Category: Signs

Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why

Earth’s magnetic field is what allows us to exist. It deflects harmful radiation. It keeps our water and atmosphere in place. But now it’s acting up — and nobody knows why.

Jamie Seidel

News Corp Australia NetworkJanuary 10, 201910:53am

World leaders have been warned that civilisation could collapse

Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive.

But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below.

It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.

“The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move,” Nature reports.

The World Magnetic Model — which governs modern navigation systems — will soon undergo an urgent update.

This model is a vital component of systems ranging from geopositioning systems used to navigate ships through to smartphone trackers and maps.

The current model was expected to be valid until 2020. But the magnetic pole began to shift so quickly, it was realised in 2018 that the model had to be fixed — now.

“They realised that it was so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable (safe) limit for navigational errors,” Nature reports.

FICKLE TIDES

Every year, geophysicists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey do a check on how the Earth’s magnetic field is varying.

This is necessary as the liquid iron churning in the Earth’s core does not move in a consistent manner.

 “In 2016, for instance, part of the magnetic field temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean,” Nature reports.

This shift was captured by satellites.

Earth has lines of magnetic force looping from North Pole to South Pole, creating Earth's protective magnetosphere. The straight line coming out of the North and South Poles represents Earth's axis of rotation.

Earth has lines of magnetic force looping from North Pole to South Pole, creating Earth’s protective magnetosphere. The straight line coming out of the North and South Poles represents Earth’s axis of rotation.Source:Supplied

The movement of the north magnetic pole has been the object of study since 1831. Initially, it was tracked moving into the Arctic Ocean at a rate of about 15km each year. But, since the mid 1990s, it has picked up speed.

It’s now shifting at a rate of about 55km a year.

But another recent study has revealed the Earth’s magnetic field has been acting up now for some 1000 years.

CORE OF THE MATTER

Why the magnetic field is shifting so dramatically is unknown.

“Geomagnetic pulses, like the one that happened in 2016, might be traced back to ‘hydromagnetic’ waves arising from deep in the core,” Nature reports. “And the fast motion of the north magnetic pole could be linked to a high-speed jet of liquid iron beneath Canada”.

This fast-flowing molten river appears to be weakening the magnetic influence of the iron core beneath North America.

And, as global warming opens up more shipping lanes to the north of Russia and Canada, this presents a potentially deadly problem.  “The fact that the pole is going fast makes this region more prone to large errors,” Nature quotes Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, as saying

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Magma Under The Yellowstone Supervolcano Is “Rising”, And Scientists Warn That An Eruption Would Devastate The Entire Planet

Could it be possible that a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano is not too far away?  All over the world seismic activity has been increasing in recent years, and this process seems to have accelerated during the early days of 2019.  In particular, quite a few once dormant volcanoes are springing to life again, and this has many concerned about what could potentially happen at Yellowstone.  Of course Yellowstone has never been “dormant”, but there have been new signs of life over the past six months.  Entirely new geysers have sprung out of the ground, Steamboat Geyser has been the most active that it has been in decades, and some geysers have even been shooting “debris and rocks” into the sky.  And now we are being told that “a 465-mile-long piece of molten rock” is “rising” directly under Yellowstone

SCIENTISTS are closely monitoring a 465-mile-long piece of molten rock rising below the Yellowstone caldera, a bombshell documentary has revealed.

The supervolcano, located in Yellowstone National Park, has erupted three times in history – 2.1 million years ago, 1.2 million years ago and 640,000 years ago. Volcanoes typically blow when molten rock, known as magma, rises to the surface following the Earth’s mantle melting due to tectonic plates shifting. However, geologists have revealed how Yellowstone’s magma chamber, which sits on top of the magma plume, is slowly rising each year.

Hopefully nothing major will happen at Yellowstone for a very long time.

But experts assure us that another full-blown eruption will take place one day, and when it does, it could potentially create a global “volcanic winter” which would make growing crops almost impossible and ultimately cause horrific global famines.  The following quote comes from Dr. Christopher Kilburn

“As a result of which, the amount of sunlight reaching the surface of the earth drops and, as a consequence of that, it will trigger what is called a volcanic winter in that the temperatures never get a chance to recover.

“So you go through winter, the ash veil prevents the sun from warming up the earth seasonally so you just get continued winters which might trigger, ultimately, extensive ice coverage.”

If Yellowstone were to erupt today, none of our lives would ever be the same again from that moment on.

We are talking about a disaster that is on a scale that most of us couldn’t even imagine, and it would instantly render most of the country completely uninhabitable.  The following is an extended excerpt from one of my previous articles about Yellowstone

I would like to try to describe for you what a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would mean for this country.

Hundreds of cubic miles of ash, rock and lava would be blasted into the atmosphere, and this would likely plunge much of the northern hemisphere into several days of complete darkness. Virtually everything within 100 miles of Yellowstone would be immediately killed, but a much more cruel fate would befall those that live in major cities outside of the immediate blast zone such as Salt Lake City and Denver.

Hot volcanic ash, rock and dust would rain down on those cities literally for weeks. In the end, it would be extremely difficult for anyone living in those communities to survive. In fact, it has been estimated that 90 percent of all people living within 600 miles of Yellowstone would be killed.

Experts project that such an eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away, and approximately two-thirds of the United States would suddenly become uninhabitable. The volcanic ash would severely contaminate most of our water supplies, and growing food in the middle of the country would become next to impossible.

In other words, it would be the end of our country as we know it today.

The rest of the planet, and this would especially be true for the northern hemisphere, would experience what is known as a “nuclear winter”. An extreme period of “global cooling” would take place, and temperatures around the world would fall by up to 20 degrees. Crops would fail all over the planet, and severe famine would sweep the globe.

In the end, billions could die.

Scientists are constantly monitoring Yellowstone for potential signs of an eruption, but the truth is that a major disaster of this magnitude would probably come with little or no warning.

It is undeniable that in recent months there have been signs of increased activity at Yellowstone.  That doesn’t mean that an eruption is imminent, but without a doubt it should be a cause for concern.

And this is especially true considering all of the shaking that we are seeing elsewhere around the globe.  Just within the past few days we have seen a magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit California and a magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska.  The latter one definitely shook a lot of people up

Residents took to earthquake monitoring site EMSC to share their experiences. One said: “Long and big. Significant anxiety spike!

Another added: “That was scary. Hard quake.”

We are not even to the middle of January, and there have already been more than 100 significant earthquakes in Alaska so far this year.

That is not normal.

Our planet appears to be going through some major changes, and many believe that all of this seismic activity is an indication that things are about to become quite apocalyptic.  I am personally of the opinion that we are going to continue to see a rise in the number of earthquakes and that we are going to continue to see a rise in the number of volcanic eruptions.

As I have said before, the shell of our planet is cracked, and we are just floating on the pieces.  Now those pieces appear to be getting increasingly unstable, and that is going to affect us in ways that most people cannot even imagine right now.

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North America Is Rattling: There Have Been 81 Significant Earthquakes In Alaska So Far In 2019

January 9, 2019 by Michael Snyder Something is happening to our planet.  The mainstream media is not talking much about this, and the experts assure us that everything is going to be just fine, but the truth is that we have been witnessing an unusual amount of seismic activity all over the world.  Up until just recently, most of the shaking has been elsewhere on the globe, and so it has been easy for most Americans to ignore.  But now North America is rattling, and that isn’t going to be so easy to brush aside.  In fact, 2019 has barely even gotten started and the state of Alaska has already been hit by 81 significant earthquakes

Alaska notoriously experiences a lot of seismic activity, and in the first nine days of 2019 has been shaken by 81 earthquakes of a magnitude 2.5 or higher according to the United States Geological Survey. Of these, five have been magnitude 4.5 or higher, with one reaching magnitude 6.1. This huge quake took place 54km south-southwest of Tanaga Volcano on January 5.

Is this normal?

No, of course it is not normal.  And the heightened seismic activity that has been taking place all along the Ring of Fire is not normal either.  Just ask the people that were devastated by the massive tsunami that just hit Indonesia.

We live at a time when major Earth changes are taking place, and this has tremendous implications for all of us.  In particular, the hundreds of millions of people that live along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean need to understand that the Ring of Fire has entered a perilous new phase.  If seismic activity continues to escalate, we could soon be talking about major disasters in which millions of people suddenly die.

Sadly, I am not exaggerating about that one bit.

Thankfully the southern coastline of Alaska is not heavily populated, because that is where one of the most dangerous subduction zones in the entire world is located

It is located along the notorious Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped arc in the Pacific Ocean which joins the Pacific and North American plates.

This area – where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates meet – is marked by zones known as subduction zones.

And one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults is one which lies in southeastern Alaska according to the USGS.

It is known as “the Denali Fault”, and it has even more destructive potential than the San Andreas Fault does.  The following comes from Wikipedia

The Denali Fault is located in Alaska’s Denali National Park and to the east. This National Park includes part of a massive mountain range more than 600 miles long. Along the Denali Fault, lateral and vertical offset movement is taking place (as evidenced by many earthquakes in the region).

The steep north face of Denali, known as the Wickersham Wall, rises 15000 feet from its base, and is a result of this relatively recent movement.

If you are wondering, the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that recently shook Anchorage did not happen along the Denali fault.

But it was still the most destructive quake to hit Alaska in many years, and it really shook up many of those that live in the region.  For example, ever since the earthquake happened one little girl will not go to sleep at night without a 100 pound pit bull tucked in right next to her

A little toddler is filmed tucking in her 100lbs pit bull after becoming so scared to sleep without him.

Adalynn Leary became too scared to sleep without her ‘best friend and bodyguard’ since their home in Alaska was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

Her father Kyle Leary said that his daughter cuddles Fury as he helps ease her anxiety.

Hopefully that pit bull is well trained, because we have all read about what they can do when they get upset about something.

Anyway, it isn’t just Alaska that has been hit by unusual earthquakes lately.  Earlier this week, the state of Mississippi was struck by a magnitude 3.7 earthquake

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Hollandale, Mississippi around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Shaking was felt throughout Washington County, however, according to Emergency Management Division Manager David Burford, there have been no reports of any damage. “The ground shook, but not for long.”

The earthquake was at a depth of 5 kilometers, which is very shallow.

Earthquakes are not supposed to happen in Mississippi.

And last month eastern Tennessee was hit by the largest earthquake that it had experienced in 45 years.

Was that just another “coincidence”, or was it part of an overall trend that is emerging?

