3 Large Earthquakes And A Major Volcanic Eruption In Mexico Spark Fears That The Big One Could Hit California Soon

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The portion of “the Ring of Fire” that runs along the west coast of North America is starting to shake like a leaf. As most of you already know, the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean is known for high levels of seismic activity, and the experts tell us that more than 80 percent of all earthquakes and more than 70 percent of all volcanic eruptions take place within the Ring of Fire. The North American section of the Ring of Fire has been relatively quiet for an extended period of time, but now all of the shaking down in Mexico is causing a tremendous amount of concern. In fact, some now fear that all of the shaking down there may be a harbinger of things to come for California.


Within the last 30 days, there have been three major earthquakes in Mexico. This latest one was a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, and it was accompanied by an eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week.

South of Mexico City, the Popocatepetl volcano sent a column of ash into the sky, capping a period of seismic activity including two powerful tremors this month that have killed more than 400 people and caused damages of up to $8 billion.

Mexico’s capital was shattered by Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake that flattened dozens of buildings and killed at least 307 people.

Of course the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that hit Mexico back on September 7th was the largest earthquake that we have seen down there in ages.

The earthquakes are getting most of the attention from the media, and without a doubt they have caused extensive damage, but Mt. Popocatepetl may be of even greater concern. It has “registered 181 low-intensity exhalations” in recent days, and on Saturday it erupted explosively three times.

A catastrophic eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl would be a nightmare beyond anything that we have witnessed in the modern history of Mexico. The volcano sits only about 50 miles away from Mexico City, and there are close to 25 million people living in the Mexico City metropolitan area. In recent years, smoke and ash from minor eruptions of Mt. Popocatepetl have reached the city, but most people living there have absolutely no idea how immensely powerful the volcano truly is.

Popocatepetl is an ancient Aztec word that can be translated as “smoking mountain”, and centuries ago enormous mud flows from the mountain buried entire Aztec cities

Historians tell us that Popocatepetl had a dramatic impact on the ancient Aztecs. Giant mud flows produced by massive eruptions covered entire Aztec cities. In fact, some of these mud flows were so large that they buried entire pyramids in super-heated mud.

But we haven’t witnessed anything like that in any of our lifetimes, so it is hard to even imagine devastation of that magnitude.

In addition to Mexico City’s mammoth population, there are millions of others that live in the surrounding region. Overall, there are about 25 million people that live in the immediate vicinity of Popocatepetl. Thankfully, we haven’t seen a major eruption of the volcano in modern times, but at some point that will change.

As seismic activity rattles Mexico, many living on the California coast are beginning to take notice.

In fact, it is being reported that there was a run on emergency supplies after a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near San Jose…

Last week residents of San Jose were reportedly stocking up on emergency supplies over fears the area will be hit by a massive earthquake.

The city was shaken by a number of tremors including a strong 3.3 magnitude quake that was felt throughout the region.

San Jose is situated precariously close to the San Andreas fault line, an 800-mile fissure that runs almost the length of California.

Scientists agree that large swathes of southern California – including Los Angeles and San Diego – are long overdue a “Big One” earthquake of magnitude 7 or more.

And just last Friday, it was reported that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake “struck off the northern coast of California”

A preliminary-magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Friday afternoon, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.

The quake’s epicenter was 133.6 miles west-southwest of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its depth was measured at 3.6 miles.

Scientists assure us that someday the west coast will be hit by a major tsunami. It literally is just a matter of time. In fact, the Los Angeles Times reported on one study that discovered that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia fault could potentially produce a tsunami which would “wash away coastal towns”…

If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California’s sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.

A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.

Scientists last year published this grim scenario for a massive rupture along the Cascadia fault system, which runs 700 miles off shore from Northern California to Vancouver Island.

And don’t forget about the volcanoes on the west coast either. Mt. Rainier is known as “the most dangerous mountain in America” for a reason, and in my apocalyptic novel entitled The Beginning Of The End I show why this is the case. Someday Mt. Rainier will erupt again, and you don’t want to be around what that happens.

As recent weeks have clearly demonstrated, our planet is become increasingly unstable.

For the moment, much of the American population is still extremely complacent, but I have a feeling that won’t last for too much longer. A great shaking is coming, and most people in this country will be completely blindsided by it.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • Richard Broberg

    And totally destroy the West Coast.

    • Seismologists have been saying that much like a ℉art*, each little ‘release’ takes an exponential amount of pressure off the rest of the region.

      So, each little earthquake that occurs takes a little pressure off the area; each BIG earthquake takes a BIG amount of pressure off the rest of the area. I hate that so many in Mejico have been killed, but their earthquakes have been excellent news for the rest of that coast.

      *Seismologists used a more polite word than ℉art of course.

      • TheRunningMan

        Carrie, per my knowledge, your assertion is correct for a strike-slip fault. However, for a strike-thrust fault, such as Cascadia, the small quake events occurring on the uplifting plate can be part of the loading of the fault; as the plates are locked, the one plate lifts and as it does, quakes occur. When the actual fault gives way, the uplifted plate subsides as that plate extends over the subsiding plate during the quake providing the energy for your massive event, tsunami, etc. All that being said, the Earth was shaking a lot when I was a kid in Southern California. Mount St. Helens went off just after I moved out of Washington. And you know what…nothing has really changed to this day…I call it business as usual on planet Earth. His assertion that “our planet is become increasingly unstable” is pure doom purveyor idiocy. And, if the big one hits tomorrow, I would still say the same as it is way over due in CA, and about due in the Northwest.

  • DJohn1

    And this of course, has nothing to do with atomic bomb tests in North Korea and the nuclear plant disaster in Japan.
    There is a ripple effect and it effects everyone.
    More likely would be a disaster in the very zones effected by bombs tested in North Korea.
    Followed of course by a ripple effect all the way around the weakened crust of the Earth.

