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Enormous Earthquakes Hit Both Sides Of The Pacific And Experts Warn The San Andreas Could ‘Unzip All At Once’

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latest-earthquakes-ring-of-fire-usgs-mapWhy is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden? There have literally been dozens of significant earthquakes right along the Ring of Fire within the past 30 days, and two giant ones made headlines all over the globe on Thursday. First, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Humboldt County, California, and that was followed later in the day by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands. But of course these latest earthquakes are just the latest examples of increased shaking along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Experts are not quite sure what to make of all of this shaking, but they are warning that “the Big One” could strike the west coast at literally any time.

Let’s start by discussing the historic earthquake that just hit the Solomon Islands. According to the Washington Post, it was originally determined to be a magnitude 8.0 earthquake before being downgraded to a 7.8…

A massive earthquake erupted along a fault line near the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean on Thursday. The quake was originally detected as a magnitude-8 by the U.S. Geological Service, but has since been reduced to a 7.8 on the Moment-Magnitude scale.

It was followed by a 5.5-magnitude quake, and aftershocks continue to roll through.

Subsequently, that earthquake was followed by 20 extremely large aftershocks that all fell into a range between magnitude 4.8 and magnitude 6.5. All of this violent seismic activity seems to have shook the entire planet to at least some degree, because monitoring stations all over the world were experiencing strange “vibrations” as aftershock after aftershock shook the Solomon Islands.

Prior to all of this shaking in the Solomon Islands, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast of California rattled residents of Humboldt County.

Fortunately the quake was far enough offshore that not a lot of damage was done, but it is being reported that those living in the region could feel the ground rolling

Bonnie Brower, owner of the Ferndale Pie Company, told The Associated Press she was grabbing something from the fridge in the restaurant’s kitchen when the quake happened. She didn’t see any damage, but said says felt a “big jolt.”

“I just felt this very huge jerk and I didn’t know what it was,” Brower said to The AP. Afterward, it felt like the ground was rolling, “like you were on a boat.”

In recent months there has been a lot of earthquake activity along the west coast, and this has raised fears that “the Big One” could be coming soon.

And Fox News recently reported that a major study has concluded that it is likely that someday the 800-mile-long San Andreas fault “could unzip all at once”…

For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture in isolated sections.

But a recent study by federal, state and academic researchers showed that much of the fault could unzip all at once, unleashing a rare, singular catastrophe. Now, insurers have used that research to come up with a new analysis of the damage that could be caused by statewide break of the San Andreas.

I don’t know about you, but to me that does not sound good.

But because things have been so quiet in California for the last several decades, most people living in the region seem to greatly underestimate the threat.

Those living on the west coast have been hearing the same warnings year after year, and many of them have become convinced that “the Big One” is never going to happen in their lifetimes.

Unfortunately, the cold, hard science tells us a much different story. According to the top experts in the field, the San Andreas fault is way overdue for a historic earthquake

Experts have warned that the fault line has been quiet for far too long and is due to erupt at any time.

Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Centre, told a conference in Long Beach: “The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go.”

Seismologists have said that over the past 1,400 to 1,500 monster earthquakes have ruptured at 150-year intervals.

And of course the San Andreas fault is only a small section of a seismic zone known as the Ring of Fire that roughly encircles the entire Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey provides tools that show the latest earthquakes in the world, and earlier today I used one of those tools to display all of the earthquakes along the Ring of Fire of magnitude 2.5 or greater that have happened within the last 30 days. The following is a screenshot of what I discovered…

latest-earthquakes-ring-of-fire-usgs-map

The crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, but meanwhile most people have been lulled into a false sense of security.

At some point a great California earthquake is coming, and when it strikes it is going to change the lives of tens of millions of people in a single moment.

About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The Most Important News. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • oUCH

    Michael .. You might want to check out suspiciousObservers dot Org and quakewatch dot Net. I’ve been following them for some time and they really do seem to be onto possibly giving limited advance notice of EQ’s. They nailed the Solomon and CA Eq’s.. predicting them yesterday on their twitter account where they post maps. It has to do with solar energy impacting the earth and creating pressure changes which they call Earth Storms. They’ve nailed many recent others and they seem to have a very high standard of which ones they lay “claim” to calling. If they call one and it doesn’t hit above a 6, they call it a miss. It’s actually pretty impressive stuff. They link to daily really awe inspiring semi live images of the sun.. you can actually see plasma streams leaving our star.. oUCH..

  • DJohn1

    Well California has wanted to secede from the Union.
    I just don’t feel this is the way they wanted to do it.
    Nature rules. In my belief God rules.
    Either way it looks like California might be getting the raw end of this deal.
    They are the ones with all the liberal causes.
    They are the ones with a large homosexual community.
    They are the ones that have been destroying churches in and around San Francisco.
    Maybe God is fed up with the lot of them.
    It would not be the first time mankind has upset God and God has gotten angry.
    But keep thinking it is just a natural event and has nothing to do with consequences for certain abominations.
    Keep thinking that until the big one hits.

    • medicalkidnap.com

      I think the big reason San Francisco has so many gays is because that is where the Navy dropped a lot of them off after they were outed.

    • Chris Gerber

      California’s problems aside, I am keeping my eye on Yellowstone. An eruption there would dwarf anything coming out of California.

  • Robert

    Societies recover from disasters except when radiation is involved: Chernobyl, Fukishima and maybe some we do not know about. If there are major quakes at nuclear sites then there is a long term problem.

    As for CA secession, the secessionist might want to consider all the federal lands in CA which will not accompany seceding territory. CA is a busted flush on a good day.

  • countryangel

    So a post about the predictions of earthquakes is taken down? It was to save lives and help, not harm and you removed the link. So I take it this site is sooo one sided and is now off my list and you do not really want to be informed and forward thinking. Evidently not. What a bunch of bs.

    • MMR shot = autism

      You should see how much censorship NaturalNews or American Family Association has!

    • poor white eunuch

      i dont like it when words are blocked like the word that describes a political killing

  • Jim Davis

    It’s strange that evangelicals on this site who believe that earth is a few thousand years old, would believe anything from geologists and seismologists who would tell you that earth is billions of years old.

    • iu

      Bible does not say how old Earth is.

    • Chris Gerber

      Frankly, I don’t worry about such things because I know that once I get to Heaven, I’ll know everything that God knows.

      • Ray S.

        I think that would be impossible. God’s knowledge and wisdom are so great that even in heaven we will spend probably millions of years just learning things we never knew before. Just when we think we have it figured out there will be something else to discover.

        • Chris Gerber

          But, we will be like him. From a human standpoint, yes, it would take some time… just as we are limited in our approach to learning by the tent we occupy presently. But, we’re talking about a God that created the world in 7 days. I think it possible and probable that we would instantly know all things.

  • Ray S.

    I always had this thought that if California ever gets hit with a big one, and I mean so big that it changes the terrain, it could probably take out most of the Internet since all of the major tech players are headquartered right there on the coast. The last big earthquake happened before there was ever Facebook or Google.

  • GetReal4U2

    Yeshua spoke of earthquakes…ONE of the MANY CONVERGENT signs happening right now…

    I’m looking up…and you might want to prep…believe or not…America is about to receive a great judgement…
    shalom…