Globally, we have seen major earthquakes of at least magnitude 6.0 hit Japan, Brazil, and Indonesia over the last several days.

More “coincidences”?

We have entered a period of time when earthquakes are striking in diverse places, and many believe that this is just the beginning.

I understand that the mainstream media is completely obsessed with all things related to President Trump right now, but the changes that are happening to our planet are going to become a bigger and bigger story.

And someday in the not too distant future an absolutely massive seismic event will hit a major population center, and at that point everything will begin to change.

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January 20: A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Will Cross Over America On The 2nd Anniversary Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Michael Synder

On the evening of the 20th of January, a very strange phenomenon will happen.  A total lunar eclipse that has been dubbed a “super blood wolf moon” will appear in the sky above America.  The entire eclipse from beginning to end will be visible from every single location in the continental United States, but much of the rest of the world will miss out on this experience completely.  For example, the eclipse will not be visible at all anywhere in China.  Some would argue that it is just a coincidence, but it is almost as if somebody arranged the timing of this “super blood wolf moon” so that it would be seen specifically by people living in the United States.  And it just so happens that this “super blood wolf moon” will occur precisely on the second anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Of course some of you may have never even heard of a “super blood wolf moon”.  Basically, what that term means is that a “super moon”, a “blood moon” and a “wolf moon” will all be happening simultaneously.

A “blood moon” happens during a lunar eclipse when some of the sun’s light is still able to reach the moon.  The following comes from USA Today

Although the moon is in Earth’s shadow, some sunlight still reaches the moon. The sunlight passes through Earth’s atmosphere, which causes our atmosphere to filter out most of the blue light.

Some sunlight reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, which envelops the moon and gives it the rich color.

A “super moon” happens when a full moon coincides with the moon’s orbit being within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth, and that can make the moon look much bigger and brighter than normal

A super moon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee.

That makes the moon look extra close and extra bright – up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, known as the apogee, NASA said.

Lastly, a “wolf moon” is simply “the year’s first full moon”

This will be the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. It coincides with the year’s first full moon — a “wolf moon” in the folklore tradition because it occurs at a time of year when wolves howl outside villages — and comes when the moon is slightly bigger and brighter because it’s at the closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit.

Since it’s a so-called supermoon that’s being shadowed, some media outlets have dubbed this eclipse a “super blood wolf moon.”

So is it significant that all three of these things are happening at the exact same time on the second anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration?  Well, Pastor Mark Biltz sure seems to think so

“Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within 15 minutes of a total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the state of Israel was established. When he was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, he was 70-years-old, seven months and seven days. Also, very significantly, the Super Blood Moon also falls on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat. Even more significant is the fact that there was another Blood Moon on Tu B’Shevat last year! Last year the blood moon was seen over the Middle East and this year will be seen over the U.S.”

In ancient times, a “blood moon” was considered to be a sign of impending doom, and some Christian leaders are pointing out that the Bible says that the moon will be an important “sign” during the times that the Bible refers to as “the last days”.

For example, the following is what Luke 21:25-28 says in the Modern English Version

25 “There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption is drawing near.”

And this is what Joel 2:31 says in the Modern English Version

The sun will be turned to darkness,and the moon to blood,before the great and awe-inspiring day of the Lord comes.

Last but certainly not least, this is what Revelation 6:12 says in the Modern English Version

I watched as He opened the sixth seal. And suddenly there was a great earthquake. The sun became black, like sackcloth made from goat hair, and the moon became like blood.

Ultimately there will be a lot of debate about what this “super blood wolf moon” could possibly mean, but at this point nobody really knows.

But it does seem very odd that it is happening exactly on the second anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.  Whether you love him or you hate him, in America today it seems like the entire world revolves around Trump.  The mainstream media has been fixated on him since the moment he first announced that he was running for president, his decisions are deeply affecting the lives of every man, woman and child in the whole country, and everybody in the entire nation simply can’t stop talking about him.

Even when I write articles that have nothing to do with Trump at all, most of the comments that my readers post are still about Trump.

Many believe that the fate of the United States appears to be inseparably linked with Donald Trump, and I am sure that my readers will feverishly debate whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.

But without a doubt, 2019 is shaping up to be a very challenging year, and later this month a very strange omen will appear directly in the sky over America on the second anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

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Plague of Blood Red Rivers Suddenly Appears in Multiple Locations

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz January 3, 2019 , 5:22 pm

Thus says Hashem, “By this you shall know that I am Hashem.” See, I shall strike the water in the Nile with the rod that is in my hand, and it will be turned into blood.” Exodus 7:17 (The Israel Bible™)

The first plague that struck Biblical Egypt made several reappearances last week as rivers in Malawi Africa and in Indonesia turned blood-red.

The Linthipe River in Dedza, Africa turned blood red last Wednesday,shocking residents living along the river. The river is the center of life in the village and the women were the first to notice the phenomenon when they came to do laundry in the afternoon.

“As usual, we came to this place to wash our clothes besides drawing water for home use. But to our surprise we saw that blood like stuff was flowing in the river. This scared us and we called some people to witness the bizarre circumstances,” one woman told Malawi 24, the local news site.

The locals did not rule out divine intervention as the cause of the sudden change. Group Village Head (GVH) Nthandizi of the area said the issue has shocked residents as they do not know the real reason for the change of color.

