Sunday, April 24, 2011

The California Anomalies: Precursors To An Imminent Disaster In USA - Quake Swarms, Landslides, Storms, Tornadoes & Mass Fish Die-Off?! Researchers: Imminent "Megathrust" Earthquake Will Decimate USA?!


Is me or what, but something strange seems to be going on in California. Over the course of several weeks, we have been witnessing swarms of earthquakes in the "Golden State," as well as in Nevada, next door. On March 4th at about 9:15 AM, a mysterious shaking rattled homes and nerves in Central California. No earthquake was registered on any of the U.S. Geological Survey reporting equipment either, but over 70 calls came in to 911 reporting the rattling. What's more, 12 hours earlier, residents in Orange County felt a similar rattling.

In mid-March, there was a collapse of over 120 feet of a California highway into the Pacific Ocean. This was followed by a powerful winter storm in northern California that unleashed a strong tornado that tore the roof off a business and bringing heavy snow to the Sierra Nevada that was blamed for a fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80, 70 miles east of Sacramento involved at least six big rigs and nearly 40 vehicles overall. Several days later, a slide of land about 200 yards long and 100 yards deep moved downhill about 100 feet on a ranch near the small town of Somis in Ventura County in California forcing the evacuation of a residence and several horses. On March 22, a massive landslide in Scotts Valley blocked access to an entire neighborhood and left many residents without power for days.

At the start of April, a waterlogged hillside in Hercules, collapsed into four homes, prompting authorities to evacuate several houses in the area. "The landslide has wrecked these people's lives," said Joseph Loo, who lives across from the eight threatened homes on Carson Street. "These people are losing their homes, their biggest investment, and now they have nowhere to go." Several hours later, a major artery through southern Humboldt County was shut down following a massive slide of mud and rocks, closing the major stretch of Highway 101 for two weeks. "The whole mountain came down and just took the 101 out," CHP Officer Len Johnson said, describing the large cracks in the road. "It looked like an earthquake. A day later, roads collapsed and cracked in Butte County, causing a emergency situation, where portions were literally slipping off the mountainside.  Two days later, a landslide 30-feet high and 120-feet wide buried a section of the Requa Road leaving 78 people without power.

 
In mid-April, massive amounts of dead fish was found floating on the surface of the southwest corner of the Ventura Harbor. Officials are still trying to determine what caused thousands of sardines to turn up dead after apparently using up all their oxygen.  An incident that came about six weeks after millions of sardines died in Redondo Beach after swimming en masse into King Harbor and suffocating. In a massive cleanup, where workers removed about 175 tons of fish carcasses that floated in the marina and began to rot underwater. On the 21st, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the southern end of the Coachella Valley in Baja, California. Centred 20 miles south of the border city of Mexicali, near Guadalupe Victoria and 86 miles from Tijuana. The quake had a depth of 5.3 kilometres or 3.3 miles and was located at 32.365°N, 115.550°W. At the time of writing, there have been 11 earthquakes in the area within a time frame of approximately three hours from 3:50am to 6:56am, according to the USGS and the California Integrated Seismic Net. A day later, dead dolphins washed up the beaches of Malibu. " Most have washed ashore from Malibu to Newport Beach, including recent strandings at Rat Beach, Manhattan Beach and here in Hermosa Beach. Peter Wallerstein from the Marine Animal Rescue Team found a sick dolphin washed ashore next door in Manhattan Beach last weekend. "When I got there, there were at least 100 people that had surrounded the sick animal," he said. "Kids were screaming, people were pulling the dolphin's flippers and others were poking at it while it was having seizures." The same day, at least a dozen leopard sharks was found dead or dying in bayfront lagoons in Redwood City, putting local researchers on alert for some kind of infection or toxic discharge in San Francisco Bay. "In the last decade, we've seen an increase in the animals trapped in culverts and pumps that used to be tidal canals or poisoned by periodic pollution events," said Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation.

Yesterday, a dead sea lion washed ashore on Hermosa Beach, one of at least 10 sick sea lions have been recovered in Hermosa Beach this month, according to Marine Animal Rescue.


