This is a post found on Sherwood Ensey's http://www.earthchangescentral.com/forums written by Sherwood, which I thought would be appreciated by us. Mark H Posted: Feb 7 2004, 06:25 PM Incoming Comets & Planet X With at least two large Comets due to pass close to Earth in May 2004 [sightings and trajectory confirmed in 2003 - this was discussed / presented at Earth Changes Central and over at Cyberspaceorbit as well], a lot of questions continue to arise about what is driving these types of Comets, and the cometary debris into the inner reaches of our solar system. Interestingly, a third Comet has entered into the May 2004 picture. At least one of the Comets will come within 24-31 million miles of Earth. Here is a discussion at a public site hosted by Cyberspaceorbit about the two May Comets in question that started August 2003: http://www.fulldisklosure.org/modules.php?...iewtopic&t=3470 Mainstream science is extremely reluctant to address many of the questions, or to present their 'findings' in regards to the concerns surrounding the cometary debris issue and what is driving them into the inner reaches of our solar system. This situation leaves us with those in the alternative science category who are willing to speak out. Unfortunately, those in the alternative science category have largely been left out of the financial loop in regards to adequate funding, and being able to access the necessary and adequate equipment [such as observatories] with which to do the necessary research. Imagine the answers we could get and have at our disposal if the alternative scientists like James McCanney were given the necessary funding and equipment! Individuals like McCanney are in my estimation doing the best that they can do with what is available to them. We make do with what is available to us. What is amazing is that it is the "make do with what is available to us" scientists and researchers [and crowd] who more often than not turn out the best results. There is certainly something at work that is 'herding' cometary debris into the inner reaches of our solar system and there is a lot of speculation that this something is a BIGGIE planet sized comet that is on a long term orbit through our solar system and part of the galaxy our solar system resides in. Some call this object Vulcan, others call it Nibiru, but many have taken to just calling it Planet X. The name is not as important as the actual event itself, and when this event will take place again. There is some strong speculation that the event [the passage of this Planet X object] will take place within the lifetime of most of us who are living now. After a careful and exhaustive study and analysis of what information is available, I for one happen to be among those who agree with that evaluation / analysis. Do I agree with a September passage date of such an object? Not necessarily. Until the object is spotted and it's speed and trajectory confirmed, giving an actual arrival / passage date will be hard to predict [let alone rely on], and even with the speed and trajectory variables known [approximated], such variables could abruptly change. Many valuable documents relating to cosmic alignments, astronomical calculations, and past cosmic cataclysms have been either destroyed and/or lost over the last 2,000 years that in many respects, we are at least 2,000 years behind in regards to our thinking and figuring out what in many cases we are just now beginning to learn and understand in regards to future cosmic events, and of course, potential future cataclysms. If we had these documents today, and had not destroyed and lost them out of superstition, ignorance, and a lust for power and greed [be it political or religious], we would be in a much better situation to deal with whatever is about to befall us as a planet, and a people. We are just now starting to unravel ancient texts, codices, and other ancient writings with the answers we are in search of that we should have many centuries ago started figuring out, and taking heed and stock of. The times ahead of us will certainly prove to be interesting, and in some respects, a challenge..., are you prepared for whatever may come? Sherwood *** INDONESIA getting slamed by several major quakes over the last couple weeks. A powerful to massive earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia on January 28, 2004 at 22:15 UTC. Magnitude 6.3 to 7.2 2004/01/28 22:16:54.0 9.0S 123.5E 7.2 A! OPO TIMOR, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/01/28 22:15:34.5 2.5S 126.9E 6.3 M GSRC CERAM SEA 2004/01/28 22:15:34.0 2.7S 127.0E 6.7 M+ INFO CERAM SEA 2004/01/28 22:15:33.0 3.2S 127.2E 6.7 M. NEIR SERAM, INDONESIA ___ This earthquake is borderline South Pacific and Indonesia region. The earthquake was fairly powerful with a reading of 6.8 recorded by NEIR (USGS). There was a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in the same approximate region three hours earlier. Tuatha UPDATED READINGES: January 5, 2004 18:26 MST The earthquake has been upgraded in magnitude/intensity and has now been classified as a magnitude 7 (major) earthquake. Earthquake