15 Signs That The Ring Of Fire Is Waking Up As We Head Into 2013
The American Dream
December 19th, 2012
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While most of the world has been focused on other things, the Ring of Fire has been quietly waking up.Â Over the past couple of months, there has been a steady string of noteworthy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have occurred along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.Â But because none of them have happened near a highly populated area, we really havenâ€™t heard much about them in the news.Â But if activity along the Ring of Fire continues to increase, it is inevitable that a major event will happen near a major city at some point.Â When that happens, the entire world will be focused on the Ring of Fire once again.Â Most people donâ€™t realize that approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire.Â The entire west coast of the United States sits along the Ring of Fire and a massive network of faults runs underneath California, Oregon and Washington.Â Fortunately, the west coast has not experienced any devastating seismic events in recent years, but scientists assure us that will change at some point.Â So it is important to sit up and take notice when there are reports of increasing activity along the Ring of Fire.
Unfortunately, most Americans cannot even tell you what the Ring of Fire is.Â The following is howÂ WikipediaÂ defines the â€śRing of Fireâ€ťâ€¦
The Pacific Ring of Fire (or sometimes just the Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements.
It runs roughly along the rim of the Pacific Ocean.Â Coastal residents of four different continents realize that a major event along the Ring of Fire could fundamentally change their lives in a single moment.
Nearly all of the worst earthquakes in modern historyÂ have occurred along the Ring of Fire.Â WhenÂ the Ring of FireÂ is very active, it is a very big deal.Â That is why so many people are alarmed that the Ring of Fire seems to be entering a period of increased activity.
The following are 15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into 2013â€¦
#1Â Mount Lokon, which is located in Indonesia, has eruptedÂ more than 800 timesÂ since July.Â On Monday, volcanic ash from the volcano reached heights of up to 10,000 feet.
#2Â An â€śorange alertâ€ť had been issued for towns and villages near the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador.Â On Tuesday it erupted and shot lavaÂ up to a half mile above its crater.
#3Â LavaÂ is still flowingÂ out of the Tolbachik volcano which is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula.Â Anyone that has ever played the board game â€śRiskâ€ť knows where Kamchatka is located.
#4Â Lava also continues to flow and ash also continues to riseÂ from the Fuego volcanoÂ in Guatemala.
#5Â On Tuesday, an ash plumeÂ more than 2.5 kilometers highÂ had risen from the Paluweh volcano in Indonesia.
#6Â There was an average of aboutÂ 4 seismic events per hourÂ at the PopocatĂ©petl volcano in Mexico on Tuesday.
#7Â Scientists recently discovered â€śone of the worldâ€™s weirdest volcanoesâ€ť on the floor of the ocean just off the coast of Baja, Mexico.
#8Â Mt. Fuji (located not too far from Tokyo, Japan) has been dormant for about 300 years, but in recent months there have been increasing signs of activity there.Â One study recently found that a â€śmagma chamber under the mountain has come under immense pressureâ€ś, and one prominent scientist is warning that Mt. Fuji is due for â€śa big-scale explosive eruptionâ€ś.Â Authorities were alarmed when a tunnel leading to Mt. Fuji collapsedÂ on December 2nd, killing 9 people.
#9Â Scientists are now warning that there is a very dangerous build up of magma at a large number of Japanâ€™sÂ 110 active volcanoes.
#10Â AÂ magnitude-6.1 earthquakeÂ struck off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia on Monday.
#11Â AÂ magnitude-6.0 earthquakeÂ hit the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
#12Â AÂ magnitude-6.5 earthquakeÂ struck the Gulf of Alaska in mid-November.
#13Â A magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit JapanÂ earlier this month.
#14Â There has been a substantial increase in earthquake activity in the Long Valley caldera region of California, and authorities tell us that â€śmagma is indeed moving down thereâ€ś.
#15Â Over one recent five week period,Â more than 170 significant earthquakesÂ were detected in one town in Chile.Â That town is now being called â€śone of the shakiest places on earthâ€ť.
All of those events occurred along the Ring of Fire.
So why is all of this happening?
Well, there are certainly a lot of theories out there.
In the United States, a large percentage of the population is convinced that an increase in natural disasters is evidence that we are in the â€ślast daysâ€ť described in the Bible.Â In fact, one recent survey found that a whoppingÂ 36 percentÂ of all Americans believe that the increase in natural disasters that we have seen in recent years is an indication that we are in the end timesâ€¦
More than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in the â€śend timesâ€ť described in the New Testament â€” a period of turmoil preceding Jesusâ€™ Second Coming and the end of the world.
â€śThere is a significant proportion of Americans who see these phenomena through a theological lens,â€ť said Daniel Cox, research director at theÂ Public Religion Research Institute, which released a poll on religion and climate change on Thursday (Dec. 13) in partnership with Religion News Service.
â€śItâ€™s hardly a fringe belief. Itâ€™s nearly four in 10 Americans who are embracing this,â€ť Cox said.
The conviction is particularly strong among white evangelical Protestants (65 percent), and less common among Catholics (21 percent) and the religiously unaffiliated (15 percent).
Other Americans believe that there are other causes for all of these natural disasters, and a large number of Americans are absolutely convinced that nothing unusual is happening at all.
So what do you think?Â Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts belowâ€¦
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Contributed by Michael Snyder of The American Dream.
Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream , The Truth and Economic Collapse Blog.
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