Please Place Evidence of the 7 of 10 Plate Movements Here

Kojima had created small snips of Konstantin's animation of the 7 of 10 Plate Movements.

Here is the full 7 of 10 Animation by Konstantin.

This blog is the place to document ongoing earth changes related to the 7 of 10  plate movements as described by the Zetas.

ZetaTalk: 7 of 10 Sequence
written October 16, 2010


The 7 of 10 scenarios describe plate movements, and for this to occur something has to release the deadlock, the current stalemate where the plates are locked against each other. Once the deadlock is broken and the plates start moving, sliding past each other, new points where the plates are locked against each other develop, but these are weaker locks than the one at present. The current lock, as we have so often stated, is the Indo-Australian Plate which is being driven under the Himalayans. This is no small lock, as the height of the Himalayans attests. Nevertheless, the activity in this region shows this likely to be the first of the 7 of 10 scenarios to manifest. Bangladesh is sinking and the Coral Sea is rising, showing the overall tipping of the Indo-Australian Plate. Now Pakistan is sinking and not draining its floods as it should, while Jakarta on the tongue of Indonesia is also sinking rapidly, showing that the tilt that will allow Indonesia to sink has already started.

Meanwhile, S America is showing signs of a roll to the west. Explosions on islands just to the north of the S American Plate occurred recently, on Bonaire and Trinidad-Tobago, and the Andes are regularly being pummeled. There is a relationship. As the Indo-Australia Plate lifts and slides, this allows the Pacific plates to shift west, which allows S America to shift west also. This is greatly increased by the folding of the Mariana Trench and the Philippine Plate. But it is the Indo-Australian Plate that gives way to incite change in these other plates, and this is what is manifesting now to those closely following the changes. Once the folding of the Pacific has occurred, Japan has been destabilized. We are not allowed to give a time frame for any of these plate movements, but would point out that it is not until the North Island of Japan experiences its strong quakes that a tsunami causing sloshing near Victoria occurs. There are clues that the New Madrid will be next.

Where the N American continent is under great stress, it has not slipped because it is held in place on both sides. The Pacific side holds due to subduction friction along the San Andreas, and the Atlantic side holds due to the Atlantic Rift's reluctance to rip open. What changes this dynamic? When S America rolls, almost in step with the folding Pacific, it tears the Atlantic Rift on the southern side. This allows Africa freedom to move and it rolls too, dropping the Mediterranean floor above Algeria. What is holding the N American continent together has thus eased, so that when the Japan adjustments are made, there is less holding the N American continent in place than before, and the New Madrid gives way. We are also not allowed to provide the time frame between the Japan quakes and New Madrid. Other than the relationship in time between the New Madrid and the European tsunami, no time frame can be given. The sequence of events is, thus:

  • a tipping Indo-Australia Plate with Indonesia sinking,
  • a folding Pacific allowing S America to roll,
  • a tearing of the south Atlantic Rift allowing Africa to roll and the floor of the Mediterranean to drop,
  • great quakes in Japan followed by the New Madrid adjustment,
  • which is followed almost instantly by the tearing of the north Atlantic Rift with consequent European tsunami.

Source: http://www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta584.htm

 

Tipping Indo-Australia Plate with Indonesia sinking,

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-23.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-24.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-25.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-26.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-28.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-30.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-31.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-32.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-34.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-37.htm

Folding Pacific

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-33.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-38.htm

http://www.zetatalk.com/info/tinfx351.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-47.htm

 

South American Roll

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-39.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-40.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-41.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-42.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-43.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-44.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-45.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-47.htm

 

African Roll

http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-46.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-47.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-48.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-52.htm

 

Japan Quakes

http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-53.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-54.htm

New Madrid

http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-59.htm

http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-60.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-61.htm

http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-62.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-63.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-64.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-65.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-68.htm

European Tsunami

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-70.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-71.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-72.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-73.htm

http://zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10-74.htm

 

Due to the slowing of the 7 of 10 plate movements by the Council of Worlds the impact of some of the events described above will be lessened.

