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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Global warming is 'twice as bad as previously thought'

Global warming is 'twice as bad as previously thought'
 

27 January 2005

Global warming might be twice as catastrophic as previously thought, flooding settlements on the British coast and turning the interior into an unrecognisable tropical landscape, the world's biggest study of climate change shows.

Researchers from some of Britain's leading universities used computer modelling to predict that under the "worst-case" scenario, London would be under water and winters banished to history as average temperatures in the UK soar up to 20C higher than at present.

Globally, average temperatures could reach 11C greater than today, double the rise predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the international body set up to investigate global warming. Such high temperatures would melt most of the polar icecaps and mountain glaciers, raising sea levels by more than 20ft. A report this week in The Independent predicted a 2C temperature rise would lead to irreversible changes in the climate.

The new study, in the journal Nature, was done using the spare computing time of 95,000 people from 150 countries who downloaded from the internet the global climate model of the Met Office's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research. The program, run as a screensaver, simulated what would happen if carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were double those of the 18th century, before the Industrial Revolution, the situation predicted by the middle of this century.

David Stainforth of Oxford University, the chief scientist of the latest study, said processing the results showed the Earth's climate is far more sensitive to increases in man-made greenhouse gases than previously realised. The findings indicate a doubling of carbon dioxide from the pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million would increase global average temperatures by between 2C and 11C.

Mr Stainforth said: "An 11C-warmed world would be a dramatically different world... There would be large areas at higher latitudes that could be up to 20C warmer than today. The UK would be at the high end of these changes. It is possible that even present levels of greenhouse gases maintained for long periods may lead to dangerous climate change... When you start to look at these temperatures, I get very worried indeed."

Attempts to control global warming, based on the Kyoto treaty, concentrated on stabilising the emissions of greenhouse gases at 1990 levels, but the scientists warned that this might not be enough. Mr Stainforth added: "We need to accept that while greenhouse gas levels can increase we need to limit them, level them off then bring them back down again."

Professor Bob Spicer, of the Open University, said average global temperature rises of 11C are unprecedented in the long geological record of the Earth. "If we go back to the Cretaceous, which is 100 million years ago, the best estimates of the global mean temperature was about 6C higher than present," Professor Spicer said. "So 11C is quite substantial and if this is right we would be going into a realm that we really don't have much evidence for even in the rock [geological] record."

Myles Allen, of Oxford University, said: "The danger zone is not something we're going to reach in the middle of the century; we're in it now." Each of the hottest 15 years on record have been since 1980.

 

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Asteroids & Tsunamis

Asteroids & Tsunamis

By Michael Paine

Special to space.com
posted: 06:07 pm ET
05 November 1999
Big asteroids can be extra deadly when they strike the ocean, carving aquatic craters and sending huge waves in all directions. These tsunami can wreak destruction on shores thousands of miles away. Bad news for people living in coastal areas, but it could be a lucky break for the rest of mankind: The same impact on land would throw dust high into the atmosphere and could block sunlight for many months, possibly causing global starvation and mass extinctions.

Dangerous waves

The surface of water is very good at transferring energy, in the form of waves, across great distances. In 1960, for example, an earthquake near Chile created a series of waves that crossed the Pacific Ocean and killed several hundred people 10,000 miles away in Japan.

These waves, which are generated from a major disturbance to the water surface, are known as tsunami. (Most scientists don't like the popular name "tidal wave" because tsunami have nothing to do with the tides. However, tsunami sometimes surge ashore like a huge, fast-moving tide rather than breaking like a classic surfing wave.) 

Tsunami can travel at around 400 mph in deep water. When they reach shallow water they slow down, and that's when the real danger begins. The front of the wave slows first and the effect is like a pile-up on a freeway, with the rear of the wave catching up to the front. The wave increases in height from this bunching effect. The final height of the wave depends on several factors, but the shape of the sea floor has the greatest impact. Estuaries, harbours, cliffs, reefs, and the topography of the continental shelf all play a role. 

For a typical shoreline, the final tsunami height is usually about three times its height in deep water, but in some locations the ratio (known as "run-up factor") reaches 40. In other words, a 1-foot wave in deepwater can amplify to a 40-foot wave at a shoreline that is exceptionally vulnerable to tsunami, as are some parts of Hawaii.

Splashdown

If an asteroid collides with the Earth there is a good chance it will hit an ocean, simply because two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered by water. A gigantic explosion occurs and the asteroid is pulverised and vaporised, along with a huge volume of water. This creates a crater in the water surface that quickly fills. The filling process generates a series of tsunami that radiate across the ocean. The effect is similar to a pebble thrown into a pond, though with a 50,000-mph impact, we're not talking ripples here. 

Based on NASA estimates, about once every 2,000 years an asteroid with a diameter of about 100 yards can be expected to hit one of Earth's oceans. Larger asteroids collide with the Earth much less frequently -- a 500-yard rock from space might hit an ocean once every 80,000 years and a 1,000-yard (1 k) asteroid perhaps once every 200,000 years. 

Atomic bombs and ocean impacts

The largest aboveground H-bomb test by the United States was like a firecracker compared to an asteroid impact. That "Bravo" explosion at Bikini Atoll in 1954 was equivalent to fifteen megatons (million tons) of TNT but was only about one-thousandth of the energy of a 500-yard asteroid moving at 50,000 mph.

The Bikini Atoll H-bomb tests enabled scientists to develop computer models of the destructive effects (on shipping) of explosions at the water surface. In the early 1990s these models were applied to asteroid impacts. Initial results suggested that even relatively small impacts could pose a grave tsunami threat over large areas of ocean.

More recent modelling indicates that the tsunami generated by an asteroid impact tend to dissipate, or die out, rapidly (the computer program, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, accurately predicted the consequences of the plummet of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into Jupiter in 1994).

According to this work, a 500-yard-diameter asteroid is predicted to generate a water crater nearly 3 miles in diameter. At a distance of 10 miles from "ground zero" the resulting deepwater tsunami will be about 200 yards high, but by the time the wave has travelled 100 miles it will be reduced to a height of about 14 yards. After 1,000 miles it will have dropped to less than 1 yard in height. Due to the amplification in shallow water, however, this size tsunami could still become a 120-foot wave at a vulnerable shore. 

