There’s no question that today has been a day to remember in geological terms. It’s extremely rare to experience two (2) Great Quakes within hours of each other as witnessed in Indonesia earlier this morning. You can examine these two quakes and exactly where they struck by viewing the two graphics below. One is the “Australia View” of the area and the other is a close-up which shows the epicenter of the quakes as well as the multiple aftershocks which will likely occur for several weeks and/or months:
This is the close-up complete with aftershocks:
What is more worrisome to us is the Magnitude 5.9 Quake that struck within the area of the Cascadia Subduction Zone at a depth of 6.3 miles which occurred at 01:41:47 PM. We have been tracking the activity in and around the Cascadia Subduction Zone for years, and as stated in a previous post, this level of activity has not been this constant for as long as we have been monitoring the area (over eight years now…), and the magnitude and frequency appear to be on the rise. There is no reason to panic, however, there is ample scientific evidence that this dangerous subduction zone is becoming active again. We believe that it is vital that residents whom live in the danger area to prepare and stock-up at least a three (3) day supply of food, water, medicines, and package it in a tote-bag with an evacuation plan if the area does experience a Mega-thrust Quake in order to survive the Tsunami that will follow soon after the Quake. It is also of great importance that each member of the family be assigned certain tasks so that no family members are left behind, or in the alternative, that each family member knows exactly where to RUN to in order to meet-up with the rest of your family.
As it pertains to the entire West Coast of the United States, even though a rupture of the San Andreas Fault, whether it be the Northern Section, Southern Section, or both occurring within minutes of each other, preparing a tote-bag and following the same advice as we are urging to those that live in the Cascadia Subduction Zone area could also help your family to survive a Supershear Earthquake which is likely to happen if the San Andreas Fault does rupture, albeit the likelihood of a tsunami from this type of earthquake is extremely minimal. That said, it is also likely that most of the transportation links to your area will be destroyed by such a quake, so stocking-up on essentials is not only recommended, but a necessity if you wish to guarantee the safety and survival of your family. We all know that it will be a logistical nightmare to rush in supplies for millions of people, so don’t count on FEMA to be bringing in supplies in any meaningful quantity for up to three or more weeks. (IMO)
Be safe, and above all, expect the best, but be prepared for the worst.
Unfortunately, after I went to sleep last night, another Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake struck at 12:15:48 AM in the Gulf of California at a depth of 6.4 miles. These large Magnitude Earthquakes are dangerous and appear to be moving northward as we predicted in an article titled:
This is not a “I told you so Post,” but what we believe is solid substantiation of our belief in Earthquake Patterns that can be interpreted by a layman if anyone takes the time to record and analyze earthquake activity over a term of several years. I do not believe that these large Magnitude Quakes are over by any means and expect them to continue their march Northward as evidenced in the USGS graphic that is the featured image for this article.
The USGS has stated that there is no such thing as “Earthquake Pattens” and that it is Junk Science. I am not a scientist nor do I claim to be. In my opinion, anyone that took the time and effort to study the increase in earthquake frequency and the larger Magnitude Quakes that are occurring on a global basis would have easily come up with the same conclusion, and to me, it’s relatively obvious that North America is due for a Great Quake that I expect to strike either the San Andreas Fault or the Cascadia Subduction Zone by years end. I also believe there is a remote possibility that a Great Quake could strike the New Madrid Fault Zone, however, based on the patterns I’ve observed over the last eight (8) years, I still believe that it will be the West Coast of the United States that is in the most danger. No one can predict exactly when an earthquake will strike – and that includes me, but anyone that is paying attention is likely to be making disaster preparedness plans even as I’m writing this post. This spate of earthquakes traveling Northward is NOT over. (IMO)
We also believe that enough circumstantial evidence exists that the USGS and FEMA should issue an immediate warning to all of our countrymen that live on the West Coast to prepare for a Mega-disaster that is extremely overdue to strike that area. In our opinion, not taking this threat seriously based on recent events is negligent and not doing so could lull millions of people into complacency because our government is hell-bent on averting a panic, which is understandable; that said, a stern warning could motivate West Coast residents to make sure that they have enough water, food, medicine, and other essentials should these large Magnitude Earthquakes continue their Northward march. We are not attempting to create panic in any form or fashion. If you live on the West Coast, earthquakes are part and parcel of where you live, and all we are suggesting is that in order to ensure the safety of you and your family, taking the time to purchase the items necessary for surviving one of these Mega-disasters is nothing more than common sense.
Be safe and above all, be prepared.
Note: A “Great Quake” is an earthquake of a magnitude of 8.0 or larger, and these quakes are the most dangerous earthquakes that occur on our planet (Not withstanding Mega-Thrust Earthquakes.) These events can result in a huge loss of life when they strike a heavily populated area and cause billions of dollars in damage to the infrastructure that maintain these large population centers that are present on the West Coast of the United States.