6.4 Quake Shakes Caribbean Sea

A tropical beach with clouds raining over it.

A 6.4 earthquake shook the Caribbean Sea January 13, 2014.

A 6.4 quake rocked the Caribbean this morning, but a tsunami alert was not generated. High waves will still smack the coastlines in the region, though, so expect floods on some of the Caribbean shores.

Last week Cuba had two 5.0 quakes, which is MOST unusual. I’d say that the Caribbean has become much more active then anyone expected … and THIS signals movement along the US Craton.

Google map of distance between Key West and Cuba.

Two 5.0 earthquakes rocked Cuba January 10, 2014, merely 132 miles south of Florida – Google Maps.

Here’s a great phone app that will alert you when quakes go off: PDC Disaster Alert.

Tail Of Comet Ison

A picture of a beautiful meteorite whizzing through the Earth's atmosphere. with the moon in the background.

More meteorites can be seen on Earth as we move through the debris tail of Comet Ison..

We are also going through the tail of Comet Ison right now, so seeing a few meteorites whizzing in the atmosphere will not be unusual. Check out this meteorite over Japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZLQ-YxJdbg

There’s lots going on right now “out there” …. have fun watching the Earth move, but stay safe!

Living On The Craton Boundary

The Earth with bricks falling around it.

Earthquakes can cause objects to fall off your shelves; this might come as a surprise in areas not typically known for earthquakes.

I came into my office this morning to discover some books had fallen off the bookshelfHum. Those were heavy books.

Then I remembered that the Craton boundary is REALLY active right now, and Texas (where I live), Oklahoma (north of me), and states from Tennessee to Montana are moving.

Since I live on the Craton, there must have been some movement during the night that knocked those books off my shelf.

Living On The Craton

The following are earthquakes that have occurred along the US Craton boundary over the past 48 hours (in order of occurrence):

  1. 4.7  Death Valley, CA
  2. 3.3  Texas
  3. 2.2  Tennessee
  4. 3.0  Oregon
  5. 3.2  Montana
  6. 2.5  Oregon
  7. 2.8  Oregon
  8. 2.6  Montana
  9. 2.4  Tennessee
  10. 2.6  Montana
  11. 2.1  Nevada
  12. 2.8  Montana
  13. 3.3  Texas
  14. 3.3  Oklahoma
  15. 3.7  Oklahoma
  16. 2.3  Kentucky

Heads up! The old boundary is making its move …

Oklahoma And Texas Earthquakes Getting Stronger

A map of the North American Craton boundary.

The North American Craton boundary – Wilipedia


Earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma are increasing along the ancient Craton Boundary, both in number and in magnitude.

The quakes are a result of mounting Earth movement due to Earth changes, but the concentration of movement in these two states is exacerbated by the oil and gas industry’s fracking procedures.


Oil pumps in the sunset.

Our addiction to oil and gas is creating more future problems.

Our refusal to lessen our dependency on oil and gas has led us to using very eco-unfriendly techniques of “bleeding the Earth” of every drop of oil we can get our hands on.

Fracking does not cause earthquakes, but fracturing the weakest parts of the Earth’s crust certainly exaserbates them. THIS is what is happening in Texas and Oklahoma today.

Human interference is weakening an already fractured crustDon’t blame Nature for your property damage – blame our gluttony and addiction to profits.

The Craton

The Craton boundary is where the ocean (now the Gulf of Mexico) once met the North American shore, and these are areas rich in ancient, fossilized natural resources that we, modern humans, are addicted to. Cratons are found on every continent, and every Craton boundary is rich in minerals.

As modern technology over extracts these “boundary” resources, the crust becomes weaker. This leaves the people in these areas susceptible to earthquake effects. It doesn’t seem like people living in Oklahoma or Texas are expecting any major damage, but what we are NOT considering is the fact that:

  1. the North American plate (crust) is moving;
  2. this movement will eventually affect the US West Coast;
  3. crustal movement will also effect the Mississippi River Valley.

Pay attention to these quakes on the Craton and along the Mississippi Valley because they are the warning signs that the USA will respond to movement at the North American Plate. Increase your awareness so you can prepare for the changes ahead.