Extra hazard to coastal areas

Due to the extra hazard of tsunami, locations such as Hawaii are at much greater risk from asteroid impacts than inland areas. Rough calculations suggest that a coastal location with a typical tsunami run-up factor of three has about three times the risk of devastation from an asteroid-generated tsunami than the risk of a direct blast to an inland location. Locations with an extreme tsunami run-up factor of 40 have about 70 times the risk compared with an inland location.

People in these vulnerable locations need not lose sleep, however, because the odds of a major asteroid-generated tsunami in any one year are about one in 200,000. On the other hand, as astronomer Duncan Steel has pointed out, asteroid impacts don't run to a timetable like busses.

The estimate of impact tsunami risk is based on the limited search for Near Earth Asteroids carried out so far and assumes that impacts are randomly distributed in time. There is some evidence that impacts may come in clusters (some busses seem to do the same). If this is the case, then it is well worth finding out if we are approaching the next barrage so that coastal areas can be better prepared. 

Climate disruption

The comparison between coastal and inland locations is not entirely fair because the biggest danger from an asteroid impact is not from the direct blast but from the after-effects. In particular, the temporary cooling of the Earth due to huge quantities of dust released into the atmosphere from a land impact can disrupt crop production and lead to global starvation. 

The giant plumes from the Jupiter impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 clearly showed how a comet or asteroid tunnels through the atmosphere and creates a temporary chimney. This draws the impact debris into the upper atmosphere. Scientists are only beginning to understand this effect in the case of an impact into Earth's oceans. 

An ocean impact by a 500-yard-diameter asteroid will vaporise about 20 cubic miles of water. At first sight this appears to be insignificant since it is less than one tenth of the total amount of water that evaporates from the world's oceans every day (assuming 1 inch of rain over 10 percent of the Earth's surface each day).

Scientists caution, however, that an ocean impact would send the water vapour high into the atmosphere, compared with the lower atmosphere, or troposphere, in the case of evaporation. The upper stratosphere is normally extremely dry and the effects of a sudden injection of a large quantity of water vapour are simply unknown. Other effects of concern are greenhouse warming (water vapour is a strong greenhouse gas) and ozone depletion. Unlike evaporation, an ocean impact would send salt (sodium chloride) into the air. The chlorine in the salt may affect upper atmosphere ozone levels in the same way as chlorofluorocarbons. 

The same impact on land would pulverise an equivalent amount of rock (20 cubic miles -- about 1,000 times the volume of the asteroid) and send much of it into the upper atmosphere, where it would circulate around the globe and disrupt agriculture for many months.

A lesson from violent volcanoes

In 1815 a volcano on the Indonesian island of Tambora exploded and produced a crater similar in size to that from a 500-yard asteroid. About 20 cubic miles of ejecta was released (for comparison, the Mount St. Helens explosion in 1980 released about a quarter of a cubic mile of ejecta).

In the case of Tambora, it has been estimated that 10,000 people died directly from the explosion and 80,000 more died in the region from indirect effects, such as starvation. In addition, the ash is thought to have caused the "year without a summer" in 1816, when there were widespread crop failures across North America. The final death toll was probably in the hundreds of thousands. A similar event today might kill millions. 

Because of the chimney effect, an asteroid impact is much more efficient at sending dust into the upper atmosphere than a volcanic explosion, and the climatic disruption is probably much greater with an asteroid impact. Even so, the events of 1815 serve as a clear warning of the global danger from land impacts by asteroids.

With much less dust released into the atmosphere, an ocean impact will have very different, and perhaps less damaging, effects than a land impact. If an asteroid struck thick ice formations, such as Antarctica or the extensive ice sheets of the last Ice Age, the result would likely be similar to a water impact.

It's possible that our species has been saved from extinction several times because a large asteroid hit the ocean or ice rather than the land. Every million years or so it can be expected that a mile-wide asteroid will hit the Earth. A land impact would probably cause severe climatic disruption and regional extinctions. If the global effects of an ocean/ice impact are less severe than one on land, then the impact by a mile-wide asteroid into the ocean might not be as hazardous to life. 

Evidence of ocean impacts

Past impacts with water or ice are very difficult to detect, because they leave very little evidence. One such impact is known to have occurred in the South Pacific Ocean, near Chile, about 2 million years ago. This event -- known as "Eltanin" after the ship that discovered the deposits -- involved an asteroid between 1 and 3 miles in diameter that would have created a water crater at least 40 miles across. Tsunami would have swamped coasts around the Pacific and would even have reached some Atlantic coastlines. Assuming a typical run-up factor of three, the coast of Chile would have been inundated by 250-yard-high tsunami. Likely results for other locations: Hawaii 90-yard tsunami (probably higher due to the greater run-up factor); California, 60 yards; Japan and Australia, 25 yards; New Zealand; 120 yards.

Despite this presumed destruction to coastal areas, there is no evidence of global climate change or regional extinctions around this time, when our early ancestors, Australopithecus, were roaming Africa. We don't know whether they would have been wiped out if the Eltanin asteroid had struck land in South America or Africa, instead of splashing into the ocean. To solve that puzzle, to understand which type of impact most threatens our existence, we need a much better understanding of the consequences of asteroid impacts. 

Acknowledgements
I am grateful to the following scientists for providing comment on this article: Erik Asphaug, University of Southern California, Elisabeth Pierazzo, University of Arizona, David Crawford, Sandia National Laboratories. This article does not necessarily represent their views. 
-- Michael Paine  http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/asteroid_paine_september.html


 
 
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Flood-Hit Guyana Appeals for International Help



Flood-Hit Guyana Appeals for International Help

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7387846
Thu Jan 20, 2005 06:52 PM ET

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyana appealed to the international
community on Thursday to send food, boats, power generators and water pumps
to help thousands of its inhabitants forced from their homes by the worst
floods in more than a century.

