At the center of the mystery is the tiny island of Mayotte, positioned about halfway between Africa and Madagascar. It’s been subjected to a swarm of earthquakes since May. Most have been minor, but the biggest — on May 8 — was the largest in the islands recorded history, topping at a magnitude of 5.8. But the earthquake swarm had been in decline before the mysterious ringing was detected earlier this month.
by Geoffrey Grider November 29, 2018
Seismic sensors first picked up the event originating near an island between Madagascar and Africa. Then, alarm bells started ringing as far away as Chile, New Zealand and Canada.
The event that seismologists recorded on 11/11/2018 was unusual in many ways. To begin with, two of the three main waveforms that always accompany earthquakes were noticeably absent. Second, this event also lacked the short, sharp cracks that are common in most all earthquakes. But the thing that is puzzling scientists the most is that, instead of the low rumble you get with earthquakes, this event produced an even, low-frequency musical sound like someone had just rang a bell.
“And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.” 1 Samuel 4:5 (KJV)
A quick Google search for ‘what is 11:11‘ returned some very interesting results, everything from the Universe is sending us a message to directing you to make a wish when your clock shows ’11:11’ as the time of day. Maybe this is just a one-off event, meaning very little. The earth is a complex system and it contains many anomalies. But if it happens again, or begins to trend upward, that would lead me to believe something larger might be at play.
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” Romans 8:22,23 (KJV)
At some point, in the not too distant future, we will stand on the precipice of the moment where the natural and the supernatural will once again intersect. On whatever day the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church will take place, there will be a day before that, and a week before that, a month before that and so on.
“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40 (KJV)
As a Bible believer it makes sense to me that, as we get close to that time, God will begin to make His presence known in unusual ways, like say, ringing the Earth like a bell.
Nobody knows why the Earth just rang like a bell
FROM THE NY POST: Hawaii, almost exactly on the other side of the planet, also picked up the “event.” Nobody knows what it was. Meteorite? Submarine volcano? Nuclear test?
“I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it,” National Geographic reports Columbia University seismologist Göran Ekström as saying. “It doesn’t mean that, in the end, the cause of them is that exotic.”
At the center of the mystery is the tiny island of Mayotte, positioned about halfway between Africa and Madagascar. It’s been subjected to a swarm of earthquakes since May. Most have been minor, but the biggest — on May 8 — was the largest in the islands recorded history, topping at a magnitude of 5.8.
But the earthquake swarm had been in decline before the mysterious ringing was detected earlier this month.
Ekström, who specializes in unusual earthquakes, points out much about the November 11 event was weird. It was as though the planet rang like a bell, maintaining a low-frequency monotone as it spread. Earthquakes, by their very nature, usually register as short-sharp “cracks.”
As tensions in the Earth’s crust suddenly release, pulses of clearly identifiable seismic waves radiate outwards from where the slippage occurs.
The first signal is called a Primary wave: high-frequency compression waves that radiate in bunches. Then comes a Secondary wave: these high-frequency waves tend to “wiggle” more.
Only then comes the surface waves: these slow, deep rumbles tend to linger, and can circle the Earth several times.
The November 11 event is notable in that no Primary or Secondary waves were detected.
All that registered was the deep, resonate surface wave. And it didn’t rumble as an earthquake’s surface wave tends to. Instead, it maintained a much cleaner — almost musical — frequency.
National Geographic reports the French Geological Survey suspects a new volcano may be developing off the coast of Mayotte. While the island was created by volcanic activity, it’s been dormant for more than 4,000 years.
The French believe the weird ringing may have been generated by a movement of magma some 30 miles off the coast and under deep water. This is supported by GPS sensors detecting Mayotte has moved some 2 inches to the southeast in less than five months.
But it’s a poorly mapped region. Exactly what’s beneath the ocean’s can only be guessed at.
Ekström believes the unusually pure signal could have been caused by magma sloshing about inside a chamber, or being forced through a gap in the subsurface rocks. But he’s not certain