11/26/2014 — 6.8M earthquake strikes West Pacific – Philippines / Indonesia Forecast area hit

A few days ago, I issued an earthquake forecast for the area of the West Pacific, specifically mentioning Philippines as an area to watch.

Now the Philippines just received at 6.8M earthquake (7.1M originally).

philppines earthquake nov 26 2014

Above: GIF of the 6.8M earthquake in Philippines (November 26 2014)


Screenshot from Earthquake 3D:

6.8m earthquake nov 26 2014


Watch the forecast from November 22, 2014 here.  Named Philippines at approximately 7min. into the video:


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000t08w#summary

M6.8 – 160km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia 2014-11-26 14:33:43 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-11-26 14:33:43 UTC
  2. 2014-11-26 22:33:43 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-11-26 08:33:43 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

1.975°N 126.546°E depth=41.1km (25.5mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 160km (99mi) NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  2. 161km (100mi) NW of Ternate, Indonesia
  3. 162km (101mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  4. 165km (103mi) W of Tobelo, Indonesia
  5. 1061km (659mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

From the USGS:

“Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region and Vicinity

The Australia-Pacific plate boundary is over 4000 km long on the northern margin, from the Sunda (Java) trench in the west to the Solomon Islands in the east. The eastern section is over 2300 km long, extending west from northeast of the Australian continent and the Coral Sea until it intersects the east coast of Papua New Guinea. The boundary is dominated by the general northward subduction of the Australia plate.

Along the South Solomon trench, the Australia plate converges with the Pacific plate at a rate of approximately 95 mm/yr towards the east-northeast. Seismicity along the trench is dominantly related to subduction tectonics and large earthquakes are common: there have been 13 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded since 1900. On April 1, 2007, a M8.1 interplate megathrust earthquake occurred at the western end of the trench, generating a tsunami and killing at least 40 people. This was the third M8.1 megathrust event associated with this subduction zone in the past century; the other two occurred in 1939 and 1977.

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Further east at the New Britain trench, the relative motions of several microplates surrounding the Australia-Pacific boundary, including north-south oriented seafloor spreading in the Woodlark Basin south of the Solomon Islands, maintain the general northward subduction of Australia-affiliated lithosphere beneath Pacific-affiliated lithosphere. Most of the large and great earthquakes east of New Guinea are related to this subduction; such earthquakes are particularly concentrated at the cusp of the trench south of New Ireland. 33 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded since 1900, including three shallow thrust fault M8.1 events in 1906, 1919, and 2007.

The western end of the Australia-Pacific plate boundary is perhaps the most complex portion of this boundary, extending 2000 km from Indonesia and the Banda Sea to eastern New Guinea. The boundary is dominantly convergent along an arc-continent collision segment spanning the width of New Guinea, but the regions near the edges of the impinging Australia continental margin also include relatively short segments of extensional, strike-slip and convergent deformation. The dominant convergence is accommodated by shortening and uplift across a 250-350 km-wide band of northern New Guinea, as well as by slow southward-verging subduction of the Pacific plate north of New Guinea at the New Guinea trench. Here, the Australia-Pacific plate relative velocity is approximately 110 mm/yr towards the northeast, leading to the 2-8 mm/yr uplift of the New Guinea Highlands.

Whereas the northern band of deformation is relatively diffuse east of the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border, in western New Guinea there are at least two small (<100,000 km²) blocks of relatively undeformed lithosphere. The westernmost of these is the Birds Head Peninsula microplate in Indonesia’s West Papua province, bounded on the south by the Seram trench. The Seram trench was originally interpreted as an extreme bend in the Sunda subduction zone, but is now thought to represent a southward-verging subduction zone between Birds Head and the Banda Sea.

There have been 22 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded in the New Guinea region since 1900. The dominant earthquake mechanisms are thrust and strike slip, associated with the arc-continent collision and the relative motions between numerous local microplates. The largest earthquake in the region was a M8.2 shallow thrust fault event in the northern Papua province of Indonesia that killed 166 people in 1996.

The western portion of the northern Australia plate boundary extends approximately 4800 km from New Guinea to Sumatra and primarily separates Australia from the Eurasia plate, including the Sunda block. This portion is dominantly convergent and includes subduction at the Sunda (Java) trench, and a young arc-continent collision.

