Wednesday, May 9, 2012

THE REVELATION 13 BLUEPRINT: Order Out of Chaos & the Rise of the Holy Roman Empire - Nigel Farage Forecasts Mass Civil Unrest, Revolution and the Installation of a Dictator in Europe!

With escalating fears regarding the stability of the eurozone, today King World News interviewed former LBMA commodities broker and trader and current MEP Nigel Farage to get his take on the situation.  Farage told KWN he believes there will be an attempt, within months, to install a dictatorship in Europe. 

Several days ago, a news report revealed that senior Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a
super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain.
Here is what Farage had to say about the deteriorating situation:  “Frankly, the whole thing is falling apart.  And in the middle of all of this, Mrs Merkel came out and said, ‘The fiscal treaty cannot be renegotiated, and it must hold.’  So, I suppose, for once, we’ve got the Germans providing the humor, because this thing isn’t going to hold. I now believe the euro and the whole euro system are now in, by far, the deepest crisis that we’ve seen.  We are in totally uncharted, chaotic territory.  In some ways the ball is very much on the German side of the court.  If they are unable to impose the discipline they thought this new Compact Treaty would give them, then maybe it’s the Germans that say, ‘Right, Greece you’ve got to leave.’  We know once Greece leaves, the dominos start to fall.   To say that it’s a total mess is entirely accurate.  You cannot have national democracy and this new form of economic and political government.  We’ve seen these guys do some terrible things.  I mean they’ve gotten rid of elected Prime Ministers in Greece and Italy.    But they cannot at the moment, without imposing a total dictatorship, stop general elections from taking place in countries.... 
“If you put me up against a wall and ask, ‘What’s really going to happen?’  My guess is, with the whole thing being unmanageable, we face the prospects of the markets just overwhelming this. (We risk) bond spreads heading to completely crazy levels.  And French and German bank shares could be in very real trouble.  I am back in Brussels today, and yeah, you can really see the fear in their (politicians) faces.  They know that this thing (the EU) has become an absolute monster. We still don’t have many political voices that have the courage to say, ‘We’re headed for the rocks, and before we hit the rocks, let’s take a different course.  Let’s try to break this thing up peaceably, before it ends in disaster.’ It’s always the case in history that the establishment always supports the status quo and says, ‘If what we have today breaks up, the sky will fall.’  But actually, I think the only way we can avoid a depression is to break this (the EU) up.”

Farage also added:  “It’s astonishing.  I mean the European Parliament meets tomorrow, and there is a debate about the emergency.  Would you believe it, that Mr. Barroso, the President of the Commission, and my old mate Herman van Rumpuy, the European President, are both not going to be there because they have previous engagements? Even if they do have previous engagements, surely nothing could be more important than to come before the one representative assembly for half a billion people here in Europe.  It looks as though these guys are hiding in their bunkers, pretending it’s not happening. What these guys in the EU are going to try to do is, as this crisis gets worse and descends, there will be an attempt at some point in the next few months for them to set up something that will be very like a dictatorship.  I’m not sure now, with the public mood, that they will get away with it ... the similarities (to the 30s) are really rather chilling.”
Farage had this to say about gold:  “I think the short-term speculative market had gotten itself too long of gold, and I’ve been warning about that for some months on your program.  Just too many of the weak longs were there and they need to be flushed out of this marketplace.  That process is beginning to happen. But my goodness me, with everything else I’ve seen over the last 72 hours in Europe, buy gold on dips. - KWN.
This is an incredibly powerful and timely interview with Farage. The KWN interview with Nigel Farage is available now and you can listen to it by CLICKING HERE.

In a speech today, before the European Parliament, Farage declared that Europe faced the prospect of mass civil unrest, and even revolution in the coming months.
"But like Communism, this has all gone badly wrong. And the EU Titanic has now hit the iceberg. It is a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment, of low growth, but worst of all, it's an EU with the economic prison of the Euro. And this now poses huge dangers to the continent. We face the prospect of mass civil unrest possibly even revolution in some countries that are being driven into total and utter desperation. But there is perhaps an opportunity... Because in Greece what we saw, last Sunday, was rather reminiscent of the German election of 1932. We saw the status quo centre collapse the extremes of right and left rise. You know this project could even cause the rebirth of national socialism in Europe. We are headed the wrong way. We must break up the Euro zone. We must set those Mediterranean countries free. We must try to build a Europe, I want a Europe - but a Europe based on trade. A Europe based on co-operation. A Europe based on us sitting around the table and agreeing sensible rules on crime and the environment. We can do all of those things. But we cannot do it if we are asked to rally behind that flag. I owe no allegiance to that flag and nor do most of the people in Europe either!"
WATCH: Farage forecasts revolution in Europe.


