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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Fullblast
What do you think the cutoff point is for blaming the eclipse? 2 days? 4 days? A month? Or is any earthquake that happens from here on out caused by the eclipse.
Eclipses do not cause earthquakes. Eclipses do not cause higher tides than occur during any new moon.
[edit on 7/26/2009 by Phage]
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by Phage
I wouldn't be so bold as to say that eclipses do not affect earthquakes.
Here is at least one guy who argues differently. He uses Oliver Crane's gravitation theory and supernova energy to argue that during such an eclipse we expect to see some sort of downforce exerted on the surface of the planet... which in turn can cause the surface of the Earth to extend upwards to a height of 12 meters.
And that during the subsequent 6 days or so the Earth's surface will be settling back downward sparking quakes. He predicts one in the South of China between now and sometime early next week. Magnitude six or higher.
This really has me pretty interested.
Edit for linkage... www.rqm.ch...
[edit on 26-7-2009 by JayinAR]
Originally posted by SonicInfinity
Oh wow, a flurry of 4.0-5.0 earthquakes happened 4 days after a solar eclipse! Quickly, let's all run around panicking!
Let us say for a second that eclipses do affect earthquakes, tidal waves, tornadoes, or whatever else you're saying. If we have just went through "the longest solar eclipse of our lifetime," doesn't that mean we are currently seeing the worst? If the worst that is going to happen are these minor earthquakes/aftershocks, then solar eclipses are the least of my worries.
Another day, another doomsday thread. When major doomsday events actually start happening, people may be too burnt out from all the fear mongering that goes on currently. Then again, that may be what they want...
There's nothing to worry over high tides not only this year, but even in the next five years, says the SoI's research cell. Last week the SoI slammed the BMC for creating panic by declaring the5.05-metre high tide expected on July 24 as the highest of the century. Its research cell, in a letter to the civic agency, said tides of this height are normal for Mumbai.
...there is no need for Mumbaikars to expect taller tidal waves in the near future. In fact, we don't expect it to touch 5.20 m in the next five years," said Kumar.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by questioningall
Seems pretty odd these two things are happening right now - right after the longest solar eclipse in our lifetimes - right where it went over.
Yeah --- and they're having abnormally large waves in Huntington Beach, California today too. Explain that?
Or, how about finding the same bunch of earthquake numbers, in the same area on a different date? Look for a "swarm" of quakes, just like those in the OP.
(Actually, when they're down in the 4 range, they're more like aftershocks than quakes, right?)
Thanks to a storm in Tahiti, this weekend will be a great time for surfers. South facing beaches in LA and Orange Counties are expected to have 8-10 foot swells. This translates to LARGE waves. In some spots, the surf will be well overhead (approx 6+ feet). This weekend is the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. You can bet these guys and gals will take full advantage of this swell. If you’e never seen pro surfers shred it up in person before, this would be a great weekend to do so.
If you’re not a surfer however, this may be a crap weekend to be at the beach. Sure the temperatures will be high, but the lifeguards will most likely be keeping people out of the water as best as they can. With large waves comes strong rip currents. Weaker swimmers can easily get knocked over by a wave and then sucked out to sea very quickly. The lifeguards will have their hands full this weekend.
Originally posted by sharintexas
How come the fairly large quakes around New Zealand and some others in the last several days did not produce large tsunamis?
. A tsunami is a large ocean wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor. This sudden motion could be an earthquake, a powerful volcanic eruption, or an underwater landslide. The impact of a large meteorite could also cause a tsunami. Tsunamis travel across the open ocean at great speeds and build into large deadly waves in the shallow water of a shoreline.
Addendum added 07/26/09 11:46 AM PDT
A strong swarm of earthquakes is currently hitting the Andaman Islands of India. This is the region where seismic stress was deposited following the great Sumatra earthquake of Dec. 26, 2004 which killed along with the tsunami more than 250,000 people around the Indian Ocean. Many researchers believe that the next great earthquake will come from this area. Swarms like this often indicate a fault trying or in the process of breaking. Such a rupture could initiate the expected great quake. Conditions are right at this time for such an event as the area was in the eclipse path three days ago and the timing is right in relation to the geomagnetic storm also three days ago. This is an area to watch under any circumstances but is especially dangerous at this time.
M 6.1 Earthquake - March 2006, Iran
Submitted by administrator on Sun, 18/02/2007 - 22:33. Earthquakes
Start date: 31/03/2006
At 5am local time on 31 March 2006, the first of three earthquakes (Richter magnitude 6.1) struck western Iran at a depth of 7 km followed by numerous aftershocks1,2.
325 villages and the cities of Doroud and Borujerd sustained severe damage3,4.
13.It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage