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  • #91
    I signed up for emails on the larger earthquakes at this site.
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

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    • #92
      This is insane.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Megan View Post
        This is insane.
        Megan

        Wow..insane indeed.....thanks for the info GSR-TX.

        But you know, I'm afraid just like with most things you see and hear everyday, after a while we will be so use to hearing about many quakes, we really won't raise a brow. Sorta like here in CA, now every time it rains, folks expect evacuations and mudslides....

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        • #94
          from Todd's March 1st Nearing Midnight article

          "It certainly seems like the Lord is pressing a series of warning buttons. From 2004 to 2008, we had a historic number of tropical systems in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Ocean basins. In 2009, we had the global financial meltdown. Here we are in 2010 with two historic earthquakes.

          Any Bible prophecy worth its salt would point to the Haiti earthquake as a warning of our own need to be ready for eternity. Now that it seems we've had a double warning, it is all the more important for Christians to have a sense of priority in their witness to the world. God is very patient, but He is no fool. He is not going to send an endless number of warning signs. This event could very easily be the last one before the Rapture. -- Todd"
          "...thou art my praise." Jeremiah 17:14

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          • #95
            So, the next time that earthquakes cycle around and into the spotlight as the birth pang du juor, I winder how many significant earthquakes we will have, what will be the magnitude of the largest of them and how many people will have to die. The days we live in are mind boggling as we watch all things falling into place.


            Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

            A closed mouth gathers no feet. Unknown

            Inside there's a thin woman trying to get out.
            I'm keeping her sedated with chocolate

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            • #96
              The Lord is definitely speaking to the World in a loud manner. I sure hope everyone can grasp the magnitude of these times? Its just amazing, we are soooo close to the return of our Lord! It amazes me how just '1' day after these EQ's the secular world (other than those impacted) passes it all off and gets right back to normal. Almost as if the Lord has not spoken loud enough... Well I bet the Rapture will make a very shaking statement...!

              God Bless!
              The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet

              :snoopy

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Sandy1950 View Post
                I signed up for emails on the larger earthquakes at this site.
                http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
                I tried to sign up, I couldnt find out where to do it.

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                • #98
                  Chile alone has already experienced 81 aftershocks at a rate of 4 per hour
                  Can you imagine four aftershocks per hour?! It would feel like the earth is never going to settle down again!

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by cocopea9052 View Post
                    Megan

                    Wow..insane indeed.....thanks for the info GSR-TX.

                    But you know, I'm afraid just like with most things you see and hear everyday, after a while we will be so use to hearing about many quakes, we really won't raise a brow. Sorta like here in CA, now every time it rains, folks expect evacuations and mudslides....
                    Cocopea!

                    Back in January with the huge rainstorm. Maaan, 24/7 crazy coverage. The weather is definitely strange, and the opposite of the globe warming up. Me likey God's sense of humour.

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                    • Even the non believers are noticing....

                      Big quake question: Are they getting worse?
                      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35618526/
                      Seismic shockers are to be expected, but planet seems to be more active

                      USGS
                      This color-coded map shows earthquakes that have been recorded over the previous seven days. The size of the box indicates the quake's strength, and the color indicates how recently the quake occurred. Notable quakes include the cluster of red boxes in Chile, and the blue box indicating a seismic event in Japan.

                      Chile is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude temblor that shook the region overnight was not a surprise, historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say, even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes.

                      One scientist, however, says that relative to the time period from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, Earth has been more active over the past 15 years or so.

                      The Chilean earthquake, and the tsunami it spawned, originated on a hot spot known as a subduction zone, where one plate of Earth's crust dives under another. It's part of the active "Ring of Fire," a zone of major crustal plate clashes that surround the Pacific Ocean.
                      "This particular subduction zone has produced very damaging earthquakes throughout its history," said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

                      The largest quake ever recorded, magnitude 9.5, occurred along the same fault zone in May 1960.

                      Even so, magnitude-8 earthquakes occur globally, on average, just once a year. Since magnitudes are given on a logarithmic scale, an 8.8-magnitude is much more intense than a magnitude 8, and so this event would be even rarer, said J. Ramón Arrowsmith, a geologist at Arizona State University.

                      Is Earth shaking more?
                      The Ryukyu Islands of Japan were hit with a 7.0-magnitude quake on Friday night. News of that tremor, the Haiti quake and now Chile may make it seem as if Earth is becoming ever more active. But in the grand scheme of things, geologists say this is just Mother Nature as usual.

