Don’t panic! Preliminary data suggest earthquakes are indeed increasing worldwide

   
December 31, 2012EARTHCHANGESIn recent weeks, worldwide earthquake data indicates an increase in the magnitude and a significant increase in the frequency (magnitude 5.5+) of earthquakes. Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M 5.0+). These trends also show that the depth of earthquakes has diminished, they occur closer to the Earth’s surface. Shallow earthquakes occur along fault lines and are due to the accumulation of stress. Earthquake waves can also propagate far enough to trigger other earthquakes; this may explain the noted increase in earthquakes. Certain scientists have stated that the increased frequency of earthquakes is due to the increased number of detection instruments installed worldwide. This would cause more sensitive earthquakes to be measured. However, these graphs show an increase in stronger earthquakes; it is also important to note that the earthquake Richter scale is base-10 logarithmic. The fact that the world’s population has increased doesn’t help, more people are affected by these events. There is increased media availability and attention. However, due to recent events, it is now easy to convince even the average person, that there are more and more strong earthquakes occurring worldwide. –Guardianlv (excerpt)
Largest increase in 62 years: According to the Costa Rican Volcanology and Seismology Observatory (OVSICORI), after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake which occurred on September 5th, 2012, the country registered the highest level of earthquake activity it has seen in 62 years. The strongest earthquakes in Costa Rican history occurred in 1950 in Nicoya, with a 7.8 magnitude quake, followed by the 2012 earthquake that occurred in the same area, of a 7.6 magnitude. After the September 5th earthquake, OVSICORI reported 75 earthquakes that were felt by residents during the 4 months after the main event. 2010 saw a total of 6,245 earthquakes, in 2011 there were 5,483, and in 2012 the total was 11,049. –Inside Costa Rica
Japan shaking more: Japan had experienced a little over 3,000 noticeable earthquakes in 2012, nearly 60 percent of them aftershocks from last year’s massive tremor that devastated the country’s northeast, Japanese media reported on Monday. Quoting the Japan Meteorological Agency, the NHK broadcaster reported that a total of 3,134 quakes had been felt across Japan until Sunday (December 30) which is about 1,000 more than the annual average from 2001 to 2010. An analysis of seismic waves indicates that there were more than 10,000 noticeable quakes in 2011. While the number of quakes decreased from that of last year, seismologists continue to monitor frequent seismic activity. They urged people to be on the alert for possible strong quakes with a magnitude of at least 7 or those triggering tsunami. The March 11, 2011 quake and the tsunami it triggered had left more than 15,000 people dead or missing besides wreaking havoc in Japan’s northeast, including the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that leaked radiation forcing the evacuation of more than 160,000 residents. –RTT 
Over 5,000 quakes shake Mexico: In 2012, 5,043 earthquakes, including more than 1,484 with their epicenter in Chiapas, shook Mexico, according to the State Civil Protection System, local media reported. That number is likely to increase before the year’s end. In fact, two four-magnitude earthquakes in the Richter scale were reported some 67 kilometers southwest of Ciudad Hidalgo on Friday, but there was no visible damage. The State Civil Protection System noted that seismic activity is caused by the convergence of three tectonic plates in North America, Cocos and the Caribbean. Coincidently, at the onset of 2013, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Oaxaca Mexico. –Prensa Latina 
Koreas report increase in quakes: A study has found that, including North Korea and the seas, our country experienced twice as many earthquakes this year as in the past. According to the Korea Meterological Association on the 27th, there were 56 earthquakes on the Korean Peninsula this year through last month, twice the average since record-keeping began in 1978. The highest number, 60, was recorded in 2009. It’s also over ten more than the average of 43.6 recorded each year since digital detection methods were begun in 1999. There were nine which reached at least 3.0 on the Richter scale and four which were strong enough to be felt by people. Other than in the seas the largest number, 11, were in the Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do area, followed by four in Jeollabuk-do and two each in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongsangnam-do. In North Korea seven earthquakes were recorded, and there were none in the capital region of Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, and Incheon. There were 12 in the West Sea, nine in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and seven in the South Sea. The strongest earthquake of the year so far occurred on May 11th at 12:46 pm, five kilometers east-northeast of Muju-gun in Jeollabuk-do, registering a 3.9 on the Richter scale. Houses and windows shook in Muju and Namwon, at an intensity level of IV. In Daegu and Daejeon the intensity was of level II but there was no damage. The increased number of earthquakes in recent years is likely due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2010, the KMA said. In this country there were 42 earthquakes in 2010, 52 last year, and 56 as of Christmas of this year. Kim Yeong-shin of the KMA said that “around the world in recent years there has been an increasing number of earthquakes… since the Great East Japan Earthquake there has been a slight decrease as energy levels seem to have been adjusted.” –Asian Correspondent
Fivefold increase in Peru: Peru has been shocked by a total of 225 sensitive earthquakes, during 2012, Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) reported Monday. Hernando Tavera, head of IGP’s Seismology said in statements to Andina news agency that the highest percentage of earthquakes, probably 70 percent, was centered off the coast of Peru. He noted that mostly the cities of Arequipa, Ica and Lima, in Peru’s central region and southern Peruvian coast, were the most affected by the several earthquakes. Tavera added that recent earthquakes occurring off the coast, from Tumbes to Tacna, which is the area of highest risk to be affected by a major earthquake and where the subsurface tectonic plates are constantly moving. “It happens that offshore is exactly where the Nazca plate colliding head-on with the South American plate, and there is the problem,” he told Andina news agency. The IGP only reports the tremors sensitive to the population, but the not sensitive are usually two to three daily. According to Lima Easy, only 45 seismic events were listed for all of 2011. –Andina, Limaeasy
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20 Responses to Don’t panic! Preliminary data suggest earthquakes are indeed increasing worldwide

