CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 164
The Minister’s Corner
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Father’s Fierce Anger
Does Father get angry? Does He get mad? Does He demonstrate wrath against mankind? How many people in this world would say “No, that’s not the God of grace and mercy that I know about”? This is when we go to Scripture and let the Word of Father speak. We are going to see whether or not Father demonstrates anger and wrath.
Generation after generation of people have been given an inaccurate picture of this character and nature of our Father and it has been imbedded into our society. Only Father’s Word can provide us with a balanced, healthy comprehension of Father’s attributes.
Current conceptions within mankind, dominate the thinking of many, betray a failure to assess properly the reality of Father’s Wrath. We see all across the world people unconcerned about seeking Father. They make their moral choices based upon their own desires with no consideration for Father. Voices have arisen which solely focus upon the love of our Father.
Everything is repeatedly placed upon Father’s compassion, mercy, grace and kindness that we are seeing a preoccupation with goodness of Father which can lead to confusion when trying to make sense of Father’s wrath which is throughout the Word.
We need to blend, to integrate, to harmonize with what the Scriptures teach about God’s wrath. Carefully consider passages in both the Old and New Testaments which depict Father as a God who executes His wrath against mankind. This aspect of our Father has been mostly overlooked or ignored in our world today. A few scriptures in the Old Testament introduces us to the nature of Our Father.
Exodus 20:5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,
Deuteronomy 6:15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God. Otherwise, the LORD your God will become angry with you and wipe you off the face of the earth.
Father will deal swiftly with people and will execute judgment.
Deuteronomy 29:27-28 Therefore the LORD’s anger burned against this land, and He brought every curse written in this book on it.The LORD uprooted them from their land in [His] anger, fury, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.’
The Old Testament is filled with passages that describe for us the fact that a part of Father’s nature, a part of Father’s character and personality is anger and the willingness to demonstrate wrath at the proper times. Father executes true wrath – wrath that is just and deserved.
To be Continued
Fury, Indignation, and Calamity
Psalm 78:49 He sent His burning anger against them: fury, indignation, and calamity – a band of deadly messengers.
Fury: 1. unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion or the like. 2. violence; vehemence; fierceness. 3. a fierce and violent person, esp. a woman: She became a fury when she felt she was unjustly accused.
Indignation: strong displeasure about something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Calamity: 1. a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury. 2. grievous affliction; adversity; misery.
There is a saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. It is a quote attributed by many to William Shakespeare, but actually comes from a play called “The Mourning Bride” (1697) by William Congreve. The complete quote is “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
It is interesting that so many get the quote and its author wrong – it seems to parallel how many also misunderstand and misjudge our Creator for She has every reason to be angry, as She too has been scorned by Her own Creation; those of Mankind and Her own children, who breathe Her air, live on Her earth, eat Her food and reject Her nourishment.
We are taught that every word in the Word has meaning and as I look deeper into the words chosen for the above scripture sited, Psalm 78:49, revealed is a deeper understanding as to the reason for Yahweh’s anger:
First, Fury: She has been unjustly accused by Her adversary Satan the devil but also She has been abandoned, mocked and disobeyed by unfaithful Mankind.
And therefore Indignation: Because the accusation was unjust and offensive and insulting, Her anger is righteous.
And finally Calamity: It was a grievous affliction that She endured and continues to endure and a grievous affliction that will be poured out from Her cup of wrath upon unfaithful Mankind at Armageddon because…
Psalm 78:10 They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by His law. They forgot what He had done, the wonderful works He had shown them.
Worshipping in Spirit and Truth
About those who hold on to man made religion and religious ideals.
Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Those who listen to the Spirit given to the Light of Life Ministry.
John 4:23 But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him.
To reject the Truth as demonstrated through this newsletter is to reject the Truth of Yahweh.
John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Revelation 3:13 Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.
We would like to announce the arrival of Book Two, the continuation of Chosen: End Times Truths Revealed.
Book Two starts where the first book left off and includes accounts from ministers Regina, Johanna, Deborah, and Elisha, describing their individual journeys and experiences in their service to Yahweh and Christ over the past several years in autobiographical form.
It is available in .pdf form for free via www.chosen.weebly.com and will be updated monthly.
The Journey Continues
Below is a sneak-peek of each of the books included in Chosen, Book Two
There are many days in which I feel as though I must stop and focus and just try to get through the next 24 hours, some days even just the next hour, and then that day passes and the next arrives and passes, and arrives until all of a sudden a year has passed, and then two and four and now five. It’s odd how time can seem to pass so slowly and quickly at the same time. Many of these days, the good and the not-so-good, I will recount here and many have receded to the deeper recesses of my mind but what I’m able to remember, I share with you here honestly and openly…
On October 2nd or 3rd of 2005, I was on this website were there were camera’s placed through out peoples homes who claimed that they were being haunted. I have always liked supernatural things. I believed in ghost, angels and demons. I started talking to this woman and asked her how she see’s the things that she does. I also told her that I believed in spirit guides. She told me that she couldn’t help me with the guides but that she knew of a website where I could find some answers. She sent me the link to a forum by the name of “Beyond This World”. After looking at a few things and noticing that they had psychic exercises I decided to sign up to become a member…
Word came to us toward the end of May 2010 that we were to begin documenting our experiences ending where Chosen left off. Each Minister is to produce a “book” of our own that will be incorporated into Chosen. Its a little daunting to say the least. I have not been journaling as Regina has been (it isn’t something I naturally do). Also, I actually do not have a very good memory. But I trust that those things that Father wishes us to recall we will. We have been guided by Michael to read the book of ACTS to guide us. It seems to focus on events that show times of strong guidance from/interactions with Holy Spirit…
In 2006, I was able to reconnect with a long time friend. I found out she had co-authored a book. Considering how we had grown up together I was interested in the fact that she had written one and wanted to read it myself. She, Regina, sent me the book and some more details about it. I found out it was a lot to take in and did so in baby steps with much prayer and guidance from Father. I was blessed to freely ask any question of Regina and felt comfortable in doing so. I read the book with an open mind and while some of it confirmed my deepest suspicions other information provided was such an eye-opener…
Nourishment from the Throne
“For the LORD gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
The Powers and Authorities of the Heavens
Joe: Actually spread out over the great expanse of space, which is the heavens as a whole.
The chariot cities exist out there in the expanse, just like they did at one time on this earth.
1 Kings 10:26 (New International Version)
“Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.”
Like it was set up on the earth in olden times with an earthly Jerusalem, the heavenly Jerusalem is the hub of the other cities. Mount Zion can be looked upon as the Ruling Authority, but Jerusalem is the heart of the vast spirit activity that stems out from it to the other cities.
A Radical Change Might Take Place
Joe: Our Mother Yahweh has given consideration to sparing the fallen angels in an undeserved kindness. This being true even though some of them left the earth and materialized again on another planet and had to be forcibly brought back. But Mother looked at the entire group and came to a decision. The forgiveness must come under the terms of Her law. Where the perfected Christ Jesus was a proprietary sacrifice for the offspring of Adam and Eve, whereas he was resurrected, the sacrifice for the fallen angels requires that the proprietary sacrifice also be perfected, and to have been of human origin as well as having been transformed to holy angelic status. Being so because Satan and the fallen angels transgressed in both realms with both spiritual and fleshly creations against both Mother and humankind. Whereas the sacrifice for humankind’s offspring did not require Christ to remain in an eternal state of death, the sacrifice for the fallen angelic class does require that the sacrifice must be completely extinguished for the law to be fulfilled permitting mercy to be shown, and for allowing continued life under a provisional understanding. That being that the fallen angels once restored to holy status must not again sin. The penalty for future sin would revert back to an eternal death sentence for whoever sinned. Mother will not force any of Her faithful that meets the criteria to give their eternal life. All now hinges on a volunteer that might come forward. If no volunteer comes forth, then the eternal death sentence stands as no mercy can be shown unless a perfect life is forfeited for eternity in exchange for the many lives of the fallen class of angels. Eternal death is where the difference is in Christ’s sacrifice of resurrection and that of anyone that forfeits their perfected life remains in death without resurrection. This is because the sins were so grave that a proxy must pay the full penalty. Perfect souls , just one, can pay for many others sins just as Christ paid for many of the offspring of mankind’s sins. And because they could continue to live, so was Christ permitted to come back from death and live. But with the judgment against once perfect angels that have fallen, the punishment must be greater in order for the law to be forgiving and binding on their forgiveness. I’ll keep all of you updated on this if anyone steps forward that meets the requirements Mother’s law dictates. Even so, evil mankind still will have to be dealt with as will the converts and those locked away in dark realms. In addition children, we are also dealing with an unknown force that has invaded this reality. The war is far from being over with. It might simply change enemies of the superior spiritual class. Depending on what we are up against. Adam and Eve and all others that have previously died at judgments, including the converts that are presently living in the spirit realm, they do not come under the pending forgiveness. The converts must come under Christ Jesus before the allotted time runs out to be forgiven or not. It remains their free will choice.
