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An earthquake forecast was issued on January 17th (2016) calling for M4.0 to M5.0 activity to strike off the coast of Vancouver Island BC, and called for large earthquake activity (above M6.0) to strike near the Gulf of California.
Now, within 2-3 days of the forecast being issued, a M4.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island , and a large M6.7 earthquake struck near the Gulf of California.
The earthquakes both struck the expected locations in the timeframe named with the expected magnitudes.
See the earthquake forecast calling for movement here:
We are now watching closely along the coast of NW California reaching off the coast of Oregon for possible similar movement to occur over the next week or less.
In addition to this upgraded earthquake watch, we also need to be keenly aware of the coming movement that will strike along the edge of the craton (across the Midwest, South, and East coast of the USA).
Since we have now seen a M6.7 off the West coast of Mexico, and a M4.5 at the NW edge of the craton in the Pacific Northwest / Vancouver Island — this means the North American craton is now under pressure from the Northwest AND Southwest… both pushing to the East.
We can expect a series of earthquakes to reach up the Southern portion of the craton, fracking operations beware… things could start reaching upwards of M5.0 across the midwest.
The Western portion of the craton should also show some hefty activity (M4.0+) along the border of California / Nevada / Utah / Arizona.
The Northwestern portion of the craton should also show new SWARM activity around Yellowstone / Idaho / Montana.
Finally, sometime over the next 7 days, we should see renewed seismic activity reach over to the EAST COAST and wake up a few people who are not paying attention currently.
Pay attention now and you won’t be shocked when larger events strike. Have a plan, be prepared – just in case.
Don’t be scared, be prepared.
Hope things spread out smoothly, with just swarms instead of larger events.