  1. Chris says:

    Duh…. I get earthquake notificatons in my email from USGS because I live in an earthquake zone. I can check my email for those notifications of 3 magnitude and higher.. delete them, go do something else for as little as 15 minutes at times, come back to open my email again and I have received several more of them. I have been monitoring earthquakes in this manner for at least 10 years. I can agree, yes! earthquakes are increasing in number… (and strength).

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  2. Alvin they are not telling us anything we do not already know. The USGS is constantly down grading quakes and this is a real puzzle to many. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work, reading, writing and research you do on our behalf. May the Lord keep you safe and may you find places and times where the New year will bring you happiness.

    Clare in Tassie

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  3. onthemark55 says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. xdrfox says:

    We are pumping a lot of oil out and putting nothing back, the earth is shrinking as a raisin !

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    • Max Redfire says:

      Well said, xdrfox. Civilization (cityzation) is a culture of gimmie, gimmie, gimmie, and take, take, take. All for money, money, money. Respect for the Earth, our magical home? None whatsoever. It’s now a culture of TVtized mental myopeia.

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  5. Carlos Heleno Tannuri says:

    It’s not true. The chart in the website below shows that the number of earthquakes decreased significantly in 2012..

    http://www.apolo11.com/terremotos.php

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  6. Emanni says:

    At the beginning of the new year 2011, 2012 and now 2013

    And Now More Dead Birds Fall From Sky

    http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/dead-birds-fall-sky-3646.shtml

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  7. isis2012 says:

    With all the 2012 Armageddon terrors behind us … I consider that humanity have made it farther this time in their millennium theatrical show case than any sinister elite had thought … but now that their copycat version of a written script and cast illusions for their play-out of the end of days are over … I would consider it’s now time for the Real end of days to please stand up …

    And since these sinister elites could not execute events as they had planed and have in the past pulled off time and time again …

    And since this time around they could not twiddle down the count of mainstream humanity to the few whom they could yet keep asleep …

    Their failures also mean that this time around they could not stop the planetary gearing from advancing the terra-forming-transformation shift of it’s mantle plates .. nor could they stop the acceleration process of the core’s mass .. meaning earthquakes and volcanoes activities will increase in activity …

    This being so … I consider a new dawn of Divine assistance and deliverance of humanity has come …

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  8. Dennis E. says:

    I agree with a previous blogger that the ring of fire is awakening.
    Oh, by the way, Happy New Year at 9:00 am 01.01.13 to everyone.
    I am inclined at times to think the entire earth is awakening.
    I just think that we will see an increase of earth change events in the forth coming year and some could be just terrible.

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  9. Ross says:

    I think when comet to pass Earth in 2013, this could provoke Earthquakes.

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  10. Dublintaff says:

    No Sh:-)t Sherlock! It’s Alvinmentary my dear Watson. Read the book, know the truth. Thanks a million Alvin, yet again at least 3 years ahead of time. Happy new year to all EP family.

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  11. Emanni says:

    PLANETARY TREMORS: Scientists Predict Serious Earthquake In The Himalayas In 8.0 To 8.5 Magnitude Range!

    http://thecelestialconvergence.blogspot.kr/2013/01/fuk-u-shima-japans-nuclear-dead-zone.html

    &

    http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00024-012-0578-1

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  12. eva says:

    I’m not sure where on http://www.limaeasy.com you found this statement:”only 45 seismic events were listed for all of 2011″; actually until March (!) 2011 these 45 earthquakes occurred. We stopped actualizing the data. I know it because I wrote it.
    But anyway thanks a lot for linking to our page. And for all those interested: since yesterday we have a completely new version of LimaEasy online and there you find a detailed listing for all tremors in Peru bigger 3.5 magnitude since the beginning of 2012 till today under http://www.limaeasy.com/earthquakes-in-peru/recent-earthquakes-in-peru. And for the 2012 we listed over 200 earthquakes in Peru.
    Greetings

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  13. Its True it will happen any time

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  14. All I can add is …everyone take time to meditate and help heal the spiritual body of the earth.

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  15. Tom Loeber says:

    Quite convincing analysis of areas that have lost a lot of ice (melted glaciers, north and south pole ice caps) finds an increase in recorded earthquake activity in those areas. Large reservoirs are thought to have triggered earthquakes and tremors. Fracking waste water and chemicals injected into underground caverns is quite convincingly thought to have caused earthquakes.

    Hamaker hypothesis as to why ice ages come and go suggests global warming leads to increased earthquake and volcano activity that causes long term global cooling. The Milankovitch theory is the preferred hypothesis as it absolves the fossil fuel robber barons from any complicity. Unlike any other climate change theory the Hamaker hypothesis has some real-time experimental evidence behind it, remineralize soils and biomass increases. Climate change alters the dispersal of a lot of weight on these floating tectonic plates of ours.

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