“A lot of conflicting information has emerged, with some saying it could be red oxide while others say it is blood and others say this has to do with science,” he said.

A similar occurrence took place in Jayapura, the capital and largest city of the Indonesian province of Papua situated on the island of New Guinea. A small river turned bright red, shocking local residents.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston, who writes extensively about the end-of-days, teaches that everything that happened during the Exodus from Egypt will reoccur in some form in the generation just before the Messiah is revealed. Winston told Breaking Israel News, “Many know that a comparison is made between the redemption from Egypt and the final one for which we now wait. However, few know just how comparable they are.”

For the Biblically inclined, the image of a blood-red river evokes a stark message. The Egyptians and Pharaoh worshiped the Nile as a god. When Moses and Aaron struck at the Egyptian River God was an irrefutable reminder to the Egyptians and to Pharaoh that no matter how advanced or powerful Man is, he will always be dependent and subservient to on his Creator.

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Rare ‘super blood Moon’ eclipse to put on stunning display in January: What to know

By Jennifer Earl | Fox News

Earth will experience a rare ‘super blood moon’ eclipse on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Stargazers will witness a trifecta of lunar events in the New Year — a total lunar eclipse, a super blood Moon and a “Wolf Moon,” a nickname for a full Moon that appears in the middle of winter.

Millions of people across North and South America and portions of western Europe and Africa will be able to catch the rare sight overnight on January 20 into January 21, according to National Geographic. For a few hours, the moon will give off a bright reddish glow.

“A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly lined up — anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or no eclipse at all,” Space.com explains.

You won’t want to miss it. Earth won’t experience another total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the entire Moon enters Earth’s shadow, until May 2021, NASA estimates.

Here’s everything you need to know about the unusual phenomenon.

When can I see the 2019 total lunar eclipse?

The 2019 total lunar eclipse will last approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes, Space.com reports. It will kick off around 11:41 p.m. ET on Jan. 20 and peak around 12:16 a.m. ET on Jan. 21.

The longest possible lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 47 minutes, according to EarthSky. The longest total lunar eclipse of the last century was on July 16, 2000, and lasted for 1 hour and 46.4 minutes, the space site notes.

The last total lunar eclipse took place on July 27, though it wasn’t visible in the U.S.

What is a “super blood moon”?

A supermoon is a new or full moon that appears closer than usual because it’s the closest distance the moon gets to Earth during its orbit, known as “perigee” located about 363,000 kilometers from Earth, NASA says.

Supermoons typically appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the average moon seen in the sky each night, Dr. Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, previously told Fox News. However, it’s hard to really spot the difference with the naked eye.

“That’s not enough to notice unless you’re a very careful moon-watcher,” Sky & Telescope magazine senior editor Alan MacRobert told Space.com in 2016.

The term “blood” stems from the rusty brownish-red color the Moon turns during a total lunar eclipse.

“That’s because some of the sunlight going through Earth’s atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon’s surface. Earth’s air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light (in colors such as green or blue); what’s left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum,” Space.com states on its website.

What is a “wolf moon”?

The January full moon was nicknamed the “wolf Moon” — and occasionally the “Old Moon” — by Native American tribes after wolves that howled outside as they hunted for food in mid-winter.

“This is an age-old practice, nothing new. Ancient peoples commonly tracked the seasons by following the lunar calendar (versus today’s solar calendar),” The Old Farmer’s Almanac explains in a post online.

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Krakatoa Alert: Another Eruption Could Potentially Kill Millions And Significantly Lower Global Temperatures For 5 Years

December 23, 2018 by Michael Snyder

Because most Americans are so focused on preparations for Christmas, not a lot of attention is being paid to the massive disaster that just took place in Indonesia, and that is a huge mistake.  Anak Krakatoa has sprung to life, and there is a reason why it is known as one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet.  When Krakatoa erupted on August 27th, 1883 the explosion was so loud that it was literally heard 3,000 miles away, and it was estimated that the tsunami waves were over 100 feet tall in some places.  If such an eruption happened today, it would be an even worse disaster than the 2004 Indonesian tsunami which killed more than 200,000 people globally.  We are talking about an event that would instantly alter all of our lives for reasons that I will share below.

So the fact that this mountain of fire has come alive is a really big deal.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

Footage of the volcano which erupted and caused a 20ft tsunami killing at least 220 people in Indonesia on Saturday has shown fireballs spewing from the mountain island in the sea.

New video of the fiery rock – known as Child of Krakatoa – glowing bright orange before billowing thick, black smoke was filmed over the weekend.

At least 220 people were killed and 800 injured after the tsunami, caused by the volcanic eruption, struck beaches in Indonesia overnight.

Just like in 2004, there was no warning.  Those that were close to shore were taken completely by surprise, and many of them are now dead.

That includes most of the members of one very unfortunate band that was engulfed by the tsunami as they were performing on stage

Jaw dropping footage of the exact moment the 20ft wave came crashing down on the stage, engulfing the band, emerged on Sunday morning as it was revealed 281 are dead.

A video which was being recorded in the seconds before the wave hit showed families enjoying a performance by Seventeen when suddenly the entire stage is smashed to pieces by the wave.

The band’s lead singer Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah told his 300,000 followers in a tearful video he was looking for the rest of the band.

