Archive for February, 2011

Ibn Thabit – Call to the Libyan Youth (via sunduq edunia)

Light is shining more and more brightly on the power that people have to effect change in their world when they stand together for the betterment of all.

Here it shines in the desire for freedom in Libya through music by Ibn Thabit.

There is a call for demonstrations in Libya February 17th. To demonstrate for freedom in a country held in the repressive grip of dictatorship means you lay your very life on the line.

Translation of Libyan rapper Ibn Thabit’s Call to the Libyan Youth They said Libya is not like Egypt and Tunisia True, the martyrs that have died before are more than Egypt and Tunisia. The unemployment rate is higher than Egypt and Tunisia The poor are more than Egypt and Tunisia They are right Libya is not like Egypt and Tunisia. *** they said we’re trying to stir up trouble, enough of this i … Read More

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….now where did I put that earthquake?

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Where did the earthquake data go for the Yellowstone quake of 2/11/11 listed on its website? First it’s there,  then it isn’t. had listed a 4.6 earthquake at Yellowstone yesterday at the same time that the great celebration for Egypt’s independence was going on. I was on the website and  saw the 4.6 data when the marker was still red yesterday. That indicates that  I had hit  the site within an hour of the earthquake “happening”…..or did it? The data disappeared at some point.   Checking the site to see whazzup about it this morning, I was surprised that the data regarding that event was gone as though it  never happened.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one to be puzzled by the disappearance of this data.  When I clicked on the top google link for a search for Yellowstone earthquake 2/11/11 , it took me to  a discussion of this in the conspiracy forum: forums. An indication to me that a lot of people thought there might be something more than an earthquake going on with this Yellowstone  info.

I was able to locate a couple of other videos of the info that was there yesterday, and  wasn’t today. These are below.

Now why, during a time of unprecedented unrest in the political fabric of US diplomatic policy in the middle east, would the US government want to hide an earthquake, if that is indeed what happened?  It leads to some interesting speculation. I  have asked for more information from the USGS site itself.  I’ll post the answer I receive when it arrives in my e-mail within two business days, according to their site info.

Anyways, here’s the missing data.

this is what I saw yesterday:

and Intellicast reports video here:

These  frequent earthquakes at Yellowstone a are NOT listed at USGS but are listed on this Intellicast map at this link * for 2/12/11.  In the Yellowstone area the 4.6 earthquake is still listed there as of 11:00PM  2-12 ( EST) my time. The swarm of  earthquakes  at Yellowstone at this site is listed below

Time and magnitude results under Yellowstone from this list 2/12/11

GMT time/ magnitude
3:25     2.1
4:11     2.0
4:22     1.6
5:02     2.8
5:20     2.6
5:25     2.1
8:31     3.5
9:37     2.0
9:43     2.0
12:31   2.1
12:54   3.0

*Click on the “Overlays” tab and then chose “earthquakes” on the list which displays the locator circles for earthquakes. Hover the mouse over a circle for a list of recent quakes in that area.

location data for some of  the above data  on the USGS lists before they were removed:
MAP 1.7  2011/02/12 11:34:23 44.692 -110.561 1.2 40 km ( 25 mi) SSE of Gardiner, MT
MAP 1.6  2011/02/12 11:27:15 44.701 -110.659 13.8 36 km ( 22 mi) E of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 1.9  2011/02/12 11:14:12 44.393 -110.545 0.7 54 km ( 33 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 2.4  2011/02/12 11:00:02 44.706 -111.132 1.0 5 km ( 3 mi) NNW of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 1.5  2011/02/12 10:44:00 44.590 -110.740 21.7 30 km ( 19 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 1.7  2011/02/12 10:42:30 44.800 -110.972 23.4 19 km ( 12 mi) NE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 1.9  2011/02/12 10:30:53 44.384 -110.464 1.0 60 km ( 37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 1.7  2011/02/12 10:25:45 44.584 -110.648 8.2 37 km ( 23 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 2.0  2011/02/12 09:43:56 44.541 -110.832 16.2 26 km ( 16 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
MAP 2.0  2011/02/12 09:37:52 44.592 -110.964 23.6 14 km ( 9 mi) SE of West Yellowstone, MT

UPDATED 2/15/11

Looking for data about the above discussed event brought me to look into another recent 4.3 earthquake at Mount St Helens, to see how that data was handled in comparison. The link, although showing a big red circle for it, has no information when the circle is clicked as of 5:30 AM (EST) today.  The IRIS website states they  get their data from the USGS info sources.  USGS has the earthquake listed as a 4.3, a significant event reviewed by a seismologist. Evidence that the two databases are not exactly synched. The intellicast site has the 4.3 listed there.

There is a weirdness showing up on the live seismograph server links this morning also. All over the world, from Antartica to Mexico, Puerto Rico to South America, South Africa, Germany, umm…. you get the picture, seismographs stopped recording within an hour of each other and started up again all with a weird,  long wave form.  I have not studied seismograph data before, but weirdness like this isn’t random. Something global happened, whether just an interuption in the data recording stream or reflecting hard data, I have no idea. I just thought I’d mention it here. The time frame for this data interuptus  is around 16:51 to 17:50.  Yesterday the shaking on these graphs was off the chart around the world also for a time. Whether that is odd, I don’t know, because I hadn’t ever connected to that site before yesterday, which is why I took a look today.

XClass Solar Flare today. Interesting that this happened today also.  From

FIRST X-FLARE OF THE NEW SOLAR CYCLE: Sunspot 1158 has unleashed the strongest solar flare in more than four years. The eruption, which peaked at 0156 UT on Feb. 15th, registered X2 on the Richter scale of solar flares. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation, circled below:


UPDATED 3/10/11

From the March report on earthquake activity for February at Yellowstone from the usgs site, it seems that the “event” was noise:

The Yellowstone Seismic Network, operated by the University of Utah, continues to function well throughout this winter’s harsh operational conditions. Early in the month some irregular telemetry interruptions caused the automatic earthquake location system to issue false reports which then required manual deletion from the earthquake listings. University seismologists addressed the problem by changing the automatic recording software and continue to review data as they do normally. Their professional action has minimized the noise effects. The Yellowstone Seismic Network remains fully operational and its’ data can accessed at:


Of course, this can be read a couple of ways. No where are the causes of these telemetry interruptions noted, only the fact that they were irregular. What change was made to the automatic recording software? Just because the seismologists normally review data, doesn’t neccesarily mean the data they are now reviewing is normal. And where are the “noise” effects coming from?  Just my questions that the “answers” given raise about whazzup there in February.

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