Earthquake Activity In North America Continues To Rise
By Michael Snyder/Economic Collapse BlogNovember 06, 2019
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Why is the mainstream media being so quiet about all of the seismic activity that has been happening all across the United States?
During the last 7 days, there has been an earthquake swarm directly along the New Madrid Fault zone, Kansas and Oklahoma have been hit by a very unusual number of significant quakes, and there have been several sizable seismic events in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano.
But of course the west coast is getting hammered more than anyone else. According to Cal Tech, there have been more than 1000 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the last week, but of course most of them have been very small. Overall, the latest USGS numbers tell us that there have been more than 2,000 earthquakes nationally during the last 7 days, and apparently we aren't supposed to be alarmed by that.
But could it be possible that all of this seismic activity is leading up to something really big?
Over the weekend, we witnessed some very unusual quakes in the middle of the country. On Sunday, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattled Kansas...
The Kansas quake hit at 9:08 p.m. Central time near South Hutchinson, northwest of Wichita, according to the USGS. About 175 people reported feeling the tremor, some as far away as Osborne and Concordia, Kansas.
Thankfully that quake hit in an area with a very low population density, and so it didn't affect that many people.
But then on Sunday, a series of relatively large earthquakes hammered Oklahoma...
A 3.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Fairview in northern Oklahoma, at 1 a.m. Sunday, followed by a 2.6-magnitude quake at 1:37 a.m. near Quinton in eastern Oklahoma, the USGS reports. A 2.7-magnitude tremor rattled Waukomis in northern Oklahoma at 4:25 p.m. Saturday
Overall, there have been 143 earthquakes in Oklahoma in the last 30 days, and the increasing level of seismic activity in that part of the nation definitely has a lot of people on edge.
But of much greater concern is what has been happening along the west coast. The two major quakes that hit California in July were followed by more than 100,000 aftershocks, and scientists are warning that this "may have increased stress on parts of a major dormant fault line"...
A series of earthquakes which shook Southern California earlier this year may have increased stress on parts of a major dormant fault line which has not produced any significant activity since records began, according to a study.
Scientists from the University of Iowa examined the so-called Ridgecrest earthquakes, which began with a 6.4 magnitude foreshock in the Mojave Desert on July 4, followed the next day by a 7.1 magnitude quake--the largest in Southern California for two decades. In addition, more than 100,000 smaller aftershocks were recorded.
The "dormant fault line" which they are talking about is the Garlock Fault.
And the Garlock Fault runs directly into the San Andreas Fault.
One day there will be a massive quake that fundamentally alters the geography of southern California, and let us hope that day is delayed for as long as possible.
Meanwhile, we have also witnessed some unusual rumbling off the coast farther north.
In fact, five large earthquakes were detected off of the Oregon coast last month. The following comes from a news story that was posted on October 21st...
A magnitude-4.6 earthquake Monday morning became the fifth to strike off the Oregon coast since the beginning of the month.
The quake rumbled around 6:47 a.m. about 120 miles west of Bandon and at a depth of roughly 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
On Thursday, a magnitude-4.7 temblor struck about 95 miles from Port Orford -- just hours after students in Coos and Curry counties participated in an annual earthquake drill.
The reason why these quakes are so alarming is because they happened in the vicinity of the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
As Steve Quayle recently told Greg Hunter, someday the Cascadia Subduction Zone will suddenly come to life, and it will be the greatest natural disaster that we have seen so far in all of American history...
What's the worst case scenario if the Cascadia Subduction Zone lets loose and volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis are unleashed? Quayle says "The amount of damage, and I am going to choose my words carefully, is going to be precedent setting.
It's going to be the combination of volcanos going off that are inland from the subduction zone where the plates meet, coupled with tsunamis. . . . When this happens, you will lose eight million to twenty million people. When it happens, you will lose all productivity in the electronic field, obviously Silicon Valley, and all food production in all of California, Oregon and Washington.
When it happens, you will have a State of Emergency unlike any other. How about the refugees? There will be 3.5 million refugees to take care of. When this happens, what happens to the underground aquifers, and where does everybody go for fresh water? There will be years of drought, years of famine and years of water, water where did it all go? It is a very dire situation painted by computer models. This is not a sensational thing. It is a reality based, scientific study with the application of what happens."
Quayle warns that the public would likely have roughly "15 minutes to get to safety," and "the tsunami waves would be 500 to 1,500 feet tall."
One day it will happen. With little or no warning, the Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce a catastrophic earthquake and accompanying tsunami that will essentially destroy everything west of Interstate 5 in the Pacific Northwest.
It will be the worst natural disaster up to that point in American history, and the experts are saying that we are completely and utterly unprepared for it. Of course the San Andreas Fault gets more publicity, but the truth is that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of producing a quake "almost 30 times more energetic" than anything the San Andreas Fault can produce.