ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for April 13, 2013

Is the North Korean threat a deliberate attempt to distract the public from earth changes and signs in the sky? Or is the threat real, as sad as it is? [and from another]  http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/asia/north-korea-five-things/index.html  For years, Pyongyang has made deals to curtail its nuclear and missile work in exchange for economic aid. Those deals have fallen apart when the North went on to conduct other tests. The six-party talks among the North, its Asian neighbors and the United States fizzled in 2007, and the North's first attempt at a satellite launch scotched a previous U.S. plan to trade hundreds of thousands of tons of food for a halt to weapons work. [and from another] http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/27/world/asia/north-korea-kim-why/index.html  It was another day of hostile, over-the-top rhetoric from the reclusive, impoverished nation led by Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang watchers, reading the news and the tea leaves, say the latest hot air wafting over the Korean Peninsula could reflect an effort to prop up appeal and allegiance for Kim. Not only must the new 'supreme leader' see off challengers from within North Korea's perhaps skeptical military; he must also prove to his brutalized, often starving, people that threats from 'foreign imperialists' must take precedence over, say, early promises of improved living conditions.

N Korea is a long-running dictatorship, long used to using a bully position to intimidate its citizens. The bully mindset is such that the bully assumes they are in control, winning, until too late. Though often coming from a position of insecurity, they believe their own bluster as it comforts. They are thus enthralled with the mystique of themselves, believing they cannot fail.  They see success when brutalizing the weak and assume this is due to their strength and cunning, and thus use the same techniques on the strong. This is a common theme in fiction, as the bully is a common entity in all cultures. Gang warfare finds the bully rising in the ranks, only to be toppled when a stronger bully emerges.

We mentioned in 2002 that N Korea was trying to extort food stuffs from the US and China by its noisy arms production. But they arrogantly continued their arms race while getting the food shipments, so in 2007 the food shipments stopped. Furious, this bully increased the rhetoric and weapons production, as weak egos cannot tolerate being publicly diminished. Where will this lead? China knows that a renewed confrontation between N Korea and the west will entangle them, and they don’t want this mess. The little bully N Korea will be warned by China, who has acted as big brother, and if N Korea does not listen a combination of sanctions by China and military action by all N Korea’s neighbors will result. 

My question is about a video from NASA circulating the internet lately.  The sending of a probe "sometime in 2014" to study the magnetosphere and its interaction with the sun seems a little too perfect given the position of Planet X vis a vis Earth.  Would the Zetas care to comment on this?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6-VeASYsDiM

We have mentioned, repeatedly, that man does not understand the myriad particle flows that exist, nor has NASA ever understood the passage of Planet X through the solar system. They presume a circular or oval orbit around a sun where Planet X had a sling orbit, straight through. They have clung to their theory that the Sun flips magnetic alignment every 11 years, during the solar cycle, despite what their own Ulysses probe told them – that a static alignment exists similar to the alignment of Earth and Mercury. Their understanding of gravity is so deficient that they cannot explain how and why the Moon remains above the Earth, when so heavy and moving so slowly. And we might add, their resentment of ZetaTalk, with its ability to explain these matters prevents them from simply accepting our predictions as valid.

Thus NASA wants to confirm their hypothesis on how magnetic planets will interact in close quarters. They see Planet X, aka Nibiru, coming closer, creating a daily Earth wobble which is essentially a magnetic wobble, and cannot understand the dynamics. They long to be able to counter our description of the pending Pole Shift with their own prediction of what will occur during a close passage, and are looking for data with which to wow the public. Should the public be impressed? We would point to the long history of accurate predictions made by ZetaTalk, and NASA’s silence in the past. It is one thing to gather data, and quite another to make an accurate prediction.

