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Southern California Time Bomb: The Ground Surrounding The San Andreas Fault Is ‘Rising And Sinking’

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Pacific Plate And The North American PlateIf you reside on the west coast, you are living on borrowed time.  As you will see below, stress has been building up along the San Andreas fault for more than a century, and scientists tell us that southern California is way overdue for a major earthquake.  When that stress is finally released, the U.S. Geological Survey says that we could be looking at hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.  If you follow my work regularly, then you already know that there has been unusual shaking all along the “Ring of Fire” so far in 2016.  But thankfully the west coast of the United States has been spared from a major disaster up to this point.  Unfortunately, scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before one strikes, and that is why it is so alarming that the ground surrounding the San Andreas fault has been “rising and sinking”.  The following comes from the Los Angeles Times

For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault.

The vertical movement is the result of seismic strain that will be ultimately released in a large earthquake.

The California coastline is where two enormous tectonic plates come together.  The Pacific plate and the North American plate are slowly but surely moving against one another, and this creates a tremendous amount of geological stress.  While areas on both sides of the San Andreas fault have been steadily rising and sinking as a result of this stress, there are sections of the fault itself that have remained “locked” for more than 100 years, and other sections that have remained locked for more than 300 years

The region of the San Andreas fault between Monterey County and Imperial County hasn’t moved in a significant way in more than 150 years, and other parts of the fault have been accumulating stress for more than 300 years.

This build up of stress is extremely dangerous, because the more stress that builds up the worse the ultimate release of that stress could turn out to be.

If you look at this map from the U.S. Geological Survey, you can see all of the earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater that have hit California within the past seven days.  As you can see, there has been a whole lot of shaking going on…

California Earthquakes June 2015 - U.S. Geological Survey

And let us not forget that earlier this month a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near San Diego, and it was followed by more than 800 aftershocks.

Unfortunately, none of these quakes has relieved the stress along the San Andreas fault.  While the San Andreas fault may be the most famous of the faults in southern California, the truth is that there are many others.  And just last year the U.S. Geological Survey admitted that the probability of a “megaquake” along the west coast involving multiple faults at once was significantly greater than they had previously been projecting

A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the inevitability of just such a quake, which is predicted to hit within the next couple of decades.

“The new likelihoods are due to the inclusion of possible multi-fault ruptures, where earthquakes are no longer confined to separate, individual faults, but can occasionally rupture multiple faults simultaneously,” lead author of the study and USGS scientist, Ned Field says. “This is a significant advancement in terms of representing a broader range of earthquakes throughout California’s complex fault system.”

But of course the San Andreas fault represents an absolutely massive threat to southern California all by itself.

Back in May, the Los Angeles Times quoted the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center as saying that the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll”…

“The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said in the opening keynote talk.

Other sections of the San Andreas fault also are far overdue for a big quake. Further southeast of the Cajon Pass, such as in San Bernardino County, the fault has not moved substantially since an earthquake in 1812, and further southeast toward the Salton Sea, it has been relatively quiet since about 1680 to 1690.

Here’s the problem: Scientists have observed that based on the movement of tectonic plates, with the Pacific plate moving northwest of the North American plate, earthquakes should be relieving about 16 feet of accumulated plate movement every 100 years. Yet the San Andreas has not relieved stress that has been building up for more than a century.

A number of years ago, a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey found that just a magnitude 7.8 earthquake along the southern San Andreas fault would cause more than 1,800 deaths, 50,000 injuries and 200 billion dollars in damage.

So what would a magnitude 8 or worse quake do?

And even though the U.S. Geological Survey does not believe that parts of California will eventually fall into the ocean, it is very open about the fact that Los Angeles and San Francisco will one day “be adjacent to one another” as the Pacific plate and the North American plate slowly slip past each other…

Will California eventually fall into the ocean?

No. The San Andreas Fault System, which crosses California from the Salton Sea in the south to Cape Mendocino in the north, is the boundary between the Pacific Plate and North American Plate. The Pacific Plate is moving northwest with respect to the North American Plate at approximately 46 millimeters per year (the rate your fingernails grow). The strike-slip earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault are a result of this plate motion. The plates are moving horizontally past one another, so California is not going to fall into the ocean. However, Los Angeles and San Francisco will one day be adjacent to one another!

Meanwhile, while we are talking about southern California, I just had to mention the record-breaking heatwave and the horrific wildfires that are plaguing the region this week.  In fact, two massive wildfires that have been raging out of control threaten to combine “into one super fire”

Two new fires raging in California could soon merge, creating one ‘super fire’, as wild blazes continue to consume thousands of acres and have already force massive evacuations.

Throughout the United States, firefighters are battling blazes of varying degrees in nine states, including California, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Montana, Washington, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.

The most serious of these fires have been week-old blazes in California, New Mexico and Arizona, where scorching triple-digit temperatures have stoked the flames.

Normally we don’t see wildfires of this size and intensity until the late summer or early fall.

As I constantly remind my readers, last year was the worst year for wildfires in all of U.S. history, and so far this year we are more than a million acres ahead of the pace that was set last year.

We live at a time when our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, historic droughts and unusual flooding events all seem to be on the rise globally.

So is there a reason why all of this is happening, or are we just going through a time when we are experiencing an astounding string of truly bizarre coincidences?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

  • Mark

    Obviously you have never read the prophecies from William Branham about a large part of California breaking off and falling into the ocean, all the way back to the Salton Sea. Of course that does not mean all of California will fall into the ocean. It is well known that much of the coastal area of California is undercut with caves that the U.S. Navy has explored with submarines for years. It is altogether possible for a large part of California to break off during a major earthquake and fall into the ocean, just as William Branham prophecied in 1963, just like Jesus prophecied about Capernaum.

