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Old 09-03-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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TANAH KARO, Indonesia — An Indonesian volcano that was quiet for four centuries shot a new, powerful burst of hot ash more than 10,000 feet (three kilometers) in the air Friday, sending frightened residents fleeing to safety for the second time this week.

The force of the eruption — the strongest so far — could be felt five miles (eight kilometers) away.

"This was a big one," said 37-year-old Anto Sembiring, still shaken after abandoning his coffee shop in the middle of the danger zone. "We all ran as fast as we could. ... Everyone was panicking."

Full article here: Indonesian volcano spews new burst of ash - World news - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38982830/ns/world_news/ - broken link)
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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TANAH KARO, Indonesia — An Indonesian volcano that was quiet for four centuries shot a new, powerful burst of hot ash more than 10,000 feet (three kilometers) in the air Friday, sending frightened residents fleeing to safety for the second time this week.

The force of the eruption — the strongest so far — could be felt five miles (eight kilometers) away.

"This was a big one," said 37-year-old Anto Sembiring, still shaken after abandoning his coffee shop in the middle of the danger zone. "We all ran as fast as we could. ... Everyone was panicking."

Full article here: Indonesian volcano spews new burst of ash - World news - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38982830/ns/world_news/ - broken link)
Indonesia has ALWAYS been "hot." Needs no heating up. Check out Tambora and Krakatoa for a little history.

You're welcome.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Life on this little rock, orbiting a nondescript star, in a mundane part of a rather un-unique galaxy continues on as normal, including normal tectonic and vulcanism activity.

Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite, the world will all be here tomorrow, and the next day and the next day.......... and so on.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Elements Are Heating Up....
Actually the literal physical elements which comprise planet earth have been cooling for some time now. So do you think the lava is getting hotter? Or are you referring to the fact that lava coming to the surface is transferring it's heat to other elements?

What do you mean?
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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[LEFT]Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island (http://topics.sfgate.com/topics/South_Island - broken link), knocking out power, damaging roads and ripping facades off buildings in Christchurch, the country's second-largest city.
The quake, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) west-northwest of the city and at a depth of 12 kilometers, ruptured sewer lines and water pipes and led to the closing of the airport, Radio New Zealand reported. At least two people suffered serious injuries, the public broadcaster said, citing Christchurch Hospital.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/09/03/bloomberg1376-L86QWH0UQVI901-42SV2VJ8S8E9N6PIN6E0PC1F0G.DTL#ixzz0yZhA774P (broken link)



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Old 09-04-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Pay attention to what's going on is all: IRIS Seismic Monitor - Recent Earthquakes
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Keep your eyes on any solar wind over 600km/sec, and the K index showing increases, we had a quick geomagnetic storm not to long ago, and might have might have another (no big deal), and x-rays that climb even slightly. These conditions, in the past, have shown us an increased quake activity almost immediately, and for a few days after. Let's see what happens.


Trying to connect the dots.....is there anyone that even slightly agrees? Or, do you think we're grasping at straws, that everything's pretty much the same? No particular unusual earth changes?


http://www.n3kl.org/sun/noaa.html

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Old 09-04-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Pay attention to what's going on is all: IRIS Seismic Monitor - Recent Earthquakes
Pay attention to what is normal as this little rock we call home creaks and groans as the forces of nature work on it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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What's not "normal" is the coverage we give to events that would have once rated only a few lines in local newspapers or a few minutes of air time on the local radio station.

Add to that the trend to set up houskeeping in previously uninhabited territory due to population pressure and we have a vastly increased chance of a catastrophe striking a populated area.

One hundred years ago Christchurch had, maybe, 100000 people and the Canterbury district half again as many. 250K total and that might be a generous estimate (Chester NZ might be able to pin things down a little better). Today Christchurch proper has just under 400000.
As recently as 1970 it would have been highly unlikely that the eruption of Mt. Sinabung would have been noted anywhere outside Indonesia since even by Mt. Etna standards it was pretty anemic.
Hurricane Earl's romp up the Atlantic would have been noteworthy enough in the East and even Midwest during the middle of the twentieth Century but out on the west Coast, where I live, it would only have been front page news for one day - if that.
The worst natural disaster since the 1730's hit what was then called East Pakistan when a hurricane roared into the Ganges delta on 11/13/1970 snuffing out a minimum of 300000 lives. It was front page news in our local paper but only for one day and at that didn't even rate a headline.

This is not to say we trivialized catastrophes way back then (as I recall the US government sent millions in aid to help rebuild the Ganges delta and the wrecked lives of its survivors) nor is it an accusation we sensationalize things today. It is merely to say that the recent uptick in incidences where nature throws a tantrum is merely a reflection of more observers, better observation tools and more people living in more extensive territory thus being more at risk of exposure to nature's worst.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Keep your eyes on any solar wind over 600km/sec, and the K index showing increases, we had a quick geomagnetic storm not to long ago, and might have might have another (no big deal), and x-rays that climb even slightly. These conditions, in the past, have shown us an increased quake activity almost immediately, and for a few days after. Let's see what happens.


Trying to connect the dots.....is there anyone that even slightly agrees? Or, do you think we're grasping at straws, that everything's pretty much the same? No particular unusual earth changes?


Current Solar Data: NOAA data

SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids
Again, it comes back to how one defines "usual". For example - if an asteroid hit the U.S. tomorrow and made a 5 mile wide crater it certainly wouldn't be a normal day but it also wouldn't be "unusual" in the context of the known history of the planet.

If Greenland became farmland again, it would be unusual for sure, but since we know it was farmland 1000 or so years ago - it would not be unprecedented by any means.

Basically Betsey, I believe the literal physical signs end timers seek are not doing the trick to fulfill what they think is proof of "end times".

We really need some 100 pound hail or moon blood - something unprecedented - not things we know have been happening for millenia.

Some are saying the financial meltdown is proof - but again, it was much worse in the great depression so, even though I agree it's good to be informed I don't think your clear 2nd Peter 10:3 literal interpretation (which you believe is a reference to the literal elements getting superheated/dissolved) is on target.

But if it is - all the unraptured will melt and it'll be too late anyway - right?
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