Take a look at this group of headlines clustered next to each other at the top of the most viewed homepage on the internet, Yahoo News, for April 5.  I found it remarkable and wanted to see if the Zetas have any comment on this apparent 'campaign'. Also, is the discrepancy in the observations of Io's volcanism attributable to the presence of Planet X?
Volcanoes on Jupiter's Moon Io Are All Wrong, NASA Says
Sahara Went from Green to Desert in a Flash
Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer
Why 1600 Years of Ice Melting in 25 Years is a Bad Omen

The decision on what to place in the Yahoo News list is done by a person, or group of persons, so the trends you are noticing show their concerns and obsessions.  Whether aware of Planet X nearby, and the cover-up, or just suspecting that the public is being handed lies by the establishment, those making choices for Yahoo News are focused on the symptoms of the pending passage and the likely culprit in the cover-up – NASA. As we noted in the April 6, 2013 chat, the Earth wobble has pulled East due to Planet X moving to the right of the Earth, and lo and behold Jupiter’s moon Lo has volcanic activity pulling East too. If fireballs and bolides and near-miss asteroids are on the increase, what meaning is there in NASA wanting to lasso an asteroid? To experiment and see what it takes to kill one? The mission seems nonsensical, like much of NASA’s pronouncements. Some hidden agenda is suspected. And the terraforming that Climate Change is effecting is always an obsession because it is a trend that will impact the lives of all.

Even though Obama wasn't at the Boao Forum currently being held in China, most of the world leaders are there and this can't be all about economics! Would zetas like to comment if there were any serious behind door discussions on Planet X and progress on the pending announcement? [and from another] http://rt.com/news/boao-forum-asia-davos-429/  China’s Boao hosts the largest and most representative economic summit in Asia. Initiated by China in 2001, the Boao Forum focuses not only on Asian economic issues, but also address global political and economic problems. Heads of state, business leaders and Nobel Prize winners, altogether 1,477 representatives from 43 countries and regions have all gathered in China to discuss pressing global issues. [and from another]  http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130405000045&cid=1101&MainCatID=11  The Boao Forum, which focuses on development between Asian economies. Former Japanese prime minister Fukuda Yasuo will try to speak with China's new president, Xi Jinping, most likely on the sidelines of the forum, at a time when relations between Tokyo and Beijing are at a low owing to their dispute over islands in the East China Sea. [and from another] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/world/asia/from-china-a-call-to-avoid-chaos-for-selfish-gain.html  China Hints at Limits to North Korea Actions. As North Korea’s major ally, China has been discomfited by the behavior of the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, but it has refrained from making pronouncements that would signal what, if anything, it planned to do to rein in North Korea.  Obama administration officials say that Beijing faces a choice between cracking down on North Korea or facing a larger American military presence in East Asia.

Of course economic issues are being discussed at the annual Boao summit, just as they are at the annual Davos summit. But when such a large congruence of countries assemble, their most pressing issues are always on the agenda. And what might those be? It is not the gradually changing economic landscape, where China is emerging as a giant and the influence of the west is diminishing. The US is bankrupt, due to the Bush wars, and Europe and the Euro are in serious trouble. In the past, the US and European nations colonized many parts of the world, but now are debt laden and aging cultures clinging to their former glory. China and the emerging Asian economies do not have this baggage.

Beyond the changing economic landscape is the open secret about the approach of Planet X. Aware that this is about to be in the media after an admission by Obama and NASA that a Reagan Executive Order enforcing a cover-up had been revoked, the reaction of the public to this news is of paramount interest. How will the populace in sinking lands react, especially when they discover ZetaTalk and its predictions on the sinking Sunda Plate, as is inevitable. How will the people of India react as the ZetaTalk predictions continue to be fulfilled? As with the government of N Korea, whose sabre rattling and nuclear threats are an extortion attempt to gain food stuffs for their starving populace, what moves might the governments in sinking lands make in the future? These countries are taking the measure of each other, as well as discussing options and alternative solutions, all of which are still in the future.