The Zetas explain:

ZetaTalk: Pace Slowed


Written May 19, 2012

The effect of the thousands of humming boxes placed along fault lines and plate borders can be seen in several incidents that have occurred since the start of the 7 of 10 plate movements. The lack of tsunami during the 7 of 10 sinking of the Sunda Plate is one such example. We predicted at the start of the 7 of 10 scenarios in late 2010 that the Sunda Plate sinking would occur within 2-3 weeks, yet it dragged on through 2011. At the time we had predicted tsunami on the Sunda Plate, in general equivalent in height to the loss of elevation for a coastline. None of this occurred due to the slower pace. 

The pace of mountain building in S America, where slowed, has still resulted in rumpling up and down the Andes, and stretch zone accidents likewise in lands to the east of the Andes. The shape of S America has clearly changed. Will the islands in the Caribbean be spared? At some point, as with the magnitude 7.9 quake in Acapulco on March 2, 2012 a significant adjustment will need to occur, and this will include depressing the Caribbean Plate so it tilts, sinking the islands and lands on that portion of the plate to the degree predicted. But the S American roll will likely continue to avoid the magnitude 8 quakes we originally predicted in deference to slow rumpling mountain building. The African roll was anticipated to be a silent roll in any case, so the slowed pace would not affect the outcome.

Will the slowed pace prevent the 7 of 10 scenarios for the Northern Hemisphere? Bowing of the N American continent has reached the point of pain, with breaking rock booming from coast to coast, but still there have been no significant quakes in the New Madrid area. Yet this is past due, and cannot be held back indefinitely. What has and will continue to occur for the Northern Hemisphere scenarios are silent quakes for Japan, which has already experienced drastic subduction under the north island of Hokkaido where mountain building is occurring as a rumple rather than a jolt. However, the anticipated New Madrid adjustment cannot be achieved without trauma. But this could potentially occur in steps and stages such that any European tsunami would be significantly lessened.

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Source: http://www.zetatalk.com/7of10/7of10109.htm

 

ZetaTalk , Written March 10, 2012

 What happens when the pace of plate movement is slowed? The likelihood of tsunami is definitely reduced, as can be seen in the sinking on the Sunda Plate. The sinking occurred, and is almost complete, yet the possibility of tsunami we predicted for various regions on the Sunda Plate were avoided. The height and force of a tsunami is directly related to the degree of displacement in the sea floor, and if this happens in steps rather than all at once the displacement will be less for any given step.

This bodes well for the European tsunami. If the Council of Worlds is still imposing a slower pace on the 7 of 10 plate movements, this tsunami will definitely be lessened. The tear in the North Atlantic will be slight, each time. The amount of water pouring into this void will be less, each time. And the rebound toward the UK will likewise be less, each time. But our prediction is the worst case situation, and it also reflects what the Earth changes, unabated, would produce.

But what does a slower pace do to land masses where jolting quakes are expected? Does this reduce the overall magnitude of the quakes anticipated? Large magnitude quakes result when a catch point along plate borders is highly resistant, but snapping of rock finally results. Usually there is one place, the epicenter, where this catch point resides and a long distance along the plate border where smaller quakes have prepared the border for easy movement. A point of resistance within the body of a plate, such as the New Madrid, can likewise resist and suddenly give.

There is no way to lessen the resistance at these catch points, though the tension that accompanies such points can be reduced so that the quake itself is delayed. What this means for a slower 7 of 10 pace is that large magnitude quakes will be spread apart in time, and their relationship to our predictions thus able to be camouflaged by the establishment. Where sinking (such as the Caribbean Island of Trinidad) or spreading apart (such as to the west of the Mississippi River) are to occur, these land changes will eventually arrive. But like the sinking of the Sunda Plate, a slower pace unfortunately allows the cover-up time to maneuver and develop excuses.

