Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami…2012 Precursor?

March 13, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

On Friday March 11th 2011, Japan experienced an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which occurred 80 miles off its shore near Honshu. This seismic event triggered a large tsunami which flooded the northeastern area of the country.

The UFOnut website team sends condolences to all our Asian neighbors who suffered through not only the most recent massive earthquake, but tsunami as well… Our hearts are with you…

Here’s a little information about our incredible planet which puts things in a slightly different perspective.

An earthquake is caused by a sudden slip on a fault. The tectonic plates are always slowly moving, but they get stuck at their edges due to friction. When the stress on the edge overcomes the friction, there is an earthquake that releases energy in waves that travel through the earth’s crust and causes the shaking that we feel. (United States Geological Survey’s (USGS))

What is a tsunami?

Tsunamis are giant waves caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea. Out in the depths of the ocean, tsunami waves do not dramatically increase in height. But as the waves travel inland, they build up to higher and higher heights as the depth of the ocean decreases. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

How fast can a tsunami travel?

The speed of tsunami waves depends on ocean depth rather than the distance from the source of the wave. Tsunami waves may travel as fast as jet planes over deep waters, only slowing down when reaching shallow waters. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

Interesting enough, the NOAA website states, “The largest tsunami on record rushed past Ishigaki Island, Japan, in 1971. It was an incredible 84.7 meters (278 feet) high. “ So it appears Japan is not new to these types of catastrophes.

So why now? Is Armageddon around the corner?

The Earth is very unpredictable and should be considered a living, breathing entity. The massive earthquake felt in Japan is not the beginning of the end, but just Mother Nature reminding us that she’s still growing.

1960 Chili, had a 9.5 magnitude earthquake.

1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska had a 9.2 magnitude earthquake.

2004 West Coast of Northern Sumatra had a 9.1 magnitude earthquake.

1952 Kamchatka had a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.

The Richter Magnitude Scale defined:

The Richter magnitude scale was engineered in 1935 by Charles Richter at the California Institute of Technology. This is a mathematical device which compares the size of earthquakes by a determination of a logarithm between the amplitude of the waves recorded by seismographs. Seismographs measure seismic waves or the vibrations from the Earth’s plates shifting.

So back to Armageddon. Should we be worried?

Maybe we shouldn’t be as worried as we should be aware and be prepared. And this is why.

At the equator, the circumference of the Earth is just over 40 thousand kilometers. The speed of the rotation of our planet is 1670 kilometers/hour, or 1070 mph within a 24 hour period.

What does this have to do with earthquakes? NASA’s JPL scientist Richard Gross estimated; The massive 8.8 earthquake which struck offshore Maule, Chili in 2010 may have changed the entire Earth’s rotation and shortened the length of days by 1.26 microseconds.

Now a microsecond is just one millionth of a second which really doesn’t seem like much, but imagine how an 8.8 magnitude earthquake altered our planet’s rotation! What about the 8.9 we just had in Japan? Will scientists find this has changed our planet’s rotation too! Something else to ponder about the place we call home.

Our planet, on the average, is 93 million miles from our Sun or one Astronomical Unit. (AU). Taking one year to complete an orbit around our star, the Earth travels about 108,000 km/h, or 67,000 mph. But wait there’s more.

Scientist estimate, our Moon’s orbit is getting larger at a rate about 3.8 centimeters per year, which means it’s slowly pulling away from the Earth. The moon’s orbit is not only responsible for our tides and weather, but also for our Earth’s rotation. The farther the Moon pulls away, the slower the Earth rotates. This is not anything new and has been going on for millions of years. But here’s something to think about.

If the Moon’s orbit is related to the Earth’s rotation and the Earth’s rotation can slow down by a massive earthquake, then how could that affect our moon? Will it cause the Moon’s orbit to increase quicker? Ok, here’s something else to keep you up at night.

Our solar system, the area which houses our Sun and nine, I mean eight planets (sorry Pluto) revolves around the center of the Milky Way (our galaxy) at 914,000 km/hr or 568,000 mph. Now relative to the Universe, scientists say our galaxy is moving at a speed of 590 km/sec which is about 1,319,792.24 mph in the same direction that the constellation Leo lays relative to Earth.

Here’s another interesting thought.

The Milky Way and our closest spiral galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy, are on a collision course! In about 3 billion years we will collide. If you’re talking about Armageddon, well that will be the definition.

Now you ask, “Ok you UFOnut, what does this all mean?”

It means that the 2012 scenario can happen anytime or anywhere. Just ask our Asian neighbors. They are experiencing a version of 2012 right now and it’s not something we can take lightly. Due to our living planet, catastrophic events can and will happen at any unexpected time. Due to constantly moving and shifting land masses, our Moon’s orbit, our orbit around the Sun, our solar systems orbit in the Milky Way, our Milky Way racing through space, Andromeda galaxy pulling it closer, and an occasional close encounter with comets or meteors; I’m surprised I’m able to write this and you’re able to read it!

What can you do?

You can become more aware to what our planet is telling you.

You can prepare yourselves for our planet’s growing pains.

And you can sympathize for those who experience Mother Nature’s wrath before you do.

Because it’s not a matter of “if”, but a matter of “when”, it will happen to you.

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Category: In the News, Miscellaneous, The Z-Files

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For the past 28 years Chuck has been researching and investigating the UFO/Paranormal phenomenon. Chuck approaches his investigations with an analytical understanding, making sure to address all human known possibilities before venturing into the non-human or paranormal aspects of the sightings. (TV Shows in which Chuck's investigations have been featured on:) *2002, The Roswell Crash, Startling New Evidence: Documentary Sci-Fi Channel *2006, Sci Fi Investigates: Episode 5, The Roswell episode, Sci-Fi Channel *2009, Primetime: Outsiders, with Juju Chang, Alien Abductions, NBC *2010, SyFy Fact or Faked: Episode 6, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, SyFy Channel *2011, Chasing UFO’s, Episode 3, Alien Cowboys, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, Nat Geo *2013, Finding Bigfoot, Bailey Colorado episode, Animal Planet

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  1. I am so happy to read this. This is the type of info that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

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