Archive | January 6, 2017

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15, 21:30, 22:00, 22:15 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***
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MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15, 21:30, 22:00, 22:15 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.3 UTAH, USA

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Depth: 4 km

Distances: 582 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,446,000 / local time: 13:23:36.7 2017-01-06
238 km S of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 13:23:36.7 2017-01-06
37 km SW of Fillmore, United States / pop: 2,500 / local time: 13:23:36.7 2017-01-06

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.

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Depth: 58 km

Distances: 451 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 05:46:12.5 2017-01-07
49 km E of Whakatane, New Zealand / pop: 18,700 / local time: 05:46:12.5 2017-01-07
36 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand / pop: 4,100 / local time: 05:46:12.5 2017-01-07

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 497 km W of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 07:49:01.0 2017-01-06
312 km NW of Tofino, Canada / pop: 1,700 / local time: 07:49:01.0 2017-01-06

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Tributes to East Is East star Om Puri as he dies aged 66

Punjab-born Om Puri's career in film spanned four decades.
Punjab-born Om Puri’s career in film spanned four decades. Credit: PA
Bollywood actor Om Puri, best known to UK audiences for his role in the Bafta-winning British film East Is East, has died aged 66.
 
Puri won plaudits for his portrayal of tough but loving Pakistani patriarch George Khan in the 1999 comedy drama and was nominated for a best actor Bafta.
 
According to reports in the India media, the actor suffered a heart attack after returning home from a film set on Thursday.
 
Emmerdale actor Chris Bisson, who played Puri’s son Saleem in East Is East, told ITV News the legendary Indian actor’s presence during filming brought traffic to a standstill.
 
Bisson was one of several members of the film’s cast to tweet tributes, along with Archie Panjabi, who played Puri’s daughter Meenah, and Lesley Nicol, who portrayed Auntie Annie.
 
Although his star turn in East Is East brought his international acclaim, the Bollywood great had already made the crossover to Hollywood in films including City of Joy, Wolf and Gandhi.
 
Puri went on to appear in the critically acclaimed television adaptation of White Teeth in 2002.
 
He was awarded an honorary OBE in 2004.
 
Puri reprised his celebrated East Is East role in the 2010 sequel West Is West.
 
More recently he starred alongside Dame Helen Mirren in the 2014 comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey.
 
His death was announced by Bollywood director Ashoke Pandit on Friday, who tweeted that he was “sad and shocked”.
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the actor, who began his on-screen career in 1975.
Courtesy of itv.com

More than 80 firefighters battle huge blaze on boat moored in Greenwich marina after ‘gas cylinder exploded’

More than 80 firefighters were called to tackle the huge blaze on a moored boat
More than 80 firefighters were called to tackle the huge blaze on a moored boat – Instagram Bo5tagrfn31
Dramatic footage shows crews tackling the flames on the permanently docked boat at Deptford, south east London, which had also spread to a houseboat alongside it.
 
London Fire Brigade was called after receiving dozens of reports from members of the public who said they had heard an explosion just after 11pm last night.
 
One man left the boat before the fire service arrived and another man was rescued from the neighbouring vessel by firefighters.
 
The fire service said no one was injured in the blaze, believed to have been caused by a propane gas cylinder.
 
Station Manager Norman Perry who was at the scene said: “Crews worked extremely hard to extinguish the fire and safely remove around ten other cylinders on the neighbouring boats to prevent the fire spreading further.
 
“Crews are using an aerial platform and water jets to extinguish the fire and steady progress is being made.”
Deptford blaze
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze in Deptford, London – Twitter
Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze, which is thought to have been caused by a propane gas cylinder
Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze, which is thought to have been caused by a propane gas cylinder – Instagram Bo5tagrfn31
Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers were called to the scene at Deptford Creek at the rear of Brookmarsh Industrial Estate, Norman Road in Deptford.
 
At the height of the blaze, 999 control handlers received more than 57 calls from members of the public.
 
The fire was extinguished just before 3am and crews say the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

New satellite images reveal mysterious dome structure hidden in Antarctica fuelling shock claims an ancient civilisation once lived there

The mysterious oval-shaped building can be seen from satellite images
The mysterious oval-shaped building can be seen from satellite images – Google Earth
 
A HUGE structure has been discovered in Antarctica – and it’s baffling scientists.
 
Conspiracy theorists insist that the Google Earth image proves the South Pole was once home to an ancient city.
The shock claims come just months after similar footage of a pyramid on the icy continent
The claims come just months after an image appeared to show a pyramid on Antarctica – Google Earth
It appears to be 400ft across and man-made, with its discovery added to a mounting list of evidence which claims there could be a hidden city frozen underneath the surface.
 