President Bharrat Jagdeo's government made the appeal to diplomats in
Georgetown after declaring the capital and outlying areas disaster zones,
government officials said.

In the heaviest rains to hit the South American state in more than 100
years, at least one person drowned and thousands more were sheltering in
schools and churches to escape flood waters that swamped Georgetown and
settlements to the east and west on the Atlantic coast.

A Brazilian military plane was due to fly in a donation of 16 tonnes of food
on Thursday, Brazil's embassy said.
Guyana's army was helping to distribute food to flood victims, using boats
to reach areas cut off by the water.
The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, which was closed earlier this week because
of the floods, said it was allowing the voluntary evacuation of
non-essential personnel and families.

It warned Americans who chose to stay that the floods had disrupted power
and traffic and police had reported thieves were taking advantage of the
floods to try to rob motorists.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Arctic rivers 'flowing faster'



Arctic rivers 'flowing faster'
By Alex Kirby
BBC News website environment correspondent

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4190997.stm


Stepping softly: The Arctic warms up
The amount of fresh water entering the Arctic Ocean from the rivers
that feed it is increasing, UK scientists report.
Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, they say the
increase is caused in part by human activities and is an early sign
of climate change.

The rise in fresh water entering the Arctic Ocean could change the
global distribution of water, the team says.

It could also affect the balance of the climate system itself and
even possibly alter the behaviour of the Gulf Stream.

The team is from the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and
Research, part of the UK Met Office.

Knock-on effects

The global hydrological cycle is the exchange of water between the
land, the oceans and the atmosphere. The rate of the exchange is
expected to increase as the Earth warms.

Part of the process is likely to mean more precipitation (hail, rain,
sleet and snow) at higher latitudes, and so more water flowing down
the rivers.


A wetting for Lenin as Siberia floods
If the global water distribution changes, this could have important
social and economic consequences. An altered hydrological cycle might
conceivably have a profound cooling effect on north-west Europe as
well.

The American Geophysical Union, publisher of the journal, says: "It
could also alter the balance of the climate system itself, such as
the Atlantic thermohaline circulation, a kind of conveyor belt.

"Cold water flows southward in the Atlantic at great depths to the
tropics, where it warms, rises, and returns northward near the
surface.

"This flow helps keep northern Europe at a temperate climate, whereas
the same latitudes in North America are sparsely settled tundra or
taiga."

The Hadley researchers compared data published in 2002 from
observations of Siberian river flows with model simulations, to see
whether they could identify a human influence on the increase in
fresh water.

Making allowances

They point out that higher emissions of greenhouse gases, caused by
human activities, are expected to intensify the hydrological cycle in
the Arctic, with higher precipitation there balanced by a reduction
in the tropics.


More fresh water could cool Europe
They tested the model with four simulations which took into account
both human inputs and natural factors, including solar variability
and volcanic eruptions.

The results showed a steady increase in river discharges, especially
since the 1960s, with the annual rate of increase since 1965 8.73
cubic kilometers, far greater than the long-term trend.

The simulations excluded human impacts in one instance and natural
impacts in another, and included all factors in a third.

Dominant part

The team concluded that if there had been no human inputs, the
hydrological cycle would have shown no trend at all in the 20th
Century.

Over the past four decades, they say, human activity played the major
role in the increased flows, and it is likely that the upward trend
is part of the early stages of an intensified hydrological cycle.

Dr Peili Wu, a team member, told the BBC: "It looks clear to us that
this is an early signal of human-induced climate change. If only
natural factors were involved, you wouldn't get these results.

"It is possible the increase in fresh water entering the Arctic Ocean
could contribute to an alteration in the thermohaline circulation,
because it is diluting the saltiness of the seawater and reducing its
density."
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Date:  Sun Jan 23, 2005  1:55 pm





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GRAVITATIONAL INDUCTION

To: USGS ; REUTERS ; MSNBC ; DPA ; AP
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 10:57 AM
Subject: GI...St. Paul...

GRAVITATIONAL INDUCTION
January 24, 2005
 
We have entered Full Moon (Jan. 25, 10:32 UT) Tides, major quakes, weather shift etc. GI agenda...
 Despite of calmer solar activity, the accumulated (induced) 'geo' "filament" is pretty high... capable to be released through 'major' events...
Sincerely,
Pavel

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UFO Sighting and Strange Signals reported again in Indian Ocean - The animals in these areas are again showing strange behavior.

UFO Sighting and Strange Signals reported again in Indian Ocean ? sub tectonic experiment?
Staff Reporter http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/01-24-05.asp
January 24, 2005

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People are again reporting heavy UFO sighting in Nicobar Island, Andaman, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka coastal areas. The animals in these areas are again showing strange behavior. The fishermen and their families this time are taking these signs seriously and are refusing to move near the ocean. The tribal people of Andaman Nicobar Island have again moved to the high grounds. The sea birds are also showing strange signals.

The UFO sightings happen at night with strange lights. The continuation of tremors of 6 or less Richter scale seems never ending. The ships traveling between India?s mainland and the Andaman-Nocobar Island as well commercial fishermen in Indian Ocean are reporting strange signals as well as jamming of their radio channels.

 

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Blizzard for the ages blasts through Northeast U.S.-declared states of emergency-14 deaths

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6835157/
Blizzard for the ages blasts through Northeast
Region tries to dig out from deep snow; 14 deaths tied to weather
The Associated Press
Updated: 5:42 a.m. ET Jan. 24, 2005
Image: Snow shoveling in Massachusetts.
Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
Matt Smith shovels a path from his driveway to the road Sunday in Somerville, Mass.

BOSTON - The roar of snowblowers and the scrape of shovels were heard across the Northeast as residents tried to free their sidewalks and cars from mounds of snow left by a weekend blizzard.

Monday classes were closed in many Massachusetts schools and colleges and Gov. Mitt Romney asked nonessential state workers in the eastern part of the state not to come to work. Dozens of school districts across New Jersey also canceled classes or schedule delayed openings.

