on March 11 reaching a G2-level of intensity, G5-level is the greatest or most severe storm rating. The next geomagnetic storm occurred on April 6, 2011, a G2-level storm and was followed by 4 large earthquakes in Japan (7.4, 7.4, 7.4, 7.1) on April 7, there also were two 6.4 earthquakes in Mexico on April 7th. The third geomagnetic storm occurred on April 12, G1-level and a 7.2 earthquake was recorded in Japan on April 13, 2011. The seismic reading went as high as 8.2 magnitude recorded on that date. There was a media blackout and a censorship from the USGS seismic records for that earthquake. As a matter of fact, the Bloomberg Report mentioned the 7.2 earthquake that had occurred in Japan on April 13th and they reported that the USGS didn't want to report it because the people are dealing with enough "doom and gloom" already! So every time we have had a G1-level geomagnetic storm since March 10, 2011 it has been followed by a large earthquake of at least a 7.2 magnitude. The March 11, 9.0 magnitude earthquake was also proceeded by numerous large solar flare activity for several days before the quake, the largest super flare, an X1.5 - level occurred two days previous on March 9, 2011. Most of the geomagnetic storms which have occurred are a result of huge coronal high speed solar holes that were directed earthward. These storms are rare but have been increasing in numbers this year and will probably continue to increase in number and size as the solar maximum continues to increase in its intensity and especially as Comet Elenin continues to come ever closer to the interior of our solar system. As is now becoming quite obvious, the gravitational effects of a planetary-sized object moving close to the inner solar system, as it is claimed for Planet X, Nibiru, Death Star, Dwarf Star  or Comet Elenin could wreak havoc on the orbits of other planets, disrupt the asteroid belt and spell big trouble for planet Earth. Already, we are seeing tremendous weather and geological changes happening all over the other planets in the solar system.

Perhaps, the reason for all the cover-up has to do ultimately with what I refer to earlier as the deceptive narrative of extraterrestrials saving mankind from cataclysmic chaos. It must be remembered that Von Braun had warned that following the usage of terrorism, the next forms of Thesis, Anti-Thesis and Synthesis, was the Hegelian dialectic of the creation of order from the chaos of incoming comets, asteroids and the threat of an alien invasion. This makes perfect sense, if you believe the following report published by China’s space agency, that Sergio Toscano, director for Astronomical Research in Missions, had said that a fleet of unidentified flying object (UFOs) was currently traveling in the tail of Comet Elenin.
“Behind the comet, discovered in December last year, Chinese scientists say that is something they called cluster, which means globular cluster, or perhaps alien spacecraft,” said Toscano. According to the report quotes the astronomer mission, the space body would be found in the comet’s tail and was analyzed after the mysterious signals that came off of an unknown formation “strange and obscure.” In the words of Toscano, the Chinese have said that the spacecraft is stationed in the same place for ninety days, ”before that looked like it was coming from an extraterrestrial civilization,” said Argentine scientist. According to the Daily Chronicle, this phenomenon was corroborated by Rosie Redfiel, the new director of the Program of NASA’s Astrobiology. ”But when NASA began to make calculations and projections of orbit of the comet, they realized that something was wrong and the first thing they did was remove the website which provided information on this issue,” said Toscano. - Terra

According to the author, the late Zecharia Sitchin, Nibiru is the home of ancient race of beings called the Annunaki. It is believed by several researchers within the exopolitical community that these beings will make their return to our solar system by 2012. Could Toscano, be alluding to the Annunaki and Nibiru? Is Elenin, really all about Nibiru? Is Elenin, Planet X? Is Elenin, the Brown Dwarf? Is Elenin, the Death Star?