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Source: http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/10mr2012.htm

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Comment by Stanislav on November 19, 2017 at 9:20pm

Land subsidence, not climate change, is the cause of water intrusion in and around Chesapeake Bay

GPS Data source: MIDAS - Nevada Geodetic LaboratoryBlewitt, G., C. Kreemer, W.C. Hammond, and J. Gazeaux (2016). MIDAS robust trend estimator for accurate GPS station velocities without step detection, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012552

Severe flooding in Louisiana. Associated USA flood around Gulf of Mexico with 7 of 10? I do not know why but I think it is a loss of height. [and from another] http://www.disasternews.net/news/article.php?articleid=4510 Flood waters submerged parts of southern Louisiana Tuesday after heavy rains caused flash flooding and forced hundreds of rescues. The National Weather Service estimated 12 to 18 inches of rain fell across the region, with totals reaching up to 20 inches in some areas. Among the hardest hit areas in Lafayette Parish was Carencro, where reports indicated water was as high as high as 8 feet on some roads.

Just as the bowing in the S American Plate has produced stretching and consequent sinking in the swath of land from Rio to Buenos Aires, the bowing in the N American Plate has produced stretching and consequent sinking along the eastern seaboard and land bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Stretched land has only so many options. It can rip open to form a crevasse or a landslide or a sinkhole, or rock layers can pull apart so that train rails zip and zag and cause derailments and bridges pull from their moorings. In this case there is an adjustment in certain places, a pulling apart, which relieves the stress. 

Stretched land also almost invariably drops in elevation, because the crust is thinned. This may not be apparent on the surface if the rock layers are pulling apart deep underground or under a river bed. But the underlying rock cannot spread out and thin without some evidence of this process above. For Florida, this evidence is the increasing number of sinkholes swallowing houses. Lopsided buildings, drooping roadways, and swamps extending their borders are other such symptoms. Drainage is invariably affected, as water lingers where it formerly drained. Rains and tides thus confuse the issue, with high tides blamed for much flooding, when sinking due to stretching is the cause.

ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for March 17, 2012

6 November, 2017. "Land Subsidence" Is The Sinking Or Lowering Of The Land Surface, Mostly Due To Human Activity

A report released in October 2017 by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), titled “Will Global Warming Overflow Chesapeake Bay?”, says the available research indicates water intrusion problems in the area around the Chesapeake Bay are not due to sea-level rise induced by anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming, “but primarily to land subsidence due to groundwater depletion and, to a lesser extent, subsidence from glacial isostatic adjustment." <...>

Bezdek also points out bedrock in the mid-Atlantic states is slowly moving downward in response to the melting of the Laurentide ice sheet, which covered a large chunk of North America during the most recent ice age. “When the ice sheet still existed, the weight of the ice pushed the underlying Earth’s crust downward and, in response, areas away from the ice sheet were forced upward (called glacial forebulge),” Bezdek wrote. “The southern Chesapeake Bay region is in the glacial forebulge area and was forced upward by the Laurentide ice sheet. … As the ice melted and its weight was removed, glacial forebulge areas, which previously had been forced upward, began sinking and continue to sink. This movement of Earth’s crust in response to ice loading or melting is called glacial isostatic adjustment.” - Tim Benson (2017, November 6). RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: LAND SUBSIDENCE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE, IS THE CAUSE OF WATER INTRUSION IN AND AROUND CHESAPEAKE BAY. Retrieved November 12, 2017, from https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/resea...

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Comment by Stanislav on November 6, 2017 at 4:21pm

What's behind the recent worst floods in the history of Penang, Malaysia? ZetaTalk knows the answer.

D3.js code [7]

"6 November, 2017. 5 dead in worst floods in Penang history

An overview of an inundated George Town this morning. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says Penang will review its standard operating procedure for flood relief for better coordination between state and federal agencies. – The Malaysian Insight pic courtesy of Goh Ban Keat, November 5, 2017. Image source: themalaysianinsight.com

THE death toll in floods that have ravaged Penang since yesterday has risen to five. Heavy rains and strong winds, which began at 2pm yesterday, led to what has been described at the worst flooding in the state's history." [6]

Source of infographic: themalaysianinsight.com

And again we see strange high tides that prevent water from flowing:

