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Could solar flare have caused loud booms across Northern Wisconsin?

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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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Hundreds of people from towns all over northwest Wisconsin have taken to social media to share their stories about hearing loud booms over the past few days. The booms have been reported day and night and some in a series of many pops while others were a single pop. Two cities had fireworks shows last night but are way too far from the other cities to have been the cause.

Here is an article I authored for a local news site in Northwest Wisconsin. This is simply my opinion on what may be the cause of the booms... the X9 solar flare we had earlier this week.

What's causing those booms across the Northland?


These booms being reported all over the Northland may be some sort of geodynamic process taking place. The booms may be the result of crustal movement and the resulting explosive fracturing. Some people who have reported the booms even reported seeing flashes of light. Basically, these booms may be the result of microquakes and the flashes of light could be the mysterious Earthquake Lights.

Earlier this week there were three large Coronal Mass Ejections from the sun, but it was the third ejection that made the news. It was an X9 class flare, the largest in 12 years. Over the course of Thursday and especially Friday night, the Northern Lights could be seen as far south as Arkansas. I believe it was this solar storm that bombarded the Earth the past few days that may have caused the booms here in the Northland and the major 8.4 earthquake that struck Mexico two nights ago, the largest quake Mexico has had in over 100 years.


Read more at the link I provided.

Some of this research was already presented on ATS by myself when I published the pages of my book Fever Rising.

Here is a link to the DrydenWire Facebook page where you can see comments from many of the people hearing the booms.

Facebook page What's causing the booms?
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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Sorry bud, I got off the CIA database AKA FB. Interesting article though.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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Is there any increase in earthquakes and reports of such sounds during solar maximum, when there is more geomagnetic activity? That might be a good course of investigation.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

The answer was in your original article. The same sounds occurred in 2012 and were linked to small earthquakes interacting with the unique bedrock under northern Wisconsin.

Causes of loud noises in Wisconsin - www.cnn.com...

If you've ever been to the Wisconsin Dells, you're aware of the unique (and beautiful) bedrock.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Thanks for the link Phage and the research. Historical data doesn't support a connection between solar storms and earthquakes. These booms are strange and there are so many being reported up here. Also quite the coincidence that the Mexico quake occurred same time, and just days after the flare.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper

Earlier this week there were three large Coronal Mass Ejections from the sun, but it was the third ejection that made the news. It was an X9 class flare, the largest in 12 years. Over the course of Thursday and especially Friday night, the Northern Lights could be seen as far south as Arkansas. I believe it was this solar storm that bombarded the Earth the past few days that may have caused the booms here in the Northland and the major 8.4 earthquake that struck Mexico two nights ago, the largest quake Mexico has had in over 100 years.


I guess what Phage has already said is the way to go, although I think it need not be limited a solar maximum, but correlation across the board.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Would that correlation include strong flares with no "associated" strong earthquakes? And strong earthquakes with no "associated" flare?

And is it the flare, or a CME which encounters Earth which is the critical factor?

Same holds for the "booms."

Many questions. Too many, it would seem.
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posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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Here in north central Wi, no booms here!!



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Nope, You'd hear it EVERYWHERE.



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: Rezlooper

Nope, You'd hear it EVERYWHERE.


And why is that?



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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There was some pretty good bending of our magnetic field by the last event. I do not know if that is capable of causing things, it is being investigated by some people. Couple that with fracking and also a couple of hurricanes or storms or flooding events and it might increase risk. Is there fracking in that area? There could be a combination of things causing these booms, We used to have mine blasts up in Hancock Michigan when I was young, are there old mines around there?



posted on Sep, 10 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

I noticed that there was another X 10 flare a few hours ago .



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Chicago and Idaho reported tremors in the last few days.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Hello Phage.
There is actually some evidence to indicate a corelation between solar activity and planetary positions to earthquakes on earth. It's laid out nicely here if you care to take a gander. These connections are not well established but it look to me like there is something there beyond mere coincidence.

Earthquake Prediction Center

-Driver



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper

originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: Rezlooper

Nope, You'd hear it EVERYWHERE.


And why is that?


I also thought that if there's a correlation, you'd hear more booms, in more places. I don't know why, but I don't know why you wouldn't. 🤔



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: smurfy

Would that correlation include strong flares with no "associated" strong earthquakes? And strong earthquakes with no "associated" flare?

