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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Earthquake and Volcanic Activity Rising?

Steady Increase in earthquake and volcanic activity?  You decide.  Here is some documentation.  For each piece of documentation, I have labeled whether their is an INCREASE, DECREASE, or CONSISTENT in the answer to the question of whether there is an increase in earthquakes and/or volcanic activity.

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Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Worldwide earthquakes with M4.5+ located by USGS and Contributing Agencies.
(Earthquakes with M2.5+ within the United States and adjacent areas.)

World Recent Earthquake Map
Legend for earthquake map

Are Earthquakes Really on the Increase?

We continue to be asked by many people throughout the world if earthquakes are on the increase. Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant.
A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. In 1931, there were about 350 stations operating in the world; today, there are more than 8,000 stations and the data now comes in rapidly from these stations by electronic mail, internet and satellite. This increase in the number of stations and the more timely receipt of data has allowed us and other seismological centers to locate earthquakes more rapidly and to locate many small earthquakes which were undetected in earlier years. The NEIC now locates about 20,000 earthquakes each year or approximately 50 per day. Also, because of the improvements in communications and the increased interest in the environment and natural disasters, the public now learns about more earthquakes.
According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 17 major earthquakes (7.0 - 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or above) in any given year.
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Below is a graph showing how the number of all magnitude earthquakes has grown over recent years. Although we are primarily concerned with long term trends for larger magnitude earthquakes in this report, it is worth noting the trend as it applies to all earthquakes - whether large or small, over a 30 years period or so from the mid-1970s. However, this trend needs to be understood in relation to the increase in seismographs. Certainly, in the last 25 years, more lower intensity earthquakes have been noticed because of a general increase in the number of seismograph stations across the world and improved global communications. This increase has helped seismological centres to locate many small earthquakes which were undetected in earlier decades. Therefore, an upward trend is not unexpected in the graph, although the rise in the number of large earthquakes will be of more significance to our assessment of the trend. By limiting the range of earthquakes being counted in this report to magnitude 7 or above, it means these earthquakes can easily be identified by a limited number of seismographs, and we have ensured that any increase in frequency for these larger earthquakes cannot be down to the increase in overall detection rates in this 25-year period, as all these larger earthquakes are able to be easily detected with fewer seismograph stations.


Graph above provided by DL Research. - http://www.dlindquist.com
The fluctuations in earthquake numbers for individual years show how unpredictable earthquakes are, and viewing on a year by year basis might make trend analysis harder to pinpoint.
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VOLCANIC ACTIVITY GRAPHS



Finally, we plot below the record since reasonably comprehensive reporting of global volcanism began in the 1960s. Note that the number of confirmed erupting volcanoes has leveled off between 50 and 70 per year through the past four decades, and a linear regression line through the data indicates that volcanism has been virtually constant.



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Earthquake Energy Rise on Earth 
Tom J. Chalko, MSc, PhD
Head of Geophysics Division, Scientific E Research P/L, Mt Best, Vic 3960, Australia


Conclusions 
The observed 5-fold increase in annual earthquake energy in the period 1980-2007 and the rapidly increasing trend are alarming.  


Results presented in this article indicate that the main danger for humanity on Earth may come not from a slow climate change, but from the rapidly increasing seismic/tectonic activity.  


In the period of time when the planetary climate changed by a small fraction of one degree, earthquakes have become 5 times more energetic. How long do we need to wait until someone brings this problem to our 
awareness? 


Awareness of the problem is essential not only to explain the reason for the observed phenomenon but also to consider possible solutions. 


What could be a reason for the observed 5-fold increase in annual earthquake energy?  


According to the currently adopted dogmas the planetary interior “crystallizes” in time and hence becomes more solid. Motion of tectonic plates should therefore become slower and the associated seismic activity should not increase in time.  
http://nujournal.net/EarthquakeEnergyRise.pdf
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Worldwide earthquake data was acquired and shown graphically as a function of time. These trends show an increase in the magnitude and a significant increase in the frequency (magnitude > 5.5) of earthquakes worldwide


It is important to note the recent M9.0 earthquake in Japan and that earthquake frequency is extrapolated for 2011. The earthquake in Japan has probably lead to an overestimation of the yearly earthquake frequency for 2011. Nevertheless, these graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M > 5.0). As was mentioned in the main page, these events were prophesied in the Holy Scriptures. It is important to note the sharp increase in earthquake frequency during the month of March 2011.