"5 November, 2017Guan Eng: Penang’s unusual rainfall likely due to Typhoon Damrey

An aerial view shows a flooded George Town city in Penang, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to two deaths and some 2,000 people evacuated in the worst flooding in years, officials say. (AP Photo)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Image source: foxnews.com

Penang Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers slams Meteorological Department for late warning on heavy rainfall.
<...>
State flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the situation was made worse by the high tide as most rivers and drains could not cope with the high volume of water." [3]

While the number of floods has increased:

"Penang records 119 flash flood incidences since 2013: State govt

Penang has experienced a total of 119 flash flood incidences since 2013 until Oct 15 this year. State Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said there were 22 flash flood incidences in 2013, 20 cases (2014), 26 cases (2015), 30 cases (2016) and 21 cases between January and Oct 15 this year.

<...> She said some of the flash flood incidences were not necessarily caused by heavy rainfall." [5]


Tide Gauge data

Tide gauge data [1], D3.js code [8]

We see a slight rise in sea level, especially since 2010. But these data have many drawbacks and and they can't be used in terms of the scale of subsidence (sinking). This is only an indirect proof, as there is obviously still a sea-level rise factor. Nevertheless, some scientists use this data to determine the land subsidence.

Tide gauge data [1], D3.js code [8]

But there some issue:

"FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 19-Sep-2012 : From the publication Tidal Observation Records 2010 the Primary benchmark has changed from BM P0001 to BM P0379 4.962m above TGZ." [1] 

Can this 'damage' the data? I did not find any information about this, so we can only guess.


GNSS data

As the some data in Penang province are incomplete http://geodesy.unr.edu/NGLStationPages/stations/EUSM.sta and http://geodesy.unr.edu/NGLStationPages/stations/USMP.sta. I used the nearest data from the Kedah province, Pendang (Kedah also suffered from floods). http://geodesy.unr.edu/NGLStationPages/stations/TOK1.sta

GNSS data - Nevada Geodetic Laboratory [4], D3.js code [8]

Data can be processed by these instructions http://geodesy.unr.edu/billhammond/Courses/GeophysicalGeodesy/2009/...

Main step:

"Since units from xyz2latlon.m are degrees (for latitude and longitude) and meters (for height), convert each to mm before plotting. This will show the north, east and vertical change in position over time better than the actual position"

Instead of matlab I used Excel.

Penang floods. Image source: mynewshub.cc

We see gradual sinking. Can we say that sinking in Kedah has such a velocity? No. GNSS is just point, while sinking can be uneven (and this is confirmed by satellite data and etc)

ZetaTalk:

How accurate a guide are the current elevation maps provided by Google and GPS? If they reflect land that lies on solid rock, on a plate that will remain level and not tilt, accurate enough. But as we have explained, Java and Sumatra are land that is rubble, scrapped up as the plate tongue has been pushed down in the past. It is an illusion of solid land when rubble can jumble and toss. The placement of Jakarta in the past involved some logic, as tests were made to determine if the rock beneath could sustain buildings. But sinking is occurring there, not admitted in the press. At some point the airport will become unusable. In addition to the issue of solid rock vs jumble, there is the issue of the accordion folding of the plate tongue. Some parts will rise, others sink, and this will not be an even process nor even predictable. Thus Google will not be a certain guide to what lands will sink or stay above the waves.

ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for January 22, 2011

So we can really say that Pendang, Kedah province is sinking (but the velocity and scale is a mystery)


Meanwhile, a small scandal is flaring up:

"6 November, 2017. Met Dept denies giving late warning on heavy rain in Penang

An aerial view of Sg Dua in George Town shows how badly the flood has affected the area, Nov 6, 2017.— Sunpix by Ashraf Shamsul. Image source: thesundaily.my

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Dept) has denied claims that it was late in issuing a warning about the severe thunderstorm that hit Penang and Kedah on Saturday.
It was responding to a claim by the Penang branch of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) which said that the Met Dept’s warning was only issued at 9.30pm on Saturday.
<...>

