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.
You are preaching to the choir, my friend.
My post was slightly on the tongue in cheek, side. :)
Comforting to know that nothing is out of control!!
Expected as per plan!
Aw, another successful test by the Navy of Halliburton’s new earthquake machine.
You may have seen the results of the Navy’s first test on Haiti.
Fossil fish capital of the world? Kemmerer, Wyoming
That is a 20 year span of time - hardly enough to make any valid analysis.
But for the record: Nature is never out of control - human beings are always out of control - especially activist scientists.
It’s clearly global warming.
What we need to do is increase the regulatory and taxation powers of the us federal government as well as the general authority and income of the United nations, then we will be fine.
“Is nature out of control?” —that is a question sooo stupid only an intellectual or a broadcaster would ask it.
Or more precisely, a broadcaster gradually being eliminated to NOTHINGNESS.
Nature was NEVER under the control of man —NEVER. Remember when Time magazine had that cover, “Are girls and boys different FROM BIRTH..?”
It constantly amazes me, the things that amaze the US Legacy Media.
I suspect you can find such going on in every time period since the beginning of time. God's time is not our time and His ways are not our ways.
Global Cooling is causing the contraction of the Earths core. Our only hope is to bring back the GTO and Road Runner. We must increase our output of CO2 and burn more fossil fuel in order to avoid total Catastrophe. Muscle cars might be the only thing that can save the Planet from exploding. Beep Beep!
An 8.8 earthquake is nearly 100 times as powerful as the 7.0 quake that hit Haiti.
Most of the devastation in Haiti can be attributed to poor building practices (I've said as much on FR several times). However, there's a point when even the best built structures lose to the forces of nature — 8.8 is close to that point.
It’s the nefarious Dick Cheney Halliburton Earthquake Machine.
when was nature ever IN control?
You are right on the money!
First though, we need to get Buck Ofama and his UAW goons OUT of our Automotive Industry......and our country, for that matter.
Re: Is nature out of control?
Was nature ever really IN control?????
Who writes this drivel?
First thing I thought when I read the title.
Nature has been nature from the beginning, we have evidence of its power from Ice Ages to Krakatoa, back to warming. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, snow, rain, unbearable cold, unbearable hot, man didn’t cause it and man can’t fix it.
Whose control? It’s sure not out of God’s control.
No brainer! Stop the drilling and pumping and we'll stop the quakes.........
It is true that Obama actually renamed the tectonic plates under Haiti - BUSH’S FAULT?
“Out of control?” That’s the dumbest question I’ve heard this month! When was nature “in control?”
Live Science already weighed in on this in 2007, maybe this is chapter two:
Please tell me you forgot the /sarc.
Bubbling peach pie filling! My fav!
I’m waiting for some nitwit to suggest that this is Mother Gaia punishing Chile for electing a conservative president.
Tim Pawlenty: "...God's in charge. God is in charge...
Sarah Palin: "...America's spirit to rise again by not being afraid to kind of go back to some of our roots as a God fearing nation..."
That sums it all up quite aptly.