by Arthur "Art" Ryan
On Saturday, 4 Sep 2010, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was
violently shaken by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The 400,000 people
were awakened to find approximately 500 buildings destroyed. Yet,
despite the devastation, no one was killed. However, that is not
the real surprise of the event. That distinction belongs to the
fact that the quake ran along a new fault line.
Professor Mark Quigley of Canterbury University is quoted as
saying “looks to us that it could be a new fault.”1 He further
stated “one side of the earth lurched to the right… up to 11 feet
and in some places been thrust up.”1
The description of what happened is not unusual. Earthquakes
happen all the time. What is of concern is the location along an
area that previously had no fault line. New fault lines should be
given special attention. You may ask, why?
The building of stress within tectonic plates is a continuing
event. (See: Causes of Plate Stress2). This stress is usually
dissipated, rather violently, along existing fault lines in the
form of earthquakes. But, in order to create a new fault line,
another force needs to be brought to bear.
Imagine an egg in your hand. If you squeeze it from end to end,
you are unable to crush it. The egg is an example of a solid
tectonic plate. It can withstand immense pressure (force). To
break the solid surface of the egg or tectonic plate, you need to
add another force; such as, in case of the egg; tapping its side
to obtain a crack. The same applies to the tectonic plate; another
force needs to be introduced.
Now imagine some hot chocolate that has began to cool on the surface. A
thick film has formed that moves around, collectively, as ‘you blow on it. The
film is free to move because the edges are not as tightly bound to the cup as
the film is to itself. The edge of the film simulates the boundaries between
tectonic plates (fault lines). That is where we experience earthquakes. It is
a pressure relief, if you will.
While you are still using your imagination, envision an old steam engine
locomotive. A large tank of water with a firebox attached, designed to use the
pressure produced to propel the train down the tracks. This marvel of
engineering was constructed with pressure relief valves to prevent a
catastrophic failure. If the valve malfunctions or is overwhelmed, the water
tank will explode. This example is provided so that you may better understand
the process involved in the creation of a new fault line.
So, either the existing fault lines around the
tectonic plate that New Zealand sits on malfunctioned or they were
overwhelmed by an outside force. In order for them to malfunction,
some sort of welding (bonding) process would have to have
happened. The adjacent plates need to be reinforced in their
binding to one another. This is unlikely!!
leaves the “overwhelmed” option. In the book “Are We Worth Our
Salt?”3, we are told to expect more frequent, increasingly violent
earthquakes and that quakes would begin to show up in places where
they normally do not happen. This warning is issued as a prelude
to a phenomenon known as an Earth Crust Displacement, Crust-Shift,
or Poleshift. The book is written to describe a natural process
that could culminate in cataclysm.
So, turn your imagination back on. Try to envision the stress
that would be added to the tectonic plates as the polar caps succumb to
centrifugal force and move towards the equator. That would be extremely
devastating event, alright! As a lead up to the event, we are told, in the
book, to look for more and more, increasingly violent earthquakes and that the
more intense movements would create new fault lines.
Was this a lucky prediction or is there more? If the crust is
beginning to displace we should have other indicators. After all, one new
fault line seems harmless. Let’s look at the news to see if there is a greater
Sample News Articles
A Google search for “new fault lines” going back to the middle
of 2008 will result in the discovery that new fault lines also exist in New
Jersey, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Connecticut, and more
specifically; in places such as Seattle and North Bend/Whidbey Island. A total
of nearly 70 new fault lines have been found in the United States alone. A
broader look will undoubtedly reveal even more world-wide. Can we afford to
idly sit back and ignore what is happening?
If this has not awakened you to a very serious issue, you are
invited to see that in “Are We Worth Our Salt?”3, we are further
warned that the number and intensity of earthquakes would
increase. A quick check of the news will also confirm that this
will be and is happening. See: “Big Quakes More Frequent Than
Thought on San Andreas Fault”, Science Daily of 21 Aug 20109 and
“Deadly Samoa-Tonga Earthquake Concealed Two Other Quakes, Seismic
Sleuths Discover” Science Daily of 19 Aug 201010. The later of
these two outlines a “Quake Pattern Never Seen Previously”, where
three massive earthquakes happen is such a quick fashion that one
masked the existence of the other two.
Previous doubts as to the validity of an Earth Crust
Displacement are slowly dissipating. Mainstream Science has
stepped in to confirm that Poleshifts have happened in the past.
These Crust-Shifts are now called “True Polar Wander”. Professor
Adam Malo of of Princeton University has conducted two studies to
attempt to prove the theory.
In light of the above, along with the accuracy of these and other
predictions made in “Are We Worth Our Salt?”3, such as a foretold description
of the appearance of the sea floor below the polar ice prior to man laying
eyes on it, can we afford to not examine the process steps outline within it
that can be taken to avert a catastrophe. I truly hope that you think – “NOT!”
“NZ cleans up after quake that tore new fault line”
“The Causes of Tectonic Plate Stress”
- “Our We Worth Our Salt?”
“Unknown Arkansas Fault Can Trigger Magnitude 7 Earthquake”
“Two New Fault Lines Found in the Pacific Northwest”
“California Seismic Map Is Updated to Include Newly Found Fault Lines”
“Potentially Active Faults Near Olympia, Washington State, US, Identified”
“Haiti earthquake caused by new fault line”
“Big Quakes More Frequent Than Thought on San Andreas Fault, Research Shows”
“Deadly Samoa-Tonga Earthquake Concealed Two Other Quakes, Seismic Sleuths
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Arthur “Art” Ryan is an independent researcher and
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