Is this the year for the big one?

Rocky Rivera

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I just saw a report of an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the California-Nevada border (per the Boston Globe website). Another report said it was a 6.0! It wasn't very deep, so it was felt over a wide area--apparently all the way to the S.F. Bay area.
The way I see it, my own personal theory is that the drought has probably dried up the underground wells and lakes which provided a "cushion" against tremors when the tectonic plates would move or slam against each other. In high school, I remember one friend remarking during a very hot day, "It's earthquake weather..." Right now we're facing an unprecedented heat wave on the West Coast, not only in California but along the west coast of Oregon and Washington. Perhaps the big disaster we'll see this year is a big quake along the West Coast, if not California alone. I'll need to prep with some supplies to last a while in the event of a "Big One" striking, and the aftermath following. In fact, I urge anybody on the West Coast to do the same. Would be a good idea to stock up on some ammunition as well, and of course pray, pray, pray. Only God can stop the earth from shaking.
 

chaser

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10 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/8/2021 (data provided by EMSC) https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1007548
2021-07-08 22:50:12.011hr 14min ago38.51 N 119.52 W 105.2 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2021-07-08 22:49:49.111hr 14min ago38.51 N 119.52 W 106.0 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2021-07-08 20:38:31.128.67 S 71.59 W 105.4 OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
2021-07-08 20:31:35.713.13 N 90.05 W 305.4 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
2021-07-08 13:23:26.134.61 N 97.99 E 105.1 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
2021-07-08 11:17:26.832.01 N 143.69 E 105.2 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
2021-07-08 10:34:58.654.78 S 143.93 E 105.2 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
2021-07-08 10:30:38.518.45 S 71.24 W 515.2 OFF COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE
2021-07-08 10:09:18.35.33 N 126.52 E 345.0 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2021-07-08 07:09:18.255.94 S 26.50 W 105.0 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
 

chaser

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I just saw a report of an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the California-Nevada border (per the Boston Globe website). Another report said it was a 6.0! It wasn't very deep, so it was felt over a wide area--apparently all the way to the S.F. Bay area.
Our local news just reported the quake to be the biggest for that area since 1994
 

Wings Like Eagles

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10 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/8/2021 (data provided by EMSC) https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1007548
2021-07-08 22:50:12.011hr 14min ago38.51N 119.52W 105.2CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2021-07-08 22:49:49.111hr 14min ago38.51N 119.52W 106.0CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2021-07-08 20:38:31.128.67S 71.59W 105.4OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
2021-07-08 20:31:35.713.13N 90.05W 305.4OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
2021-07-08 13:23:26.134.61N 97.99E 105.1SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
2021-07-08 11:17:26.832.01N 143.69E 105.2IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
2021-07-08 10:34:58.654.78S 143.93E 105.2WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
2021-07-08 10:30:38.518.45S 71.24W 515.2OFF COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE
2021-07-08 10:09:18.35.33N 126.52E 345.0MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2021-07-08 07:09:18.255.94S 26.50W 105.0SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Wow! Twenty over two days!
 

Lovin Jesus

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chaser

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9 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/9/2021
2021-07-09 22:11:30.353.20 S 51.51 W 105.0 SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
2021-07-09 20:23:42.237.22 N 143.79 E 25.3 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2021-07-09 19:58:29.025.70 S 176.95 W 1025.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
2021-07-09 16:07:01.312.69 S 73.88 W 805.0 CENTRAL PERU
2021-07-09 13:31:10.20.13 N 123.65 E 1355.6 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
2021-07-09 11:40:55.56.30 S 150.16 E 105.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
2021-07-09 09:47:30.416.03 S 173.23 W 105.0 TONGA
2021-07-09 05:05:29.920.35 S 68.66 W 1085.2 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
2021-07-09 01:21:28.156.17 S 143.42 W 105.4 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

