My specialty is in computer science, not atmospheric or climatic science. However, I've been doing a lot of reading and documenting of events over
the past few months in an attempt to find out what, if anything, is going on with our Earth.
I can't say that I've come up with anything conclusive as to a reason why these events are happening, and to be blunt, even if we figure out why, I
doubt there would be anything we could do about it. Saying that, I do want to at least put the information out there, all together, and see what other
people might conclude or derive from the information.
A quick aside about me personally. I've never really been a conspiracy freak or an end-of-the-world-er or anything like that. I tend to be very
analytical, sometimes far too analytical. I believe in facts, primarily, but am open minded enough to know that the possibility of the unexplained can
exist. I just need some kind of evidence, even if it's just circumstantial, to see.
Regardless, here's what I've put together so far:
1. Weird Weather: It's snowing in Texas.
Odd Snow in Texas
The unusual part of the storm is the snow all the way into eastern Texas. Places like San Antonio, Austin and Houston may see snowflakes in the
air. There has already been reports of snow on South Padre Island in deep South Texas.
2. Earthquakes: Here's a streaming link to the USGS National Earthquake Information Center.
Earthquakes in the past 24 hours
Here's a snapshot from February 4th:
Date Time Lat Lon Depth Magnitude Area
1 11/02/03 18:32:49 43.18S 171.90E 10.3 4.5M SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
2 11/02/03 20:25:15 15.50S 173.09W 8.2 5.4M TONGA
3 11/02/03 21:37:53 6.66S 130.49E 98.4 5.3M BANDA SEA
4 11/02/04 00:42:18 51.86N 175.94W 68.7 4.8M ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
5 11/02/04 02:06:29 35.46N 97.41W 6.2 2.5M OKLAHOMA CITY AREA, OKLAHOMA
6 11/02/04 02:39:16 38.87N 91.49E 10.1 4.9M XINJIANG-QINGHAI BDR REG, CHINA
7 11/02/04 04:16:38 22.60N 143.61E 101.8 5.4M VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
8 11/02/04 05:33:22 60.79N 150.32W 71.0 4.6M KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
9 11/02/04 07:28:09 35.44N 97.43W 5.0 2.3M B OKLAHOMA CITY AREA, OKLAHOMA
10 11/02/04 08:06:58 59.32S 149.15E 10.0 5.0M WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
11 11/02/04 09:11:26 31.07N 131.31E 41.8 4.8M KYUSHU, JAPAN
12 11/02/04 11:15:46 29.23N 130.29E 45.2 5.6M RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
13 11/02/04 11:51:52 5.29S 129.77E 217.3 4.6M BANDA SEA
14 11/02/04 12:16:57 11.36N 62.25W 172.5 5.2M OFFSHORE SUCRE, VENEZUELA
15 11/02/04 13:53:47 24.62N 94.74E 88.8 6.4M MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION
16 11/02/04 14:21:00 14.21S 166.51E 40.6 5.7M VANUATU
I need to do more extensive research on earthquakes to be sure that there's an increased activity in earthquakes in 2011, mainly because I've found
a lot of disparate data on the actual number of earthquakes in years past. Most of them seem to indicate an average of 146 magnitude quakes per year
in the magnitude of 6.0 to 6.9. Are there more earthquakes than normal? I'm not sure. I know I've been hearing more reports about them, including
3. Earthquakes in Yellowstone:
Yellowstone Recent Quakes
That's 9 minor quakes from January 31, 2011 through February 3rd. Also, there was this snippet in an article from a year ago:Make it 10.
Another one was just reported as I was writing this.
Late December 2008 through early January 2009 witnessed a swarm of hundreds of small quakes in the Yellowstone region. A few in the magnitude of the
3-range were felt by park rangers. Such earthquake swarms happen periodically, although the number in this recent swarm is a bit unusual.
4. Tectonic Plates Shifting: Pakistan and Indonesia
On January 17, 2011, it was reported that the 17,500 Islands Nation of Indonesia was flooding. Here on the Islands of Java, the largest regions of
the world’s fourth most populous country, and the largest population of Muslims in the world. This flooding would not seem unusual but experts
there reported that there was no reason for the flooding that would account for the submergence of such a large populous area along the sea coastline.
5. Massive amounts of bird/fish/other animals dying off
I know we've all read about the birds and the fish... but now what about the oysters?
Oysters going extinct?
Naturally growing oysters are virtually extinct, researchers claimed yesterday. Fewer than one per cent of natural oyster beds survive, they
6. More Weird Weather: Massive Cyclone off Coast of Australia
After the record-breaking flooding in Australia, now what has been described as the worst cyclone in the country's history has hit the state of
7. Poles Moving?:
Back in 2005, National Geographic reported that the poles were moving towards Russia 'really fast'.
Magnetic Pole Rapidly Shifting Towards Russia
And that was in
Tampa Airport Runways Renumbered
The primary runway at the airport is designated 18R/36L, which means the runway is aligned along 180 degrees from north (that is, due south) when
approached from the north and 360 degrees from north when approached from the south. Now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has requested the
designation be changed to 19R/1L to account for the movement of the magnetic north pole.
8. Migrations: Sharks' migrations have changed.
Portbeagles Making a Comeback
Over the past two years, Gary Monks, a King's Cove fisherman, has been noticing something in the water he's never seen in his 40 years of
fishing - the porbeagle shark.
My thoughts are that if any one or two of these items occured within a year, then I would probably have dismissed them as flukes. But it's not just
the fact that these events are happening, it's the fact that they appear to be happening simultaneously that causes me some concern. I say 'some
concern' because I am currently unaware of any other world-wide event that would place the proverbial 'last straw that broke the camel's back'.
The last thing I'll mention here is that for the first time ever, I have begun, albiet slowly, to prepare a Bug Out Bag, just in case. I'm thinking
that if I'm just being too paranoid and there's no real need for the BOB, then in a couple of years I might take up hiking or camping. It seems that
the bag would be pretty much everything I would need to have a great hiking trip!
Did I miss something? Thoughts? Comments? Criticisms?