GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: Precursors To A Global Financial Collapse – Greece Has Now Become The Lynchpin That Could Unleash Economic Collapse, Domestic Martial Law And Global War!

March 23, 2015 – GREECE – I wish I could download to your brain everything you need to know about the European Crisis unfolding right now. The possibility of the breakup of the European Union could be the spark that sets off the global debt implosion… Continue reading

ICE AGE NOW: Mini-Ice Age 2015-2035 And The Global Food Crisis – China’s Food Production Strategy For The New Grand Solar Minimum!

March 23, 2015 – CHINA – China’s Food Production Strategy for the New Grand Solar Minimum. What is their Knowledge of Solar Minimums and Climate Change since trading for 2000+ years to faraway destinations? Do they know what the climate in Africa will change to this solar minimum and is why they are investing so heavily in N.Africa for future food production areas?

WATCH: China prepares for global food crisis.

http://www.landscheidt.info/
3000 year sunspot record http://www.landscheidt.info/?q=node/61
http://www.landscheidt.info/?q=node/323
http://www.landscheidt.info/?q=node/51

Temperature record charts http://hot-topic.co.nz/wp-content/upl…
(Holy Grail of Temperature Charts) http://www.c3headlines.com/temperatur…

Silk Road Map http://www.wovenhistory.com/silk-road…
Zheng He Voyages http://www.chinatraveldepot.com/C2-Hi…
http://globalregentsprep.wikispaces.c…)
Other Chinese Voyagers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_hi…
219 BC, Xu Fu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Fu
111 BCE, the delegates of Emperor Wu of Han explored Southeast Asia and India from the Gulf of Tonkin to make contact with central Asia states, the Silk Road of the Sea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_…
Yuan Dynasty Collapse http://www.chinahighlights.com/travel… final 40 years of the Yuan Dynasty era (1279–1368).
Ming Dynasty http://www.chinahighlights.com/travel…
Song Dynasty http://www.chinahighlights.com/travel…
Qing Dynasty http://www.chinahighlights.com/travel…
Mongol States https://historyofjapan.files.wordpres…

String of Pearls http://www.spsnavalforces.com/story.a…
http://globalbalita.com/2013/01/15/ch…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_o…)
http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/ind…
Chinese Ghost Cities https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?…
http://www.chinaafricarealstory.com/2…
http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/bizarre-ch…
African Mega Lakes
http://www.climate4you.com/Text/Clima…
Chinese Investment in Africa
http://www.economist.com/node/18586448
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/b…

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PLANETARY TREMORS: Very Strong 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Chile – No Tsunami Warning! [TECTONIC SUMMARY + MAPS]

March 23, 2015 – CHILE – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile today, and there was no immediate word of any injuries or damage.

USGS earthquake location

The earthquake struck at 1:51 a.m. local time – at a depth of 75 miles – about 30 miles southeast of Putre, near Chile’s border with Bolivia, according to the United States Geological Survey.

USGS shakemap intensity

Chile is one of the world’s most seismic countries and is prone to tsunamis because of the way the Nazca tectonic plate plunges beneath the South American plate, pushing the towering Andes cordillera ever higher. – ABC News.

Tectonic Summary – Seismotectonics of South America (Nazca Plate Region)

The South American arc extends over 7,000 km, from the Chilean margin triple junction offshore of southern Chile to its intersection with the Panama fracture zone, offshore of the southern coast of Panama in Central America. It marks the plate boundary between the subducting Nazca plate and the South America plate, where the oceanic crust and lithosphere of the Nazca plate begin their descent into the mantle beneath South America. The convergence associated with this subduction process is responsible for the uplift of the Andes Mountains, and for the active volcanic chain present along much of this deformation front. Relative to a fixed South America plate, the Nazca plate moves slightly north of eastwards at a rate varying from approximately 80 mm/yr in the south to approximately 65 mm/yr in the north. Although the rate of subduction varies little along the entire arc, there are complex changes in the geologic processes along the subduction zone that dramatically influence volcanic activity, crustal deformation, earthquake generation and occurrence all along the western edge of South America.

