Sunday, September 28, 2014

Geomagnetic Storm Threat This Week

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 271 Issued at 2200Z on 28 Sep 2014 IA.

Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 27/2100Z to 28/2100Z: Solar activity has been at high levels for the past 24 hours.

The largest solar event of the period was a M5 event observed at 28/0258Z from Region 2173 (S17W39). There are currently 7 numbered sunspot regions on the disk. IB.

Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be moderate with a slight chance for an X-class flare on days one, two, and three (29 Sep, 30 Sep, 01 Oct).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 27/2100Z to 28/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reached a peak speed of 452 km/s at 28/1113Z.

Total IMF reached 6 nT at 27/2101Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 28/0949Z.

Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 1208 pfu. IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on days one and two (29 Sep, 30 Sep) and quiet levels on day three (01 Oct)

Protons have a slight chance of crossing threshold on days one through three (29 Sep - 01 Oct) III. Event probabilities 29 Sep-01 Oct Class M 75/75/75 Class X 20/20/20 Proton 15/20/20 PCAF green IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 28 Sep 181 Predicted 29 Sep-01 Oct 185/190/195 90 Day Mean 28 Sep 135 V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 27 Sep 012/016 Estimated Afr/Ap 28 Sep 009/009 Predicted Afr/Ap 29 Sep-01 Oct 007/010-007/010-007/008 VI.

Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 29 Sep-01 Oct A. Middle Latitudes Active 25/25/20 Minor Storm 10/10/05 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 15/15/15 Minor Storm 25/25/25 Major-severe storm 35/35/25


Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude4.7Date-Time28 Sep 2014 20:45:13 UTC28 Sep 2014 13:45:13 near epicenter28 Sep 2014 15:45:13 standard time in your timezone

Location36.627N 120.840WDepth6 kmDistances41 km (25 mi) SSW of South Dos Palos, California43 km (26 mi) WSW of Mendota, California47 km (29 mi) S of Los Banos, California48 km (29 mi) ENE of Soledad, California

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.4 km; Vertical 1.2 kmParametersNph = 23; Dmin = 6.2 km; Rmss = 0.11 seconds; Gp = 130°
Version = 0Event IDnc 72316031

Saturday, September 27, 2014


2014-09-27 10:27:26 - VOLCANO ERUPTION - JAPAN

EDIS Code:VE-20140927-45436-JPNDate&Time:2014-09-27 10:27:26 [UTC]

Continent:AsiaCountry:JapanState/Prov.:Prefecture of Gifu, Location:On-take Volcano,City:

Number of injured people: 8
Affected people: 25

Not confirmed information!


A volcano in central Japan has erupted, sending ash clouds down the mountains' slope for more than 3 kilometers. At least eight people have been injured and aircraft have been forced to divert to avoid the dangerous area. The Ontake volcano on the border of Nagano and Gifu prefectures, 200 kilometers west of Tokyo, started erupting at about 11:53 local time (02:53 GMT), NHK reported, citing Japan's Meteorological Agency. NHK released a video showing the volcano spewing thick, gray smoke into the air. More than 250 people were left stranded near the top of the volcano, police told NHK, adding that one hiker was rescued after being buried in ash near the volcano. He remains unconscious. "Seven people were slightly injured and one person suffered serious injuries as a result of the eruption," Makoto Hasegawa of the Nagano prefecture fire department told Reuters. "Airplanes are diverting their flying routes to avoid the ash cloud," he added. A local eyewitness told NHK that small rocks were being hurled into the air along with the ash. "It was like thunder," she said. "I heard boom, boom - then everything went dark." Japan's Meteorological Agency declared a level 3 volcano alert on a 1 to 5 scale, which means people are advised to stay away from the mountain. The agency warned that the debris from the volcano could fall as far as 4 kilometers away.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Power, Madness, & Immortality: The Future of Virtual Reality

Power, Madness, & Immortality; the future of virtual reality

Mychilo Cline

There has been increasing interest in the potential social impact of new technologies, such as virtual reality (as may be seen in utopian literature, within the social sciences, and in popular culture). Mychilo S. Cline, in his book, Power, Madness, and Immortality: The Future of Virtual Reality, argues that virtual reality will lead to a number of important changes in human life and activity. He argues that:

* Virtual reality will be integrated into daily life and activity and will be used in various human ways.

