Saturday, April 16, 2011

Swarm of Quakes in Nevada have Experts Concerned

I've been interested in earthquakes ever since my Geology 101 course at OSU in the sixties. Thought I'd pass this one along.

Nevada Seismologists are keeping a close eye on an area southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada where hundreds of earthquakes have been detected since Sunday.
" It's a little bit concerning in a sense.. The largest earthquakes in these sequences are pretty large in size." Graham Kent is Director of Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno. He says there have been hundreds of earthquakes southwest of Hawthorne over the past few days. The largest-- recorded at a 4.4 in size.

"These are the biggest in a sequence we've seen at least in the last couple of years." Kent says unlike the 2008 quakes in Somersett that damaged so many homes, these earthquakes are fortunately not underneath a community.

Size is not the only reason Kent says they are watching the swarm of quakes closely. The location of these quakes is on top of a fault that has until now remained unknown or has not been active. Kent then made an eerie comparison, "Whats really interesting about most of these earthquakes we've experienced. Short of the Chilean and Japanese; Haiti, Baha, even Christchurch.. Were on unknown faults.

Read full MY4 News article here.

COMMENT from article site: I'm speculating about two possible causes:

1-Natural gas drilling, specifically the process known as "fracking." In AK this process had to be suspended by two companies who were drilling because suddenly they were experiencing hundreds of quakes where there they had been rare before.

2--A sign of the times. Jesus said that in the last days there would be earthquakes (along with a host of other ominous things). David Wilkerson said in his book "The Vision," written over 30 years ago, that the US would experience a terrible quake AFTER one in Japan. It would be in an area not known for faults or a quake zone.

If either of these are true, consider taking the claims of Jesus seriously. I'm just sayin

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