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

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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

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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 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.

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Land sinking in front of spectators! 

Flood in Bangladesh

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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). 

VNS

Comment by SongStar101 on August 8, 2017 at 7:28pm

Yellowstone Supervolcano SWARM - 1600 earthquakes and climbing

https://youtu.be/b4Gg0YAjMQg

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Comment by Stanislav on July 11, 2017 at 1:27pm

Steam, ash, and high underground temperature reported in a football field in Mexico

10 July, 2017. "Someone suggested geothermal activity in the ground on a soccer field in Michoacán might be the precursor to a volcano, but officials say it’s unlikely.

Steam emissions and a couple of burned goats yesterday in Pueblo Viejo, a community in Venustiano Carranza, stoked concerns that a volcano was forming. And although Civil Protection officials said they found ash inside cracks in the ground, they couldn’t say it was linked to volcanic activity.

Incandescent material has also been spotted within the cracks, and temperatures of 250 C have been recorded below the surface of the ground.

Experts from the National Autonomous University are now investigating.

“We cannot say that this is the birth of a volcano because until now there has been no earth movement in the area, which tells us it can almost be ruled out,” said state Civil Protection coordinator Pedro Carlos Mandujano.

However, he added, authorities will await the results of the investigation, which could come within the next few hours.

Residents have been advised there is no danger although soldiers have been deployed to the field to seal it from public access."

Burned goats in Michoacán soccer field trigger volcano questions. (2017, July 10). Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/burned-goats-trigger-volcano-questi...

Comment by Kojima on July 1, 2017 at 3:20am

Bạc Liêu locals moved after landslides

http://vietnamnews.vn/society/379238/bac-lieu-locals-moved-after-la...

Update: June, 30/2017 - 09:00

River erosion in the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu. — Photo giaoduc.edu.vn

Viet Nam News BẠC LIÊU — Households in the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu facing risks of landslide have been relocated to safer ground, local authorities have announced.

Residents reported that at least six houses located along riverbanks in Giá Rai District’s Ward No 1 were victims of landslides in the last three days.

Subsidences and cracks have occurred in these houses’ walls, they said.

Early morning on Tuesday, local residents reported that they were awoken by a cacophony of noise coming from the back of their homes. They got out of bed and found that their houses were slowly sinking into the river.

Prolonged heavy rain over the past days has weakened ground, causing landslides in some areas of the region.

Phạm Thị Diệu, the Ward No 1’s Party secretary, said local authorities have joined hands to help residents move their belongings and evacuate them to safe places.

Households living in dangerous areas have been encouraged to dismantle their houses and move their properties to safety. Many are temporarily staying in relatives’ homes. Some have temporarily slept in schools, Diệu said.

Local authorities are continuing to prepare preventive measures, she said.

Locals have been asked to limit building houses near riverbanks and canals and to actively monitor signs of pending landslides.

In the long term, the localities will implement specific solutions such as building embankments to prevent landslides or relocating people to other places with supportive funds to build new houses.

From now to the end of the year, it is estimated that the province will face a high risk of landslide due to the coming rainy season. Locals must be vigilant in order to avoid damage to people and property, the authorities said. — VNS

Comment by Kojima on June 29, 2017 at 1:43pm

Landslide continues to ravage southernmost province

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/181085/landslide-conti...

Last update 17:26 | 28/06/2017

Landslides hit two districts of the southernmost province of Ca Mau on Tuesday, damaging four households and incurring losses of some VNĐ700 million (US$30,800).

Houses affected by a landslide in southernmost Ca Mau Province’s Nam Can District on May 30. 

A landslide occurred on 15m of the Kenh Xang Cai Ngay canal in Nam Can District’s Hiep Tung Commune at about 2am. It encroached upon 20m of the canal, damaging two houses of resident Phan Minh Thanh and resulting in losses of some VNĐ30 million ($1,300).

At about the same time, five houses worth VNĐ650 million ($28,600) along the Cửa Lớn River in Hàng Vịnh Commune were also damaged by a 64m landslide, which encroached upon 6-12m of the mainland.

A working group of the district’s People’s Committee visited the three affected households in Hàng Vịnh Commune on the same morning, giving each household a compensation of VNĐ2 million ($88) and calling for support from locals to help them recover from the incident.

A landslide also hit a stretch of the Cửa Lớn River in the province’s Ngoc Hien District at 11.30pm on Sunday, dragging half the house of resident Pham Hong Chang into the river.

Twenty-five houses in Nam Can District were also damaged by a landslide on May 30, with losses of VNĐ1 billion ($44,000) incurred.

