What Has Been Stolen is not Wealth: It is Our Joy of Living

The world we face today is one of anguish, suffering, and a whole lot of sadness. We all feel things are not right, but we cannot quite express what is happening. We know the world of economic hope is missing on a global basis. We know that politics and economies are rigged against us, but we have no idea what to do about it. In fact, we are resigned to a degree as to the current state of affairs.

However, if we really can understand what we could do “about it”, we most certainly would do so collectively.  We contend that what has really been systematically stolen from us is JOY!

Joy, defined as, a feeling or state of well-being and contentment <the inexpressible joy that the couple are feeling upon the birth of their first child> Synonyms beatitude, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, felicity, gladness, happiness, warm fuzzies

Related Words elatedness, elation, exhilaration, exultation, high, intoxication; ecstasy, euphoria, glory, heaven, nirvana, paradise, rapture, rapturousness, ravishment, seventh heaven, transport; delectation, delight, enjoyment, pleasure; cheer, cheerfulness, comfort, exuberance, gaiety, gladsomeness, glee, gleefulness, jocundity, jollity, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness, merriness, mirth; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfaction, triumph

Look up any of these related words. In fact, look them all up. We need to re-enforce what it is that we need to understand; what that “thing” is that has been stolen from our lives, from our consciousness. When we look at how we currently feel the Near Antonyms agony, anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, sufferance, woe, woefulness; blues, cheerlessness, dejection, depression, desolateness, despondency, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, gloom, gloominess, melancholy, mournfulness, plaintiveness; Gehenna, hell, purgatory of joy go a long way in expressing how we, on a global basis, are feeling.

Ask yourself a quiet reflective question. When was the last time you really experienced joy?  Sad huh? It is time we again found joy in our lives. Then ponder why it is that joy is so elusive being that it is after all just a state of mind. If we approach this in a scientific manner, then consider a study of true science is a study of God. Angels are organizations natural in accordance with God’s laws. They appear superhuman, because of our ignorance concerning the higher natural forces. They exist in exact accordance with the laws that govern the universe; but as yet the attraction between clay and clay-bound spirit is so great as to prevent the enthralled soul of man from communicating with them. The faith of the religionist is an example of the unquenchable feeling that creates a belief as well as a hope that there is a self-existence separate from earthy substances. The scoffing scientific agnostic, working for other objects, will yet astonish himself by elaborating a method that will practically demonstrate these facts, and then empirical religion, as exemplified by the unquestioning faithful believer, and systematic science, as typified in the experimental materialist, will meet on common ground.

The next several weeks and months will be fraught with much anxiety and bring great revelations that will astonish us all. Information that will makes us angry and create within us a state of disbelief. Every thing we thought we knew will be undone. It has already started. As these incredible events unfold, remember it is simply a sudden and dramatic expansion of our understanding of how the universe is really organized. Therefore, accept this knowledge with joy, knowing it is now time to understand truths that are universal and timeless. It is now time to open our eyes and for all of us a time to truly wake up!

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How “Bail-outs” and Bail-ins” Are Just a Huge Transfer of Wealth

In our continuing effort to educate even those who call themselves “experts” on the economy, we have to continue with the facts that the banksters, MSM, and dupes that call themselves legislators don’t want you to see or understand.  We have, in recent past articles, shown you just the facts about the bailouts and now the bail-ins going on in the EU for what they are, just a huge transfer of public wealth to the hands a few elites in banking and the central banking system.

As we watch the economy continue to falter, and jobs vanish, don’t you wonder where all the so-called QE monies really went that were meant to stimulate the economy? Here we are, 5 years into this so-called recovery and unemployment in the US is still 7.6% and only 47% of Americans hold full time jobs.  The number one employer is WalMart and the number two employer is Kelly Temp Services! In the EU, there is a 40% unemployment rate and people’s bank accounts are being raided without consent to supposedly prop up the banks (Bail-Ins). Government services are being slashed everywhere and still nothing seems to be improving.