    • SnohtBlossom

      I was rooting for Cayce’s 2012 prophecies.. never happened.

      • CAT2

        I’m a Nostradamus fan myself.

        • SnohtBlossom

          a lil too vague & theoretical for my tastes

          • CAT2

            But he had class. 🙂

      • sistersoldier

        God is not Edward Cayce who by the way was given over to demonic spirits He was a vessel for malicious demonic spirits, who used him to impose the same insidious lie upon humanity that their master Satan had first used: “You shall not surely die.”

        • SnohtBlossom

          “Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), who came to be known as the “sleeping prophet,” was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Disciples of Christ Church.”
          lol.. he was a psychic healer who also made predictions..

          • sistersoldier

            God is not in psychic healing that would be Satan. God is a God of faith we are healed by the stripes Jesus took and the laying on of hands of the presbytery. By the elders and mothers and saints of the house of God.

            No worries you and Cayce will have a lot to talk about! LOL! After all you will be spending eternity together. Maybe you should write down what you want to ask him. I hear its very dark where you are going and not much to do except scream and chew your tongue for pain.

    • CAT2

      William Branham was a strange person. In my humble opinion he was a crack pot. He hated woman…he was probably a homosexual.

    • JC Teecher

      I stated a few weeks ago, about a prophecy that was given by a lady last summer. A black prophetess/preacher lady said she saw a vision of a major earthquake to hit California/West Coast sometime during the last of 2015 or the Spring of 2016.

      Yesterday, I told the wife that it looked like the woman prophetess had been wrong. Well, for the benefit of the doubt, let’s just say she was off by a couple weeks.

      Not that I am hoping for it, nor counting on it to happen, but; I’ll give it till July 15th, and then call her so called vision, just another sour pickle dream.

      Many people have them, all the time, and try to make them out to be visions and prophetic dreams. I believe in prophetic dreams and visions, but many are just sour pickle (food) dreams because of the mind working overtime because of something that was eaten before bed or accompanied by a movie or scene on TV.

      Some people do strange things in their sleep. I had a co-habitating girlfriend for about three years that would wake me up because she was sitting up in bed and carrying on a conversation with someone in her dream. I have also known her to walk around talking and laughing. Kinda scary.

      My grandmother, had a sister that was a constant sleep walker, and the epitome of one. One night, she had disappeared from the house so the whole family..about eight of them, went searching. They found her in the Apple orchard, under a tree, with a basket, picking poke salad, still asleep.

  • Bill

    Which will shake first, California or Washington DC? Either one will cause a big shake to the NY Financial Markets.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Can’t forget about the New Madrid fault. A lot of people living along that. Scary…

      • kfilly

        Yep, that would be even worse. Buildings in the Midwest do not have as much earthquake protection features like they do out in California. A comparable quake would probably produce more damage in the Midwest as a result.

  • James Dohnalek

    The Salton earthquakes and small Salton volcanoes are becoming active , which some people believe is the precursor to the major shift of the San Andreas fault.
    There is a link to earth’s reduced electromagnetic force fields and increased lava flow, increased earthquakes, and increased volcanic activity.

  • Brian

    Michael, I dont’ believe in coincidences. God is pleading with us 2 wake up. All of us need 2 heed His warnings and get our houses in order! Time is ticking away. tick…tick…tick…tick…

    • Felpo

      God?
      Leave your superstitions at home since earthquakes have been taking place on this planet since its creation billions of years ago…and “God” has no business on this.

      • Pirlo

        Amen
        “God” is merely an entity designed to control weak minds

        • Ho Hum

          Like most of the people reading this.

        • sistersoldier

          Correction: A weak mind tries to control God.

        • Xiomara

          Weak minds are deceived believing that all was a mindless accident
          Please

          Get real!

      • sistersoldier

        Absolutely and 100% wrong.

      • Brian

        Your sick, twisted and demented. May God have mercy on your pitch black soul !!!

        • SnohtBlossom

          there is no god

          • GSOB

            It behoves us above all things seriously to inquire, ……..

            what think we of Christ?

          • SnohtBlossom

            behooves

          • XIOMARACAFE

            He is God and coming back
            As a thief in the night , for those
            Who await for him vigilantly
            For after the church is gone
            Horrible things will here happen

          • Hatch Jerod

            There is, and he loves your avatar

          • SnohtBlossom

            i’m glad he has a sense of humor

          • XIOMARACAFE

            There is THE. ALL MIGHTY GOD! Only if you seek Him

            SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND

      • Richard O. Mann

        Standard reply. Do a bit more research and you will find that the earthquakes and volcanoes have not hit as they have now. Also, Israel is the key. Everything picked up with Israel became a nation again. Do the research.

        • alan

          Anything going on with the Arabs is propaganda. The are not the key, more like the problem. They have become what they hate!

        • Jerry C

          1948 Israel a nation after almost 2,000 years and 1967 controlling Jerusalem; the prophecies keep coming.

          • GSOB

            Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

          • Chris utter

            Oh Please.. as soon as you introduce ideology that is faith based you are discounted as a fool by millions of intelligent people. Earthquakes do not occur because a government you oppose becomes a nation or because god is angry. seriously, stop and listen to yourself. You seriously think the fault lines in California are affected by a social event. The educated, honest and factual conclusion from the scientific research of fault line tensions is simply “We know a tiny bit more about them then before the research” No where does anyone say a major earthquake is Imminent. The timeline for such an event can be 100’s or thousands of years in the future OR it could be next week. The research popular in this post simply tells us that now we can visualize the conditions slightly more then we could before. I use to think there was allot of value in the economic collapse blog…. These days it seems to be full of allot of religious idiots…sorry but its true. The site and the blog….DEVALUED

          • Tim Hymel

            And if you are wrong you will roast in hell.

