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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The quake-maker you've never heard of: Cascadia

Prophecy Sign:  Great earthquakes in diverse places

God is likely holding back the full force of a 'big one' that will be the next Cascadia fault line event. This event, and many others around the world just like it, will play a part in the final judgments of the Great Tribulation where the world will be shaken like never before.

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 16:18 NIV

The quake-maker you've never heard of: Cascadia
Mother Earth slowly reveals her secrets, and this time, it's a fault line deep in the belly of the planet. Its name is a whopper: The Cascadia subduction zone. Its gargantuan size and potential power amaze earthquake experts, who say it could cause the worst natural disaster in the history of North America -- if it ruptures entirely. This quake-maker sits at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, where the seabed meets the North American tectonic plate. In all, it stretches 700 miles along the Pacific Northwest, from British Columbia's Vancouver Island to Washington to Oregon to northern California's Cape Mendocino. In fact, "the Cascadia" already has made history, causing the largest earthquake in the continental United States on January 26, 1700. That's when the Cascadia unleashed one of the world's biggest quakes, causing a tsunami so big that it rampaged across the Pacific and damaged coastal villages in Japan. Now it's a question of when the Cascadia will strike again, scientists say.

Fresh fears over Cascadia fault: California is warned ‘the Big One’ could hit at any time causing more damage than San Andreas
The San Andreas Fault in California has a quieter, far more dangerous cousin that could make itself known at any moment. Running from Northern California to British Columbia, the Cascadia subduction zone can deliver a quake that's many times stronger than San Andreas. And seismologists say a full rupture of a 650-mile-long offshore fault and an ensuing tsunami could come in our lifetime.  'Cascadia can make an earthquake almost 30 times more energetic than the San Andreas to start with,' Chris Goldfinger, a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University told CNN. 'Then it generates a tsunami at the same time, which the side-by-side motion of the San Andreas can't do'. The Cascadia could deliver a huge 9.0-magnitude quake and the shaking could last anything from three to five minutes, scientists claim. 

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