* Techniques will be developed to influence human behavior, interpersonal communication, and cognition (i.e., virtual genetics).

* As we spend more and more time in virtual space, there will be a gradual “migration to virtual space,” resulting in important changes in economics, worldview, and culture.

* The design of virtual environments may be used to extend basic human rights into virtual space, to promote human freedom and well-being, and to promote social stability as we move from one stage in socio-political development to the next.

In Power, Madness and Immortality, Mychilo Cline argues that Virtual Reality will be the defining technology of the next century, if not the next millennium, and with it will come significant social and economic change.

Power, Madness and Immortality is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the social and philosophical impact of virtual reality, the design of virtual worlds, or in the future of humankind.

Oculus Rift hands-on

"...It’s not inconceivable that the future could be a Matrix-type scenario in which the “reality” people experience is just a veneer behind which lurks a much uglier world. Or it could be one where people become addicted to self-gratification – everything from virtual sex, engaging all five senses, to virtual dates in which partners living on opposite sides of the world meet in medieval China or 1920s Paris.
The Oculus team may be excited to be riding the crest of this new technological wave, but it also clearly understands this potential dark side. One of the worlds created for the demonstration was a dystopian future city in which the tallest skyscraper was a skinny tower with the Oculus name and eye logo at the top – reminiscent of nothing so much as the sinister, all-seeing tower of Isengard from The Lord of the Rings.
The reference was of course meant as a joke, but it was only so funny."

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Quake Swarm: California

M6.2 Quake of Willow, Alaska

Event Time

  1. 2014-09-25 17:51:17 UTC
  2. 2014-09-25 09:51:17 UTC-08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-09-25 13:51:17 UTC-04:00 system time


61.953°N 151.785°W depth=102.8km (63.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 94km (58mi) WNW of Willow, Alaska
  2. 125km (78mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  3. 129km (80mi) NW of Anchorage, Alaska
  4. 379km (235mi) SSW of College, Alaska
  5. 903km (561mi) WNW of Whitehorse, Canada

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.0Date-Time25 Sep 2014 09:13:50 UTC25 Sep 2014 19:13:51 near epicenter 25 Sep 2014 
04:13:50 standard time in your timezone
Location9.480S 156.391E Depth10 km Distances160 km (99 mi) SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands373 km (231 mi) SSE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea390 km (241 mi) W of Honiara, Solomon Islands661 km (409 mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea727 km (450 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 kmParametersNph = 80; Dmin = 390.6 km; Rmss = 1.29 seconds; Gp = 23°

Version =Event IDus b000sftz
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

M6.2 Quake - Argentina

M6.2 - 46km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina2014-09-24 11:16:12 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-09-24 11:16:12 UTC
  2. 2014-09-24 08:16:12 UTC-03:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-09-24 07:16:12 UTC-04:00 system time


23.854°S 66.553°W depth=189.3km (117.6mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 46km (29mi) NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina
  2. 133km (83mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
  3. 142km (88mi) WSW of Humahuaca, Argentina
  4. 143km (89mi) WNW of Palpala, Argentina
  5. 831km (516mi) SSE of La Paz, Bolivia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

M7.1 Earthquake - GUAM REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report


Date-Time17 Sep 2014 06:14:46 UTC17 Sep 2014 16:14:46 near epicenter17 Sep 2014 01:14:46 standard time in your timezone

Location13.740N 144.394EDepth133 kmDistances44 km (27 mi) NW of Piti Village,

Guam54 km (33 mi) WNW of Dededo Village, Guam

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 5.5 kmParametersNph = 153; Dmin = 54.3 km; Rmss = 0.83 seconds; Gp = 16°
Version = 1Event IDus b000sdcr

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

Sunday, September 14, 2014

World May Be in Beginnings of World War III, Pope Suggest

Praying for war dead at Italian WWI Memorial, Francis condemns apathy toward ongoing conflict.