Warning System Data provided by PPTm --------------------------------------------------------------------- DAT: 200402052320 GMT From: CPPT FID: J6739 DAT: 200402052319 GMT Seismic moment calculated from PPT station data : Date U. TIME REGION Mo (N.m ) Feb. 05 2004 21:05 IRIAN JAYA Mo = 7.2E+19 (Mm=6.9,Mw=7.2) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Laboratoire de Géophysique Centre Polynésien de Prévention des Tsunamis PO Box 640 Pamatai TAHITI FRENCH POLYNESIA Fax : (689) 83 50 37 Ph : (689) 82 80 25 2004/02/05 21:05 Mw[Mm]=7.2 M PPTm 2004/02/05 21:05:15.0 2.0S 133.2E 7.1 A OPO IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/02/05 21:05:08.0 2.9S 135.4E 6.4 A MIX IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/02/05 21:05:06.6 3.1S 135.3E 6.8 M+ INFO IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/02/05 21:05:05.7 3.2S 135.5E 6.8 M. GSRC IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/02/05 21:05:01.9 3.6S 135.5E 6.8 M. NEIR IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA, REGION 2004/02/05 21:04:40.0 5.5S 158.2E 6.0 A ODC SOLOMON ISLANDS REGION ___ Indonesia Earthquake (Magnitude 7.0) Friday 6th February 2003 A major earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua in Indonesia on Friday 6th February at 0605 hr local time. The epicenter was located at 3.60 degrees South and 135.52 degrees East, approximately 7 km east of Nabire town. Twenty-two people have been killed, including a policeman who was guarding the local legislative building in Nabire. The building was badly damaged. Ninety people have been injured and are being treated in hospitals, although the local hospital has been badly damaged. More fatalities are likely because not all of the data had been collected because many communication lines were cut. The airport in Nabire is closed due to damage. Hundreds of houses have been destroyed with many buildings on fire. There have been reports of a tsunami in the nearby Cendrawasih Bay, but this has not been confirmed. Relief activities have been undertaken by local disaster response agencies. SOURCE: VolcanoLive ____ series of earthquakes recorded from IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA??? MAP 7.1 2004/02/07 02:42:35 -3.994 135.066 10.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA MAP 7.0 2004/02/05 21:05:02 -3.592 135.491 10.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA MAP 6.1 2004/02/04 11:59:48 8.439 -82.965 28.6 PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION MAP 6.0 2004/02/03 23:09:30 -3.705 140.390 33.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA ____ From the USGS website MAP 7.1 2004/02/07 02:42:35 -3.994 135.066 10.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA MAP 7.0 2004/02/05 21:05:02 -3.592 135.491 10.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA MAP 6.1 2004/02/04 11:59:48 8.439 -82.965 28.6 PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION MAP 6.0 2004/02/03 23:09:30 -3.705 140.390 33.0 IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA JAN 28 22 15 31.2 3.131 S 127.420 E 21 6.7 1.1 175 SERAM, INDONESIA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Buru and (II) on Ambon. A local tsunami observed at Namlea. JAN 25 11 43 11.8 16.836 S 174.186 W 129 D 6.7 0.8 581 TONGA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.4 (GS). Mo 1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt in the Vava'u Group. JAN 03 16 23 20.9 22.252 S 169.671 E 22 G 7.1 1.0 513 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 7.1 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 7.1 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 5.6*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 8.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 9.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia. From the Swiss Seismological Service 07Feb2004 02:42:40.7 3.3S 134.8E 33 Mw=7.4 M*EMS IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES0854 07Feb2004 02:42:37.6 3.8S 135.0E 33 MS=7.4 M*GSR IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES0443 07Feb2004 02:42:41.5 3.0S 134.6E 33 mb=6.3 M*EMS IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES0429 07Feb2004 02:42:35.3 4.0S 135.1E 10 M =7.1 M*NEI IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES0338 05Feb2004 21:05:01.7 3.6S 135.5E 10 M =7.0 M*NEI IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES1509 05Feb2004 21:05:06.6 3.1S 135.3E 33 Mw=6.8 M*EMS IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES2243 05Feb2004 21:05:05.7 3.2S 135.5E 33 MS=6.8 M*GSR IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES2225 05Feb2004 21:05:01.9 3.6S 135.5E 10 M =6.8 M*NEI IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONES2136 03Feb2004 23:09:29.9 3.7S 140.4E 33 M =6.0 M*NEI IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA 1631 Actually... interesting listing at the Swiss Site.. http://seismo.ethz.ch/redpuma/redpuma_plus6_list.html --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Jakarta Post.com Headline News February 07, 2004 Powerful quake kills 23 people in Papua Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura, Papua