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Originally posted by Crossfate
You know I wonder if this has anything to do with HAARP and the cloud is a potential side effect. You never really know the technology they have with scalar weaponry and electromagnetics and what they haven't been telling us.
According to something I read, if enough energy were directly beamed to a isolated area for a consistent amount of time, tectonic plates would build tension until they release or are allowed to release, creating an earthquake.
I think it was tom bearden's book but I'm not entirely sure...
But then again I could just be getting creative.
I did see what I called "sun dogs" on the day of the 6.0 in LA in October 1987. I was having morning sickness at the time and the entire old apartment building was doing some funky things. I don't like the earthquakes that roll--I prefer the back and forth shaking ones. This was a roller and the cabinets pitched forward, dishes broke in the dishwasher and my head was in the toilet. I raced outside right away to check on the elderly folks downstairs and then went to check the gas lines. I remember two things: 1. The dogs barking and howling beforehand and after. 2. The sun dogs in the sky. We usually had marine layer in the morning but there were some rainbow colors showing up in it and I figured it was the marine layer burning off (rather early--it was like 7 am and it didn't usually burn off until noon when we got a 2-hour glimpse of sky each day). I thought it was a sign, but I had never heard of earthquake lights and I had been through a lot of them, but never this big.
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
People, you really need to do a research on REAL earthquake clouds. The colours are nothing but iridescence caused by sunlight being refracted by ice crystals and wate droplets in clouds.
The colour has no bearing at all
Q: What are earthquake lights? Are they real?
A: Observations of earthquake lights (EQL), mostly white to bluish flashes or glows lasting several seconds associated with moderate to large earthquakes, have been reported infrequently by observers since ancient times. It wasn't until the phenomenon was captured in photographs, taken during the Matsushiro earthquake swarm in Japan between 1965 and 1967, that the seismological community acknowledged their occurrence. A satisfactory theory to explain EQL, however, has been elusive and is still not agreed upon. Proposed mechanisms include piezoelectricity, frictional heating, exoelectron emissions, sonoluminescence, phosphine gas emissions, and fluid injection (electrokinetics), but the most recent theory suggests that EQL are caused by separation of positive hole charge carriers that turn rocks momentarily into p-type semiconductors (first and second references below). USGS FAQ
These are mostly white or bluish flashes that precede large earthquakes and last for several seconds. They have been reported infrequently for hundreds of years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It wasn't until the 1960s, when people took pictures of this phenomenon during the Matsushiro earthquakes, that the scientific community started to take it seriously. Since then, scientists have created many theories for the origin of the lights, involving everything from piezoelectricity and frictional heating to phosphine gas emissions and electrokinetics. But most recently scientists suggested that the lights are caused by pre-earthquake elements that awaken the natural electrical charge of rocks, causing them to sparkle and glow.
One explanation involves intense electric fields created piezoelectrically by tectonic movements of rocks containing quartz.
Another possible explanation is local disruption of the Earth's magnetic field and/or ionosphere in the region of tectonic stress, resulting in the observed glow effects either from ionospheric radiative recombination at lower altitudes and greater atmospheric pressure or as aurora. However, the effect is clearly not pronounced or notably observed at all earthquake events and is yet to be directly experimentally verified.
There is also debate in the scientific community regarding radon as a possible precursor to some earthquakes , so another theory is that glowing clouds might be light emission produced by ionization or plasma-chemical reactions. Wiki
Originally posted by Masterjaden
This would mean that not all rainbow clouds are followed by a quake but large quakes would usually be preceded by rainbow clouds.
In fact it could be there are different geological conditions that would emanate the waves that cause the rainbow clouds that aren't necesarily predicated on earthquake activity.
Too many variables to know what is really going on.
All you can successfully know is correlation. Since the other recent big earthquakes were preceded by rainbow clouds, if you see rainbow clouds it's something to consider due to the previous correlations.
Originally posted by bkfd54
This can't be...it isn't 2012 let alone Decemeber yet. in 1989 how come there were no incandescent clouds over san fran.
Originally posted by Visitor2012
I saw as it happened. There was a large boom sound, the ground shook. Then I looked up (I was taking my daily walk at the time) and saw the horizontal rainbow.
A few minutes later I saw another orb like rainbow that looked like crystals. Then another ground shaking boom. Few minutes after that, I saw a huge (maybe 1,000 foot diameter) crystal ring cloud.
The sun was not in the center of this iridescent ring either.
Sometimes I feel like the entire mantle of the Earth is cracking. Wish us luck in Sunny Cal.