Well, even though you are not supposed to understand this, let’s look at the Central Bank Practices and especially at the issue of banks’ reserves at the FED and other central banks in the world. This is a complex subject with much technical jargon that confuses a lot of people. Besides, don’t be surprised that your bank branch manager on Main Street as well as lecturers in finance and economics are also ignorant on this issue. In the case of the latter, this subject is hardly taught in universities. And this is the reason why the scam has not been exposed or understood. But, for those who have a basic idea of bank reserves and how this huge amount of “excess reserves” have been created by the FED, have you asked yourself, “Why have I not spotted this scam earlier?”

Many have been taken in by the propaganda that “excess reserves” is the means to encourage banks to extend credit (give out loans) to desperate borrowers who needed urgent funds to survive and to jump-start their businesses. This propaganda is grounded on the assumption that there is insufficient liquidity in the market. This assumption is misleading.

What are Excess Reserves? The latest figures obtained from the H.3 release from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the FED) shows excess reserves of about $1.794 trillion (data as of April 17, 2013)! This level of excess reserves is unprecedented and is the highest since reserves were legislated as a requirement.

Excess reserves are the surplus of reserves against deposits and certain other liabilities that depository institutions (collectively referred to as “banks”) hold above the statutory amounts that the FED requires in accordance with the law. The general requirement is that banks maintain reserves at least equal to ten percent of liabilities payable on demand. There is now data to show that as much as 50% of these “excess reserves” are held for United States banking offices of foreign banks.

 

Let me elaborate. Banks receives deposits from their customers which are inter-alia placed in current accounts (checking accounts) or time deposits (fixed deposit accounts) and which the customer can at any time withdraw from the bank. But, banking practice shows that at any one time, only a small fraction of customers would withdraw their deposits in full. So, there was no need for banks to keep all the deposits in their vaults to meet such a demand for payment. Laws were enacted to allow banks to keep in reserve a small amount of monies to meet such demands. That being the case – if only 10% reserves is all that is required according to banking regulations to meet repayment demands, why should there be such a huge amount of reserves, beyond the legal requirement of 10%?

Understand the fact that when a customer deposits monies in a bank, he is in law a “creditor” (he has loaned the monies to the bank) and the bank is a “debtor” (and he can use the money in any way at his absolute discretion, even to speculate). This is because the ownership of the money has been transferred to the bank. The money is no longer the money of the customer. It now belongs to the bank. And as long as the bank is solvent, and there is a demand for repayment of the deposit, the law of contract stipulates that the bank must repay together with the agreed interest that has accrued.

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Now here is where, legally it gets interesting.. if at the time when demand for repayment is made, the bank is bankrupt (i.e. in a liquidation) then the depositor/customer in law is deemed an “unsecured creditor” and must join the queue of all unsecured creditors to share the proceeds of any remaining assets after all secured creditors have been paid. If there are no remaining assets, the depositors get zilch! That is why and as illustrated in the bank confiscation of deposits in Cyprus banks acting in concert with central banks can expropriate all customers’ deposits to pay their secured creditors. You catching on here?

How did the Excess Reserves balloon to a massive US$1.794 Trillion? The Fed’s overall balance sheet has expanded from about $909 billion before the crisis (i.e. before 2008) to about $3.3 trillion in 2013. Of the $2.4 trillion increase, approximately $1.8 trillion is excess reserves. Banks were up to their eyeballs in toxic assets (financial sewage) and they are drowning in this cesspool but for the rescue efforts of the FED and other central banks they would have sunk to the bottom of the cesspool.

