BREAKING NEWS: NOAA Hurricane Prediction Updated and Raised by “Double”

In addition to yesterday’s announcement of this year’s hurricane season being updated to “extremely active”, news regarding the swarm of earthquakes at Yellowstone supervolcano shows no signs of letting up. Swarms at Yellowstone are not unexpected, however, once the earthquakes reach magnitude 4.0 and higher, everything shifts and seismologists, geologists, and volcanologists are put on alert. There was one isolated event on June 15 measuring 4.4 mag., which did set off alarms, but all following quakes measured below the 4.0 threshold.

I expect for both earth changing events and civil disturbance to escalate as we draw closer to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. From here on-out over the next three weeks, it will perhaps be increasingly uncomfortable to read (become aware) of scenarios as they unfold. For this reason, I will be producing my articles on “Disclosure vs Omission” and something called “Crisis Fatigue”. My personal research suggests “disclosure” is the better option, however, not everyone agrees with my conclusion.

NOAA Announces 2017 Hurricane Season Will Be Twice as Active

Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010.

In just the first nine weeks of this season there have been six named storms, which is half the number of storms during an average six-month season and double the number of storms that would typically form by early August. An average Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1-November 30, produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.

“Today’s updated outlook underscores the need for everyone to know their true vulnerabilities to storms and storm surge,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “As we enter the height of hurricane season, it’s important for everyone to know who issues evacuation orders in their community, heed the warnings, update their insurance and have a preparedness plan.”

JUST IN: Earthquake Swarm Continues at Yellowstone Supervolcano

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is monitoring an earthquake swarm which is currently active on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park. The swarm began on June 12th, 2017 and continues to this day composed of over 1,600 events with the largest measuring 4.4 magnitude. The M4.4 event has an oblique strike-slip moment tensor solution.

The swarm consists of one earthquake in the magnitude 4 range, 8 earthquakes in the magnitude 3 range, 134 earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range, 505 earthquakes in the magnitude 1 range, 879 earthquakes in the magnitude 0 range, and 35 earthquakes with magnitudes of less than zero.  These events have depths from surface to 14.0 kilometers, relative to sea level. At the time of this report, there were 125 felt reports for the M4.4 event.

North Korea Update: Probability of conflict now raised to 67% to occur within 21 day window.

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BREAKING NEWS: Earth Changing Events and Civil Disturbance Has Begun

I will address North Korea in a few minutes, but first, below is a list of events which have occurred within the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, I expect to be making announcements such as these on almost a daily basis. Like all scientific predictions which fall in the unfavorable outcome, it is indeed a double-edge sword. On the one hand it is satisfying to be accurate and verifiable; on the other hand I know the outcome can bring grief or anxiety. Sure, if it’s 10,000 miles away it’s just a statistic, but if it is next door, it is a tragedy.

Working in Emergency Management and Red Cross, I know all too well of such things. Within my next few articles, I will write extensively on what I have titled “Omission vs Disclosure”; what is the better way.

Deadly 6.5 Mag. Earthquake Hits Sichuan, China

An earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude struck a remote and mountainous part of the southwestern province of Sichuan on today, the US Geological Survey said, killing five people and trapping 100 tourists in a popular scenic spot.

The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said. It had earlier put the quake at magnitude 6.6 and 32 km deep.

Weather Service Confirms 3 Tornadoes Struck Oklahoma

The National Weather Service says three tornadoes struck northeast torOklahoma, including an EF2 twister that caused heavy damage and injured at least 30 people near midtown Tulsa. Meteorologist Bart Haake said Monday that the Tulsa tornado touched down at 1:19 a.m. Sunday. Eight minutes later an EF1 tornado struck the southeast Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow and an EF1 tornado then touched down five minutes after that near Oologah, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Tulsa.

Rare Tornado Hits Arizona

The National Weather Service confirmed a faint landspout tornado south of Downtown Phoenix late Thursday afternoon. No damage was reported from the brief twister. Based on various reports and Doppler radar imagery, the tornado occurred around 5:03 PM. Thursday’s tornado is the first in Metro Phoenix since a confirmed twister near Goodyear on October 6th, 2015.

EF-1 Tornado Hits Salisbury, Maryland

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a EF-1 tornado ripped through a 1 1/2-mile stretch of Salisbury on Monday afternoon. The storm cut a path that extended from the Princeton Homes neighborhood off College Avenue, across Salisbury University athletic fields and to the corner of Route 13 and Dogwood Drive, Mayor Jake Day said during a briefing Tuesday morning. City crews had cleared most streets of debris a day after a tornado, but evidence of it was still evident on private property.

Two Tornadoes Hit Ontario, Canada

Environment Canada has confirmed two tornadoes touched down near Huntsville, Ont., on Friday. The agency says the first one struck on the south side of the central Ontario town just before 4 p.m., then tracked about one kilometer northeastward over land and then another three kilometers over a lake as a tornado waterspout. A second and stronger tornado measuring EF-2 struck several minutes later about 15 kilometers northeast of Huntsville and caused structural damage to some cottages and heavily damaged some trees.

Tropical Storm Franklin Now On Hurricane Watch

A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning has been issued by the government of Mexico ahead of Franklin’s second landfall in parts of eastern Mexico’s Veracruz state, including the city of Veracruz. To what degree it restrengthens is a bit uncertain, due to competing factors of increased wind shear – a negative for strengthening – and very warm heat content in the Bay of Campeche – a positive for strengthening. Either hurricane or tropical storm-force winds may arrive as soon as late Wednesday along the coast, particularly in Veracruz state.

Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of South Texas

A flash flood warning for Bexar County has been extended until 2:15 p.m. Monday as heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to roll through San Antonio.

Up to 5 inches of rain have hit isolated pockets of Bexar County with widespread rain amounts of 2-4 inches since the storm hit the downtown area around 7 a.m. and has caused street flooding and road closures across the city.

The National Weather Service said heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday. The NWS said a flood warning is in effect for Texas’ northeastern Fort Bend County, eastern Waller County and western Harris County after 4 inches to 6 inches, with isolated amounts more than 8 inches, fell throughout the area early Tuesday.

Regarding North Korea…

At this time I’m afraid the escalation does not look good. I give it a 60% chance weapons interaction will occur. More on this later.

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Magnitude 7.2 Quake Hits Near Fiji; Tsunami Alert Issued

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for the Pacific island nation. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The magnitude 7.2 quake, which hit at 9:52 a.m. local time, struck about 220 kilometers (135 miles) southwest of the tourist hub of Nadi, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was a relatively shallow 15 kilometers (9 miles) deep. Shallower quakes generally cause more damage than ones that strike deeper.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kilometers (190 miles) of the epicenter, then lifted the warning about an hour later. A tsunami of just 1 centimeter (less than an inch) was observed in the capital of Suva, the center said.

Fiji’s Principal Disaster Management Officer, Sunia Ratulevu, said there had been no reports of damage or injuries from the quake, and no unusual wave activity had been reported. The quake struck far offshore and was not felt in Suva or Nadi, he said.

There have been several big aftershocks in the same area. The strongest two had a magnitude of 5.2 and 5.4.

When the tsunami alert was issued, people in Suva fled their offices and headed inland, Ratulevu said. But by early afternoon, authorities were telling people the threat had passed and it was safe to return to work.

Fiji is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.

There was no threat to nearby Pacific island nations Vanuatu and New Caledonia, authorities said.

A 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Aceh, Indonesia.