Underwater mapping techniques show new detail of Cascadia Subduction Zone – a 600-mile fault line extending from southern Canada to northern California

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Important Takeaways:

  • Major fault line off West Coast could trigger catastrophic 9-magnitude earthquake, study finds – and it’s due to blow
  • An underwater fault line along the US West Coast could trigger a mega quake that would be more devastating than California’s ‘Big One,’ a new study suggests.
  • Using underwater mapping techniques, scientists have mapped the Cascadia Subduction Zone – a 600-mile fault line extending from southern Canada to northern California – in never-before-seen detail.
  • It has revealed that the fault splits into four segments instead of being one continuous strip like most fault lines. The discovery could prove more catastrophic because the tectonic plates can slide under each other, creating more pressure and more severe earthquakes.
  • California’s San Andreas is poised for an up to 8.3-magnitude quake, for comparison.
  • If an earthquake of over 9 magnitude struck the West Coast US it could generate tsunamis reaching 100 feet high or more, kill more than 10,000 people and cause over $80 billion in damages in just Oregon and Washington alone.
  • Disaster emergency plans in Oregon and Washington warn that in the aftermath of a quake that big, they could face a wave of long-term deaths due to disease from exposure to dead bodies, animal carcasses, contaminated water and Hazmat spills from commercial, industrial and household sources.
  • A similar fault zone off the coast of Japan erupted in 2011, creating a magnitude 9 quake that caused a devastating tsunami to strike the country, killing nearly 20,000 people.
  • Now scientists are worried that a similar calamity could impact the US in the coming years, reporting that quakes caused by Cascadia occur roughly every 500 years, with the last one taking place in 1700.
  • ‘The recurrent interval for this subduction zone for big events is on the order of 500 years,’ Wang said.
  • ‘It’s hard to know exactly when it will happen, but certainly, if you compare this to other subduction zones, it is quite late.’

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Carlsbad City Manager ordered Fire and Police Chaplains ‘Not’ to pray in the name of Jesus

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Important Takeaways:

  • A California city has been accused of wrongfully ordering two chaplains to stop praying in the name of Jesus Christ, which a legal group argues violates their religious freedom.
  • The First Liberty Institute sent a complaint letter to the Carlsbad City Council on Tuesday regarding the City Manager Scott Chadwick allegedly ordering fire chaplain Denny Cooper and police chaplain J.C. Cooper to stop praying in Jesus’ name.
  • According to the letter, Chadwick told the chaplains of a new standard in separate conversations in April.
  • “Because the chaplains cannot in good conscience erase the name of Jesus from their prayers, this order deprives first responders of the solace and spiritual strength that the Chaplains’ volunteer ministry has provided for nearly two decades,” the letter reads.
  • “Therefore, we urge the City Council to return to its longstanding practice of inviting the Chaplains to pray freely in accordance with their sincere religious beliefs.”
  • FLI Counsel Kayla Toney, who authored the letter, told The Christian Post via email that the institute became aware of the situation through a “former client who we helped with a different religious liberty issue.”
  • Toney took issue with the city manager’s reported argument that praying in Jesus’ name constituted harassment of non-Christians and created a hostile work environment.

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Federal fishing officials canceled ocean salmon fishing season in California for the second consecutive year

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Important Takeaways:

  • California fishermen spoke out against state water management policies Thursday after federal fishing officials canceled ocean salmon fishing season in the state for the second consecutive year, delivering a major blow to the fishing industry.
  • In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council — which is responsible for managing fisheries in federal waters along the West Coast — recommended the closure of all California commercial and recreational ocean salmon fisheries through the end of the year.
  • Similar to last year’s recommendations, the council said this year’s closure will help conservation goals for salmon stocks.
  • The closure will affect tens of thousands of jobs in the state’s fishing industry
  • It also marked the fourth year that salmon fishing has been closed in the state’s history

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Series of California quakes northwest of Eureka the largest being a 4.9

Important Takeaways:

  • Series of earthquakes hit off Northern California coast about 170 miles west of Eureka
  • Aftershocks were reported off the Northern California coast early Thursday morning, hours after a 4.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in the same waters, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
  • The initial tremor with a depth of more than six miles was recorded around 11:42 p.m. Wednesday, centered over 170 miles west northwest of the coastal city of Eureka, according to the science bureau.
  • At approximately 2:26 a.m. Thursday, a 3.5-magnitude quake occurred more than 168 miles west of Eureka. Two minutes later, a 4.9-magnitude quake was logged 162 miles west of the city, the USGS said.
  • Twenty minutes later, a 4.5-magnitude tremor was reported again, this time at least 171 miles west of the city.
  • No damage has been reported in connection with the quakes.