I try to keep my questions focused on the Pole Shift - Aftetime topic only and now the (hopefully) pending announcement but could the Zetas comment on VP Joe Biden's recent call for a "New World Order"?  As I understand it; the New Word Order crowd is destined to FAIL in many ways in their power lusting attempts and not just due to the coming Pole Shift.  Recognizing that Biden has a well known history of diarrhea of the mouth, it is still disconcerting to hear his recent comments at a banking conference: “The affirmative task we have now,” Biden said, “is to create a new world order, because the global order is changing again, and the institutions of the world worked so well in the post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened, and some need to be changed.” Obama, not being truly aligned with this crowd, I suspect is just playing the game?  Or is this just another case of Joe being Joe on his own?  Apologies if this has already been covered but the term NWO is well known by most people now and seems unlikely Biden just didn't choose his words carefully enough.  Getting the announcement out must be difficult enough for Obama at this time. [and from another] http://www.examiner.com/article/vice-president-joe-biden-calls-for-a-new-world-order  This is not a zero sum game, it’s overwhelming our interest, that China prosper, that Mongolia prosper, that nations big and large, East and West (prosper). We have to level the playing field so that companies and workers can compete in the world, that the competition is fair and it’s healthy. [and from another] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byxeOG_pZ1o  George W. Bush: What is at stake is more than one small country. It is a big idea, a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause, to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom and the rule of law. [and from another] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SISUIhprOa8  Globalist kingpin Henry Kissinger has stated that the main task of Barack Obama will be to create a New World Order, suggesting that the chaos unfolding around the world is an opportunity rather than a crisis.

What Biden means by a New World Order is not what George Herbert Bush or Kissinger meant when they used the phrase, no matter how closely the descriptions may ally. The phrase New World Order is considered ominous because it was used routinely by the Bush crowd and their cronies, whose agenda was well known. They intended a world-wide dictatorship, where the Bush family and their cronies were in control of black gold, ie oil, and had partnerships with brutal dictators around the world. Enslavement of workers, elimination of those dependent upon government assistance, and torture was to be the mode. The Bush crowd used the phrase wrapped in sweet words, and meant none of them. Biden’s description of a world without trade barriers and full employment came from his heart.

Why did Biden use the despicable phrase during his speech? Like a small child who is told not to repeat certain words he heard his father curse in the bathroom (while cutting himself during shaving), the opposite often happens. If one concentrates on not doing something, like staring at a woman’s large breasts in the checkout line, the very act of trying to avoid something often causes it because it is so much on the mind. Obama is currently in close communication with Heads of State around the world re the coming announcement on Planet X. That this is not about to become a New World Order, a central control of the world, has been emphasized in private discussions. Thus, Biden made one of his infamous slips because avoiding the phrase was so much on his mind.

Any comments please: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seSITKkp4vc

The Japan magnetic simulator was taken down by the cover-up after April 2, 2012 because it clearly showed the Earth’s magnetosphere twisting under the influence of Planet X, showing the flow of magnetons from pole to pole as blue or red wings. When this flow of magnetons, Earth’s magnetosphere, was combined with the magnetic field around Planet X, subsumed by Planet X’s magnetosphere, this was likewise evident on the Japan simulator charts. This forced the public to use BATSRUS, a NASA chart site, where it is harder to see the direct impact of Planet X on the Earth’s magnetosphere.

BATSRUS charts are confusing because they emphasize the direction or intensity of electron flux or various particle flows around the Earth and give less emphasis to the flow of magnetons within the Earth’s magnetosphere. BATSRUS focuses on the solar wind, a flow of charged particles, a plasma, which man struggles to explain in terms of the particles he is aware of but is primarily treating this as an electron flow. We have explained that for every particle man is aware of, we, the Zetas, are aware of 1,000 particles, such is the knowledge gap. We have stated that what man considers to be the electron actually involves some 387 different particles, such is their ignorance.     

Since magnetons do not have a charge, though electrons, as measured by man, do, the BATSRUS charts are showing an electron blast, not a magneton blast. That electrons and magnetons tend to flow together, the electro-magnetic pulse, is something man has noted. But their reason for going on the move differs. Electrons flow to fill a gap, moving from a surplus to a void regardless of direction, and only flow when an accumulation has built up. Magnetons likewise flow to relieve crowding, but because they are constantly on the move a field develops to accommodate this flow – the magnetosphere. This field will develop around a single iron atom or around a planet or sun.

