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"The partial solar eclipse of the 11th," I wrote "while over and done with in less than four hours, sets up a geophysical stress window that runs all the way from the 4th through the 18th - which gets extended into the 20th thanks to the south lunar declination peak on the 19th."
Sicily's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spewed out lava late on Tuesday the 4th in what news reports called a "spectacular eruption". That was the same day that Hurricane Felix hit land in Central America as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Felix trashed a port on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, killing hundreds of people and triggering dangerous mudslides in Honduras and Guatemala over a period of several days.
An earthquake measured by local authorities at magnitude 5.2 rattled a long stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast late Wednesday the 5th (the 6th in Universal Time), sending panicked residents into the streets.
Early on the 7th local time (the 6th in Universal Time) a 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Taiwan's capital Taipei, swaying high-rise buildings and waking many people from their sleep. It was followed by an aftershock with a magnitude of 5.7 four minutes later. At about the same time, the biggest typhoon to hit Tokyo in fifteen years pounded the Japanese capital, leaving several people dead and missing in its wake.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Colombia on the evening of Sunday the 9th (the 10th in Universal Time), collapsing homes and injuring at least four people in the country's rural southwest. It was felt across several states in western Colombia, including the cities of Cali and Popayan.
By far the biggest seismic event during this whole geocosmic shock window struck Sumatra on Wednesday the 12th, in the form of an 8.4 magnitude killer earthquake, which was also felt in neighboring Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia and caused extensive damage to buildings along Sumatra's coast. Some buildings had collapsed in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra north of the tremor's epicenter, where some buildings had caught fire in the aftermath. A tsunami sent ten-foot waves sweeping onto the nearby coast. Powerful aftershocks continued for days afterward.