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Big quake question: Are they getting worse?
MSNBC ^ | 02/27/10

Posted on 02/27/2010 6:36:15 PM PST by winoneforthegipper

Seismic shockers are to be expected, but planet seems to be more active.

SNIP

While the Chilean earthquake wasn't directly related to Japan's 7.0-magnitude temblor, the two have some factors in common.

For one, any seismic waves that made their way from Japan to the Chilean coast could play a slight role in ground-shaking.

"It is too far away for any direct triggering, and those distances also make the seismic waves as they would pass by from the Haiti or Japan events pretty small because of attenuation," Arrowsmith told LiveScience. (Attenuation is the decrease in energy with distance.) "Nevertheless, if the Chilean fault surface were close to failure, those small waves could push it even closer."

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Totally agree with Mr. Arrowsmith.
1 posted on 02/27/2010 6:36:15 PM PST by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

Are they getting worse than what?


2 posted on 02/27/2010 6:37:51 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It’s global warming of course. You didn’t know that?


3 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:02 PM PST by teg_76
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To: GSP.FAN

Well they ain’t getting any better.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Climate change. East Anglica University and the UN has figured this out already.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:11 PM PST by mathprof
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To: winoneforthegipper

it must be global warming.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:41 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“... (Attenuation is the decrease in energy with distance.)...”

That statement was needed for just about every dimbulb politician out there...and for the vast majority of progressives.

While you’re at it, libs, look up “extinction” which is the atmospheric term analogous to attenuation.

And then see what the extinction atmospheric value for CO2 was 100 years ago, and what it is now.

With that information, and about 20 years of science that you all missed, you might figure out why global warming is just a bunch of bull-Obama.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 6:39:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: winoneforthegipper

Actually, it’s Obama’s fault. (And I’m not sure if that’s satirical or not.)


8 posted on 02/27/2010 6:40:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Okay, who the heck woke up Cthulhu?


9 posted on 02/27/2010 6:40:30 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Is MSNBC getting worse?


10 posted on 02/27/2010 6:40:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: mathprof

LOL. If we’d only gone to Oslo and given them everything they wanted this would not have happened!!! Oh wait, we did. Never mind!!! LOL


11 posted on 02/27/2010 6:41:52 PM PST by hstacey
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To: cripplecreek

Really? How bad were earthquakes in 1600? 1400? 1200? 1000? 500? 200BC?

Please tell us.

Just like the person who wrote 30 years ago (I still remember the letter to the editor) that when THEY grew up we never had the tornadoes and terrible storms we are having now. Someone polited reminded her a few days later that when SHE grew up there weren’t near the people NOR the media to report on the storms that were occuring just as they always had. Same here.


12 posted on 02/27/2010 6:42:03 PM PST by HD1200
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To: winoneforthegipper
All I'm saying here is if you have anything you want to do before you die but haven't done yet - now is the time to do it.

For me, I've always wanted to run around Times Square naked singing the Talking Heads song "Life During Wartime" at the top of my lungs.

I'm headed to Manhattan next week before it is too late.

13 posted on 02/27/2010 6:43:03 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 19 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: GSP.FAN

Didn’t Jesus say there would be earthquakes?

Mark 13:7-8

And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not get alarmed (troubled and frightened); it is necessary [that these things] take place, but the end is not yet.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines and calamities. This is but the beginning of the intolerable anguish and suffering [only the first of the birth pangs]


14 posted on 02/27/2010 6:43:52 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: HD1200
Please tell us.

Um, it was a joke. Granted it wasn't a good joke but it was a joke just the same.
15 posted on 02/27/2010 6:44:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Spktyr

What? Stop, I am trying to plot the end of the world!

lol


16 posted on 02/27/2010 6:44:31 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: chicagolady
1 Th 5:3
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

17 posted on 02/27/2010 6:49:08 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Doesn’t Dick Cheney have an earthquake machine to go with his hurricane aiming machine?

I know that we were accused by some in the world of having an earthquake generator that we aimed at nations in the way of the big tsunami in the western Pacific years ago.

