A sign that things are about to change drastically?

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oakwood said:
Keit: I tried to watch that video of the string of earthquaks that ran around the southern hemisphere in 7 hours but it keeps coming up with an error :huh:

Fwiw, it worked fine here.

That is a very interesting 24 hr. earthquake propagation he shows.
 

oakwood

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I went to the YT site and got the same results. So apparently it's my computer.
It's pretty old and getting shakier by the day. :-[
 

unkl brws

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oakwood said:
I went to the YT site and got the same results. So apparently it's my computer.
It's pretty old and getting shakier by the day. :-[

I have an older computer too and some days if I watch too many videos it often won't play them. I get an error message as well.
 

angelburst29

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Nienna said:
This looks like the same trench that was on SOTT:

http://www.sott.net/article/284136-Sinkhole-1-km-long-trench-opens-up-in-Mexico-video

A gigantic 1.8 mile-long fissure has been identified in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. An Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) drone found the chasm, which is believed to have formed only in the last few years.

Watch Your Step: 2 Mile Long Fissure Opens in Arizona Desert (Photos - video)
https://sputniknews.com/environment/201701271050089943-arizona-desert-fissure-new-discovery/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xdAnftBKvY (2:45 min.)

AZGS officials said in a statement that the opening first appeared in either 2013 or 2014, before widening significantly in late 2014, following heavy rainfall.

Joe Cook, a geologist with AZGS, told a local news station that an underground crevasse may have been brought to the surface by a 2016 monsoon, widening the crack further. At its widest, the AZGS says, the fissure is 10 feet across and 30 feet deep.

The AZGS said that cracks and fissures commonly form in Arizona's southernmost counties due to the movement of groundwater beneath the surface. This particular fissure, Cook said, was likely formed by farmers pumping water from underground to irrigate their crops.

The loss of the water destabilizes the ground, causing fissures to form.

Chasms similar to the fissure pose a danger to off-road and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts who might drive into them by mistake, as well as animals.

"There have been examples of cow skeletons in fissures and I've actually helped pull a calf out of a fissure that was stuck in the mud," said Cook.

The newly-discovered fissure is significantly larger than others in the area, and is only 13 miles south of Arizona City and its 10,000 residents. It is also 45 miles from Tucson, Arizona's second largest city.
 

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I found this video interesting in the way it ties several different changes together in a graphic way. The polar shift is not an isolated event according to this video but is also very likely linked to the solar minimum and also cosmic rays due to the weakening of 3 areas that previously served as earth's protection. According to this information (around 00:24:00) we are seeing a weakening of 3 shields:

1- our weakening solar shield

2- the weakening of earth's magnetic field

3- earth is moving out of a cosmic interstellar cloud and into the "Local Bubble" left by a super nova which offers less shielding

Energy from Space | The Shift Has Begun

The critical issue in this presentation is whether the reversal is going to happen soon. It is undeniable that the general pole shift and field weakening have presented symptomatically of a reversal or significant excursion, and the only point both ESA/SWARM and MIT use to quell fear is that they believe it will take 1000s of years. The math of losing 5% per decade, and the potential for fast reversals, cast a shadow on such aspersions of safety.


https://youtu.be/nsqZJP54shg
 

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angelburst29

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The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is an important part of the Earth’s climate system. What if something disrupted it?

July 12, 2018 - Scientists may have solved a huge riddle that led to more than 1,000 years of cold on Earth. It doesn’t bode well
Scientists may have solved a huge riddle that led to more than 1,000 years of cold on Earth. It doesn’t bode well for the future. - The Boston Globe

Thirteen thousand years ago, an ice age was ending, the Earth was warming, the oceans were rising. Then something strange happened — the Northern Hemisphere suddenly became much colder, and stayed that way for more than a thousand years.

For some time, scientists have been debating how this major climatic event — called the ‘‘Younger Dryas’’ — happened. The question has grown more urgent: Its answer may involve the kind of fast-moving climate event that could occur again.

This week, a scientific team made a new claim to having found that answer. On the basis of measurements taken off the northern coasts of Alaska and Canada in the Beaufort Sea, the scientists say they detected the signature of a huge glacial flood event that occurred around the same time.

This flood, they posit, would have flowed from the Arctic into the Atlantic Ocean and shut down the crucial circulation known as the ‘‘Atlantic meridional overturning circulation’’ (or AMOC) — plunging Europe and much of North America back into cold conditions.

‘‘Even though we were in an overall warming period, this freshwater, exported from the Arctic, slowed down the vigor, efficiency of the meridional overturning, and potentially caused the cooling observed strongly in Europe,’’ said Neal Driscoll, one of the study’s authors and a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The work, published in Nature Geoscience, was led by Lloyd Keigwin of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution along with researchers at that institution, Scripps and Oregon State University.

The result remains contested, though, with other researchers still arguing for different theories of what caused the Younger Dryas - including a very differently routed flood event that would have entered the ocean thousands of miles away.

