*Update on Earth Shakes

Updated – monthly update below the map…

Follow to see what is happening, especially near you…Fore-warned is fore-armed and you can take simple measures to stay safe, calm your fears and help others. The seismic activity is increasing, but remember these are natural events – we just happen to be part of it. Go with the flow…

The event predicted for the 22nd March 2012, as seen in the original post, has happened, but not quite how it was feared, thankfully.

As far as we know no Heavy Mass Object entered our atmosphere nor crashed into the Pacific Ocean, (or anywhere else) but what can be seen is an increase of activity around the Ring of Fire, or the Pacific Tectonic Plate. This is a good thing, because regular, frequent and numerous non-critical quakes and volcanic releases will ease the planet as she ‘tightens her belt’ to move through these extraordinary planetary alignments. The closer the alignments get – ready for the major event on 21st December – the more Earth will need to let off steam and shake herself to adjust – and that’s a good example for all of us! Most of the activity over the Spring Equinox period was just south or north of the Equator. (Mexico, Chile, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Phillipines and Java, in the Pacific/Indonesia, with East Russia and West Alaska in the north. Also Mt Etna in Sicily, Santorini in Greece and the Canary Islands over in the Mediterranean/Atlantic and Turkey)

Refer to the previous post ‘Earth Shakes’ for useful links plus this one HERE at USGS

Latest in from our CRA Joni G.,

5.6 ‘shallow’ but dangerous quake in central Australia last night, 22/23 March (see ‘thewatchers’ page HERE)

DAILY UPDATES: (M5.0 and above)

20th March – Mexico x 6 (up to M7.4); Tonga; Papua New Guinea, Indonesia; (+~150 others M1-4.9)

21st March – Mexico x 2; Papua New Guinea; (M6.6) (+~170 others M1-4.9)

22nd March – Mexico; Philippines; Vanuatu; (+~150 others M1-4.9)

23rd March – Australia; (+~120 others M1-4.9)

24th March –  Chile; Japan; (+~100 others M1-4.9)

25th March – South Pacific/Arctic Ridge (Sandwich Is); South Atlantic/Arctic (Bristol Is); Japan; Fiji x 2; Chile (M7.1); (+~105 others M1-4.9)

26th March – Russia; Turkey; SW Indian Ridge; NE Pacific Rise x 3 (M6.0); Indonesia; (+~125 others M1-4.9)

27th March – South Pacific Is; Papua N G; Japan x 3(M6.0); Nepal/India Border; (+~115 others 1-4.8)

28th March – Sumatra;

April  – I have upped the anti – here’s Aprils delivery – all M6.0 and over – looks like things are hotting up! It’s important to remember that earthquakes and volcanoes are like the valve on a pressure cooker – letting off steam to prevent further damage. There were a total of 90 shakes over M5.0 and 2 over M8.0 in Sumatra.

6.7 neiafu, tonga 2012-04-28 10:08:07 18.643°S 174.725°W 129.4
6.7 manokwari, indonesia 2012-04-21 01:16:52 1.604°S 134.276°E 16.0
6.2 east of the south sandwich islands 2012-04-17 19:03:56 59.005°S 16.655°W 11.8
6.8 lae, papua new guinea 2012-04-17 07:13:49 5.463°S 147.111°E 198.0
6.7 hacienda la calera, chile 2012-04-17 03:50:16 32.701°S 71.484°W 37.0
6.2 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-15 05:57:40 2.583°N 90.268°E 25.0
6.2 isangel, vanuatu 2012-04-14 22:05:26 18.972°S 168.735°E 10.0
6.2 drake passage 2012-04-14 10:56:19 57.677°S 65.296°W 15.0
7.0 santa isabel, mexico 2012-04-12 07:15:48 28.624°N 113.116°W 13.0
6.0 santa isabel, mexico 2012-04-12 07:06:01 28.854°N 113.029°W 9.0
6.5 arteaga, mexico 2012-04-11 22:55:10 18.218°N 102.681°W 20.0
6.0 bandon, oregon 2012-04-11 22:41:46 43.582°N 127.636°W 8.0
6.0 taitung city, taiwan 2012-04-11 14:46:23 22.647°N 121.600°E 10.0
6.0 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 14:40:37 3.707°N 92.962°E 10.0
6.1 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 14:32:17 4.640°N 92.287°E 10.0
8.2 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 10:43:10 0.796°N 92.462°E 23.4
6.0 north indian ocean 2012-04-11 09:27:56 1.254°N 91.735°E 10.0
8.6 off the west coast of northern sumatra 2012-04-11 08:38:36 2.294°N 93.078°E 20.0
6.1 taron, png 2012-04-06 16:15:55 4.566°S 153.502°E 88.7

May – Most major activity around west and east of Pacific Rim as usual, with Japan still suffering, but a few more westward towards Mediterranean with 2 significant ones in Italy; 1 in mid Atlantic and a strong one west of Norway, which some say has shifted the Magnetic North. Total of 27 above M5.5.

June – Total of 36 above M5.5 – Panama and Japan rocking the boat at M6.3 – our thoughts and prayers with the folk living there. Out of 6,726 quakes in June, worldwide, 1,053 were noticable (above M2.5)



Watch as Mother Earth progresses and carries us through this year’s changes. Keep observing to be a part of this and allow your positive thoughts to guide your emotions – because there are likely to be some big releases. Remember – Volcanoes and Earthquakes happen a lot, all the time, always have, and sometimes people happen to be near them.

GRATITUDE – our beautiful world and some wise words…

Volcanoes – Active List.

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*Earth Shakes

Earthquakes and volcanic activity are worrying if you live near them, but overall should we be worried?

Every now and then the Earth needs to have a good shake to re-align itself and keep itself steady. It’s like a dog shaking itself after a swim, shaking off the surplus water and settling its fur back into place. As the Earth rotates within a field of gravitational pushes and pulls between its neighbouring bodies in the solar system, sometimes it just needs to have a good shake to maintain its equilibrium and stability. Recently we have observed unusual alignments between our planets, the moon, the sun and the centre of the galaxy – and we can see the dramatic effect that is having on the sun. The stresses and pressures in the molten rock under the Earth’s crust have to vent too and the volcanoes are perfect valves to let off steam. Humans do the same!

Reports tell us that the axis on which the Earth turns and the polarities of its magnetic field are changing, as it does regularly over cycles of many hundreds or thousands of years and of course we, as inhabitants of this planet, will feel it. We, like the flees on a dog’s back, get a good shake up now and then. It can feel disturbing but things normally settle down again. What we notice most is the damage these shake-ups cause, when buildings and roads break up and collapse – but the Earth cannot stop its natural shakes for us – we, as individuals can just hang on.

It is interesting to note how the very ancient stone structures around the world have managed to survive over eons of time, but their structural design seems to have been well thought out. The stones of megalithic monuments were built with joints that could move, or with spaces to allow movement, or in a geometric shape that kept it stable (pyramids for example). Our buildings are tightly cemented together, which crack and break under stress, and steel girders that cannot flex. The newest designs for large buildings in earthquake zones are now incorporating a kind of shock-absorbing system in their foundations.

To watch the activity around the world, visit the Earthquake and Volcano sites below.

Earthquakes – ‘World Earthquakes’

Volcanoes – ‘Volcano Discovery’

Grateful thanks to my Chief Research Assistant – Joni Gardner

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