These trends also show that the depth of earthquakes has diminished, they occur closer to the Earth's surface. Shallow earthquakes occur along fault lines and are due to the accumulation of stress. Earthquake waves can also propagate far enough to trigger other earthquakes; this may explain the noted increase in earthquakes.

Certain have stated that the increased frequency of earthquakes is due to the increased number of detection instruments installed worldwide. This would cause more sensitive earthquakes to be measured. However, these graphs show an increase in stronger earthquakes; it is also important to note that the earthquake Richter scale is base-10 logarithmic (Wikipedia). The fact that the world's population has increased doesn't help, more people are affected by these events. There is increased media avaiability and attention. However, due to recent events, it is now easy to convince even the average person, that there are more and more strong earthquakes occuring worldwide: 




Earthquake Frequency and Intensity

The M7.0 that struck Haiti in 2010 occurred in an active zone. However, the last earthquake to strike this region, with the same intensity, occurred in 1897 (Boston.com). The changing nature of earthquakes is catching many people off-guard. The recent earthquake in Japan (M9.0) was also of significance, as noted by USGS "The March 11, 2011 earthquake far surpassed other post-1900 plate-boundary thrust-fault earthquakes in the southern Japan Trench, none of which attained M8. A predecessor may have occurred on July 13, 869, when the Sendai area was swept by a large tsunami that Japanese scientists have identified from written records and a sand sheet." 

The strongest earthquakes that occcured in 2004 and 1981 will be compared. The M9.1 that occured in December 2004 had approximately 560*10E16J of energy; the M7.6 that occured in 1981 had only about 3.4*10E16J (see Wikipedia link for Ricther scale). The M9.1 released 165 times more energy than the M7.6. 


Impact of melting glaciers on earthquakes

A joint NASA-USGS (2004) study shows that melting glaciers may be increasing earthquake activity (NASA). As mentioned in the article, melting glaciers would change the load on the Earth's crust. As a glacier melts, the load would decrease at this relative point; melted water would flow into the ocean and increase the load over a different surface. It would be this change and/or even reversal of loading that would induce stress in the Earth's crust and increase earthquake activity. Based on these results, melting glaciers should be closely monitored National Snow and Ice Data Center. These results would seem to indicate that the water level need not change significantly to cause significant disruptions. These results would also indicate that the Earth's crust is not static and robust. Finally, areas that have low earthquke activity may become much more active due to melting glaciers.




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US Govt Caught Hiding Earthquake Data to Discredit Climate Skeptic Expert?

