Scientists Explain Why It Is Inevitable That America Will Be Hit By Absolutely Monstrous Earthquakes

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Plate Tectonics - USGSHave you noticed that the crust of the Earth is starting to become a lot more unstable?  Over the past couple of months, major earthquakes have shaken areas all over the planet and major volcanoes have been erupting with a frequency that is more than just a little bit startling.  Here in the United States, the state of Oklahoma absolutely shattered their yearly record for quakes last year, we just saw a very disturbing earthquake right along the New Madrid fault just recently, and as you will see below one scientist is telling us that the San Andreas fault in southern California “looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go”.

 

The name of the scientist that issued that very ominous warning is Thomas Jordan, and he is the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center.  The following quote from Jordan comes from a Los Angeles Times article that was published this week that is getting a huge amount of attention right now…

“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,” Jordan said in the opening keynote talk.

Other sections of the San Andreas fault also are far overdue for a big quake. Further southeast of the Cajon Pass, such as in San Bernardino County, the fault has not moved substantially since an earthquake in 1812, and further southeast toward the Salton Sea, it has been relatively quiet since about 1680 to 1690.

Here’s the problem: Scientists have observed that based on the movement of tectonic plates, with the Pacific plate moving northwest of the North American plate, earthquakes should be relieving about 16 feet of accumulated plate movement every 100 years. Yet the San Andreas has not relieved stress that has been building up for more than a century.

Jordan went on to say that when the tension that has been building along the San Andreas fault is finally relieved, it could potentially produce a magnitude 8 earthquake.

Back in 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey concluded that just a magnitude 7.8 earthquake along the southern San Andreas fault would cause more than 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries and 200 billion dollars in damage.

So we are talking about a truly historic event.

Many people out there believe that someday large portions of California will fall into the ocean as the result of an absolutely massive earthquake, but the USGS is convinced that is not likely to happen.  However, they do openly admit that someday the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco will be located right next to one another…

Will California eventually fall into the ocean?

No. The San Andreas Fault System, which crosses California from the Salton Sea in the south to Cape Mendocino in the north, is the boundary between the Pacific Plate and North American Plate. The Pacific Plate is moving northwest with respect to the North American Plate at approximately 46 millimeters per year (the rate your fingernails grow). The strike-slip earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault are a result of this plate motion. The plates are moving horizontally past one another, so California is not going to fall into the ocean. However, Los Angeles and San Francisco will one day be adjacent to one another!

But of course it isn’t just California that we need to be concerned about.

According to the Daily Mail, one team of scientists has concluded that giant chunks of the Earth’s mantle are “breaking off and sinking into the planet” under the North American plate, and that this is what has caused some of the unusual earthquakes in the eastern part of the country in recent years…

The southeastern United States has been hit by a series of strange unexplained quakes – most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation’s capital.

Researchers have been baffled, believing the areas should be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity, as it is located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries where earthquakes usually occur.

Now, they believe the quakes could be caused by pieces of the Earth’s mantle breaking off and sinking into the planet.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds rather ominous to me.

The crust of our planet already somewhat resembles a giant cracked egg, and to hear that pieces may be breaking off and sinking into the interior is not exactly comforting.

And those same scientists are telling us that the process that has been causing this is ongoing and will continue to produce more earthquakes

The study authors conclude this process is ongoing and likely to produce more earthquakes in the future.

‘Our idea supports the view that this seismicity will continue due to unbalanced stresses in the plate,’ said Berk Biryol, a seismologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lead author of the new study.

The [seismic] zones that are active will continue to be active for some time.’

Those that follow my work closely know that I have been writing about seismic activity a lot lately, and that I believe that major earth changes are coming to the North American continent.  I am deeply concerned about the New Madrid fault, the Cascadia Subduction zone, the major faults in southern California and Mt. Rainier up in Washington state.

In the end, I don’t believe that we will see just one or two major seismic events in the years ahead.

