posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 08:17 PM
Originally posted by MagicaRose
This worries me because we live on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida
Worries YOU? I live in Louisiana! As if hurricanes weren't enough of a bother, now we have to worry about earthquakes too? This is a potentially
quite dangerous fault line. If New Orleans isn't wiped away by a hurricane, earthquakes may get it eventually.
Intel, I'm not sure, but I don't think a) that the weight of anything on the ground can possibly cause a quake because, to the best of my knowledge,
earthuakes are a result of the movement of tectonic plates, which doesn't include the surface ground. and b) if it could, we wouldn't have NEARLY
enough for such a significant event. [EDIT] Not to mention, this quake was northwest of the area where all the debris is currently sitting.
has a lot of good information on the New Madrid Fault Line.
[edit on 21/12/2005 by Kitsunegari]