This blog I had originally intended for yesterday, but as I wrote yesterday, my entire schedule of blogs and guests has been completely overturned by what seems to be an endless cycle of bad weather, dusk-to-dawn-to-dusk tornado sirens (or so it seems), and some actual time put into the storm shelter with Shiloh.

In the midst of this, and prior to the storms, several people sent me stories about the coming possible failure of the Oroville Dam in California, since I had blogged about this problem a couple of years ago, when publicly pondering the possibility of disaster capitalism in connection to the California fires. I was going to blog about these stories, but there was something that happened in the recent storms that really convinced me that I must do so.

Like most readers here, I am inclined to entertain suspicions about weather patterns these days, especially if they seem to be designed to put common people and their property in danger, and if they seem to follow a "pattern" or "design" able to do so. It is the advent of weather modification technology, and technologies able to "steer" high and low pressure systems in the atmosphere - technologies like ionospheric heaters such as HAARP - that enable such suspicion. The problem is, of course, that suspicions and the mere existence of such a technology do not prove that any particular storm system is a manipulated event.  We're left with "contextual argument" which can approach a degree of reasoned speculation; we're locked somewhere in the evidentiary spectrum between a grand jury deciding if a case should go to trial, and a petite jury deciding the facts of a case. Accordingly, at the end of today's  blog, the reader may decide to return a "no bill" and not even proceed to a petite jury trial.  With this cautionary note on record, let's proceed to the recent storms over the past couple of months in the American midwest, and then to the case of the Oroville Dam in California.

So exactly what is "disaster capitalism"? The term, I believe, was first coined by former Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts.  My definition of it is as follows: "Disaster capitalism" is the deliberate use of sophisticated technologies capable of manipulating sudden geophysical changes normally attributable in law to "acts of God" in order to cheapen the value of property, land, or other assets, and to drive off the tenure of such property, land, or assets, in order to acquire them at prices below their market value, the value they held prior to the disaster. "Disaster capitalism" also includes a secondary tier of speculative activity - puts, shorts, futures, and so on - which may be conducted in addition to the primary activity. The placing of puts and shorts prior to 9/11 would be an example of this secondary level of activity, though the primary event of 9/11 was not an example of the primary level of disaster capitalism, since it did not involve technologies of geophysical manipulation disguised as an "act of God." We thus have two levels or types of "disaster capitalism", the "primary" type which orchestrates geophysical events for "fun and profit", and the "secondary" type which speculates on their basis. It should be evident that individuals could engage in both types simultaneously, or confine themselves to one of the other. Secondary disaster capitalism could be the only type in evidence during an event, which event is capitalized upon - to coin a pun - as a "crisis of opportunity". As weather systems are examples of geophysical systems, they are often first and foremost in people's minds when one thinks of "disaster capitalism", but it should be added that earthquakes and even solar events (in my opinion) might be subject to the manipulations of current technologies to create crisis of the primary type.

As one ponders the concept of disaster capitalism, it should also be noted that there are several papers, dating as far back as the 1950s, that indicate that at least the US Government was thinking in terms of the weaponization of geophysical processes, and doubtless other powers beginning with the Soviet Union jumped on this bandwagon as well. The reasons for doing so are rather obvious: weaponizing geophysical processes did an end-run around the "proliferation and fallout problem" of nuclear weapons.

Which brings me back to the storms earlier this week, and their placement in the wider  context of the storms a few weeks ago in the upper Midwest. As of this writing, I am about 60-40 split in favor of the idea that these systems over the last few weeks are perhaps instances of "disaster capitalism" of the first type. The reason? Answer: the drainage pattern of the American midwest. From the Ohio river valley to the Missouri river basin which stretches from St. Louis all the way through Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Montana, all of these rivers drain into the central artery: the Mississippi River. All three major arteries - the Ohio, Missouri, Mississippi - have major dikes, locks, and dams to control flooding, the Missouri river in particular. (Being from South Dakota,the four major dams in the state on the Missouri were drummed into my head from an early age: Gavins' Point, Fort Randall, Big Bend, and the massive Oahe earthen dam just outside the state capital). Additionally, the major tributaries of these arteries also have major flood control dams, from Oklahoma and Missouri to Tennessee and so on.

