About 800 miles to the east, on the island of Java, thousands of villagers were fleeing multiple eruptions of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, after it began spewing clouds of hot ash early Tuesday evening.
Much of Indonesia lies in the seismically active Pacific “ring of fire,” a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.
The tsunami, set off by a 7.7-magnitude undersea quake, slammed into the southern part of the remote Mentawai Islands, wreaking havoc in villages and sweeping scores out to sea. The surge reached as high as 10 feet and advanced as far as 2,000 feet inland.
The earthquake occurred along the same fault that produced a 9.1-magnitude quake on Dec. 26, 2004, spawning a tsunami that killed an estimated 230,000 people around the Indian Ocean. The hardest-hit area was in Aceh Province in northern Sumatra.
These recent events appear related to the activation of Indonesia's national chart by the transiting Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, and the applying Pluto-Node contact. As Indonesia is predisposed to geological eruptions by it's location- any intense stimulation of it's horoscope can result in more extreme circumstances then we might see elsewhere.
Although Pluto and the Moon's Nodes won't be exactly conjunct until 11/9, this alignment seems relevant now, as it's closely square Indonesia's 4th house(the land & foundations) Neptune- mythic god of the seas. The Nov. 5 Scorpio New Moon is a profound seed moment, that's intensified by the corresponding Pluto-Node contact(11/9) that alludes to mass destiny and extreme events or upheaval.
|From Asia & Mideast|