posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 10:27 PM
Somebody in the know, answer this:
With two major quake in the last 48 hours in this area (Peru, then Chile), just how connected, geologically, is this zone to the West Coast of the US?
Is it all part of the Pacific Rim Ring of Fire?
My understanding is that it is all somewhat interconnected. If that's the case, I can't help but wonder what this may mean for California.
The official academia and government related (like USGS, university, etc.) will never admit this and will argue it, but it can have an effect.
Pressure on one part is displaced to another area. It just depends on isolating the areas, and other factors. Also the time frame could be short, or
it could be a long time. You have to isolate where each quake sends pressure to another part of the same plate, or a different plate. Or even within
the same fault line, or in interconnected fault lines.
Just tossing this out here for some established guidelines to guage aftershocks...
Aftershock size and frequency with time
Aftershocks rates and magnitudes follow several well-established empirical laws.
The rate of aftershocks with time follows Omori's law. Omori's law, or more correctly the modified Omori's law, is an empirical relation for the
temporal decay of aftershock rates.
The other main law describing aftershocks is known as Båth's Law and this states that the difference in magnitude between a main shock and its
largest aftershock is approximately constant, independent of the main shock magnitude, typically 1.1–1.2 on the Moment magnitude scale.
Main article: Gutenberg–Richter law
Aftershock sequences also typically follow the Gutenberg–Richter law of size scaling, which refers to the relationship between the magnitude and
total number of earthquakes in a region in a given time period.
Details at link... en.wikipedia.org...
That's just all speculation and theory though. There is actually no reason for that to be true. You can't go by that at all. Large systems like the
one in question don't work that way. It's just mass energy release and it gets released in sequences. So none of that has any bearing at all
edit on 3-4-2014 by Red Cloak because: (no reason given)