Deborah: Joe, who would qualify for this? Crossed over humans that became HGs and then HAs, or transformed angelic humans or both?
Joe: Either. So far no one has come forward though. Those of pure angelic class such as Jaddai for example, he could not qualify. Unfortunately Seraiah or Liddia and any number of others could Seraiah does not yet know about this ruling on Mother’s decision because he is far away in the expanse with Jaddai and others of his group on some important matter. I fear what his decision might be when he hears of this if no one else has stepped forward. He has a soft spot for the fallen angels even if he says different because he always has.
Deborah: Does this include Dawn? I’m thinking no, because Adam and Eve won’t be forgiven and they all shared in the same event… but I am uncertain.
Regina: I was thinking exactly the same thing Joe…
Joe: Mother has excluded Her minsters for eligibility. She needs all of you. It must come from the ranks of the heavenly court if it comes at all.
Johanna: I was thinking about Seraiah too when I read this. I was thinking of offering but it looks like our Mother saw ahead.
Regina: Me too, or rather I was just thinking…but I wasn’t feeling that familiar strong urge.
Johanna: I think it is because we are not perfect souls sister. Doesn’t mean we aren’t good people but just not perfected yet.
Regina: I definitely hear you about not being perfect, and feel the same way but…I think that in this case it’s more along the lines of obedience equaling perfection. The lack of willful sin.
Joe: (Responding to Deborah) That is correct. Dawn Lucifer went beyond a proxy. His chief sinful action was borne out in wanting to be like Mother Yahweh – a God. She considers his action to subvert Her sovereignty as unforgivable, and he added many other sins to his record. But the first sin of acting upon the wrongful desire of wanting to be like Her and then implementing it or manifesting the thought into action to the level he took it to leaves no room for him in Her reality unless he could win the war as agreed upon at the beginning of the spiritual conflict.
Seraiah did make his appearance, and he alone stepped forward to offer himself as their proxy, but astonishingly it was rejected when the demons learned of the condition Mother set forth for their release from sin. When it was announced by the Jerusalem press that Michael-Seraiah would be their proxy, they sent word that they did not want him or anyone else to give up their chance of eternal life in exchange for their sins When Seraiah heard their reply to his offer, he countered they had no say in the matter. That it was a done deal between him and our Mother and for them to live with it and sin no more. But our Mother in Her wisdom told Seraiah that She would not force, only offer mercy and forgiveness, and that rejection to Her offer constituted a continuance of their present standing and that the matter was now a closed topic.
In the other matter, it has become more than an interference. Seraiah fought one in water, whatever they are because there are now many of them within this creation and they are definitely not friendly to any of Mother’s creations on either side of the spectrum.
As a post note, when Seraiah had decided to offer the exchange for the demons lives, no one of qualification except for Gabriel responded to taking his place as the Archangel. The word coming down from Alpha Command was that Christ would again be split. But now that has all faded away after Mother’s response to Seraiah’s public comment in reply to the demons.
Joe: (Responding to Johanna) In Mother’s eyes you all have been perfected. You could not have entered the furnace if She had not cleansed you beforehand. To be perfect is to follow and trust in Mother and Her Son Christ Jesus. She asks no more than that which is connected to it. All else follows. Learning Her laws and being obedient to them. Just as when She reanimated the demons via the furnace that were killed fighting the JAC. It was then She made Her decision to forgive them if a proxy came forth. She was in the process of accepting them back into Her family even at that time. She laid the foundation, but they have rejected their cornerstone to a fulfillment of the promise that was set before them. The only reason none of you could be the proxy was as I stated before. She does not want to give up any of Her ministers.
(Responding to Regina) And you are definitely correct in your analysis.
Spiritual War News
The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness
July 11, 2010 – Cont:
Joe – Jake said the JAC are now trying to retreat out of Zion, but Satan’s troops are encircling them and cutting all exits off to them Minute by minute, I’ll give it as I get it.
Regina – Joe, do you have the same feeling I do, that Dawn & Co. are only doing this because they hope it will earn them Father’s forgiveness? I’m glad they are because we sure can use the help, but I also know they don’t do anything unless it might benefit their cause.
Joe – Some of the demons had taken to flight with Alpha crafts as other JAC were starting to come in from the expanse to aid their fellow JAC. A huge air battle is raging at present, and on the ground the demons are slaughtering the JAC’s ground troops.
(Responding to Regina) With Dawn, he knows he would be reanimated, but the other demons, they are taking a large risk, and many have been killed already. But it is the holy ghost community that Father will have to deal with after this all settles down, because Jake was told by Liddia that they are cheering for the demons and chanting “FORGIVENESS TO ZION’S LIBERATORS!”
Jake said he just got a communication from the Mount Zion Mountain top, and the Seraph’s that are directly with Mother have been told to inform Alpha Command that Mother wants those demons out of Her Sanctuary now and placed back in the detention plane. Jake said he set the message off to the side, because they are still fiercely fighting.
What’s left of the JAC in the crafts are trying to retreat back out to the expanse but the demon are in hot pursuit with Alpha Starfire crafts, taking them out one at a time in dogfight fashion as they maneuver to their front sides Jake said he believes that all of the JAC came to Zion, because otherwise there would have been more reinforcements by now, but no others have shown since the last. He said the demons are pulverizing the JAC ground troops. He said he will take the heat for not trying to arrest all of them and return them to the detention plane.
Jake said he requested Mother’s intentions about reanimation of the Archangel Michael-Seraiah, and all the attending Seraph’s would reply is that Jaddai will be filling that position. If that’s so, he will have to become a Seraph. And that means Regina would have to become one in order to remain his partner.
Regina – The loss of so many of our loved ones is so sad… please give Jake my love and sincere condolences.
I find myself just trying not to think about it too much so that I might remain strong and clinging to hope and faith and the knowledge we will see them again simply to keep moving forward in honoring the duties promised to fulfill for Father and Christ.
Joe, please pass along this message so there is no delay, I will join the Seraphic order and remain by my partner’s side, praying for him and cheering him on from here along with the rest of our much loved holy family.
Joe – I gave your message to Jake. He will relay to Jaddai. He has already communicated to Jaddai about his new position and the order to remove the demons from Mother’s presence back to the detention plane. Jaddai’s response was: “Do I have a choice in this matter? I prefer not to become the Archangel. And concerning the order to remove the demons, let’s get realistic.”
Jake reports that the JAC have all been offed. Zion is again safe and peaceful at a high price paid by both holy and fallen defenders.
Liddia’s completely broken down by the news of Seraiah. Jake told her it will do no good to go to Mother. No reanimation’s except for Satan until after the Millennium is underway. And Jake said he got another order from Mother’s Mountain top that She wants those demons out of Heaven and back in the detention plane now! He said it was urgent sounding.