After the 1883 eruption, Krakatoa collapsed into the ocean, and it was hoped that it would never rise again.  But then in 1927 the “Child of Krakatoa” began to emerge

Anak Krakatoa meaning ‘Child of Krakatoa’ was named by Indonesian people over its formation.

The island emerged from the sea in 1927, decades after a cataclysmic natural disaster in 1883 when a larger island with three volcanic peaks erupted, causing huge tidal waves which killed 36,000 people.

The series of explosions were among the worst recorded in history, between 26 and 27 August 1883. It was so loud, Australians in Alice Springs heard the eruption 3,600 km away.

Just because Anak Krakatoa has erupted once does not mean that this crisis is over.  In 1883, a series of eruptions that year led up to the final climactic explosions on August 27th.  According to Wikipedia, the largest of these explosions was four times more powerful than the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated…

On August 27, four enormous explosions occurred. At 5:30 am, the first explosion was at Perboewatan, triggering a tsunami heading straight to Telok Betong, now known as Bandar Lampung. At 6:44 am, Krakatoa exploded again at Danan, with the resulting tsunami stretching eastward and westward. The largest explosion, at 10:02 am, was so violent that it was heard 3,110 km (1,930 mi) away in Perth, Western Australia, and the Indian Ocean island of Rodrigues near Mauritius, 4,800 km (3,000 mi) away, where they were thought to be cannon fire from a nearby ship. The third explosion has been reported as the loudest sound heard in historic times.[2][3]:79 The loudness of the blast heard 160 km (100 mi) from the volcano has been calculated to have been 180 dB.[4] Each explosion was accompanied by tsunamis estimated to have been over 30 meters (98 feet) high in places. A large area of the Sunda Strait and a number of places on the Sumatran coast were affected by pyroclastic flows from the volcano. The energy released from the explosion has been estimated to be equal to about 200 megatons of TNT,[5] roughly four times as powerful as the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever detonated.

Back in 1883, Indonesia was much less densely populated.

Today, more than 260 million people live in Indonesia, and an eruption similar to what took place in 1883 would absolutely devastate the entire nation.

Here are more facts about the historic 1883 event that come from Oregon State University

  • The explosions were heard on Rodriguez Island, 4653 km distant across the Indian Ocean, and over 1/13th of the earth’s surface.
  • Ash fell on Singapore 840 km to the north, Cocos (Keeling) Island 1155 km to the SW, and ships as far as 6076 km west-northwest. Darkness covered the Sunda Straits from 11 a.m. on the 27th until dawn the next day.
  • Giant waves reached heights of 40 m above sea level, devastating everything in their path and hurling ashore coral blocks weighing as much as 600 tons.
  • At least 36,417 people were killed, most by the giant sea waves, and 165 coastal villages were destroyed.
  • When the eruption ended only 1/3 of Krakatau, formerly 5×9 km, remained above sea level, and new islands of steaming pumice and ash lay to the north where the sea had been 36 m deep.
  • Every recording barograph in the world documented the passage of the atmospheric pressure wave, some as many as 7 times as the wave bounced back and forth between the eruption site and its antipodes for 5 days after the explosion.
  • Tide gauges also recorded the sea wave’s passage far from Krakatau. The wave “reached Aden in 12 hours, a distance of 3800 nautical miles, usually traversed by a good steamer in 12 days”.
  • Blue and green suns were observed as fine ash and aerosol, erupted perhaps 50 km into the stratosphere, circled the equator in 13 days.
  • Three months after the eruption these products had spread to higher latitudes causing such vivid red sunset afterglow that fire engines were called out in New York, Poughkeepsie, and New Haven to quench the apparent conflagration. Unusual sunsets continued for 3 years.
  • Rafts of floating pumice-locally thick enough to support men, trees, and no doubt other biological passengers-crossed the Indian Ocean in 10 months. Others reached Melanesia, and were still afloat two years after the eruption.
  • The volcanic dust veil that created such spectacular atmospheric effects also acted as a solar radiation filter, lowering global temperatures as much as 1.2 degree C in the year after the eruption. Temperatures did not return to normal until 1888.

And Krakatoa is certainly not the only volcano capable of producing this kind of an eruption.

Could you imagine what the world would look like after five years of significantly reduced temperatures?  Even a minor change in global temperatures would be absolutely devastating to food production, and hundreds of millions of people would suffer in the resulting global famine.

As I keep stressing, we live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and what is taking place in Indonesia is a perfect example.

Just a few days before the eruption of Anak Krakatoa, there was an eruption of Mount Soputan which shot hot volcanic ash “7,000 feet into the air”.

And at this moment, it is being reported that a total of 20 volcanoes in Indonesia are currently “under some kind of watch”

Volcanoes in Indonesia have been showing increased activity recently, according to reports from the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (PVMBG). The area of Asia is located in the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire, known for its volatile volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Up to 70 percent of the World’s volcanoes are located in the region, and many in Indonesia have been put on some kind of alert. One such volcano is ‘El Fuego’, the volcano of fire, which has erupted twice this year with disastrous consequences.

According to Indonesian officials, 20 volcanoes in the country are under some kind of watch.

Of course Indonesia sits directly along the Ring of Fire, and the Ring of Fire also runs up the entire west coast of the United States.

There has been a lot of very unusual activity along the Ring of Fire lately, and those that live in Anchorage, Alaska certainly don’t need to be reminded about that.

