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Doomsday or not: Elenin set to be nearest to earth Sunday

For months the world has watched in awe at a tiny comet called Elenin--one only discovered in 2010.

And now, after all of the fanfare and talk of world disasters, Elenin (or what is left of it) is going to be passing by the blue dot called Earth on Sunday.

Elenin poses no risk of hitting the planet .. and for a few months now astronomers have watched as Elenin broke apart--dampening the theories and perhaps hopes that Elenin could be a doomsday maker. Looks like many will have to wait until the next comet.

At this point, according to scientists, there is not even enough left for a sky watching event..

Doomsday or not: Elenin set to be nearest to earth Sunday

For months the world has watched in awe at a tiny comet called Elenin--one only discovered in 2010.

And now, after all of the fanfare and talk of world disasters, Elenin (or what is left of it) is going to be passing by the blue dot called Earth on Sunday.

Elenin poses no risk of hitting the planet .. and for a few months now astronomers have watched as Elenin broke apart--dampening the theories and perhaps hopes that Elenin could be a doomsday maker. Looks like many will have to wait until the next comet.

At this point, according to scientists, there is not even enough left for a sky watching event..

Spain closes island port

Spanish authorities say activity by an underwater volcano has led them to close access to a port on El Hierro island..


Ships have been ordered away and aircraft banned from flying over the Island's southern tip..


The AP reports that volcanic fragments called pyroclasts are rising from the sea off La Restinga.


Reports indicated Saturday that journalists also have been told to clear the area..
See past Earth Informer coverage of the Canary Islands here

Spain closes island port

Spanish authorities say activity by an underwater volcano has led them to close access to a port on El Hierro island..


Ships have been ordered away and aircraft banned from flying over the Island's southern tip..


The AP reports that volcanic fragments called pyroclasts are rising from the sea off La Restinga.


Reports indicated Saturday that journalists also have been told to clear the area..
See past Earth Informer coverage of the Canary Islands here

...7 billion strong..

This is about to happen in the next few days: 7 billion earthlings..

...7 billion strong..

This is about to happen in the next few days: 7 billion earthlings..

President Obama pushes on Iran
New York TIMES headline screams it this way in new editions: 
"To Isolate Iran, U.S. Presses Inspectors on Nuclear Data"
xxx Only days after the United States released information claiming that Iran and Mexican drug cartels were conspiring to assassinate a Saudi official on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama is going further: He wants the United Nations to release classified information in an attempt to show that Iran is experimenting with nuclear weapons..


The same Iran that wasn't able to get a monkey off the ground and into space?
The world is faced with this prospect: If International Atomic Energy Agency, it will revive the argument about what the world should do about a nuclear Iran.
Ironically, the same type of war drum beating in 2002 about Iraq seems to be continuing now.. New day, new age.. new country .. same playbook.. Developing story of massive proportions.. Earth Informer will be watching..
President Obama pushes on Iran
New York TIMES headline screams it this way in new editions: 
"To Isolate Iran, U.S. Presses Inspectors on Nuclear Data"
xxx Only days after the United States released information claiming that Iran and Mexican drug cartels were conspiring to assassinate a Saudi official on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama is going further: He wants the United Nations to release classified information in an attempt to show that Iran is experimenting with nuclear weapons..


The same Iran that wasn't able to get a monkey off the ground and into space?
The world is faced with this prospect: If International Atomic Energy Agency, it will revive the argument about what the world should do about a nuclear Iran.
Ironically, the same type of war drum beating in 2002 about Iraq seems to be continuing now.. New day, new age.. new country .. same playbook.. Developing story of massive proportions.. Earth Informer will be watching..

October surprises

The coupling of "Rise up" day and Halloween--making for interesting photos from around the nation

October surprises

The coupling of "Rise up" day and Halloween--making for interesting photos from around the nation

News from Tunisia

Demonstrators, mainly conservative Muslim Salafists, run away as security forces launch tear gas during a demonstration against a private television station in Tunis. Tunisian police fired tear gas Friday at hundreds of people demonstrating in the capital against a private television station accused of blasphemy for airing a film with an image of God. (AFP Photo/Fethi Belaid)Tunisian extremists fire-bombed the home of a TV station chief Friday, hours after militants protesting its broadcast of a film they say violated Islamic values clashed with police in the streets of Tunis..

