The Big One? San Andreas Fault Earthquake Swarms

by | Aug 12, 2020 | Emergency Preparedness, Experts, Headline News | 4 comments

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    In the aftermath of a recent swarm of earthquakes on the San Andreas fault, seismologists say the chance of larger quake is “significantly elevated.” The “Big One” is making headlines once again.

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the dozens of tremors began in the early morning on Monday, ranging in size from a 2.6 magnitude quake to a 4.6 magnitude quake northwest of Palm Springs and the Salton Sea. This swarm has reignited the fears of the “big one.”

    The area is overdue for a “Big One.” Larger-scale quakes on the San Andreas Fault are expected every 200 years on average, and the southern area has not seen action since 1680 to 1690, according to a report by Fox News. The swarm marks only the fourth time in almost 90 years of modern seismology records that such an incident has occurred in that part of the Golden State.

    “During this earthquake swarm, the probability of larger earthquakes in this region is significantly greater than usual. The southernmost section of the San Andreas Fault is capable of rupturing in large-magnitude earthquakes (magnitude 7+), but the last earthquake that strong was more than 300 years ago,” the Geological Survey said in a Monday statement.

    “In a typical week, there is approximately a 1-in-10,000 chance of a magnitude 7+ earthquake on the southernmost San Andreas Fault. That probability is significantly elevated while swarm activity remains high,” they wrote. A calculated 1-in-100 chance of a high-magnitude quake in the next week is a worrying rise from the normal 1-in-10,000 odds.

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    Be prepared for anything.  While this could be fear-mongering, if you live in the area of this swarm, it may something you should pay attention to.  Get your bug out bag ready and make sure your entire family knows what to do if a massive earthquake hits.

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    Brace yourselves for a crazy end to 2020.  I have no idea if there will be an earthquake or not on the San Andres, however, other events the mainstream media is attempting to control the narrative on will surface later this year, and it’s important to be as prepared as you can be for almost anything.


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      1. “There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness. For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.”
        — from Prov 30

        “By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.”
        — from Hosea 4

        I trace the map coordinates of many earthquakes to dry ravines — actually, faults — where groundwater does collect.

        Fumaroles, on satellite gas maps, appear to be the source of wildfires, imhblo.

        The smoke plumes, from wildfires, are sometimes well out of proportion to the amount of fuel, scraggily growing on rocky moonscape.

        I could base my eschatology on the KJV but dreamt of things getting ever stranger, once those ravines flowed with water again.

        • Fumaroles, on satellite gas maps, appear to be the source of wildfires, imhblo.

          imhblo…. Naturally occurring Fumaroles are not the source.
          Abandoned mining operations or oil well pump jacks that have been long since removed are the gaseous fuel source of these UNNATURALLY occurring fumaroles.

      2. To be sure the San Andrea’s is long overdue for a sizable event, but given the length of time since the last such I contend that the ‘Big One’ in Kaliforinia oft spoken of is the least of our concerns.
        To wit, the current buildup of strain along the SA fault is now reaching historic levels – certainly everyone is aware of that – but if an event if sufficient magnitude occurs there we may be witness to something FAR grander yet in scope.
        The 1960 Valdivia quake in Chile is the only modern example of a ‘Mega-RIP’ which if the San Andreas does experience of very high magnitude event may – quite possibly – serve to be the trigger that allows the subduction zone where the Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific coast to also trigger.
        Given what we know historically about that region the damage would very likely be apocalyptic. Japanese scholars recorded the effects of just such an event on January 26th of 1700. That quake was localized along the Cascadia fault and did NOT trigger the San Andreas to our knowledge, however it is estimated that that ‘Mega-RIP’ extended for more than 1000 km along the coast of NorCal, Oregon, Washington state and somewhat beyond. Such was the origin of the ‘Ghost Firest’ recently discovered off the coast of Oregon.
        What I am suggesting instead is a cascade trigger likely beginning with the San Andrea’s which subsequently serves to trigger the more northerly section along the interface between the Juan de Fuca and the North Anerican plate. Were that to occur, which given the immense strain long built up in the Los Angeles basin, the RIP would likely extend from SoCal up far past Queen Charlotte Island…a distance exceeding 1500 miles straight-line.
        The Valdivia quake lasted for approximately 9 minutes, but the sheer scale of a SA/Juan de Fuca rip (were the pair to cross trigger) would be orders of magnitude greater…quite possibly the most energetic siesmic event ever witnessed by humankind excluding Santorini. Additionally, we could VERY likely presume that volcanic activity through and around Cascadia would subsequently go off the charts as a response to changing magma pressure once the basic tensions had been released.
        Food for thought for those who call the Pacific coast home.


      3. I reside west of the New Madrid . Im on the bedrock of the Ozarks. However there was a vent that caught fire and burned several hours near My Home Ar. Lots of quakes happening in the region of new Madrid within a 100 miles of the 1800 quake epicenter. I wouldn be surprised if when any one of these major quakes lets go they all will let loose soon afterward.. My opinion the ongoing Pole Shift is effecting plate techtonics

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