Upheaval!: Why Catastrophic Earthquakes Will Soon Strike the United States
by Mr. John L. Casey, Dr. Dong Choi, Dr.Fumio Tsunoda and Dr. Ole HumlumPublished January 2017.
It is hard to write a book about the future, as it can be hard to address all the influencing factors. In this case, John Casey and his fellow authors are basing the future on the past. They examine the history of earth quakes during solar minimums. Previous solar minimums have been a challenge for humans, with a colder climate, shorter growing seasons, super storms, and an increase in the number of the main earth quakes which produce more solar minimum unanticipated misery according to the authors.
The authors provide a compelling amount of data relating the past, describing the present, and forecasting the future. The charts are clear and readable, even on the Kindle once selected for review. There is enough color to increase understanding of the information, without confusing the reader.
I found the book interesting and had a hard time putting it down in the evening and turning in for the night. I have been following the progress of grand minimums for years on this blog and puzzled over the increase of volcanic activity during grand minimums but never considered an increase in powerful earth quakes. The authors make a strong case for grand minimums being a causal factor in triggering these strong earth quakes. Recommend readers review the evidence and draw their conclusions.
What the actual process that causes the grand minimum earth quakes is not clear, does a cooler planet shrink, causing plates to shift and slip? Does the decrease in magnetosphere create some torque on the rotation of the molten core, in turn creating stress on the crustal shell? Are historical cycles good indicators of future events. What would the Reverend Bayes say after a statistical analysis?
According to the authors, we should be preparing for some strong earth quakes in California, Oregon, Washington and Mississippi River Valley as we pass over the cusp to the next grand minimum. This book may be enough evidence to convince you the preppers have some credibility. Those citizens that prepare will have a greater chance of survival, those that do not will perish in the chaos. Where do you stand?
H/T to Anthony Mengotto for alerting me to this book.
Coincidentally, following a swarm of earthquakes in Iceland, the status of the volcano Katla has been increased to ‘Yellow Alert’, albeit with the constraint quote ‘The seismic unrest could be connected to the glacial river flood and not connected to a possible eruption at all but the Iceland Met Office cannot be certain at this point.’ Given the history of this particular volcano, there are always grounds for concern.
No eruption: Alert code for Katla changed back to green two days ago.
The increase in volcanic activity can be attributed to the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays which can penetrate deep into silica rich volcanoes. Several studies have shown this correlation along with historical evidence.
The increase in earthquakes are likely caused by the increase in coronal holes which increase during solar grand minimums. Ben Davidson has done some excellent research on this topic and is now accurately forecasting earthquakes based on this and several other factors.
Check it out at: http://quakewatch.net/
John Casey is definitely looking at the right factors in our history.