Skip to comments.Fifth quake in six days rattles north
Posted on 10/22/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT by Errant
A small earthquake shook the Sea of Galilee area on Tuesday morning, the fifth such tremor in less than a week.
The quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, caused no reported damage or injuries.
On Sunday, two minor earthquakes, both measuring 3.6 in intensity, were reported in the north, which followed similar quakes on Saturday and Thursday. No injuries have been reported, although some buildings in Tiberias were lightly damaged by the tremors.
Last Sunday, a 6.4-magnitude quake, centered in the Mediterranean Sea near Crete, was felt in Athens, Egypt and Israel.
And in September, an early-morning 3.5-magnitude quake was felt in the northern Dead Sea area, including in Jerusalem.
In response to the string of temblors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special cabinet meeting Monday to discuss the states earthquake preparedness, and, on Sunday, the Home Front Command and emergency services representatives held a meeting to discuss emergency procedures in the case of a more major earthquake.
However, seismologist Dov Lakovsky of the Geophysical Institute of Israel told The Times of Israel Sunday that there was no cause for alarm and that the quakes were just a bit stronger than usual. Such tremors, he said, happen all the time.
According to the GIIs statistics, seven earthquakes strong enough to be felt have rattled Israel in 2013.
Israel is situated along the Syrian-African rift, a tear in the earths crust running the length of the border separating Israel and Jordan, and is part of the Great Rift Valley, which extends from northern Syria to Mozambique.
Israels last major earthquake rattled the region in 1927 a 6.2-magnitude tremor that killed 500 and injured another 700.
An earthquake in 1837 left as many as 5,000 people dead. According to a 2010 Haaretz report, major earthquakes strike Israel once every 80 years or so.
The country is currently in the midst of a major program of upgrading buildings to withstand earthquakes.
.. and the Philippines are still feeling after shocks a week later.
Seismologists tell reporters that the epicenter of the quakes were on the Bush’s fault!
I’ve been watching the western pacific. Lots of activity taking place in that entire area.
I’ve heard a lot of prophetic references to Israel coming into a MAJOR oil discovery following a major quake in the end times... something about some sort of shift that causes much of the oil in Arabic controlled areas to shift or move to areas under Israel’s control and ownership.
Or maybe Israel’s leaders or having thoughts of dividing up Jerusalem?
Well, they have discovered massive fields already. Some reports say Israel may become the new SA in the Middle East.
The geology of Holy Land oil might be something unique to the region, and so geology that finds oil in other locales might not work. Leave it to Israelis to suss it out, however. Some strains of Christian theology notwithstanding, God has not stopped being bent on blessing the Jewish people even while they yet fail to believe. Because that’s how God is. When you are chosen you are chosen. Sooner or later what’s obvious to Christian gentiles will be obvious to all Jews, and they’ll accept God’s blessing explicitly.
According to reported today SA is quite pissed at the USSA for something Obama did or did not do to Israel or Egypt or Afghanistan or Mississippi or someone, maybe Bush. Who knows but they are po'd.
Ha...didnt we talk about that fault last year.
Sure did! Lot’s good info on that thread, IIRC.
Linked to Gog's fault...
Ezekiel 38:18 And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, says the Lord God, that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
Reverse engineer it, 'come against the Land' = Palestinian State
Gog from Gog
GeOrGe from GeOrGe
GeOrGe's weapons are already on Israeli soil...
America has several secret military bases in different areas of the occupied Palestinian territory (Israel) at which it houses ammunition, smart bombs, missiles and other military armaments, Basij News, the official outlet of the Iranian Basij forces, reported Tuesday, quoting an Iranian diplomat in an interview with the Arabian media outlet Al Moheet.
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Then Google: oplan 4305
Buckle up, cuz the ride just gets wilder!
Just read an article about oarfish washing up in S CA. There was a reference to a Japanese belief that beaching oarfish are precursers to earthquakes.
