7.4 Earthquake Strikes South of Fiji Islands

A USGS small globe showing the two Russian earthquakes on May 10, 2013.

Earthquake swarm in Northern Russia, May 2013 – USGS

Three days ago, a swarm of earthquakes began rattling the north polar region near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly Russia.  Thursday, May 23, 2013, the south polar region responded with a 7.4 quake south of the Fiji Islands.

A USGS small globe showing the May 1, 2013 earthquake swarm around Vanuatu.

May 23, 2013, 7.4 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands – USGS

More Activity

Watch for more activity to respond to this polar shift, such as more melting of ice at the poles, and more resonance earthquakes along the Ring of Fire. Earthquakes in areas that typically do not have quakes will also become more active.

Actually, before the 7.4 South Pacific quake occurred, many areas around the world did wake up. Greece had two earthquakes – a 4.0 followed by a 4.7 magnitude quake; Arkansas, USA had a 3.4 quake after Oregon had a 3.9 and Montana had a 3.3. Peru had a 5.8, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia has just kept going ..

There is a definite increase in earthquakes at both the North and South Poles, and the entire planet is responding.


North And South Poles Continue to Shake With Increased Earthquake Activity

A USGS map of the Earth at the South Pole near Antarctica.

South Pole uptick in earthquake activity – USGS

The number of earthquakes at the poles is increasing, and over the past 72 hours, numerous large quakes have occurred at both the North and South Polar tectonic plates.

The Earth’s Crust Cracks Like An Egg

A picture of the shell cracked on a boiled egg.

The Earth’s crust cracks like the shell of a boiled egg.

When you boil an egg, the inner egg gets hot, and the harder outer shell cracks to release pressure. The Earth’s crust can be viewed in a similar way, albeit, the Earth is much more complex than an egg. But, the principle is the same.

The Earth’s “plate boundaries” are cracks in the “planetary egg”, and when the Earth heats up and shifts at the poles, the planet “vibrates” and the crust moves. Both the North and South Poles balance and spin in the middle of massive cracked plates.

Most of the plate boundaries cannot be seen because the Earth is far too big to see what’s hidden beneath the oceans. Yet, we know when the Earth moves because earthquake and volcanic activity increase near these polar boundaries.

In 1955, Einstein said:

When the mantle moves, the poles follow.

EQs Over The Past 72 Hours

In order of occurrence:

Northern Polar Region

  1. 4.3  Ft. McPherson, Canada
  2. 3.6  Ft. McPherson, Canada
  3. 5.3  Kuril’sk, Russia
  4. 4.3  Semisopochnol, Is, Alaska
  5. 4.7  Petropavilovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia
  6. 4.6  Petropavilovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia
  7. 4.3  Nikolski, Alaska
  8. 4.3  Homer, Alaska
  9. 4.4  Shawville, Canada
  10. 3.6  Shawville, Canada
  11. 3.5  Chirikof Is, Alaska
  12. 4.4  Petropavilovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia
  13. 3.5  Homer, Alaska
  14. 4.4  Petropavilovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia

Southern Polar Region

  1. 4.9  Raoul Is, New Zealand
  2. 5.3  South of Africa
  3. 5.0  South of Africa
  4. 5.0  South of Africa
  5. 5.7  South Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  6. 5.3  Visokol Is, South Atlantic Ocean
  7. 5.0  West Chile Rise
  8. 4.2  Rolleston, New Zealand
  9. 4.8  Southern East Pacific Rise
  10. 5.7  South of Africa
  11. 4.9  West Chile Rise

With this much activity at the polar plates, there is little doubt the poles are moving.



MayDay – May 2013 Begins With An Increase In Earthquakes

Here is a list of the earthquakes that occurred over the past 24 hours at a 4.5 magnitude and above: (Note –  Vanuatu is VERY active right now, which starts a chain reaction of quakes worldwide.)

April 30, 2013

A USGS small globe map showing the April 30, 2013 earthquake in the Celebes Sea.

April 30, 2013 earthquake in the Celebes Sea – USGS

4.6 Celebes Sea

5.3 SW Siberia, Russia

4.9 Atacama, Chile

5.9 Azores Islands, Portugal

5.3 Leeward Islands

A USGS small globe showing the April 30, 2013 earthquake in Eastern Kashmir, Russia.

April 30, 2013 earthquake in Eastern Kashmir – USGS

4.6 Eastern Kashmir

5.3 Sulawesi, Indonesia

5.0 Region Metropolitana, Chile

4.8 Tonga

5.3 Balleny Islands Region, Antarctica

A USGS map of the Earth at the South Pole near Antarctica.

April 30, 2013 earthquake off Antarctica – USGS

4.7 Iran-Pakistan Border

4.5 Eastern China

4.9 Vanuatu

4.5 Potosi, Bolivia

May 1, 2013

A USGS small globe showing the May 1, 2013 earthquake swarm around Vanuatu.

May 1, 2013 earthquake swarm around Vanuatu – USGS

4.6 Vanuatu

5.3 Luzon, Philippines

5.8 Eastern Kashmir (India Meteorological Dept) – 5.4 (USGS)

4.9 Mendoza, Argentina

4.6 Eastern Kashmir

A USGS small globe showing May 1, 2013 7.8 EQ in Iran

May 1, 2013 earthquakes in Southern Iran – USGS

5.1 Vanuatu

4.5 Southern Iran

5,1 Southern Iran

5.7 Offshore Honshu, Japan

4.5 Southern Iran