The top graph plots the quakes by global region. The southwest Pacific Ocean is the highest. This region includes Indonesia, which has more quakes than any other country on earth. The northwest Pacific Ocean region includes Japan, which is the country with the second most quakes in the world. These two countries saw the two most devastating 21st century mega-quakes and tsunamis: 1) Sumatra Indonesia on December 26, 2004 and 2) Japan on March 11, 2011.
The middle graph shows the distribution of large U.S. quakes. Alaska (and the Aleutian Islands) is the clear winner. The State of California is second and may be the site of the next great U.S. quake. The other candidate for U.S. quake of the century is Washington State. A significant large earthquake is long overdue in this region of the “Ring of Fire.” A major quake off the coast of Washington could trigger a massive tsunami and an eruption of Mount Rainier. Seattle, and the coastal cities of Washington and Oregon, could see destruction from the sea in the form of a tsunami and inland in the form of lava flows, lahars and mud flows.
The bottom graph distributes major global earthquakes by day of the week. Why Wednesday is high and Thursday is low is a mystery.
As we enter the new year of 2014, we approach some very significant periods prone to major earthquake, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Late January 2014, late February and April are months to watch. Particularly worrisome is April. April 20 to 22 is the peak time of global trouble. This marks a Grand Cross involving Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Pluto. Allow an orb of +/- two weeks.
This Grand Cross (four planets 90 degrees from each other) is very rare and extremely potent. Unfortunately, it adversely affects the U.S. July 4, 1776 natal chart. What this means exactly is unclear, however, it will not be good.
We at the Chaos Blog wish you all a prosperous, safe and healthy new year.
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