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Is Earthquake Activity Unusual? The Past Decade Has Had Many More Major Quakes

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Here is today’s earthquake map.  Ever since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami we have seen many other major quakes equal in strength.  The Indonesian one was a 9.1 or greater and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was at least a 9.0.  A quick look at the below graph shows very clearly that great or small, quakes are more frequent and more violent this last decade:

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Pavlof Volcano Erupts While USGS Cuts Budget For Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Pavlof volcano eruption gets stronger

Alaska Volcano Observatory Images and Photos

Photo courtesy Theo Chesley.

We are seeing several Aleutian Island chain volcanoes erupt and the public is increasingly kept in the dark about these events due to budget cuts and sequestration.  Tracking our planet as well as looking for asteroids is very important to our basic survival.  Direct and indirect damage can be considerable including annihilation of most living things.  I am baffled as to why we wish to live in ignorance in order to save a few pennies spending trillions on wars against mainly Muslims though the Chinese are increasingly in the crosshairs.  If several volcanoes have major eruptions in the northern Pacific, we will immediately get much colder and wetter winters and summers here in the Northern Hemisphere. Continue reading

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