AGE OF OBAMA: Rising Immorality, Decadence and the End of America - Obama Becomes the First U.S. President to Back Same-Sex Marriage?!

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he supports gay marriage, reversing his position on a controversial social issue just six months before the November election and adopting a stance fraught with political implications. 

Mr. Obama had been under intense pressure this week to lay out a clear stance on gay marriage after Vice President Joe Biden and several top advisers endorsed it. Mr. Obama said he "personally" believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, a position he said he came to after several years of talking to friends and family and thinking about gay members of the military and of his staff who are raising children in monogamous relationships.  "I've been going through an evolution on this issue. I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally," Mr. Obama said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. "At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married."

Mr. Obama was against same-sex marriage as a presidential candidate in 2008, but supported civil unions. In the fall of 2010, he said his views on gay marriage were "evolving," a stance that widely had been interpreted as moving toward an endorsement. The president had been asked numerous times afterward whether his position had changed. Each time he deflected the question and pointed to his record on other gay-rights issues.  On Wednesday, he said, "I had hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient."  "And I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that invokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth," he said.  Mr. Obama's politically cautious stance had become untenable in recent days, in no small part because of the pro-gay marriage positions taken by Mr. Biden and other members of Mr. Obama's own cabinet.  Senior administration officials said Mr. Obama decided earlier this year that he wanted to publicly endorse gay marriage before the Democratic National Convention in September. Mr. Biden's comments and the subsequent fallout sped up the president's timetable, these officials said. The White House decided Tuesday morning that Mr. Obama would announce his endorsement in the TV interview, the officials said.
- Wall Street Journal.
WATCH: Obama supports same-sex marriage.

DAY AFTER TOMORROW: Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn Says That We Are Now Heading Into A Little Ice Age - Because of the "Muddled Behavior" Of The Sun's Magnetic Field!

Little Ice Age (Maunder-Dalton) circulation patterns are emerging and more rapid world cooling is taking over,” says astrophysicist Piers Corbyn

“The Sun’s magnetic field is getting into a muddle as one half of it changes out of step with the other and this muddled behavior is likely to become very marked in MAY,” says Corbyn, of WeatherAction.com.  “The sun is entering a ‘muddled’ magnetic state. This strange behavior was pointed out by Japanese researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Riken research foundation, who say this was the sort of behavior which probably took place during low periods of solar activity in the past and which drove the world into a cold state of longer winters, cold Spring months and lousy summers.  “At the same time independent observers have noticed an increase in Little Ice Age type (Maunder-Dalton type) weather events and circulation patterns around the world such as more extreme hailstorms and cyclonic cold weather in Britain and Ireland with the Jet stream shifted well south. 

“These changes and findings increase our confidence in our forecast made two years ago of general world cooling and our specific forecasts for individual months and regions such as for an exceptionally cold May this year in central and east Britain and West Europe – and which comes with the present very warm weather in East Europe which we predicted 4 weeks ahead.  “Although these developing circulation patterns are generally cold the wide-amplitude swings of the jet stream of which they are part also mean there will be some warm or very warm spots. This happened in March with a generally cold or very cold Northern Hemisphere while the UK and USA were warm and extremely warm respectively.  “May will also see dramatic contrasts and we will have more of a grasp on the boundaries between contrasting parts in our detailed May forecasts for Britain and Ireland, Europe and the USA issued at the end of April.  "CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING NOW. IT IS DRIVEN BY THE SUN AND NOTHING TO DO WITH CO2!" - Ice Age Now.

MASS BIRD DIE-OFF: Mystery Surrounds Dead Pelicans Found Along Indian River, Florida?!

A mystery is unfolding in Brevard County as several dead pelicans have been found along the Indian River over the past few weeks.

