We have another major quake, the third in just over 24 hours...
A mag 6.0 - 100km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska, it was originally shown as a 6.2 on USGS but was downsized, which appears to happen to almost every major quake recently, a fact that is shared be a visitor who wrote into TBW.
1)When you watch the reporting of earthquakes, the USGS consistently downgrades them from the original magnitude, and is almost always the lowest number "reported" that is then recorded thereby creating the official record.
2) There are documented cases of earthquakes happening, being reported, and then being removed from the official record.
3) John Moore, a radio talk host in the US, has stated many times that in the 1980's the Richter Scale itself was lower by one full magnitude (an 8 was now measured as a 7).I have searched but not yet found verifying information. If any of the above is correct, then it means the US Government through the USGS is manipulating the data to show the "magnitude" and "number" of Earthquakes are lower than actually are. I think any observant person watching will verify the the US Government has a horrendous track record of manipulating data to support their agenda. All this "implies" the data is tainted to reflect a less dramatic case than actually exists. J.C. BTW - one of my degrees is in Geology.
This mornings major quake is the third already in April, remember we only had five the entire month of March, it is the 31st major quake of 2016.
M6.3 - 65km SSE of Atka, Alaska is only the second major quake of March 2016
Indonesia agency issues tsunami warning after magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Sumatra it comes just hours after Mount Sinabung erupts twice
Breaking News! Close call...But: ARE BIGGER ONES ON THE WAY? Mag 5.1 earthquake strikes off Fukushima coast of Japan
A mag 6.0-153km SE of Tobelo, Indonesia and a mag 6.0 on the Southern East Pacific Rise are the 6th and 7th major quakes to occur this month
A mag 6.2 - 219km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand is the fith major quake of Feb
A Mag 5.8 - 17km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand strikes just days before anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake that devastated the city
Sakurajima volcano erupted in southern Japan Friday morning, causing its highest ash cloud in almost a year.
After a busy March of mini-eruptions, the plume soared higher than it’s been since May 2015, providing brilliant images for lucky onlookers who weren’t downwind of the belching mountain.
Sakurajima overlooks the seaside city of Kagoshima on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It’s regularly monitored due its close proximity with the Sendai nuclear plant, which is 50km (30 miles) away.
Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the machine gun, declared, “Only a general who was a barbarian would send his men to certain death against the concentrated power of my new gun.” But send them they did. In World War One, the machine gun often mowed down tens of thousands of men in a single day.
Orville Wright saw a similar vision: “When my brother and I built and flew the first man-carrying flying machine, we thought we were introducing into the world an invention that would make further wars practically impossible.” Far from ending war, however, the airplane increased the ability to maim and kill. In firebombing raids on London, Hamburg and Tokyo the airplane wrought previously unimaginable levels of destruction. In a single night, March 9, 1945, 25 percent of Tokyo was destroyed, 80,000 people were killed, and over 1 million left homeless.
History shows the folly in hoping that each new, more destructive weapon will not be used. And yet we dare to hope that this time it will be different. We and the Soviets have amassed a combined arsenal of 50,000 nuclear weapons, equivalent in destructive force to some 6,000 World War II’s, capable of reaching their targets in a matter of minutes, and able to destroy every major city in the world. All in the belief that they will never be used.
We have pulled the trigger in this macabre game more often than is imagined. Each action on our current path has some chance of triggering the final global war. And if we keep pulling the trigger, the gun will inevitably go off. Each “small” war — in Iran, or Iraq, or Vietnam, or Afghanistan — is pulling the trigger; each threat of the use of violence — as in the Cuban missile crisis — is pulling the trigger; each day that goes by in which a missile or computer can fail is pulling the trigger.
As weapons of mass destruction proliferate to ever more nations, the nuclear equation becomes more complex and dangerous. Non-nuclear nations that fear confrontation with stronger powers will be strongly motivated to develop nuclear arsenals.