In the east, this boundary extends from the Kai Islands to Sumba along the Timor trough, offset from the Sunda trench by 250 km south of Sumba. Contrary to earlier tectonic models in which this trough was interpreted as a subduction feature continuous with the Sunda subduction zone, it is now thought to represent a subsiding deformational feature related to the collision of the Australia plate continental margin and the volcanic arc of the Eurasia plate, initiating in the last 5-8 Myr. Before collision began, the Sunda subduction zone extended eastward to at least the Kai Islands, evidenced by the presence of a northward-dipping zone of seismicity beneath Timor Leste. A more detailed examination of the seismic zone along it’s eastern segment reveals a gap in intermediate depth seismicity under Timor and seismic mechanisms that indicate an eastward propagating tear in the descending slab as the negatively buoyant oceanic lithosphere detaches from positively buoyant continental lithosphere. On the surface, GPS measurements indicate that the region around Timor is currently no longer connected to the Eurasia plate, but instead is moving at nearly the same velocity as the Australia plate, another consequence of collision.

Large earthquakes in eastern Indonesia occur frequently but interplate megathrust events related to subduction are rare; this is likely due to the disconnection of the descending oceanic slab from the continental margin. There have been 9 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded from the Kai Islands to Sumba since 1900. The largest was the great Banda Sea earthquake of 1938 (M8.5) an intermediate depth thrust faulting event that did not cause significant loss of life.

More information on regional seismicity and tectonics

11/25/2014 — 4.0M earthquake strikes the midwest — Oklahoma fracking movement

A noteworthy 4.0M earthquake struck Oklahoma directly next to a new fracking operation (November 25, 2014).

oklahoma earthquake nov 25 2014


Screenshots below show the nearest frack well to be just a few hundred feet away, and a very large gas processing facility less than 1 mile away.

Several new wells seen in this google Earth view below:

oklahoma earthquake nov 25 2014


This newest 4.0M earthquake comes just a few days after ANOTHER 4.0M event in the same area.

TWO earthquakes at exactly 4.0M in the past week.

4.0m earthquake nov 25 2014


From the USGS on the most recent event:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000szvm#summary

Earthquakes in the Stable Continental Region

Natural Occurring Earthquake Activity

“Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains has infrequent earthquakes. Here and there earthquakes are more numerous, for example in the New Madrid seismic zone centered on southeastern Missouri, in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska seismic zone of eastern Quebec, in New England, in the New York – Philadelphia – Wilmington urban corridor, and elsewhere. However, most of the enormous region from the Rockies to the Atlantic can go years without an earthquake large enough to be felt, and several U.S. states have never reported a damaging earthquake.

Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than in the West, are typically felt over a much broader region than earthquakes of similar magnitude in the west. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area more than ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast.

It would not be unusual for a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in eastern or central North America to be felt by a significant percentage of the population in many communities more than 100 km (60 mi) from its source. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake in eastern or central North America might be felt by much of the population out to more than 500 km (300 mi) from its source.

Earthquakes east of the Rockies that are centered in populated areas and large enough to cause damage are, similarly, likely to cause damage out to greater distances than earthquakes of the same magnitude centered in western North America.

Most earthquakes in North America east of the Rockies occur as faulting within bedrock, usually miles deep. Few earthquakes east of the Rockies, however, have been definitely linked to mapped geologic faults, in contrast to the situation at plate boundaries such as California’s San Andreas fault system, where scientists can commonly use geologic evidence to identify a fault that has produced a large earthquake and that is likely to produce large future earthquakes.

Scientists who study eastern and central North America earthquakes often work from the hypothesis that modern earthquakes occur as the result of slip on preexisting faults that were formed in earlier geologic eras and that have been reactivated under the current stress conditions.

The bedrock of Eastern North America is, however, laced with faults that were active in earlier geologic eras, and few of these faults are known to have been active in the current geologic era.

In most areas east of the Rockies, the likelihood of future damaging earthquakes is currently estimated from the frequencies and sizes of instrumentally recorded earthquakes or earthquakes documented in historical records.

Induced Seismicity

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting.

Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations.

In much of eastern and central North America, the number of earthquakes suspected of having been induced is much smaller than the number of natural earthquakes, but in some regions, such as the south-central states of the U.S., a significant majority of recent earthquakes are thought by many seismologists to have been human-induced.

Even within areas with many human-induced earthquakes, however, the activity that seems to induce seismicity at one location may be taking place at many other locations without inducing felt earthquakes. In addition, regions with frequent induced earthquakes may also be subject to damaging earthquakes that would have occurred independently of human activity.

Making a strong scientific case for a causative link between a particular human activity and a particular sequence of earthquakes typically involves special studies devoted specifically to the question. Such investigations usually address the process by which the suspected triggering activity might have significantly altered stresses in the bedrock at the earthquake source, and they commonly address the ways in which the characteristics of the suspected human-triggered earthquakes differ from the characteristics of natural earthquakes in the region.”

