Tornadoes Rip Through Moore, Oklahoma

An EF5 tornado barreled through the suburbs west of Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. Moore, Oklahoma was leveled, and amazingly only 24 people were killed at the hands of a mile-wide twister that stayed on the ground for over 20 miles packing 166+ mile per hour winds.

Tornadoes Are Forming Quicker Today

Another EF5 tornado destroyed the town of Moore in 1999, but when this tornado formed, it took much longer to build in size and intensity. Unlike tornadoes in the past, tornadoes today are forming much quicker, and much stronger.

Global climate change, solar intensity, an increase in volcanic eruptions, the shifting of the poles, and man-made pollutants, such as burning fossil fuels and spraying Chemtrails, are altering our planet’s global wind patterns. As these events continue to affect our weather, we will continue to witness marked changes in how tornadoes form. And, it is to our disadvantage because there is less time to prepare.

No Time In Texas

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, fatal tornadoes outside Dallas, Texas came as a big surprise. Large storms were predicted, but the tornado index was low, and no one expected an EF4 to suddenly form. The twister hit in the towns of Granbury and Cleburne, Texas killing several people.

This tornado spun up out of the blue – fast and furious – with little warning.

A picture of the EF5 tornado in Joplin, Mo 2011.

EF5 Tornado in Joplin, Mo 2011 – NOAA.

Joplin, Mo

On May 22, 2011, I was watching the Weather  Channel’s Tornado Hunt, and I clearly remember the storm spotters saying that strong storms were all around, but no tornado activity was on the Doppler Radar. Suddenly out of the blue, an EF5 tornado formed within minutes, and leveled the town of Joplin, merely 40 miles east of the storm spotters.

Another surprise tornado.

As Earth changes continue to increase today, tornados are forming more quickly and with less warning. This will certainly keep NOAA and storm spotters on their toes.

YOU need to be more aware, too. And take the warnings seriously!


Significant Earthquakes Over The Past 30 Days, April 2013

A picture of the Earth with an earthquake crack going down the USA and S America

Increase in earthquake intensity worldwide

April was an active month for earthquakes all over the world. Here is a list of the most significant earthquakes over the past 30 days, but the month is not over yet.

  1. 6.5 32km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 2013-04-23 23:14:42 UTC 16.3 km deep
  2. 6.6 50km WSW of Linqiong, China 2013-04-20 00:02:47 UTC 12.3 km deep
  3. 7.2 250km ENE of Kuril’sk, Russia 2013-04-19 03:05:53 UTC 122.3 km deep
  4. 6.6 23km ESE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea 2013-04-16 22:55:27 UTC 13.0 km deep
  5. 7.7 83km E of Khash, Iran 2013-04-16 10:44:20 UTC 82.0 km deep
  6. 4.2 8km ENE of Luther, Oklahoma 2013-04-16 10:16:53 UTC 5.0 km deep
  7. 4.4 12km ENE of Luther, Oklahoma 2013-04-16 06:56:30 UTC 5.0 km deep
  8. 6.6 99km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2013-04-14 01:32:22 UTC 31.0 km deep
  9. 5.8 6km WNW of Sumoto, Japan 2013-04-12 20:33:17 UTC 14.0 km deep
  10. 6.4 89km SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran 2013-04-09 11:52:50 UTC 10.0 km deep
  11. 7.0 240km E of Enarotali, Indonesia 2013-04-06 04:42:35 UTC 66.0 km deep
  12. 6.3 9km N of Zarubino, Russia 2013-04-05 13:00:02 UTC 561.9 km deep


7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Splits the Iran-Pakistan Border While Six Earthquakes Shake Oklahoma

A USGS small globe showing April 16, 2013 7.8 EQ in Iran

April 16, 2013 7.8 earthquake in Iran – USGS

After a recent earthquake swarm along the Persian Gulf in Iran, a second deadly earthquake in less than one week shook Iran close to the Iran-Pakistan border in Khash. The 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, 2013 was the strongest earthquake to hit Iran in more than 50 years, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated area and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi, India. According to USAToday, Iran’s emergency crew, The Red Crescent, said it was facing a “complicated emergency situation” in the area with villages scattered over desolate hills and valleys.

Meanwhile on the other side of the planet, Oklahoma had six earthquakes within an eight mile radius, and Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming rumbled from a second small quake to shake Wyoming over the past week.

Iran EQ Started in Oklahoma

The USGS small globe showing the April 16, 2013 earthquakes in Oklahoma

April 16, 2013 earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA – USGS

This earthquake activity actually started on the North American Plate in Oklahoma along the prehistoric Craton Plate boundary in the southern USA. The Craton boundary is the location of the North American continental shoreline over 65 million years old, and earthquakes along this ancient southern plate boundary are increasing in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and along the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Valley.

Rockin’ In OK

The USGS map of the April 16, 2013 earthquakes in Oklahoma and the location of the ancient Craton Boundary in Oklahoma

USGS map of the April 16, 2013 earthquakes in Oklahoma showing the location of the ancient Craton Boundary in the southern USA/Oklahoma

At 1:45 AM CST, Chandler, Oklahoma split the night with a 3.0 magnitude earthquake, followed 13 minutes later by a 4.6 quake four miles away in Luther, Oklahoma. At 2:15 AM CST, Boley, Oklahoma rattled with a 2.9 magnitude quake, and a 3.3 quake 1 minute later snapped back to Luther. Three hours after that and to the minute at 5:16 AM CST, Luther, Oklahoma had another quake with the highest magnitude so far, registering 4.2.  At 12:06 PM CST, Luther had Oklahoma’s sixth eq of the day, registering 3.5 magnitude.

At 4:46 AM CST, a 3.0 quake rattled Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, on the western side of the Craton Boundary. One hour later on the other side of the world, the Earth split at the Iran-Pakistan border with a 7.8 magnitude quake.

Keep an eye on USGS because today has only started.