Enormous earthquakes hit both sides of the pacific and experts warn the San Andreas could unzip at

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    Enormous Earthquakes Hit Both Sides Of The Pacific And Experts Warn The San Andreas Could ‘Unzip All At Once’
    (Reported By Michael Snyder) Why is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden? There have literally been dozens of significant earthquakes right along the Ring of Fire within the past 30 days, and two giant ones made headlines all over the globe on Thursday. First, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Humboldt County, California, and that was followed later in the day by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the Solomon Islands. But of course these latest earthquakes are just the latest examples of

    Enormous Earthquakes Hit Both Sides Of The Pacific And Experts Warn The San Andreas Could ‘Unzip All At Once’
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    The quakes are coming more often, not to mention getting bigger more often. The earth is becoming unstable.
    Although most have heard this for so long nobody even pays attention to it until it happens.
     
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    It might happen someday, but not in our lifetime.
     
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    The San Andreas fault should have let loose a few decades ago...

    It has nothing to do with end times, earthquakes are normal.

    Google USGS earthquake map

    or

    Link to current earthquake map:

    Latest Earthquakes
     
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    I hope the big one is not centered in my area.
     
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    Highly unlikely that the San Andreas will "unzip" in the manner a lot of folks might presume. At best, even with a "largest ever recorded" quake you're looking at a slide of under 40 feet. While it would be devastating to cities, it's unlikely we'd have to redraw any maps.

    It's really not all that surprising to me that there is a string of big quakes like this; as one section lets go it puts extra pressure on other sections across the entire Pacific plate (Ring of Fire) which then let go. I would not be surprised to see these large quakes continue along the ring for the rest of the year.

    Even so, I don't think there's reason to panic; a M7 or 8 isn't going to move the plates that much (and depending on the building codes it might not even cause much damage at all - Alaska for example regularly rides out 7's with very little effect.)

    If I were in the lower 48, I'd be more worried about Yellowstone than quakes...
     
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    The earth isn't becoming unstable. It was always unstable.
     
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    a few thousand year or some super volcanic eruption a la yellowstone that will have profound effect across the country and possibly the world.

    Crack will widen and deepen. Ground will be less stable. Land may slip into the ocean a bit over the years. Might even see the coast become an island of sorts as sea water fill the fault............

    No it is not going to happen over night.
     
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    God helping California to secede.
     
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    just the coast. Most of the east and central was red
     
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    Growing up in California I remember there was always hysteria about "the big one". A bunch of fear mongering nonesense by progressives. No earthquake is ever going to break part of California away.
     
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