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Originally posted by Terapin
Originally posted by projectnsearch
also the fact that we are going through the ecliptic plane of our galaxy
This often repeated belief is actually incorrect. We passed the galactic plane quite some time ago, and are well past it. The last time the Earth was in the galactic plane was several million years ago.
Originally posted by reject
reply to post by CAPT PROTON
let's just hope toba's dead...and all other suprvolcanoes are too. that region of the world has a couple of those and some more that are suspected to be. rest in peace, I say
Some parts of the caldera have experienced uplift due to partial refilling of the magma chamber, for example pushing Samosir Island and the Uluan Peninsula above the surface of the lake. The lake sediments on Samosir Island show that it has been uplifted by at least 450 metres since the cataclysmic eruption.
For earthquakes that occurred between about 1890 (when modern seismographs came into use) and 1935 when Charles Richter developed the magnitude scale, people went back to the old records and compared the seismograms from those days with similar records for later earthquakes.
Originally posted by djcubed
reply to [url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread558975
Such as the fact we tested nukes from the 40s to the 60s... we had some of the largest earthquakes at that time. You don't think they are related?
Originally posted by Chance321
reply to post by moralcompass
Beat me to it. I was going to ask the same thing. Depending on what theroy (sp?). It seems to me that if we go with the Earths crust moving with the Pole shift, then yeah, I'd have to say the quakes are just beginning an that this 7.8's nothing compared to what I feel may be coming. But then this is just my take on what may be happening. (shrug)
The Earth and solar system will not pass through the galactic plane on December 21, 2012! Astronomers indicate that the Earth and solar system reside north of the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. It is not known with exact precision how far north we are of the galactic plane, but estimates place us at a few to several dozen light-years.
What's more, the solar system is going northward of the galactic plane as we speak at the rate of 1.5 astronomical units per year. In about 15 million years, we're expected to be farthest north of the galactic plane, perhaps to reach a peak of 230 light-years. After that, we'll start to plunge southward toward the galactic plane. In short, we won't be crossing the galactic plane in 2012 or anytime soon!
As the solar system revolves around the center of the Milky Way galaxy in a period of roughly 230 million years, it does bob up and down through the galactic plane in periods of roughly 35 million years.