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California & Nevada Have Been Rocked By 945 Earthquakes In Just The Past Week

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Have you noticed that the state of California has been getting absolutely monkey-hammered by earthquakes lately?  According to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, California and Nevada have been hit by a total of 945 earthquakes within the last seven days.  That is a whole lot of shaking!  As you can see from this map, southern California has been getting pummeled more than anywhere else.  Could it be possible that the trillions of gallons of rain that were dumped on the region earlier this month have something to do with all of this?  As I have discussed previously, scientists have determined that flooding can put an enormous amount of stress on fault lines.  And without a doubt we have seen an unusual level of activity along California’s fault lines in recent days.

13 significant earthquakes, including one measuring magnitude 4.8, shook the state very early on Monday morning in a span of just 25 minutes

Parts of California were hit by more than a dozen earthquakes overnight, with 13 shaking the state during a span of just 25 minutes.

“Good morning Southern California! Did you feel the magnitude 4.8 earthquake about two miles north-west of El Centro at 12.36am? The #ShakeAlert system was activated,” the United States Geological Survey Shake Alert account posted on X.

The good news is that none of the earthquakes were large enough to do much damage.

But the magnitude 4.8 quake was keenly felt by some local residents

Although some near the area said they hadn’t felt the tremors, one X user wrote: “Definitely felt much stronger than a 4.8.” Another added: “Earthquake swarms just as I was about to go to bed. strong enough for things to fall and break. sadly, a few broken decorations.”

When people hear about earthquakes in California, most immediately think of the San Andreas fault system, but it was actually the San Jacinto fault system that caused most of the problems early on Monday…

The quakes appear to have been caused by the San Jacinto fault system, meteorologists have said. It is one of the most active faults in southern California.

Overall, the USGS says that there have been 27 significant quakes of at least magnitude 2.5 that have hit the state within the past 24 hours.

That certainly isn’t anything to freak out about, but it is definitely noteworthy.

And all of this activity comes just a few days after a magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook up the wealthy residents of Malibu…

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck about 8 miles northwest of Malibu on Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake was reported at 1:47 p.m., the USGS website said. It occurred at a geological depth of 13.9 kilometers, or nearly 9 miles.

The USGS is reporting at least a dozen aftershocks, with the largest measuring at a magnitude of 3.0.

We haven’t seen this sort of sustained seismic activity in southern California in a long time.

Is something very unusual starting to happen?

Let’s keep a very close eye on the numbers coming from the Southern California Earthquake Data Center.

If the number of quakes in a week rises above 1,000 and stays there, I would say that there is cause for alarm.

As I wrote about earlier this month, scientists assure us that we are way overdue for “the Big One”.

When it finally arrives, the ground on the western side of a major fault line could suddenly drop by several feet (or more), and because much of that area is just barely above sea level that could potentially allow the Pacific Ocean to come rushing in.

Let us hope that nothing like that happens any time soon.

But right now the flooding that has recently occurred in the region is putting a tremendous amount of stress on the fault lines.

Unfortunately, it can take a long time for extra water to disappear.

Just look at what has happened in Death Valley.  Hurricane Hilary dumped so much rain on the area last August that it actually created a lake, and it is still there after all this time

A lake has formed in an area of the US considered one of the driest places on earth seven months after it was battered by storms. Death Valley National Park, California, holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded on July 10, 1913, according to the World Meteorological Organization, at 134 degrees.

However, despite being the driest place in North America, a lake which formed after Hurricane Hilary in August 2023 has yet to fully dry up. Death Valley typically receives about 2 inches of rain per year, however, the official weather gauge at Furnace Creek has measured 4.9 inches in the past six months. On August 20 last year, over a years worth of rain fell in one day with 2.2 inches being measured.

I never would have imagined it would be possible for a lake to exist in Death Valley for six months.

But we do not live in normal times.

Speaking of that, we are being warned that the Gulf Stream is in danger of shutting down in the not too distant future

In the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow, humanity is plunged into a nightmarish international storm that sends the planet into a new ice age.

And although the blockbuster was consigned to the realms of sci-fi, the science behind the frightening scenario is true.

In a matter of years, melting glaciers could shut down the Gulf Stream – the system of currents that brings warmth to the northern hemisphere, experts say.

Without this additional heat source, average temperatures could drop by several degrees in North America, parts of Asia and Europe, and people would see ‘severe and cascading consequences around the world’.

Can you imagine what our world would look like if that actually happened?

Much of Europe and North America would no longer be able to grow crops, and global famine would be guaranteed.

A lot of people would rather not think about such matters.

But just because things have been a certain way in the past does not mean that they will continue to be that way in the future.

We really are on the verge of apocalyptic times, and global events will soon turn all of our lives completely upside down.

Sadly, most of the population isn’t paying much attention to what is happening, and for the moment ignorance is bliss.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is coming and are working hard to help bring renewal to America. Michael is also the author of the book The Beginning Of The End
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