At least 14 deaths were linked to the weather: three in Connecticut, three in Ohio, three in Wisconsin, two in Pennsylvania, and one each in Maryland, Iowa and Massachusetts.

Concern for young, elderly
Governors in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island declared states of emergency. Before pounding the Northeast, the weather system had piled a foot of snow across parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and northern Ohio.

On Massachusetts? Nantucket island, where an 84 mph wind gust was reported, the storm plunged the entire island into darkness until Sunday night, when power was largely restored.

?We just don?t have the equipment to handle that amount of snow,? said Nantucket deputy fire chief Mark McDougall. The department was trying to reach people at risk, such as the elderly and the very young, in outlying areas cut off by snow drifts up to 6 feet high.

Two communities in Massachusetts ? Salem and Plymouth ? tied for the deepest snow with 38 inches each, according to the National Weather Service. Over 3 feet fell in some places north of Boston, parts of New Hampshire got 2 feet, and New York?s Catskills collected at least 20 inches.

More than 12 inches fell in 17 of New Jersey?s 21 counties and a wind chill advisory was scheduled to remain in effect through Monday morning. The winds were also blowing the snow around across the region, causing drifting and visibility problems.

Travel screeches to halt
Boston?s Logan International Airport closed early Sunday and was not expected to open until Monday morning. Service at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., was not expected to return to normal until Monday.

More than 900 flights were canceled Sunday morning at the New York metropolitan area?s Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, in addition to about 700 that were grounded Saturday, Port Authority officials said.

Philadelphia?s airport was open again Sunday, after a shutdown and flight cancellations on Saturday stranded hundreds of travelers at the terminal overnight, but more than 70 departures were canceled. Nearly 1,300 flights were canceled from Friday through Sunday at Chicago?s O?Hare International.

In Pennsylvania, Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County, the state?s largest ski resort, got a welcome 10 inches. Punxsutawney, home to the famous weather-predicting groundhog, received about 7 inches of snow.

The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company reported 3,091 of its customers were without power Saturday afternoon. Workers whittled that number down to 65 by Sunday morning, but that number fluctuated through the day after winds picked up.

In Delaware, officials decided to delay the opening of state government offices, as well city offices and some county offices, until 10 a.m. Monday. Some schools were closed.

?There?s just a lot of hard-packed ice and snow,? Rosanne Pack, spokeswoman for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, said Sunday. ?The parking lots are just ice rinks.?

Icy winds shock Northeast
The biggest problem in northern Maine was the teeth-chattering wind. Rich Norton of the National Weather Service, said the wind chills Sunday morning were minus-33 degrees in Frenchville, minus-27 in Bangor and Presque Isle, and 25 below zero in Caribou.

New York City sanitation workers were working 12-hour shifts to clear the streets by Monday morning?s rush hour. Department spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins said nearly 2,000 pieces of equipment were being used, including collection trucks, dump trucks and salt spreaders with snow plows attached.

?We are reminding people to clear a path on their property,? Dawkins said. ?But please, oh please, oh please do not shovel the snow onto the street.?

© 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Object in Sky watched for 45 minutes..

Object
Watched For Approx. 45 Minutes
Comment http://www.rense.com/general62/app.htm
From Erlenda Karlsdottir
1-24-5
 
Date: June 12, 2004
Time: Daytime
Hello Brian,
I live in Pahrump NV. The object was in the northwest sky toward California. But not in the normal direction of Vandenberg AFB. I will enclose the four pictures that I took that day. I'm sorry the quality is not great. I saw what I thought was a meteor, it was so slow that the four pictures I took were in the space of 45 minuets before I lost sight of the object.
The only reason I took pictures was because it was nothing like I have seen before. I have seen jet contrails in the sunset but this was so different and so slow. I might note I did receive an email from a gentleman in Stephens Point, WI. that saw a similar object on Jan 16. The 4 pictures are numbered in the order taken. Again I am sorry for the quality.
The photos © Madelyn Glunt 2005.
http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2326
Thank you to Madelyn for sending along the report and photos.
 
 
 
 
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Fierce Storm Shuts Down New England

From:  "Liza" <Cassiopeia@a...>
Date:  Mon Jan 24, 2005  6:28 am
Subject:  Fierce Storm Shuts Down New England

Excerpt:

The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts up to 84 miles per hour, 10 m.p.h. faster than minimum hurricane-force winds, and there were 28-foot waves on the ocean.

Liz
January 24, 2005

Fierce Storm Shuts Down New England

By PAM BELLUCK

WESTON, Mass., Jan. 23 - Simply crossing the street was a death-defying mission for Kathleen Farley on Sunday, with her hometown, Chatham, clobbered with snow and scissored with wind in one of New England's worst winter storms.

"It's just total whiteout," said Ms. Farley, who made a valiant effort to cross Main Street in Chatham, at the elbow of Cape Cod, to check on her business, the Red Nun Restaurant and Bar. "Unless you have goggles, you can't even see. It was scary because we couldn't see if a snowplow was coming, and the wind is so loud that you couldn't hear if a plow was coming either."

Down at the Chatham lighthouse, where meteorologists frequently go to measure weather conditions, Ms. Farley said, "The weathermen couldn't even stand up: it's hurricane meets blizzard."

Winter walloped Massachusetts and southern New England relentlessly for nearly 24 hours with indefatigable snow and brutish blasts of wind. By Sunday afternoon, some parts of Massachusetts that had already wrestled with weeks of terrible winter weather had more than three feet of glistening new snow, and the wind was stacking drifts more than twice that high.

The National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., issued an urgent warning on Sunday morning, telling residents, "If you leave the safety of being indoors, you are putting your life at risk."

The service said that in some places snow was falling at a rate of an inch every 10 minutes. At least one death in the region was attributed to the weather. That person, David Nyhan, 64, a former political columnist for The Boston Globe, collapsed while shoveling snow.

Some coastal communities were the hardest hit. The entire island of Nantucket lost power Sunday morning, leaving about 9,400 year-round residents without lights and, in some cases, heat. Residents with electric-powered wells had no running water.