The FED created trillions of money out of thin air by a digital entry in its books to purchase the toxic assets (financial sewage) in batches from the banks. The objective of QEs is to save the banks and to save the US Treasury from bankruptcy and not Joe Six-Pack. However, in this article we are focusing on the banks. So, let’s say that the banks HAVE OVER US$10 trillion of financial sewage AND WANT TO DISPOSE THEM WITHOUT AROUSING ANY ALARM.  The monies flowed from the FED to the banks to purchase the financial sewage. The financial sewage is sucked into the FED’s financial vacuum. However the monies are not channeled to the banks’ branches in Main Street to be loaned out to Joe Six-Pack. It is re-routed back to the FED as “reserves”. When the reserves exceed the minimum 10% requirement, the excess is classified as “excess reserves.” This is merely a book entry! And adding insult and injury to Joe Six-Pack, interest of 0.25% is paid on the reserves (i.e. giving profits to the banks).

The banks are allowed to survive in spite of their massive frauds and other financial hanky-pankey. The banks are allowed to use digital technology (e.g. high-frequency trading) to corner the market and destroy Joe-Six-Pack. But, Joe-Six-Pack has to suffer the indignity of unemployment, foreclosures, reduced unemployment benefits, surviving on food-stamps, and other austerity measures. Starting to see the picture here and how this crap is how we are being fleeced like passive little lambs?

“The money flows from the FED to the Too Big To Fail (TBTF) Banksters to Buy Toxic Assets, which is sucked in by the FED’s Financial Vacuum, thereby cleansing the TBTF banks’ balance sheets. The money is then re-routed back to the FED as “excess reserves”.

The FED create monies out of thin air to bail-out the Too Big To Fail banks (TBTF banks) by purchasing their financial sewage (valued at book value as opposed to mark-to-market i.e. instead of paying only 10 cents on the dollar or less, the FED pays dollar for dollar) thereby removing the financial sewage from the balance sheet of the TBTF banks to reflect a “healthier” balance sheet as there are now less financial sewage in the banking system. And, because the TBTF banks are suffering losses, the FED pays 0.25% interest on the “excess reserves” created so as to generate easy profits for the TBTF banks for doing nothing at all. They are earning profits merely from a book-entry in the FED’s books!

The propaganda which I referred to earlier that such monies were meant to enable the TBTF banks to extend credit is therefore bullshit and a load of financial nonsense. So why are the so-called reputable economists at leading universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Oxford etc. touting this propaganda?  In spite of all this past mismanagement, the practices by the TBTF banks is continuing unabated, including the so-called record profits declared by the TBTF banks and the huge bonuses given out to the bankers and their hire-lings. These practices are all just window dressing as long as the toxic assets are not marked-to-market and not declared as junk. If such assets are properly declared, the fiat money banking system would be staring at a bottomless black-hole of toxic assets and indebtedness! What’s worse is these same TBTF banks are still up to their eyeballs in toxic debt, such as derivatives, credit swaps, etc.  In fact JP Morgan Chase alone has exposure more than twice the US GDP! JPMC is exposed just in interest rate derivatives at $45 TRILLION. Take a look at the Fed’s H.8 report to understand how bad it really is.

This has compounded the problem. After the Global Financial Tsunami, all the TBTF banks don’t have enough reserves to meet the withdrawal of deposits placed by customers before the crash. The TBTF banks don’t even have the requisite 10% reserves to meet these demand deposits (Old Deposits).  However, banks are continuing to receive deposits from customers of which 10% of these deposits must be transferred to the FED as reserves. Data shows that customers’ deposits are at an all time high (since 2007), but bank lending is not keeping pace.

Banks are not lending out what they are entitled to do so for two reasons:

1) The banks are using a portion of the “New Deposits” to meet the liability of having to repay the “Old Deposits” in the system. This is because even the excess reserves (created under the QE) are insufficient to meet the demand for repayment of the Old Deposits. So, part of the current New Deposits would be utilized for that purpose. This is the Deposit Ponzi Scheme.

2) Banks are earning no risk profits from interests on “Excess Reserves” at the FED and are only willing to lend to credible borrowers. In the present economic climate, there are just too few credible customers. This is another reason why banks are not lending.

