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Strange lights recorded minutes before Sichuan earthquake

A Bizarre colorful cloud formation in the sky was recorded on video just before last week's China earthquake at two places near the quake's epicenter.

All throughout the history, there had been incidents of strange things happening before major earthquakes. For the first time, strange clouds were recorded on video just 30 minutes before Sichuan earthquake. Coloured clouds were recorded using mobile phone cameras in Tianshui, Gansu province approximately 450km northeast of epicentre. Later, similar clouds were reported 200 miles away from the quake's epicentre, Wenchuan.

Last year "earthquake lights' were reported before an earthquake in Peru. Scientists believe that this could be due to the emission of radiations(Scalar waves) from the earth's crust.


Evil Rays

Earthquake cloud, Chinese photographer catches prediction 2 days before earthquake occurred

May, 09, 2008, 2 days before the Chinese deadly earthquake, somebody took those pictures in Linyi, Shandong province, east China. As you can see they capture lot of "line-shaped" clouds. Apparently someone has spotted an Earthquake Cloud and predicted that a 6+ earthquake will happen within 2 days, but they didn't know where. Of course, nobody believed them at that time. Then, 12, May, a 7.8 earthquake occurred in Wenchuan, Sichuan province, west China.

Here are those pictures. (click here to see the original post in Chinese)


Cloud Lightning

Curious cloud formations linked to quakes

Can unusual clouds signal the possibility of an impending earthquake? That's the question being asked following the discovery of distinctive cloud formations above an active fault in Iran before each of two large earthquakes occurred.


Frog Migration: Omen to China Earthquake Disaster

On May 5th, many Chinese locals noticed thousands of frogs on the move. They were seen traveling without fear of traffic as they crossed streets in mass floods.


Many Chinese sensed the migration as a bad omen of a coming natural disaster, but the Chinese government told them that it was just a natural migration for the purpose of propagation. This calmed the people and no one took the omen very seriously.


How Global Warming Can Chill the Planet

Scientists hope new evidence of an ancient rise in sea level from a fresh water flood will tell them how global warming can lead to global cooling.

A global cooling event was caused by global warming? Sounds strange. But that is exactly what scientists say happened.

conveyor belt in the ocean
©Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
The conveyor belt in the ocean that circulates warm water at the surface (White) and deep cold water (Purple)


FAQ - Earthquake Effects & Experiences

Q: What are earthquake lights? Are they real?

A: Observations of earthquake lights (EQL), mostly white to bluish flashes or glows lasting several seconds associated with moderate to large earthquakes, have been reported infrequently by observers since ancient times. It wasn't until the phenomenon was captured in photographs, taken during the Matsushiro earthquake swarm in Japan between 1965 and 1967, that the seismological community acknowledged their occurrence. A satisfactory theory to explain EQL, however, has been elusive and is still not agreed upon. Proposed mechanisms include piezoelectricity, frictional heating, exoelectron emissions, sonoluminescence, phosphine gas emissions, and fluid injection (electrokinetics), but the most recent theory suggests that EQL are caused by separation of positive hole charge carriers that turn rocks momentarily into p-type semiconductors (first and second references below).


Acidified ocean water threatens marine life from Mexico to Vancouver Island

Greenhouse gases have so profoundly altered the world's oceans that scientists say "corrosive" acidified water is now surfacing off the west coast of North America.

Better Earth

Microbes found living at record 1.6km below seabed

OSLO - Microbes have been found living at a record depth of 1.6 km (a mile) beneath the Atlantic seabed in a hint that life might also evolve underground on other planets, scientists said on Thursday.

The discovery of prokaryotic microbes in searing hot sediments under the seabed off Newfoundland, Canada, doubles the previous depth record of 842 meters, according to experts in Wales and France writing in the journal Science.


Homes burn as fire spreads in central California

CORRALITOS, Calif. - Gusty winds fanned a wildfire Thursday that burned several homes, forced evacuations and closed schools in the mountains of central California, where rugged terrain frustrated efforts to get a handle on the fast-moving blaze.

Hundreds of people fled as the more than 4-square-mile fire continued to grow despite more than 500 firefighters and a swarm of tanker planes and helicopters dousing the area.

Cloud Lightning

Tornadoes claim more lives in U.S. this year

Meteorologists who keep records for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration say that the United States is having its deadliest tornado season in a decade and that this year may be on pace to set a record for the most tornadoes.