Current Events and Links
Strong and Major Quake Watch
- Great = > 8
- Major = 7 to 7.9
- Strong = 6 to 6.9
- Moderate = 5 to 5.9
- Light = 4 to 4.9
- Minor = Less than 3.9
Is there really an increase in seismic activity? From some perspectives it certainly seems that there
is, but scientists remind us that this could also be due to the increased effectiveness in measuring and reporting
events. In any case, there is no doubt that this period of time qualifies as a fulfillment of the prophecy that
"there will be earthquakes!"
Earthquakes in Various Places
- Ron's Blog 3/12/11
- From Lambert Dolphin's Library:
Earthquakes and the End Times.
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See the USGS Lists of
Significant Worldwide Earthquakes
Real-Time Earthquake Map - 7 Days
USGS Earthquake information for previous years
Last Real-time Earthquake Map- USGS
See more recent articles: After December 31, 2013
Expert: Big Fault-Line Earthquake Would Nearly Destroy LA
Dec. 12, 2013 - Dr. Lucy Jones, a representative from the U.S. Geology Service, warns that Southern California, and particularly Los Angeles, is not ready
for the major impact of a high-magnitude earthquake along the San Andreas fault. If "the big one" hits, the area will not only suffer collapsed buildings and
freeways, but the supply of necessities like food, natural gas and water will be cut off for an extended period of time. A USGS study called "The ShakeOut Scenario,"
predicts that it would take at least six months to repair the water supply mains that would be destroyed. It would also nearly destroy communications with the outside
world. Fiber-optic cables to Los Angeles cross the San Andreas Fault. She said,
"So we expect at the time of the earthquake when the fault moves, we will break these fiber-optic cables and two-thirds of the data capacity between L.A. and everyone
else will disappear."
Jones said that a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault would affect about 10 million Californians.
- Source: NewsMax
Powerful quake strikes far south Atlantic
Nov. 18, 2013 -
A powerful 7.8 magnitude undersea earthquake struck in the Scotia Sea, a remote region in the far south Atlantic near Antarctica.
Since it was not near inhabited areas there is no report of damage. It did not generate a tsunami because the two tectonic plates are sliding past one another horizontally.
It is not a subduction zone, where one plate drops below the other.
- Source: Yahoo
Small tsunami reaches Japan after earthquake
Oct. 26, 2013 - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the ocean near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Small (1 ft)
tsunami waves reached the region but evidently caused no additional damage.
- Source: BBC
Can oarfish predict earthquakes? Maybe it's not as crazy as it sounds
Oct. 22, 2013 - Two oarfish, one 18 feet long and another 14 feet long, were discovered on California beaches recently. There
is some evidence that deep-sea creatures and other animals exhibit unusual behavior before a large earthquake strikes.
Kiyoshi Wadatsumi, a specialist in ecological seismology, told the Japan Times, "Deep-sea fish living near the sea bottom are more sensitive
to the movements of active faults than those near the surface of the sea."
- Source: NBC
Epicenter: Israel hit by four earthquakes in four days. “An earthquake in Israel is more dangerous than war."
Oct. 21, 2013 -
“Officials from the IDF Home Front Command and the emergency services held a status meeting Sunday night to discuss the readiness of the
Israeli home front, following a fourth earthquake in northern Israel in just four days."
The meeting was attended by paramedic, firefighting and police services, and members of the Defense, Health and Education ministries. Some of the
issues that were discussed were:
- Most buildings in the earthquake area were built before 1990 and are not properly reinforced.
- An earthquake emergency could require a great deal of assistance from around the world.
- A former chief of the Home Front Command has said, “An earthquake in Israel is more dangerous than war.”
- Source: Joel Rosenberg's Blog
Fifth quake in six days rattles north - Times of Israel
More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines
Oct. 16, 2013 - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the central area of the Philippines yesterday. The death toll has risen to
144, and 291 injured.
- Source: CNN
Massive earthquake hits southwest Pakistan
Sept. 24, 2013 - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck near the town of Khuzdar in Baluchistan province in Pakistan, the least populated portion of the
country. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Powerful earthquake off east coast of Russia
Jun. 24, 2013 - A powerful earthquake struck offshore from Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. A tsunami warning was issued, but then
The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was of a magnitude of 8.3, but Russian authorities estimated the size of the earthquake at 6.7.
The tremors were felt 4,500 miles away in Moscow. Tremors have not been felt in Moscow for 30 years. The epicenter was 380 miles under the
Sea of Okhotsk.
- Source: BBC
China earthquake toll rises to 180
Apr. 20, 2013 -
A massive quake struck the same region almost five years ago.
- Residents in China's southwestern Sicuan province huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicentre of a powerful earthquake that
struck earlier in the day, leaving at least 180 people dead and more than 11,000 injured.
- Source: CBC
- From Prophecy Central Archives - May 12, 2005 -
Thousands Dead After Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Rocks Central China
Hundreds feared dead after strong earthquake hits Iran
Apr. 16, 2013 - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran today, affecting Pakistan, Afghanistan and India as well.
It is believed that Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant was not damaged. This was Iran’s second earthquake in the last seven days.
- An Iranian government official said 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
- Source: Euronews
Iran claims nuclear reactor undamaged by quake - Euronews
US Geological Society Report on Iran Earthquake - USGS
Major earthquake strikes south-east Iran - BBC
Iran Earthquake Strikes Near Nuclear Plant
Apr. 10, 2013 -
- At least 30 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Bushehr in southern Iran.
The epicentre of the quake was Kaki, 60 miles south of Bushehr - home to the country's only nuclear power station.
- Source: Sky News
Fracking 'linked to biggest Oklahoma earthquake'
Mar. 27, 2013 - According to a new study published by the Geological Society of America wastewater injection from hydraulic
fracturing was linked to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck the US state of Oklahoma in 2011.
- But seismologist Austin Holland of the Oklahoma Geological Survey said while the study showed a potential link between the earthquake
and fracking, "it is still the opinion of those at the Oklahoma Geological Survey that these earthquakes could be naturally occurring".
- Source: BBC
Potentially induced earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA: Links between wastewater injection and the 2011 Mw 5.7 earthquake - The Geological Society of America
Magnitude 8.0 earthquake generates small tsunami in South Pacific
Feb. 6, 2013 - A major earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands. It was a magnitude 8.0 quake and it generated two 4 foot, 11-inch
waves that hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island. According to early reports it damaged at least 70 homes and properties, and killed at least
- Source: Fox
Magnitude 6.9 Quake Strikes Japan's Hokkaido Island
Feb. 2, 2013 -
- A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido near the town of Obihiro on Saturday, the U.S.
Geological Survey said.
- Source: NewsMax
Earth reeling from nine major earthquakes, striking in 5 days
Feb. 2, 2013 - Nine strong [magnitude 6.0-6.9] earthquakes have occured in just 5 days.
- [Also} 44 volcanic eruptive events have already been recorded for the month of January; ...[there were] only 77 chronicled
for the entire year of 2012.
- Source: The Extinction Protocol
Earth Quake Links
Real-Time Earthquake Map - 7 Days
- Information from last few days
- Savage Earth: Hell's Crust: Our Ever-Changing Planet - PBS
- History of deadly earthquakes - BBC
- Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes - Time
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