Preliminary data suggests earthquakes are indeed increasing worldwide

(Matthew 24:7) “For Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. And there will be Famines, Pestilences, and EARTHQUAKES in various places.”

In recent weeks, worldwide earthquake data indicates an increase in the magnitude and a significant increase in the frequency (magnitude 5.5+) of earthquakes. Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M 5.0+). These trends also show that the depth of earthquakes has diminished, they occur closer to the Earth’s surface. Shallow earthquakes occur along fault lines and are due to the accumulation of stress. Earthquake waves can also propagate far enough to trigger other earthquakes; this may explain the noted increase in earthquakes. Certain scientists have stated that the increased frequency of earthquakes is due to the increased number of detection instruments installed worldwide. This would cause more sensitive earthquakes to be measured. However, these graphs show an increase in stronger earthquakes; it is also important to note that the earthquake Richter scale is base-10 logarithmic. The fact that the world’s population has increased doesn’t help, more people are affected by these events. There is increased media availability and attention. However, due to recent events, it is now easy to convince even the average person, that there are more and more strong earthquakes occurring worldwide. –Guardianlv (excerpt)

Largest increase in 62 years: According to the Costa Rican Volcanology and Seismology Observatory (OVSICORI), after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake which occurred on September 5th, 2012, the country registered the highest level of earthquake activity it has seen in 62 years. The strongest earthquakes in Costa Rican history occurred in 1950 in Nicoya, with a 7.8 magnitude quake, followed by the 2012 earthquake that occurred in the same area, of a 7.6 magnitude. After the September 5th earthquake, OVSICORI reported 75 earthquakes that were felt by residents during the 4 months after the main event. 2010 saw a total of 6,245 earthquakes, in 2011 there were 5,483, and in 2012 the total was 11,049. –Inside Costa Rica
Japan shaking more: Japan had experienced a little over 3,000 noticeable earthquakes in 2012, nearly 60 percent of them aftershocks from last year’s massive tremor that devastated the country’s northeast, Japanese media reported on Monday. Quoting the Japan Meteorological Agency, the NHK broadcaster reported that a total of 3,134 quakes had been felt across Japan until Sunday (December 30) which is about 1,000 more than the annual average from 2001 to 2010. An analysis of seismic waves indicates that there were more than 10,000 noticeable quakes in 2011. While the number of quakes decreased from that of last year, seismologists continue to monitor frequent seismic activity. They urged people to be on the alert for possible strong quakes with a magnitude of at least 7 or those triggering tsunami. The March 11, 2011 quake and the tsunami it triggered had left more than 15,000 people dead or missing besides wreaking havoc in Japan’s northeast, including the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that leaked radiation forcing the evacuation of more than 160,000 residents. –RTT

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LARGE MAGNITUDE 6.4 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES OFF CALIFORNIA/MEXICA

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large Earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico today.The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was recorded at 2:36 a.m. (1036 GMT) Friday, 163 miles (262 kilometers) south southwest of the California city of Avalon and 167 miles west southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.It was at the relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles (10.1 kilometers). No tsunami warning has been issued.

(Matthew 24:7) “For Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. And there will be Famines, Pestilences, and EARTHQUAKES in various places.”

Taiwan shook by three earthquakes

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZUmStp4VGow4631RsICOjsHIyNuMNWkO6ugoquvAgWYnPJw8fThree earthquakes shook Hualien in eastern Taiwan early Monday, with the strongest recorded at magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, but there were no reports of casualties or damage, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit at 1:45 a.m., centered 7.5 kilometers southwest of the Hualien County Hall at a depth of 18.1 km, the CWB’s Seismology Center said. The quake caused strong tremors but they did not last long, the center said. The Hualien County Fire Department said it has not received any reports of damage. A second earthquake, magnitude 2.8, struck at 2:14 a.m., with the epicenter 9 km west of the county hall at a depth of 11.7 km, the Seismology Center said. It was followed by a magnitude 4.7 temblor at 3:43 a.m., centered 8.5 km southwest of the county hall at a depth of 16.1 km. Taiwan sits in an earthquake-prone area. More than 30 earthquakes rocked the island.

5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage AlaskaA Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake has just struck off the coast of Alaska on Monday night, close to the city of Anchorage, Rattling buildings and knocking bric-a-brac from shelves, but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The tremor, initially reported as a magnitude 5.7, struck at 4:42 p.m. (8:42 p.m. EST) 25 miles west of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, relatively shallow at a depth of 33.1 miles, was widely felt in Anchorage, according to Guy Urban, a geophysicist for the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. “Some people in Anchorage said some things fell off the shelves,” he told Reuters, adding that the center was unaware of any severe property damage or anyone being hurt. Quakes of similar strength are fairly common in Alaska, one of the most seismically active parts of the United States.

