Nepal quake another sign tectonic plates are becoming more kinetic

February 13, 20114.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal. At first glance, it would be easy to relegate the latest quake to strike Nepal today as one more random tremor along remote mountainous regions of the world but this quake bids closer examination on our parts. Nepal is near the boundary of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates which are moving in opposing directions. Tremors are rippling through the Indian countryside, signaling geological stresses are building towards something climatic as surrounding tectonic plates twist and grind. This article in Time magazine just 10 days ago warned of coming seismic dangers for Nepal but was anybody listening? -The Extinction Protocol -Time: “Nepal sits at the meeting point of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, and the same seismic power that long ago produced the Himalayan mountain range continues to make the country an earthquake hotspot. Geologists have identified the region as due soon for a major earthquake, putting millions of people in danger and the nation’s fragile economy at further risk. “The Kathmandu valley, unfortunately, has everything that Port-au-Prince has and more,” says Robert Piper, the head of UN humanitarian operations in Nepal… It’s not just its buildings that make Kathmandu so vulnerable to the effects of a major quake. Like its seismically unstable cousin, Mexico City, Kathmandu sprawls over the soft sediment of an ancient lakebed and is surrounded by mountains. This combination can magnify seismic power by ten times, says Brian Tucker, president of GeoHazards International. A 2001 study by the California-based NGO ranked Kathmandu the most vulnerable to damage by a major earthquake of twenty high-risk cities it assessed (Tehran, Istanbul and parts of Indonesia also sit atop many seismologists’ watch-lists). Nepal has been struck by a major earthquake at about 75 year intervals over the last millennium. The last big one in 1934 registered 8.4 on the Richter scale. It killed thousands of people and destroyed half of Kathmandu’s buildings. A similar earthquake today would kill 100,000, critically, wound 200,000 and displace about half of the city’s 2.5 million residents, according to Dixit, an assessment shared by the government’s Acharya and Piper of the UN.”  -Time Magazine, Feb. 3, 2011
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2 Responses to Nepal quake another sign tectonic plates are becoming more kinetic

  1. Josie says:

    You are doing wonderful work, great info!
    I find it frustrating how hardly anyone wants to even put a few seconds worth of thought in regards to what is actually happening to our beautiful earth or how we are directly affected by the movements of the cosmos. Seems that realizing how connected we are is of unimportance to the vast majority. Change is inevitable, no question but it’s only the balancing intelligence of the earth and cosmos that do it right and call the shots, not us. So here we are, as a ‘collective’ about to reap what we have sown over the last hundreds of years, DISCONNECTION.

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    • Thank you, Josie. It’s great to know there’s someone like you out there that’s so attuned to what’s unfolding in the cosmos. The story is told of a student long ago in the ancient land of China who decided to quit his kung fu classes upon learning his old teacher was blind. The young boy pushed through the crowd and started to leave upon seeing the teacher.
      “Do you know where you are going?” the old teacher asked.
      “Yes!’ the young boy replied. “You are the blind one, old man. I can see.”
      “Very well,” the old man replied. “Lead us.”
      “Certainly,” the young boy replied to the class of students.
      As the young man made his way to the front of the class and grabbed the old man’s staff, the old man caught him by the arm and tied a blindfold across the young man’s eyes.
      “Since you know where you are going. You should have no trouble taking us where you have already been.”
      The young boy led the class out of the courtyard and unwittingly to the precipice of a cliff. As the boy approached the edge of the cliff, the old man grabbed the boy by the belt and removed his blindfold. He replied: “My son, this is your first lesson. There is only one thing worst than being blind without the ability to see. It is the ability to see but to be blind.”

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