Friday, August 31, 2007

Mystery Vibrations Detected Inside Earth

Tremors deep inside the Earth are usually produced by magma flowing beneath volcanoes, but a new study suggests they can also be produced by the shifting and sliding of tectonic plates.
Scientists have recorded vibrations from underground tremors at a geologic observatory along the San Andreas Fault, an 800 mile scar in the earth that runs through California. The fault marks the boundary between the Pacific Tectonic Plate and the North American Plate.Tectonic plates are large pieces of the Earth's crust that bump and grind like chunks of sea ice floating atop the ocean. The Earth's surface is made up of about ten major tectonic plates and many more minor ones.Tremors are sustained vibrations that occur deep inside the Earth."Unlike the sharp jolt of an earthquake, tremors within Earth's crust emerge slowly, rumbling for longer periods of time," explained Kaye Shedlock, the program director for Earthscope at the National Science Foundation.EarthScope is a project investigating the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes controlling earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.Normally, tremors are produced by the movement of magma in cracks and other channels beneath volcanoes.But there are no volcanoes located near the Earthscope San Andreas Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) in Parkfield, California,where the new tremors were recorded.These are the first recordings of non-volcanic tremors deep inside the Earth. They were recorded in deep boreholes that were drilled down to a depth of about 2 miles.Instead of volcanoes, the scientists think the subterranean rumblings might be caused by processes similar to those that produce tremors near the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an active fault that runs from mid-Vancouver Island to northern California.
Those tremors are caused by the sliding of the undersea Juan de Fuca tectonic plate beneath the North American plate.The two plates making up the San Andreas Fault are different from those in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, however, in that they slide past another, much like two cars moving very slowly in opposite directions on a freeway, in what scientists call a "slip.""Right now we have no recorded slip associated with the tremors, so we haven't been able to see the other part," Earthscope facility project director Greg van der Vink told LiveScience.Earthscope researchers hope to definitively link the two events by installing instruments called laser strainmeters inside the borehole which are capable of measuring slips as the tremors happen.

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Silent Earthquakes Might Predict Major Events

Slow moving "silent" earthquakes that last on the order of weeks to months could be useful for predicting when more destructive temblors will strike, scientists said today.In the July 6 issue of the journal Nature, a team of American geoscientists urge colleagues to search for evidence of the silent movements in earthquake-prone regions of the world, such as the Pacific Northwest.The silent quakes could trigger swarms of small magnitude earthquakes that could in turn set the stage for a more catastrophic event, the researchers say.
A silent quake
Predicting earthquakes has proven notoriously difficult. In the new study, the scientists describe four silent, or "aseismic," earthquakes detected around Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island between 1998 and 2005.What made the Kilauea event special was that it was accompanied by about 60 conventional earthquakes of magnitudes 2 and 3 spread out over two days. That's about six times higher than the area's background rate of earthquake activity.
Data from global positioning satellites revealed that the micro-tremors were preceded by a silent, magnitude 5.7 quake that lasted for 48 hours.The researchers think the silent tremor triggered the swarm of minor quakes. The minor quakes in turn might be adding stress to the fault zone, increasing the chances of a mega-earthquake of magnitude-8 or larger occurring.
No ground shaking
The earthquakes we feel are sudden, ground-shaking events that are relatively short-lived. Silent temblors are different; they typically occur over several weeks or months and are not considered hazardous.It's been speculated, however, that the silent quakes could hint at when more destructive events might occur in so-called subduction zones, areas where one tectonic plate is being subducted, or sliding under, another. Silent earthquakes have recently been discovered in subduction zones in the Pacific Northwest, Japan, Mexico and elsewhere."It is likely that as these silent slow-slip events occur, the probability of a bigger seismic quake goes up," said study leader Paul Segall, a geophysicist at Stanford University in California.The Hawaiian Islands where the researchers detected the silent temblor sits atop a magma-spewing region of the Earth's mantle that is a hotbed for earthquake activity. But the researchers think a similar pattern—an aseismic event followed by micro-earthquakes—can be found along subduction zones as well.
Sign of things to come
If so, scientists could use the slow events to gauge how much stress is occurring at the regions where two plates meet in subduction zones.In the Pacific Northwest, for example, scientists have discovered that silent quakes occur every 14 months or so like clockwork. If seismologists could pinpoint the source of the silent quakes, they might be able to predict when a big earthquake is likely to hit."It's possible that each time a slow event occurs, and as we get later and later in the cycle, or closer and closer to the really big one, these slow events should start to get bigger, because the area that's getting closer to failure will have grown larger," Segall explained."And as we get closer to the big event, what starts out as a M1 today could start growing into M2s, M3s, M4s and so on."