          • daveveselenak

            Time will tell, very soon, fool!

          • Jerry C

            Israel DID become a nation in 1948. Israel DID control Jerusalem in 1967 (during the Six Day War). These are facts, so I don’t know where your idiotic post comes from. Concerning the increase & intensity of earthquakes, historically they have been getting more & frequent. In addition, several years ago they decreased EQ ratings by 1.0 whole point; that means you’ll need to add a 1.0 to modern quakes to be able to compare them to ones before the change. In fact, data strongly shows EQs are increasing & with more intensity. I wish I really did have your godless faith in secularism & manmade science; however, I require more factual evidence to back up my faith. You. Are. Truely. Faithful. As far as this blog, you’re not adding anything meaningful, so cya.

      • Hatch Jerod

        Intensity and frequency, Matthew 24

      • Jerry C

        Felpo? Felpo has no business on this.

      • Ricardo

        Oh you know it was billions of years ago then ?. Maybe you mean millions of years ago. Even a few thousands of years ago you won’t know.

      • RhooLyn

        You do realize that Michael is a believer in Jesus Christ, don’t you??? Don’t bother with your babble.

      • Janet Hall

        Denial, denial, denial. Dangerous my friend.

      • Jay Webb

        From Alana Webb Sorry but you have NO Business Commenting on GOD.

    • ali

      Add the word Tick a gazillion time more.

    • bosunj

      “I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will–and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.” — Gene Roddenberry

      • sistersoldier

        Blasphemy!

        • JC Teecher

          Yep, would not want to be in his shoes.

      • Richard O. Mann

        Roddenberry was a fool. He was all around extraterrestrial beings in control of all things. He even set up his own “religion” based on that.

      • Brian

        I have no idea who Gene the antichrist Roddenberry is but if i ever come across his evil book i will be sure 2 burn it!!! :-((

        • bosunj

          Typical of a thumper. Don’ know nuthin’ and dern proud of it! GUH!

          • FreddyB

            🙂

      • Jerry C

        False prophets? Written by an author of fiction. Hilarious!

      • jaxon64

        Gene Roddenberry is dead and God still reigns Almighty, Eternal and Holy. Just a little perspective for you.

      • GSOB

        God creates
        Man became

      • FreddyB

        Careful now, there be a pile of them there bible thumpers around these parts and there’s no one less tolerant or quicker to anger then a good ol’ Christian. 😉

        • bosunj

          It will rock their world.

        • Gay Veteran

          LOL

      • Preacher62

        For his glory; for he is worthy.

        • bosunj

          jesusfuckingchristonagoddamnfuckingcrutch the thumpers are having a meltdown. So. Damn. Sad.

          • GSOB

            1 Peter 4:17-18
            For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
            And,
            “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

          • MiniBooger

            Hmm… it appears that you are the one having a meltdown.

      • MiniBooger

        LOL – Gene Roddenberry? I like Star Trek, but what am I supposed to do with that? Believe it as though it were true? It was God that gave us free will as He wants us to come to Him willingly. He won’t force you – it’s your choice.

    • alan

      I have some some tiling I need to get done in the kitchen before Allah arrives.

      • FreddyB

        No need to hurry as I am sure you have time to finish. Although, if you are anything like me you’ll be doing your fair share of praying in the form of “god dammits” as the tiles snap everywhere except along the score mark.

        • GSOB

          Blind and bold

          • FreddyB

            lol. Oh, I don’t think so there neighbour. I have no doubt that I see things much clearer then someone who thinks they are going to a better place when they pass. I know I have but one chance to live and I do make the most of every single moment of my existence.

          • GSOB

            2 Kings 17:20
            The LORD rejected

            all the descendants of Israel
            and afflicted them
            and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until
            He had cast them out of His sight.…

            Mark 15:32-34

            And even those who were crucified with Him berated Him.

            From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.

            At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
            “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”
            which means,

            “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”…

          • SnohtBlossom

            he was foresaken because there is no god

          • MiniBooger

            He was forsaken because He took on our sin and God could not look upon it. Once the self-sacrifice was completed, He died and rose again from the dead to sit at the right hand of God the Father. He loved us that much to die for us. There is no greater gift.

          • flautistmaniac

            You fooled me before but I know you now not to fall for the “there is no God” line. In spite of it all I’m beginning to like you.

          • FreddyB

            As an Atheist I really don’t know what to say about having scripture quoted to me but I will say I do love the one from 2nd Kings.
            As to the bible itself I do believe there are warning in it that need to be taken very serious so guess we can agree… somewhat.
            peace and love.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Time to colorize that old footage of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and slap a 21st century date to it.

    On second thought, maybe not. Because when the San Andreas does snap, it’s going to be infinitely worse than anything that happened in 1906. San Francisco and Los Angeles won’t just be destroyed. They will be decimated.

    • Scared Economist

      Mondo– “DECI” means 1/10 in latin. The Romans would punish a group of people by decimating them or killing 1/10 of the group. In the case of San Fran and LA I think the word to use will be OBLITERATED.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      If this coming quake is equal to the 1906 one; it’ll be worse.

      The rubble from the 1906 quake was pushed into San Francisco bay and used as landfill for new building construction and expansion. The land is far more unstable than natural ground and is more likely to liquefy during a large quake. Casualties and cost ratios will be much higher than 1906.

  • SnohtBlossom

    I’ve seen articles about the vertical shifts around the faultline, but I haven’t seen anybody raising red flags.. …except of course, for Michael.