A powerful earthquake rocked the isolated town of Nabire in Papua province on Friday, killing at least 23 people and injuring hundreds of others with 33 of them sustaining severe injuries. The disaster forced panicky residents to flee their homes and camp out in the streets for fears of aftershocks. The quake measuring 6.9 Richter scale destroyed or damaged hundreds of houses, offices and public facilities including the Nabire General Hospital, the local legislative council building, the district court and the airport's tower. Local people said telephone lines connecting Nabire, on the northern coast of Papua, with other regions were disrupted, while the town was also hit briefly by a power blackout after the earthquake. The quake resulted in a fire that gutted at least six of the affected houses there. The blaze was believed to come from a kerosene-fueled stove. "A resident was cooking at the time of the earthquake. A stove used for cooking was then upturned as a result of the tremor, so that kerosene poured out causing a fire," local villager Wirda Fakaubun told The Jakarta Post. There were no reports of fatalities caused by the fire. Police and residents said that the 23 victims were killed after being hit by the debris of collapsing buildings. Many residents were still afraid to stay at home because of possible aftershocks. They instead set up makeshift tents outside their houses. "Indonesian Military officers are busy erecting tents outside the hospital to treat patients because the hospital itself is also badly damaged by the quake," Wirda said. Police and soldiers also helped evacuate all the patients, including the 12 most seriously injured ones, into tents. The 12 most seriously injured patients were later flown to a hospital in Biak regency. Although the runway of Nabire's airport was damaged, a medical team managed to land and brought first-aid kits, tents and intravenous drips for the victims. Sudaryono, operational division head of the Papua Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), said the quake hit at 6:05 a.m. for around 30 seconds. The epicenter was about seven kilometers east of Nabire and 80 kilometers deep, he added. He said tremors were also felt in Biak and other neighboring regencies of Enarotali, Manokwari and Wamena. Aftershocks hit Nabire seven times until 7 p.m. local time, Sudaryono said. BMG officials in Jakarta said at least one bridge was damaged, and walls and roads cracked in the quake. State-owned oil company Pertamina said the earthquake damaged pipelines at their depot in the town and caused fuel leaks. Local villagers had reported a tidal wave, in the nearby Cendrawasih Bay, but officials could not confirm this. Papua Governor Jaap Salossa is expected to arrive at the scene on Saturday to coordinate rescue operations. France's earth sciences observatory in Strasbourg was quoted by AFP as saying it was the largest quake measured in the region since 2000. On Oct. 10, 2002, a tectonic earthquake rocked Ransiki area in Manokwari, claiming the lives of at least three people and damaging hundreds of houses. The quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale also cut off the road connecting Ransiki with Manokwari. In 1996 a powerful quake hit Biak and Manokwari, causing a major tsunami that ripped through hundreds of houses in coastal areas. At least 96 people were reported dead. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic nation, is vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because of its location on the Pacific "ring of fire" -- volcanic arcs and oceanic trenches partly encircling the Pacific Basin. A quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook parts of the Maluku islands on Jan. 29, but no major damage or casualties were reported. On Jan. 2 parts of the resort islands of Bali and Lombok were hit by a quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, which damaged more than 6,000 buildings. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Indonesia earthquakes kill at least 26 Friday, February 6, 2004 · Last updated 6:08 a.m. PT By Lely T. Djuhari Associated Press Writer Jakarta, Indonesia -- Powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia's remote Papua province on Friday, flattening houses and leaving at least 26 people dead and hundreds injured, authorities said. The quakes, which measured up to a magnitude 6.9, hit hardest in the town of Nabire, damaging the local airport, a bridge, roads and buildings, said Margiono, a seismologist with the Meteorological and Geophysics Agency in the provincial capital, Jayapura. Nabire official Johan Wanaha said 26 people were killed and hundreds more injured. "Eighteen of those seriously injured have been evacuated to Biak because Nabire's hospital is also damaged," he said. "Even I myself and my family have to stay under a tent outside my damaged house. I think no one wants to stay inside because we're all still afraid." Margiono, who like many Indonesians uses a single name, said villagers in the area had reported a tsunami, or tidal wave, in the nearby Cendrawasih