posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Indy
Nothing weird is happening? Two quakes of 8.7+ in the same region only 3 months apart. 242 quakes of 4+ in Northern Sumatra in 30 days which is
better than 1/3rd of the global quakes over 4.0 and you think there is nothing weird.
Indeed, its not weird.
Large quakes are running at about double what is normal but you think there is nothing weird?
How do you figure its double? The tightest resolution for earthquake activity on a regional scale is probably a year. This has been an average
. There has been a report of activity being triggered in Toba Lake by one of the quakes and nothing weird is happening.
Again, indeed, nothing weird. Earthquakes and volcanos are not weird.
Its entirely possible, tho not certain, that if humans had a clearer understanding of the system (supposing there is one) that they'd be able to say
that these earthquakes should precede some volcanic activity.That, in itself, wouldn't be weird.
When Mt. St. Helens erupted it was preceded by small earthquakes.
However, there are earthquakes in that region because of intersecting tectnoic plate margins. So the analogy to small earthquakes that precede
volcanic eruptions is not a good one.
Th best indicator that there might be some volcanic activity in the region, is, well, some of the volcanic activity that is starting.
But the big quakes have nothing to do with anything, certainly not systematically. Again, look at the information, it shows that there is a heck of a
lot more tectonic activity all over the globe than people realize. Everyone is scarred because of the tsunami. Fear, however, is not a useful
emotion in this case, and its obscuring any estimations of what is and what is not going on there.