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Old 06-06-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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Anyone have a theory on why the world has been experiencing several large earthquakes, including one of the biggest in history? If the earth is releasing pressure-why? And if so, why has the pressure been released all around the globe? Could be a sign of a huge volcanic eruption, or albert einsteins theory that every 13,000 the ice at the poles gets to heavy and slightly pushes on the continents of the northern hemisphere, eg Asia, North America, and Europe.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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Heavy polar ice doesn't cause earthquakes, usually activity along geological faults does. They may seem like they happen all over the world but earthquakes are generally tracked to a known fault line.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Anyone have a theory on why the world has been experiencing several large earthquakes, including one of the biggest in history? If the earth is releasing pressure-why? And if so, why has the pressure been released all around the globe? Could be a sign of a huge volcanic eruption, or albert einsteins theory that every 13,000 the ice at the poles gets to heavy and slightly pushes on the continents of the northern hemisphere, eg Asia, North America, and Europe.
Those are just scare tactics form the "end of times" crowd. The incidents of earthquakes is actually down from 5 years ago, but that also is probably meaningless.

First you need to understand that the "average" number is just that, an "average" and that includes the slow years and the busy years, even the extremes. Even if it was double, or half the "average" it would all be within the "normal".

Second point, to look at a mere 5 months data of this year and to come to any kind of conclusion regarding trends on a planet that is billions of years old, well, it's just absurd.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Interior Low Plateau
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Some perspective from USGS:


Earthquake Facts and Statistics


Same as it ever was!
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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Well, the heavy ice would never cause an earthquake. it would put pressure between techtonic plates. Im sure it is a scare tactic. But large earthquakes of 7 magnitude or more, including the 8.8 magnitude in chile, are quite uncommon, and having 4 of them allready this year is incredible. even if the worlds earthquake rate id down from average, several areas are experiencing many more earthquakes than normal, and some regions like southeast asia have already had 2 large earthquakes. Major earthquakes are happening more frequently, not the total amount of earthquakes recorded throughout the world.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Well, the heavy ice would never cause an earthquake. it would put pressure between techtonic plates. Im sure it is a scare tactic. But large earthquakes of 7 magnitude or more... are quite uncommon,
Did you not see the chart that I posted! On average there are 15 7.0+mag earthquakes every year.

Small earthquakes can occur when the ice melts(4 mag and less)from isostatic rebound, but it is not related to tectonic activity.

The people making absurd claims about earthquake frequency, end of times,... ect., have no training in geology. Don't listen to them-they are fools.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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God is angry at scientologists
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Some perspective from USGS:


Earthquake Facts and Statistics


Same as it ever was!
Danial doesn't want to look at facts, they are after all inconvenient to his beliefs, he needs to take this over to the religion area and title it "We're all gonna DIE" or some other end of times is near foolishness.

Of course that topic has been started there by the 'end of times crowd' and facts bounce off of them there also.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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Can we leave religion out of it! All im saying is that, yes there are 15 7.0s a year, but it is unusual to have so many so early. One in Baja Mexico, two in southeast Asia, one in Alaska, Southern california on April 4th, Chile had almost a 9.0, and several earthquake swarms have happened over the past 3 months in the Cascade Region, Imperial valley, Yellowstone, and weve had 3 in phoenix. We dont get earthquakes in phoenix, yet we felt one on easter day, in February, and on April 24th. I am looking at the facts. The end of time tactics dont work. The mayans calendar is ending. so what? The world has been predicted to end hundreds of times in the past century, and hey, were still here. There is no logical way that the world is going to end on an exact date. We can predict nothing.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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OK, that was my assumption based on the many that want to see the current earthquake frequency as a "sign". Religion is out:

Now to the illogical view that looking at the earth quakes over a 5 month period on a planet that is billions of years old, and say it is a "trend". Well that is just illogical.

I'm not a statistician, nor a mathematician, but I grasp some of the concepts and know that to do so is bogus.
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