Monday, April 21, 2014

Vatican Visits Saddleback for Success Secrets

Rick Warren’s Ecumenical Pathway to Rome Continues

News Alert
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In February of 2013, Understand The Times published a commentary on our website titled What's Next For Rick Warren.

In this commentary, we provided evidence to show that Warren and Tony Blair were partnering together with the Roman Catholic Church in the formation of a P.E.A.C.E. Plan that leads towards the formation of a global religion in the name of Christ for the cause of peace. Documentation for this premise can be supported by numerous statements that both Warren and Blair have made publically from messages they have given or articles that have been written explaining their ideas.

While many who read that commentary doubted or denied such a Warren-Rome connection, a new YouTube interview with Rick Warren and Raymond Arroyo of EWTN (published and posted on Apr 11, 2014), reveals the statements we made about the Warren-Rome partnership were accurate prophetic warnings with regard to what would happen in the future.

The YouTube description of the interview with Warren and Arroyo states:

“Part II of our exclusive interview RICK WARREN, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California. Rick talks about the expansion of his ministry abroad, the Vatican delegation that recently came to Orange County to study his church's style of evangelization, and which television channel he finds himself watching most often and the show that draws him.”

The interview can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCY8pW-ACs

We highly recommend you watch the entire 30-minute interview, which was done at Saddleback Church at some date previous to the publishing date of April 11, 2-14. The interview is loaded with information that provides further insight into Rick Warren’s pathway to Rome that he has actually been supporting for quite some time. For instance, in 2005, Warren created the Purpose Driven Life Catholics program as you can see from the image below (which is taken from Rick Warren’s website)


And in his best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life (released in 2002), Rick Warren makes several favorable references to well-known Catholics: page 88 (Brother Lawrence, a Catholic mystic), page 108 (he mentions Catholic priest, Henri Nouwen and Catholic panentheist St. John of the Cross), and twice he mentions Mother Theresa (pages 125 and 231).

But in this EWTN interview, Warren takes his views of the Catholic Church to even “greater” heights and admits he is in favor of the Roman Catholic New Evangelization program (set up to win the “lost brethren” back to the Mother Church).

In the near future, we will be breaking the interview down into smaller segments, providing written transcripts and comment based on the words contained in these shorter segments.

See also:
  Rome and The Purpose Driven Politics of Pain

Sunday, April 20, 2014

(M6.1) SOLOMON ISLANDS

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M6.1 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • 20 Apr 2014 00:15:58 UTC
  • 20 Apr 2014 10:15:59 near epicenter
  • 19 Apr 2014 19:15:58 standard time in your timezone
Location7.167S 155.312E
Depth18 km
Distances
  • 96 km (59 mi) SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 108 km (66 mi) SSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 459 km (284 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 569 km (352 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 599 km (371 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 4.2 km
ParametersNph = 72; Dmin = 479.3 km; Rmss = 1.30 seconds; Gp = 28°
Version =
Event IDus b000prqv
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Saturday, April 19, 2014

(M7.5) BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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M7.5 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
  • 19 Apr 2014 13:27:59 UTC
  • 19 Apr 2014 23:28:00 near epicenter
  • 19 Apr 2014 08:27:59 standard time in your timezone
Location6.720S 154.931E
Depth30 km
Distances
  • 75 km (46 mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 87 km (53 mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 394 km (244 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 545 km (337 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 629 km (389 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 5.0 km
ParametersNph = 99; Dmin = 414.9 km; Rmss = 1.18 seconds; Gp = 16°
Version = 1
Event IDus b000pr89
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

QUAKE WATCH: U.S. WEST COAST


(M6.9) BOUGAINVILLE REGION

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M6.9 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.9
Date-Time
  • 19 Apr 2014 01:04:06 UTC
  • 19 Apr 2014 11:04:06 near epicenter
  • 18 Apr 2014 20:04:06 standard time in your timezone
Location6.701S 155.069E
Depth45 km
Distances
  • 62 km (38 mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 74 km (45 mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 405 km (251 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 559 km (346 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 616 km (381 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.2 km
ParametersNph = 151; Dmin = 424.9 km; Rmss = 1.19 seconds; Gp = 16°
Version = 1
Event IDus b000pqwe
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Friday, April 18, 2014

Solar Radiation Storm !

WARNING: Proton 100 MeV Integral Flux above 1 pfu expected


Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0
Serial Number: 76
Issue Time: 2014 Apr 18 1412 UTC

WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
Valid From: 2014 Apr 18 1412 UTC
Valid To: 2014 Apr 18 2100 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.




SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded M5 (R2)
Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5 Serial Number: 116 Issue Time: 2014 Apr 18 1323 UTC SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5 Begin Time: 2014 Apr 18 1231 UTC Maximum Time: 2014 Apr 18 1303 UTC End Time: 2014 Apr 18 1320 UTC X-ray Class: M7.3 Location: S18W34 NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.