So what does it mean when the Ionosphere above Earth’s poles, or the measurement of the solar wind above the poles, seem to switch about between a positive and negative charge? When a magnetic bully, such as Planet X, is hosing the vicinity of Earth with a barrage of magnetons, it is delivering more than magnetons, it is likewise delivering a flood of other subatomic particles, including electrons.  These electrons do not care about polarity, and thus flood over both the Earth’s poles willy-nilly, on their way to disbursing to a less crowded environment. BATSRUS charts showing electron flux should, thus, not be taken as an indication of a Pole Shift within Earth. They are merely an electron storm in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Articles about "dark lightning" are appearing all over the internet in a short period of time.  Such concentrated media activity often indicates the cover-up crowd is announcing a new Establishment Lie.   Although "The radiation from dark lightning is not something that people need to be frightened about, and it is not a reason to avoid flying" some clearly want articles about an unverifiable dark lightning theory placed before the public. Is "dark lightning" bogus, and why is this coming out now?  Is this a new campaign designed to explain away what is actually being caused by the near presence of Planet X (Nibiru)? [and from another] 'Dark lightning' zaps airline passengers with radiation http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/10/17688992-dark-lightning-zaps-airline-passengers-with-radiation?lite  "Dark lightning" that is almost invisible within clouds may regularly blast airline passengers with large numbers of gamma rays. However, these outbursts do not seem to reach truly dangerous levels. More than a decade ago, researchers unexpectedly discovered thunderstorms could generate brief but powerful bursts of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. These so-called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes are so bright that they are able to blind sensors on satellites many hundreds of miles away. Now computer models suggest the flashes are caused by an extreme form of lightning. Although they may blast out large numbers of gamma rays, they generate very little visible light, leading scientists to call the phenomenon "dark lightning."

Dark lightning is something we, the Zetas, talked about at the start of the ZetaTalk sage in 1995. We stated that where water vapor and other particles are thin, as out in space, there is no “spontaneous release of light and heat, no flash and crackle”, in other words, lightning is dark. Why is this now getting attention from human scientists? They have been pouring over ZetaTalk, trying to anticipate what the passage of Planet X will mean for planet Earth, and what steps might need to be in place to protect the elite who are usually their masters. Will airplane travel get riskier as Planet X comes closer? Will friction from air turbulence during the Earth wobble increase upper atmosphere lightning? This will be the least of their worries during a more violent wobble.  

I’m interested in asking the Zeta Service-to-Others about the history of Gobeckli Tepe. Specifically, what race of beings constructed this location, why they built it and precisely when was it built. Also, where, specifically did they come from, and most intriguing why did they leave and where did they go? [and from another] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe  The site was most likely erected in the 10th millennium BCE. At the time the shrine was constructed, the surrounding country was much lusher and capable of sustaining this variety of wildlife, before millennia of settlement and cultivation resulted in the near–Dust Bowl conditions prevailing today. Many of the pillars are decorated with carved reliefs of animals and of abstract enigmatic pictograms. The pictograms may represent commonly understood sacred symbols, as known from Neolithic cave paintings elsewhere. The reliefs depict lions, bulls, boars, foxes, gazelles, donkeys, snakes and other reptiles, insects, arachnids, and birds, particularly vultures. Vultures also feature prominently in the iconography of the Neolithic sites of Çatalhöyük and Jericho; it is believed that in the early Neolithic culture of Anatolia and the Near East the deceased were deliberately exposed in order to be excarnated by vultures and other carrion birds. (The head of the deceased was sometimes removed and preserved—possibly a sign of ancestor worship.) This, then, would represent an early form of sky burial, as practiced today by Tibetan Buddhists and by Zoroastrians in India.  It is not known why every few decades the existing pillars were buried to be replaced by new stones as part of a smaller, concentric ring inside the older one.

The Gobeckli Tepe site was indeed a type of religious structure centered around life and death. Early man recognized they were at the whims of nature, with droughts and disease seemingly out of their control. Longing to gain some control over their circumstances, early man would apply the psychology of what it would take to influence them. Thus in some cultures sacrifices were conducted to placate jealous feelings which man assumed the gods must feel, or gifts of slaughtered animals or grain to feed what they assumed must be hungry gods.

