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article imageOp-Ed: Geophysical activities foreshadow major earthquakes

By Eliot Elwar     Oct 9, 2012 in Environment
Geophysical activities portend greater earthquakes. Recently an eastern Indonesian earthquake struck with the power of a 6.3-magnitude, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Mexico coast, and 'silent earthquakes' ripple under Cascadia.
From the Huffington Post: Although a strong earthquake shook parts of eastern Indonesia recently, there were no damages or injuries reported. According to Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency, there was no danger of a tsunami. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake measured magnitude 6.3 and was centered 139 kilometers southeast of Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku, at a depth of 34 kilometers. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, has been prone to seismic activities because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where an arc of volcanoes and fault lines are located in the Pacific Basin. This could be indicative of massive earthquakes coming in the near future.
From Euro News and Reuters: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in the Gulf of California off the Mexican coast early on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The initial reports suggested it caused no casualties or significant damage. The quake was centered 92 kilometers southwest of Los Mochis in Sinaloa, Mexico. This geophysical activity could presage future earthquakes.
From North West Public Radio: Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. People didn’t feel the "slow slip" quake and it did not cause damage. However, geologists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon. Little is certain thus far, but there is a real possibility that these deep tremors could trigger a massive earthquake, while serving as a warning bell for the Big One. This activity means that larger earthquakes may occur in 2012.
Today nobody is quite sure why more earthquakes appear to be occurring. While there are all sorts of theories about why the planet earth is becoming more unstable, we don’t have to be rocket scientists to figure out that this is not a good trend for the planet and that we should all be preparing for the worst. All over the mainstream media "experts" are assuring the public that all of this geophysical activity is "normal" and that earthquakes are not actually increasing. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) insist that major earthquake activities are "fairly constant" and people should not be alarmed. But is that really the truth? The fact is that the world appears to be on pace to have more major earthquakes in 2012 than all the geophysical events occurring last year. The mainstream media is more interested in keeping people calm than telling their viewers the truth. The planet earth is becoming increasingly unstable because of its ongoing expansion; therefore, the recent earthquakes that we are witnessing are previews of major earthquakes to come.
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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