Some 380 miles to the west, off the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake had just ripped through this part of the planet—the biggest temblor the U.S. has seen in more than 50 years. The event, which struck just after 10 p.m. local time on July 28, jolted nearby shores and sent landslides rushing down the steep coastal mountains.
“The ‘big one’ that we talk about in Southern California, it’s like that,” says Wendy Bohon, an earthquake geologist at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), an assemblage of research universities that collects, curates, and distributes U.S. seismic data.
This intense shaking had dissipated to gentle rocking by the time it reached Aderhold, an earthquake seismologist also at IRIS. She looked up to see her hanging stained glass lamp—a remnant from the house’s past owners—slowly swinging side to side “like a pendulum,” she says.
The quake now serves as a powerful reminder of the restlessness of our planet’s surface—and it presents an exciting opportunity to peer deeper at our planet’s inner workings. The event was so strong, it sent out seismic waves that lit up detectors around the world, even disturbing groundwater levels in Washington County, Maryland.
Because the waves move differently through rocks with different temperatures and compositions, scientists can use these seismic rattles and shakes like planetary x-rays to map out Earth’s innards. Additionally, comparing this quake to past events can help scientists better understand the region’s potential to produce future shakes.
California Town Still Scarred By 1964 Tsunami On Good Friday, March 27, 1964, the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America struck Anchorage, Alaska. It sent tsunami waves rushing at the speed of a jetliner down the coast of the Pacific Northwest to Crescent City, Calif
It occurred on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. This earthquake was literally off the scale, but was ultimately calculated to be a 9.2 on the Richter Seismic scale. Alaskan observers saw a strange wave 10 to 12 feet above normal heading into the Pacific.
Bro Branham Quotes about California
That is solemn warning. We don’t know what time, and you don’t know what time, that this city one day is going to be laying out here in the bottom of this ocean. “Oh, Capernaum,” said Jesus, “thou who exalted into heaven, will be brought down into hell. For, if the mighty works had been done in Sodom and Gomorrah, it’d have been standing to this day.” And Sodom, Gomorrah lays in the bottom of the Dead Sea. And Capernaum is in the bottom of the sea. Thou city, who claims to be the city of the Angels, who has exalted yourself into heaven, and sent all the dirty, filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, to your fine churches and steeples, and so forth, the way you do. Remember, one day you’ll be laying in the bottom of the sea, your great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He will hold this sandbar hanging out over that? When, that ocean out yonder, a mile deep, will slide in there, plumb back to the Salton Sea. It’ll be worse than the last day of Pompeii. Repent, Los Angeles.
BRANHAM, 65-0429E THE.CHOOSING.OF.A.BRIDE_ LOS.ANGELES.
And this scientist was speaking, being on an interview. We was watching on television. And he said, “Beneath that is just a churning lava.” And he said this, he said, “That is a chunk will break loose,” and said, “and it will.” And this inter-… The man, scientist interviewing this chief scientist, said to him, said, “Well, that could then all sink?” He said, “Could? It’s got to!” Said, “Well, course, will probably be many, many years from now.” He said, “It can be in five minutes from now, or it can be in five years from now.” He just lotted five years. But just as I sure was standing there under that Inspiration, put judgment on that West Coast, and then followed it right up here with the sinking of Los Angeles, she is gone! That’s right. It will happen. When? I don’t know.
BRANHAM, 65-0711 ASHAMED_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN
I’ve been thinking about it all morning. I’m going home tomorrow. It was just a dream. It was nothing more. Nobody in the future on Hollywood Boulevard is going to be wearing earrings—and those beards. Nothing like that is ever going to happen. That girl was so real to me—that girl with those kids. It won’t ever happen—but if it did, how could I tell her (maybe she isn’t even born yet) to move away from California when she has her twins—and she can’t be on the Boulevard that day. She was so gosh-darned real.