If one wished to practice "disaster capitalism" on this area and on a major scale, one would subject this system to the maximum possible stress, and the way to do this would be to engineer storms to dump massive amounts of rain, beginning in the north and then moving south; an already-overloaded flood control system will thus be subjected to maximum pressure as run-off from northern storms moves south, just as storms hit there. This is the pattern that has emerged over the past couple of months. More importantly, in the case of the recent southern storms, I noticed two rather "strange" things as I was tracking pressure systems, and the radar track of the storm. Firstly, there was a massive dip of low pressure and of very cold arctic air dropping into the mountain states, dropping snow in areas in May that should be well into the spring melt. This is precisely the "steering by manipulation of high and low pressure zones" that ionospheric heaters are capable of providing. The second oddity that I noticed was the track of the storms themselves, which seemed by be staying conveniently north of the interstate 44-interstate 55 corridor, which runs from Oklahoma City to St. Louis (interstate 44), and from St. Louis to Chicago (interstate 55). At one point I noticed the radar of the storm's leading edge ran almost exactly along the I-44 line from Tulsa, OK, to Springfield, MO, with the storms stretching back into Kansas. It did not cross over that line except in very minor ways. Finally, the pattern seen earlier in the upper midwestern storms is now repeating itself in the lower midwest as the Army Corps of Engineers is opening dams to release the flood waters, and controlled flooding is being introduced along major tributaries in the region. People are being told to evacuate, and many of them will, no doubt, not have flood insurance because they live in areas which ordinarily do not require it.

And just to add more data and grist for the speculation mill, I noticed something else that makes me very suspicious: (1) a sharp intensification of storms concurrent with (2) massive lightning discharges in strong local concentrations, and (3), the lack of the usual pale green color in the atmosphere, indicating the natural ionization that often precedes strong storms and tornadoes. And while this may seem unrelated, I'm going to mention it anyway. From About mid-February to just a couple of weeks ago, readers here will recall I was suffering a massive sinus problem which I simply could not shake. During my excursions outside at night to allow Shiloh to relieve herself, I notice heavy particulate stuff dancing in the beam of my flashlight, and it was not ordinary dust, nor small insects. It was something. In the last couple of weeks, my sinuses suddenly cleared (at least partially), and the storms hit. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but I suspect you may suspect what my conclusions are.

So who might be doing this? That's the difficulty: are we looking at disaster capitalism both of the primary and secondary sort, or only of the latter? Much of that depends on who might be behind the manipulation (if any) of the weather itself. The answer there is easy: whoever has access to the technology is immediately a suspect. That narrows matters down considerably to the following "players": Russia, China, the USA, Japan, and Germany/Europe. Certainly it might be in China's and Russia's geopolitical interest (and perhaps even Germany's) to wage a kind of geophysical weather war against the USA right now. The risks are fairly low, since if the USA wished to "call them out" on it,  it would (1) first have to admit the existence to the wider public of weather manipulation technologies, and then (2) convince them that they were being used during an era of growing cynicism toward anything the government or major press has to say. Or of course, it could "fire back in kind", and create geophysical events in those countries. One can even envision a primary disaster capitalism scenario where domestic "bad actors" convince a foreign nation to use their technology to conduct such activities, hiding their own role behind them. As one can see, "disaster capitalism" is a very fluid, flexible model, conducive to all sorts of false flag activity, the ultimate, of course, being to blame such events on God as "acts of God" for the technologies of geophysical manipulation confer in essence what are god-like powers.

So what has all of this to do with California's troubled Oroville dam?

Well, for that, we'll have to wait until part two tomorrow. But here's a hint: one sees the same type of pattern, plus something else...



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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Loxie Lou Davie on May 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Above Ground World News…..YES!! Our “hillbilly” Mike Morales HAS figured out what is going on & how to read the signs. Amazing stuff!! Actually when I try to FWD his video to friends in Canada, it is always bounced back & not allowed through! Now….I wonder WHY???!!! 😉

    Too right about engaging at the local level so it will work on up to the top!! There are millions of US….not so many of The Controllers!!! 😉

  2. Foglamp on May 24, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Perhaps it’s also worth considering not only the primary real estate “opportunity” but also the secondary “opportunity” of this weather manipulation: profits on soft commodity futures (eg, soybeans, wheat, corn, etc) resulting from failed/un-planted crops?