News from Tunisia

Tunisian extremists fire-bombed the home of a TV station chief Friday, hours after militants protesting its broadcast of a film they say violated Islamic values clashed with police in the streets of Tunis..

An important video to watch: What could happen if an extreme Canary Island volcano would occur: Mega Tsunami along the East Coast

An important video to watch: What could happen if an extreme Canary Island volcano would occur: Mega Tsunami along the East Coast

Friday News of the world

Friday News of the world

News of the strange: Family lost in a corn maze dials 911 for help

Panic descended on the Conners Farm Corn Maze in Danvers, Massachusetts. At around 7pm, on Tuesday this week, a 911 call put the maze on the map and caused a nationwide marathon of jokes.
The Everett family were on the maze.. a couple with two children, one age 5 and one only three weeks old. They became lost on the corn maze and in a panic called 911 after darkness swept the corn maze due to the time of day.
Their calls have been played nationwide on 24-7 news broadcasts and they have become the unfortunate butt of jokes at their expense. The family was 25 feet in the maze when police arrived at the scene. They were escorted out of the maze to safety.
According to WCVB ABC in Boston, the farm said no one ever became lost in the maze before. The maze must be good, though, as it takes about an hour to complete for most who attend. 
No one lost before. But there's always a first. No better time than Halloween. 
Perhaps next time the Everett family should start the maze a bit earlier.

News of the strange: Family lost in a corn maze dials 911 for help

Panic descended on the Conners Farm Corn Maze in Danvers, Massachusetts. At around 7pm, on Tuesday this week, a 911 call put the maze on the map and caused a nationwide marathon of jokes.
The Everett family were on the maze.. a couple with two children, one age 5 and one only three weeks old. They became lost on the corn maze and in a panic called 911 after darkness swept the corn maze due to the time of day.
Their calls have been played nationwide on 24-7 news broadcasts and they have become the unfortunate butt of jokes at their expense. The family was 25 feet in the maze when police arrived at the scene. They were escorted out of the maze to safety.
According to WCVB ABC in Boston, the farm said no one ever became lost in the maze before. The maze must be good, though, as it takes about an hour to complete for most who attend. 
No one lost before. But there's always a first. No better time than Halloween. 
Perhaps next time the Everett family should start the maze a bit earlier.

Lady Goo Goo no more: Gaga wins one for the monsters

Chalk it up too creative marketing.. And while Lady Goo Goo may have been an up and coming favorite among kids, Lady Gaga would have none of it: She clamped down before it got too late.
Because after all, Lady Gaga's image matters, right? ..
It all began as one of 52 characters on Moshi Monsters--a website that allows children to name and adopt creatures. It just so happened that one of those ficticious creatures was Lady Goo Goo. Real and fictitious creature Lady Gaga got angry, and in a UK court, won an injunction banning the release of the character's new song called the Moshi Dance. 
The Moshi Monsters site has 50 million users around the world.. but it's presumable that Stephanie Germanotta is not one of them..
Lady Goo Goo gone from pop culture. 15 minutes up. Lady Gaga, to some, may have overstayed the welcome.

Lady Goo Goo no more: Gaga wins one for the monsters

Chalk it up too creative marketing.. And while Lady Goo Goo may have been an up and coming favorite among kids, Lady Gaga would have none of it: She clamped down before it got too late.
Because after all, Lady Gaga's image matters, right? ..
It all began as one of 52 characters on Moshi Monsters--a website that allows children to name and adopt creatures. It just so happened that one of those ficticious creatures was Lady Goo Goo. Real and fictitious creature Lady Gaga got angry, and in a UK court, won an injunction banning the release of the character's new song called the Moshi Dance. 
The Moshi Monsters site has 50 million users around the world.. but it's presumable that Stephanie Germanotta is not one of them..
Lady Goo Goo gone from pop culture. 15 minutes up. Lady Gaga, to some, may have overstayed the welcome.