A dead sea lion washed onto the beach just north of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday morning—the animal is one of dozens that have been found sick or dead in Southern California this month. Hermosa Beach Animal Control has notified the county Department of Beaches and Harbors, officials told Patch, and maintenance crews will recover the sea mammal. Marine animals—sea lions, dolphins, fish and even some birds—have been found ill or dead recently due to a neurotoxin in local ocean waters called domoic acid. "It's obvious from the stress on their face and behavior and having seizures on the beach, it’s all domoic acid," said Peter Wallerstein, director of Marine Animal Rescue, on Saturday morning. "The pregnant sea lions are hard ones to watch, and the pups inside of them don’t fare very well." Wallerstein's rescue team has seen 10 sick sea lions in Hermosa Beach out of the 82 animals they've rescued along the Southern California coastline in April, he said. His team has also rescued eight dolphins in the past two weeks. "The alarming thing is the ones we see on the beach are just a tip of the iceberg," Wallerstein said. "Some may have died and never made it to the beach." Domoic acid, which is found in algae blooms along the California coast, causes grand mal seizures, brain damage, and even partial paralysis in larger animals that feed on fish or shellfish that have ingested the substance. The toxin's potency is increased by pollution, such as fertilizers or urban runoff, that washes out to sea, Wallerstein said. His team has seen the impact that domoic acid can have on local marine life "every year for the past seven years, probably before that," he said. "But the numbers have increased really from 2003 on. Some years it’s stronger than others. This year it’s a very potent bloom. It’s called pseudo-nitzschia, and it can bloom non-toxic substance or bloom the nuerotoxin domoic acid." Wallerstein has found that the blooms and their effects usually last about one month or so and then subside.Hermosa Beach Patch.
Are these events, incidental or are they part of a pattern? What is that pattern and what's next?

What's next, maybe this: according to the Daily Mail, researchers are now worried that the United States will experience a "megathrust" earthquake that will trigger a monster tsunami and decimate unprepared cities along the American north-west coast.

Possible scenario of how a huge 'megathrust' earthquake could hit America. 
The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that the Pacific seaboard could be similarly ravaged. The horrifying possibilities have been brought to light by data researched by the Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Laboratory at Oregon State University. And the results are shown in a documentary, Megaquake: The Hour That Shook Japan, which is set to go out on the Discovery Channel in the UK this weekend. The huge March 11 earthquake that sparked the tsunami off the coast of Japan may have been a ‘megathrust’ quake and now researchers fear the Cascadia fault line 50 miles off the U.S. coast could rupture and cause a quake and subsequent tsunami. The average time along that fault between massive quakes above magnitude 8 is 240 years, said The Times, and the last 'megaquake' was just over 300 years ago. 'Megathrusts' are the world's largest earthquakes, and happen in a 'subduction zone', a region where one of the earth's tectonic plates is thrust under another. The last one involving Cascadia was estimated at magnitude 9 on the Richter scale, according to Natural Resources Canada. The Juan de Fuca plate is being forced under the North America plate along the Cascadia fault and, as large parts of the plates are locked together, stress is being built up until an eventual breakage causes a massive earthquake. Professor Chris Goldfinger, director of the Laboratory at Oregon State University, told the newspaper that their information showed an increase in pressure at the plates: 'It's loading a spring for a future earthquake, there's no doubt about that.' And geologist Jeffrey Park, director of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, said in a recent - separate - article: 'History tells us that more megathrust earthquakes could occur in the next decade, but we have no evidence that the recent rate of nearly one megathrust per year will persist for longer than that.' Cascadia, which stretches from Vancouver island to northern California, has been dormant for over 300 years but scientists now believe there is a 45 per cent probability of an earthquake of an 8.0 magnitude or higher in the next 50 years. They add there is a 15 per cent chance of magnitude 9 or more. Such a quake could produce a massive tsunami and engulf the Pacific Northwest coast, affecting Oregon, Washington state and Vancouver Island, according to The Times, with a tsunami with waves of up to 30metres high and potentially reaching Japan. The threat is all the more serious as several cities in the north-west of the U.S. are not adequately prepared for the type of devastation a ‘megathrust’ quake could wreak.
Is America next?


