Massive Ice Sheet Breaks Off Antarctica As 7.3 Earthquake Rattles the Region

A picture of the ice melting in Antarctica

Glacial ice melting is increasing around the world, contributing to rising sea levels. (Photo : British Antarctic Survey)

Just days after a massive ice sheet melts and breaks off Antarctica, a 7.3 earthquake rattles the South Polar region.

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Pine Island Glacier

On July 8, 2013, a 450 square mile chunk of the Pine Island glacier (eight times the size of Manhattan) broke off the glacier and floated into the sea.

One of the fastest moving glaciers on our planet, the 68,000 square mile Pine Island glacier is losing more ice today than any other glacier on Earth.

Ice Melting

Ice sheets cover vast amounts of land and water in Antarctica and Greenland, and when combined, contain about 99.5 percent of the Earth’s glacial ice. If both of these ice sheets completely melted, global sea levels would rise about 200 feet – an event that would be disastrous for the concentrated populations living within coastal cities worldwide, but an event that HAS happened in the Earth’s geologic past.

Research shows that today, glaciers are losing substantial amounts of ice, around 300 billion tons every year, and the rate of glacier ice melting is increasing.  Scientists with NASA’s Operation IceBridge first discovered a giant crack in the Pine Island Glacier in October 2011.

Pole Shifts

Today, the Earth is becoming unstable due to many influences affecting its rotation and balance, such as the widening of precession, erratic rotation, global warming, large melting ice sheets, rising sea levels, and excessive weight of the continents at the North Pole. These forces eventually trump any tectonic movement, and our planet’s axis shifts.

Melting ice sheets fill the oceans with water, and water is a heavy, dynamic force that increases polar instability. This is no coincidence.

Heed The Warning

A USGS small globe map of 7.3 earthquake location

7.3 magnitude earthquake at the South Polar region shakes the South Pole days after a massive chunk of ice breaks off Antarctica – USGS

Combined with the effects of increasing solar output and volcanic out-gassing, melting ice sheets are filling the oceans, contributing now, as in the past, to a weight imbalance at the poles.

Most certainly, human technology and its pollution, urban sprawl, and deforestation are hastening polar instability. Changes are happening so fast, we will not be able to keep our present lifestyles if we do not start acknowledging these changes NOW.

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurring at the South Pole merely days after a massive ice sheet breaks off the Pine Island glacier is no coincidence. This is a sign of a pole shift.

 

Floods Covering Much Of The Earth

A picture of a train in Toronto stopped by flood waters.

Flash-flooding halted train service in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013.

Is global flooding caused by urban sprawl, polar shifting, sea ice melting, or all of the above? Whatever the cause, much of our planet is underwater.

Toronto

According to Environment Canada, a slow moving cluster of thunderstorms with very heavy downpours produced localized flash flooding in the Greater Toronto area, July 8, 2013.  By late Monday evening, 91 mm (3.5 inches) of rain fell in the city while rainfall totals measured 106 mm (4 inches) at the suburban Pearson International Airport after the storms blew east.

The rain began at 4 p.m. local time, stranding commuters in cars, buses and subway trains as the busy rush hour was getting underway.

This isn’t THAT much rain, so why did this sea of rainwater become so dangerous, so fast? The water had no where to go because of human development …

Urban Areas

Most present-day, devastating flooding occurs in the areas where humans should never build or concentrate the population; in areas that are too close to the shorelines, on flood plains, or along major rivers.

Expanding cities clear the trees, cement and pave over the porous soil, and reroute underground water channels to make way for our sewage. We dam natural rivers and build roads and housing developments where we should never build.

How much flooding are we bringing upon ourselves?

A picture of a bus and a car with flood waters halfway up their vehicles.

The streets of Toronto were rivers of water after a slow moving storm system dropped over 3.5 inches of rain into the urban area.

Flooding Around The World

  1. Paraguay
  2. Southeast USA
  3. Midwestern USA
  4. Guinea/Sierra Leone, Africa
  5. North Dakota
  6. Eastern Malaysia
  7. Malaysia Peninsular
  8. Argentina
  9. China

If you look at these areas on a map, you will see that these are the areas that have been over-developed, dammed, and concreted.

There are solutions, you know. Stop changing the natural landscape. Sprawling urban planning is in need of some serious revisions. 

 

 

Small Tsunami Hits US East Coast

A picture of a large ocean wave.

A small tsunami hit the US East Coast June 13, 2013

Few people noticed that on June 13, 2013,  a small tsunami hit the East Coast of the US from Massachusetts to North Carolina to the Caribbean.

NOAA used 30 different tide-measuring gauges to pick up the tsunami tides that were 1 to 6 feet above normal along the coast – plus, they wanted to confirm that this was really happening.

Tsunami Or Storm Surge?

When you see a sudden 6 foot wave sweeping people off the beach, you know you have a problem. A tsunami is any unexpected series of destructive and fast-moving waves coming on shore, and this is what happened June 13.

NOAA doesn’t know for sure if the tsunami was caused by a shift in the continental crust at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, or if it was caused by a storm surge, even though no major storms occurred in the Atlantic at the time. They are definitely researching to see if the sea floor shifted in the Atlantic.

Earthquakes And Super Moon

Something else no one is paying much attention to is the fact that the Atlantic Ocean IS experiencing an increase in earthquakes, and a few days after this small tsunami, a 6.6 magnitude quake hit on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (later downgraded to a 6.4 magnitude). So, the bottom of the Atlantic is active and it is shifting.

And don’t forget that the Super Moon is still influencing the Earth, but it peaked the same week as the tsunami and the Atlantic 6.6 quake. Three more large quakes occurred at the equator during this once-a-year full-moon event, with the largest quake in the Atlantic Ocean.

Increase In Global EQS And Tsunamis

The USGS small globe showing the 5.9 Earthquake off the Azores Islands, Portugal on April 30, 2013.

Earthquakes in the Atlantic Ocean can send tsunami waves onto the east coast of the US and into the Caribbean.

Any and all coastlines are susceptible to tsunami waves, and as the Earth’s axis continues to sway and vibrate, don’t be surprised to hear of more tsunamis occurring.

Tsunamis are normally generated by offshore earthquakes, sub-marine landslides, and undersea volcanic activity. One of the largest tsunami threats to America’s east coast is likely to begin on the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa.

Both volcanoes and sub-marine landslides are occurring here, and this can cause a wall of water to race across the Atlantic Ocean at the speed of a jet airliner, which can devastate the east coast and the Caribbean.

My guess is more small tsunamis will be hitting the US in the days to come because as the Atlantic sea floor moves, shakes, and uplifts, the water has to go somewhere.