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Earth's Axis Tilt:Has recently increased by an additional 26 degrees

Earth tilt has recently increased by an additional 26 degrees.Normal 23.5 degree tilt, Current 49.5 degree tilt.You should be able to confirm this simply by looking out your window...Take a look at the volcanic and seismic activity for 2007, below. Nearly every volcano in the world has become active and are having synchronized simultaneous eruptions and plumes on the same dates. Volcanoes across the globe have all become active since April 2007. Five volcanoes have erupted between April and July 2007. 17 other volcanoes are spewing thermal plumes, earthquakes and expanding lava domes during this same time frame.Even St Helens in Washington state has shown signs that the lava dome is expanding and increased seismic activity.Then look at the seismic activities. In a 30 day period between June 23 and July 23, 2007, there were {{318 earthquakes above 4.0 on the Richter scale. Eleven of the earthquakes during that period were above 6.0 magnitude.}}The number and intensity of these events signify a major global upheaval...
IF you are still not convinced...then read the following.....:
*Bizarre Global weather in 2007, flooding nearly every country on the globe.
*Ice Storms, blizzards and record breaking snow globally during winter months.
*Record heat waves and record cold waves worldwide.
*Sun rising and setting on June 21, 2007 at a 26 degree angle North of Dallas latitude.
*2 volcanoes erupting simultaneously in April 2007
*2 additional volcanoes erupting simultaneously in July 2007
*A fifth volcano erupting 2007
*17 more volcanoes sending out thermal plumes simultaneously.
*318 earthquakes above 4.0 between June 23 and July 23, 2007.
*Eleven earthquakes between June 23 and July 23, 2007 were above 6.0.
*Between Jan and July 2007, there were 21 earthquakes above 6.0.
*Tree leaves changing to autumn colors in May and June 2007 in south central US.
*Loss of entire GPS satellite system in Dec 2006 which was not revealed until Apr 2007.
*Satellite weather image of Earth on Dec 6, 2006 at 19:15 Zulu showing earth shifting
*Satellite weather image of Earth on Dec 4, 2006 at 12:30 Zulu showing earth shifting
*Satellite loops showing bizarre weather patterns over US between April & July 2007
*Satellite & statistical weather comparisons between 2001 and 2007
*Ion storms, solar radiation and solar imaging for 2007
*Solar magnetic storm sheered earth's outer atmosphere, Oct 1998 (per NASA)
*Ion fountains & solar winds at earth's poles Jan 1999 (per NASA)
*Solar images and solar emission charts showing no historic solar flare occurred & the GPS system was knocked down due to the axial slippage.
PS:Remember Matthew 24:7-8....!!!!
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Can Iran's nukes weather quakes?

