450 Quakes In Two Weeks: Scientists mystified by ever-rising San Francisco Bay Area

Pray, My children, the Western United States will be immersed in sea water.
My children, the tired earth will fracture and the geography will change; pray for
(Light of Mary, October 20, 2015)
SF Quake Swarm
The earthquake swarms in one San Francisco Bay Area city keeps rising, and according to the US Geological Center’s past historical data, has shattered all previous old records. As of Wednesday, the USGS noted that San Ramon, about 45 miles from San Francisco had experienced 446 quakes, including 86 quakes that were a magnitude of 2.0 or higher, since Oct. 13. A total of 28 earthquakes have been documented alone since Tuesday. San Ramon had previously set a record in 2003 when a swarm of 120 earthquakes struck there over 31 days.
Before now, the biggest swarm on record in the same general area had been in 1990 in neighboring Alamo, about 30 miles east of San Francisco. That’s when 351 earthquakes struck over 42 days, with the largest recorded at a magnitude of 4.4. The current numbers in San Ramon top both those historical swarms. However, Senior USGS Senior research geologist David Schwartz said there’s a big caveat to the old numbers: The technology wasn’t as good then. So there’s no way to know if there were more quakes smaller quakes that struck 25 years ago, because the equipment back then wouldn’t have detected it. A small quake is anything than less than a magnitude 2.0. Still, the current San Ramon swarm surpasses the old record set in 2003.




About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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