A pattern of earthquakes that wreaked havoc last week seems to be starting again! This morning, three earthquakes rattled the battered areas of Japan, Ecuador and Vanuatu – just like last weeks massive quakes.
Here are the details as we know them at 9:36 AM eastern US time on Monday, 18 April:
|Region||NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR|
|Date time||2016-04-18 13:25:47.7 UTC|
|Location||0.22 S ; 80.30 W|
198 km W of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 08:25:47.7 2016-04-18
93 km N of Portoviejo, Ecuador / pop: 170,326 / local time: 08:25:47.7 2016-04-18
44 km SW of Pedernales, Ecuador / pop: 5,983 / local time: 08:25:47.7 2016-04-18
|Date time||2016-04-18 13:06:10.6 UTC|
|Location||19.48 S ; 169.11 E|
210 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 00:06:10.6 2016-04-19
18 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu / pop: 1,437 / local time: 00:06:10.6 2016-04-19
This pattern of earthquakes is very similar to the one which took place last week, before the massive 7.8 struck Ecuador, the massive 7.0 struck Japan and the massive 6.9 struck Vanuatu.
Will these quakes trigger new, large ones like last week? No way to tell.
Will the west coast of North America – which avoided being hit last week, be hit this week? Not sure.
This story will be updated as the day progresses.
Given the facts as shown above, it seems appropriate to alert folks along the West Coast of North America, specifically California, Oregon and Washington, that they may be in for a bumpy ride over the next few days to a week.
One prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude”. If his projections are accurate, our planet could be on the precipice of a wave of natural disasters unlike anything that any of us have ever experienced before. “And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.” he continued.
NO ONE CAN ACCURATELY PREDICT AN EARTHQUAKE AND WE ARE NOT DOING THAT!
We are merely applying the facts of what has taken place, with a little common sense and speculating about what MIGHT be coming next. It is not certain.
DO NOT PANIC.
Don't go off, half-cocked, and start calling authorities about a coming earthquake because the simple fact is, we DO NOT KNOW if one is actually coming. And there's nothing the authorities could do about it anyway!
Just bear in mind what has taken place around the world recently and realize that the very same Tectonic Plate that caused all the trouble in Japan and Ecuador, also connects with the west coast of the USA, and folks should be prepared in the event of a large earthquake within the next few days to a week.
Pretty much all of the massive earthquakes in modern times have fallen +/- 3 days of a full moon or +/- 3 days of a new moon.
The full moon falls on the 21st therefore the major earthquake window is from April 18 to 24th inclusive.
Source : www.superstation95.com