Did you know that our planet will be hit by more than 100,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater this year alone? Earlier today, I came across a report that contained this amazing fact, but it was so incredible that I felt that I had to go and verify it myself. So I went to the official USGS website, and I found out that this is actually true. Overall, there are about half a million earthquakes around the globe each year, but it is only when a quake is of about magnitude 3.0 or greater that humans actually feel them. As the very large earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar within the last 24 hours have demonstrated, the shaking of our planet is getting worse, and this is something that I have written about over and over again. So why is this happening? Why does the crust of our planet seemingly become more and more unstable with each passing year? Continue reading »
As Nibiru draws near, the number of whistle-blowers willing to break silence seems to have grown exponentially, despite hazards to their safety. A former United States Geological Survey (USGS) climatologist, Dr. Ethan Trowbridge, joins the growing list of brave men and women who have broken vows of silence and violated non-disclosure agreements to speak out against the most diabolical cover-up in human history.
Dr. Trowbridge earned his degree at Iowa State University. His credentials include fourteen years’ employment at the USGS, a government sponsored scientific agency which studies the Earth’s landscape, its natural resources and, most importantly, natural hazards that threaten it. The USGS is run by the Department of the Interior; it is that department’s sole scientific branch. Its duties include cataloging and analyzing earth changes associated with gradual and drastic climate change. During his tenure with this often misunderstood agency, Dr. Trowbridge supervised its geomagnetism program and core sciences division. He also learned about a celestial danger often called Nibiru, a term linked to a solar system consisting of a brown dwarf star and seven orbiting planets. Continue reading »
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials knew about environmental data manipulation for years before they stopped the manipulation or notified scientists who may have used phony information, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.
A USGS analyst resigned while under investigation for data manipulation from 1996 to 2008, but another analyst continued that distortion until 2014. But agency officials learned data was manipulated as early as 2004 when scientists found “test results did not make sense” and “were not accurate,” according to a Department of the Interior inspector general (IG) audit published 11 years later. Continue reading »
KABUL, Afghanistan — A deadly earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday afternoon, registering a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 and causing heavy damage in one of the world’s most impoverished and war-torn regions.
At least 122 people were reported killed, with 100 or more of them in Pakistan, and that figure seemed likely to rise significantly, officials in both countries said. Continue reading »
More info down below.
Glyphosate, also known by its tradename Roundup, is commonly found in rain and rivers in agricultural areas in the Mississippi River watershed, according to two new USGS studies released this month.
Glyphosate is used in almost all agricultural and urban areas of the United States. The greatest glyphosate use is in the Mississippi River basin, where most applications are for weed control on genetically-modified corn, soybeans and cotton. Overall, agricultural use of glyphosate has increased from less than 11,000 tons in 1992 to more than 88,000 tons in 2007.
– Weedkiller Glyphosate for GM Crops Pollutes Air, Rain and Rivers across America (Global Research, Aug 31, 2011):
Two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey reveal the pervasive spread of the biocide, glyphosate, mostly used as a weedkiller for crops genetically engineered to resist it.
Used in formulations by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and others, glyphosate has, according to several reports, been linked to spontaneous abortions in livestock, birth defects in humans, insect resistance, and weed resistance.
Worse, regulators have known for years of these links, Earth Open Source reported.
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:
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 »
H/t reader squodgy:
“To take our minds off Fukushima, the Economy & WWlll, here’s another….”
– 3/19/2015 — West coast US eruption? Mt. Hood Volcano in Oregon sends signals of activity — USGS installing new equipment (DutchSinse, March 19, 2015):
USGS installing new CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas monitoring equipment on Mount Hood Volcano in Oregon. ( the equipment also can measure SO2 / sulfur dioxide).
Screenshot below from Google Earth shows Mount Hood in the foreground, and the multiple other large volcanic peaks located due North.
Just across the border from Oregon’s Mt. Hood, resides the much more famous Mount St. Helens.
As seen in the above screenshot, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams, as well as West Crater, and Indian Heaven all are within a very short distance from Mount Hood. Continue reading »
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.”
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.
Oct 2, 2014
Full post with screenshot proof of the nearest frack well here:
More info on fracking:
Aug 23, 2014
Mag. 6.6 Valparaiso, Chile and Mag. 5.3 Hofn, Iceland….
