By Hwaa Irfan
Increasing natural disasters has become a part of everyday news, but it does draws one’s attention when certain types of disasters occur in regions that one would not expect. One would expect an earthquake to happen in the Southern Hemisphere, but not in the North until Siberia.
The 6.8 earthquake on the richter scale that hit southwest Siberia on February 25/26 2012 is a wake up call that we should not take anything for granted, no matter where we are in the world. 6.8 is not the type of earthquake to be ignored!
The cold extremes of Siberia which one might only be familiar with from anti-Russian ( i.e. communist) films does not factor into many people’s minds when it comes to earthquakes, if earthquakes factor in at all, but this is not the first earthquake to occur in Siberia. Viktor Seleznyov, director of the Geophysical Institute at the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Ria Novosti that this signals a new series of earthquakes for Siberia from what could be ascertained from the evidence.
Out of 28 earthquakes that have been registered by USGS for 25/26 February, 2 minor quakes took place in Alaska on 25 Feb, 9 occured in southwestern Siberia the next day, and 6 in Alaska.
Those informed about the shifting position of our Earth in the cosmos have recorded the fact that our Earth’s magnetic poles have been shifting northwards at a rate of 40 – 55km annually each day after when in the last century that rate was 10km annually as our Earth’s magnetic field weakens. To many, the increasing seismic activity in Siberia is further indication of that Shift which has doubled every 50 years since 1860, and picked up speed in the 1990’s. Much information has been collated from the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA) which has data on the magnetic north pole since 1590 from ships logs to modern day techniques. Over the past 150 years, the magnetic polar shift has maintained the same direction. In the last 10 years, speed has picked up even further as the shift covered half the distance it has covered in 50 years.
Calculations from recent observations indicate that the North Pole is migrating from Canadian territorial waters where it has been for the last 400 years to Russia!
Geomagnetic excursion vs. geomagnetic reversal is the current scientific debate with the excursion having the upperhand probably becuase it is short lived, less dramatic, and would only mean that the magnetic poles change in position would be relative. However, given that no one in living memory has even actually left any records to go by. What has been ascertained is recorded in the living rocks of our Earth’s geological structure which has been determined geomagnetic reversals have occured 400 times in the last 330 million years!
Given the above, a sceptic will have to admit that time will tell as power hungry governments go into panick with Doomsday Seed Vaults, bomb shelters (U.S. and Russia), without even a “Boo” to the people they are supposed to serve!