A new study provides “incontrovertible evidence” that the volcanic super-eruption of Toba on the island of Sumatra about 73,000 years ago deforested much of central India, some 3,000 miles from the epicenter, researchers report.
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A very large 8.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Southeast of mainland Japan in the Bonin Island region. (downgraded to 7.8M)
This earthquake occurred at a depth of 696km / 432 miles, which falls deep into the Asthenosphere below the Pacific plate.
Worthy to note that an earthquake forecast was issued for Japan YESTERDAY, giving full warning of a very large event coming this week.
Warning issued yesterday, 8.5M strikes today.
See the full forecast for Japan here:
Yellowstone Seismogram Calendar for YHR, centered on 2015/05/20 — 5/20/2015 HERE IS THE LINK http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/seismothumbs.php?station=YHR¢er=1432098000 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 2015 Week #18 5/3/2015 5/4/2015 5/5/2015 5/6/2015 5/7/2015 5/8/2015 5/9/2015 2015 Week #19 5/10/2015 5/11/2015 5/12/2015 5/13/2015 5/14/2015 5/15/2015 5/16/2015 2015 Week #20 5/17/2015 5/18/2015 5/19/2015 5/20/2015 5/21/2015 5/22/2015 5/23/2015 2015 Week
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck Southern California at Salton Sea Volcanic buttes.
Reports are coming in from viewers that this event was felt fairly strong in San Diego, CA.
Seeing a noteworthy earthquake strike near an active volcano in Southern California is a sign of the greater global seismic unrest currently underway.
It would be wise at this point (in light of the other recent Pacific earthquake activity) for the people of the West coast to at least be placed on a “watch” for possible larger movement.
Even if nothing actually ends up hitting, it is better to do what the Japanese are doing right now, which is warn the population of the possibility of a larger coming earthquake.
Certainly now we can all be on the same page that there IS a temporary increase in activity taking place in multiple locations globally, thus warnings should be issued for a general watch for normally earthquake prone areas, and give instructions to have a plan.
Keep in mind that this 4.1M earthquake struck at a location where “professionals” are concerned about a potential eruption – Salton Sea Volcano could erupt if earthquake / seismic conditions are right (their words not mine). The volcano was elevated to “active” status in 2011 based upon some kind of internal USGS technicality.
See the news report on Salton Sea eruption potential here :
A rare magnitude 3.2 earthquake has struck South Central Utah near the dormant Markagunt volcanic plateau.
The last eruption of this volcano was nearly 1,000 years ago. (1050AD — in the early middle ages / late dark age)
This earthquake in Utah (at a dormant volcano) immediately followed a 4.1 magnitude earthquake which struck at Salton Sea Volcano in Southern California near San Diego, CA.
The Salton Sea volcanic buttes are “active” as opposed to the long dormant Markagunt volcanoes.
For there to be two different earthquakes at two different volcanoes in the Southwest United states within about 2 hours time, this lets us know greater pressure is building on the West coast of the United States.
The greater craton pressure is putting stress on the magma chambers of a few (so far) Southwestern United States dormant volcanoes, also pressure showing up via a series of earthquakes at the fracking operation weak points in the midwest (Illinois + Kansas).
Keep watch for more activity, and at this point.. you better start looking up the coordinates of each earthquake above 3.0M on the West coast to see what resides at the location.
You can use the USGS coordinates from : http://earthquake.usgs.gov
Then use a full version of Google earth to look up the earthquake , download a copy of google earth here: http://earth.google.com
Information on this earthquake in Utah near the Markagunt volcanoes from the USGS: