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"FRIENDSHIP FOR NO ADVANTAGE"

"To the dolphin alone, beyond all others, Nature has given what the best philosophers seek, friendship for no advantage; yet it is friend to all men and has often given great aid." Plutarch

AIHE TOHORA WANANGA

Saturday, October 17, 2015

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT UNDER ATTACK: MIRNING WHALE-DREAMING ELDER BUNNA LAWRIE SOUNDS THE ALARM & SEEKS HELP!

MIRNING ELDER BUNNA LAWRIE
NGUMBUNNA = 'SPERM WHALE'
MIGALOO = INCARNATION OF JEDEERA
SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE= YARU/YARUGA
(Tohora in Maori)
NGUMBUNNA = SPERM WHALE
GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT MARINE PARK
BRITISH/BEYOND PETROLEUM, 
SUPPLIES HYDRO-CARBONS TO U.S. MILITARY
NORWEGIAN, ACTIVE IN NZ AS WELL
CANADIAN, CONDUCTS SEISMIC TESTING
AMERICAN, OPERATES GORGON GAS PROJECT ON BARROW ISLAND WA
BP-MACONDO DISASTER, GULF OF MEXICO APRIL 2009
GORGON, BARROW ISLAND WA
EXTENT OF CONTAMINATION VIA GULF STREAM
EXISTING OIL WELLS IN GULF = FUTURE OF GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT?
MAJOR OCEAN 'CONVEYOR' CURRENTS
SEISMIC PROFILE OF GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
'MONSTERS OF THE DEEP' DEEP-WATER DRILLING PLATFORMS
OVER 10.000 WELLS EXIST IN GULF OF MEXICO
GEOLOGICAL HYDRO-CARBON PROFILE FOR BIGHT
ONE OF FOUR DRILLING PERMITS IN BIGHT
MARINE CONTAMINATION SPREAD FOR MACONDO-TYPE SCENARIO IN BIGHT
AUS MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT GREG HUNT & 
PM MALCOLM TURNBULL SIGNING OFF 
ON ADANI-CARMICHAEL COAL MINE IN NSW
EARTH-RAPING TECHNOLOGY
 MONTARA OIL SPILL, TIMOR SEA, AUGUST 2009
 MONTARA CONTAMINATED THE KIMBERLEY COAST
ATOMIC TEST AT MARALINGA SA, EARLY 1950'S...BUNNA'S FATHER WITNESSED THESE EXPLOSIONS FIRST-HAND

 
INTERVIEW WITH BUNNA LAWRIE, 'ON THE BRINK' RADIO WITH JEFF WEFFERSON, 17 OCTOBER 2015 (ucy.tv)

"In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe. As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to join the rest of the world."

from 'DANCING AWAKE THE FIFTH WORLD'


Many thanks to Mirning whale-dreaming elder, musician and environmental activist Bunna Lawrie, whose real first name is Ngumbunna, their name for the sperm whale!  I first learned of Bunna in the Kim Kindersley film ‘Whale-dreamers’ that came out in 2007. The Mirning are First Nations Australians who live on the coast of South Australia and are uniquely both desert and ocean people with an extraordinary whale-dreaming-centred cosmology.

This is an absolutely fantastic interview in that it’s with someone who is simultaneously indigenous Australian, deeply connected with his ancestry, the cetaceans and Mother Earth, who is keenly aware of and sensitive to the war being waged against nature by military-industrial civilization, AND, most importantly, is taking a stand and speaking out against ‘big oil’ juggernauts like BP and in favour of our true role as care-takers of our fellow beings and this planet.

Bunna was in Canberra for two days earlier this week to create awareness of and to share the story of his people who are the traditional owners/custodians of the Great Australian Bight, a vast region of the south coast where brilliant white sand dunes drop away into cliffs hundreds of meters above 'bilya', the ocean. The bight is one of the largest and most important whale birthing grounds/nurseries on the planet.

In this interview Bunna bears witness to the dangers posed by BP’s proposed extraction of hydro-carbons in the Bight, and reminds us of the still-unhealed Gulf of Mexico debacle from 2010…also a BP project. An event/process like the Macondo scenario would be disastrous for alllife in a vast region of the Southern ocean, but chronic effects from seismic testing, hydro-carbon extraction and shipping, and vastly increased noise, pollution and traffic would prove equally deadly to marine life in the longer run.

