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…..

Earthquakes Increase In Middle East Amid Political Tension

While political tension in the Middle East increases, no one is paying attention to the fact that the Earth is building up pressure off their borders. Many people do not understand that the Earth is much more powerful than humans, and this may soon become evident as earthquakes increase in the Middle East. The chance that a tsunami could flood this area is very real. No one is paying attention to this possibility.

USGS Map of Iran Earthquakes

USGS Map of Iran Earthquakes On the Persian Gulf

Earthquakes Continue In The Middle East

Eathquakes continue to rattle Iran along the Persian Gulf and along the Iran- Pakistan border. On May 5, 2103, the tension increased along the Arabian Plate when a 4.9 magnitude quake shook the Gulf of Aden, south of the Red Sea.

The Arabian Plate

A picture of the USGS map showing the Arabian tectonic Plate

USGS Map of the Arabian Plate

The Arabian Plate and the Eurasia plate are colliding, and over time, many cities and oil refineries will be in danger of destruction from earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. The Arabian Plate was part of the African Plate about 500 million years ago. As the plates spread apart, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Persian Gulf formed. As more earthquakes occur in these areas today, it is a reminder to us all that this area is unstable, geologically, and countries should rethink where they concentrate their populations, how they construct their cities, and where they position power plants and nuclear facilities.

Maybe if we focus more on upcoming Earth changes, we might reconsider how we handle the present “human conflicts” this area faces today. 

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.