USGS plate tectonics for the region

Most of the large earthquakes in South America are constrained to shallow depths of 0 to 70 km resulting from both crustal and interplate deformation. Crustal earthquakes result from deformation and mountain building in the overriding South America plate and generate earthquakes as deep as approximately 50 km. Interplate earthquakes occur due to slip along the dipping interface between the Nazca and the South American plates. Interplate earthquakes in this region are frequent and often large, and occur between the depths of approximately 10 and 60 km. Since 1900, numerous magnitude 8 or larger earthquakes have occurred on this subduction zone interface that were followed by devastating tsunamis, including the 1960 M9.5 earthquake in southern Chile, the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world. Other notable shallow tsunami-generating earthquakes include the 1906 M8.5 earthquake near Esmeraldas, Ecuador, the 1922 M8.5 earthquake near Coquimbo, Chile, the 2001 M8.4 Arequipa, Peru earthquake, the 2007 M8.0 earthquake near Pisco, Peru, and the 2010 M8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake located just north of the 1960 event.

Large intermediate-depth earthquakes (those occurring between depths of approximately 70 and 300 km) are relatively limited in size and spatial extent in South America, and occur within the Nazca plate as a result of internal deformation within the subducting plate. These earthquakes generally cluster beneath northern Chile and southwestern Bolivia, and to a lesser extent beneath northern Peru and southern Ecuador, with depths between 110 and 130 km. Most of these earthquakes occur adjacent to the bend in the coastline between Peru and Chile. The most recent large intermediate-depth earthquake in this region was the 2005 M7.8 Tarapaca, Chile earthquake.

Earthquakes can also be generated to depths greater than 600 km as a result of continued internal deformation of the subducting Nazca plate. Deep-focus earthquakes in South America are not observed from a depth range of approximately 300 to 500 km. Instead, deep earthquakes in this region occur at depths of 500 to 650 km and are concentrated into two zones: one that runs beneath the Peru-Brazil border and another that extends from central Bolivia to central Argentina. These earthquakes generally do not exhibit large magnitudes. An exception to this was the 1994 Bolivian earthquake in northwestern Bolivia. This M8.2 earthquake occurred at a depth of 631 km, which was until recently the largest deep-focus earthquake instrumentally recorded (superseded in May 2013 by a M8.3 earthquake 610 km beneath the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia), and was felt widely throughout South and North America.

Subduction of the Nazca plate is geometrically complex and impacts the geology and seismicity of the western edge of South America. The intermediate-depth regions of the subducting Nazca plate can be segmented into five sections based on their angle of subduction beneath the South America plate. Three segments are characterized by steeply dipping subduction; the other two by near-horizontal subduction. The Nazca plate beneath northern Ecuador, southern Peru to northern Chile, and southern Chile descend into the mantle at angles of 25° to 30°. In contrast, the slab beneath southern Ecuador to central Peru, and under central Chile, is subducting at a shallow angle of approximately 10° or less. In these regions of “flat-slab” subduction, the Nazca plate moves horizontally for several hundred kilometers before continuing its descent into the mantle, and is shadowed by an extended zone of crustal seismicity in the overlying South America plate. Although the South America plate exhibits a chain of active volcanism resulting from the subduction and partial melting of the Nazca oceanic lithosphere along most of the arc, these regions of inferred shallow subduction correlate with an absence of volcanic activity.

More information on regional seismicity and tectonics

USGS.

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GLOBAL COASTAL EVENT: French Coast Hit With The Biggest "Tide Of The Century"!

© AFP 2015/ PHILIPPE HUGUEN


March 21, 2015 – FRANCE
– After the excitement of Friday’s solar eclipse, thousands of visitors have flocked to France’s coastal areas for the chance to see the biggest tide in 18 years.

Thousands of visitors made their way to coastal areas in Brittany and Normandy on Saturday morning to catch this year’s spring tides, which are billed to rise as high as 14 meters above their usual level following Friday’s solar eclipse, which saw the Earth, moon, and sun in alignment.

