I suggested few years ago to make a two weeks long Earthquakes Awareness Weeks in California and the Cascades Region without sucess, so I will give it a try here at DailyKos.
I just present the last two years datas succinctly.
Bear with me in a Realm where Science and Cultural Knowledge merge against all odds.
Please take note that English is not my first Language but I have work longer in this diary for clarity.
Why I pushed for years for Earthquake Awareness Weeks ?
The answers are in the main text and all duly corroborated of course.
January 23rd 2010.
A unique Wolf Moon on January 29 & 30 of 2010 is expected.
Mars will be at its closest of Earth on Friday 29 January 2010 while at the same time the Moon on the 30th will be at its closest too, brighter and bigger.
First Nations of North America like in so many Cultures have observed the sky to forecast, interpret and prepare for the seasons and its works accordingly.
What I would say is particular among American Indians is that they have many times identify the Echoes of the Sky in Living Being of Nature.
I have devoted the last six years in preparedness to face major crisis under the pseudonym of Snowy Owl, you can Google ''Snowy Owl preparedness'' and look for yourself, it is well documented.
To get the most attention I would have entitled this important post;
Earthquakes Predictions, Bull Eye or somewhere in the ditch??
I hope my conclusions ends up in the ditch.
Most of Medicine Man and Shaman and quite a few Geologists expect the next week as a Rock and Roll one. Let's hope our anticipations fades.
Kepler explained the Perigree Moon specifics 400 years ago. The Moon's orbit around Earth is an ellipse.
Astronomers call the point of closest approach "perigee."
Many First Nations (American Indians) call this moon the Wolf Moon because in those night the Wolves howling are unique and annual.
Researchers have demonstrated an eerie spike in very violent behaviour during the full moon. Source: The Australian
WEREWOLVES belong in fiction, but researchers have demonstrated an eerie spike in very violent behaviour during the full moon.
Australian experts looked at the cases of 91 patients who presented for treatment at the emergency department of Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle, NSW, all of whom were so violent they needed to be sedated or physically restrained to prevent them harming staff or themselves. Of these 91 who were seen over a 12-month period, they found that 21 (23 per cent) presented when the moon was full -- about double the number of cases seen during any of the other seven lunar phases.
A comparison group, comprising existing patients at the hospital for whom security officers were called to deal with their less-severe behavioural problems, showed no such correlation with the moon's cycle.
Clinical nurse specialist Leonie Calber, lead author of the study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, said previous explanations for a lunar effect included the idea that as the human body contained 70 per cent water, the moon's gravity might exert a quasi-tidal effect on the brain. Another possibility was that as nights of full moon were brighter, some people suffered sleep disturbance or deprivation that might trigger manic episodes.
Neither theory explained the link to violence, she said. Instead, it was possible that people were more likely to drink alcohol or take drugs during a full moon, which might lead to increased instances of violence and delirium.
...As with the Wolves so humans react to the Moon both are part of Nature as the Ocean and its High Tides on the Full Moons and the impact of the Moon on Water.
Now here is the point;
Sun and Moon Trigger Deep Tremors on San Andreas Fault
ScienceDaily (Dec. 25, 2009)
The faint tug of the sun and moon on the San Andreas Fault stimulates tremors deep underground, suggesting that the rock 15 miles below is lubricated with highly pressurized water that allows the rock to slip with little effort, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, seismologists.
Now we also see that tides -- the daily lunar and solar tides -- very strongly modulate tremors."
In a paper appearing in the Dec. 24 issue of the journal Nature, UC Berkeley graduate student Amanda M. Thomas, seismologist Robert Nadeau of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and Bürgmann argue that this extreme sensitivity to stress -- and specifically to shearing stress along the fault -- means that the water deep underground is under extreme pressure.
Though tides raised in the Earth by the sun and moon are not known to trigger earthquakes directly, they can trigger swarms of deep tremors, which could increase the likelihood of quakes on the fault above the tremor zone, the researchers say. At other fault zones, such as at Cascadia, swarms of tremors in the ductile zone deep underground correlate with slip at depth as well as increased stress on the shallower "seismogenic zone," where earthquakes are generated. The situation on the San Andreas Fault is not so clear, however.
Now let's take a look at past Wolves Moons
January 10th, 2009 First Nation Wolf Moon with one in December 2008.
Earthquake in Los Angeles 5th December 2008 | Ready2Beat
5 Dec 2008 ... A 5.5 magnitude Earthquake strike the Los Angeles cities yesterday night December 5th 2008.
Earthquake in Sweden :: December :: 2008
16 Dec 2008 ... By far the strongest earthquake in Sweden for a century. ... December 16, 2008 + Posted in Geoscience, Sweden + ...
There was a lot of volcanic activities in December 2008
Yellowstone Lake Earthquake Swarm Summary as of 8 January 2009
2009 Costa Rica earthquake
The 2009 Costa Rica 6.1 earthquake (also known as Cinchona Earthquake), occurred at 1:21:34 pm local time (19:21:34 UTC) on January 8, 2009. ...
Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia haberi - Sunday, 04 January 2009 ...
4 Jan 2009 ... An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has rocked eastern Indonesia, meteorologists say.
YellowStone activities started to be constant and on the rise in the last couple of weeks
The whole point of this presentation is to lead you for the next 2 weeks to check out if you have your 3 days of food and water, your batteries, a plan with your near ones and a revision of the advices provide by the USGS.
Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
In the PREPARE section we have;
Step 1: Secure it now!
Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your home, neighborhood, workplace and school can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death following the next earthquake or other disaster. Conduct a "hazard hunt" to help identify and fix things such as unsecured televisions, computers, bookcases, furniture, unstrapped water heaters, etc. Securing these items now will help to protect you tomorrow.
Download the Secure It Now! focus sheet (804 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step 2: Make a plan
Planning for an earthquake, terrorist attack, or other emergency is not much different from planning for a party or vacation. Make sure that your emergency plan includes evacuation and reunion plans; your out-of-state contact person's name and number; the location of your emergency supplies and other pertinent information. By planning now, you will be ready for the next emergency.
Download the Make a Plan focus sheet (436 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #2 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
Step 3: Make disaster kits
Everyone should have disaster supplies kits stored in accessible locations at home, at work and in your vehicle. Having emergency supplies readily available can reduce the impact of an earthquake, a terrorist incident or other emergency on you and your family. Your disaster supplies kits should include food, water, flashlights, portable radios, batteries, a first aid kit, cash, extra medications, a whistle, fire extinguisher, etc.
Download the Make Disaster Kits focus sheet (432 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #3 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
Step 4: Is your place safe?
Most houses are not as safe as they could be. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are things that you can do to improve the structural integrity of your home. Some of the things that you might consider checking include inadequate foundations, unbraced cripple walls, soft first stories, unreinforced masonry and vulnerable pipes. Consult a contractor or engineer to help you identify your building's weaknesses and begin to fix them now.
Download the Is Your Place Safe? focus sheet (620 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #4 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
Hope is like a road in the country;
there was never a road,
but when many people walk on it,
the road comes into existence.
Take a couple of hours to spot check your preparedness status.