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Violent Shaking Along The Ring Of Fire Continues A Progression Of Disasters That Began In September

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Have you noticed that seismic activity along the Ring of Fire appears to be dramatically increasing? According to Volcano Discovery, 39 volcanoes around the world have recently erupted, and 32 of them are associated with the Ring of Fire. This includes Mt. Popocatepetl which sits only about 50 miles away from Mexico City’s 18 million inhabitants. If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, it is an area roughly shaped like a horseshoe that runs along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Just within the last 24 hours, we have witnessed a 4.4, a 5.4 and a 5.7 earthquake in Alaska, a 6.8 earthquake in Chile and 20 earthquakes in Indonesia of at least magnitude 4.3. And as you will see below, this violent shaking along the Ring of Fire seems to continue a progression of major disasters that began back during the month of September.

For whatever reason, our planet suddenly seems to be waking up. Unfortunately, the west coast of the United States is one of the areas where this is being felt the most. The little city of San Ramon, California is about 45 miles east of San Francisco, and over the past several weeks it has experienced a record-breaking 583 earthquakes

A total of 583 small earthquakes have shaken San Ramon, California, in the last three weeks or so – more than five times the record set 12 years ago, according to the latest US Geological Survey updates.

“It’s the swarm with the largest number of total earthquakes in San Ramon,” said USGS scientist David Schwartz, who is more concerned about the size of quakes than he is the total number of them. Still, the number tops the previous record set in 2003, when 120 earthquakes hit over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2.

Could this be a prelude to a major seismic event in California?

We shall see what happens.

Meanwhile, records are being shattered in the middle part of the country as well.

For instance, the state of Oklahoma has already set a brand new yearly record for earthquakes

The state recorded its 587th earthquake of 3.0 magnitude or higher early this week, breaking the previous record of 585. That record was set for all of 2014, meaning that Oklahoma has now had more 3.0 magnitude or higher earthquakes so far in 2015 than it did in all of 2014. So far this year, E&E News reports, Oklahoma’s averaged 2.5 quakes each day, a rate that, if it continues, means the state could see more than 912 earthquakes by the end of this year.

Oklahoma has also experienced 21 4.0 magnitude or greater earthquakes so far this year — an increase over last year, which saw 14.

And just over this past weekend there was a very disturbing series of earthquakes in the state

Starting with a magnitude-4.1 temblor at 5:11 a.m. close to the Oklahoma-Kansas border, the region experienced a series of six earthquakes within a 75-minute period Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website.

The largest earthquake Saturday morning was the 4.1, which had an epicenter nine miles northwest of Medford, Okla., 59 miles southwest of Wichita.

That was followed by five more quakes near Medford with magnitudes of 2.5, 2.8, 2.5, 3.1 and 2.9 – the last of which came at 6:24 a.m.

A seventh earthquake – this one a magnitude-4.2 temblor – was recorded at 12:29 p.m., 10 miles north-northwest of Medford.

So why aren’t more Americans alarmed that these records are being broken?

We are seeing things that we have never seen before, and I believe that it will soon get even worse.

And this dramatic increase in seismic activity that we are now seeing appears to fit into a larger pattern of major disasters that we have been witnessing over the past couple of months.

As we approached the end of the summer, all of a sudden massive wildfires erupted all across the western third of the country. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the only time in U.S. history when wildfires had burned more acres by the end of October was during the record-setting year of 2006.

In 2015, a lot of these wildfires have really been threatening highly populated areas. I know, because at one point a major fire came within about 10 miles of my own house. Since the beginning of August, Barack Obama has made an astounding 25 disaster declarations related to fires, and by the end of September the horrible fires that were threatening key areas of the state of California were making headlines all over the world.

Then as we got to the very end of the month of September, a new kind of disaster began to take center stage. As I wrote about just recently, the storm that would later became known as Hurricane Joaquin developed into a tropical depression on September 28th.

Even though that hurricane never made landfall in the United States, moisture from that storm caused a tremendous amount of chaos along the east coast.

The governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, said that it was the most rain that some areas of her state had witnessed “in a thousand years”, and it is being projected that the economic damage that was done by all of the flooding “will probably be in the billions of dollars”.

Shortly after the flooding in South Carolina, a massive storm dumped an enormous amount of rain on southern California. Because that area had been experiencing severe drought for so long, all of that rain caused tremendous flooding and massive mudslides. Rivers of mud literally several feet thick completely stopped traffic along many major roads across the region. If you got caught in those rivers of mud, you were lucky to get out with your life. In fact, authorities pulled one dead man out of a vehicle that got completely buried by mud several days after the storms had passed. It took them that long to finally get to him.