You may not have heard, but the east coast of Russia (also along the Ring of Fire) was just hit by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake.  These major seismic events are happening so quickly now that it really is hard to keep up with them all.

As many have said, the shell of our planet has been cracked, and we are living on the floating pieces.  And now those pieces are becoming very unstable, and that has very serious implications for all of us.

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2 Major Volcanic Eruptions And Dozens Of Significant Earthquakes Have Struck The Ring Of Fire Within The Last 24 Hours


December 16, 2018 by MichaelSnyder
Global earth changes appear to beaccelerating once again, but the mainstream media in the United States is nottalking about it, and so most Americans have absolutely no idea what ishappening.  Within the last 24 hours, we have seen close to 40 significantearthquakes of at least magnitude 2.5 along the Ring of Fire, but even morealarming are the two major volcanic eruptions which just took place. Mount Soputan is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Indonesia, and iterupted twice on Sunday morning.  According to the Daily Mail,authorities are reporting that hot volcanic ash was shot 25,000 feet into thesky…
A volcano in central Indonesia haserupted, sending columns of thick ash spewing as high as 25,000 feet into thesky.
Mount Soputan, a 6,000ft peak inMinahasa on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice on Sundaymorning.
A two-and-a-half mile exclusion zonehas been enforced around the mountain as the national disaster agency warnslocal residents to avoid the peak.
Those eruptions may have been morespectacular, but the eruption that we just witnessed down in Mexico ispotentially much more concerning.
Mt. Popocatepetl has been called themost dangerous mountain in North America for a reason, and officials arecarefully watching “Don Goyo” after it “exploded”on Saturday evening…
The active volcano Popocatepetl,located in Central Mexico, has exploded Saturday evening, sending ash twokilometers into the air with the cloud of smoke moving in a northeastdirection.
Videos from the eruption show apowerful explosion and traces of magma flowing out of the crater. Possible ashfall is expected in areas surrounding the summit. At the moment the volcanicwarning issued by the Federal Civil Protection remains at ‘Phase 2’.
Approximately 25 million people livewithin striking distance of Mt. Popocatepetl, and scientists assure us thatsomeday the 5,426-meter-high “smoking mountain” will devastate the entireMexico City region.
And when I say “devastate”, I am notjust talking about a disaster that will inconvenience people for a few weeks.
I am talking about an event whichwill cause death and destruction on an absolutely immense scale. According to the experts, in the distant past “Don Goyo” actually producedgigantic mud flows thatburied entire Aztec cities
Historians tell us that Popocatepetlhad a dramatic impact on the ancient Aztecs. Giant mud flows produced bymassive eruptions covered entire Aztec cities. In fact, some of these mud flowswere so large that they buried entire pyramids in super-heated mud.
But we haven’t witnessed anythinglike that in any of our lifetimes, so it is hard to even imagine devastation ofthat magnitude.
In addition to Mexico City’s mammothpopulation, there are millions of others that live in the surrounding region.Overall, there are about 25 million people that live in the immediate vicinityof Popocatepetl. Thankfully, we haven’t seen a major eruption of the volcano inmodern times, but at some point that will change.
Meanwhile, significant earthquakescontinue to rattle areas all along the Ring of Fire.
Indonesia was hit by a magnitude 6.1earthquake within the last 24 hours, and a magnitude 5.9 earthquake inAustralia made headlines all over the world
A 5.9 magnitude eathquake has struckWestern Australia, 203km northwest of Carnarvon at 22.26pm local time (2.26pmBST) at a depth of 10km.
Locals in Carnarvon reported felingtremors, after the massive earthquake shook the region this afternoon.
One resident reported to EMSCearthquake tracker: “I am holidaying with my children we all felt the bedsshake.”
We live at a time when seismicactivity isbecoming more intense and more frequent.  Some of the “experts”in the United States insist that the numbers are rising simply because we aredoing a better job of “detecting” seismic activity these days, and they promisethat we have absolutely nothing to worry about.  But a lot of people areskeptical of that explanation, because they can see that our planet appears tobe getting increasingly unstable.
Could it be possible that an era ofdramatically increased seismic activity is about to change all of our lives ina major way?
Earlier today, I came across a Britisharticle that discussed the fact that scientists that have studied asupervolcano near Naples, Italy are extremely concerned that it may be“reawakening”…
Yellowstone volcano has a rival inEurope, according to a recent study from scientists based in the region. Thevolcano is based in Naples to the west, in a place known as Phlegrean fields,once the site of a world-changing eruption. Scientists have now picked up onnew signs of the volcano complex starting another cycle. This particular volcanois a threat as the end point of the major cycle could be a significanteruption, rivalling the outcome of a Yellowstone eruption in the US.
Scientists observing the volcaniccycle of one Campi Flegrei, located in Napoli, are concerned of a “potentialreawakening”.
Of course we have seen many formerly“dormant volcanoes” reawaken in recent years.
Something very unusual definitelyappears to be happening to our planet, and unlike the mainstream media in theUnited States, this is something that we will be keeping a very close eye on.

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Will Catastrophic Yellowstone Eruption Set Off War of Gog and Magog?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz December 12, 2018 , 2:07 pm

“Therefore shall heaven be shaken, And earth leap out of its place, At the fury of God of Hosts On the day of His burning wrath.” Isaiah 13:13 (The Israel Bible™)

A mystic rabbi suggested that an alarming spate of recent geyser activity in Yellowstone National Park may be the precursor to the pre-Messiah war of Gog and Magog. While scientists predict that seismic activity will increase, people of faith look for the spiritual implications.