M4.0 – 2km SE of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-11-25 14:43:40 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-11-25 14:43:40 UTC
  2. 2014-11-25 08:43:40 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-11-25 08:43:40 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

36.793°N 97.717°W depth=3.7km (2.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 2km (1mi) SE of Medford, Oklahoma
  2. 46km (29mi) NNE of Enid, Oklahoma
  3. 57km (35mi) W of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  4. 67km (42mi) WSW of Arkansas City, Kansas
  5. 148km (92mi) N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

11/25/2014 — Saint Louis Missouri spirals out of control — Ferguson BURNS

After a night of reporting on HUNDREDS of shooting incidents, showing dozens of businesses burned to the ground, hearing about rioting looters taking over multiple sections of the city, and even groups of protesters coming down to my neighborhood on the South side of St. Louis (to try to start problems)……

Now, one graphic sums it all up….

ferguson november 24 2014

 

See my facebook page for a full recap of events on a play by play, every 5-10 minutes throughout last nights rioting.

http://www.facebook.com/dutchsinseofficial


Ferguson has been destroyed.  Surrounding cities severely damaged, and people have now been shot (by other people not police).

NO shots fired by police.

On the other hand, over 150 gun shots made at police, and person on person.  Multiple home burglaries, store robberies, and assaults done by looters/rioters/protesters.  One reporter hit in the head with a brick, another with a large rock.  Several police cars destroyed.

The National Guard has now been deployed in Ferguson, and is patrolling randomly around the area, including areas far from the actual unrest.

For the record, I am an outspoken critic of the “police state”, and 100% opposed to the New World Order.   I’m a lifelong equality supporter, fighting for rights of minorities for years.   I’ve literally FOUGHT nazi skinheads (no joke).

Also, for the record, as a person who grew up in Ferguson, and who lives in St. Louis City, I’m sickened by the number of people who turned out to do harm to other citizens.

Harm other people, steal their things, and destroy businesses because you don’t like a legal ruling by the powers that be?  A grand jury decision doesn’t go your way, and you want to burn down the city?


(shame on rioters and looters for shooting at firemen trying to stop huge fires being started)

fireman

330am CST November 25 2014: Advanced Auto Parts burns out of control as firefighters struggle to fight dozens of structure fires at businesses / homes across the North County Saint Louis area. Firefighters reported taking GUN FIRE while trying to put out large chemical fires in the auto store, like TRUE HEROS stay on the job in the face of such adversity.


The grand jury are FELLOW CITIZENS.. not the police or NWO.  Not all white , and weighing all the facts / evidence.    What sense does burning down North County make?   How is that justice for Michael Brown?

I’m saddened to report that I’m more fearful of my fellow citizens destroying my life, and property than I am of the NWO doing so… at least at this point it appears the people are more lawless, and care LESS about my rights than the NWO.

It’s a sad day when “dutchsinse” can call his fellow citizens fascist lawless tyrants — you’d think I’d be worried about police state kicking in my door with the things I cover, rather I’m looking out my window for groups of zombie citizens.

Zombies using Michael Brown as an excuse to steal things, and destroy property that has nothing to do with Brown, or “justice”.

 

fire

Above: Within an hour of the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged , a white male protester (wearing a bandana over his face) started the first police car fire.

 

ferguson downtown nov 25 2014

Above: 330am CST November 25, 2014 — Downtown Ferguson view from helicopter of burned out building being cleared by firefighters

 

auto tire

Above: 340am CST November 25, 2014 — AutoTire in downtown Ferguson looted, burned, and then surveyed by firefighters after the area was cleared

 

 

ferguson downtown

Above: 330am CST November 25, 2014 — A small portion of downtown Ferguson Missouri, seen via live helicopter stream, multiple businesses burned, or still burning. (right) Yard fires started back in subdivisions behind the main street of W. Florissant in Ferguson.

 


11/23/2014 — Fracking Earthquakes return to Texas — Dallas Metropolitan area hit with a 3.4M event

After months of silence in Texas, an earthquake struck near downtown Dallas within just a few hundred feet of an old well, and a few miles of the nearest “frack” well.

This comes just under two weeks after directly issuing a forecast to watch Texas at the fracking operations for possible movement.

Forecast to be hit, and was hit within 2 weeks.

fracking texas nov 23 2014


Also, within an hour of the 3.4M striking the Texas fracking operation, ANOTHER 3.4M earthquake struck due North at the Oklahoma fracking operation.