Certainly the hoaxed capture and death of Osama bin Laden, America's Most Wanted criminal and the face of global terrorism, constitutes a pointer towards the shift to the "Last Card"? The alien invasion. Sounds far-fetched, well take a look at the following reports:

A Kremlin report detailing the meeting held between Prime Minister Putin and US Vice President Biden this past week shockingly reveals an American plea for Russian help in establishing an “Earth Wide” missile defense plan to protect our planet from an “alien invasion” expected in late 2012 after NASA satellites revealed an “incoming” fleet of “miles-wide” UFO’s that have entered our Solar System. According to this report, the “communication signals” being passed between the giant asteroids 2010 SO16 and 2005 YU55 currently headed towards Earth, and which we reported on in our April 21st report “Awakening” Moon Shocks Scientists As Massive Asteroids Near Earth”, are “identical” to the deep-space transmissions previously described by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) as “confirming” an intelligent extraterrestrial race of beings other than human. Most interesting to note in this report is the NSA release this past week of one of its most top-secret documents relating to these aliens titled “Key To The Extraterrestrial Messages” where the “21 symbols” used by these aliens in their “communications” seem to show that not one, but two distinct extraterrestrials are nearing our Earth.
A chilling report on the phone call held between President’s Medvedev and Obama prior to the public announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed says that also discussed by the American President with the Kremlin was that the much feared time for the dreaded “Apocalypse Equation” may be now, not later. The “Apocalypse Equation” refers to report authored by one of the most secretive women in US intelligence circles named Audrey Tomason [seen in photo on the right in White House Situation Room during the assault on bin Laden compound] who is Obama’s Director for Counterterrorism and while attending Harvard's Kennedy School of Government wrote a master thesis [now classified by the US as “top-secret”] suggesting that it would be more humane for our world to undergo a “planned and controlled genocide” rather than to see it descend into the abyss of chaos it is now entering. According to Ms Tomason’s “Apocalypse Equation” the “sustainable population” of our world can only be 1.5 billion human beings, as compared to the United Nations estimate of 7 billion we will reach on October 31st of this year, and the even worse figure of 10 billion estimated by 2100. Ms Tomason argues in her thesis that our world’s population has been “artificially inflated” for the past nearly 100 years by a “non-sustainable” petrochemical and fossil fuel based global economy that if left “unchecked” could very well destroy all life on Earth, not just human beings. - What Does It Mean.

NOTE: Sections of this article was used from the submitted material from one of the readers of the ALIEN Project.

Planetary Tremors: Precursors To An Imminent Disaster In America - Successive Earthquake Swarms Felt All Over The State Of California!

Have a look at the following images, it seems that the state of California is being hammered by seismic tremors, from Baja, to its southern and northern regions.

Are these precursory stress spasms pointing to an imminent and monumental seismic disturbance, a mega-quake?

PLANETARY TREMORS: 4.2 Earthquake Rattles Jamaica!

This morning, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Jamaica, my homeland, at 09:29:24am UTC. The quake was located at 18.131°N, 76.589°W and had a depth of 20.3 kilometres or 12.6 miles. It had a distance of 26 kilometres east of the Kingston, the capital; 145 kilometres east-south-east of the Montego Bay, the second city; 224 kilometres south from Santiago de Cuba in Cuba and 925 kilometres south of Miami, Florida. Based on early news reports, no tsunami watch, warning or advisory was issued and there are no reports of damage.

Located near the epicentre in Kingston, I experienced what felt like a rolling sensation, lurching, like the ground was lifting up and down with a sudden drop. Like being quickly sloshed around in a pool of water. Fortunately, the side-to-side shaking of the 4.2 magnitude quake didn't have any damage. Nothing falling off shelves or furniture being moved and knocked over or windows rattling or cracks developing.

Now, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Jamaica is located in a seismically active region. The island is associated with the Gonave micro-plate, which is demarcated by the Oriente Fracture Zone (OFZ) to the north, the Walton (WFZ) and Enriquillo Fault Zones (EFZ) to the south and the Cayman Spreading Centre (CSC) to the west. The OFZ, spanning a distance of over 1000 kilometres, from south of Grand Cayman to the north coast of Haiti, is known to be a left-lateral strike-slip fault which means there is a relative westerly drift of Cuba (on the North American Plate) with respect to Jamaica. According to seismological reports on Jamaica, The Walton and Enrriquillo Faults are also left-lateral strike-slip features that separate the Gonave sliver from the Caribbean Plate to the south. Measurements made using Global Positioning System (GPS) indicate 18 mm/year of lateral strain and 3mm/yr of convergence on the OFZ near south-eastern Cuba, and 8-11 mm/yr on Jamaica.

