Skip to comments.LIVE: Massive earthquake hits Chile; stronger temblor waiting in the wings?
Posted on 04/02/2014 7:36:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin
07:30 pm: Copper mining unaffected by quake
The quake seems to not have impacted Chile's flourishing copper mining industry as state-owned copper miner, Codelco, said there were no reports of injuries to employees or damage to its operations in the area affected, reported the Wall Street Journal.
05:00 pm: Bigger quake waiting in the wings?
The northern Chile that had been witnessing tremors since last two weeks on Tuesday was rattled by a stronger quake of magnitude 8.2 earthquake. But if a geophysicist is to be believed, a bigger quake might be waiting in the wings.
According to the CNN, Mark Simons, a geophysicist from California says, "This magnitude 8.2 is not the large earthquake that we were expecting in this area".
Simons said that Tuesday's 8.2 quake is of interest because the fault line along Chile's coast has constantly shifted during the last 140 years. According to him, when that bigger quake will occur, the surface will rupture and the two sides of the fault will slip past each other, but it has not happened by this quake.
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Hope the Los Angeles area isn’t ready to go, or for Yellowstone to blow.
If Yellowstone goes, it will change the course of human history.
If Yellowstone goes, will Mexico still want open borders?
They've always wanted them, for north-bound traffic only. Not so much south-bound.
The entire world is falling apart ... :-) ...
Problems with copper mines in South America are usually caused by Ragnar Danneskjold. Maybe he caused the quake.
Oh yeah! It will still be better than Tijuana.
I thought the copper mine problem was caused by Francisco D Aconia..
You are most likely correct. It has been a while and the mind grows weak.
There is an interesting theory about earthquake “reflection”, that large earthquakes can cause other large earthquakes *perpendicular* to the on the ring of fire.
That is, if you imagine the ring of fire as a big circle, people might think that if you have a big earthquake on one side of it, you might have a reflexive earthquake on the other side. But that only rarely happens.
However, perpendicular to it, on the same side of the circle, reactive earthquakes seek to have with fair frequency.
If this is the case, the big Chilean earthquakes might reflexively trigger a big earthquake anywhere from California to Alaska, inclusive.
Four blood moons a commin’... something Biblical is about to happen. Are you ready for the Rapture?
The “Crust Reasonance” theory? There was a 4.2 ESE of Acupulco (I forget the name of the city) last night, hours after the Chile 8.2’s 6.1 aftershock.
That would fit into the perpendicular theory.
Well, I was typing the ^above^ post to you, a 5.2 on Pacific coast of Panama. Seems the Americas’ side of the Ring of Fire is rattling pretty good.
Unless there is a real “stem winder”, it will be very hard to tell. However, a puzzling characteristic of the theory is a delay, far longer than the frequency of an earthquake, lasting around three or four days, seems to fit into the equation.
I hope the ‘ring’ of this bell doesn’t do anything to the Cascadia Subduction Zone. That’d really make my day suck.
Here in Calif we recently had a 4+ magnitude earthquake.
Chile has had over 40 of them since their big quake!
Earthquake in Panama