Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Newly discovered small asteroid will make close zip past Earth on June 27

  June 23, 2011 – LOS ANGELES  — A newly discovered house-sized asteroid will miss the Earth by less than 17,700 km (11,000 miles) on Monday June 27, 2011. That’s about 23 times closer than the Moon. The size and location … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Fireballs, Meteor or Asteroid, Space Watch | 16 Comments

Extreme weather the achilles’ heel of the U.S. economy?

June 23, 2011 –WASHINGTON — Everything has its price, even the weather. New research indicates that routine weather events such as rain and cooler-than-average days can add up to an annual economic impact of as much as $485 billion in … Continue reading

Posted in Catastrophic Insurance losses mount, Civilizations unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event | 4 Comments

Christchurch grapples for a future as tremor intensity increases

June 23, 2011 – CHRISTCHURCH – Three big earthquakes have happened in Christchurch, New Zealand over the last 9 months, killing 181 people and leaving many thousands homeless. The aftershocks are relentless and continue throughout the day and night. In … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Seismic tremors | 13 Comments

Authorities warn of lava block and explosion at Puyehue volcano

June 23, 2011 – SANTIAGO — Chilean experts warned Wednesday that a “cork” of lava could lead to another explosion at the Puyehue volcano, which has caused major flight disruptions from Argentina to Australia. Seismic activity has declined, with two … Continue reading

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New Zealand geologists say Lyttelton volcano is not awakening because of quakes

June 23, 2011 – CHRISTCHURCH – Ancient Banks Peninsula volcanoes are not going to erupt, scientists say. Unnamed officials have been quoted as saying continuing earthquake activity around Canterbury, indicating a volcanic eruption is brewing, has been “hushed up.” Others … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Land fissures, cracks, sinkholes, Landslide & geological deformation, Seismic tremors | 17 Comments

Cracking under the strain: Japan suicide rates jump after disaster

June 23, 2011 – TOKYO – The Japanese Government has warned of an epidemic of depression and suicide as a result of mental trauma caused by the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear disaster. The country already has one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Civilizations unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Seismic tremors | 23 Comments