    • maggie

      Speaking of Japan, do read this interesting site, especially at the top of the page….www.netc.com

    • MaxRockatansky33

      How far is NK from US? US Oil industry (shale fractioning) is the cause.

      • Oldfart

        Max, fracking may have something to do with the earthquakes but there’s a lot more to it.

        What happens when a solid body is heated and then cools off? It contracts, becoming smaller. The earth has a superheated core that radiates heat into space. Most of this radiation occurs slowly, since the heat has to travel through miles of crustal material and we hardly notice it – but it still causes pressure to build up along fault lines as our planet shrinks. Volcanoes work more quickly and can cause the strain to release just as quickly.

        The two – gradual cooling and volcanic activity – sometimes work together. There was a case reported several years ago in which a moderate quake in Alaska caused some geysers in Yellowstone to stop spouting. A subsequent earthquake turned them on again. Go figure.

        No, fracking may have some small effect on plate tectonics but I’d be surprised to find there was a major cause and effect involved. We humans like to think we can command the wind and the tides but all those things bumped merrily along for eons before men even developed the muscles to climb down from the trees. Some TV talking head said – after a major (to us) natural disaster – that ‘civilization exists at the whim of nature.’ Truer words were never spoken.

        • MaxRockatansky33

          “Oil shale fractioning may activate a New Madrid fault”. Absolutely not. It can cause some minor tremors. Mining is causing bigger tremors actually.

  • DJohn1

    Gaia is the ancient term for the modern term mother nature.
    The ancients considered her a god/elemental. This has nothing to do with gods or mother nature. It does have a lot to do with natural physical laws of weather.
    There is a very real reaction to the actions of man.
    It is likely to be very costly for all of us, North Korea and the entire world.
    Has anyone got a reading on the current Carbon Dioxide levels in various parts of the Earth? Don’t hear about that much under a Republican regime.
    My source says it might increase dramatically in the next five years.
    If so that means we need breathing machines to survive. The atmosphere itself will become unbreathable.
    What I do see is if the levels are too far up we will see a reaction in both the atmosphere and the oceans. Even Antarctica is showing a dramatic change with glaciers breaking off into the southern oceans. That could mean a rise of up to 60 feet in the sea level all over the planet.
    China thinks so. They are eliminating the gasoline engine from their shores and going 100% electric vehicles in the near future.
    The earthquakes and volcanoes are basically pressure valves for the crusts known as continents all over the planet. The weakest of which are in the Pacific ocean between Korea and Australia.
    One actually blew an island into orbit around 1880 and produced a nuclear winter back then.
    Our own Joseph in Genesis describes 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine all over the planet. We all know how that ended who read the bible.
    I suggest the government store up food for such an event to feed our people and if necessary the world.
    I suggest we plant oxygen generating plants big time along every highway in the country. Our biologists know what plants to plant and we should follow their advice in this.
    I think we need to switch to electric generated cars instead of gasoline cars as soon as possible.
    All of which is very expensive to the American Public right now.
    It is time for change. Either we do it or natural laws of the planet will do it for us.

    • GetReal4U2

      global “warming…”climate change” = wealth re-distribution

      which equal blatant lies…science settled my arz…

      I will trust God’s word concerning this…Gen 8:22…

      • hoops family farm

        I wonder if the elite are geoenginering the hurricanes in Florida to drive down property prices so they can buy up the land at a discount.

        Naturalnews has some articles about weather engineering I should look at.

    • Brandon H.

      No such thing as Mother Nature. It is God’s creation !! Nobody else is involved in His majesty or perfection.

      • DJohn1

        God has laws which we attempt to observe.
        You are correct. But Mother Nature is a good nickname for what is really God’s laws.
        Right now in the last of September it is 85 degrees with no sight of rain in the next few days. We call this Indian Summer and it is usually followed by a very severe winter. We are way overdue for such an event this winter here in Ohio.
        I suggest we might be looking at a foot of snow or more in either December or January. Followed by temperatures in the teens or lower. Possibly all the way through February.
        Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide make temperatures transmit over large distances. Meaning if you have 10 below or even 40 F. below at the poles it will transmit all the way to Florida.

        Same goes the opposite direction as high temperatures at the equator are likely to also transmit all the way up through Canada and the polar regions.
        It makes for a really wild weather pattern and it does go through physical laws most of the time. God can always perform miracles anytime any where that God wants to IF he wants to. He is in control of the entire Universe.

        If the glaciers are melting at the poles it means a huge weight of solid ice is going to disappear making for earthquakes and possibly volcanoes all along the weak places in the crust. So yes, Michael is likely right about geological changes happening quickly throughout the planet if God does not intervene.
        When the glaciers melt you and I are faced with a huge increase in the ocean depths flooding most coastlines.
        I place my faith in God not man. I also do everything I can on my part and then pray to God. I thoroughly believe in the power of God when three Christians get together and pray.
        For instance, I am hoping to put an alternate heating system in my fireplace this year so when the power goes out I can heat my houses.
        God has been very good to me. I keep my prayers short and I will not bother God with anything I can personally do or handle. That is respect.

  • The UK’s Daily Star is a RAG of the lowest variety. If they say that the sun will come out tomorrow, you may as well expect the apocaIypse tonight!

    But hey, what they lack in fact, they more than make up for in softcore porη.

  • SafetyViking

    Good. Maybe then we’ll stop hearing about the NFL drama queens. God has everything under control anyway. Once I figured that out, I haven’t worried about a thing. Not. One. Blessed. Thing.

  • iris

    And we should lift up our heads, “because our redemption draws near”!

    • joanofark06

      Amen, iris! Very intelligent answer of someone who knows the Book.