Bunna shares his song ‘Face into the Light’ on this show, then we talk about environmental, social and spiritual issues and problems in Australia, focusing on his people and land. He emphasizes, just as Stella Wheildon did, that many if not all ‘aboriginal land councils’ consist of ‘fake elders’ who have been bought out by various interest groups and who benefit financially from doing their bidding, at the expense of the real people and Mother Earth.

Many of his ideas and beliefs parallel those of the Hopi native Americans, whose prophecies as conveyed in the brilliant Ron Fricke film ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ have come to pass in our generation. I found it very interesting when Bunna said that his grand-father told him that humans are releasing ‘demons’ when they extract anything from the Earth…precisely as the Hopi warned, ‘If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.’

In the spirit of Chief Seattle, Bunna repeatedly delivered an admonition:  our true purpose as human beings is to love and care for Mother Earth and our family of life. Our failure to do so puts all of life at risk.

He also shared a repeating dream that he had several times, of trying ever harder to escape a giant blue-green tidal wave that engulfed even the mountain peaks where he was living at the time in the Wollumbin (Mt. Warning) caldera near Mullumbimby. These dreams motivated him to move away from the east coast of Australia…a region prophesied to be destroyed by a tidal wave in ancient aboriginal lore as well as in the powerful 1976 Peter Weir film ‘The Last Wave’.

Along the lines of what Stella Wheildon shared, Bunna relates that burndilya, or comets, asteroids and meteors are often the bringers of gooleagulra, or healing and medicine for Mother Earth.
I think it’s going to take a massive burndilya to heal the effects of human military-industrial civilization, as we continue to demonstrate that we have no intention of lifting our pedal from the metal.

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STELLA WHEILDON INTERVIEW
INTERVIEW WITH STELLA WHEILDON, 'ON THE BRINK' RADIO WITH JEFF WEFFERSON, SEPTEMBER 2015 (ucy.tv)

ADANI CARMICHAEL:  AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST COAL MINE FREE TO PROCEED AFTER GREG HUNT GIVES APPROVAL

BP OIL SPILL IN BIGHT WOULD BE CASTROPHIC

"We don't need a Gulf of Mexico disaster in the Great Australian Bight," he said. "The waters are more treacherous and more remote."
BP and its partner, Statoil of Norway, want to use the A$755 million rig Ocean Great White to drill the first exploration well next year about 300 kilometres off the coast, south-west of Ceduna.


'THE WHALE-SONG MAN, THE OIL GIANT AND THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT'

"Oil company executives rhapsodise about the Great Australian Bight's potential as a last frontier containing massive reserves of what romanticists used to call black gold.  Bunna Lawrie speaks of the place in the poetry of a people who have lived at the edge of that frontier for maybe 50,000 years.

"I"m the whale song man from the Nullarbor on the Great Australian Bight," says Lawrie, who prefers to be called Bunna. "The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school. It's the place where our beautiful southern right whales come to calve their young, to teach their young to travel on the next journey...Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now."

'BIG OIL' DESTROYS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

WHALE-SONG PEOPLE STAND IN THE WAY OF OIL GIANTS

" Mirning people’s struggle has been relentless despite the betrayal of expectations from their presumption of Native Title rights and despite the power and influence that comes with the billions of dollars of the multinationals. The Mirning have refused to accept they are powerless...Australia has not been spared from environmental disasters such as that in the Gulf of Mexico – the 74 day Montara oil disaster took a huge toll off the Kimberley coast and will still be felt by the Timorese long into the future."


OCEAN ALLIANCE: GULF OF MEXICO STATUS REPORT
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded resulting in an uncontrolled release of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Superimposed on the threat of the oil, is the nearly two million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants that British Petroleum (BP) released into the Gulf to try and break up the oil. These chemicals have been used in unprecedented amounts and in untested ways.
THREATS TO MARINE MAMMALS
One major concern is the impact of this crisis on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine mammals are a particular concern because they serve as sentinels for human health and because they are key species for both the ocean ecosystem and coastal economies. Marine mammals are at risk in this crisis.
The effects of dispersants on whales are unknown and have not been studied. They have also never been released into the environment in such massive quantities.