    • Tick Tock

      Speaking of “RED”, do you remember what article Mike wrote that has its one year anniversary coming up in 4 days? 🙂

      • RedInkMechanic

        Yes

      • Mr. Cipher

        Does that mean after four days you will STFU about it?

        • RedInkMechanic

          You are one brain cell or one beer away from flinging your poo at everything that moves or at anyone that doesn’t subscribe to your pedestrian view of the world.
          don’t forget to put your bicycle helmet back on before leaving the sofa to meet the pizza delivery dude at the door. We don’t want to risk losing you or your valuable contributions to this site.

          • Mr. Cipher

            Lol

          • Tick Tock

            His comments are brilliant, poised, informative, insightful ans accurate. All the things you and your posts lack.

            Now, it is Thursday again so go and take your bath and this time wash your hair.

          • Mr. Cipher

            Another breathtakingly insightful comment lol.

        • Tick Tock

          No. Again as previously mentioned, sit down, raise your hand and patiently wait to be called on….junior.

          • Mr. Cipher

            You’ve been banned which means you’re not welcome here. If you had any dignity you wouldn’t have hacked your way back in.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Add an earthquake right now, and you know what you’ll have?

    Oh alright. Shake ‘n Bake.

  • rentslave

    If the coastline goes,Trump has a shot at those 55 Electoral Votes.

  • James Dohnalek

    For those uninformed, nay Sayers about California earthquakes, check out the USGS EARTHQUAKE OCCURENCE REPORTS. There are a lot of quakes. It’s shake, rattle, and roll.

    • Jerry C

      You’ll have to add +1 to all the EQ ratings since they lowered them years ago, no? Don’t want people to catch on that things are heating up.

  • James Dohnalek

    The only order that I am striving for is getting my 3 bug out bags in order and knowing what I am putting where. I will not have time to fish through my bags for a can opener, with a 600 pound rock coming down on top of me, or if it misses, putting out my camp fire.

  • James Dohnalek

    Hey you guys, just look at the weather, and in some parts of the world people have easily spotted two Suns and their moons. In other words our dual sister solar system has started to come into ours. I think Nibiru is going to win and we are going to lose. Earth could be hurtled out of its orbit to become a rogue planet in space. Wear your sweaters because temperature in space is -273kelvin. I’ll let you “guys” convert the temp to
    Celcius or Fahrenheit.

    • aldownunder

      ?????????
      What planet are you on?

      • Jim Speaker

        We are on A OOOONET not A planet?

    • ali

      Hahaha. You are funny.

    • sistersoldier

      Not too mention James that the sun and moon now rise due northeast. That is a telling sign even if you don’t believe in anything else.

    • Jerry C

      You forgot the coming Annunaki aliens to save us.

  • JC Teecher

    To add to the southern California disasters, the Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch , natural gas storage facilities continue to haunt nearby residents.
    Last Fall, and into 2016:
    The natural gas leak prompted 8,000 families into temporary housing because of complaints of illness, including headaches, nosebleeds and vomiting.
    According to reports by environmentalists, the place is another ticking time bomb, and there has been recent protests and sit-ins to push for shutting the whole mess down.

    The amount of methane gas spewed into the atmosphere is still unknown, even by the experts and it has been called, “an ongoing investigation”.

    “It spewed huge amounts of polluting methane into the atmosphere, and was the largest known such leak in U.S. history. The leak has prompted legislation and multiple lawsuits.”

    Multiple companies use the old oil fields as underground storage facilities.

    Imagine a land shift/eruption and a spark……aftermath observation….”look, I think I can see China from up here”.

    • sistersoldier

      I shudder to think of the aftermath.

  • gfmucci

    To me, the LA Times article sounds more like news about new earth-sensing technology than it does about any sudden revelatory shift in the earth itself. Nonetheless, California is overdue for a “big one.”

  • MaxRockatansky33

    Religious freaks are just waiting and wanting this to happen. And keep blame God for those disasters.

    • GSOB

      Both the providence of God and the grace of God, own and crown the obedient and diligent.
      Look at Noah

      • MaxRockatansky33

        Noah? Why he didn’t take dinosaurs on the ark?

        • Gay Veteran

          ROFLOL
          don’t you know Jesus rode a dinosaur

  • RICHARD

    If California get the big quake they say were going to get that will probably be the straw that will brake the back of the U.S. economy. So hold on for a rough ride. I am kind of worried because I live about 5 miles from the major fault line.

    • bosunj

      A brake would do it just as well as a break would I suppose.

    • Linda Simeone

      Richard — don’t be worried — be prepared! Don’t let your guard down. Make sure you have enough emergency supplies in both your home and your car: Water, food items like granola bars, nut bars, etc. Keep stocked with flash lights, keep a pair of shoes by your bed. Also, if you have pets, be prepared for them with enough food, leash or crates close by to evacuate or move them to safer area. Don’t discount that you may very well be on a major freeway, and be shut down by CHP, stranded with hundreds of others in your car and not be able to get home for your pets, so keep extra bowls of water available for them and your family and also have a game plan as to where to meet up, should your area be impacted. Being prepared is all you can do. Have faith.

  • ali

    Stick to economic facts. Predicting earthquakes makes you look desperate to just write about anything.

    • df NJ

      The implication is God is punishing us for our collective depravity and sins. I have to be honest with you that I am deeply bothered by unnecessary evil. And when “acts of God” end up killing innocent woman and children.

      • sistersoldier

        A typical unbeliever’s argument. God does not kill the innocent. All were formed in sin and shaped in iniquity. The second you took your first breathe of life you became a sinner.

        People tend to assume that children are innocent, even if their parents are wicked and it is biblically unfounded. Children can be taught to hate from early stages of development.

