An Up Tick in Earthquake Activity: Is it a Sign of Trouble Ahead?

By Dr. John L. Reizer

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What’s causing such an up tick in seismic activity in the past several years in areas of the world that are usually considered seismically stable?

Are we, in fact, beginning to experience major earth changes that some have claimed would occur in 2012?  Are ancient fault lines, previously undiscovered, suddenly becoming active after being relatively silent for thousands of years?

The truth of the matter is that scientists don’t really know what’s happening. The, so called, experts appearing on television programs, in an effort to assure people that everything in the world is safe, are as confused as everyone else. They don’t have the slightest clue about why we’re experiencing earthquakes in unusual areas. They want you to believe everything transpiring, seismically, is completely normal. Whether these types of activities are normal or not is a matter of opinion.

Mainstream media will always attempt to quell public anxiety by downplaying this kind of news. Others will attempt to spread fear by making more out of a situation than is really warranted. What level of concern does this subject deserve? Only the future can reveal that answer.

We are living in extremely interesting times. Of course that could be said about any period of time that has transpired on our planet. The world is always changing and adapting to its environment. Earth is a very old place and we have only experienced a brief sliver of its existence within the cosmos. Our true lack of understanding about this amazing planet precludes us from being able to understand what lies in front of us.

We should always be prepared for natural earth changes and not be so quick to dismiss the theories and ideas of knowledgeable people just because they may have different opinions than mainstream thinkers.

Our recorded history, what we routinely use to determine normal versus abnormal earth changes, does not represent a very long period of time. This is especially true when we consider the actual age of our planet. Since most everything on earth seems to revolve around cycles, it’s hard for us to be able to take into consideration the cyclical earth changes that might have happened prior to our keeping of records.

We know for a fact that areas on our planet previously covered by water are now land masses and certain areas that used to be above water are presently covered by the oceans of the world. Our planet changes and it changes more often than we might believe. It’s easy to think of earth as a stable place when you only glance at a relatively brief period of its history. Recorded history gives us the false illusion that our planet is a stagnant world and that major earth changes do not regularly occur. We must keep in mind that not every major earth change has to happen a million years from now. We might not be able to predict the future, but we can certainly increase our chances for survival by being prepared for the unusual. And we should all know by now that unusual things can certainly happen!