Jaddai replied. He said that until he is forced to become the Archangel, that Mother can remove the demons Herself because there aren’t enough of Her forces left to make anyone do anything they don’t want to do. And he said to be certain he tells Her word for word. Satan overheard the communication and told Jaddai that he will order all of his GAC’s to take his troops back to earth. And that’s presently what is going on now. They are regrouping in legions to come back here and the holy ghosts are still cheering the victors and chanting to Mother for their forgiveness. The worst is not yet over. The holy ghosts expect Mother to show mercy to those that have defended Her children and Her Sovereignty.
Jake again. Gabriel has offered to take the position, but no word from Mother as yet.
P.S. I think I’ll mosey up to Zion now and check out what is going on. All of the spent energy has to be taken care of, and they will be looking for volunteers. It seems ashamed the defending demons offed will be dumped in the OP’s garbage heap Some of this is a hard pill to swallow. Talk to all of you later children.
They have a ton of help on the spent energy from the holy ghost volunteers. Jaddai told the demons that they could take the remains of their fallen comrades and bury them on the earth. Then he went straight to the Mountain to see Mother. She has since released this statement to the spirit population:
“If you desire to remain in my holy family, I will not tolerate my judgments being overturned by the clay. I’m the potter and don’t any of you ever forget that if you want to live in a paradise of peaceful harmony.
My new Archangel will be Aradon. I do not feel he failed me when the JAC tried to destroy my sanctuary. You should parade him for his heroic valor. Therefore he will remain the Archangel for eternity unless he falls away from my Throne of Authority.
There will be no reanimation’s except for that of my Archenemy if he’s offed until after My Son’s Kingdom Reign begins during the promised Millennium and Satan and his demons are in the pit. Now get back to work, the time is growing short.
Your Mother of all Creation, Yahweh, I remain. Today, yesterday, and forever. ”
Congratulation Johanna. I’ve already congratulated Aradon. He will make a fine Archangel *hug*
Jaddai requested and received his old position under Hodaviah in the 3rd slot of Commanders of the Cherubic Order. He said he’s happy to be back to that rank. And Mother told him that though Seraiah did not measure up to what She had hoped for, She still has use for his human vessel, and that She wants Jaddai to re-inhabit the vessel as if it were his own. So sometime tonight children I will be leaving my old friend Seraiah’s human vessel to go back home on the other side. I will however be visiting all of you from the other side and *hugs* to the very best ministers to have ever been united in Mother’s family.
Like I’ve told Jaddai, we must not question Mother’s decisions if we want eternal life. Some will make the mark and others like Seraiah and Satan and so many others, they and more will not make the mark than will. It just all depends on Mother.
Lifting the Veil
Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos
The Truth Behind the Weeping Madonna Statue
Seraiah: Here is a good group cast that can be seen. Since the spirits are translucent with no colors when they are at the doorway on this side, but they have mass, and so they reflect light off of the shiny sheen they emit that looks transparent and is why you can see through spirits. The glancing effect off of their energy casts is what makes them partially visible. This is why they utilize surrounding colors and shapes of objects to help with their casting effect. But anyway, see what you can see. The casts are heavily layered upon one another; and the spirit making the Madonna statue cry is on the far right – fusing it with energy. If you look close, you can see the energy going across to the Madonna’s face. The eyes are alive from the energy the spirit emits. Her right hand is also bleeding with a nail wound that I noted in a color alteration of the pic on my computer. The right is the hand facing your view to the left in the pic. This occurred at a church in Windsor, Ontario. (See the Signs in False Shepherds & False Religion Section for News Coverage)
Regina: A very large cast stands out to me on her right of a scowling face with a V on his forehead in the 3rd eye region. On his chin is a large S.
Seraiah: More casts in the Madonna statue. One constant, is that small spirits gang together to form the larger casts. Regina, years ago, I said they form large, medium, and small casts. Remember? So, that has remained a constant feature of all spirit casts, and therefore all casts in all pics can be broken down to the smallest number of spirits that act in unity. If you understand their true size, then you can understand why Legion in the Word of God said that he had so many demons enter him. Regardless of the spiritual war side the spirits form casts from, they are all small in size, and they are all governed by laws of the Creator’s natural order of things. They, like Mankind in the flesh, utilize what is available and useful in creation; the spirits are no different.
Regina: Yes, I remember What came to mind was how people will often gather together in huge groups to create a single larger picture or word or other visual message. Just like the spirits do in spiritual photos!
Seraiah: Same concept. What’s really unique besides the depth of the casts, is that they go 360 degrees around any pic you decipher.
Regina: And that’s how we can tell it’s truly Spiritual – because the results are always consistent.
Seraiah: Why did Liddia pick that church to zap that statue so it shed tears? It is because it’s a visual sign from Yahweh that the fake and misguidance of Christianity that has been going on since Christ gave his life on this planet, which became twisted with lies, is now dead. And the other reason, is because Alpha Command knew the event would make the News and be nationally televised. So don’t get the idea that that was to draw people back to God Almighty Yahweh. It was what it was meant to be. A message that this world of people are on the final course of Yahweh’s impending wrath to be delivered at Armageddon. Christianity in its falsehood is officially dead.One other thing. It occurred in Ontario to also reveal that Yahweh knows no boundaries on this planet.To understand that you would have to know where Alpha is jointly headquartered on the earth. But just know She means no place will be untouched by Her LOZ angels when they arrive from Orion. Read Daniel 2:44 and you will get Her meaning.
Hey ministers, see the alien look in that pic of the large face? Then think back about what Joseph posted to you on the ministerial site with Yahweh’s cast on a past pic and message from Her about Christ’s Kingdom and the peace issue She revealed.
Liddia jut came by to correct me. She said it was at a home and not a church, because according to Her, the message was done in a way to note that it also affects all people and not just those of false Christianity. But the core message is that false Christianity is dead. That’s why the weeping.
Deborah: I see it. I also just noticed the station’s call letters. WXYZ. Seems symbolic for the end of something or completion of a series, sequence or order.
Regina: That’s exactly the large face cast I mentioned seeing previously. Makes more sense now – maybe what I thought was a V is actually a Y.
From an article about the event: “Look at our city,” said Chris Gillen. “Windsor is classified as ‘sin city’.” The interesting part being that Windsor is classified as ‘sin city’.
Signs From Above
“He rescues and delivers, He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27
Signs Down Below
But know this: difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of religion but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Signs in Humanity
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How You Can Help?
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Signs in Natural Disasters
“You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” Matthew 24:6-7
5.2 KURIL ISLANDS
5.0 TARAPACA, CHILE
5.0 XINJIANG-XIZANG BORDER REGION
5.0 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
5.4 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.1 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.0 NORTHERN ALASKA
5.5 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G
5.2 GUAM REGION
5.2 JAVA, INDONESIA
5.2 KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
5.4 JAVA, INDONESIA
5.0 SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
5.3 SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
5.1 SOUTH OF PANAMA
5.1 SOUTHERN IRAN
5.2 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
5.2 LUZON, PHILIPPINES
6.4 SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE
5.3 MOLUCCA SEA
5.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
5.7 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G
5.4 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
5.1 SOUTH OF MARIANA ISLANDS
5.1 SOUTHERN IRAN
5.3 MOLUCCA SEA
5.8 BANDA SEA
SERBIA – A series of aftershocks reaching 4.4 magnitude has rattled central Serbia, upsetting residents after an earthquake that killed two people and wounded 50. Friday a number of small tremors shook the town of Kraljevo and its surroundings throughout the night. The strongest tremor hit late Thursday. Kraljevo town authorities say the tremors sent people fleeing from their homes in panic. Many people spent the night in their cars. Several people were lightly injured. The area 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Belgrade was hit by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake early Wednesday. Some 4,000 houses have been reported damaged by the quake.