        Innocent adults? Before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked God if He would destroy the righteous along with the wicked. God replied that He would spare the entire city for 50 righteous people. Abraham kept reducing the number of righteous people, asking God if He would destroy the entire city along with the number of the righteous. God’s reply every time was that He would not destroy the righteous along with the wicked.

        How do I know this? Because God sent two angels to warn the four righteous people in Sodom to flee before He destroyed the city.

        It is quite convenient that such details are usually left out of atheistic arguments! They choose rather to complain about the “evil” perpetrated by God when if the truth were to be told God saved certain people from being killed in cities such as Jericho.

        The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” refers to premeditated, unjustified killing – murder. Although God ordered the extermination of entire cities, He did so in righteous judgment. They were already sacrificing their children to false gods.

        God indicated to Abraham that He would spare the wicked to save the righteous. Your unholy charge that God indiscriminately murders people does not hold water against His sovereign and holy will.

        • ali

          “People tend to assume that children are innocent, even if their parents are wicked”

          So you mean to say that a child which can barely walk and talk can be evil and deserves Gods wrath. Between i do believe in god just that i dont beleive that God intends to punish us each time an earth quake or a hurricane hits us.

          • sistersoldier

            What I am saying is that a corrupt tree cannot produce good fruit and neither can a good tree produce corrupt fruit (spiritually). If God decides to step out of heaven into the creation that HE made and not man and not some primordial ooze that evolved on its own then He may do His will.

            Who are you that you might withstand God? He allows it (natural disasters) for our repentance especially when a nation goes rogue and attempts to dethrone Him!

          • ali

            Terah was a wicked (Numbers Rabbah 19:1; 19:33), idolatrous priest (Midrash HaGadol on Genesis 11:28) who manufactured idols (Eliyahu Rabbah 6, and Eliyahu Zuta 25). Abram, in opposition to his father’s idol shop, smashed his father’s idols and chased customers away. Terah then brought his unruly son before Nimrod, who threw him into a fiery furnace, yet Abram miraculously escaped.(Genesis Rabba 38:13).
            A pious son born to a wicked man. Your analogue is wrong

          • sistersoldier

            I abide by one gospel and that is the inerrant infallible Word of God.

            (In Abraham), You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did. And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “ Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called a friend of God.

            Tell me, you who want to be under the Law, do you not understand what the Law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, (Isaac and Ishmael) one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born because of the promise.

            These things serve as illustrations, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children into slavery (Islam): This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present-day Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.

            Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of the promise. At that time, however, the son born by the flesh persecuted the son born by the Spirit. It is the same now.

            But what does the Scripture say? “Expel the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

          • ali

            Dont know why you wrote such a long answer about his sons when i was only refering to his father Terah. Point is his father was corrupt and he wasnt in contrary to your argument that a corrupt tree cannot produce good fruit and vice versa.

          • sistersoldier

            Please accept my humble apology. I misunderstood it as if you were stating that Abraham was corrupt.

          • Gay Veteran

            you are a VERY sick person justifying your “god” who ordered the murder of children and babies.
            and why does your “god” NEVER replace the limbs of amputees???

          • sistersoldier

            He already took your legs and cast them into the lake of fire to give you the space to repent of your sins.

            What will you do when He comes for your soul?

          • Gay Veteran

            why does your “god” never restore the limbs of amputees?
            oh, is my comment going to get deleted again?

          • Jerry C

            Yet, our legal laws do hold the parents responsible for their young children. No?

        • Gay Veteran

          your “god” ordered the murder of children and babies

          • GSOB

            He exercised His judgment.
            Be sure to exercise yours.

          • Gay Veteran

            “He exercised His judgment….”
            yes, by ordering the murder of children and babies.
            try thinking for yourself

          • awb22

            Hahaha, you’re a broken record, aren’t you?

          • awb22

            no, that’s what reprobates do, and you should know.

      • Jerry C

        “unnecessary evil” “innocent woman and children”

        Hilarious! Job was more righteous the you & God put him in his place; of course, it took a lot to bring Job down but Job shut up in the end. You might learn a thing or two by studying the book of Job.

    • sistersoldier

      You don’t believe that an earthquake of this magnitude would affect the economy?

      • ali

        Only if it happens and when it happens. I am hearing of such an earthquake since last two decades.

        • sistersoldier

          “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness;
          but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

    • Jerry C

      The fact you cannot link catastrophic earthquakes to an already floundering economy proves your lack of intelligence, not the author.

  • Fleming_007

    Come on earthquake gods, just hold out a lil longer til my job relocates out of state.

    • sistersoldier

      The descendants of Adam became so violent and corrupt that God allowed the world to be destroyed by a global flood. The fountains of the deep were broken up and there was great volcanic activity as well. The layers of the earth’s crust were formed and nature was turned out of its God-given course. This supernatural event set the stage for earthquakes, and killer storms.

      Even after a major correction by a global flood the consequences of sin have progressed from that day to the present age. The natural world is nearing its end; the results of our first parents’ disobedience is becoming more and more evident as this world is wearing out under the weight of unrepentant and increasing wickedness and lawlessness.

      • Saltherring

        Amen, sister. Sin is the key to the rebellion of those who deny God and His coming judgement. They love their sins so much they prefer to spend eternity in hell rather than acknowledge God, renounce their sins and repent.

        • sistersoldier

          I exceeding fear and tremble.

    • SnohtBlossom

      Now, I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
      when the volcano blow.
      Let me say it now,
      I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
      when the volcano blow.

      Ground, she movin’ under me.
      Tidal waves out on the sea.
      Sulphur smoke up in the sky.
      Pretty soon we learn to fly

      [Chorus:]
      Let me hear you, now
      I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
      when the volcano blow.
      Let me hear you now.
      I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
      when the volcano blow.