By: John O’ Sullivan, APRIL 7,2011
New evidence shows US is not reporting worrying increase in earthquake activity predicted by independent skeptic expert.
Independent observers are monitoring an upsurge in seismic activity that began occurring across the United States during April 5 and 6 2011. It is feared that an earthquake similar in magnitude or greater than that which recently devastated Japan may hit the U.S. any time.
A live feed from the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) internet seismic server inexplicably went offline several times in a two-day period at a time when it appears increased seismic activity was occurring across the United States. The ANSS has offered no explanation for the anomaly.
The tremors are occurring at the precise time forecasted by Piers Corbyn, a leading British astrophysicist and weather forecaster. Corbyn believes heightened solar activity impacts not only our climate but also sets off earthquakes. Lately charged particles from solar flares have impacted our planet’s upper atmosphere at speeds of 560 miles per second.
Citizen Scientists Expose Government Cover Up
Reaction in the blogosphere has been instant. A YouTube video ‘New Madrid — multiple charts show movement — USGS censors data again’graphically illustrates how increased seismic activity is showing up via publicly accessible government data yet the U.S. authorities themselves are not reporting this latest worrying development.
The main agency responsible, United States Geological Survey (USGS) is another arm of corporate government like NASA, the EPA, the FDA which has been under sustained criticism for similarly manipulating global warming data.
Instruments show signs of significant seismic activity in a wide arc across Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia. A 3.6 magnitude quake (minor) yesterday occurred in Greenbriar, Arkansas but conspicuously, the Helicorder for Portageville Missouri showed nothing on their maps. According to Richter scale seismic activity of 6 or above is considered ‘strong’ and is destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (100 mi) across in populated areas. A magnitude 3.6 quake caused Nevada’s PEPCON fuel plant explosion in 1988.
Latest Graphic Earthquake Images Shown on Youtube
In a 9-minute video commentator, ’dutchsinse suggests that such a broad spread of so-called “harmonic movement” across the continent as “concerning.” Coincidentally, the Pacific Northwest volcano webcorders also showed earthquake activity for this same period.
‘Dutch’ is also concerned that government-funded researchers may be intentionally censoring inconvenient seismic activity that would lend credence to Corbyn’s claims that lunar gravitational forces are instrumental not only on Earth’s climate but also on earthquake activity.
Corbyn has only recently launched his new earthquake forecasting service encouraged by the dramatic upsurge of interest in his highly successful long-range weather forecasting. It seems he may also be well set to provide an equally indispensable public service with his earthquake predictions.
On his WeatherAction.com website Corbyn announced:
“The 6-9th April is our first major (Trial) Earthquake risk period of April and comes with related extreme weather events forecasts. In these trial periods we expect an increase in the serious M6.0 and above quakes in quake vulnerable locations (and related increases in lower level activity) around the world such as the Pacific ‘ring of fire’. This includes the WEST USA which in this time period is probably more vulnerable than for decades.”
Coincidentally, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management issued a press release (April 5, 2011) cancelling a media conference scheduled  for yesterday on earthquake preparedness.
Public Not Being Advised as to the Dangers
The greatest concern is for the Yellowstone National Park’s super volcano that also recently took a deep “breath” causing miles of ground to rise dramatically. Yellowstone’s caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) area of Wyoming, is an ancient crater formed after the last big blast, some 640,000 years ago.
Volcanologists say the simmering giant volcano is due another cataclysmic event. Such an eruption would be a thousand times more powerful than Mount St. Helen’s 1980 eruption.
Concerned citizens may wish to Twitter @USGS and demand to know why they are not reporting the data about these known earthquake events.
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5 Theories About the Increase in Seismic Activity
Mar 18th, 2011 | By Hayden | Category: Blog, Editorials & Conspiracies
Source: Activist Post
Planet Earth has experienced a very noticeable up-tick in earthquake activity and intensity over the last five years. Leading up to the great Japan quake...utter devastation from the 2004 Indian Ocean megathrust earthquake and tsunami, the catastrophic Haiti quake, an axis-moving Chile quake in 2010, massive and multiple quakes in New Zealand, and record earthquake swarms hitting Yellowstone and the New Madrid Fault line in middle America culminating with the worst earthquake in 35 years to hit the area...
The devastating effects on human civilization are on full display in the most recent 8.9 earthquake in Japan.  The powerful quake and corresponding tsunami showed that not even a fully developed nation with the world’s third largest economy can withstand nature’s fury.  This was also evident in the New Zealand quakes which continue to demolish the first-world city of Christchurch.
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This new awareness of our fragile existence in the face of such powerful forces of nature has brought about many theories as to why earthquake activity is increasing.  Many will brush it off as natural occurrences without understanding that everything in nature is caused by something, whether or not it can be seen or measured.  Indeed, we are witnessing many earth changes happening for the first time in modern history.  And perhaps all of these anomalies are connected in some way, or at least compounding nature’s recent wrath.
Here are five theories as to the cause of increased earthquake activity:

SOLAR AND LUNAR ACTIVITY:

Meteorologist and astrophysicist Piers Corbyn claims a combination of solar activity and the extreme lunar cycle is the cause of the increased earthquakes.  He’s not alone.  On March 9th, NASA reported a powerful solar flare, an X1.5-class explosion from behemoth sunspot 1166 around 2323 UT, which they said would cause ‘global disturbances’.  On March 10th, Space.com posed the question “Will March 19 ‘Supermoon’ Trigger Natural Disasters?”  The very next day, the third largest earthquake ever recorded struck Japan.  Many scientist have speculated the “Supermoon”, set for peak arrival tomorrow, is causing gravitational disturbances because it is the closest the celestial body has been to the Earth in 18 years.

