Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sorry, no update yesterday.

How often one sees people looking far and wide
for what they are holding in their hands.
Augustus William Hare



LARGEST QUAKES -
This morning -
6.0 NORTHERN PERU
5.2 VANUATU

Yesterday -
5/18/10 -
5.3 JAVA, INDONESIA

5/17/10 -
5.3 KURIL ISLANDS
5.0 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.1 FLORES SEA

VOLCANOES -

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - A volcanic eruption and subsequent avalanche killed at least a dozen people in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. At least 36 people are also missing. The avalanche followed the collapse of part of the icecap on the Mikeno volcano, on the border between Congo and Rwanda.

ICELAND - Starting yesterday, aviation authorities in Ireland and the United Kingdom are allowing airlines to fly through denser concentrations of volcanic ash than previously allowed. They have agreed to create a “time limited zone,” in which airlines could operate in what was previously a no-fly zone, provided they receive approval from aircraft and engine manufacturers and regulatory authorities. Due to their proximity to Iceland and prevailing wind patterns that blow ash from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano toward them, Ireland and the UK have been especially hard hit by air traffic disruptions. Meanwhile, the volcanic eruption that has caused all these travel headaches shows no sign of ending anytime soon. “A powerful explosive eruption is ongoing and the height of the plume suggests that the eruption rate is over 200 tons per second.The plume is gray and drifting northeast.” The plume had a height of about 21,000 feet, slightly lower than previous days.

TROPICAL STORMS -
Cyclone LAILA was 624 nmi ESE of Bombay, India.

Tropical cyclone Laila churned across the Bay of Bengal toward India’s east coast, where it’s forecast to reach hurricane strength before making landfall late on May 20 in Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone, packing sustained winds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) an hour, was about 650 kilometers east of Chennai at 5:30 a.m. local time. Waves were 3.7 meters (12 feet) high near the storm’s eye, where winds were gusting to 83 kilometers per hour. The cyclone was moving west-northwest at 17 kilometers per hour and its winds are forecast to strengthen to hurricane strength from tomorrow, with gusts as high as 185 kilometers an hour as it approaches the Indian coast.

HEAVY RAINS, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES -

INDIA - Cyclonic storm damaged several parts of Tripura where at least three lost their lives and over 10 were injured on Sunday night, May 16. The pre-monsoon rain was accompanied by hail storm, heavy lightning and strong wind which destructed more than 1000 houses. Hundreds of trees, electric poles and telephone poles were destroyed in the cyclone. The storm also took the lives of many cattle in the western and southern Tripura. "Three people, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents of wall collapse and lightning at Teliamura in western Tripura." The Meteorological experts said that the cyclonic rainstorm will continue till the onset of monsoon in June.

PREPARATIONS -

A vision for a nationwide network of underground shelters - Each facility will have food, clothing and supplies for a year for nearly 200 people. The first Vivos bunker will be at the site of an old Cold War shelter at an undisclosed location in the middle of the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It will be built this summer. It has a 3,000-pound, blast-proof door. In the event of a disaster, owners would meet at rendezvous points and could be escorted in by helicopters before the facilities would be secured.
For $50,000, Vivos says he will guarantee your family's security in the event of a the event of an Armageddon-like disaster, such as a nuclear blast, tsunami, earthquake or other natural disaster, chemical and biological attacks, or even the predicted end of the world in 2012 (according to the Mayans). "We're not crazy, we're just preparing. We're open minded enough to prepare...Our Web site is very careful not to promote fear, but just to provide an education about all the things that are already out there." He claims the government already has top-secret shelters for the elite. "You know, I've had a lot of people say, 'I don't know if I want to be around after something like that happens.' I say, 'Why? It could be a nuclear blast, you need shelter, but the rest of the world might be fine. Who is to say that the world won't be fine afterwards? Might have a lot less population, but it could be very nice world...Would you want to survive or would you want to sit on the porch with chardonnay or Jack Daniels and watch the show?"