How come we haven’t gotten the blame for this one? /sarc


18 posted on 02/27/2010 6:49:44 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: winoneforthegipper

Global seismic tax is the only way


19 posted on 02/27/2010 6:50:17 PM PST by Flavius
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To: winoneforthegipper

Yep ... Jesus is returning.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: HD1200; SunkenCiv; All

I think we are in for a bad period of tectonic events. I posted a fairly detailed comment on the earlier Tsunami warning thread. Somewhere in the 200 comments. Got to run for the moment will be back later with the exact number, and some other thoughts.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 6:51:02 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: winoneforthegipper
4.5 2010/02/28 02:22:52 34.180 25.341 44.8 CRETE, GREECE
22 posted on 02/27/2010 6:52:19 PM PST by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: winoneforthegipper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2460679/posts?page=118#118


23 posted on 02/27/2010 6:52:23 PM PST by listenhillary (the only reason government wants to be our provider is so it may become our master)
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To: winoneforthegipper

No, they are not getting any worse. I don’t have any data to prove that, but I don’t need it. These days all you have to do is just state something is true, and it is. Yippeeeeeee!

BTW, Yellowstone is going to blow tomorrow and we are all going to die.


24 posted on 02/27/2010 6:53:12 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: teg_76

see tagline


25 posted on 02/27/2010 6:53:18 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (ANTHROPOGENIC CONTINENTAL DRIFT: for when global warming isn't silly enough anymore.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

26 posted on 02/27/2010 6:54:25 PM PST by listenhillary (the only reason government wants to be our provider is so it may become our master)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Fill all of the known faults with molten lead...it’s Manbearpig....I’m serial.


27 posted on 02/27/2010 6:56:05 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: HD1200; All

I just remembered that my comments are easy to find on the ping list. It was comment #269, on the post “Tsunami Warning for Hawaii.”


28 posted on 02/27/2010 6:56:18 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: winoneforthegipper

Labor pains...stronger and closer together.


29 posted on 02/27/2010 6:56:21 PM PST by madison10
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To: HerrBlucher

I think the Killer Whalea KNEW the earthquake was coming... that’s why they were “agitated”... they had a natural instinct/warning to FLEE to deep water, but they couldn’t go...

hey! It makes as much sense as Al Gore’s glo-bull warning treatise.


30 posted on 02/27/2010 6:56:27 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: chicagolady

The cycles ( labor birth pains ) will get worse and worse, shorter and shorter as time goes on... but, this is just the beginning of things to come.


31 posted on 02/27/2010 6:57:21 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: GSP.FAN; winoneforthegipper
Are they getting worse than what?

Good question.

And the answer is yes and no.

The one today was worse then the one in 1985, (8.0) and not as bad as the one in 1960 (9.5).

32 posted on 02/27/2010 6:57:28 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: cripplecreek

Better than what?


33 posted on 02/27/2010 6:58:26 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: teg_76
But more importantly it is the prelude to 12/12/2012!!!!!!!!

YIKES!!!!!

34 posted on 02/27/2010 6:59:11 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

My Freeper friends, before I even read the comments in this thread, or the entire article, let me predict a global warning alarming.

Al Gore must be scrambling his scrambled “schungen” off—humans damaging underground.


35 posted on 02/27/2010 7:00:57 PM PST by mirado ('...)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

No, it makes a LOT more sense.


36 posted on 02/27/2010 7:01:22 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: listenhillary

Let the mockers ignore it at their perl... how then ? would you also explain 3 major historic winter snow storms on the east coast in the last 3 weeks ? and signs in the heavens ?


37 posted on 02/27/2010 7:01:45 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: winoneforthegipper

To every action there is a reaction:

Obumber held a obumbercare conference, then there was the buggiest earthquake of my lifetime. Coincidence, I don’t think so.


38 posted on 02/27/2010 7:02:11 PM PST by JoSixChip (HOPE = Have Obumber Prove Eligibility)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wait, they didn’t blame the quake on Global Warming?