  3. Sandygirl on May 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Western CO – Its been raining every day the past two weeks, I’ve barely seen the Sun. I have never had sinus problems except the past 2 years when I had a cough for two months. We had the same weather pattern last year, 3 – 4 weeks of rain, thick cloud base and very little Sun shine. A town 60 miles away, Montrose County health officials just reported they were working to control a “norovirus-like illness outbreak” symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps.
    A week ago I went out in the middle of the night night to check my chickens and I was amazed by the amount and size of floating particles in the flashlight beam. All coincidence? I’m sure somewhere, someone is keeping tabs.

    • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 1:03 am


      might wanna keep an eye out on stephanie seneff. she’s recently made a lot of connections with our chronic disease epidemics (autism, cancer, and on) and aluminum and glyphosate and on. she’s also putting out some decent ideas on detoxing and reversing these diseases. she’s an MIT tech/elect engineer/biology teacher. good work interactions with thomas seyfried and kerri rivera and all too. good luck and keep well. thank you for the word.

      • Sandygirl on May 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

        Hey Zen, if your still here, just wondering if your weather is drastically different also? Or are they only messing with certain areas?

        • zendogbreath on May 26, 2019 at 11:58 pm

          like doc outlined a few days ago, they’re messing with areas separately, together and sequentially to maximize effect. yeh the midwest is getting too moldy fast.

          i also wrote of it on doc’s 5/16 blog:

          we’ve had a few storms that seemed more natural since i wrote about that one. the over all pattern is a bit too soggy to make sense. today was the first step in a natural direction i’ve seen in awhile. it got hot and dried out a little. which makes me think leit kynes’ satellite systems will now take a short drying out period and turn it into some kinda drought.

          it does seem like the climatologists can’t so much as make the weather as they can enhance it. alot.

          in terms of places not so engineered, have seen video years ago, think it was by weatherwar101 that showed a couple countries in the me that didn’t get obvious heterodyning off nexrads and obvious chemtrails on their radar screens. believe it was voldemortistan and iran. and as a result iran was getting fried at 20 to 40 degrees f higher than normal.

  4. Robert Barricklow on May 23, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Are we witnessing not only the mergers of giant corporations, but a convergence of sectors in one unbroken continuum and consolidation of destructive and violent power-from weather manipulation to biotechnology in agriculture to mis/disinformation technology and financial technology. The Hopi describes the phenomenon of destroying everything that sustains a society as powaqqatsi. If corporations have their way our fragile web of life will be poisoned, the diversity will be driven to extinction, people will lose their properties, their freedom – their seeds, to their food, their knowledge and decision-making – and all their social relations will be ruptured.
    The 1% economy has resulted in inhuman inequalities and rapid and deep enclosure in all democratic space.

    • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 12:59 am

      robert, you wrote that in future tense, right? was that on purpose?

      btw. the qatsi trilogy is amazing. please don’t watch it if you’re not able to look the devil in the eye and smile. more than a couple dark premises that are hard to argue. the hopi had something going on we need to know much more about.

  5. Joseph Aiello on May 23, 2019 at 11:27 am

    With all of these rain soaked muddy hillsides, just wait for the big earthquake for California.

    I agree with the mini ice age coming.

    • goshawks on May 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      Unfortunately, the ‘mini’ ice age is basically propaganda, to soothe fears. For the past million years or so, ice ages have had a roughly 100,000 year ‘cycle’ (largely based upon Milankovic Cycles, which are orbitally-based). You get a looong ice age, followed by a roughly 10,000 year ‘spring’. Then repeat. Climatic records show that Earth is presently around the end of that 10,000 year ‘break’. So, we are likely to get a ‘maxi’ ice age in a (geologically) short time…

      If you are interested, I wrote a comment on this situation, over at ArsTechnica:

      • WalkingDead on May 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

        Interesting points in your above comment at ARS. One needs to also keep in mind that there are cycles within cycles on much shorter time periods. One also needs to bear in mind that even the longer glaciation periods are survivable, or we wouldn’t be here discussing them; and I’m sure there will be survivors of the next one. It’s how we plan now that determines how fast the reset of civilization is in the next inter-glacial period. This may be one of the reasons for all the interest in the Antarctic. What better place to store knowledge than on a frozen land mass where it could eventually be found.
        We will have to wait and see how it all plays out.

        • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 12:54 am

          you mean under a frozen land mass, right?

    • Verum on May 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm

      Not sure where you are – southern CA has such strange patterns.

      After moving here a few yrs ago I noticed the strange oily, gritty, grimy film on windowshields, other in the AM, especially during wet weather. Close to the coast so I’m also associating something in the oceanic cover that gets burned off in the AM or something…

      But even more disconcerting is that I’m no longer able to run at night – I started associating weird upper respiratory viral symptoms with “whatever” is in the air at night.

      • Sandygirl on May 25, 2019 at 2:19 pm

        Verum, it’s interesting information to know that other parts of the country have same odd things happening. I also noticed the car windshield having a dirty film in them that I never saw before. Our garden is growing differently and the songbird migration is definitely different the past few years. There’s not very many bugs for them to eat.

    • Verum on May 23, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Not sure where you are – southern CA has such strange patterns.

      After moving here a few yrs ago I noticed the strange oily, gritty, grimy film on window shields, other in the AM, especially during wet weather. Close to the coast so I’m also associating something in the oceanic cover that gets burned off in the AM or something…

      But even more disconcerting is that I’m no longer able to run at night – I started associating weird upper respiratory viral symptoms with “whatever” is in the air at night.

  6. Aridzonan_13 on May 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

    There exist the possibility that this is part of a natural return of the Ice Age. Which was heralded in `77 with the discovery of the Milankovic Cycle. I maintained Wx Stations for a large SW Util and from 2000. We started w/ more clouds and less rain at that time (CTs). IMHO, CT were there to save the Insurance Co’s from 100 yr floods every year. Now, it’s 1000 yr floods due to the dawn of a new Ice Age. BTW, it’s 56F in N. Phx w/ an expected high of < 80F and I'm wearing a sweat shirt. See Piers Corbyn(sp?) and Ice Age Now for data.

    • DanaThomas on May 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      With respect to global cooling, C. High has suggested watching out for unusual snow falls starting as early as the approaching northern hemisphere summer. We shall see. And yes, Piers Corbyn is a pretty sharp researcher.

    • WalkingDead on May 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Ask yourself what freezes a Woolly Mammoth solid, while he is upright and eating. That would take sudden temperature drops of ~-140 to -240 degrees. You don’t get that with a mini ice age or even a gradual ice age. That would only occur if the Sun micronova’s baking the side facing it, burning off a large percentage of the atmosphere, and the resulting cooling when the atmospheric pressure re normalizes. If a crustal shift of 30 degrees or more occurs at the same time, it would cause that to occur even more rapidly in areas which ended up at the poles. The alignment of antediluvian architecture is at a ~30 degree angle to our present equator which may indicate this happened in the past.
      A reduced magnetic shield leads to more cloud nucleation due to increased cosmic ray bombardment giving rise to “atmospheric rivers” which can then be steered. Geo-engineering would cause that to happen more rapidly, as they are adding particulates to increase cloud nucleation and to reflect the Sun’s heat, as well as increase its conductivity for ionosphere heaters for storm generation and other nefarious purposes.
      Revelation states that the next cataclysm will be by fire, not water, which seems to indicate that this may have been understood in the distant past. Despite the increase in knowledge over the last 200 years, there is still much we simply do not understand at this civilizations current state that may have been understood by preexisting civilizations. Some of that knowledge may have trickled down through myths, legends, and mystery schools.
      If you suspected this might be coming and had ~70 years to prepare for it, how would you go about it?
      No one truly understands what the future will bring, but there are those who are deliberately steering it in the direction they desire to take it, and have been doing so for thousands of years. They all seem to have RH negative blood, why is that?
      A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, it causes flights of the imagination leading to some really strange ideas.

      • goshawks on May 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm

        WD, well said. On the Woolly Mammoths, I would also add the ‘impact’ hypothesis:

        Studies have shown that when a sizeable ‘hit’ takes place from space, the surrounding area is exposed to space temperatures for a short time. The impactor comes in at 24,000-36,000 mph, driving a powerful shockwave into the surrounding air. Behind the impactor, there is basically a ‘tube’ of vacuum to space. Computer modeling has shown that the atmospheric rebound after a large hit actually shoots a column of air back into space, dramatically reducing the pressure in the surrounding region. In effect, those regions are reduced to near-space conditions for a short time, including radiative cooling. “Sudden temperature drops of ~-140 to -240 degrees” could be possible.

