This photo is courtesy of foxnewsinsider.com, and shows just how drastically things can change in a few years, especially earth changes that occur.
According to a recent reports by officials in the area, the Washington state landslide displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, which is the equivalent of 40,00 dump trucks.
35 homes have been evacuated since the event, and many suffered structural damage and lost portions of their yards, said Christopher Schwarzen, a Snohomish County spokesman in the area.
One home was destroyed from this event and four homes are under evacuation orders on Thursday night.
The area “still has a bit of slippage here and there,” said Terry Clark of the Island County Emergency Management Department. “It can be a handful of dirt to a barrel-full. It’s still an active event.” –www.oregonlive.com
The following photograph gives you a bird’s eye view of the devastating landslide:
The recent events in Washington state did not result any loss of live or injuries, however there was a report today of a massive landslide which engulfed a gold mining area in the mountainous area of Tibet, burying 83 workers believed to have been asleep early Friday morning, according to the Chinese state media.
About 2 million cubic meters of mud, rock and debris swept through the area as workers were resting.
1,000 police, firefighters, soldiers, and medical staff have been deployed to the area, east of the regional capital. What’s interesting about this story is that China has been no stranger landslides, and sinkholes lately. Just the other day a man was swallowed and killed by a sinkhole, as he fell 52 feet into the earth.
Yet Another China Event – 5.5 Earthquake Today
On top of all of the landslides and sinkholes, there was another news report of a 5.5 earthquake that hit the Urumqi area. A total of 72 buildings were damaged by the event, and the good news is that these buildings were in small villages and not densely populated areas. Only minor damages have been reported and the details about it are not known yet.
The depth of the earthquake was only 12 kilometers, which makes the earthquake much more dangerous than it would be with the USGS data. Passenger trains were stopped and evacuations went underway. Schools were also evacuated in the area, as rescue teams checked building for damages.
Water Main Break In Portland
Why this water main broke is the question that we would like to ask, either way, this hasn’t been the only recent underground main to break as of late, here is another water main that broke in Virginia Beach:
One of the the more notable water main breaks took place in Coon Rapids, Minnesota:
Many of these water main breaks have taken place within the last 2 months alone, and there is no shortage of other reports which date back further. Here is video footage of the massive sewer pipeline that exploded in China, with no explanation given for this event whatsoever:
For an explanation as to why all of these vents could be taking place, here is insight from Zetatalk.com:
“Fault lines, when adjusting, do not just rip apart one day during a dramatic earthquake. They most often creep. Laying gas lines along or across a fault line is asking for an accident of this sort. Fault lines are also seldom so clearly delineated that one can go a mile in this or that direction and avoid their action.
Where a slip-slide fault such as the San Andreas will often leave a clear line on the surface, this is only the surface action, not what occurs in the rock layers on either side which can fracture for a long way to either side during any movement.
The gas company, or the age of the pipes, will be faulted but in truth the finger should be pointed in many directions. The public, who insist on living at such a scenic spot, is to blame. Officials, who zoned for housing are to blame. The public utility company, for allowing gas lines in the area, is to blame. But this will change nothing, while man continues to live on the San Andreas, even as it awakens. EOZT”
Our Earth Is Changing
To call these recent earth changes, normal ,is a harsh understatement, as drought conditions in 2013 will be even worse than 2012, and it seems as if spring has almost blended into existence. The big threat that we are all facing is the water threat, which has caused farmers to have to get rid of their cattle, and adjust to dry weather conditions.
Our earth is changing, and to blame all of these drastic changes on man-made global warming is comical at best. By having a small garden you lessen the chances of being effected by the drying crops, rising prices and small packaging at your local grocery store, as in today lies tomorrow.