A mystery is unfolding as several dead pelicans have been found along the Indian River over the past few weeks.
Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists collected two of the dead pelicans after at least eleven of the birds have been found along the bank in Palm Shores near Melbourne, and people are puzzled as to why they died.  Wildlife officials said there have been no reports of fish kills, algae blooms or other factors that could have contributed to the deaths.  Meantime, the mystery remains.  "I might see one once in a blue moon,” said Tim Carlisle of Palm Shores Public Works. “But for this many popping up on the shore, it's unexplained."  Palm Shores Public Works says they've gotten many calls lately from resident complaining about the problem. 

Another resident who contacted News 13 said they found more than a dozen just a couple miles along the river north.  Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say tests are being done on the animals to try and determine the cause of death.  "We were thinking maybe it's the fish, or somebody doing something to them.  But it's in a lot of different place," said Carlisle.  Meanwhile overseas, Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what is killing hundreds of pelicans.  Last month, the country's production ministry said the authorities were investigating the deaths of more than 538 pelicans, and other birds, on the northern coast. - 13 News.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL MEMES: Historic Achievement - Light From Alien Super-Earth Seen For the First Time!

Light from an alien "super-Earth" twice the size of our own Earth has been detected by a NASA space telescope for the first time in what astronomers are calling a historic achievement.

This artist's concept shows the super-Earth planet 55 Cancri e.
NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope spotted light from the alien planet 55 Cancri e, which orbits a star 41 light-years from Earth. A year on the extrasolar planet lasts just 18 hours. The planet 55 Cancri e was first discovered in 2004 and is not a habitable world. Instead, it is known as a super-Earth because of its size: The world is about twice the width of Earth and is super-dense, with about eight times the mass of Earth. But until now, scientists have never managed to detect the infrared light from the super-Earth world. "Spitzer has amazed us yet again," said Spitzer program scientist Bill Danch of NASA headquarters in Washington in a statement today (May 8). "The spacecraft is pioneering the study of atmospheres of distant planets and paving the way for NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to apply a similar technique on potentially habitable planets." Spitzer first detected infrared light from an alien planet in 2005. But that world was "hot Jupiter," a gas giant planet much larger than 55 Cancri e that orbited extremely close to its parent star. While other telescopes have performed similar feats since then, Spitzer's view of the 55 Cancri e is the first time the light from a rocky super-Earth type planet has been seen, researchers said.Since the discovery of 55 Cancri e, astronomers have pinned down increasingly strange features about the planet.

The researchers already knew it was part of an alien solar system containing five exoplanets centered on the star 55 Cancri in the constellation Cancer (The Crab).  But 55 Cancri e stood out because it is ultra-dense and orbits extremely close to its parent star; about 26 times closer than the distance between Mercury and our own sun. The new Spitzer observations revealed that the star-facing side of 55 Cancri e is extremely hot, with temperatures reaching up to 3,140 degrees Fahrenheit (1,726 degrees Celsius). The planet is likely a dark world that lacks the substantial atmosphere needed to warm its nighttime side, researchers said. And to top it all off, the planet is oozing. Past observations of the planet by the Spitzer Space Telescope have suggested that one-fifth of 55 Cancri e is made up of lighter elements, including water. But the extreme temperatures and pressures on 55 Cancri e would create what scientists call a "supercritical fluid" state. Supercritical fluids can be imagined as a gas in a liquid state, which can occur under extreme pressures and temperatures. On Earth, water can become a supercritical fluid inside some steam engines. The previous studies of 55 Cancri e were performed by analyzing how the light from its parent star changed as the planet passed in front of it, a technique known as the "transit method."

In the new study, astronomers used the Spitzer Space Telescope to determine the infrared light from 55 Cancri e itself. Spitzer's new look at 55 Cancri e is consistent with supercritical-fluid waterworld theory. The planet is likely a rocky world covered with water in a supercritical fluid state and topped off with a steam blanket, researchers said. "It could be very similar to Neptune, if you pulled Neptune in toward our sun and watched its atmosphere boil away," said the study's principal investigator Michaël Gillon of Université de Liège in Belgium. The lead author is Brice-Olivier Demory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The research is detailed in the Astrophysical Journal. NASA's $770 million Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003 and is currently in an extended mission to study the universe in infrared light. During that extended mission, telescope engineers modified several settings on the observatory to optimize its alien planet vision, NASA officials said. The space agency's next major infrared space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope slated to launch in 2018, could potentially reveal even more details about 55 Cancri e and other similar super-Earth planets. "When we conceived of Spitzer more than 40 years ago, exoplanets hadn't even been discovered," said Michael Werner, Spitzer project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Because Spitzer was built very well, it's been able to adapt to this new field and make historic advances such as this." - Discovery News.
WATCH: NASA's Spitzer sees light of Super-Earth.