INDONESIA – At least a hundred flights into Indonesia’s capital Jakarta were cancelled after Merapi volcano unleashed its MOST POWERFUL ERUPTION IN A CENTURY, incinerating villagers as they fled a searing gas cloud. The number of people killed by Mount Merapi in the last two weeks has climbed to 138, as a tiny hospital at the foot of the mountain struggles to cope with survivors, some with burns on up to 95 per cent of their bodies. At least 94 of those died on Friday, Merapi’s DEADLIEST DAY IN DECADES. More than 200 others were injured with burns, respiratory problems, broken bones and cuts, leaving the tiny hospital of Sardjito overwhelmed. Indonesia’s most volatile mountain unleashed a surge of searing gas, rocks and debris on Friday that raced down its slopes at highway speeds, mowing down the slope-side village of Bronggang and leaving a trail of charred corpses in its path. It continued to rumble yesterday, at times spitting ash up to eight kilometres in the air, dusting windshields, rooftops and leaves on trees hundreds of kilometres to the west. Just days before US President Barack Obama’s visit to Indonesia, international carriers cancelled flights to Jakarta over concerns about the volcano, 450km away. The move was premature, as the dust wasn’t causing problems either in the skies above the airport or on its runways. The airport handles about 1200 flights a day, and the airline decisions caused about 10 per cent of those to be cancelled. Conditions were also deteriorating at emergency shelters in the shadow of the volcano that are crammed with more than 200,000 people evacuated from the mountain.
The Indonesian government, meanwhile, has expanded a “danger zone” to a ring 20km from the peak, bringing it to the edge of the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, which has been put on its highest alert. The biggest threat is the Code River, which flows into the city of 400,000 from the 3000-metre mountain and could act as a conduit for deadly volcanic mudflows that form in heavy rains. Racing at speeds of 100km/h, the molten lava, rocks and other debris can destroy everything in their path. People living near the river’s banks have been advised to stay away. “It’s scary…The eruption just keeps going on.” Merapi’s latest round of eruptions began on October 26, followed by more than a dozen other powerful blasts and thousands of tremors. With each new eruption, scientists and officials have steadily pushed the villagers who live along Merapi’s slopes farther from the crater. The latest eruption released 50 million cubic metres of volcanic material, making it “the biggest in at least a century” at Merapi and plumes of smoke continued to shoot up more than 10,000 metres.
Geologists Warning of Mega-Eruption of Merapi. The Merapi eruptions are becoming more violent – and the big bang could be just ahead. The Indonesian volcano has been spewing 800°C ash clouds for days. “Merapi is among the most dangerous volcanoes.” The biggest known eruptions occurred in 1006, 1369, 1786, 1822, 1872 – destroying a large number of villages – and 1930 when 1300 people perished.
Investigations of the volcano have revealed that an UNPRECEDENTED Magma reservoir lurks underneath it.
A rough estimate indicates that there is three times more magma than what was ejected by the Indonesian volcano Tambora in 1815 – the biggest eruption in the last 10,000 years, which led to a cooling of the climate globally. Geoscientists aren’t sure what to make of this huge magma reservoir. They are hesitant to make predictions of catastrophe. Word of a ‘mega-eruption’ is making the rounds among scientists. But apparently they are avoiding the use of the word to avoid being labelled preachers of disasters. History shows, however, that volcanoes in Indonesia have a worrisome potential for catastrophic eruptions. (Great map of all of Indonesia’s major volcanoes)
PHILIPPINES – A volcano in the Philippines has released a plume of steam and ash but scientists say an explosive eruption is not expected. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says Saturday’s activity at Bulusan volcano was caused by groundwater interacting with hot rocks and not rising magma. The cloud of steam and ash rose 1,980 feet (600 metres) and fell over areas as far as six miles (10 kilometres) from the mountain. The institute says there could be more hydrothermal disturbances and has warned people to keep away from a 2.5-mile (4-kilometre) permanent danger zone around Bulusan’s summit. Bulusan is one of the country’s 23 active volcanoes. It is located about 240 miles (380 kilometres) southeast of Manila.
ICELAND – There are no signs yet of the underground tremors that would signal an eruption at Grimsvotn. Grimsvotn lies under 650 feet (200 meters) of ice on the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland. In addition to 2004, it erupted in 1998 and 1996, causing flooding to a largely uninhabited plain around it. The flooding triggered by hot molten rock, or magma, from the volcano has been expanding a lake underneath the glacier, building pressure strong enough to send water pouring from under the ice cap.
NEW ZEALAND – North Islanders are being told to bone up on volcanoes. An eruption is coming, warns a volcanologist, and anyone living pretty much north of Wellington should be prepared. A group of volcano experts are advising local bodies, emergency services, government agencies and district health boards at a conference in Taupo this week, on how they can best prepare to cope with the aftermath of an eruption. The venue is deliberately fitting – the Taupo volcanic zone is the most productive volcanic system on Earth. Eruptions, when they happen, are big. It’s not the lava or the possibility of lahar that Kiwis need worry about, but ash. “Lava flows and lahars are very damaging, but they tend to be local. We spend a lot of time talking about volcanic ash because worldwide it’s the most disruptive and travels a long way.”
Fortunately, New Zealand volcanologists are world leaders when it comes to understanding the impact of ash fallout and know how it affects water and electricity supply, waste water treatment plants, pasture and buildings. Expertise developed following the 1996 eruption of Mt Ruapehu, and this year Kiwi scientists were called in to advise on the likely impact of ash fallout following the eruption of Iceland’s Mt Eyjafjallajokull, which closed airports across Europe. Also on the agenda of the Taupo conference is an insight into supervolcanoes, capable of pushing out 500 cubic kilometres of magma or more. “It’s a number you can’t fathom.” And there have been at least two in the world in the past 350,000 years. New Zealand doesn’t harbour any supervolcanoes but it does have its younger sibling, the caldera volcano. Taupo, Okataina and Rotorua are considered the most active though the Taupo volcanic area has seven or eight calderas that have been active in the last million years.
Just a RUMOR? – Possible eruption from the Oku Volcanic Field in Cameroon – There were a couple brief articles that an eruption has occurred near the border region of Cameroon and Nigeria – in the state of Benue, which is midway along of the eastern border of the two countries. The report claims that “vibrations on the earth overwhelmed the area” and that then there was a “a sudden eruption from six points on the mountainous terrain”, which then “lava from the mountain cover[ed] wells, streams, trees and houses in the area”. People in the vicinity had to flee, but one person died in the “eruption” and many buildings were damaged. Also, water supplies were contaminated by the lava – although the report says that it was “polluted by the heavy magma,” which feels like a missed translation. Overall, this sounds like a basaltic lava flow or flows that came from previously unidentified vents – and the fact it was described as “six points” makes me think it could be a fissue eruption.
Figuring out exactly was is erupting is a little perplexing. First, there aren’t any known active volcanoes in Nigeria near the state of Benue. The Oku Volcanic Field is a field of cinder cones and maars near the border with Nigeria, but in Cameroon. The field is part of a large Mt. Oku, which is a stratovolcano that is now cut by a caldera. There are no historical eruptions of the field, but it does host volcanic lakes like Lake Nyos and Monoun, both of which had catastrophic carbon dioxide releases in 1986 and 1984, respectively. These releases may have been a product of phreatic explosions that overturned the lake waters, but this has never been confirmed. If this eruption is, in fact, from the Oku Volcanic Field, it would be the first subaereal eruption there on record.
[There are only two or three sources showing this Benue info, one of them the Nigerian Sun News, which makes it a big headline on its first page. However there is not even a hint on this event on several other Nigerian media. Nigerian forums show a very skeptical reaction to it. No “neutral” source is showing if anything important is going either at Nyos or Nigeria-Cameroon border. In fact, it is more probable that someone is spreading rumours about that region.]
