HAARP and the Japanese earthquake

This chart from 137.229.36.30/cgi-bin/magnetometer/gak-mag.cgi shows a 36-hour plot of the readings taken from the fluxgate magnetometer, built by the University of Alaska, Geophysical Institute, operating at the HAARP ionospheric observatory in Gakona, Alaska. The three traces represent mutually orthogonal components of the earth’s magnetic field as follows:

* The “H” component (black trace) is positive magnetic northward
* The “D” component (red trace) is positive eastward
* The “Z” component (blue trace) is positive magnetic downward

Geomagnetic storminess is usually indicated in oscillatory variations in the earth’s magnetic field. Additional detail concerning the nature and severity of the ionospheric disturbance can be found through analysis of the three components of the field.

By Wayne Hall

“It is not only conspiracy theorists that are apprehensive about HAARP. The European Union called the programme ‘a subject that concerns the whole planet’ and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility.”

— Quote from a documentary on HAARP by Canada’s public broadcasting network CBC.

The indescribable tragedy in Japan, with its still unknown implications for the future of life on this planet, along with the parallel paroxysm of barbarous violence in North Africa suggest that human history is moving into a new and unprecedentedly dramatic phase.

Inevitably, speculation focuses on the role of secret systems such as HAARP, and its counterparts in other countries. The suggestions of journalist George Ure are just one example of a widespread questioning:

“Over the years, a lot of crackpot theories have developed around HAARP, but it’s always been conjecture based on the magnetometers, since I’ve been unable to locate the critical data to interpret whether HAARP was causative to some of the odd phenomena afoot in the world today, like bird kills, out-of-place earthquakes, and the like, or whether it was coincident to anomalous events.”

In dramatic situations like the present, organizations in civil society, and above all the anti-nuclear movements, are called upon to react, and to react adequately. But what does one find?

At the anti-nuclear discussion forum, abolition-caucus, which brings together some key anti-nuclear campaigners, on 28th March one finds the senior anti-nuclear activist Aaron Tovish, in reference to a “tsunami bomb”, whose existence has now been declassified, saying that “any link to HAARP is as fanciful as the other links to HAARP.”

(Aaron Tovish is International Campaign Director of the Mayors for Peace and Adviser to the President of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. He is based in Vienna.)

In other words Mr. Tovish is stating that he knows there is no connection between HAARP and the Japanese earthquake. The reality is that he knows no such thing and when he makes these statements what he is doing is merely repeating a required assumption of his milieu. It is surely time for this milieu and these assumptions to change, and for a dividing line to be drawn between lazy lack of concern and the real requirements of citizen politics in today’s situation of terminal crisis.

We do not believe that anybody is in a position to make the assertion that he made and certainly people in the anti-nuclear movement should not be making such assertions.

The role of HAARP in the Japan tragedy is a matter of intense controversy. The opposite view to Mr. Tovish’s is widely held, and understandably, because the European Parliament examined HAARP thirteen years ago and found it to be something quite different from what the US government claims it to be. The European Parliament described it as “a weapons system that disrupts the climate”.

One of the most damning statements in the document reveals an American refusal to account for itself regarding HAARP research:

“[The European Parliament]… regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration to send anyone in person to give evidence to the public hearing or any subsequent meeting held by its competent committee into the environmental and public risks connected with the high Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) programme….”

George Ure says this: “I’d like to see HAARP open up and report all of its transmitter operations and array headings for the week prior to the Japan quake. Not that I’m asserting and wrongdoing , of course. But I am bothered down at the soul level what jumps out of the magnetometer readings.”

All of the anti-nuclear movement should be putting forward this same demand, not doing as Aaron Tovish does: adopting a stance that is the same as that of the United States government.

6 responses to “HAARP and the Japanese earthquake

  1. Debate on HAARP and the Japan earthquake

    1. The following discussion is from about a year ago. The text was distributed at the Belfort Group chemtrails symposium at Ghent, Belgium, in May 2010.

    Aaron Tovish: To induce an earthquake intentionally would require knowing where a rupture is about to occur and then focusing a huge amount of energy on it. The current state of earthquake prediction is woefully far from such knowledge and there is no way of bringing sufficient additional stress to bear on the zone even if one knew where it was. (Possible exception: use of an underground nuclear explosion, although the main phenomenon there is much smaller aftershocks.) When human activity does induce an earthquake it is because of extensive long term activity, such as removal of ground water, oil, and/or gas over decades (the German case), or construction and filling of a new dam (the earlier China quake possibly).

    From the above it is clear that earthquakes occur inevitably where tectonic movements are occurring. However, we have no useful grasp of when they will occur, so not basis for knowing when and where they can be triggered. As there is no evidence that nuclear weapon testers were ever able to trigger earthquakes larger than the initial explosion (I would like to know if there is evidence that they even tried), it can be readily ruled out that the comparatively piddling force of the ionosphere could be harnessed to this end.

    Regards, Aaron
    PS: It is negligent of me to devote time to writing the above when there is such a crush of work relating to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. I will not respond to any further correspondence on this matter until after 15 May.

    Wayne Hall: Anyway, our Open Letter to Catherine Ashton served one useful purpose. It was employed by Claudia von Werlhof in her successful campaign to keep her job after being threatened with dismissal following her public statements in connection with the Haiti earthquake including the suggestion that it might have been deliberately caused by HAARP. (p.s. Claudia wants me to say that all she did at this time was report on the allegations that were being made and say that there should be an investigation.)

    This information was provided by Sister Rosalie Bertell, one anti-nuclear campaigner who is not afraid to touch this subject.