(M7.5) GUERRERO, MEXICO

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M7.5 - GUERRERO, MEXICO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
  • 18 Apr 2014 14:27:29 UTC
  • 18 Apr 2014 07:27:29 near epicenter
  • 18 Apr 2014 09:27:29 standard time in your timezone
Location17.585N 100.741W
Depth48 km
Distances
  • 37 km (22 mi) N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
  • 53 km (32 mi) NW of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico
  • 56 km (34 mi) E of Petatlan, Mexico
  • 81 km (50 mi) S of Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico
  • 265 km (164 mi) SW of Mexico City, Mexico
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.0 km
ParametersNph = 144; Dmin = 236.5 km; Rmss = 1.19 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version = B
Event IDus b000pq41
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

(M2.1) Mag Quake ILLINOIS

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M2.1 - ILLINOIS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude2.1
Date-Time
  • 18 Apr 2014 03:02:31 UTC
  • 17 Apr 2014 22:02:32 near epicenter
  • 17 Apr 2014 22:02:31 standard time in your timezone
Location38.093N 88.743W
Depth9 km
Distances
  • 15 km (9 mi) ESE of Ina, Illinois
  • 28 km (17 mi) SSE of Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • 40 km (24 mi) NE of Herrin, Illinois
  • 43 km (26 mi) NNE of Marion, Illinois
  • 205 km (127 mi) SSE of Springfield, Illinois
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.4 km; Vertical 0.7 km
ParametersNph = 13; Dmin = 59.3 km; Rmss = 0.09 seconds; Gp = 147°
Version = 1
Event IDnm 60070066
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Center for Earthquake Research and Information
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Memphis

http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic

(M6.0) SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

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M6.0 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • 18 Apr 2014 04:13:12 UTC
  • 18 Apr 2014 15:13:12 near epicenter
  • 17 Apr 2014 23:13:12 standard time in your timezone
Location11.155S 164.806E
Depth9 km
Distances
  • 122 km (75 mi) WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
  • 547 km (339 mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 565 km (350 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 820 km (508 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 1111 km (688 mi) NNW of We, New Caledonia
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 2.6 km
ParametersNph = 87; Dmin = 564.8 km; Rmss = 0.91 seconds; Gp = 41°
Version =
Event IDus b000pptc
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

(M4.6) Mag Quake GREECE

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M4.6 - GREECE

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude4.6
Date-Time
  • 18 Apr 2014 05:07:37 UTC
  • 18 Apr 2014 08:07:38 near epicenter
  • 18 Apr 2014 00:07:37 standard time in your timezone
Location38.429N 21.935E
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 10 km (6 mi) ENE of Nafpaktos, Greece
  • 23 km (14 mi) NNW of Aigion, Greece
  • 26 km (16 mi) NE of Patrai, Greece
  • 44 km (27 mi) E of Mesolongi, Greece
  • 163 km (101 mi) WNW of Athens, Greece
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 72; Dmin = 74.7 km; Rmss = 1.41 seconds; Gp = 41°
Version =
Event IDus b000ppui
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

(M3.5) ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

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M3.5 - ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude3.5
Date-Time
  • 18 Apr 2014 06:50:51 UTC
  • 18 Apr 2014 07:50:52 near epicenter
  • 18 Apr 2014 01:50:51 standard time in your timezone
Location52.722N 0.732W
Depth2 km
Distances
  • 1 km (0 mi) NW of Ashwell, United Kingdom
  • 4 km (2 mi) S of Wymondham, United Kingdom
  • 6 km (3 mi) N of Oakham, United Kingdom
  • 11 km (6 mi) ESE of Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
  • 141 km (87 mi) NNW of London, United Kingdom
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.2 km
ParametersNph = 0; Dmin = ; Rmss = 1.55 seconds; Gp =
Version =
Event IDus b000ppvz
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(M6.2) BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

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M6.2 - BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.2
Date-Time
  • 17 Apr 2014 15:06:51 UTC
  • 18 Apr 2014 01:06:51 near epicenter
  • 17 Apr 2014 10:06:51 standard time in your timezone
Location62.857S 155.626E
Depth17 km
Distances
  • 511 km (316 mi) NW of Young Island,
  • 1999 km (1239 mi) SSW of Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 2045 km (1267 mi) SSW of Gore, New Zealand
  • 2111 km (1308 mi) SSW of Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 2287 km (1417 mi) S of Hobart, Australia
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.3 km
ParametersNph = 105; Dmin = 1653.7 km; Rmss = 1.04 seconds; Gp = 35°
Version =
Event IDus b000pnw2
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

He Reigns

"He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth".Hosea 6:3 (God is Faithful to send His Healing Rain from Heaven)

 

Jesus said ... "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die". John 11:25–26 (Choose Life, follow Jesus)

 

"As Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life". Romans 6:4 (Jesus Resurrection brings Everlasting Hope to His Beloved Children) 
 
Lord Jesus may Your Promise of Abundant and Everlasting Life fill our lives daily with Heaven's Hope and Amazing Grace. In Jesus Name. AMEN



HT:  Rich H.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Russian Fighter Jet Makes 'Multiple, Close-Range Passes' Near US Warship In The Black Sea

Business Insider

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday.

