Earth Changes
Map


Attention

Humpback whale washes up dead in Ponte Vedra, Florida

© FWC
Dead humpback whale beached at Ponte Vedra Beach.
A humpback whale has washed ashore in Ponte Vedra Beach near Mickler's Landing.

According to Nadia Gordon with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the humpback whale is 31-feet long and badly decomposed.

A crew from FWC was collecting samples from the body Saturday afternoon, and plans to anchor the whale overnight in order to complete the autopsy Sunday.

Gordon said humpback whales wash ashore in northeast Florida about once every 1-2 years, so it is somewhat rare.

Friday in Jacksonville beach a dead dolphin washed ashore in Jacksonville Beach.
Attention

Urgent hunt for Black Bear that mauled woman in garage

© Getty Images
Black bears attack a Florida woman

The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head.

Terri Frana of Lake Mary, Fla., went to her garage Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor's house when the attack happened, according to her husband, Frank Frana.

As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were five bears eating trash that they had pulled out of the garage, her husband said.

"The bear got up on [its] hind legs and started to maul her, opened its jaws and put her head in the mouth and dragged her towards the woods," Frank Frana said. "Somehow she was able to pull herself out."

"The bears were various sizes so we think it's probably cubs of different maturity and perhaps a mama bear," the Seminole County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.
Cloud Lightning

SOTT Video Summary: Planetary Upheaval and High Strangeness in March 2014

© SOTT.net

Signs of the Times in March 2014

The third installment in our new monthly series, the following video compiles footage of 'signs of the times' from around the world during March 2014, connecting the dots between planetary upheaval, social upheaval, and 'cosmic weather' in the form of meteor fireball activity.

The month opened with wild waves hitting the West coast of both the U.S. and Europe, while a string of strong earthquakes 'ripped' the whole length of the Ring of Fire along the Americas. The so-called 'Polar Vortex' returned as much of North America was again plunged into a deep freeze in what seemed like the winter that would never end. Despite suffering both drought and wildfires in February, Washington state was hit with a deluge in March that caused a devastating landslide and claimed 20 lives.

Several serious explosions in apartment complexes occurred in both the U.S. and Europe. Ruptured gas pipelines are assumed to be the cause, but officially they remain unexplained. Interestingly, one of the month's many large urban environment sinkholes opened right outside the Harlem explosion that killed 8, and investigators found unusually high levels of natural methane gas in soil samples from the scene, suggesting localized methane outgassing may have played a role in the buildings' sudden obliteration.

Extreme drought was blamed for a massive die-off of animals in Colombia, yet there was record flooding in neighboring Bolivia. California somehow experienced record drought, record rainfall and record wildfires all in the same month... along with a rare tornado that damaged homes. The weird 'winter wildfire' season continued, with hundreds of wildfires breaking out across the U.S., even as the country was plunged into another deep freeze and battered with heavy rainfall from strong storms. Meanwhile a once rare event, but now occurring several times annually, saw another large tornado hit northern Italy on 23 March.

As meteor fireballs lit up the night sky in Canada, Korea and Central Europe, rare hailstorms hit the Middle East, India and South China, and high drama continued in Ukraine as Crimeans told Obama what they thought of the idea of joining the Western empire by voting to rejoin Russia instead.

In what could well be the most incredible High Strangeness event of the year, an entire commercial plane carrying over 200 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing apparently vanished into thin air. Despite many false leads into what might have happened, to date there is no evidence of the plane having crashed or been hijacked...


Knowledge protects, ignorance endangers

For those who can't view YT videos, watch it on Vimeo:

Bizarro Earth

USGS: Aftershock Magnitude 7.4 - 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Kirakira Quake_130414
© USGS
Event Time
2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC
2014-04-13 23:36:18 UTC+11:00 at epicenter
Location
11.451°S 162.069°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities
111km (69mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
321km (199mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
713km (443mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
922km (573mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
967km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Technical Details
Blue Planet

Government buildings evacuated: 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattles Nicaragua

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck in Nicaragua on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital of Managua. The temblors were felt as far away as San Jose in Costa Rica.

An initial earthquake earlier on Thursday evening left 200 people injured and at least one fatality according to government officials. Some 800 homes were damaged in Nagarote, a town 30 miles northwest of Managua.

Authorities reported that the single confirmed fatality thus far, a 23-year-old woman, had died of an apparent heart attack.

Comment: There have been 2 more strong earthquakes recently in Nicaragua:

April 10: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - 10km W of Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua
March 2: Magnitude 6.4 - 23km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua

Cloud Lightning

Storms cause lots of damage in Michigan; 70,000+ homes without power

tree down in michigan from storm
© Unknown
Trees were uprooted after a storm went through Muskegon County, Michigan.
A string of strong spring thunderstorms went through several West Michigan counties, causing damage and knocking out power to thousands of people.
Snowflake

Heavy snow in Montana spring storm

rabbit in snow
© AP Photo/Casey Riffe, Billings Gazette
A rabbit heads for cover along a snow-covered path in Montana.
A spring snowstorm is expected to dump up to 2 feet snow in parts of southern Montana.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for an area that includes Red Lodge, Cooke City and Roscoe.
Red Flag

At least six dead and more missing in Tajikistan mudslide

Six children have been killed and at least seven people are missing and presumed dead as a result of a mudslide in south Tajikistan, an emergency ministry spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Landslides and spring floods are common in Tajikistan, the poorest country in Central Asia, as over 90 percent of its territory is mountainous.

The mudslide struck on Saturday night in a village around 230 km (150 miles) south of the Tajik capital Dushanbe, near the border with Afghanistan.
Red Flag

Landslide kills four in Afghanistan

A landslide triggered by heavy rains and a small earthquake swept through two villages in northern Afghanistan killing four people and destroying around 100 houses, officials said on Saturday.

The natural disaster occurred overnight in the Rustaq district of northern Takhar province, about 300 kilometres north-east of the capital Kabul, police spokesman Abdul Khalil Aseer said.
Mars

Breaking! Second 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 12 hours strikes off Solomon Islands

A tsunami warning has been issued after a strong, 7.5-magnitude quake hit near the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific for the second time in hours. It follows a 7.6-quake that rocked the region overnight.

A shallow 7.7 magnitude earthquake, which was then revised down to 7.5, centered about 114 kilometers south of Kirakira, Solomon Islands and 20 kilometers deep shook the area, the US Geological Survey reported.

A tsunami warning has been issued for Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The previous quake estimated at 7.6 hit the region overnight. It struck 100 kilometers south-east of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, at a depth of almost 30 kilometers. A tsunami warning was initiated, however it lasted only for a few hours.

Earthquake 7.4 Solomon Islands
© USGS
Event Time
2014-04-13 12:36:18 UTC
2014-04-13 23:36:18 UTC+11:00 at epicenter

Location
11.451°S 162.069°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)

Nearby Cities
111km (69mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
321km (199mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
713km (443mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
922km (573mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
967km (601mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Technical data
Top