Earthquakes

GEONET Canterbury
Apr 05 23:05 PM
4.5 5.0 MAP

USGS Gulf Of Alaska
Apr 05 22:55 PM
3.8 12.0 MAP

GEONET Canterbury
Apr 05 21:49 PM
3.9 9.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 20:32 PM
3.1 16.0 MAP

EMSC Samar, Philippines
Apr 05 20:29 PM
4.7 91.0 MAP

GEOFON Samar, Philippines
Apr 05 20:29 PM
4.7 10.0 MAP

USGS Virgin Islands Region
Apr 05 20:23 PM
3.2 90.0 MAP

USGS Mona Passage, Puerto Rico
Apr 05 19:48 PM
2.9 109.0 MAP

USGS Southern California
Apr 05 19:01 PM
3.0 3.6 MAP

GEOFON New Siberian Islands, Russia
Apr 05 18:42 PM
4.4 10.0 MAP

EMSC New Siberian Islands, Russia
Apr 05 18:42 PM
4.4 2.0 MAP

EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia
Apr 05 18:14 PM
3.8 10.0 MAP

USGS Channel Islands Region, California
Apr 05 17:58 PM
2.7 15.0 MAP

USGS Northern California
Apr 05 17:55 PM
2.7 2.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 17:39 PM
2.5 8.0 MAP

USGS Southern California
Apr 05 17:30 PM
2.5 25.9 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 16:55 PM
2.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 16:49 PM
2.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 16:45 PM
3.4 2.0 MAP

GEONET Canterbury
Apr 05 16:07 PM
3.3 11.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 16:01 PM
2.5 24.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 15:24 PM
2.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 15:14 PM
2.4 28.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 15:02 PM
3.5 5.0 MAP

GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Apr 05 14:19 PM
4.5 31.0 MAP

EMSC Nias Region, Indonesia
Apr 05 14:19 PM
4.7 20.0 MAP

USGS Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Apr 05 13:19 PM
3.1 50.9 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 12:23 PM
2.6 7.0 MAP

USGS Alaska Peninsula
Apr 05 12:14 PM
2.6 17.3 MAP

USGS Alaska Peninsula
Apr 05 11:04 AM
4.2 32.8 MAP

GEOFON Alaska Peninsula
Apr 05 11:04 AM
4.7 10.0 MAP

EMSC Alaska Peninsula
Apr 05 11:04 AM
4.7 10.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 10:57 AM
2.7 9.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 10:14 AM
2.5 18.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 09:55 AM
2.6 19.0 MAP

EMSC Crete, Greece
Apr 05 09:43 AM
2.4 16.0 MAP

USGS Northern California
Apr 05 09:42 AM
2.9 6.3 MAP

EMSC Near East Coast Of Kamchatka
Apr 05 09:39 AM
4.0 40.0 MAP

USGS Western Texas
Apr 05 09:11 AM
2.9 4.9 MAP

EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region
Apr 05 08:41 AM
2.4 3.0 MAP

USGS Northern California
Apr 05 08:03 AM
2.7 7.8 MAP

USGS Southern California
Apr 05 07:22 AM
2.8 4.8 MAP

USGS Puerto Rico Region
Apr 05 06:54 AM
3.1 33.6 MAP

USGS Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Apr 05 06:40 AM
2.7 44.6 MAP

EMSC Aegean Sea
Apr 05 06:25 AM
2.4 8.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 05:57 AM
2.8 12.0 MAP

GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region
Apr 05 05:45 AM
4.2 157.0 MAP

EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
Apr 05 05:45 AM
4.3 158.0 MAP

USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
Apr 05 05:45 AM
4.3 150.1 MAP

EMSC Crete, Greece
Apr 05 05:37 AM
2.5 20.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 05:24 AM
2.4 6.0 MAP

USGS Near The East Coast Of The Kamchatka Peninsula

Apr 05 05:14 AM
4.4 62.3 MAP

EMSC Near East Coast Of Kamchatka
Apr 05 05:14 AM
4.4 50.0 MAP

GEOFON Near East Coast Of Kamchatka
Apr 05 05:14 AM
4.5 35.0 MAP

GEOFON Northern Algeria
Apr 05 04:56 AM
4.5 10.0 MAP

USGS Northern Algeria
Apr 05 04:56 AM
4.6 10.1 MAP

EMSC Northern Algeria
Apr 05 04:56 AM
4.2 10.0 MAP

USGS South Of Panama
Apr 05 04:40 AM
4.5 11.5 MAP

GEOFON South Of Panama
Apr 05 04:40 AM
4.5 10.0 MAP

EMSC South Of Panama
Apr 05 04:40 AM
4.4 10.0 MAP

USGS Puerto Rico Region
Apr 05 04:36 AM
3.2 64.5 MAP

GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico
Apr 05 03:58 AM
4.5 65.0 MAP