In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-jet-makes-passes-near-us-warship-in-black-sea-2014-4#ixzz2ywwNQXEM

Ukraine on brink of civil war


Ukraine is a foot in the door to civil war, ousted President Viktor Yanukovich said in his address from Rostov-on-Don, where he has been residing for over a month after fleeing Kiev amid protests.
Blood was spilt today,” Yankovich told journalists referring to the events in the eastern city of Slavyansk. “Now our country finds itself in a totally new situation – with one foot in the door of a civil war. The Kiev junta has issued a criminal order to use armed forces and the army against the protesters."
"During my time in Kiev, we never used such methods against radicals or extremists,” he added.
Part of the responsibility for dragging the country into domestic war lays on the US, which brutally interfere in the situation and to point out what to do, Yanukovich said.
The ousted president declared that CIA director John Brennan visited Ukraine and it was after the meeting that the coup-imposed authorities in Kiev ordered a military operation in the country’s east.
Brennan “de facto sanctioned” the use of weapons and thus provoked the bloodshed, Yanukovich said. Earlier, sources told Interfax news agency that Brennan was paying a secret visit to Kiev.
In the event of a mass crackdown on protesters and use of force, the “new rulers” of Ukraine will carry full responsibility, the ousted President said, adding that the people of Ukraine will never accept “dictatorship” and “especially nationalists’ dictate.”

Total lunar eclipse delivers promised "Blood Moon"

CBS NEWS

A total lunar eclipse turned the moon a reddish hue early Tuesday morning, drawing crowds into the night air across the country.

The "Blood Moon" effect peaked between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Eastern, and the cosmic color change was perfectly placed for most viewers in North and South America -- at least those fortunate enough to have dodged cloud cover.


Photo show a time lapse of the moon during a total lunar eclipse
Photo show a time lapse of the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Mexico City, April 15, 2014. REUTERS
If the atmosphere conspired against your neighborhood and blocked the view, fear not, this eclipse marked the beginning of a tetrad, a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row. The next three total eclipses will occur on Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and the final one on Sept. 28, 2015.
The start of Tuesday's lunar eclipse marked the second of nine tetrads this century, according to astronomer Fred Espenak. The last tetrad occurred in 2003 and the next is set to take place in 2032. There were five tetrads in the 20th century.

"Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli first... noticed that tetrads were relatively plentiful during one 300-year interval, while none occurred during the next 300 years," Espenak explained to CBS News. "For example, there are no tetrads from 1582 to 1908, but 17 tetrads occur during the following 2 and 1/2 centuries from 1909 to 2156. The [approximate] 565-year period of the tetrad 'seasons' is tied to the slowly decreasing eccentricity of Earth's orbit."
As the Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon, a reddish hue surrounds the moon due to the indirect sunlight that manages to reach and illuminate it. Sunlight first passes through the Earth's atmosphere, filtering out most of the blue colored light, resulting in the reddish color. Earth's atmosphere can also refract some of the light, causing a small fraction to reach and illuminate the moon, Espenak explains on his website.

M6.9 Mag Quake - Bouvet Island region

Event Time

2014-04-15 03:57:02 UTC
2014-04-15 04:57:02 UTC+01:00 at epicenter
2014-04-14 23:57:02 UTC-04:00 system time
Location

53.527°S 8.704°E depth=11.7km (7.3mi)

Nearby Cities

364km (226mi) ENE of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island
2279km (1416mi) SSW of Hermanus, South Africa
2291km (1424mi) SSW of Bredasdorp, South Africa
2301km (1430mi) SSW of Grabouw, South Africa
3092km (1921mi) SSW of Maseru, Lesotho

Sunday, April 13, 2014

(M7.5) SOLOMON ISLANDS

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M7.5 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
  • 13 Apr 2014 12:36:18 UTC
  • 13 Apr 2014 23:36:19 near epicenter
  • 13 Apr 2014 07:36:18 standard time in your timezone
Location11.455S 162.063E
Depth35 km
Distances
  • 111 km (68 mi) S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 321 km (199 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 713 km (442 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 922 km (571 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 967 km (599 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 103; Dmin = 321.5 km; Rmss = 1.22 seconds; Gp = 23°
Version = 1
Event IDus c000piqj
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

