Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ethiopian volcano spews stunning, deadly blue gas

Indonesia’s Sangeang volcano erupts

PHILIPPINES Rocked by Seven 5.0+ Mag Quakes

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 31 May 2014 19:44:38 UTC
  • 1 Jun 2014 03:44:39 near epicenter
  • 31 May 2014 14:44:38 standard time in your timezone
Location9.333N 126.509E
Depth10 km
  • 35 km (21 mi) E of Cortes, Philippines
  • 44 km (27 mi) NE of Tandag, Philippines
  • 89 km (55 mi) NNE of Lianga, Philippines
  • 103 km (63 mi) NE of Bayugan, Philippines
  • 837 km (518 mi) SE of Manila, Philippines
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
ParametersNph = 95; Dmin = 950.8 km; Rmss = 1.13 seconds; Gp = 99°
Version =
Event IDus c000r9jd
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Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 31 May 2014 11:53:48 UTC
  • 31 May 2014 04:53:48 near epicenter
  • 31 May 2014 06:53:48 standard time in your timezone
Location18.852N 107.445W
Depth10 km
  • 259 km (160 mi) WSW of Tomatlan, Mexico
  • 303 km (187 mi) SW of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 306 km (189 mi) W of Cihuatlan, Mexico
  • 311 km (192 mi) SW of Ixtapa, Mexico
  • 877 km (543 mi) W of Mexico City, Mexico
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
ParametersNph = 117; Dmin = 594.6 km; Rmss = 1.14 seconds; Gp = 78°
Version = 1
Event IDus c000r9g2

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Thursday, May 29, 2014



By now you are probably aware that on Monday Pope Francis was in Jerusalem visiting “holy sites.” One of those was the al-Aqsa mosque, reputed to be the third holiest site in Islam. While there in the “mosque compound, the Pope urged people of all religions to ‘work together for justice and peace.’”
You should also know that:
Known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and Jews as the Temple Mount, the status of the site is one of the most contentious issues in the Israel-Palestinian conflict .
Pope Francis took off his shoes to enter the Dome of the Rock, from where Islamic tradition says the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. The Pope then walked to the nearby al-Aqsa Mosque. (source)
In addition, according to Nicole Winfield and Aron Heller of the Associated Press:
Pope Francis on Monday urged his “brother” Muslims to never abuse God’s name through violence as he opened the third and final day of his Mideast pilgrimage with a visit to the Dome of the Rock, the iconic shrine located at the third-holiest spot in Islam…
Speaking to the grand mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his “dear friends” but “dear brothers.” (source)
Some might be taken by surprise as Pope Francis called devout Muslims his “dear brothers.” However, I already showed you in the 2009 Apprising Ministries piece that Roman Catholic Church And Islam Really Do Worship The Same God. The following I took directly from the official Vatican website just moments ago.
It’s from the document Nostra Aerate, “the Declaration on the Relation of the [Roman Catholic] Church to Non-Christian Religions, which was Proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Paul VI – October 28, 1965.” The Church of Rome proudly tells us that:
3. The [Roman Catholic] Church regards with esteem also the MoslemsThey adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,(5) who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itselfsubmitted to God. Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.
Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom.
4. As the sacred synod searches into the mystery of the Church, it remembers the bond that spiritually ties the people of the New Covenant to Abraham’s stock.
Thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that, according to God’s saving design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets. She professes that all who believe in Christ-Abraham’s sons according to faith (6)-are included in the same Patriarch’s call, and likewise that the salvation of the [Roman Catholic]Church is mysteriously foreshadowed by the chosen people’s exodus from the land of bondage. The Church, therefore, cannot forget that she received the revelation of the Old Testament through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the Ancient Covenant. Nor can she forget that she draws sustenance from the root of that well-cultivated olive tree onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles.(7) Indeed, the [Roman Catholic] Church believes that by His cross Christ, Our Peace, reconciled Jews and Gentiles. making both one in Himself.(8) (source, emphasis mine).
Now we must ask, does this even remotely sound like the true Gospel? Or is it in reality a capitulation in order to be careful not to upset anyone? Is this man-pleasing and timorous tripe issued from a so-called Vicar of Christ a bold stand like that of Christ Jesus; one willing to be found among those which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake (cf. Matthew 5:10), or is it actually trying to live in “peace” with another religon at the expense of the Truth?
The time has come where we really need to help people see that words like these could never have been uttered by a true Vicar of Christ; of course, there’s only one Vicar of Christ right now anyway—God the Holy Spirit.1 With this all in mind then, there’s little doubt that Pope Francis was not referring to the Muslim Mufti as merely a brother in Adam; but rather, he meant it in the sense of fellow believer in the God of Abraham.2

Read the rest at Apprising Ministries.

