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Mother Earth Is Rumbling – What Is Happening?

By James Donahue

Americans have been so caught up in the election news there has been little attention paid by the media to a series of ominous earthquakes and volcanic events occurring along the deadly “Ring of Fire” from Indonesia north to Russia, at Iceland on the northern end of the Atlantic Ocean, in South America and Africa.

The events to date include:

--Mount Merapi in Central Java, in the heart of the island archipelago known as Indonesia, has been exploding in hot lava, fire and ash for days. To date 135 people are known dead. Officials report ominous rumblings at 21 more active volcanoes in the island chain, causing concern as to what is happening along that volatile fault line.

--Only about 800 miles west of Merapi, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept the Mentawai Islands, killing nearly 500 people and destroying hundreds of homes, schools, churches and mosques. This occurred on the same fault line that caused the 2004 Christmas quake and tsunami that killed 230,000 people in that part of the world.

--Among the volcanoes stirring this week is Anak Krakatau, a new active volcano that has been building out of the chasm where Mount Krakatoa once stood. That volcano blew itself into oblivion in 1883, killing more than 40,000 people. The explosion is still considered to have been the loudest sound ever heard in modern history. This potentially dangerous volcano has been spitting hot rocks, sand, dust and toxic fumes for days. It is located between Sumatra and Java, also on the infamous Ring of Fire.

--This week a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Tonga, located northeast of New Zealand and also located on the Ring of Fire. No immediate reports of damage were received.

--Two volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula became active at about the same time. Mount Shivehich erupted with a cloud of ash blasting an estimated six miles into the sky. Ash-fall covered the small settlement of Ust-Kamchatsk located some 55 miles away. The nearby Klyuchevaya Sopka volcano also has been spewing smoke and ask. Both volcanoes are located at the northern edge of the Ring of Fire.

With all of this activity along the western edge of the Ring of Fire, what is happening on the eastern edge, or on the western shores of the American Continents? There is lots of action here too, but it starts with Mexico and goes south from there. Mounts Popocatepetl, Arenal, Sangay, Poas, and Chaiten, active volcanic peaks from Mexico south to Argentina, are all active this month as is the Soufrière Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

The so-called Ring of Fire is a ring of tectonic plates that circles the Pacific Ocean. Constant movement of the plates deep under the earth’s crust triggers earthquakes and volcanic activity. The concern is that so much activity occurring along the ring at about the same time may mean that something significant is occurring deep in the earth and that it may have a resounding impact soon along western coast of the Americas.

In Iceland, the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull earlier this year made headlines when all of the ash in the skies disrupted regular air travel in Northern Europe and over the North Atlantic. Now volcano watchers are on high alert because an even more powerful Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn, is showing signs of erupting.

The African continent also has volcanic action occurring as well. Among the volcanoes spewing gas and ash are Erta Ale in Ethopia, Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania and Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

All of this volcanic activity should be troublesome to people all over the world. When major volcanic eruptions occur, ash clouds that get into the stratosphere can hang there for a year or longer, dimming the amount of sunlight reaching the surface of the planet and cooling everything. Crops fail in such years and a large number of people starve.

The eruption of Mount Tambora in Samatra in 1815, believed to be the largest known eruption in over 1,600 years, was declared responsible for extreme weather changes and “the year without a summer” that caused crop failures throughout Europe and North America in 1816.

When we look back on the record we note that the Earth’s volcanoes have been more active than usual in recent months. In August, Italy’s Mt. Etna and Columbia’s Galeros volcanoes both erupted. Etna is still rumbling.

Mount St. Helens has been smoking again after a major eruption in 1980.

In his book Not by Fire but by Ice,” author Robert W. Felix, an authority on ice ages and other earth changes, links tectonic movement, earthquakes and volcanism to magnetic reversals of the planet. Is he correct? Are we experiencing a change in the poles?

Indeed, psychics, astrologers and seers all over the world are receiving messages and predicting dramatic changes ahead for our planet. Our own Abba Father warned that the Earth “will heave in despair over all the failures of mankind to make things right.” He said the human race is about to go through some very difficult times while the planet takes time to rest and heal from all of the damage we have caused. When it is over, he said the world will be very different. Materialism will be erased. Those humans still around will enjoy a different kind of world in peace and harmony.

Bill Ryan of Project Camelot states on the video we linked to in an earlier story that he does not believe this is a pole shift. Instead, he said he thinks the surface, or thin skin of the Earth, is moving over the hot mantle, which is causing the disturbance on the surface.

Like the other prophets, Ryan says the planet is going through a necessary change. Those of us who understand and are prepared will be coming along for the ride.