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USGS seismic data points to 2,000% increase in major earthquakes since 1900

Last week we looked at the state of our planet...Two-thirds of all animal and insects extinct by 2020: Dying oceans fish replaced by plastic: One in five of the world's plant species threatened.

Today we will see the incredible rise of major quakes since 1900 and the mindblowing fact these statistics are not mentioned on MSM or even mentioned by our religious leaders, below is the famous quote from Jesus to His disciples...

Luke 21: 10,11. Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.


Major 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Norwegian volcanic island in Arctic Ocean

Jan Mayen
An earthquake has hit the Arctic Ocean near Jan Mayen
A strong earthquake has hit by a Norwegian volcanic island called Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean, measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale.

The quake took place 10km deep and 722km from Akureyri, Iceland.There is no yet known information of whether the quake has disrupted the island's volcanic activity.

The earthquake struck at 1:49am GMT and its epicentre was in a remote area of the ocean around 253 miles east of Ittoqqortoormitt in Greenland.

The force caused local waves to appear in the Greenland Sea.

However, the US Tsunami Warning System said it is not expected to cause a tsunami in more populated areas.

The island is mountainous, the largest mountain being the volcano Beerenberg in the northeast.

It is the world's northernmost active volcano that is not underwater.

Comment: USGS seismic data points to 2,000% increase in major earthquakes since 1900


California struck by 39 earthquakes in 24 hrs, scientists observe 'movement along the San Andreas Fault'

California Hit By 39 Earthquakes
A series of large earthquakes has rattled California over the last 24 hours, and scientists are telling us that the shaking was the result of "movement along the San Andreas Fault system". In recent months there has been an alarming amount of seismic activity all along "the Ring of Fire", and there have been times when the number of global earthquakes has been way above normal. Could it be possible that all of this unusual seismic activity is leading up to something? As you will see below, experts are telling us that we are overdue for the "Big One" to hit California. And when it does eventually strike, it could be far worse than most people would dare to imagine.

Most of the 39 significant earthquakes that have struck California within the last 24 hours have happened along the San Andreas Fault. The following comes from CBS News...
A swarm of earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault, the largest measuring a 4.1 magnitude, rumbled through the Hollister area and the Salinas Valley Friday morning. CBS San Francisco, citing officials, reports the quakes rattled nerves but caused no major damage.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 4.1 quake hit at 5:58 a.m. PDT 12 miles southwest of the small community of Tres Pinos. It was followed by quakes measuring 3.6, 3.2 and 3.0.


Strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocks the Philippines

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake occurred at 8 a.m. on November 4 in the Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMCS) reported.

The epicenter of the quake was located 47 km southwest of the city of Maravi with a population of about 201,000 inhabitants, situated on the island of Mindanao.

The center of the earthquake was at a depth of 603 km (374 miles). Some 35,379,000 people are estimated to have felt weak tremors.


Large magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits northern Chile - USGS

Chile earthquake
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the north of Chile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was registered at 22:19 GMT on Thursday, 118 kilometers (73 miles) to the northeast of the coastal city of Iquique.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the depth of 91 kilometers.

There have been no immediate reports about casualties or damage caused by the quake.

The 24 Horas news outlet noted that the tremors provoked the mass exodus of people from Iquique beaches, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.

Comment: There has been an uptick in seismic activity recently. Some related articles from around the world recently include:


M6.2 earthquake strikes New Zealand's North Island, disrupts parliament session

New Zealand quake
A powerful 6.2 earthquake has struck New Zealand, some 64 kilometers east of the town of Waitara, and was felt all across the island nation, including the capital city of Wellington.

No tsunami warning was issued by the nation's Civil Defence. So far there have also been no reports of damage or casualties caused by the tremors, which locals say lasted for about a minute.

However, the jolts which struck the country shortly after 3:00pm local time have led the Parliament to suspend its session.

"I never thought I'd have to do that, suspend the House until we find out what's happened," deputy speaker Anne Tolley said, according to local news. "There were public in the galleries and people need to just make sure their staff are OK. I mean we're in the safest building probably in the country - but just to make sure and get some advice."

Comment: There has been an uptick in seismic activity recently. Some related articles from the past week include:


Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake strikes under Drake Passage off southern Argentina

Drake Passage quake
Quake struck at depth of 10 km

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the southern tip of Argentina.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit 324 km south of the resort town of Ushuaia, on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.

It occurred in the ocean, in a hazardous stretch of water known as the Drake Passage.

The quake is thought to be shallow and struck at a depth of 10 km, at 2:54 am local time, according to the US Geological Survey.

Additional reporting by agencies


Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador

El Salvador quake
A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit in the Pacific off the coast of El Salvador. The US Geological Survey said, the tremor occurred 24 kilometres under the surface last night, and its epicentre was some 94 kilometres southwest of coastal town of Acajutla. There are no reports of any damage or injuries.


Strong M5.8 earthquake rocks Romania - Also felt in Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria

Bucharest, Romania.
© Alamy
Bucharest, Romania.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has rattled central and eastern Romania and was also felt in Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria, but there has been no reports of significant damage.

The tremor, which lasted for several seconds, occurred at 3:38 am Sunday, local time, in the eastern quake-prone region of Vrancea at a depth of 150 kilometres, Romania's National Earth Physics Institute said.

The quake woke residents in the capital, Bucharest, and elsewhere. Bucharest Ambulance Service spokeswoman Alice Grasu said a dozen or so residents telephoned immediately after the quake suffering from panic attacks.

Comment: USGS reports there has been elevated activity in the area following an unusually strong M6.8 quake in Greece just a few days ago, and in the last 24 hours there's been at least 8 notable events; an M4.7 quake in Greece, with multiple aftershocks, and another in Georgia at M4.1. Elsewhere on the planet, seismic and volcanic activity has also been rather high:


Shallow M6.2 earthquake strikes east of N Mariana Islands - USGS

Marian Islands quake
© Bing Maps
The earthquake comes a day after reports of Super Typhoon Yutu, which devastated the islands, destroying homes and cutting power and water supplies to thousands of people.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Friday. According to the other sources, the earthquake had 6.1 or 5.7 magnitude. At the moment there is no official data about casualties.

Earlier this month, the region suffered from a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea, causing tsunami warnings.

The Mariana Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, 2,500 km (1,500 miles) from Japan, and approximately at the same distance from Papua New Guinea and Philippines. There are two administrative units on the islands - Guam, which is a US territory, and the Northern Mariana Islands, which make up a commonwealth of the US.