The Oklahoma 3.4M event occurred just 1,000 feet from the nearest frack well.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sz7q#summary

oklahome 3.4m earthquake fracking nov 23 2014


Statistics on the Texas earthquake from the USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sz6q#summary

M3.3 – 5km ENE of Irving, Texas 2014-11-23 03:15:47 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-11-23 03:15:47 UTC
  2. 2014-11-22 21:15:47 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-11-22 21:15:47 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

32.836°N 96.892°W depth=2.8km (1.8mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 5km (3mi) ENE of Irving, Texas
  2. 8km (5mi) W of University Park, Texas
  3. 9km (6mi) NW of Dallas, Texas
  4. 10km (6mi) S of Farmers Branch, Texas
  5. 296km (184mi) NNE of Austin, Texas

From the USGS regarding Texas induced seismicity (man made earthquakes due to drilling / oil pumping / fracking):

Earthquakes in the Stable Continental Region

Natural Occurring Earthquake Activity

Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains has infrequent earthquakes. Here and there earthquakes are more numerous, for example in the New Madrid seismic zone centered on southeastern Missouri, in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska seismic zone of eastern Quebec, in New England, in the New York – Philadelphia – Wilmington urban corridor, and elsewhere.

However, most of the enormous region from the Rockies to the Atlantic can go years without an earthquake large enough to be felt, and several U.S. states have never reported a damaging earthquake.

Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains, although less frequent than in the West, are typically felt over a much broader region than earthquakes of similar magnitude in the west. East of the Rockies, an earthquake can be felt over an area more than ten times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the west coast.

It would not be unusual for a magnitude 4.0 earthquake in eastern or central North America to be felt by a significant percentage of the population in many communities more than 100 km (60 mi) from its source. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake in eastern or central North America might be felt by much of the population out to more than 500 km (300 mi) from its source. Earthquakes east of the Rockies that are centered in populated areas and large enough to cause damage are, similarly, likely to cause damage out to greater distances than earthquakes of the same magnitude centered in western North America.

Most earthquakes in North America east of the Rockies occur as faulting within bedrock, usually miles deep. Few earthquakes east of the Rockies, however, have been definitely linked to mapped geologic faults, in contrast to the situation at plate boundaries such as California’s San Andreas fault system, where scientists can commonly use geologic evidence to identify a fault that has produced a large earthquake and that is likely to produce large future earthquakes.

Scientists who study eastern and central North America earthquakes often work from the hypothesis that modern earthquakes occur as the result of slip on preexisting faults that were formed in earlier geologic eras and that have been reactivated under the current stress conditions. The bedrock of Eastern North America is, however, laced with faults that were active in earlier geologic eras, and few of these faults are known to have been active in the current geologic era.

In most areas east of the Rockies, the likelihood of future damaging earthquakes is currently estimated from the frequencies and sizes of instrumentally recorded earthquakes or earthquakes documented in historical records.

Induced Seismicity

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting.

Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations. In much of eastern and central North America, the number of earthquakes suspected of having been induced is much smaller than the number of natural earthquakes, but in some regions, such as the south-central states of the U.S., a significant majority of recent earthquakes are thought by many seismologists to have been human-induced.

Even within areas with many human-induced earthquakes, however, the activity that seems to induce seismicity at one location may be taking place at many other locations without inducing felt earthquakes.

In addition, regions with frequent induced earthquakes may also be subject to damaging earthquakes that would have occurred independently of human activity. Making a strong scientific case for a causative link between a particular human activity and a particular sequence of earthquakes typically involves special studies devoted specifically to the question.

Such investigations usually address the process by which the suspected triggering activity might have significantly altered stresses in the bedrock at the earthquake source, and they commonly address the ways in which the characteristics of the suspected human-triggered earthquakes differ from the characteristics of natural earthquakes in the region.”

11/22/2014 — Past 7 days of Earthquakes shows Global Unrest underway

MAJOR damage in Japan from yesterdays 6.7M earthquake. Video here:


japan earthquake damage nov 22 2014


Original video update here:


November 22 2014:

A 6.8M earthquake struck in Japan (now revised by the USGS to 6.2M), and also a 6.3M earthquake struck Central China.

This comes on top of the 6.8M in New Zealand, the 7.2M in New Guinea, and multiple 6.0M earthquakes across the West Pacific…. all occurring in just 7 days time.

past 7 days of earthquakes november 22 2014

Above: GIF of the past 7 days of earthquakes 4.0M+ globally, unprecedented activity showing (up to Nov 22 2014 730pm CST)

 

If we add in the multiple dozens of 5.0M+ and 4.0M+ events, then we start to see the “Global Surge” the professionals are talking about.

The professionals held a full conference on the topic of the obvious global unrest taking place — calling it a “Global Surge” of seismic, and volcanic activity.

The cause of the unrest is still unknown.

(click to view full size):

past 7 days 4.0m greater nov 22 2014


Monitor earthquakes nationally, and internationally here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com


See my past earthquake updates here:

http://dutchsinse.com/dutchsinse-youtube-videos/

http://apps.cooliris.com/embed/cooliris.swf?t=1307582197


See my past posts on the craton edge displacement here:

http://dutchsinse.com/?s=%22craton%22