                      "From our human perspective with our relatively short and incomplete memories and better and better communications around the world, we hear about more earthquakes and it seems like they are more frequent," Arrowsmith said. "But this is probably not any indication of a global change in earthquake rate of significance."

                      Coupled with better communication, as the human population skyrockets and we move into more hazardous regions, we're going to hear more about the events that do occur, Arrowsmith added.
                      However, "relative to the 20-year period from the mid-1970s to the mid 1990s, the Earth has been more active over the past 15 or so years," said Stephen S. Gao, a geophysicist at Missouri University of Science and Technology. "We still do not know the reason for this yet. Could simply be the natural temporal variation of the stress field in the earth's lithosphere." (The lithosphere is the outer solid part of the Earth.)

                      While the Chilean earthquake wasn't directly related to Japan's 7.0-magnitude temblor, the two have some factors in common.

                      For one, any seismic waves that made their way from Japan to the Chilean coast could play a slight role in ground-shaking.

                      "It is too far away for any direct triggering, and those distances also make the seismic waves as they would pass by from the Haiti or Japan events pretty small because of attenuation," Arrowsmith told LiveScience. (Attenuation is the decrease in energy with distance.) "Nevertheless, if the Chilean fault surface were close to failure, those small waves could push it even closer."

                      In addition, both regions reside within the Ring of Fire, which is a zone surrounding the Pacific Ocean where the Pacific tectonic plate and other plates dive beneath other slabs of Earth. About 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur along this arc. (The next most seismic region, where just 5 to 6 percent of temblors occur, is the Alpide belt, which extends from the Mediterranean region eastward.)

                      Colliding plates
                      The Chilean earthquake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. These rocky slabs are converging at a rate of 3 inches (80 mm) per year, according to the USGS. This huge jolt happened as the Nazca plate moved down and landward below the South American plate. This is called a subduction zone when one plate subducts beneath another.

                      (Over time, the overriding South American Plate gets lifted up, creating the towering Andes Mountains.)

                      The plate movement explains why coastal Chile has such a history of powerful earthquakes . Since 1973, 13 temblors of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred there, according to the USGS.

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                      • Originally posted by princesstiki View Post
                        I tried to sign up, I couldnt find out where to do it.
                        GO to :http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/faq/?faqID=197

                        Click on Earthquake notification service.................you will have to create an account with name and password but it is free

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                        • Originally posted by cocopea9052 View Post
                          Megan

                          Wow..insane indeed.....thanks for the info GSR-TX.

                          But you know, I'm afraid just like with most things you see and hear everyday, after a while we will be so use to hearing about many quakes, we really won't raise a brow. Sorta like here in CA, now every time it rains, folks expect evacuations and mudslides....
                          I know exactly what you're saying...one would think that this many powerful movements in such a short time it highly unusual and downright scary--to those not in Christ.

                          I'm hopeful that these times will draw more to the Lord.

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                          • Originally posted by Gilgal View Post
                            "It certainly seems like the Lord is pressing a series of warning buttons. From 2004 to 2008, we had a historic number of tropical systems in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Ocean basins. In 2009, we had the global financial meltdown. Here we are in 2010 with two historic earthquakes.

                            Any Bible prophecy worth its salt would point to the Haiti earthquake as a warning of our own need to be ready for eternity. Now that it seems we've had a double warning, it is all the more important for Christians to have a sense of priority in their witness to the world. God is very patient, but He is no fool. He is not going to send an endless number of warning signs. This event could very easily be the last one before the Rapture. -- Todd"
                            Todd's certainly right. God will NOT send an endless set of pangs to warn the world. I can't imagine being an unbeliever in today's world...and yet many seem to think all is normal.

                            Wow...just wow.

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                            • What is going on under the surface of the Earth the Geologists are not telling us? Do they know and are afraid of the panic it would cause if the general public knew or are they totally clueless as to the cause of the increase in numbers of earthquakes that have happened since the beginning of the year? I envision some guy named Baxter who does diffenertial equations for fun, wears horned rim glasses and has alot of pens and a slide rule in his shirt pocket. He knows what is going on down deep under the crust, but he is not telling until the money is right.

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                              • Originally posted by john boland View Post
                                What is going on under the surface of the Earth the Geologists are not telling us? Do they know and are afraid of the panic it would cause if the general public knew or are they totally clueless as to the cause of the increase in numbers of earthquakes that have happened since the beginning of the year? I envision some guy named Baxter who does diffenertial equations for fun, wears horned rim glasses and has alot of pens and a slide rule in his shirt pocket. He knows what is going on down deep under the crust, but he is not telling until the money is right.
                                Just imagine how many things we don't know because they won't tell us....

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