When QE stops, the FED would not be out on a limb because the monies used to purchase the financial sewage from the TBTF banks are still in the FED’s books. The Fed need only to have a reverse entry in it’s books after re-packaging the financial sewage INTO SOME NEW FORM OF FINANCIAL PRODUCT OR WHATEVER (which the TBTF banks are adept at doing before the crash and are still continuing to do so) and dumping them back to the banks and another generation of stupid investors at such time when and if the banks would have recovered. But with the TBTF banks continuing their same toxic practices unabated there is no recovery, ever. Further, with the bank’s unbridled right (sanctioned by law) to confiscate the customers’ deposits (now commonly referred as “Bail-In”) using the Cyprus template, banks have additional financial resources to continue with the plunder and financial rape of the public.

I hope this helps us understand that this unabated transfer of wealth ends with our economic enslavement. The public must be able to understand these fundamentals and demand the end to this fractional banking system and the end of the FED. Your congressmen and women are dupes in this game, as they really don’t understand and therefore do what they are told to do. Inform them WE GET IT and WE DON”T LIKE IT, AND IT MUST STOP NOW! Fire the Fed, break up the TBTF banks and return to pre-1913 banking system controlled by the US Treasury. WAKE UP!  A special thanks to Matthias Chang of Global Research, who unknowingly contributed so much to this article.

Are You Getting It Yet? War Has Been Declared On You!

You cannot look at the events of the last thirty years and deny there is no respect for “The Common Man” anywhere in the world.  Much has been written about “The Elite”, “The Cabal”, “The Bildebergers”, “The Rothchilds”, and on and on and on.  Until a few years ago, these allegations have been generally rejected by the public as conspiracy theories, promulgated by disenfranchised paranoid people.

However, more recently, a lot of facts have surfaced that would suggest maybe, just maybe, there may be some credence to what these conspiracy nuts having been saying all along. So really what is going on? Could there be a world-wide conspiracy to “break down the common man”.  How could this even be possible, as it would involve so many people for an extended period of time.

In reality, the simple answer is yes, and it has been going on, in earnest for the last thirty years. The stated goal of this “Third World War” is simply; “the engineering of social automation systems (silent weapons) on a national or worldwide scale with the implicit extensive objectives of social control and destruction of human life, i.e., slavery and genocide.” Such an endeavor must be secured from public scrutiny. Otherwise, it might be recognized as a technically formal declaration of domestic war. Furthermore, whenever any person or group of persons in a position of great power and without full knowledge and consent of the public, uses such knowledge and methodologies for economic conquest – it must be understood that a state of domestic warfare exists between said person or group of persons and the public. President Eisenhower, in his farewell address, tried to warn us of this plan.

Consider these statements carefully. How would you describe the world since 911, economically? It would certainly seem to support such a statement. Think about the about of wealth that has been transferred in to the hands of a few since that event. Think about the bailouts of the banks, for example. It was the largest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind, period. Remember, we were told that if we, the people, did not bailout the banks, the world’s economy would collapse.  However, if you were really watching closely, the world economy was already collapsing. In the US, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month!

Remember, we were told that there was an immediate need to transfer $700 Billion of public funds to banks or it was all over. Later we learned that the actually amount transferred was more like$7.1 TRILLION Dollars, bailouts and multiple QEs. If you remember, when CONgress asked for an accounting of the bailout monies, Big Ben said, at first, that he wasn’t going to do that because it would hurt the commercial banks, if people knew which ones were in trouble, but through persistence we learned that the amount of money in secret loans that some of the big Wall Street banks received from the Federal Reserve is absolutely staggering.  The following figures come directly from a GAO report….

Citigroup – $2.513 trillion
Morgan Stanley – $2.041 trillion
Bank of America – $1.344 trillion
Goldman Sachs – $814 billion
JP Morgan Chase – $391 billion

OMG that’s $7.1 TRILLION and then with the bailouts of foreign banks, yes most of the major banks in Europe, and yes, we did those too, but you know the information is “so sensitive”.  The total is $16.115 TRILLION and that is more than the annual GDP of the entire country!