      My girl quickly say to me,
      “Mon you better watch your feet.”
      Lava come down soft and hot.
      “You better lava me now or lava me not.

      [Chorus]

      No time to count what I’m worth,
      cause I just left the planet Earth.
      Where I go I hope there’s rum.
      Not to worry mon soon come.

      [Chorus]

      But I don’t want to land in New York City,
      I don’t want to land in Mexico.
      I don’t want to land on no Three Mile Island;
      I don’t want to see my skin a-glow.

      Don’t want to land in Comanche Sky Park,
      or in Nashville, Tennessee.
      I don’t want to land in no San Juan airport or
      the Yukon Territory.

      Don’t want to land no San Diego.
      Don’t want to land in no Buzzards Bay.
      I don’t want to land on no Ayatolla.
      I got nothin’ more to say.

  • whatisaneconomiccollapse

    nothing better to talk about. . .

  • Rayna Gangi

    H.A.A.R.P.

  • df NJ

    Science has shown nature behaves according to the laws of physics and not the mind of God. The essence of superstition is associating a particular meaning to experience where no relationship exists. We know what causes rain. We know what causes earthquakes. God may have designed the laws of physics, God may instrumental is the execution of the laws of physics, but all evidence and experiences suggest the laws of physics are consistent and universal. If you think otherwise then maybe it’s time you try to grow up from your delusional fairy tale existence.

    • Jerry C

      Actually, there are articles on the relationship between natural disasters in countries that try to divide the land of Israel. It’s called Google. Try it sometime.

      Of course, at the end of the day, you’ll have to have faith in the natural earth just doing what she’s always done or admit that the relationship between EQs & Israel is an interesting one. We believers no longer need any more proof. It takes great tremendous faith on unbelievers to doubt.

      • df NJ

        Actually, the best thing about science is it takes no effort at all. You just listen to what nature has to say.

  • sistersoldier

    Labor Pains: “The creation waits in eager expectation for the
    revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

    God can and will involve Himself in the affairs of this world in a way that has never done before.

    Psalm 18:7 “Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was wrath.” What every soul on planet earth should consider is if we have blessed assurance and not property insurance as well as a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.

    Also, “But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation” (Jer.10:10). Many earthquakes prophesied for the end times will be along this school of thought. Especially the major earthquakes listed in the book of Revelation.The latter days earthquakes are harbingers or messengers of God’s wrath to a world that refuses to heed His warnings, to correct their wicked ways and to repent of their sins.

    • JC Teecher

      Amen sister!

      We are entering a period of noticeable turmoil, especially here in ussag. The sides are split, and even though many don’t like the Donald, he speaks for upholding Christian beliefs and principles. Those that follow a belief system of liberals, such as murdering the living fetus and approving of a lifestyle between two men that is abomination (sin of sins) to our Father/Creator, are piling on the sins of a nation.

      Regardless of his past sins, the Donald claims to be a Christian. If he is forgiven, then we as professing Christians must forgive him also, and stand on the side of Christians, to vote, to give him a chance. We don’t have any alternative.

      We will need a strong potus that is compassionate for the people, we the people, that have paid dearly to keep this nation free, and out of the hands of evil leaders. The liberals are taking us to a One World System that will end badly. Many of those liberals are on both sides/parties.

      I feel this is the last chance…the last trump if you will; until the great shaking begins. The only thing that will change the hearts of many, is the death and destruction of many, such as epic, as 9/11. Whether it comes from the West Coast, East Coast, or in between the Mississippi River or the Colorado River, it will come in time, and that time is within the next decade, I truly believe.

      • sistersoldier

        “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,…”

        May the Lord raise up a godly leader to lead this nation.

    • bosunj

      “I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will–and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.” — Gene Roddenberry

      • sistersoldier

        “But, would that God might speak, And open His lips against you, And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity. Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?…

        I think that neither you nor Mr. Roddenberry know what you are saying.

        • bosunj

          Hilarious!!!!

          Just remember when you talk to the imaginary guy in the sky that’s called prayer, when the imaginary guy in the sky talks to you that’s called schizophrenia.

          I don’t care what you think about me or Gene.

          • sistersoldier

            It won’t be so hilarious on the day of judgment.

          • bosunj

            What part of I don’t care didn’t you understand?

            Off you go now, mind the gap between train and platform.

          • sistersoldier

            If you don’t care stay off of my posts! In Jesus’ name.

          • bosunj

            Blocked! C-YA wouldn’t wanna be YA!

          • Jacynthia Read

            Actually, I wouldn’t want to be you. Better block me too, cause if you don’t like Sister, you will like me even less.

          • Saltherring

            …or me.

          • Preacher62

            Or me

          • VigilanteCaregiver

            Hey, what kind of trollblocker are you using? Is there a commercial one available; I had to write my own and it’s not so good.

          • Gay Veteran

            you block people you lose arguments with, pathetic clown

          • Jacynthia Read

            He cares. That’s why he comes here.

          • sleat

            Her invisible sky-daddy has to come and whoop you now because you have the temerity to disagree with her. Just you wait.

          • GSOB

            If Jesus Christ was to be a mere man, …..who would not exist till many ages after David’s death,……. how could his forefather call Christ Lord?

            Matthew 22:42-44

          • Jacynthia Read

            Yes, you do. You care or you wouldn’t be here.

          • bosunj

            Just don’t want to listen to crazy people. I can add you to the list if you wish.

          • Jacynthia Read

            Better add me then cause I am praying for you, and it does not matter if you consent or not.