Nonetheless, the story is relevant because today, we’re watching another —or rather, a further — deglaciation, as humans cause a warming of the planet. There is also evidence that the Atlantic circulation is weakening again, although scientists certainly do not think a total shutoff is imminent, and are still debating the causes of what is being observed.

Either way, the new research underscores that as the Earth warms and its ice melts, major changes can happen in the oceans. And could happen again.

The researchers behind the current study, working on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, analyzed sediments of deep ocean mud, which contain the shells of long-dead marine organisms called foraminifera. In those shells, the scientists detected a long-sought-after anomaly recorded in the language of oxygen atoms.

The shells contained a disproportionate volume of oxygen−16, a lighter form (or isotope) of the element that is found in high levels in glaciers. That is because oxygen−16, containing two fewer neutrons and therefore lighter than oxygen−18, evaporates more easily from the ocean but does not rain out again as readily. As a result, it often falls as snow at high latitudes and is stored in large bodies of ice.

‘‘This is the smoking gun for fingerprinting glacial lake outbursts,’’ Driscoll said. And that means the findings may also represent the trigger for the Younger Dryas.

The thinking is that as the ice age ended and the enormous Laurentide ice sheet atop North America began to retreat, the resulting meltwater fed a bevy of large lakes atop the depressed surface of the continent. That included the massive glacial Lake Agassiz, which stretched from the Great Lakes northwestward across much of Canada.

Prior research had shown that for a while, much of the resulting freshwater drained down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. But at some point, as the ice sheet continued to shrink, the flow of water appears to have been suddenly rerouted to the north or to the east, where it could do more potential damage to the ocean circulation in the Atlantic.

There has long been scientific debate about where all the meltwater actually entered the ocean, though, with some contending that it would have occurred through the St. Lawrence River, which flows past today’s Montreal and Quebec City and thus out into the Atlantic.

The new research holds that, instead, the floodwater exited through the Mackenzie River, which stretches across today’s Northwest Territories, emptying straight into the Arctic Ocean.

It would certainly have been an enormous flow of fresh water. ‘‘I would say somewhere between the Mississippi and the Amazon,’’ Keigwin said.

That could have interfered with the Atlantic circulation, which is crucial because it carries warm water northward, and so heats higher latitudes. Eventually, the waters of the circulation become very cold as they travel northward, but because they are also quite salty, they sink because of their high density and travel back south again.

Freshening is therefore the Achilles’ heel of the circulation. And the new study argues that although the glacial water would have entered the seas very far away near the present Alaska-Canada border, it would have then circulated around the Arctic, eventually traveling south past Greenland and entering the key regions that are crucial to the overturning circulation, which tend to be off Greenland’s southern coasts.

Not everyone is convinced, though - including some researchers who have previously published results suggesting that the outburst flood or flow was instead to the east, through the St. Lawrence River.

‘‘They have produced a nice signal of the release of freshwater into the Arctic Ocean, but the conclusions are based on an uncertain chronology which, when trying to tie together events so closely, requires some independent confirmation,’’ Peter Clark, an Oregon State University geoscientist who has published evidence supporting the St. Lawrence River theory, said in an email.

Anders Carlson, Clark’s co-author and colleague at Oregon State University, sent a geological study finding that, as he put it in an email, ‘‘the Lake Agassiz waters were clearly routed eastward at the start of the Younger Dryas.’’

‘‘This does not preclude Younger Dryas-age floods . . . to the Arctic Ocean,’’ Carlson wrote, ‘‘but it does show that such floods are of local origin and not related to the drainage of Lake Agassiz.’’

Both groups, though, think the flow of fresh water from the gigantic lake and from other melting events toward the Atlantic interfered with the ocean’s circulation — they’re just disagreeing about how it got there.

The question thus becomes whether it is possible to even more dramatically interfere with the circulation again — and what could cause that.

‘‘I don’t think there’s any lakes on land that are big enough to do this,’’ Keigwin said. ‘‘It has to come from ice, because that’s the biggest reservoir of freshwater. And Greenland is the ice mass that you would be most suspicious of, because it’s right there poised to do enough damage.’’

And yet, Greenland is no Lake Agassiz. ‘‘Greenland doesn’t have large land lakes to store the water,’’ Driscoll said. Rather, it releases steady streams of water in the form of glacial runoff, which often goes straight into the ocean — and it releases huge icebergs that slowly melt.

So nobody is necessarily expecting a sudden outburst flood as Greenland melts. Still, Driscoll and Keigwin both think that Greenland’s steady losses over time, especially if they increase in pace, can build up.

Climate scientists will be quick to point out that even if the Atlantic circulation slows or shuts down, ceasing to transport as much heat and leading to some Northern Hemisphere cooling, the overall global warming trend will still be ongoing and may overpower it. We won’t directly repeat the Younger Dryas, but we can learn from it.
 

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Natalie Renier/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is an important part of the Earth’s climate system. What if something disrupted it?