Friday photo of the week

The lonely vision of autumn as taken from an interstate in Pennsylvania on Earth Informer equipment.. The hazy shade of summer is ending.. the lazy nights of fall have arrived. And soon, after the leaves are gone from the stressed trees, snow will fall on top of ice to make life miserable --but beautiful all at the same time.

Friday photo of the week

The lonely vision of autumn as taken from an interstate in Pennsylvania on Earth Informer equipment.. The hazy shade of summer is ending.. the lazy nights of fall have arrived. And soon, after the leaves are gone from the stressed trees, snow will fall on top of ice to make life miserable --but beautiful all at the same time.

Obama sending troops to Africa

President Obama will send 100 American soldiers to Central Africa.

Obama said today in a letter to House and Senate leaders:'I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield.
I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa.'

Is it a war? The soldiers are there not for battle, the White House said.. The president said the troops will not engage Lord's Resistance Army forces "unless necessary for self-de fense."


Obama sending troops to Africa

President Obama will send 100 American soldiers to Central Africa.

Obama said today in a letter to House and Senate leaders:'I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield.
I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa.'

Is it a war? The soldiers are there not for battle, the White House said.. The president said the troops will not engage Lord's Resistance Army forces "unless necessary for self-de fense."


Amateurs find something the professionals didn't

image released of the newly discovered AsteroidAmateur astronomors found something that professionals did not: An asteroid about 18 million miles away from the planet Earth.

European scientists from the Space Situational Awareness program released images this week of the asteroid..

Ironically, a telescope from the earthquake and volcano-rattled Canary Islands picked up the image of the asteroid--which is considered to be close enough to be a threat to the planet.

The asteroid is called SF108.. And at this point there are no specifics on the size of the object.

There is also no imminent danger to Earth from the asteroid. But it is, like many others still not seen with manmade telescopes, a danger for a future time.

Amateurs find something the professionals didn't

Amateur astronomors found something that professionals did not: An asteroid about 18 million miles away from the planet Earth.

European scientists from the Space Situational Awareness program released images this week of the asteroid..

Ironically, a telescope from the earthquake and volcano-rattled Canary Islands picked up the image of the asteroid--which is considered to be close enough to be a threat to the planet.

The asteroid is called SF108.. And at this point there are no specifics on the size of the object.

There is also no imminent danger to Earth from the asteroid. But it is, like many others still not seen with manmade telescopes, a danger for a future time.

Katla coming alive?

While the Canary Islands are shaking, the earth may now be moving somewhere else, too.. Around Katla, clusters of small earthquakes are being detected, which means an eruption could be imminent. Iceland watching. EarthInformer is, too.


Katla coming alive?

While the Canary Islands are shaking, the earth may now be moving somewhere else, too.. Around Katla, clusters of small earthquakes are being detected, which means an eruption could be imminent. Iceland watching. EarthInformer is, too.


The 'Church of Christ' buys a ghost town

The Halloween season brings with it typical tales of ghosts, goblins, and other high strangeness--stories most hope are only fiction. This year, a very real event is unfolding in South Dokata. Perhaps there is no better time than October to explore a modern mystery: Why did a church buy an abandoned ghost town anyway?

The town of Scenic SD was once popular for people traveling to Rapid City from the Badlands to the east or Pine Ridge Reservation to the south. Now it's filled with high weeds, dusty brush, an empty saloon, and rusted jail cells.

It's no wonder, therefore, that when the AP reported that a church bought the town for $700,000, it peaked interest not only in the town but around the globe, as well.

As the AP reports, the town has one business: A post office. And that post office has one employee.

The entire town was listed recently for $3 mil--and with no interest in the town for the price it dropped down fast.

Recently, the Iglesia ni Cristo church, established in the…

The 'Church of Christ' buys a ghost town

The Halloween season brings with it typical tales of ghosts, goblins, and other high strangeness--stories most hope are only fiction. This year, a very real event is unfolding in South Dokata. Perhaps there is no better time than October to explore a modern mystery: Why did a church buy an abandoned ghost town anyway?

The town of Scenic SD was once popular for people traveling to Rapid City from the Badlands to the east or Pine Ridge Reservation to the south. Now it's filled with high weeds, dusty brush, an empty saloon, and rusted jail cells.