Editor's note:  Why is Rome turning a blind eye to the following?:

Pregnant Woman Stoned to Death

Saturday, May 24, 2014

M6.9 Quake - 19km S of Kamariotissa, Greece

M6.9 - 19km S of Kamariotissa, Greece

Event Time

2014-05-24 09:25:03 UTC
2014-05-24 11:25:03 UTC+02:00 at epicenter
2014-05-24 05:25:03 UTC-04:00 system time

40.305°N 25.453°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

19km (12mi) S of Kamariotissa, Greece
70km (43mi) SSW of Alexandroupolis, Greece
78km (48mi) ESE of Potos (Thassos), Greece
83km (52mi) WNW of Canakkale, Turkey
298km (185mi) NNE of Athens, Greece

Monday, May 19, 2014

Epic flooding in Balkans

Epic flooding in Balkans raises fears about landmines surfacing

(CNN) -- As if the deadly flooding inundating much of the Balkans wasn't alarming enough, rescuers must now grapple with another concern: the risk of landmines from the Bosnian war resurfacing.
"A vast number of landslides have worsened the situation and relief efforts," the Red Cross said, describing the rains as the "worst floods in more than a century."
"There are reports that landmines buried during the conflict and not yet removed are in some instances being shifted with the landslides, adding (to) the dangers of people living in the areas as well as rescuers," the Red Cross said.
The mammoth flooding has already killed at least two dozen people in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Massive swaths of Croatia are also submerged.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


reliminary Earthquake Report
  • 18 May 2014 01:02:29 UTC
  • 18 May 2014 07:02:29 near epicenter
  • 17 May 2014 20:02:29 standard time in your timezone
Location4.259N 92.747E
Depth9 km
  • 319 km (197 mi) WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • 337 km (208 mi) WSW of Sabang, Indonesia
  • 375 km (232 mi) W of Meulaboh, Indonesia
  • 377 km (233 mi) WSW of Sigli, Indonesia
  • 1000 km (620 mi) W of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
ParametersNph = 116; Dmin = 478.0 km; Rmss = 1.03 seconds; Gp = 23°
Version =
Event IDus b000qt4l
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Firestorm update: Wildfires blacken nearly 20,000 acres

SAN DIEGO — The wildfires that have ravaged San Diego County since Tuesday have scorched almost 20,000 acres, fire officials said Friday.
The total acreage more than doubled Thursday, the most destructive day this week. The Cocos Fire went from 1,200 acres to 3,018 acres overnight, pushing from San Marcos into southwestern Escondido. Firefighters said cooler temperatures and lower winds helped them increase containment to about 10 percent.
The Pulgas Fire, which began Thursday afternoon on Camp Pendleton near Interstate 5 at Las Pulgas Road, burned about 8,000 acres by early Friday morning. It was 5 percent contained, Cal Fire said. A huge plume of black smoke rose from the blaze Friday morning and was carried inland by the prevailing winds. It could be seen for miles.
The Tomahawk Fire on Camp Pendleton had burned 6,300 acres and was 23 percent contained Friday. It and the Pulgas Fire account for more than half of the acreage burned in the county.
The Bernardo Fire has remained at at 1,548 acres since Tuesday, but it was 90 percent contained, Cal Fire said.
The other major fires, the Poinsettia in Carlsbad, the Freeway Fire near Fallbrook, the River Fire in Oceanside, and the Highway Fire north of Escondido, were 100 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution:

 Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2014

Gatestone Institute

Human rights organization Open Doors published its 2014 World Watch List in January, highlighting and ranking the top 50 nations that persecute Christians. The overwhelming majority of countries making the list—and nine of the top ten worst offenders—are Muslim, and include nations from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) and its contenders (Iran); from among economically rich nations (Qatar) and poor nations (Somalia and Yemen); from among “Islamic republic” nations (Afghanistan), “democracies” (Iraq), and “moderate” nations (Malaysia and Indonesia).

The report also indicates that every Muslim nation that the U.S. has helped “liberate,” including in the context of the “Arab Spring,” has become significantly worse for Christians and other minorities. Previously moderate Syria is now ranked the third worst nation in the world to be Christian, Iraq fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four receive the worst designation in the ranking process: “extreme persecution.”

