August 29, 2012
Earthquake Swarm Rattles Brawley, Southern California – Plus Others Elsewhere Across World.
Thanks to Allen.
Dutschsinse has just reported a major series of almost continuous earthquakes – some as big as 5.3 – has been rattling the town of Brawley in Southern California, near the border with Mexico, over the past few hours.
Three of them have registered over 5.0 – and some have been less than 10 seconds apart. There has even been a 2.6 in Oklahoma.
It also appears that many other earthquakes of varying magnitude are occurring today, right around the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ – from Alaska and the Bering Sea, down the coast of Japan, Indonesia and across to Hawaii then on to Guatemala and Chile. There has also been a series of quakes in The Virgin Islands. See map below.
Here’s Dutchsinse’s report:
Here’s a map from the USGS showing current activity around the world:
Dutchsinse writes: “90 miles ENE of Tijuana Mexico — near the border of California and Mexico — a series of mid-range earthquakes (5.0M and 4.0M) struck.. followed by multiple DOZENS of subsequent earthquakes in the same location … a swarm … not really aftershocks.. since the largest of the tremors was a 5.4M.
Which, to me, means we need to watch for a LARGE earthquake at the end of this chain reaction.. the 5.4M wouldn’t be large enough to cause such movement that we’re actually having.
If you live in the southern California area — or along the west coast extending near the fresh lava fields off the coast of Oregon… also along the edge of the north American Craton… New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri.. and the east coast states extending northeast to New Brunswick Canada. Be prepared for (possible) followup movement in adjacent areas to the south California swarm zone.”
Here’s The La Times update:
“Earthquake Storm” Continues to Rattle Imperial County, Surrounding Areas
The LA Times – August 26, 2012
An “earthquake storm” continued to rattle Imperial County on Sunday, with the region experiencing about 300 temblors throughout the day but causing little damage.
The majority of the quakes were low-intensity, but two reached magnitudes above 5.0 — 5.3 and 5.5 respectively — early in the afternoon.
“Obviously, all this activity is related or interconnected, but it doesn’t really follow the typical main shock, aftershock activity,” said Rob Graves, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological survey.
Such earthquake storms are not unprecedented or unusual in that region. The most recent, Graves said, also centered near Brawley, was in 2005, when the area was shaken by hundreds of earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude 5.1. A previous swarm in 1981 reached a magnitude of 5.8.
The earthquakes caused cosmetic damage to at least three buildings dating to the 1930s in downtown Brawley, said Capt. Jesse Zendejas of the Brawley Fire Department. Crews were still assessing other areas of the city, he said, but no injuries had been reported.
The cause of the swarm phenomenon is not entirely understood, Graves said, although he noted that the Brawley area is a transition between known active earthquake faults, including the Imperial fault to the south and the San Andreas fault to the north.
The data collected during this event may give clues to what causes the phenomenon, he said.
The succession of quakes rattled Brawley resident Alfonso Alvarez, who has a business renting “bounce houses” and other party supplies. Alvarez, 28, said he and his family had felt 15 quakes over two and a half hours and, after the biggest one, had relocated to the front yard.
“It’s been pretty bad. Some of them are slow and then they get intense,” he said. “We’re so anxious right now we can’t sit still.”
The USGS’ “Do You Feel It” system shows the quakes were felt as far away as San Diego, Temecula and San Clemente. The 5.3 quake was also felt in Moreno Valley, Indio, National City and Palm Desert.
Lucy Navarro, who works at the front desk at the Vacation Inn in El Centro, said she felt two of the afternoon’s quakes, including the one that reached 5.3 magnitude at 12:30 p.m.
“The first one was pretty strong,” she said. “That one scared me because it really shook me. I could see the building move.”
The first quake — a magnitude 3.8 temblor — occurred at 10:02 a.m. about three miles northwest of Brawley, and was followed by a series of other quakes in the same general area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The agency’s data have changed throughout the day, but the two largest quakes measured at magnitudes of 5.5 and 5.3.
Seismologist Lucy Jones of the USGS said the activity was not uncommon for the area, a region known as the “Brawley Seismic Zone” that sits between the San Andreas and Imperial faults. Similar swarms occurred in the area in the 1970s, she said, the most recent in 1981.
“This is a classic Brawley Seismic Zone swarm,” she said. “It’s relatively hot.”
Experts can’t predict what size temblors could come, but Jones said they have never seen a Brawley swarm produce anything larger than a magnitude 5.8 quake. That rattler was part of the 1981 swarm.