Antarctica is largely uninhabited due to its freezing temperatures.
 
Scientists initially suspected the strange mound was sastrugi – sharp grooves formed on snow by strong winds.
 
But this phenomena normally has short, sharp, edges and the mystery structure appears to be oval.
 
It comes just months after a huge pyramid-like shape was discovered on the freezing continent.
 
Rumours of a hidden city underneath the ice have been circulating for years.
 
Just last week scientists discovered a massive object lurking beneath frozen wasteland in Antarctica.
 
The huge and mysterious “anomaly” stretches for 151 miles across and could be buried 848 metres underneath the land.
 
Researchers were baffled by the discovery, which some people claim could be a evidence hidden civilisation with “traces of a human settlement underneath the ice” revealed in photographs released by NASA.
 
Conspiracy theorists and even some scientists claim the freezing continent is actually the home of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis.
An artist's impression of how a city in Antarctica could look
An artist’s impression of how a city in Antarctica could look – Dave Demaret
Sastrugi is a natural phenomenon which occurs when high winds blow across the snow, creating sharp, stiff peaks
Sastrugi is a natural phenomenon which occurs when high winds blow across the snow, creating sharp, stiff peaks – Getty Images
Theorists believe a huge ancient city could be lurking underneath the icy surface, home to penguins
Antarctica is largely uninhabited except for penguins – Getty Images
The theory alleges that movements in the Earth’s crust meant that large parts of Antarctica were ice-free 12,000 years ago and people could have lived there.
 
Allegedly, a society could have existed before coming to an end with the last Ice Age which froze over the continent.
 
And this could have been Atlantis, a mythical city founded by people who were half god and half human which was first mentioned by Greek philosopher Plato in 360BC.
 
Speculation over the location of the legendary long-lost city is rife, with others believing it to have been near the Greek island of Santorini.
 
Antarctica’s secret city was apparently ‘”confirmed” by an ancient map called the Piri Reis map, compiled in 1513 from military intelligence.
 
It appears to show the Antarctic coast hundreds of years before it was discovered, but was denounced by many scholars at the time.
 
Conspiracy theorists went wild earlier this year when a video claiming to be from the lost city emerged.
 
It appeared to show extensive ancient ruins hidden in the ice, and was a video supposedly left behind by a California TV crew who have been missing since 2002.
 
Archaeologist Jonathan Gray claimed the US government is trying to block the video from being seen because it reveals there is a “massive archaeological dig under way two miles beneath the ice”.
 
But that’s not the wildest claim – with several online websites claiming that there is a city in Antarctica and HITLER knew about it, making it a secret Nazi base.
Antarctica is huge and mostly uninhabited, with its few residents being scientific researchers
Antarctica is huge and mostly uninhabited, with its few residents being scientific researchers – Getty Images
The theory goes that the Nazis claimed an area of Antarctica as German territory and sent an expedition there.
 
They then allegedly mapped the area and discovered a network of rivers and caves, one of which led to a large geothermal lake.
 
A city-sized base was built there, called “Base 22 or New Berlin”, and supposedly was home to not only Nazis but also the Illuminati.
 
But things get even weirder with suggestions that the Germans discovered abandoned alien technology OR contacted aliens, and used it to make super weapons.
 
And some people think the rumoured base still exists, with the Germans, aliens, and the Illuminati planning to launch a New World Order from it.
 
In October, explorers discovered the remnants of a secret Nazi base hidden deep in the Arctic, just 600 miles from the North Pole.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

Huge Antarctic iceberg a quarter of the size of Wales set to collapse causing global sea levels to soar by 10cm and threatening deadly floods

The rift has been growing over the past month, with the iceberg set to break off soon
The rift has been growing over the past month, with the iceberg set to break off soon – Press Association
A HUGE iceberg a quarter of the size of Wales is set to break off from Antarctica, threatening the collapse of a shelf of ice which could bring deadly floods.
 
Scientists say a rift in the Larsen C ice shelf is growing bigger and bigger – and with just 20km holding it in place, the 5,000 sq km bit of ice is expected to break free in the near future.
The piece of ice set to detach is a quarter of the size of Wales and could trigger further collapses of the Larsen C shelf
The piece of ice set to detach is a quarter of the size of Wales and could trigger further collapses of the Larsen C shelf – Press Association
Scientists say the huge piece of ice will break off over the next few months
Scientists say the huge piece of ice will break off over the next few months
The 350m thick iceberg will be a quarter of the size of Wales making it one of the biggest ever seen and currently floats on the edge of West Antarctica, holding back glaciers that feed into it.
 
