Signs 32 – 2019 Portends a Rough Year

| February 3, 2019

Planet X SignsIn Signs 31 – 2018 Was The Worst Ever! We stated: “In terms of observed fireballs and earthquakes of all magnitudes, 2018 was the worst year on record. In fact, the worst yet for recorded history.”

Is there any hope that 2019 will bring a much-desired reversal in the dataset trends? No way. No how.

Instead, what the final numbers for January 2019 offer are the same conundrum that has haunted us since we began this series. Where is the tipping point? When will the trends cross the threshold into a worldwide realization that we’re entering a long period of tribulation? These are the questions we expect our readers to ask, but they are not the same questions we’re asking as researchers.

As researchers, the relevant question is also a threshold issue. That being, at what point will those who are perceptive about the disturbing trends evidenced in the state of the planet, and what will they do about it?

January 2019 Fireballs

Fireballs are reported worldwide, and the American Meteor Society which is the primary source for North America, for this dataset.

AMS Multistate / Country Fireballs

Multistate/country fireballs cross the borders of multiple states and countries. For this reason, this is a critical category in the dataset because of the distance these fireballs must travel to receive reports from across large geographic areas.

AMS Multistate/Country Fireballs - January 2019An unfortunate trend in the January 2019 is found in the AMS multistate and country fireballs subset. It pegs January 2019, as the highest on record for January for this dataset since 2015.

AMS Huge Event Fireballs

It is a commonplace occurrence for Multistate / Country Fireballs to be reported as huge events because a huge event occurs when 100 or more eyewitness observers report a huge fireball event.

AMS Huge Event Fireballs 1/2015 to 1/2019

This month saw the huge event dataset at a low of just one event.  However, the 1st of February came with a surprise in Cuba.

US News, February 1, 2019
Meteorite Strikes in Town in Western Cuba

Residents and tourists in the town of Vinales in western Cuba are reporting seeing a flare passing through the sky and hearing an explosion that authorities say could be a meteorite.

HAVANA (AP) — Residents and tourists in a town in western Cuba saw a flare pass through the sky and heard an explosion Friday in what officials said was a meteorite strike.

Cuba Fireball 1-Feb-2019

Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire and a smoke trail in a clear midday sky, and a rain of black stones fell on the tourist town of Vinales and other parts of Pinar del Rio province. Explosions were also heard and a smoke trail seen in Havana. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

“We were coming from the center … and we saw a ball of fire cross the sky,” said Spanish tourist Jesus Nicolas, 34, in Havana. “Sure it was a meteorite and a very big one.”

The news accounts say that it was a meteorite. However, it detonated above ground with a massive explosive boom that was reported by many observers. Therefore, this was more likely a bolide. Bolides are a particular type of fireball, and they explode in a bright terminal flash at its end. Visible fragmentation also can occur which was also reported. The point here is that the fake news media will use the wrong terms to downplay the significance of these observations.

AMS Monthly Total Fireballs

The monthly total fireballs are the most critical category in this dataset. When we look at the monthly total of fireballs for January 2019, we see the single most significant increase from one year to the next, going back to 2015.

AMS Monthly Fireballs 1/2015 to 1/2019

Without a doubt, January 2019 is ominous because it is the single most significant month for the period of January to July for the years 2015 to 2019.

AMS Total Yearly Fireballs

The total number of reported fireballs of all sizes is where the big picture moves from monthly to yearly, and here the news is imagine the worst if you will.

AMS Yearly Fireballs 1/2011 to 1/2019

Looking back on the period January 2011 to December 2018, we see a steady annual increase in the total number of fireballs for each year. Again, when will we finally hit a threshold that shakes people into awareness?

Earthquakes Since 1997

At the outset of our Signs series, J. P. Jones created a dataset spreadsheet that tracks the total number of earthquakes each month beginning with 1997. The updated spreadsheet below has been updated with the January 2019 results.

Earthquakes 1/1997 to 1/2019

The total number of earthquakes of all magnitudes for January 2019 is 9,321. While this looks significantly lower than December 2018, keep in mind that January 2019 is the third highest January going back to 1997.

Monthly Earthquakes 1/2015 to 1/2019

When we look at annual global earthquakes for the dataset for January 1, 2019 we see the statiscial values hovering within a modest range for this month dating back to 2015.

Monthly Earthquakes 1/2015 to 1/2019However, February could bring a major event.  In Japan, a fisherman netted  an Oarfish, and this is very disturbing for the Japanese.

Fox News, February 1, 2019
Rare fish sighting in Japan sparks ‘precursor to earthquake’ fears

Recent sightings of a rare, serpent-like sea creature — which in Japanese lore, is thought to be a harbinger of natural disasters — have sent Japan’s social media into a frenzy.

Oarfish - Japan 1-Feb-2019

“This is no doubt evidence of a precursor to an earthquake,” wrote one Twitter user following two separate discoveries of “oarfish” off the north-coast prefecture of Toyama earlier this week.

“And if it is in the Nankai Trough, it might be a huge quake,” they said, according to the South China Morning Post.According to Japanese legend, the fish will purposely rise to the surface and beach themselves whenever they believe trouble’s on the way. Residents have reported their presence before the arrivals of tsunamis and earthquakes in the past — including the 2011 Fukushima quake.

What if there are another major earthquake and tsunami in Japan? Aside from the misery and death, it would cause, the real question for everyone on the planet is, will Japan gift us with another nuclear volcano? We could very well have the answer in February.

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