Source credit: USA Today, USGS
Map credit: USGS
Photography credit: belongs to their respective owner(s) and not to me..
Original website, article link: USATODAY
– 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.
– 1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide (USGS, June 29, 2014):
Updated: 2014-06-29 21:17:43 UTC+00:00
Showing event times using Local System Time
- 2.5 16km NE of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii 2014-06-29 19:22:30 UTC+00:00 1.4 km
- 5.6 193km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga 2014-06-29 18:24:30 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 3.1 79km NNW of Kobuk, Alaska 2014-06-29 17:43:24 UTC+00:00 15.2 km
- 5.1 165km NNW of Visokoi Island, 2014-06-29 17:33:54 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 4.0 101km NNW of Kobuk, Alaska 2014-06-29 17:33:41 UTC+00:00 11.7 km
- 5.2 9km NE of Zaqatala, Azerbaijan 2014-06-29 17:26:12 UTC+00:00 34.4 km
- 6.7 205km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna 2014-06-29 17:15:08 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 6.4 197km NW of Hihifo, Tonga 2014-06-29 15:52:22 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
– Questions persist about Yellowstone eruption: Is US evacuation plan in place? (Examiner, June 2, 2014):
The earth around the Yellowstone supervolcano is increasingly becoming seismically active. Some scientists say it is not a matter of “if” the Yellowstone supervolcano will erupt, but rather “when” it will erupt.
And so, questions persist about a “worst-case scenario” Yellowstone supervolcano eruption: Continue reading »
– Magma rising in Mount St. Helens volcano, says USGS (Ice Age Now, May 15, 2014):
No sign of impending eruption – Crater Glacier growing rapidly
“The magma reservoir beneath Mount St. Helens has been slowly re-pressurizing since 2008,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement on April 30, 2014. “It is likely that re-pressurization is caused by (the) arrival of a small amount of additional magma 4 to 8 km (2.5 to 5 miles) beneath the surface.”
The USGS said this is to be expected with an active volcano and does not indicate “the volcano is likely to erupt anytime soon.”
When Mount St. Helens, a volcano in Washington State, erupted on May 18, 1980, it crushed entire forests and altered local river systems.
What this article doesn’t mention
What this article doesn’t mention, is that that eruption also melted the glaciers at the top of the mountain sending a deadly slurry of ice, mud, huge trees, bulldozers, and anything else in the way, in a mad rush down the Toutle River.
At the time of the 1980 eruption, 11 named glaciers radiated down the flanks of the volcano along with two small unnamed glaciers and numerous perennial snowfields, according to the USGS. The largest glaciers extended about 2.5 (1.5 mi) from the ice-filled summit crater. The cataclysmic landslide and eruption removed about 70% of the glacier mass. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Magma movement under NE USA is becoming a concern, but in true fashion, like with Fukushime, there is a news clampdown.”
– Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster (ABC News, Aug 27, 2013):
The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.
ALERT: IDAHO AND UTAH ON ALERT FOR YELLOWSTONE ERUPTION
Added: Apr 16, 2014
They know the recent earthquake are in fact from lava/magma movement!
ALERT: USGS Suppressing Supervolcano Activity At Yellowstone Under White House Orders’
Added: Mar 4, 2014
Check ou the earthquakes yourself
– Offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California (CNN, March 10, 2014):
An offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks shook the coast of Northern California and parts of Oregon on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No major damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The main quake, centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles west of Eureka, California, happened at 10:18 p.m. PT, the USGS said. The depth was about 10 miles.
– Major 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Iran Leaves “Hundreds Dead”; Follows 6.1 Quake From Week Ago (ZeroHedge, April 16, 2013):
It was only a week ago that Iran was shaken by a major 6.1 earthquake, striking just 100 km away from the Busher nuclear power plant: a location so “opportune” some, so inclined, saw in this phenomenon anoter demonstration of the HAARP’s capabilities. Those same people will then hardly be surprised to learn that moments ago the entire middle east, from Dubai to Delhi, shook in the aftermath of yet another massive earthquake, this time measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, which once again was located as the USGS reports, some 86 km East South East of Khash, Iran. According to preliminary reports, the USGS says there is possibility of heavy damage in area of epicenter, and an estimated 359,000 people felt very strong to severe shaking. USGS also estimates that 16K may have felt ‘severe’ shaking, 343K ‘very strong’ shaking, 1.7M ‘strong’ shaking; 1.1M ‘moderate’ shaking. An Iranian official was promptly on the tape saying hundreds of dead expected from quake in southeast of country, even as the Russian company that built the Busher NPP saying there was no damage from the quake. How much more shaking can either the existing Iranian nuclear power plant, or the much maligned nuclear facility in Fordow, sustain before they go off in a big glowing mushroom cloud: that is the question.
