End of the American Dream, by Michael Snyder: Why has the western United States suddenly been shaking so violently over the past several weeks? On Tuesday, the constant barrage of headlines about the coronavirus pandemic was interrupted by an enormous earthquake that hit central Idaho. Of course, Idaho is not exactly known for earthquakes, and so this was quite a surprise. In fact, the largest quake in Idaho history was the magnitude 6.9 Borah Peak earthquake in 1983. So when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck not too far from Boise on Tuesday, it really stunned a whole lot of people. And according to the Spokesman-Review, this quake could be felt as far away as Calgary:
“An earthquake hit southern Idaho on Tuesday afternoon, with shakes felt as far as Calgary, Canada, Boise and Spokane.
“The United States Geological Survey measured a 6.5-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10 miles just before 5 p.m. The center of the quake took place about 45 miles west of Challis, Idaho.”
This is an event that those living up in the Northwest will remember for a long time to come. There was a tremendous amount of shaking all over the region, and according to at least one report some people actually “ran outside yelling”:
An entry in Volcano Discovery said: “Sustained moderate shaking for several minutes, Rumbling sound heard, people ran outside yelling. Knickknacks fell off shelf.
“Items suspended from ceiling/beams still slightly swaying 10 minutes later.”
All the way over in Helena, Montana someone described the shaking like being “on a small ship at sea during a storm”, and a restaurant owner in Stanley, Idaho reported that “the water next to me is still vibrating.”
The epicenter of this earthquake was approximately 78 miles from Boise and approximately 330 miles from Yellowstone.
Needless to say, any major seismic event anywhere near Yellowstone is a cause for concern.
And of course this quake comes less than two weeks after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit near Salt Lake City on March 18th.
“More than 600 earthquakes have hit across Utah and surrounding areas after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck near Salt Lake City about two weeks ago, according to University of Utah Seismograph Stations.”
With all of this shaking going on in Idaho and Utah, many on the west coast may be wondering if they are next.
According to CalTech, there have been more than 1,100 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the last 7 days. A couple of magnitude 5 quakes struck off the coast of northern California during March, and that certainly rattled some nerves, but everyone understands that something far, far larger is eventually coming.
For years, scientists have been telling us that “the Big One” is way overdue and that we are not prepared for it.
And for years I have been warning people about what will eventually happen if they remain on the California coastline.
We live at a time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and this latest earthquake in Idaho is yet another example.
“The earth’s crust will be rent by the outbursts of the elements concealed in the bowels of the earth. These elements, once broken loose, will sweep away the treasures of those who for years have been adding to their wealth by securing large possessions at starvation prices from those in their employ. And the religious world, too, is to be terribly shaken, for the end of all things is at hand.” Last Day Events, page 25.