(M7.6) SOLOMON ISLANDS

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M7.6 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.6
Date-Time
  • 12 Apr 2014 20:14:39 UTC
  • 13 Apr 2014 07:14:40 near epicenter
  • 12 Apr 2014 15:14:39 standard time in your timezone
Location11.315S 162.211E
Depth29 km
Distances
  • 100 km (62 mi) SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  • 323 km (200 mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 711 km (440 mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 925 km (573 mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 968 km (600 mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 4.9 km
ParametersNph = 88; Dmin = 323.3 km; Rmss = 1.22 seconds; Gp = 28°
Version = 1
Event IDus c000phx5
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

VOLCANO ERUPTION - PERU


RSOE EDIS: Peru - Volcano Eruption

Residents have fled villages near Peru's Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter. Domingo Ramos, a scientist from Peru's mining institute, said the volcano reawakened several days ago. The renewed activity led the government to announce a state of emergency in the Andean region of Moquegua, some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Lima. The region is home to some 40 volcanoes, most of which, unlike Ubinas, are dormant. Officials plan to distribute food, face masks and goggles to help those upwind of the volcano cope with airborne ash.

2014-04-12 05:24:27 (M6.1) SOLOMON ISLANDS

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M6.1 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • 12 Apr 2014 05:24:27 UTC
  • 12 Apr 2014 15:24:28 near epicenter
  • 12 Apr 2014 00:24:27 standard time in your timezone
Location7.108S 155.210E
Depth56 km
Distances
  • 92 km (57 mi) SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 105 km (65 mi) SSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 446 km (276 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 582 km (360 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • 586 km (363 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.5 km
ParametersNph = 74; Dmin = 466.6 km; Rmss = 1.26 seconds; Gp = 34°
Version =
Event IDus c000phaj
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Friday, April 11, 2014

(M6.6) Mag Quake NICARAGUA

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M6.6 - NICARAGUA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 20:29:15 UTC
  • 11 Apr 2014 14:29:15 near epicenter
  • 11 Apr 2014 15:29:15 standard time in your timezone
Location11.710N 85.963W
Depth138 km
Distances
  • 11 km (6 mi) ESE of Nandaime, Nicaragua
  • 20 km (12 mi) SSE of Diriomo, Nicaragua
  • 24 km (14 mi) S of Granada, Nicaragua
  • 30 km (18 mi) ESE of Jinotepe, Nicaragua
  • 56 km (34 mi) SSE of Managua, Nicaragua
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 5.1 km
ParametersNph = 161; Dmin = 90.9 km; Rmss = 1.73 seconds; Gp = 36°
Version = 1
Event IDus c000pgsi
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now'

(CNN) -- Two body parts. One scientific leap.

Scientists in the United States, Mexico and Switzerland grew reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in labs, and successfully implanted them in patients, according to two studies released in The Lancet on Thursday.
 
It is not the first time scientists have engineered body parts -- in effect, creating organs where before there were none. What is different in these cases is the size and complexity of the organs.
"This is a move forward to even more challenging (organs)," said Ivan Martin, a professor of tissue engineering at University Hospital Basel in Switzerland, and co-author of the nasal cartilage study.
"All these incremental steps finally have demonstrated that it is possible to engineer tissue that can help patients."
 
Tissue engineering has focused primarily on repair: burned skin, muscle shorn off during in an accident, a dysfunctional bladder. Recent advances go beyond repair to replacement.

See also:

Quest for immortality spurs breakthroughs in human-machine merge

Learn more at Raiders News Update.

"Beastly" Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Bears Down on Northern Australia

A dangerous tropical cyclone with destructive winds and a potentially devastating storm surge is bearing down on the northeast coast of Australia. Named Ita, it is forecast to make landfall between Cape Melville and Cape Tribulation in Queensland late Friday local time. The violent storm has maximum wind gusts of over 185 mph (300 km/h) according to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology.

Projected track of tropical cyclone Ita (Australia Bureau of Meteorology)

See also:

Signs in the Heavens: Martian Alignment, Red Moon Rising and Passover

(M7.3) BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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M7.3 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude7.3
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 07:07:22 UTC
  • 11 Apr 2014 18:07:22 near epicenter
  • 11 Apr 2014 02:07:22 standard time in your timezone
Location6.653S 155.043E
Depth50 km
Distances
  • 61 km (37 mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 73 km (45 mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 399 km (247 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 555 km (344 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 622 km (385 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.3 km
ParametersNph = 101; Dmin = 419.2 km; Rmss = 1.14 seconds; Gp = 29°
Version = 1
Event IDus c000pft9
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page orUSGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

See also:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Signs in the Heavens: Martian Alignment, Red Moon Rising and Passover