Geological Upheaval: Anomalies & Precursors - Earth's Birth Pangs!


Scientists are now of the view that the Caribbean and South America will experience an increased level of rainfall at wide intervals, with flooding in between, accompanied by longer periods of drought in other areas. A line of demarcation, where northern areas will experience intense rainfall and flooding events and in the south, it will get drier. This variability in the rainfall patterns comes at a time when the Tropical Atlantic season is about to kick off and we are seeing evidence of these conditions all over the Caribbean and South America, however, what these scientists have not realized is that this is really pointing to the sinking of the Caribbean Plate, and ultimately another step towards the coming geological upheaval of the entire planet.

I believe that we will be seeing more weather anomalies and variable Earth changes in the coming months, as these constitutes the precursors to the upheaval. Recently scientists from America discovered two giant whirlpools measuring approximately 400 kilometres in diameter in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. No one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More importantly, no one can understand where the whirlpools came from. In addition, I recently documented an ongoing succession of earthquakes along the Puerto Rico Trench and subduction zone, where the North American Plate is being subducted beneath the Caribbean Plate. I also highlighted the flash flooding in several parts of St. Vincent, where the flood waters left millions of dollars in damage, as landslides blocked several roadways and rising rivers overflowed their banks, washing away vehicles, bridges and houses in its path.

A situation that was reflected across the eastern part of the Caribbean.
Unseasonable heavy rains at the start of this week have wreaked havoc across some eastern Caribbean islands causing widespread flooding and damage. A combination of squalls dumped rain across the islands from before daybreak on Monday morning with residents in St Lucia and St Vincent complaining about hours of non-stop rainfall and flooding. Reports from Barbados and Grenada have highlighted localised damage. In Barbados, some Gills Terrace, St Peter residents had to scramble for their lives in the wee hours of yesterday morning, as raging waters took over their homes, leaving a path of mud and destruction. High watermarks, traces of debris stuck to the sides of their homes, muddy sludge and a car was lodged amongst a heap of debris and rubble, after being washed away from home, was some of the evidence of the effects of the heavy rainfall. Shocked residents said while they were accustomed to flooding in the area, last night’s showers were unexpected, catching most of them off-guard in the middle of the night. By 1 a.m. the water, which usually travels from as far as Farley Hill, down to Mount Brevitor, into the White Hall area, The Whim, through Gills Terrace and into the Speightstown canal, seemed to have broken free of its constraints, causing the raging force which Gills Terrace residents experienced. One resident said he tried his best to put most of his items on higher ground when the waters started to come in but eventually had to grab his 70-year-old mother and rush out. The rains caused landslides on the Caribbean island of Grenada, where officials on Tuesday relocated families away from swollen rivers that flooded homes and destroyed small fishing boats. "We should be in the dry season, but we are experiencing so much rain," Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said while he toured the island's northwest region, visiting St. John and St. Mark which had been affected by persistent overnight showers. Flooding turned the small coastal town of Gouyave into a jumble of mud, trees, sand and stones. More than 20 families were left without shelter. Gouyave resident and Government Information Service staffer, Twana Sam, reported that as many as 11 boats had sunk sink in Victoria, St. Mark. Early reports also stated that there were five major landslips in Gouyave, with about three houses lost along the river and other properties flooded. However, there were no reports of lost of lives. Reports were that the rains have affected other parts of the island, including South West and North West St. Andrew, resulting in rising water levels in some rivers and landslides in the Grand Etang area. Areas in Carriacou were also said to have been affected by the showers. - Caribbean 360.
You can't help but highlight the comment from Grenada's Prime Minister,"We should be in the dry season, but we are experiencing so much rain."

