Prophecy Sign: Great earthquakes in diverse places
Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. Revelation NIV
Is the 'big one' coming? Study warns huge 1,000km long fault where megaquake will originate is 'eerily quiet'
The fault zone expected to generate the next 'big one' earthquake has gone silent. Researchers are baffled by the lack of activity at the 1,000km long Cascadia fault which stretches from Northern Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino in California. Experts believe the lack of activity could point to a build up of pressure - which could lead to a massive killer quake. Two independent research initiatives have both found the same thing - the sound of silence under the sea. The Cascadia earthquake fault zone lies underwater between 40 and 80 miles offshore of the Pacific Northwest coastline. Earthquake scientists have listening posts along the coast from Vancouver Island to Northern California, and have been using ships to drop off and later retrieve ocean bottom seismographs. These record for up to a year right on top of the fault zone. However, they have detected few signs of the grinding and slipping they expected. It is 'a puzzle,' according to University of Oregon geophysics professor Doug Toomey.
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