Thursday 30 December 2021

A large uptick from major quakes in 2021-160 so far: Sudden jump to the largest amount in one year since the 207 recorded in 2011 after the Great Honshu Quake in Japan: Showing rapid rise since low total "111" recorded in 2017, lowest total since 1982

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 Major Quakes-“Earthquakes in one place and another”

A magnitude 7.4, reduced to a 7.3 by USGS, rocked Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia yesterday bringing this years total of major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) so far, to 160 which is the highest total since 207 ( highest total ever recorded) in 2011, the year of the Japanese tragic tsunami quake. Major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) had been falling steadily since 2011 up until 2018 when they began to increase again. 2017 did deliver the lowest total this century and the lowest number since 1982, when only 111 was recorded for the whole year. The 160 this year, (so far) is a huge increase from the 111 in 2017! 

Below: “Earthquakes in one place and another” and “great signs and fearful sights from heaven.” Graph Gary Walton, data USGS.

A hundred and twenty-one years of confusing data!

Directly after WWI major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) began climbing to a peak of 74 in the year 1934 which was the yearly record of the 20th century at the time. According to data from the USGS website, for some unexplained reason, the number of major quakes dropped drastically during the 2nd World War. 

However, something incredible happened a few years after WWII, a string of events that not only triggered the space race and resulted in the formation of NASA but also created the unimaginable idea of bringing the USSR and US space experts together on the same page smack-bang in the middle of a cold-war. How could this happen? 

During the ‘50s seismic activity suddenly and inexplicably exploded around the world, just as Jesus had promised it would 2,000 years earlier. During the ‘40s the average number of major quakes (mag 6 or higher) per year was 35, however, in 1950 that amount suddenly spiked to an incredible 138, 100 more than the 1940s average but it didn’t stop! The next year, 1951 the annual record was smashed again when 151 major quakes were recorded. In 1952 the record was smashed yet again when 181 major quakes (mag 6 or higher) were recorded. Then incredibly during 1957, our star recorded a record-breaking number of sunspots in one year, delivering another prophecy from Jesus, “great signs and fearful sights from heaven.” And in that very same year, a new record was smashed when 204 major quakes (mag 6 or higher) were recorded, see graph above. That record number of 204 major quakes in one year remained until 2011 when 207 major quakes were recorded. Ironically since then the number has once again began to fall until 2018 that is when the numbers have begun to rise.

Major quake uptick: “Earthquakes in one place and another." 2021- Credit USGS.

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Waiting for the big one? The next mega quake?

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This year, especially in the first 6 months of 2021 the eastern margin of the Australia plate suffered a plethora of major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) including a mag 8.1, a 7.7 and a 7.4. Almost 40 major quakes rocked the area this year although the area has stabilised somewhat recently.

The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most seismically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. 

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