MAGNETIC POLE SHIFT:

As the magnetic pole continues to wander rapidly toward Russia, it has led to speculation that this might be leading to the record number of earthquakes seen in 2010, as well as the recent mega-quakes.  According to proponents of this theory, pole shift is a geomagnetic event that exerts pressure on the Earth’s tectonic plates. As the pole wanders, the core and plates realign producing fluctuations and great upheaval until the crust can stabilize.  The lights in the sky that have been recorded just prior to earthquakes may be evidence of the natural harmonic activity of the geomagnetic flux.  
 Simulation of the interaction between Earth's ... 
Geomagnetic Pole Shift/Wikimedia Image

HAARP:

Researchers into the potential for earthquake creation cite HAARP and its various counterpart arrays around the world as a principal theory for recent mega-quakes such as those in Haiti, Chile, and now Japan.  HAARP is a billion watt microwave that bounces frequencies off the ionosphere.  Admitted functions are forground penetrating radar, which some believe is a dangerous application that involves using frequencies that can disrupt the Earth’s natural magnetic field.  In fact, the Department of Defense gave a briefing on the subject while discussing weapons of mass destruction in 1997.  As observable evidence of such atmospheric tampering, researchers point to the correlations between visual anomalies such as colorful light displays and a characteristic wave pattern with a “punch hole” evident in cloud formations associated with these recent mega-quakes.
 

SHIFTING ICECAPS:

Some climatologists believe that shifting ice caps can have an effect on tectonic activity because the massive weight of the ice is changing locations. Global warming alarmists have sought to pin the great Japan quake on the disappearing ice, however they seem to lose credibility as polar ice is actually increasing according to U.S. Navy Polar Ice Prediction System. Yet, it seems feasible that even shifting ice, which appears to be moving in the direction of the North Pole shift, may indeed affect the flotation of the earth’s outer crust.  This could conceivably cause some tectonic movement and be partially related to some earthquake activity.
 arctic-sea-ice-thickness-2009-to-2011 
Shifting Polar Ice – U.S. Navy Polar Ice Prediction System

GAS FRACKING:

Since September of 2010, nearly 800 earthquakes rattled Arkansas and the New Madrid Fault Line. The entire state only experienced 38 quakes in 2009.  Hydraulic fracturing is the most likely cause of increased earthquakes.  Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) pumps water and chemicals into the ground at a pressurized rate exceeding what the bedrock can withstand, resulting in a microquake that produces rock fractures.  A close look at Arkansas’ history of earthquakes and drilling reveals a shockingly noticeable surge in quake frequency following advanced drilling. Although, fracking is now a global technique for finding natural gas, it’s unlike to be the cause of major earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand, Chile, or Haiti.
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I cannot find any reliable documentation that there is an earthquake decrease.  I can only find evidence of increase.  As far as the volcanic eruptions/volcanic activity, thus far it seems to be fairly consistent, according to some of the data that I have been able to retrieve.  However, increased earthquake activity will likely bring on an increase in volcanic activity as a probable eventuality because the two are definitely connected.  
In any case, are you prepared for emergencies?  Do you have your 72 Hour Kits prepared for each member of your family?  Do you have rotating food storage?  Do you have water storage?  If you answer no to any of these questions, you need to act now.  If any emergency happens, acting during the emergency will be inevitably a disaster in an of itself.   
Prepare Now!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We CAN AVERT electrically driven quakes-volcanic eruptions:
Britain National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies -2012 edition
Volcanic hazards Risk
3.25 ...There are a range of volcanoes across Europe (such as SANTORINI in the Aegean Sea) which could have consequences for the UK...
3.27 ...Significant eruptions of this type can emit gases and particles into the stratosphere, above weather systems, where they may also have subsequent CLIMATIC effects. [=VOLCANIC WINTER]
https://update.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/CO_NationalRiskRegister_2012_acc.pdf.

Solar flares trigger earthquakes
Jain, R., Physical Research Laboratory.
Each of the 682 >4.0 earthquakes under study was preceded by a solar flare of B to X class by 10-100 hrs.
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AGUSMIN33A..03J.


