Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Ring of Fire awakens

I used to follow seismic activity assiduously. Perhaps it is time to again?

5 Major Earthquakes In 48 Hours As A Seismologist Warns ‘Catastrophic Mega Earthquakes’ Are Coming

By Michael Snyder,

April 14th, 2016
Earthquake Freeway Collapse

Why is the crust of the Earth shaking so violently all of a sudden?  Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way.  In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude”.  If his projections are accurate, our planet could be on the precipice of a wave of natural disasters unlike anything that any of us have ever experienced before.

Since the beginning of 2016, south Asia has been hit by an unusually high number of large earthquakes, and this has scientists groping for an explanation.  The following comes from the Express
Scientists say there has been an above average number ofsignificant earthquakes across south Asia and the Pacific since the start of the year.
The increased frequency has sparked fears of a repeat of the Nepal quake of 2015, when 8,000 people died, or even worse.
Roger Bilham, seismologist of University of Colorado, said: “The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude.
And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.”
A single magnitude 8.0 earthquake in a populated area would be a disaster of historic proportions.

If we were to see four of them like Roger Bilham is projecting, that would be a complete and utter nightmare.

It is important to keep in mind that a magnitude 8.0 earthquake would be many, many times larger than the twin earthquakes that hit Japan earlier today

A devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan hours after a first which killed at least three and injured 19 others.
The quakes, which struck the south-western island of Kyushu, leveled more than a dozen homes, sparked fires and trapped several people under collapsed buildings.
Around 350 military personnel have been dispatched to aid the rescue effort, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
The first earthquake, measuring 6.5-magnitude, hit the south-east Asian country late on Friday, local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

On Thursday we also saw a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Vanuatu, and a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Philippines
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mindanao early Thursday, April 14, seismologists said, with no damage or casualties immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued. The quake occurred at 2:21 am (1821 GMT Wednesday) off the coast of Zamboanga del Norte, with its epicenter at a depth of 15 kilometers, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
And of course on Wednesday a huge magnitude 6.9 earthquake caused tremendous devastation in Myanmar
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday, causing tremors around the region, including in neighboring Bangladesh where scores were reported injured in stampedes and buildings were damaged. The quake, which took place at a depth of 134 kilometers (83 miles), hit some 400 kilometers northwest of Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), and was also felt in parts of India and China. There were no immediate reports of casualties, although the region where the earthquake hit has poor communications infrastructure like many of Myanmar’s outlying provinces.
So why is this happening?

Why is Asia shaking so violently all of a sudden?

And does this shaking bode ill for other areas along the “Ring of Fire” including the west coast of the United States?

I think that it is important to point out that all of this shaking did not just begin this week.  In fact, ever since the start of this calendar year there has been a lot of unusual earthquake activity all over Asia
Just four days ago, on April 10, six people died in Pakistan when a 6.6-magnitude quake hit Kabul with aftershocks in India
Two days before, on April 8, there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in Nepal.
Nepal had suffered a larger 5.5 magnitude one on February 22.
A month before, on January 20, there was a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in China, and 16 days earlier 11 people died when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur in India.
In addition, let us not forget about all of the volcanic eruptions that have been in the news in recent weeks.

According to Volcano Discovery, 38 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now.  This is definitely an unusually high number.

In Matthew 24, Jesus warned us that there would be earthquakes in “divers places” just prior to His return.  This is something that I discuss quite a bit in my new book.  If we truly are in the times that the Bible refers to as “the last days”, we should expect the shaking of our planet to continue to intensify.

If seismologist Roger Bilham is right and we do begin to see a series of absolutely massive earthquakes, that could dramatically change the course of world events literally overnight.

Even a single magnitude 8.0 earthquake in a major city in Japan, China or the United States would cause global markets to crash and would mean billions of dollars in economic damage.

So let us hope that the crust of our planet begins to stabilize, but let us also not ignore the warnings of the scientists.

