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article imageOp-Ed: The dying fish epidemic continues as earthquakes increase

By Eliot Elwar     Jun 8, 2012 in World
Recently, 10,000 fish died in Missouri’s Blue Springs Lake; the sardine apocalypse continued as 200-tons of dead fish washed up at port, a 6.0-magnitude quake shakes Peru, and Katla volcano continues earthquake activity under icecap.
The Extinction Protocol reports: Many fishes die from unknown cause in Missouri’s Blue Springs Lake. It began as a few dozen dead fish before increasing to over 10,000 dead fishes. Conservationists took water samples, but they couldn’t figure out exactly what caused the deaths.
The Daily Mail Online reports: There are now so many dead fish that locals in the town in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture, are having to truck the rotting remains to landfills. And yet still more dead sardines keep washing up on shore. Reports suggested that locals are not only finding the sight disturbing, but the huge amount of dead fish has created a smell that's becoming unbearable.
The reports: A 6.0-magnitude quake shakes Peru. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 11:03 a.m. local time and was centered roughly 117 km northwest of Arequipa. It had a depth of about 100 km deep.
Volcano Discovery reports: Katla volcano in Iceland continues earthquake activity under icecap. A new swarm of earthquakes began recently at Katla volcano. Until now, 34 quakes up to magnitude 2 have been recorded beneath the volcano, at shallow depths from 3 to 7 km. The quakes are clustered in the south east part of the caldera, and could indicate that a magmatic intrusion is taking place in this area.
Dying fishes are good indicators for geophysical activities. The dead fish could have been the victims of minor earthquakes, which are sometimes indicators of an imminent major earthquake coming. Some fish have resonance chambers in their bodies making them sensitive to low frequency vibration waves. This could mean that during an earthquake, some fish become confused and they will move to dangerous waters, where many can die. According to a few seismologists and geophysicists, earthquakes could continue increasing as the planet Earth continues expanding steadily in physical size.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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