Explosive volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays
Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, Hiroko Miyahara, Ryuho Kataoka, Tatsuhiko Sato, Yasuhiro Ishimine
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1342937X10001966.

Nature 482, 77–80 (02 February 2012)
"If you had a big [volcanic] eruption of this sort [globally devastating], let's say in the middle of Europe today, the effects would be enormous and a few months might not be enough to get your act together." http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/full/nature10706.html. SO:

Worldwide Lightning-rod Nets URGENTLY to save humankind from cannibalic collapse
by galactically driven, devastating quakes/volcanic winters,
as happened to Mayas, Aztecs, Incas
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lvKBsFPvSyU/Tytj7wF_XTI/AAAAAAAAAy4/ljux0bmJnfU/s320/alexikeravna+lightning+rods+NETS+5.jpg

VOLCANIC EXPLOSION LARGER THAN KRAKATOA TRIGGERS COLLAPSE OF BRONZE AGE
William Ryan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
http://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu/downloads/newsletter_-_2005_spring.pdf
Five years volcanic winter of disastrous harvests: “The massive crop failures caused by climatic change had a domino effect on the Mediterranean economy that traveled in a wave of political uprisings from Anatolia to Mesopotamia to Egypt and then back to the Aegean”...
"When Tambora exploded, agriculture was severely damaged even on the opposite side of the world. At a VEI of 7, Thera’s eruption would have had a similar effect on the Bronze Age climate,” said Dr. Ryan.

Anonymous said...

We CAN AVERT electrically driven quakes-volcanic eruptions*, thus new Fukushimas:

Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, spoke at the public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012 on the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident. Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata strongly stated that, if the crippled building of reactor unit 4―with 1,535 fuel rods in the spent-fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground―collapses, not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but it will also affect the common spent-fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel rods, located some 50 meters from reactor 4. In both cases the radioactive rods are not protected by a containment vessel; dangerously, they are open to the air.
This would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never before experienced. He stressed that the responsibility of Japan to the rest of the world is immeasurable. Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries.

Britain National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies -2012 edition
Volcanic hazards Risk
3.25 ...There are a range of volcanoes across Europe (such as SANTORINI in the Aegean Sea) which could have consequences for the UK...
3.27 ...Significant eruptions of this type can emit gases and particles into the stratosphere, above weather systems, where they may also have subsequent CLIMATIC effects. [=VOLCANIC WINTER]
https://update.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/CO_NationalRiskRegister_2012_acc.pdf.

Solar flares trigger earthquakes
Jain, R., Physical Research Laboratory.
Each of the 682 >4.0 earthquakes under study was preceded by a solar flare of B to X class by 10-100 hrs.
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AGUSMIN33A..03J.


Explosive volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays
Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, Hiroko Miyahara, Ryuho Kataoka, Tatsuhiko Sato, Yasuhiro Ishimine
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1342937X10001966.

Nature 482, 77–80 (02 February 2012)
"If you had a big [volcanic] eruption of this sort [globally devastating], let's say in the middle of Europe today, the effects would be enormous and a few months might not be enough to get your act together." http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/full/nature10706.html. SO:
*
Worldwide Lightning-rod Nets URGENTLY to save humankind from cannibalic collapse
by galactically driven, devastating quakes/volcanic winters,
as happened to Mayas, Aztecs, Incas
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lvKBsFPvSyU/Tytj7wF_XTI/AAAAAAAAAy4/ljux0bmJnfU/s320/alexikeravna+lightning+rods+NETS+5.jpg


Thera VOLCANIC EXPLOSION LARGER THAN KRAKATOA TRIGGERS COLLAPSE OF BRONZE AGE
William Ryan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
http://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu/downloads/newsletter_-_2005_spring.pdf
Five years volcanic winter of disastrous harvests: “The massive crop failures caused by climatic change had a domino effect on the Mediterranean economy that traveled in a wave of political uprisings from Anatolia to Mesopotamia to Egypt and then back to the Aegean”...
"When Tambora exploded, agriculture was severely damaged even on the opposite side of the world. At a VEI of 7, Thera’s eruption would have had a similar effect on the Bronze Age climate,” said Dr. Ryan.