The reason I’m making this short post is to again reiterate how abnormal the earthquake activity has been for the North American Continent. Earlier today I noted there was another 4.1 Magnitude Quake in the area of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and I brought it to the attention of my eldest twin who stated: “Dad, ever since you brought this to our attention, we have noticed there have been quite a few 4-5.0 quakes in that zone, so what’s the big deal? There appears to be regular activity in that zone so why are you harping on what is obvious?”
This is where the problem lies; for the past several decades, if not for almost three hundred (300) years, the Cascadia Subduction Zone has, for all practical purposes, been close to dormant and it appears for the past few decades the tectonic plates have been firmly “locked.” When we wrote “Volcanic Activity Appears To Be Working It’s Way Around The “Ring of Fire” in January of 2008, we based this prediction on years of research and a firm belief that “Earthquake Patterns” are real albeit extremely difficult to interpret. We now believe that our hypothesis has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt as evidenced by the re-awakening of the Cascadia Subduction Zone within such a short amount of time (geologically speaking) of our prediction and rationale for said activity. (Please see “Increase Of Earthquakes And Volcanic Activity Are Caused By Climate Change.”)
For those of you whom do not follow earthquake data and do not live on the West Coast of the United States, 4.0 to 5.0 Magnitude Earthquakes ARE NOT commonplace within the Cascadia Subduction Zone. (In fact, there have been very few quakes, even of the 3.0+ variety since the Tectonic Plates have remained locked after the last major event in 1700, notwithstanding severe aftershocks that could have lasted for decades after the event in 1700.) The last Mega-Thrust Earthquake to strike the Cascadia Subduction Zone “was a magnitude 8.7 to 9.2 megathrust earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26, 1700. The earthquake involved the Juan de Fuca Plate underlying the Pacific Ocean, from mid-Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, south along the Pacific Northwest coast as far as northern California, USA. The length of the fault rupture was about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) with an average slip of 20 meters (22 yards). The earthquake caused a tsunami that struck the coast of Japan, and may also be linked to the Bonneville Slide.“ LINK
Furthermore, there has been significant activity on the San Andreas Fault that encompasses the Northern and Southern segments of the fault and it is not impossible for this fault to experience a “Super Shear Earthquake” that could involve the entire San Andreas Fault Zone, not to mention the negative effects on other faults that run throughout Southern California which could also rupture with the right type of stimulus.
The danger to North America’s West Coast is growing by the day and here at ThePoliticalBandit.com we have to ask ourselves why the U.S.G.S. has not issued a warning to West Coast residents that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is now entering an extremely active period that may or may not result in another Mega-Thrust Earthquake that has the potential to kill tens of thousands of people throughout the West Coast and the subsequent deaths which would naturally result from the ensuing Tsunami that will occur if a Mega-thrust Earthquake strikes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Throughout the United States and the entire global community we are witnessing an increase in magnitude and frequency of geological events and the time is ripe for disaster to strike the United States; our luck can only hold for so long, and by all accounts, there are several extremely dangerous fault zones in our nation that are overdue to rupture, yet with earthquakes appearing in Colorado, Oklahoma, and in other strange areas of the nation the U.S.G.S. has issued no warnings nor advised, on a massive scale, that American’s begin preparing themselves for a potential disaster based on geological dangers that are screaming for national recognition. We believe that in consideration of the current evidence that the Cascadia Subduction Zone has reawakened, the government is attempting to avert any type of announcement that could harm our economy or create panic by attempting to inform a public that has little patience for false alarms – even when made in an attempt to mitigate damage and save lives.
Unfortunately, I have more to write but must quit for tonight so we can attend to my Sister. Preparing your family for a disaster is never fun nor necessarily inexpensive. Whereas you may spend a few hundred dollars in Disaster Preparedness products today that might hurt the budget in the short-term, it has to be better than waking-up and being the one that has to tell the rest of your family that they may not eat for the foreseeable future, and when it comes to survival, it is the prepared that will stand the best chance of surviving any disaster, whether financial, political, or those wrought upon us by nature.