5.5 Earthquake Parts The Red Sea

Merely one week after two large earthquakes hit in Uganda and two quakes struck Yemen, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake again split the Red Sea, July 8. 2013.

A small world globe showing the Middle East and the Red Sea.

The parting of the Red Sea has been happening slowly over the past 30 million years. We may be at the point in history when a major split forms another sea.

Parting Of The Red Sea

Over a period of three weeks in 2006, the crust on both sides of the Red Sea moved apart approximately 8 meters (26 feet), and magma rose out of the Sea. The molten rock  – enough to fill a football stadium more than 2,000 times – was injected along a vertical crack under the Red Sea, forming new crust and splitting the Sea open.

For the past 30 million years, Africa and Arabia have been moving apart, and this is what originally formed the Red Sea. The Earth is continually moving in this region, and the Red Sea is parting much more rapidly now than ever recorded.

The motion is episodic and jerky, and the split in 2006 added to the tearing of northeast Ethiopia away from the rest of Africa, and eventually another new sea will form.

Earthquakes And Tsunamis

A picture of an alarm clock.

Millions of years have already past, so it may be time for a major split in the Red Sea.

Major Earth movements typically take millions of years, but we tend to forget that what has already shifted in this region HAS taken millions of years.

Modern humans tend to think that the clock starts ticking at the moment we “discover” these geologic events. Today, time may be up, and the Red Sea may be ready for a final split.

Africa, the Indian Ocean, Arabia, and the Mediterranean Sea are exhibiting an increase in large earthquakes and tsunamis today, so keep in mind that the alarm clock may be ready to go off.


Natural Disasters Ramping Up Around Mediterranean Sea and Saudi Arabia

A picture of a volcano erupting.

Increase in volcanic activity at Mt Etna, Italy, 2013.

When the Earth’s mantle shifts, the poles follow. – Albert Einstein, 1955

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and storms are increasing in and around the Mediterranean Sea, but according to an article by ABC News, many scientists are oddly puzzled by this.

It’s No Mystery

Throughout history, Mt. Etna has been one of the most fascinating volcanoes in the world. The volcano towers 3,329 meters (10,922 feet) above the Sicilian city of Catania.

The volcano is located at the precise spot where the African and European tectonic plates rub against each other. At this boundary location, lava continuously flows into the base of Mt. Etna, and today, Etna is releasing lava more violently than it has in many years.

What’s happening to cause this sudden eruption and increase in volcanic activity? The Earth’s axis is shifting, and this causes a shift in the crust all over the planet.

THIS shift causes:

  1. large earthquakes to occur globally (as we are witnessing today),
  2. a shift in the global wind patterns (which we are witnessing today),
  3. larger and more unpredictable storm patterns (that we are witnessing today),
  4. global warming (as we are witnessing today),
  5. an increase in extraterrestrial objects hitting the Earth (that we are witnessing today),
  6. an increase in volcanic eruptions (which we are witnessing today).

Watching Etna

German geophysicist Rolf Schick stated in the ABC article: “The stream of magma doesn’t move uniformly, but in spurts, vibrating as if it were in a hydraulic pump. This makes Etna so unpredictable.”

Using seismic sensors, Schick discovered that the stream of magma from Etna has a “pulse rate” of sorts, which is forced through the volcano’s vents at a rate of about 72 beats per minute —  a rate similar to that of the human heartbeat.

Hum, this proves that all life on Earth resonates WITH the Earth. When the Earth shifts, we shift. When the Earth heats up, we heat up … This comes as no surprise.

5.7 Quake in Yemen

The USGS small globe showing 5.7 earthquake in Yemen, May 2103

5.7 earthquake in Yemen, May 2103 – USGS

On May 27, 2013, a 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Yemen, south of Saudi Arabia. The increase in earthquake activity in this area is occurring at the same time volcanic eruptions are increasing in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coincidence? Of course not.

Earthquakes will continue to strike around the Arabian Plate as the African Plate continues to push against the European Plate.  The Arabian and Indian Plates will respond with an increase in volcanic and earthquake activity.

Look for more volcanic eruptions, more earthquakes, and a tsunami or two in this region.

Mount Etna is a barometer … this comes as no surprise.



Another Earthquake Swarm Hits Iran

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

May 2013 on-going earthquakes in Southern Iran – USGS

In the early morning hours on May 11, 2013 and one month after a 7.8 quake struck the region, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake started a swarm of quakes in Minab, Iran. Following the 6.2 quake, 31 earthquakes struck in Minab and the surrounding area on May 11 – 12. All of the quakes were between 4.3 and 5.6 in magnitude.

A map of Iran earthquake on May11, 2103

Iran earthquake May 11, 2013 strikes near Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Increase In Quakes Worldwide

Iran wasn’t the only place to experience large earthquakes on May 11 – 12, 2013.

  • 6.5 Neiafu, Tonga
  • 5.2 La Gomera, Guatemala
  • 5.4 & 5.6 Diego de Almagro, Chile
  • 4.7 Sabratah, Libya
  • 5.7 Amukta Island, Alaska
  • 5.6 Shikotan, Russia
  • 4.7 Galapagos Triple Junction Region
  • 4.8 Sary-Tash, Kyrgyzstan
  • 4.8 Panguna, Papua New Guinea

And these are just the big ones off a very long list…..