Unemployment was at about 7.5% then. We were told that we needed quantitative easing to stimulate the economy. Today, unemployment remains above 7%, yet the stock market is near an all time high. Seriously folks, how can that be? The answer is simple. Corporations are sitting on mountains of cash WE gave them! Catching on yet? This transfer of wealth (theft) has gotten so bold, the banks are no longer even wanting to give it an “official” look. One glance at what is happening in Cyprus is all anyone needs to know to understand this fact.

According to a CIA training manual, silent weapon technology has evolved from Operations Research (O.R.), a strategic and tactical methodology developed under the Military Management in England during World War II. The original purpose of Operations Research was to study the strategic and tactical problems of air and land defense with the objective of effective use of limited military resources against foreign enemies (i.e., logistics). It was soon recognized by those in positions of power that the same methods might be useful for totally controlling a society.

Social engineering (the analysis and automation of a society) requires the correlation of great amounts of constantly changing economic information (data), so a high-speed computerized data-processing system was necessary which could race ahead of the society and predict when society would arrive for capitulation. Sound familiar as it relates to Wall Street trading among the brokers, or the recent revelations concerning domestic surveillance?

Although the silent weapons system was nearly exposed in 1967, the evolution of the new weapon-system has never suffered any major setbacks. Energy is recognized as the key to all activity on earth. Natural science is the study of the sources and control of natural energy, and social science, theoretically is expressed as economics, and is the study of the sources and control of social energy. Both are bookkeeping systems: mathematics. Therefore, mathematics is the primary energy science. And the bookkeeper can be king if the public can be kept ignorant of the methodology of the bookkeeping.

All science is merely a means to an end. The means is knowledge. The end is control. Beyond this remains only one issue: Who will be the beneficiary?  In 1954 this was the issue of primary concern. Although the so-called “moral issues” were raised, in view of the law of natural selection it was agreed that a nation or world of people who will not use their intelligence are no better than animals that do not have intelligence. Such people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.

Consequently, in the interest of future world order, peace, and tranquility, it was decided to privately wage a quiet war against the American public with an ultimate objective of permanently shifting the natural and social energy (wealth) of the undisciplined and irresponsible many into the hands of the self-disciplined, responsible, and worthy few.

So here we are folks. Is it a hair-brained conspiracy or is it real? If we look just at the facts, and ask one simple, simple question, “what is the future for my children?” The answer requires us to change the course of history.  Remember, when we do the “bookkeeping” this one simple fact is key to winning the “Quiet War”, “into the hands of the self-disciplined, responsible, and worthy few.” Therefore this big secret is the Achilles heel of this immoral plan, and that is that it is impossible to pull off without OUR consent or permission. I, for one, DO NOT CONSENT! How about you?

When Does CONgress Lose it’s Total Credibility? If Not Now When?

Banksters don’t go to jail for money laundering drug money.  CONgress doesn’t do any work for 8 years. Whistleblowers go to jail, instead of being rewarded. Voters get disenfranchised through gerrymandering and collapse of Voters Rights Act, and folks get pushed further into poverty because of lack of any action on the economy. However, that does seem to be enough to instill a community outrage. Well how about this?

Source: Tech Dirt
“In November of 2011, the TV show 60 Minutes did a big expose on insider trading within Congress. While everyone else is subject to basic insider trading rules, it turned out that members of Congress were exempt from the rules. And, as you would imagine, many in Congress have access to market-moving, non-public information. And they made use of it, to make lots and lots of money. Of course, after that report came out and got lots of attention, Congress had to act, and within months they had passed the STOCK Act with overwhelming support in Congress to make insider trading laws that apply to everyone else finally apply to Congress and Congressional staffers as well. As that link notes:

The lopsided votes showed lawmakers desperate to regain public trust in an election year, when the public approval rating of Congress has sunk below 15 percent.

