reply to post by oldgoat
If you are in Texas, the closest seismic event to you would have been the 3.0 in Louisiana late Sunday night.
However, the reason I wanted to respond to you was that this is the first time I have ever been to this thread (or knew about it), but even though it
sounds so weird to me as I prefer to study the science of EQ's, I have been noticing my ears ringing in relationship to several seismic events since
about May of this year.
The ringing is a very unusal sound to me, very low hum, followed by a higher pitch sound in one ear, and than it does the same thing in the other ear
a few seconds later. I have always had this as long as I can remember, and I am in my late 30's, but never in relationship to anything going on in
It was in May at the time of the 5.8 in Puerto Rico that I first noticed it happening, and than thought to myself, I wonder if that has any
signifigance. I spent the next day watching USGS more closely than normal, as well as Space Weather and the BP cams. It just felt like I knew
something was going to happen after my ears stopped ringing, but I did not know from what source. Even though EQ activity in Puerto Rico is very
normal, a 5.8 is still an EQ of moderate size, so I made a note of what happened in my journal when it did happen.
The next time it happened was June 22nd, the day before the 5.0 in Ontario which I actually did feel here where I live in the Midwest. This time the
ringing was much stronger, and also lasted much longer in each ear. The next day I was sitting here in my basement working on some e-mails after
lunch, and I felt a tremble that made me look up USGS right away. A big red EQ was looking at me from not that far away across the border in
This past Saturday, July 31, my ears rang again, but this time it was much shorter than anytime before. When I saw the 3.0 from Sunday, I thought
that I might be on to something.
HOWEVER, I am a huge skeptic of anything that can not be proven to me 100%. My personal argument against this notion of my ears ringing in accordance
with EQ activity is the fact that I missed the 5.4 in California on July 7, and the Alaskan 6.6 on July 18.
I say partially debunked, because maybe it is affected by distance and plate. Puerto Rico is very far from me, as is Louisiana, but maybe it has to
do with geographical barriers like the Mississippi river, or the Rocky Mountains.
Or maybe, those are just bad ear wax days!
I have no idea LOL. But for now, I am going to keep tracking this and see what happens.
Link to the 3.0 EQ: