The day after tomorrow

Power outages being reported along the East Coast

  • More than 650,000 in Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire: 200,000 out
  • Connecticut  with 750,000 without power
  • New Jersey: 617,000
  • Pennsylvania: 423,000
  • Maryland: 29,000
Altogether 2 million in the cold and lightless.. 

The day after tomorrow

Power outages being reported along the East Coast

  • More than 650,000 in Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire: 200,000 out
  • Connecticut  with 750,000 without power
  • New Jersey: 617,000
  • Pennsylvania: 423,000
  • Maryland: 29,000
Altogether 2 million in the cold and lightless.. 

Intrigue over constant Arkansas quakes: Does it portend a larger shake coming or is gas fracking the culprit?

For months, earthquakes have rattled the state of Arkansas. The swarm has now produced 1,000 earthquakes since September 2010 through July 2011--and even more since.

The quakes have been centered between Guy and Greenbrier. It has become so concerning to officials that the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission ordered four gas wells to be shut down. Geologists blamed hydraulic fracturing for the tremors in the area. But now, ten miles north of Guy, shaking is continuing..

According to a report in the Arkansas Democrat GAZETTE, some worry now that tension is building beneath the surface of the earth in the state. Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said that the situation 'bears watching.' He told the DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, "I'm not saying that's what it is. I don't want to scare people and I don't want to say it's going to happen. It's just something we're looking at."

The Arkansas paper goes on to report: 
The continuing shaking could also be related to ongoing drilling activity about 8 miles outside of Quitman, Ausbrooks said, though he noted that's a significant distance. Or it might be tied somehow to the plugging of one of those four shuttered wells.
Ausbrooks said he couldn't preliminarily pinpoint how the plugging of a well would induce quakes, but the shaking in Quitman started just days after the northernmost of the four closed wells was plugged.
"Right now, we'll just say it's a coincidence," he said.
Gas extraction the key?
The blame?
The culprit? 
Or is there something larger taking place? Something more concerning..


Friday into Saturday have brought six more earthquakes in the area.


The rattled nerves Arkansas towns rattled by earthquakes will not enjoy any form of solace in the thought that 'it's a coincidence.' But at least it's a hope. A hope that nothing larger is forming under the feet of the tiny towns that have been shaken now for years.

Intrigue over constant Arkansas quakes: Does it portend a larger shake coming or is gas fracking the culprit?

For months, earthquakes have rattled the state of Arkansas. The swarm has now produced 1,000 earthquakes since September 2010 through July 2011--and even more since.

The quakes have been centered between Guy and Greenbrier. It has become so concerning to officials that the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission ordered four gas wells to be shut down. Geologists blamed hydraulic fracturing for the tremors in the area. But now, ten miles north of Guy, shaking is continuing..

According to a report in the Arkansas Democrat GAZETTE, some worry now that tension is building beneath the surface of the earth in the state. Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said that the situation 'bears watching.' He told the DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, "I'm not saying that's what it is. I don't want to scare people and I don't want to say it's going to happen. It's just something we're looking at."

The Arkansas paper goes on to report: 
The continuing shaking could also be related to ongoing drilling activity about 8 miles outside of Quitman, Ausbrooks said, though he noted that's a significant distance. Or it might be tied somehow to the plugging of one of those four shuttered wells.
Ausbrooks said he couldn't preliminarily pinpoint how the plugging of a well would induce quakes, but the shaking in Quitman started just days after the northernmost of the four closed wells was plugged.
"Right now, we'll just say it's a coincidence," he said.
Gas extraction the key?
The blame?
The culprit? 
Or is there something larger taking place? Something more concerning..


Friday into Saturday have brought six more earthquakes in the area.


The rattled nerves Arkansas towns rattled by earthquakes will not enjoy any form of solace in the thought that 'it's a coincidence.' But at least it's a hope. A hope that nothing larger is forming under the feet of the tiny towns that have been shaken now for years.

It's beginning to look a lot less like Halloween

Workers clear snow in NYC
This image taken by Jessica Rinaldi of Reuters shows workers in New York City clearing a sidewalk--a sidewalk decorated for Halloween 2011..

The Northeast United States, including the big cities along the I95 corridor, had a rare early season snowstorm today--dumping about a foot of snow in certain places. Thousands are without power Saturday night in the wake of the event..

EarthInformer headquarters was hit, too.. Pumpkins are covered. Ground is white. And it looks a lot more like Christmas than the season of the witch.

It's beginning to look a lot less like Halloween

Workers clear snow in NYC
This image taken by Jessica Rinaldi of Reuters shows workers in New York City clearing a sidewalk--a sidewalk decorated for Halloween 2011..

The Northeast United States, including the big cities along the I95 corridor, had a rare early season snowstorm today--dumping about a foot of snow in certain places. Thousands are without power Saturday night in the wake of the event..

EarthInformer headquarters was hit, too.. Pumpkins are covered. Ground is white. And it looks a lot more like Christmas than the season of the witch.

Snowstorm impacting the Northeast United States

Power outages are now being reported in four states, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Latest indications show about 60,000 + without electricity at the hour..

Snow at the rate of 2 inches per hour is falling in parts of Pennsylvania.. 

In Harrisburg, PA, thunder snow is widely being reported.. Thunder snow shows an intense increase in pressure, and the dynamics of the snowstorm are changing as the low pressure strengthens..

Some locations are forecast to get up to a foot of snow.. The impact will be widespread as nightfall comes and snow begins to stick on roadways not currently seeing any issues.

Further damage may occur as the snow increases its weight on power lines. 

Snowstorm impacting the Northeast United States

Power outages are now being reported in four states, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Latest indications show about 60,000 + without electricity at the hour..

Snow at the rate of 2 inches per hour is falling in parts of Pennsylvania.. 

In Harrisburg, PA, thunder snow is widely being reported.. Thunder snow shows an intense increase in pressure, and the dynamics of the snowstorm are changing as the low pressure strengthens..

Some locations are forecast to get up to a foot of snow.. The impact will be widespread as nightfall comes and snow begins to stick on roadways not currently seeing any issues.

Further damage may occur as the snow increases its weight on power lines. 
Northeast storm: New York's JFK airport experiencing arrival delays averaging 4 hours and 27 minutes, according to the FAA



Northeast storm: New York's JFK airport experiencing arrival delays averaging 4 hours and 27 minutes, according to the FAA



The storm ..

More than 62,000 customers without power in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.



The storm ..

More than 62,000 customers without power in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.



Bloody day in Afghanistan for US troops

At least 13 U.S. service members were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a NATO military convoy, NATO and U.S. military officials said.



Bloody day in Afghanistan for US troops

At least 13 U.S. service members were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a NATO military convoy, NATO and U.S. military officials said.



Good Friday evening





Good Friday evening













Historic implications

Accuweather releases snowfall forecast map.. 6-12 inches?! 12+ inches?!? This is October!? Which makes things worse; leaves and trees expected to come down with massive storm..



Historic implications

Accuweather releases snowfall forecast map.. 6-12 inches?! 12+ inches?!? This is October!? Which makes things worse; leaves and trees expected to come down with massive storm..



Weather experts astounded at snow potential

Weather Channel JimCantore: Historic RECORD setting October snowstorm approaching NE. Expect power outages & disruption in travel Sat/night..



Weather experts astounded at snow potential

Weather Channel JimCantore: Historic RECORD setting October snowstorm approaching NE. Expect power outages & disruption in travel Sat/night..



Early surprise snowstorm predicted for the Northeast

Shocking news in the northeast: Snow bomb brewing!

People in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey woke up to delightful sunshine and cool Pre-Halloween breezes.. Tomorrow portends to be a stark reminder, however, of winter months to come.

Forecasts models are seemingly all converging on the idea the there is a winter storm brewing and will strike parts of the Northeast Saturday. In some cases, there are 6-10 inches of snow expected..

Even if travel troubles are at a minimum, the prospect remains for downed trees and power outages. Leaves are still on trees..JackOLanterns are still lit. And throngs of people are ready to wear it all to bear it all at Halloween parties at bars across the region. .

It's Halloween weekend. Hell is celebrated. And snow comes with it.


Early surprise snowstorm predicted for the Northeast

Shocking news in the northeast: Snow bomb brewing!

People in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey woke up to delightful sunshine and cool Pre-Halloween breezes.. Tomorrow portends to be a stark reminder, however, of winter months to come.

Forecasts models are seemingly all converging on the idea the there is a winter storm brewing and will strike parts of the Northeast Saturday. In some cases, there are 6-10 inches of snow expected..

Even if travel troubles are at a minimum, the prospect remains for downed trees and power outages. Leaves are still on trees..JackOLanterns are still lit. And throngs of people are ready to wear it all to bear it all at Halloween parties at bars across the region. .

It's Halloween weekend. Hell is celebrated. And snow comes with it.


Morning radar

  • Oakland chaos: Police hit marine veteran with projectile and fracture his skull..
  • Feds order Youtube to remove video for government criticism..
  • The empire strikes back: Cities begin to crack down on Occupy movement..
  • Government in China begins new crack down in Bloggers..
    Rogue websites bill introduced in Congress..




  • Morning radar

  • Oakland chaos: Police hit marine veteran with projectile and fracture his skull..
  • Feds order Youtube to remove video for government criticism..
  • The empire strikes back: Cities begin to crack down on Occupy movement..
  • Government in China begins new crack down in Bloggers..
    Rogue websites bill introduced in Congress..




  • USGS reports moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern California, west of Reno, NV



    USGS reports moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern California, west of Reno, NV



    The plan to save the Euro

    European Union leaders announced an agreement early Thursday in Brussels on debt crisis measures including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to write down Greek bonds by 50%.



    The plan to save the Euro

    European Union leaders announced an agreement early Thursday in Brussels on debt crisis measures including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to write down Greek bonds by 50%.



    The world is pooped out

    Literally..

    As the population of the planet gets ready to top 7 billion by Halloween, and maybe 10 billion some time in the near future, the feces will hit the fan. The problem of human waste is already an issue of health and safety, but the prospect of more passed movements on the planet earth comes with an additional weighty conundrum. What to do with all the excrement?


    Toilets and even outhouses aren't everywhere. Doing business in a bush is still a popular way to leave out waste. In the end, hygiene education will be the key to survival. It's either learning to move the right way or moving away from the movements.

    That or just hope flies work in overdrive.


    The world is pooped out

    Literally..

    As the population of the planet gets ready to top 7 billion by Halloween, and maybe 10 billion some time in the near future, the feces will hit the fan. The problem of human waste is already an issue of health and safety, but the prospect of more passed movements on the planet earth comes with an additional weighty conundrum. What to do with all the excrement?


    Toilets and even outhouses aren't everywhere. Doing business in a bush is still a popular way to leave out waste. In the end, hygiene education will be the key to survival. It's either learning to move the right way or moving away from the movements.

    That or just hope flies work in overdrive.


    The future is now

    Bright or not, you may have to wear shades..

    New plan is to have street lights equipped with Homeland Security 'applications' in order for the agency to track vehicles and pedestrian traffic, along with giving 'civic announcements' to the public..

    And congrats to Farmington Hills, Michigan! Your first to get a taste by force of the future of America. Under the lights...under the sky..


    The future is now

    Bright or not, you may have to wear shades..

    New plan is to have street lights equipped with Homeland Security 'applications' in order for the agency to track vehicles and pedestrian traffic, along with giving 'civic announcements' to the public..

    And congrats to Farmington Hills, Michigan! Your first to get a taste by force of the future of America. Under the lights...under the sky..


    NYPD keeping list of Muslims who change names

    For generations, people from other nations emigrating to United States have changed their names to make them sound more American.. But in NYC, the police are tracking Muslims who do just that.

    Recent news has broken of the CIA and FBI working closely with NYPD officials on the monitoring and tracking of citizens.. Like other NYPD intelligence programs created in the past decade, this new one of keeping a listing of Muslims who change names involved monitoring behavior protected by the First Amendment...

    The most recent news was published by the Associated Press. The AP report says this other piece of information in its runs of the story:
    'Early on, police added people with American names to the list so that if details of the program ever leaked out, the department would not be accused of profiling, according to one person briefed on the program'
    The new AP info doesn't leave much of a question on profiling given the circumstances of the allegations.



    NYPD keeping list of Muslims who change names

    For generations, people from other nations emigrating to United States have changed their names to make them sound more American.. But in NYC, the police are tracking Muslims who do just that.

    Recent news has broken of the CIA and FBI working closely with NYPD officials on the monitoring and tracking of citizens.. Like other NYPD intelligence programs created in the past decade, this new one of keeping a listing of Muslims who change names involved monitoring behavior protected by the First Amendment...

    The most recent news was published by the Associated Press. The AP report says this other piece of information in its runs of the story:
    'Early on, police added people with American names to the list so that if details of the program ever leaked out, the department would not be accused of profiling, according to one person briefed on the program'
    The new AP info doesn't leave much of a question on profiling given the circumstances of the allegations.



    The amazing fall light show

    An amazing photo by Solomen Parker
    It's not typical at all to see Northern Lights traveling as far South as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.. but on the night of the 24th of October, a big blast off of the sun was able to cause just that: An amazing spectacle. The Northern Lights, a geomagnetic event, all the way in the South.. lands and skies not used to beautiful aurora moments..


    The ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on Monday. At 2pm ET the lights began to interract with the sun. At night, the skies lit up with beautiful shades of blue, green, and red, across the United States of America. It was one of the stronger and more intense light shows ever seen in recent memory.


    An image on Spaceweather shows the CME that started it all..


    The storm is subsiding.. but onlookers should be aware that some light shows may still be seen. Gaze at that sky.. you never know what will slam into Earth.


    -Bryan Smolock

    The amazing fall light show

    An amazing photo by Solomen Parker
    It's not typical at all to see Northern Lights traveling as far South as Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.. but on the night of the 24th of October, a big blast off of the sun was able to cause just that: An amazing spectacle. The Northern Lights, a geomagnetic event, all the way in the South.. lands and skies not used to beautiful aurora moments..


    The ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on Monday. At 2pm ET the lights began to interract with the sun. At night, the skies lit up with beautiful shades of blue, green, and red, across the United States of America. It was one of the stronger and more intense light shows ever seen in recent memory.


    An image on Spaceweather shows the CME that started it all..


    The storm is subsiding.. but onlookers should be aware that some light shows may still be seen. Gaze at that sky.. you never know what will slam into Earth.


    -Bryan Smolock

    This now, more later

    Government wants the cervical cancer shot for boys



    This now, more later

    Government wants the cervical cancer shot for boys



    Northern lights go South





    Amazing widespread Northern Lights seen on October 24 after geomagnetic storm hits into earth..

    Northern lights go South





    Amazing widespread Northern Lights seen on October 24 after geomagnetic storm hits into earth..

    A tiny miracle in Turkey

    True heartache is taking place in the aftermath of the strong earthquake in Turkey.. But miracles still occur. The most recent amazing story is of a two week old baby being pulled from the rubble..

    But even that positive story is overshadowed by the rest of the suffering taking place--rescue workers still in dramatic searches ..soon the race to save lives will becomes the arduous task to recover them.



    A tiny miracle in Turkey

    True heartache is taking place in the aftermath of the strong earthquake in Turkey.. But miracles still occur. The most recent amazing story is of a two week old baby being pulled from the rubble..

    But even that positive story is overshadowed by the rest of the suffering taking place--rescue workers still in dramatic searches ..soon the race to save lives will becomes the arduous task to recover them.



    Deluge

    Floods now cover 1/3 of Thailand..



    Deluge

    Floods now cover 1/3 of Thailand..



    Monday morning radar




    Good day all..

  • Desperate search for survivors continues in Turkey ..Strongest quake in a decade had now killed over 200--many more feared dead..
  • All eyes on the Nemrut volcano, which seismologists fear could erupt after the Turkey quake..
  • Up to 300 feared dead in Thailand flooding..
  • Tis the season: 'Paranormal Activity 3' debuted to a huge estimated $54 million, which sets a new record for a Fall release

    Good Monday morning reading:
  • Salon: American excellence once was putting a man on the moon. Now it's brutal killing of dictators
  • Liberty for who?! Under Qaddafi, equal right for women was the law., post killing: Sharia law...
  • Strange world: 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Qaddafi in 2011!
  • Ex CIA officer says they tortured the wrong guy..
  • Teenagers and 'blobs on the screen' continue to die in drone wars
  • The BBC questions whether the Declaration of Independence is legal!!
  • Monday morning radar




    Good day all..

  • Desperate search for survivors continues in Turkey ..Strongest quake in a decade had now killed over 200--many more feared dead..
  • All eyes on the Nemrut volcano, which seismologists fear could erupt after the Turkey quake..
  • Up to 300 feared dead in Thailand flooding..
  • Tis the season: 'Paranormal Activity 3' debuted to a huge estimated $54 million, which sets a new record for a Fall release

    Good Monday morning reading:
  • Salon: American excellence once was putting a man on the moon. Now it's brutal killing of dictators
  • Liberty for who?! Under Qaddafi, equal right for women was the law., post killing: Sharia law...
  • Strange world: 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Qaddafi in 2011!
  • Ex CIA officer says they tortured the wrong guy..
  • Teenagers and 'blobs on the screen' continue to die in drone wars
  • The BBC questions whether the Declaration of Independence is legal!!
  • "My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!"

    PHOTO:  REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency
    True and absolute horror taking place in the devastated nation of Turkey tonight.. the post-quake land shaken, stirred, and a wreck. Dead... collapsed buildings.. screams from underneath rubble being heard.


    While heartache is taking place in the streets, there is still a place for politics. While the wounded die and more dead corpses are being found, Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel..

    "My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!"

    PHOTO:  REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency
    True and absolute horror taking place in the devastated nation of Turkey tonight.. the post-quake land shaken, stirred, and a wreck. Dead... collapsed buildings.. screams from underneath rubble being heard.


    While heartache is taking place in the streets, there is still a place for politics. While the wounded die and more dead corpses are being found, Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel..

    "Liberated" Libya...with that fun tinge of radical Islam..

    Suddenly freedom in Libya after Qaddafi's death. . . oh, and "Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation and existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified".. Good luck with that, formerly free women of Libya!

    This news as questions are being raised about Mummar Qaddafi's grisly death in Libya last week..Are the militias that the United States supported, the same who mutilated Qaddafi's body until he was dead, able to lead? be fair? ...we know from their recent comments they know how to strictly enforce Sharia law. But what did the United States and the world get in this new bargain?

    An interesting report from Andrew Gilligan details the moments of celebration after the citizens funded by the West killed Qaddafi:
    "In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheaded one by one. As soldiers fired rifles in the air, members of the cheering crowd held up the severed heads as trophies. They daubed their hands in the camel-blood, and gave the V-for-victory sign with dripping fingers. But away from the square, the birthplace of the revolution was not in party mood. The streets were fairly quiet. And in the cafes, people were watching TV pictures – more graphic than any shown in Britain – of a bloodied Gaddafi dragged along and beaten, feebly protesting, before a gun was put to his head. The picture then cut to the dead ex-leader being rolled onto the pavement, blood pooling from the back of his skull."

    But minus away the oddity of his tortuous death, Qaddafi's regime was filled with its own bloody torture.. his 42 years of rule were filled with murder and terror. Perhaps that is why, in the end, his death became a strange odyssey.. one filled with blood, guts, gore, and more.

    The newest ruler of Libya, interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, said that Qaddafi was killed in a 'crossfire,' while it would seem every piece of video evidence contradicts his statement. Now the country is mired in a new debate about how exactly Mr. Qaddafi's torn up remains should be dealt with..

    The new leadership in Libya will be fascinating to watch. The EU and NATO didn't want to address the issue of Sharia law. A NATO official said it the Libyans can now decide on the system in their own country.

    Which they did. Sharia law.

    "Liberated" Libya...with that fun tinge of radical Islam..

    Suddenly freedom in Libya after Qaddafi's death. . . oh, and "Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation and existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified".. Good luck with that, formerly free women of Libya!

    This news as questions are being raised about Mummar Qaddafi's grisly death in Libya last week..Are the militias that the United States supported, the same who mutilated Qaddafi's body until he was dead, able to lead? be fair? ...we know from their recent comments they know how to strictly enforce Sharia law. But what did the United States and the world get in this new bargain?

    An interesting report from Andrew Gilligan details the moments of celebration after the citizens funded by the West killed Qaddafi:
    "In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheaded one by one. As soldiers fired rifles in the air, members of the cheering crowd held up the severed heads as trophies. They daubed their hands in the camel-blood, and gave the V-for-victory sign with dripping fingers. But away from the square, the birthplace of the revolution was not in party mood. The streets were fairly quiet. And in the cafes, people were watching TV pictures – more graphic than any shown in Britain – of a bloodied Gaddafi dragged along and beaten, feebly protesting, before a gun was put to his head. The picture then cut to the dead ex-leader being rolled onto the pavement, blood pooling from the back of his skull."

    But minus away the oddity of his tortuous death, Qaddafi's regime was filled with its own bloody torture.. his 42 years of rule were filled with murder and terror. Perhaps that is why, in the end, his death became a strange odyssey.. one filled with blood, guts, gore, and more.

    The newest ruler of Libya, interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, said that Qaddafi was killed in a 'crossfire,' while it would seem every piece of video evidence contradicts his statement. Now the country is mired in a new debate about how exactly Mr. Qaddafi's torn up remains should be dealt with..

    The new leadership in Libya will be fascinating to watch. The EU and NATO didn't want to address the issue of Sharia law. A NATO official said it the Libyans can now decide on the system in their own country.

    Which they did. Sharia law.

    More videos from Turkey

    The horrible aftermath of natural calamity: This AP video shows people weeping outside a flattened apartment building..

    This as more and more accounts if death and injury are being spoken about..

    While newest information puts the death toll at about 85, officials gearing up for the real numbers--numbers expected to be or surpass 1,000..

    At this hour: Strong aftershocks continue and my do so for some time.. rescue workers desperately trying to get to the injured.. Building have been flattened and so have many hopes .. Prayers for Turkey resounding from all over the world..

    More videos from Turkey

    The horrible aftermath of natural calamity: This AP video shows people weeping outside a flattened apartment building..

    This as more and more accounts if death and injury are being spoken about..

    While newest information puts the death toll at about 85, officials gearing up for the real numbers--numbers expected to be or surpass 1,000..

    At this hour: Strong aftershocks continue and my do so for some time.. rescue workers desperately trying to get to the injured.. Building have been flattened and so have many hopes .. Prayers for Turkey resounding from all over the world..

    State Department comments on Turkey quake

    'At this point, we have received no reports of U.S. citizens killed or injured in the earthquake'



    State Department comments on Turkey quake

    'At this point, we have received no reports of U.S. citizens killed or injured in the earthquake'



    Reuters: Israel's President Peres telephones Turkish President Gul to offer earthquake aid..


    Reuters: Israel's President Peres telephones Turkish President Gul to offer earthquake aid..


    The garbage tsunami

    The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan is about to cause more environmental chaos.. A garbage tsunami in the form of up to 20 million tons of wreckage is heading for Hawaii..

    Researchers and scientists are watching.. Whatever can float, including boats, about to slam wreckage first into the islands...

    The garbage tsunami

    The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan is about to cause more environmental chaos.. A garbage tsunami in the form of up to 20 million tons of wreckage is heading for Hawaii..

    Researchers and scientists are watching.. Whatever can float, including boats, about to slam wreckage first into the islands...

    Fears of 1000 dead in Turkey




    Time mag with photo documents of horror after massive quake..

    Fears of 1000 dead in Turkey




    Time mag with photo documents of horror after massive quake..

    On the edge

    Video: Man disrupts Pope's mass


    On the edge

    Video: Man disrupts Pope's mass




    Developing story at this hour from Turkey..A powerful earthquake in Turkey occurred Sunday, forcing buildings to collapse from the tremors and possibly killing numerous people..

    NYV Television reporting: "Two buildings collapsed in Van, but the telephone system is jammed due to panic and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Bekir Kaya, the mayor of Van.

    Officials from the affected region near Tabanli are asking for quick medical help.

    The quake had a preliminary madnitude of 7.3, some estimates had it at 7.6 -- others 7.2

    Several aftershocks have hit the region in the aftermath of the intense shake.

    While Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, it doesn't make the element of the disaster any less deadly in a nation, often poor, with buildings not able to withstand major shakes..

    More coming as it develops..


    Developing story at this hour from Turkey..A powerful earthquake in Turkey occurred Sunday, forcing buildings to collapse from the tremors and possibly killing numerous people..

    NYV Television reporting: "Two buildings collapsed in Van, but the telephone system is jammed due to panic and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Bekir Kaya, the mayor of Van.

    Officials from the affected region near Tabanli are asking for quick medical help.

    The quake had a preliminary madnitude of 7.3, some estimates had it at 7.6 -- others 7.2

    Several aftershocks have hit the region in the aftermath of the intense shake.

    While Turkey is no stranger to earthquakes, it doesn't make the element of the disaster any less deadly in a nation, often poor, with buildings not able to withstand major shakes..

    More coming as it develops..

    Turkey quake kills 'many' people, town's mayor tells AP

    More coming..



    Turkey quake kills 'many' people, town's mayor tells AP

    More coming..



    Massive quake hits Turkey





    Massive quake hits Turkey





    Crowded enough for you?

    While the earth population is set to hit 7 billion, 15 billion may occur by the end of this century... better start bunking together..

    Crowded enough for you?

    While the earth population is set to hit 7 billion, 15 billion may occur by the end of this century... better start bunking together..

    A Saturday night thank you

    This website has not been around for a long time just yet, but already it's been read in the United States, the UK as well, Australia, Canada, Spain and even the Netherlands.. The flooded Phillipines and the cold lands of Russia, the war torn lands of Bosnia, the love-filled streets of France, and even Bulgaria.. Brazil was here, as was Kenya, Sweden, Ireland, and India.. Can't forget Barbados.. the Canary Islands.. and others in between..

    The EarthInformer.com, read around the earth. Maybe even beyond.. Greetings to all here and all who bookmarked, stopped back, and read accordingly. Thank you.



    Now.............. start commenting!

    A Saturday night thank you

    This website has not been around for a long time just yet, but already it's been read in the United States, the UK as well, Australia, Canada, Spain and even the Netherlands.. The flooded Phillipines and the cold lands of Russia, the war torn lands of Bosnia, the love-filled streets of France, and even Bulgaria.. Brazil was here, as was Kenya, Sweden, Ireland, and India.. Can't forget Barbados.. the Canary Islands.. and others in between..

    The EarthInformer.com, read around the earth. Maybe even beyond.. Greetings to all here and all who bookmarked, stopped back, and read accordingly. Thank you.



    Now.............. start commenting!

    Canary eruption losing strength for now

    Residents of the village of La Restinga on the island of El Hierro were allowed on Saturday to return to their homes,as the risk of a volcanic eruption subsides... Carmen Lopez, of the Spanish National Geographic Institute and Joan Marti of the Board of Scientific Investigation said that the eruption was less powerful than first predicted...

    Canary eruption losing strength for now

    Residents of the village of La Restinga on the island of El Hierro were allowed on Saturday to return to their homes,as the risk of a volcanic eruption subsides... Carmen Lopez, of the Spanish National Geographic Institute and Joan Marti of the Board of Scientific Investigation said that the eruption was less powerful than first predicted...

    Big CME blasts off the sun

    Lucky for us it wasn't directed at earth. But is there is life on Mars it better be ready ..

    Big CME blasts off the sun

    Lucky for us it wasn't directed at earth. But is there is life on Mars it better be ready ..

    Canary Islands update

    Volcanic eruptions continue..

    Canary Islands update

    Volcanic eruptions continue..

    Three earthquakes hit Berkeley just as Saturday began, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

    The first was a 2.8 and hit at 12:06 a.m., with its epicenter less than 100 feet south of the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa. A 1.3 aftershock hit at 12:14 a.m.in the same neighborhood, followed by a 2.5 quake at 12:45 a.m.. 


    The city has been on edge since Thursday when weaker quakes began to rattle..

    Three earthquakes hit Berkeley just as Saturday began, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

    The first was a 2.8 and hit at 12:06 a.m., with its epicenter less than 100 feet south of the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa. A 1.3 aftershock hit at 12:14 a.m.in the same neighborhood, followed by a 2.5 quake at 12:45 a.m.. 


    The city has been on edge since Thursday when weaker quakes began to rattle..

    Why will we leave Iraq by Christmas?

    President Obama announced that the United States troops remaining in Iraq will be leaving and be home for Christmas. Know why? The United States wanted to be immune to war crimes prosecutions. Iraq didn't want us to. Exit U.S. ..

    Why will we leave Iraq by Christmas?

    President Obama announced that the United States troops remaining in Iraq will be leaving and be home for Christmas. Know why? The United States wanted to be immune to war crimes prosecutions. Iraq didn't want us to. Exit U.S. ..

    Never ending love unearthed in Italy

    The word this week read and cried to the story of the couple, killed in a car crash in their 90s, who held hands in the ICU as they both passed away from earth. But try this: A couple who held their hands for 1,500 years have now been found!

    Bones of couple unearthed
    The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple have been unearthed.. revealed now, they held their hands, in death, for about 1,500 years.

    According to Italian archaeologists, the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. The woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner...

    The discovery of the eternal love was made in Modena during construction--it was 23 feet below earth's surface..

    What did this burial mean? ...the love of lives, dead at the same time, buried together... until now, when this modern generation unearthed the bones and wondered: Why does this all mean. True love? Cue MHZ 528... I need to be grounded.

    Never ending love unearthed in Italy

    The word this week read and cried to the story of the couple, killed in a car crash in their 90s, who held hands in the ICU as they both passed away from earth. But try this: A couple who held their hands for 1,500 years have now been found!

    Bones of couple unearthed
    The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple have been unearthed.. revealed now, they held their hands, in death, for about 1,500 years.

    According to Italian archaeologists, the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. The woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner...

    The discovery of the eternal love was made in Modena during construction--it was 23 feet below earth's surface..

    What did this burial mean? ...the love of lives, dead at the same time, buried together... until now, when this modern generation unearthed the bones and wondered: Why does this all mean. True love? Cue MHZ 528... I need to be grounded.

    Tis the season to get scared at movies

    This entertainment world has been longing for a hit all year.. big budget busts at the box office cost studios fortunes.. massive headaches for some, wondering why no one wants to see movies anymore..

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 SCREENSHOT
    Enter the Halloween season: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 goes back into the past in the newest flick.. and theatergoers in the season to be scared like it.

    $8 mil for opening midnight shows taken in already.. Friday night reports across the nation spell out a strong amount of money.

    And if the reports are right, a $50 mil weekend is not out of the question. Also likely: The third in the series will do better than the sequel, something practically unheard of in the movie world. The midnight shows this week were 30% higher than PARANORMAL 2! 

    Looks like viewers are crazing movies. Or just screams and scares before dinner on a date.

    Either way, this weekend, it's working.

    Tis the season to get scared at movies

    This entertainment world has been longing for a hit all year.. big budget busts at the box office cost studios fortunes.. massive headaches for some, wondering why no one wants to see movies anymore..

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 SCREENSHOT
    Enter the Halloween season: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 goes back into the past in the newest flick.. and theatergoers in the season to be scared like it.

    $8 mil for opening midnight shows taken in already.. Friday night reports across the nation spell out a strong amount of money.

    And if the reports are right, a $50 mil weekend is not out of the question. Also likely: The third in the series will do better than the sequel, something practically unheard of in the movie world. The midnight shows this week were 30% higher than PARANORMAL 2! 

    Looks like viewers are crazing movies. Or just screams and scares before dinner on a date.

    Either way, this weekend, it's working.

    The kingdom on earth is never a guarantee

    News from the Middle East rocking the elite world of Saudi Royalty: Heir to the thrown, Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz is dead.


    The prince was in his 80s. While not the typical fairytale age of aprince, Abdul-Aziz died undergoing a treatment in New York City.


    The most likely candidate to replace Sultan as Abdullah’s successor is Prince Nayef, the powerful interior minister in charge of internal security forces, who is said to be closer to Islamic conservatives than the king..


    The clarity  of succession is now in question. And women! Can women drove under a new ruler? ...Vote? .. breathe? ..


    Life under the 'democracy' of Saudi royalty.. more in question this Saturday 

    The kingdom on earth is never a guarantee

    News from the Middle East rocking the elite world of Saudi Royalty: Heir to the thrown, Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz is dead.


    The prince was in his 80s. While not the typical fairytale age of aprince, Abdul-Aziz died undergoing a treatment in New York City.


    The most likely candidate to replace Sultan as Abdullah’s successor is Prince Nayef, the powerful interior minister in charge of internal security forces, who is said to be closer to Islamic conservatives than the king..


    The clarity  of succession is now in question. And women! Can women drove under a new ruler? ...Vote? .. breathe? ..


    Life under the 'democracy' of Saudi royalty.. more in question this Saturday 

    Baffled on Myrtle Beach

    A mass bird die off in Florida.. reports that, out of no where, birds began falling from the sky..


    Baffled on Myrtle Beach

    A mass bird die off in Florida.. reports that, out of no where, birds began falling from the sky..


    NEWS FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER... The radar that can see through walls

    Just when you thought you were safe in your home, think again.. New MIT developed radar technology can see through walls..

    The idea behind the development: It will be used on battlefields by American soldiers.

    Never against Americans.. never on our soil.

    Right? .. right...


    NEWS FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER... The radar that can see through walls

    Just when you thought you were safe in your home, think again.. New MIT developed radar technology can see through walls..

    The idea behind the development: It will be used on battlefields by American soldiers.

    Never against Americans.. never on our soil.

    Right? .. right...


    Friday photo of the week




    Good evening world.. Fall in full bloom but winter will soon be here..

    Friday photo of the week




    Good evening world.. Fall in full bloom but winter will soon be here..

    Major quake

    USGS: 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes far off South Pacific island nation of Tonga, no reports of injuries.. Tsunami warnings that were issued are being canceled..

    Major quake

    USGS: 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes far off South Pacific island nation of Tonga, no reports of injuries.. Tsunami warnings that were issued are being canceled..

    Freedom of the press to show a bloody mess

    Newspapers all across the world showing the bloody corpse of the formerly living Moummar Qaddafi, killed yesterday reportedly in his hometown.. Blood. Guts. Gore. It's Halloween, so why not.
    BLOODY QADDAFI

    But the showcase of the macabre is fascinating. Are world citizens only going to now believe the good word of a government if a gruesome showcasing of the killing occurs? And if that is the train of logic you're boarding, how did we kiss away the chance to show Osama bin Laden's blasted away head?

    We are playing a new game in the war on terror. From your TSA inspected street corner all the way to the busiest airport, the world has changed. Look no further to pop culture gore, entertainment whores, and political bores.

    On 24, you can see the enemy disemboweled. And at Walmart you can see Big Sis tell you not to trust your cashier, your neighbor, or yourself.

    The strange new web we weave..

    So pick up your local paper today. It will be a collector's item. And it won't even matter if you drip ketchup on it either.

    Freedom of the press to show a bloody mess

    Newspapers all across the world showing the bloody corpse of the formerly living Moummar Qaddafi, killed yesterday reportedly in his hometown.. Blood. Guts. Gore. It's Halloween, so why not.
    BLOODY QADDAFI

    But the showcase of the macabre is fascinating. Are world citizens only going to now believe the good word of a government if a gruesome showcasing of the killing occurs? And if that is the train of logic you're boarding, how did we kiss away the chance to show Osama bin Laden's blasted away head?

    We are playing a new game in the war on terror. From your TSA inspected street corner all the way to the busiest airport, the world has changed. Look no further to pop culture gore, entertainment whores, and political bores.

    On 24, you can see the enemy disemboweled. And at Walmart you can see Big Sis tell you not to trust your cashier, your neighbor, or yourself.

    The strange new web we weave..

    So pick up your local paper today. It will be a collector's item. And it won't even matter if you drip ketchup on it either.

    Creative dad thinks outside the box... even while drunk

    Detroit man has his 9 year old daughter drive him to the store--because he was too drunk to do it himself!

    Creative dad thinks outside the box... even while drunk

    Detroit man has his 9 year old daughter drive him to the store--because he was too drunk to do it himself!

    Two shakes...

    3.9 MAG QUAKE ROLLS SAN FRAN...

    4.6 quake near San Antonio...

    Two shakes...

    3.9 MAG QUAKE ROLLS SAN FRAN...

    4.6 quake near San Antonio...

    A word gone mad

    A very disturbing story from China: A hit and run was basically ignored.. The video is obviously disturbing. It shows a 2-year-old girl who was run over by a van that then drove off, leaving her bleeding on the street. And for seven minutes, she was ignored.. Lots of soul searching in China… the girl was then run over by a second truck..

    Horror in the Congo.. .. baby gorillas being stolen for animal trafficking .. $40,000 a baby gorilla.. Terrible story..

    Human horror: Society rocked in Spain as allegations abound of nuns, priests, and doctors stealing babies and trafficking them.. The crime continued through the 1990s..

    More human horror: Philadelphia freedom for four mentally ill adults chained in a basement, and for three who did it.... The world has gone mad..

    A word gone mad

    A very disturbing story from China: A hit and run was basically ignored.. The video is obviously disturbing. It shows a 2-year-old girl who was run over by a van that then drove off, leaving her bleeding on the street. And for seven minutes, she was ignored.. Lots of soul searching in China… the girl was then run over by a second truck..

    Horror in the Congo.. .. baby gorillas being stolen for animal trafficking .. $40,000 a baby gorilla.. Terrible story..

    Human horror: Society rocked in Spain as allegations abound of nuns, priests, and doctors stealing babies and trafficking them.. The crime continued through the 1990s..

    More human horror: Philadelphia freedom for four mentally ill adults chained in a basement, and for three who did it.... The world has gone mad..

    News of another dead terrorist

    Controversy took place earlier this year after the United States killed Osama bin Laden and dumped his body into the sea: Immediately after, news broke that Hollywood was ready to make a film on the event.

    Sony films originally pinpointed October 2012 for the release date--right before the presidential election!

    Now, Nikki Finke, owner of DeadineHollywood, reports that Sony is pushing the date to later in '12 or even 2013.. that way, it avoids the controversy of impacting the presidential race.

    Of course today, as Gaddafi died, perhaps another film is being planned.. release date.. who knows..

