February 12, 2011 an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the richter scale
struck central-southern Chile - a year after it was struck by an
On February 22
a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch in South Island,
On March 11 a
7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Japan, the strongest the
country has yet seen.
All the above
quakes were followed by aftershocks.
are all happening around the well known and closely observed belt
of volcanic and earthquake activity that runs around the Pacific,
known as the 'Ring of Fire'.
Devastating though these events are they should be no surprise as
increased tectonic activity goes hand in hand with global warming
( See: Accelerated Tectonics in this section
But the pattern
of these earthquakes connects with 2 points I have been illustrating
on this website - the concept of the 'closing' of the Pacific as
the beginning of a contraction period, ( see: Contraction
) which involves massive increase in plate movements. The 'Ring
of Fire' is effectively the Pacific plate grinding against all the
surrounding continental coastlines.
in 'Chile Axis Shift', the positioning
and sequence of these earthquakes are consistent with the concept
of Earthquake reflections and 'Mirror Tectonics'. If you regard
the plates as inversions of each other ( as the above illustration
demonstrates how closely a reversed Australia fits the Pacific plate
), these current earthquakes ( as demonstrated by the Turkey / Chile
quakes last year ) appear to occur in areas that roughly correspond
to the same part of their opposing, inverted plate.