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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mammoth earthquake swarm is the largest in nearly a decade

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Earthquake/Volcanic activity 

It certainly seems that a great many previously dormant volcanoes and previously quite seismic faults are all showing signs of renewed life.  It's almost a script from a Hollywood movie, (in fact it was - the movie 2012).  But there is a script far more believable than any Hollywood production that warns of cataclysmic global shaking of the world.  That script is the bible and throughout the pages are warnings of what is to come during the great and terrible day of the Lord, (The Great Tribulation).

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

Mammoth earthquake swarm is the largest in nearly a decade
More than 600 small earthquakes have rattled the Mammoth Lakes region in less than 36 hours as ripple effects continued across one of the most seismically active volcanic regions in California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The swarm of quakes — ranging from magnitude 1.0 to 3.8 — began just before 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the USGS. “This is one of the largest earthquake swarms we’ve seen in the past decade or so,” said David Shelly, a USGS research seismologist who has been studying the volcanic system near Mammoth Lakes. “We’ll be tracking it closely.”

Large earthquake swarm rattles Long Valley caldera, California U.S.
A large earthquake swarm is currently underway in Long Valley caldera, Mammoth Lake region of California U.S., east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The swarm started on Thursday, September 25, 2014, and it is one of the largest earthquake swarms in this region in the past decade or so.  By Monday, September 29, USGS recorded more than 1 100 small scale earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 0.1 to 3.5 on the Richter scale.  According to USGS seismologist David Shelley, earthquake swarms in the area known at the Long Valley caldera are not uncommon. The last such swarm occurred in July 2014, when about 200 earthquakes of magnitude 2.7 or smaller struck the region. 

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