There are Class 4 & 5 quakes virtually every ten minutes in Northern Chile. This is another world class major rupture in the Earth’s crust, this is this year’s Great Event. I think that Chile is very lucky that the rupture is “slowly” cracking the Earth with frequent comparatively modest activity rather than more dramatically breaking the crust in a Class 9 mega-event. Continue reading »
A powerful earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile. The quake, originally measured at 7.2, has reportedly been upgraded to 8.3.
It will strike, and it will be bigger than the 9.0 that struck Japan in 2011.
“Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast,” says Kenneth Murphy, who directs FEMA’s Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska
“The region will be unrecognizable …. That’s Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people.”
FEMA expects that nearly thirteen thousand people will die in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Another twenty-seven thousand will be injured. On top of that, the agency expects that “it will need to provide shelter for a million displaced people, and food and water for another two and a half million.”
Jul 23, 2015
Warning issued for a large earthquake to strike the West coast near San Francisco California (quote) “Any day now” comes from professionals:
New Yorker article calling for a M9.2 earthquake along the West coast in the near term future:
TV News ticker accidentally shows M9.0 “mega-quake” announcement for San Francisco California on live TV:
–Huge earthquake to devastate Pacific Northwest – Video (Ice Age Now, July 20, 2015):
Some of our viewers may see Seattle and Portland destroyed in their lifetimes, says reporter Shepard Smith.
If you or someone you know lives in or near that area, you will want to watch this.
We are positive this will happen, says Smith, reporting on Fox News. “Frankly, if I lived right now in the Pacific Northwest, I’d be considering moving. Seriously.” Continue reading »
– 7/01/2015 — Oklahoma Residents can now SUE Fracking companies for damages — Supreme Court Rules (Dutchsinse, July 1, 2015):
Huge victory against oil / gas companies causing damage via fracking/injection earthquakes !
After a series of dark moments for freedom in Oklahoma, and Texas (when state legislators passed laws which PREVENT locals from being able to stop fracking in their own towns) now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a ruling which could be a game changer for the entire fracking industry.
Residents can now sue fracking companies for damages to their property , and personal health caused by fracking earthquakes.
This all stems from a case where a woman had her house chimney collapse in upon her during the large M5.7 2011 fracking earthquake in Oklahoma.
At the time, professionals tried to DENY there was any relation between the huge swarm of earthquakes, and the fracking operations.
Not trusting anything on face value, I actually pulled satellite images to see what was at the location, what I found was shocking. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“This might be worth keeping an eye on. If dormant volcanoes are rumbling in sympathy with fracking quakes several states away, it could be linked to the Craton Plate becoming more unhinged.”
– 6/29/2015 — Two Earthquakes 1,000 miles apart– RELATED?! — California Volcano + Oklahoma Fracking (Dutchsinse, June 29, 2015):
Two earthquakes occurred virtually back to back from one another across 1,000 miles — one in California (at a dormant volcano), and the other in Oklahoma (at a fracking operation).
I believe these events are related. I will explain more below the graphic.
[disclaimer:USGS says small earthquakes are NOT related to each other over large distances, this obviously needs to change, and is an incorrect assumption on their part]
If you look at the above graphic, which shows the earthquakes plotted via USGS coordinates, you will clearly see that both earthquakes almost fall on a direct “line” between one another. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Could all this hype be the escape route for an industry being devastated by Saud led oil prices?
They conveniently ignore all the damage to properties over the years, or gas from faucets, or poisoned water, so now they are unviable they need an escape plan.”
– US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells (The Watchers, June 19, 2015):
A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the USGS.
The number of earthquakes associated with injection wells has skyrocketed from a handful per year in the 1970s to more than 650 in 2014, according to CU-Boulder doctoral student Matthew Weingarten, who led the new study.
The increase included several damaging quakes in 2011 and 2012 ranging between magnitudes 4.7 and 5.6 in Prague, Oklahoma; Trinidad, Colorado; Timpson, Texas; and Guy, Arkansas.
“This is the first study to look at correlations between injection wells and earthquakes on a broad, nearly national scale,” said Weingarten of CU-Boulder’s geological sciences department. “We saw an enormous increase in earthquakes associated with these high-rate injection wells, especially since 2009, and we think the evidence is convincing that the earthquakes we are seeing near injection sites are induced by oil and gas activity.”
