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More Mega 9.0 Earthquakes Are Coming, Study Says

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A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico as well as the capital and several inland states Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America's West Coast — or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," for that matter, NBC News reported.

That's the upshot of a study in October's issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America: Researchers say that computer models of future seismic activity, plus a check of past activity going back thousand of years, suggest most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9 every 10,000 years on average.

Seismologists were surprised in 2004 when a magnitude-9.3 quake and tsunami devastated Sumatra and caused more than 200,000 deaths around the Pacific Rim. They were surprised again in 2011 by Japan's 9.0 quake and tsunami, which killed more 15,000 people and touched off a nuclear catastrophe that continues to this day.

In each case, experts didn't think the area where one geological plate is diving beneath another — known as a subduction zone — was capable of generating a quake that strong. -- [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/expect-unexpected-more-9-0-megaquakes-are-coming-study-says-n203936" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]

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3 thoughts on “More Mega 9.0 Earthquakes Are Coming, Study Says

  1. GOD actually speaks and acts through His weather. He brings all these things as WARNINGS for our lackadaisical attitudes, and our "SINS". It is expected to get worse in the future as the Bible tells us plainly that it will be worse before He appears. According to the story of the FIG TREE, that appearing is due 2018-2028. Keep watch...

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