posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 04:54 AM
I am just beginning to understand the implications of this myself, and trying to wrap my brain around this. This is bigger than major news for the
scientific community. This brings a whole new level of potential catastrophe, which to be honest, I thought I had cornered pretty well with the
scenario laid out in my book "Mega Cataclysm: The Last Survivors Chronicles."
But that, while extremely remotely possible in the far future, as I have documented in my book, is really only fantasy land. The closest thing in
reality was, previous to this discovery, the Cumbre Vieja volcano flank collapsing, or maybe an insanely large asteroid.
I have postulated before that occasionally, the earth could experience seismic events so large that they would be unfathomable, and frankly
unbelievable. Like perhaps the forming of mountains on an instantaneous basis rather than on a time scale of millions of years. Well if this discovery
is true, and it seems pretty well documented, then this is postulation no longer. There well could be earthquakes, exceedingly rare of course, that
could exceed ten on the scale. I was told by a scientist familiar with such matters that theoretically, because of known fault lengths, that a 9.7 to
9.8 would be the absolute highest an earthquake could be.
But that was before they knew about this. Because the moment magnitude, energy release, and sheer area of rupture would be so large that it would far
exceed anything ever recorded, of course, but it would go way beyond that even. I mean you are looking at a real life 2012 movie here, just about. Or
And so, I can already hear the scientific chatter in the distance. Everyone's going to want to know a lot more about the largest exposed fault plane
on earth, but more importantly, people are going to want to know what the potential is for this to happen again. It is a bigger than life problem. And
the sound of allocated research money I will bet is already jingling loud and clear, calling the names of all scientific sorts who are going to want
to get a name on various aspects of further research needed. USGS bosses are cringing no doubt, already stretched to just make ends meet and keep
personnel. And now this. It is a MUST research.
With a conservative White House incoming, and looking to cut expenses and gut the government wherever they can, private funding will probably be
necessary to advance knowledge of this monster beast that threatens the planet. And yes, I believe that is big enough to threaten all life on this
planet- some directly, but mostly indirectly if a chain of events happened, set off by such another cataclysm.