It's no wonder, therefore, that when the AP reported that a church bought the town for $700,000, it peaked interest not only in the town but around the globe, as well.

As the AP reports, the town has one business: A post office. And that post office has one employee.

The entire town was listed recently for $3 mil--and with no interest in the town for the price it dropped down fast.

Recently, the Iglesia ni Cristo church, established in the…

The puzzle: Would El Hierro erupting cause an East Coast tsunami?

The internet is buzzing with rumors about impending volcanic eruptions in the Canary Islands. The theory, as spoken about by vulcanologists would have it that earthquakes or a volcano would strike La Palma, a significant part of the island would collapse into the ocean and spawn a massive tidal wave--one that would smash into the East Coast hours later with 200+ feet waves..

The claim has been debated. In the early 2000s, a BBC documentary reported on the research about a mega tsunami. Others have dismissed the whole notion as fear porn.

Volcanic activity in the Canary Islands has been dormant for decades. Recently over 10,000 quakes have been registered since July--days ago an underwater eruption occurred causing evacuations and a code red alert from the government.

Various sources indicate that a massive tidal wave may have occurred approximately 50,000 years ago after a volcanic trigger. No scientific verification of that event has yet occurred.

However, it has not stopped the Interne…

The puzzle: Would El Hierro erupting cause an East Coast tsunami?

The internet is buzzing with rumors about impending volcanic eruptions in the Canary Islands. The theory, as spoken about by vulcanologists would have it that earthquakes or a volcano would strike La Palma, a significant part of the island would collapse into the ocean and spawn a massive tidal wave--one that would smash into the East Coast hours later with 200+ feet waves..

The claim has been debated. In the early 2000s, a BBC documentary reported on the research about a mega tsunami. Others have dismissed the whole notion as fear porn.

Volcanic activity in the Canary Islands has been dormant for decades. Recently over 10,000 quakes have been registered since July--days ago an underwater eruption occurred causing evacuations and a code red alert from the government.

Various sources indicate that a massive tidal wave may have occurred approximately 50,000 years ago after a volcanic trigger. No scientific verification of that event has yet occurred.

However, it has not stopped the Interne…

Canary shakes

El Hierro quake map: There have been 10,025 events since 19th July 2011. Developing story..



Canary shakes

El Hierro quake map: There have been 10,025 events since 19th July 2011. Developing story..



Strange booms shaking PA town

Mysterious booms alarming Pennsylvania town -- it's not a quake but it's sure a shake .. 


The booms began in June and have continued throughout the summer and now the autumn..


 Fire companines and gas companies have responded with no one giving answers as to what the strange noises are.. 
The Harrisburg PA township said it has requested the help of the U.S. Geological Survey and state experts to investigate the occurrences and determine what is happening. 


Even more: Dillsburg PA residents say the noises have been happening for three years now. . . What could it be? technology? advancing earth shakes? gas lines.. 


The noises are also occurring in many parts of the world ..

Strange booms shaking PA town

Mysterious booms alarming Pennsylvania town -- it's not a quake but it's sure a shake .. 


The booms began in June and have continued throughout the summer and now the autumn..


 Fire companines and gas companies have responded with no one giving answers as to what the strange noises are.. 
The Harrisburg PA township said it has requested the help of the U.S. Geological Survey and state experts to investigate the occurrences and determine what is happening. 


Even more: Dillsburg PA residents say the noises have been happening for three years now. . . What could it be? technology? advancing earth shakes? gas lines.. 


The noises are also occurring in many parts of the world ..

Coming story..

Working on something about the latest FDA plan to .. take away your vitamins!? It may not be that far-fetched.. and I will report why by December you may want to make your voice heard if you want to continue to take vitamins C, D, and whatever other letter you ingest. Urgently important news coming your way. Stay tuned..

Coming story..

Working on something about the latest FDA plan to .. take away your vitamins!? It may not be that far-fetched.. and I will report why by December you may want to make your voice heard if you want to continue to take vitamins C, D, and whatever other letter you ingest. Urgently important news coming your way. Stay tuned..