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Originally posted by warrenb
Originally posted by Essan
As this thread has shifted way off into kooky sci fi land and there's clearly not going to be any chance of a serious discusion on the geological causes of this rather minor, but intriguing, event...
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. ~ John Cage (1912 - 1992)
Originally posted by brokenheadphonez
The relation between solar activity and seismicity is well documented.
This is a tectonically/volcanically active region and it is reasonable to suppose that this is a natural process, possibly a volcano developing..
Originally posted by space cadet
Also there are a string of volcanoes in the area, Redoubt has been acting up for months, acting as though it is going to have a major eruption, then spewing up a little ash and going back to tremors. Over and over.
As the glaciers here melt, the land is rising, causing the sea to retreat.
Relieved of billions of tons of glacial weight, the land has risen much as a cushion regains its shape after someone gets up from a couch
Greenland and a few other places have experienced similar effects from widespread glacial melting that began more than 200 years ago, geologists say. But, they say, the effects are more noticeable in and near Juneau, where most glaciers are retreating 30 feet a year or more.