Floods cause havoc in Penang, Kedah and Perak. Source of image: nst.com.my

Penang FMM chairperson Ooi Eng Hock was reported as saying that the Met Dept warning only came at 9.30pm on Saturday, just hours before the severe thunderstorm lashed the state.
“What is the use of issuing such a warning at night when the heavy rainfall started early in the morning (a few hours later)?
“Didn’t the department forecast heavy rainfall coming to the area due to a tropical storm?
“Is our meteorological radar equipment so backdated that we cannot forecast this bad weather affecting our country?” he was quoted as saying in Malaysiakini." [2]


Conclusions:

Land sinking (or subsidence) is one of the factors that worsens floods. From 2013 there were already 119 flash floods in Penang! [5]. High tides prevent water from draining, which may indicate temporary loss of elevation. Sinking makes the land more prone to flooding and causes more 'water stagnation'. In combination with a record rain, all this leads to an increasingly strong flooding and the current flood has become the worst in the history of the state of Penang [6]

Is there a method that will prove that Penang is slowly sinking? Yes, it's Sentinel-1 but this another research

References:

[1] Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL), 2017, "Tide Gauge Data", Retrieved 6 Nov2017 from http://www.psmsl.org/data/obtaining/
Simon J. Holgate, Andrew Matthews, Philip L. Woodworth, Lesley J. Rickards, Mark E. Tamisiea, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Peter R. Foden, Kathleen M. Gordon, Svetlana Jevrejeva, and Jeff Pugh (2013) New Data Systems and Products at the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level. Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 29, Issue 3: pp. 493 – 504. doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-12-00175.1 Link

[2] Met Dept denies giving late warning on heavy rain in Penang. (2017, November 06). Retrieved November 06, 2017, from http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/11/06/met-dep...

[3] Guan Eng: Penang's unusual rainfall likely due to Typhoon Damrey. (2017, November 05). Retrieved November 06, 2017, from http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/11/05/guan-en...

[4] http://geodesy.unr.edu/NGLStationPages/stations/TOK1.sta

[5] Dermawan, A. (2017, November 02). Penang records 119 flash flood incidences since 2013: State govt. Retrieved November 06, 2017, from https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/298299/penang-records-11...

[6] 5 dead in worst floods in Penang history. (2017, November 6). Retrieved November 6, 2017, from https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/21561/

[7] D3.js barchart.htmldata.csv; (Based on this example: http://bl.ocks.org/d3noob/8952219)

[8] D3.js linechart.htmldata.csv; (Based on this example: http://bl.ocks.org/d3noob/38744a17f9c0141bcd04)

Comment by jorge namour on October 23, 2017 at 4:45pm

CITY OF MEXICO SINKING OCTOBER 23 2017

http://terrarealtime.blogspot.com.ar/2017/10/allarme-degli-esperti-...

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=y&...

There are at least twelve sites in the country's capital with critical deformations. We are talking about the City of MEXICO who according to a recent study is sinking
in an accelerated and irregular way. In some places the city sank 40 cm a year in another 20.

These cracks that are generated reach the surface by destroying street and house pipes. Government authorities have commissioned the CENAPRED Department of Geophysics and Disaster Prevention to identify and map the phenomenon.

• This information is valuable for the planning of the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 19 September,

http://www.dgcs.unam.mx/boletin/bdboletin/2017_677.html IN SPANISH

Comment by Howard on October 17, 2017 at 5:18am

Giant Land Fissures Open in Thailand (Oct 16) 

Huge cracks suddenly opened in the ground of Lampang’s Mae Mo district, Thailand over more than 1.3 hectares, heavily damaging 8 houses. 

Source

http://strangesounds.org/2017/10/giant-cracks-open-up-over-several-...

Comment by Stanislav on October 4, 2017 at 4:10pm

Scientific team sent to identify mysterious land sinking phenomenon in Tazirbu, southeastern Libya

4 October, 2017. "The Department of the Implementation and Management of the Man Made River Industrial Project sent a special team to the area of ​​Tazirbu to inspect the phenomenon of land sinking in the region.