At Gobeckle Tepe sacrifices or offerings to the gods were not done, as man in this Neolithic culture had barely turned to farming or domesticated animals. It was god who possessed food and provided it, not man who had snatched this from the gods. The climate in the region was changing from lush to desert, with both wildlife and domesticated animals dying. This is depicted in stone carvings, as the circles were a burial center. Those humans who died were prepared for their afterlife in the circle centers, and as the human culture died off, unsustainable in the desert conditions, the circles shrank accordingly.

Was looking through Yahoo and came upon this article on the front page. Can the Zeta's mention if this is further proof of the coming announcement given that this structure is located so close to the holy lands and that it is ~4000 years old? [and from another] Scientists have discovered a giant structure, weighing 60,000 tonnes and twice the size of Stonehenge, under the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It could be 4000 years old. What's odd is that it was found back in 2003 and they only just now releasing that information to the public. It's clear that they didn't want people to know but there seems to be a change of heart. This new found structure under the Sea of Galilee in Israel is implying that it disappeared from the face of the earth due to rising sea level but how - that they didn't explain! Would zetas like to comment? [and from another] Mysterious rock structure discovered beneath Israeli sea http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/ancient-sea-galilee-indicates-complex-well-organized-society-182151312.html   A team of Israeli scientists has discovered an ancient structure under the Sea of Galilee, possibly up to 4,000 years old, and the purpose of this monument is currently unknown. Furthermore, the structure is located more than 200 metres below the surface of the water. [and from another]  http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/16676628/giant-rock-structure-found-under-sea/  At a height of 10 metres and with a diameter of 70 metres, the structure appears to be a giant cairn, used in many parts of the world to mark burials. The structure is made of basalt boulders up to a metre long with no apparent construction pattern. The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiselling. The monument was definitely manmade and probably built on land, only later to be covered by the Sea of Galilee as water levels rose. Putting all the data together researchers found that the structure is cone shaped, about 230 feet (70 meters) in diameter and nearly 32 feet (10 meters) tall. It weighs an estimated 60,000 tons.

This is, as suspected, a burial mount, sunk into the Sea of Galilee during the prior Pole Shift at the time of the Jewish Exodus. As we have explained, the series of lakes running along Israel’s eastern border exist because this is the border of the African and Arabian Plates. During the African roll, which occurs during each Pole Shift, this border sinks, with the sunken land then flooding. What is notable is that this discovery is not news, but rather old news as it was discovered in 2003. Why the delay in releasing this discovery to the public? In 2003 any indication that ZetaTalk was correct in their description of past Pole Shifts was suppressed. Since Obama is planning on announcing the presence of Planet X, aka Nibiru, this suppression has been lifted. ZetaTalk is to be exonerated.

This article released today has so many topics to cover.  Would the Zetas care to comment on this amazing amount of info in a single story? [and from another] NASA touts plan to grab asteroid as 'unprecedented technological feat' http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/10/17690294-nasa-touts-plan-to-grab-asteroid-as-unprecedented-technological-feat?lite  The budget request for fiscal year 2014, unveiled on Wednesday, also aims to get U.S. astronauts back to flying on U.S.-based spaceships by 2017, launch the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope by 2018 and send another rover to Mars by 2020. Billions of dollars would be set aside to continue operations on the International Space Station, keep up the work on interplanetary missions, expand the nation's network of Earth-observing satellites and upgrade aerospace technologies. NASA says it will begin work on an ambitious mission to capture a near-Earth asteroid and bring it to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system. The headline-grabber in the budget is the asteroid retrieval mission, which is budgeted for $105 million in spending during the fiscal year beginning in September. Planning document suggest that the space agency would launch a probe powered by a next-generation solar electric propulsion system sometime around 2017, to rendezvous with a 7- to 10-meter-wide (25- to 33-foot-wide) asteroid around 2019. A collapsible shroud would be wrapped around the asteroid, and then the probe would pull the space rock to a stable point in high lunar orbit or at a gravitational balance point beyond the far side of the moon.

