Sunday, March 13, 2011
As The World Churns
It's horrific enough that the recent 8.9 earthquake in Japan has had such a tragic death toll, and even worse that the world faces nuclear contamination that could make Chernobyl look like a backyard weenie roast. But what's really boggling my mind this evening is the news that whatever just happened under the sea and under the Earth's crust, it was bigger than we thought. It was big enough to move Japan by 8 inches, and it shifted the entire Earth on its axis about 6.5 inches.
And this isn't trash talk from the tinfoils, this is on mainstream media like CNN.
According to space.com, "A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory". And this is apparently a growing trend, indicating big Earth changes are underway deep down below the surface; the articles goes on to note, "The 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile last year also sped up the planet's rotation and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. The 9.1 Sumatra earthquake in 2004 shortened the day by 6.8 microseconds."
Add to this the eye-opening data on hydrothermal vents spewing primordial soup from far inside the Earth; the Yellowstone caldera which many believe is on the verge of a cataclysmic explosion literally any minute now; and the far-ranging subterranean damage done in the BP disaster that seems to be getting worse even as the mass media clams up on the subject.
And then consider the rise in unexpected sinkholes and cracks in the Earth.
And now, on top of everything else, this.
When the hippies say "we're all just fleas that Mother Earth is trying to shake off", brother, they're not far wrong.