posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 01:29 AM
Here's how i always thought things work....
The part of the mantle near the crust, about 50-100 km down, is especially soft and plastic, and is called the asthenosphere. The mantle and
crust above are cool enough to be tough and elastic, and are known as the lithosphere. A heavy load on the crust, like an ice cap, large glacial lake,
or mountain range, can bend the lithosphere down into the asthenosphere, which can flow out of the way. The load will sink until it is supported by
buoyancy. If an ice cap melts or lake dries up due to climatic changes, or a mountain range erodes away, the lithosphere will buoyantly rise back up
over thousands of years. This is the process of isostatic rebound.
I could believe that on a microscale isostatic rebound is also occuring because of weather patterns like prolonged and heavy rain/snowfall in one area
of the world.
Since weather patterns are closely related to sunspots (fact! read Solar Relations to Weather by Clayton, H. H.)
All the evidence seems in place for the theory that sunspot have an indirect effect on earthquakes but it will remain a one-way system!!! Sunspots are
not gonna form in the shape of the land where it will occure because neither our weathersystem nor our isostatic rebound can relay this information
back to our sun.....
I am pretty much done with this theory.....