Earth is now in a seismically-active period according to earthquake cluster theory, say scientists

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May 2015GEOLOGY Following the second major earthquake that hit Nepal on 12 May, some scientists believe we could be seeing a seismically active period that began in 2004 and could end around 2019. However, predicting the quakes more accurately in time and space still remains a task for the future. The magnitude 9.1 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004, was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, triggering a tsunami that killed over 200,000 people. Experts like Sun Shihong, research fellow at the China Earthquake Networks Centre have in the past spoken of a 100-year cycle for earthquakes. In the first 60 years of the 20th century there were seven earthquakes above 8.5 on the Richter scale. In the following 40 years there were no major quakes. Sun believes a new cycle began at the end of 2004 with a massive 9.1 magnitude quake in Indonesia. More recently, Zhang Zhang Xiaodong, deputy director of an earthquake forecast research institute under the China Earthquake Administration told Xinhua that since 2004, the world has suffered a frequency of quakes above 8 magnitude not seen since the first half of the 20th century.
Earthquake clusters
Rajender Kumar Chadha, chief scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in India also believes that we could be in a seismically active period. In fact, he had said two years ago that the planet is into a very seismically active period that could see earthquakes of magnitude greater than 8. The twin earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May this year have killed over 8,500 and many are still missing, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record. –  Earthquakes of magnitude 8 and above can occur along any of the collision or subduction zones where two plates collide, whether continent-continent collision as in the Himalayas or ocean-continent subduction zones like the Pacific Ocean plate with different continent plates along the ‘Ring of Fire.’ Great earthquakes of magnitude 8.5 or higher occur infrequently but are found to cluster in time, says Chadha, based on the analysis of 115 years of global data. Such “clustering” is not found for magnitudes lesser than 8.0 which show an annual average of about 15 to 16 every year, globally.
Data analyzed from 1900 onwards based on the catalogue available with United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicate there have been three possible periods of clustering of magnitude 8.5 or greater, lasting 15 years, which can also be referred to as “periods of seismic activation” of great earthquakes, he told IBTimes UK. The first was in the period beginning with 1905 till 1920 when there were six earthquakes exceeding magnitude 8.5 and several closer to 8.5. Next followed the period between 1950 to 1965, when seven earthquakes exceeding magnitude 8.5 occurred which included three of magnitude 9.0 or greater. During this period, the greatest known earthquake of M9.5 occurred in Chile in 1960. “The third clustering in time of great earthquakes seems to have begun with Sumatra earthquake of magnitude 9.3 in 2004 and till 2015, already six earthquakes exceeding magnitude 8.5 have occurred globally, after Sumatra, including one of magnitude 9.0 in Japan in 2011,” points Chadha.
Going by this pattern indicating a “period of seismic activation” lasting for a 15-year cycle thrice in the last 115 years, we could now be in the third cluster, he says. “This can continue till 2019 and earthquakes with magnitude 8.5 or greater can occur along any of the collision or subduction zones of the world.” –IB Times
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13 Responses to Earth is now in a seismically-active period according to earthquake cluster theory, say scientists

  1. jim says:

    Earthquakes what about the amount of volcanoes erupting I think about 40. Was that also added into the equation. Were the volcanoes also active during these so called previous periods of unrest ?

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  2. Richard F. says:

    Another thing that California has to deal with it…the ocean is dying, the land is dying, now top it off with a 9.0+ earthquake.

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  3. I have felt it in my bones for a while Alvin that we are in for a major Earthquake of a larger magnitude than seen for a while.. And Japan has been on my own mind recently Our Planet is changing as it always has..

    We have built right over many of the geographical fault lines, Nature is constantly ‘Evolving’ and we must learn to adapt and move with her..

    Many thanks for all your info..
    Have a Good week Alvin..
    Blessings Sue

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  4. Wiseguy says:

    Poor scientists, they should look inside their own soul instead of looking at miscellanous numbers, they would find answers right away!!! Everybody knows deep inside them that there’s something going on, we’re link to nature, but modern society don’t want to listen to those signs. Earth is convulsing and every living thing on this planet is affected… Human’s blindness will lead him to chaos and mental illness soon…

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  5. Dennis E. says:

    On the edge of major change………..

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  6. joanofark06 says:

    Nope, nothing to do with the bible “earthquakes in various places”, naaaa. Closer to end times? Closer to the 7 year tribulation period? Naaaa….All this has nothing to do with that fairy story book (so a lot of satan’s people would say).

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  7. Mary Carmel says:

    CERN, HAARP,,,,,,,, NO?

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  8. Ben says:

    Has ANYBODY NOTICED that all these crazy quakes recently started, literally, right when the large Hadron collider started??? Helllllooooooooo???? Are people these days really thinking 2+2=5? If there is enough proof to support a theory, it is no longer a theory. duh. That hadron collider is doing something to the earth. what that is, I have no clue, but its not good, thats for sure

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