A startling number of devastating mudslides in the Pacific Northwest over the past 10 days has not escaped media attention. While the reports predictably attribute these incidents to saturated soil from melting snow pack and heavy rain, the broad geographic proximity of these events occurring within a narrow time frame suggests there is more to the story. The Zetas explain:
"Why has a spate of mudslides occurred in the region just inland from Vancouver Island and center of the Juan de Fuca Plate border? The presence of the Juan de Fuca Plate shows the pressure that is applied during Pole Shifts as the N American continent is pulled into a bow. The Pacific Plate has been fractured to create the Juan de Fuca, in essence. This happens regularly because, as we have stated, the N American Plate is flat on top, so it cannot roll. S America and Africa can roll, though they also bend and bow to some degree. N America bows until the New Madrid adjusts and the Seaway rips, but until then has stress from top to bottom. Mountainous areas are prone to landslides, due to the angle on hillsides, but when they happen, en mass, within days of each other, something else is afoot. The ground has moved, reacting to the bow pressure." ZetaTalk
Below is a summary of significant landslide reports in western North America since June 2012. Between July 12 and July 20, eight dramatic mudslides were documented in the Pacific Northwest providing compelling evidence of the ever increasing bow pressure being applied to the North American Plate.
June 11 - Massive Landslide in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Perhaps the largest landslide in North American history, half-mile wide and 5 ½ miles long, registering as a 3.4-magnitude earthquake, burying a remote valley beneath the 11,750-foot Lituya Mountain in the Fairweather Range about six miles from the border with British Columbia.
June 24 - Josephine Creek Near Kaslo, BC. Mudslide wiped out dam that funnels water to Kaslo BC on Kootenay Lake about 70 kilometres north of Nelson.
July 12 - Mudslide in Kootenay BC Region at Johnsons Landing. 4 houses washed away by mudslide on Gar Creek, above Johnsons Landing, carving a path of destruction down the mountainside into Kootenay Lake.
July 14 - Mudslides Close 66 Miles of Highway and Rail Line in Washington. Multiple mudslides buried railroad tracks, buckled State Highway 14, after mud and debris gushed down the bluffs above the Columbia River in eastern Klickitat County about 50 road miles west of Goldendale.
July 14 - Mudslide Buries Train Tracks Near Pasco, Washington. Slide buried 300 feet of track in boulders and debris and washed out sections of track bed.
July 15 - Second Mudslide in Kootenay BC Region at Fairmont Hot Springs. 600 stranded as Highway 93/95 buried in debris from mudslide at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Mudslide initially formed a dam along creek upstream from the resort, eventually releasing a devastating torrent of mud and debris.
July 17 - Third Mudslide in Kootenay BC Region Closes Highway North of Castlegar. A mudslide late Tuesday afternoon evacuated three homes and closed Highway 3A near the small town of Thrums, just four kilometres northeast of Castlegar, B.C. It is the third slide to hit the Kootenay region in less than a week.
July 17 - Multiple Mudslides in Glacier National Park, Montana. A five mile stretch of Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park was closed after a series of rock and mud slides hit several vehicles on Going to the Sun Road.
July 18 - Mudslide Closes Highway 821 in Central Washington. A section of State Highway 821 from a point 17 miles north of Selah to Ellensburg was closed due to a large mudslide. The scenic highway along the Yakima River is also known as Canyon Road.
July 20 - Mudslide Closes TransCanada Highway Near Banff, Alberta. A football-field sized mud slide has closed a portion of the TransCanada Highway with over a metre of mud on the westbound lanes and half a metre on the eastbound about two kilometres west of Banff between the Norquay and Castle Junctions in both directions.