It's another powerful shallow earthquake (15km deep) yesterday massive major quake (mag 6 or higher) rocked Teluk Dalam in Indonesia and it happened during an intensive electric storm with incredible amounts of rain and a deep low depression system. The quake happened at 20:00 UTC time when yesterday's freak but incredibly powerful solar storm was diminishing. More here
Last night's major quake, (mag 6 or higher) was the 48th to rattle Earth already this year and the 12th this April.
Could a tiny but deep area of low pressure at the epicentre of the most powerful and deadly quake to rock mankind this year be the cause of more than 60,000 deaths?Credit USGS and EarthWindMap.
The map above may look complicated it's not. It is showing information from two different websites. One is the date, time, location and depth of the deadly Turkey/Syrian quake, taken from USGS and the date, time, and location of a tiny, low-pressure area at the time of the quake, taken from the Earthwindmap.
On Feb 6 at 02:17 (UTC +1) a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, rocked South Western Turkey and Northwestern Syria. This devastatingly powerful, shallow, quake was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.7 aftershock. The two massive earthquakes and the barrage of aftershocks which followed caused 60,000 deaths and damage to an area the size of Germany. The UN estimated more than 1.5 million people were left homeless throughout Turkey and Syria. The quake is now registered as the 5th deadliest of the 21st Century.
As usual, USGS alerted me of the massive quake on my e-mail feed. I had an itch regarding the quake which just wouldn't stop itching from the moment I received the e-mail. For instance, as news came through I wrote on TBW, my blog: "We could have another Honshu Japan-type earthquake cluster happening right now in Turkey," I wasn't wrong, in fact, the death count turned out to be nearly three times as high as the 2011 Honshu Japan quake—Full story
However, the more I studied this earthquake the more it looked, and felt wrong. The epi-centre of the quake for instance, as we know, was in the middle of a political time bomb, the Middle East—The quake was also recorded less than 100 miles from the controversial Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, which ironically is set to be completed this year, not something the Israelis are looking forward to—The quake was exceptionally shallow, less than 10km deep, and a quake this size in a hugely populated area as this and so shallow would cause maximum damage, which of course it did . . .
However, the next oddity I noticed was quite unmissable and a tad disturbing. The Earthwindmap website on my computer showed no weather anomalies in the area at the time of the quake. There was nothing—No weather anomalies whatsoever, just the opposite in fact.
The entire northern hemisphere from the US east coast to the Chinese west coast was an unnatural high-pressure system, unbroken for millions of square miles, something you would not expect to see, except . . . And then, in the middle of this mass area of 'high-pressure' is a tiny little blob of deep low pressure at the epi-centre of this year's deadliest quake, I couldn't believe my eyes!Credit Earthwindmap
High pressure as far as the eye can see, except for an area the size of Germany. . .
At the time of the quake, the entire part of the Northern Hemisphere, and a large part of the Southern Hemisphere, (half of the entire globe facing me on my screen) was basking in a massive high-pressure system, millions upon millions of square miles, or square kilometres, high and wide and as far as the eye could see. We have often been told weather systems can be used as weapons, could this extremely rare weather system have caused the deadly quake in Turkey?
Saturday, 4 March 2023 'SIGNS AND WONDERS!'—A third major quake in less than a month let's-loose in the middle of a cyclone north of New Zealand—We have seen 29 great earthquakes already this year, one every 2.3 days. During the same period in 1903, just 2 major quakes had been recorded—in 1913, 11 major quakes, 1923 only 13—1933, 14 major quakes, in 1943, just 7—We are witnessing great earthquakes!
Credit Earthwindmap and USGS.
Well folks, there we go, for the third time in less than a month a major quake, (mag 6 or higher) has rock 'n rolled' in, or around an active cyclone. Early this morning a very powerful mag 6.9 rocked the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand and was the third major quake in this area in the last three days. What is extremely interesting is this morning's powerful quake is the fact it occurred in the middle of two cyclones Kevin and Judy. . .
This unusual pattern has become a regular occurrence in 2023. For instance, yesterday for the second time this month, a major quake struck an area during a cyclone. Yesterday at around 19:00 hrs, (UTC) a powerful magnitude 6.5 major quake, (mag 6 or higher) rocked the West coast of the South Pacific island Vanuatu at the same time the island was being pounded by Tropical Cyclone KEVIN-23, see map below.
Credit Earthwindmap and USGS. Once again a major quake coincides with another geological occurrence!
For the second time this month, a major quake struck an area during a cyclone. Yesterday at around 19:00 hrs, (UTC) a powerful magnitude 6.5 major quake, (mag 6 or higher) rocked the West coast of the South Pacific island Vanuatu at the same time the island was being pounded by Tropical Cyclone KEVIN-23, see map above.
Just sixteen days ago, a powerful magnitude of 6.1 was recorded in the Kermadec Islands, above North Island, New Zealand during the arrival of Cyclone Gabrielle . . .
Yesterday I promised more major seismic activity in the coming days and we didn't have to wait for long . . .
And once again the quake coincided with another incredible geological occurrence, right in the middle of the arrival of Cyclone Gabrielle.
As I mentioned yesterday on January 9th this year, a very powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocked Indonesia at precisely 18:47 UTC—Just 3 minutes later at 18:50 our Sun launched a powerful X-Class flare from sunspot AR3182! I have never seen these two powerful events so closely linked together before. Full story
This morning's major quake (mag 6 or higher) was the 7th major quake so far in February and the 18th of 2023.
New Zealand declared a state of emergency on Monday as Cyclone Gabrielle started to lash the North Island. People in several regions such as Northland and Auckland, the country's largest city, have been warned of a high risk of tidal flooding by the civil defence department.