I’m wondering about that too. Might a release of methane, hydrogen sulfide, SO2, or even hot water at depth cause their eventual death either directly, or by driving them to shallower water and away from their food source?
He’s just warming up (no pun intended). ;)
>>> Well, they have discovered massive fields already.
Yeah... I thought those were shale deposits though.
Anyway, (and I am not sure about this on prophecy) It was my understanding that the shift would basically dry up the Arab oil fields and enrich the Israeli ones... all centering around a single geological event.
nothing here. hmm
WELL THAT DIDN’T WORK
There are now six mag 5+ quakes, all in different locations, along the western and northern edges of the pacific plate. That’s a little unusual...
Lol, yeah - it didn’t work for me either. :)
I have lost count of the Bohol quakes. There was a 4.9 during the night, but we were asleep. Tremors from the others are very minor, but I have started feeling like they are happening every ten min., or so. I have a hanging light switch by my computer desk. It will start to jiggle when there is the slightest movement.
Here is the earthquake chart. Tagbilaran, Bohol is just over the water from us. Sometimes I can see the glow of lights from that city at night.
In my five years here, the only other quake that I have experienced, maybe in 2010, was a small quake from Negros, the island to our west. It was quite minor here, and just an interesting curiosity.
Isaiah 17:1 A prophecy against Damascus: See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.
Sounds like (it could be) an earthquake to me...
India is another area seeing an increase in activity:
That’s certainly a possibility, while everyone is else is thinking an attack on the city, you may be right. Good thinking!
“If I were you, I’d have a few weeks to months of supplies on hand.”
Where I live, on a beach, there is no need to stock up on supplies. The town market area is a five min. bicycle ride up the road. Unlike markets in the US, our market is made up of 50, or so, vendors selling everything from fresh meats, fruits, and vegies to computer parts. Living in the vegetable capital of Cebu, we have all the fresh veggies and fruit that one could want. There is a fresh bunch of bananas hanging from the tree, just outside my front door. Most of my neighbors are fishermen who bring in the fish every day.
Even with the municipal water system down, we have a deep well available.
The only inconvenience is when the electricity fails.
It was out for four hours after the quake.
Many of the market vendors were closed most of the day, as they were picking up their goods from the floor.
The modern name, Kinneret, comes from the Old Testament or Hebrew Tanakh "sea of Kinneret" in Numbers 34:11 and Joshua 13:27, and spelled (Hebrew) כנרות ("Kinnerot") in Joshua 11:2. This name was also found in the scripts of Ugarit, in the Aqhat Epic. Kinneret was listed among the "fenced cities" in Joshua 19:35. The name Kinneret may originate from the Hebrew word kinnor ("harp" or "lyre"), in view of the shape of the lake.
In the New Testament the term "sea of Galilee" (Greek: Θαλασσαν της Γαλιλαιας, Thalassan tēs Galilaias) is used in the gospel of Matthew 4:18; 15:29, the gospel of Mark 1:16; 7:31, and in the gospel of John 6:1 as "the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias" (θαλασσης της Γαλιλαιας της Τιβεριαδος, Thalassēs tēs Galilaias tēs Tiberiados), the late 1st century CE name. Sea of Tiberias is also the name mentioned in Roman texts and in the Jerusalem Talmud, and was adopted into Arabic as About this sound Buhairet Tabariyya (help·info) (بحيرة طبريا).
All Bible writers use the term "sea" (Hebrew יָם yam, Greek Θαλασσα) except the gospel of Luke, written to Theophilus of Macedonia, where it is called "the lake of Genneseret" in Luke 5:1, from the Greek λίμνη Γεννησαρέτ, (limnē Gennēsaret), the "Grecized form of Chinnereth" according to Easton, who says Genneseret means "a garden of riches". The Babylonian Talmud, as well as Flavius Josephus mention the sea by the name "Sea of Ginosar" after the small fertile plain of Ginosar that lies on its western side.