WASHINGTON-What do Japan and Iran have in common? Japan has nuclear power plants and Iran is on its way to acquiring nuclear technology. Japan is prone to powerful earthquakes, and so is Iran. This is where the similarities end.If a similar earthquake was to hit one of Iran's nuclear facilities, the consequences could be expected to be far worse, affecting oil production in the Gulf region and sending the price of a barrel of oil skyrocketing. When a quake measuring 6.8 as on the Richter scale struck the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant earlier this week causing radiation leakage, it raised alarm among the public and shook the government's plans to expand its nuclear power industry, both at home and as a potential export product. The only reason a real disaster was averted is largely due to Japan's extremely strict building laws.The quake killed nine people, left more than 1,000 injured, and forced thousands out of their homes and into makeshift shelters. But the quake also revealed something far more frightening for the safety of the world at large: If Japan, with all its preparedness and its advanced technology, succumbed to such an unfortunate-and hazardous-accident, what would happen in the eventuality of Iran's nuclear installations being hit by a similar quake, or one even more powerful?The earthquake that shook the seven nuclear power plants in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa complex was designed to withstand the force of a 6.5 quake. As it turned out, the quake registered 6.8 and caused about 50 different problems at the power plant, such as a fire, nuclear material seeping into water, and-unbelievable as it may sound-caused more than 400 drums containing low-level radioactive waste to topple over. And due to the severity of the quake, some of the drums broke open.And that happened in a country that takes its earthquake preparation very seriously. The architects of the plants had considered it unlikely that an earthquake would affect the plant in such a way. The Japanese have installed extremely advanced safety standards aimed to cut down possibility of accidents happening, such as the ones that were caused by the quake.It took about two hours for firefighters to extinguish the fire that had broken out as a result of the earthquake. This was the first time a nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake in Japan. Officials the next day spoke of reports "of a leak of radioactive water from one of three reactors into the Sea of Japan." The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear-power complex, one of the world's largest nuclear plants, is run by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. With its seven reactors, it has a capacity to generate about 8,000 megawatts.Now what would happen if the scenario was to unfold in Iran, where the building codes are not nearly as strict as those of Japan, and several of Iran's nuclear facilities are situated near highly populated urban areas...?
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Latest threat to Israel:Quake..!!!Researchers say time is approaching for damaging event

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are warning residents of Israel to prepare for a major earthquake that could damage one out of every six buildings in Jerusalem that date to the nation's founding.The last significant quake to strike the region hit in the northern Dead Sea area on July 11, 1927, and left almost 300 people dead. Now Dr. Ron Avni, who specializes in the study of quakes, said statistically another earthquake would be expected in 2011, 84 years after the previous one.But he is urging caution-and preparedness-even now."The 80-year birthday of the last earthquake brings us into a new period called 'the range of statistical error,'"he said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post."From what we know regarding the previous destructive earthquake,the time that another destructive earthquake will return, like what occurred in 1927, is about 100 years."The last major quake hit 6.25 on the Richter scale, and killed victims both inside what now is Israel and across the Jordan River.Researchers at the university say about 17 percent of Jerusalem's buildings built around the time of the founding of the nation likely would be damaged, and in Tel Aviv, about one in 10 of such buildings would be damaged.Avni based his assessments on statistics derived from earthquakes in central Europe, where earthquakes are more frequent – rumbling about once every 10 years. Officials say the region is an appropriate model because the construction style is similar, so the damage would be expected to be similar.Avni estimated that when such a quake strikes, five percent of the buildings would be destroyed and another five percent would be so damaged as to require immediate evacuation. The report estimates that only about 10 percent of the buildings that are in the range of 30 years old or less would be damaged, and half of those would suffer heavy damage.Officials report the three most destructive earthquakes in Israel since the 18th century happened in 1759, 1837 and 1927. The 1837 event "obliterated" Safed and caused more than 5,000 fatalities, officials said.The government, meanwhile, has appointed a committee to work on preparing the public for a quake.According to a report from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency at the time of the 1927 quake, there was "not a house in Jerusalem or Hebron" that did not sustain some damage. "Two synagogues, one in Jerusalem, the other in Tiberias, were destroyed,"the report said."In several Palestinian towns the Muslim mosques and the government office buildings were damaged.The house of the British representative in Amman, Transjordania, was totally destroyed.The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as the Greek Choir Chapel and two large domes are damaged."The damage was estimated at $1.25 million, in 1927 dollars.Historical research indicates there have been hundreds of earthquakes across the region, peaking at 20 during the 6th Century. There had been 11 in the 4th Century and 10 in the 5th.Two quakes were reported during the 17th Century, seven in the 18th and four in the 19th Century.Another organization, called Becoming Jewish, noted that earthquakes damaged or destroyed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in 746 A.D., 1033 A.D., 1546 A.D. and in the 1927 event.

