Thursday, May 12, 2011

Increasing Tectonic Magnitude Across Mediterranean

In the last two months following the March 11, 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami a number of high magnitude earthquakes have been crossing the Mediterranean between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate.

This increase in high magnitude tectonic activity stretches from The Greek Island of Kos to Crete, across to Malta and Sicily, through to Southern Spain and out through the Straights of Gibraltar all the way to the Madeira Islands.

Increasing Activity: Mediterranean
On April 1, 2011 a Mag 6.1 undersea quake [south eastern Aegean Sea], off the north coast of Crete, was also felt on the Island of Malta. A series of low magnitude quakes otherwise known as an 'earthquake tremor swarm' were felt on the Island of Malta on April 24, 2011. On May 8, 2011 a Mag 5.1 struck near the Islands of Nissyros and Kos [Dodecanese Islands, Greece]. By May 11, 2011 the larger magnitude 5.1 quake hit Southern Spain creating significant damage.

On May 11, 2011 two earthquakes hit the Southern region of Spain, a magnitude 4.5 and a magnitude 5.1 later followed by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake off the Madeira Islands, Portugal.

For this area of the world low magnitude tremors are normal. This region takes the stress and movement of the African and Arabian Plates, the Iberian Plate (Spain/Portugal) and the Eurasian Plate. The many hundreds of small tremors are simply releasing stress and maintaining balance. However, we tend to forget how dangerous this area is. Historically, there have been civilization changing quakes, tsunamis and volcanic explosions in this area across the ages.

The way I see it, we have come through a long period of low magnitude tectonic activity and mild volcanic activity throughout the world. We know that in the distant past the Earth has released devastating tectonic and volcanic activity. I think it would be prudent to consider that we are entering a natural Earth cycle of increased tectonic and volcanic activity.

One very interesting aspect of this change will be the natural human response. I see a totally new generation of geologists, volcanists and seismologists who have a revolutionary understanding of the dynamic processes of the Earth.

In ancient times the period in which the children and grandchildren are born imbues them with a knowing of those times and how to adapt, understand and deal with the energies of those times. Therefore, you get 'children of the storms' .. Nicola Tesla was a child of lightning and thunderstorms .. and all people on all continents are born with the ability to understand and adapt to the changes taking place in their era.

The Earth is the 'teacher' and our passage on Planet Earth is the Initiation of Spirit born into matter. Earthquakes and our response are part of the teaching learning process. Geological upheaval is a relationship with the Earth in which those generations learn, adapt and apply the wisdom of their times to deal with those changes.

You may find this video interesting:
Secrets of the Black Sea - Uncovering the Roots of Early Civilization