          • Robert

            Yep. He cares. Like most of his ilk he knows that something is “there” and he covers with false bravado. Have seen it often. When death seems to be approaching things get really intense. Atheists are amusing and also hollow beings. Their future though is an unrelenting darkness. Their problem is inability to explain the complexity of the cosmos. Fred Hoyle, famous British astronomer and “atheist” stated that there must be an intelligence behind creation. He is the one that coined the description of a tornado blowing thru a junkyard leaving behind a fully functioning Boeing 747. Small minds embrace atheism. Great minds know that something is there that can only account for the complexity of life and cosmos. For atheists, they can never derive a standard of proof even a burning bush with a voice from it would not suffice.

          • SnohtBlossom

            Robert is so full of himself.. He thinks he’s so special because he believes in a fake god, but he’s no more cultivated than rustic tribespeople that pay homage to golden calves, bulls, rain gods, etc etc.

          • Ricardo

            There can’t be any rain gods because you say there is no god. Your a charlatan.

          • SnohtBlossom

            people believe(d) in rain gods.. that doesn’t make them real, NachoNose

    • Gay Veteran

      bilge

      • Mr. Cipher

        Name one queer leader who has won a war??
        Crickets….

        • Gay Veteran

          Alexander the Great was bisexual

          • Mr. Cipher

            I stand corrected. Hmmm Alexander the Gay.

  • bosunj

    I’d be beyond happy if it opened up all the way to DC, but that;s just me.

  • Priszilla

    You need to cut more trees for more roads. Flooding comes from rain. Rain is water. Burning oil (hydrocarbons) puts water into the atmosphere. Burn more oil expext more rain. Easy.

  • Richard O. Mann

    Another person I follow had an extended report on the 5.2 and the 1000 after shocks that followed. The one thing he stated is that a quake of that magnitude would not cause that many after shocks. The truth is the after shocks are being caused by magma moving under the area, pushing up from below. The activity around the whole area is picking up. Watch the known volcanoes around the area for activity. A combination of the two, quakes and volcanoes, show that pressure around the ring of fire is really building up. Another sign that we are bumping up against the end of this age. Jesus said to watch. Paul said to watch. And be ready.

    • Saltherring

      Seismic activity has increased substantially under Mt Rainier, Mt Hood and Mt St. Helens in recent months. Experts have predicted that if Mt Rainier erupted with the same magnitude as the the St Helens eruption in1980 the mud flow would be 15 feet deep on the Tacoma tide flats and could extend nearly to Seattle.

      • ali

        IF and when. If and then. Tòo many ifs.

        • Saltherring

          OK, you tell me when and of what magnitude.

  • alan

    More earthquakes is good. it means its slowly releasing pressure. Yes some day there will be a large quake. Will it end the world, no. You will still get up and go to work and pay the bankers and your taxes.

    • JC Teecher

      I see what you are saying.
      However; there is one earthquake that I am looking forward too, and hopefully before i am called Home.

      The last earthquake to break Jerusalem in half and swallow up the Gentiles Dome Of the Rock. That thing has been an eye sore for many decades.

      Zec 14:4
      And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

      I guess any alah followers there will soil their diapers on that day. OH! wait, I forgot they don’t wear their diapers down there, they wear them on their heads.

  • ukalally

    get rid of a lot of illegals that way cheaper then a wall

    • RedInkMechanic

      I disagree Madam or Sir. I think we need to take a lesson from Game of Thrones. We should round up all illegal immigrants, then remove incarcerated illegal immigrants and move all of them out to F E M A camps in the desert to make them build the WALL.
      We can send the laborers back to their home countries after they’ve worked off the debt to the U.S. taxpayer to include transportation costs to ship them out of here.
      We can replenish the workforce by continuing the round up illegals and send them to the Wall.
      Yes, a tall strong wall built by criminals.
      Now, this should send a clear message to all risking labor camp to enter illegally.
      If they come here looking for work, we have a great job waiting for them.

      • ukalally

        luv your idea I was just dreaming that the earth would swallow them up. I would tax at (*% the 25 billion they send back to messico to pay for it

        • df NJ

          There are some liberals who don’t care much about gun control because so many conservatives end up killing themselves by accident.

          • ukalally

            yea but we luv watching you people die from drug od’s many many more then from guns

  • Gay Veteran

    as expected with this kind of article the religious nut cases are coming out in full force

    • df NJ

      Think the amount of ego it takes to pretend to be speaking for the Almighty God. It is the height of human hubris and possibly man’s greatest possible sin to pretend to speak for God. Because if you speak for God that means you know the mind God. And if you know the mind of God that means you think you ARE God.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Answer is obvious: locals need to be vigilant and prepared, and when there is a quake the rest of us will pitch in where and how we can.

    The earth is bearing it’s testimony that mankind should repent – simple as that.

  • Ex Tempus

    …that’s the way the earth’s crust was formed!….it has NOTHING to do with the coming of Jesus Christ, Elvis, or the “one eyed one horned flying purple eater”!
    Bill Maher (tv host and Cornell grad), has a blog that claims Jesus Christ NEVER existed!…..so why does the first amendment let him get so far?

  • Preacher62

    Saints and sinners all die eventually. The how and when are irrelevant. What matters is who you belong to in the end. Repent and believe the Gospel and you can be saved. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and rid yourself of your fear of what the future holds.

  • GSOB

    Disasters come upon us from two sources:
    Creation (Nature) and man ( the vagabond).
    Revelation shows that
    God is in control of both, even over Satan.
    This God is Jesus Christ the Lord.

  • GSOB

    Revelation 5:5-6
    …..Then one of the elders said to me,

    “Do not weep!
    Behold,
    the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
    the root of David,
    has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

    Then I saw a Lamb who appeared to have been slain,
    standing in the center of the throne,
    encircled by the four living creatures
    and the elders.

