Alaska has already experienced 98 earthquakes this year, with six of them being at 4.5 magnitude or higher. The most north-western US state is the most seismically active state in the USA, as it is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire the largest and most active fault line in the world, stretching from New Zealand, all around the east coast of Asia, over to Canada and the USA and all the way down to the southern tip of South America and causes more than 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes.
However, even for an area known for its high level of seismic activity, Alaska is experiencing unusually frequent earthquakes.
Some believe the tens of tremors could be a precursor to a truly devastating which could kill millions of people all along the Ring of Fire.
This is according to Christian conspiracy theorist, author Michael Snyder, who describes himself as “one of those Christians that actually believes the Bible”.
Mr Snyder, whose book titles include ‘Living a Life That Really Matters’ and ‘The Beginning of The End’, wrote for conspiracy site End of The American Dream: “We live at a time when major Earth changes are taking place, and this has tremendous implications for all of us.
“In particular, the hundreds of millions of people that live along the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean need to understand that the Ring of Fire has entered a perilous new phase.
“If seismic activity continues to escalate, we could soon be talking about major disasters in which millions of people suddenly die.
“Sadly, I am not exaggerating about that one bit.
“We have entered a period of time when earthquakes are striking in diverse places, and many believe that this is just the beginning.
“And someday in the not too distant future an absolutely massive seismic event will hit a major population centre, and at that point everything will begin to change.”
But experts would dismiss the claim, saying that there is no way earthquakes can be predicted.
John Bellini, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said: “We can’t predict or forecast earthquakes.
“Sometimes before a large earthquake you’ll have a foreshock or two, but we don’t know they’re foreshocks until the big one happens.”