And is it the flare, or a CME which encounters Earth which is the critical factor?

Same holds for the "booms."

Many questions. Too many, it would seem.


Well, it was really the 'Booms' I was referring to..audio I suppose. CME's and flares, they are both explosions on the Sun, they both interfere with the Earth, or at least the atmosphere disruptively, while the CME's interact with the outer atmosphere itself if I have that right. Maybe that could create a kind of particle shockwave that's audible where the conditions are right and the particles concentrated by the very reason of any particular reaction with the atmosphere in that area. If the postman knocks twice, might be some clue...



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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Have you looked at what a published study on the correlation between solar activity and earthquakes concluded?

Does Solar Activity Cause Earthquakes?

Scientists assembled historical records of the Sun’s interaction with Earth, looking at sunspots, solar wind, and magnetic storms. They then compared these with historical records of earthquake occurrence. They found no significant pattern between solar activity and more or larger earthquakes. There is no demonstrated way to use space data to predict future earthquakes.


The Study

[15] From retrospective analysis of historical data, we cannot confidently resolve a statistically significant relationship between solar-terrestrial variables and earthquake occurrence. Therefore, we cannot confidently reject the null hypothesis of no solar-terrestrial triggering of earthquakes. This does not mean, of course, that there is no such role—we just cannot detect its presence in historical data. What it does mean is that we have no testable correlation that can be used to objectively predict future earthquakes. In contrast to the work reported here, some advocates of hypotheses in which solar-terrestrial interaction does actually trigger earthquakes have reported the identification of different types of correlations of possible relevance. Before such claims can be regarded as valid, advocates need to demonstrate the statistical significance of their correlations in objectively chosen historical data sets. To guard against inspection and selection biases, advocates of solar-terrestrial triggering of earthquakes also need to demonstrate the persistence and statistical significance of their claimed correlations against future data. This has not been done. And until it is, the hypothesis that solar-terrestrial interaction can trigger earthquakes must be regarded with significant skepticism.


It looks like with available historical data, there is no evidence to support that idea. Sounds like a might be, but it's extremely unlikely sort of thing.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: Z32Driver
a reply to: Phage

Hello Phage.
There is actually some evidence to indicate a corelation between solar activity and planetary positions to earthquakes on earth. It's laid out nicely here if you care to take a gander. These connections are not well established but it look to me like there is something there beyond mere coincidence.

Earthquake Prediction Center

-Driver


Thank you for the link



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: Phage

Chicago and Idaho reported tremors in the last few days.


yep, saw that. Also in Evansville Indiana. Those small tremors were happening about the same time these booms were being heard in northern WI



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: Rezlooper

Have you looked at what a published study on the correlation between solar activity and earthquakes concluded?

Does Solar Activity Cause Earthquakes?

Scientists assembled historical records of the Sun’s interaction with Earth, looking at sunspots, solar wind, and magnetic storms. They then compared these with historical records of earthquake occurrence. They found no significant pattern between solar activity and more or larger earthquakes. There is no demonstrated way to use space data to predict future earthquakes.


The Study

[15] From retrospective analysis of historical data, we cannot confidently resolve a statistically significant relationship between solar-terrestrial variables and earthquake occurrence. Therefore, we cannot confidently reject the null hypothesis of no solar-terrestrial triggering of earthquakes. This does not mean, of course, that there is no such role—we just cannot detect its presence in historical data. What it does mean is that we have no testable correlation that can be used to objectively predict future earthquakes. In contrast to the work reported here, some advocates of hypotheses in which solar-terrestrial interaction does actually trigger earthquakes have reported the identification of different types of correlations of possible relevance. Before such claims can be regarded as valid, advocates need to demonstrate the statistical significance of their correlations in objectively chosen historical data sets. To guard against inspection and selection biases, advocates of solar-terrestrial triggering of earthquakes also need to demonstrate the persistence and statistical significance of their claimed correlations against future data. This has not been done. And until it is, the hypothesis that solar-terrestrial interaction can trigger earthquakes must be regarded with significant skepticism.


It looks like with available historical data, there is no evidence to support that idea. Sounds like a might be, but it's extremely unlikely sort of thing.


Yep, agreed. There's no proof positive but there isn't anything to disprove a relationship between solar activity and earthquakes either.



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