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what is wrong with december?

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posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 05:53 AM
December 2003:

Magnitude 7.3 Southeast of the Loyalty Islands December 27, 2003
Magnitude 6.6 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN December 26, 2003
Magnitude 6.5 San Simeon, CA December 22, 2003
Magnitude 6.8 TAIWAN December 10, 2003
Magnitude 6.5 - PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION 2003 December 25 07:11:11 UTC
Magnitude 6.1 - HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION 2003 December 29 01:30:54 UTC
Magnitude 5.8 - CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE 2003 December 23 05:58:37 UTC
Magnitude 5.2 - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION 2003 December 29 00:03:07 UTC
Magnitude 6.0 - SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS 2003 December 25 14:21:11 UTC
Magnitude 5.5 - SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA 2003 December 24 11:33:08 UTC
Magnitude 5.6 - NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN 2003 December 23 23:15:27 UTC
Magnitude 5.6 - AZORES ISLANDS REGION 2003 December 23 14:02:03 UTC

quote with thanks from junglejake from

December 2004:

December 06 -- Hokkaido, Japan Region -- 6.7M
December 14 -- Cayman Islands Region -- 6.8M
December 23 -- North of Macquarie Island -- 8.1M
December 26 -- Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra -- 9.0M ** Largest and Deadliest Earthquake in 2004
December 26 -- Nicobar Islands, India Region -- 7.3M

( I listed only the biggest one)
USGS 2004

What is happenig in December that we have so many quakes?? Is there relation between 2004 and 2003? Can somebody explain me that please,
thank you, jazz

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 05:57 AM
I don't think it is just December, as the USGS site states

"The USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes. The NEIC now locates about 50 earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year."

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 06:55 AM
Actually, there's no peak whatsoever in December. I actually took all quakes as far back as NEIC would go and looked at them in buckets of 5.0-9+, 6.0-9+, 7.0-9+, and 8-9+. The only legitimate "peak" is in August. August definitely has a peak that remains through the various ranges you look at. But December is about average.

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 09:35 AM
thanks, Valhall and NetStorm
this made me feel easier.. I guess I overlooked the rest because there was no so signifficant human loss..
Happy New year

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 04:06 PM
yes but we cant deny that what ever is happening is happening more freqant and more powerfull

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 04:11 PM
It's not earthquakes that are wrong with December. it's the temperature. Last week on Christmas Day here in south Texas it snowed. To put this event into perspective, I've never seen snow my whole life. This week it is too hot to wear a jacket and I'm walking aorund in shorts and flip flops.

posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 04:32 PM
Record snowfall here!
(Northern California/Nevada)
More than I have seen in a long time.
And it's sort of the same here, with the temperature swings.
It was in the high 60's last week.

Most of it seems to have landed in my driveway, so please Swap the shorts and Flip-flops for a big coat, gloves, and bring a shovel

On another note, my niece reminded me that on Christmas Afternoon, We were sitting on the couch, and I said, "what was that?"..
It was like a wierd thump, we just shook our heads and moved on.
Is it possible I felt the Sumatra Quake?

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