Of course, here we are in 2013 and, lo and behold, it is no longer an election year. And apparently some of the details of the ban on insider trading were beginning to chafe Congressional staffers, who found it hard to pad their income with some friendly trades on insider knowledge.

So… with very little fanfare, Congress quietly rolled back a big part of the law late last week. Specifically the part that required staffers to post disclosures about their financial transactions, so that the public could make sure there was no insider trading going on. Congress tried to cover up this fairly significant change because they, themselves, claimed that it would pose a “national risk” to have this information public; a national risk to their bank accounts.

It was such a national risk that Congress did the whole thing quietly, with no debate. The bill was introduced in the Senate on Thursday and quickly voted on late that night when no one was paying attention. Friday afternoon (the best time to sneak through news), the House picked it up by unanimous consent. The House ignored its own promise to give Congress three days to read a bill before holding a vote, because this kind of thing is too important to let anyone read the bill before Congress had to pass it.

And, of course, yesterday, President Obama signed it into law. Because the best way to rebuild trust in Congress, apparently, is to roll back the fact that people there need to obey the same laws as everyone else. That won’t lead the public to think that Congress is corrupt, no, not at all.”

Folks, we are being raped in slow motion like some sick Sam Pechinpaw movie.  We are being ruled by gangsters, plain and simple. What’s it going to take to get us to realize we really have to begin to wake up, stand up, and act up? When, Dear God, when?

Beware of Doubts, Fears, and Thoughts of Self

I have been somewhat silent as to the events unfolding before our eyes.  We all are witnessing events unfolding before us that suggest the world seems to be turning upside down.  The truth is that it is! But is this chaos politically, financially, and environmentally good or bad?  This is the question we should be examining for ourselves. Indeed, how we react universally and collectively to these events will most certainly determine our global fate.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, all teach the same concepts.  Control of our body, mind, and soul leads us to a greater understanding of the universe.  However, these rays of enlightenment do not become part of our conscious being without trials and tribulations. This is not a particular or unique principle reserved to a particular religion, but instead is a universal concept that pervades all philosophical disciplines, even the atheistic and agnostics believe systems. Our thoughts and how we discipline our thoughts are indeed the precursors to the acts and forms of what we call our reality.  We create our future by these very thoughts. The future does not unfold in any manner without our permission to do so.

I have spent many hours contemplating what I can do to affect our future. I think many of us feel so helpless at times. How can I affect financial markets?  How can I do anything to stop this fanatical terror that seems to be gripping most of the world? How I can correct the disparities brought on by greed and those who seek and seem to have so much power in the world? I cannot claim extraordinary wisdom or understanding for I am but a simple man with common knowledge.

The result of this intense meditation yielded to me one simple, but I believe profound realization.  I must simply not give my permission for these realities to continue.  By that, I mean, I will not allow my thoughts to give credence to these events in relationship to how they affect the way I THINK. I am sovereign.  We don’t end hate in the world by hating those who act on those corrupted beliefs.  We don’t allow wars and atrocities to unfold by participating in suppressing them.  We don’t agree to be subjected economically by participating in the economic structures that have been formed to enslave us.

I know many will say, great, but c’mon, do we all become hermits? Is that your solution? No, what we do is simply not become part of that paradigm. It is simple to state, but very difficult to act upon, or is it?

We can associate with like minded people, and we can support one another as we move forward. We can use our collective power politically to re-organize our governments to act as we demand. The recent events in the US concerning gun control should be a very good example.  90% of the people supported simple things like background checks, limited capacity magazines, and limits on access to assault type weapons.  The congress voted 56-to 44 to support the will of the people, and yet did not prevail. I think we all understand instinctively what we need to do during the next elective cycle.

We all must simply begin to act on what we KNOW is right. This extends to geo-politics, economics, and how we support such things as militaries and the banker backed war machines.  We should reach across all boundaries, borders, and religious beliefs to say we ARE in charge.