I read this article fully expecting that. Maybe I just missed it.

Or was the talk of the earth being more active the last 15 years the media’s way of hinting that this is a recent phenomenon and therefore related to human activity?


39 posted on 02/27/2010 7:05:42 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: winoneforthegipper
Big quake question: Are they getting worse?

Too many people driving heavy SUV's.

Bush's fault.

40 posted on 02/27/2010 7:06:09 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I disagree. Earthquakes and other activity has been going on for millions of years. You will have to compare earth movement from previous epochs. Earthquakes in subduction zones are much more violent.Nine out of the ten largest earthquakes to occur in the last 100 years were subduction zone events


41 posted on 02/27/2010 7:06:44 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Are they manipulating the record of earthquakes over the last 113 years? They seem to be coming in cycles.


42 posted on 02/27/2010 7:07:03 PM PST by listenhillary (the only reason government wants to be our provider is so it may become our master)
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To: winoneforthegipper

A human lifetime is a statistically insignificant period of time for evaluating earth’s seismic activity.

The average uneducated American thinks most of history has occurred in his lifetime. If he’s a lib, it’s all during his lifetime.


43 posted on 02/27/2010 7:07:10 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: HerrBlucher

” ...I don’t have any data to prove that, but I don’t need it. These days all you have to do is just state something is true, and it is. “

No, actually it’s a lot more complicated than that. You have to say it over and over and over again, very loudly, drowning out anyone else who disagrees, while steadfastly and also very loudly asserting that there is no disagreement with your position, and that anyone who says there is is against science, all the while bamboozling damn near everybody in the media to help you drum it into people that this is what all the good people who care about adorable little kittens believe, and only selfish, Snidely Whiplash types who should be tried for Crimes Against Humanity would dare to disagree, and get them all fired and intimidated in the name of Objective Science, for daring to question your nonexistent data.

It’s a lot of work, but the pay is outstanding.


44 posted on 02/27/2010 7:08:15 PM PST by Humble Servant (see y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: HerrBlucher

” BTW, Yellowstone is going to blow tomorrow and we are all going to die. “

It’s very curious to me that lately I find that sort of thing comforting.


45 posted on 02/27/2010 7:10:09 PM PST by Humble Servant (see y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: listenhillary

Arrowhead agrees there is all cyclical, just like climatic responses to general weather patterns.

We are heading towards a peak period though.

What I agree besides that, is what s/waves at distance can do to a teetering fault.

So we three are in agreement...lol


46 posted on 02/27/2010 7:11:01 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I

love

it

!

Best laugh I’ve had in a week!


47 posted on 02/27/2010 7:11:06 PM PST by Humble Servant (see y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

As far as attenuation goes, there might be some other factor at play with big earthquakes. Something like a “mirror” effect, but *slower* than the frequency of the earthquake itself, which is a puzzler.

That is, when there is a major earthquake on one side of the Ring of Fire, it takes a given length of time for the vibration of the earthquake to get to the other side. But then, after that vibration has long dissipated, another large earthquake happens, vaguely “opposite” where the first earthquake hit. Perhaps a day or two, to a week later.

Importantly, it is not “even”, because the Ring of Fire is a rough circle on the surface of a sphere, with a big fault right down the middle of it. So say there is a big earthquake in the South Pacific near Australia. It *could* reflect to the “other side” of the Ring of Fire anywhere from Chile to Alaska.

And it is not a perfect system, in that it doesn’t happen every time, but probably only in those places that are primed and ready for an earthquake to happen.

But if it triggers the mirror earthquake, why the delay?


48 posted on 02/27/2010 7:15:36 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Geological record for earthquakes is much more factual than say climate record but I still agree with ya!


49 posted on 02/27/2010 7:16:57 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: SamAdams76

“For me, I’ve always wanted to run around Times Square naked singing the Talking Heads song “Life During Wartime” at the top of my lungs.

I’m headed to Manhattan next week before it is too late.”

Gonna be awful cold on that run.


50 posted on 02/27/2010 7:20:21 PM PST by Beowulf9
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