Three of these countries—Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya—were “liberated” in part thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring “freedom fighters” against the regime, many of whom have been responsible for any number of atrocities—including massacres, beheadings, and the crucifixion of Christians and others.

Despite this track record of interfering in Islamic nations only for the human rights of minorities to plummet, and despite the fact that Syria has gotten dramatically worse for Christian minorities, Secretary of State John Kerry declared in January that, if only Bashar Assad goes away, “I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities: Druze, Christian, Isma‘ilis, Alawites—all of them can be protected, and you can have a pluralistic Syria, in which minority rights of all people are protected.”

The same was predicted of Iraq over a decade ago, yet today, well more than half of the Christians are either dead or fled, after years of constant attacks on their churches and persons once Arab dictator Saddam Hussein was ousted.

Libya offers a more recent precedent. Since U.S.-backed “rebels” overthrew Qaddafi, Christians—including Americans—have been tortured and killed (some for refusing to convert), their churches bombed, and their nuns threatened.

January’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NASA spots 'unstoppable' Antarctic ice sheet melt

Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured.
By The Associated Press
The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two new studies show. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured.
The worrisome outcomes won't be seen soon. Scientists are talking hundreds of years, but over that time the melt that has started could eventually add 4 to 12 feet to current sea levels.
A NASA study looking at 40 years of ground, airplane and satellite data of what researchers call "the weak underbelly of West Antarctica" shows the melt is happening faster than scientists had predicted, crossing a critical threshold that has begun a domino-like process.
"It does seem to be happening quickly," said University of Washington glaciologist Ian Joughin, lead author of one study. "We really are witnessing the beginning stages."
It's likely because of man-made global warming and the ozone hole which have changed the Antarctic winds and warmed the water that eats away at the feet of the ice, researchers said at a NASA news conference Monday.
"The system is in sort of a chain reaction that is unstoppable," said NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot, chief author of the NASA study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. "Every process in this reaction is feeding the next one."

Nasa Spots 'Square Hole' In The Sun's Surface

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A near-perfect square 'hole' in the sun has been caught on camera by Nasa.
An updraft of solar winds ripped the shape in the sun’s outer atmosphere, and the results were spotted by the agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory which monitors the star.
The dark spot is known as a coronal hole, and is made when solar winds pull away from the sun at incredibly high speeds.
It appears dark in ultraviolet light because there is less material to emit the wavelengths.
Nasa said: "A coronal hole is an area where high-speed solar wind streams into space.
"Inside the coronal hole you can see bright loops where the hot plasma outlines little pieces of the solar magnetic field sticking above the surface."
The shape of the coronal hole happened merely by chance, as they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The hole occurred over two days but Nasa has condensed the footage into 14 seconds.
The event happened on March 29, but Nasa has only recently analysed the data.
In 2013 the sun’s activity peaked as part of its 11-year solar weather cycle.

The Rise of Satanic Temple and the Sleeping Seeker Sensitive


 By Paul McGuire

May 12, 2014

...The modern Church does not believe in and underestimates the enormous power in the spiritual, intellectual, and scientific dimensions. The Satanists and the Luciferian elite understand the incredible power that can be accessed from the spiritual word or fourth dimension and the gateway of the human imagination. While Christians “celebrate Jesus” in their sensitivity workshops once called churches, Satanists and those who serve Lucifer are conducting rituals and ceremonies that enable them to open portals in another dimension that allow the entrance of supernatural power and armies of demons onto the Earth. Their battle field is the mind and that is why Illuminati symbolism, occult symbols, Satanism, and witchcraft fill music videos and films. Christians are under some kind of a spell and in a trance and often have that glazed look in their eyes. They cannot see, as they did not see in Nazi Germany, that powerful demonic armies are interfacing with earthly powers and the stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Germany. Suddenly and without notice, the spiritual powers of darkness will rise and a new holocaust of blood, horror, and slaughter will begin.

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Pope Would Baptize Aliens

Pope says church's doors open, even to aliens

If an alien asked Pope Francis to be baptized, the leader of the Catholic Church says he would do it.
He made the comments Monday during his homily at mass at Casa Santa Marta,Vatican Radio reported.
"If, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here ... and one says, 'But I want to be baptized!' What would happen?" the Pope said.
He then asked, "Who are we to close the doors?"
He said like Saint Peter, who was criticized by Christians for talking with and baptizing pagans, the church needs to open the doors to everyone who is interested.
"He opened the door, received the people, allowed them to pass. But it was never the ministry of the closed door, never," Pope Francis said.


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Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 13 May 2014 06:35:24 UTC
  • 13 May 2014 01:35:25 near epicenter
  • 13 May 2014 01:35:24 standard time in your timezone
Location7.249N 82.330W
Depth10 km
  • 105 km (65 mi) SE of Punta de Burica, Panama
  • 124 km (76 mi) S of Pedregal, Panama
  • 128 km (79 mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles, Panama
  • 130 km (80 mi) S of David, Panama
  • 354 km (219 mi) SSE of San Jose, Costa Rica
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 81; Dmin = 346.8 km; Rmss = 1.54 seconds; Gp = 80°
Version = 1
Event IDus b000qk64
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Monday, May 12, 2014


From Apprising Ministries:

"...Now that you are aware of how the deceitful spirits (cf. 1 Timothy 4:1) are using their evangelical dupes at this particular point of attack, let me remind you that just about a year ago Stand Up for the Truth asked the key question Does Rick Warren want you to “Come Home” to the Catholic Church? We read:
Make no mistake; this Catholics Come Home movement is not just to bring “lapsed Catholics” into the system of Rome. ( see The Eucharest: the New Evangelization targets you, Christian!) It’s target is everyone, including Bible-believing Christians. The project’s founder, Tom Peterson, has opened the doors to entice Protestants and people of other faiths to Catholicism;… (source)
Well a year later Rick Warren, one of the highest profile ministers in the SBC (Slowly Becoming Catholic), continues to endorse this Catholics Come Home movement as well as the book Catholics Come Home: God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life. At its website Warren is the only evangelical endorsement:
“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”
Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life (source)
As you can see below, the graphic at the top of this piece is taken from the Catholics Come Home Book Ad with Endorsements video to follow. Published on the CatholicsComeHome You Tube channel, we’re told:

This short commercial promotes Tom Peterson’s new book, Catholics Come Home: God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life, encouraging people to learn the seven secrets to happiness, peace, and purpose. It includes endorsements from Coach Lou Holtz, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Pastor Rick Warren, and Actress Roma Downey. (source)..."
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Vatican crisis conference to combat a surge in Satanism


The decline of religious belief in the West and the growth of secularism has "opened the window" to black magic, Satanism and belief in the occult, the organisers of a conference on exorcism said yesterday.

The six-day meeting in Rome aims to train about 200 Roman Catholic priests from more than 30 countries in how to cast evil out from people who believe themselves to be in thrall to the Devil.
The conference, "Exorcism and Prayers of Liberation", has also attracted psychiatrists, sociologists, doctors and criminologists in what the Church called a "multi-disciplinary" approach to exorcisms.
Giuseppe Ferrari, from GRIS, a Catholic research group that organised the conference, said there was an ever-growing need for priests to be trained to perform exorcisms.
"We live in a disenchanted society, a secularised world that thought it was being emancipated, but where religion is being thrown out and the window is being opened to superstition and irrationality," said Mr Ferrari.
The abandonment of religion "inevitably leads people to ask questions about the existence of evil and its origins", he said.
About 250 priests were trained as exorcists in Italy, but many more were needed, the conference organisers claimed.
"Just in the dioceses of Rome, around a third of calls that are received are requests for the services of an exorcist," said Fr Cesar Truqui, a priest and exorcist from Switzerland and a member of the Legionaries of Christ, a conservative Catholic order. In the popular imagination, exorcisms evoke images of black-clad priests holding aloft silver crucifixes while trying to rid frothing, wild-eyed victims of satanic possession.
The Church tries to play down the more lurid associations but at the same time insists that the Devil exists and must be fought on a daily basis.
"Exploring the theme of demonic possession does not mean causing general paranoia, but creating awareness of the existence of the Devil and of the possibility of possession," Fr Truqui told Vatican Radio.
"It happens rarely but you can fight it with God, with prayer, with Marian devotion."
Demonic possession manifests itself in people babbling in foreign languages, shaking uncontrollably and vomiting nails, pieces of metal and shards of glass, according to those who believe in the phenomenon.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Terrorist Organizations

The Gatestone Institute

"[T]he organization of the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, and anyone who asks either to reconcile with them, to join them or to ally with them is himself a terrorist." — Refaat Saïd, leader of Egypt's Socialist party, al-Tagammu', and previously close friend of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Mahdi Akef.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the motto of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is also the verse singled out by Hassan al Banna: "Fight them until there is no fitnah [discord], and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah." [Qur'an, Sura VIII, verse 39]
The link between the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas is clear, and confirmed by Article 2 of the Charter of Hamas, which reads: "The Islamic Resistance movement is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine".

