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Huge earthquake on the way?

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posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 05:47 AM
Hi i have a friend that watch's the world earthquake map and hes been telling me for 2 weeks there is increased activity on the south west of the Pacific Plate.

Three more M5+ quakes around the south west of the Pacific Plate in the last day, off Japan, in the Philippines and off Fiji. And another two off Sumatra. The number of quakes shown on the map is usually around 200, now it is up at 284. I've not seen such persistently high activity before.

Quake Map its now over 300!

Could we in for a big one?

[edit on 18-8-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:26 AM
I see the Blue squares marks Quakes the last Day..
Gotta to be at leat 25 30 there, I counted 18 on the large map..
or maybe

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:28 AM
No way to tell but thing are on the increase thats for sure and especially over there in the great "ring"


posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:29 AM
Yeah i have been looking here a lot and the earthquake's seem to be getting bigger and a lot more than usual.
Maybe the big one is on it way i do not know but there is more than usual.
Just look at that map it'lighting up like a christmas tree.
I think we should keep watching it could be the American side to rock next you never know there is a lot of talk they are overdue a big one.
S+F for you


posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:30 AM
i think you're onto something here... there have been loads... i asked the geological chaps what the average is for a 30 day period and they couldn't tell me... wtf?? what's the point of having a set of figures if you don't qualify it??

but just from a gut feel from someone who's a stockbroker and watched the tape for 10 hours solid a day, there have been loads this last 3-4 weeks or so...

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:32 AM
The ring of fire is always active. However, I thought that when there were small or moderate quakes that means the pressure was 'let off' and that it had to rebuild to make a 'big one'. Or is that wrong????

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 06:43 AM
There's always a 'big one' on the way. I wouldn't be surprised to see Krakatoa blow it's top again at some point in the near future. Not sure about the quakes though. They are always in abundance around the ring of fire.


posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 07:03 AM
I think a 50% increase in quakes is a bit alarming.

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 07:07 AM
actually, the kiwi sitting next to me confirms what other chap said about you wanna worry when there's no activity cause that means it's all building up under there... and being a kiwi, he's kinda up on these things

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:32 AM
*MAGNITUDE 5.5 QUAKE AT SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN: USGS... and another.. just hit 14:30 london time

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:34 AM
I agree this is a HUGE uptick in tectonic activity. I have to wonder if this somehow relates to the threads about Hellion 1957 or planet X approaching. You may have seem where both Saturn and Jupiter have been hit by some larger objects lately. Is there something big heading into our quiet little solar system?

[edit on 18-8-2009 by Asktheanimals]

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:43 AM
i heard that some of the outer planets have already had pole shifts.

the planet x theory says that the gravity of the object entering will cause the oceans to heat up (global warming); and also cause earthquake activity to increase and storm/bizarre weather activity.

all of which is happening.. i really dont like this increased earthquake activity, i have to say.

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 10:51 AM
5.6 2009/08/18 17:50:36 -1.040 97.793 35.0 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA

3.3 2009/08/18 17:01:39 17.586 -68.146 33.8 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION

5.1 2009/08/18 16:26:49 -0.988 97.935 21.0 KEPULAUAN BATU, INDONESIA

3.2 2009/08/18 16:09:16 51.186 -176.552 26.8 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

3.3 2009/08/18 15:53:42 51.181 -176.543 32.8 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

3.3 2009/08/18 14:54:07 59.094 -151.261 13.2 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA

4.9 2009/08/18 14:12:42 -16.982 168.537 253.7 VANUATU

3.1 2009/08/18 13:42:56 19.338 -64.654 63.3 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

This cant be normal.

[edit on 18-8-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 01:39 PM
all i have to say is...


posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 03:40 PM
When people talk about something for long enough eventually it will happen.

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 03:53 PM
Calm down people...

Yes, the USGS counter being up at the 300+ range is quite high and abnormal. I watch the USGS almost daily and it usually reports between 160 and 230. When it gets down to the 140 range I start feeling uneasy because it seems like there will be a 'pop'. Right now we are up in the 300s and there has also been a notable uptick in 6+ magnitude quakes but I feel that is actually decreasing tension and lessening the likelihood of a really big quake.

The only danger I can see is a bit of a cascade effect where lots of 6+ quakes on the western edge of the pacific plate may lead to a collapse of some sort on the eastern edge.

That is all my opinion and I am by no means an expert.. Keep and eye on yellowstone and the mid-west for 3+ quakes (like the pair in colorado) and then worry, until then - things seem active but normal.

Edit to add: There are some folks that are close to 'expert' in the Yellowstone thread, so you may want to see what the buzz is in there...

[edit on 18-8-2009 by nydsdan]

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 04:07 PM
reply to post by nydsdan

That is all my opinion. Keep and eye on yellowstone and the mid-west for 3+ quakes (like the pair in colorado) and then worry, until then - things seem active but normal.

Yes it is Yellowstone I find worrying. With the amount of magma under that area, if it goes it will effect all of the USA.

It is interesting to note there is something happening to the earth's Magnetic Field.

“The average pressure of the solar wind has dropped more than 20% since the mid-1990s … the speed of the million mph solar wind hasn't decreased much—only 3%. The change in pressure comes mainly from reductions in temperature and density. The solar wind is 13% cooler and 20% less dense. The solar wind isn't inflating the heliosphere as much as it used to … That means less shielding against cosmic rays.

Ulysses also finds that the sun's underlying magnetic field has weakened by more than 30% since the mid-1990s”.....The magnetic pole in Northern Canada has been weakening as it shifts across the Arctic to Siberia.....The overall intensity of the magnetic field has decreased. “Measurements have been made of the Earth's magnetic field more or less continuously since about 1840. If we look at the trend in the strength of the magnetic field over this time (for example the so-called 'dipole moment' shown in the graph below) we can see a downward trend. ... We also know from studies of the magnetisation of minerals in ancient clay pots that the Earth's magnetic field was approximately twice as strong in Roman times as it is now.”

The Earth’s magnetic field “acts as a shield against the bombardment of particles continuously streaming from the sun. Because the solar particles (ions and electrons) are electrically charged, they feel magnetic forces and most are deflected by our planet's magnetic field. However, our magnetic field is a leaky shield and the number of particles breaching this shield depends on the orientation of the sun’s magnetic field. … Twenty times more solar particles cross the Earth’s leaky magnetic shield when the sun’s magnetic field is aligned with that of the Earth compared to when the two magnetic fields are oppositely directed” Earth's Magnetic Field
ing to the earth's magnetic poles too.

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 04:30 AM
Does anyone know why earthquake magnitude is calculated the way it is? You would think M4 is double the size of M3 but i watched a program that said it was squared. So the difference in size between each magnitude is huge.

[edit on 19-8-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 04:44 AM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

The earthquake magnitude scale is logarithmic. For each unit the shaking increases by 10 times (while the energy involved increases by 32 times).

So, for example, an M3 earthquake is 10 times smaller than an M4 earthquake and 1000 times smaller than an M6 earthquake.

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 09:07 AM
reply to post by Shirakawa

Thanks for that

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