July 12, 2018 - Scientists may have solved a huge riddle that led to more than 1,000 years of cold on Earth. It doesn’t bode well
Scientists may have solved a huge riddle that led to more than 1,000 years of cold on Earth. It doesn’t bode well for the future. - The Boston Globe

There is an off-shoot article on this at SOTT with a few comments for clarifications (and links for background): 13,000 year old clues of deluge and abrupt ice age found in Arctic -- Sott.net
 

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Powerful Lightning Strike at North Rim Of The Grand Canyon - 7/15/2018

https://twitter.com/Basehunters/status/1018561512951238656
Incredible dust devil in Brazil! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLS9oG6uM2k … via Nilton Tranquilli 11:22 AM - 15 Jul 2018
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Wildfire Danger Continues In Western U.S.
Jul 14, 2018
Wildfire season is well underway, and several large fires continue to challenge the skills of thousands of firefighters in the western U.S. The amount of charred acreage is staggering. The Martin Fire alone has burned over four hundred thousand acres in northern Nevada. And the Spring Creek Fire in southern Colorado is now the third largest wildfire in state history!

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UK Meteor Network on Twitter
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Fireball Reports
Pending reports found: 172
We are currently investigating 95 reports about fireballs seen over CA, MN, WI, IA, NC, SD, IN, MT, IL, MI, MO, NY, CO, NE, KS, GA, AR, TX, AL, TN, WV, KY, OH, MD, VT, WA, VA, AZ, ID, SC, DE, FL, UT and HI.

We are also currently investigating 61 reports from Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands and South Africa.

Observação de NEOS – Near Earth Objects – Boletim junho 2018
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Ambae volcano ejects ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Vanuatu
TW on July 16, 2018
 

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And yesterday I was a witness of something very strange for where I live. It was a nice and sunny day and in a few hours, very dark clouds formed. My son was outside playing with his friends. suddenly I saw a huge lighting between these dark clouds. In a matter of a few seconds, a strong wind started to blow.
And then suddenly a small tornado or dust devil formed. I saw my son running home from the window. It lasted for about 10-20 seconds and then dissapeared but the strong winds and rain continue for the next 2 hours.
My son was terrified and he was talking about how he saw tornado forming and how much he was afraid.

This is the first time that i saw this phenomenon happening in Macedonia.:-O
 

c.a.

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More municipal infrastructure collapse! And other related issues.

Aftermath following collapse of two buildings in Marseille, France
Published on Nov 5, 2018

Two buildings collapsed in the southern city of Marseille on Monday, leaving a giant pile of rubble & beams. Fire services said two bystanders who had been in the street when the buildings collapsed were treated for light injuries.


Truck crashes hitting 31 cars, bus drives off bridge, and other accidents, leave more than 20 dead in China -- Sott.net, 04 Nov 2018 12:05 UTC


Controversial AI 'Lie Detectors' Coming To EU Airports, Border Crossings
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 02:45 by Tyler Durden
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When a passenger approaches customs, they will be asked a series of questions by a "virtual border guard avatar," which will use an Artificial Intelligence to monitor their faces to quickly determine whether they are lying in an effort to reduce congestion.

The avatar will become "more skeptical" and change its tone of voice if it believes a person has lied, before referring suspect passengers to a human guard and allowing those believed to be honest to pass through, said Keeley Crockett of Manchester Metropolitan University in England, who was involved in the project.
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"It will ask the person to confirm their name, age and date of birth, (and) it will ask them things like what the purpose of their trip is and who is funding the trip," said Crockett. -CNN

The project comes at an initial cost of $5.1 million (€4.5 million), and will begin its trial run at airports in Grece, Latvia and Hungary for passengers traveling outside the EU.

The technology has only been tested on a scant 32 individuals thus far, however the scientists behind the AI hope to achieve an 85% success rate. Prior facial recognition algorithms have been shown to have higher error rates with women and darker-skinned people after an MIT study earlier this year found bias in similar technology developed by Microsoft and IBM.


"I don't believe that you can have a 100% accurate system," said Crockett, who added that the system should become more accurate as more passengers are run through the algorithm.

The system will be overseen by human guards, who can see the results of the AI tests on each passenger.

Only passengers who give their consent will come face-to-face with the technology in its initial trial, with consent forms available at the airports when they arrive.

The system "will collect data that will move beyond biometrics and on to biomarkers of deceit," said project coordinator George Boultadakis, of information technology service company European Dynamics in Luxembourg.​

Surely the 15% of people subject to false positives won't be treated with any bias by airport personnel in secondary questioning, especially if they are darker-skinned.


 

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Noticed this concerning the East (island of Newfoundland):


Seismic records show Newfoundland was literally shaking from wind and waves

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It was very noticeable and in our seismic data, our plots, it just jumped off the page. You could just see that shaking.- Seismologist John Cassidy
 

c.a.

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Noticed this concerning the East (island of Newfoundland):
Yesterday east coast of Spain!
Translated from Catalan by Microsoft
Attention with the stormy this weekend in the Catalan coast. The waves can exceed 4 meters high! We explain in the video of the marine forecast. #meteocat

Translated from Catalan by Microsoft
According to our contributor to L'Escala (Alt Empordà) @llevantada in the afternoon already had its early years (waves of more than 2.5 m) with areas of mar brava (waves of more than 4 m.).
 
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