    Aaron Tovish: I am very glad that Prof. von Werlhof has not been dismissed. That would have been a violation of her free speech rights particularly important in an academic environment. I would continue to strongly advise her and others to be more scholarly when making such assertions. It is no small thing to accuse a government or person of intentionally and gratuitously killing hundreds of thousands of people. Such accusations should be reserved for very well-founded cases.

    I challenge you to find one seismologist who would waste a single day researching whether electro-magnetic waves can trigger earthquakes. It makes as about as much sense as researching whether pigs can fly.

    Wayne Hall: You have pinned your colours to the mast with this assertion.

    Aaron Tovish: Yes, having received a Master Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from UCLA I am in a position, as are all others who have taken basic courses in seismology, to pin my colors to the mast on this.

    2. Comments from Eric Cornand of the Belfort Group

    Comment on Tovish:

    1. “To induce an earthquake intentionally would require knowing where a
    rupture is about to occur.”

    Eric: This is not necessarily true. It is commonly known that an earthquake does not come in one single event. It starts with smaller pre-shocks, builds up to a major shock and then aftershocks follow.

    In the case of the Japan earthquake of 3/11, a 6.7 shock occurred as early as 3/9. If one would want to create an induced earthquake in that same area, such a pre-shock would be most welcome and could act as a trigger signal. If HAARP has the power to do such a thing, 3/9 and 3/10 would have been the ideal moments. Some show the magnetometer readings of those days to prove that HAARP was indeed very busy. The problem is that we do not know whether the charts show a HAARP action or a HAARP reading.

    2. “.However, we have no useful grasp of when they will occur, so not basis for knowing when and where they can be triggered”.

    Eric: Again not true for the same reason as stated under 1.

    3. “. it can be readily ruled out that the comparatively piddling force
    of the ionosphere could be harnessed to this end.”

    Eric: Due to what was mentioned under 1. and 2. It can definitely not be ‘ruled out’.

    So Aaron has no more decisive arguments against than Wayne has for the implication of HAARP in this matter. The discussion is therefore not closed and the suspicion remains valid.

    3. More comments from Eric Cornand

    If you take my remarks on Aaron’s text and keep them in mind while looking at the chart from the link below (this chart was published above the original article), you will notice that on 3/09 the magnetic variation on the fluxgate magnetometer stays below 50 nT (nanoTesla), although the 6.7 shake in Japan took place on that day. The next day however, the variations peak off the chart with more than 200 nT while there was no earthquake worth mentioning to account for that variation.

    On 3/11 we see similar extreme variations up to 3/12.

    What can be derived from these observations?

    Ø While on one hand there seems to be a correlation, on the other there are certain anomalies that are inexplicable.

    Ø The fact that on the day of the first earthquake (3/09) with a magnitude of 6.7 Rs (Richter scale) there is hardly any variation on the fluxgate readings, seems to show that earthquakes and magnetometer readings are not related.

    Ø Then, on 3/10 when there were not significant tremblings in Japan, the magnetometer readings go of the chart. Again showing no apparent correlation.

    Ø The readings from 3/11 and 3/12 could indicate a correlation but in the light of the aforementioned anomalies that does not seem to be the fact.

    Ø If we would assume that HAARP could cause a reinforcing interference in an earthquake, then the anomalies would become explicable.

    Ø In other words: in the viewpoint of HAARP as an instrument of observation, the anomalies remain inexplicable and are odd, however, if we see HAARP as a weapon, everything we observe in the chart becomes logical…

    Let’s wait to see what Daniel has to say.

  2. Comments from Daniel Dumalin:

    I can subscribe to the observations (1 to 4) made by Eric and like to add two of my own.

    1. People who like to link HAARP to the Japan earthquake, seem to be eager to point out the large fluxgate readings at Gakona, because it suits their point of view.

    However, they also seem to have a short memory.

    The Haiti earthquake has also been linked to HAARP, with no mention of the fluxgate readings. Why? Probably, because there were no large fluctuations at time of the earthquake, not even one week before and after. The fluctuations in that period never exceeded 100nT.

    2. The fluxgate readings at Gakona at the time of the Japan earthquake showed peaks that large (up to 500nT) for two reasons. (a) The Gakona station is located within the Auroral Oval and (2) there was a Geomagnetic storm in that time period.

    Other fluxgate stations that I have checked, outside the Oval, show fluctuations within expected levels. There was no Geomagnetic storm at the time of the Haiti earthquake.

    From my viewpoint, these observations do not support the assertion that the fluxgate readings are showing activity of the FIRI (Final Ionospheric Research Instrument) located at the HAARP Research Station. The large peaks at the time of the Japan earthquakes can be explained by the activity of the Sun and not that of the FIRI. From the specs, this instrument, it is not capable of inducing that kind of large fluctuations.

    It is not clear to me yet if there is or there is not a relationship between geomagnetic fluctuations and earthquakes. At this time I found at least one article where seismologists put forward the thesis that magnetic fluctuations can be precursors to earthquakes.

    I’m researching this further in order to obtain a more in depth and longer term view on this topic in order to reach a conclusion. At present I’m collecting and organizing the required data from different kind of measuring stations across the globe. This could take me some time before I can start analyzing all the readings.

    This seems the more fruitful path to follow than the assertion that the FIRI can trigger or reinforce earthquakes. “Precursor” seems to be the keyword at this present stage, which warrants further investigation.

  3. It would be good if we could have knowledge-based postings that are taking up the issues of fact under discussion, or rather dispute, here.

  4. You have not helped anyone to resolve the issues we are trying to resolve by making this point, which everybody knows. Please let’s not start arguing about self-evident subjects like and please let us see if we focus on aspects of this issue that require specialized knowledge, which I do not have.

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