This graphic shows the past 48 hours of larger earthquakes in the West Pacific (up to 1200 noon April 22, 2016).
The only locations to show new movement are the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Central Japan.
Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Central Japan were the named locations for new earthquake activity to develop in the Earthquake forecast issued the evening of April 19 / Morning of April 20th.
Since the forecast was issued, the only locations to be struck with noteworthy activity in the West Pacific were the spots named to watch.
Like I said in the video, lets hope for swarms of M5.0 range as opposed to a single larger release. So far, it’s been the swarms instead of a large event.
See the video forecast here:
We still have 5 days left to go in the forecast time, and a new round of deep earthquakes has occurred in Japan, and near Fiji.
The deep earthquakes mean there should be new shallower earthquakes that are at least 1 magnitude larger than the deep movement.
The deep M5.3 (raised high off the globe) near Fiji, and the other round of deep M4.0 range earthquakes occurring below Japan means there should be additional large earthquake activity over the next several days.
Why , and how is this happening? What can we learn from these (and past) events?
Upwelling pressure from below is created by these deep earthquakes. The pressure displaces adjacent ares nearby the deep movement, AND displaces the Pacific plate across the whole region from Japan to Fiji (thousands of miles).
This deep upwelling pressure is explained in detail in a video I made which can be viewed here:
The displaced Pacific plate , and upwelling pressure causes new sudden volcanic eruptions, larger shallower nearby earthquakes, and additional adjustment (compensation movement) in the East Pacific (West coast of the USA, Central America, and South America).
Moreover, the deep earthquakes in the West Pacific also transfer pressure WESTWARD across the Himalayan range (Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, China, Afghanistan , and sometimes Siberia Russia) causing earthquakes at least 1 magnitude LARGER than the deep movement in the West Pacific, and usually at a shallower level in the Himalayan range.
The pressure does not stop in Asia / Middle East. It transfers WEST from the Mideast into South Europe. Usually causing 1 magnitude LESS than the activity in Asia. For instance, if a M7.0 strikes in the Himalayan range, then a M6.0 or swarm of M5.0’s usually strikes near Greece or the Mediterranean sea.
The pressure further transfers West by Northwest across central Europe after it strikes South Europe…. usually causing 1 magnitude LESS than the earthquakes which strike South Europe. For instance, if a M5.0 strikes in Greece, we usually see swarms of M3.0 to a single low M4.0 range of events strike Serbia, Poland, Romania and sometimes the English Channel / North France.
Finally, the pressure makes its way further West across Europe and spreads out to the Mid-Atlantic ridge as its final destination pressure release point. For instance, after we see earthquakes strike across Europe, we see M3.0 to M5.0 single release events occur at the Canary Islands , Azores, and North to Svalbard.
The pressure transfers across the Pacific to the Americas as well.
We see the deep earthquakes and large earthquakes in the West Pacific displace the EAST Pacific in a matter of days or less from the point of the earthquakes in the W. Pacific.
The pressure transfers East by Northeast from the West Pacific across Alaska, and the Central portion of the Pacific (Hawaii) after a release in the West Pacific.
We normally see pressure build off the West coast of the United States in the Pacific Northwest. The pressure will build to a point where it starts to displace the North American craton – causing earthquakes to progress from the Pacific Northwest USA , Southeast across the California / Nevada border, causing earthquakes to occur along the way at dormant volcanoes, and gas/oil pumping operations. For instance, if a M7.5-M8.0 strikes in the West Pacific, usually within a few days we see compensation movement in the M5.5 to M6.0 range off the West coast of the USA along the coast of Oregon to the Gorda Escarpment in NW California.
After a M5.0 range earthquake strikes off the West coast, we normally see the pressure transfer East by Southeast to the interior of the North American Craton. A M5.0 will normally cause M4.0 to M5.0 activity to strike the Intermountain West at dormant volcanoes across the CA/NV border, and cause new swarms of earthquakes at Yellowstone.
Special side note: When the pressure is building off the West coast, BEFORE it releases via a larger earthquake.. we see the craton of North America start to displace at the dormant volcanoes + pumping operations. Usually the M5.0 range earthquakes off the coast are PRECEDED by M3.0 to M4.0 swarms at the interior California / Nevada volcanoes + pumping ops / fracking ops.
Once a M5.0 range earthquake strikes off the shores of the West coast USA, then the pressure transfers quickly (days or hours some times) across the intermountain West directly into the midwest USA. The pressure releases in the midwest at the fracking operations (crustal weak point created by humans) along its way EASTWARD towards the East coast of the US. Just like over in Europe, the earthquakes progress towards the Mid-Atlantic ! (this is a huge discovery by the way).
A M5.0 earthquake off the West coast usually causes M4.0’s in the intermountain West, and additional M4.0 range earthquakes (or swarms of M3.0’s) at the fracking operations across Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas).
The pressure does not stop in the Midwest / Oklahoma… it continues its progression EASTWARD towards its ultimate resting point which is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
After M4.0’s strike the fracking operations in Oklahoma / Kansas / Texas, Colorado .. we usually see the pressure transfer East by Northeast from the Midwest.. causing earthquakes usually 1-2 magnitudes LESS than what strikes the midwest at the fracking operations.
Thus, if a M4.0 strikes Oklahoma, we usually see M2.5 to M3.5 range earthquakes strike New England along the craton edge at the New York state / Quebec border reaching Northeast to the Maine / New Brunswick border.
