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                                       Federal and State Leaders Warned
                          to Prepare for Catastrophic Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Monday, June 6, 2016                                                                                                          Press Release 01-06-06-16
11:00 AM EST

The International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC), announces today that the United States government has received its final warnings about heavy infrastructure damage, and loss of life predicted from catastrophic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the immediate future.

Based on extensive climate change and seismic research conducted since 2010, by leading scientists and researchers in both fields, the IEVPC has just issued its last warnings to the US government and governors of the states affected, to begin immediate preparations for the worst series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions the US has seen in the last 200 to 350 years.

Specifically, within the federal government, the IEVPC has notified the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), an agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the US Geological Survey, (USGS), an arm of the Department of the Interior (DOI), to start at once to prepare the country for these predicted disasters. Mr. John L. Casey, CEO at the IEVPC, has sent warning letters to FEMA during 2015 and recently on May 13, 2016. He has also passed on these warnings to the USGS and all governors in the affected states within the past two weeks, completing the IEVPC's final notifications.

According to Dr. Dong Choi, geologist and IEVPC Director of Research in Australia, "Years of research have shown without question that declines in solar activity are strongly correlated with the planet's worst earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Now that the next decline or ‘solar hibernation' has begun, we will face significant risks to our people beginning as early as next year and lasting for at least twenty years."

An Associate Scientist at the IEVPC, Dr. Arun Bapat, a seismic expert in India, adds, "The IEVPC has demonstrated that multi-parameter systems for earthquake prediction are the best means for advance warning of impending quakes. Now, combined with Mr. Casey's seminal research on climate change, there is little doubt that we are heading into a very difficult time of latent seismic threat for our people."

Similarly from Dr. Giovanni Gregori, a theoretical physicist and IEVPC Associate Scientist in Italy, "The IEVPC and Mr. Casey's work on climate is closely related to geodynamic activity. For example, according to my "tide-driven" (TD) dynamo concept and the associated tectonic effects - we should expect the next several years to see an increased general seismic and volcanic activity. Accordingly, a solar hibernation is certainly very likely to be associated with a substantial release of planetary energy, and consequent revival of geodynamic and volcanic activity with all related hazards. All leaders worldwide need to take heed of the challenging and potentially dangerous period we are entering, and prepare their nations and their people accordingly."

Dr. Thomas Jordan, one of the most respected geologists in the United States, and Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, has recently concluded in a May 4, 2016 article in the LA Times, for example, that the San Andreas fault is "...locked, loaded and ready to roll," meaning a magnitude 8.0 or larger earthquake called ‘the big one' could strike the region at any time.

Letters addressed to FEMA, the USGS, and governors also noted that the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) as well as most of the state of South Carolina are just as likely to sustain major, if not record quakes along with the high risk San Andreas fault and Cascadia Subduction zone in the West Coast states.
(Edited June 10, 2016)