In Columbia, there is a high alert for more rains and floods

Mountain regionss in the Andiena departments of Colombia and its Caribbean region continued on alert in the face of the danger of new landslides and flooding because of storms associated with the climate phenomenon La Niña. In its most recent report, the Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Research Institute (IDEAM) specified that in the territories close to the Caribbean Sea, those at highest risk were the southern areas in Bolivar, Cesar and Magdalena districts. They also kept Red Alert for important dams at the limit of their storage capacity and in the Catatumbo basins of Magdalena, Cauca and Bogota Rivers, among others. Experts expect rivers to overflow and landslides in the Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Antioquia and Santanderes departments. At the end of an extraordinary Council of Ministers, President Juan Manuel Santos announced the decision of delivering 15 billion pesos more for the Direction of Attention and Prevention of disasters to give immediate attention to the new victims, said the leader. The Head of State explained that the Executive also approved the speeding up of the victims' census and new resources for rent subsidies, shopping tents and prevention works. - Inside Costa Rica.  
Authorities declared the red alert in several departments by the arrival of the second winter season. There is concern about the increasing number of victims. Caused a landslide on Friday killing two children and two adults injured in a house in rural Barbosa, officials of this town in northwestern Colombia. The death toll from heavy rains that hit Friday to Colombia amounted to 412, while those affected had two million 974 thousand in 29 of the 32 departments, government sources said. The Risk Management Division reported that flooding and landslides emergency remains in the one thounsan 18 (1,018) of the total one thousand 100 (1,100) municipalities in Colombia, where thousands of people have been evacuated. The severe winter that plagues Colombia since May last year, and that accelerated this month, also left 482 injured, 77 missing and 230 roads closed or restricted passage in 29 departments. The Institute of Hydrology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) said on Friday that Colombia has "historic levels" of rain, which could exacerbate the situation of emergency in the coming days. According to the director of the company, Ricardo Lozano, Colombia is experiencing a 'real emergency' by the overflow of rivers, which have inundated hundreds of villages and have covered thousands of hectares of crops. The head of the Local Committee for Prevention and Attention to Disasters (CLOPAD) Barbosa, Virgilio Correa, Efe said by telephone that the collapse buried a two-levels. "The slide was of great magnitude, and caused the housing collapse and on the first level several people were trapped," said the official. Among them were two children, that "unfortunately died," Correa said, adding that children of 5 and 12, were cousins. He added that the injured survivors are two young people aged 20 and 23 who comprised a married couple. Emergence was recorded in Banana, Barbosa rural hamlet, a town north of Medellin and that is affected by heavy rains that have caused several derrumbes.Correa said a dozen families, some sixty people have been evacuated from their homes in the last days. Colombia faces the first rainy season of the year, has intensified the effect of La Nina weather phenomenon that affects the country since early 2010. In an interim report released today, the Risk Management Division of the Ministry of Interior and Justice, said the two rainy seasons last year and the current left at least 414 killed, 482 wounded, 74 missing and affected 2.98 million. - Talcual Digital
These floods, comes just days, after cracks were seen all over Columbia, following drought conditions.

In Venezuela and other parts of South America, restrictions are being placed on all state roads, as high alert status goes into effect following heavy rains and flooding.