HIGH STRANGENESS: Russia's Sukhoi SuperJet-100 Mysteriously Goes Off Radars - During a Test-Flight Demonstration in Indonesia!

Several days ago, I highlighted the strange story of the missing German submarine, equipped with 500 kiloton H-Bomb. Now, today another mysterious case, as a Russian passenger jet, Sukhoi SuperJet-100,  with at least 50 people on board—including embassy officials—went missing on Wednesday during a demonstration flight in Indonesia, according to reports from the region.

A Russian jet carrying 50 passengers has disappeared from the radars during a demonstration flight for potential buyers in the Indonesian capital. Hijacking and a high-altitude crash into a mountain have not been ruled out. Due to low visibility and fog the helicopters had to stop the search and return to base. The rescue operation is now restricted to a ground search. The search will continue throughout the night. “Now we are mobilizing ground teams in coordination with the local police and military units to find the aircraft’s whereabouts,” the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency chief, Vice Marshal Daryatmo told the Jakarta Post. The rescuers will try to reach the highest point in the mountainous terrain to get a better view of the surroundings. In the morning five helicopters are expected to join the rescue operation. The latest reports suggest the mobile phones of several passengers might still be working. Blogger and traveler Sergey Dolya, who was on a previous flight on the same aircraft, tweeted that he has been trying to call his Russian friends for several hours.  “Sometimes the calls go through, sometimes they get rejected. But no one picks up. Locals do not know how to locate [the phone’s position],” a recent tweet by Dolya says. Dolya has also tweeted that he sent a short message to each of the phones and is now waiting to receive delivery notifications. Earlier, the director of Angkasa Aviation magazine said he was calling his two employees onboard the missing plane and nobody was answering, though a “call waiting tone" could be heard. The plane went missing 20 minutes into its demonstration flight. The aircraft did not return to the airport at the scheduled time following takeoff.  By that time, the fuel should have been totally spent. Shortly before going off the radar, the crew of the aircraft had asked for permission to descend. It got permission to descend from an altitude of 10,000 feet to 6,000, after which radio contact was lost.
There were 50 people onboard, including 8 Russians, two Italians, a French, an American, and 38 Indonesians – mostly representatives from major airline companies. The aircraft was operated by a Russian crew: senior test-pilot Aleksandr Yablontsev and co-pilot Aleksandr Kochetkov. RIA Novosti also released the names of six other Russian nationals. Aero navigator Oleg Shvetsov, flight engineer Aleksey Kirkin, leading test flight engineer Dennis Rakhmanov, test flight deputy head Nikolay Martyshenko, “Sukhoi” company Sales Director Evgeny Grebenshchikov, and contract manager Kristina Kurzhukova were all reportedly on board.Indonesian authorities have called in a crisis group comprising local authorities and Russian embassy employees. The Russian aircraft arrived in Indonesia on May 9 – the fourth stop on its Asian demonstrative tour, which includes six countries in total. The plane had previously visited Myanmar, Pakistan and Kazakhstan. After Jakarta it was supposed to go to two more Asian countries – Laos and Vietnam. The aircraft has already made one half-hour long demonstration flight in Jakarta. The first time it took to the skies, flight attendants from the Sky Aviation airliner, representatives from “VEB-Leasing” company, and others from a Russian insurance agency were on board. During its second flight, the aircraft took the potential buyers – representatives from Indonesia’s Batavia, Pelita, Air Aviastar, and Sriwijaya Air.  Olga Kulikova, press-secretary for Russia’s “United Aircraft Corporation”, told RT the first flight went without a hitch and there were no signs of trouble the second time around. “Both flights were carried out from the same airport in Jakarta. Before the second flight, the plane underwent required maintenance and was technically in good order.”

