by Robert Wilkinson
While I usually post on Astrology and metaphysics, major global events also warrant attention. In the past 2 weeks an abnormal number of earthquakes have been clustered off the coast of Oregon, with many more along the San Andreas fault line in California. Other areas recently hit include islands off NE and SE Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Guam, and other areas including the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
This is important for all of us, since it would seem the Ring of Fire is heating up drastically. There are quite a few of these earthquakes over magnitude 5, which are some serious shakers! From the April 13 MSNBC news story:
Scientists listening to underwater microphones have detected an unusual swarm of earthquakes off central Oregon, something that often happens before a volcanic eruption — except there are no volcanoes in the area.... There have been more than 600 quakes over the past 10 days in a basin 150 miles (240 kilometers) southwest of Newport, Ore. The biggest was magnitude 5.4, and two others were more than magnitude 5.0, Oregon State University reported.
“In the 17 years we’ve been monitoring the ocean through hydrophone recordings, we’ve never seen a swarm of earthquakes in an area such as this,” Dziak said.... On the hydrophones, the quakes sound like low thunder. Some of the quakes have also been detected by earthquake instruments on land.
Earthquake swarms have been reported off the Oregon coast before.... The more recent swarm originates in a different area in the middle of the Juan de Fuca Plate, and the tremors are stronger, Dziak said. Also, the quakes have not followed the typical pattern of a major shock followed by a series of diminishing aftershocks, and few have been strong enough to be felt on shore.
“The fact that it’s taking place in the middle of the plate, and not a boundary, is puzzling,” he told The Register-Guard in Eugene. “It’s something worth keeping an eye on.”
Having lived in Southern California for many years, I strongly recommend that any of my readers living anywhere near the Pacific Rim stock up on supplies, and do what you must to take care of yourselves. This could be a passing phenomenon, but it probably portends something bigger down the road, so make sure you're prepared.
It may be that the entire Juan de Fuca plate is being pulverized by the friction between the Pacific and North American plates. How long it will take and the probable consequences are relative unknowns, but it's never a good thing when entire plates are being stressed. If it cracks rather than slips, it could make for a major event, including tsunamis.
Here is the link to the US Geologic Survey recent earthquake site, giving a lot of details about every quake in the world from 8-30 days ago. The main site also has a page tracking magnitude 2.5 or stronger earthquakes over the past 7 days.
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