Restrictions through all avenues of Miranda state reported on Saturday the governor of Miranda state, Henrique Capriles Radonski, to take stock of the situation following the heavy rains that have affected the entity in the holiday of the Week Santa. "All that comes from the East, going towards the city of Caracas, or go to our territory, even those who are in our territory to the east of the country, they know that there are restrictions but there way, I refer specifically to 9 backbone, "said the president Mirandino. "Although there are restrictions, at least one lane open in all state roads," he said Capriles Radonski. Urged vacationers to stay calm and drive responsibly. "We urge the utmost caution and cooperation with all transit authorities so that everyone can get home safely," urged the president Mirandino. The president took stock of the events reported in the ways of the entity during the day off saying that there were 157 accidents in which 8 people were killed and 144 others were injured. He noted that although the weather improved considerably on Saturday the authorities remain on alert. "At this time we have no rain, however, continue to predict that precipitation over the next few hours, which means that we remain on alert status, all security forces, civil protection and fire," he said... And in Miranda, one road is no good, more restricted than before, cutting the access to neighbor State of Anzoategui. Miranda Civil Protection reported that rainfall over this region Friday caused rivers to overflow Cúpira and San Juan, stopping the passage through the trunk Miranda-Anzoátegui. Heavy rains in recent days and that on Friday continued since early this morning caused the overflow of rivers Cúpira and San Juan in Caucagua and Barlovento, so Civil Defence on alert this region Mirandinos. This was reported to Globovisión Civil Protection Director-Miranda, Victor Lira, by stating that the Fire Department and security troops are on alert over the stem 9 between Miranda and Anzoategui that is paralyzed... "We are investing over 25 million Bs in Tachira state, for emergency care of recent rains, " Francisco Garcés Minister of Transport and Communications... The heavy rains caused the overflowing of the river in Merida state Mocotíes what happened remains restricted to the Andean highlands, said the regional director of Civil Protection, Noel Marquez. In a telephone conversation with VTV Marquez said that about 80 families are affected so far, which are served by the government. He added that the routes are affected especially in the core 8 (tunnels) Pan American zone... The governor of Vargas, Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro, said they are considering evacuating the town of El Piache after Marapa-Piache river overflowed due to heavy rains in recent days. Garcia Carneiro said a comprehensive assessment and will take the necessary machinery to begin clearing the mud and stones of the road... This Friday the Andean state governor, Hugo Cabezas, reported that heavy rains in the past 12 days had affected more than 120 kilometers of roads in this state... During the Easter holiday, there have been rains in most parts of the country and the Andean and western states have been affected, although the rains were not very strong, but the constant moderate rainfall has caused landslides and overflowing rivers and other tributaries. - Pole Shift NING.
Across the globe and continuing along the Pacific "Ring of Fire," in the Philippines, officials are trying to avert a worsening case of land sinking in the Malabon region.
The local government has signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) that empowers the former to monitor and inspect deep-wells in the city. Engineer Reynaldo C. Amata, head of the City Environment and Sanitation Office, said that the inspections were necessary since without them, excessive groundwater extraction by households and companies could lead to land subsidence or land sinking. “Once you extract water from the ground, the soil and underground rocks adjust to fill the space that was left empty. That is why you cannot extract water beyond the quantity prescribed by the NWRB,” Amata explained. Under the Water Code, the NWRB has the sole mandate to conduct these inspections, as it is the lead agency responsible for “ensuring the optimum exploitation (and) utilization … of the country’s water resource.” It, however, “has difficulty” in monitoring all these existing deep-wells because of its nationwide jurisdiction, Amata said. The MOA signed by Mayor Canuto “Tito” Oreta and NWRB Executive Director Vicente Paragas at the Malabon City Hall thus enables city inspectors to monitor the 14 deep-wells recorded—mostly owned by factories—in the city, and several others that are privately owned and/or illegally installed. The city inspectors, who will first undergo training at the NWRB before they are deployed, will then submit their own recommendations to the agency, Amata said. “If a factory extracts more water than it should from the ground, we will include that in our report. Then the NWRB can impose the necessary sanctions on it,” Amata explained. The MOA came on the heels of a study conducted by five Ateneo de Manila University post-graduate students who reported that the trend of unusually high water levels during high tide in Malabon was the result of land subsidence. - Inquirer.
 In Indonesia, heavy rains and flooding have become the norm.
To help plan the evacuation of residents of Kampung Cieunteung RW 20, Kelurahan Baleendah, Kec. Baleendah, Kab. Bandung, which flooded their homes, the Chairman of RW 20, Jaja said, it is still needed help as much as two units of wooden boat because the boat that there are now hollow. "The boat really is twofold. However, it has long been leaking since we didiemin.Kalau using rubber boats are not effective because they can not reach up to house residents who entered the alley, "he told" AP ", Saturday. Meanwhile, Kasie Trantib Village Baleendah Sutrisna said, it already provides the evacuation site for residents of Kampung Kampung Cigado Cieunteung and floodwaters that inundated homes, the evacuation was later in GOR Sub Building Baleendah and Juang. "In the village of about 100 homes Cigado already submerged and in Kampung Cieunteng have 300 homes. I hope the government district. Bandung immediately send help in the form of vehicles used to evacuate the residents, "he added. All parties in the district. Bandung, he said, must be vigilant during the rainy season due to flood a time will come, especially in Kampung Cieunteung and Cigado whose land is frequently hit by floods... Heavy rains hit the city of Kabanjahe, Karo District for approximately two hours on Saturday. As a result the causeway bridge Kabanjahe Kabanjahe-Siantar flooded up to knee-high adults. Floods in the bridge caused traffic jams along approximately one kilometer. Because many two-wheeled vehicles and four wheel broke down as it passes through a pool of water. Based on the stands-medan.com observation, not a single officer or Dishun Satlantas located on the flood in order to cope with congestion. Until now, At 16:00 pm, Kabanjahe still shrouded in heavy rain... It's been three weeks more people in five villages in West Malaka, Belu regency, East Nusa Tenggara struggling with flooding. Until Saturday flooding due to overflowing of the River Benanaian still not subsided. Due to flooding, residents living practically paralyzed because residential areas are flooded. In fact almost most of the houses in five villages, it has been submerged and is no longer feasible attended. Hundreds of residents returned yesterday to evacuate to the nearest village safe from the threat of flooding. Previously, other residents had already fled. As a result the situation in the location of the shelter, which is at the village office, school, and also the District Head Office West Malaka met refugees... Pole Shift NING.
There can be no doubt that what we are witnessing is a large scale reorganization of the mass of the Earth, movements that is related to the boundaries of the planet's core-mantle. This is evident in the weekly wobble anomalies witnessed on the graphs of the Live Internet Seismic Server and correlated in the measurable and evidential changes on the surface of the planet due to the distribution and redistribution caused by various weather systems and Earth changes such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, rains, sinkholes and cracks. I would expect that if these changes continue to escalate, then a significant geological upheaval would be expected.




MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Thousands Dead In Fukushima Dead Zone!


Here's a most alarming report courtesy of NHK World, of thousands of farm animals that died or were abandoned in the restricted and evacuated zone surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
Fukushima Prefecture authorities say there were about three-hundred livestock farms with three-thousand cows, 30-thousand pigs, and 600-thousand chickens. A veterinarian who inspected barns and chicken coops on Friday last week, before the area was designated off limits, says almost all the chickens had died. He says about 70 percent of the pigs at barns with automatic feeders were alive. But most pigs in other barns were dead. Most of the beef cattle had been let out to graze, and were still alive. But about 60 percent of the dairy cows in barns had died. Farmers are asking government to allow them to take the animals out of the area, or permit them to take care of their livestock. Some farmers are requesting that they be allowed to euthanize the remaining animals. The agriculture ministry says, however, it will be difficult to allow people to enter the restricted area to euthanize or feed the animals. - NHK

 


SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Crop Circles - First Pattern of 2011 in Wales!


According to the Crop Circle Connector, the international crop circle online database, the first pattern for the year 2011 first appeared at Innage, near Chepstow, Grent in Wales. The circle was reported on Friday, April 22nd.

Here are two images that captures the pattern:



Click HERE for more aerial shots, ground shots, field reports, diagrams and articles.

MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Thousands of Dead Fish in Marcoola Beach!


“I’ve never seen anything like it, ...”

Several days ago, I published an article, highlighting the mysterious death of thousands of European Carp fish in a dam at Big Warrambool in Australia, today, news comes of another mass fish die-off "down under."