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Efforts to replace the Electorate

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“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Important Takeaways:

  • ILLEGALS ARE ALREADY VOTING
  • By some counts, the Biden Junta has allowed more than eight million foreign nationals to enter the United States illegally. Donald Trump and others contend that Democrats are “signing them up” to vote. As legal immigrants and legitimate citizens should know, illegals have been voting for a long time in California, the model Democrats now seek for the entire country.
  • In 1996, illegals cast 784 votes against Republican Robert Dornan in a congressional race Democrat Loretta Sanchez won by only 984 votes. Spearheading the voter fraud was the Stalinist Bert Corona, founder of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional. He failed to comply with a subpoena and the Justice Department declined to take any action. For the vote fraudsters it was more steps forward with no steps back.
  • In 2013 the state passed Assembly Bill 60 the “Safe and Responsible Drivers Act,” which enabled false-documented foreign nationals to get driver’s licenses. In 2015 California passed Assembly Bill 1461, the “California New Motor Voter Act” which automatically registered the illegals to vote. “At the latest, for the 2018 election cycle,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla told the Los Angeles Times, “I expect millions of new voters on the rolls in the state of California.”
  • By March, 2018, the DMV had given licenses to more than one million illegals. Padilla wouldn’t say how many of the illegals actually voted in 2018, but his previous reference to “millions” provides a ballpark figure.
  • For years Pew Research pegged the number of illegals in the United States at 11 million, but according to a 2021 study by scholars at MIT and Yale, the true figure is more than 22 million.

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Gavin Newsome’s soft on crime approach is causing people to leave Oakland

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Important Takeaways:

  • Rising crime risks turning Oakland into a ‘ghost town.’ Newsom is sending in reinforcements
  • Violent crime and other felonies fell in 2023 in America’s biggest cities. They increased in Oakland.
  • Robberies grew 38% last year in Oakland, according to police data. Burglaries increased 23%. Motor vehicle theft jumped 44%. Roughly one of every 30 Oakland residents had a car stolen last year, according to a San Francisco Chronicle analysis.
  • On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was taking action, deploying 120 California Highway Patrol officers to Oakland and the surrounding area to conduct a law enforcement surge operation. The aim: to crack down on crime, including vehicle theft, retail theft and violent crime.
  • “What’s happening in this beautiful city and surrounding area is alarming and unacceptable,” Newsom said in a statement.
  • Business owners have been pleading for help for months.

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El Nino storm system soaks California with flooding conditions

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Important Takeaways:

  • The worst of the storm occurred on Monday, but rainfall is still forecast for major cities across California
  • A firehose of rain has parked over Southern California, worsening the risk of flooding. At least two people have died as a result of falling trees and more than 16 million people are under a rare high risk of excessive rainfall, with downtown Los Angeles receiving 75% of its annual rainfall in only the second month of 2024.
  • The storm is impacting travel and power in the Golden State. The Pacific Coast Highway, a major north-south thoroughfare, closed in two locations on Monday, as thousands of flights in or out of the state were canceled or delayed. More than 200,000 California power customers are facing outages.

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Power outage for 400,000 as evacuation orders are in effect for Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura and Monterey

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Important Takeaways:

  • A winter storm brought intense downpours and strong winds to California on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and flooding roadways across the state.
  • According to Accuweather, up to 37 million people, or about 94% of the state’s population, were at risk for life-threatening floods from the storm.
  • The National Weather Service issued a rare hurricane-force wind warning for the central coast on Sunday as wind gusts up to 92 mph were possible from the Monterey Peninsula to the northern section of San Luis Obispo County.
  • The atmospheric river was the second to hit the state in just a few days, although forecasters said Sunday’s storm would be the season’s most potent, particularly in Southern California.
  • Evacuation warnings and orders were in effect for Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura and Monterey counties

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National Weather Service warning people to get prepared: Two atmospheric rivers targeting California

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Important Takeaways:

  • California gets slammed: More than 22 million risk flooding as Pineapple Express blasts the state with up to 10 inches of rain and 70 mph gusts: Water-covered roads snarl traffic in Los Angeles, San Diego
  • All lanes of the 710 Freeway at Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach have been closed, with numerous streets and highways inundated Thursday morning
  • The Golden State is expected to receive as much as ten inches of rain and upper-elevation mountain snow, coupled with winds of up to 70 mph
  • A Pineapple Express system is hitting the state, with a second wave expected over the weekend

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In California, Judge rules girl was too high to control her actions after stabbing her boyfriend 100+ times; orders her to 100 hours Community Service

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Important Takeaways:

  • ‘They gave everyone who smokes marijuana a license to kill’: Family of man fatally stabbed 100 times by his girlfriend expresses outrage as she avoids jail time – after judge ruled she was so high she couldn’t control her actions
  • The family of a man who was murdered by his date after she stabbed him more than 100 times has voiced their outrage after the California woman was sentenced to just 100 hours of community service with no jailtime.
  • Bryn Spejcher, 33, was given the lenient sentence after psychiatrists said the incident was ‘100 percent’ caused by cannabis-induced psychosis, which she suffered after taking two hits of the victim’s bong.
  • The judge ruled Ms. Spejcher ‘experienced a psychotic break from reality’ and ‘had no control over her actions’ when she killed Chad O’Melia, who was 26 years old at the time of his death, on Memorial Day weekend 2018.
  • The family of O’Melia cried when the sentence was read out at Ventura Superior Court, with the victim’s father warning it gave ‘everyone who smokes marijuana in this state a license to kill.’
  • In California, voluntary manslaughter is defined as the killing of a person ‘upon a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.’ It carries a prison term of between three and 11 year, fines, community service and probation.
  • Spejcher will spend the 100 hours educating others on marijuana-induced psychosis and two years on probation – but has promised to spend the rest of her life debunking the myth that cannabis is harmless.

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