September 13, 2014

Humanity may be in the early days of a Third World War, Pope Francis said during a ceremony marking the centennial of the start of World War I.

The Pope on Saturday morning celebrated Mass at the Italian Military Memorial of Redipuglia.  The area was the scene of fighting between Italy and the forces of the Central Powers during the 1914-1918 conflict. 

“There are tears, there is sadness. From this place we remember all the victims of every war,” Pope Francis said during a homily at a Mass for the fallen and victims of all wars. He called war “madness” and “irrational” and said its only plan was to bring destruction.

“Greed, intolerance, the lust for power…. These motives underlie the decision to go to war, and they are too often justified by an ideology; but first there is a distorted passion or impulse,” said the Pope.

Speaking at the end of a week in which President Obama announced a new plan to combat the terrorist group Islamic State, and with almost constant news of growing conflicts in various parts of the world, the Pope said that "even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction."

Standing beneath the towering Redipuglia memorial entombing 100,000 Italian soldiers fallen in World War I, Francis surely had his own grandfather in mind. The elder Bergoglio fought in Italy's 1915-17 offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire waged in the nearby battlefields, surviving to impress upon the future Pope the horror of war.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Earth Bombarded By Twin Solar Flares Share

A sunspot five-times the diameter of Earth has fired twin flares at us, causing a geomagnetic storm that was forecast to peak on Saturday, 13 September.

AR2158 first exploded on Tuesday, followed by a more powerful eruption (classed as an X1.6) on Wednesday, briefly causing high-frequency radio blackouts, said

Both flares came with coronal mass ejections (CMEs), billions of tonnes of matter leaving the Sun at speeds of more than 3,750km/s, said Solar flares typically release energy in the range of billions of megatons.

The Sun has had bigger flares this year as it approaches the maximum point of activity on its 11-year cycle, but AR2158 was pointing pretty much straight at Earth, so will have greater effect.

Satanic Temple Plans to Open 15 Chapters Nationwide

The Satanic Temple says it espouses a Satan who is not the same Biblical "Father of Lies" who tempted Christ in the wilderness.

"Satan, to us, is not a deity or entity, but rather a symbol of the ultimate revolutionary iconoclast exemplified by Milton, William Blake and Anatole France," said Jex Blackmore, a leader of the Satanic Temple's new Detroit chapter and a member of the organization's executive ministry team.

Blackmore told Aleteia that her group's brand of Satanism—more comparable to a rationalist humanist philosophy than a mystical religion—provides her co-religionists with a sense of identity, community, custom and shared values.

"Our group includes mothers and fathers, veterans, musicians, professors, entrepreneurs and students," Blackmore said. "We represent all different walks of life."

The Satanic Temple has made headlines in recent months for its provocative efforts to organize a "black mass" at Harvard University and for trying to erect a statue of Baphomet—a bearded, goat-headed pagan deity—in Oklahoma City as a countermeasure against Christians installing the Ten Commandments at the state capitol.

It it not affiliated, however, with another satanic group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainya, which is performing a black mass Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center,

The controversial organization has also protested informed consent laws for women seeking abortions, held a "pink mass" ritual — which purports to turn someone gay in the afterlife — at the grave of  the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mother, and has offered to officiate at same-sex wedding ceremonies in Michigan, with the goal of overturning that state's laws that currently define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Over the next few weeks, the Satanic Temple plans to open 15 new chapters across the United States, as well as several internationally. The organization boasts more than 10,000 online members, which includes teens and people in their late 60s.

"We have slightly more females than males involved in the online community, but overall we are very diverse," Blackmore said.

