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Monday, April 4, 2011

Earthquakes and the Environment

Hey Greenie, Environmentalists, do you have the guts to see the not nice side of Mother Earth and handle it?  MAJOR EARTHQUAKES CONTINUE; ONE JOLT ON SAN ANDREAS FAULT

Over the last few days a number of significant

earthquakes have occurred along the Pacific Rim of Fire as well

as in the Mediterranean.

A light, 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred on the San

Andreas Fault in Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday, March 31.

One meteorologist, Kevin Martin, said it could just be a

foreshock. This light earthquake was felt as far as San Diego,

however no damage was reported near the epicenter or the

surrounding areas.

"This seems to have hit during my trigger window, however

just too small to call it anything else,"

Meteorologist Kevin Martin said. "What will be interesting is if

this comes with a larger quake in the area. Seems another hit

very close to it several days ago which might signal a foreshock

pattern, not an aftershock pattern." Martin is convinced the two

earthquakes are foreshocks on the Southern San Andreas Fault zone

near the California-Mexico border and lie on the Pacific and

North American plate boundary. "A larger quake will come from

this area in the near future," concluded Martin.

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 hit northern Chile early

on Saturday in the region's latest seismic activity after last

year's 8.8 magnitude quake, say U.S. seismologists. The quake

struck at 6:59 am (1059 GMT) and was centered some 135 kilometers

(84 miles) northeast of the town of Iquique, according to the

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A deep, 6.4-magnitude quake struck the Fiji region on

Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning

was immediately issued. The undersea quake hit 321 kilometers

(200 miles) west of Suva at a depth of 555 kilometers at 2:07 am

(1407 GMT), USGS said. There had also been a 6.4-magnitude quake

in the Fiji area on March 31.

A strong earthquake struck the southern Greek island of

Crete on Friday, according to a preliminary report from USGS. The

USGS gave the preliminary magnitude as 5.9, but some of the

regional agencies were reported to be putting it above 6.0. The

quake struck off the southern coast of Crete, around 78 miles

from the city of Iraklion at 4:29 p.m. local time (9:29 a.m. EDT)

at a depth of 77 kilometers (48 miles), the USGS said.

Lyndon LaRouche said today that we need to map out the

sequential pattern, with a focus on the rate of change of events

and localities. This task will be undertaken in the days to come.


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