SOMETHING'S JUST NOT RIGHT Oct. 9, 2009
(CNN) For the fourth time in less than 11 hours, a major earthquake rocked the South Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on Thursday, the
U.S. Geological Survey reported.
They were part of a series of 16 moderate-to-major quakes that rattled the region over the same period.
The first three major quakes struck in a 70-minute cluster beginning at 9:03 a.m. (6:03 p.m. ET Wednesday). The fourth temblor hit Thursday evening at
7:29 p.m. (4:28 a.m. ET).
On January 31, 2012 Eros is expected to pass Earth at 0.179 astronomical units (16.6 million miles), about 70 times the distance to the moon, with a
visual magnitude of +8.5. During rare oppositions, every 81 years, such as in 1975 and 2056, Eros can reach a magnitude of +7.1, which is brighter
than Neptune and brighter than any main belt asteroid except 4 Vesta and, rarely 2 Pallas and 7 Iris. Under this condition, the asteroid actually
appears to stop, but unlike the normal condition for a body in heliocentric conjunction with the Earth, it never appears to be retrograde. Its synodic
period of over 846 Earth days is among the largest of any body in the Solar System.
This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. The prediction comes from a team led by Mausumi
Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "The next sunspot cycle will be 30% to 50% stronger than the previous one," she
says. If correct, the years ahead could produce a burst of solar activity second only to the historic Solar Max of 1958.
The tectonic plate shifts, underwater volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and Tsunamis are increasing at rates never seen before. The solar flares are
increasing. The earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere are experiencing strange disturbances. The numbers of typhoons and cyclones have increased many
folds. The number of floods and droughts has increased beyond imaginations in the last ten years.
The Mayans, Toltec’s, Hopi Indians, I-Ching, and Hindu Kali Yuga all have predicted 2012 will be the year for major changes.
Tsunami warning for 11 Pacific nations including Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonai, Nauru and the Solomon Islands. The warning, made by the US Geological
Survey based in Hawaii, was later expanded to cover New Zealand, Australia and Samoa.
News of the alert caused widespread panic, with hundreds of people fleeing from the coast to higher ground.