UPDATE: Some more strange news reports out of the region. One post says that the Nigerian government is making preparations for a collapse at Lake Nyos, but it mentions nothing about an eruption. Last week the National Emergency Management Agency reportedly sent an alert to residents of over 200 communities in Taraba State of impending danger of the possibility of being swept away by over 132 million cubic metres of flood water, which was expected to be released as a result of a possible breakage of Lake Nyos. According to the reports, it was estimated that 200 communities with an average number of 1,000 families per community and an average number of seven people per household in Taraba State might be sacked if the breakage occurred at the lake. The Federal Government on Friday said the imminent eruption of Lake Nyos into Nigeria was just a rumor.
INDONESIA – Malaysia has moved to airlift hundreds of its nationals from Indonesia as Mount Merapi volcano continues its massive eruption. It sent three C-130 transport aircraft to Solo airport to collect 664 stranded Malaysians, many of them students. Some airlines have stopped flying to Jakarta over fears of ash damage. There was no sign of the eruption abating. 283,000 people have now been forced to flee. More than 130 people have died since Merapi began erupting two weeks ago, its greatest activity in a century. Victims were being given a mass burial in Yogyakarta on Sunday.
The infamously volatile mountain unleashed its most powerful eruption on Friday, sending hot clouds of gas, rocks and debris down its slopes at frightening speeds, smothering entire villages and leaving a trail of charred corpses. Frustration among air travellers was growing. US President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta on 9 November for a long-expected visit. White House officials said on Saturday there was no sign so far of any disruption to his schedule.
PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded Sunday increased seismic activity at Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province, 24 hours after the active volcano spewed a 600-meter ash column and grayish steam last Saturday. State volcanologists noted that at least 10 volcanic earthquakes and four explosion-type events have been documented subsequent to the emission of ash and steam at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Since 2 p.m. on Saturday, visual monitoring of the volcano’s other activities were being obscured by thick clouds covering the volcano’s summit. People residing near the valleys and streams were advised to be “extra alert” against sediment-laden stream flows in the event of heavy rains. Bulusan Volcano is considered the 4th most active volcano in the country, after mounts Mayon, Taal, and Pinatubo. It has erupted 15 times since 1886.
INDONESIA – Rescuers in Indonesia have voiced fears for missing children lost in the chaos of a mass exodus after the series of killer eruptions from the nation’s most dangerous volcano. About 280,000 people are living in cramped temporary shelters after being ordered to evacuate from a 20-kilometre “danger zone” around Mount Merapi, which has been spewing ash and heat clouds for the past fortnight. “We’re concerned about children who are yet to be united with their parents.”
Friday’s powerful eruption, the biggest since the 1870s, had caused many residents to flee the area on the island of Java in panic, leaving at least 1000 people desperately hunting for their loved ones. A total of 141 people have lost their lives since Mount Merapi began erupting again on October 26, with bodies being pulled from the sludge that incinerated villages on Friday. The volcano was still belching heat clouds today but not as intensely as on previous days. “The intensity of the eruption has decreased since yesterday but the volcano’s activity is still high, its status is still alert.” The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes.
A plume of sulfur dioxide from Indonesia’s deadly Mount Merapi volcano is swirling through the upper atmosphere over western Australia. It could soon swirl across the entire continent. Sky watchers in Australia should be alert for volcanic sunsets.
INDONESIA – An earthquake measuring 5.4 degrees caused panic on Tuesday in the Merapi volcano area, but there were no fatalities or major damage. The epicenter was located 94 kilometers southwest of Yogyakarta, a city located 30 kilometers from the volcano in central Java island. Merapi volcano continues to emit ash clouds, but the eruption has decreased from days past. The eruption, the strongest since 1870, so far has killed at least 151 people. The number of victims housed in special centers is 320,000 people. Intervention teams are trying to bring together members of the same family, who in most cases are in different centers. (photo)
PHILIPPINE authorities today issued aviation alerts and warned nearby residents of possible mudflows as restive Bulusan volcano ejected more ash. Booming sounds accompanied two ash explosions from the Bulusan volcano yesterday, showering nearby communities with gray ash. Bulusan, 160 miles (250km) southeast of the capital Manila on the main island of Luzon, is one of the country’s 23 active volcanoes. The Government has not ordered any evacuation, but said up to 75,000 people from the nearby towns of Irosin and Juban could be at risk if the currently mild eruption increases. Bulusan has erupted 16 times in recorded history, the last time in 2006. It began emitting ash again on November 6. This is the third blast since Saturday.
INDONESIA – The crater of Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait has expanded to a diameter of 25-26 meters, an Indonesian volcanologist says. The news comes as the frequency of eruptions of the volcano increases. On Friday there were 615 eruptions, on Saturday there were 623 and on Sunday 668. The latest eruptions changed the shape of the crater. Banten’s Governor said Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) did not pose a threat and the eruptions, which can be seen from the western tip of Java, were spectacular to watch. Krakatoa exploded in 1883, with the resulting tsunamis killing an estimated 40,000 people, though some estimates put the death toll much higher. The explosion is still considered to be THE LOUDEST SOUND EVER HEARD IN MODERN HISTORY, with reports of it being heard nearly 4,800 kilometers away. The shock wave from the explosion was recorded on barographs around the globe. Eruptions at the volcano since 1927 have built a new island in the same location, named Anak Krakatau.
“The volcanic activity in Anak Krakatau is indeed increasing. However, it’s all within normal level.” Experts said the lava and molten rocks were unlikely to reach the closest residential areas, 42 kilometers from the peak. However, the public has been warned to remain at least two kilometers away as a precaution. The volcano has thin magma that could easily be spewed out. “The temperature of the material spewed from the volcano can reach 1,000 degrees Celsius. Even a small rock can cause serious injury.” Authorities have warned that several other volcanoes are showing increased signs of activity. They include Mount Karangetang on Siau Island in North Sulawesi and Mount Ibu on Halmahera Island in North Maluku. There is no connection between the Merapi eruption that has killed more than 140 people and forced tens of thousands of others to flee, or the heightened status of other volcanoes throughout the country.
INDONESIA – Another Merapi eruption, number of victims raised to 191. The most recent volcano eruption happened on Wednesday, just after midnight. The ashes were spreading in all directions up to 50 kilometres. 598 people have obtained serious injuries. The number of evacuated inhabitants was increased to more than 343,000, and the zone of risk was widened to 20 kilometres. The series of volcano eruptions, which has been erupting hot ashes up to 1,500 meters in height and day Wednesday, started on October 26.
NIGERIA – Kwande volcanic eruption. Residents of Makurdi are now living in fear following reports of uncommon happenings at the mountainous Mkomon community in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State where a volcanic eruption claimed two lives while property worth millions of Naira have also been destroyed. The latest incident in Mkomon is the fourth in the series of eruptions in the rather forgotten community some six hours drive from Makurdi.
The first eruption in the community occurred as far back as 26 years ago in 1984 followed by others in 2005 and 2009. Unfortunately nothing was done by way of an indepth study to pre-empt further occurrence until the latest incident. But unlike the case a few days ago, the earlier eruptions recorded in the mountainous community did little or no damage at all to inhabitants of the area that also borders Cameroun Republic. The community of predominantly farmers consisting of Ityuluv-Niev, Injor Niev-ya and Iwa Niev-ya natives has been devastated and cut off from the rest of the world, thanks to a volcanic eruption that was preceded by heavy tremor that saw rocks crashing down from the hill and destroying farmlands and houses in its wake. Narrating their ordeal to newsmen who thronged the community to see things for themselves, the Chief explained that on November 4, the entire district was terrified by a heavy vibration never experienced before. The Chief grieved over the loss of his 30-year-old nephew, who died in the incident alongside a teenager.
