Skip to comments.Big quake question: Is nature out of control?
Posted on 02/27/2010 11:59:17 AM PST by americanophile
Chile is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude temblor that shook the region overnight was not a surprise, historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say, even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes.
One scientist, however, says that relative to the time period from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, Earth has been more active over the past 15 years or so.
The Chilean earthquake, and the tsunami it spawned, originated on a hot spot known as a subduction zone, where one plate of Earth's crust dives under another. It's part of the active "Ring of Fire," a zone of major crustal plate clashes that surround the Pacific Ocean.
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Funny, they don't apply this logic to 'global warming.'
And just who is going to control nature?
Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Beware of the ManBearPig!!!
Should nature ever get “out of control”, no one’s going to be left to sit around and chit-chat about it.
See, my first thought was, “Hey, Al Gore! Quit moving around so much, yer causing earthquakes!!!”
Like he listens to me...
Uhmmm...”nature” is always out of control.
What’s different is cell phones, 24/7 cable, twitter, facebook etc.
Plate tectonics rules the surface of the earth, it’s eveidence of a tortured surface and continental drift is visable all around us.
We float on the froth of our planet.
But people love to freak out and think it means something ominous. It means build stuff better generally.
Is this a lead in to the global warming thingie?
Anyone with half a brain can see that EQ activity has increased dramatically since Barff O’bummer has been elected...
Mother Nature has the shakes. Give her a drink or a joint.
And don’t forget, it’s Bush’s fault.
What is Algore and his band of warmers going to do about this!? Don’t they have a plan to stop these earthquakes? How about banning body slams by the WWF! Something must be done or, WE’RE ALL DOOMED!
If man could control nature it would have been destroyed long ago.
Mankind never was in control of nature.
We are just along for the ride, and most of the time we are just barely hanging on for dear life.
Which has made us one of the most adaptable creatures on the face of this planet. Nothing like a little dread and adrenalin to sharpen the senses.
Birth pangs....look up!
Chunks of loose pie crust on a bubbling molten filling.
Thanks, ClearCase_guy, for stating the Biblical reference to Matthews 24:7.
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