This means that when it splits off the glaciers behind it will flow out to the sea and could bring huge floods.
 
Researchers claim sea levels could raise by 10cm if the whole ice shelf breaks up in the future after Larsen C.
 
Larsen C’s rift surged in December, with the future iceberg set to detach over the next couple of months.
 
Research project leader Professor Adrian Luckman of Swansea University told the BBC: “If it doesn’t go in the next few months, I’ll be amazed.
 
“The eventual consequences might be the ice shelf collapsing in years to decades.”
 
Scientists been tracking the rift in Larsen C for years after Larsen A collapsed in 1995 and Larsen B in 2002.
 
The collapse of Larsen B, a 1,235 square mile chunk of ice, resulted in warmer temperatures after it broke off after being stable for 12,000 years.
 
The whole of the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse within the next century, leading to a dramatic rise in sea levels and cities engulfed in water.
 
Ohio State researchers revealed that “The collapse would lead to a sea-level rise of nearly 10 feet, which would engulf major U.S. cities such as New York and Miami and displace 150 million people living on coasts worldwide.”
The ice shelf is starting to collapse and could completely break away as a huge iceberg
The ice shelf is starting to collapse, like Larsen B, above, and could completely break away as a huge iceberg – NASA
The continent is covered in ice and has very few inhabitants beside researchers
The continent is covered in ice and has very few inhabitants beside researchers – Getty Images
Last year a team of British scientists revealed they are preparing to set off on a research mission to Antarctica this summer, where they will be forced to endure -55C temperatures.
 
They will be based at the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Centre, which is one of the world’s most remote research bases and sits 850 miles from the South Pole.
 
And the icy continent is a hotspot for conspiracy theories, with internet sleuths claiming that it used to be inhabited.
 
Satellite images revealed what appears to be a large man-made structure on Antarctica, just months after claims an ancient city could be hidden under the ice.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

Asteroid apocalypse emergency plans revealed in shock announcement from White House officials

Asteroid
NASA has organised a simulation where a rock mass would hit in 2020
US government officials have drawn up an emergency plan designed to avert the risk of asteroid apocalypse.
 
The White House has published its National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and it makes for grim reading.
 
With the threat of an asteroid collision quite literally looming above our heads, the US plans to sharpen up its emergency alert systems and invest in hi-tech space probes that could annihilate threats.
 
First it hopes to improve its detection technology, so scientists can alert national defence experts about potentially dangerous “near-Earth objects”, or NEOs for short.
 
It will also need to build artificially intelligent space probes packed with sensors and lasers.
 
The rockets will be shot  into the sky to intercept an asteroid  and calculate their size and weight.
 
That  data will be sent back home where defence experts can draw up the best plan of action.
 
The shock announcement came as NASA revealed it had spotted a comet that will brush past Earth in February.
 
It appears there’s a lot of work to be done before we’re out of the danger zone.
 
The paper, prepared by  the the Inter-agency Working Group for Detecting and Mitigating the Impact of Earth-Bound Near-Earth Objects, or DAMIEN for short, fears there “may be little warning”.
 
It wrote: “Disruption of the NEO may be required if there is little warning time or if the object is very large.
 
“Technologies to deflect the NEO away from Earth can be used, but to either disrupt or deflect a very large object, research and development of high-energy solutions is required.”
 
The next port of call will be alerting the masses.
 
According to the paper, the US should react similarly to a hurricane warning and declare a national emergency across every state.
 
Ocean-bound asteroids could cause a tsunami or earthquake so local governments near the coast or fault lines will be prepped accordingly for a national disaster.
 
But there’s bad news if you’re not a US  citizen.
 
While the US will be able to detect incoming asteroids across the globe, it is undecided on whether to invest and prepare costly space tech to intercept those that won’t affect US soil.
 
So if one comes heading to the UK it will be up to Europe to sort us out.
 
Asteroids fly by Earth regularly and most are small enough to burn up in the atmosphere, completely unnoticed.
 
But they have already had devastating effects like in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013 and Tunguska in Russia in 1908 – which flattened the surrounding 770 square miles.
 
NASA has a crack team who monitor near-earth-orbiting asteroids on a daily basis.
 
But the space agency warned if something did come our way, there is not a lot we could do.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 3.0 PYRENEES

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 201 km NW of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 15:08:52.5 2017-01-06
108 km NE of Pamplona, Spain / pop: 199,000 / local time: 15:08:52.5 2017-01-06
24 km NW of Pau, France / pop: 82,700 / local time: 15:08:52.5 2017-01-06
4 km SE of Mont, France / pop: 1,100 / local time: 15:08:52.5 2017-01-06

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