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Quakes of Diverse Sorts...

The past week produced quaking, if not exactly apocalyptic in dimension, certainly portentous of things to come. Tribulation birth pangs continue to contract and convulse, even though the full emergence of that devastating era awaits Antichrist's confirmation of the covenant that prophecy says will be made with death and hell.
Jesus foretold about the time leading up to His second coming: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places" (Matt. 24:7).
Again, the past week produced quaking of diverse sorts that indicate tumultuous times ahead. Shocks of two completely different varieties shook up the status quo. Two were geophysical, the other was economic.
ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert. Survivors wearing blankets walked like ghosts through the ruins. Dust-covered dead were pulled out and laid in rows in the streets, or beneath bloodstained sheets at damaged hospitals and morgues. Doctors struggled to help more than 1,500 injured, including hundreds who waited on cots in the open air, fearing more aftershocks would send the structures crashing down. Destruction was centered in Peru's southern desert, at the oasis city of Ica and the nearby port of Pisco, about 125 miles southeast of the capital, Lima. ("Relief flows in after Peru quake kills 450," Americas,, 8/16/07)
The earth continued to convulse in other places, at almost the same time.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck in the Solomon Islands on Thursday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors world quakes, said on its website… The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical quake and tsunami data. But it cautioned that quakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within 100 km of the epicenter. (AP, 8/16/07)
The financial markets of the world shook and shuddered violently, seemingly at the same time the grounds and ocean islands quaked.
Global share prices tumbled again on Thursday, with a brutal round of losses in Asia and Europe as investors took flight on fears of fallout from the US housing market crisis. Traders are worried about a global credit squeeze as more banks and investment funds around the world reveal their exposure to the slumping US subprime or high-risk home loan sector, analysts said…Markets in Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan and Stockholm all registered steep losses of around 2.0 percent in early trade. "There has been no let up in the financial market turmoil with equity markets in the US last night and Asia today all lower underlining the fact that fears and uncertainty remain to the fore," said economist Derek Halpenny at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. ("World stocks plummet yet again," AFT story, 8/16/07).
Even when there is relative calm in the geopolitical world, the planet continues to be pregnant with painful contractions of every kind, and in many places. Jesus prophesied that just such times will be prevalent while the end of the age approaches. About these conditions, the Lord said: "All these are the beginning of sorrows" (Matt. 24:8).
Conditions are prophesied to get much worse during the tribulation period. The type disturbances presently experienced are not without precedent. Thinking upon the days when Noah was preparing the Ark, and the times in which Lot and his family lived in Sodom, we can draw somewhat of a comparison with the conditions of our time. Business was being conducted, and society –as corrupt as it had become—continued as usual, despite wickedness and upheaval. Jesus said it would be like this when He comes back to intervene in the affairs of rebellious mankind:
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed (Lk. 17:26-30).
Jesus said to watch, to observe the times. He said that when certain things –in birth pang-like fashion—begin to come to pass, we are to look up, for He is drawing near.
(from Rapture Ready's 'Nearing Midnight'--Fri Aug,24th)

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QUAKES DAILY-Aug 31st...