After four years of total silence, the Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming came back to life on Saturday, shooting steam 200 feet into the air. Steamboat  is the largest in the world with eruptions reaching up to 400 feet. This latest eruption set a new record for the geyser of 30 eruptions in one year. The previous record of 29 eruptions was set in 54 years ago in 1964.

The geyser erupted for the first time this year on March 14. It was the first activity at the site since 2014. The geyser is unpredictable with eruptions dispersed anywhere from days to years apart. The  geyser did not erupt at all from 1911 to 1961.

Yellowstone park is seismically active with more than 10,000 thermal features of which more than 500 are geysers.

“The heightened activity at Steamboat this year is uncommon but not unprecedented. We have seen similar activity twice previously; once in the early 1960s, and again in the early 1980s. Conversely, the world’s tallest active geyser has also exhibited years of quiescence or no major eruptions, with the longest being the 50-year period between 1911 and 1961,” Jeff Hungerford, Yellowstone’s park geologist, told the local media. “We’ll continue to monitor this extraordinary geyser.”

A correlation between geyser activity and earthquakes has not been proven, but some scientists believe that geological shifting may lead to increased geothermal events. The Yellowstone region has seen a period of increased earthquakes and swarms of minor tremors. In June 2017, the Wyoming area of Yellowstone was hit by a persistent swarm of approximately 2,400 tremors.  These swarms are continuing this year at a slightly lower rate.

Rabbi Yekutiel Fish, author of the Hebrew Torah blog, Sod HaChashmal, emphasized that forces of nature, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, are manifestations of God’s judgement, denoted in the Bible by His name ‘elohim.’ The rabbi noted that the seismic aspect of God’s influence in the world was explicitly described in Psalms.

Therefore we are not afraid though the earth reels, though mountains topple into the sea. Its waters rage and foam; in its swell mountains quake. Selah. Psalms 46:3-4

“The entire world will be judged before the Moshiach (Messiah),” Rabbi Fish told Breaking Israel News. “Nature will change, be less normal, because God will be guiding it in a more direct manner.”

“This will be especially true during the War of Gog and Magog,” he said. “The war will be unique in that it won’t be simply a war between countries. God will play a major role via nature, through natural disasters.”

“The verse in Psalms is clearly referring to tsunamis which will increase in the days preceding Messiah,” Rabbi Fish said. But we also see that earthquakes will increase around the world.”

In fact, scientists have predicted that this year could see a surge in seismic activity around the globe. In their study published in Geophysical Research Letters, Roger Bilham and Rebecca Bendick presented a model that predicts that 2018 will be the opening of a window of potentially increased large earthquake activity due to slight changes in the spin-rate of the Earth. The rate at which the planet spins changes cyclically and the scientists claim that five to six years after a period of relatively slow spin, a 30-percent increase in seismic activity takes place. Though they are unsure of the duration of the increase, they conjecture it can last up to five years. The last global slow-down took place in 2012.

Scientists have also noted that during periods of decreased glaciers it is easier for magma to reach the surface and feed volcanic eruptions. It can take thousands of years after the glaciers melt for volcanic activity to rise. Several studies over the last 40 year have suggested that, as the ice vanished, volcanic eruptions became much more frequent. A 2009 study, for example, concluded that between 7,000 and 12,000 years ago, the global level of volcanic activity rose by up to six times. Around the same period, the rate of volcanic activity in Iceland soared to at least 30 times today’s level. Though the cause of climate change is currently a matter of debate in the scientific community, it is generally accepted that temperatures around the globe are rising. If so, this may lead to increased volcanic activity.

Although the probability of an eruption at Yellowstone is minuscule, only a one in 100,000 chance in any given year according to scientists, the results of such an event would be catastrophic in the extreme. The Yellowstone Caldera is listed as the most dangerous supervolcano in existence and as such, is the most monitored volcano in the world. It has erupted three times over the last 2 million years, most recently about 70,000 years ago.

The biggest danger from an eruption is not the lava but the ash. The Yellowstone eruption two million years ago produced 2,500 times as much ash as the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Ash is caustic when inhaled and volcanic eruptions can spew the ash high into the atmosphere. The pileup of ash on rooftops has resulted in building collapses. A Yellowstone supereruption would disrupt electronics and endanger human health in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and affect other parts of the country. Moreover, a month-long supereruption could affect the global climate for several years.

In comparison, relatively minor eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland in 2010 led to 20 European countries shutting down their commercial air traffic for one week, affecting more than 20 million travellers.

Major volcanic eruptions that spew ash into the atmosphere obscuring the sun can lead to a volcanic winter in which global temperatures drop. The phenomenon is not infrequent, occurring approximately once each century. The most recent took place in 1991 after the explosion of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, cooling global temperatures for about three years. A more significant drop in temperatures could lead to a global crisis in food production.

NASA scientists assured the public that the likelihood of a supereruption is minuscule but nonetheless conducted a study in 2017 to determine the feasibility of preventing the volcano from erupting. NASA proposed introducing water at high pressure six miles underground. Nevertheless, according to Brian Wilson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the project might trigger, instead of prevent, an eruption.