The magma emitted from the eruption has not only polluted their only source of potable water, the KIPAM Stream, but crops and houses worth several millions of Naira have also been destroyed. He intimated that he had written several memos to the Benue State Government on the need to take action on the incessant occurrences and also requested for the construction of the only road leading to the area but all pleas fell on deaf ears. The reaction of the Commissioner for the Ministry of Water Resources and Environmen when contacted on Saturday over the incident seem to give credence to this allegation. He merely dismissed it with a wave of the hand saying: “It never happened.” Nothing has been said by the state government on the matter and no move was made to alleviate the suffering of the affected people yet the incident has continued to attract attention from within and outside the state.
Meanwhile, a geologist with the University of Agriculture has described the emissions at Abelakpa Mountain as a “function of geological forces” within the earth crust where magma substances boil, thereby forcing the earth to crack. He said the magma could travel a long distance and cause great havoc depending on the space of the crack on the mountain which is occasioned by tensional forces under the earth. The geologist suggested that an indepth scientific research be carried out around the mountain to determine the level of volcanic threat to the lives of the people. Also commenting on the incident, an environmentalist said it was a volcanic slide, warning the people against drinking water, including rain water, likely to have been contaminated by the magma. Meanwhile, as the community continue to live in fear of the unknown they have also made a passionate appeal to the state and federal governments to come to their rescue since the only available bridge in the community had been cut into pieces and water gushing from the eruption sight has also flooded parts of the community.
PHILIPPINES – Mount Bulusan on Friday morning spewed ash and steam anew, the fourth time since Alert Level 1 was raised on the volcano last week. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the ash explosion occurred at 6:59 a.m. The explosion produced an ash and steam cloud which rose to about 700 meters above the volcano’s summit. Before the explosion, 4 volcanic earthquakes were detected from the volcano and weak steaming was observed from the crater. Most of the ash is drifting towards Casiguran village in Escuala. The weather near the volcano remains clear unlike during the weekend when rain turned the ash into mud. Some residents have complained that the ash fall could trigger respiratory problems, which prompted many to wear gas masks.
Alert Level 1 was raised on Bulusan volcano after it emitted ash and steam over the weekend. Despite the ash explosion, residents within the 4-kilometer permanent danger zone refuse to leave their homes. Local officials are closely monitoring areas that may be affected by possible lahar flow from the volcano. The Phivolcs has repeatedly warned residents against possible lahar flows during heavy and continuous rainfall.
MYSTERY BOOMS / SKYQUAKES –
MYSTERY BOOMS – NORTH CAROLINA – 11/5 & 6, 2010 – Saturday, booms rattled Southeastern N.C. residents for second time in 24 hours. Residents across Southeastern North Carolina said something shook their homes Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It wasn’t an earthquake – at least not one large enough to register. Residents across the area, from Holden Beach to Leland to Wilmington, claim to have felt their homes shake at about 2:20 p.m. Friday and again after 10 a.m. Saturday. A resident of Carolina Beach heard a loud boom around 10:15 a.m. and another one about 20 minutes later. Others reported booms from Monkey Junction to downtown Wilmington to the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus around the same time Saturday morning. A geologist doesn’t discount that people felt something, but he checked all seismic records and found no unusual seismic activity. The U.S. Geological Survey, which notifies the state quickly if there is an earthquake, has not posted anything.
If not an earthquake, what could it be? Perhaps the so-called Seneca Guns. Those are mysterious noises often compared to rolling thunder or distant cannon fire frequently heard off the Cape Fear coast and the Myrtle Beach area. To date, no satisfactory scientific explanation for the phenomenon has been found. North Carolina’s coast juts out into the Atlantic, essentially making it into a giant microphone. “You could be hearing stuff from well offshore.”
Phone calls have poured in from across the Cape Fear reporting loud booms strong enough to shake the earth. The Marine Corp in Jacksonville says it’s not playing war games out in the ocean. Sunny Point isn’t claiming anything. The nuclear power plant is Brunswick County says its not responsible. There are no reports of any planes creating sonic booms. The Sheriff’s Departments in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties are also getting reports of shaking, but don’t know what the cause was. The explanation that many are now suggesting is the legend of the “Seneca Guns.” Some believe the ghosts of the Seneca Indians are getting revenge by using the guns that Europeans used on them so many years ago.
Scientist says research of mysterious booms at a standstill. – A series of mysterious booms over the weekend has some folks in the Cape Fear, North Carolina, a little rattled, but they’re nothing new. It’s been ten years since a former Duke University professor started searching for an answer as to what exactly is causing the booms.
“It’s one of those controversies that’s been going on for more than a century now, and what one wants is solid evidence not hearsay. I don’t think my opinion would weigh any more than the hundreds of people that have heard them, or thousands of people that have heard them at this point, until there was actually some hard record of where one particular event that everybody heard was coming from.”
He invested his time and money into building an observation well at Fort Fisher. A cable runs down through the well, and the equipment can tell if the booms are coming from the air or the ground. But there’s one problem: there’s no recording device to document the booms. He didn’t get enough interest or financial support, so a recording device was never purchased. “Whether or not they’re coming from the ground or whether they’re coming from the air, it makes an enormous difference in providing a natural explanation for them. If they’re coming from the ground, it’s indicative of some kind of very small earthquake activity or ground motion. If they’re coming from the air, they’re indicative of something completely different in terms of whether it’s cloud physics or sheet lightning or these kinds of things that would be enormously useful to determine these. They’re actually a very interesting scientific phenomena.”
TROPICAL STORMS –
HAITANS were mopping up the muddy wreckage left by Tomas, after the killer storm swept through the impoverished nation as a hurricane. Tomas appeared to have spared the flimsy tent camps that are home to over a million people. “We were very pleased to see that the impact was not nearly as bad as we had expected. Downgraded to a tropical storm after killing six people in floods and house collapses in Haiti, Tomas was spinning into the open Atlantic. Heavy rains and powerful winds continued to lash Haiti off and on for hours after the storm moved on, and flooding cut off some parts of the country, while authorities warned of a heightened risk of mudslides.
In the capital Port-au-Prince, people were up to their ankles in water, wading through mud as they carried potable water and other essential supplies to their cramped living quarters in the huge refugee camps that have grown around the city since the quake that killed 250,000 people. The flooding caused concern among health officials, and aid groups worried it may exacerbate a cholera epidemic in the northern part of the country that has already killed 442 people, with the disease contracted in part after people drank infected river water. The infected Artibonite River has flooded, “which is bad news because it has been particularly affected by cholera”. The southern town of Leogane was completely under water up to three metres deep in parts. “We are going to have more victims because of the floods and mudslides, but we cannot yet reach the communities most affected.”
But the canvas and tarpaulin shelters that hundreds of thousands of people call home appeared to have withstood the storm better than expected, thanks to pre-storm preparations including hastily dug drainage ditches and sandbag barriers. All coastal watches and warnings were discontinued but the massive cloud coverage threatened to dump up to five centimetres over portions of Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands, even as winds and storm surges were expected to subside.
JAL – After hitting Andhra Pradesh and several parts of Tamil Nadu in India, the pacing cyclonic storm ‘Jal’ is expected to lash Chennai and other surroundings of the city with heavy rain by tonight. ‘Jal’ is expected to cross between Puducherry and Nellore coast. The rainfall could be over 25 cm in one or two places in and around Chennai. Storm surge of about 1 to 2 metres above the astronomical tide may inundate the low-lying coastal areas of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai districts in the state.
INDIA – Though cyclone Jal has weakened into a well marked low pressure area over Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh, meteorologists are keenly watching its further movement for possible changes in weather. But the rainy outlook will continue for two more days. “In some places, it may be rather heavy.” Around noon on Monday, the cyclone Jal had weakened into a depression after crossing the east coast and was centred over Rayalseema, about 50 km north east of Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh. Further, it was expected to move towards the west coast. “We are watching the system to see in which direction it will move.”
