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Large Earthquakes Emit Electromagnetic Waves?

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posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 12:49 PM
This is a fascinating article. A professor of electrical engineering and geophysics claims that big earthquakes give warning of their arrival with ultra-low-frequency EM waves days or even weeks before it hits.

Large earthquakes may broadcast warnings, but is anyone tuning in to listen?

Antony Fraser-Smith, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and of geophysics, has evidence that big temblors emit a burst of ultra-low-frequency electromagnetic radio waves days or even weeks before they hit. The problem is that nobody is paying enough attention.

Fraser-Smith has been interested in electromagnetic signals for decades. Most of these waves come from space, he said, generated in the upper atmosphere by the sun and then beamed down to Earth.

In 1989, Fraser-Smith and his research team were monitoring ultra-low-frequency radio waves in a remote location in the Santa Cruz Mountains as part of a long-term study of the signals reaching Earth from space. On Oct. 5, 1989, their equipment suddenly reported a large signal, and the signal stayed up for the next 12 days. At 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1989, the signal jumped even higher, about 20 to 30 times higher than what the instruments would normally ever measure, Fraser-Smith said. At 5:04 p.m. the 7.1 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay areas, killing 63 people and causing severe damage across the region.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Has anyone else heard of this before? The article doesn't explain why the major earth movements might have been preceded by such waves. Any ideas or hypotheses?

Edit: Grammar... hypothesis is singular... hypotheses is plural...

[edit on 13-12-2007 by Beachcoma]

posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 01:29 PM
Very interesting indeed, You could save many lives if this is true. Good find indeed

I wonder if other forms of natural disasters like Tsunamies and such will send out a simular signal?

posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 01:40 PM
If Dr Fraser-Smiths' theories are true, then tsunamis should also emit such radio waves. After all most tsunamis are generated by undersea quakes. Just a small percentage occur due to underwater landslides.

A thought occurred to me. Doesn't HAARP emit ELF (extremely low frequency) radio waves? I wonder if there is a link.


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