USGS Offshore Chiapas, Mexico
Apr 05 03:58 AM
4.4 53.1 MAP

EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico
Apr 05 03:58 AM
4.5 40.0 MAP

USGS Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii
Apr 05 03:32 AM
2.6 17.3 MAP

EMSC Lebanon – Syria Region
Apr 05 03:32 AM
2.9 12.0 MAP

EMSC Sicily, Italy
Apr 05 03:14 AM
2.4 20.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Italy
Apr 05 03:01 AM
2.9 7.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 02:38 AM
2.9 2.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 05 02:31 AM
2.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Italy
Apr 05 02:31 AM
2.5 8.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 02:11 AM
3.2 20.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Italy
Apr 05 02:03 AM
2.4 24.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 05 01:53 AM
2.7 5.0 MAP

EMSC Timor Region, Indonesia
Apr 05 01:44 AM
4.7 80.0 MAP

GEOFON Timor Region
Apr 05 01:44 AM
4.8 10.0 MAP

USGS Timor Region, Indonesia
Apr 05 01:44 AM
4.7 15.7 MAP

EMSC Central Turkey
Apr 05 01:27 AM
2.4 4.0 MAP

EMSC Albania
Apr 05 01:24 AM
2.4 24.0 MAP

EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey
Apr 05 00:26 AM
2.4 5.0 MAP

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Volcanic Activity

Small, short explosion rocks Cleveland Volcano in Aleutians

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands may have sent up a small ash cloud

Associated Press

The Alaska Volcano Observatory says a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands may have sent up a small ash cloud.

Clouds prevented satellite observation of an ash cloud.

The observatory says the explosion at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday was of short duration and similar to small events in December. Those explosions created ash clouds that dissipated quickly and did not affect air traffic.

Cleveland Volcano is a 5,675-foot peak on an uninhabited island 940 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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Extreme Weather

Time to ditch the umbrella? 20 million hit by drought in southeast England

By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com

London has an undeserved reputation as a rainy city, with “things to do” when the U.K. capital is wet a popular topic of conversation among tourists.

But this year could see that image shattered in dramatic fashion, with much of southeast England gripped by a serious drought currently affecting about 20 million people.
Restrictions on the use of water were imposed Thursday from the southeast coast to the River Humber in the north and almost as far west as Wales.

By the time the Olympics comes to London in July, further controls could be introduced that will prevent aircraft, London’s famous double-decker buses and other vehicles from being washed. Other restrictions are also likely.

Brits revel in gloom ahead of London Olympics

Those arriving for the greatest show on Earth, may find a parched, somewhat grubby city. The event itself, however, will be exempt, so rest assured there will be water in the diving pool, the rowers will not in find themselves marooned and the smiles of the synchronized swimmers will remain fixed.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

Drought hits 4 million hectares of China’s crops -Xinhua

(Reuters) – About 4 million hectares of crops are suffering from a severe drought in China that has hit 13 provinces including the major farming province of Sichuan in southwest China, state news agency Xinhua said.

The drought has left 7.8 million people and 4.6 million livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Hebei, Shanxi and Gansu as of Thursday, Xinhua said.

The dry spell has dried reservoirs and threatens spring planting, the agency said, citing the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

The province of Yunnan in southwest China, which borders Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, is so far the worst hit, Xinhua said, without giving details.

China, which has just 6 percent of the world’s fresh water resources but a fifth of its population, is frequently gripped by drought.

Last year parts of the country suffered their worst drought in 50 years, officials said, with rainfall 40 to 60 percent less than normal, damaging crops and cutting power from hydroelectric dams.

A drought in the top sugar-producing province of Guangxi last year also led to a surge in imports as China tried to ease tight sugar supply.

(Reporting by Koh Gui Qing, editing by Jane Baird)

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Solar Activity / Climate Change

Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says

Kate Ravilious

for National Geographic News

Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet’s recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist’s controversial theory.

Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. (Get an overview: “Global Warming Fast Facts”.)

Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.

In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.

Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.

“The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars,” he said.

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

Booms and Light Flashes in Baraboo, Wisc. – April 5, 2012

Uploaded by Sheilaaliens on Apr 5, 2012

http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=501 “BARABOO (WKOW) — It’s not just Clintonville–Baraboo Police are investigating weekend reports of booms and flashes of light.

