NASA is up to its usual
disinformation, this time with the meteorological equivalent of comparing
apples and oranges. Elephants and fleas might be a closer analogy.
First, NASA finally admits that electromagnetic disturbances in the
ionosphere often accompany major seismic events. A clear example, which
NASA did not allude to, was the six months of "curious" atmospheric
charges that preceded the 1995 Kobe Earthquake. Many witnesses have
noted "luminous pink clouds" prior to and simultaneous with the Kobe
quake and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.
NASA falls down, however, in citing the March 11 quake and tsunami as
the sole causes of ionosphere disturbances over Fukushima. No previous
atmospheric event can match the intensity of the Fukushima-centered
effects of March 11, 2011, which destroyed much of the protective ozone
over the Arctic Circle and charged massive luminous clouds over the
Japan Trench for months afterwards.
The Fukushima effects on the atmosphere were off the scale because of
the vast releases of radioactive particles that began two hours after
the tsunami impact. Its ongoing atmospheric destruction are as large,
and likely larger, than even the U.S. Navy's high-altitude nuclear blasts
that created the artificial EM field lines for the HAARP system. -
Fukushima Quake, Tsunami Disturbed Upper Atmosphere - NASA
WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - The massive earthquake and tsunami that
hit Fukushima, Japan, last year wreaked havoc in the skies above as
well, disturbing electrons in the upper atmosphere, NASA reported.
The waves of energy from the quake and tsunami that were so destructive
on the ground reached into the ionosphere, a part of the upper atmosphere
that stretches from about 50 to 500 miles (80 to 805 km) above Earth's
The ionosphere is the last, thinnest part of the atmosphere, where solar
ultraviolet radiation breaks up molecules and leaves a haze of electrons
In images released on Friday, NASA showed how the earthly disturbances
from the March 11, 2011, quake and tsunami were echoed in the movement
of electrons far aloft. This movement was monitored by tracking the
GPS signals between satellites and ground receivers.
Scientists have seen this phenomenon before, for tsunamis in Samoa in
2009 and Chile in 2010. The Japanese event, however, occurred in a region
more closely monitored by a dense network of GPS receivers, NASA said
in a statement.
Still images of the disturbance are online at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14430.
Video is available at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=144582391.
(Reporting by Deborah Zabarenko; Editing by Doina Chiacu)