The authoritative USGS website records significant (i.e. over 5 on the Richter scale) earthquakes today, March 23, 2010, off the coast of Aisen, Chile; yesterday, in the Santa Cruz Islands, Luzon, Philippines, Southeast of Easter Island, the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge and in Southern Peru. For the previous day, we have Vanuatu, Tonga, offshore Bio-Bio, Chile and the Southwest Indian Ridge. for the day before that, we had Guatemala Guatemala, Libertador O’higgins, Chile, Cuba Region, south of the Aleutian Islands and the big one of the four day period, New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea at 6.6; now that’s just on four consecutive days! Over the period of three weeks, we have seen six earthquakes of over Magnitude 6:
* Magnitude 6.7 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE March 16, 2010
* Magnitude 6.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN March 14, 2010
* Magnitude 6.9 LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE March 11, 2010
* Magnitude 6.1 EASTERN TURKEY March 08, 2010
* Magnitude 6.8 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA March 05, 2010
* Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010.
The Ring of Fire is most definitely heating up: Japan, Chile, Philippines and Indonesia. Do I begin to make my point?
The USGS website says “It is estimated that about 700 shocks each year have the capability (to rattle windows and cause minor disturbances) when centered in a populated area. Since a major portion of the world’s earthquakes each year center around the rim of the Pacific Ocean (Ring of Fire), referred to by seismologists as the circum-Pacific belt, this is the most probable location for today’s earthquake. But it could hit any location, because no region is entirely free of earthquakes.“ One cannot deny the evidence of the over Magnitude 6 quakes, cited above, however.
As for volcanic activity, Iceland’s volcano is active, ready to blow spectacularly, with recent eruptions in the Philippines. The ones to watch however are the decade volcanoes namely, from Wikipedia – “the 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.”
The 16 current Decade Volcanoes are as follows:
Then there’s the superwave phenomenon that come in three cycles of 26,000 to 28,000 years, 11,500 years and 5,700 years, coinciding with the Mayan calendar. One of which is due any minute. One of the effects of these is the EMP – ElectroMagnetic Pulse – having effects similar to what a high-altitude nuclear explosion would do in the atmosphere, namely a crucial burn-out of all electronic circuitry (that means, in short, the global power grid) and other fascinating catastrophic events. You can read more about these, if you have sufficient patience and/ or intelligence on – http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/paul_laviolette_interview_en.html