For those of us that are fortunate enough to live long enough, I believe that all of those areas that I just mentioned will experience major events.

So what do you think?

Am I being irrationally pessimistic?

Please feel free to participate in the discussion by posting a comment below…

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

   
  • GetReal4U2

    the word of God speaks of these things happening in the end times…America has chosen it’s path…

    • Joyce kendle

      That’s right!

    • michael malachi

      None of us know when we will die or the day Jesus will return. If we live righteously before Christ we have nothing to fear.
      I challenge you to purge all known sin from your life and live for Christ fully. Live without fear.

    • Courtney Wright

      Yes…and our sins have reached heaven….and the lord is angry…the End is here

    • iris

      (: He can do whatever, whenever, however He wants, and allow whatever He does, all for His own good reasons. He graciously allows us free will. I don’t think it was an accident or random “chance” event, that there was a great earthquake when the Lord died for us. He has every right to do what He will to get our attention.

    • yitzchak

      And yet if there are at least ten righteous souls living there, God will spare America, as he promised to Abraham Avinu… The real question is whether you are one of the ten righteous souls?

      • Elizabeth Ann

        God never promised to save Sodom and Gomorrah. He said he would save the righteous souls living there before he destroyed the cities. Genesis 19

    • uum44a

      The USA is soon to be Judged. Also if we are responsible for dividing Israel’s Land I believe God will divide our country in two at the madrid fault. There may be other earthquakes and a possible Yellowstone eruption as part it. If Yellowstone blows it will be equivalent to 1.5 BILLION TONS OF TNT
      or 100,000 times as powerful as the bomb used on Hiroshima and that is probably a minimum for it’s eruption.

  • Chris Gerber

    The process that you describe, “breaking off and sinking into the planet” is a normal process of plate techtonics. The ridges in both the Atlantic and Pacific rims are volcanic and spew out lava that pushes the oceanic plates east and west and they buckle at the continental plates (countries) and submerge beneath the continental plates that consist of a lighter rock material than the oceanic plates. That is why the continents seem to float on top of the the heavier plates. If what your wrote is all the scientists told you about the process, they need to tell you more about it. Or? it is in Geology 101 college textbooks for anyone to read. Just sayin’.

    • Jim Davis

      Plate tectonics couldn’t possibly be real since those plate movements would take millions of years and as we all know the earth is only 6000 years old!

      • Chris Gerber

        Each to his own beliefs. You are arguing science and Geology against those that know more than you.. Ask any Volcanologist or Geologist. Sorry, you’re argument bears no merit.

        • Jim Davis

          It wasn’t an argument, just sarcasm. But on this site you can’t tell. Some of the most wacky ideas are stated 100% seriously here!

          • horse777res

            Then why are you here?

          • Jim Davis

            To piss you off!

          • o8

            A clown in every group!

          • Jimdavisisdone

            Yawn. That’s the best you’ve got?
            Man, we’re gonna enjoy your last days.
            See you soon.

            Blessings,
            T.4.H.O.T.A

        • Paul Patriot

          And those people you refer to are doing whatever they can to try to prove the Bible wrong. Ask them all you want, science has proven to be biased and has been proven wrong many many times.

          These are the same over educated bean heads that try to date the earth with strata layers, mention what happened at My St Helens in 1980, and ask them how things that they preach taking millions of years happening an a few weeks and months…..and they cannot explain.

          Once you realize that the science will support the Bible, and that modern science has a humanistic, evolutionary, anti-God bias to it, then everything makes more sense.

      • Gay Veteran

        LOL

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      The article from the Daily Mail about pieces of mantle breaking off had to do with the southeastern U.S in an area far away from any subduction zone. I have no background in geology, so it’s hard for me to explain what I read about this study, but I’ll try: geologists are not sure why the southeast U.S. has had earthquakes in an area that should be stable.They have found out that the plate in that region is of uneven thickness. Possibly pieces of the uppermost solid mantle are breaking away and falling into the liquid mantle below, causing new rock to form, and creating an area more prone to earthquakes than the thicker plate area. But this is not a new development. It’s been going on for about 65 million years.