“We’ve never seen a Brawley swarm followed by a big earthquake on another fault,” she added.
The current swarm could last for days, Jones said.
Precursors to a Magnetic Shift: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and
by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media
Most of this research is spoken in "scientificeese" so I will do my best to make it understandable to most. What is transpiring is the awakening of a new science era. With new space instruments of crafts and satellites - along with new geological drilling of oceans floors which includes new instrumentation to observer Earth's outer core, mantle, lithosphere, and crust - an encompassed multi-disciplinary reservoir of data has brought forth the most competent consummation of the Sun-Earth connection.
What we are witnessing is the precursor's in-motion of a very natural event the Earth has seen many times before. Ancient text suggests several of our ancestral tribes knew of these cycles-of-events, and tried their best to convey such wisdom through the language of their time. Some would say they went far beyond their 'in-time' ability to communicate, and used symbols, math, and science to tell their story.
Well finally, we may have grown enough as a culture (scientifically speaking) to comprehend what has been known for millennia. Unfortunately, one might suggest we as a culture have fallen way short of our innate human-sensory evolution. Our thwarted sense of who we are - and dimmed recognition of our generational genetic history has been all but lost. But I am eternally hopeful this could change and change fast.
Perhaps the consolidation of ancient wisdom - described in ancient books and symbols all of which point to this moment-in-time of which describes a time of "transition". There is one other uniformed description which appears universally among all tribes: "It will come from the sky".
Now for a bit of 'scientificeese'
I will come forward and say, the recent earthquake swarm in So. California now numbering over 300 and is expected to continue for several days, is a consequence of the Earth's shifting outer core, mantle, lithosphere, and crust. Furthermore, I would say Sunday's 7.4 quake off the coast of El Salvador is also connected. And perhaps the most extreme supposition I will make, is the four current hurricanes Isaac, Ileana, Bolaven, and Tembin are all related to the current in-action precursor's to a full magnetic shift.
The Science Behind My Claim
In the science community it is called the study of 'Margins', sometimes referred to as boundaries. Plate margins is the area where two or more continental or oceanic plates meet. There are four types of plate margins; destructive, constructive, collision, and conservative. The type most vulnerable to magnetic shifts are the destructive and constructive.
Ongoing studies supported by the NSF (National Science Foundation) indicate a connection between submarine troughs (rifts), Earth's mantle, and Earth's outer core. Furthermore, new research indicates the shifting of magnetic flux via Earth's magnetic field, has a direct and symbiotic relationship to Earth's outer core, mantle, lithosphere, and crust.
As a living entity, Earth fights for its survival. If internal or external events begin to throw Earth out of balance i.e. orbital, tilt, or magnetic alignment - it begins to correct itself. When oceanic tectonic subductions occur, it cools the mantle and outer core. To balance this shift in temperatures, the Earth's core increases heat and as a result released what is known as "mantle plumes". These plumes filled with super-heated liquid rock float up to the ocean bottom surface.
This action both cools the outer core and heats the oceans.As a result of heated oceans, we get tropical storms and various forms of extreme weather. When troughs, subduction zones, and rifts shift, as a result of convection, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes occur.
What makes this all work is the Earth's magnetic field. Right now the magnetic field is weakening significantly. This will continue until it reaches zero point, at which time there will be a full magnetic reversal. Until this time, we will witness magnetic north bouncing in the northern hemisphere. Closer to the moments of a full reversal, we will see magnetic north drop down to/then below the equator.
As a result of a weakened magnetic field, larger amounts of radiation via charged particles such as solar flares, coronal mass ejections, gamma rays, and galactic cosmic rays - are more abundantly reaching Earth's atmosphere and having a heightened reaction with Earth's core layers. This is what causes looped reaction. Radiation heats the core layers, the outer core reacts by producing 'mantle plumes', which causes crustal fracturing, which then causes earthquakes, volcanoes, heated oceans - all of which cools the outer core.
This seemingly repeating loop will continue until the Earth will once again find its balance. Until then, we can expect naturally occurring earth changing events which will produce the loss of mass in some parts of the world, and emergence of mass in other parts. Maybe this is the time to change the things we can (attitude, environment, community, self, surroundings), one would be a fool not to apply themselves within their means - but then there is the time to loosen up a bit, know what is happening is just part of a process.
Just as the Earth, we humans can just keep on trucking, and maybe, just maybe, some will simply 'enjoy-the-ride'.