Mystery surrounds the discovery of thousands of dead fish which littered Marcoola Beach on Friday. Local woman Lisa Perry took several photographs of the dead fish, including some 18cm whiting. The majority she found on her 2km walk past the surf club at 4pm were pilchards. “There were thousands of them,” Ms Perry said. “When people saw me start taking photographs they came up and asked me if I knew what they were and what had happened.” Ms Perry said the incident was similar to one in March 2006 when by-catch from commercial trawlers left a trail of dead fish from Coolum Beach to Buddina. On that occasion the EPA launched an investigation. “It was terrible. The beach then was thick with fish, but this time there wasn’t as many,” she said. “Someone mentioned to me yesterday that they had seen a trawler quite close in the morning and that is what they do when they are trawling for prawns, but I don’t know.” Queensland Seafood Industry Association spokesman Paul Higginbottom said he was unaware of the latest incident but said it would be unusual for trawlers to be in the Marcoola area. A DERM spokesman was also unaware of the incident and said no investigation had been launched. A Marcoola Surf Lifesaving Club spokesman said he was not aware of the incident but another Marcoola resident said children on the beach were trying to perform miracles on the dead fish. “A lot of them were getting buckets of water and putting the fish in them hoping to bring them back to life,” she said. “I’ve never seen anything like it, they weren’t sickly or anything.” - Sunshine Coast Daily.


Planetary Tremors: Precursors To The Sinking Of Japan - Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rocks Japan, As Aftershocks Exceeds A Thousand!


Magnitude 6.0 in Japan.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near the coast of Honshu, in Japan, Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey said. No immediate casualties or damage were reported, and no tsunami warnings were issued. No further damage was reported at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which was crippled by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. The quake occurred at 7:13 pm (10:13 GMT) with an epicentre off the east coast of Iwate Prefecture at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.

The same region was hit by the March 11 magnitude-9 earthquake that caused a tsunami, that left 14,238 people dead and 14,608 missing. 151,115 people have been evacuated to 2,360 shelters in 18 prefectures, while as many as 460,000 people were evacuated to shelters at some time. Some 158,000 households have no electricity, 249,000, no city water, and some 115,000, no city gas. An accurate grasp of damages is not possible even after a month, as the scale of the calamity is so huge.

Today's magnitude 6 earthquake was located 39.164°N, 142.892°E, and was felt as far as Sendai in Honshu 124 miles away, as well 295 miles northeast of Tokyo. At the moment, there have been over one thousand aftershocks since the mega-earthquake on March 11. A frightening tally, that definitely indicates that Japan will continue sinking into the sea, as its extreme crustal instability zone will worsen under the subduction of the Pacific Plate and the Philippine Sea Plate.

Seismologists, geologists and other experts are predicting that the strain from the Japan earthquake may lead to more seismic trouble.

Mega-Quake and Aftershocks since March 11.
A new calculation by American and Japanese scientists has concluded that the March 11 event might have heightened the stress on faults bracketing the ruptured segment of the Japan Trench. “There’s quite a bit of real estate on which stress has increased, by our calculations,” said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ross Stein. “The possibility of getting large, late aftershocks to the north and south of the main shock is real.” Stein and two colleagues, including lead author Shinji Toda of Kyoto University, are not making a formal prediction of another big earthquake. But their research paper, which has been submitted to the journal Earth, Planets and Space, contends that the magnitude-9.0 “Tohoku earthquake” (Tohoku is the region in northern Japan closest to the epicenter) shifted stress to the north and south, including onto a section of the Japan Trench east of Tokyo. “That section of the subduction zone is clearly loaded,” said Chris Goldfinger, an Oregon State University seismologist who was not part of the new research. “It will take probably a decade before this aftershock sequence is over,” Stein said. “The watchword in Tokyo should be long-term vigilance. Nobody should think this should go away in a few weeks or a few months.” The earthquake was so violent that the northern portion of the main island of Honshu lurched more than three feet to the east. Global Positioning System measurements showed places where the surface moved more than 16 feet. There have been more than 200 aftershocks. Although scientists continue to search for ways to anticipate an imminent tremor, for now there is nothing like a practical system of earthquake prediction. Earthquakes appear to be spawned in a fundamentally chaotic manner. No one can say when or where an earthquake will happen, or how strong the shaking will be. The new calculation is not based on direct measurements of the accumulated stress among the faults that surround the rupture of March 11. Rather, the scientists looked at the aftershocks and concluded that they supported the hypothesis of stress being unloaded by the main event onto adjacent faults. “Stress relieved during an earthquake does not simply dissipate; instead it moves down the fault and concentrates in sites nearby, promoting subsequent tremors,” the authors write. - Washington Post.