Yup. You'll own either very expensive oceanfront property, or you'll need a houseboat!
The evidence for crustal shift has been growing, but the most important evidence to explain events like 11,600 years ago doesn't come from the bone fields (which are massive, there is still literally hundred of tons of mammoth ivory in the Siberian Steps).
The evidence comes from a volcanic ridge in Eastern Oregon called Steen Mountain. Two geophysicists, Coe and Prevot, went there to study the lave flows from an eruption that happened a few million years ago. They mapped out the tubes of the lava flows. They then drilled the lava flows to test composition and geomagnetic alignment.
In ten days, the magnetic field of the earth shifted 45 degrees. In two weeks, the total shift was 60 degrees.
In the two weeks mapped out, the magnetic pole of the earth shifted over 4,000 miles.
The data is incontrovertible. Something astounding happened. Something modern science doesn't have any sort of explanation for at all.
posted on 07/25/2003 10:20:15 PM PDT
Djf, dude - or dudette - you are my new best friend - geologically speaking.
Are you from / in the north west? Not that that is important. Just curious.
People freaked about Mt St Helens when it blew. That was nothing but a sparkler show in a serious fireworks demonstration.
Mt Mazama. That was big. Memory - probably wrong - tells me that event was about 11,000 years ago. Yellowstone National Park. That was big - several times. A caldera of huge proportions - and now growing - again. Reload.
I have not heard of Steen Mountain - it has actually been several (5 -6) years since I've been actively looking / reading. etc.
Have you been to Idaho - Craters of the Moon, etc? Snake River Plateau, etc?
Several documented cases of the the magnetic fields completely flip-flopping. All from looking at lava. Amazing stuff.
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