reply to post by PuterMan
I really like the map with the 8+ quakes. Except, since I'm so used to looking at the USGS maps with the Ring of Fire in the center, I'm getting
discombobulated when moving the slider back and forth trying to follow the sequence. Not criticizing, it's just the USGS has got me looking at the
globe in a different way. Our official maps are a little prejudiced, being that Greenwich is supposedly the center of our planet. I guess you got to
You just posted data on the Dominican. I guess it wasn't my imagination. I usually don't pay much attention to Puetro Rico, but it's been on my radar
because it's more energetic than normal. (I had a whole hypothesis to explain Puetro Rico and how it relates to Japan- but forget it for now) (and
central Asia- ug- it's fanciful)
Heck, maybe there's a volcano brewing somewhere in the vicinity.
Angelchemuel, I'm lazy. And like to keep things simple. I find the best way to monitor quakes is to simply rely on the USGS map and list. If there's a
big wave across the webicorders I watch, then I check there. Also, I watch it for patterns. There are so many different sources posting varying
reports that it becomes confusing.
Can we predict earthquakes?
If there are precursor electrical signals originating in the fault, is it the rock under stress, or is it the ground water being charged?
I think it's both. The compressed rock creates a charge. Then the charge migrates into the ground water and it is conducted toward the surface and
into the atmosphere. I suppose it's not very much different than the way lightning is formed.
Earlier this summer I was filming a storm. A flash of light came within a few dozen meters from where I was standing. I expected the boom immediately.
But to my surprise, it was delayed. Afterward, I had to remind myself that lightning is not a single event. There is a process. When I reviewed my
video, I could see the current travelling back up into the cloud.
You may think I ran away after that strike. But I didn't. I ran back in and got an umbrella. I finished recording the storm. Wow. It was wild. Check
out the supercell with funnel clouds.
Spooky orange moon last night.
The moon must create an electrical charge in the ground water. I think there's more than just the moving of the tides from the big squeeze. The
gravitational force must create a current. Sorry. Thinking aloud. And rambling on .
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