    News of another dead terrorist

    Controversy took place earlier this year after the United States killed Osama bin Laden and dumped his body into the sea: Immediately after, news broke that Hollywood was ready to make a film on the event.

    Sony films originally pinpointed October 2012 for the release date--right before the presidential election!

    Now, Nikki Finke, owner of DeadineHollywood, reports that Sony is pushing the date to later in '12 or even 2013.. that way, it avoids the controversy of impacting the presidential race.

    Of course today, as Gaddafi died, perhaps another film is being planned.. release date.. who knows..

    Captured alive?

    News continues to flow in about the killing of Gaddafi.. News indications say he may have been taken alive..



    Captured alive?

    News continues to flow in about the killing of Gaddafi.. News indications say he may have been taken alive..



    Gadaffi dead



    And his dead corpse being seen around the world..



    Gadaffi dead



    And his dead corpse being seen around the world..



    The body moving

    Body of Gaddafi moved.. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday



    The body moving

    Body of Gaddafi moved.. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday



    World drama playing out

    Moammar Gadhafi is dead, according to reports on Arab media.. Media around the world trying to be the first to confirm at this hour..



    World drama playing out

    Moammar Gadhafi is dead, according to reports on Arab media.. Media around the world trying to be the first to confirm at this hour..



    Tuvula, the home to 10,000 in the Pacific dealing with an ongoing drought, had a light, brief, and taunting rain today lasting only minutes and quickly burning off in hot sun..

    The island nation is in am emergency situation and didn't have substantial rain since November..



    Tuvula, the home to 10,000 in the Pacific dealing with an ongoing drought, had a light, brief, and taunting rain today lasting only minutes and quickly burning off in hot sun..

    The island nation is in am emergency situation and didn't have substantial rain since November..



    The war South of the border

    Journalism in Mexico could be silenced due to fear.



    The war South of the border

    Journalism in Mexico could be silenced due to fear.



    Monster storm

    Northern Ireland braces for big flooding and cold temperatures.,



    Monster storm

    Northern Ireland braces for big flooding and cold temperatures.,



    As though there were not enough?

    Scientists claim that they cloned coyotes for the first time.. We sure have come a long way. But where the road goes we do not yet know.



    As though there were not enough?

    Scientists claim that they cloned coyotes for the first time.. We sure have come a long way. But where the road goes we do not yet know.



    The continuous war drum

    Target Iran.. Reports indicate that maneuvers are being made.. President Obama has recently upped the ante on the subject..



    The continuous war drum

    Target Iran.. Reports indicate that maneuvers are being made.. President Obama has recently upped the ante on the subject..



    MONDAY MORNING RADAR

    The events of the world at this hour to watch

    • Flooding in Thailand -- statewide..
    • Wild fire in Canada at the Riding Mountain National Park
    • 5.1 quake Japan..
    • 4.7 quake Pacific Ocean
    • 5.2 Indonesia
    • Sunspot should be watched: Active region 1319  contains numerous individual sunspots.. the swarm has been growing over the weekend. M Class or more flares expected in the next 24 hours .. NOAA watching.

    MONDAY MORNING RADAR

    The events of the world at this hour to watch

    • Flooding in Thailand -- statewide..
    • Wild fire in Canada at the Riding Mountain National Park
    • 5.1 quake Japan..
    • 4.7 quake Pacific Ocean
    • 5.2 Indonesia
    • Sunspot should be watched: Active region 1319  contains numerous individual sunspots.. the swarm has been growing over the weekend. M Class or more flares expected in the next 24 hours .. NOAA watching.

    3 pm shakes

    Quakes now:

    • 3.2 Nevada
    • 2.1 Greece
    • 4.6 Indonesia 

    3 pm shakes

    Quakes now:

    • 3.2 Nevada
    • 2.1 Greece
    • 4.6 Indonesia 

    Customers in NYC arrested for trying to close CitiBank accounts

    Meanwhile, again, in America;


    More dramatic video from OccupyWallStreet protesters: In this video, people were arrested at a New York City Citibank for the "crime"? of trying to close their accounts!

    The dramatic video shows people in the bank being arrested and protesters outside on the streets giving quick and off the cuff legal advice, such as to get a lawyer, immediately..

    Disturbing videos like this are being seen around the world today.. When America watched the rage in Egypt and Yemen, it was 'far away.' Now, the world is watching America....as police arrest citizens for closing bank accounts.

    Customers in NYC arrested for trying to close CitiBank accounts

    Meanwhile, again, in America;


    More dramatic video from OccupyWallStreet protesters: In this video, people were arrested at a New York City Citibank for the "crime"? of trying to close their accounts!

    The dramatic video shows people in the bank being arrested and protesters outside on the streets giving quick and off the cuff legal advice, such as to get a lawyer, immediately..

    Disturbing videos like this are being seen around the world today.. When America watched the rage in Egypt and Yemen, it was 'far away.' Now, the world is watching America....as police arrest citizens for closing bank accounts.

    Police charge people in Times Square with horses

    Meanwhile in America...


    It's not Egypt. It's not Tunisia.. it's not Yemen. And it's not pretty. Last night, protesters from OccupyWallStreet had more than just chilly temperatures to deal with: Cops showed force with the use of horse..

    The video is dramatic, and often language is not appropriate for children. But it's real, raw, and true: It was uploaded to the We Are Change YouTube channel. It shows cops on animal facing down protesters. Things got heated throughout the course of the video, with cops often closing in on people with horses.

    Some comments say it's similar to the predicament protesters faced in Egypt during the summer riots in Cairo. While the New York City situation at this point is very different from the violent rage in the streets in the Middle East, it is clear that as the OccupyWallStreet protests continue, it is becoming a dicier situation and one with more tension and animosity between people and authorities..

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