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Originally posted by drbryankkruta
I strongly disagree, the sudden exspansion and or contraction of the surface place of the earth change the balance as evedenced in such a simple test as the ballancing the tires on a car the side walls sudden dammage can cause a side to side wobble, a ball slightly deflated can through the spin out of balance and these are only 2 of the examples offered in every day life.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
OK, to begin with, the Earth is not a wheel. A wheel has a rigid hub with a semi-flexible tire. The Earth has a liquid core with a semi-rigid crust.
A wheel is essentially a two dimensional rotating object, the Earth is a three dimensional rotating object (a sphere). The axis of rotation for a wheel is fixed. The axis of rotation for the Earth is not.
And as for your deflated ball theory, you claim that this is an everyday example. Have you ever done this? Spun a ball and then deflated it while it was spinning? If so, I would like to know how you accounted for the effect of friction between the ball and whatever surface it was spinning on. Also, what about the effect of the Earth’s gravity on the ball as it is spinning? How did you determine what the effect would be from the Earth’s gravity on the ball as it was spinning and deflating?
Originally posted by wellwhatnow
Just one chain of thought:
We cause global warming and begin to affect the polar ice caps -
the melting ice changes ocean temps and changes currents in the ocean -
the change in temp and current causes changes on the ocean floors -
the changes accumulate, setting off the earthquake.
Originally posted by Banshee
Nope. Wouldn't work.
It would take upwards of 1,500 megatons detonated in just the right spot to create a tsunami the size of the Indonesian one. The biggest nuclear explosion to date generated, I believe, about 50 megatons.