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Scientists Warn Of ‘Mega-Quake’ As Four Earthquakes Strike In 48 Hours

Scientists warn of mega-quake as four huge earthquakes strike in last 48 hours

Four large earthquakes were recorded on Wednesday and Thursday this week, including one major earthquake in southern Japan which killed 2 people, as well as another in India where Royal couple Kate and William were visiting. Scientists have raised the alarm that the unusual number of quakes occurring at the moment could be a precursor to “the big one” – indicating that a cataclysmic mega-quake might be on its way in the next few days. 

Scientists say that the above number of significant quakes across south Asia and the Pacific this year likely means that we are about to experience an earthquake the size of the Nepal quake of 2015 in which 8,000 people died.

Express.co.uk reports:

Roger Bilham, seismologist of University of Colorado, said: “The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude.

“And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.”

Yesterday’s quake was followed by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of the southern Philippines.

The earthquake happened at 2.20am (Singapore time) off Mindanao island.

Local authorities said there was no tsunami risk and that they had not received reports of casualties or damage.

Buildings were destroyed by a powerful 6.4 magnitude quake which shook southern Japan today.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the epicentre was in the Mashiki town in the Kumamoto prefecture.
Officials said the region’s nuclear facilities were not affected.

A 6 magnitude earthquake also hit today off the coast of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

It was 53 miles from town Port Orly and the fourth one this week in the immediate area, after a 6.4-strength tremor hit a week earlier.

Vanuatu is on the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” one of the most seismic parts of the globe and known for its earthquakes and volcanoes.

Seismologists say the Himalayan region is overdue for a tremor stronger than Nepal’s 7.9 strength quake last year.

Today’s quakes take the total to nine across Asia in a period of just over three and a half months – nearly three every month.

Just four days ago, on April 10, six people died in Pakistan when a 6.6-magnitude quake hit Kabul with aftershocks in India

Two days before, on April 8, there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in Nepal.

Nepal had suffered a larger 5.5 magnitude one on February 22.

A month before, on January 20, there was a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in China, and 16 days earlier 11 people died when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Manipur in India.

India’s disaster management experts from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in January an 8.2 magnitude quake was due in the already ruptured Himalayan region.

The 2011 Sikkim earthquake created more ruptured in the Himalayas, on top of those caused by previous quakes, and scientists have feared the area is continually weakening with each new quake.

India’s National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) says stress in the mountains of the north-east and the colliding of the Himalayan plate iand the Indo-Burmese plate in the to the puts the whole region on red alert.

Techtonic plates west of the Nepal earthquake are still locked and scientists fear this is another trigger waiting to go off.

A scientific study published in Nature Geoscience said the Nepal quake: “Failed to rupture the locked portions of the Himalayan thrust beneath and west of the Kathmandu basin because of some persistent barrier of mechanical and structural origin.”

Stresses locked in this area could be released, potentially causing a massive quake.

BK Rastogi, director general of the Ahmedabad-based Institute of Seismological Research, said: “An earthquake of the same magnitude is overdue. That may happen either today or 50 years from now in the region of the Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab and Uttrakhand Himalyas. “Seismic gaps have been identified in these regions.

“The accumulation of stress is going on everywhere. But where it will reach the elastic limit, we don’t know nor also when. But what we do know is that it is happening everywhere.”

  • Rs Yumul

    As another strong earthquake hit same spot in Japan just minutes ago and the magnitude appears to be higher a Mega Tsunami may indeed be coming. Too many,too strong, too frequent in very short time is not our everyday earthquake George !

  • John Vorel

    If Planet X is real and is really about to be seen by all….. than we aint seen nothin’ yet. As it’s gravitational pull will just about rip the crust off the earth.

    • rochelalbertson

      Its a neutron star not a planet. It looks like a planet because it has captured tons of debris that surrounds it and trails it. Your basic premise is spot on though only a handful of us will be left to start over. These underground bunkers may not even be safe for many reasons. No worries we are eternal spirits having a human experience.