        They have just found two more large impact craters in western Greenland (beneath glaciers) that indirect dating methods have pegged to the right time for the extinctions. We may have a previously broken-up asteroid or similar to thank for the large-mammal extinctions (in the northern hemisphere) of that time…

        • WalkingDead on May 23, 2019 at 11:37 pm

          Plausible, but large impactors would generate a great deal of localized heating in the same area you postulate the rapid cooling. I’m guessing you would have to actually witness one to determine just how that would play out. Think I’ll pass on that one. It is something to consider though.

      • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 12:51 am

        i think you all are on to something here. throw in some of dave talbott’s and wal thornhill’s observations (and a few of their close friends) and an electromagnetic interaction between planets and our star might splain a whole lot of loose ends left with those models.

        one that’s always interested me is the myths that talk about the earth spinning backwards for 3 or 4 days. the sun rising in the west? with some serious electrical phase locking and unlocking playing with orbits and rotations (not to mention other little things like planet sized craters from interplanetary electric discharges) one might note the speed of change everywhere all at once – including kicking the planet’s rotation off by 22.5 degrees.

        gravity-centric theories and impactor theories just don’t provide enough power for these types of models. and if the breakaway folk have tesla tech they for sure have connected that tech with the electric nature of the sun, planets and universe. and it’s consequences.

        • goshawks on May 24, 2019 at 4:18 am

          ZDB, I disbelieve the “earth spinning backwards for 3 or 4 days; the sun rising in the west” accounts because of inertia effects . Earth has a speed at the equator of about 1,037 mph (1,670 km/h). Rapidly slowing that speed to zero and then increasing it in the other direction would toss everything (people, oceans, wildlife) to the winds. And the winds, too. Then, do it again to set everything back to ‘normal’. There would be no witnesses left to tell the tale…

          (Of course, you can postulate ultra-high tech to de-inertia a planet, or a godlet to pull-off a miracle. But that is kinda cheating…)

          I could see axial-tilt changes, as the inertia effects would be much smaller and probably more gradual. The devastation would be minimal, assuming whole-Earth tilting. However, for crustal-slip occurrences, there is the non-trivial matter of Earth’s radius ranging from 3,963 miles (6,378 kilometers) at the equator to 3,950 miles (6,357 kilometers) at a pole. This means that areas moving away from the poles would rise up to a few miles, and areas moving toward the poles would sink up to a few miles. Depending on the time-period involved, this could be disastrous…

          • zendogbreath on May 26, 2019 at 11:48 pm

            yep. this could easily account for sea level changes of hundreds of feet – in short time frames. the kinda time frames that account for clover in full blossom frozen into a wooly mamoth’s mouth. imagine the changes to the planet’s water levels alone as the egg shape of the planet changed with the rotational directions and speeds changing. best to be in a mountain cave, right? with one’s head safely between one’s knees. or in an ark built like fishing bobber on the largest deepest ocean where massive tsunamis and winds will matter least.

    • OrigensChild on May 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      I have to say I agree almost everything WD says about this one. There’s very little to dispute there. The only thing I would postulate is the possibility that whatever caused the massive disruption of the earth’s atmosphere at that time of the mammoth’s freezing may have something to do with additional changes in the atmosphere on Mars and/or contributed to the present atmospheric conditions of the planet Venus. I agree there may be several ways to account for an initial wave of changes to these planets. If this event was celestial in origins it may have impacted other bodies if they were in that event’s line of fire. Of all the planets in our Solar System these appear to be clear candidates for life-bearing worlds.

