a reply to: muzzy
Yes, I'm talking mainly about Empire, the newest swarm area. There are other smaller areas that have been popping up among the other swarms we've
discussed. Frankly, there's been some many new areas over the last year I really keep track of the smaller ones. To confuse the matter, many other
swarms in nearby California are artificial. Due to geothermal, and I think, from water extraction, and they also frack in California. It's hard to
tease out which other swarms are natural or due to industry. I know some near San Fran were natural. And I think Salton Sea is natural, and maybe
concerning? Except, there are often swarms in the area.
Nevada seems to be different. The majority aren't man made. And they seem to be following one another as if they were migrating, or the stress is
differentiated depending on God knows what. I've already disclosed my bias.
Oh, I haven't been ignoring the eastern U.S. There was an article about a theory on plates melting and slipping into the mantle. I find I will post.
Maybe that's what's happening in Nevada. Oh my gosh. It that's the case. There may be a similar but different process happening in Nevada. If there is
some chucks of the old plate melting and falling into the magma, maybe the plate is increasing it's movement under North America. Maybe. Maybe the
swarms in Nevada are the upwelling of magma under Nevada as the old hard stuff sinks. The chunk that falls leaves a less dense area. Then hotter magma
rises up and expands the crust from some pressure and heat. Swarms. There we go. I merged the two ideas.
I did a search and there's a bunch of articles. Here's from England. I love hate the English.
"The crumbling North American Plate is the cause of earthquakes in the south eastern USA, scientists at the University of North Carolina have
said.Huge fragments of the Earth's mantle are breaking up and sinking causing earthquakes - and there are more to come, experts have warned.
The fragmenting North American Plate is the cause of violent tremors in the south eastern USA, scientists at the University of North Carolina have
The region was previously though of as relatively stable and largely free from extreme seismic activity, but a quake struck in Mineral, Virginia, in
2011, which measured a whopping 5.8 on the Richter Scale.
The research, which was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth yesterday, suggested the breaking mantle thins and weakens
the remaining plate, making it more prone to the slipping which causes earthquakes...."
Oh Mexico. It's probably due to the almost 6.0M earthquake on the 8th, but yesterday, Mexico registered about 96 earthquakes.
Oh, I just looked at Northern Nevada, and even though the swarm is at a snail's pace, there was something interesting in the last seven days view.
There's a linear line. North south inclination. Is this the actual fault? Were the other swarm earthquakes stretching? And the fault is more defined,
will this make it easier for a bigger rupture? Too many questions?
Also, if you take that line and continue it south, you end up right in the middle of the newest swarm area. And if you look at the area, there is a
main area with a smaller swarm area nearby. This is the ones I am talking about. They are often very small but usually near the new swarm areas as the
pop up. We're having swarms of swarms.
Okay, my brain is hurting now. These swarms following the contour of the border. The border was drawn because of the mountains. The earthquake swarms
are running up and down the eastern side of the mountains. I looked on google earth and it makes sense. The are on the east side. If the plate was
dropping off and falling into the magma, I think this the area you'd expect to find the diving old plate.
I know I haven't talked much about Oklahoma. That's mostly because there's nothing much new. But here's a CBS story... And now Oklahoma is "Earthquake
Alley" So, it's Tornado-Earthquake Alley. Why don't we just call it the state of tears.
The trail of tears led to a state of tears. It's really a disaster zone and a environmental nightmare in the making.
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