Large Earthquakes Increasing, And It’s Not Going To Stop

A map of Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington, New Zealand had a 6.5 (6.2 downgrade) magnitude quake on January 20, 2014, which started a string of large quakes.

Several large earthquakes rocked the Pacific today, January 20, 2014, starting with a very strong 6.5 magnitude quake (downgraded to a 6.2) that struck north of Wellington, New Zealand on the north island.

This quake was followed by a 6.5 quake NW of Hihifo, Tonga. And, this quake was followed by a second 5.9 magnitude quake at Hihifo.

No destructive tsunami was generated by these large quakes, but Hawaii is under a high surf warning.

Needless to say, the Pacific Rim is extremely active.

An Active Day

After the quake in New Zealand, the following 4.0+ quakes occurred worldwide:

  1. 4.4  Durres, Albania
  2. 4.3  Durres, Albania
  3. 4.4  Cusano Mutri, Italy
  4. 4.2  Durres, Albania
  5. 4.4  Durres, Albania
  6. 5.2  Yap, Micronesia
  7. 5.0  Yap, Micronesia
  8. 6.5  Hihifo, Tonga
  9. 5.9  Hihifo, Tonga

The Science Behind The NZ Quake

This is an excellent article about the New Zealand quake. As I have said many times before, USGS is a disappointment, at times, because they do not post ALL the quakes when they occur in the same area, and they always downgrade the larger quakes from their original sesimic readings.

They only posted the 5.9 quake at Tonga, and did NOT post the 6.5 quake. Keeping this from the public is NOT helping the situation.

This article from local, New Zealand reporters recorded the quake as a 7.0 magnitude. It explains why this area is so volatile.

The Earth is on the move, and it’s going to stay this way for a long time coming ….



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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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