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Originally posted by pajoly
One irony is that fanatical Christians will say it is God punishing Muslims (Pakistan and Indonesia being the number 2 and 1 countries in Muslim population size, respectively..
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Hi zorgon, I take Quayle and Zeta Talk with a grain of salt, they have been fear mongering for so many years that I have lost count, the fact is our earth is ever changing, but the changes they are talking about are more then likely not true. That doesn't mean we aren't in for some nasty changes, our planet seems to be rebelling in recent times.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Talk about pseudo scientific crap!
Now I know that heavy construction could cause an earthquake but to make an entire tectonic plate tilt?
Originally posted by thegreatwolf
but to think we know how everything works and say millimeters or centimeters when it could just drop and in an instant and the world changes. Come on these so called edumacated people with there doctorates and degrees don't know everything so trust what they say if you want if it makes you feel more secure or comfortable
Mountain ranges are so big, and continental plates move so slowly, that common wisdom suggests they must take millions of years to form. This seems to have been confirmed in the past with limited data sets that show the timing of their uplift; however, a recent paper in Science and another in Earth and Planetary Science Letters have suggested that uplift may occur much more rapidly in some cases.
Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
Is there any data on landmass rising anywhere?
The losses were astronomical. Over 17 million acres of Pakistan’s prime fertile crop land along the Indus River was submerged. Over 200,000 livestock were killed. Not only was the 2010 crop season destroyed, but for most farmers, they were not able to plant new seed for the fall planting deadline suggesting that massive loss of food production for the 2011 agricultural season would bring increase catastrophic losses.
Originally posted by Frank Dinkle
This 3D animation shows what happened. I would say the sea floor moved more than 10 - 20'. Not too sure about the scale of the animation.
Yes, "pop up" is a bit too simplified. The time it takes an island to emerge depends on how big it is. The earthquake rupture travels about 3 km/sec. For an island that is 100 km in length, it would take about 30 seconds to emerge.
extremely gradual, millimeters to centimeters a year, not 20 feet in a year