What they are warning us about right now lines up perfectly with what Jesus warned us about nearly 2000 years ago, and that is a very sobering thing to consider.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on*

Earthquakes for today

ERI Felt A (not Listed) EarthquakeApr 17 23:594.60MAP I Felt It

  • Quito airport - Shook for a good 45 seconds; light damage to ceiling fixtures, lots of people running for cover
  • Cuenca - We felt weak shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • Cotacachi - No damage that we know of. Trees were moving next to the house, curtains moving inside the house.
  • cali - muchas personas en la calle ,movimiento de cable electrónicos,gente en la calle no daños materiales
  • Quito - Stronger than before and lasted quite long (about 19 pm), light fell out a while
  • Cotacachi - Lived here for 5 years and felt numerous earthquakes before. This was the first time I ran outside. No apparent damage, but too dark to see minor cracks if there are any. Lasted longer than any quake I've felt here before.
  • guayaquil - Everyone was going too the streets.
  • Otavalo - We were in our hotel room on the second floor and the building started moving in a rolling motion. My wife and I decided to leave the room after about 10 seconds and headed down the stairs and out into the street. Many other people also headed into the street at the same time from surrounding buildings. The ground continued to move for another 15 seconds or so. The entire event was about one minute in duration. Exciting, but I know it was devastating for the small communities near the epicenter.
  • Ambato - Je regardais la télé vers 19h quand tout s'est mis à trembler. Je pensais que le plafond allait s'effondrer. J'ai attrapé mes chaussures et suis descendu dans la rue où d'autres clients et le personnel étaient rassemblés. J'ai l'image d'un réverbère qui tremblait très fort. Ça a duré entre 30 secondes et une minute
  • Riobamba a 160 km sur de Quito - fue un temblor largo y oscilatorio todos nos quedamos mareados por el movimiento se sentía q toda la casa se movía como si estuviese sobre una canoa o una laguna no podiamaos caminar porque no podíamos mantener el equilibrio, ningún daño material y ningún objeto se desprendió
  • Ibarra - Horribly felt the earthwuake. Ran out immediately of the home.
  • Vilcabamba - Vilcabamba evening 16 april 2016
  • marysville - Had to stay in doorway. Pictures and lights shaking.
  • Cuenca - We are in a 5 story building. It was like living on elvis presley's hips'
  • Otavalo - No damage. Mirror on wall was banging. Whole floor was rolling.Seemed to last a minute or so.
  • Cuenca - Lasted about 1 1/2 minutes. Eerie. Felt like vertigo. the movement of the building caused slight dizziness. We were on the ground floor.
  • Anchorage, Alaska - No property damage. Light swaying for about 45 seconds here. Alaska Earthquake Center says it was a 4.2 magnitude. Appears to be between Willow and Talkeetna.
  • Lubumbshi - Weakly shaked on my bed
  • GEOFONNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 04:024.878MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 04:024.810MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSBahia De Caraquez, EcuadorApr 17 04:024.810MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 03:054.610MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSBahia De Caraquez, EcuadorApr 17 02:184.810MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 02:185.010MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 02:184.810MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSCNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 00:295.418MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFONNear Coast Of EcuadorApr 17 00:295.310MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGSBahia De Caraquez, EcuadorApr 17 00:295.414MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWCApr 17 00:047.40MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)

    Abrupt Climate Change and it's effect on seismic and volcanic activity

    16 June 2015 at 15:54

    Kevin Hester

    "One example of where relatively small changes to geological stress can have a big impact on volcanic activity is the Pavlov volcano in Alaska. As McGuire describes, this volcano only erupts during Autumn and Winter. At that time storms ride up into a nearby ocean zone, pushing an average 10cm or 15cm rise in sea level. The added weight of the water is enough to torque the crust and push magma out. Now imagine the kind of extra volcanic activity that could result from 1, 6, or 250 feet of global sea level rise under the raging rate of human-caused warming and you begin to understand the concern."We have let the Genie out of the bottle, It will never be the same again. 6C will melt most if not the entire ice caps. imagine how much 'Torgue' that will put on the plates?Another great link from Robertscribbler
     Between about 20,000 and 5,000 years ago, our planet underwent an astonishing climatic transformation. Over the course of this period, it flipped from the frigid wasteland of deepest and darkest ice age to the – broadly speaking – balmy, temperate world upon which our civilisation has developed and thrived. During this extraordinarily dynamic episode, as the immense ice sheets melted and colossal volumes of water were decanted back into the oceans, the pressures acting on the solid Earth also underwent massive change. In response, the crust bounced and bent, rocking our planet with a resurgence in volcanic activity, a proliferation of seismic shocks and burgeoning giant landslides." disappearing ice, sea-level rise and floods already forecast for the 21st century are inevitable as the earth warms and weather patterns change – and they will shift the weight on the planet. Professor McGuire calls this process “waking the giant” – something that can be done with just a few gigatonnes of water in the right – or wrong – place.

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