Shortly before going off the radar, the crew of the aircraft had asked for permission to descend. They received permission to lower from an altitude of 10,000 feet to 6,000, after which radio contact was lost. There is a 6,200 foot-high mountain in the area where the plane went missing. Rescuers fear the plane may have crashed into it. The plane's alleged trajectory is shown on a photo tweeted by blogger Sergey Dolya from the emergency operation center. The plane flew around the mountain, then sharply changed course as it began descending near a point marked with black arrows. That part of Jakarta has very rough terrain, former test pilot Magomed Tolboev, who used to fly there, told RT. “There is a mountain 6,158 feet high, it's very difficult,” he said. “The pilot must have seen the mountain because the plane is very modern. It is equipped with all the latest aviation equipment.” Pilot Martin Medic agrees that properly-working ground proximity warning systems would have warned the plane’s crew in time enough to “avoid any kind of collision with terrain.” However, Indonesian aviation authorities have not ruled out the possibility that the aircraft was hijacked. They say that in the case of a crash, an emergency beacon should have immediately gone off, which did not happen. But Chris Yates, an aviation expert, rejects the hijacking scenario because in that case, some kind of “radar blip on the screen” would indicate where the aircraft might be
. - RT.
WATCH: Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet-100 goes off radars.


SOLAR WATCH: 2 Incoming Coronal Mass Ejections, Could Spark Geomagnetic Storms - Growing Threat For an X-Class Event!

According to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Centre, Sunspot Region 1476, now poised just to the east of center on the solar disk, produced an impulsive R1(Minor) Radio Blackout at 1232 UTC (8:32 EDT) today. The region is quite prominent, although just one-third in area of the large regions of the Halloween Storms in 2003, and exhibits a slight degree of magnetic complexity. It will be in direct alignment with earth in a few days, so CME's then would be likely to spawn geomagnetic activity.

TWO INCOMING CMEs: A pair of solar eruptions on May 7th hurled coronal masss ejections (CMEs) toward Earth. Forecast tracks prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab suggests that clouds with arrive in succession on May 9th at 13:40 UT and May 10th at 07:54 UT (+/- 7 hours). The double impact could spark moderate geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Magnetic storm alerts: text, phone. - Space Weather.
M4.7 SOLAR FLARE: Large Sunspot 1476 awoke this morning and produced a moderate M4.7 Solar Flare at 12:32 UTC. There is now a growing threat for an X-Class event. ANOTHER SOLAR FLARE: A second moderate solar flare was just detected at 14:09 UTC. This one was smaller than the initial flare and measured M1.8 at its peak. - Solar Ham.
SOLAR ACTIVITY FORECAST: Solar activity is expected to be at low to moderate levels for the next three days (09 - 11 May). GEOPHYSICAL ACTIVITY FORECAST: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled on day one (09 May). Day two (10 May) is expected to be at quiet to active levels with a chance for minor storm periods due to the effects of the Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) and the anticipated arrival of the CME that departed the solar disk on 07 May. Day three (11 May) is expected to return to quiet to unsettled levels as the effects of the CH HSS begin to wane. The Solar X-Ray Flux plot shows 3-days of 5-minute solar x-ray flux values measured on the SWPC primary GOES satellite. One low value may appear prior to eclipse periods.  6-hour 1-min Solar X-ray Flux plot. - NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center.
WATCH: M4.7 Solar Flare - Sunspot 1476.

MYSTERY: Symbols of an Alien Sky, Man-Made or Natural Phenomena - The Latest UFO Sightings And Aerial Anomalies Around the World?!

Here are several of the latest unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen recently across the globe.


Bordeaux, France - 6th of May, 2012.


Montreal, Canada - 8th of May, 2012.


Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico - 14th of April, 2012.


Austria - 4th of May, 2012.


Midlothian, Scotland - 8th of May, 2012.


Montana, United States - May, 2012.


Rome, Italy - 5th of May, 2012.


GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Pressure Variation Propagation - Lava Surges With Increased Pressure From the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii!

Kīlauea's lava flows have surged in activity on the coastal plain accompanying inflation at the summit, though following by about 24 hours.

Sunset light on the lava flows on May 6, 2012.
This activity is farther from the ocean than before, relatively close to the base of the pali but moving quickly across cooling flows from the previous two months. Check out our new time-lapse movie showing the height of activity!

Lava activity on the coastal plain will decrease again about 24 hours after the next deflation event, which could start at any time if the current pattern holds. These cycles have had a period of 5-7 days in recent weeks, keeping lava flows active and accessible on the coastal plain, but varying their intensity from day to day.