Neighborhoods on Baraboo’s southwest side woke early Sunday morning to a loud boom and less than an hour later, another one. Both booms accompanied by a flash of light. More than a dozen callers described the sounds of an explosion, blasting dynamite or a gunshot.

A police officer on duty was parked along 8th Street at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when he heard the boom and saw the flashing light. He immediately thought a transformer blew.

“When those things go off they make a really loud pop and usually there’s a flash of light as they’re surging off the electricity,” says Chief Mark Schauf.

But it wasn’t. Alliant Energy told authorities they had no outages or transformer problems.

27 Storm Track meteorologists say it is highly unlikely that what Baraboo experienced was weather related, because no storms traveled through the area–leading Schauf to the only explanation he can think of…fireworks.

“There’s no evidence to suggest that there’s anything other than a man made cause at hand,” he says.

But many of those who’ve heard it say it sounded much more intense. We talked to a few people in Baraboo who say they heard the booms but had no idea what it was.

Many people have commented on our Facebook page, some saying the fireworks explanation is plausible, others say there has to be something else authorities are missing.

Police say there’s little they can do now, unless the city hears more booms.”
http://www.wkow.com/story/17337541/booms-light-flashes-in-baraboo

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Wildlife

Catastrophy for Dolphins in Peru

Over 600 Dead Dolphins Found in Peru Coasts –

Uploaded by BlueVoiceOrg on Apr 3, 2012

After receiving reports of a massive die-off of dolphins along Peru’s north coast, BlueVoice Executive director Hardy Jones traveled to the scene. Working with Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos, Hardy covered 135 kilometers of beach and found 615 dead dolphins. At the moment he cause is unknown. Research into the die-off will continue.

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Articles of Interest

CALAMITY UPON THE EARTH THREE MONTHS IN 2012

Uploaded by fidockave213 on Apr 2, 2012

NOTE THIS VIDEO DOES NOT IMPLY THE WORLD IS GOING TO END IN 2012

JANUARY FEBUARY and MARCH 2012 BIBLE PROPHECY UNFOLDING CLINTONVILLE BOOMS, RUMBLING, EARTHQUAKES, STRANGE WEATHER AND EARTH CHANGES. CALAMITY UPON THE EARTH.

Tepco Reports Another Radioactive Water Leak at Fukushima Plant

By Tsuyoshi Inajima

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said as much as 12 tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipe at its crippled Fukushima nuclear station, the second such incident in 11 days at the same pipeline, raising further doubts about the stability of the plant.

Part of the water may have poured into the sea through a drainage ditch, Osamu Yokokura, a spokesman for the utility, said by phone. The company known as Tepco stopped the leak from a pipe connecting a desalination unit and a tank today, he said.

“There will be similar leaks until Tepco improves equipment,” said Kazuhiko Kudo, a research professor of nuclear engineering at Kyushu University, who visited the plant twice last year as a member of a panel under the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency. “The site had plastic pipes to transfer radioactive water, which Tepco officials said are durable and for industrial use, but it’s not something normally used at nuclear plants,” he said. “Tepco must replace it with metal equipment, such as steel.”

Tepco has about 100,000 tons of highly radioactive water accumulated in basements at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station nearly 13 months after the March 11 quake and tsunami caused meltdowns and the worst radiation leaks since Chernobyl. The tsunami knocked out all power at the station, causing cooling systems for reactors to fail. The utility was forced to set up makeshift pumps to get cooling water to the reactors, with most of it then draining into basements.

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China Builds Scores of Dams in Earthquake Hazard Zones

TORONTO, Canada, April 4, 2012 (ENS) – More than 130 large dams built, under construction, or proposed in western China’s seismic hazard zones could trigger disasterous environmental consequences such as earthquakes and giant waves, finds a new report from the Canadian watchdog group Probe International.

The report shows that 98.6 percent of the dams being constructed in western China are located in high to moderate seismic hazard zones.

The location of large dams near clusters of recorded earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 4.9, and especially when the earthquake focal points are also close to the surface, “is cause for grave concern,” said the report’s author geologist “John Jackson.”

John Jackson is a pseudonym for a geologist with detailed knowledge of western China who wishes to remain anonymous to protect his sources.
Water rushes through the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China (Photo by Marshall Segal)

In a worst-case scenario, Jackson reports, dams could collapse, creating a giant wave that would inundate everything in its path, including downstream dams, causing great loss of life and property.

Should a dam suffer catastrophic collapse, says Probe International Executive Director Patricia Adams, Chinese citizens could direct their anger to the hydropower industry for threatening their lives with dangerous dams.

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