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Google Earth Photographs Earthquake Ripples in Ocean

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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:40 PM
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Was just stumbling on the web before bed when I came across this amazing photograph captured by a Google earth photographer.

Its just northwest of Acapulco, Mexico.



16 54'09.12"N. 99 58'16.07"W.

According to CaughtFromAbove.com these ripples were caused by a local earthquake.

To be technical this is right next to the open ocean (lagoon?), its calmer water I think waves would probably keep you from seeing the earthquake ripple effect.


[edit on 12/6/2009 by Alaskan Man]




posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 12:38 AM
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Maybe. I have my doubts.
The wavelength seems very short to have been produced by an earthquake.
The image date is August 10, 2005. According to earthquake records here:
neic.usgs.gov...
The only earthquake within 200 km of Acapulco on that day was a 3.7 about 168 km to the NNW of this location.





[edit on 12/7/2009 by Phage]



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
Maybe. I have my doubts.
The wavelength seems very short to have been produced by an earthquake.
The image date is August 10, 2005. According to earthquake records here:
neic.usgs.gov...
The only earthquake within 200 km of Acapulco on that day was a 3.7 about 168 km to the NNW of this location.





[edit on 12/7/2009 by Phage]


Phage, even if you were right. Just out of curiosity, what would of caused those ripples?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 12:52 AM
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reply to post by TrainDispatcher
 

I don't know.
Depth charge?
A wheel fell off an airliner?
The Acapulco slime monster?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 12:58 AM
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if you look to the left you see that pool....

If you dropped something the size of that pool where the location starts, it might be close.. to the ripple size that were are looking at.

I'm not saying your wrong...

just saying its not no 747 landing gear/wheel



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:05 AM
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reply to post by TrainDispatcher
 


Small asteroid then?
Whale fart?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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Whales don't fart up...they fart down.

Sorry Phage...you have been debunked.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:13 AM
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By the size of the diameter of the ripples and the center of it as the epicenter oof the earthquake, you would think an earthquake hitting with the epicenter that close to land there would be some kind of damage. Wouldnt you also see the same effect in the pools in the yards next to it?

I don't have the answers to this but for some reason I'm having doubts of these ripples being caused by an earthquake.


**edit to add**

looking at the picture again, you can see the dark patches of a coral reef below the water. Perhaps its just how the surf bounces off the reef if it is close to the surface.

[edit on 7-12-2009 by QBSneak000]



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by Mr Mask
Whales don't fart up...they fart down.

Sorry Phage...you have been debunked.


Yeah, but that air does float to the top... So it could still be....


Seriously though, Not sure what it is myself. What ever it was caused by it is pretty neat. It must have been fairly big to create a ripple that large, I wold imagine.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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Could it be an out-fall.Drainage water or worse being pumped out to sea then rising causing this disturbed continuous rippling of the very calm water.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:19 AM
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There's another one just to the north:



And google link

The water looks pretty choppy in the area, maybe it's just wind?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:47 AM
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It might be worth seeing if the CO2 levels in the area spiked.
Its is my prodiction that in the next decade or so the sea will birp.
Wipeing out the costal populations.

This might be a pre cusor to the big fart.

CO2 in warmer parts of the world have seen lakes burp.
Imagine this on a sea wide level.
CO2 from the 1800/1900's have stratified in the depths.
There just lookin for a way out...

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posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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Could it be thermals under the water ? Very interesting photos but



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:55 AM
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Not earthquake too small a area.

A earthquake has a epicenter that is a lot larger then the cause of these waves.

The deeper the earthquake the larger the area of the waves.

My guess would be sea bed gassing, water outfall with entrained gasses. or a buoy bobbing.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:35 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
There's another one just to the north:



And google link

The water looks pretty choppy in the area, maybe it's just wind?


Anyone else think this kinda looks like the golden ratio?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:39 AM
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Despite all... Its still quite an amazing image what ever it is!

It has to be some form of quake! I don't see what else it could be! Especially to make those waves!



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:55 AM
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I think the centers of the ripple circles are areas of the sea bottom close to the surface (or even breaking it in a couple of places). The long-wavelength waves coming from the deep areas would then cause a disturbance roughly of the size of the "bump" close to the surface, which explains the apparent fine structure of the ripples. It's like splashing a tub full of water at this point, into the ocean.




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