31 Aug 2007 11:43:17 UTC
Magnitude:3.5 Mcd
31 Aug 2007 11:43:17 UTC
Magnitude:2.8 Ml
31 Aug 2007 11:43:17 UTC
Magnitude:1.5 Ml
31 Aug 2007 13:23:24 UTC
Magnitude:3.7 Ml
31 Aug 2007 19:51:52 UTC
Magnitude:5.5 Mb
31 Aug 2007 20:52:47 UTC
Magnitude:5.1 Mb
1 Sep 2007 01:56:49 UTC
Magnitude:5.6 Mb
1 Sep 2007 01:09:27 UTC
Magnitude:4.9 Mb
1 Sep 2007 01:28:06 UTC
Magnitude:5.0 Mb
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Pavlov still producing explosions

PAVLOF VOLCANO-One of Alaska's most active volcanoes got more active Saturday, twice producing periods of explosions amid steady tremors, scientists said. The explosions Saturday morning on 8,262-foot Pavlof Volcano were "not terribly big, but distinct and recognizable" on seismic instruments, said Steve McNutt, a volcano seismologist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Fairbanks.Based on past eruptions at the Alaska Peninsula volcano, the explosions might have shot ash clouds 3,000 feet above the volcano, McNutt said. Clouds prevented him from knowing for sure, he said.Several villages are near the volcano about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, with King Cove's 800 residents the closest at 30 miles.
Significantly larger ash bursts would be needed to affect jets flying at 30,000 feet, McNutt said.
The explosions are caused by gas pressure in the volcano building until it blasts through a skin of lava, McNutt said. The steady tremors are probably lava stirring in the volcano.Eruptions at the volcano, which last erupted in 1996, began Wednesday. Scientists have upgraded the volcano's alert level from "advisory" to its current "watch" status and pushed the aviation alert code from yellow to orange.

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Groups say Peru still badly needs aid

LIMA,Peru-Relief officials urgently appealed for more aid Thursday for earthquake survivors along Peru's shattered southern coast. Medical help, blankets and tents top the list, along with food, water and latrines. Two weeks after the devastating quake, survivors are huddling in cardboard shelters in desperate, unhygienic conditions, said Doctors Without Borders spokesman Francois Dumont, speaking from the town of Guadeloupe."We found the town completely destroyed," Dumont told The AP. "In makeshift shelters made of cardboard and bed sheets in front of their destroyed houses, families are living in cold and unhygienic conditions. They have no latrines, no drinking water and no real space to bathe.""It's like one day after the quake," said Dumont, whose group has 35 people operating mobile clinics and offering psychological counseling in the disaster zone.The magnitude-8 earthquake on Aug. 15 leveled most of Pisco, a port city 125 miles southeast of Lima, killing at least 519 people, injuring 1,366 and destroying 40,000 homes. At least 40 other people remain missing, said Alberto Visual, a director in Peru's civil defense agency.Despite substantial help initially from Latin America, Europe, Japan and the United States, some 200,000 people still need still need help to save their lives, said Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs office, which has appealed for US$37 million more in donations.The town of Cabeza del Toro is one of many where survivors are in dire need of help, said Mar Mora, an adviser to the U.N. World Food Program."All the houses are completely down, many of them broken, or many of them have disappeared. There are problems with water as well," Mora said. "They have not received absolutely anything until now and they are requesting medical services, tents, food, and special assistance for children."Peru estimates the cost of rebuilding these coastal towns to be US$220 million. Other estimates run much higher. President Alan Garcia also has promised financial aid and jobs to quake survivors.Garcia said help was reaching 95 percent of victims. Last week, he noted that electricity had been restored to 90 percent of the city of Ica and 60 percent of Chincha.But U.N. officials blame poor organization and coordination for a patchwork aid response, especially in rural areas. Trucks carrying aid have been spotted far from the disaster zone, raising fears of stolen donations, according to local media reports.And politicians are feuding over the relief effort. Federal lawmakers created a rebuilding fund Tuesday, but the president of the Ica province, Romulo Triveno, created a parallel fund and blasted the central government's effort as a violation of regional autonomy.The quake also badly damaged at least 173 churches, monuments and historic buildings, with about one-third completely destroyed, said the director of the National Culture Institute, Cecilia Bakula.Experts say it could have been much worse if the quake had struck closer to Lima, a metropolis of 8 million where many homes are built of adobe on sandy soil, just like the ones that crumbled in Pisco. Many of Lima's adobe buildings rise five stories tall, with walls reinforced with nothing more than "quincha," thick reeds mixed with mud.
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Moderate quakes hit near Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Two moderate earthquakes struck off the southeastern coast of Taiwan Wednesday, officials said. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. The first of the quakes, a magnitude 5.2 temblor, hit at 9:15 a.m. and was centered about 20 miles southwest of Lanyu island, near the eastern coastal city of Taidung, the Central Weather Bureau said. Lanyu is about 150 miles south of the capital, Taipei.The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-5.6 quake then hit at 11:00 a.m., 14 miles southwest of Lanyu. Quakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.However, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people, and in December 2006 a 6.7-magnitude offshore tremor south of the city of Kaohsiung severed two undersea cables and disrupted telephone and Internet service to millions of users throughout Asia.

