April 7, 2013 – Active Volcanoes of the World: The map above, from the Smithsonian Institute, shows 15 current active volcanoes of the world and the tectonic plate boundaries. A red plate boundary reflects built up stress and danger, yellow is caution and blue is the lowest rating. The 15 active volcanoes include 1 in Hawaii, 1 in Chile, 2 in Italy and the rest in the Western Pacific Ocean.
Tectonic plate boundary stress has reached a critical level along the U.S. West Coast, between Northern California and Vancouver, British Columbia; because their has not been a large quake in this area for some time. On April 15, 2013 (4:18PM PDT) there will be a potential major seismic event along the San Andreas Fault in California – both near San Francisco and Los Angeles. If this event occurs as forecast the 35 million people of California are about to experience “The Big One.”
The Mid-Atlantic ridge is clearly shown, running vertically between North and South America and Europe and Africa. This ridge is continually widening, putting pressure on the plates in the Pacific Ocean and the “Ring of Fire.” Volcanic and earthquake activity is expected to increase significantly, between 2013 and 2016; due to the cyclic nature of these events.
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