Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

There will be increased geologic changes in the earth in the days ahead, the Lord informed me as I drove along with the radio off on Sunday, May 9, 2010. What does that mean? I asked. Here’s what he told me.

New “cracks” (i.e. earthquake faults) are developing at increasing rates, which will result in increased small earthquakes. These let off pressure, decreasing the occurrence of larger, catastrophic quakes. Watch for news of these.

Other types of changes will also be coming. A subtle change in the color of the sky will occur, gradually and in varied locations, as the chemical composition of air changes. This won’t be great enough to be harmful or dangerous. Most people will never even notice, it will be so gradual and spotty. But you watch.

So, I started watching for those things.

On May 12, 2010 I found several online articles about new earthquake fault lines:

Updated Calif. quake map shows 50 new faults
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Lisa Hernandez

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — For the first time in 16 years, California earthquake experts have released an updated seismic map that shows 50 new earthquake faults across the state.

Seismologists at Caltech say there are dozens more that we really should be aware of, and the new map highlights the newly discovered fault lines that they have found in the last 20 years.

The map uses color shading to better show the paths of fault lines. The new faults are spread across the region and include some along Santa Monica Bay and the Orange County coast.

The fault line that stands out on the map is the one that led to the 7.1-magnitude Hector Mine earthquake in 1999. That quake didn’t do much damage because it occurred in the desert area.

Seismologists say the year 2010 is shaping up to have significantly more quakes greater than 4.0 than any other year in the last decade. Many residents fear a repeat of the deadly Northridge quake 16 years.

The release of the map comes amid a number of new quakes in recent months. Residents in the Mexicali area are still dealing with aftershocks from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake. There are 15,000 fault lines in California, but many of them are fairly short, with no evidence that they’ve caused sizeable quakes.

New Fault Raises Threat of Eastern Earthquakes
By Robert Roy Britt, Editorial Director
22 January 2009

A newfound earthquake fault in Arkansas could eventually be the site of a major earthquake that would rock much of the south and east, according to news reports. A major gas pipeline is said to be near the fault and at risk.

The alarm bell is similar to many sounded in recent years. In August, scientists said the New York City area is at “substantially greater” risk of earthquakes than previously thought. The Indian Point nuclear power plants, 24 miles north of the city, sits astride the previously unidentified intersection of two active seismic zones, the researchers noted.

In general, geologists warn that large earthquakes are rare East of the Rocky Mountains, but they do occur and are bound to prove devastating. The threats are real, but the timing is impossible to predict.

The newfound (Arkansas) fault is about 100 miles east of Little Rock, according to The Associated Press. It is separate from the New Madrid fault that caused a series of devastating earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, all centered in Mississippi Valley.

Despite what some have been saying, there is no scientific evidence of increased frequency or severity of devastating earthquakes in recent decades. More people are building in earthquake zones, however, plus increased detection and reporting of those that do occur.

Bible passages don’t say the frequency of major disasters will increase – just that they will occur, they will mark the “beginning of the end,” and that we should be on watch. Thus this blog. Here’s an interesting article.

Contra Costa Times Online
9 March 2010

Geologists have a logical term for the recent rash of devastating earthquakes around the world: They’re called clusters, and scientists recognize that such groupings do occur.

For Californians, the cluster seemed to start with a magnitude 6.5 quake outside Eureka on Jan. 9. Then a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12. A similar-size quake struck Japan on Feb. 26, followed the next day by a powerful magnitude 8.8 temblor rocking Chile. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan on March 4 and a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Indonesia the next day. Then, on Monday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Turkey.

Despite the unnerving series of recent quakes, it’s not a sign that more seismic havoc is imminent. Although large earthquakes are capable of triggering faraway temblors, the subsequent quakes are typically well under magnitude 4, geologists say. So when major earthquakes occur close in time but thousands of miles apart, it’s considered coincidence. 8 Oct 2009: Pacific earthquakes may be related


Aljazeera 9 Oct 2009: Pacific quakes spark tsunami fears

The US Geological Survey said the first quake, with a magnitude of 7.8, struck 294km northwest of the Vanuatu island of Santo, and 596km northwest of the capital of Port Vila, at a depth of 35km. A second temblor, with a 7.3 magnitude, struck just 15 minutes at the same depth but 35km farther north of Santo and Port Vila. A third quake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded nearly an hour later.

Moments before the Pacific quakes, a magnitude 6.7 tremor struck southeast of the Sulu archipelago of the Philippines, which is still picking up the pieces from a typhoon that killed at least 22 people last week.

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