Days of turmoil: GREAT EARTHQUAKES ON THE RISE

Large Earthquakes are becoming increasingly common in the news.   3 of the 10 most powerful earthquakes in history have occurred in the last decade and 2 of the most devastating tsunamis have occurred in the last 7 years.  This section contains an ongoing record of earthquakes occurring through various news sources

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  • 12/03/12: 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Anchorage, Alaska
  • 12/03/12: Taiwan shook by three earthquakes
  • 11/29/12:  Earthquake Shakes Eastern Indonesia
  • 11/20/12: Balochistan province of Pakistan shaken by twin tremors
  • 11/16/12:  Strong earthquake jolts western China
  • 11/16/12:  Kuril Islands has a 6.8 earthquake
  • 11/15/12:  Mexico buildings swaying from 6.1 quake
  • 11/14/12:  Strong 6.1 earthquake hits Chile
  • 11/11/12: Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake kentucky 7 other states.
  • 11/12/12:  Earthquake kills 12 in Myanmar
  • 11/12/12:  Another strong 6.5 quake in Guatemala City
  • 11/7/12:   Strong offshore 7.4 quake kills 15 in Guatemala City
  • 10/24/12: Powerful 6.6 quake off Costa Rican coast
  • 10/20/12: Strong earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu
  • 10/11/12: Strong 6.7 quake rocks eastern Indonesia
  • 10/2/12:   Earthquake (6.0) off Honshu Japan
  • 10/1/12:   Deep underground 7.1 quake in Columbia
  • 9/28/12:   Undersea 6.0 quake strikes off Solomons
  • 9/27/12:   Powerful 6.9 quake rocks remote Alaska
  • 9/26/12:   Baja California has a 6.2 earthquake
  • 9/18/12:   Moderate 5.5 quake strikes Kodiak Alaska
  • 9/5/12:     Costa Rica has a large 7.9 magnitude quake
  • 9/3/12:     Central Indonesia has a 6.5 earthquake
  • 8/31/12:   Strong 7.9 earthquake hits offshore the Philippines
  • 8/30/12:   Greenland’s east coast has a 6.6 offshore quake
  • 8/27/12:   California earthquake swarm pretty bad – damage reported
  • 8/27/12:   Big 7.3 earthquake strikes off El Salvador coast
  • 8/26/12:   Tobelo Indonesia has a 6.6 offshore quake
  • 8/19/12:   Strong 6.2 earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea
  • 8/18/12:   Six dead after 6.6 quake jolts Indonesia
  • 8/14/12:   Large 7.7 quake off Russia’s eastern coast
  • 8/11/12:   Northwestern Iran shaken by two quakes 6.3 / 6.2
  • 8/10/12:   Moderate 6.2 quake hits Alaska’s Aleutian Islands
  • 8/8/12:     Fiji shaken by a 5.8 earthquake
  • 7/28/12:   New Ireland 6.5 magnitude Pacific quake
  • 7/26/12:   Large 6.7 oceanic quake in Mauritius region
  • 6/19/12:   Magnitude 6.0 quake rattles the Aleutian islands
  • 6/19/12:   Biggest earthquake in a century strikes Victoria Australia
  • 6/17/12:   Earthquake 6.4 strikes off the coast of Japan
  • 6/16/12:   Luzon Philippines hit by 6.1 earthquake
  • 6/14/12:   Moderate 5.5 quake in Turkey causes building damage
  • 6/12/12:   Up to a hundred feared dead after Afghan quakes
  • 6/11/12:   Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern Taiwan
  • 6/7/12:     Southern Peru shaken by 6.0 earthquake
  • 6/4/12:     Strong 5.9 quake causes buildings to sway in Jakarta
  • 6/3/12:     Panama shaken by 6.6 magnitude quake
  • 6/1/12:     Strong 5.8 earthquake jolts Indonesia
  • 5/29/12:   Deadly earthquake strikes northern Italy
  • 5/28/12:   Northern Argentina experiences 6.7 magnitude quake
  • 5/24/12:   A 6.2 magnitude quake hits the Norwegian Sea
  • 5/22/12:   Northeast Japan experiences 6.1 earthquake
  • 5/21/12:   Moderate 5.6 earthquake shakes Sofia Bulgaria
  • 5/20/12:   Strong 6.3 quake strikes near Honshu Japan
  • 5/20/12:   Deadly 6.0 quake in Northern Italy kills four
  • 5/17/12:   Eastern Texas experiences a rare moderate quake
  • 5/3/12:     Chiapas Mexico experiences a 6.3 earthquake
  • 4/16/12:   Powerful 6.8 quake hits in Papua New Guinea
  • 4/16/12:   Strong 6.7 magnitude quake rocks Valparaiso Chile

Earthquake Shakes Eastern Indonesia

The U.S. Geological Survey says an Earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude has hit the eastern part of Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of damage. Indonesian seismologist Fauzi says there is no risk of a Tsunami. The U.S.agency says Wednesday’s quake was centered 56 kilometers (35 miles) under the sea. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency initially reported a quake measuring a preliminary 6.3 magnitude that was centered about 157 kilometers (97 miles) northwest of Tual in the southeastern part of Maluku province. It said the epicenter was 12 kilometers (7 miles) deep.http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

(Matthew 24:7) “For Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. And there will be Famines, Pestilences, and EARTHQUAKES in various places.”