The Satanic Temple's rising profile — some critics dismiss it as the result of sensational media coverage — is occurring at the same time that more Americans than ever, especially millennials, are not identifying with any particular religion. The Pew Research Center estimates that 20 percent of the U.S. public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated in this more secularized age.

In 2011, Carlo Climati, the press officer for the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, told the Catholic News Agency that a society "dominated by moral relativism fosters the spread of Satanism," which he argued creates “a society that is turned on its head, in which good becomes evil and evil becomes good.”

Jesuit Father James T. Bretzke, a professor moral theology at Boston College, told Aleteia that the rise of cults and religious groups, including the Satanic Temple, is a common feature in American culture, which is marked by voluntary association.

"People, especially in the United States, find meaning and identity by belonging to certain groups that not everybody belongs to," Father Bretzke said, adding that in this context, Satanism, which historically has suffered from "bad press," will have a certain draw.

"There is always going to be a fascination with religious ritual, which you're not going to get in everyday life, coupled with this new idea, this repackaging of rationalism under the Satanic label," Father Bretzke said.

Blackmore said the Satanic Temple is a "non-theistic religious organization" that does not participate in bloody animal sacrifices or subscribe to "supernaturalism." The group sees religion as "metaphorical construct" by which people contextualize their lives, works and goals.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Strong to Extreme: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 43 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 12 2307 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2014 Sep 12 2306 UTC Valid To: 2014 Sep 13 0700 UTC

Warning Condition: Persistence NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.

Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.

Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.

Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

Thursday, September 11, 2014




Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and "deeply believe" the "Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood" because of the way "the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."

Cheney said, "[When] my daughter Liz and I traveled through the region this spring," and spoke to his long standing contacts he found, "There is a perception, and these are from Israeli and Arabs and so forth that the United States can no be trusted."

Cheney, however, did not identify the specific Arab country.

"There is a deep belief that the Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood," who he explained "in that part of the world the Muslim brothers are perceived, and founded in 1928, as the group which has emerged jihad, al-Qaeda, Hamas,. You can go down a long list and you can all trace their backgrounds to the Muslim Brothers and the Untied States needs to understand that.' 

Cheney said we need to "restore the relationships that have been badly damaged by the way the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."

See also:   



A woman grieves at her husband's name engraving at the south tower pool in the National September 11 Memorial in New York. On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the city paused to honor the dead and pay tribute to first responders. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

Obama's "not Islamic" Islamic State Claim Ridiculed

President Obama's assertion Wednesday night that the Islamic State terrorist group "is not 'Islamic'" is drawing derision from a number of quarters.

The claim, also made by Obama's predecessors, is "preposterous," Daniel Pipes wrote for the National Review Online. "To state theobvious: As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not."

Author Sam Harris, an atheist who challenges all religions, went further, dismissing Obama's argument as a "scrim of pretense and delusion."

"Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas—jihad, martyrdom, blasphemy, apostasy—reliably lead to oppression and murder?" Harris wondered in an essay. "It may be true that no faith teaches people to massacre innocents exactly—but innocence, as the President surely knows, is in the eye of the beholder. Are apostates 'innocent'? Blasphemers? Polytheists? Islam has the answer, and the answer is 'no.'"

But Obama's argument echoes statements made by Muslim American leaders during a news conference Wednesday morning. "All of this is against the foundation and teaching of Islam," former Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Mohamed Magid told reporters. He also is a member of the president's Homeland Security Advisory Council.

The Quran includes numerous passages encouraging violent jihad and inspiring hatred of non-believers, Harris notes. Robert Spencer offers specific examples here, and asks why the Islamic State has become such a magnet for wannabe jihadists if it was not seen as inherently Islamic.

But instead of acknowledging those verses and debating their modern application, the president used a nationally televised speech to act as if they do not exist. Harris blames "a large industry of obfuscation designed to protect Muslims from having to grapple with these truths."

We saw that in action during Wednesday's news conference at the National Press Club.
It's a difficult sell, Pipes concludes, because of the clear theological statements and justifications Islamic State terrorists invoke for their brutality.

"Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that the group is indeed profoundly Islamic."