The researchers found that “high-rate” injection wells – those pumping more than 300 000 barrels of wastewater a month into the ground – were much more likely to be associated with earthquakes than lower-rate injection wells. Injections are conducted either for enhanced oil recovery, which involves the pumping of fluid into depleted oil reservoirs to increase oil production, or for the disposal of salty fluids produced by oil and gas activity, said Weingarten. Continue reading »
– Reuters: M8.5 quake strikes off Japan’s east coast — Experts: “Unusually sharp movement” by plate of Earth’s crust — Felt throughout entire country — WSJ: Buildings in Tokyo seen shaking dramatically — “The number of quakes seems to be rising… I’m worried” (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 30, 2015):
NHK (emphasis added): M8.5 quake hits Tokyo and surrounding areas — A powerful earthquake shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday night… The focus was at a depth of about 590 kilometers.
Reuters: A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo [and] was felt throughout much of Japan.
AP: A powerful earthquake… shook most of the country Saturday evening… The temblor was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido in the north… [A Chichijima official] told NHK that he initially felt a mild tremor, but when he thought it was over “there was a violent shaking and I couldn’t even stand on my feet.”… [Hahajima] innkeeper Michiko Orita told NHK… “It was so frightening. The entire house shook… like I have never experienced before.” Continue reading »
“Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO)
– “Very chilling warning” from Japan expert who foretold Fukushima meltdowns: “The Gods are warning us of something even more serious… incredibly disastrous” — Professor: Suddenly, our sun is doing very strange things… Crisis much worse than Carrington Event possible… Most unstable period since ice age, I’m very concerned about nuclear plants (VIDEO) (ENENews, May 26, 2015):
Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Seismologist and Emeritus professor at Kobe Univ., Apr 28, 2015 (at 38:00 in): “This really is what I think… The Gods of this huge nature are actually warning the people of the Japanese archipelago in steps… In 2003, there was an earthquake that shook a nuclear plant where the design basis went over the standard seismic motion… Then 2007 at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa… a direct, serious hit — and yet the Japanese people did not listen. Then it gave us Fukushima… The Gods are warning us that something even more serious can happen in this Japanese archipelago. And of course nuclear power plant accidents can result not just by earthquake. It could have an incredible, serious effect. It has been dishing it out step-by-step, warning us toward something that actually could be incredibly disastrous” … Moderator: “Very chilling warning” (Japan Times, May 1, 2015: “In 1997, [Ishibashi] wrote a report… where he coined the term “nuclear earthquake disaster.” The paper was written about 14 years before the Fukushima disaster, yet reads like a post-mortem of what happened: A major quake knocks out external power to the plant’s reactors and unleashes a tsunami… leading to loss of cooling and meltdowns.”) Continue reading »
– Lake Mead Water Level Mysteriously Plunges After Nevada Quake (ZeroHedge, May 24, 2015):
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning causing roads and bridges to be closed. In the 36 hours since the quake’s occurrence, water levels at Lake Mead have plunged precipitously. While we know correlation is not causation, the ‘coincidence’ of an extreme loss in water levels occurring in the aftermath of one of the largest quakes in recent Vegas history does raise a suspicious eyebrow – especially when there has been no official word on the precipitous decline.
– 5/16/2015 — New York State BANNING fracking due to earthquake + environmental threat (Dutchsinse, May 16, 2015):
This is huge news, and a large victory for those of us who have been warning state (and national) policy makers about the seismic threat associated with “fracking”.
New York State is set to fully ban the process of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale deposit.
The ban is being set due to the threat of earthquakes, and methane plume releases.
Several of my viewers (and readers) will remember back to 2012, when a fresh movement to ban fracking in New York state was developed by “Artists against fracking”, which included Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and several other well known musicians, artists, and actors. Continue reading »
– Dozens Killed, Thousands Injured As Nepal Hit With Second Powerful Earthquake (ZeroHedge, May 12, 2015)
– More devastation: 6.7 magnitude aftershock earthquake strikes Nepal (RT, April 26, 2015):
A fresh 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck 17km south of Kodari, Nepal, on Sunday morning triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest and raising fresh fears after Saturday’s 7.9 quake claimed thousands of lives.
The US Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 1:09pm local time (7:09am GMT). The quake was followed by another tremor, of magnitude of 5, less than 20 minutes later.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche in the Himalayan Mountains, as well as tremors in the Indian capital, New Delhi, more than 1000km away. The New Dehli Metro system has been halted to a standstill. The Kathmandu Airport is reportedly closed after the 6.7 earthquake struck Sunday, with airspace shut down, airlive.net reported.