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L.A. in 1,000-year Earthquake Lull

The Los Angeles Basin and the Mojave Desert might be seismically linked, and that could explain why the urban region has experienced a 1,000-year lull in quakes while the desert has been quite active. This claim from a new study might come as a surprise to L.A. residents, who have been shaken by the 1994 Northridge quake, the Whittier quake in 1987 and numerous other temblors big and small.But even the Northridge quake, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history at the time, was “a drop in the bucket” compared with the massive jolts expected during high seismic activity, said researcher James Dolan of the University of Southern California.
Seismic bursts
Dolan and his colleagues studied the geological record going back 12,000 years, focusing on the urban fault network under the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the eastern California shear zone in the Mojave Desert. The network does not include the San Andreas Fault, which has triggered 10 "big ones" during the current lull.The scientists found several clusters of seismic “bursts” separated by periods of relative calm lasting about 1,500 to 2,000 years.
They also noted a strong geographic pattern. “When we’re having earthquakes in L.A., generally we don’t have as many earthquakes in the Mojave,” and vice versa, Dolan said.During the current L.A. lull, the Mojave region has experienced major earthquakes, each packing 20 times the energy of the Northridge quake.
Share the load
The scientists speculate the seismic link involves some "sharing the load.""Nature is very much like a 14-year-old boy; it's sloppy and lazy," Dolan told LiveScience. "In this case, the key thing is it's lazy. It's trying to do as little work as possible in order to get the load imposed upon it done."As the Pacific and North American tectonic plates move past each other, the two fault systems alternate between taking on more or less of the load.The research is published in the September issue of the journal Geology.

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Strong 5.4-Richter undersea quake shakes Aegean Sea, no damage reported

ATHENS-A strong undersea earthquake measuring 5.4 points on the Richter scale shook the central Aegean Sea late on Friday night, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.The quake's epicentre was located near the Cycladic island of Amorgos, 250 kilometres (155 miles) southeast of Athens, and the tremor was felt on many neighbouring islands, the institute said.No damages or injuries were immediately reported from the quake, which struck at 20:53 GMT.Greece is Europe's most quake-prone country, accounting for half the continent's seismic activity.

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One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. An earthquake is a sudden movement of the Earth, caused by the abrupt release of strain that has accumulated over a long time. For hundreds of millions of years, the forces of plate tectonics have shaped the Earth as the huge plates that form the Earth's surface slowly move over, under, and past each other. Sometimes the movement is gradual. At other times, the plates are locked together, unable to release the accumulating energy. When the accumulated energy grows strong enough, the plates break free. If the earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage. Today we are challenging the assumption that earthquakes must present an uncontrollable and unpredictable hazard to life and property. Scientists have begun to estimate the locations and likelihoods of future damaging earthquakes. Sites of greatest hazard are being identified, and definite progress is being made in designing structures that will withstand the effects of earthquakes.

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Recent Earthquakes - Last 8-30 Days

If you all notice the activity in the Ring of Fire...there are dots almost all around showing the ring pretty well...!!!
If you also notice the yellow dots in the Atlantic Mid Ridge,Indic Ocean,South Pacific and Atlantic,it seems the plates are moving,bringing much stress upon the other plates with its consecuences.
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