      • Chris Gerber

        Seems feasible to me. I haven’t read the article but you did a good job of explaining.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          Thanks. I actually don’t understand it too well. I wish I had stayed in school.

      • John Ashcraft

        The earth is only 6000 years old so if it has been going on for 65 million years then you should be around 65 million years old. Go back to the goo you came from dino lady.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          I’ve been called every name in the book, and more. But never “dino lady”. That’s a first.

  • Lmp

    I think we are about to live in times like no other, as our Bible says. My dreams, many of them are about the coming storms, it is very ominous looking. I have been told by the Lord & the prophets to get prepared in every way. It will be awesome & chaotic all together. May Gods people get grown (matured) quickly. We need maturity, wisdom, love & the power of God.
    Blessings y’all

  • Robert

    There is very little in this world that you can control or influence. More likely to be killed by y.our doctor or some fool driving and texting. No need to worry about “big” stuff.

  • James Dohnalek

    More will occur, about twenty times more will happen, in addition to the eminent areas that you have just mentioned. Your not pessimelistic, you are spot on.

  • TJ

    How many think the Hadron Collider has something to do with these earthquakes?
    This is what happens when we mess around with things we only think we understand.
    Between human ego and human arrogance, I surprised we haven’t destroyed ourselves already!

    • natural news censors

      I think it’s all the material being removed from the crust and placed on top and the atomic tests.

    • Elainee Perkins

      I think the stand Obama has taken against Israel will be the major cause of the next big earthquake. I say this because of what GOD’s Holy Word says in regard to those who “bless” Israel and those who “curse” Israel.
      Obama, Kerry, UN, EU, France, UK, and ALL of the International Community are hell bent on splitting GOD’s land (Jerusalem, Israel). I believe that IF they succeed in doing this thing, that The GOD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob is going to send some severe judgment on the US, as well as all these countries.
      I also believe that this is the “Last of the last of days” and I believe that JESUS CHRIST is getting ready to return.

      • Seniorsquadldr

        Come quickly Lord Jesus. I am ready, I have repented and believe. “Marvel not that I said unto unto thee, ye must be born again” John 3:7

  • DJohn1

    I suggest it is not anything as bad as God moving against us though that is possible also.
    In the last 75 years or so, we have altered the balance of gases in our atmosphere so that Carbon Dioxide is much more available. None of which is anything more than a series of volcanoes might do.
    The villain here is more Carbon Monoxide than Dioxide.
    As humans will we are doing this every day as we produce more and more gasoline engines and diesel engines. At first it made little difference because our plant balance was not effected drastically.
    So what does that exactly mean? It means that just as if you coated the planet with aluminum foil heat and cold temperatures are transmitted easily in the atmosphere to average out the temperature all over the planet. Carbon Dioxide and Monoxide will transport temperature much more easily than the former balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen.
    Not that we are any where near the point where it might choke us to death. The closed garage scene with a running engine is not quite there yet.
    What is happening is if you have -40 degrees F. at the pole in Winter and 120 degrees F. in the tropics south of the equator then it evens out. Meaning eventually both places will have a temperature close to the average of the two temperatures. Which is 160 degrees F. divided by 2. Meaning temperatures world wide around 70-80 degrees F.
    None of which will occur over night.
    Anything above 32 degrees means a huge mass of ice is now melting over the shell of the Earth producing the effect described by Michael.
    This ice unlike water is tons and tons of weight bearing down on the continents in the North. As it flows into the oceans it will increase the depth of the oceans by about 60-120 feet of water. Meaning increased flooding on any land near sea level on the coasts. Especially in the Atlantic side of things. The Pacific is much larger and more capable of taking the excess water.
    The result is the massive weight of all that ice is no longer keeping the plates from expanding upwards. Meaning volcanoes, earthquakes and even a super volcano or two in especially Yellowstone.
    Dormant volcanoes all over the planet might be re-awakening simply because that ice weight is no longer there.
    Another side effect is the rapid change of the pole in the direction of Europe. I suggest the new North Pole might even be in Greenland.
    Another side effect might be an alteration of the tilt of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. So instead of 23 degrees it might be 20 or it might be 30 depending on what actually is happening. Imagine a top where the weight distribution suddenly changes.
    I am no scientist. I am an average person. But that is what I see happening here. I am sure the fancy geologists and weather people can make it much more complicated.