Referred to as the ‘tide of the century’ in the French press, the phenomenon actually takes place every 18 years; this week’s is the first of this millennium, and follows exceptionally high tides seen on March 10, 1997.

The picturesque 11th century fortified island of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, which is usually buffeted by high tides, was a popular destination, with ten thousand people going to see the UNESCO-listed monastery surrounded by rising water before the tide receded from sight, exposing areas of beach and rock which will next be visible in 2033.

On Friday the tidal coefficient, which ranges from 20 to 120 and measures the height between consecutive high and low tides, was recorded at 118 on Brittany’s Atlantic Coast, and reached 119 on Saturday, the joint highest ever recorded. The super high tide is also expected to affect coastlines along the North Sea, the English Channel and to a lesser extent, the Mediterranean. – Sputnik.

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PLANETARY TREMORS: Mexico City Shaken By Earthquake That Struck More Than 100 Miles Away!

Mexico City locals flooded the streets after the quake. © Reuters


March 21, 2015 – MEXICO
– An earthquake that caused buildings to sway and forced people to flee onto the streets in the Mexican capital happened more than 100 miles away.

The quake hit at 4.30pm local time in the state of Puebla near Tulcingo del Valle – around 100 miles away from Mexico City.

But residents of the faraway capital were forced to flee shaking buildings.

The city is vulnerable to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that iggle like jelly when quake waves hit.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said many evacuations were reported in the capital but officials received no reports of damage or injuries.

The quake had a depth of 31 miles.

A magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles away on the Pacific Coast.   – The Express.

Tectonic Summary – Seismotectonics of Mexico

Located atop three of the large tectonic plates, Mexico is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. The relative motion of these crustal plates causes frequent earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions. Most of the Mexican landmass is on the westward moving North American plate. The Pacific Ocean floor south of Mexico is being carried northeastward by the underlying Cocos plate. Because oceanic crust is relatively dense, when the Pacific Ocean floor encounters the lighter continental crust of the Mexican landmass, the ocean floor is subducted beneath the North American plate creating the deep Middle American trench along Mexico’s southern coast. Also as a result of this convergence, the westward moving Mexico landmass is slowed and crumpled creating the mountain ranges of southern Mexico and earthquakes near Mexico’s southern coast. As the oceanic crust is pulled downward, it melts; the molten material is then forced upward through weaknesses in the overlying continental crust. This process has created a region of volcanoes across south-central Mexico known as the Cordillera Neovolcánica.

USGS plate tectonics for the region.

The area west of the Gulf of California, including Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, is moving northwestward with the Pacific plate at about 50 mm per year. Here, the Pacific and North American plates grind past each other creating strike-slip faulting, the southern extension of California’s San Andreas fault. In the past, this relative plate motion pulled Baja California away from the coast forming the Gulf of California and is the cause of earthquakes in the Gulf of California region today.

Mexico has a long history of destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed more than 9,500 people in Mexico City. In southern Mexico, Volcán de Colima and El Chichón erupted in 2005 and 1982, respectively. Paricutín volcano, west of Mexico City, began venting smoke in a cornfield in 1943; a decade later this new volcano had grown to a height of 424 meters. Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanos (“smoking mountain” and “white lady”, respectively), southeast of Mexico City, occasionally vent gas that can be clearly seen from the City, a reminder that volcanic activity is ongoing. In 1994 and 2000 Popocatépetl renewed its activity forcing the evacuation of nearby towns, causing seismologists and government officials to be concerned about the effect a large-scale eruption might have on the heavily populated region. Popocatépetl volcano last erupted in 2010. – USGS.

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PLAGUES & PESTILENCES: Sierra Leone Orders Ebola Lockdown – Will Affect 2.5 MILLION People; More Aid Workers Evacuated!

March 21, 2015 – SIERRA LEONE – Despite recent gains in battling Ebola, Sierra Leone’s government today announced a new quarantine for the western part of the country, a move that it says could help meet a mid-April goal of eliminating the disease.

In other developments, more US health workers were evacuated from Sierra Leone amid new details about how they may have been exposed to the virus, and a vaccine expert pushed for governments and donors to pull together to develop vaccines against Ebola and other emerging disease threats.