The middle of the country was not spared either. Hurricane Patricia ended up being one of the strongest hurricanes ever measured, and the remnants of that storm dumped an incredible amount of rain on the state of Texas. There was so much flooding that a train was literally knocked off the tracks by the water. And about a week after that there was more flooding in the state that caused at least six deaths.

Overall, it has really been a bad couple of months for major disasters, and this sequence of events seems to have begun during the month of September.

So what should we make of all this? Please feel free to add your voice to the discussion by posting a comment below…

(Originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog)

  • Edie Nichols

    Earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and SINKHOLES………. so many sink holes!

  • http://thegreatrecession.info Knave_Dave

    So far there does not seem to be much of an uptick in disasters. The ring of fire seems a little more active, but not at a level that has any scientist concerned more than in the past. New faults get discovered, and it does seem like their are more earthquakes, but not at a level that has scientists talking more or the general populace stirred.

    I think that, if you spend a lot of time looking into this stuff and are already convinced it’s going to happen, then you see more of it and get more concerned, but if you look at the general population … not concerned at all. Stock market has been soaring again (though it will fall soon), so there is this huge marketplace out there that does not see any more disasters happening than at any time before.

    If I gauge by my own life, I can say there seems to be a a little increase, but nothing dramatic so far. We live in an enormous country; so, during my 56 years of living, there has been a major disaster every year. Some years have two or three major disasters in this country, and some are like years from hell with five to seven major disasters. Those are the years when insurance companies go broke. It’s been that way all my life. In one year, we may get a major earthquake in the US, two or there massive tornado storms, a couple of seriously bad hurricanes and severe snowstorms. Along with the hurricanes and tornados, of course, come massive flooding.

    I’m just saying nothing dramatic enough has happened to even get the average person’s attention AT ALL. Those of us who are intrigued by following this stuff, may feel it is increasing, but the increase is small enough that it isn’t meriting attention among the general populace. If you live in Oklahoma where the fracking quakes are happening, then, sure, it is the talk of the town. But most of America is going to work like every other day of their lives, having a drink after work like every other day, sitting down and watching TV at night, and then hitting repeat in the morning.

    So, I think we need to do a little reality check for ourselves on a regular basis and say, “If this is really SO HUGE, why is it not even getting a glimmer of extra attention from 9/10’s of the people in the world?” The only thing that people seem a little worried about is global warming, and that’s the one thing is probably not of that much concern here.

    It’s almost as if one has to inflate the intensity of events around the world as one writes about them in order to TRY to get people to be concerned because the level of increase just is not that great … at present.

    It may be that when Jesus said, “There shall be wars and rumors of wars and earthquakes in diverse places; these things have to happen, but the end is not yet,” that he meant these kinds of things will ALWAYS happen. They have to because that is how the physical earth works and that is how humanity is; but these things are not signs of the times (i.e., “the end is not yet”); so don’t worry about them. They are just the kinds of things that have to happen.”

    So, instead, he gives a more reliable sign (remember that a sign has to happen BEFORE the end times; otherwise, it is not by definition a “sign”). Sign point a warning to what is still ahead. So, the reliable sign of the end times is when you see the abomination of desolation sitting in the holy place on top of the Temple Mount. THAT’S when you know the end has begun.

    This other stuff. No doubt there will be an increase of major destructive events DURING the end times because they are described as happening during those times; but they may not appear as a sign BEFORE we go into those times. I watch them with interest and wonder if there will be an increase before the end times, but I don’t know that there will. Jesus seems to indicate that when you see those things, you shouldn’t worry that the end is near, for the end is not yet.

    Right now, we’re in a solar minimum, so we can expect the earth to cool some, and when it does, it’s crust shrinks and cracks a little more, so we may get more earthquakes and more volcanic activity because the shrinkage that happens when an entire planet cools over a period of years creates more intense pressure along those plate boundaries.

    I do believe we are near the end times, probably even on the cusp of entering them, but I don’t see a great increase in catastrophes. The world still slumbers as comfortably as it ever has where I live. If you wake up someday, though, and see the cornerstones of a new Jewish temple sitting on the holy place on the Temple Mount where the old temple that Jesus rejected once stood, THEN you should know the end is nye … with or without natural disasters. THAT is an abomination that will cause great desolation.