In his weekly sermon last week, Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi predicted that all manners of natural catastrophes are going to increase in the coming year.

“God will judge, ‘who to life and who to death,’” Rabbi Ben Artzi said. He also predicted that international conflict will increase. “The heart of the king is in the hands of God,” he said.

In a previous sermon, he explained why God uses nature in this manner.

“People believe that nature just happens,” Ben Artzi said. “That is a mistake we make because we don’t always see or hear God. If God left the world solely in our hands it would have been destroyed a long time ago.”

Rabbi Fish emphasized that it is a mistake for men to think they can control nature.

“The only thing we can do is pray and do tshuva (repent),” Rabbi Fish said. “But these are the greatest acts a man can do. In our age, when the messsiah is imminent, this can save the world.”

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Tehran Sinking Into the Earth: Divine Retribution?

“They went down alive into Sheol, with all that belonged to them; the earth closed over them and they vanished from the midst of the congregation.” Numbers 16:33 (The Israel Bible™)

Scientists warned that Iran, the arch enemy of Israel, is in danger of suffering a fate explicitly described in the Bible as being reserved for the evil: being swallowed up by the earth. Though it is impossible to ascribe divine intentions onto such events, some rabbis emphasized that such a phenomenon requires an attempt to understand God’s will.

Satellite images recently revealed that Tehran, the capital of Iran, is sinking into the earth at a rate of 10 inches per year. Geoscientists Mahdi Motagh and Mahmud Haghshenas Haghighi from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam used satellite data to monitor subsidence across the Tehran region between 2003 and 2017. Their study, reported in Nature magazine, determined that roughly 10% of the city is affected, as well as areas adjacent to the city. Part of the cause is the drying up of aquifers for agriculture and drinking water for the city’s 13 million residents.

Nature reported that fissures several miles in length and several yards deep have opened up in the land to the southeast of Tehran. Such fissures endanger railroad tracks, roads, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, high-voltage electricity lines and buildings. It also disturbs irrigation, sometimes making agriculture impossible in previously arable regions. Another sinking zone is threatening to engulf Tehran’s airport.

Though this phenomenon referred to as ‘subsidence’ is a problem in many parts of the world, Tehran is among the worst cases. Efforts to restore the aquifers have been hampered by illegal wells, droughts and large dams which prevent the underground water sources from being replenished. Researchers fear that the effects are irreversible and the ground has lost its porosity.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-of-days author, believes Tehran’s dilemma is clearly divine intervention but added a strong disclaimer.

“Everything that happens in the world is divine intervention,” Rabbi Winston told Breaking Israel News. “But we absolutely cannot ascribe a specific meaning to it. One day it could be Tehran sinking and the next it could be a city in California. The judgments are for God to make.”

Without usurping God’s role as judge, Rabbi Winston believes that the hand of God can frequently be revealed by a close inspection of history.

“We don’t always know why things happen but when we look back we can frequently see that some events we thought were insignificant were actually small sparks that set off a large explosion,” he said. ‘What is true is that anti-Semitism is always followed by economic depression and frequently by disaster.”

He noted that even without taking into account God’s wrath for Iran’s treatment of Israel, their difficulty could trace to their relations with the Holy Land.

“Iran had a problem with water. In June, Prime Minister Netanyahu offered Israeli water technology to Iran,” Rabbi Winston said. “But they wouldn’t take anything from ‘the Zionists.’ This anti-Semitism clearly made their current problem worse.”

“The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water. Israel stands with the people of Iran,” the Israeli Prime Minister said at the time.

This sentiment of helping the people of Iran, despite the intent of the regime to destroy Israel, was also addressed by Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, an Israeli mystic with thousands of followers. In his weekly sermon last week, Rabbi Ben Artzi emphasized that God operates in the world via nature.

“God is hidden in the world but operates through the natural forces that he created,” Rabbi Ben Artzi said. “Through fire, earthquakes, winds, volcanoes – through every natural force. This is how God operates for countries, but for the individual, he works through his body.”

This was particularly true of Iran, the rabbi said.

“Every time Iran rises up against Israel, it will get hit by Hashem (God, literally ‘the name’),” Rabbi Ben Artzi said. “Hit hard,” he emphasized.

But Rabbi Ben Artzi noted a difficulty with ascribing divine wrath focused on Iran.

“Ninety percent of the people love the Jews and Israel,” Rabbi Ben Artzi said. “They hate the regime that is currently in power in Iran. They want to overturn their government and this will happen. There will be a revolution in Iran.”

Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, believes Iran’s current difficulties are a clear message their government should heed.

“It makes me happy to hear that Iran is having this problem,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “Not that I, God forbid, wish the people of Iran harm. There are enough reasons for them to disappear into the ground but the way this is coming into the world, as a gradual process, gives the people a chance to do tshuva (repentance) in order to avert disaster.”

He noted that this was the case with the Biblical story of Korach in the desert, who spoke out against Moses and Aaron.

And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their households, all Korach‘s people and all their possessions. Numbers 16:32

“Since the Holocaust, there has not been any nation that has declared their intention to destroy the Jewish people like Iran has,” Rabbi Berger said. “Anyone who speaks out this way, wanting to wipe out another nation, Hashem will cause the earth to swallow them up. Everything they think that makes them great as a nation will simply disappear.”

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