California Earthquake Fears Rise As Sidewalks Open Up

California sidewalks crack open sparking fears of earthquakes

Residents in California have reported that sidewalks are opening and lifting up from the ground, as the force that caused the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan has now begun affecting California. Experts have warned that pressure from the Pacific Tectonic plate threatens to crush the west coast of America. 

According to photographs submitted by a resident in Palm Springs, California is about to suffer a very large earthquake in the next few days. reports:

These photos, posted by the homeowner who lives about ten minutes outside Palm Springs, CA, show what’s taking place.


Before you say it, NO, there are no tree roots underneath.  This buckling took place since yesterday, April 20.


The resident also says that when his son stood on the sidewalk to see if it would move back down, it would not.


See?  Nothing underneath.  This sidewalk is being pushed up from the ends;  the ground at one end is moving toward the other end, buckling the sidewalk.

The same tectonic plate which caused the tremendous earthquakes in Japan and later, in Ecuador last week, is now pushing against the west coast of the US.  It is crushing-into the ground in California.  As this movement continues, something, somewhere, has to “give.”  That generally means an earthquake.

Of course, California has little earthquakes all the time.  It’s quite typical for that area.

What worries many is that of all the regions affected around the world by the Pacific tectonic plate, the west coast of North America is the ONLY region where there has not (yet) been a major earthquake in the last ten days.

Worsening those fears is the history of the 1906 great San Francisco earthquake.  What many people do not know is that the San Francisco earthquake was part of a pattern of quakes which took place that year; first in Ecuador, then in Japan, and finally, the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

Folks are starting to wonder if history is repeating itself?


The US Geological Survey has a vast array of monitoring equipment deployed throughout the US west coast, and in California particularly.  One of the devices they utilize is called a “Crustal Deformation Sensor.”  It detects when the earth’s crust is being deformed (crushed/moved).  They are euphemistically referred-to as “creep meters” because they detect if the ground has started to creep in one direction or another.

As of 11:47 AM eastern US time, nineteen out of the twenty-three creep-meters around San Francisco have lit-up as “active” meaning the earth’s crust is — right now — being deformed around San Francisco.  You can see the green icons on the map below.  Green means “active”  Red means “inactive.”


It would seem prudent for persons residing in California to make certain they have emergency food, water, flashlights, batteries, radios and first-aid kits, just in case ” a big one ” strikes.