The Large Earthquakes That We Just Witnessed Should Be Taken As A Warning By Everyone Still Living In California

by | Jul 8, 2019 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 22 comments

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

For years, scientists have been warning us that the San Andreas fault is “locked and loaded” and could potentially “unzip all at once”.  Of course, the two large earthquakes that we just witnessed in southern California were not along the San Andreas fault, and we should be extremely thankful for that.

Because they happened in remote areas, those two quakes didn’t cause an enormous amount of damage, but they should still be taken as a warning.  The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday night was felt in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and northern Mexico simultaneously, but if a magnitude 9.0 earthquake suddenly hit the San Andreas fault it would be 707 times more powerful than the quake that we just witnessed, and it would happen in a very heavily populated area.  Needless to say, the death and destruction would be unimaginable, and scientists keep telling us that southern California is way overdue for “the Big One” to strike.

So if you live in California right now, you have a decision to make.

Right now the crust of our planet is becoming exceedingly unstable, and the infamous Ring of Fire runs directly along the west coast of the United States.

Do you really want to keep pressing your luck?  Yes, things had been rather quiet for the last couple of decades, but now California is starting to shake like a leaf.  According to the Los Angeles Times, there have been at least 3,000 earthquakes in southern California since the 4th of July…

Since the Fourth, Caltech seismologists have detected at least 3,000 smaller earthquakes.

Those include 340 earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3, 52 with a magnitude greater than 4, and six with a magnitude greater than 5, Egill Hauksson said Saturday.

In total, this earthquake sequence is expected to generate about 34,000 aftershocks with a magnitude 1 or greater over the next six months, he said.

These days Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones has become “the go-to expert” that everyone in the mainstream media wants to talk to about California earthquakes, and according to her, there is a “nearly 11%” chance that southern California will get hit by another magnitude 7 or greater earthquake this week

The odds that Southern California will experience another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater in the next week are now nearly 11%, according to preliminary estimates from seismologists.

And the chances that a quake will surpass the 7.1 temblor that struck near Ridgecrest on Friday night are roughly 8% to 9%, said Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones.

Of course, Jones previously told us that there was only a very small chance that the magnitude 6.4 Ridgecrest earthquake was a foreshock for a larger event, and yet that is precisely what happened.

Ultimately, just like everyone else, Jones is essentially giving us her best guess.  It may be an educated guess, but it is still a guess.

And she is also telling us that the aftershocks from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that we just witnessed could “last for years”

Though such quakes would be more likely to occur in the next few days, the shaking could continue for quite some time.

“A magnitude 7 usually has aftershocks that last for years,” Jones said.

But aftershocks are not a reason to move out of the state of California.

Very small earthquakes are not going to change history, but when “the Big One” finally arrives, nothing will ever be the same again.

Earlier today, I came across a CNN headline which boldly declared that they had “debunked” the “myth” that a portion of southern California could one day go into the ocean.

Since I had just written about this, I eagerly clicked on the story to see the amazing “evidence” that they were using to “debunk” this “myth”.  Unsurprisingly, this was the extent of the “evidence” that they offered

Here’s some comforting words for every California resident contemplating a permanent relocation.

The USGS calls the the idea that the state will be swept out to sea “absolutely impossible.”

What will continue to happen however, is the slow — about two-inches-per-year slow — northward movement of southwestern California toward Alaska, as it slides past central and eastern California.

Wow, that is quite a powerful argument they laid out there.

I assume that what is being referred to here is the idea that a portion of California could snap off the continent like a cookie and sink into the ocean, and of course, that isn’t going to happen.

However, much of southern California is barely above sea level, and scientists have discovered that past earthquakes have caused the ground in the region to sink by as much as three feet.  If such an earthquake happened today, vast stretches of southern California could suddenly go underwater as the Pacific Ocean came pouring in.

So instead of talking about southern California “going into the ocean”, perhaps it would be more accurate for us to talk about “the Pacific Ocean going into southern California”.

Cal State Fullerton professor Matt Kirby was one of the lead researchers on the groundbreaking study that alerted all of us to this possibility, and he says that if a large enough earthquake happened today “you would see seawater rushing in”

‘It´s something that would happen relatively instantaneously,’ Kirby said.

Probably today if it happened, you would see seawater rushing in.’

Southern California is essentially a time bomb, and it is absolutely riddled with fault lines.  In fact, a Fox News article says that there are more than five hundred active fault lines in the region right now…

Like a major river, the San Andreas has many tributaries – faults big and small that fan out and fracture the state from top to bottom. As a result, most Californians live within thirty miles of an active fault line, of which there are more than five hundred.

So do you feel lucky?

Maybe you do, and that is fine.

But someday your luck will run out.