DOWNLOAD OA'S REPORT ON THEIR 5 YEAR SURVEY OF GLOBAL OCEAN TOXICITY


HOPI PROPHECY

The Day of Purification
"The final stage, called the 'great day of purification,' has also been described as a 'mystery egg,' in which the forces of the swastika and the sun, plus a third force symbolized by the color red, culminate either in total rebirth, or total annihilation – we don’t yet know which, but the choice is ours. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis, rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals to survive.
That it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among traditional Hopi, but man may still lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.
The Fate of Mankind
The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race, through their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. 'The whole world will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi.'
The man-made system now destroying Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop it from destroying Hopi, then many may be able to survive the day of purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi Way, then the hope for such an age is in vain.
The forces we must face are formidable, but the only alternative is annihilation. Still the man-made system cannot be corrected by any means that requires one’s will to be forced upon another, for that is the source of the problem. If people are to correct themselves and their leaders, the gulf between the two must disappear. To accomplish this one can only rely on the energy of truth itself.
The approach, which is the foundation of the Hopi way of life, is the greatest challenge a mortal can face. Few are likely to accept it. But once peace is established on this basis, and our original way of life is allowed to flourish, we will be able to use our inventive capacity wisely, to encourage rather than threaten life, and benefit everyone rather than giving advantage to a few at the expense of others. Concern for all living things will far surpass personal concerns, bringing greater happiness than could formerly be realized. Then all living things shall enjoy lasting harmony.
In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe. As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to join the rest of the world."

LIVE SIMPLY SO THAT OTHERS MAY SIMPLY LIVE

Saturday, May 30, 2015

ON THE BRINK RADIO #109 SPECIAL REPORT: MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION

 'POPOTO' or MAUI'S DOLPHINS
 'HOBBITS OF THE SEA'
 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
 LESS THAN 50 INDIVIDUALS EXIST
 ONLY OFF OF NW COAST OF NORTH ISLAND NZ
 LESS THAN 15 ARE BREEDING FEMALES
 'AM I THE LAST OF MY KIND?'
 'NO, OUR BROTHER...WE'RE HERE, TOO...'
 PREHISTORIC SURFERS
 IMPRESSIONS OF MAUI'S
 MY FAVOURITE 
 'THAT STAR SYSTEM IS WHERE WE CAME FROM...'
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO STOP EATING FISH AND STOP DRIVING 
IN ORDER TO SAVE AN ENTIRE SPECIES...OR MANY SPECIES...
OF FELLOW BEINGS?


"Man is one of those animals which is in danger from its too successful participation in the struggle for existence…from the standpoint of nature as a whole, he is both a threat to every other living thing, and therefore, a threat to himself also…he has become the tyrant of the Earth, the waster of its resources, the creator of the most prodigious imbalance in the natural order which has ever existed…"

Joseph Wood Krutch, The Voice of the Desert

'The cycles of parasites are often diabolically ingenious. It is to the unwilling host that their ends appear mad. Has earth hosted a new disease – that of the world eaters? Then inevitably the spores must fly. Short-lived as they are, they must fly. Somewhere far outward in the dark, instinct may intuitively inform them, lies the garden of the worlds. We must consider the possibility that we do not know the real nature of our kind. Perhaps Homo sapiens, the wise, is himself only a mechanism in a parasitic cycle, an instrument for the transference, ultimately, of a more invulnerable and heartless version of himself…a biological mutation as potentially virulent in its effects as a new bacterial strain. The fact that its nature appears to be cultural merely enables the disease to be spread with fantastic rapidity. There is no comparable episode in history…'

LOREN EISELEY, 'THE WORLD EATERS' in The Star-Thrower

"Maui's dolphin or popoto (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) is the world's rarest and smallest known subspecies of dolphin.[1] They are a subspecies of the Hector's dolphin. Maui's dolphin are only found off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. Hector's and Maui's are New Zealand's only endemic cetaceans.[2] Maui's dolphins are generally found close to shore in groups or pods of several dolphin. They are generally seen in water shallower than 20 m deep, but may also range further offshore.
The dolphin is threatened by set-netting and trawling. Based on estimates from 2012, in May 2014 the World Wildlife Fund in New Zealand launched "The Last 55" campaign, calling for a full ban over what it believed is their entire range.[3][4] The International Whaling Commission supports more fishing restrictions, but the New Zealand government has resisted the demands and questioned the reliability of the evidence presented to the IWC that Maui's dolphins inhabit the areas they are said to inhabit.[5][6][7] In June 2014, the government decided to open up 3000 km2 of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary - the main habitat of the Maui's dolphin - for oil drilling. This amounts to one-quarter of the total sanctuary area.[8] In May 2015, estimates suggested that the population had declined to 43-47 individuals, of which only 10 were mature females.[9]"
"Megalomania is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, omnipotence, and by inflated self-esteem....When linked to a position of power, whether military, political, or control-freak bureaucratical,[12] it is likely to lead to miscalculation as a by-product of the subject's conceit.[13]

"In biology and ecologyextinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively."

MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION

ON THE BRINK RADIO #109 SPECIAL REPORT:
"MAUI'S DOLPHINS AND THE MEGALOMANIA OF EXTINCTION"

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"If the dolphins are meant to survive without human help, then maybe they aren't meant for this planet any longer."

Tania D. Fremantle WA


This statement by a person in Australia who purported to be organizing a film festival to raise money to 'save the Maui's dolphins' typifies the level of insanity that we have sunken to.  Maui's dolphins on the brink of extinction in Aotearoa is not only a testament to 'civilized man' as 'tyrant of the Earth' and 'world-eating spore-bearer' but also to the 'species megalomania' and poly-macro-shared-delusional-system that we think of as 'reality'; to our psycho-lame Huxwellian Or-world in which not only can this be happening in full view in a wealthy 'first world' Anglo-American country that bills itself ad nauseum as '100% CLEAN AND GREEN' but even worse, that the people of New Zealand...among whom I count as some of my nearest and dearest friends and loved ones...can barely do more than sigh, 'It's a shame, isn't it?'

'Civilized man' is essentially a poacher of all that lives and breathes, including himself. Essential qualitative differences may not exist to distinguish homo sapiens from other life-forms and beings, but one thing DOES distinguish us:  we are the ONLY species on this planet ever to cause the extinction of other species.

Our dMOE or 'distributed mental operating environment' implicitly and explicitly celebrates and glorifies death and killing. I wouldn't be reaching too far to say that the extinction of an entire species by our own hand would be lauded in the shadowy depths of our dementia as a veritable 'trophy' in honour of our destructiveness.

Russian psychoanalyst, historian and scholar Immanuel Velikovsky observed that the rulers of ancient civilizations sought to 'emulate the gods' which translated into 'emulating their destructiveness, the 'gods' being planets, comets and other extra-terrestrial cosmic bodies and forces. Our ancestors witnessed 'theomachy' or 'war of the gods' and were psychologically traumatized for millennia; the people of today carry these repressed memories of planetary cataclysms in our unconscious, yet our refusal to come to grips with their presence has doomed us to recreate scenarios of our own destruction...and that of everything around us. 

I think of the cetaceans, the whales and dolphins, as a 'true extra-terrestrial intelligence' and as 'the ultimate indigenous people.'  What is happening with the Maui's dolphins, who are right in the way of the massively over-blown fishing industry AND the exploding hydro-carbon extraction industry in New Zealand, is PRECISELY ANALOGOUS to what is happening with the indigenous people of Australia, in particular, remote communities in the Kimberley who are right in the way of the metastasizing mining industry. They are not being shot with bullets but are being exterminated through institutionalized genocide, bureaucratic necrophilia and 'economic' warfare policy.

The Key administration has made it abundantly clear that they are NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING to help the Maui's dolphins, especially if it involves any form of control, restraint or regulation on any of the industries whose corrupt tentacles penetrate every corridor of the Beehive. And even IF said regulations or restrictions were legislated into existence, enforcement then becomes the issue. Just like the U.S. Navy, any fishing or 'big oil' company would simply break the law, pay the fine, and continue with 'business as usual', losing less income this way than through abiding by the law.

The whales and dolphins have no idea what money is, yet they suffer and die because of it.

Ultimately, the Maui's dolphin can be seen as a sacrifice that we, homo sapiens, 'man, the wise', are offering up to the Molochs of military-industrial civilization.

'O gods of money and machine, accept this offering of a unique life-form in its entirety, that we may appease your wrath and pray that you continue to deliver unto us, your humble and willing slaves, all products of our hearts' desire, drained and torn from the body of Mother Earth. Guide us on our path to trans-humanism, may all of life be transmogrified into the gaping chasm of your infernal destructiveness.'

Forgive my satire, but it's almost this bad. In conclusion, it's CLEAR that more talking to heads of state, more petitions, more protests are NOT going to make any differences that matter here.

Because human reality consists of US...not THEM but US...everything that each of us does and does not do MATTERS. Who do you think is making the fishing and hydro-carbon industries possible? Who supports them every time they buy and eat fish and buy and burn hydro-carbons? THEM? Think again my friends...is US! That means YOU!

Could it be that when a significant number of people actually begin to realize that what we say means nothing compared to what we DO, and that EVERY PERSON WHO EATS FISH AND WHO DRIVES A CAR is actually a soldier in the war on cetaceans...but who is so delusional they think they are only spectators.