      • benjamint23

        Um…
        No, nevermind. You’re really not worth the effort, rochelalbertson.

      • The_Random_Sample

        Wow, what a couple of geniuses. John, where did you get “and is really about to be seen by all?” No one has said this would happen. If Planet X really exists, it is orbiting far beyond the orbit of Neptune and Pluto, which means that it is orbiting VERY slowly, and it has been doing so for billions of years. The only difference between now and a year ago is that we know it might be out there. (BTW, its existence has not yet been confirmed.)

        rochelabertson, neutron stars form when stars much larger than the Sun collapse, meaning that they have a minimum mass around that of the Sun. The scientists who have made a prediction that Planet X may exist at the far reaches of the Kuiper belt have stated that it would have a mass 10 times that of Earth, which means it would be about 33,000 TIMES less massive than even a low mass neutron star.

        Both of you – it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  • liz

    Thank u God for stopping this.

    • Grand1

      Why? We deserve it.

    • robingee

      But I don’t thank God for the bad things that happen.

  • hrtuvau

    And another one today – Ecuador: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Coast of Country on Saturday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit south of Muisne Saturday with no immediate reports of injuries or major damage in Quito.

  • J. Ludwig

    Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. We don’t know exactly when this will happen but we know it is soon, just as we know that in the spring, summer is near.

    • robingee

      And?

    • Tom in Wisconsin

      You’re using the bible as a science text when it’s a book of magic and mythology. Puh-leeaze! Talking snakes and unicorns don’t exist and never existed. Stop believing in fairy tales and join the 21st Century! Reality can be a much more interesting place without all the mumbo-jumbo.

    • Sean Watson

      And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin.
      Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the
      number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.
      Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou
      then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being
      the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of
      Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff
      it.

      • Scott Royle

        well played @sean@disqus_gcu6eBn46q:disqus

    • The_Random_Sample

      Oh, YEAH, we’ve never seen wars, famines, pestilences (i.e., epidemics), and earthquakes in lots of different places. In fact, this is the FIRST TIME those things have ever happened!

      This is why EVERY generation of Christians have believed they were living in the “end times.” It is also why they have ALWAYS been wrong, and will continue to be wrong.

      Wow, predicting that there would be wars, famines, epidemics and earthquakes? What a gift of prophecy Jesus had! I’m surprised he didn’t also predict that summer would follow spring!

  • marinaKara

    The threat of something about to happen, is always worth than what actually happens.

  • marinaKara

    The threat of something catastrophic about to happen, is always worse than what will actually happen

    • Grand1

      Unless it kills you.

  • Mike Downey

    Did you know Canada has over 500 earthquakes a year? That’s around two a day, yet there are 195 other countries on the planet :-

    • Yep, I am Me.

      And did you know, the USA gets over 3, 000 per year? I’ll let you do the Math…

      • Mike Downey

        That’s my point. These scare tactics don’t affect ones with knowledge 😉

  • Grand1

    If you follow the volcanic “Ring of Fire” you will notice that all of these quakes hit countries adjacent to it. The one glaring example of a country that has not had a major earthquake is the Pacific coast of North America. Yesterday was the anniversary of the Great San Francisco quake that leveled that city. Hmmmmmm

    • The_Random_Sample

      Yeah, because earthquakes always hit on the anniversaries of other big earthquakes. Sure. Makes total sense.

  • Matt

    I for one welcome our new earthquake overlords.

  • The_Random_Sample

    According to the USGS, there are an average of 1,319 earthquakes between 5.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale every year – so it is hardly unusual that a 5.9 magnitude one happened recently. Ditto for the 6.4 and 6.0 earthquakes – there are 134 of them, average, per year, so it is not terribly surprising that a couple might happen within a day of one another.

    Let’s take a look back and see if there was a “mega-quake” two days from now. I’ll predict now that the answer will be “No.”

    • Sabrina Vidal

      Thank you for being the only one so far to use some common sense in this whole discussion lol…..and facts, how amazing they are!!

      • The_Random_Sample

        I know what you mean. it is too bad that so many people are allergic to facts.