Quake Watch: Supermoon & Solar Storm

Harvest Full Moon Rises Monday in Summer 'Supermoon' Finale

Space Weather Message Code: WATA30 Serial Number: 115 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 09 1835 UTC

WATCH:  Predicted Highest Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Storm Level Predicted by Day: Sep 10: None (Below G1) Sep 11: None (Below G1) Sep 12: G2 (Moderate)

THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to
Washington state.

Editor's note:

Significant quake watch through September 15, 2014

Whitehouse Whitewashes Muslim Motivation Driving ISIS

ISIS Is Not Islamic?

by Daniel Pipes
Sep 10, 2014

In a televised address this evening, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas on how to defeat the Islamic State. Along the way, he declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be "not Islamic."

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children "a terrible perversion of Islam." George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents "violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith."
Word magic permits Obama to turn ISIS into a "not Islamic" organization.
None of the three has any basis for such assertions. To state the obvious: as non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not. As Bernard Lewis, a leading American authority of Islam, notes: "it is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and what is heretical in Islam." (That Obama was born and raised a Muslim has no relevance here, for he left the faith and cannot pronounce on it.)

Indeed, Obama compounds his predecessors' errors and goes further: Clinton and Bush merely described certain actions (treatment of women and children, acts of violence against innocents) as un-Islamic, but Obama has dared to declare an entire organization (and quasi-state) to be "not Islamic."

The only good thing about this idiocy? At least it's better than the formulation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (known as CAIR) which has the nerve to call ISIS "anti-Islamic."
In the end, though, neither U.S. presidents nor Islamist apologists fool people. Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that ISIS, like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that ISIS is indeed profoundly Islamic. (September 10, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Solar Assault Begins

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF Serial Number: 226 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 10 1737 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2014 Sep 10 1731 UTC NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity.

For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see

Magnitude 6.2 Quake Indonesia


Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS National Earthquake Information Center


50 km
30 mi
Powered by Leaflet
0.186°S, 125.173°E
Depth: 30.0km (18.6mi)

Event Time

  1. 2014-09-10 02:46:06 UTC
  2. 2014-09-10 10:46:06 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-09-09 22:46:06 UTC-04:00 system time


0.186°S 125.173°E depth=30.0km (18.6mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 132km (82mi) SE of Modayag, Indonesia
  2. 167km (104mi) S of Tondano, Indonesia
  3. 172km (107mi) SSE of Tomohon, Indonesia
  4. 180km (112mi) S of Bitung, Indonesia
  5. 926km (575mi) N of Dili, East Timor


  1. 5.6141km SE of Lolayan, Indonesia2014-09-10 05:32:59 UTC-04:0030.0 km
  2. 5.0144km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 03:30:52 UTC-04:0060.7 km
  3. 5.0146km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 01:59:47 UTC-04:0030.0 km
  4. 5.6126km SE of Modayag, Indonesia2014-09-10 01:19:25 UTC-04:0048.0 km

See also

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 4.3

Date-Time7 Sep 2014 10:45:01 UTC7 Sep 2014 12:45:02 near epicenter7 Sep 2014 05:45:01 standard time in your timezone

Location 44.098N 10.781EDepth7 kmDistances2 km (1 mi) E of Cutigliano, Italy
21 km (13 mi) N of Serravalle Pistoiese, Italy
22 km (13 mi) NNW of Pistoia, Italy

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.3 kmParametersNph = 52; Dmin = 32.5 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 56°
Version =Event IDus b000sa55

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Earthquake Swarm Puerto Rico

More than 35 earthquakes in last 24 hours...



Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.1Date-Time6 Sep 2014 06:53:13 UTC5 Sep 2014 22:53:14 near epicenter6 Sep 2014 01:53:13 standard time in your timezone

Location26.625S 114.456WDepth10 kmDistances502 km (311 mi) W of Hanga Roa, Chile3736 km (2316 mi) ESE of Papao, French Polynesia3740 km (2318 mi) ESE of Mahina, French Polynesia3742 km (2320 mi) ESE of Paea, French Polynesia1576 km (977 mi) E of Adamstown, Pitcairn

Location Uncertainty

Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 kmParametersNph = 81; Dmin = 512.0 km; Rmss = 0.82 seconds; Gp = 37°
Version =Event IDus b000s9vv

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pope; ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

ROME – Pope Francis focused on the person of Mary in statements issued both Tuesday and Wednesday, making assertions that some opine are unbiblical and heretical.
“The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” heTweeted on Tuesday, a post that generated much criticism from around the world.
“Sorry fella, you lost me on this one,” one follower wrote.
But over 5,600 followers favorited the Tweet and over 3,600 shared it.
Today, the pope gave his weekly address in Rome, speaking about the Roman Catholic Church serving as a “mother” to the world, and exhorting the Church to follow Mary as an example of how to be a mother.
Tweet“In our catecheses, we have often noted that we do not become a Christian on our own, but by being born and nurtured in the faith in the midst of the People of God, that is the Church,” he stated. “She is a true mother who gives us life in Christ, and in the communion of the Holy Spirit, brings us into a common life with our brothers and sisters.”
“The model of motherhood for the Church is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who in the fullness of time conceived through the Holy Spirit and gave birth to the Son of God,” Pope Francis continued. “Her motherhood continues through the Church, who brings forth sons and daughters through baptism, whom she nourishes through the word of God.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, he also urged the crowds to seek the intercession of Mary, and pray that they can “learn from her that tenderness which allows us to be witnesses of maternity of the Church.
hristian News Network asked Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries in Plano, Texas to share his thoughts Wednesday regarding the pope’s latest Tweet asserting that those who reject Mary as mother are orphans. He expressed disagreement, stating that as per Romans 8:15, those who receive the adoption of sons through the blood of Jesus can never be orphans.
“The pope continues to display his biblical ignorance,” he said. “Pope Francis does not know that Christians cannot be orphans because they have been adopted into God’s eternal family. No one can be an orphan who has received the Spirit of adoption as sons joyfully cry out ‘Abba! Father!’”
Gendron also took issue with the Tweet referring to Christians, stating that Christians and Catholics are two separate entities.
“The pope should stick to Tweeting about Catholics since he does not know how Scripture defines a Christian,” he said. “The Roman Catholic Church not only fabricates heresies concerning Mary, but does the same with her son Jesus by denying that He is the all-sufficient Savior.”
“His religion teaches that a Catholic needs to be justified repeatedly by sacraments and works because he/she loses the grace of justification each time a mortal sin is committed,” Gendron stated. “A Christian is justified once by faith because justification is a permanent declaration of righteousness by God. A Catholic is purified by the fires of Purgatory. A Christian is purified by the blood of Jesus.”

Israel's Peres and the Pope: Create "U.N. of Religions" to Fight Terrorism

Shimon Peres Meets With Pope Francis At The Vatican

Proposes 'U.N. of Religions' to Fight Terrorism

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.
The Vatican said the pope and Peres held a “long” and “very cordial” discussion on Thursday.
During the 45-minute meeting, Peres described his idea to the pontiff about his organization of religions modeled after the United Nations. The motivation, Peres told the Catholic weekly Famiglia Cristiana, is that religion is the prime trigger for world conflicts today.
“The U.N. has had its time,” Peres said, according to Famiglia Cristiana. “What we need is an organization of United Religions, the U.N. of religions. It would be the best way to combat these terrorists who kill in the name of their faith because most people are not like them, they practice their religions without killing anyone, without even thinking about it.”
The Vatican news service said the pope “listened attentively and with interest” to Peres’ proposal.
Also Thursday, the pope met for 30 minutes with Jordanian Prince El Hassan Bin Talal and also discussed interfaith cooperation. The prince is the founder of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Amman.
Francis last met with Peres June 8, when he hosted the then-Israeli president, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at an unprecedented prayer meeting in the Vatican garden.

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