a reply to: muzzy
Ha ha. I just finished looking at Nullschool wind map when I found on in the mid-Atlantic. The winds were interesting, but it wasn't a hurricane or
depression. The winds were coming from two directions. Then I checked the satellite, and sure enough, there was a storm. Actually, it was the tail end
of a much bigger storm.
I agree pressure will be important. But necessarily the whole thing. Since there are different kinds and not all rotate. The pressure will allow the
water below to expand upward. So, before the low pressure gets to wherever the epicenter is, it has already push ahead of itself, surge of water the
will be pressing downward. The low pressure comes along, and is lifted up, and the as passed over, the following waves will again push down. So, there
is a undulation on ocean floor. And we must remember, this thin crust pizza out there in the ocean. And water is massive and heavy.
But, I also think the wind is very important. Because it can preceded the storm and strong winds will cause surges. Just like in a hurricane. Also, I
think in certain situation, strong waves hit a shoreline could stress and set off a nearby fault. And, I hate to say it, the tides and moon will
factor in how the waves and the underground will have risen putting lots of pressure into a system. I'll refer back to Ecuador. They tons of rain
storms before the fact, and then when the tide rose, it set off a big one.
Right now, I'm just using the maps and seeing what storm is where. Muzzy your the man with graphs and maps and I'm glad you're taking it seriously.
After all, we're both watching the same planet and seeing the same patterns. But as for the technical side, I don't like. I like graphs. Because
that's visual. I'm a map geek. That's why I like tracking earthquakes. It lets me explore the world. So, I can help, but I'm limited to watch, and
ranting about my observations.
I'm so glad that we are starting to see, that water is often part of the earthquakes dynamic. In more ways than one.
Oh, and there is a cyclone near Japan. And of course, there are earthquakes near Japan. However, there's almost always an earthquake near Japan, and
especially lately, it seems to constant. And so have the storms in area. Really. There's been a conveyor belt of storms that have been crashing in
I don't know
Yellowstone had few on the east side. Salton looks quiet with only a few new ones off to the southwest. Stupid geo plant. I can't get over that.
Stupid stupid stupid.
Oh, that stupid movie 10.0 Earthquake, had a similar stupid plot, frackers drill too deep and the whole valley shatters like glass bowl. I think
that's how they described it. I'm sure the geo plant is totally safe.
Had to add. I must admit, I am a sloppy researcher. For example, I never checked the time of the earthquake in mid-Atlantic. I just woke up and
stupid. So, I went back, checked, and sure enough, it didn't just happen. It happen many hours ago, when, the biggest part of that storm was right
oh, and just because Yellowstone is burping, I went and checked the uplift/subsidence. Norris is up, and I think, leveling off. Last time it rose so
quickly, there was a goodly swarm and a sudden subsidence. And then it rose the same way this time. So, I think there must be a swarm and then a
subsidence. The caldera itself has went back to slowly rising or level. But I think it's clear it's not subsiding anymore.
Had to add. And I thought the wind map was hypnotic. Holy. Yes Muzzy, the pressure will be the thing to follow, because storms and low pressure
usually go together. And, the wind is usually strongest when flowing toward the low pressure.
Here's another thing. Storms at sea and around Island will be different than storm on or near land. On land, there may be a delay. As the rain that
the low pressure brings, needs to peculate down. Erosion, etc... The crust will not warp in the same way under the sea. The thin crust of the Atlantic
is under a gigantic ocean.
Also, not all storms and low pressure bring earthquakes. It will have to depend on the condition of the fault. It's near rupture point, a storm could
easily trigger it. But, it fault recently have removed stress from earthquakes, a massive storm can pass over and nothing happens. Again, the water
doesn't cause the tectonic stress, it aggravates the stress and trigger the rupture. So, just like the tides and such, there will be a statistical
difference. So, storms increase the risk of earthquakes.
For example, right now there is a low pressure near Madagascar. And recently, Africa has been busyish. Will there be an earthquake. Maybe not.
Because, the last earthquake in the area may have alleviated stress. I don't remember if I checked for storms then. So, this storm may pass over and
In north Atlantic, there's a storm, but quakes.
Had to add. I'm bad researcher. I haven't even considered the volcanoes. Mexican and Central American volcanoes are having some fun. So, is this a
build up for something. But, I am lazy and fell off Mexico and haven't tracked it much. So, I can't even give an opinion and it's behaviour.
Colima looks exciting.
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