Lockdown ordered for Mar 27-29

Palo Conteh, head of Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre, said the lockdown will be conducted from Mar 27 to 29, similar to one it conducted in September, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.
Last fall the government ordered a nationwide lockdown to help outbreak responders go door to door to identify people with symptoms and provide information about the disease. The step was criticized by some as likely to do more harm than good.

The new quarantine will affect about 2.5 million people in western Sierra Leone, where most of the country’s cases are still being reported, according to the AFP report. The area includes Freetown and Bombali and Port Loko districts to the north.

In mid-February, leaders from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone met and set a goal of reducing cases to zero in 60 days, which United Nations Ebola response leaders said at the time would be extremely difficult.

Since then, cases have dramatically tapered off in Liberia, and Sierra Leone has made notable progress against the disease. However, Guinea—a country that has seen the disease rebound several times—last week reported its highest number of cases so far the year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update yesterday.

More aid workers return to US for monitoring

Meanwhile, two more American health workers who were potentially exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone have been flown back to the United States for monitoring, raising the total to 17 over the past week, the Associated Press (AP) reported today, citing an official from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The two latest workers flown home are considered at low risk and will spend the 21-day monitoring period in their homes, according to the report.

Several of the others have been positioned near specialized treatment centers, and so far only one of them has been placed in a biocontainment unit. He or she is a patient at Nebraska Medical Center who developed symptoms on Mar 15 but was better the next day, hospital officials said.

The hospital said today that the individual is now out of the biocontainment unit and has returned to active monitoring along with four others who were potentially exposed in Sierra Leone.

The exposures are linked to teams working in Sierra Leone for Partners in Health (PIH), a Boston-based aid group. A physician working with PIH in Sierra Leone was sickened by Ebola and is being treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he is in critical condition.

PIH said yesterday that four clinicians who arrived back in the United States on Mar 17 for active monitoring may have been exposed while helping one of their Sierra Leonean clinician colleagues, who later tested positive for Ebola. The clinician from Sierra Leone is being treated at a specialized health facility run by the British military.

PIH said the four workers exposed to the Sierra Leonean clinician were transferred as a precaution, and none have shown symptoms. The group added that none of 10 clinicians who cared for the sick US doctor and were brought back for monitoring have tested positive for Ebola.

Sharing vaccine development risk

Though the world has had ample time to develop an Ebola vaccine, one wasn’t ready in time to help battle West Africa’s outbreak, because it was too financially risky, Seth Berkley, MD, chief executive of the GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), said yesterday in a Nature editorial. Instead of blaming industry for not developing a vaccine that has little market, governments, public funders, and private donors should step up and invest in Ebola vaccines, he added.

Berkley urged groups to work on a strategy to quickly produce and distribute adequate quantities of effective vaccines when an outbreak of Ebola or any other infectious disease occurs. He said the first step is to invest in surveillance systems that can pinpoint the biggest threats and new threats.

He also said having a generic vector tested and prepared in advance that can deliver new vaccines in a new outbreak could help tackle a range of diseases. For example, he noted the four of the five Ebola vaccines in development use vectors that have been developed and tested for HIV.

“It demands a different attitude to disease control. We need to stop waiting until we see evidence of a disease becoming a global threat before we treat it like one,” Berkley wrote. “Governments and donors need to invest in public-health capability, and they need to take on more of the risk of investing in vaccine development.”

Case count rises

In other developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the totals in the Ebola outbreak have grown to 24,743 confirmed, probable, and suspected illnesses and 10,216 deaths.

The latest numbers include data as of Mar 17 for all three countries. Today’s tally reflects an increase of 77 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases and 37 deaths since the WHO’s update yesterday. – CIDRAP.

Tracking the EBOLA Virus Outbreak

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Hillary Clinton : The Latest Person of Power to Get “Devil Horns” on the Cover of Time … Are They Trying to Tell Us Something?

Hillary Clinton is on the cover of the March issue of Time magazine. She is also the latest person of […]

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