Bay, but this could not be confirmed. Papua governor Jacob Solossa was expected to inspect the area and coordinate rescue operations on Saturday, officials said. Nabire is on the northern coast of Papua, 2,000 miles northeast of Jakarta. The province, formerly known as Irian Jaya, occupies the western half of New Guinea island. The quake also struck the nearby towns of Enarotali and Manokwari. Fauzi, a meteorologist in Jakarta, said up to 600 people were injured and he expected the numbers to rise. The police said they could not confirm that figure. "People are staying in tents. They don't dare go home. They're still afraid of more quakes," Musa Horen, a municipal official in Manokwari was quoted as telling Jakarta's El-Shinta radio. The quake damaged about 500 houses in the area, but no casualties were reported, he said. Most homes in the area are lightweight structures built from bamboo and thatch. Several jolts were felt throughout the region from 4:05 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. (2:05 p.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST Thursday.) The largest, magnitude 6.9, was centered four miles east of Nabire town and 50 miles deep, according to the local Meteorological and Geophysics Agency. It lasted about 30 seconds and was immediately followed by nine aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks earthquakes worldwide, estimated the magnitude at 6.8 and said it was six miles deep. The Hong Kong Observatory put the time at seven minutes later. Margiono said he believed the slight difference in the reporting of time and magnitude of the quake was due to differences in the calibration of their respective equipment. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" - volcanic arcs and oceanic trenches partly encircling the Pacific Basin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Guardian 29 killed as earthquakes rock Indonesian island John Aglionby in Jakarta Saturday February 7, 2004 A series of earthquakes hit Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province, yesterday morning, killing at least 29 people and injuring up to 200, local authorities said. Most of the casualties were in and around the town of Nabire on the north coast of the province, which comprises the western half of New Guinea island and is 1,900 miles from the capital, Jakarta. The most powerful of the 12 earthquakes measured 6.9 on the Richter scale and happened just after 6am. Its epicentre was a few miles east of Nabire. Muhamad Son Ani, the local police chief, said it damaged the airport, the main hospital, churches and numerous houses and offices. "Most people were killed and injured by falling masonry," he said. "It was hard to treat the injured because the hospital was also damaged. So the staff used emergency tents." He said thousands of people were afraid to return to their damaged homes and were camping in the open. "They are scared of further earthquakes," he said. Dortheus Asmurif, an official in Jayapura, the provincial capital, said some of the more seriously injured were evacuated by boat to the town of Biak and by air to Timika but it was proving hard to get to the remote location. "The problem is that the airport can only accommodate very small planes now," he said. "We will try and get some Cessnas or Twin Otters in tomorrow." Mr Dortheus said the latest death toll was 29 but it may rise. "We have not yet received detailed reports from the remote villages," he said. "Roads have been damaged and communications cut." The quakes were also felt in the towns of Enarotali and Manokwari, 150 miles away. A spokesman for the oil giant BP, which is developing a multi- billion-pound gas facility between Nabire and Manokwari at Bintuni Bay, said people on the site barely felt it. Mr Son Ani said the death toll would have been much higher if the quake had struck half an hour earlier. "People would have still been in bed and so would not have been able to escape," he said. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur fairly regularly in Indonesia, the world's biggest archipelago country, but they rarely cause many casualties. The country is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" - volcanic arcs and oceanic trenches partly encircling the Pacific basin. http://www.kabar-irian.com/news/index.html also.. at this site they have give the following website... National Response Relief activities have been undertaken by local disaster response agencies. International Response 3. There has been no request for international assistance from the Government of Indonesia. 4. The OCHA Office in Indonesia is in close contact with national and local authorities and is ready to provide support in assessment activities as required. 5. OCHA put the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team on alert for possible dispatch to Indonesia. OCHA is in close contact with the UNRC's office in Jakarta. 6. This situation report, together with further information on other ongoing emergencies is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int.
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