Skip to comments.Big quake question: Are they getting worse?
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.
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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Are they getting worse than what?
It’s global warming of course. You didn’t know that?
Well they ain’t getting any better.
Climate change. East Anglica University and the UN has figured this out already.
it must be global warming.
“... (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.
Actually, it’s Obama’s fault. (And I’m not sure if that’s satirical or not.)
Okay, who the heck woke up Cthulhu?
Is MSNBC getting worse?
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
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.
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.
Didn’t Jesus say there would be earthquakes?
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]
What? Stop, I am trying to plot the end of the world!
1 Th 5:3shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
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
Global seismic tax is the only way
Yep ... Jesus is returning.
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.
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.
Fill all of the known faults with molten lead...it’s Manbearpig....I’m serial.
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.”
Labor pains...stronger and closer together.
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.
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.
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).
Better than what?
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.
No, it makes a LOT more sense.
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 ?
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.
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?
Too many people driving heavy SUV's.
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
Are they manipulating the record of earthquakes over the last 113 years? They seem to be coming in cycles.
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.
” ...I dont have any data to prove that, but I dont 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.
” 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.
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
Best laugh I’ve had in a week!
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?
Geological record for earthquakes is much more factual than say climate record but I still agree with ya!
“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.
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