While the Hawaiian Islands near the center of the 'Ring of Fire' have been turned into 'hurricane alley' with 'Hurricane Lane' now approaching, the ring of fire is on fire with 144 major earthquakes all across the planet over a 7-day period according to Michael Snyder in this story republished at Zero Hedge that the Drudge Report linked to on Thursday.
And while the Cascadia Subduction Zone is much less well known than the San Andreas Fault line to its south, a simulation done by researchers show that a quake along the Cascadia fault could leave more than 10,000 dead and more than 30,000 injured with a potential tsunami unleashed from Japan to the West Coast.
Warning that the Cascadia region is well overdue for such a quake that could hit potentially up to a 9.2 magnitude, we had reported on ANP back in March of 2016 after that simulation had originally been released that such a devastating quake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone could easily ripple from the West Coast to the East Coast in America.
As we'd reported then, the 182-page PDF from the government in Oregon documenting a 'Cascadia Rising' exercise that was taking place then reported that internet service nationwide could be disrupted by a Cascadia Subduction Zone quake should undersea cables be ripped apart.
That document (which we've embedded at the bottom of this story) also reported a catastrophic failure of the electrical grid could trigger a chain reaction leading to failures in the electrical system not only along the West coast but in other locations throughout America as well. "In such a catastrophic failure, some people could be forced to go without electricity for weeks or even months or more" they reported.
While movement of the Earth along the San Andreas Fault is side to side, a rupture of the 700-mile-long Cascadia Subduction Zone would see one tectonic plate actually sliding underneath the other as we see in the image that we've embedded below, and experts have warned such a full fracture quake could cause the worst natural disaster in America's history.
Might Wednesday's 6.2 quake have been just a precursor to something much big ahead of us? As this Wednesday story from the Express reported, more than 10 quakes ranging between 2.8 and 6.2 have hit the area recently, "all occurring on the seabed of the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, six miles from the surface."
According to this July 27th story over at Oregon Live, a new Cascadia subduction zone study suggests that 'the big' one hitting the region will be even worse than originally thought for the Portland area and northward to Seattle.
While the last massive quake in the Cascadia subduction zone happened back in 1700 when the only people who lived there were local native American tribes, with Portland itself home to more than 2 million people and millions more living up and down the 700 miles of the zone, the Oregon Live story warns of catastrophe.
Claiming that a 700-mile-long 'wall of water' would arrive upon the West coast within 15 minutes after the quake began, they also warn the entire coast will be unrecognizable when the tsunami waters finally receded. From the Oregon Live story.:
The big one is coming. We all know that. We also know the big one might turn out to be the very big one.
The 700-mile-long Cascadia subduction zone that's just off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington will, sooner or later, produce a mammoth earthquake, scientists say.
"If the entire zone gives way at once, an event that seismologists call a full-margin rupture, the magnitude will be somewhere between 8.7 and 9.2," journalist Kathryn Schulz wrote in The New Yorker. "That's the very big one."
The result, she added, freaking out everyone living in the Pacific Northwest, will be "a seven-hundred-mile liquid wall that will reach the Northwest coast, on average, 15 minutes after the earthquake begins. By the time the shaking has ceased and the tsunami has receded, the region will be unrecognizable."
Of course, the damage won't be equally bad for everyone in the region. After analyzing four years of data from 268 seismometers both on the ocean seabed and on land, University of Oregon researchers have discovered "anomalies in the upper mantle below both ends of the Cascadia subduction zone" that have implications for that next big one -- or the next very big one.
"Our study is worse news for Portland northward to Seattle and for southern Cascadia, but central Cascadia is not off the hook," seismologist Douglas Toomey said in a University of Oregon report published this week at SciTechDaily.com.
As we see and hear in the final video below from videographer Evolutionary Energy Arts which was made DAYS BEFORE the recent massive earthquakes on August 21st and 22nd, our planet Earth was already 'ringing like a bell' and now there have been 13 more major quakes over the past week as we hear in the 1st video below from 'Forbidden Knowledge News', who also shows us massive sinkholes popping up across the planet.
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