The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts up to 84 miles per hour, 10 m.p.h. faster than minimum hurricane-force winds, and there were 28-foot waves on the ocean.

"The wind is blowing so hard that the house keeps getting darker and darker, because the drifts of snow keep piling up on the windows," said Virginia Kinney, 63.

Beverly Hall, a photographer, said she and her husband were without heat, lights and plumbing. "We've been out getting buckets of snow to melt on our gas stove so we'll have drinking and cooking water, cleaning water, flushing toilets in an emergency," Ms. Hall said.

About 13,000 people on Cape Cod lost electricity, as did about 5,000 in the South Shore suburbs of Boston. And when the midmorning high tide hit the town of Scituate, south of Boston, the waves breached the seawall and drove water as far as 500 feet inland. A few dozen people had to evacuate their homes with the help of the National Guard, said Peter Judge, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Logan International Airport was closed all day Sunday, as were airports in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Massachusetts remained under a state of emergency, declared by Gov. Mitt Romney on Saturday afternoon. In Rhode Island, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri also imposed a state of emergency and declared that all state and municipal offices would be closed on Monday.

For some the saving grace of the storm was that the New England Patriots missed it. The Patriots won in Pittsburgh on Sunday, and many a fan endured the sacrifice of having to stay snowed in by parking in front of the television set.

Some people ventured out to trudge or ski the streets, or to go to work.

But the paucity of outdoor adventurers helped make the snowstorm much less hazardous than it could have been, said Mr. Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. "It's turned out to be a pretty light and fluffy snow for most of the state, relatively easy to plow," he said, and also not heavy enough to damage too many power lines.

Jason Carriero, 28, who spent three hours shoveling in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, said: "It's not like you have to be a weightlifter to move it. If we had almost three feet of snowman-making snow, we'd be snowed in for two weeks."

 

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Tsunami Devastated Nations Hit by Twin Quakes

10:35am (UK)
Tsunami Devastated Nations Hit by Twin Quakes

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4039620
Two major earthquakes struck southern Asia struck eight hours apart today, causing panic but little damage in a region still traumatised by last month?s quake-triggered tsunami that killed tens of thousands.

A pre-dawn 6.3 magnitude quake centred under Indonesia?s Sulawesi island ? far to the east of where the much more powerful magnitude 9.0 tremor struck on December 26 ? sent thousands of people running to higher ground in the city of Palu.

The epicentre of the quake was based on land ? unlike the one that spawned last-month?s tsunami. About 30 wooden houses and some shops were damaged.

?They were shouting ?water, water? because they feared waves,? said Dr Riri Lamadjido, at the city?s main Undata Hospital, which received no injured patients as a result of the quake.

Later, panic briefly spread through the streets of the Indian coastal city of Madras after residents felt an earthquake centred in the Bay of Bengal, near the Andaman Islands. Police said no damage or injuries were reported, but people could be seen running in the city after it was jolted.

Samuel Cherian, the senior police officer in Campbell Bay, the southernmost island in the Andaman archipelago, said: ?I was sitting in my office upstairs this morning at 10:45 when I felt a sudden jolt. My sentry downstairs also felt it. But there is no damage to property or life.?

The 6.3-magnitude quake hit near the islands at 0422 GMT, seismologists at the Hong Kong Observatory said. The epicentre was about 1,080 miles south-east of Calcutta.

Further reflecting the jitters in the region less than a month after the disaster, thousands of people in western Thailand fled their homes today after rumours spread that an earthquake had cracked four major dams, which and were about to burst.

The governor of Kanchanaburi province ? which was not hit by the Boxing Day tsunami ? went on the radio and the head of the government agency in charge of dams held a news conference to try to reassure people that the rumours were false and urge them to return home.

Last month?s quake off Indonesia?s western Sumatra island triggering waves that killed more than 200,000 people in 11 countries around the Indian Ocean.

Meanwhile, UN officials said the number of relief camps in Indonesia?s Aceh province has dropped by about 75% in the past week.

The ?dramatic decrease? in the camps ? from 385 to less than 100 ? was good news because relief settlements can cause survivors to become too dependent on outside help, said Joel Boutroue, head of UN relief efforts in Aceh.

Most people were moving in with relatives, and a few were returning to their villages along the devastated west coast, he said.

To smooth the delivery of aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors, governments in the two worst-hit nations of Indonesia and Sri Lanka were trying today to ease tensions with indigenous rebel movements that threatened to hold up supplies.

Indonesian officials agreed to meet Aceh rebel leaders later this week in Finland to negotiate a ceasefire in the province, where separatists have been fighting for an independent homeland for nearly 30 years.

Despite an informal ceasefire announced by both sides since the disaster, there have been isolated reports of fighting, raising concerns about the security of relief operations in Aceh. The Indonesian military said yesterday it had killed 200 alleged rebels in the last four weeks.

In Sri Lanka, Norway?s foreign minister met held separate talks with the country?s prime minister and a top guerrilla leader over the weekend to help resolve a dispute over aid distribution on the island nation, where the tsunami killed about 31,000 people and displaced another million.

The Tamil Tigers have repeatedly accused the government of obstructing aid deliveries to rebel-controlled areas in Sri Lanka?s north and east ? allegations the government denies.


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Tsunami-Wracked Indonesia Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

PA
Mon 24 Jan 2005
  
9:18am (UK)
Tsunami-Wracked Indonesia Rocked by Earthquake

Indonesia was rocked by a powerful earthquake today that caused panic and damaged dozens of homes, as the government and Acehâ??s rebels prepared for talks to help rebuild the tsunami-shattered province.

The epicentre of the 6.3-magnitude quake â?? far to the east of Aceh â?? was determined to be under the central part of Sulawesi island, said Suharjono, a seismologist in Jakarta. The pre-dawn quake did not create a tsunami.

Thousands of people ran to higher ground in the city of Palu, where police said about 30 wooden houses were damaged, and patients at the main Undata hospital fled the building.

â??They were shouting â??water, waterâ?? because they feared waves,â?? said Dr Riri Lamadjido, adding that the hospital had received no injured patients as a result of the quake.