We have entered the time of “the perfect storm”, and major seismic events are going to become increasingly common.  As sure as you are reading this article, someday the kind of earthquake that I am talking about will come to California, and the death toll will be off the charts.

Unfortunately, most Californians are not going to listen to the warnings.  For example, one small business owner named Albert Adi told CNN that the risk of earthquakes is something he is willing to tolerate in order to live in a place “with beautiful weather and good job opportunities”

Ultimately, he said, it’s just one of the tradeoffs of living in a place with beautiful weather and good job opportunities.

“It’s the risk you have to accept by living here in Southern California,” he said.

“Hopefully,” he added, “everything will work out.”

Blind hope is not a strategy.

Today, California is on the cutting edge of everything that is wrong with America.  The state is at the forefront of our moral, social and political decay, and the filth being produced by our entertainment industry has infected the entire globe.

Unless you have an overwhelming reason to stay, I don’t know why anyone would possibly want to live on the west coast at this point.

A day of reckoning for the state of California is approaching very rapidly, and you don’t want to be there when that day finally arrives.

 Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News.

Preparedness is multi-faceted and is best accomplished with a clear purpose in mind. Michael Snyder offers sound economic reasons to prepare while addressing the struggles that many Christians face regarding preparedness. His advice will comfort and uplift the reader, offering peace of mind that preparedness brings during uncertain times. –Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming & How You Can Survive It, book description

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    1. The Deplorable Renegade

      To all of the GOOD people in cali, if there’s any way you can leave there then do so. Cali is doomed for destruction regardless of what else happens.

      • Paranoid

        I an a Geologist I worked in Ca for over 25 years and I call the statement that ” large stretches of Ca are barely above Sea level” as PURE BULL. Ya, all the shoreline is at sea level (That should come as no surprise) and parts of death valley are;. beyond, that forget it. As far as the Earth’s crust becoming unstable get real

        • Genius

          Dammit Paranoid, Don’t poop in my wheaties! There has to be some way to get rid of those bungringers! Nook the fault? We need to get back to 47 states and maybe less.

        • John

          Question for geologist. Fracking of oil and gas fields. Could all those cavities cause the collapse of terra firma above the frack site? Different cause but same effect as the Florida sinkholes. Look up story about Sinkhole in Indiana that swallowed National Corvette Museum years ago.

          Seems like the fracking could cause cities to be swallowed.
          I know for a FACT that the fracking destroys fresh water aquifers.Trading fresh water, for oil and gas seems like a POOR trade. But no one asked me. Our water is ruined by oil/gas interests.
          Earthquakes too? Terra firma unstable because of fracking?
          Your thoughts please. Any recommended sites for info?
          – – Thank you
          – – – – –
          FYI – – From Wikipedia-
          Ogallala Aquifer
          The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer surrounded by sand, silt, clay and gravel located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world’s largest aquifers, it underlies an area of approximately in portions of eight states.
          – – – – –

          This aquifer feeds America and the world. America’s wheat-corn-soybean-cattle are all watered by this aquifer. America’s bread basket irrigated by this aquifer. Those green circles you see on google maps sattelite images from irrigated pivots. Crops are watered by this aquifer in the 8 states it serves.

          Understand: FACT -Oil field Disposal Wells, discharge frack effluent into the aquifer by accident? By intent? No one seems to acknowledge or care. Tanker trucks flush the used frack fluids down disposal wells. If the casing rusts out–right into aquifer. NO ONE PROPERLY MONITORING the disposal wells. Texas RailRoad commision are ALL paid off by oil money. “The weasal guarding henhouse.”

          * * * This site should run story on this. No one else will. Oil Man T Boone Pickens buying up ALL water rights in Texas.

          I was Literally threatened with bullet to the head when I brought up/questioned, these issues. I changed jobs ASAP.

          Can’t have people that think. That’s why they flouride your water. This comment shadow banned too?

    2. Stuart

      Nooo! Don’t warn them. They might come here.
      If they have to be told, they’re idiots and we damn sure don’t need any more of those.

      • Yu-No-Hu

        Howdy Y’all,

        I’m afraid I absolutely have to concur with Stuart here TDR,
        “Shhhh, let sleeping fruits and nuts lie”.

      • Bilge Pump McCoy

        Californians will just bring their ideology with them. I don’t want any of them unless they are hard core conservatives with traditional American beliefs. Liberals should stay put and ride it out like the good little idiots that they are.

    3. Genius

      “Of course, the two large earthquakes that we just witnessed in southern California were not along the San Andreas fault, and we should be extremely thankful for that.”

      BS I’m pissed! Get rid of those scumbags once and for all! Maybe better luck next time…

      • The Deplorable Renegade

        Genius, welcome back. Don’t lose hope. The west coast could still fall into the ocean.