When a M5.0 strikes the West coast of the USA, the pressure transfers to the East coast and causes a M3.0 within a week or less. Along the way, the pressure releases at the weak point in the craton crustal “edge”. The weak points are deep dormant volcanic chambers, and deep drilled gas + oil fracking pumping operations.
The larger the movement off the West coast, the larger the movement in the midwest, and the larger the movement then hits the East coast.
Ultimately, the pressure from the North American craton travels Eastward one more time, and releases along the buckling ridges of the Mid-Atlantic, usually with a single release of pressure of SIMILAR size to what first struck the West coast of the USA.
Thus, if a M5.0 strikes the West coast , we see a M5.0 range earthquake strike the mid-atlantic just over a week later.
Sometimes we’ll see swarms of M3.0 to M4.0 press across the plate, and still “add up” at the mid-atlantic with a single large earthquake in the M5.0 to low M6.0 range.
Momentum seems to be conserved across the plate as a whole, while still losing momentum across the plate (earthquake wise) as the shallow releases seem to becomes less in magnitude as the earthquakes progress across the plate from West to East.. from M5.0 to M4.0 to M3.0 as it reaches the East coast…… but then… the pressure adds back up to the East after it fans out across North America.. causing a single earthquake in the Mid Atlantic.
For instance, when Bardarbunga Volcano erupted in Iceland, DIRECTLY on the Mid-Atlantic a couple years ago, it was preceded by large earthquakes coming towards Iceland in the weeks leading up to the eruption.
Central and South America.. both react the same way to the West Pacific pressure as we see in North America.
The pressure from the West Pacific builds off the coast of Central America. If a M7.0 strikes the CENTRAL West Pacific we usually see M6.0 to M7.0 compensation movement in the Central East Pacific.
Central America transfers the pressure Eastward across the plate towards the Mid-Atlantic ridge (just like the USA does). For instance, we usually see M6.0 earthquake activity off the West coast of Central America fan out East across South Mexico / Honduras into the Cayman Trench in the Caribbean. The pressure transfer East (just like in the USA) seems to cause lesser M5.0 earthquakes along the trench South of Cuba into Haiti.
The pressure doesn’t stop in Haiti.. it transfers Eastward to Puerto Rico on its way to the Mid-Atlantic ridge. We see M5.0’s strike along Central America into the Caribbean, then we see Puerto Rico swarm up with hundreds of M3.0 range earthquakes to release the pressure from the M5.0’s pressing from the WEST.
The pressure doesn’t stop at Puerto Rico, after we see swarms at Puerto Rico, we see the pressure transfer East to the Central Mid-Atlantic, and release in single larger earthquakes from East of Barbados all the way to the Romanche Volcanic Fracture zone directly in the center of the Mid-Atlantic.
In South America, the pressure transfers Eastward towards the Mid-Atlantic, just like the USA, and Central America.
We normally see large earthquakes in the Southwest Pacific, West Pacific, AND Northwest Pacific put pressure on South America. Usually the pressure transfers directly across from the West Pacific within days or less, and the pressure usually conserves most of its force / momentum. Thus, a M7.0 in the West Pacific can cause a M7.0 in the East Pacific in South America.
Usually, when a M7.0 strikes off the West coast of South America, the pressure transfers AROUND the South American plate as it presses EASTWARD towards the Mid-Atlantic.
The South American continent seems to take a direct hit from the incoming pressure, and usually releases with a single larger earthquake in 1 of 2 locations. A large earthquake in the West Pacific places pressure on South America , and the pressure usually releases at the far Northern junction of the South American plate with Central America near Colombia , Panama, Nicaragua…. or to the South along the rigid long portion of the plate , taking the direct incoming blow at Chile.
The pressure doesn’t stop when it hits the West coast of South America. After a large earthquake strikes South America… like water hitting a rock the pressure flares out in lateral directions from the incoming force direction. The pressure spills up and down the faults to the North and South AND also goes “down” into the crust below the plate . For instance, a M7.0 in the West Pacific can cause a 7.0 in South America, which then causes swarms of M5.0 to M6.0 to spread out to the North and South of the large earthquakes.
As the M5.0’s and M6.0’s spread down South America along the coast , new swarms of M4.0 to M5.0 will occur deep below the Western portion of the South American plate in the Asthenosphere across Argentina, Bolivia, and Western Chile.
The pressure finds it way AROUND South America by reaching South of Chile and pressing Eastward towards the Mid-Atlantic via the South Sandwich Islands (just North of Antarctia). For instance, as the swarms of deep earthquakes spread South along Chile / Argentina, we will see a single larger release at the South Sandwich Islands within a few days or less.
South America, just like the USA, and Central America.. receives its seismic pressure from the West.. the pressure transfers Thousands of miles over a weeks time or less, causing earthquakes along the way at the weakest points.
All the movement we are talking about originates from the deep earthquakes below the West Pacific. The deep earthquakes are displacing the Pacific plate overall, which then is displacing other adjacent plates globally.
The more movement we see in the West Pacific = the more movement we see everywhere else.
Earthquakes are indeed related over a distance, one earthquake does lead to another earthquake elsewhere, the pressure is transferring in the OPPOSITE direction than we are told the plates are moving, and yes – earthquakes can be forecast if you take all the aforementioned into account.
Hope this explanation helps a bit!
Have a great weekend! Much love! 🙂