    • sue

      Didn’t you hear? You are behind the times. Thousands of scientists have come out and stated that global warming is a hoax. It was invented to steal freedom and money from the stupid public.
      The chemtrail spraying began in the mid 1960’s – at that time the scientists were saying that we were about to have another ice age. They were spreading the fear of global cooling. in the 1980’s they changed it to global warming and since then keep changing the terms used.
      Don’t get me wrong that there are natural warming and cooling cycles – check out meteorologist Joe Bastardi, the world’s leading meteorologist on weather trends.
      Well they are still putting the chemtrail poisons in the air and the actual average temp has actually gone down over the past decade or more. Meanwhile there are many health and wildlife problems that stem from the aluminum and other poisons that are in the chemtrails.
      The truth is that between the chemtrail poisons being sprayed, fluoride in the water, preservatives and other garbage in our foods, GMO’s and chemical fertilizers being used – This world doesn’t have much time left. We are being poisoned – willfully by the elites and nobody cares. All some people want is to spread the global warming bs fear as if it was their religion.

      • STOPCOMMENTCENSORSHIP

        Yes, there is a profit motive for global warming pushers but what about the fact that glaciers have before and after photos showing they have melted?
        How do you account for that?

        • sue

          I can show you pictures of before and after a major flood or drought or snowstorm. Just because some glaciers are melting does not mean that everything worldwide is heating up. There are cycles that happen. There was a town from the 1700’s that recently melted out of the icepack in northern Europe. That would tell us that there was no ice there in the 1700’s and then it got cooler and the snow and ice built up until the town was buried. Check out the building glaciers in the southern hemisphere. Nobody wants to talk about the southern hemisphere when it comes to global warming/cooling.
          Way back in the 1980’s the nutty scientists were saying that by year 2000 the coastline cities would be inundated with rising seas. Here in 2016 there is absolutely NO evidence that they rose at all. I have seen some minor changes in some areas – like some glaciers melting in Glacier National park and so on, however the crooked scientists push their agenda by manipulating their evidence, example: The pictures from 70 years ago were taken in the coldest part of the worst snow year in decades. The later / recent pictures were taken in the late summertime after drought and a long time of temperatures above normal.
          WAKE UP AMERICA. You are being scammed by your government and the elites.

          • STOPCOMMENTCENSORSHIP

            I don’t know about the southern hemisphere but the northern hemisphere shows many photos of melt. A lot of them are taken like every 10 years starting many decades ago and show a lot of melt has occurred. Of course on this blog I can’t post links or photos because of the censorship.
            The northern hemisphere does seem to have a lot more pollution and the melt could also have to do with magnetism.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            YUP…..all bs so NWO can put a world wide tax on carbon.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Global cooling oops Global warming oops Climate change lol warming and cooling

    • destiny

      A global climate changer. Look back in history. The planet changes. The climate is always changing, period. The earthquakes are another matter. It was foretold that there would be earthquakes in diverse places and it is happening.

  • Jim Speaker

    I have A bunch of spoons and bananas hanging from the cealing so when this earthquake comes I can see them all sway back and forth.

  • RTL89

    More unjustified doomporn fearmongering from an author who knows next to nothing about the subject matter. Sorry, but that’s the way it is. My interest in this blog is waning with each passing article

    • sue

      quit crying and find a new blog

    • mona Stewart

      Feel free to go to TMZ!

  • Micky Diaz

    If anyone is genuinely in Christ, there is absolutely no reason to be “irrationally pessimistic”. By the way, the Bible does call for a New Heaven, New Earth in Revelation 21. Regardless of whatever happens on this planet, the peace of God will supersede every single event.

  • Tatiana Covington

    It’s all just plate tectonics, and that’s been going since Earth was formed. There’s evidence of tectonics on Mars, Venus, and Ganymede too.

  • Ryan Lucas

    An asteroid could wipe us all out too! Duck and Cover!

    • Elizabeth Ann

      That’s not going to happen. Read the Bible and you’ll see what’s going to happen.

  • Courtney Wright

    We are living in the End Times….if you’re not saved and baptized. ..please do so…get right with the lord…he is coming very soon…there are so many things that’s happening right now that’s in bible prophecy. ..these things must happen…A Storm is Coming…And Soon…God Bless you. ..

  • unreceivedogma

    I hear that in a few billion years, the sun will expand and turn the earth into the planetary equivalent of a Frito Lays potato chip, before swallowing it up altogether.

    Better start making plans now: it’s never too early…

  • Tpaul

    It is well, as you have spoken. To be thus alerted to the dangers presented, yet not mindful of them, is to be truly foolhardy. Were we not told in times past, that such would be the case? Were we not given the opportunity to act in accordance with the warnings given? Have we not been shown that which is right to do in the eyes of Our Heavenly Father? Can we truly go against His will and not suffer the consequences thereof? Truly, I say unto you that warning has been given, time and yet again. Little time remains to choose to do right, honoring God in our choices. It is He who will weigh out our fate in the balance, meting out reward to whom reward is due, punishment to whom punishment is due. Ours is to decide with whom we shall stand.

  • rr

    It’s a live planet and all planets have some movement some more than others and to say were going through more than ever is like saying well I was there 6 thousand years ago and they weren’t that bad LOL come on folks it’s nothing new like global warming GOD doesn’t have to set off earthquakes to get our attention believe me . He only has to say the word and it’s gonna be done and we all know this that know the LORD . Read in Revelation where it will come to plagues and 1/3 of the life on this planet will die 1/3 is a bunch of life and fire is mentioned and that could be by volcanic action and the worm wood which could be all the radioactive waist coming to the surface of the planet poisoning the water both under ground and surface water . I’m just saying If you know the LORD as your personal savior and follow his lead you have nothing to worry about . but if you don’t then you should be shaking in your boots because the time will come when you least expect it to and the LORD will return because He said so .

    • Seniorsquadldr

      It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb. 10:31

  • que sera sera

  • V…

    exactly right and yes these things will come to pass and much sooner than most realize. The changes will be dramatic globally

  • It’s a difficult position to be in. If you hear the warning and say nothing it’s like being in a building on fire and not pulling the alarm. But if you hear the warning and speak out, you get the ridicule of those who don’t realize that God is longsuffering, and not willing that any should perish.

  • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

    Thanks. That phone is of my dear Marie, who passed away in 2014. I can see you as a Dr. Who fan.

    • John Ashcraft

      I am autistic with Asperger Syndrome and I like Science Fiction so Dr Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, are my favorites. I also like Jerry Lewis movies and Robin Williams and the character who did Santa Claus (Tim Allen). In plays in High School and College, I was always type casted iinto comedy parts. Today, I am into Biblical Eschatology which is an obsession of mine. John Ashcraft
      I am autistic with Asperger Syndrome and I like Science Fiction so Dr Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, are my favorites. I also like Jerry Lewis movies and Robin Williams and the character who did Santa Claus (Tim Allen). In plays in High School and College, I was always type casted iinto comedy parts. Today, I am into Biblical Eschatology which is an obsession of mine.

      • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

        Cool.

        • John Ashcraft

          You must be in your fifties. Cool was used between 1960 to 1980.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            Right, my friend!