LIVE SIMPLY SO THAT OTHERS MAY SIMPLY LIVE

"WE ARE NOT ALONE...YET: HOW WE ARE WAGING WAR ON A TRUE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE' " Jeff Phillips
http://tutunui-wananga.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/we-are-not-aloneyet-how-we-are-waging.html

AIHE TOHORA PAIKEA WANANGA
(THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS)

MAUI'S DOLPHINS ON BBC WORLD NEWS





Sunday, April 26, 2015

STRANDED NO MORE: 'RECENT STRANDINGS IN GUAM, JAPAN, NEPAL QUAKE & SUDDEN RISE OF NEW LAND IN JAPAN' IS IT REAL OR IS IT MEMOREX???

MOTHER EARTH OR GEO-TERRORISM?

Apparent 'sudden' increase in global seismic and volcanic activity, coupled with many unusual cetacean stranding events? IS IT REAL OR IS IT MEMOREX? Major planetary cataclysm brewing OR demented Pentagon-DARPA fiends playing their H.A.A.R.P.S???

'MOTHER EARTH AS TARGET & WEAPON'

GLOBAL VULCANISM




Recent strandings in Guam, Japan, Nepal quake and sudden rise of new land in Japan

Recent strandings in Guam, Japan, Nepal quake and sudden rise of new land in Japan
Something strange is going on in that region and it is strangely related to recent strandings and possibly to large sperm whale aggregation (350 sperm whales!) in Sri Lanka.
Important Note: We do not believe live strandings are caused by earthquakes (read about our position here), because just like terrestrial animals, cetaceans should be able to sense the impending quake. However it is possible that something catastrophic happens before large quakes and this “something” could affect cetaceans and contribute to some strandings.
Here is the bizarre timeline of all recent events:
1. A lot of anthropogenic activities have been going on near Guam and Mariana (see the map below) in March/April, 2015. What they have been doing there is anybody’s guess, as activities are listed as “hazardous operations”, some seismic surveys have been done there too.
Slide1
This region is extremely seismically active, has the famous Bonin Arch (see figure below), that is associated with deep trench and active volcanic chain. The Bonin Arc is connected to Mariana Arc. Just last week USGS finally admitted the link between oil and gas operations and quakes in Oklahoma. Now, we do not know what exactly has been going on there, but needless to say this area is most likely more vulnerable and powerful than Oklahoma will ever be.


Bonin Arc
Bonin Arc
2. The first strange event was a live stranding of Cuvier’s beaked whale in Guam on March 23, 2015. The Navy initially denied its involvement, then suddenly admitted using sonar (but what else??) plus locals heard the sonar too.
map
3. Then on April 3, 2015 we had a report of 350 sperm whales aggregating in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. We checked our database and found the similar aggregation of 100+ sperm whales on April 17, 2012 also in Kalpitiva, Sri Lanka. What happened in April 2012?There were 2 massive  earthquakes in Indonesia (8.5 and 8.2) on April 11. Note that whales aggregated after the quakes, and did not mass strand or anything. The aggregation of 350 sperm whales on April 3, 2015 happened before the massive 7.8 quake in Nepal but these sperm whales did not strand either. These two events were very unusual, might not be related, but still  warrant at least some attention.
sperm whales
4. On April 10, 2015 there was a massive mass stranding of melon-headed whales in Hokota, Japan. It was a very strange mass stranding and whales showed some unusual signs like ishemia. Read our blog about it and possible connection to decompression sickness here. Also note that Hokota is very close to Bonin Arc (see figure).
5. On April 15, 2015 we had a live stranding of extremely rare, deep diving offshore Hubbs’ beaked whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi). He stranded in Samani, Hokkaido, 672 km from the site where melon-headed whales mass stranded. Amazingly, this stranding site is very close to the place where on Saturday Japanese were flabbergasted to find new land rising from the sea (see more details below).
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6. On April 25, 2015 Nepal was hit by massive 7.8 quake. The area where the quake hit is the zone where famous Indian plate and Eurasian plate meet and where Indian plate pushes the Eurasian plate. Japan is also a part of the Eurasian plate but is also close to the boundary of the Pacific plate (see the map plus Bonin Arc figure).
Plates
Plates
Bonin Arc
Bonin Arc


new-land-sea-rise-japan-april-2015aaaa
Now, here is the million-dollar question. Are all these events connected in any way? Did anthropogenic activities in Guam/Mariana trigger something? Were these strandings and unusual sperm whale aggregations precursors of the Nepal’s quake and land rise in Japan? One thing’s for sure, we are witnessing something extraordinary.