Residents in Madras on the east coast of India also felt the shocks of the earthquake. Police said no damage or injuries were reported, but residents could be seen running in the city after it was jolted.

On December 26, Indonesiaâ??s western Sumatra island was struck by a much more powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake, triggering waves that killed anywhere from 162,000 to 228,000 people in 11 countries around the Indian Ocean.

The east coast of India was also badly hit by the December 26 tsunami, and has recently been jolted by aftershocks, Hong Kong seismologists said today.

A month after the disaster, people remained anxious and nervous, even in areas not directly affected.

In an inland province west of Thailandâ??s capital, thousands fled their homes earlier today after rumours spread that a new earthquake had opened cracks in four major hydroelectric dams that were about to break open and flood the region.

The governor of Kanchanaburi province went on the radio and the head of the government agency in charge of dams held a news conference to try to reassure people that the rumours were false and urge them to return home.

The number of relief camps in Indonesiaâ??s Aceh province has dropped by about 75% in the past week, a UN official said today.

The â??dramatic decreaseâ?? in the camps â?? from 385 to less than 100 â?? was good news because relief settlements can cause survivors to become too dependent on outside help, said Joel Boutroue, head of UN relief efforts in Aceh.

Most people were moving in with relatives, and a few were returning to their villages along the devastated west coast, he said.

To smooth the delivery of aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors, governments in the two worst-hit nations of Indonesia and Sri Lanka were trying today to ease tensions with indigenous rebel movements that threatened to hold up supplies.

Indonesian officials agreed to meet with Aceh rebel leaders later this week in Finland to negotiate a ceasefire in the province, where separatists have been fighting for an independent homeland for nearly 30 years, according to Finlandâ??s Crisis Management Initiative, headed by former President Martti Ahtisaari.


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One killed, four injured in Central Sulawesi earthquake

24 January, 2005
INDONESIA
One killed, four injured in Central Sulawesi earthquake
The death toll from the Asian tsunami rose close to 234,000

Palu (AsiaNews/Agencies) - One person has been killed and four others were injured on Monday after an earthquake jolted Central Sulawesi. Ambo Tuwo, 75, of Karawana village, Donggala, died from injuries after his house collapsed.

The Makassar Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) office said the earthquake occurred about 4:11 a.m. local time (3:11 a.m. Jakarta time) and measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake lay some 16 kilometers southeast of Palu and was about 30 kilometers deep.

The quake comes a month after a massive quake off Aceh province in western Sumatra island that sent a tsunami hurtling across the Indian Ocean, killing more than 234,000 people, most of them in Indonesia.

A large quake has also been felt in the Aceh provincial capital, Banda Aceh, rattling buildings and sending residents into the streets.

Local radio stations report that police have gone around the streets calming residents, many of whom feared a tsunami could be headed towards the Sulawesi coast. The earthquake has been followed by at least two aftershocks and the airport at Palu, which is 1,500 kilometres north-east of Jakarta, has been closed.

Meanwhile  the death toll from the Asian tsunami rose close to 234,000 yesterday, making it the sixth-worst natural disaster in recorded history. The worst natural disaster was the 1887 flooding of the Yellow River, which took 1 million lives.

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New Madrid Fault area alert..




From: Larry W. Taylor
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 5:31 PM
To: From_The_Edge-Alerts@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [From_The_Edge-Alerts] On The Phone With Stan Deyo




Jan. 24, 2005/ On the phone with Scientist
Stan Deyo today I talked with him about some
strange anomalies showing under East Texas,
Louisiana and Mississippi westward which is
part of the New Madrid Fault area. Stan told
me he is not sure these will indicate that
a Earthquake is coming or about to happen in
this area of southern US, however; it does
show that there is something happening here
and it deserves watching!
Stan & Holly Deyo Website:

Larry Taylor




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Monday, January 24, 2005

RE: Earthquakes - East Coast, Ecuador , etc. 1-22-05 - The windowthat will be the gateway to a wave of intense earth events openedon January 19




-----Original Message-----
From: Larry W. Taylor [mailto:t12larrytaylor@webtv.net]
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 10:03 PM
To: d.pope@ix.netcom.com
Cc: Dee Rohe; Global Rumblings
Subject: RE: Earthquakes - East Coast, Ecuador , etc. 1-22-05 - The
windowthat will be the gateway to a wave of intense earth events
openedon January 19


Dee:

Yes, much strange animal activity here in
se OK.

Also check email-alerts [From_The_Edge]
as Deyo is getting info in on New Madrid
area [coastline from East Texas to Mississippi]
and new pressures happening now!

Larry Taylor

Could be right about the New Madrid. I have been getting strong symptoms
for it for the last five weeks now...

My Barking Bone has been barking a lot over the last two days. Today
increasingly so. Could be from Mt. St. Helens which erupted last night.

Diane


----- Original Message -----
From: Dee Rohe
To: Global Rumblings
Cc: Larry Taylor
Sent: 1/22/2005 4:12:01 PM
Subject: Earthquakes - East Coast, Ecuador , etc. 1-22-05 - The window that
will be the gateway to a wave of intense earth events opened on January 19


"TimeStar forecasts the Atlantic seaboard and eastern U.S. will be the focus
of activity through February, even though these areas look calm at this
writing on January 22. "

From: EarthTimes-bounces@timestar.org
On Behalf Of TimeStar
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 6:47 PM
To: TimeStar Forecasts and Announcements
Subject: [TimeStar] East Coast, Ecuador, etc. 1-22-05


The window that will be the gateway to a wave of intense earth events opened
on January 19, with the full moon coming on January 26, 2005. TimeStar
forecasts the Atlantic seaboard and eastern U.S. will be the focus of
activity through February, even though these areas look calm at this writing
on January 22.

Earthquakes are concentrating in South America, with 60 quakes recorded near
Ecuador in the last three days. Several of these have been moderately
large, or greater than 5 magnitude. Earthquakes in the U.S. are virtually
nonexistent at present, including the west coast states of Washington,
Oregon and California.