"...There can be no doubt about the ideological link between ABM and MB: both believe in jihad, in the conquest of power by Islam. The most important thing the West has to understand is the blunt pragmatism of MB, that is what Mohammed Charfi, former Tunisian minister of education, wrote in his essay, Islam et liberté: "Today the observers call a "moderate" Islamist the person who, with Westerners, uses reasonable language and who does not choose an openly violent action. However even though his style is calm and the rejection of violence seems sincere, since the movement is always linked to sharia and the sacralisation of history, his moderation remains provisional and indicates a strategy of waiting, because the ingredients of radicalization have not disappeared."

"THE PROJECT", The Muslim Brotherhood "Project"

In 2001, an inconspicuous manifesto now known as "The Project" was recovered during a raid in Switzerland: A manifesto that turned out to be a Muslim roadmap for infiltrating and defeating the West. Today, files containing evidence from the largest terror financing trial in U.S. history, which include details about "The Project", are being withheld by the Department of Justice.

In an explosive two-part mini-series, TheBlaze documentary unit investigates how the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the American government and exposes how our nation's safety is in jeopardy as a result of this dangerous government cover up.

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Muslim Brotherhood ties to White House resurface

Church attacks in Israel threaten to sour the Pope's visit

The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land said a spate of attacks against the Church have poisoned the atmosphere ahead of this month's visit by Pope Francis, and urged Israel to crack down on the perpetrators.
Fourteen attacks by suspected far-right Israelis have been reported in the past year. Several have been carried out over the last month, including a death threat daubed in Hebrew at the Assembly of Bishops at the Notre Dame Center in East Jerusalem.
The attacks have become known as "price tags" - a reference by ultranationalist Jews to making the Israeli government "pay" for any curbs on Jewish settlement on Palestinian land.
"There has been a marked increase of 'price tag' provocations within Israel," Fouad Twal, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, told reporters at a post-Easter procession in the city of Haifa, home to thousands of Israeli Arab church faithful.
Twal drew some encouragement from pledges by Israeli officials, notably Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, to crack down on "price tag" attackers.
"This wave of extremist actions of terror are surely of grave concern to all reasonable persons."
Twal said "the unrestrained acts of vandalism poison the atmosphere" ahead of Pope Francis' first pilgrimage to the Holy Land since ascending to the papacy. The pontiff will visit Jordan, the West Bank and Jerusalem from May 24 to 26.
Israeli officials say they have arrested dozens of suspected "price-taggers", though few have been convicted in the courts. Police say there are only a few score culprits, many known by name, but about half are minors to whom judges show leniency.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service
Budapest, Hungary

2014-05-11 17:27:27 

EDIS Code: VE-20140511-43707-JPN
Date&Time: 2014-05-11 17:27:27 [UTC]
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
State/Prov.: Prefecture of ,
Location: Sakurajima volcano,
Not confirmed information!

The Sakurajima volcano started erupting on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu today. Sakurajima is considered to be one of the most active volcanos in Japan. The national meteorological service of the country reports that the column of ash is rising to the height of over 4,5km. According to Japanese meteorologists, this eruption has become the most powerful this year. The flow of lava and ash is moving in the direction of Ibusiki City but currently there is no information about any wreckage or casualties. Sakurajima erupts up to several hundred times a year. Today's eruption is No.126. The volcanic activity usually harms the neighbouring Kagoshima Prefecture where the only Japanese space launch site Uchinoura is located.rn

Posted:2014-05-11 17:27:27 [UTC]


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Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 11 May 2014 07:40:57 UTC
  • 11 May 2014 02:40:58 near epicenter
  • 11 May 2014 02:40:57 standard time in your timezone
Location36.300N 89.533W
Depth9 km
  • 5 km (3 mi) NW of Ridgely, Tennessee
  • 32 km (19 mi) NNW of Dyersburg, Tennessee
  • 44 km (27 mi) WSW of Union City, Tennessee
  • 47 km (29 mi) E of Kennett, Missouri
  • 247 km (153 mi) W of Nashville, Tennessee
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.3 km; Vertical 0.6 km
ParametersNph = 48; Dmin = 4.3 km; Rmss = 0.06 seconds; Gp = 32°
Version = A
Event IDnm 051114a
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