Meanwhile, the summit GPS line is showing contraction over the past week, against the pervasive trend of the past two years. Previous contractions have related to sudden new phases of flank eruption such as at Kamoamoa in March 2011, or to more gradual movement of the volcano's southern flank in what is called a "slow earthquake", which can accomodate on the order of 1 meter of surface seaward movement within a 24 hour period! Such a signal could also indicate a decrease in magma supply, however other publicly available indicators don't seem to agree with this, and we will continue to monitor the situation via the HVO website and our multi-data display! - Volcano Discovery.
WATCH: Kilauea Lava Flows on May 6, 2012.


EXTREME WEATHER: Above-Normal Temperatures - Warmest May to April Ever For the United States!

The contiguous U.S. states posted record warmth from May 2011 through April, and drought conditions spread across more than a third of this area during the first months of 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday. 

The contiguous United States had a national average temperature of 55.7 F (13.2 C) from May 2011 to April 2012, 2.8 F (1.6 C) above the 20th century average, NOAA said in a statement.  It was the warmest ever May-to-April period in the lower 48 states. It included the second-hottest summer, fourth-warmest winter and the warmest March. Twenty-two states posted record warmth for the period.  The first four months of the 2012 were the warmest on record. The average temperature for the contiguous states during these months was 45.4 F (7.4 C), 5.4 F (3 C) above normal. 

Twenty-six states, all east of the Rocky Mountains, had record warmth for the May-April period, NOAA said. U.S. temperatures for April were the third-warmest on record.  The agency said 38.2 percent of the contiguous United States was experiencing drought conditions as of May 1, up from 31.9 percent at the start of the year. Drought worsened across the Northeast, Southeast and the interior West.  The U.S. Climate Extremes Index was a record 42 percent for the first four months of the year, more than twice the average value. The index tracks the highest and lowest 10 percent of extremes in temperature, precipitation, drought and tropical cyclones across the 48 states. - Reuters.


GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Waiting For the Next Paroxysm at Mount Etna - Small Explosion at Bocca Nuova Crater Produces 100m High Steam and Ash Cloud!

Italy's Mount Etna glows as lava pours down its flanks.
This morning at 10:52 local time, a small explosion occurred inside the main crater of the Bocca Nuova crater. It produced an steam and ash cloud containing fine-grained lithic ash rising a few 100 m above the crater rim. In the following hours, several smaller explosive events followed but could not be seen and were only indicated by seismic signals.  Almost a year ago, a similar series of explosions started at Bocca Nuova and increased to a phase of strombolian activity from a vent inside Bocca Nuova. This activity lasted about 2 weeks in July. - Volcano Discovery.

DELUGE: 4 Killed, 15 Injured, 10 Missing in Indonesia Floods - 2 Bridges, 15 Homes Completely Destroyed and 173 Other Homes Damaged!

Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia Wednesday killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official said. 

A further 15 people were injured after floodwaters rampaged through 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.  "Following heavy rains during the night, volcanic floods hit early morning at 2:00 am (1700 GMT)," Nugroho said, adding that more than 280 people were evacuated to government offices and schools.  "Four people have died, 10 are missing and 15 have been injured. Fifty-eight families, or 284 people, have been evacuated," he said.  Two bridges and 15 homes were completely destroyed by the floods, while 173 other homes were damaged, Nugroho said. 

The floods carried volcanic mud from Mount Gamalama, which forms the entire island of Ternate in the Maluku chain, which erupted and spewed a column of ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air in December.  Two rivers on the eastern side of the volcano overflowed after Wednesday's heavy rains carried volcanic debris down to the affected residential areas, Nugroho said.  The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes. The country's most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions in 2010. - AFP.


PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Rocks the Philippines Island Region!

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southern Philippines Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Wednesday.

According to Phivolcs, the quake, tectonic in origin with a depth of 34 km, was traced around 12:34 p.m. local time 150 km northeast of Tarragona town, in Davao Oriental. There were no reported casualties, said the agency.
The Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where continental plates collide, producing frequent earthquakes and volcanic activities.
The worst earthquake in the country happened on August 16, 1976 after a tsunami caused by a quake killed between 5,000 and 8,000 people in the Moro Gulf region in southern Philippines. - PHIL Star.