Both Neal and "Buz" walked on the "Sea of Tranquility"; only one has ever walked on the Sea of Galilee. ;)
Sounds like paradise! How high are you above sea level?
I was thinking attack also, I got the idea from this blog, aptly named End of Days...
“How high are you above sea level?”
Sorry for the slow reply. I was asleep when you asked me.
I am about 10 feet above the sea, and a little over 100 ft
back from it.
I do not worry much about tsunamis, as we are not exposed
to the open Pacific. There are numerous other islands between me and the open ocean.
Thank you very much for sharing and for taking the time to post the link. I will keep that possibility in mind during the coming days.
Stay safe as these are a little unusual; time will tell if we continue to see an increase. Hopefully the frequency of occurrence begins to subside soon.
“Hopefully the frequency of occurrence begins to subside soon. “
Yes, it is strange to have so many. There have been 4 in the last 5 hours, but we were asleep.
Wow, you're sitting atop some very unusual geology! There are sebduction zones both to the west and east, and both subducting toward each other underneath your island!
Gipper, am I reading the image wrong? Could this be the reason a stronger return on the seismic recorders wasn't received, as both waves would have had to traverse both fault lines. The Island wedge could be semi-isolated?
“Wow, you’re sitting atop some very unusual geology!”
Yes, but the idea of earthquakes never entered my mind.
In my five years here, I experienced only one small tremor
from a quake over on Negros, a few years ago.
The huge number of quakes over the past week from the same location has taken everyone by surprise, not to mention, putting everyone on pins and needles.
My neighbor, from Cape Cod, and I are now feeling imaginary tremors throughout the past few days....maybe not imaginary, haha.
Yep yep yep...exactly.
Interesting indeed that’s a fracture zone if I ever did see one....lol
interesting looking at all the faults.
taffy stretching almost.
Stay safe and alert. How far is it to higher ground? You might want to plan an evac route to higher ground including a meet up location and have a well stocked bug-out bag handy, just in case. Know the signs of a tsunami is the ocean receding from the beach.
I know they said you are protected by other islands from the open pacific, and I'm no expert and of limited knowledge, but with your unique geology, is seems possible of an plate shifting and causing a tsunami on either side of that island your on.
I don't mean to alarm. I've enjoyed our chats here and just wish to caution you to be on the safe side. :)
I didn’t know two subduction zones could exist in such close proximity and converging upon each other, with a tiny wedge of a plate in between them. Must be really interesting deeper below.
must be, the creaking and groaning going on
“Know the signs of a tsunami is the ocean receding from the beach.”
Yes, I know about tsunamis, and what to watch for, but I have not received any expert information about our vulnerability. There were tsunami watches issued, even from the big Japan quake, but they may have been pointed at the outer islands with Pacific exposure.
I did see a photo of some tsunami damage on Negros in the past, and it should be less vulnerable then we are.
I just do not envision damage as seen in Ocean tsunamis such as in Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Elevation here increases rapidly, less then a quarter mile.
My municipality is home to the highest point on Cebu, Osmena peak, 3100 feet.
So far, no quakes in the last four hours.
Israel is situated along the Syrian-African rift, a tear in the earths crust running the length of the border separating Israel and Jordan, and is part of the Great Rift Valley, which extends from northern Syria to Mozambique.Thanks Errant.
The opening of the Great Rift, or its further expansion, accompanied by the overturning of the plain and the origin of the Dead Sea, was a catastrophe that ended an era. In my understanding the end of the Early Bronze Age or the Old Kingdom in Egypt coincided with these events.
So, unless you are a devout christian your post is BS. OK, got it. Geography defeated by fanatics.
How about the earthquake lights phenomenon. If the fish are right over and close to the fault line when the high energy piezoelectric charge goes off it may give them more than a headache.
The “Sea of Galilee” has been called the “Sea of Galilee” for hundreds and hundreds of years, both by the religious of all persuasions and unbelievers. “The Sea of Galilee” has a nice ring to it. Get over it...