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Big One may hit Indonesia

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posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 01:11 PM
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Not sure if this has been posted yet, but I thought I had to share it with you.

Please, have a look to the following news published on
Experts warn the BIG ONE could hit Indonesia, CNN



Kerry Sieh of the California Institute of Technology has spent decades studying the fault line that runs along Indonesia's western coast. He is among several experts predicting a repeat of the powerful earthquake that triggered the 2004 Asian tsunami, which killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen Indian Ocean nations.

"No one can say whether it will be in 30 seconds or 30 years," he said. "But what happened the other day, I think is quite possibly a sequence of smaller earthquakes leading up to the bigger one." (..)

"There is a strong indication this foreshadows the big one," said Danny Hillman, an earthquake specialist at the Indonesian Institute of Science. "We all agree there is an 8.5 or stronger earthquake waiting to happen."



Although I am not an expert, I agree with their statement.
I have been saying for long that I do not think that all the seismic activity in Indonesia are aftershocks but on the contrary, that something really big is preparing to come.

Furthermore, I have always noticed that when a strong earthquake takes place, another one happens on the other side of the Earth. (I agree with your post Xeven).
Have you noticed the increase of seismic activity around California?
Even though it is difficult to confirm this theory as a scientist, it seems to happen, at least during the time I have been analyzing the quakes on Earth.

What I would like to point out is that another BIG ONE in Indonesia could be catastrophic. Without forgetting the possibility that could happen in California too...

Seismic activity has increased since the glaciers are melting faster...

I think that the Earth is one and that everything that happens on Earth is linked...




posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Ptolomeo

Seismic activity has increased since the glaciers are melting faster...

Do you think there is a connection here.
And, if so, what, or how.
If the earth is heating up, shouldn't we also be seeing an increase in big volcanic actiivity?
Of course, I am far from a scientific person.....



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 01:50 PM
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The Earth internally heating up, hence the ice melts. I never thought about it that way. You might be on to something.



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 03:35 PM
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That seismic activity increases because melting glaciers induce tectonic activity is not something that I am the only one to believe.



Scientists say melting glaciers could induce tectonic activity.

As ice melts and waters runs off, tremendous amounts of weight are lifted off of Earth's crust. As the newly freed crust settles back to its original, pre-glacier shape, it can cause seismic plates to slip and stimulate volcanic activity according to research into prehistoric earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Click here to read the news.

A few days ago it was said on the news that the melting had caused an increase of seismic activity in Alaska... (I apologize, I have not been able to find the article again to link it).

Also on Climate change may trigger increased Seismic Activity

Not to forget that the melting affects the weather pattern of the planet too and increases global warming.

Don´t you think that the Earth somehow needs to balance everything that happens?

Beachcoma, I have to admit that I never thought about the Earth internally heating up, hence the ice melts. I just thought that someway the Earth has to balance everything that happens on it, I mean to keep an equilibrium. Though I had no idea how it is carrying out this process.

Furthermore, just as everything on our body is connected, my theory is that everything on Earth is connected too and that every single event, someway affects the whole of it.

I am not quite sure how to explain it, but I hope that I have been able to give an idea of what I am trying to say.



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 04:41 PM
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I'd also be interested in anything else you find out about this and whether or not you think this is a natural cycle of the earth.


As the newly freed crust settles back to its original, pre-glacier shape,

Do you think the earth could heat up to previous uninhabitable temps? With great increses in seismic activity.
Do you think part of globabl warming is caused by increased heat from the center of the earth somehow.

I agree with the idea of balance.
Isn't balance part of an energy equation....note again my un-scientific-ness



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 05:13 PM
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I think this news article may be pertinent to the thread title:


Starfish brought warnings of quake



PONTIAN: Thousands of starfish had washed ashore along Kukup in the past two weeks, and the locals believe the phenomenon heralded the 8.4-magnitude undersea quake west of Padang in Sumatra on Wednesday.

A fisherman, known only as Yeo, 35, claimed that the appearance of the starfish in huge numbers meant that a disaster of some sort, perhaps a tsunami, was going to happen.

“The starfish started getting washed ashore two weeks ago but, so far, nothing bad has happened here. Most of the starfish were still alive when they were swept ashore,” said Yeo, who has lived in the Kukup fishing village all his life.

He said that it was the first time such an incident had happened at this quiet village.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Are those brittle stars? If I'm not wrong, they inhabit the seabed, don't they?



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 05:35 PM
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An interesting theory I have read is the correlation of sea temps to earthquakes. China actually said they foresaw a major earthquake near Taiwan a couple years ago but didn't tell them, because, they are not pleased with them. I have a gut feeling the big one is gearing up near Indonesia. The people have been living in tents after 40 successive 5+ aftershocks in three days after the 8.4. I'd be sleeping tied to a tree if it wasn't for the brown snakes.



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 06:32 AM
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I hate to admit it, but I have a gut feeling a huge one is going to hit, the area just seems too unstable. A good friend of mine left for Jakarta on Tuesday and will be there for 2 months. Working as a commercial diver of all things.



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I'd also be interested in anything else you find out about this and whether or not you think this is a natural cycle of the earth.


As the newly freed crust settles back to its original, pre-glacier shape,

Do you think the earth could heat up to previous uninhabitable temps? With great increses in seismic activity.
Do you think part of globabl warming is caused by increased heat from the center of the earth somehow.


I don't think that global temperature has ever been a cause of an extinction event, possibly of individual species but not of many. And even if it did, it's not like we have no ways of surviving, since we have the technology to change our environment. I don't think Global warming can really come from the core though, since I remember reading in a book ages ago that if you could isolate all other heat sources, it would take about 3 months to melt an ice cube using only conducted heat from the centre of the earth.


I agree with the idea of balance.


IIRC, the south of Britain is sinking due to the lack of any glaciers in Scotland, so that may be something that can have larger effects.

Isn't balance part of an energy equation....note again my un-scientific-ness

Hmmm, Energy in = Energy out unless your messing around with something nuclear?



posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 05:11 PM
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DontTreadOnMe

I am sure you will find the following news very interesting. It was posted by Loam on a different post, here you have the link to it

Melting ice cap triggering earthquakes



The Greenland ice cap is melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes as pieces of ice several cubic kilometres in size break off.




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