‘Jal’ remnant may trigger fresh storm in Arabian Sea – Tropical cyclone ‘Jal’ ran into vertical wind shear, a sudden increase in the wind speed and direction with height in the atmosphere, as it approached the North Coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining South Coastal Andhra Pradesh for a landfall on Sunday night. The storm had also brought with it a barrage of monsoon easterly flows with it, which caused the towering storm to be sheared from the top, weakening it in the process. Model indications are that the weakened storm would canter across the peninsula as a tropical depression and head into the Arabian Sea off the Konkan coast by Tuesday. Some models indicated that the remnant circulation from erstwhile tropical cyclone ‘Jal’ might regenerate as a fresh tropical storm in the Arabian Sea by the weekend. A number of international weather models retained the outlook for the Jal remnant to enter the Arabian Sea, while differing in terms of the strength that it might manage to rustle up.
Only the NGP model of the US Navy saw a full-fledged cyclone developing in the North-East Arabian Sea and heading for the South-West Coast of Gujarat for a landfall.
Meanwhile, tropical cyclone ‘Jal’ may have affected 16.4 million people with winds speeding to above 63 km/h and another 1.8 million people with those clocking 119 km/h just before landfall. An estimated 1.75 lakh people living in coastal areas below five metres may have been hit by the storm surge alone. Fishermen had been advised to suspend fishing operations entirely on Monday. An extended forecast valid until Friday said that fairly widespread rainfall activity would occur over peninsular India.
Uprooted trees, snapped power cables as cyclone Jal” left its impact. Rains brought on by cyclone Jal’ left their impact on the city of Chennai on Sunday morning, uprooting trees, snapping power cables and flooding roads. The LAST TIME A CYCLONE PASSED NEAR CHENNAI WAS 14 YEARS AGO, in 1996. The rains accompanied by gusty winds began lashing the city from 12.30 am on Sunday.
Tomas Remnants Pound Maine – The powerful storm has knocked out power to tens of thousands and toppled trees and utility poles. More than 60,000 Mainers are without power today after the remnants of Tropical Storm Tomas blew through southern and coastal Maine overnight. Especially hard hit was Cumberland County, where more than 25,000 homes and businesses are without electricity. Also hit hard were parts of Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties. Company officials say extras crews are being brought in from New York to help with the repairs. At least 40 utility poles have been broken. Meanwhile, some roads in the area are closed, as are several schools.
Co-variability of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific. In the Western Hemisphere, tropical cyclones “can form and develop in both the tropical North Atlantic (NA) and eastern North Pacific (ENP) Oceans, which are separated by the narrow landmass of Central America,” and “in comparison with tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic, tropical cyclones in theeastern North Pacific have received less attention although tropical cyclone activity is generally greater in the eastern North Pacific than in the North Atlantic.”
“Tropical cyclone activity in the NA varies out-of-phase with that in the ENP on both interannual and multidecadal timescales, “so that “when tropical cyclone activity in the NA increases (decreases), tropical cyclone activity in the ENP decreases (increases)…The out-of-phase relationship seems to [have] become stronger in the recent decades.”
In terms of the combined tropical cyclone activity over the NA and ENP ocean basins as a whole, there is little variability on either interannual or multidecadal timescales; and real-world empirical data suggest that the variability that does exist over the conglomerate of the two basins has grown slightly weaker as the earth has warmed over the past six decades, which runs counter to climate-alarmist claims that earth’s hurricanes or tropical cyclones should become more numerous, stronger and longer-lasting as temperatures rise.
The U.S. has gotten through the hurricane season largely unscathed, with NOT A SINGLE LANDFALLING HURRICANE. Two storms – Earl and Hermine – did bring hurricane force winds onshore, however. The Atlantic was UNUSUALLY HOT, but parts of the Pacific Ocean were cooler-than-average, due to a natural climate cycle known as La Nina. La Nina, which is characterized by an area of below average sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. It can be a boon for hurricanes because it tends to reduce wind shear over the tropical Atlantic. Wind shear, or winds that differ in speed or direction with height, can tear brewing storms apart. There were RECORD WARM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES throughout the region where hurricanes tend to develop. In fact, water temperatures in some areas of the Atlantic have been so warm that they have been contributing to the death of coral reefs in the Caribbean, according to recent reports.
This season has been remarkable in many ways. The lack of a U.S. landfall is statistically RARE given the large number of storms that have occurred. They found that in seasons that are this active, the U.S. has a whopping 95 percent chance of being hit by a hurricane, and about a 21 percent chance of being struck by a major hurricane. Hurricane Richard, which struck Belize on October 24 before dissipating over Mexico, pushed this hurricane season into even RARER territory. “IN THE LAST 110 YEARS, there has NEVER BEEN A SEASON WITH 10 HURRICANES AND ZERO U.S. HURRICANE LANDFALLS.”
The season has also featured storms of UNUSUAL SIZE. Hurricane Igor, which affected Bermuda and caused significant damage in Newfoundland, Canada, was ONE OF THE LARGEST HURRICANES ON RECORD, whereas Hurricane Paula, which struck Cuba, was ONE OF THE SMALLEST. For a time, Igor’s tropical storm force wind field stretched almost 500 miles out from the center of the storm — about the distance between Boston and Washington, D.C. This compares to Paula’s tropical storm force wind field of only 60 miles.
The locations of some of the major hurricanes were also UNUSUAL. Hurricane Julia, which reached Category Four status, was the STRONGEST ATLANTIC HURRICANE EVER OBSERVED SO FAR EAST. “When one considers that earlier this year, Hurricane Earl became the fourth strongest hurricane so far north, it appears that this year’s record SSTs [sea surface temperatures] have significantly expanded the area over which major hurricanes can exist over the Atlantic. Also, this year marked only the second time in recorded history that two Category Four or stronger storms occurred in the Atlantic at the same time.”
But why the lack of a U.S. landfall this year? The U.S. has been protected from hurricanes by a persistent upper air steering pattern that has featured a “trough” of low pressure, so named because it appears on weather maps as a dip in the jet stream, along the east coast. This pattern caused numerous Atlantic hurricanes to recurve out into the open ocean rather than striking land. “In all these cases troughing over the western Atlantic caused these storms to recurve over the open sea.” Storms that formed farther west did not recurve out into the open Atlantic, but instead headed for Central America and Mexico, which have been particularly hard hit this year. The persistent steering pattern of storms away from the U.S. points to a limitation of seasonal hurricane forecasts: they give no indication of which locations are more vulnerable to a landfalling storm.
The leftovers of what was Tropical Cyclone Jal may not be ready to die just yet. The low pressure area formerly known as Topical Cyclone Jal has emerged into the warm waters of the Arabian Sea after crossing India this past weekend, as seen by infrared and visible imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite. Tuesday’s imagery hints that Jal’s remnants are still circulating. The circulation was particularly apparent in the visible image and the infrared satellite image showed that the strongest convection and thunderstorms are now occurring to the west of the center of circulation and over the open waters of the Arabian Sea. Relative to land and the nearest city in India, Jal’s remnant low was about 70 miles (113 kilometers) east-southeast of Mumbai. Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and is located on India’s west coast. It is the most populous city in India with 14 million residents. The forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at the Naval Maritime Forecast Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii were monitoring Jal’s remnants for possible regeneration late Tuesday.
Is it a wrap for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season? – Judging from the recent cold snap in Florida – almost 4 degrees in the minus column compared to average for the first week of November – it’s tempting to conclude that the tropical weather season is over. The season officially ends Nov. 30. But forecasting models that were showing development of tropical systems a week ago now predict quiet weather over the next 10 to 15 days. And wind shear, which prevents storms from developing, is already hitting high levels north of the Caribbean.
Conditions are still fairly ripe in the southern and central Caribbean, according to a hurricane expert at Weather Underground. He predicts there will be no more dangerous storms this year like we saw with Hurricane Tomas. But he believes there’s a 30 percent chance we’ll see “one more inconsequential named storm” before 2010 goes into the books. In fact, the National Hurricane Center is tracking a low pressure system about 100 miles north of Aruba, which is designated 93L. Forecasters gave it a low chance of development over the next two days. Even if it does become Tropical Storm Virginie, computer models show it zipping off to the northeast so it wouldn’t have any impact on Puerto Rico, Hispaniola or Cuba. It would, however, put the season firmly in third place behind 2005 and 1933 in terms of the highest number of named storms. We’re currently tied with 1995 and 1887 for third place.