"Weather forecasters warn a fierce storm slamming the East Coast could turn
into a blizzard [January 22]. With snow falling on his city, New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said conditions could become "life threatening" and
he asked residents to stay off the streets as he activated an emergency
operations center." (CNN)

TIMESTAR FORECAST, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2005:

"In a sequence of three 13-day windows in January and February, earthquakes
will extend first to South America, Central America and Mexico, then the New
Madrid fault line as far west as Arkansas in the US, and in the third 13-day
window (late January and early February) will include the northern U.S. and
Canada and, finally, the Arctic and Alaska. A new sequence of earthquake and
volcanic activity will begin in the Pacific in late February and early
March.
"Electrical and magnetic storms are probable in this very warm winter. We
are in a rare third year of El Nino warming - 2003, 2004 and 2005. Solar
activity is steadily declining to minimum conditions, yet highly active
electrical and magnetic storms with power failures are still likely during
this period. These conditions will extend to North Atlantic areas of England
and Spain as well as the U.S. in January. A launch scheduled at Cape
Canaveral on January 12 could also be affected with storms and/or power
failures.

The Pacific area is in constant change with the Pacific plate moving beneath
the American plate along the West Coast, but earthquakes and volcanoes in
the Pacific will quiet down for a while in early 2005 then grow more active
again by March and April 2005."

Krsanna

ERIC WROTE:

Krsanna, from the Spanish wire service EFE (sorry I don't have an English
translation). It says that with these eight last night there have now been
60 small quakes recorded in this region since Thursday, the strongest being
5.4 on the Richter scale, around 50 kms west of the province of Manabi and
at a depth of between 12 and 17 kms.
EE


Sábado, 22 de Enero de 2005
Ocho nuevos seísmos sacuden el mar frente a costas de Ecuador



EFE -
Ocho nuevos seísmos se han registrado durante la noche pasada en el Océano
Pacífico, frente a las costas ecuatorianas, sin que hasta el momento se
hayan reportado víctimas o daños materiales, informó el Instituto Geofísico.

Patricio Verdesoto, técnico del Instituto, confirmó hoy, sábado, a EFE que
los seísmos están entre 4,1 y 4,7 grados de magnitud en la escala de
Richter.

Los temblores se produjeron a unos 50 kilómetros al oeste de la costa de la
provincia de Manabí y a una profundidad de entre 12 y 17 kilómetros.

Con los nuevos ocho seísmos, suman ya 60 los registrados de más de cuatro
grados de magnitud desde el pasado jueves en la misma zona en el Océano
Pacífico.

El seísmo más fuerte se reportó el jueves pasado por la noche alcanzó una
magnitud de 5,4 grados.

La secuencia de seísmos empezó el pasado jueves a las 11.46 hora local
(16.46 GMT) en un proceso ininterrumpido que puede continuar por más tiemp
o, según los técnicos del Instituto Geofísico.




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RE: Strange Animal Activity!

Oh oh!
 
Well what with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to kill innocent and defenseless Terri Schiavo today 
I expect some Judgements/wake up calls happening soon on the whole United States. 
 
It has been predicted hasn't it - that we would fall from 'within', not due to an outside enemy. 
 
Remember your dream/vision of the protective walls around the U.S. falling down, and turns out it was the night before the Ten Commandments was ordered to be removed?  Also that was a day of unusual alignment in the heavens. .. Earth - Mars ?  And there was a third unusual happening that day.. can't remember what.
 
deexxoo
 
-----Original Message-----
From: L.W. Taylor [mailto:From_The_Edge@webtv.net]
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 10:10 PM
To: drrohe@bellsouth.net
Cc: d.pope
Subject: Fwd: Strange Animal Activity!

Steve:

Local animals in SE Oklahoma are acting

strange in their daily behavior.

Our dogs and cats are staying close to the

house and not prowling the fields as usual.

Also cats seem to continually want up high

on anything to keep from laying on the ground.

Dogs also show nervous activity.

Cows in pastures bawl at night and are

uncommonly agitated!

Larry Taylor

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EARTHQUAKES SPARK PANIC - JAPANESE WARSHIPS ARRIVE

Date:  Mon Jan 24, 2005  5:43 pm


From:  "Evening Dove"

Subject:  QUAKES SPARK PANIC; JAPANESE WARSHIPS ARRIVE
To:  From_The_Edge

QUAKES SPARK PANIC; JAPANESE WARSHIPS ARRIVE

Posted By: Kaspel
Date: Monday, 24 January 2005, 9:47 a.m.

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fresh earthquakes in Asia Monday rattled
traumatized survivors of last month's killer tsunami, while Indonesia and
rebels in Aceh agreed to hold talks, seeking to turn the calamity into a
chance for peace.

Japanese warships anchored off the coast of Aceh Monday, the last of the
foreign military relief missions to arrive, even as civilians groups began
taking control of the unprecedented aid effort.

Almost a month after the tsunami killed as many as 234,000 people across the
Indian Ocean, a strong earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island,
killing one person, and a tremor rattled the provincial capital Banda Aceh,
sending frightened tsunami survivors running into the streets.

Another quake, measuring 6.5, was recorded west of Great Nicobar island in
India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were badly hit by the Dec. 26
tsunami, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.

The talks between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM)
-- locked in a conflict that has killed more than 12,000 people in the last
three decades -- were expected to take place in Helsinki this week, mediated
by former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reiterated an offer of
"special autonomy" for the Acehnese and amnesty for GAM members willing to
lay down their guns.

The rebels want independence or at least a referendum on self-determination,
like the former Indonesian territory of East Timor (news - web sites) was
given. Aceh is under a civil emergency, following a year of martial law.

Concerns about clashes between the Indonesian army and the rebels have
stalked tsunami relief efforts in Aceh.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&ncid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20050124/\
ts_nm/quake_indonesia_dc


in case it goes poof!!! here is the whole article

Quakes Spark Panic; Japanese Warships Arrive

By Tomi Soetjipto and Dean Yates

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fresh earthquakes in Asia Monday rattled
traumatized survivors of last month's killer tsunami, while Indonesia and
rebels in Aceh agreed to hold talks, seeking to turn the calamity into a
chance for peace.


