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Originally posted by mikesdenver
Anyone else feel like these events might be linked to global ice melt?
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by mikesdenver
Mike, I think this exact thing is about to happen, and have mentioned this to others on here at ATS. Also the fact that Edgar Cayce predicted continents dividing , he had said to watch for Vesuvius or Pelee to become active, and although these have not, there are other volcanos that have not been active for many years, over 9000 years, that are waking up.
What is becoming clear, however, is that this warming, which began in the late Paleocene period and continued into the Eocene, brought on the dawn of the age of mammals, said Beard, the Carnegie's associate curator of vertebrate paleontology.The defrosting of the normally frigid northern latitudes opened the way for mammals, including early primates accustomed to tropical and subtropical climes, to migrate out of Asia to North America and Europe, Beard said.
North America was connected to Europe then by a land mass stretching from Canada through Greenland to Scotland.
Bitter Creek area today is arid, windy and often freezing cold in winter. But 55 million years ago, it was a humid, subtropical forest, with an average of 60 inches of precipitation annually and winter temperatures that never dipped below freezing.
The eruptions also separated Greenland from Europe by giving birth to the North Atlantic Ocean, said the study in the April 26 issue of Science.
Scientists say they have witnessed the possible birth of a future ocean basin growing in north-eastern Ethiopia.
Old continental crust contains a billion-year record of past tectonic activity. This area was once as seismically active as the Gulf of California is today," said Won-Young Kim. "The reactivation of this fault may be due to the forces that are moving the North American Plate over the Earth's mantle. The depth of this earthquake suggests that these forces are quite large, even though they far away from present plate boundaries."
Satellite measurements of Earth's gravitational field taken just after the quake show it left a depression 8 millimetres deep in the crust and shallow mantle. While this does not seem like much, the shifting mass jolted Earth's axis of rotation enough to move the poles by 10 centimetres. In under a year, however, the depression had nearly vanished – something that surprises geologists, because according to models of how rocks in the mantle move it should have taken 20 years. "It's almost impossible for rocks to move, that quickly," says Kosuke Heki of Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.