The department stated that it commissioned specialized teams to research the phenomenon of land drift and sinking, which occurred recently in the area of ​​ Tazirbu, in southeastern Libya.

The department confirmed that the decision of commissioning the team is a continuation of efforts made by different scientific team in the past, to identify the causes of this phenomenon, and assess all possibilities that may cause them.Reference: Scientific team sent to identify mysterious land sinking phenomenon. (n.d.). Retrieved October 04, 2017, from https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/scientific-team-sent-identify-...

Comment by Nancy Lieder on September 27, 2017 at 11:08am

African Roll, caught on camera! Does not look like a landslide, as no hillside evident.

https://www.facebook.com/skymednews/videos/1536044169795807/

Comment by Stanislav on August 30, 2017 at 4:05pm

More than 1000 died in South Asia Floods, 41 million people affected

14 August, 2017. MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) Link

17 August, 2017. MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) Link

Gettleman, J. (2017, August 29) "More than 1,000 people have died in floods across South Asia this summer, and as sheets of incessant rain pummeled the vast region on Tuesday, worries grew that the death toll would rise along with the floodwaters.

This aerial photo shows some of the scale of the flooding in Bangladesh, where millions of people have been affected. Photo: Twitter / Corinne Ambler. Source: radionz.co.nz

According to the United Nations, at least 41 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been directly affected by flooding and landslides resulting from the monsoon rains, which usually begin in June and last until September.

And while flooding in the Houston area has grabbed more attention, aid officials say a catastrophe is unfolding in South Asia. <...> The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent said on its website that more than eight million Bangladeshis had been affected by the flooding, the worst in 40 years. At least 140 people have died and nearly 700,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed."

Reference: Gettleman, J. (2017, August 29). More Than 1,000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer. Retrieved August 30, 2017, from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/world/asia/floods-south-asia-ind...

Comment by SongStar101 on August 22, 2017 at 10:28pm

No 1 of 10 region 24million people affected:

Floods claim more than 800 lives across India, Nepal and Bangladesh

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/22/floods-a...

Millions affected by severe flooding in south Asia, as aid agencies struggling to cope with disaster warn of food shortages and risk of disease

More than 800 people have been killed and 24 million affected following widespread floods across south Asia.

Severe flooding has devastated communities and destroyed crops in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with NGOs warning of food shortages and the risk of disease.

In Bangladesh, where the floods are thought to be the most severe in 100 years, more than a third of the country has been submerged. Najibullah Hameem, chief of field office for the UN children’s agency, Unicef, in Bangladesh, told the Guardian on Monday that water levels are now going down, but that aid workers are running out of crucial supplies needed to protect communities from disease. At least 115 people have died and more than 5.7 million are affected.

“The need is huge and our resources are limited. We cannot respond to all of what people require in this situation,” he said. “[Agencies had made plans based] on last year, when the flood was not serious like this. We had not expected the number of communities that are currently affected.”

Last week, most government departments had run out of medicines and items such as jerry cans, tarpaulin and water purification tablets. Supplies have since been replenished, but are still short of demand.

Survivors of the flood are returning to find their homes destroyed, Hameem said. “In terms of water level the situation is improving but there might be rain again, and if so the waters will go up again. They need to repair their houses – some are completely washed out. We are expecting more medical issues and disease.”

Unicef is trying to collect information on children affected by the floods, who may have been separated from their families, or be at risk of drowning and snakebites. In four of the districts most severely affected, all schools are closed, leaving children unable to finish their exams, which are held over the summer months.

Mark Pierce, country director for Save the Children in Bangladesh, warned that the central and southern areas of the country now face devastation as flood waters flow from the north.

“An enormous volume of water has to pass through the country, and people need to take care, stay away from flood waters and evacuate their homes as necessary. The humanitarian situation remains extremely serious and will be for some time.

“The sheer scale of this crisis means there still isn’t enough food or clean drinking water. More than half a million homes have been damaged while over 400,000 hectares of farmland was destroyed. We’re doing all we can to help, but much more assistance is urgently needed,” said Pierce.

