posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican
If i may be so bold,you Folks are only talking about the Fault Lenght
...did you take into account the Depth
of a Fault (or the Thickness
of the plate(s) in that particular Spot)?
Take for example a 10x10 cm Plate of Wood,and you want to break it right in the Middle. The Thickness of this Plate decides how much Time and how much
Strenght you need to break it,and the more Strenght you need,the more Energy it generates once it has been broken...
What i mean is,just because we have never seen a Mag 10+ doesn´t mean it can´t happen...PuterMan knows his Statistics...you know that Stronger
Quakes,like Mag 9´s,only happen every few Years. Why? Because the Energy needed to generate such Magnitudes takes awhile to accumulate...
Just for hypothetical´s Sake. If a Fault unleashes one Mag 9 every 100 Years...what would happen if it skips one? What could it unleash after 200
Years with no Mag 9 to release the pent-up energy?
There are Studies which show that the Plates are getting thicker over Time,be it from Magma,Particles from Outer Space (Space Dust),Human Citys (and
thats not a Joke) or something else...wouldn´t it be a Logical Conclusion that Earthquakes could get bigger over Time,because Faults need more Energy
before they even can
Uhm...long Story short,don´t just take the Lenght of a Fault into Account,but also the Depth (or Thickness), because this may be also important in
how much Force and how much Time is needed before it can rupture.and how much Energy is released in the End...
I hope i make Sense