This budget is NASA’s hope, and the fact that they announced all these plans ahead of getting their budget approved means that they are hoping to use public pressure and enthusiasm to force precious federal funds into their budget requests. How likely is this? There is a sequester, currently chopping off and reducing federal programs to the point of pain. Look at history to see how NASA is valued. The Hubble is broken. US shuttles to the ISS failed so that US astronauts must use the Russian shuttle. NASA’s equipment fails more than it succeeds.

NASA’s budget list is not what is practical, but what is likely to capture the public’s imagination – a new fleet of shuttles, a new space telescope, more Mars exploration, and yes, NASA to the rescue on the asteroid threat! Meanwhile the satellites they are responsible for maintaining are failing at an ever increasing rate, and the ISS itself will likely have to be abandoned before too long. Funding for new projects will have to be deferred, poured into maintenance to keep their satellite fleets aloft and operational. How likely is it then that they will get these proposed budget items approved? Zero likelihood.

Here is an interesting development perhaps leading to disclosure(?) Found at Drudge Report. Washington — A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials. [and from another] http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130411/POLITICS02/304110362#ixzz2QCD1SS1P  A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials.  The five days of testimony are to be filmed and included in a documentary. The Paradigm Research Group, a lobbying organization, in 1996 urged the government to reveal evidence of extraterrestrials engaging the human race. The organization collected enough signatures from fellow alien believers on a White House citizen petition Web page in 2011 to generate an official response. "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race," Phil Larson, from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in response to the petition. "In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye."

Will a group of retired US representatives be able to crack the cover-up over the alien presence? There have already been very public reports by notaries such as former astronauts and airline pilots, attesting to the legitimacy of UFO reports. The public itself believes that aliens exists and are visiting Earth, per many surveys over the years. The governments of other countries such as France and Chile and the UK and Canada have opened their UFO files to the public. But still the US stonewalls. The US, in their official response, even deny an official FBI report summarizing the Roswell incident is denied. This latest panel will make not a wit of difference.

Two British Global Warming scientists have died one after each other from different accidents. It's hard to believe that there are no foul play in these coincidents. Have they been murdered due to the continuous cover ups? [and from another] http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/10/british-scientist-katharine-giles-killed-cycling-accident  A scientist who has done pioneering work on global warming has been killed in a road accident. Dr Katharine Giles, who worked at University College London (UCL), was involved in a collision with a lorry while cycling to work. Her death comes just three months after a senior colleague, Prof Seymour Laxon, 49, died in a fall, hitting his head and suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Were these accidents? No. It was noted that the lorry driver was released and not arrested for vehicular homicide or reckless driving, so was Dr. Giles at fault? She had been drugged to become disoriented, timed so this would occur during a stretch she normally took to work, such that she veered into the lane the lorry was on, unsteady. The lorry followed behind her until there was an opportunity, an assassin at work.  The British have a strong hand in the cover-up over the Global Warming fraud, a chief scientist working under the auspices of the UN being the chief fraudster, and are using murder to hide the origins of the fraud.

I would like to ask about the stretch zones. There are a lot of sinkholes lately and they are appearing mainly all over the Eurasian and North American plates. They are appearing in the areas which according to the other criteria would be assumed as safe locations (far from volcanoes, mountain building, landslides and well above sea level). Is there any pattern to follow to estimate where would be a high probability for the sinkhole to open for various micro locations, because we can assume that we are in the safe location and next minute, the sinkhole opens beneath us swallowing everything?

Sinkholes almost invariably form in areas subject to karst limestone cavern formation. Underground water flows eat away the limestone leaving vast caverns and caves, which often give scant indication above ground that a cavern lies below. Karst limestone rock formations have been mapped and are known, however, but since one never knows just where a cavern might have formed, this provides little help in predicting just where a sinkhole might form. Sinkholes open up when the rock is fractured due to stress from being in the stretch zone, from the bending of a plate, or due to torsion.

To avoid the horror of a sinkhole suddenly opening up under one’s feet, one should avoid living in karst limestone regions. China is riddled with huge sinkholes, which are opening up due to the bending of the Eurasian Plate there as the Sunda Plate sinks. The Appalachian mountain region, including the sinkhole ridden State of Florida, has karst. Central America such as in Guatemala, Europe such as in Portugal or Spain or Russia, and Australia also have karst formations.