Speaking of hurricanes, some interesting new research concludes that global warming may not have much impact on the number of tropical storms. The reason is that as sea temperatures continue to increase, so does the threshold for tropical development. Over the last 30 years, it has taken more and more heat to trigger rainfall over the tropical oceans, the precursor to storm development. “The correspondence between the two time series is rather remarkable. The convective threshold and average sea surface temperatures are so closely linked because of their relation with temperatures in the atmosphere extending several miles above the surface.” Tropical ocean temperatures, and the threshold for development of convection, have both been rising by about a tenth of a degree centigrade per decade.
The Atlantic has seen a very large increase in major hurricanes during the 16-year period of 1995-2010 (average 3.8 per year) in comparison with the prior 25-year period of 1970-1994 (average 1.5 per year). Researchers attribute this upturn in Atlantic major hurricanes to natural multi-decadal variability in the strength of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation and a concomitant increase in tropical Atlantic sea-surface temperatures. These changes are not directly related to global sea-surface temperature increases or atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
No hurricanes made landfall along the Florida Peninsula and East Coast. This marks the fifth year in a row with no hurricane landfalls along this portion of the U.S. coastline. This is THE FIRST TIME SINCE RELIABLE U.S. RECORDS BEGAN IN 1878 THAT NO HURRICANES HAVE MADE LANDFALL along the Florida Peninsula and East Coast IN A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD. This is the FIRST TIME IN RECORDED HISTORY THAT AS MANY AS 12 HURRICANES HAVE OCCURRED in the Atlantic basin WITHOUT A U.S. LANDFALL. Prior to that record, at least two hurricanes made landfall in the United States when a minimum of 10 hurricanes occurred in the Atlantic basin. No major hurricanes made U.S. landfall this year. Following seven major hurricane landfalls in 2004-2005, the nation has not witnessed a major hurricane landfall in the past five seasons. The five consecutive years between 1901-1905 and 1910-1914 have been the only other consecutive five-year periods with no major U.S. hurricane landfalls. Only one tropical storm made U.S. landfall this year (Bonnie). We have not had a hurricane landfall since Hurricane Ike in 2008. The last time that the United States went two years in a row with no hurricane landfalls was 2000-2001. Only three tropical storms have made landfall over the past two years. The last time that three or fewer tropical cyclones made landfall in any consecutive two-year period was 1990-1991.
The 2010 hurricane season had the following special characteristics:
• 88.25 named storm days occurred in 2010. This ties 2010 with 2008 for the sixth most-named storm days in a single season since 1944.
• Twelve hurricanes occurred in 2010. Since 1944, only two seasons, 1969 (12) and 2005 (15) have had the same or more hurricanes in a single season.
• Five major hurricanes formed during the 2010 hurricane season. Since 1944, only seven seasons (1950, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1996, 2004 and 2005) have had more than five major hurricanes form.
• No Category 5 hurricanes developed in 2010. This is the third consecutive year with no Category 5 hurricanes. The last time that two or more years occurred in a row with no Category 5 hurricanes was 1999-2002.
• Eleven named storms formed between Aug. 22 and Sept. 29. This is the most named storms to form during this period, BREAKING THE OLD RECORD of nine named storms set in 1933, 1949, 1984 and 2002.
• Five hurricanes formed during the month of October. Only 1870 (six hurricanes) and 1950 (five hurricanes) have had at least five systems reach hurricane strength for the first time during October.
Igor and Julia both were at Category 4 status on Sept. 15. The only other time that two storms both were at Category 4 status in the Atlantic was on Sept. 15, 1926• Four Category 4 hurricanes (Danielle, Earl, Igor and Julia) formed in the Atlantic between Aug. 27 and Sept. 15 (20 days). This is the SHORTEST TIME SPAN ON RECORD FOR FOUR CATEGORY 4 HURRICANES TO DEVELOP, breaking the old record of 24 days set in 1999.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
COLUMBIA’s rainy season has now taken the lives of 117 people. Over all 1,170,480 people have been affected by the extreme weather, in 28 of Colombia’s 32 departments. 191 people have been injured and 20 have disappeared, while 1,654 houses have been destroyed and 196,000 damaged. A proposal will be made to the Council of Ministers that a state of emergency be declared in Colombia, as the country experiences THE WORST RAINY SEASON IN 60 YEARS.
OIL SPILL –
Scientists find ‘dramatic’ damage to marine life near BP spill site in the Gulf of Mexico – Scientists have found evidence of “dramatic” damage to deep-sea coral near the site of the Gulf oil disaster, with one biologist describing it as a shocking find that “slapped you in the face.
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-
RUSSIA – Temperatures in the Russian capital soared to a RECORD HIGH FOR NOVEMBER on Wednesday, hitting 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit) by midday. Overcast skies may prevent the temperature from rising even further above the previous November high of 12.6 degrees Celsius. Moscow’s average historical temperature in November is about -1 degree Celsius (30.2 degrees Fahrenheit). Russia was hit by a RECORD HEATWAVE and wildfires ravaged the country until well into October, killing dozens of people and causing a health crisis in the capital.
HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD
BRITAIN is set to be battered by 75mph winds and snow as winter really sets in today. An extreme weather warning from the Met Office was issued, predicting that trees could be uprooted and homes damaged by the icy blast. The UK enjoyed temperatures as high as 17C (62.6F) last week – 7C above average. But a ferocious storm from the North Pole arrived last night, with blizzards, dangerous winds and temperatures feeling as cold as -9C (15.8F) at night. Most of the country will be affected by the bad weather, with winds reaching 65mph, and in north-west Scotland hitting 75mph in the early hours. Forecasters warned of falling trees and blizzards in Scotland, northern England and Wales, with sleet predicted in central England. Plummeting temperatures will limp to just 6C (42.8F) in the north and west and fall well below zero at night, before winds ease and it gets warmer on Thursday.
Active sunspot 1121 has unleashed ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST X-RAY SOLAR FLARES IN YEARS, an M5.4-class eruption at 15:36 UT on Nov. 6th. Radiation from the flare created a wave of ionization in Earth’s upper atmosphere that altered the propagation of low-frequency radio waves. There was, however, no bright CME (plasma cloud) hurled in our direction, so the event is unlikely to produce auroras in the nights ahead. This is the third M-flare in as many days from this increasingly active sunspot. So far none of the eruptions has been squarely Earth-directed, but this could change in the days ahead as the sun’s rotation turns the active region toward our planet.
New Comet Ikeya-Murakami (C/2010 V1) is definitely undergoing an outburst event. A November 4-9 sequence clearly shows an explosion in progress. “Only Nov. 7th is missing, because of rare cloudy skies over New Mexico, where the remotely-controlled telescope we used is located.” Another New Mexico observer estimates the size of comet’s expanding atmosphere as 4×6 arcminutes. “There is also some evidence of two symmetrical jets emerging from the nucleus of the comet.”
The behavior of this comet reminds many onlookers of exploding Comet Holmes in 2007. Researchers believe Holmes exploded when an icy cavern in the comet’s nucleus collapsed. Perhaps something similar has happened to Comet Ikeya-Murakami. The icy visitor from the outer solar system made its closest approach to the Sun in late October, so it has just received a dose of solar heating that could trigger such an event. The comet is invisible to the naked eye but an easy target for telescopes. It’s easy to find, too, little more than a degree from Saturn in the eastern sky before dawn.
Signs in False Shepherds & False Religion
“For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.” 2 Timothy 3:6-9
Faith Under Fire
“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12
“You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endured to the end will be delivered.” Matthew 10:22