  7. WalkingDead on May 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I have little reason to suspect that this isn’t going on, and many reasons to suspect that it is. Any naturally occurring “crisis of opportunity” can and will be used to further the roll out of their one world government and the consolidation of power into the hands of those who would lead it. The world grows weary of the unipolar vision and the empire behind it. A change of tactics is in order. The West now stands in the way of what is to come, time to do something about that.
    If those in a position to understand long term cycles suspected that some cataclysm was due, and beginning to unfold, plans would be made to profit from it; investment capitol would be made available to create technologies to exacerbate it; narratives would be put into place to create laws and taxes to fund it; “science” would be funded in such a manner as to give it merit; and the MSM would be directed to back it all up by controlling the narrative.
    Welcome to today’s world where trace gases, not the Sun, control the weather; where “global heating” is the narrative while global cooling is the trend; where “geoengineering” to “cool” a heating Earth is denied as the Earth cools due to long term cycles on our Sun, the magnetic pole shifts, and our magnetic shield weakens giving rise to Arc storms and “atmospheric rivers” to be steered for maximum profit; and the Adam and Eve story detailing such a potential event is classified long enough to put your plans into action.
    Sounds like the plot to a cheesy Science fiction novel.

    • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 12:40 am

      think the movie 2012 was thinking that way. one of their taglines toward the start of the movie:
      “How would the governments of our planet prepare for the end of the world… They wouldn’t.”

      perhaps that oughta be revised. they would. it just would not involve anything good for us.

  8. anakephalaiosis on May 23, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Viva Las Vegas. Place your chips on weather roulette. Bank always wins, and gambling table is exiting dance with lady luck.

    Throwing dice under cross is disaster capitalism. Thirty pieces of silver is also gambling, betting on breaking point of strong will.

    Beyond cost and benefit analysis, there is another aspect of ritual destruction, in millennium plan, that has papacy burning cathedrals.

    • anakephalaiosis on May 23, 2019 at 6:50 am

      *exciting, as in thrilling.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

      True that

  9. davidmflatley on May 23, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Here is a comprehensive collection from Mike at The HAARP Report of how the weather is manipulated. In 2014 he published most of his studies; and some more telling studies since then. He encourages us to use his techniques, and keep the teaching process going.

    • eliot on May 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks for the link! Lot of information there…

    • Verum on May 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      Every now and then I catch a little Mike Morales – he’s a good ol’ fellow living in southern missouri who has been analyzing weather satellite imagery and has become well-versed in tracking the geoengineering and is also suggesting that these guys are trying to flood these flooded midwest areas northward… simply based on the weather patterning he has been able to study over the years. You can find his channel on YT but he also uses another platform if you prefer it (the info is posted on his YT pages).

      • zendogbreath on May 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

        yep. mike’s very good. besides his own analysis, he aggregates alot of other folks’ as well.

  10. DanaThomas on May 23, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I suspect that there are objective methods and even public databases which the general public could use to determine whether there has been artificial atmospheric manipulation. Though of course there are no articles on this in MSM.

    • DanaThomas on May 23, 2019 at 6:24 am

      How to react to this sort of thing? For people in the US, Catherine Fitts has time and again recommended activism on the State level, in the conviction that such initiatives could gain enough momentum to at least throw light on these predatory practices.

  11. goshawks on May 23, 2019 at 6:11 am

    As someone living in the Pacific Northwest, I am more concerned about the Cascadia Subduction Zone (running from northern California up to Vancouver Island). There has been speculation that one could ‘induce’ earthquakes on pre-loaded areas, like (say) the Juan de Fuca Plate sliding under the North American Plate…
    “The most recent tremors have mainly been tracked in Oregon, moving up the West Coast from Eugene. Olympia and the area directly south of the state capital mark the areas where Washington has seen its own most recent tremors. This comes amid a period when tectonic activity in the Pacific Northwest has been scarce.”
    “The tremors, according to Creager, are a sign of what’s called a ‘slow slip’ seismic event that happens every one to two years. It’s simply a wave of tiny tremors that are thought to increase stress on locked faults, which are the areas where plates cannot move past each other. Just this month, a slow slip started under the Kitsap Peninsula, moved north to Canada, then traveled south toward Oregon – bringing lots of little tremors along the way. ‘Every time we have one of these slow slip events, it adds stress to where the big one is going to happen,’ Creager said. ‘So there is some reason to think that the timing may be such that the big one would happen during one of these slow slip events.’”

    So, keep an eye out for “speculative activity – puts, shorts, futures, and so on” concerning businesses or activities that could be impacted (sorry) by a Pacific NW Big One…

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