Large earthquakes are comparatively rare through usually of relatively high intensity. The majority of earthquakes are minor ones of low intensity. The island experiences much less seismic activity than the Eastern Caribbean or Central American region. Jamaica's reputation for earthquakes rests on two major disasters, those of 1692 and 1907. On June 7 1692, within the space of less than 30 seconds, a massive earthquake devastated the infamous town of Port Royal in Jamaica, killing thousands. The strong tremors, soil liquefaction and a tsunami brought on by the earthquake combined to destroy the town, putting half of Port Royal under 40 feet of water. On 14 January 1907, the capital, Kingston, was severely damaged by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and following fires that burnt 56 acres of the city. The earthquake destroyed a large part of Kingston. Within twenty minutes fire blazed through the streets of Kingston - and lasted for up to four days - in many cases finishing off what the earthquake had started. It was also not long before rampant looting broke out and armed guards had to be posted throughout the city. Days later Kingston resembled a ghost town - empty, silent, dark and broken. £2,000,000 of damage was assessed and over 800 people lost their lives. Only a few received proper burial. Some were buried in large trenches in the May Pen Cemetery and some were burnt without ceremony.

Is it possible, given the recent escalation in seismic activities along the Caribbean Plate,that Jamaica will be experiencing another major quake of high intensity soon? Certainly, the telemetry data from the seismographs in Jamaica and other nearby countries does indicate spikes in the seismic bands.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Thousands of Fish Dead in Lake Dubay!

A fish virus has caused a large kill on Lake DuBay and the Stevens Point Flowage in Wisconsin, that is under investigation by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The DNR is investigating why thousands of dead fish have turned up in Lake Dubay and the Stevens Point Flowage over the past two weeks. DNR Fisheries Biologist, Tom Meronek says, it appears that a virus is responsible for killing off large amounts of 3 year old Black Crappie in the bodies of water. Meronek says, there is always viral activity in the water and when conditions are right and fish are under high stress, a virus can spread. He says it's unusual that it only seems to be affecting 3 year old Crappie. "From the numbers that I've had people call in about and what I've seen myself, I'm a little concerned about the one year class that's affected. It could set the population back", said Meronek. You can't see the virus itself, but you can see the secondary effects on the fish. The diseased Crappie have been observed with popped out eyes and black fungus on the fin. With bodies of water the size of Lake Dubay and the Stevens Point Flowage, there isn't much the DNR can do about the virus. They have to let it runs it's course and determine the effects afterward. Samples of the fish have been sent to fish health labs to try and pinpoint exactly why the virus set in. The results are expected in a few weeks. The first reports of the dying fish came in on April 25th. - WSAW.

EARTH CHANGES: The Mississippi Deluge - "Slow-Motion Disaster"!