Landslides, alledgedly a result of climate change and heavy rains, have destroyed some 800m of the riverbank, 36 houses, one carpentry workshop, one sawmill and one petrol station in the province since the beginning of the year, according to the province’s Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The provincial authorities have issued warnings on landslides and relocated some 1,000 people residing in landslide-prone areas in Ngoc Hien District to safer places. They have also reviewed and collected statistics related to damage caused by the natural phenomenon, according to the Dan Tri online newspaper.

At the end of May, the provincial People’s Committee asked the Government to provide VNĐ120 billion ($5.3 million) to build new residential areas for 500 households living in erosion-prone areas in Ngoc Hien District’s Dat Mui Commune.

Comment by Kojima on June 29, 2017 at 1:42pm

Ministry identifies eight causes behind landslides in Mekong Delta

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/180788/ministry-identi...

Last update 08:20 | 28/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) report on the cause of landslides in the Mekong Delta has pointed out eight reasons, but scientists say the report is too vague, making it difficult to find reasonable solutions.

The eight reasons are: imbalance of mud and sand; weak geology in the landslide areas; riverside and coastal construction works; rising sea water levels; sand overexploitation; waterway transport; underground water overexploitation; and changes in current.

Ho Long Phi, director of the Water Management & Climate Change Center, an arm of the HCMC National University, said the reasons cited by MARD do not show the real causes of landslides in every area.

“The causes of landslides are different in different areas and it is necessary to identify the specific reasons to find the best solutions,” Phi said. “Riverside erosion is different from seaside erosion.”

Phi said that the imbalance in mud and sand has been occurring for a long time and has not had a direct impact.

He agrees with MARD that landslides have been caused by mud and sand overexploitation. This has caused deep holes which have deepened the riverbed abnormally. 

As a result, big volumes of mud and sand need to be replenished, leading to landslides on a large scale.

Other mechanical factors such as the construction of multi-story buildings, loading increases on riversides and coastal areas, strong sea waves and high-speed boats all have also been cited as direct reasons behind the large-scale landslides.  

Phi said that another important factor is the building of hydropower dams and water reservoirs on the Mekong mainstream in countries which share the Mekong River’s benefits with Vietnam.

About 120 water reservoirs are expected to be built throughout the Mekong upper course, located in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Scientists have estimated that the hydropower plants would lead to a loss of 90 percent of alluvium in 20-30 years, while the current loss ratio is 50 percent.

Nguyen Minh Quang from Can Tho University also commented that MARD’s report was vague and proper solutions cannot be based on the ministry’s report.

He emphasized that the hydropower dams on the Mekong not only have decreased the amount of alluvium to Mekong Delta, but have also affected the flow to Vietnam’s Tien and Hau Rivers.

The landslides have occurred in 406 riverside and coastal areas with total length of 891 kilometers.

 

Comment by Kojima on June 28, 2017 at 2:14pm

Mekong Delta faces uncertain future as landslides increase

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/180872/mekong-delta-fa...

Last update 08:09 | 27/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge - In recent years, the landslides in western Ca Mau province have become more serious. The sea has not only encroached on forests, but also eaten into farmland.

In the coastal dyke section in Hamlet 11 of Khanh Tien commune,strips of protective forests have been cleared with only a few mangrove trees left. The sea dyke is in critical danger. 

Standing on a small piece of land, about 20 square meters, Ba Nho, a local man, said he had more than one hectare of land, but most of the land had been ‘eaten’ by the sea.

“My son had to relocate his home some months ago because of the strong waves. And I have to leave in some days,” Nho said.

Nho’s family is from Kien Giang province. They bought the land for cultivation 20 years ago. Prior to 2010, forest land and shrimp ponds extended to the sea more than one kilometer. People could live well on the forest and aquaculture.

But now, as the coastal residential areas are in danger, many families have to move to other areas for settlement. Local people are leading hard lives, and many children have had to drop out of school.

Nho said the landslides have been occurring in the last 10 years, while the protective forests have been damaged by sea waves. Since Nho’s shrimp pond has been cleared by the waves, his family has lost its major source of income. The only valuable asset of his family now is a small boat, the essential tool for Mekong Delta residents to travel on waterways.

Pham Van Cuong, a local man in hamlet 11, said though people know about the risks, they still have to stay because they need to earn a living. In 2016, Cuong’s house was still protected by a 40-50 meter wide forest. However, as the forest has disappeared, his house is just steps away from the sea waves. Cuong fears that his house may be blown away at any time.

In the past, when the forest existed, he could earn a living by catching ba khia (a species of small crab - Sesarma mederi) to sell for money to fund his child’s study.

However, as the forest no longer exists, his elder daughter has to give up study because Cuong doesn’t have money to buy books for the child.

“The younger child is just two years old. But I am sure his life would be like mine. Because I don’t have money to send him to school,” he said.

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