Tens of thousands fled their homes in the Kathmandu Valley after the 6.7 quake hit. Since Saturday’s tragic 7.9 earthquake, more than 30 aftershocks have been recorded.
– Hundreds Dead After Devastating Nepal Earthquake Topples Structures, Starts Avalanches (ZeroHedge, April 25, 2015):
A little over four years after the devastating Japanese earthquake led to a tsunami that triggered the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, overnight Asia was once again the epicenter of a massive, 7.9 magnitude earthquake, this time not on the Pacific Rim but deep in the Himalayan mountain range, striking the small country of Nepal and sending tremors deep in Northern India, resulting in at least 449 deaths, countless injured, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially measured at 7.7 but upgraded to 7.9 magnitude, struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara. It was only 2 km deep.
Feb 19, 2014
This Email sent out explains all the preparations in Fema Region Three and all the supplies being moved to the East Coast. Fema Coffins and all the Military Build Up preparing for Gun confiscations and Martial Law.
What would Happen If Yellowstone Erupted.
Yellowstone in the Mainstream January 7th 2014 Hmmm…
Very Interesting Link from the ATS Forum.
– USGS Confirms Oklahoma Quakes Are Due To Fracking (ZeroHedge, Feb 21, 2015):
The debate about the cause of the exponential rise in the frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma has really heated up in the last year, but as KFOR4 reports, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) appears to have put any doubt firmly to rest. In a strongly-worded press release, the USGS states, “…Large areas of the United States that used to experience few or no earthquakes have, in recent years, experienced a remarkable increase in earthquake activity.. This rise in seismic activity, especially in the central United States, is not the result of natural processes... Instead, the increased seismicity is due to fluid injection associated with new technologies that enable the extraction of oil and gas from previously unproductive reservoirs.” For some, that could end the debate; but Kim Hatfield, with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, is not so sure, “I don’t think it’s particularly helpful because basically, it says we’ve come to a conclusion, but we don’t have the science to back it up.”
H/t reader M.G.:
“Does calling this 7.0 quake just to hit the Japan coast an “aftershock” make sense to you? Comparing it to the 3/11 quake, they are now calling it an aftershock. What rubbish is this? They are evacuating towns, awaiting a Tsunami and calling it an aftershock….”
– Quake near Magnitude 7 hits off northeast Japan — Country’s strongest since 2013 — Felt along entire Pacific coastline, distance of over 1,000 kilometers — Followed by multiple aftershocks, one centered at Japan Trench — Official: Event related to massive 3/11 quake (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 16, 2015):
The Guardian, Feb 16, 2015: Japanese coastal towns evacuated as earthquake hits Pacific… Evacuations were ordered for towns closest to the coast in Iwate prefecture in Japan early on Tuesday morning after a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 was recorded… The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning and Japanese broadcaster NHK warned residents a one metre-high wave was expected to hit the coast of Iwate. The quake was measured at a depth of about six miles and shook much of north-east Japan even being felt in Tokyo, 430 miles away.
NBC News, Feb 16, 2015: Japan’s Meteorological Agency cast the quake as an aftershock of the 9.0 temblor that rocked Japan on March 11, 2011… “Because the 3/11 earthquake had such a strong impact, and because it’s an area where it was affected by the 3/11 Earthquake, we are describing this as an ‘aftershock,’” said agency seismologist, Yasuhiro Yoshida… USGS wasn’t characterizing Tuesday’s quake as an aftershock, considering it a separate event.
Something surprising happened about an hour ago: at 2:15 pm, the USGS reported that a major 6.8 Magnitude earthquake had taken place in Russian territory, 16 kilometers WNW of Klintsy, in a location that is close to the Russian border with both Belarus and Ukraine. What is curious is that some 20 minutes later, the USGS decided that no quake had actually taken place. In fact not only was the earthquake promptly scrubbed from the USGS website but the link we had sent out as notification of the earthquake.
– 2/02/2015 — Colorado Earthquake hits location that was warned — 24 hours after warning issued (DutchSinse, Feb 2, 2015):
Another earthquake forecast area was hit as an Earthquake strikes the Southern Colorado fracking operation.
As we were expecting, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck due West of the large swarm of 4.0M+ events in Oklahoma. This was the area which I covered in yesterday’s earthquake forecast.