    4. rellik

      My life has been pretty much 1/3 CA, 1/3 WA, 1/3 HI,
      in that order except for military service in ND, and Guam.
      I’ve experienced about every weather nature can throw
      at the world. Every place I’ve lived in, in my adult life has been declared a disaster area, at least once. Natural disasters don’t scare me. Been there done that, and I know what to do to prepare. I have a personal rule to never live more than 50 miles from a large body of salt water. Blizzard of 1975 is why.
      “I don’t know why anyone would possibly want to live on the west coast at this point.”. We don’t freeze our butts off would be my answer.
      I’d much rather go through 6.5 + earthquakes, floods, two volcanoes, wild fires, et al, than go through another Blizzard of 1975.

      • Genius

        relik, How’s that solar coming along? I was thinking of you the other day and something came to mind. If your running a 10K array thats about 400 amps at 24V more or less. One forklift battery can’t handle that much. Be sure to check with the battery manufacturer and get the maximum charge rate. I would hate to see you burn an expensive battery! Hope all is well! 🙂

        • Genius

          Oh and I forgot to ask you why you don’t go with 48V. With 48 volt you can use smaller wire and get 8kw 240 volt inverters. Not to mention less array wiring. And you can put 4800 watts into 1 controller (fewer controllers to buy) 2 FM 80’s vs. 4 of them. With the savings over a 24V system you could put it toward 2 24V forklift batteries and be good.

        • rellik

          Going slow, I’m designing ground mount.
          Digging post holes here is a pain.
          I figure I’ll need 48” deep by 8″” dia and
          finding a machine to do that is not easy here.
          I went with a 24VDC AIMS because I can repair it.
          unless the transformer melts I can get all
          the parts I need from Digikey and others.
          The only reason did not build my own inverter
          is the cost of custom transformers.
          I’m not too worried about wire costs,
          In fact the most expensive part of my solar system
          is batteries.
          Since my daytime loads are sufficient, I don’t
          think I’ll burn up batteries or overheat
          charge controllers, In fact I’m concerned
          there will be enough left over daily to fully
          charge the battery(s).
          Two houses and a shop.
          My daily discharge plan is 20%
          of battery capacity.
          I haven’t picked battery(s) just yet.
          Thanks for the mentoring.

          • Genius

            relik, glad to help. I see now why your doing 24V. 20% DOD is great, you should easily get 20 years or better from your batteries. But I still stress checking out the maximum charge rate because going over it even for short periods will shorten the life a lot! Maybe try blasting some holes lol (not kidding). Good to hear ya again… CHEERS!

    5. Clown World

      It wouldn’t be fair to accuse you of being distracted, by a 7.1 earthquake. What is most obvious.

      But, last night and this morning, on, carbon monoxide levels were in the black, between southeast Alaska, and the Sturgeon Lake caldera complex, in Ontario, Canada.

      Carbon dioxide levels have been visibly elevated, in northern part of North America, compared to the southwest. Possibly along the edge of Laurentia or the North American Craton, and blowing.

    6. Old Guy

      I could care less about calif. Its run by stupid shitsking loving liberal socialist commies. Hope they get what they deserve.

    7. Anonymous

      No one gives a s$$$ about California

      • Anonymous

        Californians RUINED Calif. So some escaped to other places.
        Once they get to those places, they Californicate the new place.They RUIN the new place, making it EXACTLY like place they left. Endless cycle. The Californians are liken to a DESTRUCTIVE Locust Plague.
        FYI- Single Dudes:
        The California women are beautiful, hot, sexual. They are also unappologetic SELFISH sluts. Do yourself a favor. Stay away from them. While stationed in So Cal I saw so damn many good Marines destroyed not by combat, but California women. Divorce, Alimony, smal Children with a now broken home. This is result of playing with a Liberal brainwashed California woman. They will gut you, then bleed you dry. They have NO MORALS. ALL YOUR MONEY GONE. The legal system will make you WORSE than broke.

        I witnessed what happened to buddies. I Avoided women there. All TROUBLE. Avoidance was Good choice. My wife is from a culture that respects marriage and children.

    8. Clown World

      “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

      “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 Proverbs 30

      One of the highest crime areas in the country (not necessarily white collar) is DC.

      While you were condemning California to death, all of the demographics, who you have used as scapegoats, have made it to Maine and Alaska and MAGA country and (rainbow) Confederate reenactments and reconstructionist, ancient, European history and you in your futurism.

      • Clown World

        Pardon my grammar, but you see the moral of the story.

    9. Kevin2

      An earthquake of great magnitude causing high loss of life and property reverberating the impact across the land will drawl American attention introspective. No one in their right mind can desire such a catastrophe but a focus upon us and not the world is badly needed. It’s damn harder to sell an open border and world domination when your resources need to be used at home.

    10. Old Guy

      as the magnetic poles continue to shift we should expect more and larger earthquakes to occur.

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