In the Indian state of Assam, which borders Bangladesh, at least 180 people have been killed in the past few weeks. “With the floods washing away everything … there is not even a trace of our small thatched hut,” said Lakshmi Das, a mother of three, living in Kaliabor, Assam.

“We do not even have a second pair of clothes to wear. The government is not providing any aid.”

Ravikant Upadhyay, team leader of Assam flood response for Care India, said communities have been devastated. “The embankment of rivers in many areas have been breached, forcing over 400 families to stay in extremely unhygienic conditions. Most people have lost everything including important documents. Schools are submerged under eight feet of water. Overall, the flood survivors are very worried and in dire need of support,” he said.

In the eastern Indian state of Bihar, at least 253 people lost their lives. Heavy rains have destroyed crops, roads and disrupted power supplies.

Thomas Chandy, CEO of Save the Children in India, warned of a secondary health crisis as flood waters began to retreat in some areas.

“Even though we’re seeing flood waters receding in some parts, it provides little respite as the mammoth recovery operation is only just beginning,” Chandy said.

“One of the big challenges is preventing potential outbreaks of disease like cholera or diarrhoea, which is an increased risk at this time. A lot of water sources have been contaminated by the floods, and many children are living in damp conditions that are conducive to getting sick.”

In Nepal, 141 people are confirmed dead, while more than 38,000 households have been severely affected by floods.

Madhav P Dhakal, response and recovery coordinator for Care Nepal, said the NGO is handing out “dignity kits” (hygiene and sanitary materials for women), ready-to-cook food and water purifiers. “All the water taps were completely covered by the flooded water, so there is a big need for water purifiers,” he said.

Aid workers are also providing health education and running health camps to prevent disease outbreaks. Dhakal added: “Mosquito nets are in high need because of the water level in the areas and high chances of malaria and other mosquito bites communicable diseases. Symptoms of skin diseases, eye problems and fevers have been recorded among the flood-affected people.”

The heavy rains have also hit Kaziranga national park in India’s Assam state. The park hosts two-thirds of the world’s population of endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.

Around 225 dead animals have been recovered since 12 August, including 15 rhinos and a Bengal tiger.

https://youtu.be/pdFA_LhsiNg

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Land sinking in front of spectators! 

Flood in Bangladesh

https://youtu.be/NiYpX1AJKDQ

Comment by SongStar101 on August 21, 2017 at 10:32am

And the sea disappeared suddenly: Ocean mysteriously recedes from various beaches in Brazil and Uruguay making people feared a tsunami is coming

And the sea disappeared suddenly.

Ocean water mysteriously receded from various beaches in Porto Alegre and Tramandai, Brazil and Punta del Este, Uruguay. A tsunami underway?

On August 11, 2017, the ocean water almost disappeared along beaches in Punta del Este, Uruguay:

Just several hours later on August 12, 2017, the same weird phenomenon occurred along beaches in Porto Alegre and Tramandaí in Brazil:

Source: http://strangesounds.org/2017/08/and-the-sea-disappeared-suddenly-o...

Comment by Kojima on August 18, 2017 at 2:55am

Landslide in Dong Thap forces night evacuation

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/184885/landslide-in-dong-t...

Last update 10:26 | 16/08/2017

A landslide along the Tien River in Dong Thap  Province’s Hong Ngu District on Sunday night caused a coffee shop and 2,400 square metres of land to sink into the river.

Authorities in Long Thuan Commune in Dong Thap Province help households evacuate after a landslide occurred along the Tien River on August 13. 

The erosion of the 100metre stretch of land threatens the safety of nine houses situated nearby.

Long Thanh hamlet authorities immediately helped the nine households move their stuff to safer places.

Three of them have been properly relocated while the rest is awaiting approval from authorities in nearby communes.

So far this year Long Thuan Commune, where Long Thanh hamlet is situated, has suffered six landslides, losing 300,000 square metres of land, forcing 15 households to evacuate, and causing loss of property worth VNĐ700 million (US$30,800). 

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