The rising Mississippi river lapped over downtown Memphis streets on Thursday as a massive wall of water threatened to unleash near record flooding all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. People along the lower Mississippi River packed their belongings and emergency workers filled sandbags as high water pushed its way downstream in a slow-motion disaster that could break flood records dating to the 1920s.
Mud Island, which juts into the mighty Mississippi, pays homage to the Big Muddy with an elaborate scale model of the river, a museum about its history, and a paddlewheel steamboat that looks like something straight out of "Huckleberry Finn." But now Mud Island is getting too much of the Mississippi. Rising waters practically lapped at the back porches of some of the island's expensive houses Thursday, and homeowners weighed whether to stay or go. Up and down Ol' Man River, from Illinois to Louisiana, thousands faced the same decision as high water kept on rolling down the Mississippi and its tributaries, threatening to swamp communities over the next week or two. The flooding is already breaking high-water records that have stood since the 1930s. "I'm going to sleep thinking, `I hope they don't evacuate the island and we wake up and we're the only ones here,'" said Emily Tabor, a first-year student at the University of Tennessee's College of Pharmacy in Memphis who lives on Mud Island. Mud Island, a three-mile-long strip of land that is part of Memphis, has about 1,500 homes and businesses and 6,000 mostly well-off residents, many of them living in gleaming, 20-year-old houses with wide river views and traditional Southern touches such as columns, porches and bay windows. Tourists can take a tram or drive across a small bridge to visit Mud Island's park, amphitheater and a museum devoted to life on the Mississippi. Among the exhibits: the Theater of Disasters Gallery, which recounts steamboat accidents and other tragedies on the river.  Emergency officials warned that residents may need to leave their homes as the river rises toward an expected crest next Wednesday of 48 feet — about 3 feet higher than on Thursday. The record in Memphis, 48.7 feet, was set in 1937. On Thursday, the Mississippi spilled over a park and onto Riverside Drive in downtown Memphis. Water pooled at the lowest end of Beale Street, the most famous thoroughfare in the history of the blues, but it was about a half-mile from the street's popular restaurants, shops and bars and did not threaten any homes or businesses. In south Memphis, Maria Flores spent her fourth day in a church shelter with her husband and three children. They had to flee their trailer in the low-lying working-class Memphis suburb of Millington when it was swamped by stinky, dirty water. They have no flood insurance, and sleeping in a room with 20 other people, including crying children, has proved difficult. "We don't have money, we don't have anything," Flores said. "It's like a bad dream we can't wake up from. I just want this water to go away." Farther south, the Mississippi Delta was starting to flood, too. In Greenville, Miss., the yacht club was submerged and two floating casinos were closing down. In Rolling Fork, the birthplace of bluesman Muddy Waters, Highway 61 was expected to become impassable. "It's weird," said Lakeysha Stamps, a waitress at the Highway 61 Cafe. "Here we are today and everything's fine. And tomorrow there could be all this water." On Mud Island, meanwhile, the Mississippi engulfed a riverside park and bike path. At the private Maria Montessori School in the wealthy, 500-home Harbor Town section, several feet of light brown river water inundated the garden. Students and teachers built a sandbag wall to keep the water out of their classrooms. "We've done our best to protect our building. This is very scary to me," principal Maria Cole said. Russell Carter, who owns a pizza restaurant in Harbor Town, said he plans to stay with his wife and 9-month old daughter, mainly to protect his home and his business from the water and possible looters. He said he is not too worried because he knows neighbors in the community he described as "Mayberry without Barney Fife" will be there to help if there's trouble. They are planning to hold a flood party Saturday. "I've got too much invested," Carter said. "I'm not going to leave what I've worked for and what my family has worked for."  Elsewhere in the flood zone Thursday:  • In Kentucky, authorities closed 250 roads in 50 counties. The Coast Guard rescued at least 28 people, 12 cats, and three dogs from rising waters. • In Missouri, the Army Corps of Engineers blew a third hole in a levee to relieve pressure and prevent catastrophic flooding there and in Illinois and Kentucky. The Mississippi continued to rise in Caruthersville, where a high-mark set in 1937 was surpassed on Wednesday, but was generally going down elsewhere in the state. The water was expected to crest Sunday in Caruthersville at 49.5 feet, just a half-foot below the top of the floodwall protecting the community of 6,700. In Louisiana, National Guardsmen used sandbags to fortify levees in the northeast part of the state, and the state penitentiary stood ready to evacuate prisoners. Officials were planning to open a spillway in the southern part of the state to divert river water. • In Arkansas, truckers tried to rearrange their routes to avoid a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 40, a major link between the East and West coasts, where the rising White River forced the closing of the westbound lanes. Drivers were forced to take a 120-mile detour toward Little Rock. - Yahoo.
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