From Al Jazeera:
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck southeastern Iran near the border with Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 40 people with casualties expected to rise.
The US Geological Survey reported on Tuesday that the epicentre of the quake was 86km southeast of Khash, Iran.
The Iranian news agency FARS is reporting 40 initial casualties.
An Iranian government official said on Tuesday he expected hundreds of deaths from the earthquake.
“It was the biggest earthquake in Iran in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
– Magnitude 7.7 – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION (USGS, Oct 28, 2012):
In other news:
– Hawaii seemingly spared the worst from tsunami triggered by 7.7-magnitude quake (CNN, Oct 27, 2012)
– Warning lifted after Canada quake triggered Hawaii tsunami scare (CNN, Oct 28, 2012)
– More than 70 earthquakes hit California border; buildings damaged (Los Angeles Times, Aug 26, 2012):
More than 70 earthquakes hit Imperial County on Sunday — including several that registered stronger than magnitude 4.0. The strongest measured 5.4.
The USGS’s “Do You Feel It” system shows the quakes were felt as far away as San Diego, Temecula and San Clemente. The 5.3 quake was felt in Moreno Valley, Indio, National City and Palm Desert, and in Yuma, Ariz., and Mexico.
A handful of buildings in downtown Brawley had minor damage after an earthquake swarm rattled the area Sunday, officials said. Most of the quakes occurred in and around that California town.
– Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S (Reuters, Apr 17, 2012):
The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose “spectacularly” near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.
The average number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the U.S. midcontinent – an area that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas – increased to six times the 20th century average last year, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said in an abstract of their research.
– Small tsunami hits Japan after 6.9 quake (AFP, Mar 15, 2012):
A small tsunami hit Japan’s northeastern coastline on Wednesday, officials said, after a strong earthquake rocked the region almost exactly a year on from the country’s worst post-war natural disaster.
A 6.9-magnitude quake struck 26.6 kilometres (16 miles) below the seabed off the northern island of Hokkaido in the Pacific at 6:08 pm local time (0908 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.
The paper by Wetherbee, Gregory A. et al was published online on February 22, 2012 ahead of the print, on Environmental Science and Technology.
Abstract, from Environmental Science and Technology (emphasis is mine):
Using the infrastructure of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), numerous measurements of radionuclide wet deposition over North America were made for 167 NADP sites before and after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station incident of March 12, 2011. For the period from March 8 through April 5, 2011, wet-only precipitation samples were collected by NADP and analyzed for fission-product isotopes within whole-water and filterable solid samples by the United States Geological Survey using gamma spectrometry.
Variable amounts of 131I, 134Cs, or 137Cs were measured at approximately 21% of sampled NADP sites distributed widely across the contiguous United States and Alaska. Calculated 1- to 2-week individual radionuclide deposition fluxes ranged from 0.47 to 5100 Becquerels per square meter during the sampling period. Wet deposition activity was small compared to measured activity already present in U.S. soil. NADP networks responded to this complex disaster, and provided scientifically valid measurements that are comparable and complementary to other networks in North America and Europe.
The map above the abstract at Environmental Science and Technology indicates cesium-137 deposition between 0.8 to 240 becquerels/square meter. But without seeing the paper I have no idea how the numbers on the map are related to the numbers in the abstract. (My guess is that the numbers in the abstract, particularly the high number, include iodine-131.)
– Magnitude 6.1 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN (USGS, Nov. 23, 2011)
– U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing (ZeroHedge, Nov. 9, 2011):
On 5 November an earthquake measuring 5.6 rattled Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Illinois.
Until two years ago Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a year, but in 2010, 1,047 quakes shook the state.
In Lincoln County, where most of this past weekend’s seismic incidents were centered, there are 181 injection wells, according to Matt Skinner, an official from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the agency which oversees oil and gas production in the state.
Cause and effect?