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Offline Dulcamara

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Things are really shaking up, aren't they?
« on: March 04, 2010, 01:01:23 PM »
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  • Anyone else noticing how many earthquakes have been happening lately?

    I'm not sure whether it's normal and the media just never reported it, or whether there really are more big quakes, but...

    First you had the big one in China, there were a few in Japan (more ordinary, I think), there was the mysterious swarm in the MIDDLE of that one plate nobody ever really did report about (they sent guys out to study it... never heard what they thought was going on), there was a big one or two off the coast of California (also maybe not that strange), then there was the swarm in Yellowstone, the quake in Rockford (DEFINITELY unusual), one in Hati, the one in Chile, another one in Japan recently (if I remember correctly), and NOW one in Taiwan...

    I mean... I'm reminded of a line about earthquakes in diverse places, here...

    Wonder if the quakes really ARE getting bigger and more frequent, or whether they're just reporting more of them...

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    Things are really shaking up, aren't they?
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 01:21:24 PM »
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  • This commentary below from whatreallyhappened explains some of it:

    Here is why I am not dismissing this latest quake swarm out of hand as another in a long series of false-alarms.

    Ever since the Boxing Day Quake in 2004, the entire Pacific Ocean tectonic Plate has been re-adjusting. As a result, we started seeing increases in seismic events traveling north along the Japan Islands and South along Malaysia into New Guinea/Fiji/New Zealand. There followed more quakes traveling east alone the north and south edges of the plate, which being lightly occupied area mostly went unreported outside the seismological community.

    Inevitably the readjustment has arrived at the eastern edge of the Pacific Plate and we seem to be seeing increased seismic events along that edge, which is also the western edge of the Americas.

    Plate links to plate and the Pacific Plate connects to the Nazca Plate and Cocos Plates, which abut South America and link to the Caribbean Plate. The Pacific Plate forms the western side of the San Andreas fault along North America's west coast.

    So, we have had major quakes in Haiti and Chile. Not too long ago there was a rare major quake on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge along a fault junction that connects to the Caribbean Plate.

    Got that "Fall down, bounce around, shake the town, Earthquake Boogie!"

    So, follow me on this; The Pacific Plate thrusts underneath the North American Plate angling towards the east as it dips deeper into the Earth. The magma chamber under Yellowstone sinks down towards the west. Prior to the recent determination of the scape of the Yellowstone Mama chamber it was assumed that the Yellowstone Supervolcano was a "hot spot" volcano similar to what we have here in Hawaii, but with the true scale and direction of the Yellowstone magma chamber currently understood, it seems more likely that Yellowstone is a classic subduction volcano.

    But whether Yellowstone is directly connected to the subducting Pacific Plate or not, in geological terms they are in close proximity and Yellowstone's lava, like that of all exploding volcanoes, contains massive amounts of dissolved gasses like CO2.

    Just as a sudden shock to a warm glass of soda pop will trigger an episode of increased fizzing, a major quake along the Pacific plate will send compression waves through the Earth and into the Yellowstone Magma Chamber and unbalance the current dynamic equilibrium of dissolved gasses. That might well trigger a significant eruption of Yellowstone.


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    Things are really shaking up, aren't they?
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 01:36:32 PM »
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  • Pretty scary stuff, indeed.

    Here are the last MAJOR quakes:

    # Magnitude 8.8 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE February 27, 2010
    # Magnitude 7.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN February 26, 2010
    # Magnitude 6.9 CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION February 18, 2010
    # Magnitude 5.9 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA February 04, 2010
    # Magnitude 7.0 HAITI REGION January 12, 2010

    Anyone who wants to can follow the world's tremors here:

    earthquake.usgs.gov
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    Things are really shaking up, aren't they?
    « Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 10:50:03 AM »
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  • On Friday:

    6.5 magnitude SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
    # Friday, March 05, 2010 at 16:06:57 UTC
    # Friday, March 05, 2010 at 11:06:57 PM at epicenter
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