A zoom in on the coordinates for this Colorado event, epicenter location provided by the USGS, clearly shows a large fracking operation with the nearest well just 2,000 feet away.
This screenshot shows the nearest well with frack pond / oil – gas pump:
– Frackquake: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Throughout Kansas (ZeroHedge, Nov 12, 2014):
While it is unclear if moments ago the Mississippian Lime Play under south Kansas was the first major shale quake to hit Kansas, or this was simply the first yet to be named shale company going Chapter 11, but moments ago the USGS reported that a 4.8 quake located 30 miles SSW of Wichita as well as a various other smaller quakes in north Oklahoma,shook the two states.
KWCH has received numerous reports of an earthquake felt throughout the state. Continue reading »
– Fracking firms should be allowed to cause bigger earth tremors, academics claim (Telegraph, Nov 11, 2014):
Investment in shale gas industry hindered by “ridiculous” rules outlawing tremors akin to those caused by slamming a door, study finds
Fracking firms must be allowed to cause far more significant earth tremors if the Government wants the shale gas industry to succeed, leading academics have warned.
Current regulations, imposed two years ago, are equivalent to banning buses from driving past houses or prohibiting the slamming of wooden doors, according to Dr Rob Westaway and Professor Paul Younger, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering. Continue reading »
Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake
– Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake (ENENews, Oct 24, 2014):
Wall St Journal, Oct. 23, 2014 (emphasis added): One major volcanic eruption could make Japan “extinct,” a study by experts at Kobe University warns… “We should be aware… It wouldn’t be a surprise if such gigantic eruption were to take place at any moment.”
Japan Times, Oct. 24, 2014: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan at any time: study — Japan could be nearly destroyed by a volcanic eruption over the next century that would put nearly all of its population of 127 million people at risk… “It is not an overstatement to say that a colossal volcanic eruption would leave Japan extinct as a country,” Kobe University earth sciences professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and associate professor Keiko Suzuki said… A disaster on Kyushu… would see an area with 7 million people buried by flows of lava and molten rock in just two hours [and] making nearly the entire country “unlivable”… It would be “hopeless” trying to save about 120 million… Continue reading »
– 10/14/2014 — Professionals say California is primed for a LARGE Earthquake — Coming soon (Dutch Sinse, Oct 14, 2014):
Main stream news reporting serious pressure has built on several fault zones along the West Coast.
Saying the region is “primed” for a large earthquake event.
“SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state’s water, according to a geological study published Monday.
Oct 2, 2014
Full post with screenshot proof of the nearest frack well here:
More info on fracking:
– Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (117 quakes) (Volcano Discovery, Updated: Sun, 31 Aug 13:20 UTC (GMT)):
– Major eruption in progress at Tavurvur volcano – Rabaul caldera, Papua New Guinea (The Watchers, Aug 29, 2014)
– Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California (Economic Collapse, Aug 24, 2014):
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 81 percent of all big earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the entire west coast of the United States falls within the danger zone. Over the past few years, we have seen huge earthquake after huge earthquake strike various areas along the Ring of Fire, but up until now the California coastline has mostly been spared. However, there are indications that this may be about to change in a big way. Continue reading »
– San Francisco Bay Area Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years; Wine Country Shakes – LIve Webcast (ZeroHedge; Aug 24, 2014):
First a drought, then a plague, now an earthquake: if these three aren’t enough to help boost California’s GDP, then it may be time for Krugman to resign. Oh and prepare for wine prices to become the latest participant in Janet Yellen’s inflationary “noise” parade. The reason – images such as this one showing what happens when a powerful quake hits just miles away from San Francisco’s wine area.
— David Duncan (@DavidSilverOak) August 24, 2014
The red stuff is luckily not blood:
— AnaBanana (@anabanana0924) August 24, 2014
As Reuters reports, and as thousands felt early this morning, an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude, the largest in the region for 25 years, shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents and causing some power outages and minor damage, according to initial reports. NBC Bay Area reports that The Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa has admitted 70 patients but their injuries are not expected to be serious. An office building in Napa was dechunked.A video from the quake in progress:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the quake was eight km (five miles) northwest of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the Bay, hitting some 9 kilometers away from the city of Napa at a depth of 10.8 kilometers. Latest shake map below.
– China quake death toll rises to 367, about 1,900 injured – state media (PHOTOS) (RT, Aug 3, 2014)