Japanese warships anchored off the coast of Aceh Monday, the last of the
foreign military relief missions to arrive, even as civilians groups began
taking control of the unprecedented aid effort.


Almost a month after the tsunami killed as many as 234,000 people across the
Indian Ocean, a strong earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island,
killing one person, and a tremor rattled the provincial capital Banda Aceh,
sending frightened tsunami survivors running into the streets.


Another quake, measuring 6.5, was recorded west of Great Nicobar island in
India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were badly hit by the Dec. 26
tsunami, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.


The talks between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM)
-- locked in a conflict that has killed more than 12,000 people in the last
three decades -- were expected to take place in Helsinki this week, mediated
by former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari.


Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reiterated an offer of
"special autonomy" for the Acehnese and amnesty for GAM members willing to
lay down their guns.


The rebels want independence or at least a referendum on self-determination,
like the former Indonesian territory of East Timor (news - web sites) was
given. Aceh is under a civil emergency, following a year of martial law.


Concerns about clashes between the Indonesian army and the rebels have
stalked tsunami relief efforts in Aceh.


NAUGHTY FOREIGNERS


Indonesia's military is sensitive about the huge foreign presence in a
province that was all but closed to outsiders before the tsunami.


The province's military commander complained Monday the Indonesian military
was being snubbed.


"Many foreign teams have been naughty in their aid operations and they do
not follow the coordination that has been decided," Aceh military commander
Major General Endang Suwarya told Indonesia's Antara news agency. "This has
made things difficult for us who must protect these foreign parties."


He said the Indonesian army has killed at least 206 rebels over the past
three weeks.


The Japanese embassy said a destroyer, an amphibious ship and a supply ship
were due to arrive Monday off the coast of Aceh carrying some 950 military
personnel in Japan's biggest overseas deployment since World War II.


Two of the ships were already anchored off the coast of Banda Aceh, the
provincial capital, Aceh's northern coast at the entry to the Malacca Strait
and the third was on the way, a Defense Agency spokesman in Tokyo said.


The military contribution is on top of $500 million in grants Tokyo has
pledged to the Indian Ocean countries hit by the Dec. 26 disaster that
killed more than 234,000 people across the region.


While the deployment in Aceh is for disaster relief, it comes during moves
by Tokyo to give the Self-Defense Force a greater overseas role, which some
critics say violates Japan's pacifist constitution. Tokyo sent 550 troops to
help rebuild Iraq (news - web sites).





HUNGER AND DESPERATION

With the United States and other foreign militaries set to reduce forces
committed to helping tsunami survivors, aid workers prepared for a shift to
civilian control of a relief operation that is feeding and providing medical
care for hundreds of thousands of people in Aceh.

"I believe there is a consensus on the need for the civilian authorities
here at the provincial level and the national level to really take full
control of this operation," Joel Boutroue, chief of the U.N. operation in
Aceh, told reporters Monday.

Despite efforts by Indonesian and international aid officials to move from
emergency relief operations to reconstruction and rehabilitation, scenes of
hunger and desperation are widespread.

In Krueng Raya village, about 40 kms (25 miles) east of Banda Aceh, scores
of people were begging along the side of the road, many of them children
waving empty boxes or plastic basins at the few cars passing by.

NEW TREMORS PANIC SURVIVORS

The trauma of the tsunami, less than a month ago, was still close to the
surface. Terrified residents ran into the streets when a magnitude 6.2
earthquake struck eastern Sulawesi island early Monday and a quake
aftershock hit Banda Aceh.

Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,000 islands and the world's fourth most
populous nation, lies along the volcano-strewn "Pacific Ring of Fire," where
plate boundaries intersect.

Authorities said the quake killed one person and damaged buildings in Palu,
Central Sulawesi's provincial capital.

Police calmed residents who, with TV images of the tsunami fresh in their
minds, thought giant waves were on the way. Some patients fled a Palu
hospital carrying intravenous drips.



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1997 prophecy of Indonesia shaking...

INDONESIA: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
by Dennis Cramer, Dennis Cramer Ministries

www.denniscramer.net
 

There is a startling prediction which recently came to pass in Indonesia. In my book, "The Next One Hundred Years,"  I prophesied in October of 1997...

"
God will shake not only the heavens over Indonesia, but He will shake the earth under her as well."

I remain your servant,

Denny Cramer
Dennis Cramer Ministries


EXCERPT:

"The many islands of Indonesia will be another center of great spiritual awakening, and nearly unbelievable miracles will be reported. Signs and wonders will abound, and God will vindicate His servants with demonstrations of the supernatural never before seen.

"Martyrdom, however, will not be uncommon there. Many will die for their faith."
 

SHAKING OVER AND UNDER

"God will shake not only the heavens over Indonesia, but He will shake the earth under her as well.

"God will move mountains -- literal mountains. A physical, natural mountain will be moved by the hand of God.

"When mountains tremble at the sound of His name, Indonesia will experience a further release of the Spirit of God upon her. The nation will buzz with testimony after testimony of miracles, signs, wonders -- even the raising of the dead.

"Although government agencies will try to keep these reports censored, video after video will find their way out from this corner of the world.

"Indonesia, more than almost any other region of the world, will experience the physical glory of the Lord -- glory clouds by day and pillars of fire by night!"

by Dennis Cramer
Dennis Cramer Ministries
www.denniscramer.net

The above excerpt is from page 102 of "The Next 100 Years"
 

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6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island

Thanks to Larry Taylor of From the Edge at Yahoo.groups for this.
 

Date:  Mon Jan 24, 2005  1:52 am
Subject:  Breaking News -From:  MSNBC Breaking News <MSNBC_BreakingNews_NewsMail@M...>

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MSNBC Breaking News
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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island,
seismologists say. Some buildings were damaged, according to the state news
agency, but no injuries were immediately reported.


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For more details: http://www.msnbc.com <http://www.msnbc.com>



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