The previous record set in 2003, contained just 120 earthquakes over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2. The new swarm shatters that record in dramatic fashion.
With a disturbing increase in earthquake activity in the U.S. this year the continued shaking in Northern California doesn’t help to settle nerves. At the very least it should serve as a reminder for everyone to have their emergency kits updated. And you should have one in your office, one in your car, and one per person at home. Don’t neglect these simple and inexpensive items that could help save your life. Here is an excellent reference for emergency preparedness.
A total of 583 small earthquakes have shaken San Ramon, California, in the last three weeks or so – more than five times the record set 12 years ago, according to the latest US Geological Survey updates.
“It’s the swarm with the largest number of total earthquakes in San Ramon,” said USGS scientist David Schwartz, who is more concerned about the size of quakes than he is the total number of them. Still, the number tops the previous record set in 2003, when 120 earthquakes hit over 31 days, with the largest clocking in at a magnitude of 4.2.
The largest magnitude earthquake in the current swarm, which began on Oct. 13, is a magnitude 3.6. But, I don’t hear anyone sighing with relief. We know a massive quake is coming we just don’t know when.
How interesting that Bible said in several places (Matt. 24:7 and Rev. 6:12 are just two.) that in the last days there would be a dramatic increase in earthquakes. Could this be confirmation we are in the “last days?