    The lamb had seven horns
    and seven eyes,

    which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God
    sent out
    into
    all
    the
    earth.…

  • Ronald Ingleby

    Dutch Sinse has tracked earthquakes for many years. He posted on Youtube last week that there is substantial volcanic activity West of the Salton Sea tracing northward to San Bernardino where it turns eastward. He uses USGS earthquake maps and zeroed in on the Volcanic activity with Google Earth images.

  • Infidel51

    The entire first page of comments is an argument about God? I don’t think any commenter on the ECB knows for sure if God exists. But we can all agree that earthquakes and wildfires are real and California sucks. California is a state mostly populated by, and run by, brain dead self important butt monkeys. So can we all join hands and be happy that if bad s&#€ has to happen at least it’s happening to California.

    • Preacher62

      Some know for certainty.

      • Infidel51

        Dead people know. We will all know.

        • Preacher62

          (Romans 1:19–20) “19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”

          • Infidel51

            It’s a good verse and a relevant one. However, what you are referring to is “faith” not proof of the existence of God. My statement is in fact true which is that none of us know for certain the face or faces of God.
            To believe in your heart that you “know” the face or faces of the force behind our presence in the universe is a wonderful spiritual place to spend your days. But it is arrogant to assume that you have solved the riddle of our existence and to close your mind to the mysteries of the universe. Not only is it arrogant but you are cheating yourself. Open your heart to everything.

          • Preacher62

            Respectfully; our existence and the mysteries of the universe are all the proof of God I need. Then in his grace, he sent me a book that tells me everything I need to know about who and what he is. Belief that all that exists happened by accident takes far more faith than I can muster. I used to be very arrogant but once God showed me who I really am and who he really is, that arrogance was lost. God Bless

          • Infidel51

            I didn’t say God does not exist. I believe in God but i believe men don’t have a clue what God actually is.

          • Preacher62

            I have to agree with that statement. God is far above anything that our feeble minds can comprehend. I do know enough of him to know what he expects of me though. God Bless

  • Gay Veteran

    interesting you don’t post a single fact to support your comment

  • I find that an interesting article about seismic activity suddenly turns into a religious argument. Doesn’t anybody believe in science? The spaghetti monster does not have a thing to do with this planets movements. Please leave religion out of it. When the time is right, the plates will move and create whatever havoc it may and there will be no God to help.
    Prepare the best you can and I hope you the best.

  • Gary

    I hope a major one hits. Time to drown the Lib loons of The Peoples Republic of Californication.

  • Conrad

    God is coming back soon. Read Revelation and Daniel for answers to what will happen at the end of this world.

  • Orange Jean

    Michael, I’m glad you finally started using USGS and other scientific reports as the basis for your comments about earthquakes. Despite the fact I think a lot of the so-called climate “scientists” are frauds… geologists seem to be a lot more “down to earth” (lol!)…

    I’m surprised though how many people on this website take stock in “prophets” while at the same time claiming to believe in the Bible. I thought the Bible said there would be many false prophets, and they should be shunned?

    At any rate, I do not see a conflict in believing as I do that… God created the earth the way he did (which I think is amazing)… but it’s our job to figure out how to live with it. There are a lot of seismic engineering techniques that can be applied to make living in a seismically active area safer. They tend to do this well in CA, if you look at the history and size of earthquakes in that state and the number of deaths and injuries… as compared to most parts of the middle east, for example.

    My thesis for my M.S. was looking at deaths and injuries from high fatality earthquakes… and I studied two main ones. The worse was Tabas-e-Goshen in south central Iran which was a 7.7 Magnitude quake that caused over 20,000 deaths. I used to keep a running list of big earthquakes in CA; none in that magnitude range caused anything like that. The reason is almost entirely due to the type of construction; housing and other building collapse being the main culprit.

  • Jay Webb

    Only a Fool says in his Heart their is No God. God says do not throw your Pearl’s before a Swine ( Pig ). For all Unbelievers do us Christians and Jesus Christ God’s only begotten Son a favor when God’s word comes true and San Andreas Fault goes among others don’t Cry out For God to save you. Thank You. I know Michael you are telling the truth along with Scientists that the Fault Line’s are indeed in stress. To all comments on your website this is what we are talking about. To all other Unbelievers let me say what God says. In the end of ages when we become so educated that we are NO EARTHLY GOOD. Thank You Alana Webb

  • Frank

    They’ll just blame it on Antropogenic Global Warming. It’s the universal culprit when they don’t want to admit that something’s happening that they can neither explainn or do anything about. Apparently, Kalifornia didn’t learn much from the great SF quake of 1906. They continued to build stuff right over a known geological fault line and now act like they just discovered that this might be a problem.

  • none

    The wobble in earth’s orbit? Every 25000 years there are three great Lakes that form acoss the Sahra desert in Africa.
    The earth is now at 12 o’clock, starting to rotate 12 degrees toward the sun.
    This would explain why the north pole is melting. While the south pole is growing.
    Basically the entire earth recycles. If it didn’t, there would be dead spots on the earth.

  • Barbara Fisco

    Look into “Space Weather” …it is only recently that weathermen on earth started paying attention to phenomenon occurring in outer space and its effect on our weather and the planet in general (earthquakes, volcanoes , etc.) After all …we ARE moving – our galaxy- thousands of miles per hour through space! Also the sun, cosmic rays, and other space weather occurences certainly have something to do with our weather. This information – as far as it being shared – is in its infancy – yeah – I was astounded too when I heard!!! How smart are we? We know very little! P.S. Global warming being mans fault is baloney invented to control people more. Space weather is the huge factor here too.

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