5 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/10/2021
2021-07-10 02:41:10.91.92 N 97.04 E 275.4 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
2021-07-10 02:14:43.238.99 N 70.70 E 105.9 TAJIKISTAN
2021-07-10 00:58:13.42.90 N 126.57 E 605.0 MOLUCCA SEA
2021-07-10 00:51:09.02.97 N 126.62 E 505.5 MOLUCCA SEA
2021-07-10 00:43:57.32.98 N 126.56 E 606.3 MOLUCCA SEA

3 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/11/2021
2021-07-11 14:46:29.315.68 S 71.50 W 1385.0 SOUTHERN PERU
2021-07-11 02:11:37.352.15 N 177.36 E 105.4 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
2021-07-11 00:08:01.552.19 N 177.46 E 25.1 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
All data provided by EMSC https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1008043
 

chaser

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6 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/13/2021 (all data provided by EMSC) https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1009115
2021-07-13 22:52:05.211hr 30min ago23.93 N 121.64 E 105.1 TAIWAN
2021-07-13 12:45:55.95.12 S 130.89 E 975.4 BANDA SEA
2021-07-13 11:26:51.323.31 S 172.26 E 105.4 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
2021-07-13 11:11:51.729.77 N 50.86 E 105.0 SOUTHERN IRAN
2021-07-13 02:28:54.252.51 N 160.42 E 105.3 OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA
2021-07-13 00:30:16.146.18 N 151.63 E 355.6 KURIL ISLANDS
 

chaser

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chaser

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6 quakes 5.0 or greater on 7/16/2021 (all data provided by EMSC) https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1010016
2021-07-16 23:29:24.19hr 57min ago14.16 N 128.33 E 505.0 EAST OF PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
2021-07-16 20:42:49.03.51 S 77.38 W 25.2 PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION
2021-07-16 15:56:35.529.33 S 176.20 W 105.3 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
2021-07-16 10:02:00.117.77 S 173.04 W 105.4 TONGA
2021-07-16 09:34:21.85.63 S 146.04 E 505.0 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
2021-07-16 04:19:57.433.26 N 139.54 E 105.5 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
 

chaser

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Andy C

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I have not read back through this thread, but has there been any discussion of the Cascadia Subduction Zone? Thats going to be the next big one along the west coast, and has the potential to be 33 times stronger than the max that could happen with the San Andreas Fault. The last Cascadia subduction zone quake was in 1700, and is now well overdue. The subduction zone fault lies between Northern CA, all the way up the coast into Canada. This quake will be approx 9.0-9.2, and the tsunami it will generate will destroy several coastal towns. The coastal cities will only have approx 15-20 mins time from the time of the quake, until the waves hit the coast. Vancouver, Seattle, Portland will lose 1000s of buildings.

This zone has caused major quakes approx every 250-300 years, and as I said before, is now long over due.

Subduction zone quakes have caused the 5 biggest quakes ever, and all are along the pacific ring of fire, all within the last 70 years.
 

Wings Like Eagles

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I have not read back through this thread, but has there been any discussion of the Cascadia Subduction Zone? Thats going to be the next big one along the west coast, and has the potential to be 33 times stronger than the max that could happen with the San Andreas Fault. The last Cascadia subduction zone quake was in 1700, and is now well overdue. The subduction zone fault lies between Northern CA, all the way up the coast into Canada. This quake will be approx 9.0-9.2, and the tsunami it will generate will destroy several coastal towns. The coastal cities will only have approx 15-20 mins time from the time of the quake, until the waves hit the coast. Vancouver, Seattle, Portland will lose 1000s of buildings.

This zone has caused major quakes approx every 250-300 years, and as I said before, is now long over due.

Subduction zone quakes have caused the 5 biggest quakes ever, and all are along the pacific ring of fire, all within the last 70 years.
According to seismologists, the entire Pacific coastal area of North America is at risk, because of the instability posed by the Pacific plate subducting the North American plate all along the Pacific coast. But, as you have mentioned, the Cascadia Subduction Zone is particularly vulnerable, it seems. It is part of the remnant of the huge Farallon Plate that has apparently already subducted under the North American plate. One of the concerns is that the failure of the Cascadia fault could set off a much larger quake up and down the entire coastal area. Such may be the case in the lead up to the Lord's return in judgment.
 
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