So I suggest to you all that you consider not looking at the news, or this or that teacher or guru, or what your neighbor thinks, but instead just take a few moments each day to ask YOURSELF is this acceptable to me? Then simply begin from that moment to visualize a world based on universal love, hope, prosperity, and peace. Humbly submitted for your consideration.

El Heirro Update – Crisis Seems to be Abating

This is just a quick update.  The activities in La Palma seem to be subsiding.  Only 9 quakes today and the FARO data seems to indicate that lava flow and deformation haven’t occurred in any significant manner in the last 48 hours.  Based on this information, it would seem the potential eruption and associated tsunami seems to be abating.  We will continue to monitor closely, but for now we can relax a bit.

El Heirro Update – Activity is Increasing! Stay Alert!

Activity over the last 48 hours has increased significantly both in frequency and intensity of earthquakes.  The FARO data is also suggesting increased deformation.  Please pay close attention East Coasters. Here is a recap diary of the most recent activity.

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2013-03-29 16:16 UTC
– A very powerful earthquake has been reported from El Hierro so far.
– People at the island told Julio that this felt as being the strongest so far
– Rockfall has been reported in different places.

2013-03-29 13:11 UTC
Pevolca has met and says in essence what we have been telling all day.
– As seismicity is still at a safe distance from the coast (what is safe ?) no other protective measures should be taken (see earlier Pevolca report for the initial measures below).
– Pevolca also confirms that the seismic activity is moving the the South-West. ER would call it South
– The strong earthquakes are continuing at a high frequency at the time of writing

2013-03-29 11:17 UTC

Impressive seismic activity
– The released energy since the start of this crisis has surpassed the total energy released during the initial eruptive crisis in 2011
– So far today (11 hours) we have counted 51 M3+ earthquakes
– 8 M4+ earthquake – 4 of which have been felt by the people (in fact everything has been felt, but people do not report it anymore). The strongest ones have also been felt at the neighboring islands like La Palma
– Remember the words of local seismologists/volcanologists shortly after the start of this crisis “this crisis will not last long as the feeding source does not have enough energy”. This remark is not meant to be offensive to those scientists, only that we have to be humble when we talk about the unknown aspects of nature.

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2013-03-29 11:00 UTC
– Relatively calm period at this moment
– The seabed depth of the current seismic activity is +2000 meter (+6000 ft) = safe + weakening the shaking impact

2013-03-29 09:42 UTC
– The strong M4.6 earthquake had his epicenter at approx. 6 km out of the coast (thats closer than previous strong earthquakes).
– Hypocenters show a tendency to become shallower again (17 km), with a few shallower ones.
– The seismic active area is still below a relatively flat seabed but the distance to the submarine volcanic hills is gradually decreasing.

2013-03-29 09:07 UTC
– Strong events are following each other up at a high rate today.

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2013-03-29 08:58 UTC
– The volcano does not give up so far. He continues to shake the greater epicenter area and some of these quakes can even be felt at other islands.
– 64 earthquakes listed by IGN so far (they only list the stronger ones now – the real number today must run already into the hundreds)
– Strongest earthquake so far today : M4.3 (initially quoted as M4.6)
– The hypocenters are again in the 20 km layer (like the crisis in mid-2012)
– Deformation is further increasing. The images below are from the Lighthouse GPS station (also western part of the island)
– Epicenters are a little more to the south today, which may explain the deeper hypocenters. Still far enough out of the coast to weaken the earthquake impact on the island. Red bullets are very shallow earthquakes. The red bullet in the Las Calmas sea is erroneous BUT we take special interest in the 2 shallow earthquakes below the South-Western coast of the island. They have been calculated at M2.0 and M2.2, strange … As these quakes are far away from the seismic area it looks to us that these are earthquakes which have been triggered by the deformation of the island. IGN (with a lot more data) will certainly know what is exactly was.
– The strong action is still continuing.

We will update as warranted.